BBQ Breakdown: The Four Styles of Barbeque for Your Wedding
Rob Wilhoite, owner of Capt. Rob’s Pigalicious BBQ, says, “The best kind of sauce is no sauce! We serve our sauce on the side so you can pick your own, but most folks will go for the sweet sauce.”
So, what are the different types of BBQ you can serve? Rob tells us that barbeque can include ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brisket, tenderloin, sausage, and pork loin. For weddings, pulled pork and smoked chicken are the most popular because they are the most cost effective for large groups.
If you choose Texas style, be sure to communicate clearly about dinnertime as this wood fire cooking technique takes a LOT of prep time! Ricardo with Deep Run Road House says, “Since it’s a real fire, we have someone come in at 4:00AM to start cooking!” It may take a while, but good things are always worth the wait!
For weddings of about 125 guests, you can expect to pay $20 – 26 per plate for BBQ cooked on site with two to three sides. Of course, for more expensive on site cooking like a low country boil and seafood, you can expect to pay about $50 per plate.
Whether your wedding is outside on a farm or inside a ballroom, barbeque is always a popular choice!