(Closed) Bbq themed wedding reception

posted 4 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
8957 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Kiloveable127:  MMmmm! Loves me some BBQ! I have no problem with a bbq wedding but my only thought is, you also said you want it to be elegant. To me, elegant usually means formal. One of the fun things about bbq is that you’re allowed to get messy… because bbq is messy. I would be very leery of eating bbq in “elegant” clothes. Maybe I’m defining that word differently than you though. Your menu sounds awsome in any case, and best wishes, whatever you decide.

Post # 3
2804 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We are doing a pig roast for ours. One of my compromises for Fiance. I love the idea of a clam bake. My guests would go crazy for that!

Post # 4
3470 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

Kiloveable127:  Our wedding was kind of backyard BBQ meet beach tea party.  The venue was the garden of an old victorian house, and the menu was tritip and BBQ chicken with green salad, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, etc.  

It was absolutely perfect.  We had the elegent/upscale feel, but down home good food! 

Post # 5
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think a bbq is a good idea. Guest always remember how the food was at weddings. Are you ok with it being casual though, and are you ok with it getting messy?

Post # 6
11050 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Kiloveable127: Sounds wonderful, just wanted to drop in and tell you that. Also, welcome to Weddingbee.

Post # 7
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We had BBQ for our wedding. Pulled pork, brisket, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, and rolls! Everyone loved it. We still have people commenting on how great the food was almost 2 years later. We are in Kansas City so BBQ is a really big deal around here! 

Post # 8
756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had a clambake/BBQ but it was catered by an all inclusive that does them all the time.  You can see the menus at http://www.mountaintopgrove.com

Post # 9
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Kiloveable127:  Not going to lie. I am 100% considering a pig roast dinner for our wedding. 🙂

Post # 10
6773 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

We had bbq tri-tip for ours.  My husband wanted to cook.  Some of it went well, some was a mild disaster.  Our entire menu was: salad bar, french bread with butter/garlic, sliced tri tip in Santa Maria seasoning and sliced potatoes.  The potatoes were started on the grill but had to end in an oven as they were taking too long.  We got a ton of compliments on the meat and the Californians had a good time laughing (good-naturedly of course) at the East Coasters who “don’t know how to eat tri-tip right.”  

No need to go overboard with the food – people can’t eat any more than usual just because it’s a wedding.  If you’re being catered then do as you wish, but if you’re trying to do it yourself, I’d say pare that menu down – it was hard to do all that cooking and prepping!  Also since your choices are messy and you say you want an ‘elegant’ wedding, provide bibs or make sure people don’t wear their best to drip on.  It sound delicious!

Post # 11
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I love the idea of a BBQ, cook it yourself, tasty menu.    Considering it myself.  My only concern is bbq sauce on a white dress!  

Post # 12
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are doing a BBQ theme… We are getting married Labor Day weekend, so a BBQ caterer seems natural! We found an amazing caterer near our venue and that was that! We joked about doing a corn muffin cake tower because their corn muffins were ammmmazing! I’m excited! We are definitely going for a rustic, laid back vibe 

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