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Nellie's Catering is a full-service catering company in Sarasota, Florida that guides couples through all aspects of their wedding day when it comes to food and drink. Nellie's Catering will provide an experience that caters to any of your guests. Originally a deli restaurant, they have expanded to a full-service catering company to partner with couples on their big day.

Services Offered
No detail is forgotten when you choose Nellie's Catering as your wedding day caterer. In addition to providing a meal your guests will not forget, they also guide you throughout the planning of your wedding day. Their services include:

  • Event coordination
  • Menu tasting
  • Personalized catering manager
  • Table display flowers
  • Menu cards
  • Place cards

Nellie's Catering offers couples a wide range of full-service wedding catering packages, providing delicious food and beverage services for their guests. Couples may choose from the following cuisine styles:

  • American
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mexican
  • Southern
  • Spanish
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Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres

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Champagne Toast
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Emily Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating
Fredda, Kathy and Mary Kay were an amazing team to work with! Kathy and Fredda gave me a number of menu/service options for our budget, and we went with food stations (tacos and pasta). We stayed well-within our planned budget, and got so much more than we'd hoped for from Nellie's! The complementary day-of-coordinator was fantastic, and helped bring our dream to life! Mary Kay knew exactly what I had in mind, and coordinated everything so seamlessly and quickly. The entire process was so well-organized and comprehensive, and my every request and concern was addressed and accommodated immediately. I would add a sixth star to their rating if possible!
Lauren Married on 06/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating
We used Nellie's catering for our beach wedding at the Tortuga Resort. If you are looking for a wonderful catering team and experience, look no more! We live 2.5 hours away so coordinating appointments for all of our vendors was a challenge. Nellie's owner, Fredda, and our catering manager, Mary Kay, made this more than easy. Fredda handled our first phone appointments; she was so thorough and helpful that we felt like we had everything planned months and months in advance! She gave us great ideas and advice when we needed it.

We met Mary Kay at our on site appointment and knew we were meant to be! She was energetic, fun, smart, and extremely laid back - more than we could have hoped for. We knew that when she said she would "make it work," she meant it. And did she ever! Her team rocked our wedding. With the onset of monsoon rains and 30 mile-an-hour winds, it seemed like her team didn't blink an eye. I can't imagine how challenging it must have been to set up, coordinate, feed and supply alcohol to 75 people during these conditions, but she made it look like a cake walk.

The food was delicious!! Even we were impressed by how good it was, and our guests commented on how much they enjoyed it. The bartender was everyone's favorite person :) When our guests would walk up to get a drink, she knew what they were drinking and had it ready before they got there.

Nellie's catering team is outstanding, especially manager Mary Kay. HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY!!! RECOMMEND!
Lyra A. Married on 10/31/2021
5 out of 5 rating

More than just catering!

Nellie鈥檚 Catering went above and beyond for our wedding day. I didn鈥檛 even need to use a wedding planner because they did everything! They made the process of planning a wedding fun and easy, with meetings at the venue to plan layouts, help with vendors, decoration planning, and more. The food was absolutely delicious, they did a fabulous open bar, and their day of planner helped keep our day stress free and seamless. They took such incredible care of us, and I highly recommend them!
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9 Endorsements
Barefoot Weddings Barefoot Weddings Wedding Officiants

Nellie's can cater and organize your reception!

Rev. Susan Rev. Susan " Sophie" Bierker, MSW Wedding Officiants

I so enjoy dining on Nellie's fine cuisine when I attend the receptions of my couples. They are well organized and professional.

Siesta Key Events Siesta Key Events Wedding Planners

Nellie's Catering is wonderful to work with! The staff is professional, dependable and also a pleasure to work with.

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