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Streetsboro, Kent and Surrounding Areas

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Hosting a BBQ Wedding

Are you and your fiancé more the jeans-type than suits and dresses?  Do you love to be outdoors?  Do you have hobbies like hiking, riding motorcycles, horseback riding or fixing vintage cars?  If these describe you, then why not have a BBQ wedding?  A BBQ-based wedding reception is an amazing option for couples who want to make a statement and who prefer a more casual event for their nuptials.


Think Summer food. Instead of a formal buffet, talk to your caterer in Cleveland about offering grilled chicken, a variety of steaks, and pork chops.  Your caterer can serve these to order by setting up large grills at your site.  The meat can be served with chimichurri, salsas or even a selection of homemade barbeque sauces.

Offer succulent sides. With a BBQ wedding, there are plenty of options to add to your selection of grilled meats.  From Carolina coleslaw to seasonal roasted vegetables, your wedding reception caterer can help you to decide on exactly what will go best with your main course.  Grilled corn, spinach salad, roasted vegetables and pasta salads are just a few additional options to explore.

Custom drinks add to the fun.  Depending on what you and your fiancé like, you can offer a variety of drinks.  Options include locally produced wines, frozen drinks like margaritas and even a selection of artisanal beers.  Each of these add to the personality of your reception.

Choose a dessert that fits the theme.  If you are having a BBQ wedding, then having a large, ornately decorated cake may not be the way that you’d like to end your party.  Consider asking your Akron caterer to bring strawberry shortcake with flavored whip cream or a selection of homemade pies and ice cream to finish off the dinner.  If there is a bonfire nearby, then roasting marshmallows and making s’mores is a fun way to end the meal.

For outdoor-loving couples, having a wedding BBQ can be a memorable way to celebrate your special day.  With grilled foods, a variety of amazing salads and side dishes and a pie bar to end the meal, your friends and family will be talking about your wedding for months afterward.

With Many Thanks!

Thank you to you and your staff for the wonderful job you all did for Kevin and Jeanette’s wedding on October 4th at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Parish Center in Aurora! Everything went so smoothly and we were very pleased with how things turned out. Thanks again for helping us provide our family with a wedding to remember for a lifetime!

~ Sincerely, Pam Meeks
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