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Main Event Caterers

Arlington , VA
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3870 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206 US (map)

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703-820-2028

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ABOUT US

MAIN EVENT CATERERS is a full service, woman owned custom caterer and the proud recipient of the coveted Caterer of the Year award from Catering Magazine. Our award winning culinary... Read more
MAIN EVENT CATERERS is a full service, woman owned custom caterer and the proud recipient of the coveted Caterer of the Year award from Catering Magazine. Our award winning culinary style, exceptional quality and unique vision have made us an industry leader in producing beautifully presented and delicious cuisine.

Our menus are vibrant, fresh, and always tailored to the occasion. We are constantly innovating and developing new dishes using seasonal, regional, and international inspirations. Our seasoned event planners will help you to visualize and execute every detail of your event including venue selection, menu design, event rentals, tenting, décor, floral, entertainment and service staff. We can transform office blocks, beautiful gardens, gilded museums, open-air rooftops and urban warehouses into the perfect space for your event. We work in most of the established galleries, museums and event spaces across the area and can recommend the perfect setting for any event.


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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2500

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers with similar price points, but none could compare to Main Event. Their menu options are astounding and they can modify according to special requests. I wanted hints of Persian flavors in my buffet menu and I got just that with dishes like pistachio rice pilaf and pomegranate-glazed carrots. They also had fantastic vegetarian options--I absolutely loved their eggplant entrée. And there are no words to describe how perfectly cooked and seasoned their roasted lamb loin and chicken entrees were. They also accommodated my request to have a warm apple cider bar for our colder than usual fall wedding. Planning a wedding reception can be a pretty daunting task on your own and Main Event made sure that our plans were executed perfectly. Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was a delight to work with. He made such helpful suggestions throughout the planning process and I felt comforted knowing that he had planned hundreds of weddings at the venue we chose. The catering team did a fantastic job with the food, set-up, break-down and even boxed up the few remaining leftovers for my family to take home. My family and friends are still raving about the food! I highly recommend Main Event.
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers Read more...
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers with similar price points, but none could compare to Main Event. Their menu options are astounding and they can modify according to special requests. I wanted hints of Persian flavors in my buffet menu and I got just that with dishes like pistachio rice pilaf and pomegranate-glazed carrots. They also had fantastic vegetarian options--I absolutely loved their eggplant entrée. And there are no words to describe how perfectly cooked and seasoned their roasted lamb loin and chicken entrees were. They also accommodated my request to have a warm apple cider bar for our colder than usual fall wedding. Planning a wedding reception can be a pretty daunting task on your own and Main Event made sure that our plans were executed perfectly. Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was a delight to work with. He made such helpful suggestions throughout the planning process and I felt comforted knowing that he had planned hundreds of weddings at the venue we chose. The catering team did a fantastic job with the food, set-up, break-down and even boxed up the few remaining leftovers for my family to take home. My family and friends are still raving about the food! I highly recommend Main Event. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I love Main Event! I worked with Spencer and his team and really couldn't be happier with both the process of getting everything together, as well as the final result on our wedding day. They are super responsive, professional and definitely get to know you throughout the planning. They have a really cool studio where you go for the tasting (which was spectacular!) and they have rental samples on-site (linens, flatware, chargers, etc.).

Our food was delicious and really reasonably priced for what you get. We had a seasonal menu (fall) that had really personal touches throughout, like apple cider to warm everyone on a cold day. Delicious beef, chicken, and roasted veggies—my vegetarian and meat-eating guests were all happy.

We heard so many compliments on the food—even from extremely tough critics, during dinner and all night long. They were accommodating and fun/easy to work with. Spencer is a gem. Highly recommend!
I love Main Event! I worked with Spencer and his team and really couldn't be happier with both the process of getting Read more...
I love Main Event! I worked with Spencer and his team and really couldn't be happier with both the process of getting everything together, as well as the final result on our wedding day. They are super responsive, professional and definitely get to know you throughout the planning. They have a really cool studio where you go for the tasting (which was spectacular!) and they have rental samples on-site (linens, flatware, chargers, etc.).

Our food was delicious and really reasonably priced for what you get. We had a seasonal menu (fall) that had really personal touches throughout, like apple cider to warm everyone on a cold day. Delicious beef, chicken, and roasted veggies—my vegetarian and meat-eating guests were all happy.

We heard so many compliments on the food—even from extremely tough critics, during dinner and all night long. They were accommodating and fun/easy to work with. Spencer is a gem. Highly recommend! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event lived up to all the promises made during this process. We went to our tasting and was blown away right from the beginning. Their attention to detail is fantastic, and they are absolutely flexible. We mixed and matched our menu options, and added a pasta course with sauce provided by the grooms father as part of a family tradition, and no one even batted an eye. They are incredibly responsive, every question and email was answered immediately. The food on the day of the wedding was exactly what we had tasted during our tasting over a year before. Everyone there on the day of the wedding was a perfect professional, they were kind, courteous and helpful and did a great job ensuring all our guests had everything they need. If you are looking for restaurant quality food at a great value, Main Event is your caterer.
Main Event lived up to all the promises made during this process. We went to our tasting and was blown away right from the Read more...
Main Event lived up to all the promises made during this process. We went to our tasting and was blown away right from the beginning. Their attention to detail is fantastic, and they are absolutely flexible. We mixed and matched our menu options, and added a pasta course with sauce provided by the grooms father as part of a family tradition, and no one even batted an eye. They are incredibly responsive, every question and email was answered immediately. The food on the day of the wedding was exactly what we had tasted during our tasting over a year before. Everyone there on the day of the wedding was a perfect professional, they were kind, courteous and helpful and did a great job ensuring all our guests had everything they need. If you are looking for restaurant quality food at a great value, Main Event is your caterer. Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! Spencer was amazing at working with us to come up with a proposal that would meet our budget. We were so impressed with Jack and his staff at the event. He made sure everything ran smoothly and in a timely fashion. The food was amazing. AMAZING! Everyone at the wedding was raving about how it was "the best food they have ever had at a wedding." Choose Main Event Catering. You will not regret it!
Wow! Spencer was amazing at working with us to come up with a proposal that would meet our budget. We were so impressed Read more...
Wow! Spencer was amazing at working with us to come up with a proposal that would meet our budget. We were so impressed with Jack and his staff at the event. He made sure everything ran smoothly and in a timely fashion. The food was amazing. AMAZING! Everyone at the wedding was raving about how it was "the best food they have ever had at a wedding." Choose Main Event Catering. You will not regret it! Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Main Event for our wedding in Washington, DC on 10/25/14. Our event designer (Spencer) was incredibly helpful and provided ideas and a menu from which we could design a buffet-style dinner that suited our wedding perfectly. The wait staff at the event were perfect -- not only at ensuring that everything ran smoothly with the catering, but also worked to keep us on track with our schedule. Finally (and perhaps most importantly) we got tons of compliments on the food. Many guests were traveling from North Carolina, so we had a "southern chic" cuisine, which included southern honey fried chicken and the best mac and cheese we've ever had. Highly recommended.
We used Main Event for our wedding in Washington, DC on 10/25/14. Our event designer (Spencer) was incredibly helpful and Read more...
We used Main Event for our wedding in Washington, DC on 10/25/14. Our event designer (Spencer) was incredibly helpful and provided ideas and a menu from which we could design a buffet-style dinner that suited our wedding perfectly. The wait staff at the event were perfect -- not only at ensuring that everything ran smoothly with the catering, but also worked to keep us on track with our schedule. Finally (and perhaps most importantly) we got tons of compliments on the food. Many guests were traveling from North Carolina, so we had a "southern chic" cuisine, which included southern honey fried chicken and the best mac and cheese we've ever had. Highly recommended. Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catered wedding of my best friend Nadia at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, VA

Setting looked so elegant, room looked immaculate
the food during both the post - ceremony cocktail hour as well as buffet was absolutely superb
Everyone is still raving about the food.
Main Event Staff who served us were All very polite and kind. Especially Launy, Jahn and Eddie were so helpful, capable and provided us an amazing service.

I would highly recommended Main Event Caterers to anyone !
Main Event Catered wedding of my best friend Nadia at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, VA

Setting looked so elegant, Read more...
Main Event Catered wedding of my best friend Nadia at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, VA

Setting looked so elegant, room looked immaculate
the food during both the post - ceremony cocktail hour as well as buffet was absolutely superb
Everyone is still raving about the food.
Main Event Staff who served us were All very polite and kind. Especially Launy, Jahn and Eddie were so helpful, capable and provided us an amazing service.

I would highly recommended Main Event Caterers to anyone ! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was amazing and the service was great!! I highly recommend them!
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was Read more...
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was amazing and the service was great!! I highly recommend them! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the absolute greatest experience with Main Event Caterers and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking at catering companies in the DC area for a wedding or any other event! Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was so incredibly organized, professional, creative and helpful! He was very experienced with our particular venue (The Meridian House) and had so many great ideas about staging and flow, and I am so happy we worked with him because everything on the day of was perfect! The caterering staff was very attentive and my husband and I even had our own waiter, Jack, who was responsible for making sure we got enough food and drink since we were running around trying to talk to everyone. All of our guests commented on how delicious the appetizers and dinner were, and the portions for dinner were quite large so everyone was happy and full! We had them provide our cake, which was beautiful and delicious, and we also did a dessert bar with mini pastries which our guests loved! We could not have been happier with our selection of Main Event, and we definitely will use them again in the future!
We had the absolute greatest experience with Main Event Caterers and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is Read more...
We had the absolute greatest experience with Main Event Caterers and would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking at catering companies in the DC area for a wedding or any other event! Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was so incredibly organized, professional, creative and helpful! He was very experienced with our particular venue (The Meridian House) and had so many great ideas about staging and flow, and I am so happy we worked with him because everything on the day of was perfect! The caterering staff was very attentive and my husband and I even had our own waiter, Jack, who was responsible for making sure we got enough food and drink since we were running around trying to talk to everyone. All of our guests commented on how delicious the appetizers and dinner were, and the portions for dinner were quite large so everyone was happy and full! We had them provide our cake, which was beautiful and delicious, and we also did a dessert bar with mini pastries which our guests loved! We could not have been happier with our selection of Main Event, and we definitely will use them again in the future! Read less
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Carrie and Ethan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event did a fantastic job at our wedding. All the details went smoothly and everybody complimented the food. They also provided us a shadow server to get make sure the two of us got everything we needed throughout the night. We worked mainly with Elizabeth during pre-wedding preparations and Michelle was present to oversee the wedding itself. Both were very professional, easy to work with, and helpful when we were making our decisions. They were even able to adjust without any problem when we wound up running late due to a slightly delayed ceremony. Overall, we could not be happier with our choice and would recommend Main Event to anyone.
Main Event did a fantastic job at our wedding. All the details went smoothly and everybody complimented the food. They Read more...
Main Event did a fantastic job at our wedding. All the details went smoothly and everybody complimented the food. They also provided us a shadow server to get make sure the two of us got everything we needed throughout the night. We worked mainly with Elizabeth during pre-wedding preparations and Michelle was present to oversee the wedding itself. Both were very professional, easy to work with, and helpful when we were making our decisions. They were even able to adjust without any problem when we wound up running late due to a slightly delayed ceremony. Overall, we could not be happier with our choice and would recommend Main Event to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Della
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was flawless and now nearly a month beyond our day, we are still receiving compliments about the quality of the food and the exceptional level of service from our guests. Meg Terry was our coordinator and I can not say enough glowing things about her level of attention to detail and willingness to happily work with a bride (me) who is a little not traditional and on a very small budget. Never once was I treated as if I were not important and you could not tell that we had a budget wedding. The menu was stunningly delicious, the personal attention before - especially during - and after was supreme.
The set-up and layout of our event was gorgeous and I never once felt that there would be a problem.
This is not a caterer that will charge silly fees. Bring your own cake, provide your own bar - they will make it work without making you go broke.
I hope that I will have a reason to throw a large catered event just to have the chance to work with Main Event again.
I highly recommend this company.
Our wedding was flawless and now nearly a month beyond our day, we are still receiving compliments about the quality of Read more...
Our wedding was flawless and now nearly a month beyond our day, we are still receiving compliments about the quality of the food and the exceptional level of service from our guests. Meg Terry was our coordinator and I can not say enough glowing things about her level of attention to detail and willingness to happily work with a bride (me) who is a little not traditional and on a very small budget. Never once was I treated as if I were not important and you could not tell that we had a budget wedding. The menu was stunningly delicious, the personal attention before - especially during - and after was supreme.
The set-up and layout of our event was gorgeous and I never once felt that there would be a problem.
This is not a caterer that will charge silly fees. Bring your own cake, provide your own bar - they will make it work without making you go broke.
I hope that I will have a reason to throw a large catered event just to have the chance to work with Main Event again.
I highly recommend this company. Read less
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