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Perfect Maryland Wedding at Baltimore’s 1840s Ballroom

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Kristen and Gary recently tied the knot at the magnificent 1840’s ballroom. Their stunning wedding reception featured not only delicious food, satisfying drinks and great company with family and friends, but a special Baltimore, Maryland touch. These details were all over the reception from the Maryland color’s used in the couples color scheme, to their crab mallet favors which were imprinted with Crabby Natty Boh and Mrs. Boh. Additionally, Kristen and Gary set up a Maryland table at their wedding, with all things Maryland. This table featured items such as old bay utz chips, fishers popcorn, and of course Natty Boh beer.  We really enjoyed working with Kristen and Gary and wish them nothing but the absolute best in their future as husband and wife.


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Maryland Caterers Zeffert and Gold: Beautiful Walk-Through at Harwood Farm

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Zeffert and Gold recently had a walk-through at a beautiful venue called Harwood Farm located in Woodbine, Maryland. Beautiful back roads and rolling countryside lead you to a white farmhouse with over 146 acres of land with stables, horses, cornfields and open fields for what feels like miles-long. Robert and Maxine Walker have owned the farm for almost 20 years and have recently decided to share their estate for weddings, corporate events and more. Harwood Farm has so much to offer for those looking for a countryside-themed event. Guests can eat, drink and dance on the manicured green lawn under the stars or in a tent while venturing off to the horse stables or three-acre pond. Harwood Farm even offers a complimentary horse drawn carriage ride to the ceremony for all of the guests to see. The Walker family offers the finest hospitality and service to all guests and genuinely accommodates any needs to create your event exactly how you envisioned it. Zeffert and Gold would highly recommend Harwood Farm to all event-holders for its lush countryside, breath-taking views and outstanding hospitality. Please don’t hesitate to call Zeffert and Gold for your catering and event planning needs, and Maxine Walker to book your event at Harwood Farm!

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Baltimore Caterers Zeffert and Gold: Courtney and Adam’s Charming 1840’s Ballroom Wedding

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Courtney and Adam had the wedding of their dreams Friday, July 5th at the 1840’s Ballroom in downtown Baltimore. The ceremony was held in the upper courtyard of the 1840’s Plaza which was accented by rustic decorations and hanging silver and gold lights. Cocktail hour was in full swing in the lower courtyard of 1840’s Ballroom where guests dined on hot Maryland crab dip, crudite shots, an artisan cheese selection paired with walnuts and fresh berries, and delicious petite crab cakes which were the bride’s Mother’s own recipe.

The reception was held on the fourth floor ballroom with soft ivory and green accents. Guests dined on three different stations including a carvery of marinated flank steak and turkey breast, a seafood station of tortilla encrusted tilapia and bang bang shrimp, and a San Antonio Station including delicious tequilla lime chicken, BBQ beef brisket and sweet jalapeno corn bread.

Guests then headed to the dance floor where family and friends celebrated the nuptials of Courtney and Adam. Courtney danced with her Father to OAR’s song, Black Rock which was a special moment for both. Guests left happy and satisfyingly full, and the bride and groom left ready to begin their lives as a married couple. We wish Courtney and Adam all the best as they begin this new chapter in their lives.

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Zeffert and Gold Catering at Laura and Dave’s Charmingly Decorated Wedding at Evergreen Museum’s Carriage House and Library in Baltimore Maryland

Laura and Dave, with the help of their parents, decorated the Evergreen Museum and Library in almost every way possible. They strung Italian café lighting in the stalls, chandeliers in the tent, hung custom made artwork on all the walls, set the entire upper garden with umbrellas and tables for cocktails, and even provided guests with a couch to relax on. The couch, with custom pillows, looked amazing, but guests were partying so hard they did not even have time to sit down and enjoy it. We are happy to have been able to be a part of your wedding day and wish you an amazing future together.

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All photographs by Matt Gold of Zeffert and Gold Catering

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Zeffert and Gold Catering at Baltimore 1840’s Ballroom for Katrina and Josh’s Spectacular Wedding

No amount of rain was going to keep Katrina and Josh from having an amazing wedding day at the 1840’s Ballroom’s City Lights Museum. Guests enjoyed great music, amazing decorations (done by the bride’s mother), and of course the delicious food and drink. We would like to thank the couple for allowing us to be part of their day and wish them a lovely future!

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Lauren and Jason’s Elegant Baltimore Wedding at Chase Court: Catering by Zeffert and Gold of Baltimore, Maryland

On June 9th we were delighted to cater Lauren and Jason’s wedding at the beautiful Chase Court in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Lauren and Jason had the ballroom set in an elegant manner with classic chairs and a clean pop of blue with the napkins. The guests enjoyed the food, drink and definitely made use of the dance floor. It was clear that all guests had an amazing time and we are so happy we could be involved with such a lovely event.

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Venue: Chase Court

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Erin and Michael: Zeffert and Gold Catering at Baltimore’s Evergreen Museum and Library for a Stunning Vintage Garden Wedding and Reception

Erin and Michael chose the perfect venue to complement their vintage garden wedding theme; Evergreen Museum and Library. Together the venue, decorations and weather provided the perfect environment for all to enjoy a beautiful wedding ceremony. After cocktails on the patio, guests moved to the Carriage House for more food, drinks, dancing and great times. Congratulations to Erin and Michael on an amazing wedding.

All Photos Courtesy of Laurie Bracewell Photography

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Baltimore Caterers: Zeffert and Gold Cater an Elegant Wedding at the Evergreen Carriage House

On Saturday, April 28th, our wonderful bride and groom Emily and Simon celebrated the beginning of their married life together with an amazing celebration at the Evergreen Carriage House, followed by an after party at Camp Puh’Tok. Their guests enjoyed their signature cocktail of Pimm’s Originals and a delicious meal of red snapper topped with fresh grilled fruit salsa, peppercorn crusted filet and roasted vegetable stacks. Congratulations to Emily and Simon on their gorgeous wedding!

All Photos Courtesy of Jennifer McMenamin Photography




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Zeffert and Gold Caters A Beautiful Wedding At the Baltimore World Trade Center 21st Floor

On Saturday we had the pleasure of catering a wedding for a wonderful couple, Seth and Nina, at Baltimore’s World Trade Center. The venue was the perfect choice for the couple. They were able to show their guests a picturesque view of the entire downtown Baltimore Skyline, both in daylight and all lit up at night. The guests ate delicious food, and danced the night away. This was a wonderful wedding to be a part of and we wish the couple a lifetime of happiness. We know that you started your married life off in the perfect way, with a wonderful celebration.

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Budgeting for the Wedding: 30 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding


1. Cut the guest list. This will slash your catering costs and save on invitations and even the number of centerpieces.
2. Think off-peak season and save thousands!
3. Hold your ceremony and reception in one spot — it will cut travel time for vendors you pay by the hour.
4. Skip the Saturday wedding.
5. Have bigger tables so you need fewer centerpieces and tablecloths.
6. Shop the off-season for extra decor — get modern black vases on sale after Halloween and pretty pink ones after Valentine’s Day.


7. Use more greenery than flowers.
8. Swap out costly flowers — did you know peonies can be five times more expensive than roses?
9. Stick to just one or two kinds of flowers.
10. Buy flowers that are in season.
11. Include non-florals, like lanterns.


Food & Drink

12. Serve entree duets.
13. Skip the main course — apps and drinks are fine too.
14. Offer beer, wine, and a signature cocktail instead of a full bar.
15. Serve comfort foods like barbecue chicken, mac and cheese, and corn. It’s fun and often cheaper.
16. Skip the champagne toast.



17. Order a small one or two-tiered cake and then supplement cake with a larger sheet cake (hidden back in the kitchen).
18. Keep the add-ons simple.
19. Use fresh flowers, not sugar ones.
20. Reuse ceremony flowers for the cake table.
21. Skip exotic fillings like guava and mango.

Stationery & Favors

22. Get single-page invites to save on postage.
23. Give out one favor per couple.
24. Make your cake the favors.
25. Have favors double as escort cards.
26. Email your save-the-dates.
27. Make your own menu cards, escort cards, and wedding favor packaging.

Photo, Video & Music

28. Have a photographer you love but can’t afford the prices? Ask them if they have an associate shooter who will do your wedding for less.
29. Opt for a smaller band.
30. Hire a band or DJ who can do both the ceremony and the reception.


By: Meredith Bodgas http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-planning/wedding-budget/articles/30-ways-to-save-money-on-wedding.aspx

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