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Bear's Smokehouse BBQ

South Windsor, CT View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
12 reviews

About

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ is an award winning wedding caterer based out of Windsor Connecticut, and Asheville, NC. 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

12 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Lori T. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Our guests raved it was the best wedding food they have ever had!

    We knew we wanted BBQ for our rustic wedding and our venue had suggested we try Bears. We went for a tasting and we were instantly sold on Bears. The hardest decision was deciding which items to choose. Sydney was amazing with communication, flexibility and support throughout! Our guests raved about the food said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding and several went up for second , third and even fourth helpings!! We will continue to visit Bears even after our wedding!
  • Taylor
    Taylor Married on 06/26/2021
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    Great food

    Our June wedding felt complete having the best BBQ in our area! There was plenty of food for all our guests to have 2nds and even 3rds! Very glad my husband and I chose Bear’s for our meal!
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    Chelsea K. Married on 10/31/2020
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    Wonderful Service

    Great food, great staff, so helpful and friendly

Awards

  • 12
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Pricing

Map

454 Ellington Rd South Windsor, CT, 06074
8607858772
Location of (Bear's Smokehouse BBQ)
135 Coxe Ave Asheville, NC, 28801
(828) 505-7088

Sun 12-9pm Mon - Thurs 11-9pm Fri & Sat 11-10pm

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.

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