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Secure your date and location today. We are now booking through 2023.

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ONE North Broad
Clothier Hall
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Bolingbroke Mansion
Michener Art Museum

Catering by Design

The Premier Philadelphia catering and event decor company, blending expertly prepared cuisine with striking creative event design.


Taste elegance at its best. Watch us expertly blend prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design


We will combine unique food and elegant venues to make every event one to remember.


Watch the magic happen. We've been catering Philadelphia for many years.

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October 27, 2021

A Moody and Elegant Horror Movie-Inspired Wedding at the Mütter

One of the best nods we’ve seen thus far is this Mütter Museum wedding, which actually took place in May. But that’s no matter: The couple loves all things vintage and…
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June 24, 2021

Inquirer: Big weddings stage a comeback around Philly as COVID-19 recedes

The combination of seasonal outdoor weather, vaccinations, and reduced restrictions is good news for church bells — lifting the lid on guest lists and wedding sizes.
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April 27, 2021

Connie + Tom One North Broad Wedding

Connie + Tom | One North Broad Wedding | Philadelphia, Pa Connie + Tom had such a darling wedding. Surrounded by a small group of loved ones, they didn’t let…
July 26, 2021

With Warm Welcome’s Baker Box

Our Executive Pastry Chef, Elizabeth Yee, has created the most adorably scrumptious dessert for With Warm Welcome’s Baker Box! With Warm Welcome’s mission is to amplify Asian American chefs, restaurateurs,…
October 15, 2020

Art Ability 25th Anniversary Celebration

The 25th Anniversary of Art Ability Virtual Celebration Saturday, November 7, 2020 Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Art Ability® with a gourmet meal from Catering By…
September 25, 2020

Celebrating 30 Years of Combining Exquisite Cuisine and Beautiful Artistry

On September 12, 2020, Catering By Design celebrated it's 30th Birthday! Join us for a Q&A with Peter Loevy, Founder and President of CBD as he takes a look back…

Nancy and Andrew

An Icelandic engagement leads to a Winter Wedding in Philly Nancy Cushman, originally from Wellesley, MA and Andrew Burns from…

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Client Testimonials

We had such an amazing experience with the College! They helped everything fall into place perfectly! They were helpful, considerate and flexible and I would highly recommend them. The food provided by Catering By Design (their caterer) was inventive and delicious. Diana, our liaison, was a joy to work with and helped organize everything. Highly recommend.

Meghan & Stephen

We spent a good portion of our honeymoon talking about how great our wedding was. It was so beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was so professional and helpful to everyone. Rich said you are one of the best he’s ever seen. I appreciate how you made everything look so pretty, and all of your attention to detail throughout the whole evening, and during all the planning.

Angela & Rich

Cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did with my event… rave reviews.

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

I can’t say enough! It was beautiful, delicious, elegant, and I didn’t have a care in the world. Your team took excellent, excellent care of all of us. Everyone loved the food and drinks. Gary and his team were consummate professionals. I very much look forward to working with you in the near future.


Everything was so great! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. It went off without a hitch!
We received MANY compliments about the food! A lot of people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Also we had lots of compliments about the wait staff— attentive and friendly!

Rovera Knapp Wedding


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Catering By Design

Achieving your vision for Your Day is our passion.

From beautifully crafted tented receptions to magnificent affairs in premier venues throughout the Philadelphia area, Catering By Design is renowned for attentive caring service and delectable cuisine. 

Book us today. Call 215.866.9500


In the heart of picturesque Bucks County sits the Michener Art Museum, offering captivating spaces for idyllic celebrations. The contemporary 2,500-square-foot, glass-enclosed pavilion glows at night. Contact us for 2022 availability. Now booking through 2024. #cateringbydesignevents #2022 #wedding
Thank you for your service and sacrifice to all the men and women who have served our country and those who continue to do so today. #VeteransDay2021 @onenorthbroad 
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A Moody and Elegant Horror Movie-Inspired Wedding at the Mütter
The decor took direction from the 2015 film Crimson Peak....
Continue reading this story in Philadelphia Wedding Magazine!!
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Article by Kristin Schott
Photo by Rebecca Renner via @darpino_photo 
Let Us Do The Cooking This Thanksgiving!
Catering By Design brings 30 years of experience serving our clients the most delectable cuisine. Executive Chef Roth Perelman has created an exquisite menu your whole family will love. Everyone at your table will be impressed by this home-cooked meal.(Link in bio) #cateringbydesignevents #thanksgivingdinner #2021 #thanksgivingtogo #thanksgiving2021 #philadelphia #mtairy #dinnerfor8
Thank you to @modluxweddingsphl for the shoutout. Our chefs and bakers are highly skilled and innovative artists. We are so proud and appreciative of the beautiful work they do! #cateringbydesignevents
Scenic views from gorgeous Bolingbroke Mansion! Now booking for Spring 2022!  #cateringbydesignevents #bolingbrokemansion #wedding #shower #party #caterer #mainlinepa
Large or small, CBD is with you every step of the way until the last departing smiles at the end of a successful event. #tildeathdouspart #wedding #philadelphia #cateringbydesignevents @brace_yourself77
Life is better when you dance.

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Catering By Design is the preferred caterer at many historic venues in Philadelphia. This enchanted garden is located at HILL-PHYSICK HOUSE in Society Hill. Email us at for more info. 
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