Planning your wedding is probably one of the most important things you will ever have to do and it is vital to get it right to ensure your day goes without a hitch. The wedding catering is a really major part of the day and to some people even more important than the ceremony itself.

So, what sort of event do you want? One of the most popular types of wedding catering these days is a hog roast.

For hundreds of years the problem of feeding a large crowd at a celebration was solved by spit-roasting a whole animal, and the operation itself became the main focus of the celebration. Today, a return to informality even in large gatherings such as a wedding, has brought about renewed interest in hog-roasting.

A hog roast, a spit roast, pig on a stick or a pig roast – whatever you like to call it, nothing beats that delicious aroma of slowly roasting pork to tantalise your taste buds. What about the taste? Well, a spit roast or hog roast gives a unique flavour with succulent meat and absolutely the best crackling ever to seriously impress your guests. If you are looking for something just that little bit different, a hog roast is the ultimate dining experience and is perfect for your special wedding day.

There are hog roast caterers and spit roast catering companies that can help turn your wedding, barbecue, garden party, corporate event or even music festival into the ultimate event. Traditional catering for weddings can be a very costly affair, but a hog roast or a spit roast can be really cost effective, whether it is an informal gathering for a few friends after a wedding or a full blown banquet and it will certainly create a talking point for your wedding guests. Just like a fire on bonfire night draws the attention of everyone into its grasp, a hog roast machine will create a dramatic scene where your guests will become completely transfixed.

A hog is the preferred option for many catering events and a wedding venue can be transformed with a hog roasts. Once you have experienced a hog roast from the market leaders you will wonder how such succulent, tender pork can be produced. Although traditionally pork, it doesn’t have to be. A spit roast works just as well with lamb or beef. Why not try all three to give your guests a choice of flavours.

The different types of hog roast machines are for use with charcoal, wood, coal or gas and most Hog roast catering companies will do all the work for you including supplying the hog, plates, napkins and cutlery. Of course you may want to do the catering yourself and the hog roast machine hire option is another choice on offer. It is very easy to hire a machine from a Hog roast hire specialist. The hog roast machines are very easy to use and do not require any great cooking expertise.

The hog roast oven is delivered and collected at your event with a bottle of gas ready to go. Simply pop in your pig, turn on the hog roast machine and then 6 hours later one cooked pig. Cooking times are approximately 1 hour for every ten kilos of meat. The hog roast specialist will give advice on what type or size of pig you will need to buy or they can supply the pig with the machine.

It doesn’t matter what shape or size your pig is, it simply sits in the oven in the hog roast tray and slowly roasts creating a wonderful atmosphere and tantalising aroma.

Whatever type of event you are planning, check out your local spit roast or hog roast catering specialist first. You will be surprised at the cost and delighted with the result.