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The food is amazing and the service before the wedding was awesome.
Thank-you for letting us be part of your BIG day!
I got married on a farm in a barn and let me tell you, Old Carolina BBQ fit the theme 100% All of the guests kept complimenting our food selection saying the BBQ was on point! We went with the full feast (roast chicken, pulled pork, ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, and salad). The buffet line moved quickly, the staff was friendly and helpful; they even helped my mom out by bringing up our home-made dessert plates from the kitchen and setting them up on the dessert table and refilled them throughout the night. They packaged up all of out leftovers in aluminum bins for us to take home. They were very reasonably priced. They also provide linens for the guest tables if needed. One of the best things about this company is that they are a restaurant as well, so if my husband and I ever want to be nostalgic and have our wedding food again, we can just visit one of the Akron locations and take a trip down memory lane!
Absolutely LOVED Old Carolina BBQ. Their prices are awesome and the food is amazing! We heard from many of our guests that they loved the food and were impressed with our selection. I did not have to worry at all about the food. There were there on time and ready to serve. Food was hot and delicious. Service was excellent! Absolutely recommend them to anyone!
We had our wedding reception in my husband's parent's barn and we knew we wanted BBQ Pork. We called around to a few places, but Old Carolina was the most attentive and most helpful. We worked directly with the Catering Manager, Angela Bozic, and she was so great to work with. She answered all of our questions, she set up a tasting for us, and made sure all of the little details about our big day were covered. Also, she was available whenever we needed to reach out to her and followed up to make sure things went as well as expected on the day of. The caterers came early to set up and provided excellent service to all of our guests. We received many compliments on how good the food was. We highly recommend Old Carolina Barbeque Company for anyone looking for some good food for their event.
The food paired perfectly with the rustic venue we chose. The guests loved it! I know this because we hardly had any left overs!!
The food is delicious, the staff was so kind and warm to all of our wedding guests, and Leslianne made sure that everything was how we wanted it, even with changing numbers of guests and tables up until the last two weeks. We received such excellent service from Old Carolina from the first time that we contacted them through table planning, setup and wedding clean up (which they totally handle for you!) and couldn't be more grateful for how easy Leslianne made it for us. Thanks for the great food and great service for our special day!!
Reviews like this are why we work so hard day in and day out! Thank-you for letting us be part of your special day - Leslianne
If you have an event, I cannot recommend Carolina Barbecue enough for the catering. From helping you to pick out the menu to the service on the day of event to clean- up they really do it all!
I know we are a little biased, but we really truly felt like our wedding was the best day ever! And a big part of the day going so well was Carolina Barbecue. I can't even begin to tell you about all of the compliments we have received about the team. In addition to the food being absolutely delicious, we heard time and time again how friendly and warm the staff was to all of the guests. We especially appreciated how organized dinner service was! Knowing our experience up until that point, we shouldn't have expected anything less, but it was just a relief knowing that everyone was able to get through the food line and back to their seats to enjoy their meals in such a timely manner. It's actually really funny because my aunt came up to me and was like Grace when is the dance floor opening up and I realized that everyone was getting antsy because they had eaten dinner so quickly!!
In addition to doing a great job with dinner service, the staff did a great job keeping the event space tidy throughout the evening. When we came back to the venue the next day to do final clean- up, nearly all our work had been done for us. All we had to do was take our centerpieces!
Also, if you are working with Angela you are in great hands!
Thank-you for your review! Happy Angela and our team provided you with such wonderful service. Congratulations! Lesilanne
We and our guests absolutely loved our food from Old Carolina. Angela out of the Stow location was great to work with,she accommodated our needs,and our changes we had last minute very gracefully and professionally. We were very happy with the serving staff on our wedding day a well. they were prompt and professional. We are very grateful that we chose Old Carolina as our caterer on our wedding day. Its nice to look back knowing you would still make the same choice.
Thank-you so much for your awesome review! So happy Angela and our team provided such great service and left a lasting impression on you :) - Leslianne
Rocco was extremely helpful and easy to work with. He provided us an amazing tasting and showed us all of our linen options. As time got closer to the wedding he stayed in contact and was easy to get a hold of. The food tasted amazing and we're still eating left overs. The staff at the wedding was kind, professional, and even reminded me that I had special requested french dressing. I would definitely use them again!
Thank-you so much for your great feedback! We LOVE Rocco too!!!!!! Congratulations and we hope to see you in one of our locations for dinner some time!
Leslieanne was wonderful to work with and set us up with an awesome test meal for 4 people when selecting our menu - wow! The food was so delicious and loved by all - a few guests went back for second servings of pork and filled their entire plates! Everyone at Old Carolina was helpful and discrete during the reception and did a truly great job! The quality of the food and the price were unbeatable, a great combination at Happy Days Lodge - contributed to the "homey" feel of the evening!
Thank-you so much Emily! You were great to work with as well! You're wedding was absolutely beautiful - Don't give up the ship! :) Leslianne
Outstanding! The staff was very helpful and flexible when a few minor bumps happened at the reception(not anything to do with them) and the food was SO AMAZING!! GREAT VALUE! My husband and I searched several caterers and old carolina was over half the cost of other caterers. Everyone is till ranting about how good the food was! We made the right choice!
Thank-you Stephanie!!!!!! Happy everything was perfect! Don't be a stranger :) Leslianne
Our guests raved about the food choice we made for our daughter's reception. Many, many thanks to such wonderful staff from your Stow location. Leslieanne, it was wonderful!!! The food was fantastic!!
Amanda - Thank-you so much! Happy to hear everything was wonderful! Cheers - Leslianne
They have the best food around! I had family and friends from a bunch of different states with different back rounds. Everyone LOVED the food. I had compliments saying it was the best food they ever had. I was very impressed with all the service. They set up great & took care of the cake cutting for me. Leslie Ann was amazing to work with. She was very helpful from the beginning and answered all my questions right away.
Thank-you so much Tricia!!!!! SO happy we could be part of your BIG day! Leslianne
We had old Carolina barbecue cater wedding and couldn't be happier about our decision. Everyone couldn't stop talking about the food! Workers were extremely friendly and professional. We paid a little extra for the package and it was worth every penny. They took care of tables chairs linens plates silverware cake table and etc we didnt have to worry about anything! Highly recommended!!
Thank-you very much! We appreciate your compliments! Leslianne
Old Carolina did my wedding this weekend and the were just awesome. I got so many compliments on the food and the service. They did an awesome job of continually picking up empty plates and glasses to keep the table looking nice, I had many guests tell me that they were very sweet to them while also being "unobtrusive." The venue I used was not full service, so at the end of the night the Old Carolina staff helped me gather up all the decorations and things that I needed to take home with me so my bridal party could leave quickly and not spend a lot of time cleaning up. The day can not have ran smoother.
The company they work with for linen and place setting rentals has a ton of options, and they take care of lining up all of that so all you have to do is pick your styles!
I love, love, loved that they went to my venue the night before and put down all the linens so my bridesmaids and I could set up our homemade centerpieces before the rehearsal and not have anything to worry about or have to rush around the day of the wedding.
Leslianne is also great to work with. She responded quickly to my emails, was always on time for meetings (even if I wasn't, haha), and made sure I had everything I asked for, even when I changed linen colors and added extra rentals only one week out!
I also have to add that the staff at the actual restaurants were very nice as well, when we went in for meetings and to drop off contracts or checks. Always offered us a free drink...its a little thing but it makes an impression of great customer service.
Thank-you for taking the time to write this awesome review Kaitlin! It was our pleasure to be part of your big day. Don't be a stranger at the restaurants - hopefully I will be there next time you stop by! Leslianne
We love barbeque so we had Old Carolina BBQ cater to our house for our rehearsal dinner. Everything was delicious, and they helped set up the table which was nice! Soooo yummy!!!