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Catering in Vienna,

Purple Onion Catering Company

416 Maple Ave., West
Vienna, VA
Services: Catering | Login to save vendor
(703) 631-0050
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 209 Reviews


    Josh Revesz

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  • We used Purple Onion for our wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and it couldn't have gone better! Paige and her team were so kind and attentive to our needs (including the dietary restrictions of our guests), and everyone thought the food was delicious. Purple Onion really goes above and beyond on the quality of their food and their attention to detail; definitely hire them!

    Deirdre Prahm

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  • My daughter's wedding was at The Barns at Wolftrap in late March 2019. We worked with Margaret Zagrodniczek who was professional and responsive. The food was absolutely delicious especially the mango salsa on the beef and chicken. The appetizers and desserts were equally delicious! Everyone commented on the food. We had wanted long rectangular tables instead of rounds so it would be easier for people to talk. Margaret created a suggested layout for the reception but I had my own ideas. She re-created, again and again, different table arrangements until ultimately, we decided on her original layout. Lesson learned: this woman knows her stuff so go with the professional. I was amazed at the efficiency of the staff as they broke down the ceremony space and turned it into the reception space. Everything was switched over like magic. The wait staff was excellent including accommodating a last minute allergy, getting another plate for a guest. Margaret and the staff were aw... Read more

    Cat Prahm

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  • Our experience working with Purple Onion was excellent. Food was terrific and service was superb.

    Bethany Lisk

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  • Purple Onion was a a joy to work with, they are very receptive and get back to you quickly. Rental options are so plentiful and the ladies we worked with are friendly and knowledgeable. And above all the food was FANTASTIC, and that is literally the main thing my guests talked about!

    Emily Patrick

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  • Kristen and team at Purple Onion were so great to work with. We had to make many changes to our original plan due to COVID and they were super flexible and wonderful to work with throughout the whole process. The food was delicious - truly the best catering food I've ever had! Our guests raved about the food. And the cake was both beautiful and delicious. i would definitely recommend Purple Onion to anyone looking for a cost effective yet delicious caterer!

    Nia Henry

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    5 out of 5
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  • I found purple onion through my venue's preferred list. They were the first catering company to contact me back with detailed information of the process. We visited for a tasting and they had a personalized sign for us with champagne and so much food! It was delicious. We later came back because we wanted to try the food one more time before we made our decision. The contract and payment was easy going. I recommend this vendor to anyone.

    Lori Rudolph

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  • The Purple Onion was the only caterer that was willing to do food only when our other plans fell through due to COVID. Kristin was responsive and more than willing to make suggestions as to what and how much to serve. She made changes in numbers and food up until a week before. We just had appetizers and fingers and the food was FABULOUS!!

    Megan P.

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were provided Purple Onion as a potential wedding caterer by our wedding planner (Pollyanna Events). The selection process was daunting, there was so many details to compare among vendors. We chose Purple Onion based on their food choices, preliminary quote, and our tasting. We had a tasting with two other caterers and Purple Onion was by far the best. We worked with Margaret. She had worked many events at our venue (Top of the Town) and put us at ease. We met with Margaret again for a tabletop decor selection meeting at their warehouse and again for a venue walk through. The contract process was the most detailed out of all of our wedding vendors, that was to be expected. I am very detail-oriented and tried to track too many details before finally accepting that Margaret knew what she was doing and trying to figure out a $50 change in pricing (for example) as we finalized things wasn’t worth my time or energy. It was tricky to understand who was in charge as we got closer to the ... Read more

    Anatasia Richter

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  • Purple Onion was amazing! From the tasting to the service at the actual wedding - the service was absolutely flawless and seamless. Margaret is the best! She took all the stress away and went above and beyond to make sure the wedding and service flowed perfectly. She made our dreams come true. I was truly stunned when I saw our venue set up. Margaret made sure to account for all our needs and helped tailor the wedding to exactly what we wanted. She really cares about her clients and on a personal note, it was a blast working with her and a blessing to have her! I highly recommend Purple Onion. The food is great - we had vegans and allergies to look out for and Purple Onion offered a great selection and variety to account for everyone. The staff was pleasant, organized, and the service was impeccable. Thank you Purple Onion & Margaret for making our wedding UNFORGETTABLE! :)

    Ashleigh

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  • We are so happy with our experience with Purple Onion. Our wedding was at the Winery at Bull Run and we planned our wedding in less than 3 months! We really had no idea what to expect and were nervous about the short timeline but Margaret made us feel taken care of every step of the way. We ended up going with a buffet option and the food was fantastic! Our guests are still talking it!! Don’t even get me started on the cupcakes (amazing!) the peanut butter and jelly cupcake was our favorite. The only sad thing that happened was our small cake somehow got lost and never made it back home with us. When spoke with Margaret after the wedding to let her know what happened she said they would make us a brand new cake so we would still be able to celebrate our anniversary with a slice! Thank you so much Purple Onion for helping to make our special day so special!

    Jillian Leo

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  • I'm not going to lie, this wasn't an inexpensive option. The most important thing for us to provide to our wedding guests was great food. Purple Onion delivered, ten fold. The team is so professional and the food is so delicious, to me it was worth every cent. I got to customize everything down to the Mac and Cheese bar, which people still mention to me to this day. The servers were so high quality, fast and responsive, you can tell they have this down to a science. If you want to sleep well at night knowing your guests will be blown away by your food and everything will be handled for you on your big day, hire Purple Onion, you won't regret it.

    Whitney Fore

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  • Hiring Purple Onion was one of the best decisions we could have made for our big day. Paige and Anna were amazing and made our vision come to life better than we ever could have imagined. The food was delicious and everyone loved the signature cocktails. Highly recommend!

    Patti Allison

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  • My husband and I got married at the The Winery at Bull Run on September 29, 2019. The Purple Onion catered our wedding and wow, Margaret and her team blew us out of the water. Margaret, is so well organized and anticipates your needs....before you even realize it. She and her team were amazing to work with, the food was excellent. My guests raved about the Mac & Cheese and the cider donut bar. I truly felt relaxed because I know my wedding was in great hands thanks to Margaret. We can’t thank this team enough for making our wedding so wonderful and for paying close attention to details. The reception room and cocktail hour were gorgeous. Thank you! We can’t thank you enough. Patti Allison

    Jhoan

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  • My partner and I were very happy that we chose Purple Onion as our caterer for our wedding. Margaret was always there to answer our questions since day 1 up until the day of the wedding. It was such a breeze working with her. The food was absolutely delicious that some our friends still talk about it whenever we talk about our wedding day. The staff was pleasant and the dinner set up was beautiful too. We totally recommend them!

    Regina Black

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  • The food from Purple Onion is so good, and not your typical wedding meal, which is why we picked them! We had a full fall-themed menu catered to our tastes and allergy requests. Brooke was our planner and she was amazing from day one! She was so professional and helpful throughout the whole process, especially as we got close to the end and questions or changes arose. The food quality day-of was just as good as the day we did our tasting. Our guests were really pleased with the options and variety. They were accommodating for our gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and vegetarian guests (as well as guests that were a combo of the above). I didn't have too much interaction with the servers or bartenders, but I heard positive things from the guests. The only complaint I have was a miscommunication about how much wine was left/maybe a bit of heavy-handed pouring that led to us running out of wine quicker than expected. Luckily we could purchase more from our venue (a winery) during the recept... Read more
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