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The Most Popular Types Of Party Venues

Are you planning an event? Whether it be a christening, birthday party, wedding, anniversary or sport event you need a venue that will hold all of your guests and have all of the features that you desire. Once you have a venue picked, all of the other items you need to organise such as decoration will fall into place as you can vision where everything is going to go. There are a wide range of venue types that you can choose form and it is important to choose the right venue based on your event.

Below we have provided you with some of the different venue types you could consider for you event…

Conference Centre
While hotels can be lavish and have onsite accommodation a conference centre will provide you with an enormous amount of space. They are also always close to accommodation so that should never be an issue and sometimes there are onsite suites. You will have space for hundreds of guests and more meaning you can split the room into different sections. You could have a dining area, dance floor, games section, bar and much more all under one roof!

Barns aren’t just for animals, in recent times some of the most stylish and luxury weddings and parties have been in barns creating a rustic charm to the event. You can add modern touches to the venue and be away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities. Plus, with a barn or country party you have the added bonus of the most stunning backdrops.

In the height of summer there is nothing better than enjoying delicious food and the company of your friends and family outdoors in the sunshine. Add to the event by surrounding you and your guests with fresh foliage and gorgeous flowers. Having the flowers and greenery will mean less cost for you, as technically, you won’t need to decorate as much.

Stately Home
Have you always dreamed of hosting your very own party in your home but it’s not big enough? Have you considered hosting a party at a stately home/ mansion? Renting/ hiring a venue like this will allow you and your guests to use all amenities such as the pool and the grounds surrounding the house.

The Acorn Hog Roast team can provide catering for any of your events. Our delicious, signature hog roast will definitely be one of the talking points at your party. Learn more about our Event Packages on our website: or contact us on 07513 919166.



Steps To Follow When Organising Your Wedding!

Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life! It is a day where you have your family and friends around you and you, and your partner celebrate the love you have for each other. As caterers, we understand that preparing for a big event such as your wedding can be extremely stressful. Therefore, we have provided you with a number of steps to follow to make the build-up to your wedding as stress free as possible.

Set A Realistic Budget
The first thing many people think of is the budget and how expensive a wedding can be. Plan out how much you have to spend on each aspect of your wedding. Start with the larger items such as catering as you have all your guests to feed and then work down to smaller items such as the finer details like chair covers, ribbons and table numbers. Not planning a wedding budget can cause a lot of stress later on down the line as you get closer to your wedding as your suppliers start asking for you to pay the full amount or the second half of your payments.

Choose Your Theme
There is no doubt that from the moment you get engaged you will be looking for different wedding inspiration. After hours of scrolling through social media and Pinterest, it’ll become clear what style of wedding you are looking for. You may choose a few colours as the theme of your wedding, or you may have a full theme such as black tie that you base your wedding around. Knowing what theme, you are going for will make it easier for you to order from suppliers as they will have something to base your products off. However, one piece of advice we would like to give you- once you have chosen a theme, stick to it as once you change things will become unclear and you won’t be sure which theme you prefer.

Finding The Venue
Don’t just look at one single venue. Look at a few different locations as this will allow you to get a feel for what you like and don’t like. Visit places you wouldn’t normally consider. You can look at hotels and spas, wedding barns, rural locations and a whole host of other locations. Your wedding venue will also help to determine your date and how many guests you can invite. From the very start, it is important that you make it clear what you both would like so that you can meet in the middle or if you have the same dream find somewhere you both love!

Choose Your Wedding Party
Many people instantly know who they would like their maid of honour, bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen to be. However, some take a little time to think about it. Don’t feel rushed into your decision and think carefully about who the best support to you on the run will be up to your wedding and on your special day. When considering your wedding party you may want to factor into your budget outfits, gifts, bouquets and everything else you need your entourage to have on the big day.

At Acorn Hog Roast, we are also here to make your wedding day the most enjoyable and magical day for you, your partner and family. With our delicious Hog Roast, we can provide you with the perfect wedding Event Package! The food we provide will also get your guests talking or all of the right reasons. Learn more here: or call 07513 919166.

3 Reasons Why You Should Choose Acorn Hog Roast For Your Summer Party

Summer should be spent outside enjoying the good weather and time with friends and family, and what better way to do so than with an amazing Acorn Hog Roast catering service for your gathering. In this blog we cover three points as to why we are the number one choice for your summer events.

Our Delicious Menu!
It wouldn’t be a summer party without mentioning our delicious signature menus! Our delightful menu consists of our signature mouth-watering succulent Hog Roast that is locally sourced by an independent butcher. Our hog roasts are individually roasted for eight hours before your event, ensuring tender meat and crispy crackling.

Also on the menu is our delicious pulled pork, which can be served with a variety of sides such as Home-Made Apple Sauce, Home Made Stuffing, Caramelised Onions, Salad, Roast Potatoes, Chips or Gravy. We also serve other tasty food such as, Cooked Breakfast Rolls, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Chips and more.

The Team
We are a friendly family run team with over 25 years of experience under our catering belts. We are registered with Darlington Borough Council and have previously catered for large outdoor events such as music festivals and country shows. We are based in Darlington, County Durham and provide our mobile catering services to places such as, Newcastle, Northumberland, and the North East of England.

Event Packages
Our event packages cover all events you may be planning for the future, big or small, indoors, or outdoors. We serve for up to 300 people and cover all areas of the North East. Our event packages cover events such as, Birthday Parties, Christenings, Sporting Events, Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Events, Christmas and Halloween Parties, Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve Parties, Summer Barbeques, Garden Parties and Outdoor Shows.

Acorn Hog Roast are a specialist Hog Roast catering company based in Darlington, County Durham with 25+ years of experience.

If you would like more information on our menus or events, please contact us at 07973 371917 or visit

Are You Planning A Future Event?

Do you have an upcoming special event? After a long journey of restrictions and weekends where we are unable to meet friends and family, restrictions are slowly being eased and we can get back to planning events again. 

 With this in mind we are excited to be part of your future event plans! We cater for events of all shapes and sizes and have many years of experience catering for large outdoor events and shows all over the UK. 

 Adhering to restrictions we are focused on staying close to home and providing our specialist services for those much-anticipated gatherings such as, Birthday Parties, Christenings, Sporting Events, Weddings, Corporate Events, Christmas and Halloween Parties, Bonfire Night Parties, New Year’s Eve Parties, Outdoor Shows and Summer Barbeques.

Did you know…our mobile catering company can cater for up to 300 people and we are based in Darlington, County Durham. Serving in areas such as, Newcastle, Northumberland, and the North East of England. 

 You may know us for our delicious signature hog roast but our hog roast isn’t the only thing we are famous for! Our menu expands further than that, providing additional tasty food options such as cooked breakfast rolls, burgers, hot dogs, chips and much more. Not to mention our mouth-watering pulled pork which can be served to you with a variety of sides such as, Home Made Apple Sauce, Home Made Stuffing, Caramelised Onions, Sides of Salad, Roast Potatoes, Chips and Gravy. We also cater for a variety of different tastes with vegetarian options of Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers served with Pitta Bread, Hummus, Salad and Balsamic Dressing. Vegan and Gluten Free options are also available along with kids’ meal options including Sausages, Chicken Nuggets and Fries. 

 Delightful desserts are on the menu so why not treat yourself? From the choice of a New York Chocolate Cheesecake, Apple Pie/Caramel Apple Pie, Luxury Chocolate Fudge Cake, Lemon Cake, Strawberry Gateaux, Victoria Sponge and many more. We pre-portion all our desserts and can tailor to you and your guests tastes, providing alternate desserts to suit your needs. 

 Our team at Acorn Hog Roast are a friendly family run business and have over 25 years of experience providing fantastic catering services to all events around the UK. 

 If you would like more information on our event packages and services, please contact us at 07513 919166 or 

Catering For Weddings in 2021

With most weddings postponed or cancelled recently due to COVID-19 and lockdown, events in 2021 are going to be bigger and better. So why not make your experience unforgettable with Acorn Hog Roast?

We cater for all events, and weddings are one of our specialties because we accommodate for up to 300 people. The food at an occasion or wedding can bring everyone together and who better to do so than an Acorn Hog Roast.

We provide food such as our signature delicious hog roast that is roasted eight hours before your event, ensuring tender meat and crispy crackling. We serve our delightful pulled pork with a number of options such as home-made apple sauce, stuffing, caramelised onions, side salad, roast potatoes, chips and gravy. We also serve other foods such as hotdogs, breakfast rolls, burgers and kids meals consisting of chicken nuggets, sausages and fries. There are gluten free and vegan options available as well as vegetarian choices such as halloumi and vegetable skewers served with pitta bread, hummus, salad and balsamic dressing.

A gorgeous hog roast and mains aren’t our only forte as we also offer an amazing variety of desserts such as New York chocolate cheesecake, caramel apple pie, luxury chocolate fudge cake, lemon cake, Victoria sponge cake, banoffee pie, apple pie and much more. We can also provide alternate desserts to our menu that cater for your events and guests tastes.

Acorn Hog Roast cater for any occasion covering all areas of the North East. We are a polite and friendly family run team with 25 years of experience as caterers. If you would like more information, please contact us at 07513 919166 or if you would like a look at our full menu, you can do so here

Tips to Throwing an Amazing Party in 2021

After spending the best part of 2020 at home, a lot of events and parties have been cancelled. There is a lot of catching up to do in 2021 and events are going to be bigger and better than ever! If you throw one big party or a few small get-togethers we can cater for all your needs.

This blog will cover the main factors that will make your parties in 2021 memorable.

Whether you are having a large-scale event or a small gathering, food quality is vital to your guests having a great time. This is where Acorn Hog Roast prosper, we cater to all your needs for a variety of events displayed on our event packages page. We are a mobile catering company that cater for a large number of locations throughout the North East and can bring the tasty roast to you. We also offer a range of other foods such as cooked breakfast rolls, hot dogs, burgers and chips. Plus, we have a wide range of dessert options too such as New York chocolate cheesecake, caramel apple pie, luxury chocolate fudge cake and much more.

Music can be the life and soul of a party and will bring everyone together. Making sure you have the right playlist that everyone can enjoy is essential. You could ask your guests what their favourite music is in advance, or you could hire a DJ. Many will determine if a party is good or not due to the music, so this is an important factor.

Hosting a party with no agenda is tough, you aim to achieve an amazing, fun party where your guests are getting involved and having a great time. Why not try to have activities for everyone, such as dancing, outdoor activities and if appropriate beer pong or other drinking games.

If you would like us to cater for one of your events, we have an event packages and areas we cover page. If you would like more information, please contact us on 07513 919166

Party In Style After Lockdown

With lockdown preventing any social gatherings here at Acorn Hog Roast we are all looking forward to better times where planned events can go ahead. We are proud to cater for smaller parties to full scale events. Plus, what would make your event less stressful and more enjoyable than letting us take care of the catering for your next event!

With years of experience, we provide for all parties whether it be a birthday, wedding or any other special occasion. We provide a range of packages for all your needs and can be the difference between a simple and spectacular event.

Acorn Hog Roast can cater for parties both indoors and outdoors. We cover all dietary needs and offer a range of vegan and vegetarian options on our menu. Along with our signature hog roast we also offer a range of other foods including, hot dogs, burgers, chips, cooked breakfast rolls and a range of desserts.

During these uncertain times we understand planning ahead can be stressful, but rest assured we are here to help arrange a suitable date. Plus, we can also help with any rescheduling if needed. We are based in the North East and cover places such as Darlington, Newcastle and Northumberland. If you would like a better understanding of what event packages we offer you can learn more here;

To learn more about our catering services, call our friendly team on 07513 919166 or visit

Make Your 2021 Event Extra Special With Acorn Hog Roast

With 2020 being such an unexpected year, 2021 events are going to be bigger and better than ever to make up for lost time. With the help of Acorn Hog Roast, out spit roast specialists can make your event one to remember. In this blog we are going to discuss the events that we can cater for.

Birthday Parties
Whether you like to go big and celebrate in style or just enjoy the company of your friends and family with a delicious home cooked meal, we can provide our bespoke catering solutions to you. Our team are available for birthday parties in the North East with a selection of divine mains and desserts.

Make your wedding catering a talking point for your guests with Acorn Hog Roast. With our delicious catering options, we can cater for up to 300 guests with our locally sourced produce. If you are located in the North East, including Darlington, County Durham and Newcastle our team can cater for your wedding.

Corporate Events
Keep your meeting flowing and your clients happy with a mouth-watering pulled pork sandwich. Our catering is the perfect option for giving customers or potential clients a fantastic first impression of your business. Big or small, we can cater for your businesses corporate event.

To learn more about our catering services, call our team on 07513 919166 or visit

How We Can Cater For Any Event

Have you considered having a hog roast at your next event? A hog roast is the perfect option for any event big or small, all the essentials can be laid out on a table and your guests can help themselves. From cooking to serving, we can take care of everything allowing your event to be hassle free. With a delicious hog roast, we can guarantee what your guests will be talking about!

Based in Darlington, County Durham we cover events situated across the whole of the North East, including Newcastle, Northumberland and Middlesbrough. With our modern and purpose-built catering unit we can supply our divine spit roast to both outdoor and indoor events. Depending on size of your event we can even cater for breakfast!

Our speciality maybe hog roasts but we also offer burgers, chips, hot dogs, vegetarian options and we can cater for all dietary requirements too.

Christmas is only around the corner and we can help you with your seasonal event with our hearty, home cooked food which is perfect for your festive party. To give your guests everything they desire, our hog roast followed by a gourmet dessert is the perfect solution to keep them warm during the Winter months.

To create the perfect hog roast, we slow cook each pig for 8 hours so that it is succulent and melts in your mouth! Served with all the trimmings, apple sauce, sage and onion stuffing, and crispy crackling your guests won’t be left hungry!

If you would like more information about our catering services, please visit: or call us on 07513 919166

Our Tips For Outdoor Parties During The Colder Months

As Summer draws to a close and the cooler months are fast approaching, many people are looking to the future to celebrate when it is safe to do so. There are a variety of solutions to help you celebrate in the Winter whilst keeping warm and adhering to social distancing guidelines. In this blog we are going to provide you with some of our top tips for partying during the colder months.

Keeping Your Guests Warm

Parties and gatherings are about uniting together for food and drink and celebrating with loved ones. However, when it comes to the Autumn/ Winter months keeping your guests warm is essential. There are a many ways you can keep your guests warm, such as a chiminea or a firepit. Chimineas and firepits are perfect for heating up and allowing your guests to stand around the fire keeping themselves warm. You can keep a firepit in your garden and use it all year round, even during the Summer months when you are sat outside on an evening and the temperature drops. Leaving blankets scattered around for guests to wrap themselves up is a thoughtful gesture. There may be some people who feel the cold more than others so having blankets and rugs to hand is key.

As you can’t trust the British weather, putting a gazebo or pagoda up is a safe option as it provides shelter and a place to put food and drinks under if it were rain. Gazebo’s can benefit your party decorations as you can use it to support balloons, lights or bunting.

Patio heaters are a great alternative as they are available in different shapes and sizes as well as the option to be free standing or wall mounted. If you are staying out in the garden late at night a patio heater can be easily turned on, they are available to heat using electricity or fuel like natural gas.


Not everyone has outdoor furniture so to help cut costs, utilising products from within your home will save you time, effort and money. You can add a nice tablecloth to the table which will prevent it from getting damaged. If you are throwing a party in Autumn/ Winter, you may want to consider the seasonal flowers that you could use as centre pieces such as branches or ivy and any other decorative accessories you think will suit your theme. To help set the tone, dressing the corners of your house or outside buildings with fairy lights can add a magical touch. Paper lanterns or tealights can also help with creating a warm ambiance.

When you are with loved ones you don’t want to have to worry about cooking food and making sure everything is ready on time. Acorn Hog Roast can provide you and your guests with warming, home cooked party food all night long.

If you are looking to plan a gathering for the months ahead, why not call Acorn Hog Roast and we can provide you and your guests with a delicious home cooked meal, perfect for an outdoor event.

To find out more information about the services we offer, visit our website or call us on 07513 919166.