Whether you’ve seen them in the press or enjoyed the fun and flavorful experience that popular late-night snacks provide, we bet you are keen to integrate them into your custom menu. And our creative team, always at the forefront of the latest wedding food trends, is excited to make that happen. They’ve tracked down the hottest late-night snack ideas that elevate guests’ experiences and keep them going on the dance floor all night long at your Philadelphia wedding reception.
Check out these fun late-night food ideas ready to be integrated into your fresh and flavorful wedding menu.
Unique Philly-Inspired Late-Night Wedding Food Ideas
Wizwit Cheesesteak Food Trucks
A Philadelphia area icon, Wizwit Catering cheesesteaks are much more than mouthwatering tender steak and savory cheese sandwiches. They are a symbol of the region and its scrumptious food. As locals know and out-of-town guests will quickly learn, “wizwit” means with cheese whiz and onions. In the case of our cheesesteaks, it means with onions grilled to perfection, on-site, by friendly chefs. Satisfying and bundled up in hoagie rolls to be grab-and-go snacks, these are the perfect late-night bite for guests headed to the dance floor or out to the after-party bus.
To augment guests’ authentic Philly food experience, consider setting up a food truck stocked with wizwit cheesesteaks. Because they draw in guests and make their whole dining experience from picking up food to enjoying the last bite a memorable one, food trucks are one of our favorite wedding food trends.
Mobile Wood-Fired Pizza Catering
Pizza makes everyone happy—especially small-batch artisan Neapolitan pizza at the end of an evening from Common Good Pizza & Tap. Neapolitan pizza is arguably the original and best pizza, and the team at Common Good takes their craft seriously. After testing countless dough recipes, they found the one. You know, the one you’ve been waiting for your whole life!
Their dough is house-made in a 48-hour fermentation process, which means you get the perfect crusty, doughy bite every time. Wedding guests simply love the experience of selecting fresh ingredients for their made-to-order wood-fired pizzas.
Bonus: Common Good Pizza & Tap goes beyond the traditional wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. They can cater to everyone’s cravings by making pizzas gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free.
Philly Soft Pretzel Station
Where do you find “deliciously doughy, chewy, perfectly salted, hearty pretzels topped with mustard?” Deep in the history of Philadelphia, along its streets and in its premier wedding venues. These sweet and salty pretzels with mustard and cheese sauce are an easy way to give out-of-town guests the true Philadelphia experience. Another grab-and-go food, these late-night bites require no pause in your party or display of Philly pride.
Too tasty to remain exclusive to the Philadelphia area, Tastykake treats have spread to the Southeast and Southwest. But they remain baked fresh, since 1914, right here in the heart of Philadelphia. Cupcakes, bars, donuts and more—the offerings of Tastykake are equally expansive and delicious. Give guests a late-night sweet they will never forget and send them home with one to remind them of these local treats.
All-American Late-Night Wedding Bites
Sliders and Fries
Nothing brings a wedding home to the good old USA like a burger and fries. Shrunk to fit in your guests’ hands, sliders are the perfect late-night bite for wedding guests who want to get right back to the dance floor. With a wide assortment of sliders available, guests can grab their favorite variety and continue celebrating. Our favorite slider offerings include:
- Buffalo chicken
- Grilled chicken
- Pulled pork
Served in red check boats with crisp French fries, these sliders fit in perfectly with nearly any Philadelphia wedding décor and theme.
Let guests snag a pre-packaged bag or scoop out their own fresh popcorn for a late-night wedding snack. Either way, they will appreciate having a choice of three mouthwatering flavors. Pick among cheddar, ranch, white chocolate, caramel, butter and cinnamon sugar—any trio will delight your guests and fill your wedding venue with a wonderful aroma.
Creative Late-Night Wedding Desserts
Milk and Freshly Baked Cookies
Nothing makes guests feel at home more than freshly baked cookies. Cooked right at the late-night station, these treats fill your wedding venue with a smell all guests know and love. Enjoyed with regular and chocolate milk served in little glass milk bottles, these are the perfect late-night sweet to help guests relax and enjoy every minute of your wedding. Add a personalized straw to this offering and you’re set to nail a top wedding food trend.
Innovative Doughnut Bars
Fresh, homemade, fried doughnuts are one of the most popular wedding foods. Cake, cider, chocolate and glazed—whatever your guests crave, there is a donut to satisfy it. Not only that, but alternative desserts come with the added bonus of augmenting creative wedding décor ideas. Stack up the donuts in creative ways and set up an eye-catching display of ones wrapped up for guests to grab on the way out of the wedding reception.
One of the most spectacular late-night dessert station ideas is marshmallow-roasting towers captivate guests. These are a striking way to top off the extraordinary experience guests have at top outdoor wedding venues like Springton Manor Farm. Interactive and engaging, fire pits are as great for entertaining and cooking smores as they are for capturing photos. So light up the eyes of your photographer and guests with a tower of sugary goodness.
If you would like the freshest food and finest service to back your creative wedding ideas, contact our experienced Philadelphia catering team online or give us a call at 610.725.9420.
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