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Top Wedding Caterers in Austin to Fit All Budgets and Styles

Austin has always been a great place to grab tacos, but in recent years the foodie culture has absolutely exploded, and with it, the catering industry. From classy and refined, to casual family-style, to the classic Austin food truck, there are seemingly infinite caterers to choose from for all budgets and styles. But, just as a great caterer can perfect your special day, a bad caterer can really louse it up, especially if you’re trusting them to organize rentals, serving staff, bartending, clean-up, and cake cutting. They are basically running the show, so it’s important to know you’re in safe hands. Here are some of the best, most supportive, and most consistently delicious caterers in Austin, and the reasons why they get such rave reviews:

Royal Fig Catering

Price: Competitive > Upscale

These guys can do no wrong. Wedding extraordinaires, they basically get a perfect score for service, reliability, consistency, flavor, and quality across the board. You can’t beat the quality and value you get with their food and service. As one bride noted: “They provided a sit down family style meal of beef filet, lobster hash and crab cakes for the same price all other caterers were charging for a buffet of chicken and mac n cheese on paper plates with plastic silverware!” Locally and sustainably source, and with a menu that varies according to seasonal vegetables, this New American and European inspired menu is perfect for a rustic chic vibe that features both unique and traditional offerings like braised chicken with mushrooms, lobster grits, and butternut and sage lasagna.

Pink Avocado Catering

Price: Competitive

This caterer keeps couples calm on their special day with incredible support and communication. With a totally customizable menu, great customer service reputation, and a complete willingness to match your budget concerns, this catering company is all about transparency and flexibility. Their menu gleans inspiration from all over the world including asian, mexican, and italian. As one bride recounted: “This was for a group of people from all over the country and with vastly different tastes. I couldn’t have asked for more”.

East Side King

Price: Thrifty > Competitive

Starting as a single food truck and growing into a multi-truck and brick-and-mortar favorite, this japanese/thai fusion menu is a sure way to leave a lasting impression on guests while giving them a taste of Austin culture. This is a great and fun way to go low key and casual, since they do offer a buffet style drop-off, including disposable plasticware and plates, and without attending servers or clean-up, which can really knock down the price of catering. With refreshingly eclectic options like sweet and spicy Chicken Karaage, Brussel Sprout Salad with sweet chilli sauce, and Pork Belly Buns, guests will get a nice break from your standard chicken and asparagus wedding faire. They also source naturally, make everything fresh and from-scratch, and offer vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options without compromising on flavor. For some added flair, they can bring the truck and guests can order from the window!

Crave Catering

Price: Competitive > Upscale

This caterer is the highlight of the evening at both casual and traditional events, offering a great compromise between refinement and indulgent comfort food. Menu options for the appetizers alone include bacon wrapped quail, tuna tartare, duck tacos, and goat cheese tartlets. Brides and grooms also praise their accommodating service, customizable menu, and flexible price point.

The light was gorgeous in this spring wedding at one of the Hill Country’s best venues: Inn at Wild Rose Hall. The rays of sunset lit the couple and the ceremony, while the acoustics from the Tiny Cute Trio band played. Both the bride and the groom cried during the ceremony, which made a lot of the attendants misty eyed.

It was a lovely wedding both visually and emotionally.

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venue: inn at wild rose hall
officiant: kareem badr
cake: upper crust bakery
band: tiny cute trio

  • May 16, 2017 - 3:57 pm

    Shanna Howard - Beautiful photos & love the bride’s sense of style!

This was a chill house party in East Austin. The couple had gotten married in Chicago several months earlier, and this was their Austin reception, as well as a house warming party. There was a lot of love and laughter and community. It was a joy to be there!

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It’s February in Austin, and it feels like spring! We had a very short winter this year, and the trees are budding, and you can even see a few bluebonnets blooming. Usually I prefer to do engagement sessions in March or April, but apparently this year, February is a good time to go out to the lake, and pose for some photos. During sunset hour, I met up with Becki and Bobby near Congress and we took some photos by the water. The sun graced us with its presence and it was just a tiny bit cool, even too hot for a suit at times. The bikers and walkers surrounded us, and we got to feel the wonderful Austin energy.

Becki looks so lovely with her floral crown, and I loved how the light complimented her look.


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