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Newport Wedding Caterers

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

Top Pro
  • 24 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Melissa G.
Verified review

I met Daniel for catering for my wedding. He was the only caterer who came to my venue right off the bat to view how everything would work. He also came to my home and put together a fabulous tasting with enough leftovers for us to enjoy in days after. Daniel was very willing to work with in our budget and was very professional, warm and friendly I would highly recommend Daniel and will be contacting him for any future altering needs.

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J&L Catering
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle B.
Verified review

We used J&L catering for our wedding on 7.21.18. They were wonderful! Our guest raved about the quality of the food. The whole team was professional and provided amazing service. John was great to work with from the start. He was professional at all times, responsive and his passion for cooking shows in all he does. We will absolutely used J&L for future events!

Malone Catering
4.8
from 30 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Julie S.
Verified review

Chef Malone and staff are awesome! Malone Catering catered our wedding on 9/28. We had a casual buffet style dinner. The guests RAVED about how good the food was! The quality of the food was exceptional! Chef Marty & staff were all very friendly, professional and attentive. We really couldn't have asked for anything more! We even have some friends and family who want to use Malone Catering for future events! Outstanding quality and service, you can't go wrong!

K&G Catering
4.5
from 33 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Nick P.
Verified review

great job great food for my wedding, everybody loveeeed the food & for the price you cant beat it! would def rebook!

Defined Palate
4.6
from 21 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie W.
Verified review

Stephen was great to work with! He made planning my wedding fun and so easy. My family and friends were absolutely blown away by the fantastic food and phenomenal service. I recommend Stephen enthusiastically!

GILDED TOMATO COMPANY
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ann M.
Verified review

Julie and her whole staff have catered our venue many times. They never disappoint, always professional, with delicious fresh ingredients in their food . We are always thrilled to know when they are catering our event! Ann Messenger owner/operator Five Bridge Inn

Event Pros OnThe Go
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Corey H.
Verified review

Kendra catered a 50th birthday dinner for 80 people. Her food was outstanding, beautifully presented, and absolutely fresh and delicious. Her attention to detail was noticed by all my guests who immediately took her card! The beautifully presentation means as much to Kendra as how delicious her food is. I highly recommend Kendra and her staff for all your catering needs!

Fenway Sausage Works
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob B.
Verified review

Cory and his company Fenway Sausage Works catered our wedding. My wife grew up in Rhode Island, and like any other New Englander she is a Red Sox fan to the core. Our wedding was baseball themed and Fenway Sausage works fit the occasion to a T. The menu choices were simple, easy to follow and easy to choose and move forward with while planning our wedding. Cory made a pre site visit to make sure he was best able to accomadate our wedding ideas. Like any business you have the contracts to deal with, but FSW was simple and easy, and then Cory seemed to go way above and beyond what he agreed to do and made the food at our wedding memorable and priceless. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced, I personally recommend the walking taco at any event. My mouth still waters from it. Cory we thank you and your wife for being part of our day, we consistantly here about the food from our wedding when we visit family in the area. If we ever have another catered event in the area, we will be sure to schedule it with your availability.

BGL Catering and Cooking
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nick I.
Verified review

BGL Catering provided a world class experience and food that is unrivaled.

Red's Street Kitchen
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan C.
Verified review

Reds did a awesome job catering my mom's 60th birthday. They were easy to work with and the food was fantastic. I really liked that they took the time to help me customize my menu. An all around great experience!!!

Good Food Catering Co.
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Maureen P.
    Verified review

    I hired Good Food Catering for a shower in my home for approximately 25 people. I was offered a variety of appetizers and dinner items to choose from. The food was timely delivered, set up, served and cleared without interrupting the shower whatsoever. Most of all, the food was delicious! My guests really enjoyed the variety and there was plenty of food for seconds which many took advantage of. I was able to enjoy the shower and not worry about the food, serving or clean up!

    Emery's Catering
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 48 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Jessica R.
    Verified review

    Tremendous value, very punctual service... will use again!

    Daily Bread Catering
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 10 years in business
    Marjorie V.
    Verified review

    The food was excellent with a variety of sandwiches, fresh crisp salads, home made soup and mouth watering dessert.

    Edible Creations By Gerry
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Kate M.
      Verified review

      Gerry's work is beyond perfection topped with personality! Gerry baked a cake for my father's birthday, and it must have been the absolute BEST carrot cake I had ever had. I will now and for as long as I can, get all of my baked good and cakes from Gerry. The skill and dedication that he has is top notch and cannot be beat!

      B & M Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 33 years in business
      Susan F.
      Verified review

      B&M Caterers delivered a clambake buffet to my house last summer. The gentleman who delivered the food set everything up for us before he left..... tablecloth, steam tables, serving utensils, plates and flatware. The food was amazing. Lobsters, mussels, chorisco and corn were fantastic. But the cornbread was truly amazing. There was so much food! We had plenty of leftovers. I recommend B&M Caterers to everyone I know.

      Sakura Bon Catering & Co.
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Tommy M.
      Verified review

      What an unbelievable experience Chef William provided. Not only was it more affordable than my wife going out to dinner but he prepared a 5 course meal with an incredible flowerless chocolate cake for dessert. My wife and I don't get a lot of time together with small children. But this night, we got to lay on the couch together watching a movie while Chef Willaim prepared our dinner and it was a wonderful date. The food was absolutely delicious and the best part is he cleaned our kitchen better than we do. I can't recommend him enough to anyone that wants to either host a large fun party where he is teaching you how to cook or a private romantic dinner like we did. Forever grateful T&S.

      Tasty Tips Catering
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 2 years in business
      Suga P.
      Verified review

      Best Greens I've had in a really long time... Great service

      About

      I provide a full-service catering, from drop-off buffets to formal weddings. We offer a full catering service, from tents and party rentals to complete bar services.

      About

      I have been in business for 20 years. There are two of us, we can provide more if needed. I arrive early. I set up, prepare food, serve, bartend (wine, beer) if needed and clean up completely.

      About

      We are a full-service restaurant and food truck. We cater parties of all sizes in our restaurant. We have a private room and patios as well as any party needs at your location with our custom-built food trolley.

      About

      We offer full-party catering. We will provide everything you need, a delicious menu, and any special request delivered hot and ready for your special event. You can look me up on Facebook: Mindy's Catering

      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.

      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.

      How do you serve food at a wedding?

      Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

      • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
      • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
      • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
      • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
      • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.
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