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Windows on the Water is the perfect setting for what will be one of the most magical days of your life. Now that you have found the perfect wedding venue, it is time to cross another thing off of your planning list: the menu. Planning out the menu at your wedding can be tricky. Having to consider the preferences of both you and your soon-to-be spouse and all of your guests may make this process a bit harrowing.

You know you do not want to join the club of weddings who serve the usual chicken and veggies with cake at the end, so what else is there? Well, you’re in luck, because with our help, your wedding menu will be anything but ordinary.

Do Wedding Guests Care about the Food?

Of course they do! While your friends and family are excited to support you and your partner on the day of your wedding, they will definitely be hungry when it comes time for a cocktail hour and reception.

Weddings can be very long events, so it should be a priority to have a positive culinary experience waiting for your guests following the ceremony. When wedding guests were asked, they said food is one of the top eight most important things to a wedding guest when it comes to the reception!

Food is another art and should be treated as such. Providing an excellent meal for your guests will not only feed their cravings; sharing a meal also facilitates an opportunity to create memories together on such a special occasion! With that in mind, let’s get into some of the tastiest menu items to serve your wedding guests!

Wedding Menu Items to Impress Wedding Guests

Wedding food does not have to be bland—especially not your wedding food! There are so many fun and tasty treats that are sure to impress your guests and keep them asking for more.

Mini Chicken and Waffles

Gone are the days when waffles were strictly for breakfast. This classic dish is sure to be a hit with your guests. Serve as hors d’oeuvres at your cocktail hour or as a tasty appetizer during your reception. Add some bourbon-infused maple syrup for a fun kick!

Donut Wall

Realistically, who can resist a donut? These tasty treats are sure to be a hit on your big day, especially when there is an entire wall of them! To add a special touch, have a custom flavor made just for your wedding day to share with your guests.

Street Corn

Street corn is a tasty classic that has a lot of options when it comes to flavors and toppings. Street corn can be made in a plethora of different ways. From classic crema topping to a hot Cheetos crust—you name it, someone has done it! Choose the toppings and flavors that best suit your wedding for a fun twist at your cocktail hour.

Cotton Candy

Not only is cotton candy a sweet treat to have for your wedding guests, but it is also pretty for photos. Cotton candy is pretty versatile in how it is displayed, so there are endless options for having this classic dessert available to guests!


Everyone loves a good slider, especially ravenous wedding guests! Provide topping options along with this bite-sized favorite, and your guests will go nuts for them.

Soup Dumplings

Soup dumplings are the regular dumpling’s cool cousin. With all the qualities we love from a regular dumpling, these explode in your mouth with flavorful broth that’s as mouth-watering as it sounds! Dumplings are a great option for a unique dish that offers various flavors and fillings for your guests to choose from.

Pretzel and Beer Bar

If you are having an alcohol-friendly wedding, then this idea is perfect for you and your guests. Nothing goes better than a soft pretzel and good beer! Add some mustard and cheese sauce to the bar for the pretzels, and you and your guests are good to go!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Feed into the nostalgia of the delicious ice cream sandwiches we all remember from our childhood with this sweet treat! Provide your guests with cookie and ice cream flavor options for a fun and unique idea perfect for weddings during the warmer months.

Cheese Cake

Now, you may be wondering what is so special about a cheesecake. Well, this is not a cheesecake, but a literal cake made up of different cheeses! This is such a fun idea for a cocktail hour to keep guests satiated while waiting for the reception to begin.

Wine-O Shots

A twist on the classic jello shot, the wine-o shot is everything wedding guests love and more. Who wouldn’t love something that combines jello and wine?

Plan Your New Jersey Wedding with Windows on the Water

Windows on the Water offers you and your guests the complete package. Not only do we have a stunning wedding venue, but if planning a menu is not your thing, ensure your guests a decadent meal with Windows on the Water’s catering menu! You can choose from our classic and platinum menu filled with some of the tastiest food to serve your wedding guests.

For all of your wedding needs, contact Windows on the Water here or call us at (609) 208-9475. Your perfect wedding day awaits!