Post # 17
I had a pig roast like this for my high school graduation. It was in my backyard, but kind of off to the side if people didn’t want to look at it.
One thing though; we had a fairly large pig, and about 50 people there, and every bit of meat was GONE by the end. I hope you have a couple pigs going! 🙂
Post # 18
@Goldfishpie We are having a professional caterer… So I hope they know how much they will need!!
Post # 19
Personally, I’d love seeing the pig! I’ve been to pig roasts before and I think being able to see the pig roasting right there and being craved is part of the appeal of the pig roast. Otherwise, how is it any different than just catering in trays of barbeque?
Post # 20
I wouldn’t be bothered by displaying the pig at all but I am from a family of farmers and hunters. I love pig roasts!!
I will say that some people could get turned off by seeing the whole pig, though, especially if is in a prime viewing location. I think that if your guests are the type to get offended, hide it completely, but I think a nice compromise would be to display it to the side if you can. I don’t think it’s “tacky” to hang it out there by any means, but if there are sensitive guests, they may just be upset.
Post # 21
Pig roasts disgust me. I went to one when I was little and someone chased me around with the head. I wouldn’t call it ‘tacky’ just gross to me.
Post # 22
I would love this. Keep in mind, you know your guests. Some of the girls on here can be a little squeamish. 😉
(I love you ladies, but you know it’s true!)
Post # 23
Ah good! when you said ‘a’ pig then 260 people… well I sure wish they made pigs that big! It’ll be a great time, and SO incredibly delicious. Enjoy!!
I was told that when I was a kid at a pig roast my grandparents dared me to eat the nipple. I guess I did, haha 🙂
Post # 24
@Goldfispie… hehe that’s funny oh the things we do as kids !!
Post # 25
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I agree w/ Adeline – just know your guests.
I went to a wedding with a pig roast before, and I thought it was awesome!
Post # 26
I’m a vegetarian, but my unbiased opinion still thinks it’s not a good idea.
Like others have said, I guess you really need to know your guests and what they are comfortable with. I would play it safe and not do it, because I think the ramifications of having it and offending/grossing people out are much worse than not having it and losing the “awesome” factor.
Post # 27
I went to an outdoor wedding with a pig roast in view last year and I didn’t have an opinion either way. But lots of guests went home with pics of the severed head on the cutting table after it was served. I think it’s all about whether it fits in with your atmosphere and guests.
Post # 28
Oooh I would love that! I love pork! Seeing a whole pig wouldn’t bother me, I mean people don’t freak out about rotisserie chickens or anything.
I think the point that you know your guests best is so valid. Depending on the venue and the guests, if it’s appropriate and you think they would enjoy it, go for it!
Post # 29
I’m not a vegetarian I don’t think it would bother me at all. I voted no but here’s my question when you say to display the pig or not do you mean to put it out on the table or display it roasting? It might be a little too much if it’s on the buffet table and not carved already but if you mean roasting on the spit that kinda makes sense, isn’t that the traditional way of doing a roast pig?
The only time anything like that has EVER bothered me as a meat eater is at a wedding that was on a sheep farm. They had us walk THROUGH a heard of sheep little lambykins and all to get to the reception (the whole wedding was disgustingly pretentious and really kinda gross in general) then served us lamb for dinner, while I like meat I thought that was really really tacky.
Post # 30
@cricket1524 I mean in the buffet table.. roasting will be done by the time the reception starts.