Main Event Caterers

Main Event Caterers Winner of Catering Magazine’s “Caterer of the Year” 2010
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Let's start off this holiday weekend with another reason to celebrate... any new, full-service event booked for January,...
07/03/2020

Let's start off this holiday weekend with another reason to celebrate... any new, full-service event booked for January, February, and March 2021 will receive a 15% discount! Contact your Event Designer or email [email protected] for the details.

Stay happy, stay safe this 4th of July, and book those 2021 events ✨

📷 The Grays
The Secret Life of Daydreams
Party Rental Ltd
Something Vintage Rentals
Gallery OonH

Who doesn't have a soft (or hard shell) spot in their heart for Taco Tuesdays? Or any day of the week, let's be real.Don...
06/23/2020

Who doesn't have a soft (or hard shell) spot in their heart for Taco Tuesdays? Or any day of the week, let's be real.

Don't forget to check out our Monumental Food delicious Family Meal options!

Birch Event & Design

Planning an intimate event for up to 50 guests in Virginia or Maryland? Let us help! We are here to make it delicious, s...
06/14/2020

Planning an intimate event for up to 50 guests in Virginia or Maryland? Let us help! We are here to make it delicious, spread smiles, and keep everyone feeling safe ⭐

📷 The Grays
The Secret Life of Daydreams

Check out our sister company, Monumental Food's, brand new Family Meal menu options!Why cook at home when you can have c...
06/12/2020

Check out our sister company, Monumental Food's, brand new Family Meal menu options!

Why cook at home when you can have creamy mac & cheese delivered to your door? I don't know about you, but we're always in the mood for BBQ night 😁

Menu Feature
𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗕𝗕𝗤
Chopped Salad (VGN) - 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘯, 𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘤𝘢𝘥𝘰, 𝘵𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘦𝘴, 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘣 𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦
Southern Style Smoked Pulled BBQ Chicken - 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘉𝘉𝘘 𝘴𝘢𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘰𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘭𝘦𝘴
Cauliflower Steaks (VGN) - 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘴, 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥, 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘪𝘤, 𝘱𝘢𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘬𝘢, 𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘰, 𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯
Creamy Mac & Cheese (V)
Corn muffins + whipped honey butter

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Countdown to summer is ON and we've got sunshine and delicious drinks on our minds ☀️📸 Brooke Tyson Photography Brielle ...
06/09/2020

Countdown to summer is ON and we've got sunshine and delicious drinks on our minds ☀️

📸 Brooke Tyson Photography
Brielle Davis Events

Memories ❤️
05/22/2020

Memories ❤️

Kicking off this holiday weekend with a bang! 🍾
We were featured on Loudoun Times-Mirror latest #LoveLoudoun wedding and could not be more excited!
Head to the link below to read more 👇🏻

https://www.loudountimes.com/eeditions/page-a09/page_2a3521b6-88a4-523d-b1c7-1ea8a151ed53.html

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Photography: Corrin Jasinski Photography
Planning: @vida_events
Venue: Shadow Creek Weddings & Events
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
Videographer: Olea Films
Florist: @shelleysfloral
DJ: Dan Goldman Events & Production
Dessert: @thehappytartbakery
Hair/Makeup: UpDos For I Dos

Looking for more information on Micro Weddings?
05/12/2020

Looking for more information on Micro Weddings?

When it comes to creating a Micro Wedding, we aren't doing this just because others are now doing it. ⁣

We have discussed the concept of a Micro Wedding for some time here on Facebook and via many blog posts. ⁣

The one thing we want to make sure of is that couples feel as if a DC Micro Wedding is a direct representation of themselves. This means we will provide:⁣

1 - Full wedding ceremony decor⁣
2 - A wedding cake⁣
3 - Impeccable wedding photos⁣
4 - Video + live stream to guests who could not attend⁣
5 - Stationery that gets guests just as excited about your micro wedding as if it was a full scale wedding⁣
6 - Exquisite DC wedding venues⁣
7 - The most deliciously curated menu to date⁣

The same way we would provide for a wedding of 200+ guests. This isn't doing something for the sake of it. We are doing this because you deserve nothing less. ⁣

DM us for more details on our DC Micro Wedding package. http://ow.ly/vYDw50zD6cf

Our Vendor Team:

Perry Belmont House
Main Event Caterers
Edward Underwood Photography
Chip Dizárd Studios
Blue Lace Cakes
FINGERS IN INK
Trene' Forbes Photography
Designs by Oochay

Thanks for the shout out.  ❤️ working with Warner Theatre
04/17/2020

Thanks for the shout out. ❤️ working with Warner Theatre

As we navigate these tough times together, we all want to find ways to give back. One thing you can do to support local businesses is spend some time leaving positive reviews online for the brands you love. Positive reviews can have such a huge impact for when we come out of this on the other side. We'd love to give a shout out to some of our favorite vendors (or venues) - and encourage you to support them if you've had a positive experience with them! #SharePositiveVibes #TogetherApart ✨

Marquee Event Rentals
Synergetic
Crushed Ice Catering
Main Event Caterers
Brulee Catering
DFW Event Design

We are here for you.As past brides ourselves, we at Main Event Caterers understand your struggles, heartache and confusi...
04/14/2020

We are here for you.

As past brides ourselves, we at Main Event Caterers understand your struggles, heartache and confusion during this uncertain time. Our entire sales team is hard at work remotely ensuring all our affected spring brides find new wedding dates and are able to reschedule their special day. We are also working closely with new brides for their future happily ever afters. Our team is available and open for calls and emails regarding any concerns or questions you have. We can’t wait to get back into the office and greet you with a warm smile and hug or handshake.

With much love,
Main Event Caterers

We loved helping HBO give an early screening of the new season of Big Little Lies at Equinox in Washington DC!
05/31/2019

We loved helping HBO give an early screening of the new season of Big Little Lies at Equinox in Washington DC!

We are here to help!
05/21/2019
Need to Host a Summer Party?

We are here to help!

charred tomato salsa, salsa verde, queso fresca, sour cream, shredded lettuce, Cholula hot sauce, white onion, fresh cilantro & pickled red onions

Don't miss your chance to join us on April 4th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at President Lincolns Cottage for free food and d...
04/02/2019
Special Events Open House at President Lincoln's Cottage

Don't miss your chance to join us on April 4th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at President Lincolns Cottage for free food and drinks!

Register below!

http://ow.ly/oaj030obm6C

Join us on April 4, 2019 as we unveil over 25,000 square feet of newly available historic spaces for the very first time! Sample food and drink from our top-rated caterers, meet with our vendors, and explore a handful of special event, wedding, meeting/retreat, and performance spaces not open to the...

Have you recently gotten engaged and are in search for a venue? Join us at the historic President Lincoln's Cottage on A...
03/30/2019
Special Events Open House at President Lincoln's Cottage

Have you recently gotten engaged and are in search for a venue? Join us at the historic President Lincoln's Cottage on April 4th to get to know all of the vendors and sample food and drinks for Free!

Register by clicking the link below

http://ow.ly/ek0830obmq7

Join us on April 4, 2019 as we unveil over 25,000 square feet of newly available historic spaces for the very first time! Sample food and drink from our top-rated caterers, meet with our vendors, and explore a handful of special event, wedding, meeting/retreat, and performance spaces not open to the...

To close out Women's History Month we are using this #fridayintroductions to give you an intimate look at our fearless l...
03/29/2019

To close out Women's History Month we are using this #fridayintroductions to give you an intimate look at our fearless leader and President, Nancy Goodman-Thevoz. Nancy founded Main Event Caterers with her husband Joel over 25 years ago and built it into the business it is today. Read all about Nancy in this edition of Friday Introductions!

*What brought you the the DMV Area: My 1970 Pontiac, $300, My best college friend and everything we owned in a Uhaul 😅
* How did you begin your career: I started my post college career in sales. A dear friend (and now husband) had started event catering, he was a masterful Chef. After enjoying one of many fabulous dinners at his house, we decided to combine our skill sets. After a few great years working together, we created Main Event Caterers, a family and a wonderful life together...
* What is your favorite drink: Champagne, I love the bubbles 🍾
* How do you start the day: I love starting my day off with a freshly made green juice
* Fun Fact: I come from a very large family, I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters!

We are just beginning to dip our toes into Spring wedding season so we can't help but reminisce on past ones! Take a loo...
03/26/2019
Rich Fall Inspired Winery Wedding - United With Love

We are just beginning to dip our toes into Spring wedding season so we can't help but reminisce on past ones! Take a look at this beautiful wedding at Breaux Vineyard that was featured on United with Love.

http://ow.ly/YKDF30obuws

Virginia Fall Breaux Vineyard wedding by Caroline Dutton Events- Seen on United with Love a source for DC wedding inspiration.

Join us at President Lincolns Cottage Open House on April 4th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM for an evening of food and fun in t...
03/25/2019
Special Events Open House at President Lincoln's Cottage

Join us at President Lincolns Cottage Open House on April 4th from 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM for an evening of food and fun in this historic space.

Tickets are FREE just reserve your spot by clicking the link below!

Can't wait to see you there!

Join us on April 4, 2019 as we unveil over 25,000 square feet of newly available historic spaces for the very first time! Sample food and drink from our top-rated caterers, meet with our vendors, and explore a handful of special event, wedding, meeting/retreat, and performance spaces not open to the...

It's that time of the week again and we are serving up another #fridayintroductions ! Meet Max. our Research and Develop...
03/22/2019

It's that time of the week again and we are serving up another #fridayintroductions ! Meet Max. our Research and Development Chef that plans and executes all of our tastings and is the driving force behind our creative menu development. Read up about how he hiked one of the most infamous trails in the United States and more below!

* How did you begin your career: I started cooking while camping as a kid, then pursued it professionally through high school and college. I’ve worked in Texas, Colorado, New York, Connecticut, and now the DMV.
* Favorite TV Show?: Great British Baking Show. Perfectly wholesome competition, I love seeing all the unique pastries and the personalities.
* Do you have a secret talent: I have sabered a bottle of champagne or two in my time.
* Fun Fact: I completed a Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2018. March 14th to August 10th, 2290.9 miles.
* Who inspires you: Daniel Humm and Dan Barber are my chef inspirations. I love Daniel Humm’s “Make it Nice” motto. I love Dan Barber’s farm-focused attention to detail in his cooking that puts environment and farms first.

Main Event Caterers's cover photo
03/19/2019

Main Event Caterers's cover photo

Do you want to earn some extra cash but don't want the constraints of a 9 - 5 job? We are hiring on-site event personnel...
03/19/2019

Do you want to earn some extra cash but don't want the constraints of a 9 - 5 job? We are hiring on-site event personnel where you can create your own schedule! Apply now by sending your resume to [email protected]

This Bar Mitzvah at  Dock 5 & Union Market would make Michael Jordan pick up the game again.We loved working with Magnol...
03/18/2019
Washington DC Bar Mitzvah Photographers Dock 5 Union Market

This Bar Mitzvah at Dock 5 & Union Market would make Michael Jordan pick up the game again.

We loved working with Magnolia Bluebird design & events on this creative take on all things basketball!

Venue: Dock 5
Event Design + Planner: Magnolia Bluebird
Photographer: Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey
Entertainment: Snap Entertainment
Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design
Rentals: DC Rental
Event Production: Revolution Event Design and Production
Draping: Fabrication Events Inc
Valet: MJ Valet
Videographer: Bowen Films

Being a Washington DC Bar Mitzvah Photographers Dock 5 Union Market is such fun. Click here to see the highlights from this event!

Happy Almost Weekend!! Ali is an Event Manager that has been with us for over a year but has been working in the events ...
03/01/2019

Happy Almost Weekend!! Ali is an Event Manager that has been with us for over a year but has been working in the events world for many years. ~Catch~ up on all about Ali in this edition of #FridayIntroductions !
* Why were you interested in joining the Main Event team: I started as an assistant wedding coordinator with a DMV wedding planner and have been in the catering industry for a few years!
* Whats your favorite drink: Feremented Grapes
* Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones
* What do you like to do in your free time: My boyfriend and I like trivia nights and love trying new board games. I’m a huge DC sports fan and have worked with the Washington Nationals as a member of the Nat Pack for the past few seasons.
* Fun Fact: I am an expert at everything Walt Disney World.

Meet Rachel, one of our account executives for Monumental Food. Rachel has been working with us for 2.5 years. First, as...
02/22/2019

Meet Rachel, one of our account executives for Monumental Food. Rachel has been working with us for 2.5 years. First, as an Event Manager and quickly made her way on to our sales team! Read all about some of her favorite things for this #fridayintroduction

* Favorite Drink: Shiner Ruby. The best summer beer!
* In her spare time: I love volunteering! I don’t do it everyday, but whenever I can. KEEN (kids enjoy exercise now) is what I’ve been doing most recently. You are paired up with kids with a mental and/or physical disability and you’re their coach for the day. It’s so awesome to give these kids something to smile about. Me being athletically challenged usually works. 😊
* Favorite DC Spot: My favorite place to be is at a ballpark. I love Nats games!
* Fun Fact: I sang for the Obamas! (I was in the choir on a TV Show called Christmas in Washington on TNT).
* Favorite Comfort Food: Five Guys. It’s my go to cheat meal.

Friends, Clients and Friendors! Meet Jennifer, one of our hard working Staffing Coordinators. Jen has been with us for a...
02/15/2019

Friends, Clients and Friendors! Meet Jennifer, one of our hard working Staffing Coordinators. Jen has been with us for a year working with our on-site event staff! Get to know more about her by reading our #FridayIntroduction

* Where are you from: Everywhere. My dad was military. I say Florida since that’s where we lived the longest!
*Secret Talent: I used to sing and was in colorguard/winterguard in highschool, then taught a little in college.
* What is your favorite dish to make: It’s hard to have just one when you love to cook. I make a lot of Japanese/Asian food (I’m part Japanese so I was raised on it) and a lot of Italian!
* Favorite Movie: I cannot possibly have just one. My husband has turned me into such a nerd though, now most movies I/we see are comic book themed (we just went and saw Aquaman).
* Fun Fact: My husband and I have been friends since we were 14 (so almost 20 years! – eek we’re getting old). We went our separate ways for college and didn’t start dating until we were 25!

Happy Friday! For this #FridayIntroduction we are telling you all about Meg, our Director of Creative Services who has w...
02/08/2019

Happy Friday! For this #FridayIntroduction we are telling you all about Meg, our Director of Creative Services who has worked at Main Event for 9 Years (you read that right!). Meg creates innovative menus and develops next level event design!

* What brought you to Main Event: After finishing college, I had been working in the government sphere, while also writing a food blog to give me a creative outlet. I was longing to be in the culinary world in some shape or form and found my way to Main Event!
* Favorite Food: Eggs. To me, eggs are incredible. They can be endlessly transformed. Deviled eggs, egg salad, whipped into meringues, emulsified into hollandaise and draped over a poached egg, baked into brioche, their yolks cured + grated over a salad…they amaze me!
* Hobbies: I love yoga, hiking, cooking for friends and list making!
* Who inspires you: My parents. They have a next-level type of work ethic, are extremely active, and have great senses of humor. They have supported me in every way throughout my life and I hope to do the same for my kids.
* Favorite TV shows: I was obsessed with Friday Night Lights and enjoy any good football story, have seen every episode of Grey’s Anatomy (even the bad ones), Anthony Bourdain in anything and I am a sucker for home design/renovation shows.

We are so excited and proud to reveal our company values that have been brought fourth and developed by the employees of...
02/04/2019

We are so excited and proud to reveal our company values that have been brought fourth and developed by the employees of our company and honed by our Director of Culture, Courtney!

Thanks for tuning in for another edition of #FridayIntroductionWalter has been working with Main Event for over 3 years ...
02/01/2019

Thanks for tuning in for another edition of #FridayIntroduction

Walter has been working with Main Event for over 3 years as a team member of our warehouse and driver for our sister company Monumental Food

* I am originally from Bolivia but came to this DC area to be closer to my family!
* My favorite food is anything Mexican! I love the colors, and mix of flavors.
* In my free time I love to watch my son play football.
* My father is my biggest inspiration. He taught me to work hard and to live honestly with integrity.
* In my free time I like to read books and cook with my family!

We are ringing in the new year by giving you an inside look to the people that drive (quite literally sometimes) Main Ev...
01/25/2019

We are ringing in the new year by giving you an inside look to the people that drive (quite literally sometimes) Main Event, our employees with #fridayintroductions !

Steve Haughie is our Director of Culinary and Executive Chef who is originally from Long Island, New York. Here are some fun facts about Chef Steve!
* Favorite comfort food: Spaghetti with meatballs and sausage. It always bring me back to my childhood!
* Everyday ritual: Each day I ask my children what is the best thing about today.
* Favorite TV show: Big Band Theory
* In my free time I coach youth Lacrosse
* Biggest Inspiration: My wife! She has such an attention to detail, passion, drive, and knowledge.

Award Season is upon us! We are honored to have been recognized by Washingtonian Bride and Groom, The Knot and Wedding W...
01/22/2019

Award Season is upon us! We are honored to have been recognized by Washingtonian Bride and Groom, The Knot and Wedding Wire this year. A BIG thank you to all of our amazing clients who have made all of our all of our dreams a reality.

Thank you!

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3870 S Four Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA
22206

General information

Main Event Caterers fulfills distinct needs with excitement, unparalleled creativity, the freshest of quality ingredients and flawless elegance. We transform office blocks, beautiful gardens, gilded museums, open-air rooftops and urban warehouses into the perfect space for your guests. We work in established galleries, museums and event spaces across the DC area. From an intimate dinner for 20 to a lavish gala for 2500, our team focuses on ensuring that every guest experiences an enjoyable and effortless occasion. Even more, we keep it green. We’re not just talking salad. We are 100% wind powered, carbon neutral, and recyclers of waste and users of biodegradable, alternative disposables. We’ve even started purifying and bottling our own water to eliminate use of plastic bottles. Our newest initiative partners us with natural producers to directly obtain an amazing selection of heritage breeds and sustainable seafood.

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Main Event went beyond expectations catering my daughters wedding at Glen Ellen , Ijamsville MD this past weekend. Their staff was very attentive to our guests. They were very attentive to onsite details throughout the entire wedding from set up to tear down. The staff was great to work with during the entire planning process. Their thought leadership was great which made our event memorable. If you need a great caterer with incredible staff and service you need not look any further. 😃😎
Thank you guys for making our wedding just perfect. The food was absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have hoped for a better service. Thank you for paying so much attention to details and for listening to our requests. I will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a excellent food and service.
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