How to do a Food Truck Wedding!

Wedding Planning Tips


Planning a food truck wedding adds a unique and flavorful twist to your big day, creating a memorable experience for both you and your guests. Here are some additional tips and considerations to ensure your food truck wedding is a delicious success:

  1. Communicate with Your Venue: Before booking a food truck, check with your venue about any restrictions or requirements for hosting food trucks on their premises. Ensure there’s ample space for parking and maneuvering the truck, as well as accessibility for guests.
  2. Menu Variety: Opt for a food truck or multiple trucks that offer a diverse range of menu options to cater to different tastes and dietary preferences among your guests. This ensures everyone finds something they enjoy, whether it’s savory, sweet, or something in between.
  3. Tasting Sessions: Schedule tasting sessions with potential food truck vendors to sample their offerings and ensure they align with your vision and taste preferences. This also allows you to discuss any customization options or special requests you may have.
  4. Decor and Presentation: Consider how you want the food truck area to look and feel within your wedding aesthetic. Work with the vendors to coordinate any decor or signage that complements your theme and enhances the overall ambiance.

Types of food trucks –

  • Mobile Bar: specialty trucks; i.e. Prosecco Truck, coffee – – or trucks that do the whole shabang
  • Dessert: Not into cake? Not a problem. Go with an end-of-night ice cream sandwich, popsicle cart, or donut truck instead. “This gives guests the food truck vibe, but there’s no rush or [worry about] a time constraint,” says Shane.
  • Late-Night Snack: (PSA: pizza, tater tots, or tacos, your guests will be grateful for carbs to sop up the booze.

Do the math.

Food trucks can feed a large crowd quickly, which is why you’ll see them at big festivals and fairs, but it will still take time for all of your guests to get through the food line. Plan on at least one food truck for every 75 guests, so you don’t keep your loved ones hungry and waiting.

Spice up the menu.

Have a menu of different options if food trucks are catering; don’t keep it to just one. Be it a main meal, appetizers or desserts, food trucks are a good option for any wedding or formal event.

Cocktail hour alternative.

A really nice time to set your day apart, spark the vibe for the rest of the day, and really wow your guests with thoughtful or personal touches.

Timing and Logistics: Plan the timing of food service carefully to avoid long waits or hungry guests. Coordinate with the food truck vendors and your wedding planner to establish a timeline that ensures efficient service without disrupting other events or activities during the celebration.

Weather Contingency Plan: Have a backup plan in case of inclement weather, especially if your wedding is primarily outdoors. Discuss contingency options with the food truck vendors, such as setting up tents or relocating the service indoors if necessary.

Permits and Regulations: Familiarize yourself with any permits or regulations required for hosting a food truck at your event venue. This includes permits for parking, health and safety compliance, and any specific requirements mandated by local authorities.

Guest Experience: Ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for your guests by providing clear signage directing them to the food truck area, offering seating or standing areas nearby, and arranging for waste disposal bins to maintain cleanliness.

By considering these factors and taking proactive steps to plan and execute your food truck wedding, you can create a fun, flavorful, and memorable celebration that reflects your personalities and culinary preferences. Cheers to a deliciously delightful wedding day!

photograph Seneca Ryan Co

A few questions to ask —

Do I need a permit to host a food truck at my event? 

Special event, parking, and fire code permit requirements vary by city and county. If you’re not working with a food truck with event experience, you’ll want to check with your local municipality.

For events on private property, you generally won’t need a permit.

What do I need to consider when it comes to parking the food truck? 

If the main meal at your event will be served from a food truck, you’ll need a space that’s large enough to accommodate the truck but isn’t too far away from your guests’ tables. (It’s never a good idea to have wedding attendees trek away from the main party space to grab their food.) You’ll also need to think about venue accessibility.

What do I do if it rains? 

A contingency plan is necessary for any event with an outdoor element. Talk with your food truck vendor in advance about adjustments that could be made in case of bad weather: They can prepare the food in the truck, then serve it in a more traditional buffet or plated fashion.