Food glorious food! It’s such a big part of weddings so it’s no surprise creative couples are paying lots of attention to their wedding menu, drinks reception treats and late night eats! There are so many mouthwatering options out there when it comes to impressing guests and ensuring they’re well fed and these 9 ideas from Irish companies are sure to go down a treat…
Bean & Gone – Mobile Coffee Bar | View Profile
Based in Cork, Bean & Gone is a mobile coffee bar that can serve up luxurious lattes, cappuccinos and lots of other cosy hot drinks to wedding guests! It can set up at any location but we think it’s ideal for that lull post ceremony – guests will be chuffed to have something warm as they mingle outside the ceremony or for that ride to the reception.
If you’re out west, Collins Coffee Camp is a seriously stylish mobile Espresso bar based in Mayo! Set in a beautifully restored 1961 Volkswagen Splitscreen panel van lovingly known as ‘Rosie’, it can dole out all sorts of gorgeous drinks to guests after the ceremony. They provide freshly roasted coffee from an Irish boutique roaster with everything from lattes and flat whites to cappuccinos, Lyons and herbal teas and hot chocolate with trimmings on the menu. They can also offer a cocktail bar including hot toddies, mulled wine, Baileys hot chocolate, Prosecco, Pimms or G&T if you’re after an adorable station for your reception.
Chocolate Ears Vintage Chocolate Fountains | View Profile
If you’re after a sweet treat for your guests and want a showstopper for the drinks reception, this will do it! Based in Meath, Chocolate Ears Vintage Chocolate Fountains provide a unique ‘Tea Party’ inspired Chocolate Fountain & Beverage Service. It’s Ireland’s tallest chocolate fountain (gluten and nut free too!) and their river of Belgian chocolate can be turned any colour from sweet pastels to rose gold. It’s also styled to perfection with wildflowers and ivy and is surrounded by delicious treats on vintage china. Their servers don a ‘Mad Hatter Top Hat to serve guests and ensure everything runs smoothly too!
If you’re channelling all things vintage, Mae an adorable restored 70s mobile cafe/bar available would be the perfect addition to your day. Mae can be hired from Vintage Vanp and comes with her own waiting staff. She can be used serve up bubbles, soda, cocktails, afternoon tea or nibbles and would be a gorgeous sight at your ceremony or drinks reception!
Okay so this one is a drinks station but boy is it a fun one! The Fizz Van Bubble Bar is a three-wheeled Piaggio TM that has been lovingly converted in to a mobile Prosecco bar. It’s ideal for anyone looking for a quirky addition to their drinks reception and guests are sure to be impressed as they stop by for a Prosecco top up!
Couples looking for something a little bit different to late night sambos will love The Food Truck. This fun food truck can pull up just before midnight and dish up some chip chop faves to delighted and hungry guests after some soakage. Think juicy Quarter Pounder, Jumbo Hotdogs, Battered Cod, Crispy Onion Rings and all sorts of chips (curry, garlic & cheese.. you name it)!
Dough Kitchen- Woodfired Pizzeria | View Profile
If you’re after a tasty late night snack, a slice of heavenly pizza is a winner! Wedding Wood-Fired Pizza by Doughkitchen have their own gourmet style wood fired mobile pizza catering unit and can wow your guests with homemade gourmet pizzas with a sourdough (natural yeast) pizza base and homemade wood roasted tomato base. They can cater up to 100 pizzas an hour (from 50 to 500 people) and the happy couple can even get involved in making their own pizza on the day.
Food trucks are huge at the mo and The Gourmet Kitchen was actually a retired ambulance once upon a time! Yep, chef and owner Liam Prenderville turned it in to a fun vintage style food truck and can now cater for any part of your wedding menu from street food canapes to the main event. Their BBQ feast is incredibly popular – this shared wedding feast is served on platters to the table, a nice way to break the ice! Their Day 2 brunches are also a big hit the morning after.
If you’re after a retro twist for your Big Day, feast your eyes on the stylish 50s vintage Airstream trailer! It may look like a prop from Mad Men but Adventure Catering have in fact two amazing retro American Airstream catering trailers (one big and one small) with the serious wow factor that can dole out some delish treats to impressed guests. Yep, they can serve everything from gourmet slider burgers and fries to Prosecco or even cocktails or Gin.
P.S. The folks behind The Airstream and The Food Truck also specialise in gourmet streetfood canapés if you’re after something different.
BBQ Fare & Pig on a Spit
Photo via PigOut.ie | Photo via Pigspit.ie
The likes of BBQs and Pig on a Spit are super popular for summer weddings as couple forgo tradition and go for a fun, laid back affair! If you’re keen to go this route for your own festivities, be sure to check out Pigspit.ie who are renowned for their delicious BBQ style catering and hog roasts with trimmings and yummy salads and sides and PigOut.ie who specialise in tasty BBQs, Pig Roasts, Lamb Roasts and Rotisserie Chicken and sides.
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