You are beginning to plan your wedding, congratulations! You deserve your dream wedding, and a crucial part of your day will be the food. Planning a wedding involves a lot of decision making. Now that you’ve picked your ideal venue it’s time to consider your catering options.

You may be wondering where to even begin, that’s where we can help! Lake Erie Building Events has compiled a list of tips to help you choose the perfect caterer for your perfect day.

1. Define Your Vision
Before you start your research it’s best to envision your ideal wedding. You should consider your preferred cuisine, any dietary restrictions your guests may have, a specific theme you might want to incorporate, etc. Whether you are looking for a formal meal or a casual buffet, having a clear vision in mind will help you narrow down your options.

2. Research and Recommendations
Now you can begin your research. Researching local catering companies in your area and reading their reviews is a great way to start. Asking around and gathering recommendations can help you narrow-down your list. We partner with a variety of local catering companies and we’re happy to help you choose one that best fits the vision of your special day.

3. Budgetary Considerations
Once you’ve started your research you can begin to consider your budget. Be transparent about your budget, and make sure to discuss all costs with your caterers upfront, before choosing someone to hire. This will help avoid surprise costs closer to your date when it might be too late to change.

4. Schedule Tastings
A crucial step in choosing a caterer is the tasting. Once you have done your research and narrowed down your top choices, you can begin sampling. Yum! Make sure to pay attention to the details, like the presentation of the food and the quality of the ingredients.

Here at Lake Erie Building Events, we want you to experience the wedding of your dreams. We understand how every detail, no matter how small, takes a lot of time and consideration. Choosing a caterer is no exception, and we want to help make the choice as easy for you as possible. We work with exceptional catering companies in the area, we’re confident you will find any of these wedding caterers to be a great choice for your wedding reception. We work exclusively with: