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We met with several caterers, and not only did Old Carolina come in at half the price (or less in some instances), they also offered high quality service and absolutely delicious food. Most wedding food is the same old, same old, but our guests RAVED about how much they loved it! Leslianne was also a dream to work with, was incredibly responsive to questions and we didn't have to worry for a second about things being taken care of. She also handled all of our rentals, which was a HUGE bonus!! We would highly recommend Old Carolina to anyone considering them.
Nothing bad can be said. The buffet service staff were friendly, very professional and smooth. They went above and beyond their regular job duties, bussing tables, breaking down service tables and bagging linens. They even offered to do things outside of their buffet duties. They boxed leftovers and carried to the car. They complied with the ever changing requests of the bride and groom, and did so with a smile. When they had finished cleaning up their equipment, they did not leave early, but continued to bus and help out until the end of their shift! The catering contact, Leslieanne, was wonderful. She coordinated all of the details, made changes graciously, and made sure everything was perfect. The food was FABULOUS! I will use them again if the occasion arises, without a doubt!
I wish I could give this more than a 5-star rating! Never in my life have I been to a wedding where the food and service was anywhere near delicious as the food was that OC had provided! I am still getting questions from guests about where we did the catering. I am not even exaggerating when I say that everyone who attended asked me about Old Carolina. "The food was amazing!" "I kept going back for more!" Carrie was the coordinator and she was extremely friendly and professional. The team that actually came was the nicest group of people that I had met. They met up with me throughout the night to see if there was anything that they could do or that I needed. When the night was coming to an end, they even split the food evenly so that both sets of parents could take it home and enjoy it. They exceeded our expectations and my husband and I will definitely be stopping up for some food. Hands down recommend to everyone!
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 catering was amazing!!! Compliments all around!!! My husband and I were so happy with the food! Our guests were raving- even now 4 months later!! I would pick Old Carolina again and again for our special day!! And I would definitely recommend it to everyone I know!!
Angela wonderful and such a huge help!!! She coordinated our linens and chairs and when the other vendor brought the wrong color she was quick to get it fixed. She helped us set up the venue as well. She went above and beyond and I am forever grateful!! Thank you, Angela and all the Old Carolina crew that were so polite and hard working!
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