15 Delicious Southern Wedding Food Ideas

You won't hear a single guest complaining about fried chicken and biscuits—we promise.
by Andrea Fowler

No southern wedding would be complete without a few traditional regional delicacies on your reception menu. Think: fried green tomato caprese salad, homemade biscuits and shrimp and grits. And don't forget refreshments! Iced tea and lemonade stations are the perfect way to keep guests cool during warmer summer months. 

If you love southern food but your wedding is taking place elsewhere, don't be afraid to bring the south to you—like this cool wedding in Brooklyn, NY that served fried chicken, catfish, mac and cheese and biscuits! No matter where your wedding location is, no one ever complains about pulled pork sliders.

  1. 1. Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sliders

    Southern wedding food idea with a fancy take on fried chicken and biscuit sliders
  2. 2. Lemonade and Tea Cocktails With Faux Birch Straws

    Southern wedding food idea with lemonade cocktails
    Leah Fisher Photography
  3. 3. Chicken and Waffles Station

    Southern wedding food idea with a chicken and waffles food station
    Rachel Joy Baransi
  4. 4. Mini Shrimp and Grits

    Southern wedding food idea with mini shrimp and grits
    AL Gawlick Photography
  5. 5. BBQ Sauce Station

    Southern wedding food idea with a BBQ sauce station
    Natalie Franke Photography
  6. 6. Pulled Pork Sliders

    Southern wedding food idea with pulled pork sliders
    Viera Photographics
  7. 7. DIY Lemonade Station

    DIY southern wedding food idea with self-serve lemonade
    Ian Joseph Jones Photography
  8. 8. Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Chicken and Green Bean Reception Dinner

    Southern wedding food for a reception dinner
    Visions Photography
  9. 9. Family Style Fried Chicken

    Family style southern wedding food with fried chicken
  10. 10. Biscuits and Beans

    Southern wedding food idea with biscuits and beans
  11. 11. Jarred Pies

    Southern wedding food dessert idea with jarred pies
    Chanterelle Photography
  12. 12. Pecan, Blueberry and Apple Pies

    Southern wedding food dessert option with pecan, bluberry and apple pies
    Dani White Photography
  13. 13. Fruit Tarts

    Southern wedding food dessert idea with fruit tarts and mousse
    Dana Cubbage Weddings
  14. 14. Banana Pudding

    Banana pudding wedding dessert idea for a southern wedding
    Cassidy Carson Photography
  15. 15. Mini BBQ Sauce Favors

    BBQ sauce southern wedding food favor idea
    Eliza J. Photography
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