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Weddings are the perfect way to celebrate your relationship and lifestyle with your friends and family. Every couple wants to host a wedding that is true to their values, and for many, this means hosting a vegan wedding. However, when you subtract all meat and dairy products from your menu, you may be wondering what your dessert options could be. Fortunately, there is no shortage of delicious and unique vegan desserts to choose from to make your special day as sweet as can be. 

5 Noteworthy Dessert Ideas for Your Vegan Wedding Menu

Your wedding menu is a great way to showcase your and your partner’s unique and fun personalities. Check out our five vegan dessert ideas below for some wedding treats that will add a personalized and tasty flair to your wedding menu.


Cupcakes are incredibly versatile and can be a fun twist on a traditional wedding cake. These treats are great because they can be made in a variety of flavors to fit your tastes. Cupcakes can be made vegan by substituting dairy ingredients like milk and butter for almond milk and coconut oil. Consider colored frosting to fit your wedding theme or topping with berries for a colorful and natural look.


Tarts are a delicate and refined option that can be made in various delicious flavors. Berry and nut tarts, lemon tarts, and tarts filled with custard and chocolate ganache can all be made dairy-free to fit your vegan menu. Bananas and coconut cream are both fantastic vegan substitutes for eggs. To make your tarts gluten-free as well as vegan, try a nut-based crust instead of a pastry crust. 


Donuts are a fun and quirky wedding dessert that can give you and your guests a wide array of colors and flavors to choose from. Donuts can be made with vegan butter, a great plant-based alternative to its dairy counterpart. Donuts can also be displayed in fun ways, such as a donut tree or wall for your guests to pick from.


Many people assume that because cheesecakes are made primarily from cream cheese, there is no way there could be a vegan alternative. However, vegan cheesecakes are made with vegan cream cheese that contains no dairy whatsoever. Having a cheesecake over a traditional cake can give your menu a modern twist that will leave a lasting and delectable impact on you and your guests. 

Puddings and Mousses

A pudding or mousse dessert is excellent for rustic or boho weddings. Serving your dessert in a mason jar or other unique container can help showcase your personality. Non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk can make this sweet treat vegan. A benefit of a pudding or mousse is its light and airy texture, making it the perfect fit to be an additional dessert along with a vegan wedding cake.

Plan Your Ideal Wedding and Menu with Windows on the Water

The skilled wedding planners and the culinary team at Windows on the Water can help you decide on the dessert to round out your ideal vegan wedding menu. We offer a beautiful 86-acre lakeside venue along with award-winning wedding planning services. The stunning scenery, sweeping wedding tent, and gorgeous reception hall make Windows on the Water a fantastic place to host your ceremony and reception in central New Jersey. Call us today at (609) 208-9475 or contact us online to start planning your perfect vegan wedding.