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Applause Catering offers outstanding service and food for events specializing in full service wedding receptions. While City Art in the Vista is our preferred venu we also cater events at other locations. City Art is an urban chic art gallery located in the downtown historic Vista and can accomodate up to 300 guests. Our services include bar services, decor, event design, setup and breakdown, coordination and management of all events. Our delicious food is prepared in an "A" rated commercial kitchen. We also offer travel services to events outside of the Columbia Area. Our menu is stylish, ecclectic, reasonably priced and offers modern appetizers as well as traditional favorites.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$45

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

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$26

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

$26

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Mary Sent on 03/18/2017
5 out of 5 rating
My daughter wanted a wedding that she would not have to worry about all the details. With Richenda Batson at Applause Catering she got just that. She worked with my daughter from beginning to end. For the perfect wedding and reception Richenda will make everything comes together. The wedding was beautiful and the food was excellent. Richenda is the perfect planner as well as caterer. Thank you so much for all your help in making this day unforgettable and perfect in every way.
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Laura Sent on 08/01/2016
5 out of 5 rating
I was told I would not have anything to worry about for my daughters wedding day... And I can assure you I didn't!!! They were awesome. We had the wedding at the Harmon Tree Farm (which is changing to The Grove on Augusta... Make sure you check them out too!!)in Gilbert, SC. The wedding and reception was held there. The food, the decor, service to the clean up... I could not have found a better caterer than Applause Catering!!! Love them!!!
Richenda you are the BEST!!! Also, Kevin Funderburk that wrote a review on here, loves your Shrimp and Grits!!!
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Kevin Sent on 07/31/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Had the opportunity to attend a friend's wedding last night that was catered by Applause Fine & Casual Catering. The food was awesome! The shrimp & grits were off the charts! Great job Richenda!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Bonnie Brunt Cakes Bonnie Brunt Cakes Wedding Cakes

LOVE working with Richenda and her team at Applause Catering. Always courteous, considerate and always professional. Their food is fantastic and their set up always so inviting!

The Coastal Breeze Party Band The Coastal Breeze Party Band Wedding Bands

Applause does a fantastic job with great food and always a great looking layout! I highly recommend them!

American Floral American Floral Wedding Florists

Awesome Food, personal service and a flare for the unusual...you won't be disappointed with Applause Catering !! Oh, and Richenda is a sweetheart with great attention to detail !!

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