Weddings

Bytown Catering

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About

Bytown Catering is an Ottawa-based business that specializes in excellent catering services for weddings and other events. One of the most important accolades this company has received is being awarded the "Consumer's Choice Award" for catering for 16 consecutive years. It offers comprehensive menus that can be customized according to your needs and available budget. High quality food and service is what you can expect from this top rated catering service.

Services offered

As Ottawa's first CSA-approved mobile kitchen, the services they offer cater to any event anywhere and at anytime. The services offered include the following:

  • Buffet
  • Cake & Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Cuisine

Bytown Catering offers cuisine that ranges from classic to exotic, with delicious selections that can be customized according to you and your guests' dietary needs. The options offered include African, American British, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Indian, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern and Spanish cuisines.

Venues they work with

Among the venues they work with in Central Ottawa, there are a couple of indoor and outdoor locations they work with on a constant basis. These venues include:

  • Landsdowne Park
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • Paul's Boat Lines

Highlights

Event Services

Delivery, set up, clean up

Catering Services

Buffet, cake, cake cutting, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, french service, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations, tastings

Plated Service (per head)

$35

Buffet Service (per head)

$35

More information

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
British
Cajun
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle eastern
Russian
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
No pork
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Limited bar
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Open bar
House beer
House liquor
Liquor license
Outside alcohol ok
House wine
Premium liquor
Signature cocktail
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$50

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$35

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set up
Server(s)
Tastings
Linens
Flatware
China

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House wine
House liquor
Bartender(s)
Rated
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    Rating 4.4 out of 5
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    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Rating 4.6 out of 5
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  • Stephanie
    Stephanie B. Married on 30/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Great experience so far

    Been working back and forth with Odette who is very personable and friendly. She has made this transaction and locking down our catering date smooth and easy, looking forward to tasting the food on our wedding day next fall :)
  • Heather
    Heather M. Married on 01/12/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Amazing food

    My uncle and grandparents gifted us the catering for our wedding all I can say is WOW everyone at the wedding couldn’t stop raving about how good the food was
  • JenJen
    Jenjen Married on 30/07/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Our wedding was at the Museum of Nature on July 30th 2016. My husband and I would like to say we are very pleased with everything, from the planning process working with Mélanie to the day of our wedding and the follow up invoice. The food was fantastic all our guest were happy and all allergenic and food specifications were met. My niece loved the vegan dish that she picked and many other guest loved it as well. Our dinner was the hot buffet Prime Rib option. For the late night dinner, we chose the pizza option which was also very tasty. At the wedding we asked that they keep the wine flowing though dinner and we will pay later. ByTown was very accommodating and able to keep all the guest wine glasses full for us. Very happy with the food and service. As the bride and groom we wish we could have had seconds but we were busy entertaining. Everything was very good. The three deserts were perfect and all guest were happy with dinner. Thank-you ByTown for a super job. Jen + Tim
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    Amy L. Married on 02/10/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Very accommodating service

    We were so impressed and grateful for the quality of service we recieved. We have a lot of allergies in our family and wanted to create a menu everyone could enjoy without special accommodations. We were able to create a beautiful 5 course meal that avoided all of the allergens (and was delicious too). It was so nice to be able to share the same meal with all our guests. We truly appreciate everything they did for us.
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    Christine H. Married on 15/09/2017
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    They were helpful in the planning process however on the day of they failed. They got lost on the way there called us at 2:30 to ask for directions to the venue. The venue, is one that this company has used many times, bytown should have given the catering team for that day better directions to the venue. As a result of them showing up late the cocktail hour started late and went late this would not have been a problem if the dinner was aloud to go late but they insisted that they "had to be out of there by 10". They were taking wine glasses and plates away from people who were not done their deserts or drinks. They should have let the dinner go past 10 since the reason it was delayed was because they were late. when you pay 5000 dollars you do not expect the caterers to rush out

Awards

  • 5

Bytown Catering Real Weddings

  • Amy & Nick
    7 Photos · 02/Oct/2021
  • Ariana & Patrick
    144 Photos · 12/Sep/2020

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