Skip to main content
This vendor is popular with couples. Start a conversation


On WeddingWire since 2012

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Catering is a catering service located in Nags Head, North Carolina. Whether your ceremony is simple or lavish, our talented staff can accommodate you. Our delicious food will be a memorable part of your wedding, sure to have your guests talking for years to come. Serving both traditional and modern food with the finest local ingredients, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe is the perfect choice for your wedding.


Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe offers a vast selection of food for you to choose from. We offer a great attention to detail, ensuring that your food comes out perfectly. Cuisines offered include:

  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Cajun
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mexican
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern

Services Offered

From excellent service to a sharp attention to detail, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe is devoted to making your wedding perfect. We also offer a variety of diet-concious menus including: gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Additional wedding services include:

  • Clean up
  • Delivery
  • Setup
  • Customized menus
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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


What is the average catering price per person for stations?


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


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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Latin American

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free

What bar services do you provide?

Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chocolate Fountain
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
261 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
99% Recommended by couples

72 User photos

261 Reviews
Abby G. Married on 04/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Food & Service was delicious!

Working with Immanuel and the caterers at Basnight's was incredibly easy. The reception buffet selections were scrumptous--- guests couldn't speak more highly of the food. The servers were friendly and went above and beyond when passing appetizers during the cocktail hour to make sure even those getting pictures were able to enjoy the appetizers. Leftovers were boxed up and presented to us with the sweetest notes and well wishes written on the them. I highly recommend Basnight's Lone Cedar for your big day!
Lizzy P. Married on 10/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend!

We cannot say enough good things about Basnights Lone Cedar Catering! Immanuel was such a joy to work with, he was always quick to respond and accommodating to all of our requests. They provided all of the food for cocktail hour and dinner, provided a dessert bar, provided bartenders, and even supplied our brunch for the morning after the wedding. Everything was absolutely delicious, everyone was raving about how good the food was! And on top of that, every single member of their crew was so kind and friendly. We could not have asked for any better for our big day and I highly recommend them for anyone planning any event, I know we will be using them again anytime the opportunity presents itself!
Steve B. Married on 10/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent food, excellent management of event. You don't any better than Lone Cedar Cafe.'

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe catering was incredible. Food was top quality.. It was fresh, delicious and generous portions. Both on-line and in person the staff were friendly. knowledgeable helpful and at the event, extremely hard working (which made everything run smoothly).
illustration stars

Are you interested?

Message vendor


WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

Jessica & Dylan
12 photos · 06/11/2021
Mike & Eliza
47 photos · 09/14/2019
Lauren & Bernabas
79 photos · 07/19/2019
Stephanie & Laith
70 photos · 06/15/2019



Caroline Basnight
Caroline Basnight
Owner/Catering Coordinator

Caroline Basnight owner and coordinator, has been working at Basnight's since her family opened the business 26th year ago. As an Outer Banks native, Caroline's wealth of experience in all things Outer Banks is a huge help to her clients. Especially when it comes to fresh, local seafood, something her family has been knows for since they opened their doors.

Victoria Mawyer
Victoria Mawyer
Catering & Events Coordinator

Victoria joined Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe's Catering Team seven years ago. As a Virginia native, she moved her in 2012, and has worked in the catering and events industry since. Victoria first started in the hospitality industry while still in high school giving her a plethora of experience in the hospitality industry. When the job first became available at Basnight’s, Victoria said that their commitment to using fresh, local seafood, locally procured produce, and their “green” initiatives made the change a no brainer.

“One of the amazing things about working for the Basnight family, is they treat everyone like family, not just their employees, but each and every one of their clients and customers. Ask any local and they will tell you, their hospitality is tried and true.” – Victoria

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Jennette's Pier Jennette's Pier Banquet Halls

Great food is not the only thing Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe serves up on a daily basis! They get Five Stars for their outstanding customer service for not only their clients and other vendors but their community. Jennette's Pier appreciates Lone Cedar's dedication to incorporating conservation principles into their business. They not only use local seafood, grow their own herbs and such but also have a "green friendly" restaurant. All these things help to preserve our environment, which is a priority for the North Carolina Aquariums and Jennette's Pier. The food is fresh and you can surely taste the difference. This family owned and operated restaurant sees everyone as family and will do their very best to make your event wonderful and more!

Outer Banks Productions Outer Banks Productions Wedding Photographers

Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe is a go-to wedding venue in the Nags Head area. They have lots of parking, a great facility and the service and food are impeccable! Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe should seriously be considered for your wedding and reception venue. It's always a pleasure to shoot any event there!

Coastyle Weddings Coastyle Weddings Wedding Planners

Working with Lone Cedar is a complete dream! Their food is delicious, their staff is professional, presentable, and very knowledgeable about the food and the way weddings are run. They always have at least one manager on duty that stays for the entire evening to make sure everything runs perfectly. They are easy going, and able to go with the flow while making sure their service is top notch. We as a vendor love working with them, and can rest assured knowing our clients will be just as happy!


Other vendors in Outer Banks for your wedding

Wedding Vendors

Responds within 24 hours