Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

454 Ellington Rd, South Windsor, CT 06074 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ is an award winning wedding caterer based out of Asheville, NC and South Windsor, Connecticut. Rated 5 stars by the New York Times. Staffed by friendly and experienced professionals, this catering service offers unique and flavorful culinary experiences. Choose from an expansive menu to find the barbecue dishes that will add a little spice to your wedding cuisine.

Services Offered (Connecticut)

With four locations and a fleet of food trucks, this caterer services events within a 60-mile radius of their locations in New Haven and Windsor. They can travel farther upon request, and do not require a prep kitchen or electricity. Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ accommodates events both large and small, and provides a catering specialist to help plan the big day. While buffets are the standard service option, upgraded levels of service are available. For couples looking for a unique twist on the traditional reception spread, the food trucks make for a great choice. These trucks come fully equipped to provide excellent service and even tastier food.

Services Offered (Asheville, NC)

Located in Downtown Asheville in the South Slope Brewery District, this caterer services events up to 1.5 hr driving distance from the store. For events further away, inquire with their dedicated catering sales team. They can travel farther upon request, and do not require a prep kitchen or electricity. Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ accommodates events both large and small, and provides a catering specialist to help plan the big day. While buffets are the standard service option, upgraded levels of service are available.

Cuisine

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ serves slow-cooked barbecue dishes from a fully customizable menu. Meat options include classics like pulled pork and brisket, as well as more unusual fare like kielbasa and burnt ends. The mac and cheese and smoked beans make for mouth-watering sides, and vegetarian and vegan options are also available. To complement your experience, catering packages include bar service with local craft beer and wine.

  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ
Classic pulled pork
Classic pulled pork
All of the favorites
All of the favorites
Food truck favorites!
Food truck favorites!
Buffet in a brewery
Buffet in a brewery
Buffet line
Buffet line
Mac attack!
Mac attack!
Impossible meatloaf
Impossible meatloaf
Buffet in a barn
Buffet in a barn
Outdoor wedding
Outdoor wedding
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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ
Classic pulled pork
Classic pulled pork

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10 Reviews for Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Rory M. · Married on 09/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely wonderful!

    We were originally supposed to have our wedding in June but because of COVID we had to move it to September and cut the guest list significantly. Bears was super flexible. Every member of the team was excellent- Sydney in catering was extremely helpful, and the staff at the wedding did a wonderful job. And of course the food was amazing!

    Sent on 01/23/2021
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    Rita M. · Married on 09/05/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Covid wedding

    Staff very knowledgeable & friendly. Catering manager took the time to go through all options & offered opinions on executing a menu that would fit all of our needs. Day of, serving staff were engaged, friendly, & truly felt as if they were part of the family during our small backyard bbq Covid wedding. My guests still comment today how awesome the food was & how having Bears cater was genius. Sydney & staff come highly recommended!

    Sent on 12/22/2020

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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ Pricing

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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 35
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    BBQ
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Nut Free
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink

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  • 454 Ellington Rd South Windsor, CT, 06074 See on map
    860-590-8569 (Phone number)
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  • 135 Coxe Ave Asheville, NC, 28801 See on map
    (828) 505-7088 (Phone number)
    Sun 12-9pm Mon - Thurs 11-9pm Fri & Sat 11-10pm
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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ frequently asked questions

At Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:

  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bear's Smokehouse BBQ includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Bear's Smokehouse BBQ offer for weddings?

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ offers the following event services for weddings:

  • Delivery
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Bear's Smokehouse BBQ provide for weddings?

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ offers the following catering services for weddings:

  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Bear's Smokehouse BBQ?

At Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, you can find the following types of cuisine:

  • American
  • BBQ

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Bear's Smokehouse BBQ?

At Bear's Smokehouse BBQ, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Bear's Smokehouse BBQ provide for wedding events?

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:

  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What percentage of users recommend Bear's Smokehouse BBQ and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bear's Smokehouse BBQ is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.