Riggs Alumni Center Wedding

Riggs Alumni Center Wedding

Many University of Maryland Alumni turn to their favorite alma mater when the time arrives to choose a wedding venue. Riggs Alumni Center was the perfect ballroom for Sandra and AJ’s wedding this fall. With enough space to fit up to 450 guests, Riggs Alumni Center comfortably fit Sandra and AJ’s 200 friends and family members.

For cocktail hour, we served miniature tacos, jumbo shrimp cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce, hot Parmesan cheese and artichoke dip, and teriyaki cocktail meatballs. Sandra and AJ decided to have a seated style menu for their main course, so when cocktail hour was over, guests went to their seats and began their first course. We served a classic Caesar Salad with toasted croutons and grated Romano cheese. While their guests enjoyed the first course, Sandra and AJ’s bridal party was introduced into the ballroom, followed by the bride and groom’s first dance. After that, the main course was served. Sandra and AJ’s guests had the option of boneless breast of Parmesan crusted chicken with basil beurre blanc sauce, or teriyaki glazed salmon on a bed of braised spinach, topped with caramelized onions. To accompany the entrees, we served steamed broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes.

After dinner, guests enjoyed mingling and dancing at this beautiful Riggs Alumni Center wedding. For dessert, we served an assortment of freshly baked cookies, brownie shooters and fruit skewers. An assortment of small desserts is the perfect accompaniment to any wedding cake, so that all of your guests will find their favorite dessert of choice.

While the guests all loved this Riggs Alumni Center wedding menu, the decor of this wedding was the real star. The head table had a purple sequence table linen that was absolutely beautiful and so unique. The rest of the guest tables were also purple, but in a different pattern that complimented the head table perfectly. The centerpieces were simple, but lovely flowers that added a great assortment of color to the ballroom.

Congratulations to Sandra and AJ! A big thank you to Memories of Bliss Photography for sharing these wonderful wedding photos.

Purple Sequinced Head Table

Seated Salad Place Setting

Purple Guest Table Linens

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Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

It’s all in the details. It’s a timeless phrase that couldn’t ring truer for Greer and David’s beautiful Evergreen Carriage House wedding. The crisp white linens, with gold accents and a beautiful navy print table runner left the guests in awe as they entered the carriage house. 2hands Studio did a fantastic job with all of the navy and gold decor accents, both inside for the reception, and outside for the ceremony and cocktail hour.

Greer and David had a beautiful outdoor ceremony facing Evergreen’s fountains. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers on the courtyard patio with a lovely band playing music in the background.

After cocktail hour, guests made their way down to Evergreen’s carriage house for the remainder of the evening. Greer and David enjoyed their first dance together, and then guests were invited to their seats for the first course. We served a Field Greens Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled feta cheese, tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette.

For the main course, guests had the option of Singapore Chicken with asparagus and carrots, lightly seasoned with curry, and finished with sweet chili sauce; Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna seared medium rare and served with wasabi cream sauce; Sliced and Fanned Seasoned Tenderloin of Beef with Wild Mushroom Ragout, offered with Bordelaise Sauce; or Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce.

For the rest of the evening, guests enjoyed dancing and celebrating Greer and David. We were so happy to be a part of their special day. Congratulations to this amazing couple!

**All photos in this blog post belong to Natalie Franke Photography

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

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Monkton, Maryland Barn Wedding

Monkton Barn Maryland Wedding

What comes to mind when you hear a barn wedding? Rustic? Casual? Perhaps a backyard barbecue type of ambiance. Well, Tiffany and Justin’s Monkton, Maryland barn wedding completely transformed any preconceived notion of barn weddings. The string lights and eloquent decor complimented the beautiful barn with its stunning hardwood floors. The top two floors of the barn were used for the guest tables, with Tiffany and Justin’s table sitting on the patio with their family and bridal party. The barn was completely open, so even the guests on the balcony level were close to the bride and groom.

Tiffany and Justin embraced all of the features of the barn including the gorgeous wooden hanging bar, and the large stacks of hay, which they covered in linen. The back of the barn had the perfect cement patio, which was used for cocktail hour and then later for dancing. So many of the tables used for this Monkton, Maryland Barn wedding were stunning wooden pieces, which only added to this upscale, outdoor wedding. With plenty to eat and drink, the guests enjoyed the live band on the patio, under the stars, on a perfect summer night.

For this Monkton, Maryland barn wedding, we served sweet and sour meatballs, Maryland crab dip, fresh fruit and assorted cheeses for appetizers. For the main course, we served fresh Roseda Beef, Teriyaki Salmon with caramelized onions and spinach, Julienne of Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrot and Triple Roast of Yukon Gold, Red Bliss, and Sweet Potatoes. For dessert, Tiffany and Justin had a delicious wedding cake for their guests to enjoy. We served the cake directly to the guests on the dance floor, so they wouldn’t have to miss a song!

Congratulations to Tiffany and Justin. We had an amazing time catering your Monkton, Maryland Barn wedding!

Maryland Barn Wedding

Maryland Barn Wedding Bar


Maryland Barn Wedding Guest Tables


Maryland Barn Hay Stacks

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Oregon Ridge Park Wedding

Oregon Ridge Outdoor WeddingAll photos in this blog post belong to Misa Me Photography

One of the greatest parts of designing a wedding, is the transformation of the venue. Jen and Kevin’s Oregon Ridge Park wedding took a practical park venue and completely transformed the room into a beautifully refined, rustic space. The ceremony took place outside, on Oregon Ridge Park’s spacious grounds. Jen and Kevin had colorful umbrellas for their guests to shield themselves from the scorching hot Baltimore summer sun. After the ceremony, guests walked a few steps up to the concert band shell for cocktail hour. The unique space was perfect for guests to enjoy appetizers like buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese balls, mini-chicken and waffles with maple thyme infused syrup, Latin beef empanadas, scallops wrapped with bacon with barbecue sauce and roasted garlic and saffron risotto cakes with sun dried tomato aioli. We even had a Raw Oyster bar for guests to enjoy.

After cocktail hour, guests went inside to Oregon Ridge Park’s largest rental space. Our friends at NoLo Weddings and Events, did a spectacular job with the room decor. With beautiful ivory table linens, dusty rose accents and burlap centerpieces, the room was setup perfectly for this summer wedding. We had three stations for Jen and Kevin’s Oregon Ridge Park wedding. One was our Middle Eastern Bazaar station featuring chef prepared falafel and turkey schwarma served in pita, and offered with our house made yogurt tahini sauce. Guests loved being able to choose all of the toppings that went in their pita like our marinated olives, cucumbers and roasted red peppers. We also had our Fruits of the Sea station with mussels provencale, New Orleans jambalaya, and crab claws. Finally, we had our Argentine Bogota Nights station featuring grilled Peruvian ribs, Argentinean roasted chicken, warm potato salad and quinoa salad.

Jen and Kevin surprised their guests with a late night snack of popcorn, and a cupcake truck! Iced Gems‘ brought an adorable truck full of gourmet cupcakes like the “Bacon up a Storm” cupcake. It was the perfect way to top off this amazing Oregon Ride Park wedding. Congratulations, Jen and Kevin! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!


Oregon Ridge Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

Oregon Ridge Band Shell Wedding

Wedding Menu Stations Sign

Oregon Ridge Table Layout

Oregon Ridge Wedding Reception

Summer Wedding Decorations

Wedding Cupcake Truck

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Evergreen Carriage House Wedding

Evergreen Carriage House Wedding DecorMeghan and John’s beautiful wedding reception took place at Evergreen Museum and Library’s Carriage House. Meghan and John wanted a variety of fresh food that celebrated the summer season. We worked with them to design a custom menu that catered to all 230 of their guests. Their cocktail hour took place in Evergreen’s beautiful outdoor courtyard. We had stationary appetizers of seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit, imported and domestic cheeses, and Charcuterie, as guests mingled and explored the beautiful property. We also served mini pork belly tacos, smoked salmon canapes, cinnamon seared tuna spoons, candied bacon, and asparagus wrapped with beef sirloin.

After cocktail hour, guests made their way down to the Evergreen Carriage House for the remainder of the evening. The carriage house was decorated beautifully with lights draped in the main dancing room. Instead of a traditional cake, Meghan and John had an assortment of cupcakes for their guests, which was displayed on refurbished tree slices. Mr. and Mrs. Hinder also had their last name in marquee lights directly behind the guest tables in the carriage house. All of the personalized wedding chalkboard signs added to Meghan and John’s wedding decor for their Evergreen Carriage House wedding.

For this summer Baltimore wedding, we had a stations style dinner service. Guests enjoyed our Charcoal Grill Station with chef carved seasoned strip steak and roasted turkey breast with assorted breads and condiments. We also had our From the Shore station with Rockfish Tacos topped with pickled red onion, diced avocado, cilantro lime rice, and sweet chili sauce. The tacos were accompanied with crab claws, and our heirloom Maryland Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella Salad with crystallized basil. To top it off, we served our Summer in the City station featuring blackened chicken breast, blackened shrimp, warm potato salad and Caesar salad.

The details of this Evergreen Carriage House wedding is what made Meghan and John’s celebration so unique. Congratulations to this amazing couple! We loved catering your summer Baltimore wedding.

Welcome Wedding Chalkboard Sign
Evergreen Wedding Reception
Wedding Marquee Sign
Tree Slice Centerpiece
Wedding Cupcake Display

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Large Baltimore Corporate Catering Event

Baltimore Corporate Catered Event

After a summer full of catered weddings, mitzvahs, and special events, we topped it off with a large corporate catering event for Amazon in Baltimore. The event took place at Amazon’s massive new distribution center in Baltimore. With the help of Loan Bros., Inc., we had tents setup for 6,000 of Amazon’s employees, family members and friends. Each tent was filled with buffets complete with summer barbecue classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, field greens salad, etc.

Delicious catered food wasn’t the only feature of this large Baltimore corporate catering event. We also had several moon bounces available for children to enjoy, and other games like ring toss and ball toss. We even had one tent designated for bingo for guests to play as they enjoyed the summer afternoon. Of course, a Baltimore summer event wouldn’t be complete without snow balls. Our friends at Kavern Snowball supplied a variety of snow ball flavors like mango, cherry, and raspberry.

We had so much fun catering Amazon’s large corporate event. Whether your company is hosting a Baltimore corporate event for 100 or 10,000 of your employees, we are happy to work with you to design a custom menu for any occasion.

Large Corporate Catered Event Snowballs

Catered Events Moonbounces
Large Corporate Catered Event Ring Toss
Large Corporate Catered Event Games

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Newton White Mansion Wedding

Newton White Mansion Wedding With our summer wedding season drawing to an end, we wanted to feature Shavonne and Kahleb’s beautiful Newton White Mansion wedding. Their wedding colors of sage, blush, ivory and gold looked so eloquent in the mansion’s glass-enclosed atrium. If you are not familiar with Newton White Mansion it is a stunning venue located in Prince George’s county. Shavonne and Kahleb took advantage of the picturesque outdoor patio, where their Newton White Mansion wedding ceremony took place surrounding a beautiful outdoor fountain.

The cocktail hour took place in the upper patio, with the bar located on the large porch. Having the cocktail hour on the upper patio allowed for guests to enjoy drinks and appetizers outside, but also gave them quick access to the indoor ballroom in case the July heat became too much. For appetizers we served our sweet and sour cocktail meatballs, Maryland crab dip, seasonal vegetables, and our Natty Boh cheddar cheese fondue. We also served our jerk chicken skewers with a pineapple curry sauce, Asian pot stickers with a wasabi cream, buffalo chicken wonton with a blue cheese sauce, shrimp tostada with a mango salsa, and fresh fruit skewers.

After cocktail hour guests took their seats in the stunning atrium, which overlooks the Enterprise golf course. After the bridal party was introduced and Shavonne and Kahleb had their first dance, we served our Caesar salad with sliced mushroom, diced red onion and toasted croutons. For the main course guests had the option between our boneless breast of chicken stuffed with feta cheese and spinach, topped with our fire roasted red pepper sauce, and our teriyaki glazed salmon on a bed of braised spinach, topped with caramelized onions. All of the entrees were accompanied by garlic mashed red skin potatoes and a medley of sauteed baby root vegetables.

We had a fantastic time catering this beautiful Newton White Mansion wedding. Congratulations to Shavonne and Kahleb!

Newton White Mansion Wedding
Newton White Mansion Wedding
Newton White Mansion Wedding
Newton White Mansion Wedding

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Annapolis Waterfront Wedding

Annapolis Waterfront Wedding Ceremony
Elizabeth and Jeff’s Annapolis waterfront wedding was everything good about a summer wedding. Without a cloud in the sky, Elizabeth and Jeff had their wedding ceremony at the beautiful Historic London Town and Gardens. We had the pleasure of working with the amazing team at 2hands Studios, who provided the fantastic decor for Elizabeth and Jeff’s wedding. The wedding place card holder shutters were the perfect way to display the guests’ table information, without the wind blowing the cards away. There was also a beautiful vintage trunk for gifts, and a unique guestbook that is now the perfect keepsake for Elizabeth and Jeff.

We created two wine barrel wedding bars that complimented the theme of this Annapolis waterfront wedding. We also had a separate bar for the bride and groom’s signature drink — Orange Crushes. Guests loved the freshly squeezed orange juice that makes this summer wedding signature drink so refreshing. For appetizers we served our Maryland Crab Dip, Tomato Bruschetta, Olive Muffaletta Bruschetta, Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, Charcuterie Board and Crab Claws with herb mustard sauce and a spicy cocktail sauce. We also had passed appetizers for Elizabeth and Jeff’s guests including our miniature Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos, Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Curry Sauce, Asian Potstickers with Ginger Soy Sauce, Scallops wrapped with bacon served with barbecue sauce, and our Beef Carpaccio.

Dinner was served underneath the beautiful wedding tent, which overlooks the South River in Annapolis, Maryland. While toasts were given, guests enjoyed our field greens salad with sliced strawberries, dried cranberries, candied almonds, crumbled feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. For the main course, guests had the option of Bistro Filet with Cabernet Sauce, Chicken Roulade with asparagus, sundried tomatoes and gouda cheese, Rockfish with a Maryland Corn and Tomato Salsa, or a Portobello Mushroom Stack with Balsamic Glaze. All entrees were accompanied with grilled asparagus and a triple roast of yukon gold, red bliss and sweet potatoes.

After dinner, guests enjoyed dancing in London Town & Garden’s indoor Glass Pavilion. For dessert, Cakes by Rachael provided a beautiful naked wedding cake. We also had an ice cream sundae bar, which was perfect for this summer wedding. To top it all off, we served grilled cheese wedges as a late night snack. We had so much fun catering this Annapolis waterfront wedding. Congratulations to Elizabeth and Jeff!


Wedding Place Card Holder Shutters

Vintage Trunk Wedding Card Holder
Unique Wedding Guestbook
Wine Barrel Bar

Orange Crush Wedding Signature Drink

Summer Naked Wedding Cake

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Stunning Baltimore Rainy Wedding

Baltimore Rainy Wedding Photos

 All images in this post belong to Emily Chastain Photography

No amount of rain could stop Jenny and Marco from having a stunning wedding with their family and friends. The torrential down pour that rivaled any summer monsoon you would see down south, forced the ceremony and cocktail hour to take place indoors. Luckily, this couple had their ceremony at Evergreen Museum & Library, where plain B is just as beautiful as plan A. Their ceremony took place in Evergreen’s Carriage House, where a beautifully eloquent ceremony took place in the tented area.

While guests were invited to the Carriage House Stalls for cocktail hour, we transformed the tent for the main course. The champagne satin linens and blush satin napkins complimented the room’s sophisticated feel. The beautiful flowers supplied by Holly Frisch served as the perfect backdrop for the wedding ceremony, and added the perfect touch to the wedding centerpieces.

Emily Chastain did an absolutely amazing job photographing this stunning Baltimore rainy wedding. See below for the menu from Jenny and Marco’s summer Evergreen wedding. Congratulations, Jenny and Marco! It was a pleasure catering your wedding.

Wedding Welcome Table
Chef’s Charcuterie Plate
Tomato Bruschetta, Olive Tapenade and Peach & Mozzarella Bruschetta
Rustic Cheese Board with Manchego cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, Blue Cheese and Brie
Blackened Shrimp Tacos with Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Seated Service Reception
Wedge Salad of Iceberg Lettuce, Crumbled Bacon, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, Diced Tomatoes with Bleu Cheese Dressing

Main Course Options
Boneless Breast of Chicken Oscar with Lump Crab, Asparagus, and Bearnaise Sauce
Teriyaki Glazed Salmon on bed of braised spinach, topped with caramelized onions
Eggplant Roulade rolled with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach, topped with Garden Marinara

Accompaniments of Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes and Julienne of Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Carrot and Red Pepper

Assorted Cheesecake Shooters including N.Y. style, Lime, Blueberry and Chocolate
Three-Tier Wedding Cake provided by LaCakerie

Baltimore Tented Wedding CeremonyEmily Chastain Photography
Evergreen Tent CeremonyEmily Chastain Photography
Evergreen Carriage House WeddingEmily Chastain Photography

Evergreen Wedding DecorEmily Chastain Photography 
Simple Rustic Wedding Decor

 Emily Chastain Photography
Baltimore Rainy WeddingEmily Chastain Photography

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Baltimore Themed AVAM Wedding

Baltimore Venues with Lanterns

Amanda and Tony’s Baltimore themed wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum is one of those weddings that brings a smile to your face no matter how many times you look at the photos. Pete Redel of Pete Redel Photography did an amazing job photographing this Baltimore Wedding. It was even featured on the Baltimore Sun’s “Wedded column.”

So, what made this Baltimore themed wedding so special? For one, Amanda made all of the wedding centerpieces. A beautiful, spring flower arrangement overflowing from the most iconic Baltimore beer can that there is — Natty Boh; made for a unique and fun wedding centerpiece for each table.  The bride also had a jumbo size Old Bay seasoning can for cards, accompanied with three mallets spelling out “A&T.” At the bar, there were koozies for guests that incorporated “Mr. Boh,” with the Love sign from John F. Kennedy Plaza in Philadelphia. There were so many ways that Amanda and Tony blended their personalities into this Baltimore themed AVAM wedding.

While both Amanda and Tony share a deep love for the NFL, they do not hold allegiance for the same team. Amanda, a die-hard Ravens fan, with Tony, being a Steelers fan, still found ways to incorporate both of their NFL teams. For one, purple and yellow became part of their wedding colors. Purple striped straws for the bar and yellow striped straws for guests to choose from. We’ll let you guess, which color guests they favored. We even personalized the sweetheart table for Amanda and Tony with purple AND yellow linen. Marriage is all about compromise, right?

Here’s the menu for this amazing Baltimore themed wedding at the American Visionary Art Museum. We had so much fun planning and catering Amanda and Tony’s big day!

-Antipasto platter of marinated olives, marinated artichoke hearts, Provolone cheese drizzled with balsamic glaze, Genoa salami, pepperoncini, marinated mushrooms and roasted red peppers

- Middle Eastern Trio of Hummus, Babaganouch, and Olive Tapenade
-Maryland Crab Dip
-Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue

-Field Greens Salad with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, crumbled feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette
-Mediterranean Salmon with sauteed leeks, asparagus, black olives, carrot, garlic and lemon. Topped with a Rustic Pesto.
-Tenderloin of Beef served with Cabernet Sauce
-Garlic Mashed Potatoes
-Grilled Asparagus Spears

Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Mini Cupcakes from Midnite Confections Cupcakery

**All pictures belong to Pete Redel Photography

AVAM Wedding Ceremony First FloorPete Redel Photography
AVAM Baltimore Themed Wedding FavorsPete Redel Photography
AVAM Wedding Reception TablesPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Themed Wedding Seating ChartPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Themed Card HolderPete Redel Photography
Natty Boh and Utz Girl Wedding DecorPete Redel Photography
Wedding Cupcake BarPete Redel Photography
Baltimore Wedding LanternsPete Redel Photography 

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