Ainsworth House is very happy to recommend 5 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!
Typical Prices for a full wedding banquet begin at $25 -30 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
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
Catering At It’s Best A very well establish company in Metro Portland, we love having them here. Guests are continually impressed with their food, display and service having, as they do, more than one executive chef to help prepare your menu. CAIB also provides a wide variety of bar options. You can contact their Ainsworth House liaison at Tel: 503-238-8889. Their web site is www.caibpdx.com
MezzaLuna Fine Catering (led by John Paulk, the founder and executive chef,) is sometimes seen on Portland TV. Their food is beyond excellent and covers a wide, though slightly higher, budget and style range. They pride themselves on maintaining exceptional standards of customer care in every department. It’s always food magic when John is around. Contact John at PaulkCuisine@aol.com and see their ideas at www.mezzaluna.biz Tel: 503-442-1111
ALCOHOL SERVICE: Please note that there is no corkage fee charged by us. Please see our Alcohol Policy for details of quanitites and arrangement.
All our caterers can serve your own alcohol and most will buy it for you if you wish, 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.