Blog PostFestive Food For Your Americana Wedding

wpengine July 6, 2018

Americana weddings are full of pride and spirit and are about capturing an old-fashioned, timeless romance. An outdoor wedding that is rustic, vintage, quaint, intimate & charming all describe the venues utilized for Americana Weddings. Colors can range from a muted palette with a lot of greenery to vibrant patriotic colors. Think, fun comfort food when creating your menu. Easy to eat, classic favorites: hamburgers, (veggie burgers,) hot dogs, baked mac & cheese, BBQ, fried chicken, microbrews from a local brewery, fresh summer fruit and ice cream.

With the help of Pinterest and the Taste Of Home website, here are some of our favorites:


For the cocktail hour, draw menu inspiration from casual and easy to eat foods you would find at a backyard barbecue:

Stars & Stripes

Showcasing the American flag is essential for every Americana wedding. From your attire to the décor and the food… be creative.  Create your own patriotic berry and cheese display with a bowl of blueberries as the stars, strawberries, and raspberries as the red stripes and cubes of cheese as the white stripes. 

Mini Corn Dogs 

Macaroni Coleslaw

The combination of macaroni and coleslaw is the perfect side because it works with burgers, fried chicken, ribs and more.

Check out the full recipe here:

Mini Burger Sliders

Baked Mac and Cheese Bites



What is more Americana than an apple pie and homemade ice cream? 

S’mores bar

S’mores are not just a dessert– they are an activity. Allow your guests to make their own treats with a s’mores bar, providing graham crackers, different flavors of chocolate bars and big marshmallows which now come in an assortment of flavors, along with a camp stove for roasting. 

Rice Krispie Treats 


Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Add some color to your signature drink with a red, white, and blue sangria! Fresh fruit and chilled wine with a splash of champagne make the perfect summertime drink. 
Check out the full recipe here:  

Fruit Infused Water

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