Wedding Appetizer Ideas

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The cocktail hour is an excellent time to get creative and showcase your taste and even experiment with exciting flavor combinations. Guests can refresh and enjoy a selection of unique micro dishes that reflect the flair of the couple. You can mix timeless classic favorites with fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep the energy going into the reception with light meats and seafood, or bring it back to basics with some crowd-pleasing comfort foods. You can even provide a spread of crostini with an elegant selection of toppings. Keep reading to learn more about our favorite ways to spice up the appetizers at your wedding.

Classic Favorites

Keep things truly timeless with a selection of dishes that everyone can enjoy. Our favorite classic? Sliders. We take the traditional mini burger and make our own twist to it, elevating it to a more creative option. With Sterling Catering, classic wedding catering never means boring.

Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Hand-selected fruits and vegetables are great to offer for a variety of dietary needs. Guests who are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free will appreciate the thoughtfulness of a skewer medley. Fruits and vegetables are great to snack on and are light enough to balance out a heavier entree, leaving your guests ready to hit the dance floor!

Light Meats & Seafood

Adding a selection of meats and seafood will stave off the post-ceremony lag. We love to spice up the classic charcuterie with novel pairings. Sterling Catering offers a variety of meat-based hors d’oeuvres that’s sure to please all your guests!

Comfort Food

Craving delectable comfort? Again, our chefs provide an exciting take on the original comfort food. We put our own spin on the familiar, nostalgic flavors of everyone’s favorite comfort foods to create something fresh and exciting.


Crostini or “little crust,” in Italian, is endlessly customizable! The base is a small, toasted baguette slice topped with an array of meats, cheeses, or other delicious garnishes. A crostini is an opportunity to really let a discerning taste shine. At Sterling Catering, we love an elevated palette; that’s why we have created multiple crostini options featuring unique, exciting, and unexpected flavor profiles.

Anything but boring! Showcase Your Taste with Hors D’oeuvres

We know your cocktail hour sets the mood for the reception and this selection of hors d’oeuvres will surely satisfy and impress. These are great options to really reflect your personal taste, with endless combinations curated with everyone in mind. Sterling Catering knows that wedding catering is an art, consistently elevating, reworking, and rethinking classics with fresh, hand-crafted dishes to make your day special. Contact us and we will connect you with one of our event catering experts. Our staff has been helping couples across Minnesota craft the cocktail hour of their dreams with our award-winning food.