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Timeless. Southern. Inventive.

Hamby Catering & Events, based in Charleston, South Carolina, is female-founded and female-owned. Since 1979, Hamby has been marrying our innovative, southern-inspired cuisine with a dose of Hamby hospitality for life鈥檚 most memorable events. We have served six US Presidents and the likes of Martha Stewart and Oprah, and we approach each event with a dedication toward using the freshest, most sustainable ingredients and finest preparation techniques.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$75

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

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$45

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

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

House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

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

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Anastasia
Anastasia L. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Catering

Hamby did a phenomenal job with catering and the bar service for our wedding on 6/17/23! We had passed Hors d鈥檕euvres, a station style dinner, mini assorted sweets, and a late-night snack. The food was superb鈥攅very single thing we had was so delicious! Although we were unable to complete a tasting before our event, we felt comfortable with Hamby due to their past reviews--and you should too, knowing that they will deliver on all services. We had several guests state how it was some of the best food they'd ever had! Hamby took extra care in providing an assortment of food along with champagne to enjoy the day after our event. We are so thankful for everything Hamby did to help make our day perfect!
Stacie
Stacie Z. Married on 05/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding food!

If you want your wedding guests to rave that your food selection was the best wedding food they鈥檝e ever had, then look no further than Hamby Catering! Not only were they incredibly responsive from start to finish, but as I already stated, BEST FOOD EVER!!! You can not go wrong with their southern bbq buffet, absolute crowd-pleaser!

I also want to specifically shout out Caroline, who we worked with directly to curate our event menu. We had a lot of guests that had varying dietary restrictions and food allergies and despite all of that, worked with us at length to make sure our selection of food could be safely enjoyed by all of our guests. And it was!
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Kelley I. Married on 04/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best catering for any event

Ryan with Hamby Catering was by far the best vendor to work with throughout our wedding experience! He was extremely professional, responsive, and easy to work with. We used Hamby for our engagement party, rehearsal dinner, and reception! All our guests raved at how delicious and presentable the food was for each event. I thoroughly enjoyed having our tasting to finalize the menu. The servers and chefs at the reception did an exceptional job. We could not have asked for anything more. Ryan is an excellent Hamby employee and I would use Hamby catering hands down for any event!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Amy-Marie Kay Photography Amy-Marie Kay Photography Wedding Photographers

Hamby's is the only place to go to for real Lowcountry catering.

Richard Bell Photography Richard Bell Photography Wedding Photographers

Hamby does a wonderful job! Their food always looks beautiful! Tastes fantastic! They do lots of varieties of food, and it is all great! Their staff is professional and friendly!

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In a league of their own, Hamby Catering will highlight any special occasion with their unique style and fun, friendly and professional staff.

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