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Couples' Choice 2016

Couples’ Choice Award 2016

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Perfect Setting Catering is a Couples’ Choice winner!

The results are in for 2015! Perfect Setting Catering has received acknowledgment for our excellent service! The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award is given to the top 5% of the nation’s caterers. We have received this award for three consecutive years, and counting!

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According to our clients we have provided a high standard of:

  • Quality Service
  • Responsiveness
  • Professionalism
  • Value
  • Flexibility

Reviews were collected by WeddingWire.com

 

Thanks again to all of our wonderful clients

The Philadelphia Stock Exchange

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Cocktails at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange

The much talked about Philadelphia Stock Exchange renovation is here, and Perfect Setting Catering has the inside scoop!

We recently catered an extravagant cocktail party inside the beautifully renovated atrium of the Stock Exchange building just a few weeks after its completion. Separated by a cavernous central channel that terminates with a luxurious waterfall and coy pond, the central atrium brings a refreshing and lofty escape to the stark metal and concrete of West Market Street. After months of construction the atrium now boasts lime green elevators that zip along the southern flank between black ‘cubicles’ that jut out from the office walls. Perfect Setting coupled the new space with two fully stocked bars, three buffet food stations and passed hors d’oeurves.

Take a look at the gallery courtesy of Christian Medek.

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Short Film of Appleford Open House (Take a look!)

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Check out this short film by Merryweather Films

Last Thursday, October 29th, we held another fantastic Open House at Historic Appleford.

Perfect Setting Catering’s Open House at Appleford from MerryweatherFilms on Vimeo.

A special thanks to our vendors who attended!

Ilonka Floral Design

Tom Barrett DJs

Merryweather Films & Video

Bredenbeck’s Bakery

Lauren Brown Invitations

Marriott Hotel of Conshohocken

Journeys of the Heart

If you would like to attend one of our upcoming tastings please Contact Us or call 610-889-2040.

Tom Barrett Disc Jockeys

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About Tom Barrett DJs 

With over 25 years of experience, there is no better DJ to have on-site for your wedding or special event than Tom Barrett’s team. Tom emphasizes the importance of the day being yours and prides himself on the level of customer service that his team can offer to you and your event. Tom Barrett DJs can provide seasoned DJs/MCs, the sound equipment, lighting and more – they are the whole package!

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We are so pleased that Tom Barrett DJs will be joining us at our historic Appleford Estate Open House on October 29, 2015. Guests will have the opportunity to chat about their ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music and will have the chance to hear and see their work in-person.

(Note: The Open House is reserved for prospective Appleford and Perfect Setting Catering guests only, please call 610-889-2040 for more information).

Lauren Brown Studio

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Appleford Open House : Vendor Spotlight

In only two days we’ll be hosting our Open House at Historic Appleford and have many great vendors participating!

Today’s vendor is:

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Lauren Brown Studio

Our third vendor spotlight is Lauren Brown Studio, a Chester County boutique invitation and design studio. With a graphic design background, she opted to design her own wedding invitations and the business flourished from there. Today, Lauren is able to present her clients with one-of-a kind handmade stationary for their special day. Our guests will have the opportunity to meet with Lauren at the Open House.

(Note: The Open House is reserved for prospective Appleford and Perfect Setting Catering guests only, please call 610-889-2040 for more information)

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Ilonka Floral Decorator

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Appleford Open House : Vendor Spotlight

As our Open House at Historic Appleford nears (only eight more days!), we want to be sure to introduce our guests to the outstanding vendors that will be helping us to bring this event to life.

Ilonka Floral Decorator

Our second spotlight is about Ilonka Floral Decorator, a Main Line floral and design specialist. Run by Ilonka Comstock and her daughter Keely, Ilonka Floral Decorator can turn your event into a bucolic garden. Ilonka also provides decoration services that can transform your party into an upscale soiree! Be sure to RSVP for our Open House at Appleford and meet Ilonka and Keely in person.

(Note: The Open House is reserved for prospective Appleford and Perfect Setting Catering guests only, please call 610-889-2040 for more details)

RSVP to reserve your spot on October 29, 2015!

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Vendor Spotlight: Merryweather Films

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Appleford Open House : Vendor Spotlight Merryweather Films link to site.

As our Open House at Appleford Estate nears (only nine more days!), we want to be sure to introduce our guests to the outstanding vendors that will be helping us to bring this event to life.

Merryweather Films

Our very first spotlight is on Merryweather Films, a Main Line videographer. Whether it’s behind the camera or behind the scenes, their team works tirelessly to craft lasting memories while offering the highest level of customer service.

 

RSVP to reserve your spot on October 29, 2015!

 

 

 

Check out some of their work,

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Fall Menu 101

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Check out our Fall Menu Recommendations

Leaves are changing color, the air is crisp… fall wedding season is officially upon us. Perfect Setting works with countless couples during this season, and many are curious about seasonally appropriate ideas for Fall weddings.

Autumn Appetizers

The menu really kicks off with your cocktail hour where guests will be introduced to passed hors d’oeuvres or stationary appetizers. Fall is a season where you should incorporate rich flavors and seasonal decor to make a big impact in both menu and presentation. Luscious flavors are a critical part of the seasonal menu, and we recommend finger foods that include a smoked meat, such as a smoked salmon. For a stationary appetizer, a cheese station goes a long way, and you could offer baked brie with a fig topping on a table surrounded by pumpkins and gourds.

Recommendation: Apple & Butternut Squash Soup

*You can really kick this item up a notch with the addition of an Ommegang Pumpkin Ale

Entrees

In the summer months, you see a lot of chicken and salmon served at weddings as a main course, but you want to transition those lighter options to something more appropriate, such as pork. When you think Fall, you think of heartier meals, like Shepherd’s Pie with savory accompaniments like butternut squash. There is nothing better than a warm, hearty meal served on a chilly day.

Recommendation: Autumn Breast of Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Andouille Sausage, Sage & Rosemary

Dessert

If you are planning to serve a dessert in addition to your cake, you have plenty of options. One such option would be a pie station where you present guests with a selection of seasonal favorites (apple, pumpkin, pecan etc.). Looking for bite-size delicacies? Consider allowing guests to create their own caramel apples, or even serving fondue.

Recommendation: Bread Pudding Station
Featuring Homemade Croissant, Red Velvet and Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Offered with Toppings to Include Whipped Cream, Crème Anglaise and Dulce de Leche,
Apple Cinnamon Compote, Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce,
Blueberry Compote, and Rum Raisin Sauce

 

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Green Roof Banquet

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Downtown Green Roof Banquetcira green roof banquet

Good morning everyone! We are currently prepping for a pretty cool event taking place between two Philadelphia Skyscrapers. The Cira Green project is an elevated public park landscaped on top of a multi-storied parking garage that spans the gap between the two newest additions to the Cira Center complex. Flanked on both sides by the mixed use EVO Tower and the new FMC Tower, Cira Green is really a welcome retreat to the predominantly concrete, urbanized west bank of the Schuylkill River. Tonight’s private event includes a jazzy Whiskey & Cigar Pairing Bar. Be sure to keep an eye out for up to date photos of this truly unique party space.

Open House October 29th – Appleford

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Open House at Appleford

 

This October Perfect Setting Catering will be hosting an Open House at the beautiful Appleford arboretum in Villanova.

The event will provide food and beverage and showcase our service and favorite vendors! Additionally, you can also meet with the Perfect Setting sales team and discuss your upcoming event. If you or someone you know is thinking about hosting an event at Appleford please RSVP for an invitation. Please include the prospective date, occasion and estimated guest count in your RSVP.

Our Preferred Vendors

At Historic Appleford

At Historic Appleford

You can expect to meet our preferred vendors listed below:

Ilonka Floral Design

Tom Barrett DJs

Merryweather Films & Video

Bredenbeck’s Bakery

Lauren Brown Invitations

Marriott Hotel of Conshohocken

Please view our invitation here