Irvine Nature Center Wedding

Irvine Nature Center Wedding

We’re so excited to feature Avril and Jeff’s Irvine Nature Center wedding. These two are up there with some of the craftiest bride & groom duo’s that we have had the pleasure to work with. Jeff created a wedding ring box out of Legos, complete with a bride and groom Lego figurines. The rings were placed on the Lego bride and groom, and used during the ceremony. Avril took care of making all of the beautiful centerpieces for the guest tables, and so much more.

The ceremony took place outside at Irvine Nature Center. This eco-friendly venue offers three ceremony options within the property. Avril and Jeff had their ceremony in the woodlands of Irvine Nature Center. Serene, quiet and most importantly- shaded, this lovely outdoor ceremony was perfect for Avril and Jeff’s guests.

After the ceremony, guests went to Irvine Nature Center’s deck, where cocktails and appetizers awaited them. For appetizers we served, Hot Maryland Crab Dip, Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Bruschetta Bazaar (Roasted Vegetable Bruschetta, Muffaletto Olive Bruschetta, and Tomato Bruschetta), and an assortment of seasonal vegetables. Not to mention, Irvine Nature Center’s staff brought a few turtles to cocktail hour for the kids and adults to enjoy. Between the spacious grounds of the property, and the animal exhibits open to the guests – it is a very kid-friendly venue!

For Avril and Jeff’s Irvine Nature Center Wedding, the buffet dinner and dancing took place in the outdoor tent. After the great toasts made by Jeff’s brother, and Avril’s best friend, we opened the buffet. For dinner we served Spice Rubbed Pork with an Apple Cider Cream Sauce; Boneless Breast of Chicken stuffed with crab meat and corn bread, topped with a Champagne Sauce; Fresh Garden Salad offered with Ranch dressing and Raspberry Vinaigrette on the side; Glazed Baby Belgian Carrots; Triple Roast of Yukon Gold, Red Bliss, and Sweet Potatoes; and Artisan Rolls and butter.

For dessert, the bride and groom had marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers, so their guests could make S’mores with Irvine Nature Center’s fire pit. They even had a small ceremonial wedding cake, which served as the top tier of their wedding cupcake tower.

All of the personal touches are what made this Irvine Nature Center wedding so unique and special. Congratulations to Avril and Jeff!

DIY lego wedding ring holder DIY wedding decorations Summer Wedding Cake and Cupcakes Wedding thumb print guestbook

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Harwood Farms Wedding

Harwood Farms Bride and Groom

As American Pharoah was making history winning the Triple Crown, we had the pleasure of catering a spectacular Harwood Farms wedding. Alison and Todd’s Harwood Farms’ wedding was a stunning, rustic farm wedding. Without a cloud in the sky, Alison and Todd had their ceremony underneath Harwood Farm’s walnut tree. Upon arrival, guests could help themselves to a drink from the bar. One of Alison and Todd’s friends even brewed a pale ale called the, “Ostrombrau,” for Mr. and Mrs’s Ostrom and their guests.

After the ceremony was over, guests were free to enjoy appetizers, drinks and outdoor games. Alison and Todd had numerous lawn games available to their guests including corn hole, ladder golf, giant Jenga, Kan Jam, and giant Connect Four. For appetizers we served Maryland crab dip, our Middle Eastern Trio of hummus, babaganouch, olive tapenade, Torta Basil (chevre cheese, sundried tomatoes, pesto and pine nuts), and our contemporary crudites of seasonal vegetables.

Alison and Todd also had apples and carrots in a basket for their guests to feed to the horses. They even thought to bring a photo of how to properly feed a horse, so that their guests would know. Between the horses and the landscaping at Harwood Farms, there was no shortage of photo opportunities at this summer farm wedding!

We designed a stations style meal to fit this fun Harwood Farms wedding. Alison and Todd’s wedding stations included:

-Southwestern Fajita Station featuring Grilled Chicken, Beef, and Summer Vegetables. Guests were able to add their own toppings including sauteed peppers and onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, scallions, jalapenos, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. We also had our Fiesta Rice to go with the fajitas.

-Maryland Seafood Station featuring Tilapia Sliders with a lemon aioli, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail with spicy cocktail sauce, and Old Bay seasoned Tater Tots.

-Kabob Station featuring Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce, and Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, red onion and tomato Kabobs with Chimichurri sauce. To go with the summer kabobs we served our Cucumber and Watermelon salad, and our Sundried Tomato and Cappellini Salad.

Finally, we designed two wedding dessert bars. An ice cream sundae bar and a s’mores bar. Alison and Todd’s guests had so much fun roasting marshmallows and creating their own ice cream sundaes. It was the perfect way to top off this Harwood Farms Wedding.

Congratulations to Alison and Todd! We had so much fun being a part of your summer farm wedding. A special thank you to Alison’s uncle, Jim, for sharing these photos from their special day.

Harwood Farms Wedding Reception

Harwood Farms Wedding Timeline

Harwood Farms Flower Centerpieces

Harwood Farms Horse

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Corradetti Glass Studio Wedding

Rustic Wedding Centerpiece

Gone are the days where there is one standard menu for every wedding. At Zeffert and Gold Catering, we love communicating with our clients to design a menu that fits their unique vision for their special day. For Dana and Tom, designing a menu that accommodated their guest count and their venue was our goal for this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding.

Corradetti Glass Studio is a unique Baltimore venue that has ample parking for your guests, and accommodates having both the ceremony and reception in the same venue. Dana and Tom had their ceremony facing the gorgeous stoned wall backdrop. We used two of our wine barrels with flowers to decorate the alter stage. All of the gorgeous flowers from this wedding were done by Mobtown Florals. Dana and Tom had some seating for their guests during the ceremony, while others stood and watched the lovely couple say their, “I Do’s.”

After the ceremony was over, we flipped the room for cocktail hour and the reception. Dana and Tom used a combination of high top tables, and smaller round tables with seating to maximize their venue space. With this cocktail style reception setup, guests had ample room for eating, drinking and dancing!

During cocktail hour, we had a variety of stationary appetizers for Dana and Tom’s guests to enjoy. We had some Baltimore classics like our Maryland Crab Dip, and our Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue. To round out the appetizer table, we had a beautiful Antipasto Platter, and our Vegetarian Trio of Hummus, Babaganouch and Olive Tapenade.

After cocktail hour, it was time for the champagne toast and the first dances. Dana’s sister, Shannon, and Tom’s brother, Dave, gave beautiful toasts that made the day’s celebration at Corradetti Glass Studio even more perfect. Following the toasts and first dances, we passed a few more appetizers like our Pulled Barbecue Pork Slider and our Stuffed Mushroom Caps with sausage.

After the hors d’oeuvres, we opened a Pasta Bar to round out the menu for this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding. Guests enjoyed penne pasta and tricolor cheese tortellini with options of a vodka rose sauce, or a Shitake mushroom cream sauce. Garlic toast rounds and Caesar salad accompanied both types of pasta.

For the rest of the evening, guests got to dance, and eat delicious cupcakes from Starry Night bakery. It was a pleasure catering this Corradetti Glass Studio wedding. Congratulations to Dana and Tom!

Vintage Trunk Card Holder

Wedding Mad Libs

Unique Wedding Guest book

Four Tier Wedding Cupcake Display

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Cold Saturday Farm Wedding

Cold Saturday Farm Wedding

Google search: Rustic Farm Wedding in Maryland.

7,180,000 results. This rising wedding trend is one that is going to continue to skyrocket when you see Cori and Jon’s breathtaking Cold Saturday Farm Wedding. What made Cori and Jon’s rustic farm wedding so unique?

Google search: DIY Rustic Farm Wedding in Maryland.

540,000 results. Building a wedding from the ground up, is no easy task. Things like having 417 mason jars with candles is just one of the many details you have to consider. What made this wedding even more special was that Jon, the groom, made all of the signs and wooden details. That’s just the beginning of the intricate details of this Cold Saturday Farm wedding.

Before we share the photos from Cori and Jon’s wedding, we of course have to share the food we served at this beautiful Cold Saturday Farm wedding. We designed a menu that was complimentary of the barn setting, but still had that “wow factor” for a wedding.

Wedding Welcome Table

Hot Maryland Crab Dip with gourmet cracker selection, gluten-free crackers and pita

Sweet and Sour Cocktail Meatballs

Natty Boh Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Market Basket of Seasonal Vegetables

Pre-Set Salad
Field Greens Salad with dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and crumbled feta cheese, tossed with raspberry vinaigrette

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Hot Machine Sliced Pit Beef and Pit Turkey

Assorted breads, including gluten-free bread

Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese with Cheddar, Gouda and Swiss Cheese

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sauteed Green Beans

Assorted Pies and Wedding Cake

This is one of those weddings, where it’s best to let the pictures speak for themselves. Congratulations Cori and Jon!

Pick a Seat Not a Side Sign

Rustic Barn Wedding Sign

Wedding ceremony aisle flowers
Your Glass for The Night Sign
Barn Wedding Sweetheart Table

Canoe Wedding Beer Cooler

DIY Rustic Tree Card Holder
Gift Table Decor

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Liriodendron Wedding

Liriodendron Garden Wedding BaltimoreWe had such a great time with Joyce and Raymond’s at their Liriodendron Wedding. This wedding truly had it all. Amazing weather, friends, family, drinks, games, gelato and of course awesome food! Guests arrived to walk up to this gorgeous historic mansion in Harford County. As guests entered the property walking around the side portico they were overwhelmed with the sheer beauty of the wisteria trees hanging over the reception tables. As they look out further they can see the garden filled with chairs as the perfect backdrop for an amazing ceremony. Be sure to check out all of the pictures from this amazing Liriodendron Wedding!

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After the gorgeous ceremony guests came inside to dine on appetizers that included warm house made scones with raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry rhubarb jelly, cracked crab claws, lobster rolls, and miniature shrimp tacos among many others. After guests munched on their appetizers many of them took advantage of the gorgeous location and weather to go out in the garden, grab a drink, and play games such as corn hole or giant jenga.

edding Program Baltimore

After cocktail hour, guests were invited back into the Liriodendron Mansion  for introductions and toasts. Then guests sat down for their first course and then entrees which consisted of hand cut filet, miso glazed salmon, and mandarin orange glazed duck breast. The rest of the night was spent drinking, dancing, and enjoying delicious gelato from Pitango.

We loved working with Joyce and Raymond on their amazing Liriodendron Wedding and wish you all the happiness in the world!


Lovely Vendors:

Catering: Zeffert and Gold Catering

Wedding Planning: the fabulous NOLO Wedding and Events

Venue: Liriodendron Mansion

DJ: Dance Masters

Gelato: Pitango

Photography: Daisy Saulls Photography (above images by Zeffert and Gold Catering)

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Cloisters Castle Wedding

Cloisters Castle Wedding Staircase
We are so excited to feature Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding on our blog today. Cloisters Castle is a beautiful venue located off of Falls Road in Lutherville, Md. As you can imagine, the castle is stunningly beautiful and adds so much character to any wedding or special event. Tracy and Ryan embraced the uniqueness of the venue and decided to have a Gatsby themed wedding. A castle, plus a 1920’s themed wedding… It doesn’t get much better than that. Thankfully, Ken Pak Photography took gorgeous photos from this wedding. All photos on this blog post belong to him.

As the Victrola began to play, guests arrived at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Friday evening wedding. A guitarist and a lovely vocal group sang during Tracy and Ryan’s wedding ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were invited to cocktail hour to enjoy appetizers and cocktails.

After cocktail hour, it was time for Tracy and Ryan’s first dance. The newly married couple’s first dance song was Ain’t That Love, by Ray Charles. Then, it was time for the wedding stations to be open. We had two stations for their guests to enjoy. One, was a Grilled Cheese station, which featured Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese, and Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil and Balsamic Glaze Grilled Cheese. We also had Butternut Squash Soup Shooters to accompany the grilled cheeses.

The other wedding food station was our Short Rib Station, which featured our Twelve Hour Braised Beef Short Ribs served over Garlic Mashed Potatoes. After the guests had time to try both stations, it was time for more wedding traditions. Tracy and Ryan had an award for one of their guests who had the best Gatsby themed costume. Tracy tossed her bouquet with Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” playing in the background; while Ryan tossed the garter to the tune of “It’s Raining Men,” by the Weather Girls. If you are thinking about having a bouquet or garter toss, doing it after dinner is a great time to do it, as a transition into the dancing portion of your reception. Tracy and Ryan even had an anniversary dance to welcome her guests out on the dance floor.

Other fun wedding traditions at Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle Wedding:
-Father/Daughter dance: “Unforgettable” Nat King and Natalie Cole (morphs into “Wild Thing” The Troggs)
-Mother/Son dance: “What a Wonderful World” Michael Buble
-Bride and Groom Send-off, with Guests blowing bubbles

Tracy and Ryan’s Cloisters Castle wedding was so much fun to cater and plan. We wish this fun couple a lifetime of happiness!

Cloisters Castle Gatsby Themed Wedding
Cloisters Castle Wedding Catering
Cloisters Castle Wedding

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Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding CateringAll photos in this blog post, credit to NoLo Weddings & Events.

One of our fifteen events last weekend took place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. We had a lovely time catering this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding for Amy and Buzz last Friday night. One of the many great things about the Baltimore Museum of Industry is that it is a unique museum that enlightens your guests about the industrial history of Baltimore. Whether your guests are from out of town or local, it provides genuine entertainment for your guests. Plus the venue overlooks the Inner Harbor, providing a priceless backdrop of iconic Baltimore spots.

What made this wedding even better was getting to work with NoLo Weddings and Events. All of the photos featured on our blog today came from their instagram account (@noloweddingsevents). Thank you to them and to all other vendors that tag us on social media!

Cocktail hour took place in the front of the museum near some of their permanent collections like the Decker Gallery, the Pharmacy, the Machine Shop, and many others. Guests wandered in and out of exhibits while enjoying cocktails and appetizers. We had a lovely stationary appetizer table with our Cinnamon Seared Tuna with sesame brittle on top of a seaweed salad, with a spicy plum sauce. We also had a beautiful Charcuterie display of assorted cheeses like brie, manchego, reggiano parmigiano, blue cheese; and meats like prosciutto, capicola, kiesler and sopressata with a Baltimore beer mustard. To compliment the meats and cheeses we had glazed nuts, dried cranberries, and fresh melons.

After cocktail hour, guests went to their seats where we had a salad pre-set for them to enjoy. We served a field green salad with a black berry vinaigrette that was the perfect spring salad for this Baltimore Museum of Industry wedding. Amy and Buzz then had their first dance in front of their family and friends.

After the first dance and introductions took place, it was time to open the buffet. For the main course we served chicken meuniere, which is a lightly breaded chicken breast with fresh lemon juice and parsley butter. We also served beef tenderloin with a cabernet sauce, and a radiatore pasta with a pesto cream sauce. To accompany these entrees, we served grilled asparagus with olive oil and fresh herbs.

For dessert, there was an assortment of cake from Yia Yia’s Bakery. Amy and Buzz spent the rest of the night dancing and celebrating with their family and friends. Congratulations to this amazing couple!

Baltimore Museum of Industry Sweetheart Table

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding Centerpiece

Baltimore Museum of Industry Wedding

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AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding

AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding

If there is one thing that we hope for all of our clients is that they are able to relax and enjoy their events. After months of planning, we hope that they can set aside all the stress they may be feeling, and enjoy their special day with their family and friends. That may sound like a given, but for some brides and grooms it is overwhelming for them to find time to talk to guests, dance, drink, eat, and do so in a balance way. It was evident on Saturday at our AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding, that Danielle and Sam embraced their big day(s). Danielle and Sam had their wedding ceremony the day before their reception. Guests arrived fresh and ready to celebrate on Saturday; the bride still in her gorgeous gown.

Even though the temperature was below average for a spring day in Baltimore, the AVAM Sculpture Barn was the perfect setting for Danielle and Sam’s cocktail hour and stations style dinner reception. On the stationary appetizer table we served hot Maryland crab dip with assorted crackers and pita; roasted vegetable bruschetta, olive Muffalette bruschetta with garlic crostini and pita; mango and jicama salsa, plum tomato relish, salsa verdi with tortilla chips and garlic crostini; and baked brie en brioche on raspberry coulis served with assorted crackers.

We also had some new menu items that we served as passed appetizers. Smoked Salmon canape with roasted tomato, yellow pepper, chives, saffron oil, with fresh radish on a sliced French baguette; Chevre Tartlet, which included charred cherry tomato, truffle oil, charred quenelle of curried goat cheese in a Phyllo  pastry cup; and beef tenderloin with an Asiago cheese and artichoke compote on garlic crostini. We included Spanakopita, and our signature Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos too.

Picture the rustic brick walls of the AVAM Sculpture Barn, lit by the hanging string lights. We used crisp white linens to brighten up the room, and incorporated wood crates to add a refine rustic touch. Flowers by My Flower Box Events added the perfect splash of color and scent of spring to the room, even if the weather outside felt more like autumn.

The ambiance of the reception was relaxed, light-hearted and fun. When guests weren’t trying one of the stations like the Panini Station, or the Argentinian Station, they were out on the dance floor. When they needed a break from the dance floor, they visited the bride and groom’s signature Gin Bar. We had so much fun catering Danielle and Sam’s wedding reception. Congratulations to the newly married couple! We look forward to all of our events at the AVAM Sculpture Barn this year.

AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding Flowers

AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding Sign


AVAM Sculpture Barn Wedding CateringUsing a hashtag is a great way to see your guests’ photos from your wedding or event. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, @BaltimoreCater to see event updates and photos. Congrats again to #themckloguts


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Baltimore Vow Renewal AVAM

Baltimore Vow Renewal

Deciding the size of your wedding is one of the first difficult decisions you make when planning a wedding. If you want an intimate ceremony with only friends and family, then the venue you choose inevitably will be a smaller setting too. If you and your better half both have large families and lots of friends that you want there for your special day -then a larger venue is a must. So what if you have an intimate ceremony with only your closest family and friends, but later you wish you could have celebrated with the rest of your family and friends? You take a page out of Nicole and Tywon’s book. You have a Baltimore Vow Renewal.

Nicole and Tywon had their Baltimore vow renewal at the American Visionary Art Museum. Wanting to have a large celebration with family and friends, Nicole and Tywon decided to renew their vows together overlooking the Inner Harbor and the iconic “hill” of Federal Hill. AVAM has many options for the location of the ceremony. Nicole and Tywon decided to have their ceremony and reception on the third floor of the JRVC. To separate the ceremony from the reception, we used pipe and drape to eloquently divide the two.

The beauty of vow renewals is it gives you an opportunity to incorporate all those elements that you may have wish you had at your wedding. It even allows you to choose a completely different theme. Whatever the reasons may have been for Nicole and Tywon’s Baltimore vow renewal, it was a stunning event. Complete with a New Orleans style, brass band; a photo booth; and a DJ, this event was every bit of entertaining for Nicole and Tywon’s guests.

Let’s get into some wedding decor details. We had the pleasure of working with Brat Events, LLC who did an amazing job with the event decor, especially the guest table linens and centerpieces. You may be wondering how “amazing” table linens can be, but wait until you see the photos. Alternating between satin white and charcoal gray, the table linens incorporated styles like table runners and other floral textures. The centerpieces were simple, but eye catching. If you are looking for ideas of how to decorate your own wedding, Nicole and Tywon’s vow renewal would be a great place to start.

Of course we have to share what we served for this lovely Baltimore Vow Renewal.


Hot Maryland Crab Dip

Antipasto Display featuring marinated olives, artichoke hearts, Provolone cheese,

Genoa Salami, pepperoncini, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers

Cocktail Meatballs in sweet & sour sauce

Seasonal fruit display with fresh watermelon, melon, strawberries, kiwi, grapes and pineapple

Dinner Buffet

Caesar Salad enhanced with sliced mushrooms and red onion,

tossed with Classic Caesar dressing, finished with toasted croutons

Breast of Chicken Marsala sautéed in sweet Marsala wine with sliced mushrooms

Teriyaki Glazed Salmon presented on a bed of braised spinach,

topped with brown sugar caramelized onions

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Julienne of Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrot

We can’t finish without talking about the stunning cake that Nicole and Tywon had for their Baltimore vow renewal at AVAM. Cakes 2-A-T made this beautiful cake. Check out their website to see who they have made other wedding cakes for, including former Ravens player, Ray Lewis. The cake topper was silver wedding rings to represent Nicole and Tywon’s love and commitment to each other. It sat atop a gorgeous four tier cake that had splashes of charcoal gray and touches of beautiful white hand-made flowers.

Check out these photos from this Baltimore Vow Renewal. Congratulations to Nicole and Tywon! It was a pleasure catering this AVAM event.

Baltimore Vow Renewal

Baltimore Vow Renewal

Baltimore Vow Renewal

Baltimore Vow Renewal

Baltimore Vow Renewal

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Baltimore Specialty Donut Catering for Your Wedding

Want an item that will be the talk of your event? Have Zeffert and Gold Catering provide Baltimore specialty donut catering for your wedding or special event. These donuts are hot, delicious and are able to be customized to fit your event perfectly! Regardless of whether you are using these donuts as a late night snack at your wedding, dessert at your corporate event, or a savory station at your affair, it will be a one of a kind item that guests are surely not going to see anywhere else. The special part about these donuts is that they are made right in front of your guests and enjoyed immediately. Hot, fresh, donuts…whats not to love?

Donut Catering Baltimore

Let us bring our miniature donut machine to your event and make hot, fresh, mini donuts for your guests as they watch. Your guests will be entertained as they watch the donuts being made and overjoyed as they top the donuts with their choice of toppings before devouring them and wanting more. Not only are donuts a great dessert, but they make an amazing late night snack.

These donuts can then be sprinkled with your guests’ choice of toppings based on your event theme, season, color or taste!

We guarantee that these donuts will be the hit of your event. Make sure you call us for any Baltimore specialty donut catering for your wedding or special event.

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