A baby luau in your backyard. A graduation celebration at a beach park. A holiday party at the office. Wherever you’re planning to host your special event, A Catered Experience offers two flexible catering options to meet your needs: an all-inclusive Buffet Service or a convenient Pickup/Delivery Option. Either way, you can count on enjoying the delicious local-food favorites and helpful, reliable service that A Catered Experience is known for.
Please note Outdoor Interactive Event Guidelines as defined by the City & County of Honolulu (Effective October 20, 2021). Beginning Nov. 3, outdoor interactive events can operate at 50% capacity, up to 500 people (including staff). On Nov. 24, they may operate at full capacity. Attendees must be vaccinated and masks are required. Everyone working the event must follow Safe Access O‘ahu guidelines.
All-Inclusive Buffet Service
Let the experienced staff at A Catered Experience take the stress out of keeping your guests fed and happy. Make your event shine with beautiful skirted buffets, polished chafing dishes, and floral-decorated platters and ice trays. Enjoy your special occasion and leave the details to us!
- Includes two hours of food service
- Buffet attendant(s):
- 50-125 guests: $400.00*
- 126-200 guests: $475.00*
- *Additional attendants required for the buffet
- Additional attendants … $120/attendant
- Wedding receptions and table-service events require additional staffing
- Carving stations and/or onsite chef services additional
- Our staff is not authorized to pour or serve alcoholic beverages. For bartending services, please check out Aloha on the Rocks.
- A 17.5% service fee and 4.712% tax added to total
- Quality disposable dinnerware
- Serving utensils
- China, linen napkins, and flatware**
- Tables, chairs**
- For equipment rental, please check out Accel Events & Tents.
**For additional fee upon request
Venues to Consider
Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is a 4,000 acre wedding venue location on Oahu, Hawaii, about 22 miles outside of Waikiki, on the eastern shores of the island. Kualoa Ranch offers several spectacular ceremony and reception locations within its property. Managed and owned by eight generations of the Judd-Morgan family, who are committed to preserving the culture and natural beauty of the land, it is a beautiful and unique venue for weddings. If Kualoa looks familiar in pictures, it is probably because it has had over 170+ Hollywood Movies and TV shows filmed since Elvis came back in the 1950’s! The ranch has also been featured in other blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, LOST, Kong:Skull Island, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-0 and more.
Facilities and Capacity
With many indoor and outdoor options to choose from, Kualoa can fit a range of 2-250 guests. The Secret Island Beach is an intimate and secluded beachfront area, with amazing waterfront views of Mokoli‘i Island, the surrounding Ko’olau Mountain range and Kaneohe Bay.
The quaint, rustic Ranch House Terrace overlooks the ocean and can fit 250 guests under the enclosed pavilion and on the lawn space combined.
Located at the base of the Kanehoalani Mountain peak, the amazing tropical Paliku Gardens can accommodate up to 150 guests in the open-aired pavilion and 250 guest on the lush lawn area. Paliku has been the site of a few celebrity events including Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama.
Lastly, the Moli’i Gardens is a two-tiered garden venue right on the edge of the beautiful 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond. It can fit up to 100 guests under the pavilion and 250 in the garden area. It has a spectacular staircase that descends down to a cottage (from the Hollywood movie You, Me and Dupree) for an extra special ceremony spot.
There are also several more open air areas (Low Camp and Jumanji), that have served as secluded celebrity wedding venues, and even hosted Hawai’i’s Diner en Blanc event with 5000 people in 2017.
Kualoa Ranch & Private Nature Reserve allows you to design your own wedding celebration and use your own catering, bartenders, florists, etc. Kualoa is just being the amazing back drop for your special day. We do have a list of potential vendors that have worked with Kualoa over the years, and their information is available if you need their services. We do require a licensed wedding coordinator at each event, and we can send a full list of approved coordinators upon your request.
Hawaii Polo Club
Fulfill your dreams with the perfect Hawaiian beach wedding.
Our exclusive oceanfront polo field is located on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore, between the majestic Waianae mountain range and clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, creating the ideal blend of natural beauty and high-class style for your special occasion.
Oahu Veterans Council and Center
298 Kukila Street, Honolulu, HI 96818 (in Foster Village, opposite Radford High School) (Reserve halls for meetings and parties, open to the Public)
Delicious Local Food Favorites
Pick-Up or Delivery
If you’d prefer to handle the set-up and serving details yourself, you can choose from our affordable Pickup or Delivery options. Either way, your guests will still enjoy all the crowd-pleasing dishes you’ve chosen from our wide assortment of catering menus, ready to serve!
Pickups are done at our kitchen in Waipio Gentry at the time and date of your choice.
Delivery service is available anywhere on the island of Oahu, with fees based on distance from our kitchen. Use the simple calculator below to see how much delivery will cost to your location.
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