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4Rivers Catering is an award-winning wedding catering company, specializing in BBQ and southern cuisine, based in Jacksonville, Florida. This caterer can provide mouth-watering slow-cooked meats, homemade homestyle sides, and delicious treats from their Sweet Shop to create a culinary sensation for you and your guests, suitable for any wedding event. With over 16 national locations and 10 years of practice in creating authentic southern comfort food, this family-owned-and-operated business is highly-skilled in curating and delivering premium catering and high-quality service.


4Rivers Catering founder, John Rivers, has spent over 10 years perfecting his trademark BBQ cuisine and feeding families. This catering company can deliver mouthwatering dishes such as their Signature Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Chicken alongside homestyle sides like baked cheese grits and sweet potato casserole. 4Rivers Catering prides itself on delivering the highest-quality, skillfully cooked, cuisine for you and your guests to savor on your big day. Alongside their BBQ eats, this caterer also provides their own sweet shop and specialty cakes. Their award-winning pastry chefs can create your dream wedding cake or dessert, designed to your specifications, to delight your guests taste buds.

Services Offered

4Rivers Catering can provide their delectable cuisine in a range of styles to suit your wedding event including family style, plated service, tapas, tastings, hors d'oeuvres, and buffet. Couples can choose from a variety of catering packages to suit their needs, or create their own custom menu from 4Rivers Catering impressive options. This catering company provides delivery, setup, and cleanup to minimize stress, and can cater for a variety of dietary needs including:

  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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Gluten Free
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Champagne Toast
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83% Recommended by couples
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Deann G. Married on 04/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If you want southern, homestyle cuisine, 4Rivers Smokehouse is YUMMY!

I'm mother of the bride. We wanted an elegant wedding, but also wanted to feature southern, homestyle cooking or "comfort food." 4Rivers provided just that. I consider it an "elevated" smokehouse experience appropriate for a formal wedding. They offer a variety of packages to fit your needs. The tasting is at no charge. They were extremely accommodating. They will also provide desserts, the wedding cake, and bartending if you want. Staff was friendly and courteous. They boxed up all the leftovers, as well as to-go packages for the bride and groom. We had many positive comments from wedding guests about the food. If you are a veteran or active duty military they will treat you right and offer a discount rate. Thank you 4Rivers Smokehouse!
Amber F. Married on 09/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone was raving about the food!

Everyone at our wedding loved the food! We loved it so much we had the leftovers after the wedding that night lol. We aren’t from the local area so we were unaware of how popular 4R is but now we can see why! If we ever have another large event we will definitely be hiring 4R and look forward to just even eating in their restaurants.
Ashley S. Married on 11/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best food and bartender

Our guests were RAVING over the food and the drinks and let me tell you about the cheese crostinis (appetizer), they are so delicious. Sarah was who helpful through the process. She recommended we add mac & cheese and thank goodness she did because friends would not stop talking about how good it was.

We didn't want classic BBQ but wanted it to look a little "fancier" on the plate so we chose sliced turkey and sliced brisket, both were delicious.

Their pricing was MUCH more affordable than any other vendor I quoted. We paid for food, drink, garnishes at the bar, bartender, appetizers, chinaware, flatware, drinkware and paid as much as some other caterers cost for food alone!

All in all, we LOVE 4R catering.
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