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William Ference Catering

Boston, MA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
44 reviews

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

If the quality of the food and service at your wedding is a priority, let's talk! You want your caterer to understand your tastes, take great care of your guests, and provide a phenomenally memorable meal. We cook all of our dishes onsite and take tremendous pride in giving your guests a reason to tell you it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding.

Hiring a caterer is about more than just the food. We've got the most enthusiastic and thoughtful team of servers and bartenders, who are excited to be there for you on your big day.

We're available for upscale weddings as well as more intimate weddings/gatherings/events throughout greater Boston, up to the North Shore, and all over Cape Cod.

We hope you'll get in touch with us to chat about your plans, and we'd be delighted to create a personalized menu/pricing proposal for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$100

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

$90

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$115

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

$30

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tables
China
Linens
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?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
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
British
Cajun
Caribbean
French
German
Greek
Italian
Japanese
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Outside Alcohol

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

44 Reviews

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    Vanessa S. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Simply outstanding !!!

    Our families would like to take a moment and commend this remarkable talent, William Ference. Outsourcing a quality caterer was no easy task during our wedding planning. We chose a venue that was pretty much "a la carte" / a "do it yourself" wedding. We are Italian and food is everything to us!! From the minute we met with William, we knew he was eager to please, razor sharp, knowledgable, PATIENT lol, trustworthy & super accommodating. We set out to have our wedding on the day of the Kentucky Derby so of course we needed to integrate a particular Italian / Southern inspired food theme. William was simply OUTSTANDING. He was able to execute a cocktail hour with 9 appetizers, a three course dinner & dessert for over 200 people, outside in his own portable kitchen where all food was prepped and cooked on site. It was carried out to perfection. I've actually never seen anything like it in my life. Our tasting was also super enjoyable. We got to know William on a bit more of a personal note and he is certainly professional and quite funny! I'd like to also give a shout out to his "A-List" catering & bartending staff. They had personalities and guest awareness as if they came from a Disney trained property. They genuinely wanted to be there & please their guests. To all of you folks at William Ference catering, you certainly made the most memorable day in our family. We appreciate each & every one of you! :)
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    Allison R. Married on 09/24/2021
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    Exceeded all expectations!

    I'm not really sure where to even start, because our experience with William exceeded expectations from the get go. He was one of the first caterers we spoke to, and after our conversation with him we had to force ourselves to reach out to other caterers just to feel like we were doing our "due diligence", but throughout every conversation I think we knew we would be hiring William. It's hard to express how much it felt like he cared about every detail, not even just the food. He was constantly mindful of our budget, helping to steer us away from decisions that would increase the price, but always offering options that would be no less delicious and special for us and our guests. He was so calming and knowledgable throughout the whole process which really put us at ease. Our venue didn't come with linens, dishware, glassware, alcohol/bar, etc. so we relied on William to organize and order all of that. It really took a weight off our shoulders! The weeks leading up to the wedding we were in the height of our stress, and every time we talked to William he would assure us that all the pieces are in place and it was going to be a beautiful day. It was so great to have him in our corner and he always gave us peace of mind. In the end of course he was right and we had a beautiful day filled with love and AMAZING food. Seriously, our guests wouldn't stop raving about it. So if you want someone who cares about you, is excited for you, makes amazing food and is a pleasure to talk to and work with, hire William. You won't regret it!
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    Diana G. Married on 09/15/2021
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    Thoughtful touches - from elegance to allergies

    William and his team did an amazing job for both our back yard rehearsal dinner (100 people, at my childhood home) and at our wedding venue (170 people, at Pierce House, the very next night). We got to geek out together over how to put together touches of greater Mediterranean flavors based on Moona, where the groom and I had our first date, plus all the places we'd traveled. But he also kept all the family's needs in mind - our flower girl has a nut allergy, the groom is lactose intolerant - without my even thinking or asking about it, he had a butter-free version of one of the tastiest dishes delivered right to the groom on the evening of. Moreover, he is charming, professional (we're talking answering emails in less than 12 hours, even with a new baby in the house), and made everyone - moms, grandmas, out of towners - feel at ease. Every time I told another vendor we were working with William, you could actually watch them sigh in relief. I cannot say enough good things about William and his team.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill Peirce Farm at Witch Hill Barn & Farm Weddings

We had a great time working with William and crew. The food and the service were great. Can't wait to have them back again. - Sean

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