Florida Keys catering services
Wedding Catering Packages
- Affordable catering for weddings in the Florida Keys.
- Personal Chefs and professional caterers.
- Expert wedding advice, for a stress-free wedding planning.
We take great pride in delivering fresh, affordable dinners by cooking on-site close to your guest seating.
Planning your destination wedding reception dinner is simple because of our tremendous variety of catering packages. We have great Florida Keys catering packages for your reception, rehearsal party and also brunch.
No matter which catering package you choose, your meals will be cooked directly on the site. That means served directly from the kitchen to your guests; hot, fresh and oh, so appealing. Our chefs are experts at catering wedding fare and the vagaries of beach wedding flow. We will make it look simple.
The best Florida Keys wedding caterers
Our Florida Keys beach wedding packages aren’t accidents. Each of our vendors was carefully chosen. They have all proven themselves over long periods of time and many weddings, in some cases hundreds of weddings with us. Your destination wedding in the Keys deserves the very best packages, the best vendors and the most attentive people available. We create inspiring yet affordable destination beach weddings in the Florida Keys every week.
No. In almost all cases, our chef will design something especially for you. The packages are more a price guideline to know about what prices to expect.
That would be an essential discussion to have with your advisor. We usually advise you to hire one of our listed caterers. They have great packages, varied menus, and great prices. Food is the one thing that can go terribly wrong and ruin a wedding.
Yes. Something unique and highly unusual for an outdoor wedding venue is that the chefs cook everything on site. Your food is prepared next to the dining area, guaranteed fresh from the kitchen, and presented as you expect at a fine restaurant.
Yes. 90% of our couples personalize all menus. The caterers publish the packages only as guidelines. And while the packages are accurate, they are seldom sold as published. Feel exhilarated. Treat your guests to something special. Create something personal.
We can serve in any style you like. I asked Chef Laura recently for her advice on when guests should be served buffet style, or with food stations, or seated (plated). Laura gave some practical and insightful guidance in this brief article on deciding how to serve her dinner packages.
For small groups, she recommends plated dinners because it is more intimate. Further, she finds that stations or buffets appear empty and unappealing. For large groups, her only concern about plated (seated) serving is that it requires additional staff to serve everyone at about the same time. She finds buffet style is the most cost-effective and efficient but emphasized that if you want to add more excitement and don’t like seeing your guests standing in a buffet line, choose food stations. The variations are endless.
None. But most packages have an extra cost per person for groups less than 30.
The bar packages quoted are for 5 hours. Additional hours can be added at a small additional cost.
Yes. That is exactly what about 90% of our brides do. Our couples say they save a ton.
Our “Expert Bride” bar package is what you are looking for. Why do so many brides choose this package? Well, you and your guests will be partying at our venue for several days. That implies your favorite wine, beer, and hard liquors will already be on site. Just let us do all the heavy lifting on your wedding day – All the ice, coolers, soda, juice, and the equipment required for a bar, and of course, the bartender(s).
Our caterers can handle most requests. One suggestion, to simplify meal planning for food allergies, consider utilizing food stations or buffet service so your guests can select the foods they prefer.
Cake and dessert packages are shown. The modern trend is a small wedding cake for photos in addition to a table full of assorted desserts.
Yes. Almost every wedding does. Ask about a rehearsal party and even brunch. The caterers would be glad to discuss options and prices.
Yes. You can also cook on the gas grill just outside the kitchen next to the pool. But beware, the kitchen is designed for use as a home, and not equipped as a commercial kitchen. The appliances are not sufficient to contemplate cooking for a large party. That is best left to a caterer.
Yes and no. Everyone wants your wedding to be a smashing success, so do not allow vendors outside of our list for catering, decorating, rentals, or DJ. You will find a list of experienced vendors on the website.
Be certain to get the necessary certificates of insurance before contracting outside vendors for other services. For most other services, you can select any vendor who can provide a certificate of these three insurance requirements: (1) general liability insurance, minimum $1,000,000, and (2) Florida workmen’s compensation insurance for all workers, and (3) a liquor license if providing alcohol.
About certificates of insurance: In almost all cases the insurance company sends us a “Certificate of Insurance” within a few days of request and nothing more is needed. If you are told that there is a charge for the “Certificate of Insurance”, someone is misinformed. Certificates of Insurance are provided free by Florida law.
If you are not paying them, no, but if you pay, and someone is injured, by Florida Law, you could be held liable for their expenses and maybe far more.