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Best wedding food/caterer in the metro DC area?

crinlondon Mar 11, 2009 02:30 PM

I am looking for a caterer for wedding food in the DC area (within 2 hours from DC ok as well). Where did you have the best wedding food? It is often said that the food is what the guests most remember, so I'm going to search for the caterer first and then the venue! Any recommendations? Ideally, I'd like to keep the reception related costs under $200 per person (about 175 guests).

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    Doh RE: crinlondon Mar 11, 2009 09:00 PM

    I didn't get married in DC and haven't had any memorable wedding food here, but I admit I'd be tempted to call up Carla from top chef.

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      exm7 RE: crinlondon Mar 12, 2009 09:45 AM


      This is the URL for a forum where people review their wedding vendors. It was really helpful when I planned my reception last September. I used Basikneads and had a good experience.


      I got my cake from While Foods in Kentlands Gaithersburg. Mike, the manager, was so nice. It cost $3/serving and they did lots of simple sugar flowers for no extra charge. I also got mini-dessert trays. It was hard for me to find a place who did these. Whole foods did a great job with these too.

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        weezycom RE: crinlondon Mar 12, 2009 11:16 AM

        2941 in Falls Church has been mentioned many times on this board as having being a wonderful wedding facility, both food and ambience.

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          HilkaryIC RE: crinlondon Mar 12, 2009 01:25 PM

          As an event professional, I think Design Cuisine is by far one of the best quality caterers.

          Design Cuisine
          2659 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA

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            tourtière RE: crinlondon Mar 12, 2009 02:36 PM

            You have a good budget. Let me suggest Occasions Caterers. I have attended several events in DC that were catered by Occasions--all beautifully done. But, more importantly, I worked for Occassions for a short time (as a lowly kitchen assistant) and I have to say, they're the best in DC. Total pros--excellent service and creative menus. I'm sure they can work within your budget. Check them out here: http://www.occasionscaterers.com/oc20...

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              goody17 RE: tourtière Mar 13, 2009 12:00 AM

              Do yourself a favor and try Rouge located in Hunt Valley www.rougefinecatering.com They are very accomodating as far as coming up with an excellent menu and the service is top notch. The owner is a real charmer as well. It's worth giving their tasting menu a try!

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              Jeserf RE: crinlondon Mar 13, 2009 04:27 AM

              My mom and I have talked about trying to get Carla from Top Chef for mine! I think that'd be so much fun.

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