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Alyssa N. · Married on 05/12/2021
More than expected!
Our wedding food was more than I ever imagined! It was so delicious and we got a large quantity... there was definitely enough for our guests plus some! And EVERYTHING was yummy, there isn't one thing on our menu that I wasn't pleased with. Those crab cakes and the shrimp dip were the stars of the show. We live in Pennsylvania so I wasn't able to do a tasting before hand but I relied on their good reviews and its all true they are the best on the beach for a reason. Honestly the quality was worth what we spent on the food. I would use their catering again in the future and recommend to other brides this is the place to go. I was so happy to be able to serve our guests that traveled so far to be with us, an impressive meal... and we sent some of them home with leftovers! Thank you for being a highlight of our wedding.Sent on 05/21/2021
Ashley T. · Married on 04/10/2021
Great Catering Experience!
Black Pelican catered for our rehearsal and reception. The staff had great attitudes and they were pleasant to work with. The food was delicious and I would definitely recommend their services.Sent on 04/26/2021
Tonya · Married on 12/09/2020
Jennifer and Summer were amazingly flexible with all our changes due to COVID. Our guest said that we had the best reception food that they gave ever had.Sent on 09/22/2020
Taylor W. · Married on 08/29/2020
We have been coming to the outer banks for years and knew that the Black Pelican was who we wanted to cater our Obx wedding! From the very beginning, Jennifer and the rest of the Black Pelican catering team were professional, responsive, and very easy to work with. They answered all of our many questions and made sure we had everything we needed for the day of! Even when we had to change plans last minute because of Covid, their team did so flawlessly. Not only is the Black Pelican catering team fantastic to work with, the food is out of this world!! Our guests are still raving about the meal! I would highly recommend the Black Pelican to anyone having their wedding in the outer banks!Sent on 09/09/2020
Amanda · Married on 10/26/2019
Amazing food and easy to work with.
Black Pelican was quick to respond when I began reaching out to caterers for our wedding. They were able to work with our budget and provided wonderful catering service, including beautiful, high quality plastic ware at a good price. Our guests absolutely raved about our food! I was told it was the best wedding food at least one person had ever had. I can't say enough good things.Sent on 11/11/2019
Amy · Married on 10/05/2019
Great service and delicious food!
Jennifer, Summer, and the rest of the Black Pelican catering team did a great job with our wedding catering. The food was delicious and the wedding catering ran smoothly the day of. Jennifer and Summer were extremely responsive and helpful prior to the wedding day. We ended up doing a pie table with pies from the Black Pelican instead of a wedding cake and the guests loved it. I would highly recommend Black Pelican for any Outer Banks wedding. Thank you again Black Pelican!!!Sent on 10/27/2019
Nicole G. · Married on 08/24/2019
Guest still raving about food!
Went to a food tasting and it was out of this world! Myself and two others were very pleasured with the quality and flavor of the food. Sometimes food isn't the same day of, but I can't tell you how many people complimented the food. Everyone came from at least 6hours away and they all were super pleased. No a single bad thing was said regarding the catering. Bartender was quick to provided asked for drinks. The employees were attentive to guests. During the process leading up to the wedding, the catering team was quick to reply to emails and provide tons of feedback and recommendations. Even when not getting alcohol from them, they recommended a way for me to calculate the amount needed. Everything with this company is amazing. They even worked with me during the payment process. For example, I made the final payment on time only to realize I had forgotten to include my husband and myself, it was no issue to add the two of us and apply the new total/payment. I would absolutely recommend this company to everyone getting married! If I had to do it all over, I would choose them again to cater my wedding!Sent on 09/09/2019
Rebecca D. · Married on 07/18/2019
I can’t say enough good things about the Black Pelican catering! The food was delicious, very generous portions so great value for the price. Fair prices and excellent support and service. They were very flexible, fun and great communication!! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special!!Sent on 07/20/2019
Annmarie · Married on 05/25/2019
Best food I've ever had at a wedding!
Couldn't of been happier with the food from Black Pelican for my wedding day. Many of my guests came up to me to tell me that it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding! I'm a chef from up in Michigan so letting go and letting another company completely take care of the food for my wedding was really hard, but they did not disappoint!! They will also work with you on the menu and make modifications to fit what you want, I adjusted the salad and a dressing and the butter on our steak and they did everything exactly how I wanted. Couldn't be happier with the food and service that night!! If you are from another state and are looking for a caterer, GO WITH BLACK PELICAN!! You will be so happy and relieved that you did!Sent on 05/29/2019
Seona A. · Married on 05/23/2019
High Quality Catering
The food is top notch for a great price. My experience with them was stress free and super organized. When my husband and I went to the tasting, they were so polite and attentive. They also let us take home leftovers so we could enjoy their great food later. I'm so happy Tony Joseph (Idoobxweddings), our officiant, recommended them. They had the biggest variety to pick from than any other vendor I have seen. They delivered right on time for the reception. They are timely, organized, polite, and had an amazing selection of high quality foods. Their chef knows how to create some great dishes and combines great flavors.Sent on 10/31/2019
Jackie · Married on 05/20/2019
All around Excellence
From working with Jennifer to construct our menu to the wait staff during our wedding, Black Pelican is amazing! They are flexible with what you want and go above and beyond. Our guests raved about their food and their bartenders are awesome!!Sent on 05/24/2019
Caitlin · Married on 05/18/2019
We hired the Black Pelican for a delivery to cater our wedding and it was one of the best choices we made! Everyone at our reception was raving about the food and there was barely any left. Quite a few of our guests told us that it was the best wedding food that they have had! Their catering team went above and beyond and were so quick at responding! I would recommend them to anyone looking for a caterer. We couldn’t have been more happy with our decision! (P.s. get the BBQ chicken, it is to die for!)Sent on 05/22/2019
Chelsea · Married on 05/04/2019
Making fairytales come true
Thank you very much for the AMAZING food & service provided for my wedding!!!! Your team went above and beyond throughout the entire process. Jen & Nancy were SO amazing - happy to answer any questions we had and really did help bring our vision to life. The food was SO DELICIOUS and many of my guests raved about it saying that it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! The service you provided was outstanding and it made this special day successful. They even had the servers wear pink bowties for our wedding to fit in with the 'princess/fairytale' theme we had going on. It was honestly a dream come true and it would've never happened without Black Pelican! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!Sent on 06/07/2019
Courtney · Married on 05/04/2019
Food was delicious
Black pelican catering went above and beyond at my wedding on 5.4.19. There aren’t enough words to say how amazing everything was. The food was a priority for me when planning our wedding because that is something your guests will remember when it’s over. Jennifer, the catering coordinator was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was extremely professional, very responsive, and made sure everything ran smoothly at our wedding. Even a month later, our guests are STILL raving about how good the food was. If you are looking for great service & food at a decent price, Black Pelican is your go to! You get what you pay for & we are SO glad we went with the Black Pelican Catering team. Thank you guys SO much for everything!Sent on 06/12/2019
Cori F. · Married on 10/28/2018
Catered wedding at Jennette's Pier
We used Black Pelican to cater our wedding at Jennette's Pier. We loved them! They were easy to work with, always responded back to me in a timely manner and answered any questions I had throughout the planning process. The food was amazing and all of our guest loved it! I would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in the OBX.Sent on 11/04/2018
Meghan · Married on 10/20/2018
We hired this caterer without taste testing any food because we are out of town and the food was delicious!!! The team was very easy to work with and talk to. The wait staff even changed the schedule the night of my wedding to accommodate our timeline. I dont have any negative things to say about the company or the food! I would 100% hire them again!Sent on 11/09/2018
Kelsey · Married on 10/20/2018
Definitely the best wedding food I've ever had at a wedding
The title says it all! It's just an added bonus that it happened to be our wedding! Seriously, the whole Black Pelican crew are amazing. The show up and work so hard. The food is fresh and delicious. They clean it all up and leave whatever food is left in organized containers for you to take with you. If you are unable to taste test because you are booking a destination wedding then you are in great hands with Black Pelican. They give you exactly what you want and customize the menu to whatever YOU want to serve. We had so many of our guests reach out to tell us how amazing the food was.Sent on 01/14/2019
Pamela · Married on 10/19/2018
Thank you to the Black Pelican for your part in making a Rehearsal Dinner event memorable, easy and stress free!
Black Pelican catered our Rehearsal Dinner for our son’s wedding on October of 2018. The entire experience with Black Pelican, from the planning stages through the final cleanup up at the venue was outstanding and we are delighted to say, in a word, “Perfect” in every way”. The food was excellently prepared and served, our guests loved the menuSent on 10/29/2018
(North Carolina Barbecue Package) and most importantly, our son, the groom and our daughter-in-law, the bride, were very happy with the evening, from the food and drink, the ambiance, slide show, to the venue and the excellent work provided by the Black Pelican employees, the servers, the waiters, and the bar tender. The Black Pelican is very familiar with the venues available in the Outer Banks and works very well with the venue planners to make sure deliveries, set up and more are within the stands set by the venues. We strongly recommend Black Pelican to anyone considering a caterer for any event. Their catering menu is extensive, the prices are very reasonable, the food is delicious and the entire staff is helpful, and the catering planners are knowledgeable and able to make on point suggestions during the planning process to help you along the way as you plan and consider options. Additionally, I would add Black Pelican is a wonderful restaurant for dining if you are visiting the Outer Banks. Top notch rating from this family.
Kate · Married on 10/13/2018
Black Pelican was a joy to work with! They went above and beyond for me at my reception. It was easy to communicate with them and I would highly recommend.Sent on 10/29/2018
Jordan · Married on 10/07/2018
The Black Pelican catering group was nothing short of amazing. My husband and I had an out of state wedding so it was hard to coordinate but they helped us every step, always ready to answer questions and help. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a buffet style dinner and there was PLENTY of food, we had leftovers for days. The staff were professional and incredibly kind. If you're having an OBX wedding, I highly recommend Black Pelican.Sent on 10/14/2018
Briana · Married on 09/24/2018
After contacting numerous caterers and attending several tastings, we found Black Pelican. Being that I am a bit of a food snob and enjoy cooking myself, our guests expected to have great food at our wedding and they did. Everyone loved the food. Not only do they have great food but the Black Pelican team is awesome! They were extremely helpful and quickly responded to all of my emails throughout the planning process. The servers and bartender on the day of were fantastic. They were all super attentive, friendly and professional. At the end of the night they cleaned up everything (including packaging leftovers and racking rental china) and it was as if they were never even there. We could not have asked for a better experience!Sent on 10/08/2018
Jaclyn · Married on 08/30/2018
Black Pelican Catering- Excellent Food and Service
Black Pelican catering delivered amazing service and more importantly delicious food for our 08/30/2018 wedding. All the way from our tasting until the day of they were excellent. No wonder they have been such a long lasting establishment on the Outer Banks. I would highly reccomend them to anyone.Sent on 02/07/2019
Marie · Married on 07/20/2018
Great service. Delicious food.
Jennifer was very accommodating and very responsive to my requests. If we have another celebration I will definitely use them again.Sent on 10/29/2018
Kassie T. · Married on 05/19/2018
Amazing food & service!
Delicious food, amazing staff, and great catering coordinators that make choosing from their HUGE menu a breeze. They were able to customize our menu to make it exactly what we wanted. Our family and friends all talk about visiting the restaurant on their own because the food was so good! We can't wait to stop by again soon!Sent on 02/19/2019
Robin · Married on 04/13/2018
Their team was THE BEST. So many of our guest (well traveled and fed group!) said this was hands down the best wedding catering they had ever had...BP worked with us and accommodated all our needs. A terrific value! If I hadn't married the most wonderful person on earth, I'd be tempted to have another wedding just for a redux with Black Pelican. We will definitely have them cater dinners for us when we are there on vaca!Sent on 04/27/2018