Dessert Ideas for Winter Weddings | The Estate

Winter Wedding Menu Must-Haves

Weddings are one of the most memorable times in a person’s life. Which is why they should be one-of-a-kind.

Known for our creative and lavish themes, The Estate recently received the BizBash Award for our ‘Winter Wonderland Wedding’ design, which was featured in the BizBash Holiday Issue

Holding true to your special day, we want to assist you in planning a picture-perfect wedding. When you choose to hold your winter wedding at The Estate, one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Atlanta, keep in mind that choosing a winter wedding means picking appetizers and main courses that will stand up to chilly outdoor temperatures.

Below are a few culinary cold-weather suggestions to consider for your winter wedding menu.


Serve up hearty childhood favorites in miniature portions to whet your guests’ appetite for the main course. Macaroni and cheese by the spoonful, a demi-fork of spaghetti and mini-meatballs, a shot glass of pumpkin or squash soup – these types of hors d’oeuvres are perfect bites on a wintry evening.

Soup and Salad

Hot soup will surely hit the spot as your guests’ first course. Opt for filling soups like cheddar and potato or seasonal favorites like butternut squash. For salads, include ingredients that evoke the time of the year like cranberries and pears. Keep both portions small so your guests will have room for the evening’s main dish.


Serving a meat like filet mignon or a poultry dish like roasted Cornish game hen is still often done at many weddings. However, some couples also choose to offer their guests a vegetarian entree like stuffed portobello mushrooms or a medley of risotto-stuffed peppers. Degustation menus are also becoming increasingly popular. If you choose to follow this route, be sure to include tastings of old-time favorite dishes along with more daring culinary concoctions.

End on a Sweet Note

In keeping with your winter wedding theme, have an all-white candy bar buffet to send your guests home on a sweet note. Sweet treats like cranberries dipped in white chocolate, white chocolate-coated mints and dark chocolate caramels dusted with powdered sugar are all excellent choices. You can also serve white hot chocolate or a pot de creme completely covered with a liqueur-laced whipped cream.cake-83033_1280

The Estate is not only a popular Atlanta wedding venue; it is an excellent corporate party venue as well. Treat your guests to spacious rooms rich with authentic period details from the South’s colorful history. As a prime luxury estate rental, you will enjoy modern amenities, sumptuously decorated event spaces and top-of-the-line service. Our professional staff is always ready to sit down with you to help turn your dream event into an unforgettable reality.