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First, let me say that Spencer at A Main Event Catering is fabulous. He put together a menu that incorporated my wedding theme to a tee and fit my budget. My party arrived 1 hour late for my scheduled tasting due to traffic, but Spencer was completely gracious and gave us a wonderful food experience. We talked and laughed so much that I think the kitchen staff had to prompt us to wrap things up! While we loved Spencer and his offerings, we ultimately chose another vendor based on an offer from a family friend. That said, I would absolutely recommend Spencer and his team at A Main Event. Do not pass this one over!
Main Event (and specifically Spencer and Adeline) is top notch. From the very beginning, my husband and I were impressed with Main Event: I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease a couple years ago and was hoping to do a completely gluten free meal for our wedding. Not only did Main Event provide us with a proposal that was completely gluten free (and delicious sounding), but they kept their proposal within our price range, and designed the menu based on my husband's and my favorite foods, making it more personal. When we arrived at Main Event for our tasting, we were greeted by a fully tuxedo-ed server with champagne, and then met Spencer, who was charismatic, knowledgeable, and personable. The food was fantastic, and we left not knowing exactly what dishes we liked best. After we signed the contract, Adeline was assigned to continue helping us plan until the day of when Spencer would take over and manage the day-of events. Adeline (and the entire team at Main Event we communicated with), was SO WONDERFUL!! I probably wrote her about a million emails, and she was always timely and friendly in her responses. I was so grateful to have her help throughout the whole process. I can't say enough good things about her. And during our walk through and the day of the wedding, Spencer ran things like CLOCKWORK. The food was fabulous and the service was fantastic (my husband and I even had a woman--I think her name was Theresa--who was assigned to only us all night and she was just terrific). I just cannot say enough good things about them. Thank you, Main Event for helping make our amazing day even more special!! :)
Can't imagine anything less than a 5-star review for Main Event. All of the staff we talked to, both before the event and at the event, were very professional, friendly, and responsive. During the day of the wedding, they went above and beyond in working seamlessly with the venue space and the other venues. As the bride and groom we didn't have to worry about anything day-of, and were really impressed by the staff taking great care of all of the guests as well as making sure we were fed :)
Main Event has lots of experience working in the area, came recommended by our venue, and were a perfect vendor for our wedding (even though we had to plan it from afar)! Incredible range of dinner options, and our favorite dishes were the beef shortrib and the vegetarian lasagnettes - but each dish we chose from Main Event was delicious and perfectly presented.
Michelle and her team were incredible and we can't be happier with the services they provided for us on our wedding day. Not only did they provide absolutely delicious food, they also provided excellent service, extreme professionalism, in-depth knowledge of our venue (the National Museum for Women in the arts) and other add-on services that were beyond the scope of our original contract.
Michelle and her team truly made our wedding day truly so special, our tables looked amazing but even better the food and appetizers were DELICIOUS! I got married on August 9th and we still have people talking about our food...! It was great working with Michelle and can't wait to hire her and her team again for another event : )
Highly recommend Main Event! We were very particular about our wedding catering and they did an excellent job with delicious food that all the guests loved, beautiful place settings, great service for us and our guests, and worked within our budget. Recommend working with Darcy and/or Taylor. Thank you both!
We had a great experience with Main Event! We hired Main Event to cater our wedding in DC last month. We couldn't have asked for a more professional, nicer, or more helpful team to work with. Jen and Liz at Main Event worked with us to develop a menu with terrific food that fit within our budget, and many of our guests told us that they thought the food and service at our wedding was the best they'd had at any wedding. Thanks Main Event!
Main Event was great from they day we contacted them until the end of our wedding. They were easy to work with, creative, and knew our venue inside and out. We had so many other details to plan and worry about, it was wonderful to know that they had the catering under control with minimal oversight from us. They arranged the tables and place settings beautifully; the food was delicious; and they attended to me and my husband all night. We didn't get to eat much during the reception, so it was a treat to get to our hotel at the end of the night and feast on the leftovers they packed us from our wedding dinner.
We had an incredible experience working with Main Event! They did an incredible job listening to what we wanted and making it a reality. They answered every single question I had and were super patient with all my emails and flexible with me as I had a last minute 2-month international work trip that I had to take 3 months before the wedding. In addition to their customer service, the food that Main Event served was incredible. Every guest that I've spoken to has commented on how great the food was, a couple have even tried to get me to ask for recipes. I would highly recommend Main Event to anyone and will definitely look to use them again for any event that I host.
We worked with Michelle and Liz at Main Event Caterer for our wedding in May 2015 at the Carnegie Institute for Science. Both were fantastic and helpful throughout the entire process. We had chosen they based on reviews and after our first meeting with Michelle we walked away and immediately knew we wanted to use Main Event for our wedding. They worked closely with us on our meal choices, incorporated our requests and comments during the final tasting, and even switched up our whole catering menu 4 months prior to the wedding! The day of, the food was amazing, beautifully presented, and served to 130 guests very quickly. The wait staff was helpful and pleasant, and the bartenders were efficient and knowledgeable in serving various cocktails. Main events was also flexible in providing a third bartender outside during the cocktail hour, which helped cut down the wait time for drinks and prevented people from bunching up. Would highly recommend Main Event for your wedding!
Main Event was incredible to work with! The food was amazing, and I had multiple guests tell me how delicious it was! The tables were set beautifully and were exactly what I wanted! I'm so glad we went with Main Event for our wedding!
We were very impressed with the service and quality of food at Main Event. Jackie was always quick to respond to all of our questions and requests. She helped us create a delicious menu that got many compliments from our guests. We had several guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Main Event was very accommodating with creating specific dishes for them. They set up everything beautifully and were prompt and professional with clean up at the end of the wedding. The best part was the personal butler service just for us. They had ice water ready for us right after the ceremony and made sure we got to try all our favorite hors d’oeuvres!
We were so glad we used Main Event to cater our wedding reception. From the very first phone call with Jen Sibel, our event designer, I could tell that she understood the type of meal and event we wanted our reception to be. During the planning process, I really appreciated that Main Event provided a detailed quote, so I could see the cost breakdown, and didn't bat an eye when I needed a event plan for an outdoor setting (without a tent) as well as a indoor/rain plan. Working with Jen and Rebeccah Propp made planning our reception - from food, to linens, to table/dance floor rental, to event timing - so easy. We ended up having beautiful weather on our wedding day and had a fabulous cocktail hour and dinner in the garden. The quality of food and service by Main Event was superb. My husband and I felt completely taken care of (thanks to the Main Event staff who made sure we actually ate!). We also got lots of rave reviews from our guests who loved our buffet menu and appreciated the professional service provided by Main Event. They come with our highest recommendation.
We went with Main Event Caterers for our spring wedding at the Torpedo Factory, and they did a fantastic job. Out of the four quotes we got from caterers, they were the only ones who could deliver a plated meal on our tight budget. We initially requested a fusion of Vietnamese and Southern food, but since my Vietnamese relatives were sticklers on exact authenticity (and not fusion, which was what we wanted), we ultimately went with more American dishes. We weren't disappointed in the slightest -- the appetizer were delicious, and the entrees we went with were amazing and looked great. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was, and that was very important to me. Jackie was very responsive to all of my emails (and there were quite a few of them). Doing an event at the Torpedo Factory can be a challenge, since they can't set up until 5 pm, and our ceremony started at 6:30. However, they executed the set up perfectly, and were able to stick to our tight timeline. I highly recommend Main Event Caterers, not just for value, but for the quality of service that they deliver. Thank you so much for everything -- you were a big part in our wedding success!
From our very first contact, I had a fantastic experience working with the MEC team. We wanted to serve dinner family style and had a hard time finding caterers that were willing do to so, but MEC helped carry out our dinner dreams. The food service struck the exact tone we were hoping to achieve and our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. We made a few tweaks after our tasting, and they were always responsive to our questions and changes. While cake initially wasn't high on our priority list, we ended up having an amazing cake through them. They also did a wonderful job in pulling different linens and serveware for us to choose from, and I was thrilled with our final selections.
Main Event is literally the BEST. My wedding planner recommended them to me, and I'm very glad she did that. From the food tasting to the wedding day, they make everything so smooth, and so customized to whatever you want.
Since most of our guests are Asian, we kinda wanted American food with an Asian twist, and Main Event definitely made it happen. The cocktail hour's food is amazing that some of my guests joked to me that they were kind of chasing the servers. Our main courses are short ribs, duck and vegetarian. I cannot tell you how many guests told me that they cook like Michelin star level food. We had a dessert BAR including probably 6-7 desserts after the dance floor is open, that was a KILLER. On top of that, we used their dark chocolate truffle box as our wedding favor, and all of the guests loved it. Main Event did a great job packing and arranging the logistics, that made me completely stress free.
Seriously, you won't find anyone better in town, in any sense.
We were recommended Main Event Caterers by our venue. I also got a recommendation from a co-worker who used them for her wedding. Jen and Liz were our event planners and worked within our budget. We went to a tasting with a tentative menu selected, and we were able to try 2 of our main courses at the tasting. The salmon and the boneless beef short rib are DELICIOUS! We also highly recommend the corn souffles - of which we got many compliments. They also provided all the linens, tables, and chairs. The staff and servers were very professional. We would definitely recommend Main Event Caterers!