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In-House Catering: Why it Matters

When current owners Shirelle and Adam purchased the venue in 2018, they came into a catering system that wasn't much more than excellent bones. Clients at that time were left to coordinate their own catering, with a preferred vendor or two as their only advice. What became obvious right away was the unnecessary stress it added for our couples and their guests. With having to coordinate either the pick up or delivery of the food, making sure they ordered enough, not knowing what exact ingredients are if someone has an allergy, etc. So when 2019 came around, they introduced full service, In-House Catering. 

When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most important aspects to consider is the catering. According to The Knot, the average cost of the wedding menu is 29% of a couple's total budget, second only to their venue. And after all, good food is often the highlight of any celebration, and your wedding should be no exception. There are so many advantages to choosing a venue that can offer this service; from zero delivery fees, less room for off-site problems to occur, higher food quality and safety, and way less headache for you. It's why our venue provides In-House Catering. And here's why we are so proud of it:

A tastefully curated dining experience

Our catering menu offers a range of menu options, allowing you to select dishes that suit your taste, style, and dietary preferences. Whether you prefer a formal banquet dinner, a buffet-style meal, or an assortment of Hors d' Oeuvres, our in-house catering team will work with you to create a menu that reflects your vision for the wedding. 

For a formal or more intimate dining experience, our Banquet Menu features a variety of delicious entrees. If you're looking for a tasty vegan option, our Japanese Eggplant is a perfect flavorful choice. Maybe something heartier would fit your tastes better, check out our Garlic Pork Chop, featuring a creamy garlic mushroom sauce. 

Maybe you're looking for a more casual vibe, check out our Buffet options. Our buffet menu features options from snacks such as Charcuterie or our Light Dinner option, and for a heartier meal, our Street Tacos or Carving Station would be a great choice. 

You could create a full menu of bite size appetizers, or add an action station. Our Extras Menu offers a delightful range of options from Shaved Ice, Mini Grilled Cheese, or our unique Pickle Bar. This menu has many fun options that create a delightful experience for your guests that they are sure to talk about!

If our current offerings aren’t in line with your vision, let us know! We would love to work with you to come up with the perfect custom menu for your event. Our catering is also all done on site, making accommodating and communicating dietary restrictions and allergies a breeze. The catering team can work with you to ensure that all your guests' dietary needs are met, offering alternative options or modifications to the menu as needed.

Convenience and Coordination

One of the biggest advantages of opting for a venue with in-house catering is the convenience it offers. By choosing a venue like Oak Hills that provides catering services, you eliminate the need to search for and hire an external catering company, the stress of making sure everything arrives, and that there’s enough food to go around. 

Our catering experts have years of experience catering weddings and events and have the knowledge needed to appropriately estimate how much food is needed for your event, working closely with your coordinator to determine those needs. This saves you time, effort, and stress, allowing you to focus on other aspects of wedding planning, and fully enjoy your wedding day.

Photo Courtesy Kelly Hill Photography


Contrary to popular belief, in-house catering at a wedding venue can often be more cost-effective than hiring an external catering company. Since our venue and catering are provided together, you eliminate the need for transportation and setup costs that may be associated with an outside catering company. Our catering team utilizes the venue's existing kitchen facilities and equipment, reducing the unnecessary overhead fees and expenses. This can help you save money on the catering services, allowing you to allocate your budget to other important aspects of your wedding. Maybe you’ll choose some of our other In-House Services, such as Florals, Cakes, or Bar services.

The In-House Catering required at our venue provides numerous benefits that make it the perfect addition to your wedding planning. From convenience and coordination to customization and cost-effectiveness, opting for our in-house catering ensures a seamless dining experience that reflects your vision for the wedding. So, when choosing a wedding venue, consider the option of in-house catering and enjoy a low stress experience on your special day.

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