Weddings

Purple Onion Catering Company

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About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Purple Onion Catering Company is a caterer located in Vienna, Virginia that provides services for weddings and events. It was founded in 1990 by Margot Jones who wanted to offer high-quality culinary experiences to those in the Washington, D.C. area. While considering the theme of your wedding and your tastes, the team strives to make your event unforgettable.

Cuisine

The team at Purple Onion Catering Company is able to craft and serve cuisine for a range of event sizes, from small gatherings of 25 people to galas of over 1,000. Food can be served as hors d'oeuvres, buffet-style, in a seated dining setting, and more. The chefs can create dishes from American, Asian, French, Italian, and Mexican traditions, among others. They are also able to accommodate a range of dietary needs, such as nut-free, vegan, kosher, and more.

Services Offered

Both presentation and taste are important elements at Purple Onion Catering Company. The events team first takes the time to understand your wedding vision. They then collaborate with the culinary experts to curate a menu fitting for your big day. They also consider finer details such as the decor and how the dishes will be served to ensure a cohesive ambience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

American
Asian
Chinese
French
Italian
Mediterranean
Mexican
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

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)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House 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
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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    Josh R. Getting married on 01/01/2022
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    Wonderful catering experience!

    We used Purple Onion for our wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and it couldn't have gone better! Paige and her team were so kind and attentive to our needs (including the dietary restrictions of our guests), and everyone thought the food was delicious. Purple Onion really goes above and beyond on the quality of their food and their attention to detail; definitely hire them!
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    Maddie M. Getting married on 11/14/2021
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    Amazing experience

    This is going to be a bit of a weird review! I started planning for a brunch wedding scheduled for fall of 2020. I roughly knew what I wanted served but was lacking ideas. In comes Paige and the Purple Onion. They created an amazing menu, with biscuit baskets and fresh fruit plates, make to order waffle and omelette stations and a mimosa bar. A coffee bar for guests before the service! They came up with so many amazing ideas! And when we sampled the menu, it solidified our decision to work with them because it was all so delicious. Then covid happened and put the brakes on everything. They made it so easy to postpone the service. As if planning a wedding isn’t stressful enough, postponing one is even harder. But with Paige, they made it the easiest thing in the world. Then we started planning for our postponed wedding celebration, and then the delta variant has come roaring up. My husband and I made the difficult decision to cancel the postponed wedding celebration, as we want a wedding where we wouldn’t be worried for the health and safety of our loved ones. If Paige made postponing the catering service for our wedding easy, she made canceling it even easier! She told us they would honor our deposit for a future event!! That was such a weight off my shoulders. So, it’s a weird review in that we never hosted our wedding, but the customer service we have received during the 2 years we have been working with them has been absolutely phenomenal. Thank you so much Paige! We look forward to working with you in the future!
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    Caitlin H. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Awesome Catering

    Purple Onion is the best catering company! The food is so good and they are so helpful. They pulled our day together beautifully and the staff was attentive and kept the day flowing. Alison Von Brendow was our event planner through Purple Onion, she went above and beyond for me. Taking our calls and making sure everything went smoothly. I would definitely recommend them for any of your events.

Awards

  • 223
  • 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 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Barbara & Samuel
    27 photos · 09/21/2019
  • Silvia & Miguel
    15 photos · 09/30/2018
  • Aaron & Alicia
    22 photos · 09/07/2014

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Perfectly Planned Perfectly Planned Wedding Planners

I absolutely love working with the Purple Onion Catering Company. They are trendy, efficient and always willing to go above and beyond to make each client feel special.

Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery Winery Weddings

Purple Onion is one of Blue Valley's "approved Caterers" and they are wonderful. I especially love working with Margaret, she is top notch and has an eye for detail. They offer excellent food and service, in fact, they were here this past weekend and the food was terrific. Guests were raving about dinner. I highly recommend Purple Onion.

Lieb Photographic LLC Lieb Photographic LLC Wedding Photographers

Oh my goodness! I love the Purple Onion! They make thew most amazing plated meals and they taste as good as they look. The Purple Onion is prompt and delicious!

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416 Maple Ave., West Vienna, VA, 22180
703-639-4073
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