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Southern Food: Menu Ideas for a Low Country Wedding in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head & Isle of Palms

Updated on June 25, 2014

Southern Weddings

Southern tradition means serving up dishes that are filling and comforting at the same time.

There are many different things Southern brides can do to make their wedding day extra special and adding Southern cuisine such as Carolina BBQ, Low Country foods such as shrimp & grits, and more.

Read below for what kinds of food to create the perfect low country wedding menu!

Shrimp and Grits
Shrimp and Grits | Source

Shrimp and Grits

Martini glasses are a great way to serve shrimp and grits.

Grits on the bottom with shrimp and sauce on top sprinkled with a few green onions for a little more color.

Mashed Potato Bar

Mashed Potato Bars are pretty popular with Southern brides.

Fill a martini glass with a dallop of potatoes and cover with cheddar cheese, braised beef, sour cream, bacon and scallions. Delicious!!

Mashed Potato Martini Glasses
Mashed Potato Martini Glasses | Source


No matter if you want oysters shucked to order, on the half shell, or a fresh oyster bar this is definitely something interesting to have at your Southern wedding reception that will be talked about for many years.

You can do Oysters so many different ways, and here are a few of the variations you can take the plain oyster:

Fresh-shucked oysters with vodka and garnishes. Served in individual shot cups.

Caviar, sour cream, horseradish topped freshly shucked oysters.

Baked spinach cream sauce flavoured with bacon and Pernod fresh shucked oysters.

Fresh-shucked oysters, topped with Parmesan cheese, spicy shrimp, and cream sauce and baked to perfection.

Shrimp Taco
Shrimp Taco | Source

Taco Station

No, not Old El Paso tacos from the grocery store. Add costal Carolina shrimp, fish and bourbon chicken to tacos to spice up a comforting treat. Have a display of ingredients – various cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, salsa of different flavors and lots of peppers – for your taco station that your guests can have the pleasure of making their own creation.

Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits | Source
Biscuits, gravy and strawberry jam
Biscuits, gravy and strawberry jam | Source

Biscuit Bar

Cupcakes and desert tables are overrated. Southern brides have started a new tradition: Biscuit bar! Display a buttermilk biscuit bar proudly with mason jars filled with preservatives and jams, and crystal dishes of butter and syrups. Such a yummy, unique idea!


If you're having a lowcountry wedding are you including one of these traditional foods?

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      Ana Maria Orantes 3 years ago from Miami Florida

      I like the bouquet of flores. It is beautiful. I like the southern wedding's food and preparations. It is a lot of work , but were there is love . Work does not matter. All the dishes look delicious. My favorite is the biscuit bar. I love scones. They are from the same family. Scones is the hard bread with fruit inside. I like the bride's red boots. I like your article. You have a beautiful hub.