Weddings

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

Sunderland, MA View map

About

Celebrate your love with Blue Heron Catering!

The Blue Heron offers catering services throughout the Pioneer Valley and Berkshires. Whether you’re planning a small dinner party in your home or a grand-scale wedding under a tent, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your event a success.

Call today or email info [at] blueherondining [dot] com to request a catering quote!

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ON-PREMISE CATERING

The Blue Heron Restaurant is located in a beautifully renovated 150-year-old building and offers one of the most unique and comfortable spaces available in the Pioneer Valley. We are conveniently situated 10 minutes from Amherst, 15 minutes from Northampton and 2 miles from Route 91.

Step into Lincoln Hall (formerly the Great Room) and you can’t help but fall in love with its majestic 18–foot tin ceiling and walls, complemented by 1600 square feet of solid maple floors. Decorated in warm colors that reflect the New England landscape, Lincoln Hall is the perfect location for an elegant yet comfortable affair.

Rental of Lincoln Hall includes all tables, chairs, linens & place settings. Available for parties up to 120 guests.

Rental of the entire restaurant available, please call for details and availability.

OFF-PREMISE CATERING

Our full-service catering includes set up, event service and clean up, as well as event planning assistance and on-site management on the day of your event. For an off-premise event, we will coordinate any necessary rentals, including tables, chairs, tents, linens, and table settings.

We are proud to be preferred caterers at many local venues, including:

• Amherst Woman’s Club—Amherst, MA
• Brandt House—Greenfield, MA
• Centennial House—Northfield, MA
• Eric Carle Museum—Amherst, MA
• Garden House at Look Park—Florence, MA
• Holyoke Canoe Club—Holyoke, MA
• Montague Retreat Center—Montague, MA
• The Mount—Lenox, MA
• Quonquont Farm—Whately, MA
• Wistariahurst Museum—Holyoke, MA

WEDDINGS

The Blue Heron is the perfect choice for all of the celebrations surrounding your wedding. Special rates are available for groups hosting two or more wedding events at the Blue Heron.

Engagement Parties

Gather your friends and family for a celebration of your engagement in our Lincoln Hall or a location of your choosing. Whether you’d like a formal dinner or a casual barbecue, we’ll help you design the perfect menu.

Wedding Showers

Depending on the size of your party, Lincoln Hall or the Bistro would be the perfect place to celebrate the couple-to-be with a brunch, luncheon or champagne tea!

Rehearsal Dinners

Let the Blue Heron assist you in planning a rehearsal dinner that shows your appreciation for your close friends and family, without overshadowing the “big day.” The Mount Sugarloaf Room provides an intimate venue for parties up to 23 guests, while Lincoln Hall can accommodate larger parties.

Weddings

Have your wedding at the Blue Heron, or have the Blue Heron at your wedding! With over 15 years of experience catering weddings in the Pioneer Valley, we know exactly what it takes to bring to life the wedding you really want. We'll help you plan everything from the menu to the day-of timeline, as well as connecting you with the best wedding vendors in the area.

Post-Wedding Brunches

Invite your out-of-town guests to one last gathering before leaving town. Take the hassle out of planning by having your brunch at the Blue Heron, or have us cater the event at your home.

MENUS

Our culinary team will work with you to design a custom menu that reflects your tastes and incorporates the highest quality local ingredients. Our experienced catering chefs specialize in international and regional cuisine, from French to Korean and from Midwestern to Southwestern. All of our food is prepared from scratch, allowing us to accommodate any dietary restrictions or food allergies. Fill out a request for a catering quote below to start planning your perfect menu!

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$125.00

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

$125.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$125.00

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

$125.00

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22.00

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
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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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Anya B. Married on 10/20/2019
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    Top notch professionals and excellent chefs!

    The Blue Heron team was a delight to work with throughout. They were professional, patient, and thoughtful about everything - from working with us to craft a personalized menu to finding the most appropriate vendors. We took a do-it-yourself approach to many aspects of our wedding, and the Blue Heron team was happy to collaborate with us, providing critical insights along the way based on their significant experience in both planning and catering events. For anyone who has eaten at the restaurant, there is no need to say how absolutely delicious the food was. For those who haven't, it's amazing. Our guests are still coming back to us months later with comments and memories of how much they enjoyed it. Looking back at the photos I can still taste each dish - from the perfect lobster rolls and melt-in-your mouth tenderloin sliders to the creamy lemon bars and tangy passion fruit tartlets.

    I 100% recommend working with the Blue Heron team!
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    Jenna A. Married on 10/08/2019
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    Excellent!

    We were so pleased we hired Blue Heron for our wedding at my parents lake cottage. They not only prepared delicious food, but they coordinated all the rentals (besides the tent) and help us create our wedding timeline and layout. It really was a seamless process working with their team and we would recommend them to anyone!
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    Laura W. Married on 09/14/2019
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    great food, friendly staff and beautiful venue!

    We were so thrilled with our wedding ceremony and reception at The Blue Heron! The staff were so helpful and friendly! The manager Kendra was great to work with: she was so nice and provided helpful suggestions. The reception hall was gorgeous, the vendor recommendations ie DJ, florist, photographer) were top notch. And the food, OMG the food was amazing! An event coordinator helps ensure the evening goes smoothly which was so helpful. We felt lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding and reception experience at the Blue Heron.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Four Wings Photography LLC Four Wings Photography LLC Wedding Photographers

A memorable venue that will take your breath away

Bridal Connections Bridal Connections Wedding Dresses

Excellent!

Mill 1 at Open Square Mill 1 at Open Square Historic Weddings

Blue Heron's food and service is consistently exceptional!

Map

112 North Main Street Sunderland, MA, 01375
4136652102
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Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering frequently asked questions

At Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast

What event services does Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering offer for weddings?

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering provide for weddings?

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering?

At Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering?

At Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering provide for wedding events?

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What type of food and beverage items does Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in value.

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