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The Loverly List: Best Wedding Caterers in the US 2024-25

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Do you want your wedding day to taste as good as it looks? Let’s talk about the best wedding caterers who can make that happen. 
Whether you’re dreaming of a five-course dinner or a casual buffet, our list covers the full spectrum of wedding catering. From full-service gourmet offerings to specialized cultural cuisines, we’ve got something for everyone. 
Our favorite caterers are organized by region—Northeast, West, Midwest, South—and also spotlighted in categories like innovative newcomers. 
Each caterer has been carefully selected for its ability to deliver not just amazing food but also impeccable service that perfectly complements your celebration.

The Best Wedding Caterers in the Northeast

The Northeast is teeming with talented gastronomists from all over the world. Check out these top-notch wedding caterers, straight from our little black book.
Bartleby and Sage
Back in 1997, armed with a passion for great food, a master’s degree in English literature, and a ridiculously affordable lease in Long Island City, Leslie Levin Nilsson began the Sage story. The original Sage American Kitchen was an homage to The Silver Palate, New York’s first gourmet take-out shop. The gals and guys at HBO’s “Sex & The City” and “The Sopranos” discovered the tiny lunch spot and a culinary star was born. With reverence for regional American cooking, sustainable food, and emerging flavors and techniques from around the globe, Nilsson grew the catering branch of Sage into its own distinct event planning company, Bartleby & Sage.
Coastal Gourmet
Welcome to Coastal Gourmet Catering! Whether you are planning the most intimate of weddings, a gathering of friends and family, a fundraiser or corporate event, you need a caterer that is as unique as you are. Coastal Gourmet Catering has been providing fine food and service for almost three decades at dozens of venues. Creative presentation is our signature, with a reputation for beautiful and inventive combinations of colors, textures, aromas and moods that set the tone for all of our events. Our commitment to you runs deep and we promise that no matter the size, style, or budget for your event, we will create something memorable and, as always, distinctly yours.
Delivering Experiences
Your wedding day should be perfect, right down to the last detail. At Delivering Experiences, we work with you to make sure your big day is everything you imagined it could be. Our wedding catering services can be completely personalized to match your vision of the perfect event. We care about all the details and tailor your event according to your vision and style. Whether you want a cocktail-style reception or a curated tasting menu, we’ll create the menu accordingly. During menu planning, we consider the wedding theme, regional cuisine, your favorite foods, and any dietary restrictions. Our commitment is to ensure that you and your guests have one of the most memorable evenings.
Forks & Fingers Catering
F&F is a luxury catering company specializing in customized menus that reflect our clients unique food experiences. Our passion is translating your favorite foods into a cohesive menu to share with friends & family through your special event. Please note in order to maintain the highest level of service for our clients we only take a limited number of events.
Gourmet Galley Catering
We love weddings. We love them big and fancy or sweet and simple. We love brides who agonize over the size of their train, their pearls and their bouquets and we love brides who call up and say, “Let’s have a clambake at my dad’s beach house!” Celebrate everything—family reunions, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, anniversaries, retirement parties and just plain why-not? parties. Let’s get the party started by clicking here! Big business or small, your business matters to us. Picnics to celebrate, retreats to refuel, dinners to reward. From an all-American barbecue to a black tie dinner, there’s nothing we won’t do to make your business better….and delicious. At GG we believe life is too short to eat boring food! Now you can enjoy Gourmet Galley’s delicious food anytime of the week with our unique, prepared entrees at GG at Home! Always made from scratch in our kitchens, our dishes range from classics like “the best chicken marsala around” to osso bucco and vegan impossible meatloaf. Home cooked meals from our home to yours!
Hayfields Cafe & Florist
Hayfields is a locally owned and operated “destination location” for the neighborhood, and surrounding area, of North Salem, N.Y. We specialize in gardening, fresh produce, dry goods, high-quality baked goods, small bites, and delicious coffee and smoothies. We cater to everyone from locals and weekenders to commuters and seasonal visitors offering a variety of goods and services that meet the needs of the community while maintaining an agricultural and market vibe.
Marcia Selden Catering
With a history as rich and flavorful as its gourmet creations, Marcia Selden Catering is a family-run group of first-class foodies, servicing New York and Connecticut’s most luxurious events — and it all started in Marcia’s kitchen more than 40 years ago. Marcia, her daughter Robin, and her son Jeffrey lead a savvy squad of culinary gurus and party perfectors who believe the belly rules the mind, and that the best way to kick off a party is to toast over a custom-made cocktail (or several). Whether it’s a low-key clambake or the wedding of the century, MSC creates inclusive, memorable feasts of any celebration, matched with polished, personalized service that makes everyone feel like part of the family. Marcia Selden Catering services the bold and the epicurious — and anyone looking to commemorate a big day in style, without all the stress. With MSC everything is always taken care of, always memorable, and always a party!
Merri-Makers was one of the first design caterers in NJ. Pride is a pillar of our work, but more importantly, our purpose is to make your event memorable for you and your guests. To us, that means bringing you into the creative process and letting your vision guide ours. It’s this personalized approach that has helped our company continue to grow, thrive and evolve through our 40-plus years in business.
Small Kitchen Big Taste
A wedding reception. A celebration of love. Of family, friendship; strong bonds, new beginnings. The start of beautiful memories, and lives just begun. As we do with all of our catering, we take the utmost care to find out what your vision is for your wedding day. We love food. Like, really love food. And as long as you’re passionate about the food you serve at your wedding, you’re in the right place.
The Charcuterie Mama, LLC
A grazing table is a great way to elevate any event, and there are many options for creating a classic flat lay or a multi-dimensional display that incorporates height and different textures.
Thomas Preti Caterers
People who know caterers choose Thomas Preti for the events that matter. When we promise grilled grouper, that’s precisely what we serve. Grilled perfectly. Served impeccably. We’ve been delighting our clients and their guests for over 30 years. We’ve seen fads come and go. We don’t follow fads. We focus on what really matters. Real food, prepared in surprising and delicious ways. Preti is famous for delivering what we promise, flawlessly.

The Best Wedding Caterers in the West

Want an emphasis on innovative cuisine, local ingredients, or perhaps cultural food? Whatever your preferences may be, these leading wedding caterers in the West are sure to satisfy.
Coast Catering
At Coast Catering, we provide an upscale restaurant experience, serving inventive, inspired and always delicious foods - from classic favorites to new adventures in creative cuisine. We provide the highest level of cuisine & service among Southern California caterers and continue to maintain the highest level of reputation in our industry that our clientele expects. We are proud that our food is prepared with high quality, sustainable and locally sourced seasonal ingredients - all cooked fresh on-site.
Colettes Catering & Events
Colette’s Catering & Events is a full-service catering company in Orange County with locally sourced ingredients, handcrafted menus, and custom cuisines. We are proud to serve the entire Southern California area, including weddings, rehearsal dinners, intimate get-togethers, dinner parties, graduations, reunions, and so much more! Our catering company in Southern California offers a wide variety of meals and dishes for you to choose from. You won’t find your usual catering fare here. Every dish is designed to bring out striking flavors that will keep your taste buds talking all night long. With our expertise in customer service, you can sit back and relax while the professionals at Colette’s Catering bring your vision to life. Collaborate with our in-house chefs to create a dazzling spread that meets the needs of all your guests. We are passionate about food and bringing your unique celebration to life. It’s all about creating a memorable experience you won’t soon forget – one meal at a time.
Pausmith Group
Welcome to a world where inspiration, elevation, and creation converge. With our commitment to excellence, we create unforgettable culinary moments and expertly crafted cocktails that will captivate your senses and leave a lasting impression. At Pausmith Group, we embark on a mission to revolutionize the way you perceive your event catering and bar experience.
TGIS Catering
CULINARY BLISS. MAJESTIC LOCATIONS. UNFORGETTABLE EVENTS. Those are the pillars on which THANK GOODNESS IT’S SOFIA CATERING was founded in 1989. Since then, the brother/sister team of Sofia Riley and George Marinos have taken TGIS Catering from a 1,000 square foot kitchen in Long Beach to the forefront of event planning and catering in Southern California. At TGIS, we believe every event is an opportunity to savor outstanding cuisine, experience innovative designs and leave your guests anticipating.

The Best Wedding Caterers in the Midwest

From classic American cuisine to cultural fare, the best wedding caterers in the Midwest have something for everyone.
Simply Sweetness Food Design
We specialize in crafting exquisite and delectable displays for private and corporate events. Our unique creative flair and personalized approach distinguish Simply Sweetness Food Design from other companies. Whether it is a brunch, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, or desserts, SSFD offers a diverse menu guaranteed to captivate and savor in the moment.

The Best Wedding Caterers in the South

Food is a central statement for Southern weddings, so why not pick the best wedding caterer to make it happen? Here’s a list of our top picks.
Arthur's Creative Events & Catering
From delicious food to amazing service, an Arthur’s Wedding is truly unlike any other. An Arthur’s Wedding reflects your love and personality as a couple and we work tirelessly to bring your vision to life. Creative menu options make for an unforgettable culinary experience that you and your guests won’t forget. Our chefs are masters of their craft and build every plate with care and consideration, ensuring only the highest quality food makes it to your table. Couples rave about Arthur’s Weddings long after the day has passed because we put our heart and soul into every detail.
Gatherings by Woodberry Kitchen
Over 15 years, Woodberry Kitchen has developed international renown for providing the finest food and beverage in Baltimore. At our events, guests experience the world-class hospitality and James Beard Award-winning cuisine that put the restaurant on the map, tailored to their special occasions. In the same way that care for our local farmers, environment, and community is built into our business model, we take unparalleled care of you and your guests during every event, creating uniquely memorable experiences. We also provide all of the essentials (and extra amenities!), simplifying your planning process.
Milan Catering
Milan Catering and Event Design is a full-service catering company based in Sarasota, Florida. The expert team serves wedding venues and special events in the Greater Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota. Milan Catering and Event Design offer seamless and fully-integrated styling, coordination, and catering services. Our event planning, wedding styling, and coordination company, the Sarasota & Tampa Wedding Gallery, offers fully integrated services with just one phone call. The team works with couples planning destination weddings, striving to make faraway celebrations seamless and stress-free. Our expert team has solved the most challenging part of wedding planning by integrating the planning and design elements with catering! We only work with tried and trusted vendors to ensure the best results for our cherished clients.
Occasions Caterers
When clients work with us, they unlock access to our collective: a team of executives, event producers, chefs, creatives, service directors, and logistical tinkerers whose artistry and expertise pushes ideas forward and brings events to life. We specialize in social and private entertaining, corporate events, and weddings. Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a stately reception for many, our bespoke approach aims to make guests and hosts feel celebrated.
Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
Whether your event is for 30 or 300, let us elevate your wedding reception or special occasion with the thoughtful ambiance, flawless service, and vibrant flavors of our chefs’ carefully executed menu. The Patrick Properties Hospitality Group’s culinary team serves as the exclusive food + beverage provider across all five of our historic venues and works closely with you to design a thoughtful menu perfectly suited to your event. Start by designing a culinary experience that is uniquely yours. Our team of chefs expertly tailors selections with your personal touch, from innovative displays and signature recipes, to tasting menus with boutique wine pairings. On-site state-of-the-art commercial kitchens across each of our venues deliver restaurant-caliber cuisine to your guests, while our professional event team ensures service will be flawless.
Puff 'n Stuff Events & Catering
For 40 years, Puff `n Stuff full-service wedding and corporate catering has provided the highest level of culinary excellence, precision, and peace-of-mind for Florida’s most renowned weddings and corporate gatherings. We’re honored to transform your dream event into delicious perfection.

The Best Up-and-Coming Wedding Caterers

Traditional foods with a twist, experimental cuisines, budget-friendly menus–these up-and-coming caterers can meet you halfway.
Chic Party Carts
Hire us to serve everything from cotton candy to frosé at your next celebration. Try a cart as an extra treat, say for the after-party or during cocktail hour. You can even bring in a cart for dessert! Regardless of what they serve, our carts also make for a great photo-op. We are always on-palette, styled for that smashing gala or small backyard affair.
Elegant Spreads by Jess, LLC
We are a high-end luxury catering company that specializes in Charcuterie, Grazing Tables & Luxury Food Styling. We provide artisanal meats, cheeses, and other delicious options that separate us from the plain old boring cheeses & charcuterie boards. We use only the very best imported ingredients, and the results speak for themselves. When you book a service with Elegant Spreads by Jess, you aren’t just getting a service. You are getting A+ customer service, the highest quality of ingredients, a trained & licensed professional, months of dedication to your event to ensure it’s perfect, luxury aesthetic and good vibes.
The Perfect Parcel, LLC
We take your special occasion and personalize it in the form of food art and delicious spreads. The Perfect Parcel offers show stopping displays with our gorgeous grazing tables! They double as decorative and delicious. Whether you are celebrating a housewarming, shower, birthday, company conference, or just a get together with loved ones, let us "set the table" and let the guest graze away!
Remember that the right wedding caterers do more than fill plates—they enhance the entire wedding experience. Our handpicked list includes full-service professionals who specialize in various types of kitchens and culinary styles, ensuring that every bite is as delightful as every moment of your celebration. 
Dive into our selections, discover the perfect match for your tastes and dietary needs, and rest assured that your wedding feast will be talked about for years to come. Ready to taste the difference? Choose your caterer and let the culinary magic begin!
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