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Country Wedding Food

Country wedding food is flavorful, filling and just makes you feel good. It consists of hand-me-down recipes from generation to generation.

For your menu, choose foods that are not pretentious. No filet mignon!

Incorporate your family favorites with regional classic dishes.

How To Serve Your Food

Picture of wedding food being served buffet style.

Serve your food buffet style or use food stations.

For a small wedding, you could even serve family style.

Let's Have Some Fun!

A wedding is an occasion to celebrate.

When planning an outdoor wedding reception, the main thing to remember is that it should be casual and fun!

Meat is usually the main focus of a country wedding menu. Decide on the meat that you will be serving and then build your menu with foods that complement your choice.

Western Themed Wedding

Picture of ribs on a barbecue for country wedding food.

If you are having a western themed wedding, think barbecue for your main course.

From chicken, ribs, or brisket, everyone enjoys good barbecue.


Below are a few ideas for your menu to help you get started. Make your menu simple and fill it with family favorites.

No need for a recipe book for this type of menu.

Appetizer Choices

Picture of fresh fruit salad served at an outdoor wedding
  • Melon Balls (watermelon, cantaloupe and/or honeydew)
  • Vegetable Tray
  • Sausage Balls
  • Cheese Straws
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Crab Cakes
  • Corn Fritters
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Spinach/Artichoke dip
Picture of deviled eggs served during a country style wedding.

Soup and Salad Choices

Picture of a pasta salad to serve at a country wedding.
  • Chowder
  • Bean Soup
  • Potato Soup
  • Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Garden Salad
  • Shrimp Salad

Meat Choices

Picture of a baked ham served on a country wedding food menu.
  • Ham
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Fried Chicken
  • Beef Brisket
  • Barbecue-this could include: ribs, chicken, hamburgers...etc.

Seafood Choices

Picture of coleslaw and fried fish served on a country wedding menu.
  • Shrimp
  • Oysters
  • Catfish
  • Trout
  • Salmon

Side Dish Choices

Picture of corn on the cob served a a country wedding food.
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Oyster Dressing
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Cheesy Grits
  • Baked Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Scallop Potatoes
  • Homemade Noodles
  • Coleslaw
  • Squash Casserole
Picture of green beans served at a country wedding.


Picture of bread served at a country wedding.
  • Corn bread or muffins
  • Homemade Rolls


  • Iced Tea
  • Lemonade or Punch
  • Alcoholic drinks (if desired)

A country wedding is all about a deep connection with family and traditions.

Your choice of a country food menu will help to add a memorable moment to a very special day.

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