The Best Serving Trays to Use When Hosting

best serving trays

Whether you’re hosting friends at home or you need to bring something to a dinner party, one thing that’s for sure is that everyone loves a charcuterie board or snack platter. They’re easy to put together yet they feel like a little luxury.

Choosing the right board or platter is the key, so I’ve gathered together the best serving trays for you to bring to your next soiree (or to buy for yourself.)

There are obviously a lot of different styles of serving trays out there, which can make it tedious to sort through all of them. The good news is that with a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, there is certainly one out there that will fit all of your hosting needs. So, whether you’re in the market for the best serving dishes with lids, the best serving dishes for entertaining, or the best serving trays with handles, this post has it all covered.

The Best Serving Trays

Woodbury Serving Board

White detailing brings a modern and stylish touch to this otherwise classic serving board. You really can’t go wrong with this piece—a must-have for all your entertaining needs.

Best Charcuterie Serving Boards

White Marble Glass Domed Cheese Board

Durable meets elegant with this marble cheese board. It makes for the prettiest way to display hors d’oeuvres during a cocktail hour, special occasion, or holiday.

marble serving tray with glass cloche

Scalloped Green Marble Serving Board 

Most charcuterie boards come in neutral colors but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. This light green serving board acts as both a functional piece and a beautiful table accessory. I love the scalloped detail and subtle pop of color.

scallop marble serving tray

Wooden Butterfly Serving Board

Perfect for spring and summer entertaining, this butterfly serving board is the ideal size for light snacks and varieties of cheese.

wood butterfly serving tray

Mesh Food Cover With Serving Tray

If you’re anything like me, then you likely prefer to host your family and friends outside (when the weather calls for it.) Keep pests away from your bites with this serving tray and food cover duo.

serving tray with mesh food cover

Tondo Acacia Round Serving Board

This round wooden serving board is as classic as they come. It’s a great option for all of your charcuterie and cheese board needs, and also makes for a pretty kitchen accessory when not in use.

round wood serving tray

Marble and Brass Monogram Board 

Add a custom touch to your appetizer game with this monogrammed board. With many options for personalization, it would also make for the perfect hostess gift.

personalized marble serving tray

Sea Tile Melamine Platter

Looking to switch up the typical marble or wood look that many serving trays offer? Opt for this colorful melamine platter instead (which is ideal for outdoor use.) I love the cheerful pattern and appreciate that the roomy size makes it easy to use as a cheese board but also as a landing spot for other snacks and treats.

melamine serving platter

Woven Serving Trays

Sometimes you just need a good spot to keep bread warm and toasty while you’re chatting with guests. These cute woven trays create the ideal spot for just that.

woven serving trays

Eos Cheeseboard

This natural wood serving board is ideal for big get togethers since it would fit a wide array of cheeses, charcuterie, and appetizers. The natural variations of the wood make each board unique and special.

wooden cheeseboard

Gilded Agate Cheese Board

Add a touch of glam to your cheeseboard game with this agate serving board. If the white quartz isn’t for you, it comes in four additional colors.

agate marble serving tray

Nicola Oyster Platter

I know not everyone is an oyster fan, but this fun platter was too cute not to include. It feels like it was made for summer entertaining out by the water.

oyster tray

Beachside Serving Board

This whitewashed board comes in both a round and oar shape—and they’re both almost too pretty to use. Crafted to last, this serving board will be a go-to for years to come.

wood round serving board

Black Marble Serving Board

There’s something about this striking black marble find that seems like the perfect backdrop for a charcuterie board—everything will pop just that much more.

black marble serving board

Olivewood Rectangular Cheese Board

Known for its durability and beauty, olivewood makes for perfect cutting and serving boards. This rectangular cheese board comes in three sizes, and was designed with a hole for easy hanging.

rectangular wood serving tray

Marble and Brass Round Serving Board

Marble and brass are a beautiful pairing as displayed by this serving board. It creates a chic way to serve everything from starters to desserts.

marble and brass round serving board

Bistro Garden Tile Platter

This is another find that feels wildly appropriate for spring and summer gatherings. I love the unique shape and the bistro tile design.

butterfly serving platter

Wood Serving Board With Handles

Brining out party snacks and appetizers will be a lot easier if you have handles to carry the tray by—and this one is only $20!

wood serving tray with handles

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