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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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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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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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Samantha
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I love Main Event! I worked with Spencer and his team and really couldn't be happier with both the process of getting everything together, as well as the final result on our wedding day. They are super responsive, professional and definitely get to know you throughout the planning. They have a really cool studio where you go for the tasting (which was spectacular!) and they have rental samples on-site (linens, flatware, chargers, etc.).

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

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

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

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

Planning
We had a medium-sized, fall reception. Main Event's personalized service impressed us. Their event planners convey fun, celebration, and enjoyment, which set them apart. The Main Event experience was like eating at a great restaurant. Other vendors seemed generic, cafeteria-like. We worked with Scotlyn and Liz, who brought us in for a consultation. We discussed our reception vision and left with a gift of chocolate truffles.

Tasting/Walkthrough
The group tasting solidified our confidence about food quality, equipment, and service staff. During our walkthrough, our event coordinator was detail-oriented and stayed behind after we left to discuss details with the venue management.

Food
Because of their experience and size, Main Event has an extensive, unmatched menu, and the food is great. Guests complimented the goat cheese/jalapeno hushpuppies appetizer and our cheese table. On arrival, we actually got to eat appetizers, reserved by waitstaff specifically assigned to us. We enjoyed the beef short rib and brie on brioche. The butternut squash soup was a great, fall-themed first course, wisely suggested instead of a salad. Entrees were similarly great.

Waitstaff/Service
The plated meal service and bartending went smoothly with the experienced staff. Our on-site coordinator, Liz, helped us through a 30-minute delayed start and communicated well. Brandon, our great head waiter, served our gluten-free guests promptly and held two extra meals for latecomers. Guests were well taken of.

Summary
Contracting a caterer is an infrequent event. So we went with Main Event whom we knew would treat our guests right. They kept us informed during the planning, always responding to emails. Price was comparable with less highly-rated companies. With Main Event, we were in good hands. We rate them very highly.
We chose Main Event Caterers for our reception, and they were excellent. Overall: great food, detail-oriented, Read more...
We chose Main Event Caterers for our reception, and they were excellent. Overall: great food, detail-oriented, experienced, professional service.

Planning
We had a medium-sized, fall reception. Main Event's personalized service impressed us. Their event planners convey fun, celebration, and enjoyment, which set them apart. The Main Event experience was like eating at a great restaurant. Other vendors seemed generic, cafeteria-like. We worked with Scotlyn and Liz, who brought us in for a consultation. We discussed our reception vision and left with a gift of chocolate truffles.

Tasting/Walkthrough
The group tasting solidified our confidence about food quality, equipment, and service staff. During our walkthrough, our event coordinator was detail-oriented and stayed behind after we left to discuss details with the venue management.

Food
Because of their experience and size, Main Event has an extensive, unmatched menu, and the food is great. Guests complimented the goat cheese/jalapeno hushpuppies appetizer and our cheese table. On arrival, we actually got to eat appetizers, reserved by waitstaff specifically assigned to us. We enjoyed the beef short rib and brie on brioche. The butternut squash soup was a great, fall-themed first course, wisely suggested instead of a salad. Entrees were similarly great.

Waitstaff/Service
The plated meal service and bartending went smoothly with the experienced staff. Our on-site coordinator, Liz, helped us through a 30-minute delayed start and communicated well. Brandon, our great head waiter, served our gluten-free guests promptly and held two extra meals for latecomers. Guests were well taken of.

Summary
Contracting a caterer is an infrequent event. So we went with Main Event whom we knew would treat our guests right. They kept us informed during the planning, always responding to emails. Price was comparable with less highly-rated companies. With Main Event, we were in good hands. We rate them very highly. Read less
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Mary Ann
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catered wedding of my best friend Nadia at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, VA

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

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

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

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

I would highly recommended Main Event Caterers to anyone ! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was amazing and the service was great!! I highly recommend them!
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was Read more...
Main Event Catering did an absolute wonderful job for my wedding. They literally took care of everything, the food was amazing and the service was great!! I highly recommend them! Read less
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