The Most Elaborate Celebrity Wedding Dinners

Shutterstock/FeatureflashShutterstock/FeatureflashCelebrity wedding celebrations are known for their grandeur - whether it's their destination venues or impressive dinner menus that stand out. While wedding cakes are often the focus of the night, many couples plan their evenings around the meal.

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Menus at these elaborate affairs are often prepared to go along with the wedding's theme and location. For example, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel offered guests a selection of Italian delicacies that fit right in to their southern Italian wedding with dishes that incorporated the region's ingredients, like fresh-caught fish and vegetables from local producers. And when weddings are held at celebrity homes, the menus don't disappoint, either - it's often an opportunity to spend more on the catering.

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Top Celebrity Wedding Dinners Include:

Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman

Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman hosted their wedding rehearsal dinner at the Restaurant at the Ventana Inn, in Big Sur, Calif. Fifty guests joined the couple to enjoy a three-course menu that included organic beets, hand-harvested diver scallops, Colorado grass-fed lamb, a cheese course of Saint-André triple cream served with honey, and a coconut and ginger panna cotta. The picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding mountains made the destination a perfect venue for the rustic-themed wedding the following day. The menu on their eco-friendly wedding day followed a similar theme: guests were presented sustainable food choices including veggie burgers and truffle macaroni and cheese, followed by cupcakes.

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Alec Baldwin & Hilaria Thomas

In summer 2012, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas were wed at the legendary St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. Although they didn't hire a wedding planner to orchestrate their celebration, they still served a great menu. The guests proceeded from the ceremony to NYU's Kimmel Center (the alma mater of both the bride and groom), where guests were all fed local strawberries with arugula, then given the option of a pan-seared halibut with truffles, organic mushrooms, and basil oil, or grilled chicken or a vegetable Napoleon. To complete the night, two wedding cakes - one gluten-free - were presented by Deborah Lauren of City Sweets and Confections.

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

When Mark Zuckerberg married Priscilla Chan in 2012, many assumed that they would throw a lavish ceremony (à la Sean Parker), but their backyard home wedding was ultimately low-key. Their dinner menu included selections from local restaurants Fuki Sushi, and Mexican eatery, Palo Alto Sol. For dessert, everyone enjoyed Burdick chocolate mice - a romantic touch: the couple had shared the sweets on their first date.

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Paul McCartney & Nancy Shevell

In 2011, Paul McCartney (a noted vegetarian) and Nancy Shevell tied the knot at Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. Afterward, the wedding party proceeded to McCartney's St. John's Wood home, where dinner was served. A vegetarian menu was presented to the guests, which started with an arugula and basil salad, followed by a goat cheese polenta, savory tarts, and dumplings. After plates were cleared, an elderflower crème fraîche with mixed berries was brought out to go along with two Posh Puds Patisserie made wedding cakes: one chocolate cake, and one apple vegan option.

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Sofia Coppola & Thomas Mars

In summer 2012, Sofia Coppola married Phoenix front man Thomas Mars in an intimate ceremony in Coppola's grandparent's Italian hometown of Bernalda. After the exchange of vows, guests sat at their outdoor tables, and dined on a typically gourmet southern Italian meal. Each course featured locally sourced ingredients - local cheeses, figs, salads, pasta, fish, and pork - paired with their family-owned wine label. The meal ended with a vanilla and chantilly wedding cake created by the chef at Magna Grecia hotel.

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-Victoria Barton, The Daily Meal