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Tn · Married on 06/26/2021
Spectacular wedding weekend thanks to Main Course Catering!
Main Course was truly fantastic to work with, both as our caterer and especially with Amanda leading the team as our wedding planner. We cannot thank them enough.
Amanda left no detail unturned during the entire planning process. She was very organized throughout the process. She was incredibly professional and organized, while also really getting to know us and my family throughout the planning process. We planned our wedding with continuously changing COVID policies, and she was not only very on top of the rules as they evolved for the state and our venue, but she was very communicative and very patient as I would text her every time I heard wind of a policy change! :)
Leading up to the wedding, she did an amazing job coordinating all our vendors and worked closely with us to ensure that her very organized wedding weekend plan was in line with our vision. She was very communicative and helpful and available to brainstorm and assist with last minute details as they came up in the weeks leading up to the wedding.
The wedding weekend itself (which included events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), went incredibly smoothly thanks to Main Course Catering. The whole team was really fantastic, available and helpful. Everything ran very smoothly, and we had multiple guests come up to us to tell us specifically that the wedding organization and flow was excellent. Furthermore, we had a significant number of guests tell us it was one of their favorite weddings they had ever been to. Amanda is a superwoman! Thank you thank you thank you to Amanda and the team for helping us to create a weekend of celebration with our family and friends that captured our essence as a couple.
The food and drinks were both excellent and had very pretty presentation. The team was very helpful in creating our menu for the multiple events of our wedding weekend - they were able to match the vibe of our welcome event and lunch with the foods they recommended. The food at the reception was very delicious and fresh, and we loved that the menus we designed using their graphic designer had a map on the back displaying the local farms in the Hudson Valley that the foods used had come from. Throughout the entire weekend, we had guests tell us that the food was truly exceptional. Hogan’s cocktails were very delicious and also matched up with the vibes of the various events. We very highly recommend their food and cannot wait to go to the restaurant to eat in the future!Sent on 07/29/2021
Megan I. · Married on 06/19/2021
Best Wedding Food Ever
This is the third wedding my Husband’s family has hired Main Course Catering for, and there are so many reasons why we didn’t even think about talking to other caterers. Their food is delicious, AND beautiful. I am very particular about food, and they knocked it out of the park. I got so many compliments throughout the weekend about how delicious everything was, and how nice all of the small touches, like fresh flowers, were. Their whole team is exceptional at what they do. They helped us to create bespoke menus for each part of the wedding weekend, listened to what we wanted, and gave super helpful suggestions. I had multiple guests come up to me and say that this or that was the best they ever had. Our bar was second to none, thanks to Hogan who helped us create a cocktail menu that everyone loved, and who suggested we get a frozen slushy machine for frose and pina coladas. I’ve had a lot of frose, and I don’t know if I can order it in a restaurant any longer. If it doesn’t have fresh flowers and taste as good as the one Main Course made, I no longer want it. Their staff is so attentive and wonderful, and there is Amanda. She does their day-of coordinating and planning, and she is super human. We could not have pulled off the wedding we wanted without her. If you are considering hiring a planner, don’t bother speaking to anyone else - Amanda is seriously the best in the business. She is so responsive, and organized it amazes me. She coordinated with all of our vendors, and ran the entire wedding weekend. Not only did she ensure every person was where they were supposed to be, she somehow found time to consistently check with myself and the groom to see if we needed anything.Sent on 06/24/2021
Ashley C. · Married on 10/31/2020
Couldn't have done it with out them!
Amanda, Hogan and the team at Main Course Catering were incredible to work with. After postponing our larger 2020 Wedding we had just over 2 months to plan a smaller ceremony and Amanda made it possible. The options we had to choose from for the menu was amazing, it allowed us to make it work within our budget and our guests are still talking about the food! The day of, Hogan and the team ensured everything came together just as we envisioned and I didn't think about logistics one. I highly recommend Main Course Catering!Sent on 11/30/2020
Claudia · Married on 10/18/2020
Main Course Made Our Day!
Main Course truly was the key to success on my wedding day. Amanda & Emily were tremendously helpful, communicative and a guide throughout the process. I planned my wedding under a short time period and they were still very accommodating. Based on reviews, I trusted that the food and service would be amazing and it absolutely was. They coordinated my day and thought of details that made the day special. Everything was absolutely delicious. We are so grateful that Emily, Amanda, Hogan and the Main Course staff were a part of our special day! I can't wait to visit their restaurant soon :)Sent on 10/25/2020
Margaret T. · Married on 06/27/2020
The best team
The Main Course team made our wedding more spectacular than we could have ever imagined. From our first meeting over a year ago, throughout the planning process, and re-planning process when we had to downsize due to COVID, Amanda, Emily, Hogan, Bruce, and the full team were unbelievable in every aspect. They have tremendous attention to detail, they helped us brainstorm and develop the perfect menu, and they kept our plans on track by also working with our other vendors to keep tabs on the full event. While our wedding weekend shifted from 200 people to 20, the Main Course team made it the most special, intimate, and perfect celebration I could have ever imagined. The food is beyond spectacular - it embraces the local Hudson valley cuisine while also being inventive and exciting. I could go on and on about the team, their business, and especially their food; but I can't recommend them highly enough.Sent on 07/07/2020
S Degiovanni · Married on 03/10/2020
One of the best decisions we made!
I can't imagine what our wedding experience would've been without everything the Main Course team brought to the equation. The food was original and abundant (and the menu of options diverse and delicious enough to have made the selection process very difficult!). The beer, wine and spirits offerings were high quality and very customizable. Everything the guests saw and ate and drank was exactly as we'd envisioned it, but the most critical service to us was all that happened in the background and in the months leading up to our (small) big day. We didn't go into our wedding planning process thinking we'd hire a planner, but we were pleased to learn that Main Course offers this service and are so, so glad we took them up on it! Amanda was an absolute rock star and a steady, responsive and experienced guide through all of the challenges that planning a wedding in 2020 threw our way. Bride, groom and MOTB all fancy ourselves organized people but Amanda's shepherding through the process kept us as sane, relaxed and confident as we could've hoped for.Sent on 02/23/2021
Main Course was everything we needed in our caterer -- and more -- and we can't recommend them highly enough. Go check out the restaurant to see the quality of the operation first hand!
Lauren Z. · Married on 10/08/2019
If you are looking for delicious food, TOP of the line service, and an amazing wedding coordinator, look no further. Choosing Main Course to cater our wedding was 110% one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. The food was excellent (beyond even typical "good" wedding food) and we received loads of compliments from our guests. Drinks were always topped off and the Main Course staff was always one step ahead of the game.Sent on 12/01/2019
Bruce and Amanda were extremely detail oriented, communicative, and all around an absolute pleasure to work with. Amanda went above and beyond in planning and nailed my vision - I am a bit of a type A personality and I really appreciated all her email communication in the months leading up to the wedding. She will work with you on everything from choosing your menu, rentals, decorating, time lines, seating schematics, the rehearsal, and the big day. Everything went incredibly smoothly day of and my family and I knew we were in excellent hands with Main Course - everything was stress free, the way it should be. :-) We can't thank Main Course enough for their service - choose them, you won't regret it!!
Kait · Married on 10/05/2019
Main Course was absolutely incredible. Our guests could not stop raving about the food. They were incredibly organized, communicative and so willing to collaborate on some unique special treats for our wedding guests. They were also just an absolute joy to work with. Would recommend these guys 1000x over!Sent on 10/10/2019
Stephanie · Married on 09/14/2019
I am not even sure where to start! We used Main Course for our wedding and it was a wonderful experience! Amanda and Emily and the rest of the gang were on point and super helpful throughout the entire planning process. There was rain in the forecast for our wedding day and we opted for only one tent for cocktail hour and just hoped for the best with the outdoor ceremony. Emily was great in making sure everything ran on time that day and we were able to get our guests to cocktail hour before the rain! We received so many compliments on the food and everyone left stuffed.Sent on 07/01/2020
Bailey · Married on 06/22/2019
Main Course is AMAZING!
Working with Main Course has been an absolute dream from start to finish. From booking them a year out from the wedding all the way through the wedding itself, Main Course was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful on every question we had, large and small. We worked with Amanda, who I can't recommend enough - she was so knowledgeable and was always available for anything we needed. There were times we forgot a deadline or didn't know what we should choose, and Amanda was never anything less than very kind and of the utmost help in every way.Sent on 07/20/2019
The food was absolutely incredible, and the service was excellent as well. From the beginning we knew one of the most important things to us was having great food, and Main Course was our top choice in that regard. We got many compliments from our guests on the quality of the food and drinks, as well as on the efficiency and helpfulness of the servers and bartenders. We provided our own coffee and wedding cake, and it was so exciting to see how happy our guests were at our choices. Main Course didn't charge a cake cutting fee, which we really appreciated. We had our wedding at a private residence in the Hudson Valley, and Main Course transformed the house into a perfect backyard wedding venue (with the help of vendors Events Unlimited and Party Rentals LTD, who did everything through Main Course).
The other thing I couldn't be more grateful to Main Course for is acting as our day-of wedding coordinator. Amanda worked out the schedule with us far in advance (down to the minute!) from the moment Main Course arrived to the moment they left, and coordinated all our other vendors into that schedule so she could answer their questions. It freed up so much of my energy to just enjoy the day, and know that my vendor team was looking out for each other.
Main Course also catered our wedding brunch the next day, and once again it was incredible - the food, the drinks, the service. A perfect casual brunch!
We're truly so grateful to have had Main Course with us for our special day, and for them to have been focused on making sure we had the best day possible. I hope you book them - you will not regret it!
Ashley · Married on 06/22/2019
Couldnt ask for better
Main Course Catering was the best, I'm so glad we chose them to cater our wedding. Not only was the food amazing - our guests, my husband and I were blown away - but Amanda and Emily were so communicative, on top of it, and accommodating throughout the whole process. It really put my mind at ease to work with them - there were quite a few elements I hadn't even considered leading up to the wedding that Amanda made sure to align with me on, and on the day of, Emily ran everything so seamlessly. Working with them was one of the best decisions we made in advance of the wedding - I was considering going really cheap with food and just getting a food truck or some BBQ delivered but I'm a bit of a foodie and wanted to treat our guests to something special considering some of them were flying across the country to celebrate with us. I didn't really consider how much their years of experience working weddings would elevate the whole event and was very pleasantly surprised. Even our venue manager who has overseen many weddings was particularly impressed by their service and attention to detail.Sent on 02/29/2020
Louise · Married on 06/15/2019
could not have done it without Main Course!
I cannot rate Main Course highly enough. In the planning stages we mostly worked with Amanda, who accommodated all our requests (including an all-vegan wedding for our very mixed crowd, which she described as "not a challenge"). She thought of all the little details that weren't even on our radar, was patient with our indecision, and really worked with us to identify our vision for our wedding and bring it to life.Sent on 06/18/2019
For the rehearsal and wedding day, Emily was our point person, and she was an absolute superstar. Totally organized, calm, professional, kind. If there were any emergencies or disasters behind the scenes (I really doubt it, given the level of preparation), my husband and I certainly weren't aware of them; we just got to enjoy our day to the fullest without worrying about any of the logistical stuff.
We have heard nothing but glowing reviews about the food as well, from vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore alike. Our culinarily (is that a word?) unadventurous guests weren't intimidated by the food, and we heard from our hardcore foodie friends that they spent the better part of the meal trying to dissect exactly what went into the dish to make it so good. Our friend with celiac disease, who is usually very nervous to eat food she hasn't prepped herself, was nearly in tears because she felt so taken care of-- MC brought her gluten-free versions of everything the other guests had so she never had to feel left out or unsafe. That means the world to us, given that we wanted our wedding day to be a gift to the people we love the most.
We cannot thank Amanda, Emily, Bruce, and the whole Main Course staff enough.
Alexandra C. · Married on 06/01/2019
A Wonderful, Flawless Experience
Hiring Main Course to cater and coordinate our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Amanda was there every step of the way during the planning stages and put us at ease during what is a pretty stressful time. Amanda, Bruce, Hogan, and the Main Course staff made our wedding day completely flawless. If there were any issues that day we never knew about them. They were extremely attentive, helpful, and creative! We had a beautiful hanging floral display on the chuppah during our ceremony and the staff re-purposed it for the cake table and it was gorgeous. As for the food, many of our guests told us it was the best food they ever had at a wedding and we couldn’t agree more!Sent on 06/12/2019
Taylor · Married on 06/01/2019
Luxury Catering Experience
Main Course is the most professional, knowledgeable, experienced and delicious choice for your wedding caterer.
They counsel and provide advice during every phase of your wedding planning. They are there to answer every single question you may have! They provide a massive menu of drink selections, hors d'oeuvres, first course, entrees and desserts to chose from. They also let you customize anything!
In addition, they provide a phenomenal tasting experience! They let you sample all of your selections and simply wine and dine you. The are their to ensure you love everything and are willing to make changes based on your tastes and preferences! They are also there to talk about every detail of your wedding from your day-of schedule to what your "Welcome Refreshment" will be/where it will be served, if you would like a Private Moment as a couple right after your ceremony, your introduction/wedding party introduction, toasts, your first dance as a couple, parent dances, cake cutting, rentals that they coordinate on your behalf (taking care of linens, extra cocktail tables, plates, silverware, high chairs etc and any other items you may need). They iron out EVERY detail for you and even provide a timeline to work from!
I also need to praise the Private Moment - this was suggested by MC and essentially gives the Bride and Groom a few minutes alone together to enjoy some hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail and just reflect on becoming husband and wife right after the ceremony ends. THIS WAS WONDERFUL. This was one of the best things about our wedding - just being able to have those few moments alone to take it all in and EAT some phenomenal food! MC had everything prepared for us in advance and ready!
Last, but not least their staff is the most attentive and professional. They truly were our favorite vendor and the one most vital to our wedding day having been so flawless. During the planning process, Amanda, was an absolute rockstar in communicating with me, answering my million questions and even coordinating rentals, setting up the tasting with my parents, sister, and my husband, creating our timeline, seating chart, and overall floor plan for our reception. She truly is brilliant and an expert at what she does. Emily was MVP on the day of the wedding. She was there for my groom and I to make sure we were not without a drink and that we were able to share a split plate with both of our entrees, and enjoy all of our desserts! She was always checking in with us and coordinated a million things so wonderfully with the owners of our venue. Literally the dream team! The entire MC team is amazing. Truly the servers and bartender were so attentive and polite.
Last but not least, the food is just the best. It's so fresh, so delicious and beautifully served. MC sources the highest quality local ingredients. It was the most magical culinary experience and tons of our guests told us that our food was the best they have ever had at any wedding.
I could seriously go on and go. Just hire MC for your wedding. What are you waiting for?
Sent on 06/15/2019
Anne · Married on 05/04/2019
Amazing food and superior staff
Main Course is exactly what we needed for our wedding. Other caterers cannot compared with what MainCourse can offer. The food is top quality and the service is unbeatable. I highly recommend Main Course.Sent on 06/03/2019
Lauren · Married on 09/15/2018
I am so happy that we chose Main Course to cater our wedding. When we stumbled into their cafe on main st. a few years back after a hike in the area, I told my then-boyfriend that this place was going to cater our wedding. 5 years later, here I am writing a review on their page to proclaim my since gratitude and thanks for their unbelievable service. The food was delicious and the support from day one all the way up to day of the wedding was exceptional. Amanda and Emily held my digital hand as we exchanged hundreds of emails. Despite my frazzled state of mind at times, she helped me feel at ease throughout the entire planning process. They helped so many of my visions come to life. On the day of the wedding, Emily was right there with us throughout the evening without feeling like she was on our tail. She always made sure we had food in our tummies and drinks in our hands. She helped the event move so smoothly. I really appreciate all the effort and support from Main Course. The whole team really played a huge role in making our dream wedding a reality and wish I could hug them all! :)Sent on 10/10/2018
Devon · Married on 09/15/2018
Main Course were the utmost professionals while working with them on our wedding. From our first tasting, we knew that we were in great hands! The food selections are delicious and they have a wide variety of hors d'oeuvres, main dishes and desserts. They helped us manage our budget and handled all of the rentals for the wedding. They provided detailed floor plans and timelines for the day and worked with us to tweak everything until it was perfect. The whole team went above and beyond for us! We had a few difficulties with our venue and Amanda, Bruce and their team helped problem solve, were basically our therapists, helped us get in contact with other amazing vendors and ensured that the day was everything we dreamed of. Many of our guested noted that it was the best wedding fare they'd ever had and the service and day of coordination was absolutely seamless. To note a few highlights: After the wedding ceremony, they brought us a sample of the cocktail hors d'oeuvres and champagne for a private moment as a couple. We had a outdoor reception and with the ground being a bit damp from previous storms, the team consistently wiped off the dance floor to ensure everyone was safe.Sent on 10/14/2018
It's easy to see that they really care about their clients and will work their hardest, regardless of the size of your event or budget.
Jason · Married on 08/25/2018
Bruce and Amanda came highly recommended from many of our other vendors and for good reason! During the whole process, Bruce and Amanda made us feel like our wedding was the only one they had. All of our guests kept raving about the food during our wedding and Bruce came out multiple times to personally verify that everything was perfect. Thank you Main Course for a wonderful night.Sent on 08/29/2018
Alexa · Married on 12/22/2017
I can’t say enough about the Main Course; they were perfect from start to finish. We were on the fence about what kind of wedding we wanted until we met with Amanda from Main Course. She listened to what we envisioned and created an evening that was better than we could have ever imagined. The focus of our wedding was on the food; we enjoyed a seven course wine pairing dinner. Main course came up with an outstanding menu; one that our guests will never forget. We are still hearing from our guests how it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding.
It was not only the food but also coming up with how the night will go, how it will look, how we will be seated, what flowers will be there, and more. Amanda was our wedding savior. She helped us with everything I just described and was just as excited as we were. Need help with wine pairing? They have an in house professional for that. Need someone who knows the space to do all of your flower arrangements? They have an in house professional for that. Want your menus to match the wedding invites you sent out? They have an in house graphic designer for that.
Everything was so well thought out, and they gave attention to every little detail.
We cannot recommend Main Course enough. Next event we have, there is no question that Main course will be our first choice.Sent on 01/28/2018
Jennifer · Married on 10/07/2017
Main Course was great. They are very professional and all of the food at our wedding was delicious. The service was on point and as we know its not just the food but the service people remember most about a wedding. They worked with my coordinator and DJ to make sure we were all on the same timeline for the day. Emily was so easy to work with and so helpful with all my questions and concerns. It was well worth the price to have a piece of mind knowing that they will do an excellent job and I didn't have to worry.Sent on 10/25/2017
Leslie · Married on 09/16/2017
Bruce and his staff at Main Course went beyond our expectations as a caterer for my daughters wedding. They were a pleasure to work with, accommodating in every way, their service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Everything about them was exceptional from the friendliness of their staff to the presentation of the food to the ease of working g with them. They made the whole process of catering a wedding simple and easy. Their recommendations for stations and suggestions for food were so insightful and the food, wonderful. All caterers should be this pleasant and easy to work with!Sent on 09/25/2017
Amy · Married on 09/02/2017
Main Course catered our September wedding in the Hudson Valley. We turned to Main Course after our original caterer proved to be unresponsive and less than interested in our big day, causing a few minor heart attacks. I wish I had hired Main Course from the moment we set a date! Amanda of Main Course calmed my every worry and made me feel like her only client. The level of service was beyond anything I was prepared for. The Main Course team supported every element of the wedding day from table setting, rental coordination, tent layout and design, to general council on, well...basically everything. Amanda was attentive, felt highly experienced and gave realistic, helpful feedback as we came up with ideas for our catering plan. Main Course ensured our guests would be able to flow through the day seamlessly with beautiful food and drinks to greet them all along the way. I loved planning my wedding and truly credit the Main Course team for making the planning experience wonderful. I felt like I was working with my friends from day one and would hire them again in a heartbeat.Sent on 12/30/2017
Main Course's reply:Amy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you too!
Martina · Married on 08/12/2017
Among the best vendors anywhere that my husband and I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. Bruce, Amanda, and the rest of the fantastic Main Course team were in every aspect of planning and execution highly professional, responsive, expert, and above all, very pleasant to work with. We also found them very reasonably priced - altogether a rare combination. We would recommend Main Course without reservation to anyone. These guys go the extra mile!!Sent on 09/26/2017
Kim · Married on 08/05/2017
The best food, very creative, Bruce is a real talent and very flexible. Our Wedding was in Vermont and Main Course traveled to be with us, all the staff was great and very professional. Service was very important to us so we had lots of staff, everything was exceptional. Amanda is the engine that makes this run well, Bruce is so much fun and food was beautiful , fresh and sourced as locally as possible. Can you tell we would reccomend Main Course with out reserve.Sent on 09/26/2017
Iruka · Married on 07/22/2017
The Main Course team was a godsend for my husband and me! I was in search of a wedding caterer with a focus on quality, seasonal ingredients and a fresh style in an area with mostly traditional catering options. Luckily, Main Course had reached out to my venue owner as an introduction at the same time that I was looking for a caterer. The owner put me in touch with Main Course and the rest is history. We hit it off with Bruce, Amanda, and Hogan right away. They have so much passion for their craft and provided much needed full service, including seamless coordination with my other vendors. Amanda is patient and gave me good advice throughout the planning process and was really my rock until the moment my husband and I drove away at the end of the wedding. I trusted them completely and they understood my vision, which they brought to reality with such professionalism and even love. And the food was delicious! A guest who attends a lot of weddings throughout the country later told me that my wedding was in her top 3 for best food. I honestly had to hold back a little emotion when Amanda informed me that the wedding had to wrap up because in that moment I realized that I wouldn’t see or speak to her much anymore (though I still keep in touch from time to time). I am grateful to have found Main Course and cannot understate their importance to the most beautiful day of my life.Sent on 06/04/2018