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Occasions Caterers

Washington, DC View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
76 reviews

About

Occasions curates meaningful moments as unique as our clients. Our personalized services set us apart from the crowd, with custom menus, experiential design, an in-house hospitality team, and exclusive display pieces.

Fine Catering + Full Service: Innovation and a commitment to quality guides our approach as a full-service caterer. We provide fine food and beverage, hospitality staff, equipment, and rentals, including options exclusive to us. These services are rooted in a pioneering spirit, offering food and drink that reflects the good taste of our clients, and the vibrancy that is Washington DC.

Hospitality: Our menus are served by our team. Protocol, the in-house hospitality firm that staffs our events, allows us to uphold the highest quality of standards while customizing service styles to each event. We invest in the education and professional development of our event professionals. We take care of them, so they can take care of our guests.

Equipment + Exclusive Rentals: Small or large, every detail matters. Whether it’s tabletop selections, linens and chairs, or a show stopping food display, we ensure your event has the best equipment and rentals by working with trusted local partners.

We also own our style. We have an eye for design and have been collecting pieces and display pieces from all over the world. This inventory of décor exclusive to us is rentable for enhancing food and drink displays.

A Trusted Network: From florals to forks, we work with the area’s most proven vendors and artists. Collaborating with this trusted network of professionals allows us to add even more expertise, polish and innovation to each event.

- Voted "Top Caterer" by Washingtonian magazine year after year.

- The first green caterer in the nation, certified by the Green Restaurant Association*

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$200

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

$210

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$250

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

$150

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

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

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
House Liquor

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
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

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

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
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

76 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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    Loree Married on 09/25/2021
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    So delicious!

    It's so unusual for food to be served at a large event to be truly delicious and perfectly cooked... but that's exactly what Occasions delivered for us -- an amazing menu where each item was perfectly prepared - even though we were in a field! And the service was also top notch - an extremely attentive staff who made sure our guests were well fed and always had a full glass. It's been a week and a half since our wedding and we're still getting comments from guests about how amazing the food was. We highly recommend working with Occasions!
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    Jo Davis Married on 09/18/2021
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    Occasions was the best wedding decision!

    Occasions was recommended by our venue and we knew from the moment we spoke with Suzanne it was the perfect choice. We got married in Fall 2021 and Suzanne made the whole planning process so easy and stress-free. She truly went above and beyond and answered all of our questions along the way. We had a smaller wedding with around 45 guests to include a ceremony and cocktail hour type reception and our wedding proposal/package came with everything we needed from tasty hors d'oeuvres, drinks, linens, high tops, ceremony chairs (this was a huge bonus), a delicious wedding cake, etc. We were so impressed with this catering business and our wedding day was everything we wished for and more. We would recommend Occasions to anyone and everyone!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 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
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Brooke & John
    24 photos · 06/07/2019

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Top of the Town Top of the Town Rooftop Weddings

A fine organization with the trifecta of components - great food, well trained staff, and the right equipment. Thank you for consistency!

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655 Taylor Street NE Washington, DC, 20017
2025467400
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Occasions Caterers frequently asked questions

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

At Occasions Caterers, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

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

The bar service starting price at Occasions Caterers includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor

What event services does Occasions Caterers offer for weddings?

Occasions Caterers offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Occasions Caterers provide for weddings?

Occasions Caterers offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Occasions Caterers?

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

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Occasions Caterers?

At Occasions Caterers, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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

Occasions Caterers provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Outside Alcohol

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

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

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

Occasions Caterers is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in value.

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