A full-service wedding caterer in Burke, Virginia, Catering By Teatime has been serving couples throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia for over 35 years. Owned by chef Ruth MacBean, the company is dedicated to providing each couple with attentive individual attention. Catering By Teatime is the perfect choice for couples wishing for artistically presented cuisine.
Catering By Teatime's professional and responsive catering staff is committed to providing you and your guests with a truly memorable experience. To do so, the following services are provided:
Chef Ruth and her team offer a wide range of cuisine styles and can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions. Options include the following:
Coupled with the aforementioned services, Catering By Teatime happily provides interested couples with bar and food/beverage services. Options include the following:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kate · Married on 09/22/2018
Highlight of our Wedding Vendors
Ruth MacBean is a wedding lifesaver. We cannot rave enough about the professionalism, quality, and value provided by Teatime staff. Throughout our wedding planning process, Ruth was a critical asset. Her company was a preferred vendor of our venue and it was so easy to see why. Ruth knows the wedding industry, and venues, like the back of her hand. Ruth was responsive to any and all questions and went above and beyond what we expected of a catering company to make our day perfect. Ruth was able to save us from many potential miscommunications with the venue since she knew it and its players so well. Ruth also was able to help us streamline our rentals by adding them into the order she was placing for basic catering needs (for example, we had to rent outdoor chairs for our ceremony as well as some tables for outdoor use, which Ruth graciously placed in addition to/with the same company she uses for cutlery/glassware/china). Her pricing was beyond reasonable and the food was out of this world. Ruth is refreshingly upfront and honest, keeping us down to earth while also willing to go to extra lengths to ensure we were happy with our day. She developed a robust and classic menu that pleased all taste-buds. A personal highlight for us was the out-of-this-world cake that Ruth baked and included in our catering package. Ruth was an enormous asset to us throughout our wedding planning process and we cannot recommend her and her team strongly enough. Her staff was amazing day-of, and helped everything run seamlessly. Thank you, Ruth!!!Sent on 01/19/2019
Catering By Teatime's reply:Thank you Kate for the lovely review! Indeed your wedding reception was simply spectacular. The creative color palate of greys and rose made such a stunning impact in the dining room at St. Francis. I wasn't sure the weather gods were going to cooperate that afternoon, but it all came together and we were able to not only do the outside ceremony, but the outside cocktail hour as well. It was one of my favorite weddings of 2018. Ruth
Melinda · Getting married on 12/25/2020
This is the best catering company, ever, thanks to the attention to detail and overall professionalism of Ruth MacBean. On two separate occasions in August 2016, she was able to put together two very large events, with involved many last minute details! She handled each challenge effortlessly and was able to provide just the right mix of appetizers, drinks and overall desserts. She is a Rock Star and you can not go wrong with letting her handle all of the catering, so that you can focus on other details with any event!Sent on 09/28/2016
Catering By Teatime's reply:Thank you Melinda,
Annie · Married on 08/11/2019
A great partner in making our big day special
I initially found Ruth and Catering by Teatime through a simple Google search. We knew we wanted a daytime fun-for-all-ages reception reminiscent of the Great British Bakeoff garden party, close to public transportation for all our DC friends, but without the crazy DC wedding prices. Enter Ruth, who is a consummate professional with experience in making things happen --- even when, like us, you pick a non-traditional, unmanned wedding venue. From accommodating some of our quirkier asks ("Korean barbecue flavored chicken skewers!" "mini-corn-on-the-cob!" "homemade boursin!") to coming up with great recommendations on floor plans, providing linens, cutlery, and even our venue's weird requirement for opaque cups, Ruth took everything in stride and made sure our day went off without a hitch, working seamlessly with our day-of coordinator and DJ to make sure that in just two hours everything was set-up and good to go. She and her staff were even ready to go above and beyond to pack up all the chairs and tables at our self-service venue (though luckily we already had paid a handyman to take care of that for us.)Sent on 08/19/2019
Now, let's talk about the cake --- we aren't really wedding people, so we didn't do food or cake tastings --- oops! The cake was delicious-- two layers of lemon with fresh raspberries and a layer of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Ruth decorated it beautifully using a lovely assortment of our fresh flowers and our personalized cake topper.
If we could go back and do the day again, the only thing I would have changed was to have snagged a slice of carrot cake for my groom and a mini-chicken and waffle for myself --- we were too busy during the excitement to grab any for ourselves, but we heard RAVE reviews from our guests.
Overall, Ruth was the caterer with the most straight quote system, incorporating every expense up-front, no hidden costs, and very willing to make changes to accommodate what we wanted. Working with her meant we were able to have that DC-metro area wedding without the DC-area price.
Thanks, Ruth and team!
Teatime Delicacies and its guru, Ruth NcBean, is one of the best kept secrets of the catering business world. The staff is professional, they produce scrumptious food and the presentation is impeccable. The inclusion of wedding cakes makes them it much easier for the couple as well. I am always impressed that the staff is so knowledgable of the venue and set up needs for each event. Many catering firms with whom we have worked dispatch a less than adequately informed staff regarding the venue. This never happens with Teatime Deliccaacies and it makes all the difference for an easy flow to the event.