Sample Wedding Menus for Every Vibe

Upscale? Asian? Farmhouse? BBQ? Fusion?

We’ve been the wedding caterers at over 2000 amazing Denver weddings, and there’s one thing that we know for sure.

The best wedding menu is made just for you. So, we asked our chefs to dream up sample wedding menus for every style.

If you’re struggling to decide which of the catering styles best suits you, stop overwhelming yourself with Pinterest boards and tune in!

Our chefs are always striving to push one another’s creative boundaries, which shows in our sample wedding catering menus. The mix-and-match style of our catering menus allows you to pick and choose the perfect bites, plates and beverages to satisfy your cravings as a couple! Simply choose a base package, then customize as you see fit.

Today, we’re going to showcase a few menu options suitable for diverse event styles, as well as some of our Rocky Mountain couples’ favorite foods. Now, keep in mind, these are just suggestions. If you want an epic barbecue spread at a black-tie wedding night, who are we to stop you!? The best part of your big day is making it exactly what you want as a couple. And our #1 goal is to ensure you get exactly what you desire out of your Denver wedding.

Sample Menu:
The Ultimate Barbecue Spread

Style: Casual, Mountainside, Rustic, Denver Wedding

Pulled pork on a rustic plate with a bun next to it
Memphis-Style Pulled Pork

Mountains and barbecue go together like campfires and smores. So, if you’re hosting a mountainside wedding retreat, our Rocky Mountain’s Famous Barbecue Buffet will be the star of the wedding (besides you, of course).

Featured dishes include:

  • Vegetable Crudité & Wisconsin Cheese
  • Beef Brisket & Memphis-Style Pulled Pork
  • Macaroni & Cheese with Brown Butter Crust
  • Grilled Sweet Corn & Carrots with Basil Butter

Sample Wedding Menu:
Elegant Plated

Style: Downtown, Black tie, Upscale

4 Plated Winter Blueberry Wedding Salads
Mountain Blueberry Salad with Baby Spinach

If you’re going for an elevated event, a plated meal is an ideal option. The personal service adds a more upscale feel and your guests are certain to feel taken care of.

We suggest starting with a few passed hors d’oeuvres and then select the ideal multi-course menu for your group’s service. Make sure your wedding caterer coordinates so that every plate comes at the perfect temperature. At Rocky Mountain, our chefs and staff take pride in serving up to 500 guests in 22 minutes or less.

Featured dishes:

  • Hors D’oeuvre: Award-Winning Luther Burger Skewers with Glazed Donut Holes, Angus Beef, Candied Bacon, Cheddar and Garlic Aioli, Served on a Skewer
  • Salad: Mountain Blueberry Salad with Baby Spinach, Red Onion, Candied Pecans, Feta Cheese and Blueberries, Served with a Blueberry Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Tofu Wellington with Grilled Tofu, Wild Mushroom, Duxelle Puffed Pastry
  • Meat Entrée: Sea Salt Telecherry Petite Beef Shoulder Loin
  • Fish Entrée: Mahi Mahi with Lemon Beurre Blanc
  • Sides: Asparagus Grilled Spears & Creamy Risotto

Sample Menu:
Rustic Family-Style Catering

Style: Cozy, Romantic, Barn Wedding, Denver Foothills

Fancy french fries in paper cones
French Fries ;)

When you’re bringing the family together in a cozy locale, you want the theme to be love and connection. And what better way to let that feeling flourish than a shared meal? We love family style for this wedding vibe!

Featured dishes:

  • Hors D’oeuvre: French fries 😉
  • Salad: Apple & White Cheddar Salad with Romaine, Sliced Fresh Green Apples, Shredded White Cheddar and Candied Walnuts, Served with a Honey Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Alfredo Florentine with Baked Ziti, Baby Spinach, Parmesan Cream Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese
  • Meat Entrée: Pear & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken
  • Fish Entrée: House Cured & Smoked Pecan Wood Salmon
  • Sides: Green Beans with Roasted Tomatoes & Onions, Roasted Rosemary & Sea Salt New Potatoes

Servers will provide platters of each option to the table for guests to serve themselves and share a bite!

Mixed Stations Catering Menu

Style: Upbeat, Modern, Experiential, Downtown Denver

A custom slider station set up to serve a wedding
Custom Slider Station

If you want people mingling all night long with a more open floor plan and cocktail-style event, try stations for the dinner portion of the evening! It’s a great way to offer diverse flavors and get everything you want. If you have an indoor/outdoor venue and want people using both spaces, you can even set a few up in each area!

Featured dishes:

  • Mediterranean Station: Hummus, Quinoa, Tabbouleh, Pickled Vegetables, Feta, Olives, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Pita Chips
  • Slider Station: Fresh Baked and Sliced Slider Rolls, Tender Sliced Beef Shoulder, Caramelized Onion, Cracked Bacon, Boursin Cheese
  • Asian Noodle Lo Mein Noodle Boxes: Shrimp, Steak, Chicken, Cilantro, Carrots, Celery, Curry, Lemongrass Sauce, Teriyaki Sauce

These stations could also double as late-night treats, which leads us to our next bite of inspiration….

Add-Ons for Any Wedding Style

Now, let’s not forget the extra fun stuff. While the main course and appetizers are delectable, to really wow your guests, consider add-ons that can be customized for any event style.

Dessert Bars

Mini wedding puddings on left, white wedding cake on right
Wedding Dessert Bar + Cake 🍰

A sweet ending to a sweet celebration!

Featured bars:

  • Cotton Candy Station
  • Build Your Own S’mores Station with Chocolate Bars, Marshmallows and Graham Crackers
  • Edible Cookie Dough Bar | Pick 2 Flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Oatmeal Cranberry,
  • Sugar Cookie, Kitchen Sink Cookie
  • Flambéed Donut Station with Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Late-Night Bites

Think savory, filling and exactly what you want at 11pm. To soak up all those specialty cocktails, right?

Featured bites:

  • Street Taco Station Featuring: Pork Carnitas, Shredded Chicken, Soft Corn & Flour Tortillas, Cilantro Lime Crème, Fire Roasted Salsa, Cheddar Cheese
  • Build Your Own Popcorn Station: M&M’s, Mini Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows, Gourmet Salts, Sugars, Bags, Popcorn Machine

Specialty Cocktails & Drink Stations

Tray of berry mojitos in tall glasses
Berry Mojitos

Kick off the celebration with an ice-cold beverage!

Featured drinks:

  • Berry Mojitos (custom cocktail, pictured above)
  • Fresh Brewed Iced Tea and Cucumber Infused Ice Water
  • Apple Cider Station

Let’s Dream Up Your Perfect menu

Hungry yet?

Our chefs are ready to welcome you to our table to taste everything Rocky Mountain Catering Denver has to offer. And if you have something in mind that’s not on the menu, let us know and we’ll see if we can make it happen.

Contact us to start planning.

100s of Happy Couples

Before you go, see what our past couples have to say about our menus!

“Rocky Mountain Catering & Events did absolutely amazing work to make our non-traditional wedding menu (Korean BBQ-inspired buffet) a delectable reality. Our event designer, Shaeley Willis, was honest that RMC was not experienced with our menu’s cuisine, but that they were 100% interested in going outside of their culinary box! The chef NAILED the food at the wedding!”

– Laura, Bride

Everything was absolutely perfect from the excellent communication before the event to the delicious food to the helpfulness of the event staff. We were blown away by the professionalism and thoughtfulness of the event staff. The captain of the team had appetizers waiting for us since we didn’t get any during cocktail hour, prepared plates for us so we made sure that we ate, put together to-go plates after the event and even packaged up a piece of each type of cake for us to try. The bar tenders did an excellent job and were so friendly! The food was incredible and we got tons of compliments. They even did a perfect job of making sure each of our vegetarians and people with allergies got their specific meal. Look no further this is the best caterer out there!

– SB Walker, Bride

Rocky Mountain Catering catered our wedding in August 2022 and we are so glad that they did! The food was delicious (everyone raved about it–especially the brisket), and the presentation was so pretty. We wanted to focus on seasonal ingredients, and they were so easy to work with and were flexible with adjustments as we found the perfect menu for our evening!

– Olivia, Bride


15 Unique Denver Wedding Venues for Every Style

What’s your wedding style? Classic or modern? Rustic or minimal? Downtown or mountain?

Over the course of serving wedding catering at more than 2000 unique and amazing weddings, we’ve seen a Denver wedding venue in every style. And we know one thing for certain. Your venue should match your style.

With that in mind, you want to think of your venue as your blank canvas to bring your big day to life. One major perk of our area is that you have a ton of unique wedding venues to choose from. We can help make sure you find a wedding venue that pairs perfectly with your aesthetic, preferences, and, of course, your budget.

However, due to the sheer number of incredible venues in Denver, it can be hard to narrow it down! That’s why today, we’re sharing just a few of our favorite venues for different wedding styles.

Ready for some serious inspiration ahead?

🔑 Let’s save you time and start your venue hunt together. Contact a designer today.

Classic & Mansion Wedding Venues

Highlands Ranch Mansion

Highlands Ranch, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Highlands Ranch Mansion Wedding Venue Partner | Highlands Ranch, CO

Why we love it

With only one event per day, you’ll own your own little piece of luxury at the Highlands Ranch Mansion for your wedding. Built in 1891 on 250 sprawling acres, it combines historic elegance and charm with ideal modern-day amenities for events.

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Sundial House

Highlands Ranch, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Sundial House | Highlands Ranch, CO

Why we love it

This is a more modern-style mansion with modern architecture that looks over Downtown Denver, Longs Peak, Pikes Peak and the 8,200 acres of the Backcountry Wilderness Area. The photos are always impeccable! It’s ideal for outdoor weddings in Denver because of its epic amphitheater.

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Ralston’s Crossing

Arvada, CO | Seated Capacity: 180 Guests

Ralston's Crossing | Arvada, CO

Why we love it
With over a century of history, hundreds of families have built their foundation with a wedding ceremony in the beautiful 1910 chapel on-site. After that, you have flexible space options for both indoor and outdoor celebrations!

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Dunafon Castle

Idledale, CO | Seated Capacity: 150 Guests

Dunafon Castle | Idledale, CO

Why we love it
With architecture inspired by the Celtic castles of the 13th century, the Dunafon Castle is an incredibly unique venue. It exudes luxury, history and romance around every corner!

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Villa Parker

Parker, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Villa Parker Venue Partner | Parker, CO

Why we love it
An Italian villa in Colorado? Say it isn’t so! Well, Villa Parker is an idyllic Mediterranean estate that meshes Tuscan and Western beauty in one for an entirely unique wedding venue in Parker.

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Mountain & Rustic Venues

North Star Gatherings

Idaho Springs, CO | Seated Capacity: 170 Guests

North Star Gatherings | Idaho Springs, CO

Why we love it
There’s a reason why people love the secluded nature of the Colorado Rockies. It’s peaceful, private and an escape from the reality of life. That’s exactly what you get at North Star Gatherings. Their goal is to bring you that rustic mountain vibe within minutes of Denver.

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Bar at Evergreen Memorial Park

Evergreen, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park | Evergreen, CO

Why we love it
If you want a quintessential Western wedding, the Bar at Evergreen Memorial Park is the perfect option. It’s an ode to the Old West with a cozy barn with captivating stained glass windows, surrounded by 100 acres of Colorado’s natural beauty.

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Spruce Mountain

Larkspur, CO | Seated Capacity: 600 Guests

Spruce Mountain Venue | Larkspur, CO

Why we love it
If you’re going big for your Colorado wedding in the foothills, Spruce Mountain is perfect. The Upper Ranch has a capacity of 600 guests, while the Lower Ranch can fit 250. Because of that, you can match your wedding style with a diverse range of locations on site for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

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Bonnie Blues

Elizabeth, CO  | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Bonnie Blues Event Venue - Elizabeth, CO 

Why we love it
One of the newest wedding venues in Denver, Bonnie Blues is one family’s ode to their matriarch to keep her memory alive. Run by a father/ daughter duo, there’s no better place to celebrate two families becoming one in the plains of our fair state.

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Crooked Willow Farms

Larkspur, CO | Seated Capacity: 250 Guests

Crooked Willow Farms Venue Partner | Larkspur, CO

Why we love it
The great thing about Crooked Willow Farms is that while it’s got that barn wedding style, there are twelve different venues to choose from! Whether you want a serene ceremony by the pond or a luxe ceremony under the ballroom’s towering, exposed ceilings, you can make it your own.

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Urban & Downtown Denver Wedding Venues

Moss Denver

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Moss Denver - Wedding Venue | Denver, CO

Why we love it
In the heart of Denver’s Santa Fe Art District, this warehouse-style venue is a reinvention of a 1900s factory. Using brick, wood and concrete elements with greenery and modern fixtures, they’ve created a beautiful, eclectic vibe, perfect for the artsy or industrial chic-loving couple!

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Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 150 Guests

blanc - Denver Wedding Venue

Why we love it
One of the RiNo district’s favorite venues, Blanc, offers an idyllic outdoor courtyard that flows into a white-washed gallery space, allowing you to enjoy the best of both an indoor and outdoor venue while still in the heart of the city.

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Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 200 Guests

Skylight Event Venue | Denver, CO

Why we love it
If you love modern, romantic vibes, SKYLIGHT is a must-visit. The skylights that don the ceiling allow natural light to pour in for an unrivaled ambiance. There’s also a sprawling courtyard that’s great for late-night bites under the stars!

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Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 1,200 Guests

Denver Botanic Gardens

Why we love it
Want a dreamy garden wedding but don’t feel like leaving the comfort and convenience of the city? Denver Botanic Gardens offers the best of both worlds. You can have that garden glam fete, but among 24 acres of gardens in the heart of York Street!

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Wings Over the Rockies

Denver, CO | Seated Capacity: 1,200 Guests

Wings Over The Rockies

Why we love it
If your love has you flying high, the Wings Over the Rockies could be the perfect spot. Colorado’s official air & space museum offers a hangar for events of all kinds, and weddings are extra special there. Not many people can say you can fly a flight simulator at cocktail hour!

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Let Us Help You Find Your Perfect Venue

Struggling to make a shortlist of venues that match your wedding style? Our skilled team of event designers has worked at tons of Denver-area wedding venues. With that, they have an innate ability to listen to your vision and match you with a few perfect spots to tour. Let’s chat and start bringing your wedding day to life—in style!

Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Which catering service style is best for YOUR event?

Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Buffet Catering Service

Buffet Catering service is where the food is located at buffet tables and your guests take turns walking through the buffet and serving themselves. However, additional wait staff may be hired to serve the line at the buffet and depending on the size of your guest count more than one buffet station may be required.

  • Less time required to serve
  • Fewer wait staff
  • Your guests can come back for more
  • Variety of food items
  • Guests can select items that fit their dietary restrictions

  • Can create a more casual atmosphere
  • Space is needed to set up the tables
  • Portion controls are harder to control

Plated Catering Service

Plated Catering service is a little more sophisticated compared to the buffet. If your event is semi-formal or formal this service style is for you. Guests will decide on their meal choices ahead of time and everyone is served at the same time.

  • No lines
  • Your caterer knows just how much food to prepare
  • Beautiful plate presentation

  • More staff is required to facilitate
  • Portions are controlled by the Chef

Family Style Catering Service

Family Style catering service is a great compromise between the buffet and plated catering styles. Guests have their own individual plates and staff bring out large plates and bowls of food for the tables to share and guests can then help themselves.

  • Interactive and fun
  • Guests choose what they prefer

  • Limited number of guests per table
  • Minimal Centerpieces – table space is required

Station Meal Catering Service

Station Meal catering service usually the stations are scattered around the room to encourage guests to interact while they dine. It can feel a little more modern or trendy and can offer a variety of menu items and unique presentations.

  • They can come and go as they please
  • No seating assignments needed
  • Décor can be individually themed

  • Not as cost effective as a buffet
  • Lines can still form if there is a “favorite”
  • Need to be constantly replenished

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