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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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99 Reviews
Victoria
Victoria E. Married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food & amazing people!

Old Blue BBQ is AMAZING! Once we did our initial tasting with them, we knew we had to have them for our wedding. The staff at Old Blue are super helpful, timely with responses, and truly care about what they do. They made everything a breeze with food and tables/chairs/linens. The menu they have to choose from has a great variety. Our guests could not stop raving about the food, saying how flavorful everything was. They do all setting up and cleaning up and will help with any decor set up as well. They even have a bridal share where you can borrow decor from previous weddings so you don't have to buy everything yourself. So if you want amazing food that will keep your guests wanting more, you definitely need to go with Old Blue.
Amy
Amy O. Married on 10/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Flexible, thoughtful, above & beyond!

Kari & her team were a great addition to my wedding vendor team. Kari was always quick to respond to emails and very helpful with any changes I need especially when it came to a fluctuating guest count last minute. She even made an additional trip to my venue pre-wedding day to make sure all the logistics were in order. My only request was that I got to eat mac and cheese on my wedding day and they absolutely delivered! The food was top notch and my guests were talking about it all weekend. Even with a buffet service, the team was kind enough to bring plates to my grandparents at the table and they packed up to to go boxes for my husband and I to eat that night. Thank you Kari and team for an excellent night!
Claire
Claire A. Married on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Experience, Great Price, SO easy to work with!

We absolutely LOVED old blue! They went above and beyond on our wedding day, and with everything beforehand. We did our food tasting and walkthrough early on, so they even did a final walkthrough the week-of to make sure everything was perfect. Kari and Amanda were SO helpful. We didn't have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, but we truly didn't need one because they were SO on top of it and extremely generous with their time and resources. They really are a full service team - they did all the decor and brought all the table linens, tables, etc. They arranged absolutely everything and made sure the transitions from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception/dancing were perfect. They (FOR FREE) provided table decor (candles, table #s, vases) through their "Bride Share" program. We also dropped off all our own alcohol/signs/rug/welcome table stuff to their office the week before the wedding - this was SO helpful so we didn't have to bring it all to the venue ourselves. Kari in particular was SO responsive helping us plan every detail.

It goes without saying, the food was incredible! Everyone loved it (even vegetarians) and raved about it after. They staffed the bar and whole event, made sure we ate, helped with the cake cutting (we also did their dessert package and just got a small cake for the formal cutting), packed us food to go, and cleaned up everything. SO easy to work with and affordable. No stress at all. They were looking for ways to save us money and we felt like we didn't compromise anything but still got a great price. Highly recommend!!!
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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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