Summer weddings, the deep joy of fabulous ingredients (hello asparagus, samphire, baby peas, broad beans, strawberries!)

With summer being the most popular time of year to get married, it is important to choose an inviting menu which compliments the season. Whether you’re planning on a beach or barnyard wedding, make the most out of the delectable seasonal food on offer. Our Summer Wedding Food Ideas are packed full of ingredients that are fresh and bursting with flavour.

Catering for large groups at Summer Weddings

Catering for a large group of people – all with varying needs – is no easy task and it becomes even more difficult when those people are wedding guests!! When the British sun makes an appearance, we like to keep our menus light, refreshing and with food that shouts FLAVOUR, here is K’s fave summer menu (well, one of them!):

Griddled asparagus, rocket & quails egg salad with crispy pancetta, shavings of parmesan & lemon oil dressing

Poached salmon & hollandaise with buttery (always buttery!) Jersey Royals & a simple salad of baby broad beans, sugars snaps & garden peas with mint & chives. Heaven on a plate!

Strawberry Eton mess drizzled with berry coulis & garnished with beautiful edible flowers.

Our top Food Ideas for a Summer Wedding include:

Summer wedding food is also about sharing food…It’s trestle tables under a tree, it’s rustic wooden boards and grazing tables, it’s pots of wobbly aioli, baskets of breads, dishes of olives. It’s…

Bruschettas with the ripest plum tomatoes & garlicky pesto

The best fennel salami with sour dough breads & grassy green olive oil or a quivering baked camembert with fig relish


Follow it up with a simple board of roasted meat (our boneless flattened chicken stuffed with thyme, lemon zest & garlic, takes some beating for summer eating…Crispy skin anyone?!)

What about Dessert ideas for Summer Weddings?

Squidgy chocolate brownies, huge cloud meringues (thank you Ottolenghishortbreads, berries, cream, coulis, chocolate your own dessert! Be it a pavlova, the divine combo of dark chocolate brownie & raspberries or strange folk who just want’s all there!’

dessert sharing platter

At Kemp and Kemp we know you want food that makes even the fussiest of guests say “WOW”, which is why we work with you to ensure the menu you choose is sheer perfection. You can take a look at our other menu ideas here if you need some more inspiration or get in touch if you would like us to be a part of your big day.