Alternative Wedding Celebrations: Guest Contribution from Dirty BBQ - Somerset Registration Services

So you’re engaged? Congratulations! Now the hard but fun work begins on wedding planning. Where and how do you want to get married? There is such an abundance of choice. Dirty BBQ, one of our fabulous Somerset suppliers, offer a different take on the formal wedding breakfast:

The Relaxed Festival Wedding Trend

pennard hill farm wedding couple tipi

Festival Style Celebrations at Pennard Hill Farm

From a caterer’s viewpoint, stately homes, manor houses, even luxurious hotels are all fabulous for you, your guests, and us to work with. However, there’s an ever increasing desire for more unique, intimate events set in natural scenery.
Many of our clients are choosing to ditch the traditional sit down 3 course meals and go for festival style, woodland, coastal and other off-grid, back to nature weddings.

You need to find a flexible caterer who will fit the bill. Many wedding caterers simply can’t work in the middle of nowhere due to appliance and facility restrictions and even access for street food vans. We have worked in some of the most beautiful places from deep in the woods, wineries, vineyards, caves to private beaches. The Dirty BBQ team have fed parties at farms and barns, tipi and glamping camps. We’re right at home in the middle of fields far from power, running water and kitchens.

Dirty BBQ: Flexible, Off-Grid Event Catering

At Dirty BBQ our passion is all about delicious food cooked over ethical charcoal and wood, no gas, no electric. We can operate completely self-sufficiently off grid virtually anywhere. Of course, we can provide sit down meals at tables with sharing platters, as well as buffets under a canopy of trees. How about a hybrid of platters for sides and a giant meat feast buffet in the centre of your celebration in a barn. From formal to casual we can cover it all, wherever and however you might want to celebrate.

woodland wedding reception under canvas

Alternative Wedding Breakfast: The Dirty BBQ Menu

Choose from our Texas style beef brisket smoked over hickory wood, our Memphis style pulled pork smoked over apple wood, or our shredded chicken smoked over maple wood. Our smoked meats cooked low and slow overnight can all be held, rested and served up steaming hot for your guest’s enjoyment. Pork and beef ribs and pork belly bites are quick to cook on site. We finish them with a glaze in our mobile cabinet smokers. How about steak cooked on site on our large grills over charcoal or wood. The Argentinian style picanha beef is reverse seared in our portable smoker and seared over coals. Our Brazilian style is cut into chunks and grilled over coals on long skewers.


pork roast over charcoal grill     bbq chicken over charcoal grill


Even our pizza oven can be manoeuvred wherever needed to provide our Neapolitan style wood fired pizzas to suit your needs. For the non-carnivorous party members, we offer a delicious range of vegetarian and vegan options that are smoked or grilled on site too.


pizza cooking in wood fired oven stuffed grilled red pepper

Alternative Weddings: The Somerset Registration Service View

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when you’re planning your big day. It’s a great opportunity to express your personality and bring together your different social and family circles. Really think about what would make the day really special for you, your friends and your families. There are some amazing alternatives out there to the traditional format. We have venues to suit every budget and style, and there are plenty that offer outside ceremonies, informal reception areas and DIY packages. Lots of our rural venues have space for you to plan a festival-style party while still having access to essentials like toilets, parking and wet weather options. Our supplier directory features some great local professionals who can adapt to different settings, and love being a part of a really unique celebration.

Don’t feel like you need to plan a formal event if you’d be happier perched on a straw bale, munching spicy pulled pork, with a pair of wellies to finish off your wedding outfit! It’s your day, and you can do it your way.

couple holding hands at festival wedding party dining in wooded avenue wedding couple sitting on bridge in meadow