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Old Carolina Barbecue Company is a wedding caterer based out of Akron, Ohio. For more than 18 years, this restaurant has brought award-winning barbecue to celebrations throughout Ohio. The company began in 2003 when the chefs toured the Carolinas and learned the secrets of True Q. They gathered generations-old recipes and wisdom from road-side shacks and brought their knowledge back north to Ohio. They have since opened 10 locations across Ohio and Pennsylvania, where they slow-cook meats for 14 hours over hickory fires and hand-make all their sauces. With their mouth-watering cuisine and excellent customer service, this eatery will provide a reception meal you won鈥檛 soon forget.

Old Carolina Barbecue Company's wedding catering package comes with two meats, two sides, and the choice of cornbread, dinner rolls, or buns. Meat options include hand pulled pork, smokehouse pulled chicken, sliced brisket, hickory smoked ribs, and more. Sides such as coleslaw, country beans, hot apple sauce, and macaroni and cheese are also available. In addition, you can enjoy appetizers such as chicken tenders, fruit plates, and cheese platters. Full-service catering can be delivered to your venue, or you can pick up your order.

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Hannah B. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great all around!

We were so happy that we chose Old Carolina for our caterer. From the beginning, Brooke was incredibly kind and easy to work with. She made sure everything went smoothly on our big day. They handled all of our linen, seating, and outdoor party game rentals as well. The food was wonderful and we had enough leftovers to feed a small army. We were also pleased with the price and quality of the food. Would highly recommend!
Ashley S. Married on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious food and incredible service!

When my now-husband and I got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted barbecue food at our reception. The venue that we selected, Happy Days Lodge, has Old Caroline Barbecue as a preferred caterer, so honestly the decision to have them cater our wedding was an easy one for us to make. However, it was the attention to detail and excellent communication from Brooke Guiley, their director of catering services, that really made OCB so incredible to work with. She was extremely responsive throughout the entire planning process, and she even ensured that we were able to make a couple of customizations to some menu items to deal with a food allergy issue. Also, when we ended up scheduling some rehearsal and set-up time somewhat last minute, she ensured that all of our linens and place settings got delivered a day early so that we could get the most out of the time that we had the space. On top of all of that, the food was amazing on the day of the event - we had several guests come up and tell us how delicious everything was, and my husband and I actually made time to sit down and eat it because we loved it so much. I truly can鈥檛 say enough good things about the experience of working with OCB. I highly recommend!
Amanda S. Married on 10/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating


Excellent service and food! Every guest was pleased!
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Whetstone Center Whetstone Center Banquet Halls

We have had Old Carolina at the Whetstone Conference and Event Center for graduation parties and weddings! Wonderful food and wonderful service. Their team always comes prepared with hot and delicious food!

Brass Key Photography Brass Key Photography Wedding Photographers

Who doesnt love BBQ? Leslie with Old Carolina is great to work with. Delicious food and awesome sauce choices! Reasonably priced and great service!

Peacock Ridge Peacock Ridge Barn & Farm Weddings

Great barbecue! Well priced and a great staff.

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