Weddings

Lorraine Lim Catering

Ventura, CA View map

About

On your wedding day, you can relax with confidence knowing that our team of friendly professionals is working hard to ensure that every detail is handled.

Lorraine Lim Catering is a boutique catering company dedicated to providing delicious food and outstanding service. We are family owned, but not a small company, catering everything from intimate engagement parties to very large weddings. Ask around and you'll find that our reputation extends well beyond food: you'll love how easy we are to work with!

We are honored to be chosen to cater time and again, and value the relationships we have with our clients. We cater all styles of service and at many different price points. Please contact us to learn how we can put our considerable experience to work for you and your guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$75.00

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

$60.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80.00

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

$20.00

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
French
German
Greek
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

17 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5

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    Elena R. Married on 01/04/2020
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    Amazing food and staff!

    Lorraine and Glenn were amazing. Not only are they fun and easy to work with, but the compliments on the food at our Santa Barbara wedding speak for themselves. We had an amazing menu (steak, halibut, and butternut squash tortellini that might've taken the prize - or maybe it was the lamb chop appetizers - either way, all of it was sooooo tasty).

    We love that they worked with us on healthy, local, fresh and delicious menu - even going out of there way to do a tasty gluten sensitive tasting. And their team’s customer service, attention to detail, and two decades of experience is notable. Even their waitstaff team is incredible - a multi-generational staff that we felt really cared about us and our guests. We even got a refund at the end because our numbers were a little lower, this was completely unexpected and speaks to their incredible professionalism.

    We can't say enough good things about Lorraine and Glenn - they hit it out of the park!
  • Olivia
    Olivia Married on 01/26/2019
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    Delicious Food and Kind Service

    Lorraine Lim catered our 1.26.19 wedding and it was an incredible experience. The service, food, and planning process were perfect. Glenn and Janelle were our main contacts leading up to the wedding and they were easy to get a hold of and extremely helpful. We are foodies and the menu choices were extensive. They created a delicious meal for 150 people. They also made our cake (carrot) and it got rave reviews from our guests. I will never forget the catering staff cheering us on after we got married and checking in with us throughout the night. They were so kind and genuinely cared for each of our guests. Can't recommend them enough!

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    Jessica Married on 06/03/2017
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    Lorraine Lim did an amazing job catering our wedding cocktail hour and dinner. Glenn was absolutely delightful to work with—kind, professional, communicative, accommodating, and knowledgeable. We had a number of guests with special dietary needs, and they made delicious custom meals for each of them at no extra charge. Several guests complimented us on the wonderful food, and many RAVED about the sage and butternut squash ravioli in particular. The staff was friendly, responsive, and seemed to enjoy our wedding evening along with us! We also ordered our cake through Lorraine Lim's bakery, and I have never tasted such delicious wedding cake (the cappuccino mousse filling was divine!). My husband and I are SO grateful to Lorraine and Glenn for making our wedding feast so special!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Serra Hall at Old Mission Santa Barbara Serra Hall at Old Mission Santa Barbara Banquet Halls

A wonderful and very professional caterer who has always been top-notch. You won't be disappointed!

Love+Story Events Love+Story Events Wedding Planners

As a wedding and event planner in the Santa Barbara area, I have worked with Lorraine Lim Catering for several years. They are absolutely fantastic! They are so professional, friendly, and helpful and provide quality food and service every time. Every menu is customized for the event and absolutely delicious. I have hired them for non-profit events and weddings (including my own!), and serving 250+ people at one time is not easy... but Lorraine, Glenn and their staff make it look effortless and deliver every time. This is truly one of Santa Barbara's best caterers and you will be very happy working with them!

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1401 Tower Square Ventura, CA, 93003
8056462200
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Lorraine Lim Catering frequently asked questions

At Lorraine Lim Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Lorraine Lim Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception

At Lorraine Lim Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Lorraine Lim Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What event services does Lorraine Lim Catering offer for weddings?

Lorraine Lim Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Lorraine Lim Catering provide for weddings?

Lorraine Lim Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Lorraine Lim Catering?

At Lorraine Lim Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Lorraine Lim Catering?

At Lorraine Lim Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Lorraine Lim Catering provide for wedding events?

Lorraine Lim Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Lorraine Lim Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Lorraine Lim Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Lorraine Lim Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lorraine Lim Catering is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.6 in average response time.

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