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Wedding Vendors
Catering By Design
18 West Hortter Street
Philadelphia, PA

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With over 30 years in the industry, Catering By Design is the Premier Philadelphia catering and event decor company. We blend our expertly prepared cuisine with striking creative event design. Our Event Specialists are here to assist you in every aspect of your planning. Let us plan your engagement party, shower, wedding and celebratory brunch! Each event will showcase your unique vision and our expertise. Contact us today!

Services you offer:

Catering, exclusive venues, tented venues, indoor/outdoor venues, weddings, showers, parties, fine cuisine, full bar service, wait-staff.

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

Your Best Day Ever As memorable as you envisioned. Our trusted and experienced wedding specialists will walk you through every step of the planning process. From rustic to whimsical, intimate to elaborate, let us help you craft and personalize this special day.
The first step to having the perfect wedding is to call us. We know that every event is different – and we want to work with you to make it your own. From crafting the menu, to planning the theme and design, and finally delivering the extraordinary on your day – as one of Philadelphia’s top caterers, we will work with you to exceed your expectations in every way.

What services are you most excited to offer?

We are most excited to showcase our stunning venues and our fine cuisine. Our chefs are constantly creating deliciously innovative dishes, and our design and decor team make each event unique and memorable.

What makes your business stand apart?

Catering By Design brings the fine-dining of a Center City restaurant to every event we do. We love when people tell us “I would go to a restaurant and order this!” Our chefs create memorable dishes that people talk about well after the event they attended. We are very proud of that.

What do clients have to say about you?

“Catering by Design was the exclusive caterer for our wedding venue so we weren’t entirely sure about them at the point of booking. Wow, were we blown away!! After our tasting my husband and I could not stop talking about how delicious and unique the food was and had a hard time narrowing down what we wanted to offer because it was all amazing. We have received SO many compliments on the food from wedding guests! Aside from the food, the CBD team was absolutely amazing from the start. They helped guide our planning and answered any and all questions. The day of the wedding Melissa and Sarah and the whole staff were incredible. We fully trusted them to make our vision happen and they delivered and then some! We loved using CBD and will recommend them to anyone and will likely use them again for events in the future!“

“ Working with Kristen at Catering by Design for our wedding at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was a wonderful experience. Kristen’s attention to detail was a huge help to a couple planning their wedding on their own. She made sure nothing was forgotten in the planning process and was there for us every step of the way – an even greater feat considering this was a wedding planned entirely during a pandemic! Even though we were lucky enough to have our wedding exactly as we planned, Kristen was always there with a Plan B (and C and D), which was a big relief as restrictions were changing up to three weeks prior to our wedding. During our wedding day, she was there in the background, making sure everything went smoothly and that we had everything that we needed – another comfort for us, knowing that we could focus on enjoying our day! The staff was prompt and courteous and catered specifically to my husband and I throughout the night. All the food was beautiful to look at and absolutely delicious. CBD’s also provided our floral arrangements – they delivered the unique, wildflower look that we had envisioned. We cannot speak highly enough of our experience.”

“ I had my wedding on 4/23/21 and used Catering By Design as our caterer. I don’t even know where to begin and how to thank them. They were simply amazing to us from the start until the end! I had a very stressful wedding experience because of several postponements due to covid but Catering by Design made the entire process seamless and they were so flexible and guided us throughout the entire process. We work with Lindsay from Catering By Design and I can’t say enough good things about her and would recommend her and her team to anyone!! From the moment we met Lindsay, we knew we were in good hands and felt so comfortable with her because she was just so kind and responsive. Lindsay was able to give us so many options to make our special day everything we wanted despite the disruptions covid caused us and worked hard to assure the day would turn out as we pictured. Lindsay and her team made our day turn out better than we could have ever imagined! They were all so extremely kind, easy to work with, and made the entire process so simple. Before the wedding we attended a beautiful food tasting and it was nearly impossible to pick the food for the wedding because it was ALL so so delicious. All of our guests are still raving about how delicious the appetizers and meals were. If you are looking for a stress free amazing caterer, outstanding food, and amazing staff, Catering By Design is the way to go, they will not disappoint! Thank you CBD and Lindsay from the bottom of our hearts!”

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday - 9-5

What geographic areas do you serve?

Philadelphia Metro and Suburbs
Main Line
Bucks County
South Jersey

What items or products you can provide to clients?

Catering, wedding/event planning, floral & decor, wedding cake, desserts, venues


FOOD Taste elegance at its best. Watch us expertly blend prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design VENUES We will combine unique food and elegant venues to make every event one to remember. DESIGN Watch the magic happen. We've been catering Philadelphia for many years.