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Purple Onion Catering Company

Vienna , VA
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LOCATION

416 Maple Ave., West
Vienna, VA 22180 US (map)

PHONE

703-631-0050

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ABOUT US

Our main goal is to cater memorable weddings that represent your style!

Purple Onion Catering Co is a full-service, off-premise caterer with customized, and seasonal menus... Read more
Our main goal is to cater memorable weddings that represent your style!

Purple Onion Catering Co is a full-service, off-premise caterer with customized, and seasonal menus that are beautifully designed and presented to convert your ideas into reality. For over 20 years we have created memories that have left clients and their guests with wonderful lasting impressions.

We understand that each bride and groom is different, that’s why our event designers and culinary team will work closely with you to incorporate your theme, style, and personality into every aspect of your wedding.

We've been helping Virginia, Maryland, and Washington clients create incredibly unique and personal memories so call today, we will guide you through the process to ensure you create a life lasting memory! Read less
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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, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Chinese, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
5/13/2017
5.0/5.0
We are very excited to work with Purple Onion catering for our upcoming wedding in May! So far, they have been extremely helpful and professional and the food is absolutely amazing! We loved everything we had at our trial dinner!
We are very excited to work with Purple Onion catering for our upcoming wedding in May! So far, they have been extremely Read more...
We are very excited to work with Purple Onion catering for our upcoming wedding in May! So far, they have been extremely helpful and professional and the food is absolutely amazing! We loved everything we had at our trial dinner! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
3/4/2017
5.0/5.0
They will work with you to get everything you're looking for!
Margaret is very conscious of the customers budget, which is really helpful! But infounf it really easy to get everything I was looking for and my day went off without a hitch. I've gotten nothing but compliments on the food and people have just been gushing about the dinner, the apps and the bartender! These were all things that were super important to me! I felt like I was listened to and got a lot of "bang for my buck". I had a great time working with Purple Onion and am very pleased with the results. We got our cake through them too and it was so delicious! I had a wonderful wedding day and feel like I walked away successful.
If you have questions, ask them! They're very open and willing to help give you the day you want. Your guests will certainly be impressed!
They will work with you to get everything you're looking for!
Margaret is very conscious of the customers budget, Read more...
They will work with you to get everything you're looking for!
Margaret is very conscious of the customers budget, which is really helpful! But infounf it really easy to get everything I was looking for and my day went off without a hitch. I've gotten nothing but compliments on the food and people have just been gushing about the dinner, the apps and the bartender! These were all things that were super important to me! I felt like I was listened to and got a lot of "bang for my buck". I had a great time working with Purple Onion and am very pleased with the results. We got our cake through them too and it was so delicious! I had a wonderful wedding day and feel like I walked away successful.
If you have questions, ask them! They're very open and willing to help give you the day you want. Your guests will certainly be impressed! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion Catering did a fantastic job at our wedding! Joanie was a breeze to work with. Going in, all we knew was that we wanted crab cakes and a late-night snack. It took us two rounds of tastings to finalize everything, but it was all delicious! We opted from some of their more unique choices, like pork belly and apple sliders on a mini sugar donut and tiny chicken and waffle cones. Joanie had the brilliant idea to do mini bagel breakfast sandwiches to go at the end of the night, which were a huge hit and helped soak up the alcohol :-P We provided all of the alcohol (thanks Total Wine!), and Purple Onion provided mixers/garnishes/etc. Purple Onion also coordinated the rentals, with Joanie going with us to the rental company's showroom in Laurel and talking through all of our choices. Definitely recommend!
Purple Onion Catering did a fantastic job at our wedding! Joanie was a breeze to work with. Going in, all we knew was that Read more...
Purple Onion Catering did a fantastic job at our wedding! Joanie was a breeze to work with. Going in, all we knew was that we wanted crab cakes and a late-night snack. It took us two rounds of tastings to finalize everything, but it was all delicious! We opted from some of their more unique choices, like pork belly and apple sliders on a mini sugar donut and tiny chicken and waffle cones. Joanie had the brilliant idea to do mini bagel breakfast sandwiches to go at the end of the night, which were a huge hit and helped soak up the alcohol :-P We provided all of the alcohol (thanks Total Wine!), and Purple Onion provided mixers/garnishes/etc. Purple Onion also coordinated the rentals, with Joanie going with us to the rental company's showroom in Laurel and talking through all of our choices. Definitely recommend! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Purple Onion was amazing!! We knew halfway through the tasting that we were sold. They did such a great job coming up with a truly personal menu which fit our wedding to a T, and everything was DELICIOUS! We got our cake included in the catering and the team went above and beyond to get it to taste and look exactly as we wanted. I had multiple guests tell me it was the best food they had EVER eaten at a wedding, and I agree. The food was phenomenal and the waitstaff was so wonderful the day of, but I really need to give the largest thanks and praise to our coordinator. Try to get Paige if you can! Not only was she incredibly helpful and gave fantastic advice, but she was such a joy to be around and always extremely fun to work with. We enjoyed getting to know her very well, and our wedding definitely would not have been the amazing quality it was without her!! You definitely can not go wrong with Purple Onion!
Our experience with Purple Onion was amazing!! We knew halfway through the tasting that we were sold. They did such a Read more...
Our experience with Purple Onion was amazing!! We knew halfway through the tasting that we were sold. They did such a great job coming up with a truly personal menu which fit our wedding to a T, and everything was DELICIOUS! We got our cake included in the catering and the team went above and beyond to get it to taste and look exactly as we wanted. I had multiple guests tell me it was the best food they had EVER eaten at a wedding, and I agree. The food was phenomenal and the waitstaff was so wonderful the day of, but I really need to give the largest thanks and praise to our coordinator. Try to get Paige if you can! Not only was she incredibly helpful and gave fantastic advice, but she was such a joy to be around and always extremely fun to work with. We enjoyed getting to know her very well, and our wedding definitely would not have been the amazing quality it was without her!! You definitely can not go wrong with Purple Onion! Read less
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N
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Had to find a replacement vendor after our first one literally vanished. Joanie was fantastic in picking up at a late date and making everything work. And the food was fantastic! So worthwhile to deal with real professionals. This is a great company to work with!!!
Had to find a replacement vendor after our first one literally vanished. Joanie was fantastic in picking up at a late date Read more...
Had to find a replacement vendor after our first one literally vanished. Joanie was fantastic in picking up at a late date and making everything work. And the food was fantastic! So worthwhile to deal with real professionals. This is a great company to work with!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Purple onion was unbelievable. Margaret is just the nicest person to work with and their food is unbelievable. I would recommend without any reservations to anyone!
Purple onion was unbelievable. Margaret is just the nicest person to work with and their food is unbelievable. I would Read more...
Purple onion was unbelievable. Margaret is just the nicest person to work with and their food is unbelievable. I would recommend without any reservations to anyone! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
9/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion Catering was everything we had hoped for and more! My daughters wedding for 160 guests was held this weekend in a venue far from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia. The barn site was beautiful and the work of this wonderful catering company was the icing on the cake! Margaret Z. was above and beyond attending to our every question, desire and wishes for a beautiful day! The food was fantastic from the passed hors d'ouvres, to the fully plated dinner, down to coffee service and dessert! The appointments of the linens and dishes were flawless. My daughter and I worked with Margaret from the tastings to the big day! She was responsive and answered our every question immediately! The staff was over the top professional and efficient! They moved around that room with such stealthiness, catering to the needs of our guests during the entire dinner service. They cleaned up the space so fast, I couldn't believe it! They were kind, courteous, willing and hard working. Margaret came to find me just before the guests were lend into the dining space to see if everything was to my vision and satisfaction. I was blown away, honestly, as she took care of the details that we entrusted to her and her staff. It was perfect! I would not hesitate to engage them again and I will recommend them to anyone looking for a top notch professional catering service! And best of all.....great food and reasonably priced!
Purple Onion Catering was everything we had hoped for and more! My daughters wedding for 160 guests was held this weekend Read more...
Purple Onion Catering was everything we had hoped for and more! My daughters wedding for 160 guests was held this weekend in a venue far from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia. The barn site was beautiful and the work of this wonderful catering company was the icing on the cake! Margaret Z. was above and beyond attending to our every question, desire and wishes for a beautiful day! The food was fantastic from the passed hors d'ouvres, to the fully plated dinner, down to coffee service and dessert! The appointments of the linens and dishes were flawless. My daughter and I worked with Margaret from the tastings to the big day! She was responsive and answered our every question immediately! The staff was over the top professional and efficient! They moved around that room with such stealthiness, catering to the needs of our guests during the entire dinner service. They cleaned up the space so fast, I couldn't believe it! They were kind, courteous, willing and hard working. Margaret came to find me just before the guests were lend into the dining space to see if everything was to my vision and satisfaction. I was blown away, honestly, as she took care of the details that we entrusted to her and her staff. It was perfect! I would not hesitate to engage them again and I will recommend them to anyone looking for a top notch professional catering service! And best of all.....great food and reasonably priced! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful Purple Onion is! My husband and I looked into 4 caterers for our wedding and had tastings at 2, one of them being Purple Onion. Not only was the food AMAZING but we found the value to be much better than all the rest. We had the pleasure of working with Margaret. She is the best, responsive, informative and just easy to talk to. Everyone raved about the food, especially the chicken and waffle appetizers! Literally the cutest thing you will ever eat. Before you book your caterer give Purple Onion a call. You won't be disappointed!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Purple Onion is! My husband and I looked into 4 caterers for our wedding and had Read more...
I can't say enough about how wonderful Purple Onion is! My husband and I looked into 4 caterers for our wedding and had tastings at 2, one of them being Purple Onion. Not only was the food AMAZING but we found the value to be much better than all the rest. We had the pleasure of working with Margaret. She is the best, responsive, informative and just easy to talk to. Everyone raved about the food, especially the chicken and waffle appetizers! Literally the cutest thing you will ever eat. Before you book your caterer give Purple Onion a call. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Halie
Wedding:
8/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Our guests raved about the catering and table settings at our wedding because Purple Onion went above and beyond on the quality and presentation of everything. Their food is SO GOOD. They also were very willing to work with us on certain things, which we felt made the wedding feel more representative of us as a couple. The staff was also very gracious, especially Margaret, who helped us plan everything catering and table decor from start to end. Day of, she was on her A game, making sure everything was spot on, as well as talking with our guests about the food choices/quality almost like a waiter at a nice restaurant would.

Couples in the DC, Northern VA area: Purple Onion is a must.
Our guests raved about the catering and table settings at our wedding because Purple Onion went above and beyond on the Read more...
Our guests raved about the catering and table settings at our wedding because Purple Onion went above and beyond on the quality and presentation of everything. Their food is SO GOOD. They also were very willing to work with us on certain things, which we felt made the wedding feel more representative of us as a couple. The staff was also very gracious, especially Margaret, who helped us plan everything catering and table decor from start to end. Day of, she was on her A game, making sure everything was spot on, as well as talking with our guests about the food choices/quality almost like a waiter at a nice restaurant would.

Couples in the DC, Northern VA area: Purple Onion is a must. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
If you like incredibly delicious food, you should 100% book Purple Onion to cater your wedding. I seriously can't stress enough how ridiculously good every single thing we had on the menu was. We had several passed appetizers during our cocktail hour (my favorites were the chicken and waffle cone and the crab cake bite!) as well as a buffet dinner. I received so many compliments on the food about how fresh and flavorful everything tasted, and I couldn't agree more! Margaret in particular was excellent to work with - she was an expert throughout the entire process that I counted on to answer my questions and who I trusted to put on a wonderful event, which she and the entire team did a fantastic job with. If Purple Onion was a restaurant we'd be there for dinner every week - seriously, just try the food and you won't want to look any further for a caterer. A great experience!
If you like incredibly delicious food, you should 100% book Purple Onion to cater your wedding. I seriously can't stress Read more...
If you like incredibly delicious food, you should 100% book Purple Onion to cater your wedding. I seriously can't stress enough how ridiculously good every single thing we had on the menu was. We had several passed appetizers during our cocktail hour (my favorites were the chicken and waffle cone and the crab cake bite!) as well as a buffet dinner. I received so many compliments on the food about how fresh and flavorful everything tasted, and I couldn't agree more! Margaret in particular was excellent to work with - she was an expert throughout the entire process that I counted on to answer my questions and who I trusted to put on a wonderful event, which she and the entire team did a fantastic job with. If Purple Onion was a restaurant we'd be there for dinner every week - seriously, just try the food and you won't want to look any further for a caterer. A great experience! Read less
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