Dna events is a family-owned wedding catering company in Austin, Texas. As the sister company of Dagar’s Catering, the oldest catering company in Austin, they know how to cater the perfect wedding. They are the catering company that provides full catering services, minus the food. Many of your favorite Austin restaurants don't have the capacity to provide catering services, so dna events will do it for them. Their purpose is to match you with Austin’s favorite local food providers, allowing you to have your favorite menu items no matter how big or small your wedding celebration. With partial and full catering service options, this husband and wife duo will work with you closely to create the best catering experience for you on your special day.
Dna events offers catering packages to provide as much or as little assistance as you need. Whether you want a home-cooked meal, or menu items from your favorite local restaurant, they will coordinate everything from beginning to end. The catering services offered include:
Dna events works closely with your favorite Austin-based restaurants, from food trucks to taco joints and everything in between. No matter if you want family style, plated, or buffet, they can alter the catering style to match your vision. Because the food is coming from other restaurants, the menus are completely customized to you. Ultimately, this entire experience will be catered to you and your desires. You and your guests will be satisfied from hors d'oeuvres to dessert.
From bar services to third-party vendors and more, dna events will do everything they can to make your day perfect and stress-free. They offer full in-house bar services to make your catering experience complete. The bar services include:
24 Reviews for dna events
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Danielle Maddox · Married on 04/26/2019
Best All Around Service, Fantastic Value with Beautiful Supplies and Delicious Food Offerings!
DNA Events MADE our wedding. We shopped around quite a bit for the right caterer for our wedding. Shopping around and comparing prices and offerings was by far the most stressful part of wedding planning.
We spoke with Kathryn and loved learning about their long history in town as a family-run caterer and really appreciated their commitment to customizing the experience to each client. Beyond that, they are very experienced and knew our venue's specific needs inside and out. Kathryn was very accessible and super responsive throughout the entire process. I don't know how she does it!
DNA offers various packages that make customization quite flexible. We were able to customize the event to include catering services, bar staff and to have the catering arm of their company, Dagar's, to provide passed apps and sides. We then worked with Terry Black's BBQ to provide our favorite brisket, and Torchy's Tacos to provide some queso and tacos. Dagar's would have gladly provided this as well with their delicious menu options, but we really wanted to feature a couple of our favorite restaurants for our out-of-town guests. Kathryn arranged for a runner to pick up the food from both restaurants on the day of, so we didn't have to worry about that.
Kathryn went above and beyond and had her master carver meet with Terry Black's to ensure the brisket caring technique was true to the Terry Black's brand. This kind of do-what-it-takes attitude is another example of how DNA Events really stands out! They build fantastic relationships with vendors, which really elevates the whole experience.
We were also able to rent the place settings and silverware as part of our catering package with DNA Events. They have quite a few options and offered a design consultation to come in and look at the various colors and types of: chargers, napkins, plates, flatware, etc. We are so happy with how the place settings came out! We received many compliments on how pretty the tables were!
On the day of the wedding, the staff were all on time and the setup was all done within the venue's short timeframe allotted! DNA served us a private dinner during cocktail at our request, so that we could spend a private moment together and be sure to eat (which we've heard so many brides & grooms forget to do). The staff made sure we had plenty of food so that we could taste everything! We felt very well taken care of.
We got SO MUCH value for the affordable options that DNA Events provides. We thank them whole heartedly for their flexibility and earnestness to make the experience great.Sent on 07/02/2019
dna events's reply:WOW! Danielle, we cannot thank you enough for providing such a genuine, detailed account of your experience with us. We pride ourselves on working hard to see our clients' dream menus come to life and we are just so thrilled to hear that you felt that we did just this for you. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Jessica J. Lee · Married on 04/20/2019
The perfect caterer for our DIY wedding
DNA and Kathryn, the owner, were just so wonderful to work with. We were planning our wedding from abroad so had to book a caterer without doing tastings, etc. and Kathryn really put me at ease. She talked out plans for the wedding over the phone, communicated really wonderfully be email, and ran things SO smoothly on the day. We booked food from Chi'lantro in Austin, and DNA handled everything, down to matching camp plates to go with our casual camp-themed decor. Because they work with a wide range of restaurants, I really recommend them to anyone with a venue that doesn't have a kitchen or doesn't do catering service - the cost is reasonable and they handle the stressful bits for you. They even let me mix and match some homemade hors d'oeuvres and drinks into the serving plan! HIGHLY recommend.Sent on 05/02/2019
dna events's reply:Thanks a ton for sharing these kind words, Jessica! We love that we can work with local eateries to bring our clients' catering visions to life, especially for clients who are taking on the DIY approach. We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with Kathryn and the team. All the love going out to you two on your new journey together!
stephanie · Married on 11/04/2018
I got an estimate back from the catering company we desperately wanted to cater our wedding and it was quite a bit higher than our budget, so we decided to look at staffing companies to possibly save costs but still have the food we wanted. I reached out to DNA events and got ahold of Kathryn. We corresponded via e-mail and phone to get estimates about staffing costs which were very reasonable and would take us significantly closer to our budget. I circled back with the catering company to let them know we would need drop off only and they replied they would not allow for an outside staffing company for weddings. I let Kathryn know what they said and she actually reached out to the company via e-mail since she had connections with there to try to allow DNA to serve their food.Sent on 01/27/2018
The company still wouldn't allow an outside company to serve but they worked with us on pricing and we got everything we wanted within our budget. She made us super happy with just putting in that extra effort to get the ball rolling on a solution for trimming costs and I will definitely be recommending everyone to use DNA events for staffing needs in the future.
By the way, this all happened in a day. She is great with corresponding and keeping me in the know with the next possible step. Thanks for you time and advice! :)
dna events's reply:Stephanie, we are so glad to hear that you had a great experience with Kathryn. We pride ourselves on really doing right by our clients, no matter the scenario, and we are elated to see that you recognized and appreciated the efforts of our team! We wish you all of the love and happiness out there!
DNA Events is a fabulous option for events for many reasons. They have staff that is professional and knowledgable, offer rental options and make the event a snap to coordinate. They offer services from a variety of vendors and can pick up and serve food from multiple catering companies. DNA Events creates versatility for couples wanting something out of the box. I recommend DNA Events for an amazing event.
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As a business we are incredibly thankful to work with DNA Events! Their service is always impeccable. They are very organized and always arrive early to events! We will continue to recommend DNA to all of our clients!