If you haven’t discovered this yet, planning a wedding takes a lot of time, energy, and an experienced team of professionals. There are so many vendors to source and vet, so one great way to save yourself time and streamline the process is to choose a venue with in-house catering services.
If you are on the same page as us, sharing a delicious meal and drinks with your loved ones is a top priority for your wedding day. For optimal convenience, ARRAS goes the extra mile, combining high-quality catering with the rental of our venue. While some clients are set on bringing in outside caterers or making their own food, trust us when we say you will be glad you made the decision to go with our diverse menus and multi-use space. If you aren’t convinced yet, here are a few perks of venue-in-house catering:
HOT FOOD HOT
One benefit of booking a venue that includes catering is that the food will be served hot and fresh from a kitchen located meters away. Consider that some venues have very small prep kitchens making food service more challenging, and some do not allow cooking onsite at all.
Whether you are considering a plated meal, stations, a buffet, or cocktail reception, there are quite a few logistics required to make the meal go flawlessly. When working with a venue that caters, their staff will take care of everything, ensuring that your meal feels effortless and efficient.
With in-house catering, staff can accommodate a lot more than you may realize. Imagine your friend has a new girlfriend, but he forgets to list her gluten allergy on the RSVP card. This could be a minor disaster, but with a kitchen conveniently located on-site, chefs can quickly prepare an extra gluten-free meal, ensuring everyone is fed and happy!
With a venue that includes catering, your tasting can be a very important step in the planning process. You can take this time to taste and perfect your menu, as well as how the meal service will logistically affect your overall event timeline.
While having more food and drink options at a venue without in-house catering may involve bringing in multiple vendors, having everything in one place is undeniably easier. From Vegetarian South Asian Buffets or Four-Course Plated Italian to late-night ‘All American’ fast food stations – ARRAS’ Culinary team has created various kinds of menus, ranging in styles and ethnicities. Vancouver is a melting pot of culture and food preferences- and our venue celebrates this!
With on-site catering, your mind can be put at ease, and you don’t have to concern yourself with time and energy-consuming vendor research, staffing service, or clean-up. On-site caterers create a seamless experience, minimizing stress leading up to and on the day of your event.
Lundquist, L. (2021, March 21). The Benefits of an Onsite Caterer. Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. Retrieved from https://blackberryridgegolf.com/the-benefits-of-an-onsite-caterer/