Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2021 - Stamford,CT
I am having a very small wedding 50-60 ppl. My fiance and i want a simple yet elegant wedding. He and i are both foodies and we think wedding food is so blah
. We want to have a southern wedding menu pulled po boys n slaw, ribs, beef brisket and comfort food sides or a down home clam bake with lobster and steak n shrimp accompanied by souhern sides. Has anyone done or is anyone planning to do a bbq or a clambake for their reception. In need of some inspiration, please and thank u.
Post # 2
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
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
- 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
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
Kiloveable127: Sounds wonderful, just wanted to drop in and tell you that. Also, welcome to Weddingbee.
Post # 7
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
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
Kiloveable127: Not going to lie. I am 100% considering a pig roast dinner for our wedding. 🙂
Post # 10
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
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
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