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Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

Alexandria, VA View map

About

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company is a full-service catering company in Alexandria, Virginia. Founder and owner John Snedden barbequed his first whole pig in college. Thirteen years later, John fulfilled his dream of opening his own barbeque restaurant and was later sought after by the White House for menu suggestions to serve at Bill and HIllary Clinton’s first state dinner. This award-winning, wood-only barbeque caterer will provide you and your guests with a remarkable and unique dining experience for your wedding.

Services Offered
Catering packages include necessities like delivery, setup, tables and chairs. The wedding party and guests can enjoy a limited or open bar with house beer, wine and liquor available at the hand of well-trained bartenders.

Cuisine
Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company will provide couples and guests with appetizers, side dishes, desserts, drinks, sauces and more. They even accommodate vegetarian, vegan, no-pork and kosher dietary preferences. Serving styles include:

  • Buffet
  • Family style
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • French service
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$90

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$70

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Local
Southern
Southwestern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

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

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Paige A. Getting married on 05/03/2022
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    My first choice and go to

    We really wanted bbq and Rockland's was the only one to be able to do it fun style with class. We had china and silverware with cloth napkins and glasses. They did a site visit and walked through the layout with all our concerns in mind and on the day of the event they were there and ready to go with all the staff and accessories. Our site was 35 miles away and they didn't bat an eye. Our guests (165) were thrilled with the wonderful food in a non-traditional but formal menu. We have used them several times since to cater our events.
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    Wiley G. Married on 06/07/2021
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    Great food and service

    Our son's traditional big wedding plans got covided. So after Rockland's food truck came to our neighborhood a couple of times, we had them cater a family-only backyard reception. It was great!
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    Leslie M. Married on 05/29/2021
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    Amazing with allergies! Not your average BBQ.

    We were so happy with our decision to go with Rocklands - they were a breeze to work with, the staff was amazing, and the food was absolutely delicious! My husband has a severe dairy allergy which always makes things a bit more complicated, but Rocklands staff was both so knowledgeable and attentive that it was no issue! They were able to prepare almost everything without dairy, and all staff knew which items had dairy and he could not eat - it really eased the anxiety that usually comes with eating with allergies.

    Besides their expert handling of the dietary restrictions, I cannot speak highly enough of the bartenders and waiters. Again they were just so attentive, regularly checking in with us to ensure we always got something to eat/drink during the busy times. The bartend (whose name I wish I could remember!!) was such a sweetheart and even sat a bottle of rose aside when she saw that is what I was drinking to ensure I wouldn't run out!

    Finally, the best part about Rocklands is their sides. I think BBQ tends to be very heavy which is not necessarily ideal for a wedding, but they have tons of lighter sides (we loved the chickpea salad and cucumber and mint salad) that are equally as delicious but a bit lighter than the mac n cheese or potato salad you typically have with BBQ.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Mention that you found us on Wedding Wire and we'll gussy up your buffet! We'll throw in a decorative tablecloth overlay and battery-operated votives free of charge."

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Bridal Silhouette Bridal Silhouette Wedding Dresses

At the wedding last weekend, Katherine and Maurice were on top of every detail, from the moving of the dance floor to the special appetizer plate for the bride and groom. They were available to chat about timeline changes and were absolutely gracious all night long. And the wait staff, oh my goodness, they could not have been nicer. They felt like family. And, of course, the food was delicious!

Top of the Town Top of the Town Rooftop Weddings

Super good BBQ!

Rocklands Farm & Winery Rocklands Farm & Winery Barn & Farm Weddings

What fun to partner with Rocklands Barbecue here on Rocklands Farm! We are two different companies, but have had fun working together!

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25 S Quaker Ln Ste 11, Suite 11 Alexandria, VA, 22314
7037788000
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