20 Wedding Food Walls That Will (Literally) Elevate Your Big-Day Cuisine
Food is easily one of the most anticipated parts of your wedding's cocktail hour and reception. When it comes to food service, we've seen many couples experiment with bars, buffets, food trucks, and servers passing around delicious hors d'oeuvres. Now, we can officially add to this list since there's a new way to present big-day bites: food walls. The best part about these displays? They ensure that your food not only tastes good, but looks good, too.
If you're skeptical about food walls, know that there are many ways you can customize them for your event. For proof, just look to the following photos from real celebrations. From sweet treats like donuts to savory favorites like tacos, you'll find that practically any food looks great hung up on display—and we're not just talking about shelves. The husband and wife team at It's a Sparkly Life created this copper pipe rack, which displayed appetizers from Bretzel & Compagnie, for an unexpected take on a food wall.
Another benefit of these displays? The type of food you choose to serve is just one way to personalize your wall. Because each starts off as a blank canvas, feel free to get creative when decorating these stations. Ahead, you'll discover how couples transformed their food walls by adding calligraphy, vibrant florals, and witty phrases to show off their personalities. Best of all, there's no wrong way to use one of these ideas for your big day—they're just another way to show off your next-level menu and make your wedding entirely unique.
Hors D'oeuvre Wall
Think beyond traditional food stands for your cocktail hour cuisine. A modern, transparent display, like this one by Bleu Events, feels unique, but actually makes your bites even more appetizing—the clear Lucite gives guests an uninterrupted view of their snacks.
Chicken and Waffles
Southern comfort food-loving couples will appreciate this chicken and waffles set up by Roxanne McClure Photography; Purely Simple provided the snacks.
Pretzels may not seem like traditional wedding fare, but when you serve the soft, fresh version along with a selection of tasty dipping sauces (this mix was from Kalm Kitchen!), we promise your guests will be sold.
Showcase multiple cookie options (like these six scrumptious varieties from Ruby Lou's Treat Co.) by using a shelved wall.
Incorporate your wedding day's theme into your custom food wall. Galleria Marchetti used mismatched, distressed wood to create this donut display; the natural medium highlighted the event's rustic theme.
Food Bar Backdrop
Is there a more delicious backdrop for your food bar than a pretzel wall? By Design Collective brought this popular station to life.
Your attendees won't be able to stay away from a bacon wall, like this one by Ashleys Creative Catering.
Donuts Two Ways
Use statement shelves to break up a pegged wall for a more dynamic station, like the one here. Floral arrangements and a laser-cut sign will also add a bit of color to an all-white board.
You can even arrange tacos (yep!) onto a wall display. Take this bougainvillea-covered set up by Rooted & Wild Floral Design Co., for example. The station's punny, laser-cut sign, lime accents, and surrounding cacti played right into the celebration's Southwestern style—and encouraged easy snacking.
Make like the Amora Group and put an unexpected spin on a campfire classic with this s'more wall.
Satisfy guests' hunger—but don't ruin their appetites—before the reception with a food wall full of tiny treats. This selection of mini pretzels by Galway Downs did the trick at this celebration.
Chicken Pot Pies
Presenting mini chicken pot pies in a didn't-see-that-coming way is a breeze—just make like TGIS Catering and place the snacks in buckets before hanging them on a pegged structure.