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Putting on the Ritz Catering is an award-winning catering company located in Laurel, Maryland that also services the Washington, D.C. area. This company offers catering at venues chosen by couples, but they also manage three venues of their own and are partnered with a number of other venues throughout the D.C. area. This combination of catering expertise and venue connections makes Putting on the Ritz a great choice that will simplify your planning.

Facilities and Capacity
If you choose to use one of the venues managed by Putting on the Ritz, then you will find that you have the option to host your guests in a covered outdoor, indoor or uncovered outdoor setting. The company鈥檚 venues vary in type and include banquet hall, historic and mansion-type buildings. Each setting offers a classic and vintage feel. More specifically, you can choose from the Historic Savage Mill Manor House located in Savage, Maryland; The Great Room located in Historic Savage Mill, Maryland; or Ten Oaks Ballroom located in Clarksville, Maryland. You can anticipate being able to host up to 400 guests. Each venue comes with all catering and service options.

Services Offered
Regardless of whether or not you use Putting on the Ritz鈥檚 venue services, you will find that they offer a number of services to ensure that your catering needs are met. The following catering services are available to each couple:

  • Buffet
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • French service
  • Hors d鈥檕euvres
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Cuisine
Putting on the Ritz Catering has been catering for over 30 years, and they have refined their menu to perfection. You will find accommodation options for a variety of dietary needs including gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, organic, vegan and vegetarian. Additionally, Putting on the Ritz offers the following cuisine styles and more:

  • American
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American

Frequently asked questions

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

$74

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

$60

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$90

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

$71

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$17

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

House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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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Reviews of Putting on the Ritz ,Catering

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
436 Reviews
97% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Putting on the Ritz received glowing reviews from multiple couples for their exceptional service and delicious food. Customers praised the attentive and professional staff, who were helpful throughout the planning process. The food was highly acclaimed, with guests raving about the quality and taste. Customers also appreciated the budget-friendly options and the attention to detail in every aspect of their wedding reception. Overall, Putting on the Ritz came highly recommended for their outstanding catering services.

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Putting on the Ritz received glowing reviews from multiple couples for their exceptional service and delicious food. Customers praised the attentive and professional staff, who were helpful throughout the planning process. The food was highly acclaimed, with guests raving about the quality and taste. Customers also appreciated the budget-friendly options and the attention to detail in every aspect of their wedding reception. Overall, Putting on the Ritz came highly recommended for their outstanding catering services.

Heather
Heather T. Sent on 04/23/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious catering

POTR offers so many options for every price range and the food we chose for the wedding did not disappoint
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Victor T. Sent on 04/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience

From proposal to planning to execution, Putting on the Ritz was responsive, communicative, and professional all through our experience. On the day of the wedding, their staff was friendly, effective, and organized, and their food was quite good. Some of my guests said it was the best wedding food they鈥檝e had. I absolutely recommend Putting on the Ritz.
Suzanne
Suzanne N. Sent on 02/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding dinner any of our guests have ever had!

Without being hyperbolic, Putting on the Ritz provided my wife and I with the best wedding dinner we or any of our guests have ever had, and we can't recommend them enough for other couples.

Working with a wedding caterer is a months-long process, and we had an excellent experience with Bobby Mitchell and his team throughout every step. My wife and I attended over 12 weddings in 2022 and 2023, so we were looking to do something a little different. From our first conversation, it was obvious that Bobby has decades of catering experiencing and he was quickly able to bring our ideal menu to life, while simultaneously making recommendations on how to best accommodate our vegetarian and vegan guests, organize our bars and buffet, and pick appetizers that really pop.

Bobby and his team were always very easy to reach over phone and email especially as we got closer to the big day just to double check and fine tune things. Additionally, Bobby made it extremely easy for us to choose our plates, silverware, and linens too - just one less thing to worry about.

At our wedding reception, things could not have gone better! We literally had dozens of guests say that this was the best wedding dinner they ever had. Some of our local guests from DC were disappointed to find out that we didn't hire a restaurant to cater because they wanted to make reservations to try all their favorites again soon. Additionally, some of our guests wish we had put out tip jars for Putting on the Ritz's bartenders because they were so pleased with the excellent service they received. As a final illustration of how easy Putting on the Ritz made the whole affair for my wife and I, we made a last second addition to our specialty cocktail menu and wanted to serve spicy margaritas, and without us having to ask or amend the catering proposal, Bobby and his team had jalapeno slices and tajin rims for the drinks, and they were the most popular drink of the night. This team just pays attention to detail and makes sure to execute on both the big and little things.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, my wife and I couldn't have been happier with the value of Putting on the Ritz. We self-financed our wedding, so had to stick to pretty strict budget parameters. We were never presented or pressured to review catering or service options that were outside of our budget, and were able to create a custom dinner experience that was perfect for us and exactly in line with our financial situation.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

18 Endorsements
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Wow, Great Food and Professional Staff. Worked with them for years and can not say enough good about them.

Della Blooms Della Blooms Wedding Florists

Putting on the Ritz is a fabulous caterer as I've worked with them at many venues here in the MD, VA, DC area. Their staff is always courteous and the food and display of their offerings are excellent. Personally, I hired them for our daughter's wedding and am so happy with that decision. I can easily recommend Putting on the Ritz Catering for my clients.

EverMoreEvents II EverMoreEvents II Wedding Planners

Putting on the Ritz Catering is a pleasure to work with. From the great customer service to the close out of the event I have 100% enjoyed working with the staff at Putting on the Ritz. I would highly recommend the catering service from POTR. Toni Taylor c/o EverMoreEvents II

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