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The Catering Company

Williamsburg , VA

LOCATION

108 Ingram Road #18
Williamsburg, VA US 23188 (map)
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ABOUT US

We are delighted to hear of your interest in The Catering Company of Williamsburg. We are a full service caterer, and also have a full VA ABC License. The advantage to using The Catering... Read more
We are delighted to hear of your interest in The Catering Company of Williamsburg. We are a full service caterer, and also have a full VA ABC License. The advantage to using The Catering Company is that we customize all of our menus to the client's tastes and the event's theme. However, because all of our menus are individualized, we do not have any package pricing to provide for you. Although, we do have a sample menu packet we will send to you. You can take a look at some of our favorite receptions we have catered, and gather some ideas for your own menu. After you've had a chance to do this, give us a call and we will set an appointment for you to talk with our Event Coordinator, Laura Reeves. She will discuss pricing, menu selections, and rentals with you. If you are unable to come in to our office for a meeting, we can certainly set up a phone appointment. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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rebecca
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.0/5.0
The Catering Company catered our wedding on 6/21/2014 in Williamsburg, VA. We had about ~170 people. Laura was extremely helpful in the planning process as we debated menu and set-up options. I was also very pleased with their linen and decor selection. They did a great job in setting up the food in an aesthetically appealing way. My one complaint and point of direction if you use them is to give very explicit instruction on liquor service. We had a specialty bourbon bar and I'd assumed the staff would know which bourbon to serve with mixed drinks (the more basic bourbon in bigger size bottles) and which bourbon to reserve for the bar (the single barrel, lower quantity items) however the bartenders used our fancy bourbon bar, double-oaked, expensive bourbon in mixed drinks even when guests did not specifically ask for it. I'm not sure if this is because they'd temporarily lost the cheaper bourbon or just didn't know better. We ended up having multiple unopened bottles of the cheaper bourbon that was supposed to be used in mixed drinks. I wish I'd given explicit bottle by bottle directions on which bourbon was for the regular bar service and which bourbon was for the bourbon bar and not made assumptions that staff would know the difference. Overall though, we were happy with their services.
The Catering Company catered our wedding on 6/21/2014 in Williamsburg, VA. We had about ~170 people. Laura was extremely Read more...
The Catering Company catered our wedding on 6/21/2014 in Williamsburg, VA. We had about ~170 people. Laura was extremely helpful in the planning process as we debated menu and set-up options. I was also very pleased with their linen and decor selection. They did a great job in setting up the food in an aesthetically appealing way. My one complaint and point of direction if you use them is to give very explicit instruction on liquor service. We had a specialty bourbon bar and I'd assumed the staff would know which bourbon to serve with mixed drinks (the more basic bourbon in bigger size bottles) and which bourbon to reserve for the bar (the single barrel, lower quantity items) however the bartenders used our fancy bourbon bar, double-oaked, expensive bourbon in mixed drinks even when guests did not specifically ask for it. I'm not sure if this is because they'd temporarily lost the cheaper bourbon or just didn't know better. We ended up having multiple unopened bottles of the cheaper bourbon that was supposed to be used in mixed drinks. I wish I'd given explicit bottle by bottle directions on which bourbon was for the regular bar service and which bourbon was for the bourbon bar and not made assumptions that staff would know the difference. Overall though, we were happy with their services. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
As soon as I became engaged and told my co-workers we were to wed in Williamsburg, VA, my co-worker said (in a matter of words) "you HAVE to hire the Catering Company, and request their potato bar!" So - I did! :) Laura ultimately told us - tell you what you want...and we'll make it happen! And she did! The food was unreal. The staff was awesome. Laura was one of the friendliest vendors I had the pleasure to work with during my planning process!

I asked Laura for a "Scotch and Cigar" bar, and it was - perfect. Our guests had a blast! If you have a ceiling on your liquor, I would suggest you ask the bartender to pour average/"two finger" size shots/drinks, as our bartender poured "four finger" size drinks. Otherwise - the food was amazing and I am so so so thankful to Laura for her services!
As soon as I became engaged and told my co-workers we were to wed in Williamsburg, VA, my co-worker said (in a matter of Read more...
As soon as I became engaged and told my co-workers we were to wed in Williamsburg, VA, my co-worker said (in a matter of words) "you HAVE to hire the Catering Company, and request their potato bar!" So - I did! :) Laura ultimately told us - tell you what you want...and we'll make it happen! And she did! The food was unreal. The staff was awesome. Laura was one of the friendliest vendors I had the pleasure to work with during my planning process!

I asked Laura for a "Scotch and Cigar" bar, and it was - perfect. Our guests had a blast! If you have a ceiling on your liquor, I would suggest you ask the bartender to pour average/"two finger" size shots/drinks, as our bartender poured "four finger" size drinks. Otherwise - the food was amazing and I am so so so thankful to Laura for her services! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laura Reeves from The Catering Company and The Williamsburg Manor both played a large role in our wonderful wedding this past fall. Laura was easy to communicate with and full of great ideas. Her years of experience have paid off. We attended several open house events held by The Catering Company before deciding on our final menu and linen selections. I started out wanting a very tiffany blue wedding and ended up with a sage green themed event. I guess I could not make up my mind. But Laura listened and let me be flexible. On our wedding day her staff was happy to please us as well. Paula and here crew moved quickly to get things setup and allowed us to make changes that day without letting my mom know what a pain we where probably being. We loved the flexibility and understanding.

Our food was awesome. The presentation was beautiful and tasted even better. It was definility prepared with love.

One suggestion I would have is to communicate changes by email so you both have a record to refer to. And i made a lot of changes.
Laura Reeves from The Catering Company and The Williamsburg Manor both played a large role in our wonderful wedding this Read more...
Laura Reeves from The Catering Company and The Williamsburg Manor both played a large role in our wonderful wedding this past fall. Laura was easy to communicate with and full of great ideas. Her years of experience have paid off. We attended several open house events held by The Catering Company before deciding on our final menu and linen selections. I started out wanting a very tiffany blue wedding and ended up with a sage green themed event. I guess I could not make up my mind. But Laura listened and let me be flexible. On our wedding day her staff was happy to please us as well. Paula and here crew moved quickly to get things setup and allowed us to make changes that day without letting my mom know what a pain we where probably being. We loved the flexibility and understanding.

Our food was awesome. The presentation was beautiful and tasted even better. It was definility prepared with love.

One suggestion I would have is to communicate changes by email so you both have a record to refer to. And i made a lot of changes. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
Alcohol Service: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE CATERING COMPANY IF YOU HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR ALCOHOL SERVICE. While Laura was helpful in assisting us with a signature cocktail, we provided all of the alcohol well in advance ... and by the time the wedding came around, all of our most expensive liquor was gone. We lost a bottle of Glenfiddich, Crown Royal, and Jameson. SO unprofessional, because obviously the OTHER liquor had showed up (standards like Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, and these were delivered in the same box as the other liquors) and it seems that whoever works there decided they wanted to take our good quality alcohol. Having the liquor that we paid for and expected to be there shouldn't have been an issue.

A friend of ours that used The Catering Company also had the issue of them completely forgetting to bring her alcohol to the reception, but I was hoping it had just been a fluke. TO BE FAIR, Laura refunded us for the alcohol that went missing, but again, if we didn't want that alcohol at the wedding or didn't care what we had or didn't have, we wouldn't have opted to provide it ourselves.

Food Quality: The food was delicious, well-presented, and overall I had no issues with it. The guests seemed to enjoy the food, and Laura was very helpful in helping us make our choices.
Alcohol Service: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE CATERING COMPANY IF YOU HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR ALCOHOL SERVICE. While Read more...
Alcohol Service: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THE CATERING COMPANY IF YOU HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUR ALCOHOL SERVICE. While Laura was helpful in assisting us with a signature cocktail, we provided all of the alcohol well in advance ... and by the time the wedding came around, all of our most expensive liquor was gone. We lost a bottle of Glenfiddich, Crown Royal, and Jameson. SO unprofessional, because obviously the OTHER liquor had showed up (standards like Jack Daniels, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, and these were delivered in the same box as the other liquors) and it seems that whoever works there decided they wanted to take our good quality alcohol. Having the liquor that we paid for and expected to be there shouldn't have been an issue.

A friend of ours that used The Catering Company also had the issue of them completely forgetting to bring her alcohol to the reception, but I was hoping it had just been a fluke. TO BE FAIR, Laura refunded us for the alcohol that went missing, but again, if we didn't want that alcohol at the wedding or didn't care what we had or didn't have, we wouldn't have opted to provide it ourselves.

Food Quality: The food was delicious, well-presented, and overall I had no issues with it. The guests seemed to enjoy the food, and Laura was very helpful in helping us make our choices. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The food was awesome! We went with a southern comfort food theme and had fried green tomatoes, chorizo and cheese grits, roasted pork, friend chicken, and some other stuff. Like I said the food was amazing and I didn't hear any complaints from our guests whatsoever. They also agreed to assist us with table decorations at no charge. I will say they aren't the cheapest but did a fabulous job.
The food was awesome! We went with a southern comfort food theme and had fried green tomatoes, chorizo and cheese grits, Read more...
The food was awesome! We went with a southern comfort food theme and had fried green tomatoes, chorizo and cheese grits, roasted pork, friend chicken, and some other stuff. Like I said the food was amazing and I didn't hear any complaints from our guests whatsoever. They also agreed to assist us with table decorations at no charge. I will say they aren't the cheapest but did a fabulous job. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laura, Craig, Annita, Bobby & Connie - Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your attention to detail and the fantastic food presentations only helped to make the day a moment in time we will not easily forget. My family and our guests where equally impressed. From the time we first meet over a year ago until our wedding day and beyond your team has been available and helpful. We enjoyed attending your open house events, touring your warehouse and knowing that we had a professional team backing our decisions. Thank you.
Laura, Craig, Annita, Bobby & Connie - Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your attention to detail and the Read more...
Laura, Craig, Annita, Bobby & Connie - Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your attention to detail and the fantastic food presentations only helped to make the day a moment in time we will not easily forget. My family and our guests where equally impressed. From the time we first meet over a year ago until our wedding day and beyond your team has been available and helpful. We enjoyed attending your open house events, touring your warehouse and knowing that we had a professional team backing our decisions. Thank you. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
The Catering Company did an excellent job. We used them for tables, chairs, linens, lighting and the food. We purchased our own liquor/beer and their bartenders served. All service was top notch. The food was presented very artistically and tasted wonderful. We had contracted with The Yorktown Pub to come up during the cocktail hour and shuck and serve raw oysters...(recommend this as well...very reasonable) and had The Catering Company serve roasted oysters and mini crabcakes in addition to the fruit/cheese/veggie spread....people were really impressed. It made the event. The Catering Company's decorations/serving setup for the oysters was impressive. The entrees were pulled pork in a delicious sauce and marinated chicken breasts...sides were garden salad, slaw, mashed potato bar, pasta salad and macaroni and cheese. I was worried originally that the food would not seem fancy enough, but the wedding came off as very high end. We had the cocktail hour on the raised deck and inside the Carriage House...the wedding ceremony was on the beach directly behind the museum...the caterers set up the chairs for us at no charge. We did have some of the young gentlemen at the wedding take the chairs up from the beach to the tables...this took 2 mins and was not a problem. We used Bliss Bakery from VA Beach for the wedding cake and pecan pies. The Catering Company cut and served both as well for no additional charge. We had a champagne toast served by the caterers as well. We used DJ on the Side for our dj...everything came together perfectly. Made for a wedding to be proud of.
The Catering Company did an excellent job. We used them for tables, chairs, linens, lighting and the food. We purchased Read more...
The Catering Company did an excellent job. We used them for tables, chairs, linens, lighting and the food. We purchased our own liquor/beer and their bartenders served. All service was top notch. The food was presented very artistically and tasted wonderful. We had contracted with The Yorktown Pub to come up during the cocktail hour and shuck and serve raw oysters...(recommend this as well...very reasonable) and had The Catering Company serve roasted oysters and mini crabcakes in addition to the fruit/cheese/veggie spread....people were really impressed. It made the event. The Catering Company's decorations/serving setup for the oysters was impressive. The entrees were pulled pork in a delicious sauce and marinated chicken breasts...sides were garden salad, slaw, mashed potato bar, pasta salad and macaroni and cheese. I was worried originally that the food would not seem fancy enough, but the wedding came off as very high end. We had the cocktail hour on the raised deck and inside the Carriage House...the wedding ceremony was on the beach directly behind the museum...the caterers set up the chairs for us at no charge. We did have some of the young gentlemen at the wedding take the chairs up from the beach to the tables...this took 2 mins and was not a problem. We used Bliss Bakery from VA Beach for the wedding cake and pecan pies. The Catering Company cut and served both as well for no additional charge. We had a champagne toast served by the caterers as well. We used DJ on the Side for our dj...everything came together perfectly. Made for a wedding to be proud of. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura & Craig Reeves are the consumate of talent, professionalism, creativity, and expertise in their line of business, bringing "The Catering Company" to a legacy of the finest catering in this southeastern Virginia. Teamed with an outstanding culinary staff, their presentations of menus and services are superbly impressive. With our wedding reception, many guests commented on the exceptional taste and presentations, and the plenitude to satisfy the hungry appetites. Our working relationship in planning our event with Laura brought such a comforting ease with her knowledge, experience, and wisdom. We wish them greater successes in their superb services!
Laura & Craig Reeves are the consumate of talent, professionalism, creativity, and expertise in their line of business, Read more...
Laura & Craig Reeves are the consumate of talent, professionalism, creativity, and expertise in their line of business, bringing "The Catering Company" to a legacy of the finest catering in this southeastern Virginia. Teamed with an outstanding culinary staff, their presentations of menus and services are superbly impressive. With our wedding reception, many guests commented on the exceptional taste and presentations, and the plenitude to satisfy the hungry appetites. Our working relationship in planning our event with Laura brought such a comforting ease with her knowledge, experience, and wisdom. We wish them greater successes in their superb services! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Catering Company is awesome!!! I booked them almost a year ago, since they catered my friend's wedding. I wanted to make sure that I had them for my wedding. The food was delicious!!! The beef tenderloin was great, the shrimp and grits were to die for. We even had a signature cocktail with fresh grapefruit juice that everyone loved. Ask Laura what's in it. Yum! They provided all the linens and props for their buffet tables which added a lot to the look of the venue. I would highly recommend!
The Catering Company is awesome!!! I booked them almost a year ago, since they catered my friend's wedding. I wanted to Read more...
The Catering Company is awesome!!! I booked them almost a year ago, since they catered my friend's wedding. I wanted to make sure that I had them for my wedding. The food was delicious!!! The beef tenderloin was great, the shrimp and grits were to die for. We even had a signature cocktail with fresh grapefruit juice that everyone loved. Ask Laura what's in it. Yum! They provided all the linens and props for their buffet tables which added a lot to the look of the venue. I would highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband & family have been so pleased with the care and attention to detail received by The Catering Company. We were thrilled with the setup and the beauty of the room, and the food was absolutely delicious. Paula's team was very professional and we thoroughly enjoyed working with each of them. Even though the rain hit at wedding time and we make the decision to move inside we could not have asked for a move lovely evening. Thank you so much for all you assistance during the planning process. Bobby, Annita and especially Laura where always available to assist us. We could not have gotten through this without you.

Once again Thank You !!
The Food was incredibly delicious and we had so many compliments .... seems like most people expect a dry, tasteless wedding meal instead of the delicious food you provided.
My husband & family have been so pleased with the care and attention to detail received by The Catering Company. We were Read more...
My husband & family have been so pleased with the care and attention to detail received by The Catering Company. We were thrilled with the setup and the beauty of the room, and the food was absolutely delicious. Paula's team was very professional and we thoroughly enjoyed working with each of them. Even though the rain hit at wedding time and we make the decision to move inside we could not have asked for a move lovely evening. Thank you so much for all you assistance during the planning process. Bobby, Annita and especially Laura where always available to assist us. We could not have gotten through this without you.

Once again Thank You !!
The Food was incredibly delicious and we had so many compliments .... seems like most people expect a dry, tasteless wedding meal instead of the delicious food you provided. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
First let me say, the Catering of my daughter's wedding was the LEAST stressful part of this whole event!
I can't praise Laura & her staff enough for making her day a complete and utter joy.
I realized as I walked in, this is even better than I could have imagined!
The Catering Co. not only provided us with amazing food, in which I was hearing rave reviews all night, but the presentation was out of this world.
It turned out even better than I could have envisioned and the staff made sure everything ran so smoothly that I often forgot they were there, now thats a sign of true professionalism.
I would highly recommend The Catering Company and I hope to work with them again in the near future.
I feel a spectacular office Christmas party in my future, wink wink.

Kaye Quinn
First let me say, the Catering of my daughter's wedding was the LEAST stressful part of this whole event!
I can't Read more...
First let me say, the Catering of my daughter's wedding was the LEAST stressful part of this whole event!
I can't praise Laura & her staff enough for making her day a complete and utter joy.
I realized as I walked in, this is even better than I could have imagined!
The Catering Co. not only provided us with amazing food, in which I was hearing rave reviews all night, but the presentation was out of this world.
It turned out even better than I could have envisioned and the staff made sure everything ran so smoothly that I often forgot they were there, now thats a sign of true professionalism.
I would highly recommend The Catering Company and I hope to work with them again in the near future.
I feel a spectacular office Christmas party in my future, wink wink.

Kaye Quinn Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/7/2013
1.1/5.0
I had heard many great things about the Catering Company, but unfortunately was extremely let down. I would not recommend them to anyone planning a Williamsburg wedding. When I first contacted Laura she was extremely helpful and responsive. As soon as I paid my deposit, however, it seemed as though everything relating to my wedding was put on the "back burner". Every question I had during the planning process took weeks to answer, because Laura simply doesn't answer emails or return calls (most of my questions were never answered).
Other contributing factors to my poor review:
- We had specifically requested that the Catering Company distribute Champagne to the guests before the toast. This never happened, and ultimately resulted in very few people being able to "toast". Additionally, we a had a ton of left over Champagne :(
- The entire bottom tier of our wedding cake was never cut. I actually thought we had run out of cake at one point (because there was no more slices of cake on the cake table). Later, I found out that only half of the cake had been cut and served.
- I sent the Catering Company a very detailed seating chart, including meal selections prior to the wedding (we went with a plated meal with three choices). I later found out that the Catering Company disregarded this seating chart. They tried serving several of our teen guests the kid's option, even though we had paid for the adult meal for these guests (more than twice as expensive as the kid's meal). Who knows what happened to the vegetarians.
- Several people's plates were whisked away with half the food remaining (including the bride and groom's). It seemed like the Catering Company's main priority was to get the food served and cleared as quickly as possible.

Personally, I find these things completely unacceptable, especially given that catering often represents the largest proportion of a wedding budget.
I had heard many great things about the Catering Company, but unfortunately was extremely let down. I would not recommend Read more...
I had heard many great things about the Catering Company, but unfortunately was extremely let down. I would not recommend them to anyone planning a Williamsburg wedding. When I first contacted Laura she was extremely helpful and responsive. As soon as I paid my deposit, however, it seemed as though everything relating to my wedding was put on the "back burner". Every question I had during the planning process took weeks to answer, because Laura simply doesn't answer emails or return calls (most of my questions were never answered).
Other contributing factors to my poor review:
- We had specifically requested that the Catering Company distribute Champagne to the guests before the toast. This never happened, and ultimately resulted in very few people being able to "toast". Additionally, we a had a ton of left over Champagne :(
- The entire bottom tier of our wedding cake was never cut. I actually thought we had run out of cake at one point (because there was no more slices of cake on the cake table). Later, I found out that only half of the cake had been cut and served.
- I sent the Catering Company a very detailed seating chart, including meal selections prior to the wedding (we went with a plated meal with three choices). I later found out that the Catering Company disregarded this seating chart. They tried serving several of our teen guests the kid's option, even though we had paid for the adult meal for these guests (more than twice as expensive as the kid's meal). Who knows what happened to the vegetarians.
- Several people's plates were whisked away with half the food remaining (including the bride and groom's). It seemed like the Catering Company's main priority was to get the food served and cleared as quickly as possible.

Personally, I find these things completely unacceptable, especially given that catering often represents the largest proportion of a wedding budget. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
7/7/2013
0.7/5.0
Although my daughter’s wedding was joyous, my big regret was hiring the Williamsburg Catering Company. Thanks to them, I found myself three hours before the wedding , absolutely sobbing in a bathroom after the shock of arriving to a party location that should have been ready but wasn’t. After months of planning and with an “investment” for this occasion that almost equaled our son's full college tuition for a year, I felt like it was all crumbling. We were to be at the Winery 3 hours before our daughter’s wedding ceremony to “check” things, put out extra candles, set up a candy table, a photo table etc. We were promised that the table cloths would be on and ready by the Catering Company. Nothing was ready. This was symbolic of practically everything in dealing with the Catering Company – promises not kept, e-mails not answered, telephone calls not returned. If it weren’t for help from the winery – someone who took their day off to rescue us – I don’t know what we would have done.
The food from the Catering company was mediocre at best – and the serving was chaotic. Even though we had clearly told where kids meals and vegetarian meals were to be delivered (table numbers), the staff had no clue. We had to deal with this during the dinner when we should have been focusing on our guests and the occasion itself.
We have had so many great team players in this wedding. The florist – Jennifer – couldn’t have been better. She was efficient in com-municating, and she did a fantastic job. Liz Daley and her team (DJ, music, and photo-booth) – were wonderful. Laurie Webber of the winery of the Williamsburg Winery bends over backwards to make the place nice.Our only huge let-down for this wedding, unfortunately was the thing that cost us the most – the Williamsburg Catering Company. If we were to do the whole thing over again, I would never hire them. I think they have to much to deal with and just don't really care as long as they get paid.
Although my daughter’s wedding was joyous, my big regret was hiring the Williamsburg Catering Company. Thanks to them, I Read more...
Although my daughter’s wedding was joyous, my big regret was hiring the Williamsburg Catering Company. Thanks to them, I found myself three hours before the wedding , absolutely sobbing in a bathroom after the shock of arriving to a party location that should have been ready but wasn’t. After months of planning and with an “investment” for this occasion that almost equaled our son's full college tuition for a year, I felt like it was all crumbling. We were to be at the Winery 3 hours before our daughter’s wedding ceremony to “check” things, put out extra candles, set up a candy table, a photo table etc. We were promised that the table cloths would be on and ready by the Catering Company. Nothing was ready. This was symbolic of practically everything in dealing with the Catering Company – promises not kept, e-mails not answered, telephone calls not returned. If it weren’t for help from the winery – someone who took their day off to rescue us – I don’t know what we would have done.
The food from the Catering company was mediocre at best – and the serving was chaotic. Even though we had clearly told where kids meals and vegetarian meals were to be delivered (table numbers), the staff had no clue. We had to deal with this during the dinner when we should have been focusing on our guests and the occasion itself.
We have had so many great team players in this wedding. The florist – Jennifer – couldn’t have been better. She was efficient in com-municating, and she did a fantastic job. Liz Daley and her team (DJ, music, and photo-booth) – were wonderful. Laurie Webber of the winery of the Williamsburg Winery bends over backwards to make the place nice.Our only huge let-down for this wedding, unfortunately was the thing that cost us the most – the Williamsburg Catering Company. If we were to do the whole thing over again, I would never hire them. I think they have to much to deal with and just don't really care as long as they get paid. Read less
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Clair
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
As the summer comes to a close I find myself reviewing the awesome events of the summer. My college graduation, my wedding, honeymoon, new home and new career. Life does not really get any better than this.

On June 22nd I married my best friend. Our Williamsburg Wedding was a dream come true. Mostly in part because of Laura Reeves and The Catering Company. From the time we meet more than a year ago and thoughtout the planning process The Catering Company has been helpful, proffessional and above most caring. They listened to my mother in laws rants, my mothers concerns and somehow keep me balanced. The creative attention to detail was amazing and made my fairy tale wedding a reality.

If I have one concern it was that out to go picnic basket was not filled. We would have loved to have the opportunity to enjoy some of the tasty food as our wedding day came to a close. We had a lot of great compliments on the food. Often when the displays are beautiful the food suffers. From what I saw and was told this is not the case here. (In hinesigth I should have taken sometime get a bit to eat..It is amazing how fast the day goes.)

I have several friends getting married in 2014. I have recommended The Catering Company for selfish reasons. I hope to be invited to another great event without the pressure of being a bride.
As the summer comes to a close I find myself reviewing the awesome events of the summer. My college graduation, my Read more...
As the summer comes to a close I find myself reviewing the awesome events of the summer. My college graduation, my wedding, honeymoon, new home and new career. Life does not really get any better than this.

On June 22nd I married my best friend. Our Williamsburg Wedding was a dream come true. Mostly in part because of Laura Reeves and The Catering Company. From the time we meet more than a year ago and thoughtout the planning process The Catering Company has been helpful, proffessional and above most caring. They listened to my mother in laws rants, my mothers concerns and somehow keep me balanced. The creative attention to detail was amazing and made my fairy tale wedding a reality.

If I have one concern it was that out to go picnic basket was not filled. We would have loved to have the opportunity to enjoy some of the tasty food as our wedding day came to a close. We had a lot of great compliments on the food. Often when the displays are beautiful the food suffers. From what I saw and was told this is not the case here. (In hinesigth I should have taken sometime get a bit to eat..It is amazing how fast the day goes.)

I have several friends getting married in 2014. I have recommended The Catering Company for selfish reasons. I hope to be invited to another great event without the pressure of being a bride. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/9/2013
0.0/5.0
I was very disappointed in the service I received from this catering company. Laura the owner is very rude and carelss. On the day of my wedding her staff didn't seem to know the plans at all. The Unity Candle was not in the ceremony, the table linen was off colred and did not have enough in the color requested. Then I asked the servers to please pack up the left overs ( there were over 30 noshows) I would take them home . I was told there were NONE not even cake. I didn't cause a seen then , because It was my wedding day. However the next week I called and made a complaint. Maria was very nice,but she informed me that Laura the owner refused to reimburse me ful price for the meals, she offered $150.00. Keep in mind , I paid $690. for the 30plates. She refused to even reimburse me for half. Again she was extremely rude and I will not recommend them to anyone.
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I was very disappointed in the service I received from this catering company. Laura the owner is very rude and carelss. On Read more...
I was very disappointed in the service I received from this catering company. Laura the owner is very rude and carelss. On the day of my wedding her staff didn't seem to know the plans at all. The Unity Candle was not in the ceremony, the table linen was off colred and did not have enough in the color requested. Then I asked the servers to please pack up the left overs ( there were over 30 noshows) I would take them home . I was told there were NONE not even cake. I didn't cause a seen then , because It was my wedding day. However the next week I called and made a complaint. Maria was very nice,but she informed me that Laura the owner refused to reimburse me ful price for the meals, she offered $150.00. Keep in mind , I paid $690. for the 30plates. She refused to even reimburse me for half. Again she was extremely rude and I will not recommend them to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
When I was scheduling and planning my wedding, I worked directly with Laura Reeves. She was very nice and wanted to help in every way she could. At times, it was hard for me to get a response out of her because she is very busy. However, at the event, the food was wonderful! Very delicious! The service was mostly okay. I was a little put back by one comment made by the girl running the event for the catering company. The reception started at 5pm ish. At 7pm she came over and asked when I thought we'd be done (keep in mind, we were staying overnight at this location). I told her the guests would definitely be cleared out by 10pm, otherwise I couldn't really say. She just looked rudely at me and said, "10??? Really??" like she was done and didn't want to be there anymore. This is my WEDDING DAY!!! We bought the whole location for the weekend. I think we were allowed to party until 10pm! Then she asked it they could clear out then and let us serve ourselves. When we paid what we did, the least they could do is stay 5 hours. Aside from that, though, everything was great!
When I was scheduling and planning my wedding, I worked directly with Laura Reeves. She was very nice and wanted to help Read more...
When I was scheduling and planning my wedding, I worked directly with Laura Reeves. She was very nice and wanted to help in every way she could. At times, it was hard for me to get a response out of her because she is very busy. However, at the event, the food was wonderful! Very delicious! The service was mostly okay. I was a little put back by one comment made by the girl running the event for the catering company. The reception started at 5pm ish. At 7pm she came over and asked when I thought we'd be done (keep in mind, we were staying overnight at this location). I told her the guests would definitely be cleared out by 10pm, otherwise I couldn't really say. She just looked rudely at me and said, "10??? Really??" like she was done and didn't want to be there anymore. This is my WEDDING DAY!!! We bought the whole location for the weekend. I think we were allowed to party until 10pm! Then she asked it they could clear out then and let us serve ourselves. When we paid what we did, the least they could do is stay 5 hours. Aside from that, though, everything was great! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Craig and Laura Reeves who are the owners and masterminds behind the Catering Company were amazing to work with. No wedding or event that I have ever attended even compares to the attention to detail and quality that they put into every event that they plan and execute.

They are a one stop shop, you don't have to worry about finding a rental company/linens/staff or anything. The prices are reasonable and the food is freakin fantastic. You know that awkward cafeteria style "wedding food" that you get at big banquet halls? IT IS NOTHING LIKE THAT! Everything is fresh and delicious and warm and beautifully presented. It was important for my husband and I to have incredible food at our wedding as both our families are big, hearty eaters and everyone raved about our food.

I can not recommend the Catering Company highly enough, they were easy to work with from the beginning and everything went off flawlessly. People are still raving about the flank steak and the crab cakes! The best caterers around and they now have devoted customers for life :) I already want to plan a vow renewal so we can have a giant catered party all over again! Thanks Catering Company!
Craig and Laura Reeves who are the owners and masterminds behind the Catering Company were amazing to work with. No Read more...
Craig and Laura Reeves who are the owners and masterminds behind the Catering Company were amazing to work with. No wedding or event that I have ever attended even compares to the attention to detail and quality that they put into every event that they plan and execute.

They are a one stop shop, you don't have to worry about finding a rental company/linens/staff or anything. The prices are reasonable and the food is freakin fantastic. You know that awkward cafeteria style "wedding food" that you get at big banquet halls? IT IS NOTHING LIKE THAT! Everything is fresh and delicious and warm and beautifully presented. It was important for my husband and I to have incredible food at our wedding as both our families are big, hearty eaters and everyone raved about our food.

I can not recommend the Catering Company highly enough, they were easy to work with from the beginning and everything went off flawlessly. People are still raving about the flank steak and the crab cakes! The best caterers around and they now have devoted customers for life :) I already want to plan a vow renewal so we can have a giant catered party all over again! Thanks Catering Company! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
The Catering Company of Williamsburg is one of the highest rated in Williamsburg. The food was delicious- even though it was my own wedding, it was the best food I have ever had at a wedding. The owner was so helpful in the planning process- they let us store a lot of things at their warehouse leading up to the wedding, which was very helpful since we are from out of town. My one complaint was that the owner/person I communicated with throughout the whole planning process was not at my wedding and did not communicate as well with the staff present at the wedding (timing was off, centerpieces were not set up as requested). I still highly recommend this caterer, but be sure to double confirm with the staff that will be present at the wedding.
The Catering Company of Williamsburg is one of the highest rated in Williamsburg. The food was delicious- even though it Read more...
The Catering Company of Williamsburg is one of the highest rated in Williamsburg. The food was delicious- even though it was my own wedding, it was the best food I have ever had at a wedding. The owner was so helpful in the planning process- they let us store a lot of things at their warehouse leading up to the wedding, which was very helpful since we are from out of town. My one complaint was that the owner/person I communicated with throughout the whole planning process was not at my wedding and did not communicate as well with the staff present at the wedding (timing was off, centerpieces were not set up as requested). I still highly recommend this caterer, but be sure to double confirm with the staff that will be present at the wedding. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The Catering Company did a wonderful job at our wedding! We were so thrilled with their service and how the day turned out. We got many compliments on the food and the creative displays. I would highly recommend The Catering Company for your wedding!
We were ultimately drawn to The Catering Company because of their creative presentation of food and large selection of linens, serving dishes and ability to customize the menu. From the beginning we were able to review some successful menus and convey our likes and dislikes from them. We ended up with a personal menu that fit our tastes and location.
Laura was extremely knowledgeable about our venue and came up with some great ideas for interesting flavors and dishes to compliment our fall plantation wedding. She is also extremely responsive and answered any questions we had in a timely manner. On top of that, they throw a quarterly event showcasing their food that allowed us to try many of the dishes we had selected for our wedding day ahead of time. We got some great ideas by visiting these and we were able to see all of the linens ahead of time.
The Catering Company did a wonderful job at our wedding! We were so thrilled with their service and how the day turned Read more...
The Catering Company did a wonderful job at our wedding! We were so thrilled with their service and how the day turned out. We got many compliments on the food and the creative displays. I would highly recommend The Catering Company for your wedding!
We were ultimately drawn to The Catering Company because of their creative presentation of food and large selection of linens, serving dishes and ability to customize the menu. From the beginning we were able to review some successful menus and convey our likes and dislikes from them. We ended up with a personal menu that fit our tastes and location.
Laura was extremely knowledgeable about our venue and came up with some great ideas for interesting flavors and dishes to compliment our fall plantation wedding. She is also extremely responsive and answered any questions we had in a timely manner. On top of that, they throw a quarterly event showcasing their food that allowed us to try many of the dishes we had selected for our wedding day ahead of time. We got some great ideas by visiting these and we were able to see all of the linens ahead of time. Read less
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Grdnofedn
Wedding:
5/24/2009
4.9/5.0
The food and service was just unbelievably amazing. The serving staff are professional and courtesy and Laura does a fabulous job at working within a budget to meet your needs. She is well versed all many cuisines and always has a little something special up her sleeve. The unique food displays make her food that much more amazing. Being able to rent linens from the Catering Co. as well was a big help since they can budget the food and seating together.
The food and service was just unbelievably amazing. The serving staff are professional and courtesy and Laura does a Read more...
The food and service was just unbelievably amazing. The serving staff are professional and courtesy and Laura does a fabulous job at working within a budget to meet your needs. She is well versed all many cuisines and always has a little something special up her sleeve. The unique food displays make her food that much more amazing. Being able to rent linens from the Catering Co. as well was a big help since they can budget the food and seating together. Read less
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Meglath
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.1/5.0
The food was fantastic. Laura was a big help in coming up with the menu. The only setback was the champagne was not passed out to every guest before the toast. My MOH had to go get a glass of wine for the toast.
The food was fantastic. Laura was a big help in coming up with the menu. The only setback was the champagne was not passed Read more...
The food was fantastic. Laura was a big help in coming up with the menu. The only setback was the champagne was not passed out to every guest before the toast. My MOH had to go get a glass of wine for the toast. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
4/5/2008
4.1/5.0
We had some rough patches with The Catering Company during the planning process (i.e. they did not reply to some of our phone calls and emails) but overall, we would recommend them. Because they do so many events, they definitely know what they're doing!!...but at the same time, sometimes we felt like we didn't get any "special" attention. The price was a little high but worth it - it was some of the best food I've ever had, which is more than I can say for most other weddings I've been to. (The fees, taxes, etc. really add up-make sure to plan for this in your budget!) The presentation was phenomenal, as well, and the staff were all very professional. We also had The Catering Company do our cake and it was the BEST freakin' cake I've ever had - and it looked amazing! Considering the design on the cake was based off of a ceiling molding in George Washington's formal dining room and no one else would do it, we were impressed with how it turned out. Overall, there were a few stressful moments, but I would recommend The Catering Company to friends and family...and you!
We had some rough patches with The Catering Company during the planning process (i.e. they did not reply to some of our Read more...
We had some rough patches with The Catering Company during the planning process (i.e. they did not reply to some of our phone calls and emails) but overall, we would recommend them. Because they do so many events, they definitely know what they're doing!!...but at the same time, sometimes we felt like we didn't get any "special" attention. The price was a little high but worth it - it was some of the best food I've ever had, which is more than I can say for most other weddings I've been to. (The fees, taxes, etc. really add up-make sure to plan for this in your budget!) The presentation was phenomenal, as well, and the staff were all very professional. We also had The Catering Company do our cake and it was the BEST freakin' cake I've ever had - and it looked amazing! Considering the design on the cake was based off of a ceiling molding in George Washington's formal dining room and no one else would do it, we were impressed with how it turned out. Overall, there were a few stressful moments, but I would recommend The Catering Company to friends and family...and you! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Throughout all of the wedding planning, Laura was always fantastic. She answered my emails very quickly and I never had any issues. They even handled some miscellaneous tasks for me, such as setting up the guestbook, card box, escort votives, etc. Everyone loved the food, and so did Robert and I (yes, we actually ate at our wedding!). I thought their prices were extremely reasonable, especially with all of the linens, flatware, and glassware included. Plus, you have the piece of mind of a highly recommended company! The only bad thing I can say is that they didn’t set up the room exactly how we wanted (we had wanted our sweetheart table by the fireplace, but it was instead set up beside the dance floor). This was a not a big deal though, since we didn’t really know how the room should be set up in the first place. It worked out nicely being beside the dance floor anyway!
Throughout all of the wedding planning, Laura was always fantastic. She answered my emails very quickly and I never had Read more...
Throughout all of the wedding planning, Laura was always fantastic. She answered my emails very quickly and I never had any issues. They even handled some miscellaneous tasks for me, such as setting up the guestbook, card box, escort votives, etc. Everyone loved the food, and so did Robert and I (yes, we actually ate at our wedding!). I thought their prices were extremely reasonable, especially with all of the linens, flatware, and glassware included. Plus, you have the piece of mind of a highly recommended company! The only bad thing I can say is that they didn’t set up the room exactly how we wanted (we had wanted our sweetheart table by the fireplace, but it was instead set up beside the dance floor). This was a not a big deal though, since we didn’t really know how the room should be set up in the first place. It worked out nicely being beside the dance floor anyway! Read less
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crabbybride
Wedding:
3/27/2004
5.0/5.0
A dream to work with! We got lots of compliments on the food.
A dream to work with! We got lots of compliments on the food.
A dream to work with! We got lots of compliments on the food. Read less
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