Did you get engaged over the holidays? Or pop the question on Valentine’s Day? Then it’s time to celebrate!
Check out our top 5 reasons why you should hire an engagement party caterer then, gather your family and friends for a special catered engagement party to celebrate your love (and inspire others).
#1. Less Stress
Take the pressure off of planning, hosting, and cleaning up after your engagement party in Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC by hiring a professional caterer. This way you can concentrate on your guests, and of course, your special someone.
#2. Freshest Food
Professional catering can guarantee the freshest foods of the highest quality. We source most of our foods locally, with many of our ingredients coming to us “fresh from the farm.” We also like to create menus based around seasonal ingredients to ensure freshness at the peak of flavor.
#3. Theme Menus
A caterer like Maison Culinaire can design an outstanding menu in a style ranging from comfortably casual to an exotic extreme, and give you ideas to make the special event your own. Pick dishes that remind you of your childhoods and incorporate those into an “intertwining two lives into one” theme. Or create an adventurous tasting menu of new dishes to represent your new lives together and all the adventures you’ll experience as a married couple.
#4. Protect Your Budget
Planning and hosting a party can be expensive, especially if you are trying to do it yourself. Hiring a professional caterer, you can actually save money since they know the ins and outs of volume pricing and portion serving sizes. Check your caterer for package deals, too. Caterers often can bundle food and service in with other items like tables and chairs rentals, decorations, and entertainment options. Maison Culinaire can provide many of the “extras” that go along with a catered event, and recommend vendors we regularly use for other services you desire.
#5. Easy Planning
Planning the perfect engagement party is simple when you work with a professional caterer. They’ll ask you questions like what type of party you envision, what foods you like, where the event will be held, and how many guests you’ll be expecting. Every aspect of your party can be covered with one easy phone call.
Types of Catering for Engagement Parties
There is a wide range of options when it comes to hosting an engagement party. Some couples opt for an intimate gathering in their home, while others select an outside venue like a church hall or winery. Whether your party is held indoors or outside, Maison Culinaire has a plan that will work for you.
Here are some of the most popular options for engagement parties:
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres
- Serving and carving stations
- Food bars
- BBQ or picnic
- Full, sit-down service or French service
- Pick-up and take-away for serve-it-yourself options
Share Your Love with Catering from Maison Culinaire
These are just some of the options from which you can choose for your engagement party. Talk to our event planning staff at Maison Culinaire and we’ll design a party that’s just right for you, right down to the last detail.
We’ve been planning engagement parties and weddings throughout the Washington DC metropolitan area for decades, and have lots of ideas we can share with you. Contact Maison Culinaire for more information—or to get started planning your special event.
P.S. Don’t forget, we cater weddings as well! Learn more in our FREE guide: 3 SECRETS TO UNFORGETTABLE WEDDING CATERING