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Old Blue BBQ brings Smoke, Spice, and Southern Hospitality to your wedding! Based out of Alexandria, Virginia, we serve couples and their guests mouth-watering hardwood smoked barbecue and our planning and event execution service are brimming with southern charm. We have the ability to match the setting and atmosphere of your wedding, whether it is casual or rustic elegance. Let Old Blue BBQ deliver amazing craft BBQ for your wedding.

Services Offered
Old Blue BBQ offers bar services and a variety of beverage and dining items. Some services offered include:

  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Chairs
  • Tables


Cuisine
Old Blue BBQ will plan, coordinate, deliver, set up and clean up for your wedding. Old Blue BBQ is capable of catering to specific food restrictions such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free and organic. They will ensure a unique BBQ experience with their presentation and specially prepared foods.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

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

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
German
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mexican
Seafood
Southern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples

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Ara & Pat
Ara Married on 06/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Good Eats!

We are still getting people complimenting the food. The four different bbq sauces is just icing on the cake to go over the meats. The pulled pork and pulled chicken were amazing and the different sides they offer are fantastic.
Lucy
Lucy S. Married on 01/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn't Ask For A Better Caterer!

Old Blue BBQ was such an easy decision for our wedding catering! My older sister had used them for her wedding and we were just so impressed with their food, efficiency, organization and generosity, that my family knew we had to use them again! They had never worked at our venue before, however they were proactive and visited/met with the owners of our venue to scope out the space and make sure they were all on the same page. We were so impressed by this and knew we were in such great hands! We completely trusted Old Blue with our wedding, which relieved us from so much stress through the wedding planning process. We worked closely with both Kelly and Kari and they were both so sweet, patient, friendly, creative, fun and accommodating with our many questions and adjustments we made along the way. They were terrific from start to finish. The highlight of Old Blue is their bride share that鈥檚 included! They have so much variety of cute decor that fits any style. We received many compliments from guests on how they loved their meals. They were also very accommodating with my groom鈥檚 gluten-free needs and one of our guest鈥檚 vegan need. We just love Old Blue and plan on picking up their food for regular dinners from now on. Thank you Old Blue BBQ!!
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Matt L. Married on 11/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Food, Phenomenal People

Old Blue BBQ was amazing for our wedding last month! From the first time we met Kelly and her team for a tasting all the way to wedding day, they were incredible. Supportive, friendly, flexible - They work with you to take care of you. The food is awesome. The brisket was everyone's favorite, but everyone raved about everything from the signature drinks to passed apps too. Classy and professional. Original sauces and twists on original bbq favorites, you will not be disappointed - And most importantly, you can trust Kelly and Old Blue to take care of you and make your vision happen!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Amelia Lawrence Weddings Amelia Lawrence Weddings Wedding Planners

From the moment I began working with Shannon of Old Blue BBQ I knew the rest of our coordinating together was going to be great! Shannon was amazing and completely on top of everything. Every time I needed to contact her or coordinate with her regarding the venue, menu, floor plan, etc. she was always responsive and super helpful. On the wedding day she managed her team perfectly ensuring that every aspect was completed from setup to service to tear down. Shannon and her team were stupendous!!! The food was equally amazing and this BBQ will not disappoint but leave you wanting more! Delicious! So good I plan to order some for my July 4th gathering. Thank you Shannon and the rest of your team!

Emily Katherine Events Emily Katherine Events Wedding Planners

Old Blue BBQ is FANTASTIC to work with! Kelly worked with me in advance to plan the perfect timeline and floor plan, and the Old Blue staff were simply amazing day of. They had everything under the tent under control, setting up tables, chairs, and centerpieces. They really made my job as a coordinator so much easier by having everything under control. It helps that their food is delicious too! I would love to work with Old Blue BBQ again.

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Old Blue BBQ frequently asked questions

At Old Blue BBQ, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Old Blue BBQ includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Old Blue BBQ offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Old Blue BBQ offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Old Blue BBQ, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • BBQ
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
At Old Blue BBQ, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Old Blue BBQ provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Old Blue BBQ offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Old Blue 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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