Iceland Wedding Menu Ideas

When you think about the food that is going to be served at your Iceland wedding reception, what comes to mind….Five courses?  Fresh Seafood?  Puffin?  A traditional Icelandic Wedding Cake?

Menu formation is a big decision on the Iceland wedding planning “to do” list.  Why?  Let’s be honest, every wedding you have gone to as a guest, there is ALWAYS a conversation about the flavors, quality, or quantity of the food.  Good, bad, ugly- it’s an inevitable topic of conversation.  So why not make sure your Iceland wedding meal boasts something totally unforgettable that will be talked about for years later?  Today, I’d like to help you do just that!

One of the many Iceland wedding budget items I often talk to my clients about is whether or not they want a 3 or 5 course meal.  The cost difference can vary depending on the region of Iceland, but the average (as of when this post was written) is approximately:

  • 3 Course Iceland Wedding Meal (per person) = $65 USD
  • 5 Course Iceland Wedding Meal (per person) = $100 USD

The majority of my adventure wedding clients plan a non-traditional Iceland wedding reception which is typically more food, cocktail, and conversation focused versus full on DJ/band dance party.  And because of this, my clients usually do budget in a little more luxury details being included in their Iceland wedding reception such as the following: Iceland Wedding Favors, Iceland Wedding Menus, an Icelandic Wedding Cake on display, and table styling (table runners, accent napkins, centerpieces, place cards, candles, chair sashes, etc).  Guests always swoon over those extra accoutrements, especially when they are in-between courses.

Now on to the mouthwatering part of this post… the actual food options you could expect for your Iceland Wedding Reception Meal.

Let’s start with the most common Iceland Appetizer options…

  • Mushroom Soup
  • Fish Soup
  • Meat Soup
  • Smoked Puffin
  • Langoustine
  • Salmon Tartar
  • Shark
  • Whale
  • Mussels
  • Smoked Arctic Char

Iceland Wedding Meal Main Courses…

  • Rack of Lamb
  • Arctic Char
  • Salmon
  • Monkfish
  • Cod
  • Trout
  • Chicken
  • Veal
  • Beef Tenderloin

Iceland Wedding Desserts:

  • Skyr Cake
  • Mandarian Orange Cheesecake
  • Icelandic Torte
  • Chocolate Lava Cake
  • Slöngukaka
  • Iceland Wedding Cake
  • Raspberry Sorbet

Iceland Wedding Meal Vegetarian Options:

  • Smoked Leek and potato soup, hazelnuts, sour cream.
  • Braised celeriac, roasted onions, onion jus and pickled mustard seeds.
  • Green salad, pickled pearl onions, pureed sunflower seeds.
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Mushroom Risotto
  • Confit Fennel
  • Slow cooked toasted barley.
  • Baked red beets, horseradish, poached egg and balsamic reduction.

I hope today you found yourself inspired by all of these delicious Iceland wedding reception menu choices!  Please enjoy the delicious images of these food items below!

With a smile, Ann Peters (Iceland Wedding Planner and Photographer)

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