Buddy's BBQ Catering in the Smokies

Tips for BBQ Catering in the Smoky Mountains

Buffets are a popular choice for a catered wedding reception. The Smokies and BBQ go hand in hand, and a scrumptious BBQ buffet is a great option for feeding your wedding guests. As you’re planning a BBQ catering for your Smoky Mountain wedding, keep these tips in mind.

A buffet not only gets the meal to your guests quickly, but it gives them the opportunity to build their own plate. This is a win-win for everyone! Buddy’s BBQ is a local favorite and has been serving weddings for decades. You can trust Buddy’s BBQ to provide both a fabulous meal and experience for your guests. 

Here are some tips for planning a BBQ meal for your Smoky Mountain wedding reception. 

Buddy's BBQ in the Smoky Mountains offers BBQ Catering for a Smoky Mountain wedding.

Select Full-Service Catering 

When choosing a caterer for a wedding buffet, we always recommend hiring their staff to help serve your guests. These industry professionals are experts. From prep to clean-up, the Buddy’s team will take care of everything.

Selecting the full-service option for your reception is important for many reasons. First, it takes the responsibility off of your plate. It ensures that your food will remain at safe temperatures at all times. It also gives you and your loved ones the ability to focus on celebrating. As the meal ends, the professionals will clean up which means even more time for you and your loved ones to celebrate.  

A budget-friendly meal idea is to have your food items dropped off. A “drop off” catering is exactly what it sounds like: your meal will be delivered and that’s it. It would then be your responsibility to set up the meal, keep it warm, and clean it up. You may have a friend or family member that can take over this project. This will save you money but it does place a large responsibility onto your loved one. It’s a lot to ask, plus they will miss out on enjoying your wedding day.  

For even more savings, someone can pick the food up directly from the restaurant. While this does save you money, it adds even more responsibility to a loved one during your special day. 

Planning a BBQ catering for a Smoky Mountain wedding? We highly recommend selecting full-service catering for the best experience. 

Buddy's BBQ Catering in the Smokies

Choosing the Right Caterer 

There are many options for caterers in the Smoky Mountain area. Most of them offer BBQ, however few of them can compare to Buddy’s BBQ’s experience and volume. Buddy’s BBQ is local and known for their delicious food and Southern hospitality. 

Buddy’s has been a staple in the Smokies for over 45 years. Another reason for their popularity and longevity is that their pricing is fair, reasonable, and budget-friendly. Buddy’s is a trusted name in BBQ catering for Smoky Mountain Weddings.

If you choose full-service catering from Buddy’s, they also supply serving tables, table coverings, serving equipment, and utensils for the buffet line. For a smooth experience, make sure you select a company with these offerings. 

Smoked ribs from Buddy's BBQ in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge.

Try Before you Buy! 

You can dine in their restaurant and taste the food as you plan for your wedding. Visit them in Sevierville and try their smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, chicken, ribs, and all of their sides! Once you’ve tasted it for yourself, you’ll feel much more comfortable entrusting Buddy’s for your wedding reception. 

Buddy’s has been so popular in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg area for years! You may already be familiar with them and their menu. Your guests will enjoy having a familiar name like Buddy’s at your wedding. 

Planning Your BBQ Catering for Smoky Mountain Weddings

Buddy’s BBQ specializes in memorable events like wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions. They can serve your meal buffet-style, but can also arrange an elegant plated meal. BBQ Catering for Smoky Mountain weddings is popular because of great companies like Buddy’s!

Their standard serving time is one hour, but additional service can be requested. Talk with the Buddy’s coordinator to discuss your vision for the rehearsal dinner or reception.  

You will need to provide a guaranteed guest count 48 hours before your event. This guaranteed guest count is what you will be charged for, even if your actual attendance is lower.  

Keep in mind that you will need to pay a deposit to confirm your catering appointment. You can review Buddy’s catering policies here

Wedding reception in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas.

Buddy’s BBQ is a Smoky Mountain favorite!

Buddy’s BBQ is a trusted name for catered events like family reunions, weddings, sports banquets, and other large gatherings. They serve groups of all sizes and have experience at different types of venues. From beginning to end, they will work closely with your venue to ensure a smooth experience. They are a trusted source for BBQ caterings for Smoky Mountain Weddings.

The local restaurant chain offers everything from portable bar-b-q pits to refrigerated trucks. Their bbq pits bring an irresistible aroma of hickory-smoked goodness to every guest! 

Reach out to Buddy’s to get started planning your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner! 

You can reach out to them directly at (865) 428-5001 or sevbuddysbbq@yahoo.com.

The Smoky Mountain Wedding Association takes great pride in helping brides and grooms get married in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and surrounding areas. Our site is a great resource for tips and recommendations. Browse more wedding catering options at the Smoky Mountain Wedding Association. 

Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton


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