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Tualatin Wedding Reception Caterers

Browse these wedding reception caterers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Tualatin.

That Food Guy Catering
4.6
from 106 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
Laurs P.
Verified review

Jerry crane and his professional crew catered my daughter's wedding reception with over 300 guests last week. Wow! Amazing! The chicken, pulled pork, cornbread, baked beans, salads, drinks, were not only delicious but we're all the right temperature even on a 95 degree day! All of the guests commented on the food and asked for his information! He will definitely do my next daughter's wedding!

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Sandra's Goodies
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily D.
Verified review

When planning our casual wedding reception for 40 guests, my husband and I wanted a classic, Southern style barbecue. The majority of catering quotes we received from others included menu items that we didn't want and that didn't fit our vision - unnecessarily gussied up PNW versions of BBQ. Sandra really listened to what we wanted and prepared the exact menu we were looking for: sliced beef brisket, bone-in grilled chicken, pulled pork, ribs, macaroni and cheese, salads, and drinks -- everything was delicious! Our guests took home leftovers and commented on the awesome food. She set everything up right on time and was so friendly and pleasant to work with. Her catering skills are outstanding and I am so grateful that she's sharing her talents with the world!

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Indigo Rose Personal Chef
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Faith H.
Verified review

Rachel and her staff were more than just porofessional, they were a sheer delight. The wedding reception meal was amazing and not one person didn't finish their entire meal. She also prepared our wedding cake and pie and we were blown away. They left the kitchen spotless and even wrapped the leftovers. She really made our reception perfect and I would very highly recommend her for any job. We were blessed to have found her!

  • 23 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
Jack P.
Verified review

It's Party Time really exceeded my expectations at our wedding reception. They went out of their way to help make it a success for which we will be forever grateful.

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A Wonderland Of Food
5.0
from 43 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca R.
Verified review

We had Alison as our caterer for two meals during our weekend wedding. The experience was simply amazing. The food itself was exemplary. The short ribs served during the dinner were a perfect compliment to our "grand feast" theme as were the roasted vegetables. All the bread was baked by Alison and was sought out by guests long after the dinner. For breakfast she served pancakes with fresh berries inside, eggs, and most popularly...the extra sauce from the short ribs. My guests used it on the pancakes, eggs, and eventually just poured it on bread. We believe the bread is what kept many from drinking it straight. There were no complaints from vegetarian guests as all portions were plentiful. Because the nature of our wedding, Alison was onsite with us for two days. Her personality is gregarious and zany in the best way. Everyone who met her was instantly fond of her. We had last minute technical problems dealing with a very old kitchen oven and Alison adapted immediately and with complete grace. If I had to leave with a final pull quote for Alison it would be "New York quality catering with a Portland sociability."

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Sweet Mama's
4.8
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily M.
Verified review

Tami did an outstanding job on cupcakes for our wedding! They looked and tasted amazing. She traveled great distances to meet us for a tasting and even delivered and set up the cupcakes at our wedding venue. We got so many compliments on the cupcakes and I would recommend her to my closest friends and family. Her prices are also very reasonable. if we ever need sweets for future events we will definitely use her again.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lori S.
Verified review

Working with Maribel at Fusion International Catering to cater our Wedding was a dream. She was very responsive and adapted to changes, answered all our questions, and offered great suggestions. The real star however was the wonderful food. We had plenty in quantity and variety and many people took plates home. It not only tasted amazing but it was presented beautifully. We had originally worked with another cater and a month out it became clear they were not going to work. They did not get back to us timely and we were afraid they would not be reliable on the big day. Maribel and her team stepped in and saved the day. I highly recommend them!

Bear Country Catering LLC
4.4
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Krista E.
Verified review

We were doing an outdoor wedding reception. This event was very casual and we only requested food without servers or addition help. Our budget was $800 and we needed enough to feed 80 people. Dani put together 3 different full menu options within our budget. On the day of our party, Dani came promptly. She set up our table, provided all the service ware and it looked great. The food was amazing, our party was well fed and we had left overs for 3 full meals!

  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Shelley M.
Verified review

Several months ahead of time I started looking for a caterer for my October 26th wedding reception. I found Vicki with Two Chicks & a Rooster through Thumbtack.com. When we met for a consultation I knew that I wanted low tea, very vintage-English tea garden with a large tea selection, and sandwiches and treats. Vicki got me; she understood my vision and was able to bring it to life. The crew at Two Chicks & a Rooster has been amazing! What they put together for the reception was so much nicer than I had envisioned and I was beyond pleased. They set up the reception venue and tore it down when they were done. The food was delicious and the tea service fantastic! Vicki thought of every small detail and even dealt with the rental company so I didn’t have to. Such a huge relief! I can’t thank them enough for making my wedding day so easy and so memorable for everyone involved. I’m happy to give them my highest recommendation, and hope to have the chance to work with them again in the future.

Divine Catering
4.4
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Carrie K.
Verified review

We had a very simple wedding ceremony at home, followed by an intimate catered dinner with a grand total of 11 people including me and the groom. It was greatly appreciated that staff were willing to drive all the way from Tigard to our house in Kalama, Washington. Miranda was well organized and friendly. She was quick to respond to emails and phone calls, thoroughly answering any questions we had for her. We did a food tasting prior to booking and enjoyed the food we were able to sample, although after the fact we wished we would have had the opportunity to try the coriander salmon with peach/avocado salsa since it was "award-winning". We ended up ordering it as one of our three entrees and were a bit nervous that it may end up being a little over the top for us since we usually prepare salmon very simply at home. However, we found it to be delicious. The guests were very complimentary about the dinner. I especially liked the penne pasta with mushrooms and truffle cream sauce. We were sent two caterers for our event, one to serve food and one to bartend. We provided our own alcohol for the bartender to serve, so we had ingredients and garnishes for most basic cocktails. We also provided homemade mint-infused simple syrup to add to mojitos. When the catering staff showed up on the wedding day, the staff member designated as our bartender confided that she was very nervous since she had not bartended in about 30 years. She did not know how to make basic cocktails, which surprised us a little, but she was very friendly and accommodating, and used a flip book of recipes for guidance. The groom pointed out the mint simple syrup in the fridge while the bartender was setting up for the event and explained to her that it was for the mojitos. When I took a sip of the first mojito I ordered that evening, it was extremely strong since it had no simple syrup and just a splash of club soda. The bartender was more than happy to add the simple syrup and a bit more club soda at my request, which made it taste great. I was a bit worried about how my guests' drinks might be tasting, but didn't hear any complaints. The bartender was hard working and personable with the guests. We provided our own coffee to be served at the event. However, the grounds we had were either too course for the catering company's percolator or the measurement was off, because the coffee poured out looking more like dilute tea. We ended up making coffee for our guests with our French press. The catering van pulled into the garage and remained parked there in order to load the food and supplies into our house. The garage is the first thing one sees when he or she is driving up our long, winding gravel driveway. The groom asked staff if they could please shut the garage door once they were inside so that guests would be prompted to use the walkway around the side of the house and enter from the entrance rather than through the garage and laundry room. The garage door was never shut, so all of the guests came in this way. It wasn't a huge deal, but it wasn't as visually appealing. Overall, we were happy with the way our wedding dinner turned out and found the staff at Divine Catering to be very friendly. I may have decided not to purchase a bartending package had I known that we would be provided with an inexperienced bartender, but the evening still turned out well regardless.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather W.
Verified review

Alison is an absolute rockstar. I hired her as a bartender for my wedding and she was wonderful to work with from the very beginning. She had great suggestions and communicated with me often. After discovering she makes cakes as well I asked her to make my wedding cake which turned out absolutely gorgeous and exactly as I had pictured. She seems to be a jack of all trades really. A few days before the wedding when we finally knew the forecast, Alison contacted me to suggest we switch up the menu for more drinkable beers in the heat (corona complete with lime slices) and the guests absolutely loved it. She was running back and forth like a mad woman and even with 160 guests and just her working we never formed a line. I would hire Alison again in a heartbeat for her upbeat attitude, hard work, talent, and impeccable planning. Thanks Alison!

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron L.
Verified review

We were looking for catering for iur wedding, and after looking at many companies and comparing them all, none came close to Doug and Pat from Mita's. The menu choices were all fantastic and we wosh we could have had everything! The service we received was spectacular. Our guests are atill contacting us to find out how they can get the same thing we had, it was truly a blessing to have them at our event!

Eat at Joe's Catering
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cory C.
Verified review

Jamie and the Eat at Joe's staff catered my wedding reception. They are fantastic. The food was great and the service was impeccable. I am fortunate that I did not have to worry about catering, on a day filled with vendors to worry about. I am so pleased that I hired Jaime to cater our special day.

Michelle Tim H.
Verified review

Joslyn catered a wedding for a friend of ours. She was punctual and professional with a calming warm presence amidst the hectic festivities . The food was outstanding! She was confined by a restrictive budget yet the food excelled our expectations. She worked tirelessly throughout the ceremony and reception to make sure everything went smoothly. The food presentation was beautiful and appetizing. We can't think how we would improve our experience with her service. We recommend you to experience her food catering service yourself!

Bon Bon Bakery and Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Bahar S.
    Verified review

    I ordered my wedding cake. it was so beautiful and tasted so good!

    Diversity Cafe & Catering
    4.0
    from 11 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Ryan M.
    Verified review

    · ---WEDDING MAGIC---- I will never use another caterer as long as I live. They elevated my rehearsal dinner to a level of intimacy and class I didn't know existed. They opened their restaurant doors to for an exclusive meal for my close friends, and family then proceeded to wait on us like we were royalty. Then when they catered my wedding reception, they somehow managed to exceed all expectations(which were high after the amazing dinner) then presented a feast to our extended family and friends(well over 100 people) that once again expressed their elegance and class. Thank you Diversity Cafe, Tonya and Carrie for helping make our wedding day EPIC!!!

    Zartin's Catering
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Liza T.
    Verified review

    We just celebrated my in-laws' 50th wedding anniversary. Liz and company catered our event. Liz and her sister listened to us and took our expectations to heart. They were very professional to deal with. They were prompt in responding to our texts and emails. Liz visited the event location two days ahead so she knows how to setup buffet tables. They showed up hours ahead to prepare. They were friendly and presentable. The food was absolutely delicious and each dish complimented one another. They helped in the clean up and packing all leftovers for us to take home. We had such positive experience with them. Thank you Liz and company for ensuring our event went well.

    My Vice Catering & events
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jeanot L.
    Verified review

    Tarl and Vice Catering were absolutely fantastic. The food, service and communication went beyond our expectations! They helped make our wedding a wonderful experience for us and 150 guests. Highly recommend!

    Eats Creative Cuisine
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Angela B.
    Verified review

    I have had the opportunity to enjoy Eats Creative Cuisine on multiple occasions. Whether it is a catered wedding or a little picnic dinner, it has been incredible EVERY SINGLE TIME.

    El Vaquero BBQ & Catering
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Zachary & Jessica T.
    Verified review

    Orlando and Kelly are very professional people, friendly and accommodating. We used El Vaquero BBQ & Catering for our wedding in Corvallis and were very impressed with their services. They brought everything needed for serving the food and were a huge help to us. The food was awesome and we would definitely recommend them. They went above and beyond their services and helped make sure everything was perfect!!

    • 8 years in business
    Shelley D.
    Verified review

    Regan and I cannot thank you enough for all you did to ensure that her wedding was all that she hoped it would be. From the first, when we wanted a simple ceremony with just a few guests followed by cake and champagne with the residents, to the final day, when we had 45 people for the ceremony in the garden, followed by lunch in the Sullivan Theater and then cake and champagne with the residents in the Hemingway Room, you were amazing. Every time we needed help (Referrals for bakeries? Photographers? Hair stylists?), every time we had questions (Can we have flowers delivered to you? Can we add something to the buffet for the kids? Can we play a DVD slideshow at the reception? ), your response was always “no problem, we can do that”. The lunch buffet was delicious and plentiful (SO glad we didn’t cut the whipped potatoes with basil!), the servers were professional, and the transition from one location to the next seamless. And the little touches were so thoughtful (everyone loved the “eat, drink and be married” sign outside the reception!). You made the wedding so easy and so much fun, Melissa. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you find a good caterer?

    Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

    If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

    Do you tip a wedding caterer?

    Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

    How much does wedding catering cost per person?

    Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

    How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

    Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

    Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

    What should you look for in a caterer?

    A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

    • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
    • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
    • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
    • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
    • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
    • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.
    Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.