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Elysian Events Catering is a wedding caterer based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. We’re Jen and Brandon, creators of Elysian Events, and the very first wedding we catered for was our own! We created Elysian Events to bring fresh, authentic New Orleans cuisine to weddings and events throughout the greater New Orleans metro area.

Our goal is to create an elevated, truly local experience for your big day. We’re industry veterans with a passion for fresh, seasonal food and the joy that sharing it brings! Choose from four wedding catering packages or custom menu options to make your special day even more memorable. Choices include hors d'oeuvres, salad, entrees, raw bars, oyster bars, canapé stations, and fun surprises to truly wow your guests!

Reach out to us today to start planning your big day. We can’t wait to be part of it.

COVID Precautions

Our team is adhering to all CDC guidelines, and we’ve added extra precautions to help keep you and your guests safe, including:

  • No-touch, self-service options
  • The staff’s temperatures are taken before every event
  • The serving staff is masked during the entire event
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Local
Seafood
Southern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
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Meryl A. Sent on 11/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food, drinks, and service

The Elysian Events team was absolutely fantastic from the first contact, to the tasting, to the wedding reception. We got so many compliments on the food and drinks but even more compliments on how kind and helpful the Elysian staff was. We are so thankful that we had Elysian cater and provide bar services for our wedding!
Mike
Mike L. Sent on 01/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent experience

We love Elysian! We got married in March 2023 (but are extremely slow at writing reviews) at the venue at New Orleans Athletic Club (NOAC) with a wedding for ~150 people (call it medium fanciness for comparative purposes - cocktail attire-type). Working with Jenn, Brandon, Amelia, and the whole team was perfect.

We loved all the menu options and getting a chance to sample a few of them was a great experience. Everything we sampled was great, but we wound up completely pivoting to some options we didn't try at the tasting because we thought it would work better for our guests. Loved it - I think anything we picked would have been great, but the items we picked were just right - I can't remember which package we selected specifically, but the hors d’oeuvres were excellent (crawfish pies and alligator sausage were very memorable) and the poboy station was perfect for our event (especially the cochon de lait). We considered doing plated service, but wound up doing buffet style. I think they can accommodate any setup that you would be looking for (family style, etc.)

We also ordered the raw bar package and thought it was amazing. We didn't do a lot of add ons (just oysters and all the fixings for those) and it was a HUGE hit for our guests - many of which were coming from outside of New Orleans and had never had big gulf oysters like that before. That said, I have had the pleasure of trying some of the other options like oysters from elsewhere in the country, crab claws, char broiled oysters, etc. from when Jenn and Brandon used to do a booth at Elysian Seafood at the St. Roch market and those options are also fire. You can't go wrong!

Amelia does the desserts and they are AWESOME. We wound up doing a bunch of little pies and mini-cakes (like cheesecake, not traditional cake) and those were also a hit. Every one of the desserts was great. My favorites were the cheesecake, key lime pie, and bourbon pecan pie, but you can't go wrong.

The service was absolutely perfect. We were obviously busy on the day, but they were great about doing everything we needed exactly at the right time, with very little need for direction from us or, I believe, the wedding planner. The planning process was easy, seamless, and the only hard part was deciding between great options. They are a great option if you want someone who's been there before at almost any venue around New Orleans, worked with almost every other vendor, dealt with almost every configuration, and is a steady hand for this kind of thing. Also, the staff was friendly and so kind to all of our guests (including the drunk annoying ones that you're allowed to be mean to).

As far as pricing, they are absolutely fair (if not a steal). I think we got away with spending a little bit less than some of the catering groups in the comparable reputational tier. I would put them a tier above - they actually did a few of my friends' weddings in recent years and, to a couple, we've all had such a great experience and thought it was more than worth the price.

Hope you pick them! We will absolutely hire them for our next event and really look forward to seeing them at future weddings in and around NOLA!
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Emily Sent on 01/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great customer service, food and communication

Awesome experience!!!! From the beginning Jen was amazing!!! It was a seamless easy process. I gave her my budget and she worked within it 100% without having to sacrifice service or quality of food. The guests raved about the food and service! I had a lot of last minute needs and Jen responded quickly and provided me with everything I needed! Absolutely would recommend this place!
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Elysian Events Catering frequently asked questions

At Elysian Events Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Elysian Events Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
Elysian Events Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Elysian Events Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Elysian Events Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Local
  • Seafood
  • Southern
At Elysian Events Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Elysian Events Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Elysian Events Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Elysian Events Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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