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What Do Wedding Caterers Provide?

Published March 2nd, 2019 by Chef's Catering

You can rely on wedding caterers to provide some of the most important components of your wedding; the food and beverages. But more than that, the wedding caterers help with other facets of your wedding that would be impossible for you to manage by yourself. When you hire a wedding caterer for your magical day, you are helping to ensure that one of the most important days of your life goes off without a hitch. Following is a rundown of all the valuable services that wedding caterers provide.


When your wedding reception first starts, your guests will be too excited to sit down immediately to eat a large meal. Instead, you’ll want to entertain guests with music and dancing as well as some appetizers. The wedding caterer is the one who provides all the appetizers that your guests can enjoy as they await the main course.


Whether or not you choose to offer hard beverages at your wedding, your caterer is ready to accommodate your wishes. The wedding caterer will supply water, mixers, a selection of soft drinks for non-drinkers and alcoholic drinks if you choose to serve them. These beverages may be available as self-serve or they may be offered by wait staff.

Main Course

The wedding caterer will also provide the main course food as you and the wedding caterer pre-arranged. Typically, you’ll have a choice of cuisines to choose from as well as a selection among beef, chicken, seafood or vegetarian.


Often, the wedding caterer is the one who provides the wedding cake as well as any other desserts you may be serving at your wedding, such as ice cream. The wedding caterer will also provide services related to the cake and desserts, like cutting the cake and serving it to guests.

Set Up and Clean Up

The wedding caterer will take care of setting up the food and beverage stations before the event, as well as clearing and cleaning up afterward. By the end of the event, all the food related items will have been removed from the premises

Plates, Glasses and Utensils

You won’t have to worry about providing plates and glasses for your guests. The wedding caterer takes care of all this as part of their service. In addition, the wedding caterer removes all these items and washes them at their own facility. On your special day, you don’t have to do the dishes!

Rental Furnishings

Some wedding caterers provide rental furnishings like tables, chairs, buffet tables and even tents and climate control elements like heaters, fans or air conditioners. Speak to your wedding caterer to ask about the availability of rental furnishings as part of their service offerings.

As you decide among wedding caterers, it’s important to get clarification as to what they provide and what they don’t. If you’d like to discuss your options for your wedding day, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have!

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