Outdoor Food & Drink Displays for Spring + Summer Weddings

See 9 food and drink set-ups for your warm-weather, alfresco nuptials.

As the temperatures start to rise once more, the world of weddings is going to start seeing many more alfresco ceremonies and receptions. Spring and summer are often thought of as the traditional wedding seasons due to the lovely weather – in most parts of the country, that is. Friends and family are beginning to gear up for some truly lovely outdoor events – because how better to celebrate your love for your partner than being close to nature? If you’re a bride or groom looking to host an open-air reception, you’re likely looking for fun and useful details to incorporate.

One of the aspects you need to put a great deal of thought into is your cuisine: with the outdoor setting, food will need to be watched and perhaps tended to, as sitting in the hot sun can quickly make your fare dangerous to eat. After you work out your food safety logistics, it will be time for the design portion: selecting a way to display your offerings in a sweet and eye-catching way.

See the photos below from real weddings and styled shoots to inspire your food and drink stations, and be sure to click on each picture to see more from that event!
Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

Photo by Perez Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas; Planning & Design by Diamond Affairs Weddings & Special Events, Inc.

Photo by Delaney Dobson Photography


Photo by Judith Rae

Photo by Willa Kveta Photography

Photo by Love and Water Photography

Photo by Lucas Rossi Photography

Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Planning & Design by Ilana Ashley Events

Photo by Sallee Photography

See scrumptious late-night bites for your after-party, discover which table service style is right for you wedding, and find out if you should include a food truck at your reception.

Authored by: Megan Simpson