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Main Event Caterers

Arlington , VA

LOCATION

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

REVIEWS

4.8
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Meilani
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know if I know enough positive words to describe how I feel about Main Event Caterers! From the very first contact I felt heard, appreciated, and even loved by this company. It is evident that they love what they do and it shows in everything from service to food. My event manager was Kathleen and she did an absolutely incredible job getting me through to my wedding day.

The absolute best thing about Main Event Caterers is their service. Emails are responded to promptly, phone calls are returned, and endless questions are answered (even when wedding brain makes you ask the same question over and over again). The last couple of weeks before my wedding I was having a difficult time making decisions about simple things (like whether or not to have a head table) and Kathleen was endlessly patient, making new floor plans and answering dozens of questions as though I were her only client. At my wedding, the staff were polite, friendly, and also really patient with us and all of our guests.

Though service is most important to me, food is a very narrow 2nd and the food from this company is so delicious! I wanted wedding food that made my pickiest guests say "this is the best wedding food I've ever had" and Main Event helped me accomplish this goal! I have heard from numerous guests that they loved the food and wish they could have more of it. We chose to go with the buffet menu because felt this would work really well for us and our guests and would definitely recommend it. It made it easier for us to please different palates (meat lovers, vegetarians, etc.) with no issue. I saw happy faces all around the room during dinner and really can't stress enough how awesome the meal was for everyone.

I love Main Event for their delicious food, quality service, and flexibility. I hope to use them for birthday parties, anniversaries, and whatever other excuse I can come up with to do business with them as often as possible!
I don't know if I know enough positive words to describe how I feel about Main Event Caterers! From the very first contact Read more...
I don't know if I know enough positive words to describe how I feel about Main Event Caterers! From the very first contact I felt heard, appreciated, and even loved by this company. It is evident that they love what they do and it shows in everything from service to food. My event manager was Kathleen and she did an absolutely incredible job getting me through to my wedding day.

The absolute best thing about Main Event Caterers is their service. Emails are responded to promptly, phone calls are returned, and endless questions are answered (even when wedding brain makes you ask the same question over and over again). The last couple of weeks before my wedding I was having a difficult time making decisions about simple things (like whether or not to have a head table) and Kathleen was endlessly patient, making new floor plans and answering dozens of questions as though I were her only client. At my wedding, the staff were polite, friendly, and also really patient with us and all of our guests.

Though service is most important to me, food is a very narrow 2nd and the food from this company is so delicious! I wanted wedding food that made my pickiest guests say "this is the best wedding food I've ever had" and Main Event helped me accomplish this goal! I have heard from numerous guests that they loved the food and wish they could have more of it. We chose to go with the buffet menu because felt this would work really well for us and our guests and would definitely recommend it. It made it easier for us to please different palates (meat lovers, vegetarians, etc.) with no issue. I saw happy faces all around the room during dinner and really can't stress enough how awesome the meal was for everyone.

I love Main Event for their delicious food, quality service, and flexibility. I hope to use them for birthday parties, anniversaries, and whatever other excuse I can come up with to do business with them as often as possible! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers were an absolute delight to work with. Meeting Jen from day one I was sold on wanting to work with Jen for our big day. Main Event worked with us on price and was very clear on what services they could provide. Communicating with Jen and Andrea was easy as they provided many reminders of payments due and information necessary. The day of the wedding Main Event assigned us our own waiter, Chip, who attended to all our needs and wants. Chip brought food and drinks to us as well as our bridal party during photos. A huge thank you to Chip!

All in all, I am extremely confident that anyone who chooses to use Main Event Caterers will be very pleased with the planning process and day of service.
Main Event Caterers were an absolute delight to work with. Meeting Jen from day one I was sold on wanting to work with Jen Read more...
Main Event Caterers were an absolute delight to work with. Meeting Jen from day one I was sold on wanting to work with Jen for our big day. Main Event worked with us on price and was very clear on what services they could provide. Communicating with Jen and Andrea was easy as they provided many reminders of payments due and information necessary. The day of the wedding Main Event assigned us our own waiter, Chip, who attended to all our needs and wants. Chip brought food and drinks to us as well as our bridal party during photos. A huge thank you to Chip!

All in all, I am extremely confident that anyone who chooses to use Main Event Caterers will be very pleased with the planning process and day of service. Read less
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Mrs.
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
OUTSTANDING. My daughter wedding was July 16, 2011. The service they provided I cannot find enough words to describe such AWESOME service. Exceeded every expectation. The staff was professional, friendly, kind, caring. Our guest are raving about the service and attention they received. The food was unbelievable. I plan to use them for another event. Rachael Slockett was great to work with. She was extremely flexible and ensured our needs were met to our satisfaction. Her team was the best. We actually landed this company at the last minute and it was the best last minute decision I ever made. I highly recommend this company.
OUTSTANDING. My daughter wedding was July 16, 2011. The service they provided I cannot find enough words to describe such Read more...
OUTSTANDING. My daughter wedding was July 16, 2011. The service they provided I cannot find enough words to describe such AWESOME service. Exceeded every expectation. The staff was professional, friendly, kind, caring. Our guest are raving about the service and attention they received. The food was unbelievable. I plan to use them for another event. Rachael Slockett was great to work with. She was extremely flexible and ensured our needs were met to our satisfaction. Her team was the best. We actually landed this company at the last minute and it was the best last minute decision I ever made. I highly recommend this company. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow! Thanks for such a rave review. We are happy to hear that not only you, but the guests at your daughter's wedding were so happy. It's amazing how quickly the event planning and catering can affect the overall day or night. We're thrilled to have been a part of it. Can't wait to help you plan your next event!!
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Christine
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a perfect experience with Main Event. From our initial contact with Darcy, Main Event stood out from other caterers as professional, modern, and receptive to our needs. Throughout the planning process, Darcy and Taylor were very responsive, organized, and helpful--we felt very comfortable that they would be able to execute the event smoothly and let us enjoy the day, which is a huge benefit.

They exceeded our expectations on the wedding day. The food was amazing--nearly every guest has remarked on the tastiness of the food (we had a buffet with short ribs, gazpacho, watermelon and feta salad, and risotto cakes). Just as importantly, the staff was consummately professional, friendly, and attentive--they were incredibly organized yet flexible during the set up, made sure that my (now) husband and I got enough food, and were very helpful at the end of the night, packaging up all of the table numbers and helping my parents load the car.

We couldn't recommend them more.
We had a perfect experience with Main Event. From our initial contact with Darcy, Main Event stood out from other caterers Read more...
We had a perfect experience with Main Event. From our initial contact with Darcy, Main Event stood out from other caterers as professional, modern, and receptive to our needs. Throughout the planning process, Darcy and Taylor were very responsive, organized, and helpful--we felt very comfortable that they would be able to execute the event smoothly and let us enjoy the day, which is a huge benefit.

They exceeded our expectations on the wedding day. The food was amazing--nearly every guest has remarked on the tastiness of the food (we had a buffet with short ribs, gazpacho, watermelon and feta salad, and risotto cakes). Just as importantly, the staff was consummately professional, friendly, and attentive--they were incredibly organized yet flexible during the set up, made sure that my (now) husband and I got enough food, and were very helpful at the end of the night, packaging up all of the table numbers and helping my parents load the car.

We couldn't recommend them more. Read less
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Mahsa
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Scotlyn from ME for my wedding...And she was great! she was very responsive, flexible, nice and professional!! I initially was assigned to someone else which I wasn't comfortable working with, so I called and asked them to assign me to another coordinator and I was lucky to work with Scotlyn!
As for the service and food, we had Iranian food catered from Johny Kabob but we got everything else from ME.. Everyone loved their service and the appetizers and desserts. The bartenders and waiters and waitresses were very professional and they were always around when someone needed them.
I am very happy we chose to work with ME for our wedding as they made our wedding beautiful and impeccable!
I totally recommend Main Events and I suggest you to ask for Scotlyn if she is available!!
Thank you Main Events and thanks Scotlyn for everything!!
I worked with Scotlyn from ME for my wedding...And she was great! she was very responsive, flexible, nice and Read more...
I worked with Scotlyn from ME for my wedding...And she was great! she was very responsive, flexible, nice and professional!! I initially was assigned to someone else which I wasn't comfortable working with, so I called and asked them to assign me to another coordinator and I was lucky to work with Scotlyn!
As for the service and food, we had Iranian food catered from Johny Kabob but we got everything else from ME.. Everyone loved their service and the appetizers and desserts. The bartenders and waiters and waitresses were very professional and they were always around when someone needed them.
I am very happy we chose to work with ME for our wedding as they made our wedding beautiful and impeccable!
I totally recommend Main Events and I suggest you to ask for Scotlyn if she is available!!
Thank you Main Events and thanks Scotlyn for everything!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Events was so wonderful to work with! Once we had our tasting we knew we had to book with them. Their food is above and beyond and the service is exceptional.

Taylor was wonderful to work with and was so responsive to all of our needs. Our guests all loved the food!
Main Events was so wonderful to work with! Once we had our tasting we knew we had to book with them. Their food is above Read more...
Main Events was so wonderful to work with! Once we had our tasting we knew we had to book with them. Their food is above and beyond and the service is exceptional.

Taylor was wonderful to work with and was so responsive to all of our needs. Our guests all loved the food! Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about the service and quality of Main Event. They are less than half the price of any other caterer we spoke to, but that price is not indicative of their service. Two months after our wedding, I still have guests talking about the food. Our point of contact, Spencer, was incredible. He listened to our vision for the day, made wonderful suggestions and was so quick to respond. Main Event was far and away the best vendor we worked with.
I cannot rave enough about the service and quality of Main Event. They are less than half the price of any other caterer Read more...
I cannot rave enough about the service and quality of Main Event. They are less than half the price of any other caterer we spoke to, but that price is not indicative of their service. Two months after our wedding, I still have guests talking about the food. Our point of contact, Spencer, was incredible. He listened to our vision for the day, made wonderful suggestions and was so quick to respond. Main Event was far and away the best vendor we worked with. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Main Event for our wedding on 5/31/2014. It was clear from our initial meeting months before that Main Event was a superior vendor with quality service. We were impressed by their willingness to meet us on their time outside of normal business hours and our event coordinator Liz was extremely helpful and responsive. Whenever we had questions or changes to our proposal we received punctual, clear and cheerful responses.

They offered bundled services that made planning much less of a hassle and the food was phenomenal. The day of service was excellent as well. The staff was attentive, professional and made sure that we were served even as we were taking pictures outside the venue. We couldn't be happier with the quality of service we received from Main Event and would highly recommend them!
We used Main Event for our wedding on 5/31/2014. It was clear from our initial meeting months before that Main Event was a Read more...
We used Main Event for our wedding on 5/31/2014. It was clear from our initial meeting months before that Main Event was a superior vendor with quality service. We were impressed by their willingness to meet us on their time outside of normal business hours and our event coordinator Liz was extremely helpful and responsive. Whenever we had questions or changes to our proposal we received punctual, clear and cheerful responses.

They offered bundled services that made planning much less of a hassle and the food was phenomenal. The day of service was excellent as well. The staff was attentive, professional and made sure that we were served even as we were taking pictures outside the venue. We couldn't be happier with the quality of service we received from Main Event and would highly recommend them! Read less
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Robin Mary
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Saturday 5.25 I attended Wedding ceremony& reception in St. Francis Hall

First, I want to say how absolutely delicious everything was - and what a wonderful affair it was - primarily due to the catering event itself.
But I wanted to also say how nice and friendly all your staff was - but want to particularly let you know how much I appreciated the smile, service and work attitude of Jon (Jahn ?) – tall blonde European guy and wanted to pass that on.
My friend Bob is recovering after surgery and can’t walk well. Jon noticed and made him plate of delicious food and offered him something to drink.
We all were amazed and delighted with his professionalism. He really made sure we had everything we needed and more.
I’ve heard a great deal about Main event food, but now I know first hand how wonderful it is and with such an amazing staff it is a winning combination.

Many thanks for a wonderful night
RobinM.Schneider
Saturday 5.25 I attended Wedding ceremony& reception in St. Francis Hall

First, I want to say how absolutely Read more...
Saturday 5.25 I attended Wedding ceremony& reception in St. Francis Hall

First, I want to say how absolutely delicious everything was - and what a wonderful affair it was - primarily due to the catering event itself.
But I wanted to also say how nice and friendly all your staff was - but want to particularly let you know how much I appreciated the smile, service and work attitude of Jon (Jahn ?) – tall blonde European guy and wanted to pass that on.
My friend Bob is recovering after surgery and can’t walk well. Jon noticed and made him plate of delicious food and offered him something to drink.
We all were amazed and delighted with his professionalism. He really made sure we had everything we needed and more.
I’ve heard a great deal about Main event food, but now I know first hand how wonderful it is and with such an amazing staff it is a winning combination.

Many thanks for a wonderful night
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Main Event was great to work with. The quality of the meal and the service were both outstanding. They also coordinated the set up , which was beautiful. They have a very responsive staff and I highly recommend them.
Main Event was great to work with. The quality of the meal and the service were both outstanding. They also coordinated Read more...
Main Event was great to work with. The quality of the meal and the service were both outstanding. They also coordinated the set up , which was beautiful. They have a very responsive staff and I highly recommend them. Read less
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Chris and Kellie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We attended a wedding last year that Main Event catered, and when we began planning our wedding, we contacted Main Event right away. We got quotes from several caterers, and Main Event was competitive from a price perspective, and given our experience seeing them in action, we selected them. Our Event Designer, Scotlyn, was extremely helpful and responsive in terms of helping us plan both our menu and our place settings and linens. Our Event Planner, Liz, then took over and helped us make final menu selections for the event. We had a tasting at Main Event's office, and were able to narrow down our choices effectively. There was one particular item that we were excited to include on the menu, but at the tasting it was overcooked. Liz made note of that and assured us that if we selected that particular item for our menu, it would be prepared properly. The week of the wedding, there was a problem with the linens that we selected. Main Event only had twenty of that particular linen, and we were using all of them. Apparently one of them was damaged the week prior, so Main Event had to come up with an alternative. Unfortunately they were not able to match the other linens and one of our guest tables was different from the rest. Ideally, they would have had more linens on hand. However, the food and service were excellent. The item that had been overcooked at the tasting was perfect at our reception. We provided our own alcohol, and the Main Event staff did a great job serving our guests. We heard form several of our guests that our reception had the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding.
We attended a wedding last year that Main Event catered, and when we began planning our wedding, we contacted Main Event Read more...
We attended a wedding last year that Main Event catered, and when we began planning our wedding, we contacted Main Event right away. We got quotes from several caterers, and Main Event was competitive from a price perspective, and given our experience seeing them in action, we selected them. Our Event Designer, Scotlyn, was extremely helpful and responsive in terms of helping us plan both our menu and our place settings and linens. Our Event Planner, Liz, then took over and helped us make final menu selections for the event. We had a tasting at Main Event's office, and were able to narrow down our choices effectively. There was one particular item that we were excited to include on the menu, but at the tasting it was overcooked. Liz made note of that and assured us that if we selected that particular item for our menu, it would be prepared properly. The week of the wedding, there was a problem with the linens that we selected. Main Event only had twenty of that particular linen, and we were using all of them. Apparently one of them was damaged the week prior, so Main Event had to come up with an alternative. Unfortunately they were not able to match the other linens and one of our guest tables was different from the rest. Ideally, they would have had more linens on hand. However, the food and service were excellent. The item that had been overcooked at the tasting was perfect at our reception. We provided our own alcohol, and the Main Event staff did a great job serving our guests. We heard form several of our guests that our reception had the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Spencer and Meg at Main Event are super hard working, knowledgable, professional, kind and upbeat. Spencer was a pleasure to work with from day one throughout our year of wedding planning. They were both very responsive via email and phone and put me at ease that the menu would turn out perfect. And it did! Ps food is delicious.
Spencer and Meg at Main Event are super hard working, knowledgable, professional, kind and upbeat. Spencer was a pleasure Read more...
Spencer and Meg at Main Event are super hard working, knowledgable, professional, kind and upbeat. Spencer was a pleasure to work with from day one throughout our year of wedding planning. They were both very responsive via email and phone and put me at ease that the menu would turn out perfect. And it did! Ps food is delicious. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Main Event Catering for your wedding (or any other event)! They were professional to work with from day one. When we first signed the contract, we were working with one woman who later moved on, and we then started working with Andrea and Scotlyn. Both of them were amazing to work with. They let us change our contract countless times in the weeks before the wedding and were super patient about that.

We rented everything for our wedding through Main Event (including linens, chairs for ceremony and reception, silverware, tables,etc.) and they looked gorgeous. We'd upgraded our linens to this beautiful pinkish patterned color and they looked amazing. We also obviously got all of our food through Main Event and it was DELICIOUS. All of our guests raved about how wedding food doesn't usually taste great but they loved ours! It's such a great thing to hear when you put a ton of work into a wedding. I only wish we'd taken the time to eat more of it (even though they made sure to put plates on our table and let us know)!
I highly recommend Main Event Catering for your wedding (or any other event)! They were professional to work with from day Read more...
I highly recommend Main Event Catering for your wedding (or any other event)! They were professional to work with from day one. When we first signed the contract, we were working with one woman who later moved on, and we then started working with Andrea and Scotlyn. Both of them were amazing to work with. They let us change our contract countless times in the weeks before the wedding and were super patient about that.

We rented everything for our wedding through Main Event (including linens, chairs for ceremony and reception, silverware, tables,etc.) and they looked gorgeous. We'd upgraded our linens to this beautiful pinkish patterned color and they looked amazing. We also obviously got all of our food through Main Event and it was DELICIOUS. All of our guests raved about how wedding food doesn't usually taste great but they loved ours! It's such a great thing to hear when you put a ton of work into a wedding. I only wish we'd taken the time to eat more of it (even though they made sure to put plates on our table and let us know)! Read less
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Grey
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
You don't want to use Main Event unless you're a foodie who loves creative, elegant and sumptuous food, a team that is a thrill to work with (thanks, Spencer!), zero worries on your wedding day, and you want all of your guests to have a great time and join you for a wedding to remember. But if you want all of this then Main Event is definitely the caterer you want to use. I just wish there had been more leftovers :)
You don't want to use Main Event unless you're a foodie who loves creative, elegant and sumptuous food, a team that is a Read more...
You don't want to use Main Event unless you're a foodie who loves creative, elegant and sumptuous food, a team that is a thrill to work with (thanks, Spencer!), zero worries on your wedding day, and you want all of your guests to have a great time and join you for a wedding to remember. But if you want all of this then Main Event is definitely the caterer you want to use. I just wish there had been more leftovers :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event was amazing to work with! The food was fantastic, the service at our event was impeccable and our rep was very responsive and easy to work with. While this caterer is NOT cheap, they are amazing and if great food and service is important to you for your wedding or event then Main Event is the right choice!
Main Event was amazing to work with! The food was fantastic, the service at our event was impeccable and our rep was very Read more...
Main Event was amazing to work with! The food was fantastic, the service at our event was impeccable and our rep was very responsive and easy to work with. While this caterer is NOT cheap, they are amazing and if great food and service is important to you for your wedding or event then Main Event is the right choice! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience working with Kathleen Kelley for our wedding. We really appreciated how Main Event was flexible and accommodating about partnering with a restaurant that provided the food for dinner (Main Event provided the service, equipment, and hor d'oeuvres) and helped us keep within a reasonable budget. And Kathleen was great! She was extremely responsive, detail-oriented, professional, and positive throughout. On the big day, we opted for family-style service across two rooms (a potentially more challenging arrangement) but they made it work and everything ran very efficiently and smoothly.
We had a wonderful experience working with Kathleen Kelley for our wedding. We really appreciated how Main Event was Read more...
We had a wonderful experience working with Kathleen Kelley for our wedding. We really appreciated how Main Event was flexible and accommodating about partnering with a restaurant that provided the food for dinner (Main Event provided the service, equipment, and hor d'oeuvres) and helped us keep within a reasonable budget. And Kathleen was great! She was extremely responsive, detail-oriented, professional, and positive throughout. On the big day, we opted for family-style service across two rooms (a potentially more challenging arrangement) but they made it work and everything ran very efficiently and smoothly. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers were the best! They provided the best food, and were so helpful in determining our menu and drink selections. They really worked with us to stay within our budget, and even suggested ways to cut some costs. I really felt like we got great quality and value, and was treated like the only person they were working with. The tasting was so fun and informative, and the day of was flawless. The staff was very professional, and more than accommodating to our needs. I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Main Event Caterers were the best! They provided the best food, and were so helpful in determining our menu and drink Read more...
Main Event Caterers were the best! They provided the best food, and were so helpful in determining our menu and drink selections. They really worked with us to stay within our budget, and even suggested ways to cut some costs. I really felt like we got great quality and value, and was treated like the only person they were working with. The tasting was so fun and informative, and the day of was flawless. The staff was very professional, and more than accommodating to our needs. I would use them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough wonderful things about Main Event! We worked with Andrea and she was always responsive, professional and even helped us create a special appetizer as a homage to one of the grooms favorite restaurants! We loved how enthusiastic Andrea was to create a menu that was special for us; she really listened to our vision and came up with great ideas when we wanted to do a "family style" first course instead of a more traditional soup or salad.

Andrea and all of the Main Event staff worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and venue. All of our guests raved about the food and our surprise late night snack -- chocolate chip cookies w/ milk shooters!

We did tastings with several caters and found Main Event's food to be the most consistently delicious. Their dishes are creative but accessible, different enough to create a lasting impression but still appeal to a crowd. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Main Event and highly recommend them!
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We can't say enough wonderful things about Main Event! We worked with Andrea and she was always responsive, professional and even helped us create a special appetizer as a homage to one of the grooms favorite restaurants! We loved how enthusiastic Andrea was to create a menu that was special for us; she really listened to our vision and came up with great ideas when we wanted to do a "family style" first course instead of a more traditional soup or salad.

Andrea and all of the Main Event staff worked seamlessly with our wedding planner and venue. All of our guests raved about the food and our surprise late night snack -- chocolate chip cookies w/ milk shooters!

We did tastings with several caters and found Main Event's food to be the most consistently delicious. Their dishes are creative but accessible, different enough to create a lasting impression but still appeal to a crowd. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Main Event and highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Main Event was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed their tasting session. They had a small gathering of potential clients and served a number of courses. It was nice to try a number of things and bounce ideas off of other couples.

They were very flexible and worked with me to keep costs within my budget. Meg and Spencer helped me design a menu according to our tastes and executed it spectacularly. The one thing I really wanted was a mashed potato bar and they made it happen.

During the wedding they were efficient and very professional. They even made sure to have a waiter check in on myself and my husband frequently to be sure we had drinks and anything else we needed. During cocktail hour I was afraid I might not get to try everything, as the bride is usually busy talking to people. She came over and made sure I got to try each hors d'oeuvre, including the mashed potatoes. Our guests told us throughout the wedding that they enjoyed all the food. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer.
Main Event was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed their tasting session. They had a small gathering of potential clients and Read more...
Main Event was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed their tasting session. They had a small gathering of potential clients and served a number of courses. It was nice to try a number of things and bounce ideas off of other couples.

They were very flexible and worked with me to keep costs within my budget. Meg and Spencer helped me design a menu according to our tastes and executed it spectacularly. The one thing I really wanted was a mashed potato bar and they made it happen.

During the wedding they were efficient and very professional. They even made sure to have a waiter check in on myself and my husband frequently to be sure we had drinks and anything else we needed. During cocktail hour I was afraid I might not get to try everything, as the bride is usually busy talking to people. She came over and made sure I got to try each hors d'oeuvre, including the mashed potatoes. Our guests told us throughout the wedding that they enjoyed all the food. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Jennifer Sibel was our point of contact for our wedding and she was WONDERFUL! She worked with us on the menu, was helpful with suggestions, worked with our budget, professional, and very pleasant to work with. Everyone raved about how tasty the food was. The team on the day of the wedding was so perfect. We had our own butler! I would use them again in a heartbeat for any occasion!
Jennifer Sibel was our point of contact for our wedding and she was WONDERFUL! She worked with us on the menu, was helpful Read more...
Jennifer Sibel was our point of contact for our wedding and she was WONDERFUL! She worked with us on the menu, was helpful with suggestions, worked with our budget, professional, and very pleasant to work with. Everyone raved about how tasty the food was. The team on the day of the wedding was so perfect. We had our own butler! I would use them again in a heartbeat for any occasion! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This company is fabulous, and you would be foolish to hire anyone other than them. We can start with the basics: the food is delicious, both vegetarian and non, the presentation is great, and they can accommodate whatever request you have. But what is more important is the staff. Spencer is the nicest person you will ever meet. You'll meet him, and you will know that you are in good hands and that you don't really have anything to worry about. Even if you have a wedding of almost 300 people and don't hire a wedding planner. As it turns out, everyone else who works for main events is the same way. By the end of the wedding, you will wish the staff were your guests and friends. They make the event seem joyous and festive, and after all, that's the point of a wedding. You should hire them. Both because the food is good, but also, because you will be in pretty amazing hands. Thanks, Spencer and company.
This company is fabulous, and you would be foolish to hire anyone other than them. We can start with the basics: the food Read more...
This company is fabulous, and you would be foolish to hire anyone other than them. We can start with the basics: the food is delicious, both vegetarian and non, the presentation is great, and they can accommodate whatever request you have. But what is more important is the staff. Spencer is the nicest person you will ever meet. You'll meet him, and you will know that you are in good hands and that you don't really have anything to worry about. Even if you have a wedding of almost 300 people and don't hire a wedding planner. As it turns out, everyone else who works for main events is the same way. By the end of the wedding, you will wish the staff were your guests and friends. They make the event seem joyous and festive, and after all, that's the point of a wedding. You should hire them. Both because the food is good, but also, because you will be in pretty amazing hands. Thanks, Spencer and company. Read less
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MOB
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Main Event Caterers for my daughter's wedding at Woodend (fantastic venue!) in Chevy Chase, MD. They are great! Our team was Meg, Spencer and Adeline, and they worked together seamlessly to provide us with everything we asked for and more. First of all the food was fantastic! They were very flexible in putting together the set up and menu my daughter and her fiance wanted - and gave us a great tasting afternoon to be sure they were happy with their selections. They have many chair, plate, and linen selections and helped us choose the perfect ones - the tent looked gorgeous when everyone entered for dinner. The bartenders and servers were very attentive and they made the packing up of our decorations and belongings super simple at the end of the night. At Woodend they also set up the ceremony site outside for you, and it was beautiful as well. Thanks to Meg, Spencer and Adeline for being the center of our beautiful night!
We used Main Event Caterers for my daughter's wedding at Woodend (fantastic venue!) in Chevy Chase, MD. They are great! Read more...
We used Main Event Caterers for my daughter's wedding at Woodend (fantastic venue!) in Chevy Chase, MD. They are great! Our team was Meg, Spencer and Adeline, and they worked together seamlessly to provide us with everything we asked for and more. First of all the food was fantastic! They were very flexible in putting together the set up and menu my daughter and her fiance wanted - and gave us a great tasting afternoon to be sure they were happy with their selections. They have many chair, plate, and linen selections and helped us choose the perfect ones - the tent looked gorgeous when everyone entered for dinner. The bartenders and servers were very attentive and they made the packing up of our decorations and belongings super simple at the end of the night. At Woodend they also set up the ceremony site outside for you, and it was beautiful as well. Thanks to Meg, Spencer and Adeline for being the center of our beautiful night! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t have asked for a better cater than Main Event. From the moment we first contacted Michelle about our wedding she was attentive, flexible, and willing to work with us no matter what our budget or style. She made every aspect of the process easy and personal and like no question or request, no matter how particular, was absolutely doable. She and her staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more professional and as our budget shifted or our ideas changed they were right along there with us making it work.
During the walk-through with all the other vendors, she was constantly asking questions and raising issues for others to consider. Without her input on the actual day – the flow of events, the seating, even where the band would be located – thing would never have moved so smoothly. This all on top of the fact that the food was awesome! Seriously, SO many people commented about how delicious dinner was. I generally feel like wedding food is a pretty low bar. It’s rarely the thing one remembers about attending a wedding, but hopefully it’s not terrible. I have never expected to go to a wedding and have exceptional food – but truly, our wedding dinner was terrific. In fact, there were barely any leftovers. The roast chicken was seasoned and cooked perfectly, the salmon was tender, the Brussels sprouts were cooked to perfection. And instead of a cake we had a dessert buffet with 20+ different desserts, all of which were excellent. We are very grateful to Michelle and to Main Event for helping to make our wedding so memorable. We recommend them without reservation.
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We couldn’t have asked for a better cater than Main Event. From the moment we first contacted Michelle about our wedding she was attentive, flexible, and willing to work with us no matter what our budget or style. She made every aspect of the process easy and personal and like no question or request, no matter how particular, was absolutely doable. She and her staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more professional and as our budget shifted or our ideas changed they were right along there with us making it work.
During the walk-through with all the other vendors, she was constantly asking questions and raising issues for others to consider. Without her input on the actual day – the flow of events, the seating, even where the band would be located – thing would never have moved so smoothly. This all on top of the fact that the food was awesome! Seriously, SO many people commented about how delicious dinner was. I generally feel like wedding food is a pretty low bar. It’s rarely the thing one remembers about attending a wedding, but hopefully it’s not terrible. I have never expected to go to a wedding and have exceptional food – but truly, our wedding dinner was terrific. In fact, there were barely any leftovers. The roast chicken was seasoned and cooked perfectly, the salmon was tender, the Brussels sprouts were cooked to perfection. And instead of a cake we had a dessert buffet with 20+ different desserts, all of which were excellent. We are very grateful to Michelle and to Main Event for helping to make our wedding so memorable. We recommend them without reservation. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy we chose Main Event for our October wedding. Meg, Adeline and Spencer oversaw every detail and gave phenomenal advice throughout our planning process. On the day of our wedding, we were completely blown away by how beautifully everything was set up, how professional and attentive the staff was and how unbelievably delicious and abundant the food was!! Main Event impressed us from the first day we started wedding planning and we couldn't be happier with how the day went. Highly recommend!
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My husband and I are so happy we chose Main Event for our October wedding. Meg, Adeline and Spencer oversaw every detail and gave phenomenal advice throughout our planning process. On the day of our wedding, we were completely blown away by how beautifully everything was set up, how professional and attentive the staff was and how unbelievably delicious and abundant the food was!! Main Event impressed us from the first day we started wedding planning and we couldn't be happier with how the day went. Highly recommend! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event is truly a first class caterer. Our venue had a list of 8 caterers to pick from, and after reading their great reviews, Main Event was on our short list. Right after we decided to contract with Main Event, our original event designer actually left the company, and we started working with Scotlyn right away. We were a little nervous at first, but Scotlyn was a fantastic event coordinator and was a tremendous help with planning along the way. My husband and I are not "wedding people" but Scotlyn made everything fun and painless and had great suggestions and support. We would certainly recommend Main Event to anyone for any occasion!
Main Event is truly a first class caterer. Our venue had a list of 8 caterers to pick from, and after reading their great Read more...
Main Event is truly a first class caterer. Our venue had a list of 8 caterers to pick from, and after reading their great reviews, Main Event was on our short list. Right after we decided to contract with Main Event, our original event designer actually left the company, and we started working with Scotlyn right away. We were a little nervous at first, but Scotlyn was a fantastic event coordinator and was a tremendous help with planning along the way. My husband and I are not "wedding people" but Scotlyn made everything fun and painless and had great suggestions and support. We would certainly recommend Main Event to anyone for any occasion! Read less
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sherri
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers were great to work with. Darcy was knowledgeable and easy to work with. She had worked at our venue, so knew exactly how things should run. On the day of our wedding, every thing looked beautiful. I was amazed when I saw about a dozen waiters/waitresses all come out at the same time carrying dinner plates. The staff was professional and attentive. We had a coffee bar for those who wanted coffee, and for my aunt's table, the waiter took it upon himself to bring coffee to the entire table, so she wouldn't have to get up. The food was delicious!! They helped to make my daughters wedding the success it was. I would highly recommend!
Main Event Caterers were great to work with. Darcy was knowledgeable and easy to work with. She had worked at our venue, Read more...
Main Event Caterers were great to work with. Darcy was knowledgeable and easy to work with. She had worked at our venue, so knew exactly how things should run. On the day of our wedding, every thing looked beautiful. I was amazed when I saw about a dozen waiters/waitresses all come out at the same time carrying dinner plates. The staff was professional and attentive. We had a coffee bar for those who wanted coffee, and for my aunt's table, the waiter took it upon himself to bring coffee to the entire table, so she wouldn't have to get up. The food was delicious!! They helped to make my daughters wedding the success it was. I would highly recommend! Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a number of potential options when considering a caterer for our wedding and chose to go with Main Event after a wonderful initial tasting and meeting. The staff at Main Event did not disappoint. We worked with Darcy Munshower and she made sure that we had a menu that included all of the things we wanted. All of the food was absolutely delicious, whether it was the “two bite angus burgers” during cocktail hour, the boneless beef short ribs for dinner or the housemade “bite size” miniature pies for dessert, our guests continue to rave about how good the food was. Thank you to Darcy and all of the Main Event staff for helping to make our wedding day so special!
We had a number of potential options when considering a caterer for our wedding and chose to go with Main Event after a Read more...
We had a number of potential options when considering a caterer for our wedding and chose to go with Main Event after a wonderful initial tasting and meeting. The staff at Main Event did not disappoint. We worked with Darcy Munshower and she made sure that we had a menu that included all of the things we wanted. All of the food was absolutely delicious, whether it was the “two bite angus burgers” during cocktail hour, the boneless beef short ribs for dinner or the housemade “bite size” miniature pies for dessert, our guests continue to rave about how good the food was. Thank you to Darcy and all of the Main Event staff for helping to make our wedding day so special! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers certainly played a huge part in making my husband's and my "garden party" brunch wedding so special. The brunch foods were unique and delicious and the service was superb. While we did not taste Main Events brunch offerings in advance of our wedding, as previously stated, we were delightfully surprised by the how fantastic the food was. In fact, I have received numerous, highly laudatory compliments regarding the food, even from my foodie friends, and set-up/décor, even from those with very discerning taste. The wait staff couldn’t have been more pleasant and attentive to detail, and I appreciate the extra time that they spent ensuring that my new husband and I had absolutely everything we needed to make our day special and to ensure we were well-fed.

We truly appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism of Kara Marshall. and the thoughtfulness Main Event gave our event--even though it was a small brunch with only 70 guests. We most definitely would use Main Event in the future and would certainly recommend it to others.
Main Event Caterers certainly played a huge part in making my husband's and my "garden party" brunch wedding so special. Read more...
Main Event Caterers certainly played a huge part in making my husband's and my "garden party" brunch wedding so special. The brunch foods were unique and delicious and the service was superb. While we did not taste Main Events brunch offerings in advance of our wedding, as previously stated, we were delightfully surprised by the how fantastic the food was. In fact, I have received numerous, highly laudatory compliments regarding the food, even from my foodie friends, and set-up/décor, even from those with very discerning taste. The wait staff couldn’t have been more pleasant and attentive to detail, and I appreciate the extra time that they spent ensuring that my new husband and I had absolutely everything we needed to make our day special and to ensure we were well-fed.

We truly appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism of Kara Marshall. and the thoughtfulness Main Event gave our event--even though it was a small brunch with only 70 guests. We most definitely would use Main Event in the future and would certainly recommend it to others. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catering was absolutely wonderful for our wedding in September! I can't say enough about the professionalism which Andrea displayed and attention to detail and great customer service. The food was absolutely excellent and following the ceremony Andrea made sure to bring my husband and I a plate of food from the cocktail hour so that we could eat. She also made sure that there was a plate with cake in our limo when we left the ceremony and extra pieces for us to take home so that we could enjoy it on our next anniversary (who knew that you're supposed to get a cake box?!? I didn't!). I would certainly recommend the company for weddings or other events and will use them again in the future if we have the need!
Main Event Catering was absolutely wonderful for our wedding in September! I can't say enough about the professionalism Read more...
Main Event Catering was absolutely wonderful for our wedding in September! I can't say enough about the professionalism which Andrea displayed and attention to detail and great customer service. The food was absolutely excellent and following the ceremony Andrea made sure to bring my husband and I a plate of food from the cocktail hour so that we could eat. She also made sure that there was a plate with cake in our limo when we left the ceremony and extra pieces for us to take home so that we could enjoy it on our next anniversary (who knew that you're supposed to get a cake box?!? I didn't!). I would certainly recommend the company for weddings or other events and will use them again in the future if we have the need! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Main Event was wonderful in every way! I am so glad I hired them to cater my wedding. Meg helped me plan every detail of the reception and put my mind at ease. The food was exquisite and our guests raved about it! The servers were so attentive and accommodating from the hors d' oeuvres to the open bar to the dessert buffet. I would recommend them highly to anyone. The price is a bit high but definitely worth it- top notch!
Main Event was wonderful in every way! I am so glad I hired them to cater my wedding. Meg helped me plan every detail of Read more...
Main Event was wonderful in every way! I am so glad I hired them to cater my wedding. Meg helped me plan every detail of the reception and put my mind at ease. The food was exquisite and our guests raved about it! The servers were so attentive and accommodating from the hors d' oeuvres to the open bar to the dessert buffet. I would recommend them highly to anyone. The price is a bit high but definitely worth it- top notch! Read less
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Emilyn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers is amazing! First of all, their food is delicious and there wasn't anything that we tried that we didn't love. They are truly a catering company that goes above and beyond for the client and it really helped throughout our wedding planning process. Darcy Munshower was our event designer and she worked with me to plan out every detail to make our wedding what I imagined it to be. What I really loved about Main Event was that they weren't just concerned about providing food for your guests. Darcy inquired about our guest list, our expectations, and how we envisioned our wedding day and she worked with me and my husband on many aspects to make it happen. She was always very responsive and prompt with phone calls or emails, even up until the night before the wedding when changes had to be made.

On the day of our wedding, the catering staff were all pleasant and professional. My husband and I were assigned our own personal staff member who made sure we were comfortable and taken care of throughout the whole reception. We can't say enough good things about Main Event and we are so happy that we chose them to cater for our wedding.
Main Event Caterers is amazing! First of all, their food is delicious and there wasn't anything that we tried that we Read more...
Main Event Caterers is amazing! First of all, their food is delicious and there wasn't anything that we tried that we didn't love. They are truly a catering company that goes above and beyond for the client and it really helped throughout our wedding planning process. Darcy Munshower was our event designer and she worked with me to plan out every detail to make our wedding what I imagined it to be. What I really loved about Main Event was that they weren't just concerned about providing food for your guests. Darcy inquired about our guest list, our expectations, and how we envisioned our wedding day and she worked with me and my husband on many aspects to make it happen. She was always very responsive and prompt with phone calls or emails, even up until the night before the wedding when changes had to be made.

On the day of our wedding, the catering staff were all pleasant and professional. My husband and I were assigned our own personal staff member who made sure we were comfortable and taken care of throughout the whole reception. We can't say enough good things about Main Event and we are so happy that we chose them to cater for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Main Event caterers were great! Everyone I worked with was very professional. They worked with us on our specialized menu of southern fried chicken/ beef spare ribs/ shrimp po boys/ macaroni & cheese and salad. They also provided our wedding cake - raspberry and lemon which was amazing. The food was delicious and so many guests commented on it being the best wedding reception dinner they had ever had! The staff were on point and the presentation perfect!
Main Event caterers were great! Everyone I worked with was very professional. They worked with us on our specialized menu Read more...
Main Event caterers were great! Everyone I worked with was very professional. They worked with us on our specialized menu of southern fried chicken/ beef spare ribs/ shrimp po boys/ macaroni & cheese and salad. They also provided our wedding cake - raspberry and lemon which was amazing. The food was delicious and so many guests commented on it being the best wedding reception dinner they had ever had! The staff were on point and the presentation perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I worked with Spencer from Main event for my Woodend wedding. He provided exceptional customer service and from the moment we met him, he made us feel taken care of.

Food was great after a few adjustments and they can get any linen, china, etc. that you want. Don't be fooled by the warehouse and showroom, they don't house everything you see so you will pay to rent it just as you would with every other caterer.

We would definitely use Main Event again :)
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I worked with Spencer from Main event for my Woodend wedding. He provided exceptional customer service and from the moment we met him, he made us feel taken care of.

Food was great after a few adjustments and they can get any linen, china, etc. that you want. Don't be fooled by the warehouse and showroom, they don't house everything you see so you will pay to rent it just as you would with every other caterer.

We would definitely use Main Event again :) Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
MAIN EVENT CATERERS ARE INCREDIBLE! Not only was the food out of this world delicious, but their entire staff was extremely patient, organized, and professional. There was not one thing that they wouldn't have done for us, and it showed. Their attention to detail and love for what they do is very transparent. Everyone always expects food at a wedding to be just OK, but not at ours! Our guests are still talking about how great everything tasted. Their butlers, bartenders, chefs, and event coordinators were stellar to work with. They were a bit pricey for our wedding, but that was because of the particular things we picked. WORTH EVERY PENNY. After a few caterer interviews, we felt right at home when we went to Main Event and there was no looking back, they were the clear winner. Perfect all around.
MAIN EVENT CATERERS ARE INCREDIBLE! Not only was the food out of this world delicious, but their entire staff was Read more...
MAIN EVENT CATERERS ARE INCREDIBLE! Not only was the food out of this world delicious, but their entire staff was extremely patient, organized, and professional. There was not one thing that they wouldn't have done for us, and it showed. Their attention to detail and love for what they do is very transparent. Everyone always expects food at a wedding to be just OK, but not at ours! Our guests are still talking about how great everything tasted. Their butlers, bartenders, chefs, and event coordinators were stellar to work with. They were a bit pricey for our wedding, but that was because of the particular things we picked. WORTH EVERY PENNY. After a few caterer interviews, we felt right at home when we went to Main Event and there was no looking back, they were the clear winner. Perfect all around. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
There's a reason everyone gives Main Event 5 stars. They were fantastic! We worked with Andrea and Rebecca. They both promptly replied to all emails and ensured no that detail was missed. During our wedding guests repeatedly came up to us telling us it was the best wedding food they had ever had (specifically the duck burger and short rib appetizers) and that it was also the best service they had ever had. Before we selected Main Event, we had tastings with three other caterers and we received proposals from around seven others. We can say that Main Even was the most professional, tastiest and most competitive price was. My only advice is to get pricing info on small things like chairs and linens from your other vendors. It may only be a dollar or two cheaper elsewhere for a chair or linen, but when you multiply that by the number of guests and tables, it really adds up. Thank you so much Main Event!
There's a reason everyone gives Main Event 5 stars. They were fantastic! We worked with Andrea and Rebecca. They both Read more...
There's a reason everyone gives Main Event 5 stars. They were fantastic! We worked with Andrea and Rebecca. They both promptly replied to all emails and ensured no that detail was missed. During our wedding guests repeatedly came up to us telling us it was the best wedding food they had ever had (specifically the duck burger and short rib appetizers) and that it was also the best service they had ever had. Before we selected Main Event, we had tastings with three other caterers and we received proposals from around seven others. We can say that Main Even was the most professional, tastiest and most competitive price was. My only advice is to get pricing info on small things like chairs and linens from your other vendors. It may only be a dollar or two cheaper elsewhere for a chair or linen, but when you multiply that by the number of guests and tables, it really adds up. Thank you so much Main Event! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Main Event Caterers for our wedding at Top of the Town and couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. Darcy was absolutely terrific and helped make our wedding a complete success! We had so many complements about how delicious the food was (too many to count)! Taylor was our day-of coordinator and she was great at making sure everything ran smoothly the day of. I HIGHLY recommend them for any event! (and make sure to get their hand-rolled truffles!)
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We hired Main Event Caterers for our wedding at Top of the Town and couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. Darcy was absolutely terrific and helped make our wedding a complete success! We had so many complements about how delicious the food was (too many to count)! Taylor was our day-of coordinator and she was great at making sure everything ran smoothly the day of. I HIGHLY recommend them for any event! (and make sure to get their hand-rolled truffles!) Read less
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Debora
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
MEC were absolutely amazing, from the first email through the end of our wedding night. We worked with Spencer, Meg and Adeline. With every single interaction, we felt as if we were the only clients: always professional, timely and above all-they listened to what we wanted. The staff was impeccable, food outstanding and the weeding flawless!

Thank you MEC!!
Debbie & Chris
MEC were absolutely amazing, from the first email through the end of our wedding night. We worked with Spencer, Meg and Read more...
MEC were absolutely amazing, from the first email through the end of our wedding night. We worked with Spencer, Meg and Adeline. With every single interaction, we felt as if we were the only clients: always professional, timely and above all-they listened to what we wanted. The staff was impeccable, food outstanding and the weeding flawless!

Thank you MEC!!
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Main Event was an absolute delight. Firstly, the quality of their food blew our other tastings out of the water. Second, their team was fantastic. Spencer, Adeline, and our day-of supervisor did an amazing job accommodating our needs and providing a superior experience. We got so many complements on the food and service at the wedding. Main Event is worth every penny if you're willing to spend money for a quality caterer.

Oh, and did I mention our cake was fantastic?? Almond sponge cake with fresh blackberries and amaretto cream. I wish there had been more left-overs to take home, it was so good!

(Bonus: they support buying local produce, and are eco-friendly).
Working with Main Event was an absolute delight. Firstly, the quality of their food blew our other tastings out of the Read more...
Working with Main Event was an absolute delight. Firstly, the quality of their food blew our other tastings out of the water. Second, their team was fantastic. Spencer, Adeline, and our day-of supervisor did an amazing job accommodating our needs and providing a superior experience. We got so many complements on the food and service at the wedding. Main Event is worth every penny if you're willing to spend money for a quality caterer.

Oh, and did I mention our cake was fantastic?? Almond sponge cake with fresh blackberries and amaretto cream. I wish there had been more left-overs to take home, it was so good!

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Ann
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Michelle Fishman with Main Events was awesome to work with. Main events can work within your budget and can specialize in a variety of cuisines, we had Indian, Italian, American. Several guests came up to me and raved about the food, they said it was some of the best they have had at weddings. Michelle made adjustments to our menu based on our tasting and made sure everything was to our liking. I like the fact that Main Events is a one stop shop: everything from chairs, linens, glasses, desserts can be arranged through them. On the day of I couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. Michelle was a superstar. She made sure my husband and I had food brought to us multiple times, she even got us drinks from the bar herself! Even my wedding party commented on how attentive she was to not only us but the them as well. Would definitely recommend Main Events to other brides.
Michelle Fishman with Main Events was awesome to work with. Main events can work within your budget and can specialize in Read more...
Michelle Fishman with Main Events was awesome to work with. Main events can work within your budget and can specialize in a variety of cuisines, we had Indian, Italian, American. Several guests came up to me and raved about the food, they said it was some of the best they have had at weddings. Michelle made adjustments to our menu based on our tasting and made sure everything was to our liking. I like the fact that Main Events is a one stop shop: everything from chairs, linens, glasses, desserts can be arranged through them. On the day of I couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. Michelle was a superstar. She made sure my husband and I had food brought to us multiple times, she even got us drinks from the bar herself! Even my wedding party commented on how attentive she was to not only us but the them as well. Would definitely recommend Main Events to other brides. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Ann - Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review of our and Michelle's work. Our goal is to co-create the event of your dreams and allow you to be a guest at your own event and it sounds like that is truly what you experienced. Michelle is the consummate professional who takes ownership of her events and we are so happy that you chose she and Main Event for your once in a lifetime memory.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event catered my July 2013 wedding and was absolutely wonderful! The food was excellent, we got rave reviews from our guests on our Southern-style appetizers and the cake they provided was beautiful and beyond good. Their event staff was just as good, they made sure that every guest had a drink in hand and left full and happy. They ran the event flawlessly from beginning to end, no small feat considering EVERYTHNG had to be brought in and set-up in my venue. I worked with Michelle Fishman who was fabulous and really went above and beyond to make my day perfect. She somehow remembered every detail that I requested, went out of her way to make sure that every guest need was anticipated (everything from making sure that we had high chairs for the kids to accommodating food allergies), was excellent about keeping within my budget, and offered fantastic wedding advice!! I was so calm the day of the event knowing that she had everything in control! I would recommend Main Event and Michelle in a heartbeat.
Main Event catered my July 2013 wedding and was absolutely wonderful! The food was excellent, we got rave reviews from our Read more...
Main Event catered my July 2013 wedding and was absolutely wonderful! The food was excellent, we got rave reviews from our guests on our Southern-style appetizers and the cake they provided was beautiful and beyond good. Their event staff was just as good, they made sure that every guest had a drink in hand and left full and happy. They ran the event flawlessly from beginning to end, no small feat considering EVERYTHNG had to be brought in and set-up in my venue. I worked with Michelle Fishman who was fabulous and really went above and beyond to make my day perfect. She somehow remembered every detail that I requested, went out of her way to make sure that every guest need was anticipated (everything from making sure that we had high chairs for the kids to accommodating food allergies), was excellent about keeping within my budget, and offered fantastic wedding advice!! I was so calm the day of the event knowing that she had everything in control! I would recommend Main Event and Michelle in a heartbeat. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post a review. Our goal is to create the event of your dreams and to allow you to be a guest at your own wedding. Sounds like Michelle accomplished that with her hard work and attention to detail. We are lucky to have her and many other consummate professionals on our team of Event Designers.
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Ronda
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Absollutley Perfect. The whole experiece working with Main Event was so easy from beginning to end. A perfect score!!
Absollutley Perfect. The whole experiece working with Main Event was so easy from beginning to end. A perfect score!!
Absollutley Perfect. The whole experiece working with Main Event was so easy from beginning to end. A perfect score!! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Ronda - thanks for the great comments, we wish you all the best in your new life.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event was a fantastic catering company to work with, we received many compliments on the food from friends and family. Before the wedding, they were amazingly easy to work with planning our wedding, before our first meeting, they even printed the floor plan of our venue to talk through the potential options of how things could be set up. Our pre-event walk through, they quickly arranged everything with the venue, and had everything under control. Day of, we had a few hiccups (guests bringing people that they didn't RSVP for), and Darcy swiftly helped us rearrange tables and figure out how to make them fit. Oh, and the food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was amazingly professional and accommodating. I would definitely recommend using Main Event in the future.
Main Event was a fantastic catering company to work with, we received many compliments on the food from friends and Read more...
Main Event was a fantastic catering company to work with, we received many compliments on the food from friends and family. Before the wedding, they were amazingly easy to work with planning our wedding, before our first meeting, they even printed the floor plan of our venue to talk through the potential options of how things could be set up. Our pre-event walk through, they quickly arranged everything with the venue, and had everything under control. Day of, we had a few hiccups (guests bringing people that they didn't RSVP for), and Darcy swiftly helped us rearrange tables and figure out how to make them fit. Oh, and the food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was amazingly professional and accommodating. I would definitely recommend using Main Event in the future. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with Main event and Darcy Munshower (our event designer) from our initial meeting with Darcy (best truffles ever) to the end of our wedding night (coming home to a bunch of food neatly wrapped, our cake top to freeze for our anniversary as well as one layer of our cake that was leftover that we got to share with friends and family.) The food was absolutley amazing and the guests raved about the short ribs and grilled vegetables. My husband and I had a personal server whom we loved. Our night was so seamless and wonderful partially because of this great decision. No regrets here and would absolutely recommend Main Event to any bride. Very professional, VERY GOOD FOOD, "green" business model, and all around amazing service. Thank you so much Darcy and Main event!
I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with Main event and Darcy Munshower (our event designer) from our initial Read more...
I cannot say enough about how pleased I was with Main event and Darcy Munshower (our event designer) from our initial meeting with Darcy (best truffles ever) to the end of our wedding night (coming home to a bunch of food neatly wrapped, our cake top to freeze for our anniversary as well as one layer of our cake that was leftover that we got to share with friends and family.) The food was absolutley amazing and the guests raved about the short ribs and grilled vegetables. My husband and I had a personal server whom we loved. Our night was so seamless and wonderful partially because of this great decision. No regrets here and would absolutely recommend Main Event to any bride. Very professional, VERY GOOD FOOD, "green" business model, and all around amazing service. Thank you so much Darcy and Main event! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review and for your wonderful comments. Darcy and our entire team put so much of themselves into their events and it's nice to hear how much their efforts meant to you.
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Chelsea
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone raved about the food! It was so delicious- the apetizers, main course and staff were amazing. Andrea Faletti was so helpful and made the catering so easy to coordinate. They helped bring the chairs up from the ceremony to the tables and went above and beyond in service. They even had one staff member just for the bride and groom ( my husband and I) who took care of us to be sure we had time to eat and got water. Everyone should use them!
Everyone raved about the food! It was so delicious- the apetizers, main course and staff were amazing. Andrea Faletti was Read more...
Everyone raved about the food! It was so delicious- the apetizers, main course and staff were amazing. Andrea Faletti was so helpful and made the catering so easy to coordinate. They helped bring the chairs up from the ceremony to the tables and went above and beyond in service. They even had one staff member just for the bride and groom ( my husband and I) who took care of us to be sure we had time to eat and got water. Everyone should use them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Chelsea - Your kind words are greatly appreciated by not only the management of Main Event but also the hard working staff who make these great events possible.
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Gretchen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Main Event. My event designer was Rebecca Murphy and she was extremely professional, organized, and helpful. She helped us create a delicious menu that really reflected the casual, rustic feel of our wedding. (We wanted upscale barbecue fare.) She was also very patient with me and my constant questions/emails.

The food was wonderful and all of our guests raved about it. Some said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The service was impeccable, especially our supervisor Corey who was so attentive and friendly. He really made sure that my husband and I were taken care of, as well as the rest of our families.

Everything went off without a hitch in large part due to Main Event. They are worth every penny and I highly recommend them if you want a stress-free wedding with amazing food and incredible service!
I cannot say enough good things about Main Event. My event designer was Rebecca Murphy and she was extremely professional, Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Main Event. My event designer was Rebecca Murphy and she was extremely professional, organized, and helpful. She helped us create a delicious menu that really reflected the casual, rustic feel of our wedding. (We wanted upscale barbecue fare.) She was also very patient with me and my constant questions/emails.

The food was wonderful and all of our guests raved about it. Some said it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. The service was impeccable, especially our supervisor Corey who was so attentive and friendly. He really made sure that my husband and I were taken care of, as well as the rest of our families.

Everything went off without a hitch in large part due to Main Event. They are worth every penny and I highly recommend them if you want a stress-free wedding with amazing food and incredible service! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Gretchen - many thanks for your kind words. Rebecca and the whole Main Event team work hard to make sure you have the event of a lifetime.
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Kara
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about this catering company, they went beyond my greatest expectations. Main Event was one of the highlights of our wedding. My family and I worked with Rebecca who was absolutely fantastic the entire time and highly attentive to every detail. The catering headquarters was extremely impressive, especially how environmentally friendly they were. However, the best part was the food!! The food at our reception, which included several passed appetizers, standing hors d'oeuvres, and a full summer dinner buffet, was incredible. The food was delicious and creative. Several people, even my pickiest relatives and friends who were vegetarian, commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. The service was impeccable--I was the bride and felt that they were constantly taking care of me and providing me with food and drinks all night long. We even gave us some wrapped up food to take home for a late night snack. The entire Main Event team was amazing! We give our highest recommendation.
I cannot say enough good things about this catering company, they went beyond my greatest expectations. Main Event was one Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about this catering company, they went beyond my greatest expectations. Main Event was one of the highlights of our wedding. My family and I worked with Rebecca who was absolutely fantastic the entire time and highly attentive to every detail. The catering headquarters was extremely impressive, especially how environmentally friendly they were. However, the best part was the food!! The food at our reception, which included several passed appetizers, standing hors d'oeuvres, and a full summer dinner buffet, was incredible. The food was delicious and creative. Several people, even my pickiest relatives and friends who were vegetarian, commented that it was the best wedding food they have ever had. The service was impeccable--I was the bride and felt that they were constantly taking care of me and providing me with food and drinks all night long. We even gave us some wrapped up food to take home for a late night snack. The entire Main Event team was amazing! We give our highest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

We're glad you had the opportunity to visit our facility, meet the team and see all the cool things we are doing to reduce our impact on the environment. Thanks for your great comments on Rebecca, she is such a hard worker and truly cares about her events and we're glad you appreciated the final effect.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had the opportunity to work with Darcy as our Event Designer. The whole process with Main Event was first-rate - from the initial meeting to a well orchestrated and thorough tasting to our wedding day. With Darcy's help and knowledge we were able to design a fabulous menu for our vineyard reception. Our guests raved about the food and the service. We were very impressed with Darcy and her team!
We had the opportunity to work with Darcy as our Event Designer. The whole process with Main Event was first-rate - from Read more...
We had the opportunity to work with Darcy as our Event Designer. The whole process with Main Event was first-rate - from the initial meeting to a well orchestrated and thorough tasting to our wedding day. With Darcy's help and knowledge we were able to design a fabulous menu for our vineyard reception. Our guests raved about the food and the service. We were very impressed with Darcy and her team! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Main Event to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions we made during the whole process. Simply incredible. From start to finish, Main Event (and coordinator Michelle Fishman) did an outstanding job. Michelle worked with us on every aspect of that day and made phenomenal suggestions about how to adapt a particular menu item to our needs. The result: our guests were literally obsessed with the food (people are still talking about it months later)! And, not to be forgotten, the service by the Main Event staff was second to none. The bartenders kept the alcohol flowing and the servers the room set up and clean and everyone happy. (Please don't forget about the professionalism of the servers! They can make or break an event, regardless of how good the food is!) Main Event even assigned us a butler for the evening to make sure we, the bride and groom, had enough to eat and drink without having to tear ourselves away from our guests. They are an absolute STEAL of a bargain for everything you get for your money. We highly, highly recommend them!!
Hiring Main Event to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions we made during the whole process. Simply incredible. Read more...
Hiring Main Event to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions we made during the whole process. Simply incredible. From start to finish, Main Event (and coordinator Michelle Fishman) did an outstanding job. Michelle worked with us on every aspect of that day and made phenomenal suggestions about how to adapt a particular menu item to our needs. The result: our guests were literally obsessed with the food (people are still talking about it months later)! And, not to be forgotten, the service by the Main Event staff was second to none. The bartenders kept the alcohol flowing and the servers the room set up and clean and everyone happy. (Please don't forget about the professionalism of the servers! They can make or break an event, regardless of how good the food is!) Main Event even assigned us a butler for the evening to make sure we, the bride and groom, had enough to eat and drink without having to tear ourselves away from our guests. They are an absolute STEAL of a bargain for everything you get for your money. We highly, highly recommend them!! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

And another great review for Michelle! She is our 'go to' girl for the perfect wedding and we are so lucky to have her. Thanks for taking the time to post your wonderful comments.
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Main Event and worked with Kara for our April wedding and can’t even begin to describe not only the amazing service, but the delicious food as well. I had contacted Kara about 15 months in advance of the wedding and she was the only person who stayed in contact with me even though the wedding was so far away. She gave us as much attention back then as she did in the weeks leading up to the wedding. We had a unique food menu (I’m latin and wanted a more latin infused menu – some of which consisted of their own creations and were delicious). The food was different than what you typically have at weddings and definitely set us aside from “average hotel food.” I can’t tell you how many people we saw get up to get seconds and thirds. Any feedback we gave to Kara during the tasting was taken into consideration and executed for the day of. Come wedding day, the staff was superb. When Kara tells you that you will have a food and drink stalker, you get a food and drink stalker – we were fed from arrival to departure and always had a drink. That was also not a typical part of the bride and groom experience where they normally stave at their own event! The staff would check in with us to see if we ever needed anything or if there were any issues we would like taken care of. Also, we got everything back that we had requested: the table numbers (which were childhood pictures), the number holders, and champagne flutes (I was sure I was taking a risk with those – they even washed them before returning them to us!). In summary, the food was AMAZING, the set up was GORGEOUS, and I could not think of anyone better to help you plan your reception so that it goes smoothly. It’s the best customer service my husband and I have ever experienced. THANK YOU KARA!!!
We hired Main Event and worked with Kara for our April wedding and can’t even begin to describe not only the amazing Read more...
We hired Main Event and worked with Kara for our April wedding and can’t even begin to describe not only the amazing service, but the delicious food as well. I had contacted Kara about 15 months in advance of the wedding and she was the only person who stayed in contact with me even though the wedding was so far away. She gave us as much attention back then as she did in the weeks leading up to the wedding. We had a unique food menu (I’m latin and wanted a more latin infused menu – some of which consisted of their own creations and were delicious). The food was different than what you typically have at weddings and definitely set us aside from “average hotel food.” I can’t tell you how many people we saw get up to get seconds and thirds. Any feedback we gave to Kara during the tasting was taken into consideration and executed for the day of. Come wedding day, the staff was superb. When Kara tells you that you will have a food and drink stalker, you get a food and drink stalker – we were fed from arrival to departure and always had a drink. That was also not a typical part of the bride and groom experience where they normally stave at their own event! The staff would check in with us to see if we ever needed anything or if there were any issues we would like taken care of. Also, we got everything back that we had requested: the table numbers (which were childhood pictures), the number holders, and champagne flutes (I was sure I was taking a risk with those – they even washed them before returning them to us!). In summary, the food was AMAZING, the set up was GORGEOUS, and I could not think of anyone better to help you plan your reception so that it goes smoothly. It’s the best customer service my husband and I have ever experienced. THANK YOU KARA!!! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Vanessa - thanks for your kind words about Kara and your overall event. She and all of our other wonderful Event Designers and staff work very hard to make sure you have the event of your dreams. We appreciate you taking the time to post such a glowing review. All the best in your new life.
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Caroline
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my ceremony and reception at Meridian House for 130 guests. I thought Main Events did an outstanding job at a reasonable (for DC) price. They provided Hors D'oeuvres, 3 course dinner, bar service, petite desserts, and cake. We brought in our own wine and spirits for the bar service. The service was executed flawlessly and the food was exceptional.

Planning, my mom and I worked with Spencer McCormack. He was so much fun to work with and "on it" for every single detail. Having complete confidence in the caterer made the planning process so much easier.

The big day, our head waiter was so nice, regularly checking up on me and my new husband. They also assigned a specific waiter to attend to our wedding party/ family while photographs were being taken during cocktail hour; hence guests in photos didn't feel like they missed cocktail hour. The food was impressive. We had a duel entree of short ribs and salmon for our main course. A 3 course dinner for 130 people is difficult to execute, but they did so flawlessly and keep us right on schedule. For dessert, I'm not a fan of traditional wedding cake and they created a chocolate cake underneath white frosting, which was delicious. They also provided a delicious bite sized dessert collection.

Overall, I thought Main Events and Spencer did a wonderful job. My guests were very pleased with the service and food. I'd highly recommend them.
I had my ceremony and reception at Meridian House for 130 guests. I thought Main Events did an outstanding job at a Read more...
I had my ceremony and reception at Meridian House for 130 guests. I thought Main Events did an outstanding job at a reasonable (for DC) price. They provided Hors D'oeuvres, 3 course dinner, bar service, petite desserts, and cake. We brought in our own wine and spirits for the bar service. The service was executed flawlessly and the food was exceptional.

Planning, my mom and I worked with Spencer McCormack. He was so much fun to work with and "on it" for every single detail. Having complete confidence in the caterer made the planning process so much easier.

The big day, our head waiter was so nice, regularly checking up on me and my new husband. They also assigned a specific waiter to attend to our wedding party/ family while photographs were being taken during cocktail hour; hence guests in photos didn't feel like they missed cocktail hour. The food was impressive. We had a duel entree of short ribs and salmon for our main course. A 3 course dinner for 130 people is difficult to execute, but they did so flawlessly and keep us right on schedule. For dessert, I'm not a fan of traditional wedding cake and they created a chocolate cake underneath white frosting, which was delicious. They also provided a delicious bite sized dessert collection.

Overall, I thought Main Events and Spencer did a wonderful job. My guests were very pleased with the service and food. I'd highly recommend them. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Love your comment about value as our goal is to provide a great product and wonderful service at a reasonable price. Oh, and glad you loved Spencer, he's a keeper!
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event, specifically Spencer & his team, was easy to work with and I had no doubt from the beginning that I was in good hands and could trust the team to bring my vision to life. In addition, they made it all so easy for us, which was invaluable as we were planning the wedding ourselves in a 4 month timeframe. A week after our wedding, we were packing up to move across country. Having so many moving parts during this timeframe made hiring the right people a must. They were very responsive, brought forth excellent suggestions yet were never overbearing. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a trustworthy company with confident, competent staff and quality catering & supplies.
Main Event, specifically Spencer & his team, was easy to work with and I had no doubt from the beginning that I was in Read more...
Main Event, specifically Spencer & his team, was easy to work with and I had no doubt from the beginning that I was in good hands and could trust the team to bring my vision to life. In addition, they made it all so easy for us, which was invaluable as we were planning the wedding ourselves in a 4 month timeframe. A week after our wedding, we were packing up to move across country. Having so many moving parts during this timeframe made hiring the right people a must. They were very responsive, brought forth excellent suggestions yet were never overbearing. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a trustworthy company with confident, competent staff and quality catering & supplies. Read less
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J
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife researched over 100 caterers before we narrowed it down to Main Event. We worked with Spencer and Meg and wholeheartedly recommend them. Food was probably our biggest concern when it came to the wedding. Our venue was a DIY location, but Main Event provided the food, the waitstaff, the china, the linens, the bartenders, etc. They worked with us on our floor plan, and were very professional throughout the entire process. One area that was important to us was to have a strong vegetarian option, which they delivered. The waitstaff was wonderful and their Captain, Chip, who we met the day of the wedding, was amazing. He put us at ease from the beginning.

One thing we liked about Main Event is that they allowed us to provide our own alcohol, which for us, definitely saved some money. Their bartenders were still on hand to serve it, but it was nice to have the option to either go through them or bring our own. Main Event wasn't the cheapest caterer we checked out, but the food was far and away the best we had during our search. The quality of the food and service were excellent.
My wife researched over 100 caterers before we narrowed it down to Main Event. We worked with Spencer and Meg and Read more...
My wife researched over 100 caterers before we narrowed it down to Main Event. We worked with Spencer and Meg and wholeheartedly recommend them. Food was probably our biggest concern when it came to the wedding. Our venue was a DIY location, but Main Event provided the food, the waitstaff, the china, the linens, the bartenders, etc. They worked with us on our floor plan, and were very professional throughout the entire process. One area that was important to us was to have a strong vegetarian option, which they delivered. The waitstaff was wonderful and their Captain, Chip, who we met the day of the wedding, was amazing. He put us at ease from the beginning.

One thing we liked about Main Event is that they allowed us to provide our own alcohol, which for us, definitely saved some money. Their bartenders were still on hand to serve it, but it was nice to have the option to either go through them or bring our own. Main Event wasn't the cheapest caterer we checked out, but the food was far and away the best we had during our search. The quality of the food and service were excellent. Read less
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Bella
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Peggy McGuire and Main Event Catering were phenomenal. The service was truly first class. The food from the cocktail hour to the chocolate truffles were spectacular. We were beyond pleased! We initially spoke to them fully believing we wouldn't be able to afford this caliber of service. Peggy worked with our budget and to my very pleasant surprise offered me a very fair and reasonable proposal within our budget. They didn't try to over sell us or push anything we weren't comfortable with. There were several times in the process she would talk me off the ledge and let me know that it was ok we couldn't afford the linen upgrade because at the end of the day, they could make our event wonderful at our price point. The food was fantastic. They made sure we had something to eat and brought appetizers and champagne to us during pictures. Our wedding day would not have been as seamless and elegant without this extremely professional company on our side. Peggy brought a wealth of experience with her and was able to accommodate any of our request that required her going above and beyond. I truly feel that they delivered on their promise. All of the waitstaff was professional, friendly and accommodating. Several of my guest mentioned some of them by name days later! What more can we say. We were very happy and highly recommend them.
Peggy McGuire and Main Event Catering were phenomenal. The service was truly first class. The food from the cocktail hour Read more...
Peggy McGuire and Main Event Catering were phenomenal. The service was truly first class. The food from the cocktail hour to the chocolate truffles were spectacular. We were beyond pleased! We initially spoke to them fully believing we wouldn't be able to afford this caliber of service. Peggy worked with our budget and to my very pleasant surprise offered me a very fair and reasonable proposal within our budget. They didn't try to over sell us or push anything we weren't comfortable with. There were several times in the process she would talk me off the ledge and let me know that it was ok we couldn't afford the linen upgrade because at the end of the day, they could make our event wonderful at our price point. The food was fantastic. They made sure we had something to eat and brought appetizers and champagne to us during pictures. Our wedding day would not have been as seamless and elegant without this extremely professional company on our side. Peggy brought a wealth of experience with her and was able to accommodate any of our request that required her going above and beyond. I truly feel that they delivered on their promise. All of the waitstaff was professional, friendly and accommodating. Several of my guest mentioned some of them by name days later! What more can we say. We were very happy and highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Montine
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Main Event caterered our wedding. The meetings before the event were wonderful. Kara, our event coordinator, was fexible with our tastes, dietary restrictions and budget. The tasting was over the top and the food was so so good. At the event, the service was outstanding. The set up and take down went very smoothly. I would highly highly recommend them!
Main Event caterered our wedding. The meetings before the event were wonderful. Kara, our event coordinator, was fexible Read more...
Main Event caterered our wedding. The meetings before the event were wonderful. Kara, our event coordinator, was fexible with our tastes, dietary restrictions and budget. The tasting was over the top and the food was so so good. At the event, the service was outstanding. The set up and take down went very smoothly. I would highly highly recommend them! Read less
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ArlingtonBride
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
What can you even say about Main Event- they're truly the best in the area. Professional, eco-friendly, delicious, and really good about working with cost-conscious brides. Also, their truffles are quite possibly the best chocolate in the world. I have a couple of anecdotes that I think really summarize my experience with Main Event. The management was awesome at promptly addressing issues- our initial event designer switched jobs, and we were assigned to a new one. When we first met her, it was immediately apparent that we were going to have a personality clash. (I don't want to name names, because I'm sure she's awesome at her job, we just had really different opinions on some things.) I kind of tentitively contacted the manager to say that while we really wanted to work with Main Event, I was a little bit hesitant about working with this designer. She asked me what the issue was, I explained, and she reassigned us within hours to someone who was a much better fit. Lastly, at the wedding, one of the butlers accidentally toppled a bottle of red wine, some of which splashed on my dress. Total freak accident involving a wobbly table and a too-cramped hallway and a lot of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the on-site manager was AMAZING. He had one of the female butlers sit by my side as I was eating dinner, and she got almost all of the wine out with soda water before I even got to the dance floor. And then they offered to reimburse me for the cost of cleaning my dress, even though the spill wasn't really their fault. VERY professionally handled, and I really appreciated it. But I'm considering asking for reimbursement in those AMAZING truffles. Seriously. ;)
What can you even say about Main Event- they're truly the best in the area. Professional, eco-friendly, delicious, and Read more...
What can you even say about Main Event- they're truly the best in the area. Professional, eco-friendly, delicious, and really good about working with cost-conscious brides. Also, their truffles are quite possibly the best chocolate in the world. I have a couple of anecdotes that I think really summarize my experience with Main Event. The management was awesome at promptly addressing issues- our initial event designer switched jobs, and we were assigned to a new one. When we first met her, it was immediately apparent that we were going to have a personality clash. (I don't want to name names, because I'm sure she's awesome at her job, we just had really different opinions on some things.) I kind of tentitively contacted the manager to say that while we really wanted to work with Main Event, I was a little bit hesitant about working with this designer. She asked me what the issue was, I explained, and she reassigned us within hours to someone who was a much better fit. Lastly, at the wedding, one of the butlers accidentally toppled a bottle of red wine, some of which splashed on my dress. Total freak accident involving a wobbly table and a too-cramped hallway and a lot of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but the on-site manager was AMAZING. He had one of the female butlers sit by my side as I was eating dinner, and she got almost all of the wine out with soda water before I even got to the dance floor. And then they offered to reimburse me for the cost of cleaning my dress, even though the spill wasn't really their fault. VERY professionally handled, and I really appreciated it. But I'm considering asking for reimbursement in those AMAZING truffles. Seriously. ;) Read less
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Mrs.
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Main Event to cater our wedding in December and I can confidently say that it was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. They didn't just cater our food, they set up the whole place and provided the majority of the decorations! We worked with Andrea and she was so sweet and understanding throughout the whole process. I changed my mind about things from the menu to the colors so many times and I always felt that she was willing to accommodate our every need! The day of, she went above and beyond our expectations, helping with things that weren't even in her job description just to ensure our special day went along smoothly! Our wedding day was perfect, and it wouldn't have been without Andrea! She is so professional and easy to work with. Their food was amazing, if there was anything about our wedding that people raved about, it was the food! The food never ran out, it was elegantly displayed like artwork and it tasted delicious! Hiring Main Event is worth every penny and if you choose to go with them, make sure you request Andrea, she is wonderful! I would recommend this vendor to anyone looking for a fantastic and professional catering company in the NOVA/DC area!
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We hired Main Event to cater our wedding in December and I can confidently say that it was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. They didn't just cater our food, they set up the whole place and provided the majority of the decorations! We worked with Andrea and she was so sweet and understanding throughout the whole process. I changed my mind about things from the menu to the colors so many times and I always felt that she was willing to accommodate our every need! The day of, she went above and beyond our expectations, helping with things that weren't even in her job description just to ensure our special day went along smoothly! Our wedding day was perfect, and it wouldn't have been without Andrea! She is so professional and easy to work with. Their food was amazing, if there was anything about our wedding that people raved about, it was the food! The food never ran out, it was elegantly displayed like artwork and it tasted delicious! Hiring Main Event is worth every penny and if you choose to go with them, make sure you request Andrea, she is wonderful! I would recommend this vendor to anyone looking for a fantastic and professional catering company in the NOVA/DC area! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so happy about how our wedding reception turned out! The Main Event team, led by Meg, was fantastic. The food was beautiful, the tables were lovely, and there were so many delightful details throughout the reception. The service was perfect - the team was incredibly quick, efficient, and calm, and all of our guests were very happy. We had a few pictures in between the ceremony and reception and it was so lovely to walk in to find people laughing, eating and drinking, and to see the room looking so beautiful. We really appreciated the head of the staff approaching us shortly after we entered with a little tray of all of the hors d'oeuvres, made up just for us so that we could try everything. We wouldn't change a thing - it was a perfect afternoon.
We are so happy about how our wedding reception turned out! The Main Event team, led by Meg, was fantastic. The food was Read more...
We are so happy about how our wedding reception turned out! The Main Event team, led by Meg, was fantastic. The food was beautiful, the tables were lovely, and there were so many delightful details throughout the reception. The service was perfect - the team was incredibly quick, efficient, and calm, and all of our guests were very happy. We had a few pictures in between the ceremony and reception and it was so lovely to walk in to find people laughing, eating and drinking, and to see the room looking so beautiful. We really appreciated the head of the staff approaching us shortly after we entered with a little tray of all of the hors d'oeuvres, made up just for us so that we could try everything. We wouldn't change a thing - it was a perfect afternoon. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event was incredibly easy to work with! I felt very confident that everything would go off without a hitch and it did! The food was delicious and Michelle (our event coordinator) made certain at our tasting that everything was the way we liked it. Michelle was also very thorough in making sure she has all the other vendor contact information and knew the timing for how everything was going to play out on the wedding day. Even though she was the caterer, she was going to make sure nothing else went wrong! In addition, Main Event has been very patient in working with me and my mother to make sure that everyone is happy. When we had our initial meeting with Michelle she asked us what our favorite foods were. My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs, so when she gave us our proposal, one of the appetizers was spaghetti wrapped around the tines of a fork with a meatball stuck on the end. After the wedding, everyone was talking about that appetizer. It was so cute! But, in addition to the appetizers, we recevied so many compliments about the dinner. I heard everyone cleaned their plates! Besides the food, the staff looked so professional and was very attentive. It made me feel like me and my event were so special!
Main Event was incredibly easy to work with! I felt very confident that everything would go off without a hitch and it Read more...
Main Event was incredibly easy to work with! I felt very confident that everything would go off without a hitch and it did! The food was delicious and Michelle (our event coordinator) made certain at our tasting that everything was the way we liked it. Michelle was also very thorough in making sure she has all the other vendor contact information and knew the timing for how everything was going to play out on the wedding day. Even though she was the caterer, she was going to make sure nothing else went wrong! In addition, Main Event has been very patient in working with me and my mother to make sure that everyone is happy. When we had our initial meeting with Michelle she asked us what our favorite foods were. My favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs, so when she gave us our proposal, one of the appetizers was spaghetti wrapped around the tines of a fork with a meatball stuck on the end. After the wedding, everyone was talking about that appetizer. It was so cute! But, in addition to the appetizers, we recevied so many compliments about the dinner. I heard everyone cleaned their plates! Besides the food, the staff looked so professional and was very attentive. It made me feel like me and my event were so special! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Main Event was fantastic. We started out working with one coordinator and when she left Rebecca took over. She was very responsive to my many emails and changes. We were able to bring our own alcohol and desserts, and they took care of the rest. On the day of, the staff were all very attentive to us and our guests. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS. Even our pickiest guests ate their dinner and loved it. While it was pricier than some other caterers in the area, you get what you pay for. We could not have been happier with Main Event!
Our experience with Main Event was fantastic. We started out working with one coordinator and when she left Rebecca took Read more...
Our experience with Main Event was fantastic. We started out working with one coordinator and when she left Rebecca took over. She was very responsive to my many emails and changes. We were able to bring our own alcohol and desserts, and they took care of the rest. On the day of, the staff were all very attentive to us and our guests. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS. Even our pickiest guests ate their dinner and loved it. While it was pricier than some other caterers in the area, you get what you pay for. We could not have been happier with Main Event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The food at our wedding was delicious. Everyone from Main Event Caterers (captain, servers, bartenders, chefs) were professional and efficient. The servers were very attentive and excellent.

We received many compliments from our guests about the delicious food. The presentation of all the food was beautiful! We are very happy that we selected Main Event to cater the wedding! Michelle was wonderful to work with!
The food at our wedding was delicious. Everyone from Main Event Caterers (captain, servers, bartenders, chefs) were Read more...
The food at our wedding was delicious. Everyone from Main Event Caterers (captain, servers, bartenders, chefs) were professional and efficient. The servers were very attentive and excellent.

We received many compliments from our guests about the delicious food. The presentation of all the food was beautiful! We are very happy that we selected Main Event to cater the wedding! Michelle was wonderful to work with! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
BEST FOOD & SERVICE!!! Spencer at Main Event was terrific with all pre-planning for our outdoor wedding in Sept 2012. The service by Cory and his team on the day off was top notch and the food was out of this world. Everyone is still talking about the food! The short ribs were to die for...melted in your mouth and delicious. We also had chicken with artichokes and goat cheese and our vegetarian dish was pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce....both also were terrific. We went for a food tasting a few months back and that too was out of this world and a beautiful presentation was done then too. Their showroom has everything you need to see and pick...chairs, color of tablecloths, napkins, servers, plates, glasses, etc. I was so impressed from the very beginning. My younger daughter caught the bouquet, so I may be needing Main Event again very soon:)
BEST FOOD & SERVICE!!! Spencer at Main Event was terrific with all pre-planning for our outdoor wedding in Sept 2012. The Read more...
BEST FOOD & SERVICE!!! Spencer at Main Event was terrific with all pre-planning for our outdoor wedding in Sept 2012. The service by Cory and his team on the day off was top notch and the food was out of this world. Everyone is still talking about the food! The short ribs were to die for...melted in your mouth and delicious. We also had chicken with artichokes and goat cheese and our vegetarian dish was pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sauce....both also were terrific. We went for a food tasting a few months back and that too was out of this world and a beautiful presentation was done then too. Their showroom has everything you need to see and pick...chairs, color of tablecloths, napkins, servers, plates, glasses, etc. I was so impressed from the very beginning. My younger daughter caught the bouquet, so I may be needing Main Event again very soon:) Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Kara for the catering of our wedding reception. The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. Our only issue was that the head table was not spaced well. We were very squished, but we laughed about it and enjoyed the rest. Guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how kind the staff was!
We loved working with Kara for the catering of our wedding reception. The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. Our Read more...
We loved working with Kara for the catering of our wedding reception. The food was delicious. The staff was wonderful. Our only issue was that the head table was not spaced well. We were very squished, but we laughed about it and enjoyed the rest. Guests commented about how wonderful the food was and how kind the staff was! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event far exceeded my expectations. The service, presentation, and quality of the food - all amazing. I can't recommend them enough! Everyone from my Event Designer Rebecca to the Event Supervisor Guillermo was a pleasure to interact with and really made me feel like my wedding was their top priority. You are will be in good hand with Main Event. A++++!!
Main Event far exceeded my expectations. The service, presentation, and quality of the food - all amazing. I can't Read more...
Main Event far exceeded my expectations. The service, presentation, and quality of the food - all amazing. I can't recommend them enough! Everyone from my Event Designer Rebecca to the Event Supervisor Guillermo was a pleasure to interact with and really made me feel like my wedding was their top priority. You are will be in good hand with Main Event. A++++!! Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as we met Spencer at the tasting, we knew we would use Main Event (at least my husband did and he was going to foot the bill!!). He inspired such confidence that he and Main Event would do whatever it took to make our daughter's wedding a wonderful, magical event. And... he and Main Event did not disappoint! His attention to detail and willingness to listen to our ideas and concerns resulted in the wonderful, magical evening! We had guest after guest comment on the presentation and more importantly taste of their meals. Even our vegatarian friends said how they felt that their meal was 'important' and not just an add-on to appease a few. And the appetizers... well they were to die-for! Folks literally chased down servers for another goat cheese quesadilla or 2-bite burger. Delish!
So, thanks Spencer! and please thank your planning team, the chef, who is a genius, and the wonderful crew that worked the event... It was fantastic!!
As soon as we met Spencer at the tasting, we knew we would use Main Event (at least my husband did and he was going to Read more...
As soon as we met Spencer at the tasting, we knew we would use Main Event (at least my husband did and he was going to foot the bill!!). He inspired such confidence that he and Main Event would do whatever it took to make our daughter's wedding a wonderful, magical event. And... he and Main Event did not disappoint! His attention to detail and willingness to listen to our ideas and concerns resulted in the wonderful, magical evening! We had guest after guest comment on the presentation and more importantly taste of their meals. Even our vegatarian friends said how they felt that their meal was 'important' and not just an add-on to appease a few. And the appetizers... well they were to die-for! Folks literally chased down servers for another goat cheese quesadilla or 2-bite burger. Delish!
So, thanks Spencer! and please thank your planning team, the chef, who is a genius, and the wonderful crew that worked the event... It was fantastic!! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kara Marshall of Main Event saved our bride this weekend found a tarp and rescued her in the pouring rain. Had it not been for Kara's help and quick thinking a Vera Wang gown would have been caught in a torrential down pour. The day was absolutely wonderful. Thank you Kara!!!!
Kara Marshall of Main Event saved our bride this weekend found a tarp and rescued her in the pouring rain. Had it not been Read more...
Kara Marshall of Main Event saved our bride this weekend found a tarp and rescued her in the pouring rain. Had it not been for Kara's help and quick thinking a Vera Wang gown would have been caught in a torrential down pour. The day was absolutely wonderful. Thank you Kara!!!! Read less
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ming15
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event was amazing. They were by far the most reasonably priced caterers and provided AMAZING service. I would use them again. Ask for Spencer, he was patient, creative and just inspiring.
Main Event was amazing. They were by far the most reasonably priced caterers and provided AMAZING service. I would use Read more...
Main Event was amazing. They were by far the most reasonably priced caterers and provided AMAZING service. I would use them again. Ask for Spencer, he was patient, creative and just inspiring. Read less
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David
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event is a fantastic catering service and while they can seem a bit pricey, the results don't lie. We had them serve salad to all the guests as they sat down (delicious) and then we had a buffet dinner which some people are still talking about. To top if off they made our cake which was, in my non-biased opinion, the greatest wedding cake I've ever had.

The event staff was incredible too. They made sure we got enough to eat throughout the night (a common complaint from the bride and groom on their big day) and always made sure our glasses were full and that we were comfortable throughout the night.

We met with Andrea, our Main Event coordinator, several times to try the food and work out what color linens and runners we wanted. She was incredibly helpful in getting our ideas onto paper, working with those ideas and coming out with a beautiful reception hall at Top of the Town. The two (Top of the Town and Main Event) work together A LOT and it shows as everything went very smoothly and they were able to sort out any problems amongst themselves without any cost to us. With everything you have to focus on to plan a wedding, this is extremely helpful to have vendors who understand and get along with each other.

I would recommend Main Event Caterers in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a tasty classy dinner. You need to feed your guests, so feed them well! They will appreciate it, trust me!
Main Event is a fantastic catering service and while they can seem a bit pricey, the results don't lie. We had them serve Read more...
Main Event is a fantastic catering service and while they can seem a bit pricey, the results don't lie. We had them serve salad to all the guests as they sat down (delicious) and then we had a buffet dinner which some people are still talking about. To top if off they made our cake which was, in my non-biased opinion, the greatest wedding cake I've ever had.

The event staff was incredible too. They made sure we got enough to eat throughout the night (a common complaint from the bride and groom on their big day) and always made sure our glasses were full and that we were comfortable throughout the night.

We met with Andrea, our Main Event coordinator, several times to try the food and work out what color linens and runners we wanted. She was incredibly helpful in getting our ideas onto paper, working with those ideas and coming out with a beautiful reception hall at Top of the Town. The two (Top of the Town and Main Event) work together A LOT and it shows as everything went very smoothly and they were able to sort out any problems amongst themselves without any cost to us. With everything you have to focus on to plan a wedding, this is extremely helpful to have vendors who understand and get along with each other.

I would recommend Main Event Caterers in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a tasty classy dinner. You need to feed your guests, so feed them well! They will appreciate it, trust me! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event provided the catering for our wedding, and they did a great job. They were friendly and helpful, and the food was great.
Main Event provided the catering for our wedding, and they did a great job. They were friendly and helpful, and the food Read more...
Main Event provided the catering for our wedding, and they did a great job. They were friendly and helpful, and the food was great. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Events was AWESOME! Everyone raved about the food. Spencer McCormack is a DREAM to work with (and Meg too). They created a great menu for our summer wedding and the dessert bar was incredible. Go with Main Events--the price is worth it!
Main Events was AWESOME! Everyone raved about the food. Spencer McCormack is a DREAM to work with (and Meg too). They Read more...
Main Events was AWESOME! Everyone raved about the food. Spencer McCormack is a DREAM to work with (and Meg too). They created a great menu for our summer wedding and the dessert bar was incredible. Go with Main Events--the price is worth it! Read less
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Hillary Perkins
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers' Michelle Fishman was without doubt one of the best things about my wedding.

My husband is in the restaurant business and a lot of our guests were as well - or at the very least serious about food. We could not have boring or bad food at our wedding. It was out of the question.

When we meet with Michelle, we knew she was going to be the person for us. She spent time with us unlike any of the other companies we had met with, asking us about our likes and dislikes as well as how to make the things we wanted more creative. Michelle and I worked together for over a year thinking of menu items and coming up with creative new ideas.

The week of our wedding Michelle more than made up for a bad planner I had hired and made sure that everything at the venue was blocked out and arranged. She was always available to answer my emails and phone calls and did everything she could to make us at ease.

The day of the wedding I couldn't have been more pleased. The food, service, and decor were all wonderful. Our guests were very impressed with not only the taste of the food but also the fact that we had thought outside the box and given them non-traditional items. Michelle even helped my Maid of Honor bustle my dress!

I would recommend Main Event Catering without any hesitations!
Thank you Michelle!
Main Event Caterers' Michelle Fishman was without doubt one of the best things about my wedding.

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Main Event Caterers' Michelle Fishman was without doubt one of the best things about my wedding.

My husband is in the restaurant business and a lot of our guests were as well - or at the very least serious about food. We could not have boring or bad food at our wedding. It was out of the question.

When we meet with Michelle, we knew she was going to be the person for us. She spent time with us unlike any of the other companies we had met with, asking us about our likes and dislikes as well as how to make the things we wanted more creative. Michelle and I worked together for over a year thinking of menu items and coming up with creative new ideas.

The week of our wedding Michelle more than made up for a bad planner I had hired and made sure that everything at the venue was blocked out and arranged. She was always available to answer my emails and phone calls and did everything she could to make us at ease.

The day of the wedding I couldn't have been more pleased. The food, service, and decor were all wonderful. Our guests were very impressed with not only the taste of the food but also the fact that we had thought outside the box and given them non-traditional items. Michelle even helped my Maid of Honor bustle my dress!

I would recommend Main Event Catering without any hesitations!
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Pat
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The success of our daughters wedding is a true reflection of "Main Events" Andrea who took care of every detail was fabulous. Anyone would be really lucky to have her service. She is knowledgeable and very professional. She gave us good information and direction when need. I also want to mention that we were not disappointed in the food. Very tastey!
Pat Goessling
(Mother of the Bride)
The success of our daughters wedding is a true reflection of "Main Events" Andrea who took care of every detail was Read more...
The success of our daughters wedding is a true reflection of "Main Events" Andrea who took care of every detail was fabulous. Anyone would be really lucky to have her service. She is knowledgeable and very professional. She gave us good information and direction when need. I also want to mention that we were not disappointed in the food. Very tastey!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with using Main Event Caterers for our Wedding. We are still getting compliments about how absolutely delicious the food was! Everything was presented beautifully and professionally. Kara and Rebecca were wonderful to work with. The professionalism of the staff could not have been better. We were very happy and would recommend this caterer without hesitation.
We could not have been happier with using Main Event Caterers for our Wedding. We are still getting compliments about how Read more...
We could not have been happier with using Main Event Caterers for our Wedding. We are still getting compliments about how absolutely delicious the food was! Everything was presented beautifully and professionally. Kara and Rebecca were wonderful to work with. The professionalism of the staff could not have been better. We were very happy and would recommend this caterer without hesitation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event did a wonderful job at my wedding - the food was fabulous as was the service. Our guests raved about the great cocktail hour and dinner. Michelle was awesome to work with from start to finish - professional and incredibly responsive to my many questions, revisions, changes. I didn't have a wedding planner (gasp, I know), and Michelle was a fountain of knowledge and gave me great recommendations along the way. All was seamless on the wedding day - in very large part to the great work of Main Event. Highly recommend them!!
Main Event did a wonderful job at my wedding - the food was fabulous as was the service. Our guests raved about the great Read more...
Main Event did a wonderful job at my wedding - the food was fabulous as was the service. Our guests raved about the great cocktail hour and dinner. Michelle was awesome to work with from start to finish - professional and incredibly responsive to my many questions, revisions, changes. I didn't have a wedding planner (gasp, I know), and Michelle was a fountain of knowledge and gave me great recommendations along the way. All was seamless on the wedding day - in very large part to the great work of Main Event. Highly recommend them!! Read less
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mary
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We cannot rave about Main Event Caterers enough. Spencer was our event coordinator and he was really great to work with. We never felt rushed (even when our appointment time went way over) and he listened to our concerns and answered all of our questions with patience.

The food was delicious (try the vegan lasagna) and we got a lot of comments from people who were surprised at how good it was. The food we ate at the reception tasted exactly like the food at the tasting. The only con is that the specialty cocktails they served ("Dark and Stormys" and Mojitos)were so good that they actually ran out of mixers. People are still talking about the Dark and Stormys that Spencer suggested.

They also had a dedicated server follow us while we were doing our photo shoot to ensure we got water, drinks and appetizers. The server even set up a little private area for us to eat snacks before we headed back into the fray after photos. This is one of my favorite memories from the wedding. What people say about the bride and groom not getting the chance to eat much at the wedding turned out to be mostly true, so the dedicated server was invaluable.
We cannot rave about Main Event Caterers enough. Spencer was our event coordinator and he was really great to work with. Read more...
We cannot rave about Main Event Caterers enough. Spencer was our event coordinator and he was really great to work with. We never felt rushed (even when our appointment time went way over) and he listened to our concerns and answered all of our questions with patience.

The food was delicious (try the vegan lasagna) and we got a lot of comments from people who were surprised at how good it was. The food we ate at the reception tasted exactly like the food at the tasting. The only con is that the specialty cocktails they served ("Dark and Stormys" and Mojitos)were so good that they actually ran out of mixers. People are still talking about the Dark and Stormys that Spencer suggested.

They also had a dedicated server follow us while we were doing our photo shoot to ensure we got water, drinks and appetizers. The server even set up a little private area for us to eat snacks before we headed back into the fray after photos. This is one of my favorite memories from the wedding. What people say about the bride and groom not getting the chance to eat much at the wedding turned out to be mostly true, so the dedicated server was invaluable. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Andrea Falletti was the mastermind behind our catered engagement party held last Saturday. Every last detail was planned and executed professionally and swiftly. Her willingness to go the extra mile for us during the planning stage was very much appreciated. We also loved that she took the time to visit our home and coordinate the logistics of the party DAYS BEFORE the actual event. Cheers to Main Event Caterers!
Andrea Falletti was the mastermind behind our catered engagement party held last Saturday. Every last detail was planned Read more...
Andrea Falletti was the mastermind behind our catered engagement party held last Saturday. Every last detail was planned and executed professionally and swiftly. Her willingness to go the extra mile for us during the planning stage was very much appreciated. We also loved that she took the time to visit our home and coordinate the logistics of the party DAYS BEFORE the actual event. Cheers to Main Event Caterers! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers provided the excellent food and service for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. I'm a bit of a foodie, so the quality of the meal was incredibly important to me; however, I was also needing to stay on budget. Spencer and Meg provided great flexibility and a desire to work with me and my family to provide outstanding service and delicious food.

I have had numerous friends stay that they have "never had food that was so delicious at at wedding before," which was high praise! The wait staff and day-of-managers were also wonderful--they were present without being invasive.

I would definitely recommend them to other friends and colleagues for catering needs in the DC area.
Main Event Caterers provided the excellent food and service for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. I'm a Read more...
Main Event Caterers provided the excellent food and service for both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. I'm a bit of a foodie, so the quality of the meal was incredibly important to me; however, I was also needing to stay on budget. Spencer and Meg provided great flexibility and a desire to work with me and my family to provide outstanding service and delicious food.

I have had numerous friends stay that they have "never had food that was so delicious at at wedding before," which was high praise! The wait staff and day-of-managers were also wonderful--they were present without being invasive.

I would definitely recommend them to other friends and colleagues for catering needs in the DC area. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolute professionals, delicious food, fantastic service. We cannot say enough about our experience with Spencer and his team from Main Event. Our guests are still raving about the food. The service during our sit down dinner was prompt and attentive. The attention to detail was second to none. You cannot go wrong with Main Event.
Absolute professionals, delicious food, fantastic service. We cannot say enough about our experience with Spencer and his Read more...
Absolute professionals, delicious food, fantastic service. We cannot say enough about our experience with Spencer and his team from Main Event. Our guests are still raving about the food. The service during our sit down dinner was prompt and attentive. The attention to detail was second to none. You cannot go wrong with Main Event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you, Julie! What an amazing review, we truly appreciate it and are so thrilled you were happy with our work. Congratulations to you and yours on your recent wedding!
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Gareth
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Main Event for both our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Spencer was our contact and was great to work with. At the rehearsal dinner, we were the prime contact with Main Event, and at the wedding, our day of coordinator took the lead. For the wedding, Main Event had a staff member dedicated solely to us as the bride and groom. This made for a fantastic experience for us and kept things much easier throughout the night, but honestly made it difficult for us to get an idea of the level of service that the rest of our guests received. Food was amazing, which was the reason that we picked Main Event. Our dedicated server made brought around appetizers for us, but although we were told by Spencer that we would receive a tray of all the apps delivered to us privately before we made our entrance, this didn’t happen. We also had a specialty cocktail that I came up with for the wedding. The bartenders were able to make this well in pitchers to offer this up to guests as the night went on. This was popular and successful for the bar service.
We worked with Main Event for both our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Spencer was our contact and was great to work with. Read more...
We worked with Main Event for both our wedding and rehearsal dinner. Spencer was our contact and was great to work with. At the rehearsal dinner, we were the prime contact with Main Event, and at the wedding, our day of coordinator took the lead. For the wedding, Main Event had a staff member dedicated solely to us as the bride and groom. This made for a fantastic experience for us and kept things much easier throughout the night, but honestly made it difficult for us to get an idea of the level of service that the rest of our guests received. Food was amazing, which was the reason that we picked Main Event. Our dedicated server made brought around appetizers for us, but although we were told by Spencer that we would receive a tray of all the apps delivered to us privately before we made our entrance, this didn’t happen. We also had a specialty cocktail that I came up with for the wedding. The bartenders were able to make this well in pitchers to offer this up to guests as the night went on. This was popular and successful for the bar service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Gareth and Margarita, thank you for the 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we did, and we're sorry your appetizer tray didn't make it to you! Thank you again for the great review and congratulations on your recent wedding!
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L
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
SPENCER!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, Spencer was one of the best parts of our wedding planning process. He is not only a complete joy to work with, but he is practical, calm, and very responsive. Everything from Main Event was flawless. The food was incredible, and the service was top-notch--just as good as any elite restaurant downtown. We had many people comment after the wedding that they loved our food. Main Event also let us purchase our own alcohol, which allowed us to save money and customize the bar to suit our guests' tastes. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. I am SO glad we booked with Main Event, and doubly-glad that we got to work with Spencer.
SPENCER!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, Spencer was one of the best parts of our wedding planning process. He is not only a complete Read more...
SPENCER!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, Spencer was one of the best parts of our wedding planning process. He is not only a complete joy to work with, but he is practical, calm, and very responsive. Everything from Main Event was flawless. The food was incredible, and the service was top-notch--just as good as any elite restaurant downtown. We had many people comment after the wedding that they loved our food. Main Event also let us purchase our own alcohol, which allowed us to save money and customize the bar to suit our guests' tastes. Overall, it was a fantastic experience. I am SO glad we booked with Main Event, and doubly-glad that we got to work with Spencer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

We love to hear great things about our event designers, and Spencer certainly is a true asset to our team! We're so happy you enjoyed working with him and your big day went off without a hitch. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and congrats on your recent wedding!
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MAM
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We are SO relieved we went with Main Event Catering for our wedding. The pricepoint was higher than we originally hoped to spend, but it was worth every penny and then some. Rachael was so sweet and so helpful throughout the planning process and the food/ service/ quality of everything was just amazing. My husband and I were so well attended to during the reception, and all of my guests have raved about the food, service and presentation. We feel this was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process- I'd recommend to brides everywhere to cut their budget elsewhere if they have any hesitation about the price... so, so worth it. Ask for Rachael Slockett- she was so responsive to the many, many emails we sent her way and super flexible and accommodating to our requests.
We are SO relieved we went with Main Event Catering for our wedding. The pricepoint was higher than we originally hoped to Read more...
We are SO relieved we went with Main Event Catering for our wedding. The pricepoint was higher than we originally hoped to spend, but it was worth every penny and then some. Rachael was so sweet and so helpful throughout the planning process and the food/ service/ quality of everything was just amazing. My husband and I were so well attended to during the reception, and all of my guests have raved about the food, service and presentation. We feel this was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process- I'd recommend to brides everywhere to cut their budget elsewhere if they have any hesitation about the price... so, so worth it. Ask for Rachael Slockett- she was so responsive to the many, many emails we sent her way and super flexible and accommodating to our requests. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow! What a fantastic review. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such amazing feedback and providing a great endorsement! There's no reason the service of a catering company can't be as amazing as the food, and everyone from our wait staff to event designers are extremely service-driven. Thank you again and congratulations on your recent wedding!
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ChelseaZ
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle and her team at Main Event are absolutely incredible - I do not even know where to start! The food was the best wedding food we and everyone else at the wedding according to the rave reviews had ever had!!!! The menu was completely customized based on our likes and dislikes and every single thing from the passed apps to the main course was cooked to perfection. The presentation was stunning and everything looked and tasted like it came straight from a 5 star restaurant's kitchen. In regards to decor, Michelle was on top of every little detail! She knew exactly what I was envisioning and the linens, chairs, table sizes, chargers, etc. were absolutely perfect. JUST PERFECT! The service was superb. The entire Main Event team and staff were courteous, prompt, and focused on keeping everyone happy. My husband and I even had our own server for our sweetheart table who was amazing!!! Michelle and her assistant were fabulous with coming up with timing and transitions and worked seamlessly with our day of coordinator. And last but not least, the cost was extremely reasonable and I doubt any other catering company could beat it for what they provided us!

If you are looking for a full service caterer, go with Main Event. They are a top notch company with the best of the best when it comes to every aspect of the industry.
Michelle and her team at Main Event are absolutely incredible - I do not even know where to start! The food was the best Read more...
Michelle and her team at Main Event are absolutely incredible - I do not even know where to start! The food was the best wedding food we and everyone else at the wedding according to the rave reviews had ever had!!!! The menu was completely customized based on our likes and dislikes and every single thing from the passed apps to the main course was cooked to perfection. The presentation was stunning and everything looked and tasted like it came straight from a 5 star restaurant's kitchen. In regards to decor, Michelle was on top of every little detail! She knew exactly what I was envisioning and the linens, chairs, table sizes, chargers, etc. were absolutely perfect. JUST PERFECT! The service was superb. The entire Main Event team and staff were courteous, prompt, and focused on keeping everyone happy. My husband and I even had our own server for our sweetheart table who was amazing!!! Michelle and her assistant were fabulous with coming up with timing and transitions and worked seamlessly with our day of coordinator. And last but not least, the cost was extremely reasonable and I doubt any other catering company could beat it for what they provided us!

If you are looking for a full service caterer, go with Main Event. They are a top notch company with the best of the best when it comes to every aspect of the industry. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, Chelsea, thank you SO much for the rave review! We loved hearing about your experience with us. Michelle and our staff are top-notch and we're so glad they were able to make your special day that much more special. Thank you again!
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I always have low expectations for wedding food but Main Event blew me away! Our event designer and main contact for our wedding reception, Spencer, was fantastic to work with. He was always energetic and genuinely excited about making our event the best it could be. He was attentive and easy to work with. The food was out of this world! Many, many quests commented at the wedding that the food was fantastic and five days later, they are still talking about it! The service was fantastic and the wait staff seemed like they truly cared about making our event special. We could not have asked for a better caterer!
Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I always have low expectations for wedding food but Main Event blew me away! Our Read more...
Wow! I don't even know where to begin. I always have low expectations for wedding food but Main Event blew me away! Our event designer and main contact for our wedding reception, Spencer, was fantastic to work with. He was always energetic and genuinely excited about making our event the best it could be. He was attentive and easy to work with. The food was out of this world! Many, many quests commented at the wedding that the food was fantastic and five days later, they are still talking about it! The service was fantastic and the wait staff seemed like they truly cared about making our event special. We could not have asked for a better caterer! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for leaving us such an amazing review! We are thrilled to hear you were blown away by your experience with us. Spencer is amazing at what he does, and we're so glad you enjoyed working with him. We love hearing the feedback from the guests, thank you for sharing!! Congrats on your recent wedding, and we hope to work with you again in the future!
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Deirdre
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband is a chef so the food and booze had to be the best. The food at Main Event Caterers was exceptional. We were able to customize the open bar for our wedding. Michelle Fishman, our event designer, was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible while working with our (admittedly large) budget and quickly responded to all of my emails and calls.

Michelle and the MEC waitstaff went beyond their duties to help set up our centerpieces when the florist didn’t. MEC also provided a tasteful pinecone cake-topper that fit with the look of our winter wedding when I didn’t think one through.

My husband and I and our guests were really impressed with the waitstaff. Our dedicated waiter for the night was polite and attentive. When a friend had a wardrobe malfunction, one of the waitresses fixed the unraveling thread because she is also a tailor!

Main Event Caterers was absolutely central to our wedding reception being the awesome party that it was. I highly recommend them and Michelle Fishman if your budget allows.
My (now) husband is a chef so the food and booze had to be the best. The food at Main Event Caterers was exceptional. We Read more...
My (now) husband is a chef so the food and booze had to be the best. The food at Main Event Caterers was exceptional. We were able to customize the open bar for our wedding. Michelle Fishman, our event designer, was a pleasure to work with. She was flexible while working with our (admittedly large) budget and quickly responded to all of my emails and calls.

Michelle and the MEC waitstaff went beyond their duties to help set up our centerpieces when the florist didn’t. MEC also provided a tasteful pinecone cake-topper that fit with the look of our winter wedding when I didn’t think one through.

My husband and I and our guests were really impressed with the waitstaff. Our dedicated waiter for the night was polite and attentive. When a friend had a wardrobe malfunction, one of the waitresses fixed the unraveling thread because she is also a tailor!

Main Event Caterers was absolutely central to our wedding reception being the awesome party that it was. I highly recommend them and Michelle Fishman if your budget allows. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Deirdre, thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and amazing review! Our staff is the absolute best, and we're thrilled to hear about your experience. We're also glad to hear another chef loved the menu! Thank you again, and congratulations!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event catered my wedding reception and morning-after brunch.

We initially worked with a Main Event event designer who left the company a few months after I began working with her. No worries - we were given to Spencer and his assistant Meg, with a seamless transition. From the beginning, Main Event was EXCITED about my wedding menu, and worked with my fiance and me through several iterations of it until we finally decided what we wanted. The tasting blew me away and sealed the deal. We also got our wedding cake through Main Event - we gave them two flavor ideas, and they gave us a cake that exceeded our expectations. Through the entire process, the chef was very accommodating to our special requests; and Spencer and Meg were available to answer all of our questions - and helped us design an amazing/memorable gastronomic experience for our big day. We wanted our guests to be blown away, and they were!

As for the morning-after brunch, which we held at our home as an open house, the food was equally delicious. Spencer came over, figured out a way to arrange our tiny living room and porch in the best way in no more than 60 seconds, sent two absolutely amazing staff members to help us and even came over to help oversee setup at 8 am. We didn't have to lift a finger, which is what we wanted.

So happy we chose to use Main Event, and will be using them in the future!!!
Main Event catered my wedding reception and morning-after brunch.

We initially worked with a Main Event event Read more...
Main Event catered my wedding reception and morning-after brunch.

We initially worked with a Main Event event designer who left the company a few months after I began working with her. No worries - we were given to Spencer and his assistant Meg, with a seamless transition. From the beginning, Main Event was EXCITED about my wedding menu, and worked with my fiance and me through several iterations of it until we finally decided what we wanted. The tasting blew me away and sealed the deal. We also got our wedding cake through Main Event - we gave them two flavor ideas, and they gave us a cake that exceeded our expectations. Through the entire process, the chef was very accommodating to our special requests; and Spencer and Meg were available to answer all of our questions - and helped us design an amazing/memorable gastronomic experience for our big day. We wanted our guests to be blown away, and they were!

As for the morning-after brunch, which we held at our home as an open house, the food was equally delicious. Spencer came over, figured out a way to arrange our tiny living room and porch in the best way in no more than 60 seconds, sent two absolutely amazing staff members to help us and even came over to help oversee setup at 8 am. We didn't have to lift a finger, which is what we wanted.

So happy we chose to use Main Event, and will be using them in the future!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

We are thrilled to hear you loved everything! Tastings and revisions to achieve the perfect menu helps to make your wedding even more memorable, and we are always striving to achieve the perfect menu to fit our clients' tastes. We're so happy you and your guests were blown away!
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Matt & Jessie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Main Event staff was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Spencer and Meg went above and beyond to accommodate our every need right up until the wedding itself.
They did a great job making our simple looking hall into a beautiful venue and their waitstaff was friendly and thorough.
We did a buffet, which was a great value for all the different options we were able to offer out guests.
I would highly recommend Main Events!
The Main Event staff was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Spencer and Meg went above and beyond to Read more...
The Main Event staff was fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Spencer and Meg went above and beyond to accommodate our every need right up until the wedding itself.
They did a great job making our simple looking hall into a beautiful venue and their waitstaff was friendly and thorough.
We did a buffet, which was a great value for all the different options we were able to offer out guests.
I would highly recommend Main Events! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your stellar review! We're thrilled your were happy with the results. A buffet is a great option for those who want to offer a bit of everything at their event, and we're glad your guests enjoyed it. We hope to work with you again soon, and congratulations!
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Ann Margaret
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer of Main Event Caterers was amazing! He was easy to work with and very responsive to our emails/phone calls. The food was phenomenal and we received so many compliments on how tasty the foods were, especially the appetizers. We didn't have a day of coordinator, but Spencer was awesome in helping us out and took care of everything at the reception. Would highly recommend Main Event Caterers to anyone!!! They even ended the night with chocolate truffles for everyone! Such a nice touch :)
Spencer of Main Event Caterers was amazing! He was easy to work with and very responsive to our emails/phone calls. The Read more...
Spencer of Main Event Caterers was amazing! He was easy to work with and very responsive to our emails/phone calls. The food was phenomenal and we received so many compliments on how tasty the foods were, especially the appetizers. We didn't have a day of coordinator, but Spencer was awesome in helping us out and took care of everything at the reception. Would highly recommend Main Event Caterers to anyone!!! They even ended the night with chocolate truffles for everyone! Such a nice touch :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback, and are so happy you were pleased with your experience!
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Daniela from Main Event. She was wonderful to work with, and she really worked with us on pricing so that we were able to get what we wanted. The food was spectacular, best wedding food I've ever had! They also were able to tweak a few menu items and when I requested Italian Wedding Soup, were able to create that as well. The vegetarian option was also great! Would 100% recommend Main Event!
We worked with Daniela from Main Event. She was wonderful to work with, and she really worked with us on pricing so that Read more...
We worked with Daniela from Main Event. She was wonderful to work with, and she really worked with us on pricing so that we were able to get what we wanted. The food was spectacular, best wedding food I've ever had! They also were able to tweak a few menu items and when I requested Italian Wedding Soup, were able to create that as well. The vegetarian option was also great! Would 100% recommend Main Event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jamie! Our event designers are able to customize a menu for your exact tastes and budget, and we're so glad to hear you loved it! Thanks again.
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saratracy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Andrea from Main Event Caterers and could not have been more pleased! To this day, months after our wedding, our friends and families continue to rave about the food at our wedding. Andrea and her team listened to our ideas for the wedding and brought us great suggestions to design a wonderful meal. They were open to anything and even worked with us to pair each course with craft beer - from selecting the details of each course to ensuring we had the right service plan to execute on our vision - Andrea led a great team which led to a simply delicious and one of a kind meal. Even when our wedding day turned out to be cold and rainy, the team gave us our option B with no hiccups and delivered each course hot and steamy - quite an accomplishment with the storm that they had to walk through to the tented reception. Andrea was well organized, always available, supportive and very detail-oriented. We would highly recommend Andrea and the entire Main Event Caterers team!
We worked with Andrea from Main Event Caterers and could not have been more pleased! To this day, months after our Read more...
We worked with Andrea from Main Event Caterers and could not have been more pleased! To this day, months after our wedding, our friends and families continue to rave about the food at our wedding. Andrea and her team listened to our ideas for the wedding and brought us great suggestions to design a wonderful meal. They were open to anything and even worked with us to pair each course with craft beer - from selecting the details of each course to ensuring we had the right service plan to execute on our vision - Andrea led a great team which led to a simply delicious and one of a kind meal. Even when our wedding day turned out to be cold and rainy, the team gave us our option B with no hiccups and delivered each course hot and steamy - quite an accomplishment with the storm that they had to walk through to the tented reception. Andrea was well organized, always available, supportive and very detail-oriented. We would highly recommend Andrea and the entire Main Event Caterers team! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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mtizzle
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Alll I can say is AMAZING! We looked at other caterers and knew as soon as we sat down with Andrea that she would make out wedding exactly what we wanted. She was friendly, outgoing and awlays and email or phone call away! They provide outstanding, really outstanding food, not always the case at a wedding! I have to also mention Korey (our wedding day supervisor), every bride should request him! He talked to my husband and I the entire time, not in the way of course, just to make sure things were going the way we wanted! He was attentive and really a true professional! If you live in the NOVA area you should check out Main Events! Thank you for making our wedding day a little more wonderful!
Alll I can say is AMAZING! We looked at other caterers and knew as soon as we sat down with Andrea that she would make out Read more...
Alll I can say is AMAZING! We looked at other caterers and knew as soon as we sat down with Andrea that she would make out wedding exactly what we wanted. She was friendly, outgoing and awlays and email or phone call away! They provide outstanding, really outstanding food, not always the case at a wedding! I have to also mention Korey (our wedding day supervisor), every bride should request him! He talked to my husband and I the entire time, not in the way of course, just to make sure things were going the way we wanted! He was attentive and really a true professional! If you live in the NOVA area you should check out Main Events! Thank you for making our wedding day a little more wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you! We're so happy to read your glowing review and recommendation. Andrea and Korey are immensely talented at what they do and we are so proud to have them as a part of the team. Congratulations on your recent wedding and thank you for letting us be a part of it, we wish you all the best!
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Mast
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I want to thank everyone at Main Events for the wonderful job they did at my daughter's wedding. The entire event was outside so the set up was tricky, with numerous last minute changes. Korey, the wedding day supervisor, was superb - he was flexible and handled everything beautifully in a calm efficient and professional manner. Once he got started I knew I could relax and just enjoy the whole experience. Everything looked beautiful, the food was outstanding and the servers and bar tenders were attentive and very pleasant. Everyone had a wonderful time. The clean up was also immaculate. I would highly recommend Main Events.
I want to thank everyone at Main Events for the wonderful job they did at my daughter's wedding. The entire event was Read more...
I want to thank everyone at Main Events for the wonderful job they did at my daughter's wedding. The entire event was outside so the set up was tricky, with numerous last minute changes. Korey, the wedding day supervisor, was superb - he was flexible and handled everything beautifully in a calm efficient and professional manner. Once he got started I knew I could relax and just enjoy the whole experience. Everything looked beautiful, the food was outstanding and the servers and bar tenders were attentive and very pleasant. Everyone had a wonderful time. The clean up was also immaculate. I would highly recommend Main Events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your amazing review and recommendation, we always appreciate hearing about our clients' experiences. We take pride in handling every minute detail so you can sit back and enjoy such a special day. We have such valuable employees and are thrilled to hear you recognize them. Thank you again, and congratulations on your daughter's recent wedding!
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ClaireTherese
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could give them 6 stars, I would! Main Event is the best catering you could ask for--the food is top notch and creative without being offputting, our event designer, Spencer, was organized and responsive, and the service at our wedding was perfect. I never once had to worry about timing, presentation, or anything at all. The biggest hits, food-wise, were the mashed potatoes with brie and the mini pot pies--get them!
If I could give them 6 stars, I would! Main Event is the best catering you could ask for--the food is top notch and Read more...
If I could give them 6 stars, I would! Main Event is the best catering you could ask for--the food is top notch and creative without being offputting, our event designer, Spencer, was organized and responsive, and the service at our wedding was perfect. I never once had to worry about timing, presentation, or anything at all. The biggest hits, food-wise, were the mashed potatoes with brie and the mini pot pies--get them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Claire, thank you so much for your glowing review! When the word "perfect" is used in our reviews it makes our day! We'll talk to Wedding Wire about implementing a 6-star option ;)

Congratulations on your recent wedding - we hope to have the opportunity to work with you again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We just wanted to thank Spencer and the catering crew who were at our wedding for the super job they did!!! Thank you so much for making our experience painless and easy and most of all for making our special day so wonderful! We got lots of compliments on the food:)

Natalie & David
We just wanted to thank Spencer and the catering crew who were at our wedding for the super job they did!!! Thank you so Read more...
We just wanted to thank Spencer and the catering crew who were at our wedding for the super job they did!!! Thank you so much for making our experience painless and easy and most of all for making our special day so wonderful! We got lots of compliments on the food:)

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Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Natalie & David, we appreciate your great review! Spencer is a pro and your special day is no time to be stressed, that's why our team takes pride in taking care of the nitty-gritty, while keeping you in the loop so you stay updated. We're so glad you enjoyed working with Spencer, and that your gusts enjoyed the food. Hope to work with your both again in the future, and congrats!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catering, led by Rachael, made my daughter’s wedding a truly memorable event. Before the event, Rachael was available to meet with us whenever we needed her to walk us through the catering selection process. The tasting at Main Event which was outstanding was a major factor along with Main Events reputation in deciding to use Main Event. On the day of the wedding, Rachael transformed the venue with its beautiful view from a basic room into a gorgeous setting. It was perfect for my daughter’s wedding. Everyone raved about the excellent food and it was so exceptional that two of my guests have contacted Main Event about catering their weddings. Rachael greeted the wedding couple at the venue with appetizers and prosecco, my daughter’s favorite, and sent them off at the end of the evening with a packed feast for afterward. Cleanup at the end of the evening went smoothly with all the decorations packed up and ready to go in a matter of minutes. It gives you a new appreciation for the industry after being responsible for the success of such an event.
Main Event Catering, led by Rachael, made my daughter’s wedding a truly memorable event. Before the event, Rachael was Read more...
Main Event Catering, led by Rachael, made my daughter’s wedding a truly memorable event. Before the event, Rachael was available to meet with us whenever we needed her to walk us through the catering selection process. The tasting at Main Event which was outstanding was a major factor along with Main Events reputation in deciding to use Main Event. On the day of the wedding, Rachael transformed the venue with its beautiful view from a basic room into a gorgeous setting. It was perfect for my daughter’s wedding. Everyone raved about the excellent food and it was so exceptional that two of my guests have contacted Main Event about catering their weddings. Rachael greeted the wedding couple at the venue with appetizers and prosecco, my daughter’s favorite, and sent them off at the end of the evening with a packed feast for afterward. Cleanup at the end of the evening went smoothly with all the decorations packed up and ready to go in a matter of minutes. It gives you a new appreciation for the industry after being responsible for the success of such an event. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your daughter's wedding, and thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We are so thrilled that Rachael was able to make your daughter's special day that much more memorable. We believe tastings are a key factor in getting to know us and our food, and also to help you during your initial planning process. Again, thank you so much for your feedback and we're happy your daughter and her guests were so pleased!
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Celeste
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrea Falletti of Main Event was our contact for our daughter's recent wedding. She was exceptional. She understood our vision, came up with wonderfully creative menus and ideas to see it through, and assembled the most professional and delightful staff we have ever seen. The food was truly exquisite and our wedding guests, all very seasoned wedding attendees, said they have never in all their lives eaten such delicious food at a wedding. For sentimental reasons, we also wanted to do something unusual for a wedding cake and Main Event's pastry chef truly outdid herself. All staff members were totally professional and received many compliments from our guests. This was not a small wedding and many of the guests attend a large number of catered functions. Thanks to the wonderful work and attention from Andrea Falletti, this was one of the finest events I think we'll ever see. I cannot recommend Andrea Falletti and Main Event any higher. This company and Andrea Falletti are heads above everyone else. I could tell from the moment I met Andrea and how she responded to every request that I would be able to fully enjoy my daughter's wedding and worry about nothing. She is as close to perfect as it's possible to be.
Andrea Falletti of Main Event was our contact for our daughter's recent wedding. She was exceptional. She understood our Read more...
Andrea Falletti of Main Event was our contact for our daughter's recent wedding. She was exceptional. She understood our vision, came up with wonderfully creative menus and ideas to see it through, and assembled the most professional and delightful staff we have ever seen. The food was truly exquisite and our wedding guests, all very seasoned wedding attendees, said they have never in all their lives eaten such delicious food at a wedding. For sentimental reasons, we also wanted to do something unusual for a wedding cake and Main Event's pastry chef truly outdid herself. All staff members were totally professional and received many compliments from our guests. This was not a small wedding and many of the guests attend a large number of catered functions. Thanks to the wonderful work and attention from Andrea Falletti, this was one of the finest events I think we'll ever see. I cannot recommend Andrea Falletti and Main Event any higher. This company and Andrea Falletti are heads above everyone else. I could tell from the moment I met Andrea and how she responded to every request that I would be able to fully enjoy my daughter's wedding and worry about nothing. She is as close to perfect as it's possible to be. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Celeste, thank you so very much for your thoughtful review. We're thrilled to hear about your experience with us. Andrea is so talented at what she does, and we love to hear you were able to sit back and enjoy your daughter's wedding (as you should!) - we pride ourselves on fulfilling distinct needs and creating your vision. Thank you again, and congratulations on your daughter's recent wedding!
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AlanKelly2011
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Taylor Locroft at Main Event Caterers and I seriously thank her for our wedding looking as spectacular as it did. From our first conversations when we were just trying to get a quote she was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. We were planning our DC wedding at the DAR from Houston and were only there to meet with her but she did an amazing job communicating with myself and my parents via email and phone to make sure that when we did meet we were able to cover everything that needed to be covered. She helped me pick my linens, chairs, reception layout and I can't even begin to tell you how many people told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. The food and wait staff was magnificant. They served an entire table at the same time. Main Event also made my cake. I gave them a picture of what I sort of wanted it to look like and it turned out more beautiful than I ever could have imagined...it was perfect!
From the moment we walked in to the reception everything was seamless. We did not hire a wedding planner and I am so glad we didn't waste the money on one because Taylor was all we needed.
Thank you, Taylor, for making our reception more perfect than we could have every imagined!
We worked with Taylor Locroft at Main Event Caterers and I seriously thank her for our wedding looking as spectacular as Read more...
We worked with Taylor Locroft at Main Event Caterers and I seriously thank her for our wedding looking as spectacular as it did. From our first conversations when we were just trying to get a quote she was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. We were planning our DC wedding at the DAR from Houston and were only there to meet with her but she did an amazing job communicating with myself and my parents via email and phone to make sure that when we did meet we were able to cover everything that needed to be covered. She helped me pick my linens, chairs, reception layout and I can't even begin to tell you how many people told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to. The food and wait staff was magnificant. They served an entire table at the same time. Main Event also made my cake. I gave them a picture of what I sort of wanted it to look like and it turned out more beautiful than I ever could have imagined...it was perfect!
From the moment we walked in to the reception everything was seamless. We did not hire a wedding planner and I am so glad we didn't waste the money on one because Taylor was all we needed.
Thank you, Taylor, for making our reception more perfect than we could have every imagined! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

What an amazing review, thank you so much for taking the time to give such wonderful feedback. Our Event Designers are true professionals, through and through, and take care of every imaginable detail. The guests' wonderful feedback is just icing on the cake! Thank you again and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future!
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Anne
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer, I want to thank you for helping make my daughter's wedding so wonderful. You all did an amazing job - everything was just as we envisioned...and in some cases, even better. The food was delicious and almost every guest commented on how beautifully it was presented. Your suggestions on floor plans and layouts were perfect. We also were impressed with and appreciated the professionalism of the wait staff. Everything flowed smoothly and seamlessly. In short, once at the reception, I never worried about a detail for even a second, because it was clear your team had everything under complete control. You were a delight to work with on the planning and I hope we'll have a chance to do another event in the future.

I will recommend you without reservation to anyone!
Spencer, I want to thank you for helping make my daughter's wedding so wonderful. You all did an amazing job - everything Read more...
Spencer, I want to thank you for helping make my daughter's wedding so wonderful. You all did an amazing job - everything was just as we envisioned...and in some cases, even better. The food was delicious and almost every guest commented on how beautifully it was presented. Your suggestions on floor plans and layouts were perfect. We also were impressed with and appreciated the professionalism of the wait staff. Everything flowed smoothly and seamlessly. In short, once at the reception, I never worried about a detail for even a second, because it was clear your team had everything under complete control. You were a delight to work with on the planning and I hope we'll have a chance to do another event in the future.

I will recommend you without reservation to anyone! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Anne, your review is like music to our ears! We are thrilled that you felt comfortable sitting back and relaxing (as you should!), while our team took care of the details. Our team is composed of true professionals, from the Event Designers to the Waitstaff, everyone plays an integral part. We pride ourselves on doing everything and anything in our power to accomplish your vision, and we can't wait to plan your next event!
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Suze
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer and Main Event were excellent to work with. We wanted to incorporate ethnic dishes into our dinner plan, and Spencer was excellent at understanding our thoughts and implementing this touch into our wedding in an elegant way. Also, we had several individuals with allergies and special needs diets and Spencer was receptive and excellent in his attention to these details. Our guests commented on how well the wait staff were prepared for these special diets and how seamless the service was. Spencer was very organized and fun to work with. The food was delicious as well. We had several last minute cancellations because of bad weather and Spencer was able to prepare take home meals for us. People loved the food so much, the left-overs were consumed at the after-party! Thank you Spencer and Main Event!
Spencer and Main Event were excellent to work with. We wanted to incorporate ethnic dishes into our dinner plan, and Read more...
Spencer and Main Event were excellent to work with. We wanted to incorporate ethnic dishes into our dinner plan, and Spencer was excellent at understanding our thoughts and implementing this touch into our wedding in an elegant way. Also, we had several individuals with allergies and special needs diets and Spencer was receptive and excellent in his attention to these details. Our guests commented on how well the wait staff were prepared for these special diets and how seamless the service was. Spencer was very organized and fun to work with. The food was delicious as well. We had several last minute cancellations because of bad weather and Spencer was able to prepare take home meals for us. People loved the food so much, the left-overs were consumed at the after-party! Thank you Spencer and Main Event! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Suze, we're so happy to hear about your experience with us! Spencer is amazing at what he does, and our team is known for an impeccable attention to detail. With raw and vegan options, we can easily adapt to persons with special diet needs and food allergies. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!
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shelleyred
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Taylor Locraft with Main Event Caterers did an amazing job with my daughter's wedding in July. All of her ideas were so creative and exactly what we were looking for to make the wedding memorable. The food was delicious, the staff was so professional in serving our guests, and the cake was spectacular! Taylor saw it through from our beginning planning stages to every detail at the Sunset Room... We highly recommend Main Event and Taylor-- you will not be disappointed!
Taylor Locraft with Main Event Caterers did an amazing job with my daughter's wedding in July. All of her ideas were so Read more...
Taylor Locraft with Main Event Caterers did an amazing job with my daughter's wedding in July. All of her ideas were so creative and exactly what we were looking for to make the wedding memorable. The food was delicious, the staff was so professional in serving our guests, and the cake was spectacular! Taylor saw it through from our beginning planning stages to every detail at the Sunset Room... We highly recommend Main Event and Taylor-- you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Taylor is fabulous, we agree! She thoroughly enjoys her job and it shows. Thanks for sharing your feedback; as we are always quick to commend our team members that work directly with those leaving us a review. On behalf of Taylor and the team that assisted her, we thank you! Hoping we can work together again soon.
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer McCormack and his team did an amazing job for our daughter's wedding in July! Not only easy to work with, but also very calming (which is very important as you approach the 'big day'). The bride and groom were in CA; the wedding and reception were in Fairfax, VA; the guests came from all over the US. The food was delicious and plentiful and the presentation was perfect! The staff was incredibly attentive; the bride said she felt like she had her own personal caterer, making sure she was taken care of the entire evening. As the parents of the bride, we felt like we were guests at our own party! We could relax and enjoy the evening -they took care of everything! Without hesitation, I would recommend Main Events Catering!
Spencer McCormack and his team did an amazing job for our daughter's wedding in July! Not only easy to work with, but also Read more...
Spencer McCormack and his team did an amazing job for our daughter's wedding in July! Not only easy to work with, but also very calming (which is very important as you approach the 'big day'). The bride and groom were in CA; the wedding and reception were in Fairfax, VA; the guests came from all over the US. The food was delicious and plentiful and the presentation was perfect! The staff was incredibly attentive; the bride said she felt like she had her own personal caterer, making sure she was taken care of the entire evening. As the parents of the bride, we felt like we were guests at our own party! We could relax and enjoy the evening -they took care of everything! Without hesitation, I would recommend Main Events Catering! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Kathy, what fantastic feedback! We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and it's great to hear about your experience with us. Our event designers are extremely talented and attentive, and we loved seeing it all come to fruition. Thank you for your review and congrats to your daughter, we're delighted we could be a part of such a great day.
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A
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer and the entire staff at Main Event Caterers made planning for my July wedding a breeze! I was planning my Fairfax wedding from the West Coast, but Spencer was more than willing to communicate via telephone and email and meet face-to-face with my mom. In fact, my sister stood in for me at the tasting with my mom since I was unable to attend. Throughout the whole process Main Event was incredibly flexible regarding this situation.
We had very few decorations at the reception hall, so the food presentation and table setup were the primary focus. I felt 100% comfortable giving Spencer creative control to make the space look simple, but elegant -- and his team pulled it off beautifully.
Throughout the evening, I felt as if I had my own personal waiter who would help me get in and out of my seat (not an easy feat in a wedding gown when everyone is clinking their glasses to see the bride and groom kiss!) and periodically checking in to see if I needed more food or drink.
The food was amazing and perfectly altered to meet my picky tastes. Once we had picked out the general type of food we wanted and one or two specific dishes, the chef was able to suggest side dishes that would pair well with our choices. We received (and are still receiving!) so many compliments on the food.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend their services to any bride, especially one overwhelmed with putting together all the details of the reception herself!
Spencer and the entire staff at Main Event Caterers made planning for my July wedding a breeze! I was planning my Fairfax Read more...
Spencer and the entire staff at Main Event Caterers made planning for my July wedding a breeze! I was planning my Fairfax wedding from the West Coast, but Spencer was more than willing to communicate via telephone and email and meet face-to-face with my mom. In fact, my sister stood in for me at the tasting with my mom since I was unable to attend. Throughout the whole process Main Event was incredibly flexible regarding this situation.
We had very few decorations at the reception hall, so the food presentation and table setup were the primary focus. I felt 100% comfortable giving Spencer creative control to make the space look simple, but elegant -- and his team pulled it off beautifully.
Throughout the evening, I felt as if I had my own personal waiter who would help me get in and out of my seat (not an easy feat in a wedding gown when everyone is clinking their glasses to see the bride and groom kiss!) and periodically checking in to see if I needed more food or drink.
The food was amazing and perfectly altered to meet my picky tastes. Once we had picked out the general type of food we wanted and one or two specific dishes, the chef was able to suggest side dishes that would pair well with our choices. We received (and are still receiving!) so many compliments on the food.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend their services to any bride, especially one overwhelmed with putting together all the details of the reception herself! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, we're so happy to hear about your experience with Spencer and the whole staff. Spencer is immensely good at what he does, and we're more than happy to accommodate brides and grooms not living in the area. Thank you so much for the kind words, and for letting us be a part of your special day.
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Mia
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Rachel Slockett and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service at our wedding caterer. Rachel was a dream to work with! Her professionalism and attention to detail were amazing and I was truly touched by the time and effort she took to personalize our wedding and make sure that it was a true reflection of us. Rachel did not even hesitate when presented with a short time frame for planning, a limited budget, and a nontraditional setting -- she simply worked with us to create the most perfect day! I was also amazed that the chefs at Main Event took the time to adjust the menu not only to our limited budget but also to specific food allergies. Regardless of these challenges, the food at our wedding was absolutely wonderful! For weeks after the wedding, our friends and guests were still raving about the food. The catering staff made sure everything ran smoothly and were wonderfully personable as well. They even made sure to pack up a to-go box for us (the bride and groom) after noticing that we hadn't eaten much during the event - so very thoughtful! Everything was perfect and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any special event!
Rachel Slockett and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service at our wedding caterer. Rachel was a Read more...
Rachel Slockett and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service at our wedding caterer. Rachel was a dream to work with! Her professionalism and attention to detail were amazing and I was truly touched by the time and effort she took to personalize our wedding and make sure that it was a true reflection of us. Rachel did not even hesitate when presented with a short time frame for planning, a limited budget, and a nontraditional setting -- she simply worked with us to create the most perfect day! I was also amazed that the chefs at Main Event took the time to adjust the menu not only to our limited budget but also to specific food allergies. Regardless of these challenges, the food at our wedding was absolutely wonderful! For weeks after the wedding, our friends and guests were still raving about the food. The catering staff made sure everything ran smoothly and were wonderfully personable as well. They even made sure to pack up a to-go box for us (the bride and groom) after noticing that we hadn't eaten much during the event - so very thoughtful! Everything was perfect and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any special event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Mia, thank you so much for your kind words. Rachel is a tremendous asset to Main Event Caterers, and we're so thrilled to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on tackling any obstacle and fulfilling distinct needs on a case-by-case basis - we certainly are not a one-size-fits-all catering company! Congratulations on your recent wedding, we wish you all the best!
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Tami
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently held my reception at the Corcoran Gallery of Art with 240 guests. This venue had many challenges and restrictions (not to mention alot of guests to attend to) but Michelle Fishman and her team at Main Event Caterers worked up their magic and made it happen. I had a modern Afghan wedding and they were able to incorporate all the details into their services. They provided such great service and attention to details. Our guests repeatedly mentioned how attentive the staff were to every detail. It was both a pleasure and peace of mind to work with such a great team. I never thought I would feel so calm on the day of my wedding and believe it or not everything went perfectly.

Michelle was very informative and many times provided suggestions based on her experiences and worked with my requests to make it all come together so beautifully. The food was amazing and the presentation was absolutely perfect!!!

I highly recommend Main Events for any couple that wishes to have a peace of mind and beautiful wedding. You will not be dissapointed!! It will be more than what you expected!
I recently held my reception at the Corcoran Gallery of Art with 240 guests. This venue had many challenges and Read more...
I recently held my reception at the Corcoran Gallery of Art with 240 guests. This venue had many challenges and restrictions (not to mention alot of guests to attend to) but Michelle Fishman and her team at Main Event Caterers worked up their magic and made it happen. I had a modern Afghan wedding and they were able to incorporate all the details into their services. They provided such great service and attention to details. Our guests repeatedly mentioned how attentive the staff were to every detail. It was both a pleasure and peace of mind to work with such a great team. I never thought I would feel so calm on the day of my wedding and believe it or not everything went perfectly.

Michelle was very informative and many times provided suggestions based on her experiences and worked with my requests to make it all come together so beautifully. The food was amazing and the presentation was absolutely perfect!!!

I highly recommend Main Events for any couple that wishes to have a peace of mind and beautiful wedding. You will not be dissapointed!! It will be more than what you expected! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Michelle does deserve the great feedback and review! We rarely find the restrictions to be an issue as we're quick to find a solution versus making it a problem. We're happy you noticed that as well and even more so thrilled that you enjoyed working with us each step of the way. Michelle has an energy that allows her to reach the finish line of any event with a grace under pressure style and a fun personality that makes it fun! Thanks, again for your review! We really appreciate it.
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mrrnewlywed
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on June 25, 2011. I contacted and got quotes from several different companies and Main Events was in an entirely different league. Our planner was Andrea Falletti and she was phenomenal. From the beginning, she respected our price range and offered an exquisite menu in our budget. We tasted a couple of different places and there was no comparison. The planning process with Main Events was easy, Andrea had a very quick response time and they understood exactly what we were looking for. The day of, despite delays on our part (not the caterer's fault) they adapted easily and made my life easier. Everyone raved about how amazing the food was. Very sophisticated, well cooked, nicely presented and the staff was fantastic. I can't wait to use them again. We seriously have no complaints. Don't bother shopping around, just call Main Events. My mother owns a small catering company and she is very picky. Even she was HIGHLY impressed with the food and service. You can't beat their price for the quality. Equivalent food and service costs twice as much at other places!
Our wedding was on June 25, 2011. I contacted and got quotes from several different companies and Main Events was in an Read more...
Our wedding was on June 25, 2011. I contacted and got quotes from several different companies and Main Events was in an entirely different league. Our planner was Andrea Falletti and she was phenomenal. From the beginning, she respected our price range and offered an exquisite menu in our budget. We tasted a couple of different places and there was no comparison. The planning process with Main Events was easy, Andrea had a very quick response time and they understood exactly what we were looking for. The day of, despite delays on our part (not the caterer's fault) they adapted easily and made my life easier. Everyone raved about how amazing the food was. Very sophisticated, well cooked, nicely presented and the staff was fantastic. I can't wait to use them again. We seriously have no complaints. Don't bother shopping around, just call Main Events. My mother owns a small catering company and she is very picky. Even she was HIGHLY impressed with the food and service. You can't beat their price for the quality. Equivalent food and service costs twice as much at other places! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

To be critiqued, and with such high marks, by someone within our industry - THANKS! Andrea is the utmost professional and we're always so happy to have her on our team. We're so glad you felt the same way and we are excited to potentially plan another event with you in the future! We promise it'll be just as fun, tasteful and we won't miss a beat.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle Fishman, senior event designer, and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service as our wedding caterer. Michelle is delightful to work with. She takes the time to learn about your favorite foods and makes wonderful suggestions. The chefs at Main Event are the best in town. Our chef created the most amazing tasting food. Many guests at our wedding commented that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Everything was perfect and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any special event!
Michelle Fishman, senior event designer, and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service as our wedding Read more...
Michelle Fishman, senior event designer, and her team at Main Event Caterers provided first class service as our wedding caterer. Michelle is delightful to work with. She takes the time to learn about your favorite foods and makes wonderful suggestions. The chefs at Main Event are the best in town. Our chef created the most amazing tasting food. Many guests at our wedding commented that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Everything was perfect and the service was exceptional. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any special event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Jessica, thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear you were so happy with the results. Congratulations on your recent wedding, we wish you all the best!
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Sasha
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Taylor was our event designer at Main Event, and she really stole the show compared to the other caterers we looked at. She was super easy to work with and had some great ideas for taking our non-traditional wedding to the next level. She was also hugely detail organized (which I loved!) and was so fun to work with. And as a bonus, she put up with my type A detail-overload personality. We also got to do some really fun foods and got a lot of compliments on how good all the food was!
Taylor was our event designer at Main Event, and she really stole the show compared to the other caterers we looked at. Read more...
Taylor was our event designer at Main Event, and she really stole the show compared to the other caterers we looked at. She was super easy to work with and had some great ideas for taking our non-traditional wedding to the next level. She was also hugely detail organized (which I loved!) and was so fun to work with. And as a bonus, she put up with my type A detail-overload personality. We also got to do some really fun foods and got a lot of compliments on how good all the food was! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Sasha - We're glad to hear you and Taylor made a perfect fit. We wish you all the best and thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review.
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sassymolassy
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Our event designer, Rachael was a joy to work with. Rachael's ability to understand the vision I had for the event and expand upon that idea with key details and best practices made everything day of run smoothly and gave us great results. Rachael is prompt, knowledgeable in her responses to my questions and flexible. She is proactive and the kind of person you can count on to think of the details you may have forgotten. The entire Main Event team was great to work with. They were responsive to our questions and concerns but most importantly the food was FANTASTIC. Our concept wasn't a traditional sit-down dinner, rather a buffet of hors d'oeurves, each bite was better than the last and my guests are still raving about the food a month later. I looked at a lot of different caterers for my wedding, and have had to use other caterers in the DC area in my professional life. Main Event gives you the biggest bang for your buck, with no detail missed. You cannot go wrong here!
Our event designer, Rachael was a joy to work with. Rachael's ability to understand the vision I had for the event and Read more...
Our event designer, Rachael was a joy to work with. Rachael's ability to understand the vision I had for the event and expand upon that idea with key details and best practices made everything day of run smoothly and gave us great results. Rachael is prompt, knowledgeable in her responses to my questions and flexible. She is proactive and the kind of person you can count on to think of the details you may have forgotten. The entire Main Event team was great to work with. They were responsive to our questions and concerns but most importantly the food was FANTASTIC. Our concept wasn't a traditional sit-down dinner, rather a buffet of hors d'oeurves, each bite was better than the last and my guests are still raving about the food a month later. I looked at a lot of different caterers for my wedding, and have had to use other caterers in the DC area in my professional life. Main Event gives you the biggest bang for your buck, with no detail missed. You cannot go wrong here! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you for the kind words! Rachael is an amazing asset to the team, and we're so glad to hear it was a joy to work with her. The planning is in the details and we're here to be proactive and make sure no stone goes unturned. Congratulations on your special day and please keep in touch!
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Chanel
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The Main Event team did an awesome job (my contact was Spencer). From my initial meeting with Spencer at the Main Event headquarters, I immediately felt comfortable. I tasted the salads, entree, appetizers, and was immediately impressed with the service they provide. The staff was so accommodating and nice, I am sad its over! My fiance was unable to come to the tasting, so they were kind enough to wrap a plate of food for him! Problem solving, fabulous, (and the food was amazing), makes Main Event my top choice for caterers.
The Main Event team did an awesome job (my contact was Spencer). From my initial meeting with Spencer at the Main Event Read more...
The Main Event team did an awesome job (my contact was Spencer). From my initial meeting with Spencer at the Main Event headquarters, I immediately felt comfortable. I tasted the salads, entree, appetizers, and was immediately impressed with the service they provide. The staff was so accommodating and nice, I am sad its over! My fiance was unable to come to the tasting, so they were kind enough to wrap a plate of food for him! Problem solving, fabulous, (and the food was amazing), makes Main Event my top choice for caterers. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Chanel,
Proven once again that Spencer is a fan favorite (thank you for mentioning him!), we're pleased to hear your experience with us was top notch. Fingers crossed that we get the chance to work together on another event or that our paths cross in general!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Main Event were absolutely wonderful! Spencer was highly responsive and excited and accommodated all our wishes. The food at the wedding was incredible and we received many compliments from our guests. They even attached a waiter to us who provided us with food, champagne, wine and water all evening. It was a wonderful and unexpected touch. We highly recommend Main Event!
Main Event were absolutely wonderful! Spencer was highly responsive and excited and accommodated all our wishes. The food Read more...
Main Event were absolutely wonderful! Spencer was highly responsive and excited and accommodated all our wishes. The food at the wedding was incredible and we received many compliments from our guests. They even attached a waiter to us who provided us with food, champagne, wine and water all evening. It was a wonderful and unexpected touch. We highly recommend Main Event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Andrew - thank you for your kind words regarding Spencer McCormack's performance and the quality of our work. We appreciate your taking the time out of what is sure to be a hectic schedule to write a review and our team wishes you all the best in your new future.
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MelissaCJ
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers are the best! The planners are the best, the food is outstanding, and so are their wedding cakes. From the time my husband and I contacted them about our wedding plans, they not only gave us a quick response to our questions, but they also created an efficient plan suitable for our idea of the perfect wedding. And in a short space of time! Rest assure, the plan turned out to be a success! We really didn't have to put in much effort. They did it all for us, right down to the last minute of our wedding. We had Ms. Andrea Falletti as our planner. She is the best! Please contact her, if you want to have a successful and blissful wedding. She makes it all happen and at a reasonable price! She followed up with us plan after plan, making sure that we were satisfied with the total outcome every step of the way. Even if you are a fussy bride and you want total elegance, class and perfection, Ms. Falletti will help to keep you calm and make sure your wedding day is perfect. If we had to do it all over again, we would not choose another caterer, nor would we choose another planner. They are the best!
Main Event Caterers are the best! The planners are the best, the food is outstanding, and so are their wedding cakes. From Read more...
Main Event Caterers are the best! The planners are the best, the food is outstanding, and so are their wedding cakes. From the time my husband and I contacted them about our wedding plans, they not only gave us a quick response to our questions, but they also created an efficient plan suitable for our idea of the perfect wedding. And in a short space of time! Rest assure, the plan turned out to be a success! We really didn't have to put in much effort. They did it all for us, right down to the last minute of our wedding. We had Ms. Andrea Falletti as our planner. She is the best! Please contact her, if you want to have a successful and blissful wedding. She makes it all happen and at a reasonable price! She followed up with us plan after plan, making sure that we were satisfied with the total outcome every step of the way. Even if you are a fussy bride and you want total elegance, class and perfection, Ms. Falletti will help to keep you calm and make sure your wedding day is perfect. If we had to do it all over again, we would not choose another caterer, nor would we choose another planner. They are the best! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, Melissa! We're blushing! Thanks for your kind such flattering feedback. Andrea is a great asset to Main Event Caterers and we're glad you also noticed. We look forward to any opportunity there is to plan more events for and with you. And, come say hello when nearby! It's great fun to keep in touch with clients to see how things are going.
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Brooke and Aaron
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Event is the best!! The food is incredible, the service is impeccable, and Michelle made sure everything was absolutely perfect for our wedding. We could not have been happier!
Main Event is the best!! The food is incredible, the service is impeccable, and Michelle made sure everything was Read more...
Main Event is the best!! The food is incredible, the service is impeccable, and Michelle made sure everything was absolutely perfect for our wedding. We could not have been happier! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Brooke & Aaron, Excited you enjoyed your wedding as much as we did. Michelle shared the highlights with the team and it goes without saying (but we will!), when "perfect" is noted in any reviews about us, we're beyond flattered and thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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Emily
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Events did an amazing job with our wedding. Daniela was absolutely wonderful to work with. We interviewed a lot of different caterers, and I worked in the catering business throughout high school and college so I had a ton of questions and requests for them all based on my experience. They stood out well above the others from beginning to end. Daniela paid attention to all of the things that were important to me, and she followed through the day of the wedding.

They helped us so much to make the day perfect. The food was wonderful as well. Our guests raved about it after the wedding and said it was the best meal they'd ever had at a wedding, as if they went to a great restaurant. We had a dual entrée - the chicken was moist and the steak was cooked perfectly!! I would recommend them to any other bride/groom in the area looking for excellence. They went above and beyond, helping us keep on schedule and doing so many little things (like arranging the centerpieces) to reduce my stress the day of. Great job, Main Events!!!! Thanks!
Main Events did an amazing job with our wedding. Daniela was absolutely wonderful to work with. We interviewed a lot of Read more...
Main Events did an amazing job with our wedding. Daniela was absolutely wonderful to work with. We interviewed a lot of different caterers, and I worked in the catering business throughout high school and college so I had a ton of questions and requests for them all based on my experience. They stood out well above the others from beginning to end. Daniela paid attention to all of the things that were important to me, and she followed through the day of the wedding.

They helped us so much to make the day perfect. The food was wonderful as well. Our guests raved about it after the wedding and said it was the best meal they'd ever had at a wedding, as if they went to a great restaurant. We had a dual entrée - the chicken was moist and the steak was cooked perfectly!! I would recommend them to any other bride/groom in the area looking for excellence. They went above and beyond, helping us keep on schedule and doing so many little things (like arranging the centerpieces) to reduce my stress the day of. Great job, Main Events!!!! Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Emily, the photo on your membership icon is fantastic! So fun! Knowing you had experience of your own, it's pretty exciting to have you acknowledge our hard work the way you have. Taking stress away during such an important event is what we strive for, happy to hear we accomplished this and that everyone was so happy with the end result.
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Amorette
Wedding:
5/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers made my wedding!! I had some specific requests about what I wanted to serve including polenta, candy apples, sorbet, and an antipasto table. Andrea came back with an initital menu that was above and beyond what I had imagined!

Through my entire planning process, anytime I had an idea or wanted to change something - including the day of - the response was always, "Not a problem."
They are by far above and beyond any other caterer out there.

The food was amazing, I have heard from all of my guests (and agree) that it is the best food they have ever had at a wedding! I also have to say the staff that evening was fantastic. The catering manager was unbelievably responsive to anything we asked and actually anticipated things I didn't know I wanted! (Drinks during our picture taking for example)

I'm sincerely grateful to MEC for making my event a huge success, I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. The food is fantastic, the service is fantastic, and just their overall professionalism and flexibility is unmatched anywhere else!
Main Event Caterers made my wedding!! I had some specific requests about what I wanted to serve including polenta, candy Read more...
Main Event Caterers made my wedding!! I had some specific requests about what I wanted to serve including polenta, candy apples, sorbet, and an antipasto table. Andrea came back with an initital menu that was above and beyond what I had imagined!

Through my entire planning process, anytime I had an idea or wanted to change something - including the day of - the response was always, "Not a problem."
They are by far above and beyond any other caterer out there.

The food was amazing, I have heard from all of my guests (and agree) that it is the best food they have ever had at a wedding! I also have to say the staff that evening was fantastic. The catering manager was unbelievably responsive to anything we asked and actually anticipated things I didn't know I wanted! (Drinks during our picture taking for example)

I'm sincerely grateful to MEC for making my event a huge success, I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. The food is fantastic, the service is fantastic, and just their overall professionalism and flexibility is unmatched anywhere else! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Mmm...candy apples, we could all use one of those about now! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with our friends on WeddingWire. It's couples like you that allow us to sit back and acknowledge a job well done, but also one where there were loads of fun throughout the event. Thank you, again!
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GIRARD
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter, the bride, gave me the only reviews that really mattered. We danced the last song together and she told me she didn't want it to end. When we talked again later, after the event she said "I had my dream wedding." The Main Event staff was in large part responsible for this. Michelle was great. The food was excellent. The service superb. They moved the tables and chairs at the last minute inside the tents after giving me the option twice before. They did this without complaint. They accommodated the vegan cupcakes we brought in, the nut allergies, the gluten free foods. I could not ask for more.

Thank you Main Event G. 5/1/2011
My daughter, the bride, gave me the only reviews that really mattered. We danced the last song together and she told me Read more...
My daughter, the bride, gave me the only reviews that really mattered. We danced the last song together and she told me she didn't want it to end. When we talked again later, after the event she said "I had my dream wedding." The Main Event staff was in large part responsible for this. Michelle was great. The food was excellent. The service superb. They moved the tables and chairs at the last minute inside the tents after giving me the option twice before. They did this without complaint. They accommodated the vegan cupcakes we brought in, the nut allergies, the gluten free foods. I could not ask for more.

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Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

, A gem to find a review from the father of the bride! Your words mean so much to us and we're thrilled that the day was a great success! Here's to hoping we all get to work together again, in the near future!
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r
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer at Main Event is the man! We had to find a caterer last-minute, and he arranged the schedule to fit our tasting in. After the event, I'm not surprised that they won the caterer of the year last year.

We were torn on what to serve and Spencer suggested serving both! The chef created a special plate of food for us with everything that we wanted. We also brought our own crabcakes, and Main Event gave us the freedom to do that. (We contacted other caterers who were going to change an $8 plating fee for the crabcake). We also had several red wines. We brought our own keg of specially brewed beer. Basically, our event with its details was a caterer's worst nightmare, but Main Event pulled it off beautifully.

The food - especially the lamb chop - was amazing. The guests said that the food was the best wedding food they ever had. The service was amazing. The groom and I had our own personal waiter the whole night. We had a wedding with many personal details, and Main Event was very accommodating in meeting all of our requests.

If you want a no-hassle caterer who is going to pay attention to the details, provide excellent service and food, then Main Event is your caterer. And Spencer at Main Event is highly recommended.
Spencer at Main Event is the man! We had to find a caterer last-minute, and he arranged the schedule to fit our tasting Read more...
Spencer at Main Event is the man! We had to find a caterer last-minute, and he arranged the schedule to fit our tasting in. After the event, I'm not surprised that they won the caterer of the year last year.

We were torn on what to serve and Spencer suggested serving both! The chef created a special plate of food for us with everything that we wanted. We also brought our own crabcakes, and Main Event gave us the freedom to do that. (We contacted other caterers who were going to change an $8 plating fee for the crabcake). We also had several red wines. We brought our own keg of specially brewed beer. Basically, our event with its details was a caterer's worst nightmare, but Main Event pulled it off beautifully.

The food - especially the lamb chop - was amazing. The guests said that the food was the best wedding food they ever had. The service was amazing. The groom and I had our own personal waiter the whole night. We had a wedding with many personal details, and Main Event was very accommodating in meeting all of our requests.

If you want a no-hassle caterer who is going to pay attention to the details, provide excellent service and food, then Main Event is your caterer. And Spencer at Main Event is highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Spencer is the man, thanks for the shout out! From kegs to crab cakes, we knew that this would be a fun one! We're so happy we were able to add more to the event by merging our ideas with yours.
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ParisPrince
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Event was absolutely the best choice I made for my wedding! Everyone was raving about how great the food was. We had a sit down dinner and my guests were thrilled at the fact that the food was brought out to each table at the same time. So everyone ate together.

I also had an Uncle with a very unique diet. Main Event, without batting an eye, made this very special meal for my Uncle. The look on my Uncle's face was priceless. He truly thought he would have to sit there and watch everyone else eat, but when they sat his food down in front of him, he was blown away. He was actually eating with everyone else at the table. Thank you Main Event!
Main Event was absolutely the best choice I made for my wedding! Everyone was raving about how great the food was. We had Read more...
Main Event was absolutely the best choice I made for my wedding! Everyone was raving about how great the food was. We had a sit down dinner and my guests were thrilled at the fact that the food was brought out to each table at the same time. So everyone ate together.

I also had an Uncle with a very unique diet. Main Event, without batting an eye, made this very special meal for my Uncle. The look on my Uncle's face was priceless. He truly thought he would have to sit there and watch everyone else eat, but when they sat his food down in front of him, he was blown away. He was actually eating with everyone else at the table. Thank you Main Event! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Your uncle is not alone! So many people have different needs and requests so we firmly believe in meeting everyone's expectations, that are in attendance, is what needs to happen. Knowing he had a smile on his face, doesn't get much better than that! Knowing you had a smile on your face...even bigger smile on ours!
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Angi and Len
Wedding:
4/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not speak highly enough of the service and quality we received from Main Event. Daniela, our catering manager, was a delight to work with. From our first contact to our last email, she was responsive, thoughtful and helpful. All of our guests, including my foodie parents and in-laws, were impressed by everything - from the signature drinks, to the outstanding appetizers and the buffet to the room layout and table trimmings. On the day of our wedding, Daniela and her team made our evening perfect. They were affable, highly professional and supremely attentive. We were never without a fresh drink and a full plate of food. Everyone says that the most memorable thing that guests recall about a wedding is the food and, with Main Event, you cannot go wrong.
We could not speak highly enough of the service and quality we received from Main Event. Daniela, our catering manager, Read more...
We could not speak highly enough of the service and quality we received from Main Event. Daniela, our catering manager, was a delight to work with. From our first contact to our last email, she was responsive, thoughtful and helpful. All of our guests, including my foodie parents and in-laws, were impressed by everything - from the signature drinks, to the outstanding appetizers and the buffet to the room layout and table trimmings. On the day of our wedding, Daniela and her team made our evening perfect. They were affable, highly professional and supremely attentive. We were never without a fresh drink and a full plate of food. Everyone says that the most memorable thing that guests recall about a wedding is the food and, with Main Event, you cannot go wrong. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Angi & Len, knowing people are nervous about the food being a hit or miss makes us demand the very best from ourselves. Being able to offer you a "hit" event - even better! Many, many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback.
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Jenn/John
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Spencer at Main Event Caterers was great to work with. From our initial meeting through to the reception, he was always available to answer any of our concerns. His responses, whether by phone or e-mail, were prompt. His advice was invaluable.
We decided to serve a dual entree plate which everyone loved - especially the rockfish (totally enjoyed by the Louisiana relatives).
The wait staff performed professionally and the bride and groom enjoyed having someone just for them (even to tactfully reminding them that they needed to sit and eat and visit with friends later).
We even had a last minute change at the place settings (our daughter and now son-in-law had Jones beverages with their pictures on the label for guest souvenirs). We had neglected to leave instructions that they were to be at each place setting when we took the cases to the reception venue. My husband went to one of the waiters and few of the guests ven noticed them adding the bottles to the tables.
The food was great, everyone enjoyed themselves, and we have already recommended Spencer and his crew to friends who have children marrying in the near future.
Spencer at Main Event Caterers was great to work with. From our initial meeting through to the reception, he was always Read more...
Spencer at Main Event Caterers was great to work with. From our initial meeting through to the reception, he was always available to answer any of our concerns. His responses, whether by phone or e-mail, were prompt. His advice was invaluable.
We decided to serve a dual entree plate which everyone loved - especially the rockfish (totally enjoyed by the Louisiana relatives).
The wait staff performed professionally and the bride and groom enjoyed having someone just for them (even to tactfully reminding them that they needed to sit and eat and visit with friends later).
We even had a last minute change at the place settings (our daughter and now son-in-law had Jones beverages with their pictures on the label for guest souvenirs). We had neglected to leave instructions that they were to be at each place setting when we took the cases to the reception venue. My husband went to one of the waiters and few of the guests ven noticed them adding the bottles to the tables.
The food was great, everyone enjoyed themselves, and we have already recommended Spencer and his crew to friends who have children marrying in the near future. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you so much for recommending us to your friends, that means a lot to us. We're happy to hear Spencer did an outstanding job (as he usually does!) with your daughter's wedding. Everyone from our Event Designers to our Wait Staff strives to make your special day the absolute best it can be, and we're so glad you saw that. Again, thank you for your wonderful feedback and congratulations to your daughter and new son-in-law!
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Melanie & Jeff
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers was excellent! Our event coordinator, Spencer McCormack, was fantastic to work with. Beginning with our first communication, Spencer was very responsive, and answered all of our questions right away. He made himself available for meetings to discuss all aspects of Main Event Caterers' services and showed an understanding of what we wanted for our wedding day. The service at our reception was outstanding, as was the food! We received many compliments on the dinner. We were thoroughly pleased with Main Events.
Main Event Caterers was excellent! Our event coordinator, Spencer McCormack, was fantastic to work with. Beginning with Read more...
Main Event Caterers was excellent! Our event coordinator, Spencer McCormack, was fantastic to work with. Beginning with our first communication, Spencer was very responsive, and answered all of our questions right away. He made himself available for meetings to discuss all aspects of Main Event Caterers' services and showed an understanding of what we wanted for our wedding day. The service at our reception was outstanding, as was the food! We received many compliments on the dinner. We were thoroughly pleased with Main Events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Apologies for our delay in responding to your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us feedback, we truly value hearing from our clients about their experiences with us. Spencer is amazing at what he does, and we're so glad you enjoyed working with him! Thank you again for your fantastic review.
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Brooke
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
In a word, perfect. I had a picture in my mind and Main Event Caterers matched it! Spencer came out to our venue and helped with the layout of the reception, which was brilliant and worked flawlessly. The food was amazing- all our guests told us it was the best food at a wedding they ever had. We requested a strawberry grand marnier cake. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was delicious! Again, our guests said they never tasted a better wedding cake! The servers were amazing and attentive, yet barely noticable in the crowd. The supervisor, Corey, did a fantastic job directing the flow of the evening. I would highly recommend this company and I would use them again without question or hesitation for a fantastic event!!!!
In a word, perfect. I had a picture in my mind and Main Event Caterers matched it! Spencer came out to our venue and Read more...
In a word, perfect. I had a picture in my mind and Main Event Caterers matched it! Spencer came out to our venue and helped with the layout of the reception, which was brilliant and worked flawlessly. The food was amazing- all our guests told us it was the best food at a wedding they ever had. We requested a strawberry grand marnier cake. Not only was it gorgeous, but it was delicious! Again, our guests said they never tasted a better wedding cake! The servers were amazing and attentive, yet barely noticable in the crowd. The supervisor, Corey, did a fantastic job directing the flow of the evening. I would highly recommend this company and I would use them again without question or hesitation for a fantastic event!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Wow...even the extra exclamation points are appreciated! When we share our reviews with the team, it's a wonderful sense of accomplishment for a job well done. Thank you for calling out the fab wedding cake! Wonder if I can find a piece now...
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fernandie
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Choosing Main Event was definitely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. The food is absolutely fantastic and they were able to offer us a better price than all the other caterers we talked to. Our event designer was Spencer McCormack; I definitely recommend requesting him! Spencer was absolutely fantastic from start to finish -- friendly, very helpful, and the fastest response time of all the vendors I worked with. Throughout the planning process, Spencer always seemed as excited about the wedding as I was!

We wanted a somewhat unique menu (breakfast foods like pancakes and eggs, but at dinner time), and Spencer took our idea and ran with it. Our guests were thrilled to have the breakfast foods they love for dinner, and raved about how good it all was. Spencer and the chefs were great about adjusting the menu as we requested -- making the granola without nuts for my allergic sister, keeping the meats separate from the other foods for our Jewish and Muslim friends, and making the pancakes a little more basic for my picky husband.

We had a lot of last-minute changes to the guest list and seating chart, even after the final count date, but Spencer was very helpful and willing to make the adjustments.

Our only complaints are in regard to the servers. Guests who were seated at the back of the room reported not getting all the hors d'oeuvres and not getting enough hors d'oeuvres, as the servers would work their way through the room in the same way each time, so that people at the front of the room were getting access to all the hors d'oeuvres every time the servers came out and many of the trays would be depleted before the servers reached the back of the room.

One server, who was apparently new, frequently cleared items -- almost full drinks, plates with food still on them -- off tables well before the guests were done with them. At the end of the night, she cleared away and threw out all the favors on her tables, even though the guests had not yet left and were coming back to their tables to get them. Spencer was as disappointed as we were to hear about this incident and apologized to us, as well as assured us that the server in question has been talked to regarding the company's policies on favors and other items provided by the couple. (It is their policy to not throw out anything provided by the couple, such as favors, menus, programs, table numbers, etc.)

While we were disappointed to hear that not all our guests received the hors d'oeuvres or were able to take home their favors, we do not believe those problems are indicative of Main Event's services as a whole, and our overall experience with Main Event and Spencer in particular was very positive. I definitely recommend their services, and I wish that I had another event to plan so that I could work with Spencer again and have another meal of their delicious food!
Choosing Main Event was definitely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. The food is absolutely Read more...
Choosing Main Event was definitely one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. The food is absolutely fantastic and they were able to offer us a better price than all the other caterers we talked to. Our event designer was Spencer McCormack; I definitely recommend requesting him! Spencer was absolutely fantastic from start to finish -- friendly, very helpful, and the fastest response time of all the vendors I worked with. Throughout the planning process, Spencer always seemed as excited about the wedding as I was!

We wanted a somewhat unique menu (breakfast foods like pancakes and eggs, but at dinner time), and Spencer took our idea and ran with it. Our guests were thrilled to have the breakfast foods they love for dinner, and raved about how good it all was. Spencer and the chefs were great about adjusting the menu as we requested -- making the granola without nuts for my allergic sister, keeping the meats separate from the other foods for our Jewish and Muslim friends, and making the pancakes a little more basic for my picky husband.

We had a lot of last-minute changes to the guest list and seating chart, even after the final count date, but Spencer was very helpful and willing to make the adjustments.

Our only complaints are in regard to the servers. Guests who were seated at the back of the room reported not getting all the hors d'oeuvres and not getting enough hors d'oeuvres, as the servers would work their way through the room in the same way each time, so that people at the front of the room were getting access to all the hors d'oeuvres every time the servers came out and many of the trays would be depleted before the servers reached the back of the room.

One server, who was apparently new, frequently cleared items -- almost full drinks, plates with food still on them -- off tables well before the guests were done with them. At the end of the night, she cleared away and threw out all the favors on her tables, even though the guests had not yet left and were coming back to their tables to get them. Spencer was as disappointed as we were to hear about this incident and apologized to us, as well as assured us that the server in question has been talked to regarding the company's policies on favors and other items provided by the couple. (It is their policy to not throw out anything provided by the couple, such as favors, menus, programs, table numbers, etc.)

While we were disappointed to hear that not all our guests received the hors d'oeuvres or were able to take home their favors, we do not believe those problems are indicative of Main Event's services as a whole, and our overall experience with Main Event and Spencer in particular was very positive. I definitely recommend their services, and I wish that I had another event to plan so that I could work with Spencer again and have another meal of their delicious food! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

A delayed response, so sorry! Always quick to update us on each event, Spencer shared the feedback you provided with the team. We're extremely appreciative of your summarizing the event itself into a success and wish you nothing but happiness for years to come. Hopefully we can work together again and we all know Spencer will take good care of you!
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sarah
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The food, service and professionalism were not to be outdone. Spencer was fabulous. I highly recommend using Main Event Caterers.
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The food, service and professionalism were not to be outdone. Spencer was fabulous. I highly recommend using Main Event Caterers. Read less
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Sonia
Wedding:
10/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Main Event and Spencer McCormack in particular. He was the single reason our July engagement party turned out so well. I have to say the wedding planning experience made it clear to me that their are few wedding vendors that truly care about what they do and how they treat their customers. It is apparent that many wedding vendors are quick to say "spend more - it's your special day" and then be completely unresponsive once they get their check. This couldn't be farther from the truth about Spencer and Main Event. They take immense pride in their work and treat you like a valued customer.

I had blast emailed about 3-4 caterers and all but Spencer took their sweet time in emailing me back and putting together a proposed menu. Literally one of the other ones had the audacity to email me two days after their 2 week late email and berated me for my time lines being so short and me being non-responsive to her!

We also had some quirky things with our party, I am gluten free and wanted Indian food and my fiance is from the midwest and love bread. So it was quite the fusion. Spencer was great with quickly coming up with a creative menu and worked with us to make changes. His experience was key in helping us to think about things we wouldn't have otherwise - like good passed apps etc. We went in for our tasting and the chef was wonderful, we were able to tweak the menu based on tastes etc. We gave Spencer our budget and he worked to get the best options in our budget instead of putting wonderful things in front of us and them forcing us to scale back because of cost.

He was so easy to work with and INCREDIBLY RESPONSIVE. The last part was the most crucial for me, I am not into the event planning piece, so he was like my defacto event planner. He coordinated with the venue supervisor who wasn't responsive, helped us with contact needs not even relating to the food piece. The supervisor from Main Event at our reception was absolutely wonderful. He walked up and made sure that my fiance and I had everything we needed.

My only complaint the day of the event was we were such social butterflies that we never ate at our event (very much our own fault). We had a very informal setting designed for people to mix and mingle and not a formal seated dinner or formal buffet. In hindsight, I would have asked them to prepare some doggy bags for us. But that is much more my fault than the caterers. Everyone raved about the food and the staff. The servers were so attentive to my guests - one even went as far as to pull additional appetizers for one of my girlfriends after they were done serving apps. Just because my friend said how much she liked them!

I turned over the linen selection to Spencer and he chose a brilliant orange colored linen combination that really popped in my venue. I would never have thought of it on my own, but it was gorgeous.

All in all I would highly recommend both Spencer and Main Event. My guests all commented was a classy and sophisticated event it was.
I had a wonderful experience with Main Event and Spencer McCormack in particular. He was the single reason our July Read more...
I had a wonderful experience with Main Event and Spencer McCormack in particular. He was the single reason our July engagement party turned out so well. I have to say the wedding planning experience made it clear to me that their are few wedding vendors that truly care about what they do and how they treat their customers. It is apparent that many wedding vendors are quick to say "spend more - it's your special day" and then be completely unresponsive once they get their check. This couldn't be farther from the truth about Spencer and Main Event. They take immense pride in their work and treat you like a valued customer.

I had blast emailed about 3-4 caterers and all but Spencer took their sweet time in emailing me back and putting together a proposed menu. Literally one of the other ones had the audacity to email me two days after their 2 week late email and berated me for my time lines being so short and me being non-responsive to her!

We also had some quirky things with our party, I am gluten free and wanted Indian food and my fiance is from the midwest and love bread. So it was quite the fusion. Spencer was great with quickly coming up with a creative menu and worked with us to make changes. His experience was key in helping us to think about things we wouldn't have otherwise - like good passed apps etc. We went in for our tasting and the chef was wonderful, we were able to tweak the menu based on tastes etc. We gave Spencer our budget and he worked to get the best options in our budget instead of putting wonderful things in front of us and them forcing us to scale back because of cost.

He was so easy to work with and INCREDIBLY RESPONSIVE. The last part was the most crucial for me, I am not into the event planning piece, so he was like my defacto event planner. He coordinated with the venue supervisor who wasn't responsive, helped us with contact needs not even relating to the food piece. The supervisor from Main Event at our reception was absolutely wonderful. He walked up and made sure that my fiance and I had everything we needed.

My only complaint the day of the event was we were such social butterflies that we never ate at our event (very much our own fault). We had a very informal setting designed for people to mix and mingle and not a formal seated dinner or formal buffet. In hindsight, I would have asked them to prepare some doggy bags for us. But that is much more my fault than the caterers. Everyone raved about the food and the staff. The servers were so attentive to my guests - one even went as far as to pull additional appetizers for one of my girlfriends after they were done serving apps. Just because my friend said how much she liked them!

I turned over the linen selection to Spencer and he chose a brilliant orange colored linen combination that really popped in my venue. I would never have thought of it on my own, but it was gorgeous.

All in all I would highly recommend both Spencer and Main Event. My guests all commented was a classy and sophisticated event it was. Read less
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astrombe
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Spencer McCormack and Main Event were FABULOUS!!!
They were such a pleasure to work with.
People commented that they didn't know vegetarian food could be so delicious!
The food and presentation were phenomenal.
the head waiter took excellent care of us all night.
Another thing we love about this company are their green practices, but you can tell that they sincerely care about the environment and their business' impact and it's not just a marketing ploy.

Main Event was truly fantastic. Use them!!!
Spencer McCormack and Main Event were FABULOUS!!!
They were such a pleasure to work with.
People commented that Read more...
Spencer McCormack and Main Event were FABULOUS!!!
They were such a pleasure to work with.
People commented that they didn't know vegetarian food could be so delicious!
The food and presentation were phenomenal.
the head waiter took excellent care of us all night.
Another thing we love about this company are their green practices, but you can tell that they sincerely care about the environment and their business' impact and it's not just a marketing ploy.

Main Event was truly fantastic. Use them!!! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow, wow, wow! Best wedding food...ever! Guests are still complimenting me on the menu, which was surf and turf (filet and lobster)! I don't know how they did it, but the quality was just as good as any fancy steak house that I have been too. 5 stars + for Alison Fisher and her team!
Wow, wow, wow! Best wedding food...ever! Guests are still complimenting me on the menu, which was surf and turf (filet and Read more...
Wow, wow, wow! Best wedding food...ever! Guests are still complimenting me on the menu, which was surf and turf (filet and lobster)! I don't know how they did it, but the quality was just as good as any fancy steak house that I have been too. 5 stars + for Alison Fisher and her team! Read less
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ArronRobinson
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVED, LOVED Main Event. My account rep Michelle Fishman was fantastic. The food was great. The service was excellent. I couldn't have asked for more.
I LOVED, LOVED Main Event. My account rep Michelle Fishman was fantastic. The food was great. The service was excellent. I Read more...
I LOVED, LOVED Main Event. My account rep Michelle Fishman was fantastic. The food was great. The service was excellent. I couldn't have asked for more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were initially going to go with a cheaper caterer but really were not impressed by their menu options - or their office to be truthful. We switched to Main Event because they seemed more polished and professional, but most importantly, they were really creative in working with us on a menu that was almost entirely vegan (with like one vegetarian option.) From the moment we went to the tasting, we felt pampered and treated well. The food was AMAZING - we were determined to have delicious vegan food and not have guests walking away thinking the food was mediocre because there wasn't any meat. Main Event provided really inventive dishes and it was just fabulous. We were operating on a relatively small budget for a wedding but they worked with us and although it cost more than we initially wanted to spend on catering, it was well worth it. We worked with Peggy who was very friendly and professional throughout. I would definitely recommend Main Event to other brides.
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We were initially going to go with a cheaper caterer but really were not impressed by their menu options - or their office to be truthful. We switched to Main Event because they seemed more polished and professional, but most importantly, they were really creative in working with us on a menu that was almost entirely vegan (with like one vegetarian option.) From the moment we went to the tasting, we felt pampered and treated well. The food was AMAZING - we were determined to have delicious vegan food and not have guests walking away thinking the food was mediocre because there wasn't any meat. Main Event provided really inventive dishes and it was just fabulous. We were operating on a relatively small budget for a wedding but they worked with us and although it cost more than we initially wanted to spend on catering, it was well worth it. We worked with Peggy who was very friendly and professional throughout. I would definitely recommend Main Event to other brides. Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Reviews should encompass all aspects of the vendor - both positive and negative. Honestly, I have absolutely nothing but praise for Main Event Caterers. If people forget everything else about your wedding, they will remember the food - and ours definitely did.

Hands down, they exceeded expectations on every front. From the start - they impressed us with their tasting invitation (very nicely done, almost like dining in a real restraunt or cocktail party) to the night of the wedding when Paul went above and beyond in paying extra attention to my 93/97 year old aunt & uncle (preparing their dinner plates earlier then the rest, getting them drinks as necessary, and helping them move around).

Working with Alison Fisher took out any stress that should have been in the process. Not only was everything well coordinated on her end, but she also took on some other roles and helped out beyond her catering responsibilities.

To reiterate - BEST VALUE. You will get quality product, offered by quality staff, at an outstanding price. Main Event won "Caterer of the Year" for 2010 by Catering Magazine and I can clearly see why.
Reviews should encompass all aspects of the vendor - both positive and negative. Honestly, I have absolutely nothing but Read more...
Reviews should encompass all aspects of the vendor - both positive and negative. Honestly, I have absolutely nothing but praise for Main Event Caterers. If people forget everything else about your wedding, they will remember the food - and ours definitely did.

Hands down, they exceeded expectations on every front. From the start - they impressed us with their tasting invitation (very nicely done, almost like dining in a real restraunt or cocktail party) to the night of the wedding when Paul went above and beyond in paying extra attention to my 93/97 year old aunt & uncle (preparing their dinner plates earlier then the rest, getting them drinks as necessary, and helping them move around).

Working with Alison Fisher took out any stress that should have been in the process. Not only was everything well coordinated on her end, but she also took on some other roles and helped out beyond her catering responsibilities.

To reiterate - BEST VALUE. You will get quality product, offered by quality staff, at an outstanding price. Main Event won "Caterer of the Year" for 2010 by Catering Magazine and I can clearly see why. Read less
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lorraine
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
OH my goodness, what a fabulous event they helped create. The menu they created was so creative and they worked with me first as if we were going to do stations, and then we ended up doing seated service.. and both sets of menus were sensational. Every single guest came up to us and said they had never had wedding food this good before, ever. The staff worked impeccably and there were many meetings to put it all together.. it came off just beautifully
OH my goodness, what a fabulous event they helped create. The menu they created was so creative and they worked with me Read more...
OH my goodness, what a fabulous event they helped create. The menu they created was so creative and they worked with me first as if we were going to do stations, and then we ended up doing seated service.. and both sets of menus were sensational. Every single guest came up to us and said they had never had wedding food this good before, ever. The staff worked impeccably and there were many meetings to put it all together.. it came off just beautifully Read less
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jpmaffett
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We worked with Spencer McCormack as our event designer for my daughter's wedding and from the start presented him with a challenge. Both my daughter and I lived in other states ... my daughter across the country, in a different time zone and unable to travel and me in NY state and only able to travel to Virginia once (in February). Spencer's careful and thoughtful answers to my first email inquiry were what caused us to put our faith in him and Main Event and we were not disappointed! Guests raved about the food and the presentation. And he was wonderful throughout our processes of deciding and re-deciding and he was a master at juggling three people’s input and keeping the details straight … not only straight but adding to the mix with more delicious ideas. We were trying to come up with an interesting menu that could meet some complicated diet needs. The two cakes (yes 2!) were also a hit and we very much appreciate how he worked with the baker to produce gluten free cake that everyone would enjoy. Spencer was a pleasure to work with and his careful attention to detail was great, especially due to our long-distance complications. The staff at the event were super to work with too -- even in the extreme heat. The wedding was outside during a Virginia heatwave and required some creative solutions to keep the food not only edible but beautifully presented.
We worked with Spencer McCormack as our event designer for my daughter's wedding and from the start presented him with a Read more...
We worked with Spencer McCormack as our event designer for my daughter's wedding and from the start presented him with a challenge. Both my daughter and I lived in other states ... my daughter across the country, in a different time zone and unable to travel and me in NY state and only able to travel to Virginia once (in February). Spencer's careful and thoughtful answers to my first email inquiry were what caused us to put our faith in him and Main Event and we were not disappointed! Guests raved about the food and the presentation. And he was wonderful throughout our processes of deciding and re-deciding and he was a master at juggling three people’s input and keeping the details straight … not only straight but adding to the mix with more delicious ideas. We were trying to come up with an interesting menu that could meet some complicated diet needs. The two cakes (yes 2!) were also a hit and we very much appreciate how he worked with the baker to produce gluten free cake that everyone would enjoy. Spencer was a pleasure to work with and his careful attention to detail was great, especially due to our long-distance complications. The staff at the event were super to work with too -- even in the extreme heat. The wedding was outside during a Virginia heatwave and required some creative solutions to keep the food not only edible but beautifully presented. Read less
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E&E
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding catered by Main Event in July and it was fantastic. Spencer was incredibly helpful about every detail of the process, I felt like he was my wedding planner rather than my caterer! Spencer worked with us to make sure that the food, the price, the decor was to our specifications. We were very pleased that he was so accommodating. The caterers took care of everything on the big day and my husband and I were just able to relax (we were even shadowed by a caterer who kept us supplied with drinks and made sure we had time to eat throughout the evening). All of our guests commented on the quality of the food (my uncle thought the mini crab cakes were the best he has ever eaten, and he comes from a seaside town!). I would absolutely recommend SPENCER from Main Event Caterers for a wedding, it would have been much more stressful to plan without him.
We had our wedding catered by Main Event in July and it was fantastic. Spencer was incredibly helpful about every detail Read more...
We had our wedding catered by Main Event in July and it was fantastic. Spencer was incredibly helpful about every detail of the process, I felt like he was my wedding planner rather than my caterer! Spencer worked with us to make sure that the food, the price, the decor was to our specifications. We were very pleased that he was so accommodating. The caterers took care of everything on the big day and my husband and I were just able to relax (we were even shadowed by a caterer who kept us supplied with drinks and made sure we had time to eat throughout the evening). All of our guests commented on the quality of the food (my uncle thought the mini crab cakes were the best he has ever eaten, and he comes from a seaside town!). I would absolutely recommend SPENCER from Main Event Caterers for a wedding, it would have been much more stressful to plan without him. Read less
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GIZEM
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I planned our entire wedding from start to finish in a little under two months. The wedding was the event we both dreamed about and it wouldn't have been possible with out Spencer McCormack. He was the foundation that made everything possible in such a short amount of time. We found Spencer by surveying sites like this and finding out who was in the top tier. While a few other companies matched Spencer's reviews for quality, after meeting with them it was clear that Spencer was head and shoulders above the rest. I wouldn't have thought of this ahead of time, but keep in mind that the person you are working with is going to become part of your wedding and your special memories. Spencer was the only person who we met with that was someone we could imagine bringing into our lives for this momentous occasion. He was a friendly guy who went the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed. He got to know us as people and we considered him a friend we were happy to have at our wedding. He worked with us to find whatever we needed at the right price. By the end, we trusted him so much we simply described the 'emotion' we wanted added to the wedding cake and we knew it would be done perfectly. (It was). Spencer is the magical ingredient that makes an event an occasion. If you are looking for caterer who will do more than show up on time with good food, their is no one who even comes close to Spencer.
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My husband and I planned our entire wedding from start to finish in a little under two months. The wedding was the event we both dreamed about and it wouldn't have been possible with out Spencer McCormack. He was the foundation that made everything possible in such a short amount of time. We found Spencer by surveying sites like this and finding out who was in the top tier. While a few other companies matched Spencer's reviews for quality, after meeting with them it was clear that Spencer was head and shoulders above the rest. I wouldn't have thought of this ahead of time, but keep in mind that the person you are working with is going to become part of your wedding and your special memories. Spencer was the only person who we met with that was someone we could imagine bringing into our lives for this momentous occasion. He was a friendly guy who went the extra mile to make sure we had what we needed. He got to know us as people and we considered him a friend we were happy to have at our wedding. He worked with us to find whatever we needed at the right price. By the end, we trusted him so much we simply described the 'emotion' we wanted added to the wedding cake and we knew it would be done perfectly. (It was). Spencer is the magical ingredient that makes an event an occasion. If you are looking for caterer who will do more than show up on time with good food, their is no one who even comes close to Spencer. Read less
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SCE
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Main Events was a very professional caterer that also provided delicious food! Food was the big priority for my husband so he researched the companies in our area VERY carefully. After talking with the people we'd be working with (and tasting extensively) we settled on Main Events. The staff is incredibly responsive and takes good care of their customers. The person we were initially working with left the company and, without missing a beat, we were passed on to another manager who contacted us immediately and knew all of the information about our event!

Day of, the staff at the event was incredible. The gentlemen who kept everything going was so personable and friendly. He really made the event have just the kind of atmosphere that we were looking for.

There are a lot of options in this area, but you should take a close look at Main Events, they are worth your consideration.
Main Events was a very professional caterer that also provided delicious food! Food was the big priority for my husband so Read more...
Main Events was a very professional caterer that also provided delicious food! Food was the big priority for my husband so he researched the companies in our area VERY carefully. After talking with the people we'd be working with (and tasting extensively) we settled on Main Events. The staff is incredibly responsive and takes good care of their customers. The person we were initially working with left the company and, without missing a beat, we were passed on to another manager who contacted us immediately and knew all of the information about our event!

Day of, the staff at the event was incredible. The gentlemen who kept everything going was so personable and friendly. He really made the event have just the kind of atmosphere that we were looking for.

There are a lot of options in this area, but you should take a close look at Main Events, they are worth your consideration. Read less
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Martha and Paul
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Fantastic experience! Spencer came to our home, walked through the setting, and had many creative ideas about vegetarian dishes for our son and Australian daughter-in-law's wedding celebration for their North American family and friends. We have comtinued to receive oohs and aahs about the tastiness of the unique dishes, the gorgenous presentation, and the amazing wait service. The bartender was a big hit! Main Event Caterers left our home cleaner than when they arrived. Kudos!!!!! Also, when we realized that we had forgotten to book a photographer only 2 weeks before the celebration, Main Event Caterers found a fabulous photographer. We could not imagine a better day thanks to Main Event Caterers.
Fantastic experience! Spencer came to our home, walked through the setting, and had many creative ideas about vegetarian Read more...
Fantastic experience! Spencer came to our home, walked through the setting, and had many creative ideas about vegetarian dishes for our son and Australian daughter-in-law's wedding celebration for their North American family and friends. We have comtinued to receive oohs and aahs about the tastiness of the unique dishes, the gorgenous presentation, and the amazing wait service. The bartender was a big hit! Main Event Caterers left our home cleaner than when they arrived. Kudos!!!!! Also, when we realized that we had forgotten to book a photographer only 2 weeks before the celebration, Main Event Caterers found a fabulous photographer. We could not imagine a better day thanks to Main Event Caterers. Read less
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julie
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Main Event catering and our catering supervisor (Daniela) did an outstanding job. They negotiated their pricing with us to match another caterers deal and were a huge value. They even helped when the chair/table cloth rental price jumped $300 at the last minute. Main Event provided the rentals for $100 LESS than the original company. The service was impeccable and we were really happy with the results.

We had one snafu. The fish was the favorite thing we tasted and when served about half of the pieces were mushy. However, they were quick to swap plates. Also, after the wedding was over, their manage Cheryl offered to compensate us for the issue. TOP RATE SERVICE!!!
Main Event catering and our catering supervisor (Daniela) did an outstanding job. They negotiated their pricing with us to Read more...
Main Event catering and our catering supervisor (Daniela) did an outstanding job. They negotiated their pricing with us to match another caterers deal and were a huge value. They even helped when the chair/table cloth rental price jumped $300 at the last minute. Main Event provided the rentals for $100 LESS than the original company. The service was impeccable and we were really happy with the results.

We had one snafu. The fish was the favorite thing we tasted and when served about half of the pieces were mushy. However, they were quick to swap plates. Also, after the wedding was over, their manage Cheryl offered to compensate us for the issue. TOP RATE SERVICE!!! Read less
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eunilove21
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
How many ways can I say DELICIOUS?! Their food is the BEST! Aside from my venue, the food was the 2nd most raved about thing at my wedding. Their service is very impressive. All my guests said that their empty glasses never had enough time to touch the table before another waiter was there offering another drink! My husband and I were too busy mingling and taking pictures that we weren't able to eat much. But we had our own waiter following us around making sure all our needs were being taken care of!
At Main Event, you can also customize your entire menu, from the appetizers to dessert! I loved this because I have a lot of food allergies and we designed a delicious menu accommodating that. The main color at my wedding was hot pink. They were able to serve a personalized hot pink drink during cocktail hour and my guests LOVED it! There are no limitations to anything you want to do! They take care of EVERYTHING and in the most professional and "above and beyond" way! After working with Main Event Caterers, I will NEVER use another caterer because I doubt that you can get as good food and service from anywhere else!
How many ways can I say DELICIOUS?! Their food is the BEST! Aside from my venue, the food was the 2nd most raved about Read more...
How many ways can I say DELICIOUS?! Their food is the BEST! Aside from my venue, the food was the 2nd most raved about thing at my wedding. Their service is very impressive. All my guests said that their empty glasses never had enough time to touch the table before another waiter was there offering another drink! My husband and I were too busy mingling and taking pictures that we weren't able to eat much. But we had our own waiter following us around making sure all our needs were being taken care of!
At Main Event, you can also customize your entire menu, from the appetizers to dessert! I loved this because I have a lot of food allergies and we designed a delicious menu accommodating that. The main color at my wedding was hot pink. They were able to serve a personalized hot pink drink during cocktail hour and my guests LOVED it! There are no limitations to anything you want to do! They take care of EVERYTHING and in the most professional and "above and beyond" way! After working with Main Event Caterers, I will NEVER use another caterer because I doubt that you can get as good food and service from anywhere else! Read less
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aligogreen
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Main Event Caterers for our wedding in January 2010 and we couldn't have asked for a more responsive, flexible, delicious caterer. Our event designer, Michelle Fishman, really took the time to understand who we were and what we wanted our wedding day to be like. She made sure we had an amazing menu, was able to accommodate several dietary restrictions, made fantastic decor suggestions, and recommended an amazing cake baker. And on the night of the wedding, the staff was amazing and if anything went wrong we didn't know about it. Their professionalism is certainly unmatched. And the food is fantastic!!! We had so many guests tell us that the food was the best that they had ever had at a wedding and (for a few) the best food they had ever had, period. Everyone I had contact with at Main Event was fantastic (excellent customer service) and wish that I was having another event coming up so that I could hire them again!! A+++++++
We used Main Event Caterers for our wedding in January 2010 and we couldn't have asked for a more responsive, flexible, Read more...
We used Main Event Caterers for our wedding in January 2010 and we couldn't have asked for a more responsive, flexible, delicious caterer. Our event designer, Michelle Fishman, really took the time to understand who we were and what we wanted our wedding day to be like. She made sure we had an amazing menu, was able to accommodate several dietary restrictions, made fantastic decor suggestions, and recommended an amazing cake baker. And on the night of the wedding, the staff was amazing and if anything went wrong we didn't know about it. Their professionalism is certainly unmatched. And the food is fantastic!!! We had so many guests tell us that the food was the best that they had ever had at a wedding and (for a few) the best food they had ever had, period. Everyone I had contact with at Main Event was fantastic (excellent customer service) and wish that I was having another event coming up so that I could hire them again!! A+++++++ Read less
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seze523
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Main Event provided not just delicious wedding food, but delicious food, period. We received and are still receiving compliments on how wonderful everything was. Renee was a delight to work with and helped find budget friendly options that were tasty. All of the staff was friendly, efficient, and professional. We highly recommend Main Event Catering.
Main Event provided not just delicious wedding food, but delicious food, period. We received and are still receiving Read more...
Main Event provided not just delicious wedding food, but delicious food, period. We received and are still receiving compliments on how wonderful everything was. Renee was a delight to work with and helped find budget friendly options that were tasty. All of the staff was friendly, efficient, and professional. We highly recommend Main Event Catering. Read less
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SusMichael
Wedding:
4/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Peggy at Main Event did a great job with our coordination, and the food and service provided was excellent. Their pricing was about the same as I'd seen from other caterers, but the presentation is what set them apart for us. The service at our reception was outstanding - the staff was hardly noticeable but the food and drinks were constantly flowing. Peggy was always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls, and assured me that they would take care of the 4,000 items I ended up wanting at each place setting. When we arrived, everything was in place and our guests were already complimenting us on the food and decor. Highly recommended!
Peggy at Main Event did a great job with our coordination, and the food and service provided was excellent. Their pricing Read more...
Peggy at Main Event did a great job with our coordination, and the food and service provided was excellent. Their pricing was about the same as I'd seen from other caterers, but the presentation is what set them apart for us. The service at our reception was outstanding - the staff was hardly noticeable but the food and drinks were constantly flowing. Peggy was always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls, and assured me that they would take care of the 4,000 items I ended up wanting at each place setting. When we arrived, everything was in place and our guests were already complimenting us on the food and decor. Highly recommended! Read less
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Tim & Sheila - Arlington, VA
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
They did an exceptional job. Food was delicious, service was exceptional; fine dining quality and attentiveness without making the commoner like myself feel uncomfortable. They were pricier than a few other caters, yet they actually called us back after our initial call. My wife called a number of caterers as we were initially "shopping around" and they were the only people who initially called us back. So tell me why I would want to even think about giving my business to a company I have to hound down. So we looked into it and I'm glad they we chose them. They are a "green" company, from not using much disposable products to keeping the lights dim at their office. I was impressed by their earth-friendly practices though-you gotta give them that, and it can cost a lot of money to initially set that up. Great company over all and EXCELLENT food, we got a lot of compliments on them.
They did an exceptional job. Food was delicious, service was exceptional; fine dining quality and attentiveness without Read more...
They did an exceptional job. Food was delicious, service was exceptional; fine dining quality and attentiveness without making the commoner like myself feel uncomfortable. They were pricier than a few other caters, yet they actually called us back after our initial call. My wife called a number of caterers as we were initially "shopping around" and they were the only people who initially called us back. So tell me why I would want to even think about giving my business to a company I have to hound down. So we looked into it and I'm glad they we chose them. They are a "green" company, from not using much disposable products to keeping the lights dim at their office. I was impressed by their earth-friendly practices though-you gotta give them that, and it can cost a lot of money to initially set that up. Great company over all and EXCELLENT food, we got a lot of compliments on them. Read less
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octoberbride
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be more pleased with our catering services from Main Event Caterers. The food was exceptional, the service staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was special (ask for Peter, he's the best!), the flow of events was seamless, they were personal and flexible with our requests, and our customer service was excellent. I would recommend this caterer to anyone! And a bonus...they are a green company, operating on wind power, using renewable materials, recycling...without the marked-up prices of an "organic caterer." Go Main Event!
We couldn't be more pleased with our catering services from Main Event Caterers. The food was exceptional, the service Read more...
We couldn't be more pleased with our catering services from Main Event Caterers. The food was exceptional, the service staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was special (ask for Peter, he's the best!), the flow of events was seamless, they were personal and flexible with our requests, and our customer service was excellent. I would recommend this caterer to anyone! And a bonus...they are a green company, operating on wind power, using renewable materials, recycling...without the marked-up prices of an "organic caterer." Go Main Event! Read less
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Zeeye
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
The catering service was EXCEPTIONAL! Down to the last detail, everything was as envisioned. The quality of food, the presentation, the service staff were second to none. I highly recommend this caterering company. They are worth every penny.
The catering service was EXCEPTIONAL! Down to the last detail, everything was as envisioned. The quality of food, the Read more...
The catering service was EXCEPTIONAL! Down to the last detail, everything was as envisioned. The quality of food, the presentation, the service staff were second to none. I highly recommend this caterering company. They are worth every penny. Read less
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ctaylorlmco
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers were great. They were very flexible and helpful. They made the process very easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend them.
Main Event Caterers were great. They were very flexible and helpful. They made the process very easy and enjoyable. I Read more...
Main Event Caterers were great. They were very flexible and helpful. They made the process very easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I got nothing but compliments about the food and service during our wedding.
Also, because I did not have a wedding planner of my own, I was glad that they offered some recommendations for set-up, timing, and some minor rentals.
My only two dings: I wasn't thrilled with how they handled the bar and I wish they had clarified, in advance, their policy on carding some guests. And there was a minor change to the floorplan that I didn't like.
I got nothing but compliments about the food and service during our wedding.
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I got nothing but compliments about the food and service during our wedding.
Also, because I did not have a wedding planner of my own, I was glad that they offered some recommendations for set-up, timing, and some minor rentals.
My only two dings: I wasn't thrilled with how they handled the bar and I wish they had clarified, in advance, their policy on carding some guests. And there was a minor change to the floorplan that I didn't like. Read less
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Maren
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Main Event Caterers and especially Darcy Munshower who handled our event. When we first met with them last year we were very impressed with their professionalism and their showroom in Arlington, and they proved their services went far beyond that by delivering a delicious meal. Darcy worked to accommodate our budget and helped us to come up with an amazing menu. The plates and glassware were lovely and Main Event also managed the difficult transition in our venue of flipping over the space from ceremony to reception with ease. While Main Event was the most expensive of the caterers we met with, I definitely believe we got our money's worth.
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Main Event Caterers and especially Darcy Munshower who handled our event. Read more...
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Main Event Caterers and especially Darcy Munshower who handled our event. When we first met with them last year we were very impressed with their professionalism and their showroom in Arlington, and they proved their services went far beyond that by delivering a delicious meal. Darcy worked to accommodate our budget and helped us to come up with an amazing menu. The plates and glassware were lovely and Main Event also managed the difficult transition in our venue of flipping over the space from ceremony to reception with ease. While Main Event was the most expensive of the caterers we met with, I definitely believe we got our money's worth. Read less
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Kyle
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are really glad we chose Main Event Caterers for our wedding. We worked with Darcy and Taylor Rose and were really impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism during the planning process. We chose our menu after attending a group tasting, and while we did not sample our exact menu options, we were never concerned about the quality or presentation. The food the day-of was great and I can't tell you how many family members and friends have raved about it since then. We supplied our own cake and alcohol for the event and we really appreciated the flexibility of of Main Event - Darcy was extremely helpful in advising with whom we could work on those fronts.
My husband and I are really glad we chose Main Event Caterers for our wedding. We worked with Darcy and Taylor Rose and Read more...
My husband and I are really glad we chose Main Event Caterers for our wedding. We worked with Darcy and Taylor Rose and were really impressed with the attention to detail and professionalism during the planning process. We chose our menu after attending a group tasting, and while we did not sample our exact menu options, we were never concerned about the quality or presentation. The food the day-of was great and I can't tell you how many family members and friends have raved about it since then. We supplied our own cake and alcohol for the event and we really appreciated the flexibility of of Main Event - Darcy was extremely helpful in advising with whom we could work on those fronts. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
I worked with Rebecca at Main Event and she was amazing during the entire process. She worked with us on creating a unique menu that everyone is still talking about. Other catering vendors we looked at gave us a book of items they would do and we would have to pick from that book. Main Event asked us what food we liked and designed the meal around us - every menu was different with no couple getting the same thing. We were able to take foods from our home states of Texas and Maryland and make our food reflective of us which was awesome. We had crab cakes and enchiladas included in our menu. She was always available via phone or email to answer any questions. She also helped with linens, chairs, and anything else we needed.
I worked with Rebecca at Main Event and she was amazing during the entire process. She worked with us on creating a unique Read more...
I worked with Rebecca at Main Event and she was amazing during the entire process. She worked with us on creating a unique menu that everyone is still talking about. Other catering vendors we looked at gave us a book of items they would do and we would have to pick from that book. Main Event asked us what food we liked and designed the meal around us - every menu was different with no couple getting the same thing. We were able to take foods from our home states of Texas and Maryland and make our food reflective of us which was awesome. We had crab cakes and enchiladas included in our menu. She was always available via phone or email to answer any questions. She also helped with linens, chairs, and anything else we needed. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
5/5/2013
4.9/5.0
Main Event catered our wedding in Washington earlier this month and I am very happy to report that they were nothing short of outstanding. They were very responsive to our many requests; they were honest, even when their honesty led to a lower price; and, most importantly, they devised a menu that was out of this world. Our guests could not stop raving about the food at our wedding! Main Event's team who worked our event, led by the extremely professional Michelle Fishman, were a huge reason why our big day went so well. If you're having an event anywhere in the D.C. region, I can't recommend Main Event strongly enough.
Main Event catered our wedding in Washington earlier this month and I am very happy to report that they were nothing short Read more...
Main Event catered our wedding in Washington earlier this month and I am very happy to report that they were nothing short of outstanding. They were very responsive to our many requests; they were honest, even when their honesty led to a lower price; and, most importantly, they devised a menu that was out of this world. Our guests could not stop raving about the food at our wedding! Main Event's team who worked our event, led by the extremely professional Michelle Fishman, were a huge reason why our big day went so well. If you're having an event anywhere in the D.C. region, I can't recommend Main Event strongly enough. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Honest, responsive and outstanding - WOW! We're blushing a little at your great comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to post them.
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Dan
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
Food and service by wait staff was excellent. Best wedding food ever. Many guests felt the event staff person hovered like a school principal and was instructing guests all evening what they could or could not do. The only explanation offered was "It's my license (and in a very unprofessional tone). Maybe she had a bad night but the guests noticed it and it took a little away from how great the food was.
Food and service by wait staff was excellent. Best wedding food ever. Many guests felt the event staff person hovered like Read more...
Food and service by wait staff was excellent. Best wedding food ever. Many guests felt the event staff person hovered like a school principal and was instructing guests all evening what they could or could not do. The only explanation offered was "It's my license (and in a very unprofessional tone). Maybe she had a bad night but the guests noticed it and it took a little away from how great the food was. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.9/5.0
Our only issue was that the wedding party table was way too small and crowded. But everything else was FABULOUS! We loved working with Kara!
Our only issue was that the wedding party table was way too small and crowded. But everything else was FABULOUS! We loved Read more...
Our only issue was that the wedding party table was way too small and crowded. But everything else was FABULOUS! We loved working with Kara! Read less
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Darrell
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
When we started to plan the food for our wedding, we met with a few different caterers in the DC area. Michelle at Main Event was the first caterer who took the time to get to know us. She asked about our favorite restaurants, our favorite things to cook at home and what we envisioned for our wedding meal. She helped us craft a menu that was really unique and personal. We wanted a special late night snack that wasn’t on the menu and Michelle worked with the chef to create it for us. The whole meal turned out perfectly! Michelle was also incredibly helpful with choosing linens, dishes and finishing touches. She guided us through a walk-through so that we would know exactly what to expect on the big day. She knew our venue and our other vendors, and helped make the evening run seamlessly.
When we started to plan the food for our wedding, we met with a few different caterers in the DC area. Michelle at Main Read more...
When we started to plan the food for our wedding, we met with a few different caterers in the DC area. Michelle at Main Event was the first caterer who took the time to get to know us. She asked about our favorite restaurants, our favorite things to cook at home and what we envisioned for our wedding meal. She helped us craft a menu that was really unique and personal. We wanted a special late night snack that wasn’t on the menu and Michelle worked with the chef to create it for us. The whole meal turned out perfectly! Michelle was also incredibly helpful with choosing linens, dishes and finishing touches. She guided us through a walk-through so that we would know exactly what to expect on the big day. She knew our venue and our other vendors, and helped make the evening run seamlessly. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Main Events was one of the vendors recommended to us by the venue we were having the wedding at. They're professional, and although they may be a tad expensive, they're still sensitive to your budget and will try to see what they can do to have both parties come to a good agreement. They're highly familiar with the venue we chose, so they worked magic and did set-up/break-down in what felt like a FLASH. I can't speak for their food, since we used a separate vendor for that, but their servers, chefs, bartenders, etc were all fantastic.
Main Events was one of the vendors recommended to us by the venue we were having the wedding at. They're professional, and Read more...
Main Events was one of the vendors recommended to us by the venue we were having the wedding at. They're professional, and although they may be a tad expensive, they're still sensitive to your budget and will try to see what they can do to have both parties come to a good agreement. They're highly familiar with the venue we chose, so they worked magic and did set-up/break-down in what felt like a FLASH. I can't speak for their food, since we used a separate vendor for that, but their servers, chefs, bartenders, etc were all fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.9/5.0
Was expensive, but well worth it.
Was expensive, but well worth it.
Was expensive, but well worth it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We worked with Michelle and had a great experience. The guests raved about the food and they we very accomodating to having many delicious vegetarian options. They made sure both me and my husband ate depite the craziness of the day. My only regret was not eating more on the wedding day!

Because of a storm, we had to move venues at the last moment. Main Event was 100% flexible and accomodated us in our new venue. They were so understanding and everyone on the staff was extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend them.
We worked with Michelle and had a great experience. The guests raved about the food and they we very accomodating to Read more...
We worked with Michelle and had a great experience. The guests raved about the food and they we very accomodating to having many delicious vegetarian options. They made sure both me and my husband ate depite the craziness of the day. My only regret was not eating more on the wedding day!

Because of a storm, we had to move venues at the last moment. Main Event was 100% flexible and accomodated us in our new venue. They were so understanding and everyone on the staff was extremely friendly. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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mellendc
Wedding:
6/15/2012
4.9/5.0
Wow, exceeded all expectations. People are still talking about our food. It was not "wedding food", it's like going to a gourmet restaurant.

Spencer was the most responsive of all the caterers I contacted and I knew from the moment we met that it would be great working with them. Main Event just gets it; they understand what service is, what good food is, and how to create a great night for everyone.

Our supervisor that night was wonderful. He made sure that the bride and groom had all the appetizers and drinks we needed. My glass was magically always full. I actually got to eat everything I wanted to eat. The service was impeccable.

This was the one vendor I was just not worried about at all, it's clear they know what they're doing and don't need much direction. They were fun and relaxed but completely on top of things. Highly recommend for anyone!
Wow, exceeded all expectations. People are still talking about our food. It was not "wedding food", it's like going to a Read more...
Wow, exceeded all expectations. People are still talking about our food. It was not "wedding food", it's like going to a gourmet restaurant.

Spencer was the most responsive of all the caterers I contacted and I knew from the moment we met that it would be great working with them. Main Event just gets it; they understand what service is, what good food is, and how to create a great night for everyone.

Our supervisor that night was wonderful. He made sure that the bride and groom had all the appetizers and drinks we needed. My glass was magically always full. I actually got to eat everything I wanted to eat. The service was impeccable.

This was the one vendor I was just not worried about at all, it's clear they know what they're doing and don't need much direction. They were fun and relaxed but completely on top of things. Highly recommend for anyone! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.9/5.0
Very professional. The day before our tasting I got a call from Katie at Main Event, who explained that the woman we previously worked with had taken another job elsewhere and that she was taking over. She was already very familiar with our plans, hopes and desires, as well as food allergies. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the next evening when we went that special attention was paid to the food allergy, not just by Katie, but by everyone who was representing Main Event. I'd definitely use them again.

They also made our wedding cake. We gave the chef our favorite recipe (Persian Love Cake), and they made it for a very reasonable price. We had a friend make sugar paste flowers that we put on top. The cake tasted much better than the ones I had tested around town.
Very professional. The day before our tasting I got a call from Katie at Main Event, who explained that the woman we Read more...
Very professional. The day before our tasting I got a call from Katie at Main Event, who explained that the woman we previously worked with had taken another job elsewhere and that she was taking over. She was already very familiar with our plans, hopes and desires, as well as food allergies. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that the next evening when we went that special attention was paid to the food allergy, not just by Katie, but by everyone who was representing Main Event. I'd definitely use them again.

They also made our wedding cake. We gave the chef our favorite recipe (Persian Love Cake), and they made it for a very reasonable price. We had a friend make sugar paste flowers that we put on top. The cake tasted much better than the ones I had tested around town. Read less
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hwillman
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.9/5.0
We are STILL getting comments about how good our food was at the wedding last November! Michelle from MEC really helped us to have a wonderful experience and choose food that was both delicious and visually appealing, but worked with our budget. I loved her candidness when it came to reminding me that this is what she does for a living (and is great at it), and to trust her on some things. I was not the kind of bride to totally hand over the reigns, but found that it was so easy with Main Event. They showed up on time, were nice as can be, and set up a beautiful buffet for a perfect evening (even though there was an accident backstage with the tilapia). Easy to work with and professional, I would recommend them highly to friends. Ask for Michelle!
We are STILL getting comments about how good our food was at the wedding last November! Michelle from MEC really helped us Read more...
We are STILL getting comments about how good our food was at the wedding last November! Michelle from MEC really helped us to have a wonderful experience and choose food that was both delicious and visually appealing, but worked with our budget. I loved her candidness when it came to reminding me that this is what she does for a living (and is great at it), and to trust her on some things. I was not the kind of bride to totally hand over the reigns, but found that it was so easy with Main Event. They showed up on time, were nice as can be, and set up a beautiful buffet for a perfect evening (even though there was an accident backstage with the tilapia). Easy to work with and professional, I would recommend them highly to friends. Ask for Michelle! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
I worked with Spencer (and towards the end, Meg) at Main Events for my September wedding. From the outset, Spencer was a pleasure to work with. He was the first to respond to my inquiry, and one of the few who didn't act like he was doing me a huge favor by catering our wedding.

My initial interactions with Spencer and the tasting party were what sealed the deal for us. Planning with Spencer was a breeze, he was very accomodating and flexible if/when I changed my mind. Our guests raved about the food, and at the end of the night the staff packed up some to-go boxes of cake and hors d oeuvres for us to enjoy later.

We met Meg at our walk-through the month before the wedding, and she was very sweet and helpful with our last minute guest changes.

I would definitely recommend Main Events for a wedding or big party!
I worked with Spencer (and towards the end, Meg) at Main Events for my September wedding. From the outset, Spencer was a Read more...
I worked with Spencer (and towards the end, Meg) at Main Events for my September wedding. From the outset, Spencer was a pleasure to work with. He was the first to respond to my inquiry, and one of the few who didn't act like he was doing me a huge favor by catering our wedding.

My initial interactions with Spencer and the tasting party were what sealed the deal for us. Planning with Spencer was a breeze, he was very accomodating and flexible if/when I changed my mind. Our guests raved about the food, and at the end of the night the staff packed up some to-go boxes of cake and hors d oeuvres for us to enjoy later.

We met Meg at our walk-through the month before the wedding, and she was very sweet and helpful with our last minute guest changes.

I would definitely recommend Main Events for a wedding or big party! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Main Event Caterers and our event designer Michelle Fishman! Our wedding last night was absolutely perfect in every way, largely because of Michelle and Main Event. We had so many guests come up to us and rave about the food - literally everyone said the food was amazing - but even more than that was the incredible service and piece of mind that Michelle gave us.

From the moment we met, I immediately felt comfortable with Michelle and knew that Main Event was a perfect fit for us. The great reputation and commitment to the environment drew me to Main Event but I chose them because of the service. I loved that instead of just sending us a standard menu, Michelle took the time to interview me about our tastes and create menus that were exactly what we wanted. The food was amazing - garam masala lamb chops, Andalusian gazpacho, incredible halibut with crispy leeks, Argentine steak with chimmichuri...and the best of all, cookie ice cream sandwiches (to name a few). Their menus were beautifully customized, reasonably priced and everything was delicious!

Michelle anticipated our every need and managed a beautiful, seamless event. Walking in, the room looked gorgeous and was set up exactly how we envisioned. Even with more than 250 guests, she effortlessly handled schedule delays and made the entire evening run perfectly. From beginning to end, it was everything we could have wanted and we are so grateful to Michelle and her team for making this possible.

I would recommend Main Event as by far the best caterer in Washington and I will certainly use them again for future events.
I cannot say enough great things about Main Event Caterers and our event designer Michelle Fishman! Our wedding last night Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Main Event Caterers and our event designer Michelle Fishman! Our wedding last night was absolutely perfect in every way, largely because of Michelle and Main Event. We had so many guests come up to us and rave about the food - literally everyone said the food was amazing - but even more than that was the incredible service and piece of mind that Michelle gave us.

From the moment we met, I immediately felt comfortable with Michelle and knew that Main Event was a perfect fit for us. The great reputation and commitment to the environment drew me to Main Event but I chose them because of the service. I loved that instead of just sending us a standard menu, Michelle took the time to interview me about our tastes and create menus that were exactly what we wanted. The food was amazing - garam masala lamb chops, Andalusian gazpacho, incredible halibut with crispy leeks, Argentine steak with chimmichuri...and the best of all, cookie ice cream sandwiches (to name a few). Their menus were beautifully customized, reasonably priced and everything was delicious!

Michelle anticipated our every need and managed a beautiful, seamless event. Walking in, the room looked gorgeous and was set up exactly how we envisioned. Even with more than 250 guests, she effortlessly handled schedule delays and made the entire evening run perfectly. From beginning to end, it was everything we could have wanted and we are so grateful to Michelle and her team for making this possible.

I would recommend Main Event as by far the best caterer in Washington and I will certainly use them again for future events. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.9/5.0
Spencer and his team were very flexible with any ideas we came up and their food was great! All the waiting staff were friendly, humorous and lively to work with. Great work! Thank you.
Spencer and his team were very flexible with any ideas we came up and their food was great! All the waiting staff were Read more...
Spencer and his team were very flexible with any ideas we came up and their food was great! All the waiting staff were friendly, humorous and lively to work with. Great work! Thank you. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.9/5.0
We can't say enough good things about Main Event and Alison Fisher. Working with them from start to finish was really fantastic. Alison was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable on all aspects from food selection to linen and dinnerware selection. She basically acted as a wedding planner, assisting with all aspects of timing, other vendors, etc. Their day-of service was seamless and remarkable. And the food was all fantastic. Finally, getting sent home with doggie bags of two more full entrees as well as a selection of the appetizers was really over the top. They are fantastic.
We can't say enough good things about Main Event and Alison Fisher. Working with them from start to finish was really Read more...
We can't say enough good things about Main Event and Alison Fisher. Working with them from start to finish was really fantastic. Alison was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable on all aspects from food selection to linen and dinnerware selection. She basically acted as a wedding planner, assisting with all aspects of timing, other vendors, etc. Their day-of service was seamless and remarkable. And the food was all fantastic. Finally, getting sent home with doggie bags of two more full entrees as well as a selection of the appetizers was really over the top. They are fantastic. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We hired Main Event Caterers for our wedding at Woodend in July 2014. This is the caterer to hire if you have a clear idea of what you're looking for in terms of menu and event design. They offer a wide variety of menu choices to choose from, and their food is incredible and sells itself! Spencer, Meg, and Adeline are an amazing detail oriented team to work with and I highly recommend them. They were so incredibly knowledgable about our venue and offered the best advice in terms of event layout. Leading up to our wedding day, they never left a question of ours unanswered. However, it was the wedding day itself that really "takes the cake". Food presentation, service, everything... was incredible. Our guests raved that it was the best food that they had ever tasted at a wedding - especially the mini slider hors d'oeuvres, and basil gnocchi. My husband and I felt like royalty on our wedding day - MEC assigned three catering staff to be sure that we were well taken care of. Every time we turned our head to ask, there they were! A special thanks to Chad who was so down to earth, accommodating, and friendly. We felt like we had known him our whole lives! Scott, the pastry chef at Main Event also did our wedding cake, and we were blown away. They customized it to our wedding colors and theme, and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you Main Event, for making our wedding day so seamlessly beautiful, and of course delicious!!
We hired Main Event Caterers for our wedding at Woodend in July 2014. This is the caterer to hire if you have a clear idea Read more...
We hired Main Event Caterers for our wedding at Woodend in July 2014. This is the caterer to hire if you have a clear idea of what you're looking for in terms of menu and event design. They offer a wide variety of menu choices to choose from, and their food is incredible and sells itself! Spencer, Meg, and Adeline are an amazing detail oriented team to work with and I highly recommend them. They were so incredibly knowledgable about our venue and offered the best advice in terms of event layout. Leading up to our wedding day, they never left a question of ours unanswered. However, it was the wedding day itself that really "takes the cake". Food presentation, service, everything... was incredible. Our guests raved that it was the best food that they had ever tasted at a wedding - especially the mini slider hors d'oeuvres, and basil gnocchi. My husband and I felt like royalty on our wedding day - MEC assigned three catering staff to be sure that we were well taken care of. Every time we turned our head to ask, there they were! A special thanks to Chad who was so down to earth, accommodating, and friendly. We felt like we had known him our whole lives! Scott, the pastry chef at Main Event also did our wedding cake, and we were blown away. They customized it to our wedding colors and theme, and it was absolutely delicious! Thank you Main Event, for making our wedding day so seamlessly beautiful, and of course delicious!! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
There are many catering companies to consider when planning a wedding and my husband and I considered most of them. However, none made an impression the way Main Event did. I'll begin w. their customer service and responsiveness- they want to work w. you and it shows! Every email and phone call was responded to within 24 hrs. They tirelessly updated out proposal (we requested so many variations of our menu!) and always followed up w. us to make sure we had all the information we needed in order to make a decision. We ultimately chose them for that reason alone- their customer service is top notch.

The food was DELICIOUS. Our guests are still talking about it, specifically the short ribs and macaroni and cheese. The wait staff looked well groomed and were incredibly attentive and the food was presented beautifully. My only complaint was that the day of our wedding they delivered the wrong chairs ( we ordered chavari chairs and the basic white folding chairs arrived). They tried to make it right but due to incredible traffic that day the right chairs never did make it to our wedding. Ultimately, not a huge deal- everyone had a place to sit but I would have liked to have what we ordered as it completed the look I had in mind for the day. Main Event did reimburse us in full for the cost of the chairs.

Overall I would work with them again and highly recommend them!
There are many catering companies to consider when planning a wedding and my husband and I considered most of them. Read more...
There are many catering companies to consider when planning a wedding and my husband and I considered most of them. However, none made an impression the way Main Event did. I'll begin w. their customer service and responsiveness- they want to work w. you and it shows! Every email and phone call was responded to within 24 hrs. They tirelessly updated out proposal (we requested so many variations of our menu!) and always followed up w. us to make sure we had all the information we needed in order to make a decision. We ultimately chose them for that reason alone- their customer service is top notch.

The food was DELICIOUS. Our guests are still talking about it, specifically the short ribs and macaroni and cheese. The wait staff looked well groomed and were incredibly attentive and the food was presented beautifully. My only complaint was that the day of our wedding they delivered the wrong chairs ( we ordered chavari chairs and the basic white folding chairs arrived). They tried to make it right but due to incredible traffic that day the right chairs never did make it to our wedding. Ultimately, not a huge deal- everyone had a place to sit but I would have liked to have what we ordered as it completed the look I had in mind for the day. Main Event did reimburse us in full for the cost of the chairs.

Overall I would work with them again and highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We were very pleased with Main Event's service from the early stages of our wedding planning through our wedding day. Their staff were a pleasure to work with during the planning process. They definitely helped reduce the stress associated with planning a wedding. They were always very responsive by email to all of our questions and concerns. We really appreciated how willing they were to work with us to develop a contract that accommodated our budget. They helped us come up with creative ways to cut costs (like bringing our own table linens and pies), and we never felt pressured to exceed our financial constraints. The food Main Event served at our reception was absolutely delicious, even though we picked the most basic (and cheapest) buffet dinner. Their service at our reception was superb. They were completely on top of things and everything ran very smoothly. We would highly recommend Main Event Caterers.
We were very pleased with Main Event's service from the early stages of our wedding planning through our wedding day. Read more...
We were very pleased with Main Event's service from the early stages of our wedding planning through our wedding day. Their staff were a pleasure to work with during the planning process. They definitely helped reduce the stress associated with planning a wedding. They were always very responsive by email to all of our questions and concerns. We really appreciated how willing they were to work with us to develop a contract that accommodated our budget. They helped us come up with creative ways to cut costs (like bringing our own table linens and pies), and we never felt pressured to exceed our financial constraints. The food Main Event served at our reception was absolutely delicious, even though we picked the most basic (and cheapest) buffet dinner. Their service at our reception was superb. They were completely on top of things and everything ran very smoothly. We would highly recommend Main Event Caterers. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.8/5.0
Darcy and her team are great. The food was delicious, they staff wonderful. Our event was delicious and personalized and elegant because of them.
Darcy and her team are great. The food was delicious, they staff wonderful. Our event was delicious and personalized and Read more...
Darcy and her team are great. The food was delicious, they staff wonderful. Our event was delicious and personalized and elegant because of them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Spencer is amazing! The entire team accommodated our long-distance planning needs and scheduled around our trips. They dealt with our multi-cultural and multi-dietary (diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, and kids) with ease. Their tastings were the highlight of the planning experience.

They provided us a very reasonable quote based on the quality they provided, and added a sizable discount for working with other recommended vendors. Their linen packages are also an added value, and their standard options are upgrades/luxury elsewhere.

They are green, and committed to local and organic sourcing, which we loved. Most of all, everyone raved about how their meals were the best they'd had!

We had a few issues with their catering staff, which is a shame, because Main Event is a gem in the wedding planning business. I hope they have resolved the issues, and aside from this, would recommend them without hesitation.
Spencer is amazing! The entire team accommodated our long-distance planning needs and scheduled around our trips. They Read more...
Spencer is amazing! The entire team accommodated our long-distance planning needs and scheduled around our trips. They dealt with our multi-cultural and multi-dietary (diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, and kids) with ease. Their tastings were the highlight of the planning experience.

They provided us a very reasonable quote based on the quality they provided, and added a sizable discount for working with other recommended vendors. Their linen packages are also an added value, and their standard options are upgrades/luxury elsewhere.

They are green, and committed to local and organic sourcing, which we loved. Most of all, everyone raved about how their meals were the best they'd had!

We had a few issues with their catering staff, which is a shame, because Main Event is a gem in the wedding planning business. I hope they have resolved the issues, and aside from this, would recommend them without hesitation. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/27/2013
4.8/5.0
The food was unbelievable. The servers were impeccable and so amazing! Dee was my best friend, who found me all night making sure I was happy, fed, and hydrated!! We had a little issue with our event coordinator, but the staff at the office was very professional and quick to remedy the situation. We ended up working with Meg and she was an absolute doll. She was able to work with our crazy schedules and phone tag. It was a spectacular night and I am still getting compliments today about how great the service was. My husband and I were even given a to-go box of leftovers... AMAZING. They are worth every penny!
The food was unbelievable. The servers were impeccable and so amazing! Dee was my best friend, who found me all night Read more...
The food was unbelievable. The servers were impeccable and so amazing! Dee was my best friend, who found me all night making sure I was happy, fed, and hydrated!! We had a little issue with our event coordinator, but the staff at the office was very professional and quick to remedy the situation. We ended up working with Meg and she was an absolute doll. She was able to work with our crazy schedules and phone tag. It was a spectacular night and I am still getting compliments today about how great the service was. My husband and I were even given a to-go box of leftovers... AMAZING. They are worth every penny! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.8/5.0
Main Event was wonderful! It was such a relief to hire a full service caterer and know that my food, service, tables, chairs, linens, dessert, etc. was all handled by the same capable vendor. Everything was set up perfectly when I arrived, and exactly how I had pictured it. Our on-site coordinator was constantly checking in with my husband and I, and really catered to our guests' needs. He even made some last-minute changes to the set-up due to weather. And don't get me started on the food! I've been to so many hotel ballroom weddings with mediocre food, so it was important for me to serve a really awesome meal. And Main Event delivered! The guests raved about everything that was served.

Seriously, you can't go wrong with Main Event. They provided impeccable service, a beautiful setting, delicious food, and they did it all within our original budget.
Main Event was wonderful! It was such a relief to hire a full service caterer and know that my food, service, tables, Read more...
Main Event was wonderful! It was such a relief to hire a full service caterer and know that my food, service, tables, chairs, linens, dessert, etc. was all handled by the same capable vendor. Everything was set up perfectly when I arrived, and exactly how I had pictured it. Our on-site coordinator was constantly checking in with my husband and I, and really catered to our guests' needs. He even made some last-minute changes to the set-up due to weather. And don't get me started on the food! I've been to so many hotel ballroom weddings with mediocre food, so it was important for me to serve a really awesome meal. And Main Event delivered! The guests raved about everything that was served.

Seriously, you can't go wrong with Main Event. They provided impeccable service, a beautiful setting, delicious food, and they did it all within our original budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.8/5.0
When we sent our first round of emails to potential caterers Spencer was the only one who offered to set up a meeting with us. All of the others simply sent a menu and asked us to choose what we wanted so they could send a quote. From that first meeting we knew that we would be going with Main Event as our caterer even before we tried the food at the little gathering ME hosted for potential clients. We felt really taken care of by Spencer at the group tasting. He knew that we were interested in having a vegetarian meal and asked the chef to make us something special so we didn’t need to simply sit thorough the chicken and fish courses. All through our planning Spencer was responsive, helpful, and mindful of our budget. Our meetings were always pleasant and he made sure to answer all of my crazy detail questions. The only disappointment for us came the day of the wedding. Since we did not have a Coordinator, I had taken on all coordination myself. When we arrived at the venue I wanted to immediately hand-off our escort cards, table numbers, guest book, etc. to Spencer so I could get dressed and not have to worry about it anymore but we could not find him anywhere. The ME staff had arrived and none of them could give me any sort of clear indication on where he was. Turns out he was giving a tour! We very disappointed and would have appreciated a check-in before he disappeared. As it was, we only saw him just before the ceremony when he came to check on us before he left (actually, that is not true, I watched him with his tour group from the window in the Bridal Suite and silently stewed for a brief minute). To this day I’m still a little sour about not being able to find him and I wish I wasn’t since all of our interactions beforehand were so wonderful! Either way, the reception was lovely and our food was delicious. The staff was so attentive and so pleasant. They made everything perfect.
When we sent our first round of emails to potential caterers Spencer was the only one who offered to set up a meeting with Read more...
When we sent our first round of emails to potential caterers Spencer was the only one who offered to set up a meeting with us. All of the others simply sent a menu and asked us to choose what we wanted so they could send a quote. From that first meeting we knew that we would be going with Main Event as our caterer even before we tried the food at the little gathering ME hosted for potential clients. We felt really taken care of by Spencer at the group tasting. He knew that we were interested in having a vegetarian meal and asked the chef to make us something special so we didn’t need to simply sit thorough the chicken and fish courses. All through our planning Spencer was responsive, helpful, and mindful of our budget. Our meetings were always pleasant and he made sure to answer all of my crazy detail questions. The only disappointment for us came the day of the wedding. Since we did not have a Coordinator, I had taken on all coordination myself. When we arrived at the venue I wanted to immediately hand-off our escort cards, table numbers, guest book, etc. to Spencer so I could get dressed and not have to worry about it anymore but we could not find him anywhere. The ME staff had arrived and none of them could give me any sort of clear indication on where he was. Turns out he was giving a tour! We very disappointed and would have appreciated a check-in before he disappeared. As it was, we only saw him just before the ceremony when he came to check on us before he left (actually, that is not true, I watched him with his tour group from the window in the Bridal Suite and silently stewed for a brief minute). To this day I’m still a little sour about not being able to find him and I wish I wasn’t since all of our interactions beforehand were so wonderful! Either way, the reception was lovely and our food was delicious. The staff was so attentive and so pleasant. They made everything perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
My daughter just got married at Alexandria VA on June 30, 12 and on the day of wedding due to bad storm our venue lost electricity and water and we had to move the venue to another place on the day of wedding. Main Event was our caterer and without any problem moved all their staff, rentals, food and etc to the new venue. They were fantastic, food was superb, staff were very professional and friendly and they could not have made my daughter's special any better.

So I highly recommend them and give them 5 star
Roya K
My daughter just got married at Alexandria VA on June 30, 12 and on the day of wedding due to bad storm our venue lost Read more...
My daughter just got married at Alexandria VA on June 30, 12 and on the day of wedding due to bad storm our venue lost electricity and water and we had to move the venue to another place on the day of wedding. Main Event was our caterer and without any problem moved all their staff, rentals, food and etc to the new venue. They were fantastic, food was superb, staff were very professional and friendly and they could not have made my daughter's special any better.

So I highly recommend them and give them 5 star
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

All I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you for appreciating the hard work the entire team put into making your wedding reception a success. It was a crazy day with River Farm having so much damage and no power then coordinating a last minute change of venue. We are so proud of our team of dedicated professionals who pulled together to make it happen.

All the best in your new life together, the Main Event Team
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
We loved working with Katie at Main Event Caterers. :-) From our very first meeting with her, one of the qualities we appreciated most was how respectful she was of our budget. I never felt like she was trying to talk me into something I couldn't afford, and her professionalism was top-notch. She really helped us see where our money was going and how to best allocate it among our priorities. My husband and I are not natural planners (to say the least!) and we did not have strong ideas about decor or presentation, which could lead to lollygagging. Katie's guidance was really helpful in that regard, and she kept everything on time. :-) Main Events had worked in our venue before, and we really liked that. Our guests loved the food, and Main Event has so much to choose from! It was tough to narrow our decisions because the appetizer/entree/salad options were tough competition among themselves. Also: the truffles are AMAZING. :-D I would definitely recommend Katie and her team to anyone planning an event in the area; they were great. :-)
We loved working with Katie at Main Event Caterers. :-) From our very first meeting with her, one of the qualities we Read more...
We loved working with Katie at Main Event Caterers. :-) From our very first meeting with her, one of the qualities we appreciated most was how respectful she was of our budget. I never felt like she was trying to talk me into something I couldn't afford, and her professionalism was top-notch. She really helped us see where our money was going and how to best allocate it among our priorities. My husband and I are not natural planners (to say the least!) and we did not have strong ideas about decor or presentation, which could lead to lollygagging. Katie's guidance was really helpful in that regard, and she kept everything on time. :-) Main Events had worked in our venue before, and we really liked that. Our guests loved the food, and Main Event has so much to choose from! It was tough to narrow our decisions because the appetizer/entree/salad options were tough competition among themselves. Also: the truffles are AMAZING. :-D I would definitely recommend Katie and her team to anyone planning an event in the area; they were great. :-) Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.8/5.0
Main Event was great! We loved them from the second we did their tasting. They were accommodating and friendly and cooked their tasting food just like they would the day of your wedding. We were with Andrea who was fantastic. She generally responded to emails quickly and gave suggestions to assist us with other problems we came across with wedding planning. She helped us pick our food, because we were very indecisive! The day of they made great decisions about the cocktail hour based on our venue to make sure guests were comfortable. We received LOTS of compliments on the food!
Main Event was great! We loved them from the second we did their tasting. They were accommodating and friendly and cooked Read more...
Main Event was great! We loved them from the second we did their tasting. They were accommodating and friendly and cooked their tasting food just like they would the day of your wedding. We were with Andrea who was fantastic. She generally responded to emails quickly and gave suggestions to assist us with other problems we came across with wedding planning. She helped us pick our food, because we were very indecisive! The day of they made great decisions about the cocktail hour based on our venue to make sure guests were comfortable. We received LOTS of compliments on the food! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Main Event does a beautiful job and makes sue each event is personal. Their chef makes fantastic food and their pastry chef is also excellent. All of our guests were blown away by the good service and food at the event.
Main Event does a beautiful job and makes sue each event is personal. Their chef makes fantastic food and their pastry Read more...
Main Event does a beautiful job and makes sue each event is personal. Their chef makes fantastic food and their pastry chef is also excellent. All of our guests were blown away by the good service and food at the event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I love food and decided early on that it was something that was going to be excellent. We wanted to impress our guests with something better than standard wedding fare, and wanted to incorporate our Asian-American heritage- something that presented a real challenge for the American caterers we talked to.

Main Event has a level of professionalism that is set on impressing you and has obviously put a lot of thought into their proposal and tasting process. They have a nuanced understanding of world cuisine, and were able to respond thoughtfully to our menu needs. Where most other vendors suggested things in teriyaki sauce, Main Event displayed a better understanding of authentic Asian cuisine and also were familiar with local supply chains. We sent them a recipe and played the game that the coordinator affectionately called "stump the chef". It was essentially a braised pork bun famously served at Momofuku's in NYC. Long story short, months after the wedding, guests who ordered it still bring it up, and guests who didn't still wallow in regret, haha. Overall, presentation was top notch, with most people taking food pictures before being able to dig in.

As far as event planning, they worked directly with other vendors to handle much more than just food. They were there to take care of linens, rentals, and other setup. On the night of, their service was impeccable and reflected their depth of experience. Small things like limiting the alcohol for guests before dinner so that toasts would go unheckled and packing up meals for us to eat after the wedding were greatly appreciated. Best of all was the dedicated server assigned to us to ensure that we ate (forced us to, really, knowing that dinner is usually a lost cause for the bride and groom). As we sat in the hotel, scarfing down hors d'oeuvres that we suddenly had an appetite for and the desserts that we didn't know we served, Main Event was a clear winner.
My husband and I love food and decided early on that it was something that was going to be excellent. We wanted to impress Read more...
My husband and I love food and decided early on that it was something that was going to be excellent. We wanted to impress our guests with something better than standard wedding fare, and wanted to incorporate our Asian-American heritage- something that presented a real challenge for the American caterers we talked to.

Main Event has a level of professionalism that is set on impressing you and has obviously put a lot of thought into their proposal and tasting process. They have a nuanced understanding of world cuisine, and were able to respond thoughtfully to our menu needs. Where most other vendors suggested things in teriyaki sauce, Main Event displayed a better understanding of authentic Asian cuisine and also were familiar with local supply chains. We sent them a recipe and played the game that the coordinator affectionately called "stump the chef". It was essentially a braised pork bun famously served at Momofuku's in NYC. Long story short, months after the wedding, guests who ordered it still bring it up, and guests who didn't still wallow in regret, haha. Overall, presentation was top notch, with most people taking food pictures before being able to dig in.

As far as event planning, they worked directly with other vendors to handle much more than just food. They were there to take care of linens, rentals, and other setup. On the night of, their service was impeccable and reflected their depth of experience. Small things like limiting the alcohol for guests before dinner so that toasts would go unheckled and packing up meals for us to eat after the wedding were greatly appreciated. Best of all was the dedicated server assigned to us to ensure that we ate (forced us to, really, knowing that dinner is usually a lost cause for the bride and groom). As we sat in the hotel, scarfing down hors d'oeuvres that we suddenly had an appetite for and the desserts that we didn't know we served, Main Event was a clear winner. Read less
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stephvol
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
Delicious! I got so many compliments on the food at my wedding. Everyone loved it!
Delicious! I got so many compliments on the food at my wedding. Everyone loved it!
Delicious! I got so many compliments on the food at my wedding. Everyone loved it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Spencer was very easy to work with and very responsive during the planning process. He accommodated our busy schedules and met with us during off hours to pick linens, silverware, and other items. When there were a couple of glitches with payments incorrectly charged, he immediately resolved them.

The day of the wedding, the presentation and taste of the food was excellent and the staff was responsive and friendly. Our guests particularly loved the corn souffles. There were a few glitches - too few chairs were set up for the ceremony which unfortunately meant that some guests had to stand. Also, the buffet room did not have an additional table set up with plates, as was previously discussed with Spencer. The beef was not hot, but the rest of the food was at the appropriate temperature. Despite these minor glitches, we would recommend Main Event for a wedding. Just make sure you reiterate your setup with your event manager on the day of the event.
Spencer was very easy to work with and very responsive during the planning process. He accommodated our busy schedules and Read more...
Spencer was very easy to work with and very responsive during the planning process. He accommodated our busy schedules and met with us during off hours to pick linens, silverware, and other items. When there were a couple of glitches with payments incorrectly charged, he immediately resolved them.

The day of the wedding, the presentation and taste of the food was excellent and the staff was responsive and friendly. Our guests particularly loved the corn souffles. There were a few glitches - too few chairs were set up for the ceremony which unfortunately meant that some guests had to stand. Also, the buffet room did not have an additional table set up with plates, as was previously discussed with Spencer. The beef was not hot, but the rest of the food was at the appropriate temperature. Despite these minor glitches, we would recommend Main Event for a wedding. Just make sure you reiterate your setup with your event manager on the day of the event. Read less
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H&J
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
Main Event was AWESOME! We wanted a soul food menu for our wedding, and out of the many caterers we talked with and got proposals from, Peggy and the team at Main Event really "got it." The menu was completely customized based on our picks and our vision, and we got wonderful food despite being on a relatively limited budget. Peggy worked closely with us in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding to ensure that everything went exactly as we had planned. She even upgraded our linens for free when she learned of a new set the company had purchased that would look perfect with our event colors. We had several in-person meetings out at our venue, and she was just a ton of fun to work with. And she accommodated our many changes in the last few months based on our shifting number of guests. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch. The table settings looked beautiful. We got RAVES about the food---it was absolutely fabulous. And the service staff was a dream. Everyone was so friendly and helpful throughout the event, and they were completely on the ball in taking care of my husband and me as well as all our guests. I would DEFINITELY work with them again and recommend them extremely highly.
Main Event was AWESOME! We wanted a soul food menu for our wedding, and out of the many caterers we talked with and got Read more...
Main Event was AWESOME! We wanted a soul food menu for our wedding, and out of the many caterers we talked with and got proposals from, Peggy and the team at Main Event really "got it." The menu was completely customized based on our picks and our vision, and we got wonderful food despite being on a relatively limited budget. Peggy worked closely with us in the weeks and months leading up to the wedding to ensure that everything went exactly as we had planned. She even upgraded our linens for free when she learned of a new set the company had purchased that would look perfect with our event colors. We had several in-person meetings out at our venue, and she was just a ton of fun to work with. And she accommodated our many changes in the last few months based on our shifting number of guests. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch. The table settings looked beautiful. We got RAVES about the food---it was absolutely fabulous. And the service staff was a dream. Everyone was so friendly and helpful throughout the event, and they were completely on the ball in taking care of my husband and me as well as all our guests. I would DEFINITELY work with them again and recommend them extremely highly. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/6/2009
4.8/5.0
Main Event was one of the two caterers we seriously considered. Though they were more expensive than the other half dozen I researched, their menu options were so much more intriguing and interesting than the others. Once we tasted their food, there was no question. Melissa, who no longer works with them, was a dream to work with - she understood our vision and our tastes and worked closely with me to make sure our menu made sense for us and was thoughtful, flavorful and unique. When I said our food needed to be kosher-style and temple friendly, I didn't have to explain myself. When I said we needed a main dish option that was "vegetarian, and not pasta" there was no trouble finding several lovely and reasonable options. Michelle, who took over for Melissa, continued to meet and exceed the expectations Melissa set up. She was responsive, flexible and worked with us to be sure our event met all my expectations. Not only was our food delicious, it was stunning. We have been living on leftover the last couple of days, and every meal has been great. My only complain was that the food was not as warm as it could have been, but it was definitely not cold.
Main Event was one of the two caterers we seriously considered. Though they were more expensive than the other half dozen Read more...
Main Event was one of the two caterers we seriously considered. Though they were more expensive than the other half dozen I researched, their menu options were so much more intriguing and interesting than the others. Once we tasted their food, there was no question. Melissa, who no longer works with them, was a dream to work with - she understood our vision and our tastes and worked closely with me to make sure our menu made sense for us and was thoughtful, flavorful and unique. When I said our food needed to be kosher-style and temple friendly, I didn't have to explain myself. When I said we needed a main dish option that was "vegetarian, and not pasta" there was no trouble finding several lovely and reasonable options. Michelle, who took over for Melissa, continued to meet and exceed the expectations Melissa set up. She was responsive, flexible and worked with us to be sure our event met all my expectations. Not only was our food delicious, it was stunning. We have been living on leftover the last couple of days, and every meal has been great. My only complain was that the food was not as warm as it could have been, but it was definitely not cold. Read less
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Meaghin
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
Main Event was the only caterer we truly considered for our wedding. We went to a few other tastings, before immediately booking with Main Event. The food, atmosphere, and overall experience with the other vendors was 'stereotypical wedding': bland food, schmaltzy decorations. This was not the direction we wanted to go in, so we were thrilled when we read about, met, and booked with Main Event.

From the beginning, our event designer, Melissa (who is no longer with Main Event, sadly) understood our vision, our personalities, and what we were looking for. We bonded over all being self-proclaimed 'foodies' and she understood that the quality and creativity of the food was important to us, as was the presentation and service. We wanted waiters who were able to politely explain what was being served, we wanted creative displays--basically we wanted to the event to proclaim 'this is a fun party', not 'this is your standard wedding'. We went to a tasting event at Main Event that blew us away: it wasn't passed appetizers (though they had that as well)--it was a full sit down meal with 5 courses. After each course, the staff at Main Event rotated to sit at a different table.

About two months before our wedding, our event designer left and another designer took her place. She was able to follow through with what we wanted and we couldn't have been happier with how the food, presentation, and service turned out. The only negative caveat was that during the 'clean up period' after our wedding (With the guests and bride and groom still feeling quite happy and excited), the staff was brusque and slightly cold to us and our guests. It almost felt like 'okay, you had a great event, it's over, and now we can stop being friendly!'
Main Event was the only caterer we truly considered for our wedding. We went to a few other tastings, before immediately Read more...
Main Event was the only caterer we truly considered for our wedding. We went to a few other tastings, before immediately booking with Main Event. The food, atmosphere, and overall experience with the other vendors was 'stereotypical wedding': bland food, schmaltzy decorations. This was not the direction we wanted to go in, so we were thrilled when we read about, met, and booked with Main Event.

From the beginning, our event designer, Melissa (who is no longer with Main Event, sadly) understood our vision, our personalities, and what we were looking for. We bonded over all being self-proclaimed 'foodies' and she understood that the quality and creativity of the food was important to us, as was the presentation and service. We wanted waiters who were able to politely explain what was being served, we wanted creative displays--basically we wanted to the event to proclaim 'this is a fun party', not 'this is your standard wedding'. We went to a tasting event at Main Event that blew us away: it wasn't passed appetizers (though they had that as well)--it was a full sit down meal with 5 courses. After each course, the staff at Main Event rotated to sit at a different table.

About two months before our wedding, our event designer left and another designer took her place. She was able to follow through with what we wanted and we couldn't have been happier with how the food, presentation, and service turned out. The only negative caveat was that during the 'clean up period' after our wedding (With the guests and bride and groom still feeling quite happy and excited), the staff was brusque and slightly cold to us and our guests. It almost felt like 'okay, you had a great event, it's over, and now we can stop being friendly!' Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
4.7/5.0
MEC had provided excellent food for our daughters' wedding reception. The décor was beautiful and staff was very pleasant. Our coordinators were very professional and helpful in the planning stages to point out items we would never have thought of.
MEC had provided excellent food for our daughters' wedding reception. The décor was beautiful and staff was very pleasant. Read more...
MEC had provided excellent food for our daughters' wedding reception. The décor was beautiful and staff was very pleasant. Our coordinators were very professional and helpful in the planning stages to point out items we would never have thought of. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.7/5.0
Main Event was great to work with and Michelle was the perfect event designer. She was extremely professional and executed everything phenomenally. Would definitely recommend Main Event if you want your even to go smoothly and especially Michelle as she made the process so easy for us.
Main Event was great to work with and Michelle was the perfect event designer. She was extremely professional and executed Read more...
Main Event was great to work with and Michelle was the perfect event designer. She was extremely professional and executed everything phenomenally. Would definitely recommend Main Event if you want your even to go smoothly and especially Michelle as she made the process so easy for us. Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.7/5.0
YUM! They were expensive, but the food was great. I guess you get what you pay for. Spencer is wonderful, and I'm glad I got to work with him. Everyone complemented me on my food. The desserts were also great.
YUM! They were expensive, but the food was great. I guess you get what you pay for. Spencer is wonderful, and I'm glad I Read more...
YUM! They were expensive, but the food was great. I guess you get what you pay for. Spencer is wonderful, and I'm glad I got to work with him. Everyone complemented me on my food. The desserts were also great. Read less
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Andrewalison
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.7/5.0
From start to finish, working with Main Event was a piece of cake. While other caterers seemed almost insulted by our budget (which was apparently fairly modest for a wedding, although for us it felt like a huge expenditure), Main Event respected our limitations and worked within our budget to provide a delicious menu and outstanding service (being able to provide our own alcohol and cakes/pies was key). We didn't give Rachael a whole lot of guidance about details, but she was full of helpful suggestions and questions. Everything looked lovely on the wedding day - from the welcoming station with water and lemonade, to the happy hour bar, to the gorgeous reception. There were so many details (most of which we never would have thought of ourselves) that made the day special - from the artful stacks of glasses at the bar to the tiny slivers of strawberries with chocolate truffles the staff brought around while we were dancing. The food was fantastic - we highly recommend the chicken piccata and the veggie lasagna. We're still working our way through the leftovers they thoughtfully packaged for us to take home. And the service staff were the friendliest, most easy-going people we could have hoped for (especially the bartender). It was also great to know that they were doing their best to reduce the environmental impact of the event. All in all, we would highly recommend Main Event.
From start to finish, working with Main Event was a piece of cake. While other caterers seemed almost insulted by our Read more...
From start to finish, working with Main Event was a piece of cake. While other caterers seemed almost insulted by our budget (which was apparently fairly modest for a wedding, although for us it felt like a huge expenditure), Main Event respected our limitations and worked within our budget to provide a delicious menu and outstanding service (being able to provide our own alcohol and cakes/pies was key). We didn't give Rachael a whole lot of guidance about details, but she was full of helpful suggestions and questions. Everything looked lovely on the wedding day - from the welcoming station with water and lemonade, to the happy hour bar, to the gorgeous reception. There were so many details (most of which we never would have thought of ourselves) that made the day special - from the artful stacks of glasses at the bar to the tiny slivers of strawberries with chocolate truffles the staff brought around while we were dancing. The food was fantastic - we highly recommend the chicken piccata and the veggie lasagna. We're still working our way through the leftovers they thoughtfully packaged for us to take home. And the service staff were the friendliest, most easy-going people we could have hoped for (especially the bartender). It was also great to know that they were doing their best to reduce the environmental impact of the event. All in all, we would highly recommend Main Event. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.7/5.0
We had a difficult time deciding on a caterer and we were turned away from many caterers because of our "small" $10K caterering budget. I had heard great things about Main Event and when we contacted them they worked within our budget to put together multiple AMAZING options for our menu. Everyone we worked with from inital planning through to day-of on-site support was phenominal and a lot of fun. Their team truly is supportive and helped with just about everything at the reception. Our guests have said that the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding and everyone on the Main Event team added to the personal, fun feeling of the day. I would absolutely reccomend Main Event to other brides and am even trying to find an opportunity to work with them again!
We had a difficult time deciding on a caterer and we were turned away from many caterers because of our "small" $10K Read more...
We had a difficult time deciding on a caterer and we were turned away from many caterers because of our "small" $10K caterering budget. I had heard great things about Main Event and when we contacted them they worked within our budget to put together multiple AMAZING options for our menu. Everyone we worked with from inital planning through to day-of on-site support was phenominal and a lot of fun. Their team truly is supportive and helped with just about everything at the reception. Our guests have said that the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding and everyone on the Main Event team added to the personal, fun feeling of the day. I would absolutely reccomend Main Event to other brides and am even trying to find an opportunity to work with them again! Read less
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LaurenS
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.7/5.0
From amazing food and beautiful decor to flexibility and expertise on our vision, Main Event helped us plan and shape our wedding to be the personal, unique event that we had envisioned. Their professionalism, courtesy and wide range of options surpassed all of our expectations. We highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any event you may be planning.
From amazing food and beautiful decor to flexibility and expertise on our vision, Main Event helped us plan and shape our Read more...
From amazing food and beautiful decor to flexibility and expertise on our vision, Main Event helped us plan and shape our wedding to be the personal, unique event that we had envisioned. Their professionalism, courtesy and wide range of options surpassed all of our expectations. We highly recommend Main Event Caterers for any event you may be planning. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Trish
Wedding:
9/20/2013
4.6/5.0
Main Event caterers were wonderful. They were so helpful when we gave them our budget, which wasn't the biggest. (Another vendor turned us down because they didn't even think it was possible!) But not only did they help keep us within our budget, the food was amazing. Especially since our venue didn't allow any cooking on site. The servers were sooo attentive - our guests made a point to come up to us and tell us how nice and professional everyone was.
Main Event caterers were wonderful. They were so helpful when we gave them our budget, which wasn't the biggest. (Another Read more...
Main Event caterers were wonderful. They were so helpful when we gave them our budget, which wasn't the biggest. (Another vendor turned us down because they didn't even think it was possible!) But not only did they help keep us within our budget, the food was amazing. Especially since our venue didn't allow any cooking on site. The servers were sooo attentive - our guests made a point to come up to us and tell us how nice and professional everyone was. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.6/5.0
During our tasting I knew MEC was who we wanted to go with - they were very professional, had delicious food and although they weren't inline with our budget, they were worth every penny! While planning our original contact left MEC and although we were dissapointed, Darcy picked right up and did a great job finishing out our event. We had a few guests cancel the week before the wedding and MEC wrapped up the extras and we feasted on that the next night - yummy! Great food and wonderful service! Highly recommend them!
During our tasting I knew MEC was who we wanted to go with - they were very professional, had delicious food and although Read more...
During our tasting I knew MEC was who we wanted to go with - they were very professional, had delicious food and although they weren't inline with our budget, they were worth every penny! While planning our original contact left MEC and although we were dissapointed, Darcy picked right up and did a great job finishing out our event. We had a few guests cancel the week before the wedding and MEC wrapped up the extras and we feasted on that the next night - yummy! Great food and wonderful service! Highly recommend them! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Great comments! Yummy food is what we're all about (oh and great service too) so it's much appreciated that you took the time to give us a shout out.
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Wendy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.6/5.0
When I first visited Main Event, I was really impressed by Katie's professionalism and the green practices that Main Event employs. The champagne and truffles didn't hurt my impression, either! Even though they were more expensive than a couple other options we were considering, I knew we would have an easier time working with Main Event. They were very responsive and accommodating to the tons of questions and changes we had. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were switched from Katie to Spencer right before our walk through at the venue. For the most part, this wasn't a problem; there was a slight misunderstanding about the wedding cake, in that it was larger than we expected, but that's not really a bad thing! Spencer was also fantastic to work with. Everyone I've spoken to said the food was some of the best wedding food they've ever had. My one complaint (which is reflected in the value rating) was in the crab cakes we decided to splurge on: they were tiny. After the wedding, when I saw them, I thought everyone had been given two. However, people were only given one, and of everyone I've talked to who ordered them, they all said they were left a little hungry. I'm pretty embarrassed by this. I would still use this caterer again, but I suggest avoiding the tiny crab cakes.
When I first visited Main Event, I was really impressed by Katie's professionalism and the green practices that Main Event Read more...
When I first visited Main Event, I was really impressed by Katie's professionalism and the green practices that Main Event employs. The champagne and truffles didn't hurt my impression, either! Even though they were more expensive than a couple other options we were considering, I knew we would have an easier time working with Main Event. They were very responsive and accommodating to the tons of questions and changes we had. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we were switched from Katie to Spencer right before our walk through at the venue. For the most part, this wasn't a problem; there was a slight misunderstanding about the wedding cake, in that it was larger than we expected, but that's not really a bad thing! Spencer was also fantastic to work with. Everyone I've spoken to said the food was some of the best wedding food they've ever had. My one complaint (which is reflected in the value rating) was in the crab cakes we decided to splurge on: they were tiny. After the wedding, when I saw them, I thought everyone had been given two. However, people were only given one, and of everyone I've talked to who ordered them, they all said they were left a little hungry. I'm pretty embarrassed by this. I would still use this caterer again, but I suggest avoiding the tiny crab cakes. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your great comments and your honest feedback. It's only through this information can we improve how we do things. We're so happy that you enjoyed working with Spencer, we absolutely adore him and are so lucky to have him on our team.
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Jill
Wedding:
3/31/2012
4.6/5.0
We were very pleased with the quality of food and service at our wedding catered by Main Event. The food was delicious and our guests seemed to enjoy it greatly. It is unfortunate that the standard for buffets at weddings is not always the greatest, and we were incredibly impressed with the quality of each dish, many of which we did not have the opportunity to taste beforehand.

The event coordinator I had been working with was put on bed rest the week before the event, but I would not have known the difference because everything ran very smoothly and the set up was just as we had planned. Korey, the wedding day supervisor, was the icing on the cake of our experience with Main Event. I missed the cocktail hour while my mom was bustling my dress, but Korey found us to bring me a plate of the hors devours that we had chosen and delivered me a drink as well. He also checked in with me at several points throughout the night to make sure everything was going as planned. When someone spilled a bit of red wine on my dress, multiple waiters came to me with assorted remedies and were so attentive. At another point, my mom asked for the red velvet cake (there were 3 flavors), Korey tracked down a piece, found her in the crowd, and made sure she received a piece. Korey and his team truly exemplified service.

Once we got over the initial sticker shock of catering a wedding, our priorities were finding a business with quality ingredients and excellent service. If these are your priorities as well, you will be extremely impressed with Main Event. We certainly were!
We were very pleased with the quality of food and service at our wedding catered by Main Event. The food was delicious and Read more...
We were very pleased with the quality of food and service at our wedding catered by Main Event. The food was delicious and our guests seemed to enjoy it greatly. It is unfortunate that the standard for buffets at weddings is not always the greatest, and we were incredibly impressed with the quality of each dish, many of which we did not have the opportunity to taste beforehand.

The event coordinator I had been working with was put on bed rest the week before the event, but I would not have known the difference because everything ran very smoothly and the set up was just as we had planned. Korey, the wedding day supervisor, was the icing on the cake of our experience with Main Event. I missed the cocktail hour while my mom was bustling my dress, but Korey found us to bring me a plate of the hors devours that we had chosen and delivered me a drink as well. He also checked in with me at several points throughout the night to make sure everything was going as planned. When someone spilled a bit of red wine on my dress, multiple waiters came to me with assorted remedies and were so attentive. At another point, my mom asked for the red velvet cake (there were 3 flavors), Korey tracked down a piece, found her in the crowd, and made sure she received a piece. Korey and his team truly exemplified service.

Once we got over the initial sticker shock of catering a wedding, our priorities were finding a business with quality ingredients and excellent service. If these are your priorities as well, you will be extremely impressed with Main Event. We certainly were! Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Hi Jill, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We love hearing about clients' experiences and we're thrilled you were pleased with yours. Congratulations on your recent wedding, we wish you the best!
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marissa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.6/5.0
We worked with Daniela from MEC and were impressed with the quality of service we received not only from Daniela but also their Business Manager, Cheryl. Daniela was very easy to work with and helped us custom design our menu for our reception. We had a mix of Southern/Asian comfort food and she offered great suggestions and accommodated all of our needs. From the hors d'ouevres to the custom buffet, our family and friends couldn't stop raving about how delicious all the food tasted. The presentation was beautiful, the tables were lovely and the service was top notch. We even had our own dedicated butler the night of our reception that waited solely on our table. Talk about exceeding our expectations!

And even when we had issues with our venue a couple days before the wedding, Daniela took everything with stride. She ensured every detail was taken care of and that everything went off without a hitch! We couldn't have asked for better food and service! I would hire MEC again in a hearbeat!
We worked with Daniela from MEC and were impressed with the quality of service we received not only from Daniela but also Read more...
We worked with Daniela from MEC and were impressed with the quality of service we received not only from Daniela but also their Business Manager, Cheryl. Daniela was very easy to work with and helped us custom design our menu for our reception. We had a mix of Southern/Asian comfort food and she offered great suggestions and accommodated all of our needs. From the hors d'ouevres to the custom buffet, our family and friends couldn't stop raving about how delicious all the food tasted. The presentation was beautiful, the tables were lovely and the service was top notch. We even had our own dedicated butler the night of our reception that waited solely on our table. Talk about exceeding our expectations!

And even when we had issues with our venue a couple days before the wedding, Daniela took everything with stride. She ensured every detail was taken care of and that everything went off without a hitch! We couldn't have asked for better food and service! I would hire MEC again in a hearbeat! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
10/31/2011
4.6/5.0
I hired Main Event to cater my wedding at Woodend Sanctuary on May 5, 2012. I worked from Spencer from the very beginning, and he was incredibly flexible and accommodating. Spencer truly worked hard to earn our business - I was on a tight budget, and he was very patient with me via phone and email going back and forth many times to figure out how we could get the food we wanted within our price range. I also have a gluten allergy, and Spencer was great about working with me to figure out which menu items were GF or could be made GF. The staff that catered our event were very professional and efficient.

Our only disappointment with Main Event was that the entree portions seemed somewhat smaller than when we did our tasting. We also did a dessert bar, and somehow multiple guests didn't get any dessert (including ourselves). I spoke with Spencer and the General Manager about this and they assured me that this is a rare occurrence for them, and that they make every effort to keep the portion sizes consistent from the tasting to the actual event. They were receptive and responsive to my concerns and did rectify the situation to my satisfaction, but it was still a bit disappointing that the dessert bar wasn't what we had hoped.

The food itself was very good for catered food - ingredients were fresh and the menu items are pretty sophisticated. They have a huge list of items to choose from so you really can come up with exactly what you want. Overall, they are a great caterer, easy to work with, and do a very professional job.
I hired Main Event to cater my wedding at Woodend Sanctuary on May 5, 2012. I worked from Spencer from the very beginning, Read more...
I hired Main Event to cater my wedding at Woodend Sanctuary on May 5, 2012. I worked from Spencer from the very beginning, and he was incredibly flexible and accommodating. Spencer truly worked hard to earn our business - I was on a tight budget, and he was very patient with me via phone and email going back and forth many times to figure out how we could get the food we wanted within our price range. I also have a gluten allergy, and Spencer was great about working with me to figure out which menu items were GF or could be made GF. The staff that catered our event were very professional and efficient.

Our only disappointment with Main Event was that the entree portions seemed somewhat smaller than when we did our tasting. We also did a dessert bar, and somehow multiple guests didn't get any dessert (including ourselves). I spoke with Spencer and the General Manager about this and they assured me that this is a rare occurrence for them, and that they make every effort to keep the portion sizes consistent from the tasting to the actual event. They were receptive and responsive to my concerns and did rectify the situation to my satisfaction, but it was still a bit disappointing that the dessert bar wasn't what we had hoped.

The food itself was very good for catered food - ingredients were fresh and the menu items are pretty sophisticated. They have a huge list of items to choose from so you really can come up with exactly what you want. Overall, they are a great caterer, easy to work with, and do a very professional job. Read less
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Michal
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.5/5.0
I loved having Main Event cater my wedding! The food was delicious and they were very easy to work with! The staff was all courteous and very professional. The ONLY reason they are not getting a full 5 stars is because there were a few hiccups with getting our linens and chairs....we had to choose different linens than were showed to us at our tasting due to them changing rental companies, and then they were unable to get the right amount of chairs so I had to change chair colors a week before the wedding. It worked out fine and I think the finished product was very beautiful, but it was a little stressful and confusing having to change so close to the wedding date. Other than that, they were pretty flawless. Their customer service was fantastic and I thought everyone who worked there was very nice and professional. Not to mention the fact that we basically had a guy following us around on our wedding day making sure that we got enough to eat and drink! I would DEFINITELY recommend them! We received many compliments on the food from our guests.
I loved having Main Event cater my wedding! The food was delicious and they were very easy to work with! The staff was all Read more...
I loved having Main Event cater my wedding! The food was delicious and they were very easy to work with! The staff was all courteous and very professional. The ONLY reason they are not getting a full 5 stars is because there were a few hiccups with getting our linens and chairs....we had to choose different linens than were showed to us at our tasting due to them changing rental companies, and then they were unable to get the right amount of chairs so I had to change chair colors a week before the wedding. It worked out fine and I think the finished product was very beautiful, but it was a little stressful and confusing having to change so close to the wedding date. Other than that, they were pretty flawless. Their customer service was fantastic and I thought everyone who worked there was very nice and professional. Not to mention the fact that we basically had a guy following us around on our wedding day making sure that we got enough to eat and drink! I would DEFINITELY recommend them! We received many compliments on the food from our guests. Read less
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Katica
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.5/5.0
We worked with Main Event Caterers for our late September wedding and were very happy with the experience and their services!

We were a bit pressed on time (six month engagement) and Rebecca and the team at the Main Event were very accommodating and responsive. We requested proposals for our budget from a few caterers and Main Event offered much higher-end food and diversity from the other caterers so we decided to choose them before even tasting the food!

Rebecca was very patient and helpful as we went back and forth on the menu, trying to keep costs at our price point. She gave us helpful tips, like only provide tea/coffee service for ½ of the guests since the other half won’t drink it, and we appreciated her insights and never felt like she was trying to “upsell.” We did not actually taste our menu until our wedding day, because after the complimentary group tasting they offered felt completely confident that they food would be great – and it was!

Our guests raved about how wonderful the food was and the professional and friendly service. We opted for seated family-style salad and then buffet service and everything was presented beautifully.

We also used Main Event for our cake – a three tier ½ carrot, ½ red velvet cake. My only complaint about Main Event was in relation to the cake. We choose a simple white cake with flowers on top, but when the cake was set up it had beautifully simple white piping but no flowers. During service, the servers only cut the red velvet levels and not the carrot cake. Also, in my opinion their cakes have way too much frosting on the inside and not enough cake but some of my guests said the cake was delicious so I suppose it’s a matter of taste!

Overall, I highly recommend Main Event Caterers. Food and service was a priority for our smaller, more intimate wedding and Main Event certainly delivered! Working with Main Event was a pleasure and really made our wedding day extra special (and delicious!).
We worked with Main Event Caterers for our late September wedding and were very happy with the experience and their Read more...
We worked with Main Event Caterers for our late September wedding and were very happy with the experience and their services!

We were a bit pressed on time (six month engagement) and Rebecca and the team at the Main Event were very accommodating and responsive. We requested proposals for our budget from a few caterers and Main Event offered much higher-end food and diversity from the other caterers so we decided to choose them before even tasting the food!

Rebecca was very patient and helpful as we went back and forth on the menu, trying to keep costs at our price point. She gave us helpful tips, like only provide tea/coffee service for ½ of the guests since the other half won’t drink it, and we appreciated her insights and never felt like she was trying to “upsell.” We did not actually taste our menu until our wedding day, because after the complimentary group tasting they offered felt completely confident that they food would be great – and it was!

Our guests raved about how wonderful the food was and the professional and friendly service. We opted for seated family-style salad and then buffet service and everything was presented beautifully.

We also used Main Event for our cake – a three tier ½ carrot, ½ red velvet cake. My only complaint about Main Event was in relation to the cake. We choose a simple white cake with flowers on top, but when the cake was set up it had beautifully simple white piping but no flowers. During service, the servers only cut the red velvet levels and not the carrot cake. Also, in my opinion their cakes have way too much frosting on the inside and not enough cake but some of my guests said the cake was delicious so I suppose it’s a matter of taste!

Overall, I highly recommend Main Event Caterers. Food and service was a priority for our smaller, more intimate wedding and Main Event certainly delivered! Working with Main Event was a pleasure and really made our wedding day extra special (and delicious!). Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
I went to three tastings and Main Event was by far the best tasting and most professional. They were also very flexible in accommodating all the dietary restrictions present at my wedding (gluten-free, nut allergy, plus vegans, phew!). They were also able to work with my budget, although I was a bit disappointed when the cost increased by several hundred dollars a few weeks before the wedding because of additional linens and silverware that I thought were included. (Make sure to be as specific as possible with vendors on the number of linens you will need!)

I got many compliments on the food and the service on the day was flawless. I would definitely recommend Main Event.
I went to three tastings and Main Event was by far the best tasting and most professional. They were also very flexible in Read more...
I went to three tastings and Main Event was by far the best tasting and most professional. They were also very flexible in accommodating all the dietary restrictions present at my wedding (gluten-free, nut allergy, plus vegans, phew!). They were also able to work with my budget, although I was a bit disappointed when the cost increased by several hundred dollars a few weeks before the wedding because of additional linens and silverware that I thought were included. (Make sure to be as specific as possible with vendors on the number of linens you will need!)

I got many compliments on the food and the service on the day was flawless. I would definitely recommend Main Event. Read less
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MFP
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.5/5.0
Main Event Caterers has great food and service. The food is great- way above average with average prices. The service was also good considering we had an emergency at the beginning of the event and they managed to improvise. Overall I would recomend them to anyone. I would contract them for any personal event.
Main Event Caterers has great food and service. The food is great- way above average with average prices. The service was Read more...
Main Event Caterers has great food and service. The food is great- way above average with average prices. The service was also good considering we had an emergency at the beginning of the event and they managed to improvise. Overall I would recomend them to anyone. I would contract them for any personal event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Really enjoyed working with the team at Main Event catering for our wedding in September 2013. Spencer is a class act and knows his tradecraft, and was extremely patient as we learned the ins and outs of what we really needed, and what we could in the end do without, on our special day. Support staff arrived even before when they intended to on the day of, and tables, chairs, ornamentation, etc. were located exactly where they were supposed to be. Our guests loved the appetizers, main courses, and specialty cocktails thanks to the waitstaff and bartenders...the braised beef in particular was just "melt in your mouth" quality. Two hiccups: the staff started to bring out the main course before the speeches, counter to what we had agreed beforehand. And when speeches ran long, we had to intervene in a discussion between those serving the cake and the DJ about what had to be cut due to the reduced amount of time left. But nothing's perfect, and these were fairly minor quibbles overall...we were ecstatic at the end of the night.

Oh, and for anyone just starting off looking at caterers - make sure to get a quote that has taxes included, or else don't forget to build them in yourself. Not advice meant for Main Event or any other caterer in particular, but we found that about half the quotes received had taxes included, and half didn't. Like apples and oranges.
Really enjoyed working with the team at Main Event catering for our wedding in September 2013. Spencer is a class act and Read more...
Really enjoyed working with the team at Main Event catering for our wedding in September 2013. Spencer is a class act and knows his tradecraft, and was extremely patient as we learned the ins and outs of what we really needed, and what we could in the end do without, on our special day. Support staff arrived even before when they intended to on the day of, and tables, chairs, ornamentation, etc. were located exactly where they were supposed to be. Our guests loved the appetizers, main courses, and specialty cocktails thanks to the waitstaff and bartenders...the braised beef in particular was just "melt in your mouth" quality. Two hiccups: the staff started to bring out the main course before the speeches, counter to what we had agreed beforehand. And when speeches ran long, we had to intervene in a discussion between those serving the cake and the DJ about what had to be cut due to the reduced amount of time left. But nothing's perfect, and these were fairly minor quibbles overall...we were ecstatic at the end of the night.

Oh, and for anyone just starting off looking at caterers - make sure to get a quote that has taxes included, or else don't forget to build them in yourself. Not advice meant for Main Event or any other caterer in particular, but we found that about half the quotes received had taxes included, and half didn't. Like apples and oranges. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.4/5.0
Were helpful from the very beginning all the way till after my wedding. I'm so thankful for the team of vendors that helped make the wedding so special. We served a very nontraditional menu at our wedding, they were more then willing to work with us. On the day of the wedding they did an amazing job making sure that friends and family were taken care of throughout the entire event.
Were helpful from the very beginning all the way till after my wedding. I'm so thankful for the team of vendors that Read more...
Were helpful from the very beginning all the way till after my wedding. I'm so thankful for the team of vendors that helped make the wedding so special. We served a very nontraditional menu at our wedding, they were more then willing to work with us. On the day of the wedding they did an amazing job making sure that friends and family were taken care of throughout the entire event. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.4/5.0
We had an overall positive experience with Main Event. The experience leading to choosing Main Event was great. We attended a tasting party that was very fun. Darcy was very helpful in the begining with picking linens, flatware, deciding on floor plans, etc. The food at the reception was good and the service was excellent. Of the menu we picked, the standout items were the mini burgers, the veggie quesadillas, and the short ribs. I also really enjoyed the gnocchi, but some of my guests did not. We also, chose to have the chocolate truffles as our favors, which are amazing. My friend jokingly said she was going to rob my house to get more truffles, they are that good.

On the not so great side, both my fiancé and I felt that MEC was less responsive after we signed. Also, I thought the fish on our wedding day was not as good as the tasting. However, my guests liked it, so maybe I just got a not as good piece. Also, we had a dessert buffet and I thought it would look more impressive than it did.
We had an overall positive experience with Main Event. The experience leading to choosing Main Event was great. We Read more...
We had an overall positive experience with Main Event. The experience leading to choosing Main Event was great. We attended a tasting party that was very fun. Darcy was very helpful in the begining with picking linens, flatware, deciding on floor plans, etc. The food at the reception was good and the service was excellent. Of the menu we picked, the standout items were the mini burgers, the veggie quesadillas, and the short ribs. I also really enjoyed the gnocchi, but some of my guests did not. We also, chose to have the chocolate truffles as our favors, which are amazing. My friend jokingly said she was going to rob my house to get more truffles, they are that good.

On the not so great side, both my fiancé and I felt that MEC was less responsive after we signed. Also, I thought the fish on our wedding day was not as good as the tasting. However, my guests liked it, so maybe I just got a not as good piece. Also, we had a dessert buffet and I thought it would look more impressive than it did. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.4/5.0
I will start by saying that everyone at the wedding reception was very impressed by the event design, food, and service. For this reason, I'm giving a mostly positive review.

MEC was one of two caterers that we looked into for our reception at a local art gallery. Their tasting just blew us away as far as service, professionalism, and taste. We immediately knew that we wanted to go with them and booked about a year before the wedding.

For me personally, the experience from then on went downhill. I did not feel like my event designer cared about the event and it felt like to me like my wedding was a chore for them. I was told several times that my venue had a difficult "load in", and even in my first correspondence with them I was asked if I had already booked the venue...which made me think that if I hadn't they were going to try and talk me out of it. Because of the difficult load in, the cost of the event was extra. It felt like they were not being open with us about what was raising costs, which would have changed some other budget and vendor decisions had they been up front with us from the beginning. I did express some concerns about this and they comped our coffee service.

Overall, the wedding was epic and everything looked fabulous. They also boxed up the leftovers which was nice of them. The communication with this vendor just left a bitter taste in my mouth, which is why although I'm giving them a 4.4/5.0 I still wouldn't recommend them to a friend.
I will start by saying that everyone at the wedding reception was very impressed by the event design, food, and service. Read more...
I will start by saying that everyone at the wedding reception was very impressed by the event design, food, and service. For this reason, I'm giving a mostly positive review.

MEC was one of two caterers that we looked into for our reception at a local art gallery. Their tasting just blew us away as far as service, professionalism, and taste. We immediately knew that we wanted to go with them and booked about a year before the wedding.

For me personally, the experience from then on went downhill. I did not feel like my event designer cared about the event and it felt like to me like my wedding was a chore for them. I was told several times that my venue had a difficult "load in", and even in my first correspondence with them I was asked if I had already booked the venue...which made me think that if I hadn't they were going to try and talk me out of it. Because of the difficult load in, the cost of the event was extra. It felt like they were not being open with us about what was raising costs, which would have changed some other budget and vendor decisions had they been up front with us from the beginning. I did express some concerns about this and they comped our coffee service.

Overall, the wedding was epic and everything looked fabulous. They also boxed up the leftovers which was nice of them. The communication with this vendor just left a bitter taste in my mouth, which is why although I'm giving them a 4.4/5.0 I still wouldn't recommend them to a friend. Read less
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Main Event Caterers responded with the following comments:

Taylor - Thank you for all of the wonderful things you said about your event. I'm glad that overall you enjoyed our food and service. I also appreciate your candid comments about your event. It is only through the honest thoughts of our clients that we can address potential issues and improve our service. Please know that we will look into the issues you mentioned and take any corrective action necessary.
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Hosai
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.3/5.0
My sister and I hired Main Event to cater our weddings that were within 4 months of each other.
We both had Darcy as our caterer. She was very easy to work with and professional. There were a few small issues with the service during my sister's wedding, and I communicated that with Darcy. Those issues were made up for and more at my wedding and the service was excellent. Main event is known for the quality of their food, and that definitely held true at both functions. We had a wonderful wedding and it could not have been done without Main Event.
My sister and I hired Main Event to cater our weddings that were within 4 months of each other.
We both had Darcy as Read more...
My sister and I hired Main Event to cater our weddings that were within 4 months of each other.
We both had Darcy as our caterer. She was very easy to work with and professional. There were a few small issues with the service during my sister's wedding, and I communicated that with Darcy. Those issues were made up for and more at my wedding and the service was excellent. Main event is known for the quality of their food, and that definitely held true at both functions. We had a wonderful wedding and it could not have been done without Main Event. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/1/2012
4.0/5.0
Wonderful food. Great servers. Very professional. A bit expensive, but worth it.
Wonderful food. Great servers. Very professional. A bit expensive, but worth it.
Wonderful food. Great servers. Very professional. A bit expensive, but worth it. Read less
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NecSorteNecFato
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.0/5.0
In the end our experience with Main Event was a good one, but it was a rocky road that involved switching our event coordinator after our original contact became completely unresponsive over a period of weeks, despite repeated emails and phone calls. This was an extremely stressful event during an already stressful time, but after speaking with the management staff we were able to switch to Daniela, who was great to work with and helped us put together a menu our guests continue to rave about. We continued to have some issues with our contract and overall communication, but in general the experience was about what I'd expected from a DC caterer.

ME is definitely not the cheapest caterer around, but they do have the ability to put together practically any menu you could conceive of, and the services during the wedding was largely flawless. There was a brief period of time where they somehow managed to misplace three cases of beer and tell people we had run out, but it was remedied and the staff member designated to take care of the bride and groom (Guillermo) was wonderful.

Overall, because we had our wedding at Glen Echo and the catering options are very limited, I would probably recommend ME to another couple getting married there as the best mix of price/service. That said, we definitely had some problems and I would encourage people to do their research before decided. Regardless of the service though, everyone involved agreed that the food was absolutely fantastic!
In the end our experience with Main Event was a good one, but it was a rocky road that involved switching our event Read more...
In the end our experience with Main Event was a good one, but it was a rocky road that involved switching our event coordinator after our original contact became completely unresponsive over a period of weeks, despite repeated emails and phone calls. This was an extremely stressful event during an already stressful time, but after speaking with the management staff we were able to switch to Daniela, who was great to work with and helped us put together a menu our guests continue to rave about. We continued to have some issues with our contract and overall communication, but in general the experience was about what I'd expected from a DC caterer.

ME is definitely not the cheapest caterer around, but they do have the ability to put together practically any menu you could conceive of, and the services during the wedding was largely flawless. There was a brief period of time where they somehow managed to misplace three cases of beer and tell people we had run out, but it was remedied and the staff member designated to take care of the bride and groom (Guillermo) was wonderful.

Overall, because we had our wedding at Glen Echo and the catering options are very limited, I would probably recommend ME to another couple getting married there as the best mix of price/service. That said, we definitely had some problems and I would encourage people to do their research before decided. Regardless of the service though, everyone involved agreed that the food was absolutely fantastic! Read less
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capitolmom
Wedding:
7/15/2006
3.9/5.0
Main Event was extremely helpful, responsive, and accommodating during the planning process. I interviewed other well-known caterers in the area and felt Main Event provided the best customer service. That being said, I think Main Event gave me too much leeway in planning the menu and ultimately agreed to something that they couldn't produce successfully to scale. The dinner was good - but not the quality I had envisioned. I would have been more successful had I asked them what they did best rather than pushing it too far with my ideas and substitutions. There is only so much one can make well for 200 people on a hot night with no kitchen on premises.
Main Event was extremely helpful, responsive, and accommodating during the planning process. I interviewed other Read more...
Main Event was extremely helpful, responsive, and accommodating during the planning process. I interviewed other well-known caterers in the area and felt Main Event provided the best customer service. That being said, I think Main Event gave me too much leeway in planning the menu and ultimately agreed to something that they couldn't produce successfully to scale. The dinner was good - but not the quality I had envisioned. I would have been more successful had I asked them what they did best rather than pushing it too far with my ideas and substitutions. There is only so much one can make well for 200 people on a hot night with no kitchen on premises. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/16/2008
3.8/5.0
Main Event did a WONDERFUL job! They were very easy to work with and everyone raved about the food. I would go back to them in a heartbeat. Beautiful set up too. I loved the truffles!
Main Event did a WONDERFUL job! They were very easy to work with and everyone raved about the food. I would go back to Read more...
Main Event did a WONDERFUL job! They were very easy to work with and everyone raved about the food. I would go back to them in a heartbeat. Beautiful set up too. I loved the truffles! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
6/12/2011
3.6/5.0
The staff at Main event caterers were excellent! They went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. They saved us h'orderves to eat and were extremely helpful. The food received many compliments from our guest. Spencer was a pleasure to work with when I spoke to him. However, he seemed rather busy and rushed all the time. Sometimes he was very responsive and sometimes not so much. When I schedule an appointment with him and took time off work time to come see him to review the linens, etc. he was sick and did not show up and no one knew about my appointment. I had to have someone else review everything with me on what I wanted on the wedding day, and I felt rushed. When my wedding coordinator later suggested to him I see a trial setup of what the tables would look like he was not too keen on the idea, so I never saw it. Also when I asked Spencer early on in the planning about what decorations they did for the cupcakes he never responded to that question but would respond to all my other questions. Then 4 weeks before my wedding he tells me that they do not do fondant type decorations on the cupcakes only icing decorations. So I had to scramble to find someone to make gum paste decorations for the cupcakes and cake topper. If I knew that I would have gone with someone else to do the cupcakes, especially since the cupcakes tasted just okay. Also, we never saw Spencer the day of our wedding. He told us later he was busy in the kitchen and that is why he could not come out to see us. But a quick hello from him would have been nice. I had a small wedding, 70 people, so I am not sure if that is why he was so stand-offish. All and all the food and service at the wedding was great. However if I had to do it again I would have gone with another another caterer who would have given me the time I wanted to help plan the linens, etc for the wedding.
The staff at Main event caterers were excellent! They went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. They saved us Read more...
The staff at Main event caterers were excellent! They went above and beyond to make our wedding day special. They saved us h'orderves to eat and were extremely helpful. The food received many compliments from our guest. Spencer was a pleasure to work with when I spoke to him. However, he seemed rather busy and rushed all the time. Sometimes he was very responsive and sometimes not so much. When I schedule an appointment with him and took time off work time to come see him to review the linens, etc. he was sick and did not show up and no one knew about my appointment. I had to have someone else review everything with me on what I wanted on the wedding day, and I felt rushed. When my wedding coordinator later suggested to him I see a trial setup of what the tables would look like he was not too keen on the idea, so I never saw it. Also when I asked Spencer early on in the planning about what decorations they did for the cupcakes he never responded to that question but would respond to all my other questions. Then 4 weeks before my wedding he tells me that they do not do fondant type decorations on the cupcakes only icing decorations. So I had to scramble to find someone to make gum paste decorations for the cupcakes and cake topper. If I knew that I would have gone with someone else to do the cupcakes, especially since the cupcakes tasted just okay. Also, we never saw Spencer the day of our wedding. He told us later he was busy in the kitchen and that is why he could not come out to see us. But a quick hello from him would have been nice. I had a small wedding, 70 people, so I am not sure if that is why he was so stand-offish. All and all the food and service at the wedding was great. However if I had to do it again I would have gone with another another caterer who would have given me the time I wanted to help plan the linens, etc for the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
While their food is good and they have lots of experience with weddings, we unfortunately would not recommend Main Event Caterers. We found them to be overpriced for an underwhelming meal. We did appreciate the opportunity to customize some of the hors d’oeuvres and also appreciated them allowing us to bring in outside food (such as fruit/vegetable/cheese platters and desserts). Although, on the day of the wedding, we were unimpressed with the food they served as everything just tasted OK. In addition, the salad and main course plate looked very sad/empty and was poorly plated. In addition, they contributed to our floorplan being reversed (and we had gone over it MULTIPLE times with our contact) thereby greatly inconveniencing our guests and delaying our entrance by 45 minutes. Perhaps if we had paid half of what we had paid or if we had a different contact person we would have been fine with all of the disappointments. However, for what they charge and what they say they will do and the experiences you are led onto believe you will have, we expected much more.
While their food is good and they have lots of experience with weddings, we unfortunately would not recommend Main Event Read more...
While their food is good and they have lots of experience with weddings, we unfortunately would not recommend Main Event Caterers. We found them to be overpriced for an underwhelming meal. We did appreciate the opportunity to customize some of the hors d’oeuvres and also appreciated them allowing us to bring in outside food (such as fruit/vegetable/cheese platters and desserts). Although, on the day of the wedding, we were unimpressed with the food they served as everything just tasted OK. In addition, the salad and main course plate looked very sad/empty and was poorly plated. In addition, they contributed to our floorplan being reversed (and we had gone over it MULTIPLE times with our contact) thereby greatly inconveniencing our guests and delaying our entrance by 45 minutes. Perhaps if we had paid half of what we had paid or if we had a different contact person we would have been fine with all of the disappointments. However, for what they charge and what they say they will do and the experiences you are led onto believe you will have, we expected much more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.5/5.0
Our experiences with Main Event leading up to our event were superb. The staff is professional and provided a great show of their services during the monthly tasting, which left us with very high expectations for our event. We selected food choices from the tasting that were not prepared the same way on our wedding day. There were other surprises including a champagne toast that was not part of our contract, but was added to our bill. When we arrived on-site just a few minutes prior to arrival of guests, the table set-up was not completed and I found a stack of menus on one chair. The staff cutting the cake forgot to serve one table.

The absolute highlights of the evening was the service staff. They were exceptional and had one gentleman staff us the entire night. We felt like royalty and thank the staff very much. Although there were some surprises, we were pleased with the overall service and quality.
Our experiences with Main Event leading up to our event were superb. The staff is professional and provided a great show Read more...
Our experiences with Main Event leading up to our event were superb. The staff is professional and provided a great show of their services during the monthly tasting, which left us with very high expectations for our event. We selected food choices from the tasting that were not prepared the same way on our wedding day. There were other surprises including a champagne toast that was not part of our contract, but was added to our bill. When we arrived on-site just a few minutes prior to arrival of guests, the table set-up was not completed and I found a stack of menus on one chair. The staff cutting the cake forgot to serve one table.

The absolute highlights of the evening was the service staff. They were exceptional and had one gentleman staff us the entire night. We felt like royalty and thank the staff very much. Although there were some surprises, we were pleased with the overall service and quality. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
We wanted delicious food from a broad range of cuisines, and Main Event delivered. Their chef is talented and flexible. I would recommend Main Event based on the quality of their food and ability to accommodate the desires of demanding palates. The tasting experience is delightful and represents a high level of service and attention to detail.

However, they failed to execute major aspects of our catering plan, botched the bar design, and provided minimal service to the couple at the reception. I am pleased that we were able to receive some financial restitution and that Main Event was responsive throughout the post-wedding negotiations.

My recommendation to others is to treat a contract with Main Event with care: review your plan, follow up with your event designer, and make sure that everything is perfectly clear to everyone. Despite our event designer's assurances that Main Event had our plan handled and would be able to deliver in spades, they didn't and we wish that we had been more vigilant.
We wanted delicious food from a broad range of cuisines, and Main Event delivered. Their chef is talented and flexible. I Read more...
We wanted delicious food from a broad range of cuisines, and Main Event delivered. Their chef is talented and flexible. I would recommend Main Event based on the quality of their food and ability to accommodate the desires of demanding palates. The tasting experience is delightful and represents a high level of service and attention to detail.

However, they failed to execute major aspects of our catering plan, botched the bar design, and provided minimal service to the couple at the reception. I am pleased that we were able to receive some financial restitution and that Main Event was responsive throughout the post-wedding negotiations.

My recommendation to others is to treat a contract with Main Event with care: review your plan, follow up with your event designer, and make sure that everything is perfectly clear to everyone. Despite our event designer's assurances that Main Event had our plan handled and would be able to deliver in spades, they didn't and we wish that we had been more vigilant. Read less
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Graham
Wedding:
5/3/2014
2.4/5.0
The food Main Event provided was excellent. Where they lacked was service. Unfortunately, our main contact for most of our planning was rude to our planner and made no attempt to build a good relationship. Right before the wedding, our main contact switched and we never got to meet the person actually coordinating our event. Thankfully, the new contact was more professional and had a better rapport with our planner. We were willing to overlook the lack of professionalism if the service was excellent, but it was not. The silverware and chairs we picked out a year in advance were fantastic. We flew across country, as we were planning the wedding from a distance, to confirm the order two months prior to the wedding. Unfortunately, Main Event did not confirm the order with their subcontractors quickly enough and our selections were out-of-stock. They did provide a discount, but it was not fun to have to reselect options without seeing them in-person. Additionally, Main Event neglected to provide us with a server during the night, something they promised. This means we did not get to taste all the food we paid for, and our friends had to scramble to get us drinks and food. We only know the food was excellent because our guests told us and we tried a few things.
The food Main Event provided was excellent. Where they lacked was service. Unfortunately, our main contact for most of our Read more...
The food Main Event provided was excellent. Where they lacked was service. Unfortunately, our main contact for most of our planning was rude to our planner and made no attempt to build a good relationship. Right before the wedding, our main contact switched and we never got to meet the person actually coordinating our event. Thankfully, the new contact was more professional and had a better rapport with our planner. We were willing to overlook the lack of professionalism if the service was excellent, but it was not. The silverware and chairs we picked out a year in advance were fantastic. We flew across country, as we were planning the wedding from a distance, to confirm the order two months prior to the wedding. Unfortunately, Main Event did not confirm the order with their subcontractors quickly enough and our selections were out-of-stock. They did provide a discount, but it was not fun to have to reselect options without seeing them in-person. Additionally, Main Event neglected to provide us with a server during the night, something they promised. This means we did not get to taste all the food we paid for, and our friends had to scramble to get us drinks and food. We only know the food was excellent because our guests told us and we tried a few things. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.4/5.0
I would only suggest hiring main events, if you have a very large budget to spend. Peggy, my catering consultant, made sure to remind me at every interaction that my small budget was not only an obstacle, but an inconvenience. She was highly argumentative, defensive and had terrible communication skills in general. In addition, she would "forget" important items that we had agreed on, even when these were made in writing. The day of the event she was nowhere to be found, I was given an intern to manage the event, and they forgot a very important part of the rentals, and were planning on just leaving it that way, until I asked my wedding coordinator to request that with the 2 hours they had before the event, to contact their office and obtain the missing rental equipment. I should not have had to ask them to do that, they should have offered that themselves. I was assigned the most junior staff, probably because of my budget ($5,000 for hors d'ourvres only, no alcohol). One of their servers spilled drinks all over a table and the floor, and did not bother to find a way to get the floor dry until I asked. As the bride, I had to go to the bar myself to get drinks because no one was assigned to look after me or my husband. Bottom line is, I would not hire Main Events again, even with a much larger budget. If they don't care about my $5,000 business, then they don't need my $50,000 business.
I would only suggest hiring main events, if you have a very large budget to spend. Peggy, my catering consultant, made Read more...
I would only suggest hiring main events, if you have a very large budget to spend. Peggy, my catering consultant, made sure to remind me at every interaction that my small budget was not only an obstacle, but an inconvenience. She was highly argumentative, defensive and had terrible communication skills in general. In addition, she would "forget" important items that we had agreed on, even when these were made in writing. The day of the event she was nowhere to be found, I was given an intern to manage the event, and they forgot a very important part of the rentals, and were planning on just leaving it that way, until I asked my wedding coordinator to request that with the 2 hours they had before the event, to contact their office and obtain the missing rental equipment. I should not have had to ask them to do that, they should have offered that themselves. I was assigned the most junior staff, probably because of my budget ($5,000 for hors d'ourvres only, no alcohol). One of their servers spilled drinks all over a table and the floor, and did not bother to find a way to get the floor dry until I asked. As the bride, I had to go to the bar myself to get drinks because no one was assigned to look after me or my husband. Bottom line is, I would not hire Main Events again, even with a much larger budget. If they don't care about my $5,000 business, then they don't need my $50,000 business. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.3/5.0
Up until the wedding itself, Main Event was 5 out of 5. Our tasting went well, walk-through was thorough, and every detail was confirmed without a single hiccup.

However, at the wedding, Main Event was less than satisfactory. Our coordinator had been Spencer, but with little forewarning, we were given a different coordinator the night of the wedding. The new coordinator seemed lost, confused, and unaware of the details of our event. Passed apps went well but dinner service was sloppy and slow. Guests weren't given bread until after salads were cleared. Main Event did not prepare an adequate amount of the vegetarian option, while we had asked for backup. Our coordinator wandered aimlessly. Our dessert service looked nothing like we discussed and a special dessert wasn't even displayed until I requested it from our wedding planner! Coffee was not served unless guests requested it. Servers cleared mostly full drinks that were placed on sideboards or tables, even with guests standing next to them. I was embarrassed that my guests had to hide their drinks to avoid them being taken. The bartender also ran out of mixers for the drinks and did not offer alternatives (beer, wine, champagne) to our guests; instead, guests were turned away.

Spencer was prompt with his reply to my concerns after the wedding and expressed surprise that we were unhappy, but beyond that, there was little responsibility taken. There was no reason given as to why our coordinator was changed, which was the source of many problems, given the complexity of the venue.

The meal WAS delicious, and in every way up until the wedding itself, I was completely pleased with Main Event. However, given the amount we paid (which was higher than comparable caterers in the area) and the high expectations we had, given their reviews and reputation, I am completely sad to say that I was disappointed. I know no event can be perfect, but I did not believe Main Event would be the cause of my disappointment.
Up until the wedding itself, Main Event was 5 out of 5. Our tasting went well, walk-through was thorough, and every detail Read more...
Up until the wedding itself, Main Event was 5 out of 5. Our tasting went well, walk-through was thorough, and every detail was confirmed without a single hiccup.

However, at the wedding, Main Event was less than satisfactory. Our coordinator had been Spencer, but with little forewarning, we were given a different coordinator the night of the wedding. The new coordinator seemed lost, confused, and unaware of the details of our event. Passed apps went well but dinner service was sloppy and slow. Guests weren't given bread until after salads were cleared. Main Event did not prepare an adequate amount of the vegetarian option, while we had asked for backup. Our coordinator wandered aimlessly. Our dessert service looked nothing like we discussed and a special dessert wasn't even displayed until I requested it from our wedding planner! Coffee was not served unless guests requested it. Servers cleared mostly full drinks that were placed on sideboards or tables, even with guests standing next to them. I was embarrassed that my guests had to hide their drinks to avoid them being taken. The bartender also ran out of mixers for the drinks and did not offer alternatives (beer, wine, champagne) to our guests; instead, guests were turned away.

Spencer was prompt with his reply to my concerns after the wedding and expressed surprise that we were unhappy, but beyond that, there was little responsibility taken. There was no reason given as to why our coordinator was changed, which was the source of many problems, given the complexity of the venue.

The meal WAS delicious, and in every way up until the wedding itself, I was completely pleased with Main Event. However, given the amount we paid (which was higher than comparable caterers in the area) and the high expectations we had, given their reviews and reputation, I am completely sad to say that I was disappointed. I know no event can be perfect, but I did not believe Main Event would be the cause of my disappointment. Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
5/15/2009
2.2/5.0
Leading up to the day, everything was good. But when it mattered the most, all the plans and discussions around details we had with the 'event designer' seemed to fall apart. The drink served at the table was not what we asked for, and it was gross - leaving our guests thirsty because the event designer failed to make sure the servers got replacement drinks to our guests. The wrong bread was served (the one we asked them not to serve based on what we had at the tasting). We did not receive the service described to us at the head table (we were overlooked for dessert/coffee!), and the staff failed to get a to-go box to us at the end of the evening. It really did not make sense for service to be so sub-optimal since we had 6 servers for less than 80 guests. Overall we think Main Event is a good company but that they faltered in their choice of who they assigned to oversee our event. We feel that things would have been different if the company had assigned a more professional or experienced person from their staff. The memory of our day was soured by finding out later that the 'event designer' had been extremely rude and unhelpful to several of our friends and guests (was snappy and even yelled at our friends who were helping with the guestbook/gift table, and was not timely in providing them with the materials for set-up). In a follow-up discussion with the company it became clear that they were aware of how they had failed to meet some of our expectations but had not taken the initiative to make things right for us.
Leading up to the day, everything was good. But when it mattered the most, all the plans and discussions around details we Read more...
Leading up to the day, everything was good. But when it mattered the most, all the plans and discussions around details we had with the 'event designer' seemed to fall apart. The drink served at the table was not what we asked for, and it was gross - leaving our guests thirsty because the event designer failed to make sure the servers got replacement drinks to our guests. The wrong bread was served (the one we asked them not to serve based on what we had at the tasting). We did not receive the service described to us at the head table (we were overlooked for dessert/coffee!), and the staff failed to get a to-go box to us at the end of the evening. It really did not make sense for service to be so sub-optimal since we had 6 servers for less than 80 guests. Overall we think Main Event is a good company but that they faltered in their choice of who they assigned to oversee our event. We feel that things would have been different if the company had assigned a more professional or experienced person from their staff. The memory of our day was soured by finding out later that the 'event designer' had been extremely rude and unhelpful to several of our friends and guests (was snappy and even yelled at our friends who were helping with the guestbook/gift table, and was not timely in providing them with the materials for set-up). In a follow-up discussion with the company it became clear that they were aware of how they had failed to meet some of our expectations but had not taken the initiative to make things right for us. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Bill
Wedding:
10/7/2012
1.0/5.0
My (new) wife and I hired Main Event to cater our wedding Oct. 7 in Old Town Alexandria. We had a troubling experience with the service that I think folks should know about. But just as troubling was the post-wedding response I got from Main Event when I complained.

Main Event Caterers served alcohol to my 9-year-old nephew. They said it happened because their bartender took a break and asked one of the untrained butlers to fill in. Main Event's response to me was that "it was just the dumb reality of the situation". Nice, huh? How ANYONE could serve champagne to a 4th grader is beyond me. We have asked the alcohol beverage authorities to look into it.

Main Event also changed our wedding plan moments before the ceremony, effectively commandeering a lovely patio to cook food. We had hoped to take family photos in the patio and were forced to take them outside on the sidewalk instead. Our event planner notified me of this change five minutes before I was to take my vows.

We had reports from guests that the waiters were rude. One told one of my guests that she wished she didn't have to work that night. That was pretty embarrassing.

All of that was bad enough. We asked Main Event to refund the "service" portion of our bill because the service was so bad. We also asked for a letter of apology to the 9-year-old boy's mother. Despite repeated inquiries after the wedding, all I got was silence. You'd think they could at least send the letter, right?

When we complained to the Better Business Bureau, Main Event said in a letter that we were raising a fuss because we were "scraping pennies together" to pay for the wedding and "They really didn't have enough money for their event". Charming.

This was our experience. I can't speak for anyone else's. But we found Main Event unprofessional during our wedding and quite rude and condescending afterward.

Bill
My (new) wife and I hired Main Event to cater our wedding Oct. 7 in Old Town Alexandria. We had a troubling experience Read more...
My (new) wife and I hired Main Event to cater our wedding Oct. 7 in Old Town Alexandria. We had a troubling experience with the service that I think folks should know about. But just as troubling was the post-wedding response I got from Main Event when I complained.

Main Event Caterers served alcohol to my 9-year-old nephew. They said it happened because their bartender took a break and asked one of the untrained butlers to fill in. Main Event's response to me was that "it was just the dumb reality of the situation". Nice, huh? How ANYONE could serve champagne to a 4th grader is beyond me. We have asked the alcohol beverage authorities to look into it.

Main Event also changed our wedding plan moments before the ceremony, effectively commandeering a lovely patio to cook food. We had hoped to take family photos in the patio and were forced to take them outside on the sidewalk instead. Our event planner notified me of this change five minutes before I was to take my vows.

We had reports from guests that the waiters were rude. One told one of my guests that she wished she didn't have to work that night. That was pretty embarrassing.

All of that was bad enough. We asked Main Event to refund the "service" portion of our bill because the service was so bad. We also asked for a letter of apology to the 9-year-old boy's mother. Despite repeated inquiries after the wedding, all I got was silence. You'd think they could at least send the letter, right?

When we complained to the Better Business Bureau, Main Event said in a letter that we were raising a fuss because we were "scraping pennies together" to pay for the wedding and "They really didn't have enough money for their event". Charming.

This was our experience. I can't speak for anyone else's. But we found Main Event unprofessional during our wedding and quite rude and condescending afterward.

Bill Read less
Services Used: Catering

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