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Under the Oak Catering

Smithfield, NC View map Visit website
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About

Under the Oak Catering is a wedding catering service based in Smithfield, North Carolina, servicing the Raleigh/Triangle area and Johnston County. The business is owned and operated by husband and wife duo Blake and Megan Gotliffe. Couples can expect customized seasonal menus and a one-stop-shop for all of their wedding culinary needs. From delectable appetizers and house-made charcuterie to small plate stations, buffets, wedding cakes, and elaborate dessert displays, there's something for every style of celebration. The team at Under the Oak Catering strives to provide couples with an unforgettable dining experience.

Services Offered

Couples work with Under the Oak Catering to coordinate delivery, setup, and cleanup services, and develop a menu for their special day. Nearlyweds can request any course that fits their event theme. Whether you hope to host a breakfast, brunch, buffet, or plated dinner, the team creates a custom menu to fit the season and your needs. To-be-weds can request a menu tasting to ensure everything is perfect for their special day. Blake and Megan also offer bar packages featuring a wide selection of beverages to suit every taste. Couples can choose a cash, limited, or open bar and request a variety of beers and wines. The business provides many other services, including:

  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Bar packages

Cuisine

At Under the Oak Catering, couples have a wide selection of food and cuisines to consider for their menu. Each dish is based around local seasonal produce, pasture-raised meat and poultry, and fresh North Carolina seafood. For those with dietary restrictions, chefs can create delicious gluten-free, lactose-free, pork-free, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$32

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

$28

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$32

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

$18

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

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22

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

Open Bar
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
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tapas
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

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

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    Jenn S. Getting married on 12/12/2026
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    Good eats!

    Blake and his team do a magnificent job using local ingredients to prepare amazing meals!
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    Megan B. Married on 04/24/2022
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    Under The Oak

    We were so glad that we went with Under The Oak. A little bit of a smaller company around, but the food was amazing and so was the service. Laura was so helpful throughout the whole process. We got a great selection. We opted for a plated meal that our guests raved about. Highly recommend for your next big event!
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    Jasmine Married on 03/05/2022
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    Delicious!

    We decided to have Under the Oak as our caterer for our wedding and it was the best decision. The food was delicious! Everything was so flavorful! The mashed potatoes and beef were personally a favorite. Even the cocktail appetizers were amazing! They were very accommodating for the various food restrictions of some guests as well as for the kids! Highly recommend!
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135 S 3RD ST Smithfield, NC, 27577
919-824-0708
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Under the Oak Catering frequently asked questions

At Under the Oak Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Under the Oak Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception

At Under the Oak Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Under the Oak Catering includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Under the Oak Catering offer for weddings?

Under the Oak Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Under the Oak Catering provide for weddings?

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

What types of cuisine can you find at Under the Oak Catering?

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

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Under the Oak Catering?

At Under the Oak Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Under the Oak Catering provide for wedding events?

Under the Oak Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • Outside Alcohol

What type of food and beverage items does Under the Oak Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Under the Oak Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Under the Oak Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Under the Oak Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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