Wedding Catering in Philadelphia

Planning the perfect wedding takes careful planning and everything going right to pull off your dream event. As part of ensuring that everything goes off without a hitch, you need a wedding catering service in Philadelphia that has a reputation for delivering exceptional food. Catering by Mario’s has helped countless happy couples ensure their guests are well fed before taking to the dance floor.

While your guests may not remember every wedding detail, they will remember how the wedding catering company handles the food. You want a diverse menu that accommodates every possible dietary requirement and ensures they have something delicious to eat. Our wedding catering service in Philadelphia has been the go-to choice since 1975, offering our Emerald Ballroom as the perfect venue for your special day.

Professional Wedding Catering Services

When you start figuring out your particulars and your spouse’s special day, you want to get the best catering for your wedding. After your guests spend the day enjoying the ceremony — and for your wedding party, their day starts even earlier — you want everyone to be well-fed.

Catering by Mario’s has established ourselves as one of the best catering services in Philadelphia and has become an essential part of your special day.

A good wedding catering company will help take care of the food — an exceptional one helps you handle everything from start to finish. Our staff goes above and beyond for our clients because it’s what their wedding day deserves. As a part of our broader wedding planning and catering services, we treat the reception as if it’s our own and ensure every aspect of the menu exceeds your expectations.

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Wedding Reception Catering Done Right

For the people of Philadelphia, wedding catering starts with ensuring the cocktail hour sets the tone for the rest of the reception. With our cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres menu, you begin with choosing two of the stationary options, including crudites, fresh fruit, imported and domestic cheeses, antipasto, and bruschetta.

From there, butlered hors d’oeuvres help give your guests the chance to try a wider range of options outside of the stationary options. With our wedding food catering service, you get to choose six options for your guests to try at their leisure, including beef wellington puffs, beef teriyaki satay, scallops and bacon, and almond battered shrimp, to name a few.

Now that the cocktail hour is over, it’s time for your guests to enjoy their starter salads and then the main course! While the hors d’oeuvres set the tone, if your wedding reception catering service fails to deliver on the main courses, it can throw the entire wedding off-track.

With our expansive menu, you can find options for every possible dietary requirement and ensure that all of your guests will have something they can sink their teeth into. We can find something that all of your guests will love, from our legendary champagne chicken cheese manicotti to handmade pierogies!

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Emerald Ballroom Wedding Catering Menu

Hors D'oeuvres for Cocktail Hour

Stationary Hors Doeuvres (Choice of 2):
  • Crudites Station
  • Colorful Peppers, Zucchini, Squash, Baby Carrots, Celery, Broccoli Florets, Cauliflower, Anise, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Cherry Tomatoes. Accompanied by Bleu Cheese Dressing, Ranch Dressing, or French Onion Dip.
  • Fresh Fruit Station
  • Selections of Ripe Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Honeydew, Golden Pineapple, Kiwi, Mango, Grapes, Oranges, and Fresh Berries. Served with Yogurt Dip, Raspberry and Chocolate Dipping Sauces.
  • Imported and Domestic Cheese Station
  • French Brie, Classic Dutch Gouda, French Boursin, Maytag Bleu, California Chevre with Marinated Sun Dried Tomatoes, Vermont White Cheddar, and more, served with Fresh Fruit Garnish; Accompanied by Flatbreads, Crostini and Assorted Breads.
  • Anti-Pasto Station
  • Genoa Salami, Sopressato, Parma Proscuitto, Mortadella, Fresh Mozzarella, Sharp provolone, Roasted Peppers, Marinated Mushrooms, Imported Olives, Marinated Artichoke Hearts, and Focaccia Breads.

White Glove Passed Hot Hors D'oeuvres (Choice of Six):
  • Nassau Chicken
  • Tender Skewered Chicken Generously Coated with Black and White Sesame Seeds, Japanese Bread Crumbs and a Compliment of Shredded Coconut.
  • Spinach and Artichoke Tarts
  • A Unique Blend of Spinach, Artichokes and Aged Parmesan Cheese in a Flower Shaped Tart Shell.
  • Beef Wellington Puffs
  • Hearty, Choice Filet Mignon Combined with a Savory Mushroom & Onion, Generously Stuffed in a Puffed Pastry.
  • Brie and Pear Filo
  • A Delicious Blend of Bartlett Pears, Imported Brie, and Lightly Toasted Almonds Carefully Hand-Rolled into Filo Dough.
  • Beef Teriyaki Satay
  • Tender and Delicious Sliced Beef Marinated in a Tangy Teriyaki Sauce; Ribboned onto a Wooden Skewer.
  • Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
  • A Distinctive Blend of Fresh Spinach and Imported Herb Cheese Bountifully Stuffed into a Fresh Mushroom Cap.
  • Scallop & Bacon
  • A Tender White Scallop and Meaty Bacon Secured on a Wooden Skewer.
  • Spicy Beef Purse
  • Lean & Juicy Cuts of Beef Carefully Prepared with Pepper Jack Cheese and Vegetables Enfolded in a Decorative Filo Pastry Purse.
  • Shepard’s Pie
  • A Magical Combination of Lean Beef Sauteed with a Medley of Spices and Topped with Creamy Duchess Potatoes Presented in a Flaky Pastry Cup.
  • Chicken Kabobs
  • An Exotic Blend of Flavors with Boneless Tender Chicken Pieces, Skewered with Red and Green Peppers, and Topped with Juicy Pineapple.
  • Cocktail Franks
  • Juicy and Plump Beef Franks Wrapped in a Flaky Puff Pastry.
  • Spring Rolls
  • Cocktail Spring Rolls Filled with Shrimp and Vegetables. Served with Duck Sauce.
  • Clams Casino on the Half Shell
  • Littleneck Clams with Casino Mix and Fresh Sliced Meaty Bacon.
  • Quiche
  • Assorted Miniature Quiche (Bacon Quiche, Broccoli Quiche, Shrimp Quiche, and Spinach Quiche).
  • Almond Battered Shrimp
  • Jumbo Shrimp Coated with Crushed Almonds.


Choice of 1:
  • Garden Salad
  • Mixed Baby Greens Topped with Colorful Peppers, Cucumber, Tomatoes and Fresh Baked Croutons served with Choice of Dressing.
  • Caesar Salad
  • Hearts of Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Chopped Fresh Garlic, Fresh Croutons, served with a Creamy Caesar Dressing.
  • Spring Mix Salad
  • Radicchio, Belgian Endive, Baby Spinach, and Arugala, and Other Mixed Greens served with Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Stationed Dinner

Choice of 3:
  • Carved Prime Rib (market price)
  • Carved Roast Pork
  • Roast Beef
  • London Broil
  • Pepper Steak
  • Stuffed Cabbage
  • Meatballs and Sausage
  • Baked Ham with Pineapple Glaze
  • Baked Flounder
  • Flounder Florentine
  • Mussels with Red or White Sauce
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Chicken Francaise
  • Champagne Chicken
  • Fresh Sliced Turkey Breast with Stuffing
  • Polish Kielbasa with Sauerkraut
  • Assorted Sandwich Trays
  • Stuffed Shells
  • Baked Ziti
  • Meat or Cheese Ravioli
  • Meat or Cheese Manicotti
  • Bowtie Pasta with Vodka Sauce
  • Homemade Pierogies.


Choice of 2:
  • String Beans Almandine
  • String Beans Italian Style
  • Vegetable Medley
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Buttered Corn


Choice of 1:
  • Herb Roasted Potatoes
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Parsley Potatoes
  • White Rice
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Spanish Rice
  • Wild Rice
  • Couscous

  • Dinner Rolls with Butter

Viennese Table

Assorted Miniature Pastries:
  • Carrot Cake
  • Dark Opera
  • Chocolate Entremet
  • Marble Raspberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Mousse Tart
  • Chocolate Truffle
  • Lemon Tart
  • Crýme Puff
  • ýclair
  • Fruit Tart
  • Tiramisu Tart
  • Petit Fors
  • Brownies
  • Blondies
  • Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
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Give Your Wedding Reception the Boost it Deserves!

For Philadelphia couples, wedding catering can be one of the most agonizing decisions they make about their whole special day. You need a company with a track record of delivering exceptional catering for weddings of all shapes and sizes. Catering by Mario’s has spent every year since 1975 providing couples with the catered food that transformed their special day into an unforgettable moment.

Contact the Catering by Mario’s team to learn more about our catering services and how we can elevate your special day!

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