New Orleans wedding food options include beignets as pictured here.

The Most Popular New Orleans Wedding Food

New Orleans, Weddings

One of the most important elements of your nuptials in the Crescent City is New Orleans wedding food. With its blend of romance, history, and rich culture, New Orleans serves as the perfect setting for exchanging vows, and the food is an important part of this culture. In a city known for its cuisine, choosing the best wedding caterer is imperative. With a distinguished legacy of culinary excellence, Elysian Events Catering serves authentic and delicious wedding dishes, while ensuring your special day unfolds seamlessly.

Your Wedding in The Big Easy

New Orleans is an unparalleled wedding destination that caters to every taste and preference. Whether you envision your celebration under centuries-old oak trees, or in an elegant French Quarter courtyard, the city offers a diverse selection of locations to suit any wedding style. 

Couples can infuse their wedding with tradition and authenticity by incorporating elements of the city’s unique heritage into their celebrations. The city’s music scene is diverse and offers something for every musical taste. With traditional jazz bands and brass ensembles, funk, blues, and zydeco, local musicians will create an unforgettable soundtrack for your wedding. Beyond musical options, there are endless opportunities to make New Orleans weddings reflect the city. Couples can choose to dance in second-line parades, ride in mule-drawn carriages, integrate Mardi Gras masks into their celebrations, and much more. 

One of the most alluring aspects of hosting a wedding in New Orleans is its world-renowned culinary scene. The city is a melting pot of flavors and cultural influences, where Creole, Cajun, French, and African cuisines converge to create a culinary experience like no other. Food has become a world-renowned aspect of New Orleans culture. From savory dishes like gumbo, étouffée, and red beans and rice, to iconic treats such as beignets and pralines, the city’s food draws in tourists and food lovers from around the globe to experience the unique and irresistible flavors of New Orleans. Your wedding can show your appreciation for this culture in the catering you choose.

Authentic and Delicious New Orleans Wedding Food Choices

The most popular New Orleans wedding food includes elements of traditional Cajun and Creole Cuisine, honoring the traditions of this special city. Elysian Events Catering’s food options are designed to exceed expectations and create unforgettable culinary experiences that perfectly complement the beauty of the wedding day. We offer a range of buffet-style wedding package options tailored to suit every taste, style, and budget. Our catering is versatile and flexible. Whether you envision a formal plated dinner, a more casual buffet-style meal, or a food station setup, our experienced culinary team works closely with each couple to plan a reception that reflects their preferences. From traditional New Orleans cuisine to modern Southern fare, the possibilities are endless, ensuring that every couple’s wedding celebration is as unique as they are.

Elysian Events Catering’s menu package options showcase the best of New Orleans cuisine! All of our buffet-style wedding packages include hors d’oeuvres, salad, entrees, and side dishes. If you would prefer a different style, such as cocktail style or plated meals, we can do that too! We can also craft a custom menu with a personalized selection of New Orleans wedding food.

Iconic Hors D’oeuvres 

Elysian Events Catering offers a delectable array of hors d’oeuvres options that showcase the vibrant flavors of New Orleans. Guests can savor bite-sized portions of crawfish pies, alligator sausage, or delicate crab cakes dipped in a roasted poblano aioli. Each bite is bold and captures the essence of New Orleans cuisine. In addition to our traditional New Orleans offerings, we also put a modern twist on the classics! Indulge in Creole spiced eggplant, watermelon tartar topped with chili oil and mint, and much more. These creative interpretations of traditional favorites showcase culinary creativity and innovation that is both familiar and exciting.

Fresh, Seasonal Salads

Our salads are meticulously crafted with fresh seasonal ingredients to complement every palate and season. Whether celebrating amidst the coziness of winter or the blossoming freshness of spring, couples can expect salads that showcase the best flavors of each season.

During the cooler months, our salads feature roasted squash, toasted nuts, and hearty greens, perfectly paired with tangy vinaigrettes that evoke the essence of the season. In the spring and summer, you can look forward to tender local tomatoes, juicy Louisiana strawberries, farmers’ market vegetables, and fresh herbs. Overall, the salad options are thoughtfully curated to reflect the essence of each season, ensuring that every wedding celebration is accompanied by fresh, flavorful, and beautifully presented salads.

Main Entrees

Elysian Events Catering takes pride in curating a diverse selection of main entrees, ensuring that every guest’s culinary preferences and dietary requirements are catered to. 

For seafood lovers, Elysian Events Catering presents a selection of freshly prepared dishes like the NOLA-style BBQ shrimp and grits, or the shrimp and andouille gumbo. Meat enthusiasts will enjoy the hearty and flavorful chicken and andouille jambalaya, or pork grillades. For those following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, Elysian Events Catering offers creative and delicious options such as the blackened cauliflower pasta with charred tomato cream, or white bean stew. 

Additionally, we offer premium entree options for those seeking a truly decadent dining experience. From a mouthwatering crawfish étouffée to a creole spiced roast beef carving station, our premium selections are designed to elevate the wedding dining experience. 

Stations That Keep The Party Going

Some of our package options let you add flair and flavor with a customizable station! The Creole Rice Bar, Stone Ground Grits, and Mini Po’Boy Station are all popular options that showcase New Orleans treats. All of our bars and stations feature quintessential New Orleans flavors your guests will love.

Consider Adding Oysters

Oysters are another iconic New Orleans favorite. Elysian Events Catering can create oyster bars that feature perfectly shucked raw oysters and deliciously chargrilled oysters. Adding an oyster bar to your celebration takes the New Orleans vibe up another notch.

Creating Your Wedding Menu Together

At Elysian Events Catering, personalization is at the heart of every wedding dining experience, ensuring that couples have the freedom and flexibility to tailor their menu to reflect their unique tastes, preferences, and vision for their special day. 

From the initial consultation to the final tasting, Elysian Events Catering works closely with each couple to create a customized menu that perfectly captures their desires. Whether you have specific dishes in mind or are seeking inspiration, we work hard to bring your vision to reality. In addition to our signature dishes, we offer a selection of customizable stations and add-on options that allow couples to personalize their wedding dining experience even further at no additional cost. From carving stations and grazing tables to vegan stations, your wedding food will be crafted with care to fit the needs of all guests. 

Reach Out To Schedule a Tasting Today 

Enjoy your New Orleans wedding experience, and let us handle the food. Our passion for local cuisine and extensive restaurant and hospitality experience sets us apart. 

For those looking to infuse their wedding menu with an authentic taste of New Orleans, Elysian Events Catering offers a variety of Creole- and Cajun-inspired dishes that celebrate the vibrant flavors and rich culinary heritage of the Big Easy. From traditional favorites to modern twists on classic dishes, Elysian Events Catering offers a diverse array of New Orleans wedding food that features the best of the city’s cuisine. Give us a call today at (504)-541-0091 or fill out our contact form to learn more!

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