Tips for How to Set Up a Bacon Bar at Your Wedding!

Bacon bar by WM Events. Anne Almasy Photography

Can’t seem to get bacon off our minds! (See our recent post on amazing bacon appetizers.) This time, we’ll see if we can convince you to try something out of the ordinary for your reception: a Bacon Bar! We found some great, practical ideas from real weddings for how to set it up. From cooking and heating devices to use, to serve ware for attractive presentation, to what goodies to pair with bacon for a really tempting spread. Bet you’re hungry now!

Bacon Bar Essentials: From Cooking to Serving

How to Set Up a Bacon Bar at Your Wedding | as featured on the Wedding Bistro at Bellenza. #baconbarweddings

FOR EFFECT – Play up your guests’ delight on realizing, “Wow, a bacon bar!” For a rustic setting, have a fun wooden cutting board sign in the shape of a pig (6) and use mason jars to pass around still-warm bacon strips (4).

If you’re aiming for a stylish, modern look, use assorted stands, pedestals, and tiered racks in clear glass (1). Who says a bacon bar can’t go glam, right?

FOR COOKING – We suggest frying the bacon strips in small batches for guests to enjoy them hot and super-crisp. To do this, have a portable iron grill that you can simply lay across a ring of bricks (2), or a row of 3 to 4 tabletop burners (5) tended by a cook whipping up other goodies to go with the bacon.

FOR SERVING WITH BACON – Speaking of ‘other goodies,’ just think of all your favorite breakfast and brunch staples! Pancakes (7) and waffles. Omelets (5), scrambled or poached eggs. Sweet potato and beet chips (3). Muffins, Danish pastries, and sweet rolls (9). And a whole assortment of breads (8) with spreads and fillings to choose from!

Other types of wedding bars you might find interesting:

A Bar at Your Wedding? Some Delicious Ideas!
10 Wedding Bar Ideas: Scrumptious and Stylish!
HOW-TO: Make Your Own S’mores Bar at a Wedding
HOW-TO: Create a Trail Mix Bar at Your Wedding

Image credits:

1 – (glass tiered display) WM Events / Anne Almasy Photography

2 – (grill) Heather Fuller Photography

3 – (sweet potato and beet chips) Catering By Seasons

4 – (jar of smoked bacon) Leftover Lemons

5 – (omelet station) Taste as You Go

6 – (pig sign) PSPaper, via Jenna Lam Events

7 – (pancakes) Green Wedding Shoes

8 – (assorted breads) Anne Marie Photography / Unexpected Elements, via Style Me Pretty

9 – (pastries, muffins) Scheme Wedding & Event Design


  1. Never thought about a bacon bar! Love bacon may have to try this with a few friends

  2. I know, Susan! Quite unique…especially for a wedding!

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