6 Unexpected Appetizers for Your Summer Wedding

6 Unexpected Appetizers for Your Summer Wedding

When you’re making plans for your big day, keep in mind that your guests come for two main reasons – you and the food. After all – eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures! And, although your main course will steal the show, you want your apps during cocktail hour to wow your guests and set the culinary tone off on a high note. So if you’re looking to wow your guests with some wonderful appetizers for your summer wedding, here are a few favourite creative ideas to consider.

Fried Mac & Cheese Lollipops

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese? Indulging in pasta that’s smothered in gooey, cheesy goodness is what these special occasions are all about! By creating little mac and cheese lollipops, you can make them even more delectable and suitable for your summer wedding.

Mini Corn Dogs & Beer

Throw your guests by surprise with this satisfying pairing. Mini corn dogs on a stick served with a dollop of ballpark mustard is a throwback that everyone will love. You can serve this on a small white plate with a shot glass of ice-cold refreshing beer to finish it off. It’s a delicious combination that is guaranteed to make your guests pleasantly surprised.

Fish & Chip Cones

Crispy pieces of battered haddock with fresh cut fries is another perfect appetizer to serve during your cocktail hour. To put a creative twist on this classic dish, stick with the miniature theme and serve these up in cute little newspaper cones.


Tacos are the perfect unexpected appetizer for your summer wedding because they’re so versatile. You can top them with just about anything you choose.

Mini Lobster Rolls

They’re rich, creamy, fresh, and delicious. Lobster rolls are another comfort food staple that’s always a winner for any special summertime occasion.

Mashed Potato Martinis

Dress up your favourite side dish by serving up mash potatoes in a martini glass. You can top them with scallions, bacon bits, sour cream and whatever else you enjoy. Your guests will love it!

At St. Elias Centre, we know that every detail matters, especially when it comes to food. That’s why we provide in-house catering with our own executive chef, which allows us to create a dream feast for you and your guests. Explore our menus online, or get in touch to learn more about how we can help you build your dream wedding day.

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