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Catering by Design

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


Taste elegance at its finest. We provide elevated full-service catering by combining expertly prepared ingredients with striking conceptual design and influence from around the globe.


We partner with five exclusive venues and over thirty preferred venues. A venue that matches your desired event aesthetic will ensure it is a night for you and your guests to always remember.


On the day of your event, all you have to do is show up! Our thorough service team attends to every detail, our in-house floral studio can provide custom arrangements, and our expert chefs skillfully prepare each dish.

November 7, 2023

Trey’s Philly Sports-Themed Bar Mitzvah at Beat Street

Beat Street in Abington was home to a sports-themed Bar Mitzvah celebration that became a magnificent reality with the help of Pine Hill Events and EBE Talent. The evening kicked…
November 3, 2023

Planetary Health Awards Gala Hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation at ONE North Broad

ONE North Broad was host to the prestigious Planetary Health Awards Gala Dinner, an event organized by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation as part of HSH Prince Albert II…
October 20, 2023

FINRA Board Dinner at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Events at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania create a personalized experience for your guests, with curated displays of historic documents specifically tailored to your event. It is a thrill for…
October 10, 2023

Tara & Chaz | Wedding at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Swooning over these photos from Tara & Chaz's garden wedding at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia! The couple recited  their vows outside in the medicinal herb garden and then…
September 29, 2023

Shelby & Jess | Wedding at Michener Art Museum

Shelby and Jess’s wedding day at Michener Art Museum felt like it was straight out of a movie! The happy couple planned cool and colorful decor, and had portraits taken…
September 21, 2023

Sarah & Josh | Wedding at ONE North Broad

Enjoy this sneak peek at Sarah & Josh’s incredible wedding day at ONE North Broad! 💒 Being a part of this downtown Philadelphia wedding at ONE was extra special for…

Client Testimonials

Please accept my deepest thanks to you and your team for preparing and serving such a beautiful meal for the celebration of Ken’s life. Everyone commented on the lovely presentation and originality of the menu, the elegant table settings, and the seamless service. The food was delicious! I am grateful that you could accommodate the myriad dietary restrictions of all guests. You worked under unusual conditions––no kitchen, no electricity––and did so with grace. It was a relief that you and Chris coordinated the tent, tables, chairs, and table linens so that I did not have to worry about them. You and your team are professional, responsive, and gracious. Truly, you deserve your stellar reputation as a caterer. Thank you for agreeing to cater this event and making it so memorable.


Dave and I can't thank you enough for all that you did to make Saturday a fantastic celebration. We have received many, many compliments from friends/family about the attention to detail, the food, the band and the general atmosphere of the evening. Thank you for making our night so special! A night to remember for sure!

Dave & Len

This stellar team made the events of our wedding day go seamlessly. We and our guests were thrilled with the quality of the food and service which made guests feel at ease. Communication before and during the event was terrific as well. Would recommend CBD to anyone who asked.


We could not have had a better experience with Catering by Design. As a wedding photographer myself I interact with countless vendors and CBD is among the best of the best. We were lucky enough to work with Kelly and she was extremely attentive and always quick to answer questions kindly and thoroughly. Our guests were blown away by the selection for cocktail hour and they raved about the awesome staff, service and food during dinner. We highly recommend them.


A BIG thanks for all you did to make the event “smashing,” “exhilarating,” “joyous,” and “beautiful.” These are just a few of the adjectives we have been reading ALL day from so many happy guests. Many commented on the food and service which was no surprise, of course. You are a class act and we could not be happier with your execution of the event.

Ann Meredith, Herald Publishing & Herald Foundation

I want to say absolutely from the deepest depths of my heart, thank you for everything for last night. It was honestly a dream come true. You and your staff were incredible, everything was perfect, and I couldn’t have asked for more. John and I are amazed, the guests were amazed, everything was just the best thing ever. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! I was beyond happy the outcome and you’ve been our biggest asset through this whole thing.


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

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


What our clients say about our food means EVERYTHING to us. We love what we do because of you. 🧡
Just one of our many popular hors d’oeuvres…
Citrus Confit Shrimp Tacos… yes please
Happy Valentine’s Day from Catering By Design🫶

• Venue: @onenorthbroad 
• Photography: @danielfugaciuphoto
Check out this great review on Wedding Wire for Michener Art Museum and Kelly Cloonan ⬇️

Kelly the Unspoken Superstar -

I don't believe that I was a bridezilla, in fact the opposite and more of a AWOL bride. As a medical student that had multiple finals and rotating through different hospitals that were out of state she managed to coordinate everything. She ensured that everything went smoothly and I cannot speak highly enough of her patience. Kelly's impeccable coordination and meticulous attention to detail made our wedding experience seamless and truly unforgettable. As the coordinator, she effortlessly orchestrated every aspect, ensuring that all loose ends were expertly tied just before the big day. Her professionalism and dedication were evident throughout the entire process. Kelly exhibited exceptional organizational skills, promptly addressing any concerns or last-minute adjustments with grace and efficiency. Her proactive approach and calming presence reassured us, allowing us to fully enjoy the moments leading up to our wedding. As for the venue itself, it shines elegance and radiates beauty. Truly a hidden gem!
Embracing that Fall Wedding feeling at @michenerart ✨ Congratulations to newlyweds Joe & Mackenzie! 
Guests were treated to welcome champagne as they took their seats for the ceremony outside on the terrace at the Michener Art Museum. The crafty bride prepared the decor for the day! The bride and groom also provided pashminas for guests to keep warm as the sun began to set on Doylestown. 🌅
For cocktail hour, guests made their way past the event pavilion to enjoy the tented space in the sculpture garden. We served the couple’s specialty cocktails (French 75 and Whiskey Sour) alongside hors d’Oeuvres like Green Chili Arepas and Buffalo Brussels Sprouts. 🍸 
For the main event, guests made their way inside the event pavilion, which features breathtaking floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
@cauannephotography was there to capture the special day on several formats, including super 8 film! 🎥 
Venue: @michenerart 
Ceremony music: @bronwynbethviolin 
Reception entertainment: @luvdupdjs 
Catering: @cateringbydesignevents 
#michenerartmuseum #doylestown #buckscounty #wedinbucksco #wedding
Events at @historicalpa are a personalized experience that will thrill and engage your guests! 🤩
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania can display historic documents selected from their treasure chest of over 21 million documents specifically for your event. The selection can be personalized to the topic of your desire, whether it is law, finance, medicine, sports, or Philadelphia in general! There are some truly priceless treasures in their collection, such as a Printer’s Proof of The Declaration of Independence from 1776.
After inspecting documents and learning from HSP docents, guests can be seated to enjoy their meal and further discuss what they learned in the intimate Reading Room. Larger events can be accommodated upstairs in the newly renovated Patterson Room. 
As the exclusive caterer at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, we are committed to curating an experience and a menu tailored to your group, whether that means refined dinners, elegant stations, or delectable appetizers. 
#philadelphiaevents #philadelphia #phillyevents #phillycatering #eventvenue
Here is how Carly & Laura hosted a spectacular wedding celebration! ⬇️
👉 Getting personal! The happy couple went for custom signage showcasing Philadelphia, and a specialty cocktail they both love: Espresso Martinis. 
💒 A venue with built-in guest experiences! Following the ceremony in The Renaissance Hall, guests were treated to cocktail hour in the Foyer Under the Stars, and had access to tour @onenorthbroad’s several impressive meeting rooms, such as The Egyptian Hall and The Corinthian Hall. Docents were also available to share knowledge of the building’s architecture and history. 
💃 Live entertainment! @theheartbeatsband delivered an electric entrance for the newlyweds in addition to an eclectic mix of tunes, including heartfelt renditions of several slow songs. The Maid of Honor made her entrance extra memorable with a T-REX 🦖 costume, as it was Halloween weekend after all! 
Venue: @onenorthbroad 
Entertainment: @theheartbeatsband 
Florist: @fabufloras_design 
Catering: @cateringbydesignevents 
#onenorthbroad #philadelphia #wedding #fallwedding #weddingwednesday
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