Main Event Caterers

3870 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Main Event Caterers

Main Event Caterers is a full-service catering company located in Arlington, Virginia. They specialize in providing fresh and bold menu options that represent culinary innovation and presentation. Couples can expect to have dedicated event planners to assist in every detail of their wedding, including venue options, service staff, decor and menu design. Main Event Caterers will make sure your vision and story are told through delectable cuisine and atmosphere.

Services Offered
Main Event Caterers will assist and cater to all of your needs through their premier service options. Services include:

  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Cleanup & setup
  • Delivery
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake


Cuisine
Along with great services, Main Event Caterers offers their couples an array of cuisine options. They are also capable of catering to strict dietary needs such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork and organic. They offer the following cuisine styles:

  • African
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German


Other Services
Main Event Caterers offers their couples a chance to pair their food with a great drink as well. Bar services include bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast and house beer. Additional bar services include:

  • House liquor
  • House wine
  • Limited bar
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Outside alcohol
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer
  • Specialty wine
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416 Reviews for Main Event Caterers

Recommended by 96% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Sarah · Married on 07/10/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Decision Ever! Hire Them!

    There is simply not enough space here to fully explain how awesome Main Event is, but trust me when I say that choosing them to cater our wedding was single-handedly the best choice we made in the entire planning process. From the very first conversation, we were blown away by their professionalism and expertise in the business. When learning we were working with Main Event, every single other vendor immediately said, "They are the absolute best - you are so lucky to be working with them." And they were right! They were organized, handled our event with care from the moment we first spoke with them, and the food was *delicious* to boot! Melissa especially is a dream to work with. She solved problems before they arose, helped us navigate aspects of wedding logistics that even extended beyond her portfolio, and went above and beyond to make herself available in communications for months ahead of the big day. We could just sit back and relax at our wedding knowing that Main Event had everything handled, which was the most priceless gift of all. Their servers made sure I never even had to approach the bar or ask for a glass of water! I cannot advocate harder for their services. Stop looking and hire them now!

    Sent on 07/20/2021
  • Kelley

    Kelley · Married on 05/15/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Amazing food, management and experience

    I am so glad that we found Main Events during our vendor search - Spencer and Ali were extremely helpful during our whole process. From the initial planning sessions to the tasting and final planning/wedding day, Main Events were so helpful. They helped us think through design items as well as food options/timing. Not to mention the food is amazing and we got a lot of compliments from our guests on the food/drinks. Greg was our event supervisor and made the night absolutely amazing - he went out of his way to ensure that my husband, parents and I always had what we needed - and made us all feel special. Can't recommend them enough!!

    Sent on 06/01/2021

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Main Event Caterers FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 100.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 90.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 110.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 75.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Buffet
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    Asian
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    Ethiopian
    French
    German
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Russian
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    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

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28 Endorsements

  • Event Details by Edelina Wedding Planners

    I worked many events with Main Event (normally at Carnegie and River Farm) and I have found their staff to always be top notch! The food is wonderful and they're very responsive to client's needs.

  • Event Details by Edelina Wedding Planners

    I worked many events with Main Event (normally at Carnegie and River Farm) and I have found their staff to always be top notch! The food is wonderful and they're very responsive to client's needs.

  • Nana Floral - Event Wedding Florists

    Amazing company and amazing people. This company knows how to be helpful and create generous service to no limits. the food was terrific, and overall reasonably priced. The server seemed to read my mind and was taking care of everything as I thought of it. Everyone involved - from planning to set-up to serving, to clean-up was so professional and pleasant. We were able to put on the event we wanted within the budget we'd planned every time. Great work with Spencer and team last year and many more weddings to go.

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Main Event Caterers frequently asked questions

At Main Event Caterers, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Main Event Caterers, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:

  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Server(s)
  • Set Up
  • Tables
  • Tastings

At Main Event Caterers, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Main Event Caterers includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Main Event Caterers offer for weddings?

Main Event Caterers offers the following event services for weddings:

  • Clean Up
  • Delivery
  • Set Up

What catering services does Main Event Caterers provide for weddings?

Main Event Caterers offers the following catering services for weddings:

  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Main Event Caterers?

At Main Event Caterers, you can find the following types of cuisine:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Main Event Caterers?

At Main Event Caterers, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Main Event Caterers provide for wedding events?

Main Event Caterers provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Liquor License
  • Open Bar
  • Outside Alcohol
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What type of food and beverage items does Main Event Caterers provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Main Event Caterers offers the following food and beverage items:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Main Event Caterers and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Main Event Caterers is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.