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Carrie and Ethan · Married on 09/27/2014
Main Event did a fantastic job at our wedding. All the details went smoothly and everybody complimented the food. They also provided us a shadow server to get make sure the two of us got everything we needed throughout the night. We worked mainly with Elizabeth during pre-wedding preparations and Michelle was present to oversee the wedding itself. Both were very professional, easy to work with, and helpful when we were making our decisions. They were even able to adjust without any problem when we wound up running late due to a slightly delayed ceremony. Overall, we could not be happier with our choice and would recommend Main Event to anyone.Sent on 11/05/2014
Jennifer · event on 09/21/2014
Food was delicious! Jenn and staff were very professional, organized and helpful catering our event.Sent on 01/26/2015
Della · Married on 09/20/2014
Our wedding was flawless and now nearly a month beyond our day, we are still receiving compliments about the quality of the food and the exceptional level of service from our guests. Meg Terry was our coordinator and I can not say enough glowing things about her level of attention to detail and willingness to happily work with a bride (me) who is a little not traditional and on a very small budget. Never once was I treated as if I were not important and you could not tell that we had a budget wedding. The menu was stunningly delicious, the personal attention before - especially during - and after was supreme.Sent on 10/14/2014
The set-up and layout of our event was gorgeous and I never once felt that there would be a problem.
This is not a caterer that will charge silly fees. Bring your own cake, provide your own bar - they will make it work without making you go broke.
I hope that I will have a reason to throw a large catered event just to have the chance to work with Main Event again.
I highly recommend this company.
Carolina · Married on 09/14/2014
Main Event Caterers were our number one choice when we looked at caterers for our wedding! From the moment we met with Scotlyn and Liz, it was clear that they understood what we wanted and would be able to provide fantastic food for our wedding. They were extremely professional, attentive, and helped us make sure our wedding was fantastic. All of our guests raved about the food!Sent on 09/22/2014
Heather · Married on 09/13/2014
Main Events was my favorite vendor to work with in the wedding process. Spencer was very helpful with all his knowledge especially about our venue (Woodend) but also kept it a fun experience and the entire staff was very responsive to emails. In regards to the day of, all the tables looked beautiful, staff was flawless and the food was delicious. We received a lot of positive comments about the pie and pretzel bars. Would definitely recommend to other. Organized, creative and professional. Thanks!Sent on 09/26/2014
User4307809 · 2+ years ago
They were great!!!!!! I worked with Spencer and he was so helpful, and had a fun personality. Definitely a great caterer to work with!!Sent on 09/16/2014
Shujun · Married on 09/06/2014
Main Event truly excelled in their service the day of our wedding. While we had a few hiccups leading up to the wedding day (our original event designer left the company so we had some issues during the transition but our new coordinator, Andrea, quickly resolved those issues), Main Event exceeded our expectations on our wedding day. All the staff on site were professional and friendly and set-up and clean-up was a breeze. Our personal server was attentive and helpful, making sure we were well taken care of. Everything ran on time and was as we had planned -- super easy!Sent on 10/17/2014
Megan · Married on 08/31/2014
I would wholeheartedly recommend Main Event to any brides and grooms searching in the area, without any reservations! They are responsive, flexible, generous, and have very respectful, kind, and fun staff members! Our wedding was literally perfect thanks to Main Event–I really can't thank them enough! Meg T was our Event Designer, and she is an absolute dream to work with!! Set up an appointment!!!!Sent on 09/05/2014
Jaime · Married on 08/31/2014
We are so happy that we picked Main Event Caterers for our wedding last weekend at St. Francis Hall. Our guests can not stop raving about how amazing the food was--multiple times we heard this was the best wedding food the guests had ever had. Our planning was handled by Taylor Rose, who was extremely communicative and professional. She was a pleasure to work with and always responded to our (many) questions with cheerful and thorough answers. During the reception, our waitstaff was nothing short of amazing. After a long session of (very hot) pictures, we were given ice water in the bridal suite without even asking for it! The staff remembered that I am a vegetarian and packed us amazing to-go boxes of food that included a separate vegetarian meal and a box of wedding cake. I am so glad that we picked Main Event, they made our wedding the huge success that it was! Thank you!Sent on 09/07/2014
Amber · Married on 08/29/2014
We went with Main Event for our wedding and we were very pleased. It was between Main Event and another DC caterer but we ended up with Main Event after our tasting. The food was amazing and all of our guests were very pleased. Main Event worked with our budget but still provided quality food and amazing service. They were extremely responsive and adaptive to our questions and requests. Nothing we thought of our asked for surprised them and we couldn't have been happier on our wedding day.Sent on 09/09/2014
Emily · Married on 08/23/2014
Out of all the caterers that we met with before selecting one – Main Event stood out head and shoulders above the rest. And they did not disappoint!Sent on 09/30/2014
This was clearly not their first rodeo – they were so knowledgeable and offered great advice about the flow of the event, timing, location of the bar/tables/favors, etc. For every question or logistics situation we asked about – they had a well-thought out answer. Throughout the process they were professional and responsive - we felt like we were in great hands, and we were. The day went off without any major hitch.
The Main Event team graciously took care of our set up - adding some home-made décor to the table, setting out the place cards, even setting up some chalk-board signs we made – which meant that no one in the family or bridal party had to worry about getting to the reception early to take care of it.
We had some rain on the day of and the team quickly adapted so we didn’t even notice some of the changes they had to make.
They were also very attentive to me and the groom. They brought us filled plates from the buffet so we could continue to mingle with guests and were sure to bring us beverages before we even had to ask.
I obviously need to comment on the food – it was delicious! There were so many options on the menu and they were even willing to go off menu for us. We had so many guests say it was the best food they’d ever had at a wedding.
The only negative was that we ran out of one of the entrée dishes before everyone had a chance to go through the buffet line. We guaranteed our attendance at 123 and had 121 in attendance, so I guess my advice would be to give yourself a little cushion to make sure you don’t run out of anything!
Would very highly recommend working with Main Event for your big day!!
Mary · Married on 08/23/2014
Main Event provided excellent service, great menu choices, and excellent value, especially compared with other caterers in our area.Sent on 10/29/2014
Spencer McCormack, our event manager, was terrific in helping us make selections for the menu, planning for the bar, and most importantly, coordinating the catering activities with our timeline and with the venue manager. Spencer was very flexible and upbeat, and helped us work through a couple of rough patches when the venue manager was giving us pushback on some issues. Also, when our outdoor ceremony had to be set up indoors at the last minute due to weather, he and his staff did it seamlessly and cheerfully. The food was delicious. We saw a lot of completely empty plates, and received many compliments about the food. I recommend Main Event without reservation.
Emily · Married on 07/12/2014
We were very happy with Main Event Caterers. Food was a top priority for our wedding, and it had to be all vegan and reasonably priced, so I spoke with numerous caterers and solicited multiple proposals before selecting Main Event. At our wedding and for weeks afterward, our guests (most of whom were not vegan) commented on how great the food was, and we really enjoyed it ourselves. Kathleen did a great job helping me plan the day-of schedule and achieve the look I had in mind for table linens, china, etc. The wait staff were very attentive too.Sent on 08/31/2014
I highly recommend working with Main Event.
Carolyn · Married on 07/11/2014
Main Event Caterers were an absolute delight to work with. Meeting Jen from day one I was sold on wanting to work with Jen for our big day. Main Event worked with us on price and was very clear on what services they could provide. Communicating with Jen and Andrea was easy as they provided many reminders of payments due and information necessary. The day of the wedding Main Event assigned us our own waiter, Chip, who attended to all our needs and wants. Chip brought food and drinks to us as well as our bridal party during photos. A huge thank you to Chip!Sent on 07/21/2014
All in all, I am extremely confident that anyone who chooses to use Main Event Caterers will be very pleased with the planning process and day of service.
Meilani · Married on 07/11/2014
I don't know if I know enough positive words to describe how I feel about Main Event Caterers! From the very first contact I felt heard, appreciated, and even loved by this company. It is evident that they love what they do and it shows in everything from service to food. My event manager was Kathleen and she did an absolutely incredible job getting me through to my wedding day.Sent on 07/27/2014
The absolute best thing about Main Event Caterers is their service. Emails are responded to promptly, phone calls are returned, and endless questions are answered (even when wedding brain makes you ask the same question over and over again). The last couple of weeks before my wedding I was having a difficult time making decisions about simple things (like whether or not to have a head table) and Kathleen was endlessly patient, making new floor plans and answering dozens of questions as though I were her only client. At my wedding, the staff were polite, friendly, and also really patient with us and all of our guests.
Though service is most important to me, food is a very narrow 2nd and the food from this company is so delicious! I wanted wedding food that made my pickiest guests say "this is the best wedding food I've ever had" and Main Event helped me accomplish this goal! I have heard from numerous guests that they loved the food and wish they could have more of it. We chose to go with the buffet menu because felt this would work really well for us and our guests and would definitely recommend it. It made it easier for us to please different palates (meat lovers, vegetarians, etc.) with no issue. I saw happy faces all around the room during dinner and really can't stress enough how awesome the meal was for everyone.
I love Main Event for their delicious food, quality service, and flexibility. I hope to use them for birthday parties, anniversaries, and whatever other excuse I can come up with to do business with them as often as possible!
Mrs. · Married on 06/28/2014
OUTSTANDING. My daughter wedding was July 16, 2011. The service they provided I cannot find enough words to describe such AWESOME service. Exceeded every expectation. The staff was professional, friendly, kind, caring. Our guest are raving about the service and attention they received. The food was unbelievable. I plan to use them for another event. Rachael Slockett was great to work with. She was extremely flexible and ensured our needs were met to our satisfaction. Her team was the best. We actually landed this company at the last minute and it was the best last minute decision I ever made. I highly recommend this company.Sent on 07/18/2011
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Christine · Married on 06/13/2014
We had a perfect experience with Main Event. From our initial contact with Darcy, Main Event stood out from other caterers as professional, modern, and receptive to our needs. Throughout the planning process, Darcy and Taylor were very responsive, organized, and helpful--we felt very comfortable that they would be able to execute the event smoothly and let us enjoy the day, which is a huge benefit.Sent on 07/14/2014
They exceeded our expectations on the wedding day. The food was amazing--nearly every guest has remarked on the tastiness of the food (we had a buffet with short ribs, gazpacho, watermelon and feta salad, and risotto cakes). Just as importantly, the staff was consummately professional, friendly, and attentive--they were incredibly organized yet flexible during the set up, made sure that my (now) husband and I got enough food, and were very helpful at the end of the night, packaging up all of the table numbers and helping my parents load the car.
We couldn't recommend them more.
Sarah · Married on 06/07/2014
Main Events was so wonderful to work with! Once we had our tasting we knew we had to book with them. Their food is above and beyond and the service is exceptional.Sent on 06/27/2014
Taylor was wonderful to work with and was so responsive to all of our needs. Our guests all loved the food!
Pooya · Married on 06/07/2014
I worked with Scotlyn from ME for my wedding...And she was great! she was very responsive, flexible, nice and professional!! I initially was assigned to someone else which I wasn't comfortable working with, so I called and asked them to assign me to another coordinator and I was lucky to work with Scotlyn!Sent on 07/12/2014
As for the service and food, we had Iranian food catered from Johny Kabob but we got everything else from ME.. Everyone loved their service and the appetizers and desserts. The bartenders and waiters and waitresses were very professional and they were always around when someone needed them.
I am very happy we chose to work with ME for our wedding as they made our wedding beautiful and impeccable!
I totally recommend Main Events and I suggest you to ask for Scotlyn if she is available!!
Thank you Main Events and thanks Scotlyn for everything!!
Caroline · Married on 05/31/2014
We used Main Event for our wedding on 5/31/2014. It was clear from our initial meeting months before that Main Event was a superior vendor with quality service. We were impressed by their willingness to meet us on their time outside of normal business hours and our event coordinator Liz was extremely helpful and responsive. Whenever we had questions or changes to our proposal we received punctual, clear and cheerful responses.Sent on 06/25/2014
They offered bundled services that made planning much less of a hassle and the food was phenomenal. The day of service was excellent as well. The staff was attentive, professional and made sure that we were served even as we were taking pictures outside the venue. We couldn't be happier with the quality of service we received from Main Event and would highly recommend them!
Bethany · Married on 05/31/2014
I cannot rave enough about the service and quality of Main Event. They are less than half the price of any other caterer we spoke to, but that price is not indicative of their service. Two months after our wedding, I still have guests talking about the food. Our point of contact, Spencer, was incredible. He listened to our vision for the day, made wonderful suggestions and was so quick to respond. Main Event was far and away the best vendor we worked with.Sent on 07/27/2014
Robin Mary · Married on 05/24/2014
Saturday 5.25 I attended Wedding ceremony& reception in St. Francis HallSent on 05/27/2014
First, I want to say how absolutely delicious everything was - and what a wonderful affair it was - primarily due to the catering event itself.
But I wanted to also say how nice and friendly all your staff was - but want to particularly let you know how much I appreciated the smile, service and work attitude of Jon (Jahn ?) – tall blonde European guy and wanted to pass that on.
My friend Bob is recovering after surgery and can’t walk well. Jon noticed and made him plate of delicious food and offered him something to drink.
We all were amazed and delighted with his professionalism. He really made sure we had everything we needed and more.
I’ve heard a great deal about Main event food, but now I know first hand how wonderful it is and with such an amazing staff it is a winning combination.
Many thanks for a wonderful night
User4147468 · 2+ years ago
Main Event was great to work with. The quality of the meal and the service were both outstanding. They also coordinated the set up , which was beautiful. They have a very responsive staff and I highly recommend them.Sent on 06/03/2014
Chris and Kellie · Married on 05/10/2014
We attended a wedding last year that Main Event catered, and when we began planning our wedding, we contacted Main Event right away. We got quotes from several caterers, and Main Event was competitive from a price perspective, and given our experience seeing them in action, we selected them. Our Event Designer, Scotlyn, was extremely helpful and responsive in terms of helping us plan both our menu and our place settings and linens. Our Event Planner, Liz, then took over and helped us make final menu selections for the event. We had a tasting at Main Event's office, and were able to narrow down our choices effectively. There was one particular item that we were excited to include on the menu, but at the tasting it was overcooked. Liz made note of that and assured us that if we selected that particular item for our menu, it would be prepared properly. The week of the wedding, there was a problem with the linens that we selected. Main Event only had twenty of that particular linen, and we were using all of them. Apparently one of them was damaged the week prior, so Main Event had to come up with an alternative. Unfortunately they were not able to match the other linens and one of our guest tables was different from the rest. Ideally, they would have had more linens on hand. However, the food and service were excellent. The item that had been overcooked at the tasting was perfect at our reception. We provided our own alcohol, and the Main Event staff did a great job serving our guests. We heard form several of our guests that our reception had the best food they had ever tasted at a wedding.Sent on 08/11/2014
User3133913 · 2+ years ago
Spencer and Meg at Main Event are super hard working, knowledgable, professional, kind and upbeat. Spencer was a pleasure to work with from day one throughout our year of wedding planning. They were both very responsive via email and phone and put me at ease that the menu would turn out perfect. And it did! Ps food is delicious.Sent on 06/05/2014