Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Serving South Central Alaska

907.230.6184 ~ Office

Weddings!

Gathering Place 58

(photo courtesy of Carson Osborne & Relic Photography)


Weddings - we do cater weddings,

and we do it very well!


From Anchorage to Girdwood to Homer to

Eagle River to Matanuska Valley to Fairbanks -

Our Staff of Culinary Artists

Will Create Your Dreams Into Reality!


Congratulations!


Our staff of Culinary Artists are excited to work

with you to create the perfect wedding.

From a simple & elegant menu, to a menu that focuses on fresh Alaskan seafood, to a more contemporary affair,

to budget friendly drop off platters

- we can do whatever you desire.


We can design a custom menu for you!

Below are suggestions of a few of our most popular wedding menus.


But please - take a look at all of our menus throughout our website. You may find something that catches

your eye that is not featured below.


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First Off - Financials


We require a $500.00 non refundable

deposit to hold your date.


Thirty (30) days prior to your date, we will contact you to confirm menu selection and guest count.


Balance is due at this time,

minus the original $500.00 deposit.


You may continue to add to the guest

count up to 48 hours prior to your event -

you may not decrease the number.


We accept all major credit cards

(with a 3.5% flat fee) and local checks.


SAMPLE WEDDING MENUS


Please note - Our staff is typically on site

for a total of seven (7) hours (two hours to set up;

four hours for dinner service; one hour to clean up).


We insist to maintain food quality and safety -

the meal must begin service within a thirty (30) minute

window from the agreed upon time frame.


Delays will result in poor quality of food, and

additional labor fees will be imposed.


MENU

A


$55.00 Per Guest (plus 20% Production Fee)


Pricing includes:

Pricing includes: White Compostable Plates; White Compostable Cutlery; Paper Napkins, Buffet Tablecloths


OPTIONAL:

White Porcelain Dishware, Metal Cutlery, Water Glass

$5.00 Per Guest


Not included: guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, specialty glassware (wine, champagne, etc.), centerpieces & florals, venue, decor, entertainment, photography, event planning services, etc.


Three Appetizers as Follows:


Appetizer Platter of Assorted Cheeses, Fresh Fruits, Dips, Nuts, etc., Presented with Gluten Free Crackers

Appetizer Platter 23

Side of Spicy Dry Rubbed Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon, with Cream Cheese, Diced Red Onions, Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Spiced Hard Eggs with Alaskan Sea Salt Company's Alder Smoked. Presented with Sliced Baguettes

Smoked Alaskan Salmon Platter 3

Grilled Alaskan Reindeer Sausages in Baked Phyllo Cups

with Beer Mustard and Organic Parsley Garnish

Plated Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings.

Salads

Buffet Dinner


Grilled Chicken Breast in Lemon Butter Caper Glaze

Gorgonzola Risotto with Parmesan 'Cookie'

Roasted Organic Vegetablesg the options from the toolbar.

Chicken in Lemon Butter Caper Sauce

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MENU

B


$60.00 Per Guest (plus 20% Production Fee)


Pricing includes: White Compostable Plates; White Compostable Cutlery; Paper Napkins, Buffet Tablecloths


OPTIONAL:

White Porcelain Dishware, Metal Cutlery, Water Glass

$5.00 Per Guest


Not included: guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, specialty glassware (wine, champagne, etc.), centerpieces & florals, venue, decor, entertainment, photography, event planning services, etc.


Three Appetizers as Follows:


Appetizer Platter of Assorted Cheeses, Fresh Fruits, Dips, Nuts, etc., Presented with Gluten Free Crackers

Valentines Day Dinner

Assorted Deviled Eggs

(Smoked Salmon, Curried, Honey Mustard)

Grilled Alaskan Reindeer Sausages in Baked Phyllo Cups

with Beer Mustard and Organic Parsley Garnish

Plated Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings.

Buffet Dinner


Cedar Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon and

Grilled Chicken Breast in Lemon Butter Caper Glaze

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MENU

C

$70.00 Per Guest (plus 20% Production Fee)


Pricing includes: White Compostable Plates; White Compostable Cutlery; Paper Napkins, Buffet Tablecloths


OPTIONAL:

White Porcelain Dishware, Metal Cutlery, Water Glass

$5.00 Per Guest


Not included: guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, specialty glassware (wine, champagne, etc.), centerpieces & florals, venue, decor, entertainment, photography, event planning services, etc.


Three Appetizers as Follows:


Appetizer Platter of Assorted Cheeses, Fresh Fruits, Dips, Nuts, etc., Presented with Gluten Free Crackers

Appetizer Platter

Assorted Deviled Eggs

(Smoked Salmon, Curried, Honey Mustard)

Deviled Eggs Platter

Grilled Alaskan Reindeer Sausages in Baked Phyllo Cups

with Beer Mustard and Organic Parsley Garnish

Reindeer Sausage in Phyllo Cups with Honey Mustard 2

Caesar Salad! Placed on the guest tables - Family Style

Buffet Dinner


Cedar Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon &

Chef Carved Bourbon Cured Prime Rib (8 oz slices)

Salmon on Slate

Bourbon Cured Prime Rib

Recent Weddings


The Gathering Place - Wasilla, Alaska


Grilled Beef Filet with Roasted Jumbo Shrimp & Scallops; Gorgonzola Risotto; Organic Baby Squashes with Squash Flower

Valentines Day Dinner 5

Dessert Table

Gathering Place Photo Shoot 2018 5

Second Star Estate - Homer, Alaska


Appetizer Buffet Table within the kitchen

(too hot outside, so we moved it inside :-)

Second Star Wedding Buffet Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Ice Tables Filled With Alaskan King Crab.

We always provide an attendant to assist guests

Homer Wedding Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Aleutian Pribilof Island Atrium - Anchorage, Alaska


Bride and her close friends designed this gorgeous wedding.

Most elegant and beautiful wedding we have seen in decades!

APIA Wedding 3 Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

APIA Wedding 2 Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Snowfire Gardens - Wasilla, Alaska


Appetizer Table

Snowfire Gardens buffet

Tables Are Set!

Snowfire Gardens Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Sweetheart Table.

(Love the Floral 'Chandelier' )

Snowfire Gardens - Floral Chandlier

Private Residence, Backyard Wedding

Anchorage, Alaska


Watermelon 'Cake' For The Young Guests

Watermelon Cake 5 Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Kincaid Chalet - Anchorage, Alaska


Waterfall of Organic Vegetables

Vegetable Waterfall 4

A Groom Who Can Bake!

This talented fellow made the wedding cake

of French Croquembouche

Wedding at Kincaid Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC

Alaska Rugby Grounds

Anchorage, Alaska


Chef Carved Bourbon Prime Rib

Alaska Rugby Grounds 5

Ice Tables Filled With Alaskan King Crab

Alaska Rugby Grounds 7

36" Wild Alaskan King Salmon Platter

Alaska Rugby Grounds 2

Gloryview Farm

Knik, Alaska


Rustic Dining Tables and Chairs, Set Within The Pavilion

Appetizer Station ~ Pre Wedding Ceremony

Side of Wild Alaskan Salmon with Heart Full of Cream Cheese

Crow Creek Mine

Girdwood, Alaska


Pre-Wedding Ceremony Appetizer Table

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Wedding Information


Congratulations to you and your significant other! How exciting!

Now that you are engaged, you need to take

care of a few important details ASAP.


First - hire a reputable wedding planner


We are not talking about your best friend, sister, etc. We are talking about someone who is a professional and knows

all aspects in how to coordinate the perfect wedding in Alaska.


A professional will save you time, money and major headaches.


Besides - don't you want you besties to enjoy your

day with you and not be in work mode???


We have great working relationships with:

  • Laura Wilson - Independent Contractor (603.568.7849)
  • Brittany Isker with True North Alaskan Events (907.394.1099)
  • Brittney Velstra with Denali North Events (503.704.2325)
  • Carrie Shepard with Toast of the Town (907.903.6038)
  • Lorrel David with I Do Events (907.360.5787)
  • Rebecca Koupperud with LaBoum Events (907.952.5982)
  • Saige Stefanski with A Touch of Saige (907.841.4824)
  • Toni Walker with Logistics (907.351.0426)

All are excellent choices for a professional planner who understands -

it's yours and your future spouse's day!


Select a Wedding Date


Take in consideration what time of year you are getting married. May through early September is

typically 'wedding season' in Alaska.


Venues and vendors tend to book up a year or two in advance.

Be flexible on your date during the critical planning stage.


Wedding season, so to speak, in Alaska

coincides with tourist season.


If you live in Alaska, no doubt you have noticed rates for airfare,

hotels, car rentals and dining out skyrocket

during the late spring through early autumn months.


Best weather months are mid May through end of June.

But still a guesstimate.


It could be 80 F and full sun,

or 50 F and raining sideways in Anchorage


Hope for the best, but be prepared for the worst.


Think outside the box! Have a December wedding.


Most venues are decorated for the holidays,

so you save a lot of money & labor on decorations!!


However - will out of state guests travel to Alaska during the holiday season for your wedding?


Speaking of decorations - you are getting married in Alaska because it is a magical place. Enjoy the scenery and keep the decorations to a minimum.


What goes up must come down the same day.

And that is tough when you're exhausted.


Select a Venue


Select your venue , get a deposit down and a contract signed.

This is the foundation for your event.


South Central Alaska has some amazing venues.

You are no longer tied to the traditional hotels. Be creative!


If its flat, you can tent it and make it your own

(Over The Top Tents in Eagle River have great tents).


An empty commercial building (restaurant, car dealership, etc.).

Look into renting it for a couple of days.


Remote Lodges, B&B's, Golf Course Clubhouses,

Large Estates, Barns, etc.


Ensure you are renting a space that will accommodate your guest comfortably. Has plenty of parking. Handicapped access for special need guests; bathroom facilities; sound system; catering kitchen is helpful; can you have early access to set up and late end of event time to clean up?


Does the venue include tables, chairs, bar,

refrigeration, warming ovens, etc.?


Ask exactly what the venue is charging for.

Some venues will charge for every table and chair you use

- this adds up quickly.


Read that contract, and it is always a good idea to have the family lawyer take a look at it as well. (Owen Shortell, Alaskan Attorney is experienced in reading and interpreting venue contracts 907.276.1711)


Take a good look at the neighborhood where

your event is being held.


Does the event have on site parking,

so you are not parking and blocking residential areas?


What about regulations about loud noise?


Most locations in Alaska do not allow loud noise after 10PM. That is important to know if you are planning an outdoor wedding that will start late. You are going to run into trouble

if your guests are loud.


Catering


The next stop is selecting a caterer.


In most cases, the food and beverages will be the most

expensive part of your wedding budget.

This is especially true in Alaska where food pricing

is expensive across the board.


"We are in Alaska! Then let's use our sport caught

fish and/or game! "


Uhhhh ... not so fast. There are laws that prevent this.


The caterer will reject this idea as they have not had

100% control of the food product and it may

be subject to contamination.

Proper food temperature, packaging, etc.,

are critical to protect everyone's health and safety.


If your caterer agrees to prepare your sport caught fish or game, no doubt they will ask you to sign a waiver of liability.


The caterer cannot legally charge you for the

sport caught fish or game product.

They can only charge you for the labor involved

during the preparation of the product.

It's all a grey area that many caterers prefer not to go into.


What type of food do you and your significant other prefer?

What type of service - Buffet or Butler Served?

Any special dietary issues your caterer needs to know about?


Kids under the age of 12 attending your event?

Let your caterer know.

(You may want to hire a teenage baby sitter for

the event so the guests can enjoy themselves.)


Do you want bar services?

Beer & wine only? Or a full bar?

Our company has agreements with several local

restaurants that provides full or partial bar services.

This is under a separate contract.

Plan on a minimum of ten (10) business days for a

liquor provider to obtain the required permit

from the State of Alaska Alcohol Control Board.

There is a fee involved - which you will need to pay.


In most cases, the caterer will have you sign a contract,

or perform under an invoice agreement,

and request a non refundable deposit to hold the date.


The menus, guest count, etc., will be worked

out as you get closer to your event date.


We cater traditional weddings as well as LGBTQ+ weddings


Photographer, Entertainment (DJ or Band), Florals,

Transportation & Accommodations


These are very important vendors that need to be contacted

and their services confirmed.


Again - hire a professional and save yourself a lot of headaches and typically - additional expenses. You do not want to make bridal bouquets on the morning of your wedding (very stressful). You do not want your lifetime memories left to a friend of a friend who took an online photography course.


Weddings Outside The Anchorage Bowl Area


Our staff has the capability to travel by the road system,

throughout South Central Alaska.

  1. For events outside the Anchorage Bowl, a mileage charge of .55 cents per mile / per vehicle will be invoiced. A minimal amount of vehicles will be scheduled.
  2. Events on the Kenai Peninsula are considered over night events. With chronic road closures on the Seward and Sterling Highways, our staff will travel the day before your event. Return to Anchorage the day after your event. Accommodations for the two nights will be required and invoiced directly to the client by the Innkeeper.
  3. Out of area weddings which incur additional equipment rentals - the client will be invoiced for the rental items.
  4. Local borough sales taxes may be required. The taxes will be passed along to the client.

HIRE A PRO!

Summertime

Mark Linford - Guitarist