The pandemic has brought much of life to a standstill, with many couples postponing their wedding dates till later in 2021 and even 2022. Our L.A. wedding and party catering company has catered many small-party weddings (also called "micro weddings" or "minimonies" from "mini ceremonies"). Limiting attendance for your small-party catering to a dozen close friends and family lets everyone follow social distancing protocols.
Beautiful venues and skilled professionals like wedding consultants and party planners have more to time to personalize your small-party wedding catering for a more intimate celebration.
It's the best of both worlds! Your search for "small-party catering near me" ends right here with us! You can enjoy the best small-party catering in Los Angeles now -- and you can celebrate your wedding with a larger group of loved ones next year! (We'll come back. Just invite us!)
Act Like You Will Never Marry For The First Time Again
It's a big day. It's a special day. And your wedding is just as big and special as you've always dreamt of. Your small-party wedding as much a joyous occasion as 200 wedding guests in a rustic villa or a few dozen guests on a cliff with a view at the beach.
It's not a backup wedding. It's not a pre-wedding. It's not a substitute wedding or a stand-in for another wedding next year.
It's your wedding on your wedding day!
L.A.'s top full-service wedding catering company makes sure you don't give up what's important to you -- your vision for the wedding you've always wanted. We can provide party decor, flowers (we say make your wedding bouquet overflowing and fabulous!), even entertainment. We offer several wedding catering styles to match the tone of your wedding -- buffet (incl. passed appetizers and dessert or appetizer stations), plated, and family-style.
Choose a Fun Theme for Your Wedding Catering
With small-party catering, you can be more creative with colors and decor in a smaller space, even fun activities related to a favorite party theme. Maybe you imagine romantic French catering from a night in Paris. Or an Asian catering menu with dishes from Japan, China, Singapore, the Philippines, and more. We can also create a menu where every dish has a common favorite ingredient, like cheese, mixed grill -- even chocolate!
Appetizers for your small-party catering ("hors d'oeuvres") lets guests delight in lots of small bites, like our Grilled Beef or Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce, Caramelized Pear & Goat Cheese Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle, Grilled Portobello Mushroom “Fries” with Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce (a top wedding seller!) and Mini Port Braised Short Rib Sliders with Caramelized Onions & Garlic Aioli.
Treat your sweet tooth with our dessert catering menu, with favorites like Nutella Banana Springrolls, Mini S’more’s Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow, Chocolate Ganache & Salted Caramel Drizzle, Triple Fudge Brownies with White Chocolate Drizzle, and White Chocolate Cups filled with Peanut Butter Mousse topped with Chocolate Ganache. We're the sweetest small-party catering near you!
Maybe you're envisioning more of a sitdown dinner party with dishes from traditional Steakhouse Classics like our delicious Classic Chop House Caesar Salad with Garlic Crisps, Pecorino Shavings And Tangy Vinaigrette, Grilled Flat Iron Steak or Filet Mignon with Port Porcini Reduction, and delicious sides. Or our Seafood Selections like Shrimp & Avocado Tower With Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette and Pistachio-Crusted Halibut with Roasted Tomatoes.
Go Big And Go Zoom For A Virtual Destination Wedding
Many couples are sharing their small-party weddings with friends and family across the country, even just across the street, with Zoom and other streaming apps. (Think of it as a destination wedding without the expense of plane tickets and hotel rooms!)
Savor that first dance. Be spontaneous and flow with the moment. Go big with your feelings. Don't be embarrassed to laugh too loud or cry too hard -- you've got an audience watching at home!
Make Room for Social Distancing At Your Wedding
Even at a micro wedding, social distancing remains a priority. It is also important to consider a setting that will give wedding guests their own space. A ceremony in the round brings everyone together and provides enough space for wedding guests to stay safe. Everyone at your wedding can see everyone else and you probably don't need sound equipment for everyone to hear. Plus it provides room for wedding professionals like videographers to move around and capture your special day from different angles.
We've developed our own no-contact appetizer platters for catering weddings and parties. Foods are presented under see-through polymer and no one else but your wedding server touches the dishes.
Use Your Wedding Budget to Splurge On A Smaller Number Of Guests
You've saved all your life -- to spend on the best day of your life with family and friends -- but now all of them can't attend. If you're not saving for a larger wedding later, spend more for fewer guests. That fancy venue you wanted but you didn't think you could afford it? Book it now! Order more flowers, go wild with decor -- even add a violinist, string quartet, or other musicians. (Check our gallery of wedding and party catering for more fantastic ideas!)