L.M. Townsend Catering is a wedding catering company based in Cooperstown, New York. Owner Lucy Townsend has nearly 30 years experience in the catering industry, and loves creating menus for couples on their big day. While L.M. Townsend Catering is located at Templeton Hall, which is also available for rental, the company is more than willing to travel to where you are holding your wedding. The company can also accommodate for many dietary preferences, so your day can be stress free.
Owner Lucy Townsend is a Dartmouth College graduate who started L.M. Townsend Catering in 1989. Some of her first clients are still loyal customers to this day. Lucy has had nearly every job in the food industry, and close to 30 years of experience in catering. Her professional demeanor and creativity will make your wedding memories last a lifetime.
L.M. Townsend Catering offers a wide variety of services within catering and beyond. Your wedding day should go as smoothly as possible, so L.M. Townsend Catering wants to provide you with everything you need, including:
The company prides itself on the ability to work with every couple to create the perfect menu for their wedding, with tastings to help the process. L.M. Townsend Catering can incorporate dishes from many cuisine styles from around the world, and also offers a standard menu. Couples can choose to have either plated, buffet, French service or family-style meals. They also offer hors d’ouerves to pass during cocktail hour. For those with dietary restrictions, there are gluten-free, lactose-free, pork-free, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options available. The bar services include house wine and liquor, and a professional bartending staff at a cash or open bar. L.M. Townsend Catering can also provide specialty wines, liquors, and beers, as well as a champagne toast. Couples are welcome to bring their own alcohol as well.
Recommended by 96% of couples
Joelle Mead · Married on 08/17/2019
Classy, delicious and unique
L.M. Townsend Catering was extremely easy to work with. Lucy was open to my idea of a variety of continuous foods for my wedding reception. I wanted my guests to have a more social meal than a traditional sit down dinner. Lucy has a large variety of foods to choose from that can accommodate any type of event. The day of the wedding a Micro burst tore through the golf course, flipping tables just hours before the reception. Her staff was able and willing to assist the golf course in any way possible. Not only did they help salvage what was left of our beautiful decorations but they helped set them up inside the clubhouse, put together a beautiful food display and provided exceptional service to our guests. I can't praise them enough for what they did WAY ABOVE what I paid them to do. I am forever grateful that I chose L.M. Townsend to cater my wedding. It's been 2 weeks and people are STILL raving about the food from the mac and cheese on edible spoons to the raw bar; and how delicious it was. Thanks Lucy and Staff - You are truly amazing!Sent on 08/30/2019
Hannah Rafferty · Married on 04/13/2019
Dinner of Our Dreams!
For the past nine months, we have emailed and spoken with Lucy frequently as we planned the catering for our April wedding. Lucy was always kind and quick to respond, offering professional advice and continually revising our menu selections per our changes. She worked directly with us, and a few of our vendors, on the layout and rentals for the event. She created a pasta buffet as our dinner, with items everyone could eat and love! She listened to our requests and found ways to incorporate foods we loved into our menus. People are still complimenting our cocktail hour selection and appreciated the variety of beer offered by the craft beer option. Lucy and her staff were attentive and crafted a beautiful meal and evening for us!Sent on 05/06/2019
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!Sent on 08/22/2018
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!