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Voted Charleston's #1 Caterer for sixteen years in a row from The Charleston City Paper, Cru Catering offers full service customized catering for events of all sizes in Charleston and surrounding areas. From weddings and banquets, dinner parties and showers, Cru Catering can create a tailored menu perfect for your event. If you're looking for something more intimate, we also offer in-house personal chefs. For each menu we utilize our wide variety of culinary tastes fused with international cuisines along with the freshest ingredients available. So whether you're planning a small gathering or the wedding of your dreams, let the experts at Cru Catering make your event one to remember.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$60

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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

$40

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$32

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

Set Up
Clean Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

0

Describe your venue:

Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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Reviews of Cru Catering

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
122 Reviews
98% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Cru Catering consistently receives glowing reviews for their exceptional food, service, and professionalism at wedding events. Reviewers highlight the delicious and unique southern food options, such as the grape & brie tartlet, pimento cheese biscuit, and shrimp & grits, along with popular drinks like the garden mule and salt life. Guests rave about the quality of the food even months after the event, emphasizing the expert presentation and attentive server. The staff, particularly Reilly and Jenna, are commended for their responsiveness, flexibility, and above-and-beyond service, making Cru Catering highly recommended for any special event.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Cru Catering consistently receives glowing reviews for their exceptional food, service, and professionalism at wedding events. Reviewers highlight the delicious and unique southern food options, such as the grape & brie tartlet, pimento cheese biscuit, and shrimp & grits, along with popular drinks like the garden mule and salt life. Guests rave about the quality of the food even months after the event, emphasizing the expert presentation and attentive server. The staff, particularly Reilly and Jenna, are commended for their responsiveness, flexibility, and above-and-beyond service, making Cru Catering highly recommended for any special event.

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Kelsey L. Sent on 07/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Not Your Typical Wedding Food

Normally, wedding food really isn't the center point for the reception. However, Cru Catering & their team created something unbelievable for our wedding. From the first introduction over email, to our tasting menu to the actual reception, Cru & their team were amazing to work with. I have Celiac disease & didn't want the entire menu to revolve around me, however Cru went above & beyond to not only provide the best food I've ever had in my life, but also created a menu just for me so I was able to enjoy everything we picked for the guests at the wedding. They were worth every single cent we spent for food & for our open bar. I cannot recommend Cru enough, they created such an incredible experience for us that our guests are STILL talking about the food two months later.
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Tiffany Sent on 05/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious Food for our Wedding Reception

Cru Catering was exceptional to work with for our wedding reception. They worked with our budget, and were professional throughout it all. I wasn't sure what to expect with buffet style, but Cru did an exceptional job with the presentation. To top it off, the food was so delicious - our guests were raving about everything they ate!
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Elizabeth K. Sent on 07/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best food EVER!

I highly recommend you use Cru for your food & bar catering! Cru catered the food & drinks for our wedding in April, and they knocked it out of the park. It is the best food I have ever tasted at a wedding (possibly even outside of a wedding). Months later, our guests are still raving about our food and telling us the same thing! From our first tasting with them, we knew we made the right decision. We picked a wide variety of southern food for the wedding, and it was all so delicious. Some standouts include the grape & brie tartlet, the pimento cheese biscuit, the shrimp & grits, and the chicken & waffle slider. For the drinks, the garden mule & the salt life were both huge hits with our guests. Cru was very accommodating when I tweaked our food and bar package multiple times, and I was impressed by their wine options (which is usually extremely limited). Reilly was very prompt in her communications throughout the whole process, and Cru’s prices were very reasonable for their high-quality food and drinks.

My favorite part of hiring Cru was having one of their servers follow my husband & I around post-ceremony with our appetizers and favorite cocktails while we were taking photos. What top-notch service to ensure that we got to enjoy our own food and drinks while our guests were at cocktail hour! At the end of the night, they sent us home with a “bridal bag” including a sampling of every food item at our wedding. Even though we did manage to eat a bit during the wedding, this was the best treat at the end of the night! I highly recommend Cru Catering for your next big event.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

Lauren & Dylan
115 photos · 10/06/2018
Scott & Erin
30 photos · 05/20/2018
Drew & Lucy
29 photos · 04/25/2016
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30 photos · 04/24/2015
Branson & Brittany
31 photos · 03/29/2015
Will & Jordan
32 photos · 10/12/2014

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Shoreline Valet Shoreline Valet Wedding Limos

We have had the pleasure of working with CRU catering many times over the past few years and they are truly phenomenal at what they do. If your looking for the best catering crew is SC you've found them!

Boone Hall Plantation Boone Hall Plantation Historic Weddings

The best of the best in town!! I cannot say enough amazing things about Cru Catering! Their food, presentation, and quality of service is just absolutely impeccable. I would recommend them a thousand times over. I have never had anything less than top notch service and just delicious food. Your guests will be in awe.

Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo Wedding DJs

Absolutely one of the best catering companies in South Carolina

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Cru Catering frequently asked questions

At Cru Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
The bar service starting price at Cru Catering includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
Cru Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Cru Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Cru Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Cru Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Cru Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
Cru 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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