Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 25 Aug 2017

Had a surprise, my future mother in law wants to get us Hog Roast for our...

Had a surprise, my future mother in law wants to get us Hog Roast for our wedding reception, ive never been to 1 but it sounds nice.... Whats every1 elses experience? I was concerned about fussy eaters or vegetarians but apparently they serve salad & sandwiches too...

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 25 Aug 2017

Hi I would like one but our venue hasn't got the facilities for one :)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We're having a hog roast and I'm SO excited for it!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

I've been to a couple of weddings with hog roasts. One was fantastic, the other was so fatty! I suppose it's a chance you take! Not put us off as we are having one too! Xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had one for our wedding breakfast.... Served with bread rolls, & salads. It was lovely. Everyone enjoyed it & could go for seconds if they wanted. I put details in the invites to say that was what we were having & to let us know if there were any dietary requirements, we served something separate for the vegetarians.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had a hog roast and it was awesome!! We've had nothing but great comments from all our guests too. We also asked for veggie burgers for our vegetarian guests.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

They're great at any event but I've had them at weddings before and they're great then too! Yes to salads and if you speak to your venue I am sure they will provide vegetarian options for you. Good luck x

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had one at our wedding went down really well. They did pasta, cous cous, quiche and salad some everyone had something they liked xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

I'm a veggie and I've been to lots - hog roast company usually provide a veggie burger option and you just let them know how many veggies you expect then salads and slides for everyone to help themselves to

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We are having one! Our company have alternatives to fit dietry requirements!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

Do it. But ask.reception venue if its ok. My son and w2b wanted one. Venue wanted £2000. If they got an outside company to do it. Hotel said they couldn't use hotel waiting staff

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

Ours was delicious

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had one and even raised our own pig from piglet, the hog roast guy now wants us to supply all his hog roast pigs!

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We're having one - they're great! X

Lesley Smith
Lesley Smith 25 Aug 2017

Say yes and enjoy one thing less to worry about.

Emily Barnett
Emily Barnett 25 Aug 2017

I wasn't impressed when this was served at a wedding was just trays of greasy meat with bread rolls. Check exactly what you are getting!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We're having a big roast but only the torso I don't want the head on it

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

Perfect.ive been to them and my daughter is having one at her wedding in a few wks.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We hv booked a hog roast for our reception x

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We're having one. My cousin does it so it's nice to have a family member doing it. I have a couple vegetarian friends as well but the venue is doing a few nice salads and stuff as well for a little extra for them so should be fine. Love Hog roasts

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

I've been to a few weddings with hog roasts and they are delicious and go down really well! We aren't having one for our wedding breakfast but in the evening we are having a bbq instead of a buffet.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

My uncle had a hog roast at his wedding reception and it was amazing!! They had their reception at their house in the back garden with a live band it was brilliant such a great atmosphere and so laid back. X

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

Is there a substitute on the day Emma xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We've got a hog roast at our evening reception ( 2 weeks today!!! We can't wait ) our venue is doing hog roast for 100 & veggie burgers on top, followed by wedding cake .xx

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had one once at our wedding it was Amazing! So much so we are having one at ours x x

E Wilson
E Wilson 25 Aug 2017

I think it is a great idea

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

My son and w2b are now having bacon ad sausage
Rolls for evening do.

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

I would just say you never get much food. So make sure there are extras like salad

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

We had a hog roast served with Greek salad and potatoes and they did vegetarian lasagna it was perfect and profiteroles for pudding xx def recommend

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UKbride Administrator 25 Aug 2017

Oh my gosh yes if you fancy it and there is a veggie option then definitely take her up on her kind offer. Most people get excited for a hog roast, your guests should be pretty chuffed xxx

Sarah Park
Sarah Park 26 Aug 2017

Can be nice but also can be fatty. Get reviews on who you are getting it from. Also make sure plenty to go with it so guests aren't left hungry if they aren't a fan.

Zoe Collins
Zoe Collins 26 Aug 2017

My partner used to work for a company that did them. They are brilliant if it's cooked properly which sometimes isn't the case. My only advice is do your research before booking and the price varies alot

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UKbride Administrator 26 Aug 2017

We had one. It was brilliant. They had options for picky eaters plus I had a small buffet set up as well

Amber Neat
Amber Neat 26 Aug 2017

We had one for our engagement party, really great idea. Looks good and tastes even better! They cater for everyone who won't want it too

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 26 Aug 2017

My friend had a hog roast and it was great. She also had other stuff for veggies. I initially was going to go with hog roast but have friends of so many different ethnic and religious origins I have opted for a BBQ instead with veggie options. So glad to see Vicki T's comment as that is pretty much what we have planned (but BBQ instead of hog roast).

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UKbride Administrator 26 Aug 2017

We had a hog roast! Was the only detail my husband was concerned with they served potato wedges, salad and coleslaw with ours! It went down incredibly well- you had to get in there quickly xx

Katie Beer
Katie Beer 28 Aug 2017

If the venue does them ask for food tastings? If you are allowed outside catering in why not go to food fairs so you can see for first hand what services you'd be getting/prices?

Rebecca Richards
Rebecca Richards 31 Aug 2017

My sister had 1 and it was lovely ! I want 1 for mine 2 😀

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 31 Aug 2017

Only thing we've decided so far, love a good hog roast!

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 5 Sep 2017

Hog roasts are great and they are a simple food option.

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UKbride Administrator 6 Sep 2017

We are having a hog roast and everyone iv spoken to bout it are delighted! Iv never been to one but I'm guessing If I chuck some bbq sauce over it it will be like bbq pulled pork

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UKbride Administrator 12 Oct 2017

I have been to weddings and parties which have had hog roasts and they are great. You can also provide other foods too, it doesn't have to be just that

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 13 Oct 2017

That sounds fantastic! I would love to have one but our venue doesnt cater for this x

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