Private Event Hire

Private Event Hire

We love celebrations at Big Pizza Pies. Birthdays, Graduations, Anniversaries, Christenings and Weddings too. In fact we love any celebration where we can bring you our artisan, Italian, wood fired pizza.

Combining authentic Italian ingredients with the best local produce we can find, we create delicious handmade pizzas, freshly cooked in front of your guests in our wood fired oven. Our dough is homemade from un-bleached, Additive free and all-natural, "00" flour, imported directly from Naples. Our homemade pizza sauce is made from San Marzano Tomatoes, first grown in volcanic soil in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. The rest of the ingredients are a family secret and have been used by our family (Cafolla & Capaldi) for generations.

A Wood Fired Pizza Oven really does add a touch of theatre to your wedding. In our experience, guests love seeing their food being handmade in front of them, and then watching the base bubble up in the oven. Handing them a freshly cooked pizza 3 or 4 minutes later never fails to amaze.

So here's what we do. We'll arrive at your event approximately one and a half hours before we begin serving Pizza to your guests. This gives us time to get the fire up to temperature and to set your table if your package includes our side salad options. (Please note, we are unable to provide tables or chairs for your event.)

We will begin serving at your specified time and for the length of time agreed according to the package you have booked. We then provide an individual 7” pizza, served in one of our signature boxes, for each of your guests. Our boxes are made from recycled materials and are 100% biodegradable. Each pizza is made to order, offering a unique and personal experience for your guests.

We provide three different packages, from our budget friendly Silver to our luxurious Platinum. We are always happy to discuss your requirements.

Please read our FAQ before booking.

Our Packages

Our Silver package starts at £600.00 for a party of up to 50 people. It allows you to provide your guests with something a little different & fun, whilst sticking to a budget. If you are looking for an accompaniment to go with your pizzas, for an additional £2.00 per head there is also the option of a self serve, side salad bar consisting of:


  • Mixed Leaf Salad
  • Coleslaw
  • Potato Salad
  • Pasta Salad


Please read our FAQ before booking.

Included in our silver package:

  • The attendance of two staff members for up to three hours, to serve fresh, made to order, wood fired pizzas. They will arrive at your event anything up to one and a half hours before they begin serving. This gives them time to get the fire nice and hot and to set up your self serve, side salad bar should you choose to have one.

  • An individual 7" inch pizza from the menu below for each of your guests. This will be made to order and served in its own recyclable pizza box.

    • Margherita
    • Vegetarian
    • Pepperoni
    • Ham & Mushroom

  • Travel to a location within 15 miles of Carlisle (Please note, distances over 15 miles from Carlisle will incur an additional charge of £2 per mile.)
For parties above fifty and up to a maximum of 120 people for this package, please email us via our contact form for a personalised quote.
Our Gold package starts at £1150.00 for 80 people. It's a little bit of luxury and a fantastic way to feed a larger group of people. A self serve, side salad bar is included as standard with this package. There is also a longer serving time. Please read our FAQ before booking.

Included in our gold package:

  • The attendance of two staff members for up to four hours, to serve fresh, made to order, wood fired pizzas. They will arrive at your event anything up to one and a half hours before they begin serving. This gives them time to get the fire nice and hot and to set up your self serve, side salad bar.

  • An individual 7" inch pizza for each of your guests, with 4 toppings to choose from. This will be made to order and served in its own recyclable pizza box.

    Please choose your 4 toppings from the list below.

    • Margherita
    • Vegetarian
    • Pepperoni
    • Ham & Mushroom
    • Chicken & Chorizo
    • Pepperoni, Chorizo & Onion
    • Meat Feast

  • Self Serve Side Salad Bar:
    • Mixed Leaf Salad
    • Coleslaw
    • Potato Salad
    • Pasta Salad
    • Greek Garden Salad

  • Travel to a location within 15 miles of Carlisle (Please note, distances over 15 miles from Carlisle will incur an additional charge of £2 per mile.)
For parties above eighty, and up to a maximum of 140 people for this package, please email us via our contact form for a personalised quote.
Our Platinum package starts at £1350.00 for 80 people. Being our premium service, you have a wider choice of pizza toppings, including our delicious pulled pork or slow cooked beef. A self serve, side salad buffet is included as standard, but has choices of dishes and platters. There is a longer serving time and a higher number of guests. Please read our FAQ before booking.

Included in our platinum package:

  • The attendance of two staff members for up to five hours, to serve fresh, made to order, wood fired pizzas. They will arrive at your event anything up to one and a half hours before they begin serving. This gives them time to get the fire nice and hot and to set up your self serve, side salad buffet.

  • An individual 7" inch pizza for each of your guests, with 4 toppings to choose from. This will be made to order and served in its own recyclable pizza box.

    Please choose your 4 toppings from the list below.

    • Margherita
    • Vegetarian
    • Pepperoni
    • Ham & Mushroom
    • Chicken & Chorizo
    • Pepperoni, Chorizo & Onion
    • Meat Feast
    • Roasted Red Pepper, Olives & Feta

    Plus, choose ONE of the following pizza toppings:
    • Hand Pulled Pork
    • Slow Roasted Beef

  • A self serve, side salad buffet. Choose six items from the list below:
    • Mixed Leaf Salad
    • Greek Garden Salad
    • Potato Salad
    • Pasta Salad
    • Coleslaw
    • Dipping Breads - Truffle Dips - Olives - Crudités
    • Meat Platter
    • Antipasti Platter

  • Travel to a location within 15 miles of Carlisle (Please note, distances over 15 miles from Carlisle will incur an additional charge of £2 per mile.)
For parties above eighty, and up to a maximum of 150 for this package, please email us via our contact form for a personalised quote.

* A non refundable deposit of 30% of the total hire cost is required to secure a booking.

** Full payment of balance will be due before the date of your event.

Buffet

Available from the silver package and upwards, one of our delicious buffets is the perfect way to ensure all your guests are well fed.

Wood Fired Pizza

Your guests can choose their own pizza, watch it being built to order and see it cook in less than 3 minutes in our wood fired oven.

Street Food

Everyone wants their big day to be a little different, a little special. Having a street food van serving your guests to order can really make any event a night to remember.

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