Weddings

Under the Oak Catering

Smithfield, NC View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   19 reviews

About

A wedding catering service based in Smithfield, North Carolina that services the Raleigh/Triangle area and Johnston County, Under the Oak Catering is a chef-driven company that specializes in local sourcing. A foodie’s dream caterer, Under the Oak Catering is owned and operated by Blake and Megan Gotliffe, a husband and wife duo. Couples can expect customized seasonal menus and a one-stop shop for all of their wedding culinary needs, from unique passed appetizers and house-made charcuterie, to small plate stations, buffets, wedding cakes and elaborate dessert displays. The team at Under the Oak Catering strives to provide couples with an unforgettable dining experience.

Services Offered
Couples work with the team at Under the Oak Catering to coordinate delivery, setup, and cleanup services, and develop their menu for their special day. They can request any type of course that fits with their event theme. Whether you are looking to host a breakfast, brunch, or lunch, family-style, buffet, or plated dinner, Under the Oak Catering creates a custom menu to fit the season and your needs. If desired, you can also request a menu tasting for both the meal and cake/dessert.

Other services include:

  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Bartenders
  • Bar packages
  • Stations
  • Tapas

    Cuisine
    At Under the Oak Catering, couples have a wide selection of food and cuisines to consider for their menu, all based around local seasonal produce, pasture raised meat and poultry, and fresh NC seafood. For those with any dietary restrictions, chefs adhere to special requests such as gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options. Some of the more popular cuisine selections include American, BBQ, Asian, Italian, European, Cajun and seafood.

    Other Services
    Blake and Megan also provide bar packages to enhance beverage selections. Couples can decide on a cash, limited, or open bar, and request a variety of beers and wines, as well as specialty beers and wines. Couples are allowed to bring in outside alcohol and/or bar services.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$32.00

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

$28.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$32.00

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

$18.00

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?

$22.00

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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    Rebecca R. Married on 11/16/2019
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    They were amazing

    Very great food, and they were ready to sit down and talk about things we had questions on.
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    Susan Married on 11/02/2019
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    Wedding buffet

    Under the oak was amazing! The food, the service, the clean up, they did it all. They went above and beyond what was asked if them!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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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.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Under the Oak Catering offer?

Under the Oak Catering currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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