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Each outdoor venue offers its own cache and demands careful attention in the planning and preparation process. Let Catering by Design help you plan the ultimate reception from cocktail start to dessert finish! (Pictured above is Shady Wagon Farm)

Along with the blooming of spring, comes the blooming of wedding season! Now, with May underway, weddings are on the books every weekend, and many of our Raleigh and Triangle area brides are saying their “I dos” at outdoor affairs.

And in perfect order, following the outdoor nuptials, they segue into lovely outdoor receptions.

From catering outdoor receptions at destination venues like the Barclay, Shady Wagon Farm and various others, to private residences’ backyards, rose gardens, and remote and rustic lakeside retreats, we realize each outdoor venue offers its own cache and demands careful attention in the planning and preparation.

Whether you are just beginning to embark upon your exploration of outdoor venues and caterers or if you have already decided upon your setting and are beginning to seek out catering options, it will be our pleasure to guide you through the many logistics ahead and of course create your ultimate reception menu from cocktail start to dessert finish.

As experienced caterers, we cannot stress enough to you the importance we place on a “walk-through” – not just for you, but for us! Here at Catering by Design, we pay the strictest of attention to every last detail long before your walk down the aisle to ensure your big day is positively glorious.

Your logistics checklist should include the following:

Locations for each component of what goes into making your big day shine – the ceremony, the reception, the staging for the rentals and the catering set up — are all important when determining the logistics of an outdoor affair.  When catering for you, our planning process will take in to account everything from the electrical and plumbing access, to what type of indoor and outdoor lighting and heating and cooling is available.

Don’t worry – we’ve done it all before in both turn-key situations and from scratch original settings.  It will be our pleasure to collaborate with you for your perfect setting.

Stay tuned for our next blog installment to come:  “Tried & True Tips for Your Outdoor Affair”.