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Purple Onion Catering Company

Vienna , VA
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LOCATION

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

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703-631-0050

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ABOUT US

Unique wedding celebrations!

Purple Onion works with couples interested in making a statement with their weddings. Our culinary masterminds work closely with brides and... Read more
Unique wedding celebrations!

Purple Onion works with couples interested in making a statement with their weddings. Our culinary masterminds work closely with brides and grooms to create completely customized celebrations, incorporating personalized dishes for each couple. Our team of event experts makes sure that everything looks, sounds and feels exactly how you'd hope.

We've been helping Virginia, Maryland, and Washington clients create incredibly unique and personal memories for over two decades so call us to talk about your wedding ideas today! 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We worked with Margaret for our wedding catering and she did a phenomenal job. She was very responsive and helped us pick the menu we wanted. The food was super fresh and she even had plates made just for us so that we could still enjoy the food on our wedding day. Our guests are still raving about the food and joke that were wasn't anything left on their plates. Margaret also worked closely with our venue to make sure everyone was on the same page which was great. We would definitely use Purple Onion again and recommend them to any future couples. Thank you Margaret and Purple Onion!
We worked with Margaret for our wedding catering and she did a phenomenal job. She was very responsive and helped us pick Read more...
We worked with Margaret for our wedding catering and she did a phenomenal job. She was very responsive and helped us pick the menu we wanted. The food was super fresh and she even had plates made just for us so that we could still enjoy the food on our wedding day. Our guests are still raving about the food and joke that were wasn't anything left on their plates. Margaret also worked closely with our venue to make sure everyone was on the same page which was great. We would definitely use Purple Onion again and recommend them to any future couples. Thank you Margaret and Purple Onion! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Purple Onion to cater our wedding reception, and everything turned out great! They pair their catering points of contact with certain reception sites, which worked really well. Our reception was at Old Town Hall, so our contact at Purple Onion was Margaret. We really liked that they set things up this way, because it meant that Margaret had done many weddings at Old Town Hall and was very familiar with both the reception site and the reception site contacts. She spent a lot of time with us leading up to the wedding planning the menu, rentals, and even did a walk through of the reception site with us and the reception site contacts to ensure we had all the logistics in order. During our initial tasting, the owner even stopped in to say hi and check in on what we thought of everything.

Day of, everything went perfect. The food was excellent, and the staff was absolutely great! Each member of the staff was genuinely friendly and helpful, and we couldn't have asked for better service. Even when we were packing things up to head out of the site, the staff were there helping us and congratulating us and wishing us the best. Overall a very positive experience!
We used Purple Onion to cater our wedding reception, and everything turned out great! They pair their catering points of Read more...
We used Purple Onion to cater our wedding reception, and everything turned out great! They pair their catering points of contact with certain reception sites, which worked really well. Our reception was at Old Town Hall, so our contact at Purple Onion was Margaret. We really liked that they set things up this way, because it meant that Margaret had done many weddings at Old Town Hall and was very familiar with both the reception site and the reception site contacts. She spent a lot of time with us leading up to the wedding planning the menu, rentals, and even did a walk through of the reception site with us and the reception site contacts to ensure we had all the logistics in order. During our initial tasting, the owner even stopped in to say hi and check in on what we thought of everything.

Day of, everything went perfect. The food was excellent, and the staff was absolutely great! Each member of the staff was genuinely friendly and helpful, and we couldn't have asked for better service. Even when we were packing things up to head out of the site, the staff were there helping us and congratulating us and wishing us the best. Overall a very positive experience! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Margaret was a real pleasure to work with. As with most other aspects of our wedding planning, we had no idea what we were doing when it came to the catering part. Margaret made the process so easy. All of our food options were fantastic, and things that I would order in a restaurant any day. It was hard to pick the final choices that we would offer our guests, as everything was so tasty.

We had several last minute changes to the guest list (as you do), but Margaret was on top of it. Our reception went off without a hitch, and my meal tasted great. The dessert display was out of this world! While the main dishes were amazing, I would say that where Purple Onion really shines is their dessert, both in taste and presentation. Our guests were raving about the food, which is always great to hear. An especially nice touch was that we had a couple of vegetarian friends (none of our selections were veg. friendly) that Margaret was able to accommodate with no problem. They too, could not stop talking about how good their meals were.

I would definitely recommend Purple Onion to anybody getting married in the Northern Virginia or greater DC area. From the beginning of planning to the day of, it was just a real pleasure to work with Margaret and the rest of the PO team.
Margaret was a real pleasure to work with. As with most other aspects of our wedding planning, we had no idea what we were Read more...
Margaret was a real pleasure to work with. As with most other aspects of our wedding planning, we had no idea what we were doing when it came to the catering part. Margaret made the process so easy. All of our food options were fantastic, and things that I would order in a restaurant any day. It was hard to pick the final choices that we would offer our guests, as everything was so tasty.

We had several last minute changes to the guest list (as you do), but Margaret was on top of it. Our reception went off without a hitch, and my meal tasted great. The dessert display was out of this world! While the main dishes were amazing, I would say that where Purple Onion really shines is their dessert, both in taste and presentation. Our guests were raving about the food, which is always great to hear. An especially nice touch was that we had a couple of vegetarian friends (none of our selections were veg. friendly) that Margaret was able to accommodate with no problem. They too, could not stop talking about how good their meals were.

I would definitely recommend Purple Onion to anybody getting married in the Northern Virginia or greater DC area. From the beginning of planning to the day of, it was just a real pleasure to work with Margaret and the rest of the PO team. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Krystle
Wedding:
6/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a rustic Ireland feel for our wedding and Purple Onion created a menu to fit! The food was exquisite and the attention to detail was surprising! We were so impressed and they made our experience very personal. ALL of my guests went on and on about the quality of the food and the presentation. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone!
We had a rustic Ireland feel for our wedding and Purple Onion created a menu to fit! The food was exquisite and the Read more...
We had a rustic Ireland feel for our wedding and Purple Onion created a menu to fit! The food was exquisite and the attention to detail was surprising! We were so impressed and they made our experience very personal. ALL of my guests went on and on about the quality of the food and the presentation. I would absolutely recommend this company to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Bradley66
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
This catering company is AWESOME!! There is not enough words for me to express how happy we were with this company! Margaret and her staff did an awesome job for our wedding reception! She did a great job with us when we were looking for a company ... even though we didn't know the "ins and outs" of hiring a catering company. We felt such ease when we were with Margaret in our consultations. They did a great job with the food tasting and selections of dishes and table cloths. I had so many questions and concerns ... Margaret took care of all those questions and concerns with such patience and professionalism ... she always had a big smile on her face!! They did an awesome job on the wedding day with the set up of all the tables and the food. The staff was very attentive and professional the entire evening ... they never wavered in their service! They even helped us after the reception was over and they were off the clock ...awesome company and I highly recommend them for any venue. The food and service was absolutely awesome!!!
This catering company is AWESOME!! There is not enough words for me to express how happy we were with this company! Read more...
This catering company is AWESOME!! There is not enough words for me to express how happy we were with this company! Margaret and her staff did an awesome job for our wedding reception! She did a great job with us when we were looking for a company ... even though we didn't know the "ins and outs" of hiring a catering company. We felt such ease when we were with Margaret in our consultations. They did a great job with the food tasting and selections of dishes and table cloths. I had so many questions and concerns ... Margaret took care of all those questions and concerns with such patience and professionalism ... she always had a big smile on her face!! They did an awesome job on the wedding day with the set up of all the tables and the food. The staff was very attentive and professional the entire evening ... they never wavered in their service! They even helped us after the reception was over and they were off the clock ...awesome company and I highly recommend them for any venue. The food and service was absolutely awesome!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Margot was an absolute pleasure to work with! She worked with us from beginning to end, making sure everything was exactly the way we wanted and so much more. The food, the drinks, the linens, the service - everything was amazing! I highly recommend her and her team for any event - especially weddings.
Margot was an absolute pleasure to work with! She worked with us from beginning to end, making sure everything was exactly Read more...
Margot was an absolute pleasure to work with! She worked with us from beginning to end, making sure everything was exactly the way we wanted and so much more. The food, the drinks, the linens, the service - everything was amazing! I highly recommend her and her team for any event - especially weddings. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Marlo
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion Catering was by far the best choice for us and our wedding. The food, service, and professionalism was top notch quality. They delivered everything that was expected and more. We worked with Margaret, who definitely made our budget work. We gave her a price and she simply made it happen. She is very knowledgable, honest and direct. She wasn't overly suggestive and listened well to our needs. The day of was seamless and incident free!
Purple Onion Catering was by far the best choice for us and our wedding. The food, service, and professionalism was top Read more...
Purple Onion Catering was by far the best choice for us and our wedding. The food, service, and professionalism was top notch quality. They delivered everything that was expected and more. We worked with Margaret, who definitely made our budget work. We gave her a price and she simply made it happen. She is very knowledgable, honest and direct. She wasn't overly suggestive and listened well to our needs. The day of was seamless and incident free! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Misti
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a GREAT experience working with Purple Onion and Paige Bryan. The food was delicious...our guests STILL (7 weeks later) rave about the food (we had a brunch reception). Paige was very courteous, professional, friendly and creative in the design of our reception. She had great ideas (donuts instead of cake!) and went above and beyond what we expected to make the reception something memorable within our budget.
We had a GREAT experience working with Purple Onion and Paige Bryan. The food was delicious...our guests STILL (7 weeks Read more...
We had a GREAT experience working with Purple Onion and Paige Bryan. The food was delicious...our guests STILL (7 weeks later) rave about the food (we had a brunch reception). Paige was very courteous, professional, friendly and creative in the design of our reception. She had great ideas (donuts instead of cake!) and went above and beyond what we expected to make the reception something memorable within our budget. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience working with Purple Onion for our recent wedding. We decided early on to find a caterer that would take care of as much as possible for us and Purple Onion definitely delivered. We worked with Margaret and appreciated her attention to detail, flexibility, and upbeat attitude. Thanks to her, our rentals, wait staff, and bartender were arranged and ready to go for us. We also loved that she stayed at our reception and helped us stay on track with timing. The food at our reception was excellent and we received compliments throughout the evening from our guests. We had beef and salmon, Israeli couscous, and roasted fall veggies plus gluten-free and vegetarian meals for our friends and family with dietary restrictions (including my husband's 87-year old grandma who especially appreciated having a gluten-free meal served directly to her during our buffet-style dinner). The wait staff was also fantastic. We had two large floral arrangements that we needed to move from the lobby of our reception venue to the main hall. I asked one of the servers if it would be possible for them to take care of it as our guests arrived and she was polite and prompt with the task. Overall, a really positive experience and I highly recommend this vendor.
We had a great experience working with Purple Onion for our recent wedding. We decided early on to find a caterer that Read more...
We had a great experience working with Purple Onion for our recent wedding. We decided early on to find a caterer that would take care of as much as possible for us and Purple Onion definitely delivered. We worked with Margaret and appreciated her attention to detail, flexibility, and upbeat attitude. Thanks to her, our rentals, wait staff, and bartender were arranged and ready to go for us. We also loved that she stayed at our reception and helped us stay on track with timing. The food at our reception was excellent and we received compliments throughout the evening from our guests. We had beef and salmon, Israeli couscous, and roasted fall veggies plus gluten-free and vegetarian meals for our friends and family with dietary restrictions (including my husband's 87-year old grandma who especially appreciated having a gluten-free meal served directly to her during our buffet-style dinner). The wait staff was also fantastic. We had two large floral arrangements that we needed to move from the lobby of our reception venue to the main hall. I asked one of the servers if it would be possible for them to take care of it as our guests arrived and she was polite and prompt with the task. Overall, a really positive experience and I highly recommend this vendor. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rosemary
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion was absolutely wonderful and I am so glad that we selected them to cater our daughter's wedding reception. From the first time I contacted them through the wedding day itself the level of professionalism was unprecedented. Our events coordinator with Purple Onion was Margaret and I can't stress enough how responsive, flexible, and attentive to every detail she was for us. We felt as if she was planning her own daughters' wedding!! She would follow up with suggestions that would enhance the reception, and she was always right on! The food was absolutely delicious and the table settings were gorgeous. To start out the evening we had passed hors d'oeuvres as well as a standing appetizer station and then our guests enjoyed a plated dinner. The entire staff was friendly and professional throughout and all of the food was delicious. The feedback from our guests was all very positive with one of our guests telling me that her entree was so delicious she could have eaten another one. The entire experience was wonderful and we couldn't have been happier. My daughter told us that the entire event was "the wedding of her dreams" and, of course, Purple Onion played a MAJOR role in making this happen.
I highly recommend them to anyone planning a large event, especially such a personal one as your child's wedding reception.
Well done to Margaret and the entire Purple Onion staff. Well done! Rosemary C. (mother of the bride)
Purple Onion was absolutely wonderful and I am so glad that we selected them to cater our daughter's wedding reception. Read more...
Purple Onion was absolutely wonderful and I am so glad that we selected them to cater our daughter's wedding reception. From the first time I contacted them through the wedding day itself the level of professionalism was unprecedented. Our events coordinator with Purple Onion was Margaret and I can't stress enough how responsive, flexible, and attentive to every detail she was for us. We felt as if she was planning her own daughters' wedding!! She would follow up with suggestions that would enhance the reception, and she was always right on! The food was absolutely delicious and the table settings were gorgeous. To start out the evening we had passed hors d'oeuvres as well as a standing appetizer station and then our guests enjoyed a plated dinner. The entire staff was friendly and professional throughout and all of the food was delicious. The feedback from our guests was all very positive with one of our guests telling me that her entree was so delicious she could have eaten another one. The entire experience was wonderful and we couldn't have been happier. My daughter told us that the entire event was "the wedding of her dreams" and, of course, Purple Onion played a MAJOR role in making this happen.
I highly recommend them to anyone planning a large event, especially such a personal one as your child's wedding reception.
Well done to Margaret and the entire Purple Onion staff. Well done! Rosemary C. (mother of the bride) Read less
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