83 Most Delicious Wedding Cocktail Hour Appetizers

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What is the best part of any wedding? I bet many guests will answer that it’s the cocktail hour. Why? Well, the official ceremony is over, there is still some time before dinner, just enough to gather around a cocktail bar to have a drink and chat. If they’re about to down a few of those, they’re going to need some bite-sized-beauties to keep them going. If you’re puzzling over what appetizers to choose to spice-up the¬†cocktail hour, take a peek at our gallery below.

What Are The Most Popular Wedding Cocktail Hour Appetizers?

Tartlettes, canapes of various kinds, crostini and bruschettas, crackers and skewers with various food on them. Choosing these appetizers you can be sure that most guests will be pleased and satisfied, these appetizers will fit any wedding with any style and both more and less formal events.

a fresh take on Caprese skewers with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, ham is a very hearty fall or winter appetizer idea

a fresh take on Caprese skewers with tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, ham is a very hearty fall or winter appetizer idea

a tray of delicious hot and cold canape is a fantastic way to show off all your favorite tastes and let your guests enjoy them, too

a tray of delicious hot and cold canape is a fantastic way to show off all your favorite tastes and let your guests enjoy them, too

applewood smoked Gruyere, mushroom and caramelized onion bites are great fall or winter appetizers suitable for vegetarians, too

applewood smoked Gruyere, mushroom and caramelized onion bites are great fall or winter appetizers suitable for vegetarians, too

asparagus and caramelized onion tartlets are an easy and delicious spring appetizer

asparagus and caramelized onion tartlets are an easy and delicious spring appetizer

bacon wrapped cheese stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and hearty fall or winter wedding appetizers

bacon wrapped cheese stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and hearty fall or winter wedding appetizers

bacon wrapped shrimps with cream cheese and fresh greenery for those who prefer something substantial

bacon wrapped shrimps with cream cheese and fresh greenery for those who prefer something substantial

baked pears with Chevrot goat cheese, honey, rosemary and pecans are an exquisite thing to try

baked pears with Chevrot goat cheese, honey, rosemary and pecans are an exquisite thing to try

bite-sized tuna pieces on flaky sesame crackers, and top the snacks off with colorful watercress and colorful edible flowers

bite-sized tuna pieces on flaky sesame crackers, and top the snacks off with colorful watercress and colorful edible flowers

blackened shrimp avocado bites with fresh greenery is a healthy and tasty idea

blackened shrimp avocado bites with fresh greenery is a healthy and tasty idea

bourbon-glazed salmon appetizer with green onions on skewers is a lovely idea for a fall or winter wedding

bourbon-glazed salmon appetizer with green onions on skewers is a lovely idea for a fall or winter wedding

brie, apple and honey crostini can be a nice hot appetizer for both fall and winter

brie, apple and honey crostini can be a nice hot appetizer for both fall and winter

bruschettas with cheam cheese, strawberries, herbs and balsamic are adorable, tasty, healthy and will be loved by everyone

bruschettas with cheam cheese, strawberries, herbs and balsamic are adorable, tasty, healthy and will be loved by everyone

Brussels sprouts wrapped with bacon and with a tasty dip are very hearty fall wedding appetizers

Brussels sprouts wrapped with bacon and with a tasty dip are very hearty fall wedding appetizers

charcuterie cones are a fantastic cocktail hour wedding appetizer that is very trendy at the same time and lets everyone art comfortably

charcuterie cones are a fantastic cocktail hour wedding appetizer that is very trendy at the same time and lets everyone art comfortably

cheese and watermelon skewers with sesame seeds are a fresh and tasty idea to try for spring and summer

cheese and watermelon skewers with sesame seeds are a fresh and tasty idea to try for spring and summer

cheese balls with fresh herbs, nuts and veggies on skewers are simple and cool Valentine wedding appetizers to try

cheese balls with fresh herbs, nuts and veggies on skewers are simple and cool Valentine wedding appetizers to try

crab cakes topped with a tartar sauce aioli will fill guests' bellies until it is time for dinner

crab cakes topped with a tartar sauce aioli will fill guests' bellies until it is time for dinner

crackers with black caviar, cream cheese and green onions are amazing cocktail hour wedding appetizers

crackers with black caviar, cream cheese and green onions are amazing cocktail hour wedding appetizers

crackers with cheese and cranberry compote plus herbs on top are amazing for fall or winter

crackers with cheese and cranberry compote plus herbs on top are amazing for fall or winter

crackers with cream cheese, dill, parsley and smoked salmon for a fresh and tasty snack

crackers with cream cheese, dill, parsley and smoked salmon for a fresh and tasty snack

cranberry and proschiutto crostini with touches of herbs are amazing for fall or winter

cranberry and proschiutto crostini with touches of herbs are amazing for fall or winter

cranberry brie bites are ideal for winter and especially Christmas weddings

cranberry brie bites are ideal for winter and especially Christmas weddings

What To Keep In Mind While Choosing Appetizers?

Consider if people have food allergies, how many vegetarians and vegans you have (if it’s not a vegan wedding). Try to please everyone serving both carnivore and vegetarian appetizers or sticking to only vegetarian options that can fit all of your guests. If you hesitate, stick to the most crowd-pleasing options according to the style and location of your wedding.

cranberry chicken salad on apple slices is a very unusual and fall-like idea to try

cranberry chicken salad on apple slices is a very unusual and fall-like idea to try

crispy sprout and caper bruschetta is a delicious appetizer that will make everyone love sprout

crispy sprout and caper bruschetta is a delicious appetizer that will make everyone love sprout

cut figs topped with cheese, proschiutto and arugula are a non-traditional appetizer for the fall

cut figs topped with cheese, proschiutto and arugula are a non-traditional appetizer for the fall

delicious bruschettas with fresh tomatoes, arugula, olive oil and balsamic are amazing for the fall

delicious bruschettas with fresh tomatoes, arugula, olive oil and balsamic are amazing for the fall

delicious salmon pizza topped with caviar is a fantastic wedding appetizer idea that will make everyone happy

delicious salmon pizza topped with caviar is a fantastic wedding appetizer idea that will make everyone happy

dried cherry crackers with pine nut pepper cheese are a delicious raw and vegan appetizer

dried cherry crackers with pine nut pepper cheese are a delicious raw and vegan appetizer

dumplings with various fillings and herbs are amazing for weddings, whatever the season is

dumplings with various fillings and herbs are amazing for weddings, whatever the season is

fig and cashew cheese canape with soy sauce are amazing for fall weddings

fig and cashew cheese canape with soy sauce are amazing for fall weddings

fresh cucumber rolls stuffed with veggie salad is a creative and cool spring idea

fresh cucumber rolls stuffed with veggie salad is a creative and cool spring idea

fresh oysters are cocktail hour appetizers that literally can't be beaten - serve them in ice in trays and let your guests enjoy

fresh oysters are cocktail hour appetizers that literally can't be beaten - serve them in ice in trays and let your guests enjoy

goat cheese dipped grapes on skewers are timeless wedding appetizers and they will fit many other occasions, too

goat cheese dipped grapes on skewers are timeless wedding appetizers and they will fit many other occasions, too

goat cheese tartelettes topped with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs are adorable and delicious cocktail hour wedding appetizers

goat cheese tartelettes topped with sun-dried tomatoes and herbs are adorable and delicious cocktail hour wedding appetizers

herbed shrimps on forks are simple and delicious wedding cocktail hour appetizers

herbed shrimps on forks are simple and delicious wedding cocktail hour appetizers

hummus and caramelized onion crostini with soem rosemary on top are a delicious idea

hummus and caramelized onion crostini with soem rosemary on top are a delicious idea

laky ciabatta with all kinds of unexpected combinations, like pickled veggies, chicken salad, and more

laky ciabatta with all kinds of unexpected combinations, like pickled veggies, chicken salad, and more

little pancakes topped with cream cheese, caviar and onions are delicious and gorgeous wedding appetizers

little pancakes topped with cream cheese, caviar and onions are delicious and gorgeous wedding appetizers

little pastry cups filled with custard, cream cheese, caramelized pecans and some fresh herbs for a winter wedding

little pastry cups filled with custard, cream cheese, caramelized pecans and some fresh herbs for a winter wedding

little waffles topped with fried chicken are adorable and crowd-pleasing appetizers for your wedding cocktail hour

little waffles topped with fried chicken are adorable and crowd-pleasing appetizers for your wedding cocktail hour

mascarpone and mushroom tarts with fresh greenery scream fall and tasty food

mascarpone and mushroom tarts with fresh greenery scream fall and tasty food

mini pancakes topped with cream cheese, salmon, radish, beluga lentils and herbs are amazing appetizers

mini pancakes topped with cream cheese, salmon, radish, beluga lentils and herbs are amazing appetizers

mini sandwiches with various fruits, berries, veggies, eggs and toppings are always a great idea

mini sandwiches with various fruits, berries, veggies, eggs and toppings are always a great idea

mini sliders on skewers with cheese, meat, veggies are ideal for everyone

mini sliders on skewers with cheese, meat, veggies are ideal for everyone

How To Personalize Your Wedding Appetizers?

Embrace your wedding season, theme, style and even location! If it’s a seaside wedding, you may offer various fish and seafood appetizers, from salmon and cucumber skewers to sushi, if it’s a winter wedding, you may offer appetizers with cranberries, meat for a hearty feel, if it’s a fall wedding, go for mushrooms, seasonal veggies, cheese and so on. We’ve gathered the most delicious pics that will leave you drooling. Enjoy and get inspired to choose the best appetizers to please your guests!

mini tarts with cream cheese, fresh veggie salad and herbs and blooms are romantic and cute wedding appetizers

mini tarts with cream cheese, fresh veggie salad and herbs and blooms are romantic and cute wedding appetizers

Moroccan meatballs with pomegranate glaze are a great festive dish and a fresh take on usual meatballs

Moroccan meatballs with pomegranate glaze are a great festive dish and a fresh take on usual meatballs

mushroom bruschetta with high quality mushrooms, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

mushroom bruschetta with high quality mushrooms, olive oil and balsamic vinegar

pastel waffle sandwiches with fresh veggie and cream cheese salad are adorable for spring or summer weddings

pastel waffle sandwiches with fresh veggie and cream cheese salad are adorable for spring or summer weddings

peppers filled with cheese and bacon are delicious, simple and amazing cocktail hour wedding appetizers

peppers filled with cheese and bacon are delicious, simple and amazing cocktail hour wedding appetizers

pomegranate and goat cheese crostini with greenery and balsamic are a very refined appetizer idea

pomegranate and goat cheese crostini with greenery and balsamic are a very refined appetizer idea

roasted sweet potato rounds are loaded with vegan goat cheese, cranberries and balsamic glaze

roasted sweet potato rounds are loaded with vegan goat cheese, cranberries and balsamic glaze

shrimp mini tacos topped with edible blooms are tasty cocktail hour wedding appetizers

shrimp mini tacos topped with edible blooms are tasty cocktail hour wedding appetizers

skewers with cherry tomatoes, arugula, mozzarella and balsamic drizzle are always a good idea

skewers with cherry tomatoes, arugula, mozzarella and balsamic drizzle are always a good idea

spaghetti and meatballs on forks with greenery is a cool way to serve some meat

spaghetti and meatballs on forks with greenery is a cool way to serve some meat

spicy shrimps with pieces of cheese are a great idea that always works

spicy shrimps with pieces of cheese are a great idea that always works

sugared cranberries, cheese, and crackers make a delicious and beautiful wedding appetizer

sugared cranberries, cheese, and crackers make a delicious and beautiful wedding appetizer

sushi with soy sauce pipettes is a creative serving idea that will make your guests happy

sushi with soy sauce pipettes is a creative serving idea that will make your guests happy

tiny pizza bites reminiscent of pizza bagels made the rounds during cocktail hour

tiny pizza bites reminiscent of pizza bagels made the rounds during cocktail hour

toasts with cranberry jam, cream cheese, proschiutto, herbs for a winter or Christmas wedding

toasts with cranberry jam, cream cheese, proschiutto, herbs for a winter or Christmas wedding

tuna tartare bites with avocado and corn served in wonton spoons are delicious and refined cocktail hour appetizers

tuna tartare bites with avocado and corn served in wonton spoons are delicious and refined cocktail hour appetizers

vegan grilled tofu skewers are gluten-free and low-carb, and they look amazing

vegan grilled tofu skewers are gluten-free and low-carb, and they look amazing

vegan pesto stuffed mushrooms with nuts on top are a great idea of bite-size food

vegan pesto stuffed mushrooms with nuts on top are a great idea of bite-size food

vegan spinach artichoke cups are a crowd favorite tucked inside a crispy and flaky shell

vegan spinach artichoke cups are a crowd favorite tucked inside a crispy and flaky shell

walnut, sage and cranberry stuffed holiday mushrooms are perfect for vegans

walnut, sage and cranberry stuffed holiday mushrooms are perfect for vegans

white bean and sun dried tomato cucumber appetizers are vegan and gluten-free

white bean and sun dried tomato cucumber appetizers are vegan and gluten-free

bruschettas with tomatoes and herbs are delicious wedding appetizers that are absolutely vegan at the same time

bruschettas with tomatoes and herbs are delicious wedding appetizers that are absolutely vegan at the same time

spicy meat balls with herbs on top are perfect appetizers, and for vegetarians you can make some non-meat balls

spicy meat balls with herbs on top are perfect appetizers, and for vegetarians you can make some non-meat balls

delicious sushi topped with tuna pieces are amazing wedding appetizers for those who love fish and Japanese cuisine

delicious sushi topped with tuna pieces are amazing wedding appetizers for those who love fish and Japanese cuisine

mini burgers with tiny cucumbers are crowd-pleasing appetizers that will make most of your guests happy

mini burgers with tiny cucumbers are crowd-pleasing appetizers that will make most of your guests happy

delicious appetizers with cheese, honey and strawberries are amazing for summer and summer to fall weddings

delicious appetizers with cheese, honey and strawberries are amazing for summer and summer to fall weddings

apple slices topped with caramel, chocolate and nuts are a gorgeous fall wedding appetizer to make yourself

apple slices topped with caramel, chocolate and nuts are a gorgeous fall wedding appetizer to make yourself

zucchini slices topped with cheese, herbs and mini tomatoes are amazing vegetarian wedding appetizers, great for summer and fall weddings

zucchini slices topped with cheese, herbs and mini tomatoes are amazing vegetarian wedding appetizers, great for summer and fall weddings

crostini topped with cream cheese and peas are adorable for weddings, they may fit a vegetarian wedding, too

crostini topped with cream cheese and peas are adorable for weddings, they may fit a vegetarian wedding, too

sushi and Caprese skewers are a great appetizer combo for a wedding, such ideas are suitable for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests

sushi and Caprese skewers are a great appetizer combo for a wedding, such ideas are suitable for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian guests

spoons with mango and avocado, with shrimps on top are amazing and exquisite wedding appetizers for a refined wedding

spoons with mango and avocado, with shrimps on top are amazing and exquisite wedding appetizers for a refined wedding

cut spring rolls with veggies are amazing for a vegetarian wedding, they are delicious, light and cool

cut spring rolls with veggies are amazing for a vegetarian wedding, they are delicious, light and cool

mini sliders are a very crowd-pleasing idea to rock as wedding appetizers, they are delicious and very cool

mini sliders are a very crowd-pleasing idea to rock as wedding appetizers, they are delicious and very cool

figs cut and topped with greenery and cheese are refined and delicious appetizers for a fall wedding

figs cut and topped with greenery and cheese are refined and delicious appetizers for a fall wedding

bacon skewers are a timeless and delicious wedding appetizer idea that is heartier than veggies

bacon skewers are a timeless and delicious wedding appetizer idea that is heartier than veggies

crostini topped with pesto, tomatoes and cheese are an adorable and delicious wedding appetizer iddea for summer and fall weddings

crostini topped with pesto, tomatoes and cheese are an adorable and delicious wedding appetizer iddea for summer and fall weddings

delicious tangerins dipped in chocolate and covered with salt are amazign healthy and sweet wedding appetizers

delicious tangerins dipped in chocolate and covered with salt are amazign healthy and sweet wedding appetizers

melons, mozzarella and herbs are delicious and exquisite wedding appetizers perfect for many weddings

melons, mozzarella and herbs are delicious and exquisite wedding appetizers perfect for many weddings

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