Post # 1
help i need a caterer!!!
A little about our plans. We are having both our wedding and reception at an old estate in Waltham. We want our reception to be relaxed and fun but still sofisticated. Most of all we are on a limited budget and need some one who is really good for a really great price.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
I couldn’t recommend our caterer highly enough. The number of people who have told us that it was by far the best wedding food they’d ever had.
We had a clambake with lobster and steak for each guest, combo of steamers and mussels for an app, and a selection of hors d’oeuvres, including the best clam chowder I’d ever had.
It was a sort of classic New England feel to the wedding…groomsmen & most male guests wore Navy blazers and tan pants, BMs wore knee length navy Ann Taylor dresses…We rented all the linens and service ware ourselves.
It’s called the Little Neck Clambake company from New Hampshire. Deke is incredible. Very flexible. He is from a fishing family so the quality of the seafood is unreal.
I think it ended up about $40/person for dinner.
Post # 4
Tastings Caterers in Framingham: http://www.tastingcaterers.com We booked them for our wedding at a mansion in Watertown.
The owners are a husband and wife, and they got into the business because of a bad experience they had with the caterer for their wedding 27 years ago. Their prices are much much lower than any of the other caterers I looked into. They won’t nickel and dime you – they really just want you to have a perfect day. When we had our first meeting with them, Sue baked us a banana bread to take home – how sweet is that? Seriously, google them and try to find a bad review (I know I tried). Everyone who has worked with them raves about them, and they get most of their business by word of mouth.
And an interesting little tidbit – they did the catering for Extreme Makeover Home Edition when they were in Maynard last winter. A bridesmaid in a wedding they had done years ago is now a producer for ABC, and she remembered them. Small world, huh? Good luck planning!
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2008 - Oceanfront lawn and tent
we didn’t go with this caterer (but I wish we would have!)
the tasting was AWESOME-
Post # 6
I was a DOC for a wedding this past weekend in Newburyport and two chefs was the caterer there. The food was really good, and the staff was fantastic to work with. Good luck!
Post # 7
if you want options, you can do this: http://www.localcatering.com
you basically type in your location, budget, preferences, etc. and they contact all the caterers in the area of your reception…and whoever is available will indirectly contact you. you can then choose whom you want to respond to.
Post # 8
thanks, those are all really helpful suggestions!!!
Post # 9
Hey rerun, are you having your wedding at Stonehurst? I know there are a few estates in Waltham, but that’s my venue!
We’re using Swartz Catering–they’re in Somerville, and they’ve been wonderful so far–they start out on the pricier end, but they were really good about helping us design a menu that worked with our budget. Plus they make everything from scratch, which is not always the case with caterers. I can give a full review in a few weeks
Post # 10
I am having it at Stonehurst!!! My wedding is in may, any tips and details would be greatly appreciated!