Soooo, You know how you get a wicked case of the munchies after a night of partying and hanging with friends? If that sounds familiar than I assume you have visited your fair share of late night food trucks and have come to understand the pure joy there is to be had in a midnight meal. Weddings can last a long time and that dinner at 6 pm will surely have worn off when the clock hits 12, so why not surprise your guests with any one of these top 10 food stations you will crave at your wedding!
You may have to search for an outside vendor to provide these tasty late night snacks, but not if you are planning your big day at Rock Island Lake Club! This private venue is dedicated just to weddings and besides being a gorgeous venue to tie the knot they provide some pretty kickass and unique food stations! Just keep scrolling to see what we mean!
Smokehouse Bacon Station
Oooooooh bacon!!! What doesn't bacon sound good with especially after dancing away the evening. Rock Island Lake Club's Smokehouse Bacon Station provides you and your guests with a carved brown sugar glazed pork belly, bacon wrapped scallops, bacon wrapped dates, chocolate dipped bacon and pork belly sliders with accompaniments such as truffle cream sauce, maple bourbon aioli, chipotle aioli and sriracha mayo. Served with sweet potato fries and chips with beer cheese fondue and a bacon buffalo chicken dip. Enjoy with bacon bourbon shots!
Yacht Club Station
Okay, so it's clear that you want to keep your wedding feeling classy, what's more classy then the yacht club?! This next station provided by Rock Island Lake Club is filled to the brim with jumbo shrimp cocktail, blue point oysters, littleneck clams and snow crab claws with shaved horseradish, bloody Mary cocktail sauce and jalapeño mignonette. This must be what heaven tastes like!
Beer & Cheese Pairing Station
Rock Island Lake Club has 30 beers on tap with craft/seasonal/local beer selections, why not sample several of those with a few thoughtfully paired cheeses! This beer & cheese pairing station coordinates and pairs four chef-inspired artisan cheeses with four locally crafted beers. This station is also festively decorated with pretzels, cheese wheels, cheese blocks and a variety of candied nuts.
Wing Stop Station
Who doesn't like a good chicken wing! The wing stop station at Rock Island Lake Club lets you experiment and come up with your own favorite combo! With plenty of boneless, breaded or naked chicken wings tossed to order with choice of honey BBQ, Old Bay, garlic parmesan, classic buffalo, Thai chili and sriracha inferno you can garnish them with various spices, bleu cheese, carrots and celery.
Cheesy Mac Station
Mmmmmm mac n' cheese is a weakness of mine so when I saw the Cheesy Mac station at Rock Island Lake Club I immediately had to fight of my cravings. This gourmet station includes Mini shells, cavatappi and elbow pasta with classic, white cheddar or spicy queso made to order, served in champagne flutes. Toppings to include duck, crab, short rib, bacon, peas, broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, truffle oil, jalapeños & bread crumbs. Oh, doesn't that sound delightful, especially paired with a glass of cabernet sauvignon.
Chipotle Bowl Station
Taco trucks seem like they are heaven sent after a night of dancing. How great would it be to have a Chipotle Bowl station show up at your wedding?! Well ask and you shall receive, this Rock Island Lake Club station provides you and your guests with mini customizable bowls of beef, chicken or pork, cilantro lime rice, black beans, corn, guacamole, salsa verde, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, a blend of cheeses and sour cream. Served with mini margarita shots and crispy tortilla chips.
Grease and salt always sound so great the later it gets. Rock Island Lake Club's Tavern station provides an assortment of classic bar food which includes dry rubbed Old Bay chicken wings, house made fried mozzarella curd, jalapeño poppers, truffle parmesan potato wedges, soft Bavarian pretzels with beer cheese fondue and made-to-order cheese steaks with condiments such as ranch, bleu cheese, malt vinegar ketchup, BBQ sauce and mustard. Just pair any of that with a cold beer and you know your guests are going to leave feeling happy!
Midnight Diner Stop Station
Breakfast is really an all day sort of meal, or should I say all night? Bacon, eggs and sausage are a welcome sight when the midnight munchies hit. The Midnight Diner Stop station at Rock Island Lake Club fries up classic breakfast sandwiches like Taylor ham, sausage, bacon egg and cheese on Kaiser Rolls with classic diner-style disco fries. Now this is my happy place!
Slider Shack Station
This is just something about sliders, they are far too cute and small to have any calories in them (not a scientifically backed opinion). Rock Island Lake Club's Slider Shack station makes gourmet turkey, beef, pulled pork & crispy chicken sliders on Hawaiian and pretzel rolls. Toppings include caramelized onions, bacon, tomatoes and jalapeños served with pickles, ketchup, mayo and more! Enjoy these gourmet sliders with our homemade fries and onion rings with cold beer!
Brick Oven Pizza Station
And of course the godfather of all late night snacks, PIZZA! Rock Island Lake Club has an amazing Brick Oven Pizza station that allows your guests to order up their own personal sized pies to either eat now or take to go!
Okay now that I’m positive you are drooling all over your keyboard or phone screen, I should mention that there are even more tasty looking food stations to choose from on Rock Island Lake Club’s website whom we partnered with on this crave worthy post! Be sure to check out this fantastic venue and give them a follow on Instagram @rockislandlakeclub.