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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

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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Tanya
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion was a pleasure to work with and provided our wedding with both wonderful service and delicious food! Throughout the evening and after the wedding we had so many guests compliment their meals.

Working with Margaret was a breeze. As a previous event planner, I know that I can be extra picky and Margaret worked with me on every detail, always keeping my budget in mind and stretching it to accommodate all my requests. We had a wonderful time at our first tasting and they even invited us back for a smaller second tasting when we weren't sure which salmon to choose for our surf/turf entree.

We are more than thrilled to recommend Purple Onion to anyone looking for great food, great service with a great value (they don't always go hand in hand!).
Purple Onion was a pleasure to work with and provided our wedding with both wonderful service and delicious food! Read more...
Purple Onion was a pleasure to work with and provided our wedding with both wonderful service and delicious food! Throughout the evening and after the wedding we had so many guests compliment their meals.

Working with Margaret was a breeze. As a previous event planner, I know that I can be extra picky and Margaret worked with me on every detail, always keeping my budget in mind and stretching it to accommodate all my requests. We had a wonderful time at our first tasting and they even invited us back for a smaller second tasting when we weren't sure which salmon to choose for our surf/turf entree.

We are more than thrilled to recommend Purple Onion to anyone looking for great food, great service with a great value (they don't always go hand in hand!). Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Purple Onion Catering is fantastic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Margaret and the team over there. They were so accommodating with our schedule since we live out of town which we really appreciated! Margaret was quick to respond to all of our questions and making sure she completely understood our vision.

The tasting was amazing and the food was exactly the same on the big day! Mass producing food can be challenging but they nailed it!

I sent over two pictures of different cakes asking if they could combine elements from each for our wedding cake. It was PERFECT and tasted delicious! Multiple guests told me they tried more than one flavor.

I highly recommend them for your catering and cake needs!
Purple Onion Catering is fantastic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Margaret and the team over there. They were Read more...
Purple Onion Catering is fantastic! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Margaret and the team over there. They were so accommodating with our schedule since we live out of town which we really appreciated! Margaret was quick to respond to all of our questions and making sure she completely understood our vision.

The tasting was amazing and the food was exactly the same on the big day! Mass producing food can be challenging but they nailed it!

I sent over two pictures of different cakes asking if they could combine elements from each for our wedding cake. It was PERFECT and tasted delicious! Multiple guests told me they tried more than one flavor.

I highly recommend them for your catering and cake needs! Read less
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Geralyn
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The food for my daughter's wedding was WONDERFUL! We wanted something more than the typical 'wedding food'. The family style meal with a double entree was a big hit with our guests. I heard from many people how much they loved dinner. This team was professional and prompt. A great company that I would highly recommend.
The food for my daughter's wedding was WONDERFUL! We wanted something more than the typical 'wedding food'. The family Read more...
The food for my daughter's wedding was WONDERFUL! We wanted something more than the typical 'wedding food'. The family style meal with a double entree was a big hit with our guests. I heard from many people how much they loved dinner. This team was professional and prompt. A great company that I would highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Purple Onion was great! The staff were friendly and very intimate to ensure we get the best options as possible, the food was delicious, and their desert selection was even more awesome. Their cake-pops are a must have! They were gone in a split second once they were on display during our wedding.

Definitely would have Purple Onion again as our caterer if we were to re-do our wedding.

We can simply say just one word- Awesomeness!
Our experience with Purple Onion was great! The staff were friendly and very intimate to ensure we get the best options as Read more...
Our experience with Purple Onion was great! The staff were friendly and very intimate to ensure we get the best options as possible, the food was delicious, and their desert selection was even more awesome. Their cake-pops are a must have! They were gone in a split second once they were on display during our wedding.

Definitely would have Purple Onion again as our caterer if we were to re-do our wedding.

We can simply say just one word- Awesomeness! Read less
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