Top Caterers in the Hudson Valley

When couples start the wedding planning process with us, we always ask what their top priorities are. More often than not, great food is at the top of the list! A good caterer will not only provide delicious food for your guests but also be able to handle the logistics that come with serving a large group of people. From selecting the right menu items to having the right amount of food and staff on hand, a good caterer is key to making sure the entire event runs smoothly. Today, we are going to share some of the top caterers in the Hudson Valley that we love to work with as wedding planners!

If you are planning a wedding in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, or the Berkshires, we would love to hear from you and help you choose the best wedding vendors for you. Learn more about our wedding planning packages here, or head to our contact form to connect! In the meantime, we are always sharing more Hudson Valley wedding inspiration over on Instagram!

Fancy Girl Table

Fancy Girl Table is a woman-owned, full-service artisan catering company. We were talking to Fancy Girl last week, and they are truly one of my favorite Hudson Valley caterers. When I asked them what their favorite trend for catering is in 2023, they said this:

“In the 22 years Fancy Girl has been catering weddings,  our focus has always been committed to local ingredients. That was always a plus for the couples, but now the trend is a real commitment to wanting local and to know the sources of where the ingredients are coming from.”

We’ve been seeing this as wedding planners too, and honestly, it’s so refreshing! Plus – when the food is as mouthwatering as it is from Fancy Girl Table, you know you’ve made the right decision. If you want a bespoke menu that wows your guests, you can learn more about their wedding catering services here.

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Fig and Pig Catering

Based right here in the Hudson Valley, we had to include Fig and Pig Catering on our list of top Hudson Valley caterers. As wedding planners, we know that choosing the right caterer goes beyond just making great food. Their emphasis on great service and mouth-watering meals makes them easy to recommend for our couples who have booked us for full wedding planning and design.

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Hunt and Harvest

One of the best pieces of advice we give to couples who are planning their wedding is to work with the season they are in and not against it. You want your summer wedding to feel vastly different from a fall or winter wedding, for example. Hunt and Harvest feel the same and emphasize seasonality to procure fresh and flavorful dishes for your wedding day. Plus, we love how they work with regional farms in the Hudson Valley for the farm-to-table authenticity that couples have come to expect when choosing their caterers in Hudson Valley.

charcuterie style catering by Custom by Nicole

Photo Credit: Custom by Nicole

Main Course

Last but not least, a list of the top caterers in the Hudson Valley would not be complete without Main Course Catering. They’ve been in business for over 33 years, making them one of the longest-lasting catering companies in the Hudson Valley, and for good reason. We love recommending them as wedding planners because their food is delicious, and the experience they provide our couples is consistently wonderful.

catering by Main Course Hudson Valley

Photo Credit: Courtney Dueppengieser Photography

One Tip for Your Tasting!

When talking to Fancy Girl Table last week, they had this to say about your tasting:

During your tasting, you should pay attention to the flavor profile because it is intertwined into other menu items. You don’t need to order everything from the menu to try because you will overwhelm yourselves. Less is more. The tasting is to show the style of the food.”

While it can be tempting to try all of the things on the menu, we couldn’t agree that too many options can quickly become overwhelming (this is true in SO many areas of wedding planning, not just your catering!). Lean on the experts you hire and trust their expertise.

grilled cheese and tomato soup appetizers by fancy girl table catering

Photo Credit: Monika Eisenbart

Planning a Wedding in the Hudson Valley

If you are currently planning a wedding in the Hudson Valley, we would love to support you however we can! As wedding planners in the area for the last ten years, we have built relationships with the top vendors (like these caterers in the Hudson Valley) and know the ins and outs of planning in this popular destination wedding weekend location. Learn more about our wedding planning packages here, or schedule a consultation here to learn more about how we can help bring your Upstate New York wedding to life!