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Above and Beyond is a Maine-style catering company based in Alfred, Maine. As the name suggests, Above and Beyond goes well over the call of being a catering company and helps in many other areas on your wedding day. Our servicing locations encompassses all of Southern Maine outwards to Fryeburg and upwards to Pownal / New Gloucester.

Services Offered
Above and Beyond is a full-service catering company that boasts a Maine-style flare and also offers event coordination.

Cuisine
No matter what allergy a guest at your wedding may present, Above and Beyond will be able to accommodate it. Their cuisine options fit any style of wedding, as they offer serving styles of plated service, family style, buffet stations and hors d'oeuvres / cocktail style. Just some cuisines that Above and Beyond specializes in are:

  • Seafood
  • Barbeque
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free


Other Services
Above and Beyond truly does go above and beyond in the services they offer. They can provide event coordination, floral design, full bar service, cakes/cupcakes, coordination of officient, DJ, Photographer and other vendor connections. This company also creates special relationships with vendors that are easy to work with to make the wedding day memorable for the couple.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$46

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$46

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$35

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
Italian
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
53 Reviews
  • Quality of service
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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Above & Beyond Catering, led by Gina Sawtelle, receives high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and delicious food. Gina and her staff are commended for their attentiveness, organization, and professionalism, making the planning process and the event itself stress-free. Guests rave about the quality of the food and the variety of options offered, as well as the friendly and efficient service provided by the staff. Above & Beyond Catering is highly recommended for weddings and other events.

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Above & Beyond Catering, led by Gina Sawtelle, receives high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional service and delicious food. Gina and her staff are commended for their attentiveness, organization, and professionalism, making the planning process and the event itself stress-free. Guests rave about the quality of the food and the variety of options offered, as well as the friendly and efficient service provided by the staff. Above & Beyond Catering is highly recommended for weddings and other events.

Karlie
Karlie P. Sent on 08/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection

Above and beyond is exactly what we got!! Gina’s staff is absolutely amazing. The experience, kindness and attention to detail shines through. What an incredible team of lovely people! The food was top notch and every moment of our wedding was stress free thanks to this team. We are so blessed and would highly recommend Above and Beyond Catering!!!
Shaunee
Shaunee N. Sent on 04/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Effortless, Amazing, and Perfect!!!!!

I cannot thank Gina, and her amazing staff for helping Nils and I on our most special day! Gina literally went above and beyond to make sure everything was to perfection! Our family and friends had an incredible time! Everything was well thought out, and Gina and her team were so attentive to our guest! I cannot thank you enough for everything you all did!!! And did I forget to mention…..the food was absolutely delicious!!! Thank you😍 also, thank you for even cutting our cake for guest!! You’re all so great! Any future gatherings or parties I will for sure be calling you and recommending you!!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Russell
Russell J. Sent on 09/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Really above and beyond!

BEYOND thankful for Above & Beyond Catering and Gina Sawtelle. We originally hired them in 2020 when COVID was raging and we weren't able to do tastings. We also were planning a cross country wedding so we weren't able to travel for tastings or meetings as our wedding got closer. Gina worked with us every step of the way and was so organized and communicative. Countless phone calls, zoom meetings and emails over the past 2 years ended up with a fantastic event. She helped us plan our menu, logistics and timing of meals during the cocktail hour and dinner. She also handled the bar as a part of our catering package. She was so flexible with dietary accommodations for allergies and vegans/vegetarians. Her staff was so friendly and professional and made sure we were always fed and had a drink throughout the night. Highly recommend! Thanks again Gina and team!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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A Barn A Barn Barn & Farm Weddings

They couldn't have picked a better name! We have had Above and Beyond caterer a number of events here at A BARN and they are always fabulous; beautiful presentation, excellent food, and great fun to work with.

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Above & Beyond Catering frequently asked questions

At Above & Beyond Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Above & Beyond Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Above & Beyond Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Above & Beyond Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Above & Beyond Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • Italian
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Above & Beyond Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Above & Beyond Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Above & Beyond Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Above & Beyond Catering is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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