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River Valley Catering is an award-winning wedding caterer based in River Falls, Wisconsin serving the Greater Twin Cities Metro area. With over 30 years in the catering industry, we pride ourselves with staying on trend with latest and best ideas in the catering industry. We have the expertise and skill to provide you with quality cuisine for your special day. We offer options for your budget as well as customizable menus so your specific needs and wants can be fulfilled.

Cuisine
River Valley Catering offers a number of choices for you to consider. They can customize their menus to meet various dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Many serving styles are offered, including buffet, plated and family style options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

$30

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

$26

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$30

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

$20

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
German
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.9 out of 5 rating
166 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
98% Recommended by couples

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166 Reviews
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Brielle P. Married on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

We had River Valley for our wedding at Woodhaven Weddings + Events and we had the best experience!! All of the staff were so amazing & easy to communicate with. They were so accommodating to us, especially since we currently live out of state! We had the New York strip, crab stuff salmon, and vegan stuffed peppers & everything was SO delicious! Everyone loved the food & we still get compliments!
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Wendy Y. Married on 06/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Party at the Larson Barn

Everyone enjoyed the food was all very good!
River Valley catering did an excellent job and made everything perfect!
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Katie D. Married on 06/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Large portions, great to work with

We had a great experience working with River Valley Catering! They were partners with our wedding venue (Woodhaven Weddings + Events) and they were fantastic to work with. Good communication. Good food. The portion sizes were massive! Your guests won't go home hungry.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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Team

Kara Standaert
Kara Standaert
Sales & Events Manager

Kara Standaert graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. One of her favorite aspects to working within this industry is helping couples bring their visions to life from the beginning to the end and she enjoys the oppourtunity to work with couples planning their big days! In her free time, she is typically exploring the outdoors, hanging out with her cat Alice, or binge watching Netflix.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
A Cord of Three Wedding Rentals and Services A Cord of Three Wedding Rentals and Services Wedding Rentals

Excellent Food and Service, Professional Staff. I highly recommend!

Echo Valley Echo Valley Barn & Farm Weddings

We look forward to working with River Valley Catering in the future! They have been nothing but supportive and encouraging along the way. River Valley Catering is familiar with our venue and have mapped out how they could flawlessly execute a class-act dining experience for our couples and their guests, rain or shine!

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River Valley Catering frequently asked questions

At River Valley Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at River Valley Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
River Valley Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
River Valley Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At River Valley Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • BBQ
  • German
  • Italian
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At River Valley Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
River Valley Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, River Valley Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
River Valley Catering 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 average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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