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Amazing team and wonderful food! For our wedding we worked with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg who all did a great job from start to finish. Main Event drafted three different family style menus to assist in selecting our wedding menu with different price points, which helped greatly determine what items we would serve at the reception. Even our tasting with Main Event was a great experience. (Sometimes I wish they had restaurant. I could eat the Piquant African Peppers, Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, and Pumpkin + Sage Ravioli Gigante once a week). :)
Many of our guests said it was one of the best wedding meals they had including the exceptional service. I will add once the ceremony was over and my husband and I stayed to take a family photos, Main Event Staff brought us trays of appetizers and glasses of champagne. I wasn't expecting this level of service, but honestly it was one of the few times the Groom and I had a chance to eat and it was great surprise.
Our Butler for the evening and Manager (Chip) were also wonderful! Unfortunately, I don't remember the Butler's name but he always made sure my husband and I had a fresh drink or anything else we needed. Both Chip and the Butler went above and beyond their roles and responsibilities at our wedding.
I highly recommend Main Event for any events! From working with Spencer, Adeline, and Meg to the on-site team, Main Event provided exceptional service and quality to make our wedding reception memorable!
From the first second to the end of the wedding plus follow up after the wedding, Main Event Caterers was amazing. We got the all-inclusive package at the Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia and were happily "stuck" with Main Event Caterers. How good were they? Four of our guests who have many private parties at their houses and for work requested that we send them our contact at Main Event Caterers that we happily provided to them. The food, waiters, waitresses and bartenders were amazing. The tastings were fun/beautiful and exciting at the same time. We are most appreciative of the hard work they performed for us!
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 Events was AWESOME! Their food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. The butler that took care of the bride and groom was very attentive and had a great disposition.
Our experience with Main Event was top-notch. We decided to use Main Event for our wedding catering after receiving very prompt and professional responses to our emails - and a delicious sounding menu! We went to our tasting and fell in love. We had family style dining and our guests were raving about the food - the short ribs are especially delicious! We felt very taken care of throughout the night, the service was excellent and everything ran so smoothly. We cannot recommend Main Event enough!
Main Events provided the catering for my daughter and son-in-laws wedding. From start to finish they were professional and responsive. They were also willing to work within our budget. We chose to have the food served family style allowing for the intimacy of a family dinner for 100. The food was delicious and many of our guests commented "it was the best food they had at a wedding". Food at a wedding is very often an after thought but Main Event takes great care in providing food that is important to the couple and is good.
Loved working with them. Felt like a valued customer the entire process.
Main Events catered our 200 person wedding back in October and we are still hearing how much our guests enjoyed the food and the professional service. We initially reached out to Main Events about a year before our wedding, and they were very responsive, transparent, and easy to work with throughout the entire process. For example, not only was the food at the tasting superb, but Taylor Rose--the event designer we were lucky enough to work with--turned the table design we had discussed in theoretical terms into reality for the tasting. Something else that we really appreciated, particularly when it came down to selecting which caterer we would be contracting for our wedding, was Taylor Rose's attention to detail and willingness to provide us with an itemized budget, which allowed us to prioritize where we spent our money. The other company that we were considering provided us with very vague estimates and refused to provide itemized budgets. In the days leading up to the wedding, Taylor Rose was also really helpful with finding us a lighting company that pulled together our very specific lighting idea (eddison bulbs over the dance floor). Every person we spoke with had great things to say about the food, which indicates to us that service was very consistent. Additionally, Main Events was very good about quickly turning over the space (ceremony area to dinner service, cocktail reception to dance floor) and working well with our other vendors. We cannot say enough positive things about Main Events or Taylor Rose!
Main Event was fantastic and I would recommend them to any bride and groom getting married in the DC area. We had thunderstorms predicted for our wedding at the DAR and Daniela worked diligently to come up with a backup plan that satisfied us, despite a tight indoor space. And at the last minute, they pulled off an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. Amazing. The food was delicious - the fried chicken and short ribs were devoured by our guests, along with everything else. As the bride I had two staff catering to my every need all night long and so did my groom. Anything we needed, they were right there! The flexibility and professionalism of the entire team was above and beyond our expectations.
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.
Working with Main Event was one of the best decisions I made while planning my wedding! Every moment, from the initial tasting to the wedding day, I was completely confident in Main Event. Spencer and Jackie were WONDERFUL! They made this experience fun for me and were able to provide suggestions in a non-pushy manner. I would email or call with questions on a weekly basis and Main Event was always professional and prompt in their response. The food at Main Event is amazing, your guests will be talking about this food for months after your wedding! You cannot go wrong with this caterer!
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!
Main Event is the BEST caterer! We had such a great experience with them for our Woodend wedding in July. Caterer is a very complex service to provide - and Main Event was perfect along every step of the way. From our initial information request, to the tasting, to the planning and tweaking details, walk through, and the event. The food was seriously DELICIOUS (waaay better than typical "wedding food") and the guests loved everything. They have excellent choices for all dishes (appetizers - passed/stationery, salads, main dishes) and accommodated food allergies with ease. It was a pleasure working with Jackie and Spencer to design our dream wedding.
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!