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Main Event Caterers

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

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703-820-2028

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ABOUT US

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

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


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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
If you want the most delicious food, amazing service, attention to detail, and extreme professionalism choose Main Event Caterers! My wife and I received compliments from every single guest from the lemonade stand prior to the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and servers, and the delicious food! We had a Vintage theme and half of our guests flew in. So we selected the menu based on local or Southern cuisine. The Mac and Cheese is to die for!! Courtney our event manager was he best and accommodated all of our requests and needs. She made sure everything was fabulous and seemless. Not only did the servers caterer to us, they catered to all of the guests and made sure everyone had what they needed at all times. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers! Thank you for making our wedding so delicious!
If you want the most delicious food, amazing service, attention to detail, and extreme professionalism choose Main Event Read more...
If you want the most delicious food, amazing service, attention to detail, and extreme professionalism choose Main Event Caterers! My wife and I received compliments from every single guest from the lemonade stand prior to the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and servers, and the delicious food! We had a Vintage theme and half of our guests flew in. So we selected the menu based on local or Southern cuisine. The Mac and Cheese is to die for!! Courtney our event manager was he best and accommodated all of our requests and needs. She made sure everything was fabulous and seemless. Not only did the servers caterer to us, they catered to all of the guests and made sure everyone had what they needed at all times. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers! Thank you for making our wedding so delicious! Read less
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Kirby
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Wonderful Experience!!!!

Spencer, Adeline and Chip were awesome at our tasting. They did a great job coming up with the perfect menu for us.

The guests RAVED about the food and service. They even managed to keep the bride and groom fed throughout the day (and made sure we always had a drink in hand :D).

Service was also out of this world wonderful. Food came out quickly, the butlers were responsive and polite. Chip - you are the best!

Look forward to going to an upcoming wedding with them as the caterer in a few months! :)
Wonderful Experience!!!!

Spencer, Adeline and Chip were awesome at our tasting. They did a great job coming up Read more...
Wonderful Experience!!!!

Spencer, Adeline and Chip were awesome at our tasting. They did a great job coming up with the perfect menu for us.

The guests RAVED about the food and service. They even managed to keep the bride and groom fed throughout the day (and made sure we always had a drink in hand :D).

Service was also out of this world wonderful. Food came out quickly, the butlers were responsive and polite. Chip - you are the best!

Look forward to going to an upcoming wedding with them as the caterer in a few months! :) Read less
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Phyllis
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Many thanks to the entire staff of Main Event Caterers! The service and food was outstanding! From the initial phone inquiry to the end of our wedding reception Main Event Caterers provided impeccable service. Our guests continue to rave about the passed hors d'oeuvres and entrees served. The crispy mac & cheese croquettes were a big hit! The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Elyse McFadden, Liz Arline, and Corey are fabulous to work with. Every detail was attended to. I didn't have to think about a thing on our wedding day. To all looking for a caterer no matter the size of the event I highly recommend Main Event Caters and look forward to using them again.
Many thanks to the entire staff of Main Event Caterers! The service and food was outstanding! From the initial phone Read more...
Many thanks to the entire staff of Main Event Caterers! The service and food was outstanding! From the initial phone inquiry to the end of our wedding reception Main Event Caterers provided impeccable service. Our guests continue to rave about the passed hors d'oeuvres and entrees served. The crispy mac & cheese croquettes were a big hit! The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. Elyse McFadden, Liz Arline, and Corey are fabulous to work with. Every detail was attended to. I didn't have to think about a thing on our wedding day. To all looking for a caterer no matter the size of the event I highly recommend Main Event Caters and look forward to using them again. Read less
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Nathalie
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I had a guest come up to me and say "I always hate wedding food, so I made sure to fill up on appetizers during cocktail hour... but when I tasted my dinner I could have kicked myself!"

The food was outstanding, throughout the entire evening - cocktail hour to dinner to dessert to late night snacks, I have zero complaints. In addition, they made everything so easy and so classy - the waiters were attentive but not in your face. The bartenders where calm but pour drinks quickly. All just A+

They were pricey, but well worth the cost
I had a guest come up to me and say "I always hate wedding food, so I made sure to fill up on appetizers during cocktail Read more...
I had a guest come up to me and say "I always hate wedding food, so I made sure to fill up on appetizers during cocktail hour... but when I tasted my dinner I could have kicked myself!"

The food was outstanding, throughout the entire evening - cocktail hour to dinner to dessert to late night snacks, I have zero complaints. In addition, they made everything so easy and so classy - the waiters were attentive but not in your face. The bartenders where calm but pour drinks quickly. All just A+

They were pricey, but well worth the cost Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Main Event was so easy to work with from the beginning. Their whole staff especially Adeline was super helpful and responsive in the planning process. They worked very well with our venue to make every little thing flow completely flawlessly. The food was phenomenal! The cake too! The service was also very professional and they even had a serve make sure the Bride and Groom were completely taken care of the entire time.
Main Event was so easy to work with from the beginning. Their whole staff especially Adeline was super helpful and Read more...
Main Event was so easy to work with from the beginning. Their whole staff especially Adeline was super helpful and responsive in the planning process. They worked very well with our venue to make every little thing flow completely flawlessly. The food was phenomenal! The cake too! The service was also very professional and they even had a serve make sure the Bride and Groom were completely taken care of the entire time. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I got married in the middle of one of the worst winter storms to hit the DMV region in many, many, many years. I got married amidst feet of snow, raging winds, and freezing temps, and -- thanks in HUGE part to the efforts of Main Event Caterers -- we still got hitched without a hitch!

When news of just how bad the storm started to circulate, I was already dealing with vendors freaking out, stressing me out, and ultimately canceling on me. So when I got a call from Adeline with Main Event, I was expecting the worst. Instead, I got the most awesomely reassuring call I could have received: "We'll be there no matter what," she said. "Don't worry about us."

And true to their word, Main Event not only showed up, they ROCKED my wedding. I was expecting maybe half of the staff to be there, for things to be a little bit slow, run a little behind, but no. Despite the insane storm, the ridiculous amounts of snow, the horrific conditions, Main Event had a FULL staff, set up the reception BEAUTIFULLY, the food was DELICIOUS, and the service was IMPECCABLE. They were incredible, and I seriously cannot express my gratitude enough.

I came to find out that they prepped for the impending storm by delivering all of their equipment and all the rentals the day before, had the food supplies on-site in a refrigerated truck, and even put up some of their key staff members in hotels next door just to be sure that they'd be there! All of this happened, by the way, without me hearing a peep about it. Talk about true professionalism. Tim Gunn would be so proud at how Main Event simply MADE IT WORK.

I sincerely cannot recommend Main Event Caterers enough. I wish I could give them TEN stars! If you're looking for a caterer that not only serves great food, has a truly thoughtful, considerate, professional staff, AND that you can fully rely on (in a crisis!), look no further.
I got married in the middle of one of the worst winter storms to hit the DMV region in many, many, many years. I got Read more...
I got married in the middle of one of the worst winter storms to hit the DMV region in many, many, many years. I got married amidst feet of snow, raging winds, and freezing temps, and -- thanks in HUGE part to the efforts of Main Event Caterers -- we still got hitched without a hitch!

When news of just how bad the storm started to circulate, I was already dealing with vendors freaking out, stressing me out, and ultimately canceling on me. So when I got a call from Adeline with Main Event, I was expecting the worst. Instead, I got the most awesomely reassuring call I could have received: "We'll be there no matter what," she said. "Don't worry about us."

And true to their word, Main Event not only showed up, they ROCKED my wedding. I was expecting maybe half of the staff to be there, for things to be a little bit slow, run a little behind, but no. Despite the insane storm, the ridiculous amounts of snow, the horrific conditions, Main Event had a FULL staff, set up the reception BEAUTIFULLY, the food was DELICIOUS, and the service was IMPECCABLE. They were incredible, and I seriously cannot express my gratitude enough.

I came to find out that they prepped for the impending storm by delivering all of their equipment and all the rentals the day before, had the food supplies on-site in a refrigerated truck, and even put up some of their key staff members in hotels next door just to be sure that they'd be there! All of this happened, by the way, without me hearing a peep about it. Talk about true professionalism. Tim Gunn would be so proud at how Main Event simply MADE IT WORK.

I sincerely cannot recommend Main Event Caterers enough. I wish I could give them TEN stars! If you're looking for a caterer that not only serves great food, has a truly thoughtful, considerate, professional staff, AND that you can fully rely on (in a crisis!), look no further. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
We just used Main Event for our wedding a couple weeks ago. They were on a short list of recommended caterers for the venue and we were beyond satisfied with their service and food! Throughout the process their communication was thorough and timely. We were initially drawn to their sample 'autumn vegetarian' menu and we used that as a springboard for our fall wedding menu but added a meat option. The staff was so great during the wedding. The bar looked amazing, the buffet dinner went off with out a hitch, and we are getting so many comments about the food. The team was easy to work with and we loved being able to bring in our own custom desert (pies!) and they executed a really fun signature cocktail for our event based on a recipe we provided. The staff also kept time for the event which was cruicial for us getting through the different activities, toasts, etc..We didn't have to worry about a thing. It was magical. Thanks to our event designer, Liz, and the whole staff team!
We just used Main Event for our wedding a couple weeks ago. They were on a short list of recommended caterers for the Read more...
We just used Main Event for our wedding a couple weeks ago. They were on a short list of recommended caterers for the venue and we were beyond satisfied with their service and food! Throughout the process their communication was thorough and timely. We were initially drawn to their sample 'autumn vegetarian' menu and we used that as a springboard for our fall wedding menu but added a meat option. The staff was so great during the wedding. The bar looked amazing, the buffet dinner went off with out a hitch, and we are getting so many comments about the food. The team was easy to work with and we loved being able to bring in our own custom desert (pies!) and they executed a really fun signature cocktail for our event based on a recipe we provided. The staff also kept time for the event which was cruicial for us getting through the different activities, toasts, etc..We didn't have to worry about a thing. It was magical. Thanks to our event designer, Liz, and the whole staff team! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Everything was fabulous! Michelle and Liz were wonderful to work with. They helped come up with a great menu within our budget, answered all of our many questions quickly and thoroughly, and were thoughtful about the many details. The food was fantastic and we are still getting compliments on the meal. The staff on the day of the wedding was friendly and professional. One of them even brought us appetizers after the photographs since we were missing the cocktail hour. It was such a pleasure to know that everything was in good hands and that we didn't have to worry about anything. We would definitely work with them again and highly recommend MEC.
Everything was fabulous! Michelle and Liz were wonderful to work with. They helped come up with a great menu within our Read more...
Everything was fabulous! Michelle and Liz were wonderful to work with. They helped come up with a great menu within our budget, answered all of our many questions quickly and thoroughly, and were thoughtful about the many details. The food was fantastic and we are still getting compliments on the meal. The staff on the day of the wedding was friendly and professional. One of them even brought us appetizers after the photographs since we were missing the cocktail hour. It was such a pleasure to know that everything was in good hands and that we didn't have to worry about anything. We would definitely work with them again and highly recommend MEC. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing team and wonderful food! For our wedding we worked with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg who all did a great job from start to finish. Main Event drafted three different family style menus to assist in selecting our wedding menu with different price points, which helped greatly determine what items we would serve at the reception. Even our tasting with Main Event was a great experience. (Sometimes I wish they had restaurant. I could eat the Piquant African Peppers, Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, and Pumpkin + Sage Ravioli Gigante once a week). :)

Many of our guests said it was one of the best wedding meals they had including the exceptional service. I will add once the ceremony was over and my husband and I stayed to take a family photos, Main Event Staff brought us trays of appetizers and glasses of champagne. I wasn't expecting this level of service, but honestly it was one of the few times the Groom and I had a chance to eat and it was great surprise.

Our Butler for the evening and Manager (Chip) were also wonderful! Unfortunately, I don't remember the Butler's name but he always made sure my husband and I had a fresh drink or anything else we needed. Both Chip and the Butler went above and beyond their roles and responsibilities at our wedding.

I highly recommend Main Event for any events! From working with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg to the on-site team, Main Event provided exceptional service and quality to make our wedding reception memorable!
Amazing team and wonderful food! For our wedding we worked with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg who all did a great job from Read more...
Amazing team and wonderful food! For our wedding we worked with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg who all did a great job from start to finish. Main Event drafted three different family style menus to assist in selecting our wedding menu with different price points, which helped greatly determine what items we would serve at the reception. Even our tasting with Main Event was a great experience. (Sometimes I wish they had restaurant. I could eat the Piquant African Peppers, Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, and Pumpkin + Sage Ravioli Gigante once a week). :)

Many of our guests said it was one of the best wedding meals they had including the exceptional service. I will add once the ceremony was over and my husband and I stayed to take a family photos, Main Event Staff brought us trays of appetizers and glasses of champagne. I wasn't expecting this level of service, but honestly it was one of the few times the Groom and I had a chance to eat and it was great surprise.

Our Butler for the evening and Manager (Chip) were also wonderful! Unfortunately, I don't remember the Butler's name but he always made sure my husband and I had a fresh drink or anything else we needed. Both Chip and the Butler went above and beyond their roles and responsibilities at our wedding.

I highly recommend Main Event for any events! From working with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg to the on-site team, Main Event provided exceptional service and quality to make our wedding reception memorable! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michelle and her team at Main Events Catering are absolutely incredible! When my husband and I were searching for a caterer, we worried that we would never find someone that could pull off what we wanted. Michelle knocked it it out of the park! Every one of our guests absolutely LOVED the food, which is no small feat given their wide variety of tastes and dietary restrictions. Many people came up to my husband and I during the reception to tell us how everything was delicious, and we saw many more return to the stations for seconds (and thirds!).

While we loved how everything turned out, my husband and I also absolutely loved working with Michelle throughout the process. Right from the start, Michelle made and effort to get to know me and my husband, and she designed a menu with foods representing different parts of our relationship. It was wonderful to not only be able to share delicious food with our family and friends, but a part of our story as well. Michelle's staff was professional, polite, and attentive and did an excellent job of making sure we had everything we needed on our day.

We wholeheartedly recommend Michelle and her team at Main Events!
Michelle and her team at Main Events Catering are absolutely incredible! When my husband and I were searching for a Read more...
Michelle and her team at Main Events Catering are absolutely incredible! When my husband and I were searching for a caterer, we worried that we would never find someone that could pull off what we wanted. Michelle knocked it it out of the park! Every one of our guests absolutely LOVED the food, which is no small feat given their wide variety of tastes and dietary restrictions. Many people came up to my husband and I during the reception to tell us how everything was delicious, and we saw many more return to the stations for seconds (and thirds!).

While we loved how everything turned out, my husband and I also absolutely loved working with Michelle throughout the process. Right from the start, Michelle made and effort to get to know me and my husband, and she designed a menu with foods representing different parts of our relationship. It was wonderful to not only be able to share delicious food with our family and friends, but a part of our story as well. Michelle's staff was professional, polite, and attentive and did an excellent job of making sure we had everything we needed on our day.

We wholeheartedly recommend Michelle and her team at Main Events! Read less
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