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8 Wedding Caterers to Consider for Your Hudson Valley Reception


What’s a celebration without fabulous food? Wow your wedding guests with delicious fare from these eight local caterers.

Agnes Devereux Catering, Staatsburg

Specializing in farm-to-table flair, chef Devereux partners with purveyors like Dressel Farms and Hudson Valley Fresh to create hyper-local, sophisticated comfort food. Sample menus change with the seasons and include dishes such as beet fusilli with goat cheese and kale in the spring or peach-applejack glazed brisket for summer. (She’ll even make the wedding cake, too.) agnesdevereuxcatering.com

Fig & Pig Catering, Accord

Since 2011, CIA alum Holly Sheppard has worked to create custom, seasonally appropriate menus for weddings from Brooklyn to the Catskills. Expect elevated choices like roasted halibut with miso beurre blanc and radishes or braised lamb tagine with mint and Moroccan spices. figandpigcatering.com


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Grounded Catering, Kingston

New York State-certified forager chef Linda Laestadius is dedicated to crafting menus centered around local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. Grounded’s culinary specialties range from fine dining—think butter-poached lobster tails with lemon risotto and tarragon cream—to fancy comfort food such as barbecue short ribs with maple chipotle sauce. groundedny.com

Lola’s Weddings & Events, New Paltz/Poughkeepsie

If you like the salads and sandwiches at Lola’s Café, you’ll love what chef Edward Kowalski serves at weddings. Dinner will start with a grazing table full of fruit, flatbread, salumi, and cheese from Churchtown Dairy and Sprout Creek Farm. Then, choose from entrées like local strip loin with charred onion in a sherry reduction or Alaskan halibut with vegetables and carrot ginger dashi pudding. lolasweddingsandevents.com

Main Course Catering, New Paltz

As a full-service caterer, Main Course can help with much more than the food—they’ll also coordinate florals, linens, overall décor, and venue selection if needed. After you say “I do,” expect post-ceremony cocktails, passed hors d’ouevres (including beef carpaccio on potato crisps), and your choice of sit-down courses or self-serve stations with local meats, fish, southern-style dishes, and more. maincoursecatering.com

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Mazzone Hospitality, Clifton Park

Whether you’re looking for plated courses, large dishes served family style, or a variety of buffet stations, the chefs at Mazzone have you covered. They incorporate fresh, local ingredients into all of their offerings, from the tomato starter with Maplebrook Farms burrata to the Faroe Islands salmon with beet horseradish and potato crust. Their pastry team will also take care of the cake, which is fully customizable. mazzonehospitality.com

Promises Kept, Esopus

The project of chefs Brandon Grimila and Fernando Cordova—who have cut their teeth in restaurants around the HV (including Newburgh’s Downstate)—Promises Kept serves up seasonal bites—like the soy and cola marinated hanger steak with tomatoes and chimichurri—and cooks everything onsite. pkprivatedining.com

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Shale Hill Events, Saugerties

From the team behind the restaurants Millstream (Woodstock) and The Dutch (Saugerties), Shale Hill offers an array of dining options for any type of wedding. One of their popular packages is a family-style dinner with two salads (like farro with grilled vegetables), two entrées (such as local chicken with salsa verde), and two sides. If you want to forego a big cake, Shale Hill can create dessert stations like a cheesecake, cookie, or sundae bar. shalehillcatering.com


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