Congratulations from the "I Do BBQ" Crew!

We can't wait to be a part of your special day! Old Carolina Barbecue Company is Northeast Ohio's leading BBQ Caterer and is a preferred caterer at top venues. Whether it's your rehearsal dinner, shower or reception, we offer casual menu packages with polished service for all budgets. Want options in addition to bbq? Ask us about our new classic menu items.

Fun fact: Barbecue isn't messy. Old Carolina has been served at thousands of wedding receptions since 2006. Less than 10% of those brides spilled barbecue sauce on their dresses. 


To download the
Wedding Catering menu,
click the menu image below. 

Wedding thumbnail                  We are honored to be a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples'
Choice Award four years in a row for catering! WeddingWire recognizes
the top 5% of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire network based
on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with 
Old Carolina Barbecue Company.
Click here to see why couples choose us.
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Contact us for a Catering Consultation

We would love for you to attend a complimentary tasting and talk with our friendly professionals who will assist you with everything from your menu to linens.

Summit & Surrounding   
Counties   

Leslianne Lake
330.289.7046
Via Email

Stark County


Brooke Guiley
330.581.5835
Via Email

Strongsville &
West Cleveland 

Linda Borrelli
724.944.9104
Via Email

 
Wayne & Holmes
Counties 

Katie Abbott
727.470.8482
Via Email

Richland County   


Jami Fenney
419.545.1379
Via Email

 Altoona, PA


Trina Adams
814.949.6222
Via Email

 

 

Gratuity is appreciated but not expected.


Read what brides have said about us!

"Leslianne and her team were wonderful to work with. They were nothing but professional and sweet to our guests and the food was amazing! Any questions we had, we immediately had an answer. Leslianne was so amazing through the planning process! Whether it was answering my questions, making last minute changes, or sending me pictures of the linens, she was on top of everything. I highly recommend Old Carolina for any event you're throwing.” ~ Alexis 9/14/18


 

"We love Old Carolina and when we realized that they were one of the preferred vendors for our venue, we knew we couldn't go wrong since they taste so good! We met Brooke at a catering/wedding event and booked shortly after that. We then were in contact with Leslianne, who took over and everything continued to run smoothly. She was always very responsive to emails and requests. We appreciated them handling the linens, tables and chairs also on top of the food. And the food, we had it served family style, which everyone raved about as well as the delicious food! Thanks again for being a part of our wedding and sharing in our vision!” ~ Anna 8/7/18


"Brooke was wonderful to work with throughout the whole wedding planning process. She was always prompt in responding to questions and emails leading up to the big day. When the mother of the groom and I did a tasting at one of their events we knew that is was the right vendor to handle our menu for our wedding day! We taste tested everything on the catering menu and the staff gave us plenty of time to try all of our options before setting with us to answer questions, unlike other catering companies we did tastings with. The staff were very understanding of our need to have a vegetarian option and our concern that the pasta we choose may be a little dry if it sets out for a long period of time during the summer days. The staff added notes to exclude the bacon in the green beans and to add extra oil base to the pasta, and those notes were followed as both were exactly as requested the day of the wedding. As the wedding day approached Brooke touched base with me to verify all the details. The vendor also handled setting up the appetizers and did a wonderful job of keeping them stocked. I highly recommend their catering services to anyone looking for an amazing vendor, while still staying within a wedding budget!" ~ Christina 8/2/18


"We chose Old Carolina BBQ for our wedding 3 weeks ago and are so glad we did! Staff was friendly and professional and the food was amazing! People are still talking about it :)" ~ Logann 8/2/18


"Our wedding was Saturday Evening (6/30/18) and I am still hearing how delicious the food was. Everyone was impressed by everything. Even our picky eaters were thrilled. We also have family from both Georgia & Nashville, they love their bbq and they were beyond impressed! The staff who worked our wedding were truly amazing. They roughed it through one of our hottest days to date this summer without AC, and still had a smile on their faces. They were kind, courteous, and very attentive. I’ve always been thrilled with food from Old Carolina, and I’m glad to say the experience of wedding planning with them was truly a dream. All in all a great company to work with and I would definitely recommend them without hesitation!"~ Lauren 7/4/18


"I am so glad that Old Carolina was one of the catering options at my venue. My husband and I both wanted to serve barbecue to match the casual setting of our venue, and Old Carolina’s service and value really cannot be matched. In addition to the dinner, their staff helped set up the entire venue and I could seemingly rent the entire Miller’s party supply catalog through them, making it easy to add additional lighting, fans, and other necessities my venue did not have. The catering manager I worked with, Brooke, was so helpful in the planning process and was really flexible when I needed to make changes in the weeks leading up to the wedding. Their menu is delicious and they have a surprising amount of flexibility for people with dietary restrictions, including the ability to clearly label the food so your guests don’t have to bother you with questions! We also had so much food leftover that we were able to feed all the out of town guests the next day!"  ~ Review from The Knot 1/9/18


"Our wedding was catered by Old Carolina. Brooke, our coordinator, was extremely helpful and good at listening. Our food was amazing, the prices were very reasonable, and we were overall very happy with Old Carolina. Of all our friends who have been recently married, I think we paid the lowest amount and ended up with the best food. Highly Recommended!!" ~ Review from The Knot 9/6/17"


"We both were really pleased with our meal, and specifically with Brooke Guiley, who coordinated everything for us, and just wanted to give some positive feedback. We both were impressed with how attentive and helpful Brooke was, and we really appreciated the fact that we felt like she was on our side with everything. We didn’t have a lot of money, and Brooke was really helpful at walking us through all our costs. The meal was excellent, and the service was great, and we would definitely recommend OC to our friends." ~ Jordan V. 6/6/17


"I just wanted to say thank you! Choosing you guys to cater our wedding was easily the best (and most important) decision we made for our wedding! The food was so, so delicious! I'm not even exaggerating when I say our guests are still raving about how wonderful the food was! Even our vegetarian guests (who find fault in all vegetarian meals) were super thrilled with their dinners! The serving staff was phenomenal and so kind and friendly and professional. Everything was just perfect!" ~ Stephanie S. 7/20/17


"I cannot leave a higher review for Old Carolina! From our initial emails to our tasting to our wedding day, we could not be more pleased with their professionalism, attention to detail, and positive attitudes. Leslianne was amazing to work with, and was incredibly prompt with her email responses and returned phone calls. She did everything possible to ensure our day was everything we imagined it to be and was incredibly accommodating with our ideas. The food served at our wedding was even better than what we had sampled at our tasting and at the Old Carolina restaurant. They pulled the pork right as my husband and I walked up to the buffet table! Our guests loved our non-traditional menu, and many went up for seconds and thirds. I absolutely recommend Old Carolina for your "I Do BBQ"!" ~ Jenna D. 6/27/17


"We used Old Carolina BBQ to cater our post-destination wedding luncheon at Hale Farm. Working with Leslianne to coordinate all of the details was an absolute pleasure. She is super professional, kind and knowledgeable. The staff on the day of the event (I wish I could remember the name of the manager/lead on that day!) was EXCEPTIONAL. When we arrived, the staff had an "all hands on deck" attitude and were willing to pitch in wherever we needed. It was very appreciated! Now, on to the food. IT. WAS. DELICIOUS! Our guests raved about it, and it was the perfect accompaniment to our laid-back event. The food/service package that we selected was a great value and included so much (linens, etc.)." ~ Megan 5/30/17