For a truly special experience, the 1812 offers catering for your wedding that draws on all of the flavors and warmth of life in our picturesque farming community. At The 1812, we’re all about providing delicious “comfort food” – handmade with love using locally-sourced ingredients from our own organic garden and nearby farmer’s markets.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available. We also offer hassle-free catering packages so you can focus on the other important details of your big day! Don’t forget to add a special treat like a decadent S’mores bar or an ice cream topping station at the end for that unforgettable finale!

Hitchin Kitchen at the 1812
2024 Menu

Appetizers (photo gallery of appetizer selections)

Seasonal fresh fruit (Vegan)
Fruit kebabs (Vegan)
Fresh Vegetables with dip  (Vegan without dip)
Assorted cheese and crackers (Vegetarian)
Spinach dip in a bread bowl with tortilla chips  (Vegetarian)
Bruschetta (Vegetarian)
Deviled eggs (Vegetarian)
Cheese stuffed mushrooms (Vegetarian)
Veggie pinwheels (Vegan)
Deli pinwheels
Mini quiches (Vegetarian)
Spanakopita (Vegetarian)
Brie with raspberry and almonds wrapped in phyllo (Vegetarian)
Hot pretzel bites with mustard and hot melted cheese dip
Chip and Dip bar – Potato chips with onion dip and Tostitoes with hot and mild salsa and pico de gallo
Shrimp Shooters – shot glasses with shrimp cocktail and tail-on shrimp
Carolina crab bites (mini crab cakes)
Ham and swiss sliders
BBQ sliders
Chicken salad cups
Bacon wrapped smokies
Crostini topped with pimento cheese and bacon (Vegetarian without bacon)
Bacon wrapped chicken
Tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese triangle (Vegetarian)

Appetizer Stations:

Vintage popcorn machine with hot buttered popcorn (Vegetarian or vegan without butter)
Salad bar – Fresh vegetables including a selection from the 1812 Hitching Post organic garden. Mixed greens, cheddar cheese, mini tomatoes, onions, bacon bits, croutons, cucumbers, carrots and dressings including blue cheese, ranch, and vinaigrette plus any other dressing flavors of your choosing (Vegan/Vegetarian)
Mashed potato bar – mashed potatoes with toppings including butter, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, sour cream, bacon bits, and gravy (Vegetarian)

Baked potato bar – whole russet potatoes sliced with butter, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, green onions, sour cream, bacon bits, and gravy (Vegetarian)


Entrees  (photo gallery of entree selections)

  • Pulled pork with BBQ sauce on the side – our specialty!
  • Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin
  • Beef Yankee style pot roast
  • Sirloin beef tips and mushrooms in gravy
  • BBQ bone-in chicken pieces
  • Parmesan encrusted chicken (panko breaded chicken tenders topped with parmesan)
  • Honey baked chicken (honey, soy, and garlic marinated chicken tenders)
  • Chicken Marsala (classic boneless chicken breast pieces sautéed with buttered mushrooms in marsala sauce)
  • Champagne chicken (boneless browned tenders in white sauce with mushrooms)
  • Tequila lime chicken with peppers (boneless chicken breast marinated in tequila and lime, sautéed with onions and peppers and topped with pineapple salsa)
  • Baked herbed chicken (bone-in)
  • Chicken Alfredo (chicken breast pieces in alfredo sauce over linguini)
  • Shrimp alfredo (sautéed shrimp in alfredo sauce over linguini)
  • Spinach, garlic, and mozzarella ravioli (Vegetarian)
  • Pasta primavera (Vegan)
  • Grilled shrimp kebabs
  • Grilled chicken tender skewers
  • Grilled chicken kebabs
  • Roasted red pepper hummus quesadillas (Vegan)
  • Chicken, cheese, & veggie quesadillas
  • Shrimp and grits (cheesy or regular)
  • Taco bar – build your own tacos with seasoned ground beef, taco shells, sour cream, cheddar cheese, onions, lettuce, salsa, and diced tomatoes.  Spanish rice is included. (Vegetarian/Vegan substitutions available)
  • Meatball dipping station:  meatballs with BBQ sauce, marinara, mushroom gravy, and con queso sauce with parmesan cheese topping
  • Charcuterie – deli meats with cheeses, fruit, crackers, breads and spreads – a current favorite!  Individual charcuterie boxes are also available.

Guests love having lots of choices!

Side dishes
House salad (mixed baby greens, carrots, cheese, tomatoes, onions with Vidalia onion vinaigrette or other dressing of your choice (Vegan if without cheese)
Mashed potatoes (Vegetarian)
Garlic mashed potatoes (Vegetarian)
Au gratin potatoes (Vegetarian)
Roasted red potatoes (Vegan)
Long grain/wild rice (Vegan)
Rice pilaf
Spanish rice
Macaroni and cheese (Vegetarian)
Sweet potato casserole (Vegetarian)
Penne pasta with marinara (Vegan)
Fettuccini Alfredo (Vegetarian)
Baked beans (Vegan)
Italian pasta salad (Vegan)
Cole slaw (Vegetarian)
Bow tie pasta salad (Vegan)
Corn on the cob (Vegan)
Buttered corn (Vegetarian)
Mixed vegetables (includes green beans, broccoli, red peppers and more)
Caribbean style mixed vegetables
Whole green beans with sesame seeds (Vegan)
French cut green beans with almonds (Vegan)
Fresh seasonal fruit salad (Vegan)
Fresh rolls (Vegetarian)
Mini corn muffins (Vegetarian)
Garlic bread (Vegetarian)

Wedding Cakes

View a selection of cake styles provided by the Hitchin’ Kitchen.  Cakes may also be ordered for tastings and “to-go.”

Cupcakes also available.

Premium Desserts

Ice cream bar – scoops of premium vanilla ice cream with brownies, syrups, whipped cream, cherries, apple topping or strawberries, sprinkles, and nuts

Candy bar – 8 different flavors of candy in apothecary jars with scoops

Assorted desserts – mini eclairs, chocolate covered strawberries, mini cheesecakes, cookies and brownies

Cookie bar – Just cookies; all kinds including chocolate chip, sugar, lemon bars, and peanut butter

Donut topping bar – glazed donuts with drizzles and toppings.  Milk on the side.

S’mores bar – Hersheys, marshmallows, graham crackers, sticks, and cute sign by the firepit.