Ainsworth House is very happy to recommend 6 preferred caterers who give great value for money, a very wide variety of styles and menu choices, as well as beautifully presented and served food. There are no catering minimums and we do not charge any corkage fees!
All our caterers can serve your own alcohol and most will buy it for you if you prefer, while some can also provide no-host bar facilities. Remember, all alcohol contracts are separate from Ainsworth House and should be made directly with the caterer.
Typical Prices for a full wedding banquet begin at $25 -35 per person, with simpler meals starting from $18 and delicious gourmet options starting at not much higher. Enjoy looking at the web site links below:
The consistently most popular choice by couples is: Catering By Laurie. Well known across the Portland area, offering spectacular “heavy hors d’oeuvre” style menus as well as traditional entree-style buffets. Always very reliable and cost-efficient, and with beautifully dressed tables, Laurie also offers the best Bar Services rates we have found. She’s also known as “The Strawberry Lady” at the Bridal Shows. You can contact Laurie at Laurie@CateringByLaurie.com or at www.CateringByLaurie.com Tel: 503-642-3934
Our other Preferred Caterers are:
Chef du Jour Catering (owner: Eric Youel) is a very well established company in Portland and provides the catering for many local and state-wide events. They are excellent at listening to the client and delivering way more – and with very reasonable prices! We always enjoy having them with us. See them at www.chefdujourcatering.com or call Tel: 503-222-4553 Email: Eric@chefdujourcatering.com
TCR Catering (Two Chicks and a Rooster) is led by Vicki Irish and Teri Pomeroy, with occasional help from a husband or two, hence the name. They offer both catering and BBQ for all sorts of events, and are based in the Jennings Lodge area, near Ainsworth House, with a great space for tasting and meeting clients. Take a look at their web site www.TCRCatering.com and call 503-407-7915 or email them at either Vicki@TCRCatering.com
Art de Cuisine (led by owner Sara Bergadine) creates delicious menus as unique as you, and is able to do so at prices that delight. Menus are never “typical” and guests are always smiling, as Sara provides everything you’ll need. Her experience of traveling around the world shows in her flexible style. www.artdecuisine.org Tel: 503-335-5831 Email: Info@ArtDeCuisine.org
Hoda’s Catering With two very well establish restaurants in Portland, we love having them here. Guests are continually impressed with their ability to mix cuisine from the Mediterranean and Pacific North West. Their display and service is thorough and they brign something to the table few others can. Hoda also provides a wide variety of bar options. You can them at Tel: 503-307-0333. Their web site is www.hodas.com
As Good As It Gets Catering by Cheryl’s on 12th
Full service caterer specializing in bringing the best to your wedding day or special event. From the heart of downtown Portland Cheryl’s on 12th brings delicious, exciting cuisine, specializing in pairing affordability with phenomenal flavors. With an in house pastry department it’s easy to take care of the majority of your catering needs in one step! Complimentary tastings, a full service event lead and knowledgeable staff are just a few perks to choosing Cheryl’s on 12th to coordinate your wedding or special event. Contact us now to chat about how we can help you! www.cherylson12th.com Call Deblin at 503.575.9968 or email her at Deblin@cherylson12th.com