Reception Must-Have: The Late-Night Snack

Something to savor before saying goodnight

Let’s face it: after emotional speeches, chatter over cocktails and dancing the night away, you and your wedding guests might crave something other than cake. That’s where the late-night snack comes in, an option that’s becoming relatively standard on reception catering menus. From popcorn to sliders, the choices are both endless and delicious for this mini course. It may seem like an over-the-top add-on, but trust us on this one. Your guests–and your mouth–will thank you!


Blackstone Caterers, a full-service catering establishment located in Rhode Island, serves up grass-fed local beef sliders topped with cheese. | Oggi Photo / Featured in Real Weddings 2016-17

Perfect for a winter wedding, these beautifully plated holiday beignets with roasted turkey, cranberries and sage cream cheese were crafted by Russell Morin Catering & Events. | Hilary B. Photography / Featured in Southern New England Weddings 2017

This mouthwatering s’mores station is offered by The Catered Affair, featuring graham crackers paired with an assortment of chocolates and marshmallow toppings. We’d like s’more, please! | Michael Blanchard Photography / Featured in Real Weddings 2016-17

Providence-based caterer Easy Entertaining regularly serves up an array of late-night treats. Their advice: “Make it something fun and, for inspiration, think of something you’d want to snack on after a long night of celebrating.” Like, say, popcorn served in newspaper cones! | Featured in Destinations 2015-16

Super cool food truck Hawaiian Jim’s Shave Ice & Co. delivers authentic Hawaiian shave ice to your wedding venue. With a multitude of flavors to be tried, event packages can be personalized to fit any wedding need. And, for those guests 21 and over, Infused Shave Ice Cocktails are the perfect way to end an evening. | Featured in Destinations 2015-16

A creation of Pranzi Catering & Events, this is one snack that’s sure to fill you up: pork belly tacos with house-pickled onion and Granny Smith pico de gallo. Pair with Pranzi’s choice cocktail, Aperol Tequila Swizzle (Aperol, Patron Tequila, Orange Bitters and a Splash of Club Soda) and you’ve got the perfect mini-meal! | Corinna Raznikov Photography / Featured in Southern New England Weddings 2016

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