Alaska Coastal Catering, LLC - Serving South Central Alaska         907.230.6184


Weddings!

Weddings - we do cater weddings,
and we do it very well!

WE  ARE  PLEASED  TO  ANNOUNCE  OUR  COMPANY  IS  A  'PREFERRED CATERER'  FOR  THE  BEAUTIFUL  SECOND  STAR  ESTATE  IN  HOMER,  ALASKA!!!    

We are SO excited to serve Homer 
and surrounding communities!

From Anchorage to Girdwood to Homer  to 
Eagle River to Matanuska Valley to Fairbanks - Our Staff o f Culinary Artists Will Create Your Dreams Into Reality!
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~ SAMPLE  WEDDING  MENUS ~

We can design a custom menu for you!  Below are suggestions, and a few of our most popular 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 timeframe.  Delays will result in poor quality of food, and additional labor fees will be imposed. 


$45.00 Per Guest (plus 20% service fee)

Pricing includes:  White porcelain dishware, metal cutlery, water glasses, paper napkins, buffet tablecloths.  

Not included:  guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, 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 Garnich

Reindeer Sausage in Phyllo Cups with Honey Mustard 2
Plated Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings.

Salads

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Buffet Dinner

Chicken in Lemon Butter Caper Sauce
Grilled Chicken Breast in Lemon Butter Caper Glaze
Gorgonzola Risotto with Parmesan 'Cookie'
Roasted Organic Vegetables.

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$55.00 Per Guest (plus 20% service fee)

Pricing includes:  White porcelain dishware, metal cutlery, water glasses, paper napkins, buffet tablecloths.  

Not included:  guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, 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

Deviled Eggs Platter
Grilled Alaskan Reindeer Sausages in Baked Phyllo Cups with Beer Mustard and Garnich

Reindeer Sausage in Phyllo Cups with Honey Mustard 2
Plated Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings.

Salads

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Buffet Dinner

Cedar Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon  and 
Grilled Chicken Breast in Lemon Butter Caper Glaze 

Chicken in Lemon Butter Caper Sauce











Salmon in Cedar

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$65.00 Per Guest (plus 20% service fee)

Pricing includes:  White porcelain dishware, metal cutlery, water glasses, paper napkins, buffet tablecloths. 
 
Not included:  guest tables, chairs, guest table linens, beverages, 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

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Assorted Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs Platter
Grilled Alaskan Reindeer Sausages in Baked Phyllo Cups with Beer Mustard and Garnich

Reindeer Sausage in Phyllo Cups with Honey Mustard 2
Caesar Salad!  Placed on the guest tables - Family Style

Caesar Salads Family Style Service

Buffet Dinner

Cedar Roasted Wild Alaskan Salmon  &
Chef Carved Bourbon Cured Prime Rib (8oz slices)

Salmon in Cedar

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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

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Ice Tables Filled With Alaskan King Crab.  
We always provide an attendant to assist guests

Homer Wedding

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Aleutian Pribilof Island Atrium - Anchorage, Alaska 


Bride and her close friends designed this gorgeous wedding.  
Most elegant and beautiful wedding we have seen on decades!

APIA Wedding 3

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APIA Wedding 2

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Snowfire Gardens - Wasilla, Alaska 

Appetizer Table

Snowfire Gardens buffet
Tables Are Set!

Snowfire Gardens

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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

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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

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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
Wild Alaskan King Salmon Platter

Alaska Rugby Grounds 2


Gloryview Farm, Knik, Alaska

Rustic Dinning Tables and Chairs, Set Within The Pavillion

Weddings at Glory View Farms

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Weddings at Glory View Farms

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Appetizer Station ~  Pre Wedding Ceremony

Weddings at Glory View Farms

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Side of Wild Alaskan Salmon with Heart Full of Cream Cheese

Weddings at Glory Farms

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Crow Creek Mine, Girdwood, Alaska

Pre Wedding Ceremony Appetizer Table

Weddings at Crow Creek

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Weddings at Crow Creek

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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 a great working relationship with (in alphabetical order): 

  • 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)
  • Carol Norton with Encore Events (907.602.0028)
  • Lorrel David with I Do Events (907.360.5787)
  • Michael Zoske with Art Services North (907.382.7008)
  • 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 80F or raining sideways and 50F 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.  (Charles Kasmar with Kasmar  Attorneys is experienced in reading and interpreting venue contracts  907.272.4471)

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 to the client. 
  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!



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