Rustic, Country, BBQ Wedding Ideas

Getting married is a major milestone in your life. It is a special time for a celebration of this new chapter with your friends and family. We have noticed a new trend with a lot of our wedding catering jobs. Call it rustic, down-home or backyard BBQ wedding – it all fits within a country theme. With this comes a variety of venues, decor, and style. In all we see people choose a country wedding theme because of its charm and hospitality. If you are planning a rustic, backyard BBQ wedding, here are some things we have noticed all of them have.

A Rustic Venue

Barn BBQ Wedding

Barns are a big hit because of high ceilings, plenty of space and the neutral backdrop goes with any color scheme.

With Maryland having a variety of mountains and farms, there is a mix of what country can mean. Some of our favorite venues have been rustic Maryland barns. That being said, our catering team has seen some in historic inns, private gardens, backyards, wineries and more. What these all have in common are personality and character. They might not have the modern decor, but what they lack in hipness they make up for in charm. Bring your guests to a true get away. Many of these venues have incredible versatility. It is easy to make the locations match your colors, as many are very neutral, especially barns. Click here to filter by barns, vintage or other styles.

Down-Home Food

Not that we are biased, but nothing says country, backyard BBQ wedding like real smoked BBQ. We have a menu that everyone will love. From chicken to ribs to pulled pork, your guests will love the southern flavor that comes with an authentic BBQ. Even better, a buffet style meal is affordable. You won’t need to worry about paying for servers or the high cost of a plated meal. It will leave you with wiggle room in the budget for other aspects of your big day. Plus it’s a great way for guests to mingle.

Make it Country

Don’t forget the decor. We have seen a lot of cool DIY projects with mason jars. Some of our favorites are using them to serve signature cocktails or craft beer. Chalkboard signs, wildflowers, metal troughs, and bonfires (especially in the fall) are all signature staples of a country, BBQ wedding. Although country weddings are held throughout the year, we do notice an uptick around fall. Autumn provides a beautiful backdrop for a country wedding. With captivating fall colors of reds, oranges, and yellows, you can save money by taking the advantage of the rustic beauty of the season. Its also really important to get the right entertainment to get the full country experience. The right party band can make or break an atmosphere.

No matter where you choose to have it, mountains, barn, backyard, or what you want to call it, country, rustic, BBQ wedding – it is your special day. Make it even better with a team that has the experience catering country, BBQ weddings. Wow your guests and have them fall in love our unique smokey style and amazing sauces. Our experienced staff will also help to make sure to take care of all the details so you will not have to worry about feeding your friends and family on your special day. Contact us today to have your wedding catered by Chad’s.

Do you know of some rustic Maryland venues around Annapolis and Edgewater? Let us know!