Lucy Townsend began her catering business in 1989 in Cooperstown, NY and some of her first clients remain loyal to this day. Townsend Catering is an expert at providing catering services for wedding receptions and corporate functions as well private dinners, cocktail parties, brunches and barbecues. Full event and wedding planning services are also offered with referrals for event locations, rentals, music, flowers, and more.
The offices, kitchen and business are situated at Templeton Hall*, a banquet facility available for your event and located in the center of charming Cooperstown, NY. Templeton Hall itself is an historic building constructed in 1832, built originally as a church, with a convenient location within walking distance of most lodging and convenient to the trolley stop. Townsend Catering runs both on-site and off-premise events from this location, and services the Syracuse and Oneonta areas as well.
*Full services at Templeton include dining space for up to 100 guests, bar services, handicapped accessibility and restroom facilities, plus tables, chairs, glassware, linens, silverware and china for your event.
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Townsend Catering attributes its event planning success to our commitment to quality service, creative menus, delicious freshly prepared foods and artistic style and presentation.
Food is our passion and new menu ideas are always being incorporated into our service. If there is something you would like that you don't see on our website, just ask! Special requests can almost always be accommodated, including meals requiring special dietary consideration such as vegan, gluten-free, lactose intolerant or meals for young guests.
As a location for your event, Cooperstown offers a host of attractions including museums, hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and a locale unrivaled in its natural beauty. Browse our website for views of several locations available for your event.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Amy · Married on 07/22/2017
We used LM Townsend for our wedding at the Fenimore and Farmer's Museum last August and we could not have been more pleased with Lucy, her staff, and most importantly - the food! Lucy was amazing to work with - extremely organized, quick to respond, and gave helpful guidance and suggestions for how to make our event work best within our budget. On the day of everything went perfectly. The food was amazing - we received so many compliments - and her staff were friendly, sweet, and professional. Would highly recommend LM Townsend!
Elizabeth · Married on 10/29/2016
Huge thanks to L.M. Townsend for catering our back-to-back rehearsal and wedding dinners to perfection. From initial contact to the final bite, Lucy and her team were a true pleasure to have as part of our wedding - Professional and warm with wonderfully creative and delicious menus (that even effortlessly met a few of our guests' challenging dietary restrictions), beautiful presentation and overall flawless execution. Our venue posed a few set-up challenges and not only did Lucy visit on her own time to be sure she properly understood the layout and on-site capabilities, but kindly connected us with Cooperstown rentals so we could secure a few last-minute items that would meet our needs. She even recommended our fabulous jazz quartet. Our guests are still raving about the food at our rehearsal and wedding dinners, and we cannot thank Lucy and team enough for cooking up such special meals and delicious memories.
Rebecca · Married on 10/22/2016
Lucy and her staff were amazing; not only did everyone rave about the food, the staff made sure the groom and I managed to eat as well. Lucy answered all the zillion questions and concerns we had leading up to the day with patience, and we cannot thank her enough for how wonderfully everything turned out. Her staff was courteous and professional throughout the event. One guest actually paid her the highest compliment- "I don't think I have ever left a wedding full (the food is never this good)!" Thank you so much Lucy!!
Lucy Townsend is a true blessing in the catering field! Always tantalizing foods, creative and stunning displays and exceptional service! One of the most talented catering teams we've had come here to Wolf Oak Acres!