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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

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Lauren
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
First, let me say that Spencer at A Main Event Catering is fabulous. He put together a menu that incorporated my wedding theme to a tee and fit my budget. My party arrived 1 hour late for my scheduled tasting due to traffic, but Spencer was completely gracious and gave us a wonderful food experience. We talked and laughed so much that I think the kitchen staff had to prompt us to wrap things up! While we loved Spencer and his offerings, we ultimately chose another vendor based on an offer from a family friend. That said, I would absolutely recommend Spencer and his team at A Main Event. Do not pass this one over!
First, let me say that Spencer at A Main Event Catering is fabulous. He put together a menu that incorporated my wedding Read more...
First, let me say that Spencer at A Main Event Catering is fabulous. He put together a menu that incorporated my wedding theme to a tee and fit my budget. My party arrived 1 hour late for my scheduled tasting due to traffic, but Spencer was completely gracious and gave us a wonderful food experience. We talked and laughed so much that I think the kitchen staff had to prompt us to wrap things up! While we loved Spencer and his offerings, we ultimately chose another vendor based on an offer from a family friend. That said, I would absolutely recommend Spencer and his team at A Main Event. Do not pass this one over! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Michelle and Liz at Main Event Caterer for our wedding in May 2015 at the Carnegie Institute for Science. Both were fantastic and helpful throughout the entire process. We had chosen they based on reviews and after our first meeting with Michelle we walked away and immediately knew we wanted to use Main Event for our wedding. They worked closely with us on our meal choices, incorporated our requests and comments during the final tasting, and even switched up our whole catering menu 4 months prior to the wedding! The day of, the food was amazing, beautifully presented, and served to 130 guests very quickly. The wait staff was helpful and pleasant, and the bartenders were efficient and knowledgeable in serving various cocktails. Main events was also flexible in providing a third bartender outside during the cocktail hour, which helped cut down the wait time for drinks and prevented people from bunching up. Would highly recommend Main Event for your wedding!
We worked with Michelle and Liz at Main Event Caterer for our wedding in May 2015 at the Carnegie Institute for Science. Read more...
We worked with Michelle and Liz at Main Event Caterer for our wedding in May 2015 at the Carnegie Institute for Science. Both were fantastic and helpful throughout the entire process. We had chosen they based on reviews and after our first meeting with Michelle we walked away and immediately knew we wanted to use Main Event for our wedding. They worked closely with us on our meal choices, incorporated our requests and comments during the final tasting, and even switched up our whole catering menu 4 months prior to the wedding! The day of, the food was amazing, beautifully presented, and served to 130 guests very quickly. The wait staff was helpful and pleasant, and the bartenders were efficient and knowledgeable in serving various cocktails. Main events was also flexible in providing a third bartender outside during the cocktail hour, which helped cut down the wait time for drinks and prevented people from bunching up. Would highly recommend Main Event for your wedding! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Main Event was incredible to work with! The food was amazing, and I had multiple guests tell me how delicious it was! The tables were set beautifully and were exactly what I wanted! I'm so glad we went with Main Event for our wedding!
Main Event was incredible to work with! The food was amazing, and I had multiple guests tell me how delicious it was! The Read more...
Main Event was incredible to work with! The food was amazing, and I had multiple guests tell me how delicious it was! The tables were set beautifully and were exactly what I wanted! I'm so glad we went with Main Event for our wedding! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very impressed with the service and quality of food at Main Event. Jackie was always quick to respond to all of our questions and requests. She helped us create a delicious menu that got many compliments from our guests. We had several guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Main Event was very accommodating with creating specific dishes for them. They set up everything beautifully and were prompt and professional with clean up at the end of the wedding. The best part was the personal butler service just for us. They had ice water ready for us right after the ceremony and made sure we got to try all our favorite hors d’oeuvres!
We were very impressed with the service and quality of food at Main Event. Jackie was always quick to respond to all of Read more...
We were very impressed with the service and quality of food at Main Event. Jackie was always quick to respond to all of our questions and requests. She helped us create a delicious menu that got many compliments from our guests. We had several guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Main Event was very accommodating with creating specific dishes for them. They set up everything beautifully and were prompt and professional with clean up at the end of the wedding. The best part was the personal butler service just for us. They had ice water ready for us right after the ceremony and made sure we got to try all our favorite hors d’oeuvres! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
From our very first contact, I had a fantastic experience working with the MEC team. We wanted to serve dinner family style and had a hard time finding caterers that were willing do to so, but MEC helped carry out our dinner dreams. The food service struck the exact tone we were hoping to achieve and our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. We made a few tweaks after our tasting, and they were always responsive to our questions and changes. While cake initially wasn't high on our priority list, we ended up having an amazing cake through them. They also did a wonderful job in pulling different linens and serveware for us to choose from, and I was thrilled with our final selections.
From our very first contact, I had a fantastic experience working with the MEC team. We wanted to serve dinner family Read more...
From our very first contact, I had a fantastic experience working with the MEC team. We wanted to serve dinner family style and had a hard time finding caterers that were willing do to so, but MEC helped carry out our dinner dreams. The food service struck the exact tone we were hoping to achieve and our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. We made a few tweaks after our tasting, and they were always responsive to our questions and changes. While cake initially wasn't high on our priority list, we ended up having an amazing cake through them. They also did a wonderful job in pulling different linens and serveware for us to choose from, and I was thrilled with our final selections. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We went with Main Event Caterers for our spring wedding at the Torpedo Factory, and they did a fantastic job. Out of the four quotes we got from caterers, they were the only ones who could deliver a plated meal on our tight budget. We initially requested a fusion of Vietnamese and Southern food, but since my Vietnamese relatives were sticklers on exact authenticity (and not fusion, which was what we wanted), we ultimately went with more American dishes. We weren't disappointed in the slightest -- the appetizer were delicious, and the entrees we went with were amazing and looked great. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was, and that was very important to me. Jackie was very responsive to all of my emails (and there were quite a few of them). Doing an event at the Torpedo Factory can be a challenge, since they can't set up until 5 pm, and our ceremony started at 6:30. However, they executed the set up perfectly, and were able to stick to our tight timeline. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers, not just for value, but for the quality of service that they deliver. Thank you so much for everything -- you were a big part in our wedding success!
We went with Main Event Caterers for our spring wedding at the Torpedo Factory, and they did a fantastic job. Out of the Read more...
We went with Main Event Caterers for our spring wedding at the Torpedo Factory, and they did a fantastic job. Out of the four quotes we got from caterers, they were the only ones who could deliver a plated meal on our tight budget. We initially requested a fusion of Vietnamese and Southern food, but since my Vietnamese relatives were sticklers on exact authenticity (and not fusion, which was what we wanted), we ultimately went with more American dishes. We weren't disappointed in the slightest -- the appetizer were delicious, and the entrees we went with were amazing and looked great. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was, and that was very important to me. Jackie was very responsive to all of my emails (and there were quite a few of them). Doing an event at the Torpedo Factory can be a challenge, since they can't set up until 5 pm, and our ceremony started at 6:30. However, they executed the set up perfectly, and were able to stick to our tight timeline. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers, not just for value, but for the quality of service that they deliver. Thank you so much for everything -- you were a big part in our wedding success! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Main Event is literally the BEST. My wedding planner recommended them to me, and I'm very glad she did that. From the food tasting to the wedding day, they make everything so smooth, and so customized to whatever you want.

Since most of our guests are Asian, we kinda wanted American food with an Asian twist, and Main Event definitely made it happen. The cocktail hour's food is amazing that some of my guests joked to me that they were kind of chasing the servers. Our main courses are short ribs, duck and vegetarian. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that they cook like Michelin star level food. We had a dessert BAR including probably 6-7 desserts after the dance floor is open, that was a KILLER. On top of that, we used their dark chocolate truffle box as our wedding favor, and all of the guests loved it. Main Event did a great job packing and arranging the logistics, that made me completely stress free.

Seriously, you won't find anyone better in town, in any sense.
Main Event is literally the BEST. My wedding planner recommended them to me, and I'm very glad she did that. From the food Read more...
Main Event is literally the BEST. My wedding planner recommended them to me, and I'm very glad she did that. From the food tasting to the wedding day, they make everything so smooth, and so customized to whatever you want.

Since most of our guests are Asian, we kinda wanted American food with an Asian twist, and Main Event definitely made it happen. The cocktail hour's food is amazing that some of my guests joked to me that they were kind of chasing the servers. Our main courses are short ribs, duck and vegetarian. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that they cook like Michelin star level food. We had a dessert BAR including probably 6-7 desserts after the dance floor is open, that was a KILLER. On top of that, we used their dark chocolate truffle box as our wedding favor, and all of the guests loved it. Main Event did a great job packing and arranging the logistics, that made me completely stress free.

Seriously, you won't find anyone better in town, in any sense. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We were recommended Main Event Caterers by our venue. I also got a recommendation from a co-worker who used them for her wedding. Jen and Liz were our event planners and worked within our budget. We went to a tasting with a tentative menu selected, and we were able to try 2 of our main courses at the tasting. The salmon and the boneless beef short rib are DELICIOUS! We also highly recommend the corn souffles - of which we got many compliments. They also provided all the linens, tables, and chairs. The staff and servers were very professional. We would definitely recommend Main Event Caterers!
We were recommended Main Event Caterers by our venue. I also got a recommendation from a co-worker who used them for her Read more...
We were recommended Main Event Caterers by our venue. I also got a recommendation from a co-worker who used them for her wedding. Jen and Liz were our event planners and worked within our budget. We went to a tasting with a tentative menu selected, and we were able to try 2 of our main courses at the tasting. The salmon and the boneless beef short rib are DELICIOUS! We also highly recommend the corn souffles - of which we got many compliments. They also provided all the linens, tables, and chairs. The staff and servers were very professional. We would definitely recommend Main Event Caterers! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Caterers has incredibly friendly staff throughout the company -- from their accounts receivable department to their in-house sales staff to their on-site catering staff. Everyone was very easy to work with and always responded quickly.

MEC's menu offerings are unique and delicious and the displays at our wedding were beautiful.

We highly recommend!!
Main Event Caterers has incredibly friendly staff throughout the company -- from their accounts receivable department to Read more...
Main Event Caterers has incredibly friendly staff throughout the company -- from their accounts receivable department to their in-house sales staff to their on-site catering staff. Everyone was very easy to work with and always responded quickly.

MEC's menu offerings are unique and delicious and the displays at our wedding were beautiful.

We highly recommend!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers with similar price points, but none could compare to Main Event. Their menu options are astounding and they can modify according to special requests. I wanted hints of Persian flavors in my buffet menu and I got just that with dishes like pistachio rice pilaf and pomegranate-glazed carrots. They also had fantastic vegetarian options--I absolutely loved their eggplant entrée. And there are no words to describe how perfectly cooked and seasoned their roasted lamb loin and chicken entrees were. They also accommodated my request to have a warm apple cider bar for our colder than usual fall wedding. Planning a wedding reception can be a pretty daunting task on your own and Main Event made sure that our plans were executed perfectly. Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was a delight to work with. He made such helpful suggestions throughout the planning process and I felt comforted knowing that he had planned hundreds of weddings at the venue we chose. The catering team did a fantastic job with the food, set-up, break-down and even boxed up the few remaining leftovers for my family to take home. My family and friends are still raving about the food! I highly recommend Main Event.
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers Read more...
I am very happy that I retained Main Event caterers for my wedding reception. I sampled menus from two other area caterers with similar price points, but none could compare to Main Event. Their menu options are astounding and they can modify according to special requests. I wanted hints of Persian flavors in my buffet menu and I got just that with dishes like pistachio rice pilaf and pomegranate-glazed carrots. They also had fantastic vegetarian options--I absolutely loved their eggplant entrée. And there are no words to describe how perfectly cooked and seasoned their roasted lamb loin and chicken entrees were. They also accommodated my request to have a warm apple cider bar for our colder than usual fall wedding. Planning a wedding reception can be a pretty daunting task on your own and Main Event made sure that our plans were executed perfectly. Our event coordinator was Spencer McCormack and he was a delight to work with. He made such helpful suggestions throughout the planning process and I felt comforted knowing that he had planned hundreds of weddings at the venue we chose. The catering team did a fantastic job with the food, set-up, break-down and even boxed up the few remaining leftovers for my family to take home. My family and friends are still raving about the food! I highly recommend Main Event. Read less
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