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Summer Bridal Show

This past Sunday, we spent a wonderful afternoon inside of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia at the July Bride City Bridal Show.
Our team loved being able to meet so many newly engaged couples! We love playing a part in a couple’s wedding day, so we love hearing all about your love story and your unique visions for your big day. Thank you to each one of you that took time out of your Sunday to come to the Bride City Bridal Show and to stop by our booth to speak with us. We hope that you had a productive afternoon full of wedding inspiration and planning, and we hope that you’ve had a chance to enjoy your jar of homemade Southern Way Catering Fig Jam.
Southern Way Catering has been hosting events and catering weddings all over South Carolina and the Southeast for over 35 years. We’ve set our expectations high, and our reputation proceeds us as a company that has immaculate service and the finest cuisine. Our team knows exactly how to leave every one of your guests ‘wowed’ at your wedding reception, and we strive to always bring the best to each event. We would love to have the opportunity to impress you and your guests at your wedding reception!

If we missed you this past Sunday, or if you would like to speak with us some more about your upcoming reception, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! You can reach us by emailing or by giving us a call at 803-783-1061. Additionally, you’ll find us on social media on Facebook (@southernwaycateringsc) and on Instagram (@southernwaycatering). We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about the type of menu that you’d like to curate for your big day!

Best of Columbia: The Millstone at Adams Pond

Tucked away just outside of downtown Columbia, down a gravel road, and under oak trees draped in Spanish moss, you’ll find a hidden gem: the Millstone at Adams Pond.

Photo by: Jessi Nichols Photography

The Millstone at Adams Pond is an estate that dates back to the 1700s, that when visited, will make you feel like you’ve not only traveled back in time, but that you’ve left Columbia altogether. The estate is draped with history, southern charm, and natural beauty everywhere that you look. It’s an enchanting setting for elegant Southern garden weddings, receptions, casual gatherings, and other special occasions.

Photo by: Aloyna Photography

Photo by: Trevor Mercer Photography

It’s a venue that falls under our Southern Way Catering umbrella, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our renowned culinary skills to each event along with our impeccable service. When combined with all that The Millstone at Adams Pond has to offer, it’s truly an unbeatable combination.

Photo by: Jessi Nichols Photography
Did you know that the Millstone at Adams Pond has been nominated as Best Event Venue in Columbia? We are thrilled that our venue has received this nomination because it means that you, our clients and guests, have truly enjoyed the time that you have spent out next to our pond. We would greatly appreciate your vote for The Millstone at Adams Pond for Best Event Venue.

Thank you all again for the nomination! We are so grateful to be able to bring you impeccable service at an incredible event venue.

Southern Summer Backyard Soirées

For many of us, Memorial Day Weekend ushers in the unofficial beginning to the summer season. The temperatures are hot, the days are long, and it’s the ideal time of year to host backyard cookouts and barbecues. It’s time to fire up the grill again and move the parties outside to the backyard.

If you’re planning to host a Southern summer soirée this season, we have pulled together a couple of recipes you can prepare for your guests.

Every southern host or hostess knows that the first rule of hosting is to greet your guests on a hot summer’s day with a cool, refreshing drink. Surprise your guests with this fun twist on prosecco when they arrive at your home.

Prosecco Pops
Prosecco, chilled
Fruit popsicle

Fill a glass halfway with prosecco and add in the fruit popsicle. Serve immediately.

Photo by Britt Croft Photography.

For dinner, we suggest this seasonal take on grilled pork chops that incorporates South Carolina’s state fruit, the peach.

Balsamic Marinated Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Peaches
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
4 boneless pork chops
4 peaches, halved & pitted
Salt & pepper to taste

Whisk together vinegar, oil, honey, and rosemary in a small bowl. Set aside 2 tbsp of the mixture. Add the pork chops to the bowl making sure they are submerged in the marinade, cover tightly, and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove pork chops from the marinade and season with salt and pepper. Grill on a medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side until pork is firm to the touch and the internal temperature is 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill peaches until tender and juicy, transfer to a plate, and brush with the reserved 2 tbsp of marinade.

What do you plan on serving to your guests at your next backyard barbecue?

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