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About

The Wright People is a Washington, DC-based business that offers staffing, event management, and planning/consulting services for wedding catering. Owner Rick Wright founded this enterprise in October 1996 with a single goal: to offer high-end staffing for caterers and venues. Soon he was getting requests from private clients for staff for their events where caterers weren't being used, rather the client was providing the food. From there it grew to the point where most of TWP's business is private clients with a large percentage being weddings. Joined by his daughter Tara Wright and a seasoned team, Rick offers services in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas.

Services Offered

Wedding service with The Wright People includes servers for a couple's dining and bartenders for their bar service, as well as event supervisors to keep everything running smoothly. This team will set up a client's event, serve wedding fare, and break down and clean up afterward. Couples may expect properly attired and well-groomed staff to assist them and their vendors on their special day. This team has decades of experience in providing clients with the personnel needed to make their festivities truly remarkable.

Cuisine

The Wright People have experience catering for a wide variety of culinary styles, including classic American, barbecue, French, and local specialties. They also are familiar with pork-free, halal, and kosher dietary requirements. Additionally, the bartenders on staff may pour beverages for couples and their guests, whether a champagne toast or a signature cocktail.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
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Frequently asked questions

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

$27

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

$22

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$22

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
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

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

Bartender(s)

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
French
Local

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Halal
Kosher

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

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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4.8 out of 5 rating
2 Reviews
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96% Recommended by couples
2 Reviews
Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 08/19/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Can't go wrong with the Wright people!

Rick and Tara's team did an amazing job! I started working with these folks about 6 months before the actual wedding, and they helped me curate my rentals list, work with the chef, and hammer down the final details. They even went to two walk throughs with me and then met me in Bethesda for one final discussion!

Rick is great - he has a fabulous team and knows how to cultivate people. Tara is the next in line to the business and is also a great talent! Mario, their chef, is really a star also - kind, knowledgeable, and always accessible. Our wedding turned out great and we're so grateful we chose them to be our caterers. You can't go wrong with the Wright People! I 100% recommend. 10/10
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Stephanie Sent on 09/23/2015
4.6 out of 5 rating
The owner was a pleasure to work with although sometimes my emails went unanswered for some time. The company provided 6 Bartenders for our wedding. They did a great job dealing with our 300+ guests and with moving the bars around during the reception. Some guests mentioned that one of the Bartenders was grumpy but other than that, they were a pleasure.
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The Wright People frequently asked questions

At The Wright People, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at The Wright People includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The Wright People offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
The Wright People offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At The Wright People, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • BBQ
  • French
  • Local
At The Wright People, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Halal
  • Kosher
The Wright People provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, The Wright People offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
The Wright People is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in professionalism.

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