Wedding Catering

Thank you for considering Kelly’s OBX catering for your wedding catering! We offer full service as well as food for delivery & pick up. For full service we provide dishes, glasses, silverware, serving pieces, some linen, and staff – including bartenders. Below are some food suggestions along with some sample menus. All menus are customized to suit the client, and we welcome any ideas and recipes you may have.

Food Suggestions & Sample Menus


  • Scallops Wrapped with Bacon
  • Seared Diver Scallops        
  • Chilled Steamed Shrimp with Spicy Cocktail Sauce
  • Grilled Marinated Shrimp      
  • Hot Shrimp Scampi with Garlic & Lemon
  • Shrimp & Grits
  • Bacon Seared Shrimp
  • Crab Stuffed Shrimp
  • Shrimp Balls
  • Crab Puffs (miniature of our Crab Cakes)
  • Crab Cakes      
  • Baked/Seared Jumbo Lump Crab                  
  • Oysters & Clams on the Half Shell
  • Steamer Pots items (lobster, clams, mussels, fish, shrimp, oysters)
  • Topped Oysters & Clams (Rockefeller, Casino, etc)
  • Soft Shell Crabs
  • Oysters Fried
  • Ceviche (fish, shrimp, scallops)
  • Fresh Smoked Tuna with Caper Sauce
  • Spicy Blackened Tuna with Fresh Salsa
  • Fresh Fish – Grilled, Fried, Blackened 
  • Shrimp & Scallop Kebobs with Citrus Butter
  • Hot Crab Dip with Homemade Croutons
  • Steamed Garlic Mussels
  • Blackened Scallops
  • Tuna Seared, Served Medium Rare
  • Tuna Tartare Cup
  • Sushi & Sashimi

OBX FISH CATCH (seasonal limitations)

  • Tuna, Mahi, Striped Bass, Mako, Tilefish, Grouper, Snapper, Wahoo, Cobia, Swordfish
  • Grilled, Seared, Fried, Broiled, Baked, Ceviche


  • Chicken Fingers (grilled, fried, sauce) with Assorted Sauces
  • Chicken Wraps
  • Grilled Marinated Chicken Kebobs
  • Curried Coconut Chicken
  • Chicken Wings (prepared several ways)
  • Sesame Chicken Tidbits
  • Chicken Salad Tarts (assorted flavors)
  • Sliced Chicken Breast – Stuffed with Broccoli & Cheese, Spinach & Parmesan, or Ham & Cheese
  • Fried Chicken


  • Sliced Beef Tenderloin w/ Horseradish or Bernaise Sauce
  • Beef Shoulder Tenderloin
  • Roasted Prime Rib of Beef AuJus
  • Beef & Assorted Vegetable Kebob
  • Seared Beef Ribs
  • Beef Wraps
  • Flank Steak Tasting Fork w/Onion or Cheese


  • Pork Satay w/ Chutney
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Bourbon Marinated & Roasted Pork Loin
  • Various Styles of BBQs (beef, pork, tuna)
  • Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin
  • Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops
  • Sweet/Sour Meatballs
  • Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
  • Baby Back Ribs
  • Salami Rolls


  • Spinach Parmesan Bites
  • Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Crusty Crisps
  • Spinach Puff Pastries
  • Chilled Spinach Dip with French Bread Dippers
  • Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Marinated Grilled & Chilled Fresh Vegetables
  • Saute Vegetable Medley
  • Asparagus (steamed or grilled ) with Dill Sauce, Chilled
  • Mini Tomato Pies
  • Green Bean Salad
  • Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
  • Seared Cabbage
  • Fresh Slaw (multiple choices)
  • House-made Hummus with Rye Toast
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Fingerling Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Seared Broccoli
  • Butterbean/Corn/Onion Saue
  • Baked Beans
  • Marinated Collards
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Succotash
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Fresh Green Salad


  • Mushrooms Stuffed Various Ways
  • Chili & Nacho Station
  • Stuffed Wontons
  • Assorted Finger Sandwiches (chicken salad, pimento cheese, ham salad, cucumber salad)
  • Strawberries & Chocolate
  • Assorted Fresh Fruit
  • Pastas Hot or Cold
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Quiche Bits (three cheese, ham & cheese, spinach)


  • Fried Cheese Balls
  • Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Herb Cheese Spread
  • Assorted Block Hard & Soft Cheeses
  • Cheese Ball
  • Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates
  • Fig/Cheese Spread on Tarts


  • Assorted Mousse
  • Bourbon Pecanettes
  • Cheesecake Dreams (several flavors)
  • Chocolate Rum Balls
  • Lemon Chess Bars
  • Congo Bars
  • Baklava
  • Double Chocolate Brownies
  • Orange Mandarin Cake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • House-made Cheesecake (assorted fruits)
  • Banana Pudding


  • Full Flavored Seafood Cocktail Sauce
  • Sauce Tartare
  • Remoulade Sauce
  • Fresh Pepper Salsas/Rubs
  • Fresh Fruit Chutneys, Herb Rubs
  • Tomato Basil
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa, Mango (assorted fruits)
  • Herb Butters, BBQ Glaze
  • Bean/Corn Vegetable Salsas


  • Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Tomato Basil Vinaigrette
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Dijon Fruit Vinaigrette
  • House (Feta Cheese Vinaigrette)
  • Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Sesame Ginger Dressing
  • Ranch Dressing


  • Warm Artichoke Dip
  • Six Layer Bean Dip
  • Hummas
  • Spinach-Artichoke Dip (cold or warm)
  • Crab Dip
  • Seafood Dip (shrimp, fish, scallops)
  • Fresh Fruits, blended


  • Sushi/Sashimi
  • Vegetable
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • Assorted Cheese Platter
  • Chicken Wing/Legs
  • Tuna Salad, Ham Salad, Chicken Salad, Shrimp Salad, Crab Salad

Raw Seafood Station
Caviar Presentation
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Sushi Rolls of Tuna, Spicy Tuna & Spider
Tuna Tartar w/ Tortilla Chips
Tuna Seared Rare serve w/ seaweed salad, wasabi, soy & ginger
Blue Crab Claws

Grill Station
Beef Tenderloin serve w/ French Bread, Béarnaise & Horseradish Sauces
Lamb Chops serve w/ Mint Jelly
Pork Tenderloin served w/ Mustard Sauce
Asparagus Steamed finished w/ Truffle infused Hollandaise
Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce
Sweet Potato & Buttermilk Biscuits

North Carolina Outer Banks Station
Soft Shell Crabs Fried
Shrimp Marinated & Grilled
Scallops Oriental Glazed & Sautéed serve over seaweed salad
Pork BBQ NC Style served w/ Small Rolls & Slaw
Deviled Eggs

Miscellaneous Station
Brie w/ Pecans & Brown Sugar Wrapped in Puff Pastry
Fruits to include Apples, Pears, Grapes, Berries & Strawberries dipped in Chocolate
Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits w/ Mustard Marmalade
Hot Crab Dip ( House Recipe ) w/ Pita Points

Passed Items
Sweet Potato Ham & Pork Tenderloin Biscuits w/ Mustard Marmalade
Tuna Tartar served on Tortilla Sriracha Chips
Salmon Mousse in Puff Pastry topped w/ Wasabi Caviar
Potato Pancake topped w. Crème Fraiche & Black Caviar

Lamb Chops w/ fresh mint sauce
Melon Wrapped w/ Country Ham
Belgium Endive w/ Fruit Salsa
Bacon Wrapped Dates w/ Blue Cheese

Carving Station
Beef Shoulder Tenders serve w/ horseradish & bearnaise sauces
Asparagus Steamed & Chilled w/ Lemon – Herb Roasted Fingerling & Sweet Potatoes

Seafood Station
Ahi Tuna Seared MR serve w/ wasabi, soy, ginger & seaweed salad
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Quinoa w/ dried fruit, nuts, seeds, grilled veg, fresh herbs

Charcuterie/Salad Station
Mixed Greens, Shredded Carrots, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers
Hard & Soft Cheeses – Assorted Olives – Nuts – Grapes – Dried Fruits – Hummus
Cured Meats – Pickled Vegetables – GF crackers – Artisan Breads – Sesame Ginger

Host to Provide GF Cake for B&G
Assorted Mini Desserts
GF Cookies

Scallops wrapped in bacon
Stuffed Mushrooms
Tuna Tartar on Chips
Mini Tomato Pies
Sesame Chicken Tidbits
Garden Salad w/ Ginger Vinaigrette rolls & sweet potato biscuits served tableside
Chicken Sweet & Smoky Rub finish w/ Pico D Gallo over Black Beans & Rice
Shrimp & Cheesy Stone Ground Grits
Mahi Lightly Blackened finish w/ Pineapple Salsa & Bang Bang Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Seasonal Vegetables
Host to Provide Wedding Cake – Kelly’s to Cut & Serve

Soft Shell Crabs
Lamb Chops
Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
Scallops Seared

Station One
Beef Shoulder Tenders serve w/ French bread, bearnaise & horseradish sauces
Boneless Chicken Thighs Fried
Roasted Root Vegetables

Station Two
Shrimp Steamed & Chilled serve w/ cocktail sauce
Tuna Seared Rare serve w/ wasabi, soy, ginger & seaweed salad
Mac n Cheese – Green Bean Salad

Station Three
Raw & Steamed Oysters melted butter, cocktail sauce, hot sauce
Assorted Cheeses & Saltines

Sweet Potato Ham Biscuits
Scallops Seared
Soft Shell Crabs
Bruschetta w/ Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Cheese
Caesar Salad Plated
Stuffed Chicken Breast w/ broccoli & cheese
Shrimp & Cheese Grits
Tuna or Mahi finish w/ Mango Salsa
Au Gratin Potatoes
Green Beans, Red Peppers & Onions Sautee
Rolls & Sweet Potato Biscuits

Deviled Eggs
Mini Tomato Pies
Pimento Cheese on Bruschetta
Host to Cook & Provide Pork BBQ
Chicken Boneless Thighs Fried
Slaw & Mini Slider Rolls
Baked Beans (Vegetarian)
Mac n Cheese
Garden Salad w/ Ranch & Champagne Vinaigrette on side
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits in Baskets on Table
Pop Corn Machine