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Our Spring Menu Picks

Updated: Jan 6

Having a spring wedding and need some menu inspo? Today we're putting together the perfect spring wedding menu at Rock Island!

Spring is the season of re-birth; things are coming to life! Consider bringing bright, colorful fun to your menu with lots of produce and natural elements, too! “Spring is a time of creation, rebirth, and blossoms. The earth literally comes alive, and it is a celebration of sun and flavor,” says Meg Walker, CEO & executive chef of Made by Meg Catering. "Look for delicious seasonal menu items to really lean into the season.”

Bloody Mary Bar

Start the day in the Balcony Suite {and Lakeside Lounge} getting creative with a delicious Bloody Mary Bar.

Spring Signature Drinks

When it comes to picking a spring signature drink, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of our favorite picks for a spring sip:

  • Drunk In Love: Raspberry vodka, Triple Sec, champagne, lemonade, pomegranate juice

  • Lavender Lemonade: Gin, lemonade, lavender syrup

  • French Kiss: Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, champagne

  • Tequila Mule: Tequila, lime juice, ginger beer

  • The Dashing Groom: Irish whiskey, ginger ale, fresh lime

Lite Bites & Small Plate

Spring makes us think of lighter foods. But guests come to weddings ready to eat, and you can never go wrong with adding comfort food into the mix. Fantastic passed lite bites & small plates we recommend for Spring...

  • Mini New England Lobster Rolls

  • Mini Lump Crab Cakes

  • Mini Beef Empanadas

  • BBQ Short Rib Sliders

  • Tuna Tartare Tacos (GF)

  • Baby Brie & Strawberry Bites

  • Small Plate: Mini Crispy Bruschetta Chicken over Rice Pilaf with a Balsamic Glaze

Cast Iron Fillers

Cast iron fillers are more of the standard foods that everyone likes. Some crowd-pleasing cast iron fillers we recommend for your Spring wedding...

  • Dynamite Calamari

  • Honey Sesame Chicken

Live Stations

Behold the most difficult of decisions: your 3 live stations! Our vision went light, bright, fun and as always delicious. Here are our spring live station recs:

  • Tuscan Flatbread Bar or Fresh Mozzarella

Butcher Blocks

  • Loin of Tuna

  • Irish Corned Beef

Dinner Salad

  • Rock Island Salad

Dinner Entrees

  • Prime Rib

  • Chicken Rossini

  • Seared Mahi Mahi Filet

  • Risotto Primavera

Fun Food Upgrades

Add some extra bright, fun and fresh vibes to your Spring wedding!

  • Lemonade Stand (ceremony welcome drinks)

  • Sushi Bar @ Cocktail Hour

  • Beer & Cheese Tasting Bar (secret menu item - ask your coordinator for more info!)

  • The Walking Taco Late-Night Station

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