The outdoor wedding breakfast for the happy couple was served in courses at little tables set out under the trees. Friends would seek each other and choose their own places. The guests were served by experienced waiters directed by their manager. The bride's table was set apart at some distance from the wedding guests.
The menu for a Victorian outdoor wedding usually consisted of fruit, bouillon, some dainty preparation of lobster or other crustacean, an entrée, chops, birds and salad, and ice cream, concluding with coffee. If a simpler breakfast was desired, the first course of fruit, the entrée and game would be omitted.