Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception

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If you’re planning on having your stunning Cheshire wedding and wedding reception during the summer months you may be wondering how to make the most of your day in the sunshine and long light summer evenings. From an outdoor ceremony and activities to refreshing reception drinks. You may also be searching for the perfect menu to match this beautiful and fruitful season. Although we cannot always rely on the weather, we can rely on the dazzling colours and perfumed fragrances from the natural surroundings. A perfect time for tasty, vibrant food!

Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception

Fruity starters

Choosing a fruit starter is perfect for the summer months, keeping it fresh, light and cool while capturing some stunning tones all on one plate.

Why not team up a duo of melon with an olive oil and mint marinated feta? You can even add an element of fun and opt for melon skewers with fruit compote. If melon is not your thing you could substitute it for mango and papaya.

Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception

Antipasti salad

If you’re a lover of cured meat, cheeses, fresh salads and dips accompanied by warm crusty bread and pitta, then an antipasti is the ideal summer starter for your special day.

Serving your antipasti platter style creates a relaxed setting allowing your guests to pick as they please rather than feeling overwhelmed with a full plate of food on a hot day.

These sharing starters are becoming very popular and are such a tasty combination of flavours all year round.

Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception


Soup always seems an unlikely pick for a summer starter. It is almost always associated with a cold winter’s day, something to warm us up!

However our Sweet Potato and basil soup is a great addition to a summer wedding menu. With a beetroot and rocket crisp finish its presentation is dazzling. Its stunning visual paired up with its fresh and comforting flavours and smooth light texture make our sweet potato and basil soup fit for all seasons!

Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception


Soufflé is notorious for its light and fluffy texture. Served up on a bed of crunchy, fresh salad creates an amazing contrast and makes this dish one of our most fitting summer starters! Why not try a smoked haddock Soufflé for some different flavours or our fantastic halloumi souffle main course as a summer vegetarian option.

Summer menu highlights for your Cheshire wedding reception

BBQ Wedding Banquets

What else screams ‘summer’s day’ like a good old bbq with all the trimmings! From meaty lamb and beef burgers to succulent chicken there is always something for all meat lovers. Halloumi skewers and salmon skewers are also a great addition to a traditional bbq. A variety of vegetarian and vegan skewers, kebabs and burgers can also be added to make sure everyone gets the full bbq experience. An all round pleaser! Adding an array of eye catching salads, pastas and potatoes topped off with a selection of all your favourite sauces and dips makes the bbq option a real winner!

Fish cakes

Last but certainly not least is my personal favourite. Fish cakes. More specifically our salmon, dill and lime fish cakes served up with a mint salsa and chilli mayonnaise. Its combination of subtle yet zesty flavours, with its vibrant presentation, makes this one the king of all summer starters!

About Cheshire based Benjamin Lauren Event Catering

Lauren Rowlinson created Benjamin Lauren Event Caterers out of a love for events, big and small, and the knowledge that every client is unique. This passion combined with her extensive experience in the hospitality industry has formed the foundation for her business ethos – “edible excellence!”

We pride ourselves on our personal and flexible approach to wedding catering bringing our Cheshire brides their wedding their way. Every couple is different so every wedding is different and we provide a bespoke service to make their day extra special! And no matter how many couples we have catered for their day is always unique and something new to experience. All these experiences give us something new to take on and potentially share with future families.

We are known for our attentive service and our fresh approach to event catering. A personal service and fine dining experience no matter the guest numbers or budget. We really care and strive for exemplary standards, within the quality of all our ingredients and our service dedication to every client – creating unforgettable events every time.

To find out more or simply to meet up for an informal chat to discuss your exciting event get in contact with us today.

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