Canapes at The Ashes

A well fed wedding guest is a happy wedding guest!

We know that you want all your guests to enjoy themselves at your wedding and offering them a selection of wedding canapés during the drinks reception is a sure fire way to impress.

If your wedding ceremony is before 1pm there is a good chance that many of your guests will have grabbed a quick breakfast early in the morning before travelling to The Ashes. Those guests will be pretty peckish after the ceremony and will really appreciate a canapé or two to keep them going until the wedding breakfast meal.

We asked our fantastic team of Wedding Co-ordinators about what makes the perfect wedding canapés:

Just Enough

You can serve as many canapés as you like but we’d generally recommend allowing 3 per person. That’s just enough to stave off their hunger and allow everyone to enjoy the drinks reception without ruining their appetite for the wedding breakfast meal.


It’s a good idea to choose a variety of canapés which appeal to the different age groups invited to your wedding. Children and Grandparents generally appreciate something easily recognisable such as sticky sausages and miniature sandwiches for example, whilst your other guests might enjoy something a little more adventurous; Filo wrapped king prawns with sweet chilli dipping sauce, mini beef wellingtons, monkfish wrapped in basil and pancetta…

Vegetarian Option

There are so many incredible vegetarian wedding canapés available that it’d be a shame not to include at least one vegetarian option.

Something Sweet

As the drinks reception draws to an end it’s lovely if you circulate a couple of sweet wedding canapés to signal the end of the canapé service. Popular favourites include miniature chocolate fudge brownies and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate.


We believe the perfect canapé should look exquisite and have big bold flavours in stark contrast to its compact size.

There are loads more suggestions for wedding canapés on The Ashes website.

Please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US if you’d like to discuss your wedding canapés.