Beyond the breakfast: creative canapés and evening snacks to save room for

There’s no denying your sit-down meal will be the main event, but start and finish the day with an equally stellar spread


As well as an emphasis on taste, a good canapé spread should look visually appealing with pops of colour. This selection from The Orde Food Company more than does the trick.

Wilde Thyme’s flexible bowl nibbles can be offered round during a drinks reception, or presented as part of an evening buffet.

Nothing beats a classic haggis bon bon at a wedding and these dinky treats cooked up by Bespoke Catering & Events will keep guests’ hunger at bay.

These scrummy wild mushroom risotto cones by Ginger Snap are great for portability when your guests are mingling. The acrylic serving stand also stands out amongst your average catering trays.

Reagan Hallett Catering’s miniature lamb yorkies will definitely put your mum’s nose out of joint – her roast dinners aren’t even in the same league.

Locally sourced Scottish produce is the gold standard of wedding fare. Saltire Hospitality raids our country’s larder to come up with bespoke canapés that reflect your personal preferences.

Size really does matter, and Regis Banqueting has nailed it with this bitesized pâté and oatcake combo.

Decisions, decisions: would you plump for one of The Pantry’s haggis bon bons with homemade brown sauce or go exotic with a pan con tomate (air-dried ham and smashed tomato on sourdough FYI)?

For a taste of the Orient, Wilde Thyme has created pint-sized bamboo boats filled with St Brides smoked duck and Szechwan noodle salad with toasted cashew nuts. We approve.

Your guests won’t struggle to identify what these tiny tidbits are, but they’d be foolish not to wait until the server has ran through a description of Saltire Hospitality’s offering. Finding out those seared tiger prawns are served with parsley and chilli butter has certainly got our mouths watering!


Appetite Direct pimps up the pic ‘n’ mix with some Scottish specialities. We’d shotgun a cranachan cup, but stash a Tunnocks Teacake for afters.

Not everyone has a sweet tooth, so supplement your candy buffet with a cheese and crackers station from Regis Banqueting and you’ll have covered all bases.

Looking forward to your cake tasting is one thing, but sampling a combination of Porelli’s luxury Italian ice creams to offer up at your reception is one appointment you should clear your diary for.

For relaxed weddings, you can be more flexible with your evening scran. We’re taken with Season Catering’s delectable pulled pork burgers with coleslaw and BBQ sauce.

After a long day of drinking, tucking into a flavour-loaded burrito by Mighty Mexican (left) will be an experience your guests will rave about. For something a tad more Instagrammable, a tower by cheese specialist George Mewes (right) will have the troops lining up for a second helping.

Many a good night out ends up in the chippie, but Bespoke AwB’s take on fish and chips is a cut above newspaper wrapping and slimy batter. You can practically hear the crunch as you bite into those chips!

Highland Spit Roasts provide a mobile roasting service that can be set up indoors or outdoors, so there’s no need to worry about our famous Scottish weather spoiling your plans.

Finish off the evening buffet with something sweet like these petite banoffe cups with red berry topping by Thistle Catering Services.

The humble bacon roll remains a popular late night snack at weddings, but enlisting Millar Catering to spark up the BBQ and dish out chorizo and beef burgers at the afterparty will make a lasting impression on your guests.