Catering alternatives to a sit-down dinner?

Question Asked: 20/05/2019 Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

Most Helpful Response

Woodfire Desire

Albury/Wodonga, Central Victoria, Wagga Wagga and surrounds

(17) Posted: 3/06/2022

Woodfire Desire is a pizza catering service. We can cater for both sit down and non-sit down dinners. Pizza is a great option for non-sit down dinner. It is the perfect finger food!

(5) Posted: 20/04/2021

Thank you for your enquiry in regards to alternate ideas to a sit down dinner Wedding.

Nutmeg and Pepper offer a huge range of styles

  • Event Truck Catering offering an upmarket Street Food approach including having the WOW factor of a personal styled Event Truck for photographs and ongoing service throughout your special day.
  • Upmarket BBQ Mini Mains that can be served in a Stand and Eat Tray - We offer a great selection of Mediterranean and European Style Food paired with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients.
  • Roving Canape Service with selection of delicious Seasonal, Organic and Sustainable Ingredients.
  • Grazing Platters or Table not only is this a beautiflly styled way to start your reception but it can offer a great diverse range of foods from savoury to sweet and include Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options for your guest to pick and choose as they desire. No need to check with guest food requirements.
  • Boho Picnic Wedding with guests choosing where they wish to eat in the beautiful surrounding gardens of a park or property - Nutmeg and Pepper set this up with Picnic Baskets, Blankets and Cushions to sit on and Individual drink cooking areas. Guests can mingle over to any available picnic area, socialise and relax.

Still requiring more ideas... we have an abundance feel free to contact our team

Thanks and Regards

Nutmeg and Pepper Boutique Catering

Iced & Sliced

Melbourne. Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds

(0) Posted: 24/01/2020

Grazing tables are a great alternative to a sit-down dinner. This allows greater flexibility to food choices and is a more relaxed vibe for the bride and groom so everyone can enjoy y and participate in the wedding and eat when they want.

Feel free to contact me for further information. Thanks

IceCream Curls

Sunshine Coast / Noosa

(1) Posted: 9/06/2019

A great dessert option that adds some uniqueness and entertainment is hiring us from Icecream Curls.

We create fresh icecream made right in front of your eyes!

This is a great option to add ontop of your cake too :)

(2) Posted: 25/05/2019

Hi Bridie,

Thanks for asking.

There are some great suggestions below but by far Grazing Platters are my favourite because they are a decoration option as well as a way of feeding people. You don't need as many servers as you do with Canapes and trays of food. The beautiful thing about grazing tables is that they give a WOW factor when your guests first arrive. There isn't the hassle of servers walking all around and people can choose what they eat, when and how much. It saves guests being distracted from their conversations while they chase food around the venue. 

All the best planning and sing out if we can help. 

Catering by Sharon

Far North Coast / Byron Bay / Lismore

(12) Posted: 21/05/2019

Finger food,

Finger food w fork food dish choices to finish.

grazing tables 

Roaming antipasto & dip & bread platters to start, then canapes or fork food dishes

A great alternative to a seated meal.

Everyone can mingle easily w guests



Edge Hospitality

Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs

(4) Posted: 21/05/2019

Cocktail style menu with canapes and more substantial options

Our Feasting style menu, which includes 4 canapes, shared main courses, followed by shared or roaming desserts

Grazing tables of charcuterie, antipasti, dips, salads, breads and crackers.

Themed food stations, like a sushi bar, an oyster bar, or a street side hot dog vendor.

Kombi Keg Whitsundays

Mackay & Whitsundays

(0) Posted: 21/05/2019

  • Grazing tables or smaller share platters, either as a starter or for the main meal offering are both popular.
  • Hot and cold canapés + a few more substantial ‘mini meals’ such as fish & chips in noodle boxes or greek lamb & cous cous served on small disposable plates, salt n pepper calamari platters etc.
  • Then a few different mini sweet treats to finish off.

We would recommend  5-7 choices if you have a grazing table or share platters as starters & 8-10 without.

This is the ONLY style of catering we offer! It creates a relaxed & social atmosphere that your guests are sure to enjoy. Just make sure there is still plenty of seating for when they get tired of standing. Boho styling is on trend right now so you could have a lounge or two, some tables and chairs and also scatter cushions and rugs.

Happy Camper Pizza

Within 150km of Braybrook VIC

(17) Posted: 21/05/2019

Our wood-fired pizzas are made in gorgeous vintage vehicles such as an Airstream, Chevy, Bedford or teardrop trailer! We also offer yummy antipasto grazing tables, hot spuds cooked in our wood-fired oven, salads and fresh homemade gelato. If you're looking for a relaxed vibe, we'd love to help you out with a quote :)

HC Catering

Victoria Statewide

(59) Posted: 21/05/2019

So many options are available to you! Our catering company, Hot Coals Catering, does alot of cocktail type service, where our staff are trained in getting food out to your geusts wherever they are at the venue! This is a very popular service style, as it means your guests can mingle and not get stuck next to someone for the whole event. 

Also very popular right now are grazing tables, or anitpasto platters, where people can help themselves to what they want when they want it. 

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