We had the option of getting the late night buffet choice in our price range which was an advantage.
We had sandwiches/wraps, fruits and veggies served to guests for them to help themselves and put on the menu card placed on the tables rather than making an announcement.
I went to a wedding recently that had fajitas! They were very good and seemed to fit in for the time of night! Another wedding I went to had finger sandwiches later and I personally didn’t enjoy them as much.
Personally, I always appreciate a good fruit table after a heavy dinner. Melon, grapes, and pineapple are so refreshing after a carby and protein rich dinner.
I totally get the appeal of poutine but it's never any good at any of the weddings I've been to that had it. The gravy always suck - it's either too runny or not enough salt. The best fry bar I've had at a wedding was one where they have a ton of toppings where you can make kimchi fries or a Mexican style fries supreme.
One wedding I went to had a late night seafood table. Basically a long table of mussels, shrimps, crayfish, squid, and crab legs in a tomato broth that people can go fill up a small bowl with.
My Best Man had a porchetta carving station with grilled pineapple as his late night food. Best late night food at a wedding ever.
We were originally having a NYE wedding and we traditionally have crock pot mac & cheese on New Year's Day every year, so we asked the venue to do homestyle mac and cheese. It was AMAZING - so happy with our request. Everyone loved it. I am big on good, unique food for weddings but honestly love poutine as a late night snack when drinking 😅😅. We've gone to a few weddings with poutine bars, nacho bars, and taco bars but the tacos got real messy haha. Our venue had the option of a fajita bar too. Two I've recently heard of which sound awesome are chicken & waffles and soft pretzels.