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15 Delicious Southern Wedding Food Ideas

You won't hear a single guest complaining about fried chicken and biscuits—we promise.
Andrea Fowler
by Andrea Fowler
Updated Nov 15, 2019

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. Fried Chicken and Biscuit Sliders

Southern wedding food idea with a fancy take on fried chicken and biscuit sliders
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From: A Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York

2. Lemonade and Tea Cocktails With Faux Birch Straws

Southern wedding food idea with lemonade cocktails
Leah Fisher Photography

From: A Rustic, Outdoor Wedding at a Private Home in North Yarmouth, Maine

3. Chicken and Waffles Station

Southern wedding food idea with a chicken and waffles food station
Rachel Joy Baransi

From: An Eclectic, Small-Town Wedding at Sparta Restaurant & Coffee Shop in Newark, Ohio

4. Mini Shrimp and Grits

Southern wedding food idea with mini shrimp and grits
AL Gawlick Photography

From: An Eclectic, Vintage Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

5. BBQ Sauce Station

Southern wedding food idea with a BBQ sauce station
Natalie Franke Photography

From: A Nautical Vintage Wedding in Edgewater, MD

6. Pulled Pork Sliders

Southern wedding food idea with pulled pork sliders
Viera Photographics

From: A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, California

7. DIY Lemonade Station

DIY southern wedding food idea with self-serve lemonade
Ian Joseph Jones Photography

From: A Bohemian Beach Wedding at a Private Residence in Pompano Beach, Florida

8. Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Fried Chicken and Green Bean Reception Dinner

Southern wedding food for a reception dinner
Visions Photography

9. Family Style Fried Chicken

Family style southern wedding food with fried chicken
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From: A Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York

10. Biscuits and Beans

Southern wedding food idea with biscuits and beans
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From: A Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York

11. Jarred Pies

Southern wedding food dessert idea with jarred pies
Chanterelle Photography

12. Pecan, Blueberry and Apple Pies

Southern wedding food dessert option with pecan, bluberry and apple pies
Dani White Photography

From: A Timeless Southern Wedding at the Inn at Warner Hall in Gloucester, Virginia

13. Fruit Tarts

Southern wedding food dessert idea with fruit tarts and mousse
Dana Cubbage Weddings

From: A Bold, Fourth of July Wedding at Creek Club at I'On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

14. Banana Pudding

Banana pudding wedding dessert idea for a southern wedding
Cassidy Carson Photography

From: A Southern, Garden-Style Wedding at Southwood House and Cottages in Tallahassee, Florida

15. Mini BBQ Sauce Favors

BBQ sauce southern wedding food favor idea
Eliza J. Photography

From: A Vintage, Garden-Inspired Wedding at Bissell House in South Pasadena, California

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