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Main Event Caterers

Arlington, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
428 reviews

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$100

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

$90

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$110

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

$75

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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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Elisa J. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Great Food, Great Experience

    We loved having Main Event cater our wedding. The food was really really delicious. We had lots of people tell us how much they enjoyed the food. We had the latin braised short rib, grilled salmon, and stuffed poblano peppers as our entrees. All 3 were hits! Would highly recommend.
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    Sarah M. Married on 05/13/2022
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    Five stars!!

    Choosing A Main Event to cater our wedding was one of the best decisions we made!! They were so attentive to every detail, making sure guests with dietary restrictions still had delicious options and customizing our menu to be exactly what we wanted. Ali was a dream to work with and we so appreciated her expertise and guidance in all the planning! She stayed in constant contact with us leading up to the big day. And the tasting was SO much fun - definitely my husband's favorite part of the wedding planning process! Our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was - the hors d'oeuvres were delicious and creative, and the main courses were out of this world. The beef short ribs are one of the best dishes I've had anywhere! Food is such an important part of a wedding experience, and A Main Event made sure it was tasty and memorable. Greg, as our fabulous supervisor, and all the wonderful serving staff provided exceptional and friendly service to all our guests throughout the cocktail hour and reception making absolutely sure everyone’s needs were met! As the bride and groom, we had our own server the entire evening so that we always had enough to eat and drink while we were talking and taking pictures. We would highly recommend A Main Event for all your catering needs!
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Awards

  • 428
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Chantel & Victoria
    52 photos · 11/02/2019
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    17 photos · 04/06/2019
  • Dennis & Joanna
    34 photos · 09/02/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

27 Endorsements
Event Details by Edelina 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 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.

Gallery O on H Gallery O on H Museum Weddings

Main Event has done many events here at our gallery and they were great! Efficient staff, start to finish service with not just food but also the equipment, clean up and staffing. I would always recommend them as a go to for weddings or private events!

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3870 S Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, 22206
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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:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

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:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean 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:
  • 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

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.

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