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Late-Night Bites for Your Wedding Reception

Emma Frankart Henterly
ehenterly@columbusmonthly.com
Berry trifle shooters, fresh berries with angel food cake and fresh whipped cream, from The Berwick

This story first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Columbus Weddings, published June 2019.

The rise of the late-night bite—those little snacks that many couples provide to their guests in the final hour of a reception—is a trend we can definitely get behind. Whether you set up a popcorn bar, bring in a food truck or coordinate some after-hours hors d’oeuvres with your caterer, you’re sure to please your guests with this offering.

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“We love to make a suggestion that the couples add on a fun, late-night snack for their guests. I think this is always a pleasant surprise,” says Carly Ziemer, director of sales at Together & Company. “We suggest to do something that is easy to eat or easy to grab and go. Set up your late-night bites by your exit and have mini to-go containers for them, so [guests] can just walk out the door with their treat.”

Here are a few popular options, both sweet and savory, from three local caterers to get you thinking about your own bites.

Lobster corn dogs, with pomegranate mustard, from Cameron Mitchell Premier Events/Lincoln Social Rooftop (Photo by Tim Johnson)
Wagyu beef sliders, with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and remoulade, from Cameron Mitchell Premier Events/Lincoln Social Rooftop (Photo by Tim Johnson)
Jambalaya croquettes, with andouille sausage and spicy sriracha, from Together & Company (Photo by Tim Johnson)
Barbecue braised beef brisket sliders with cheddar cheese and a pretzel bun, from The Berwick (Photo by Tim Johnson)
Birthday cake cone, with funfetti cake dipped in white chocolate, from Cameron Mitchell Premier Events/Lincoln Social Rooftop (Photo by Tim Johnson)