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Why Elysian Events is the Premier Catering and Events Company in New Orleans

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Are you currently planning a significant event or celebration in the New Orleans area? Are you searching for the state’s premier catering and events company? Then look no further than Elysian Events. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in catering and hospitality, which allows us to provide exceptional service to our clients.

A Team You Can Count On

Elysian Events was founded in New Orleans in 2013 by Jen and Brandon, and the first event the couple catered was their own wedding! Since then, our company has continued to build connections with others in the local community and bring people together with our food. Thanks to our employees’ extensive experience in catering and service, we ensure helpful and professional assistance in meeting our clients’ dining needs.

High-Quality, Fresh Foods

Our team puts special care into preparing our dishes with high-quality, local ingredients. For example, our salad offerings change with the seasons. This allows us to partner with local farmers while providing our clients with the freshest ingredients.

We especially pride ourselves on our delectable seafood options, particularly our oyster bars. Louisiana’s oyster farming culture originated in the 1840s when Croatian-Slavonian immigrants began harvesting oysters south of New Orleans. We continue to honor this tradition by serving our clients delicious oysters from the Gulf, West, and East coasts. We also offer other mouth-watering add-ons, including marinated Louisiana crab claws and jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktail. It is our pleasure to continue contributing to the over 300 years of New Orleans culinary history. 

Our Service Goes Beyond Food

At Elysian Events, we provide our customers with more than just food. We provide bar service options to our guests as well! Most Louisiana catering companies lack liquor licenses, meaning they can only serve food and non-alcoholic beverages. Since we are licensed to serve alcoholic drinks to our clients, we can provide a more versatile catering experience. Our liquor license also makes booking all of your food and beverage service needs with one company easier, saving you time and stress during event planning.

In addition to our wedding packages, we offer several different bar catering packages to ensure that you find a service that meets your budget, all the while ensuring you get a taste of classic New Orleans flavor. All of our bar packages include access to domestic and local craft beers, allowing you to sample delicious drinks while supporting local breweries.

If you are interested in hosting an event with access to a bar, keep in mind that not all New Orleans venues permit outside beverage catering. However, we have a list of several of our favorite local venues that allow outside beverage catering and that we have had the pleasure of working with in the past.

Customer Satisfaction is a Priority

As a premier catering and events company, we are deeply committed to serving our customer’s needs and providing exceptional service. We take pride in being listed by The Knot in their “Best of Weddings Hall of Fame,” as well as in the positive catering experiences we have provided to our past clients. Our reviewers repeatedly praise our company for its clear communication and professionalism, and we deeply value the personal connections we have forged with them.

Accommodating Every Dining Need

At Elysian Events Catering, we care about providing stellar service to every customer, which includes accommodating our clients’ dietary restrictions. Given our identity as a premier catering and events company, it is important to us that all clients and guests have access to our delicious, one-of-a-kind meals. As such, we are open to making any necessary changes to our menus to fit your needs and those of your guests.

For Food

On each of our menus, we take care to mark which of our food options are vegetarian and vegan to ensure transparency in our recipes. We will happily collaborate with our clients to adjust pre-existing courses to accommodate other needs, such as being gluten-free. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our meals as they celebrate.

What’s more, if you or one of your guests have a favorite food we don’t currently offer on our menu, let us know! We can customize our menus to perfectly fit your occasion.

For Drinks

Likewise, we also offer additions and substitutions for our bar services. If you seek any alternatives to our bar menu, please reach out to our staff so we can best meet your beverage needs and preferences. We can accommodate guests who don’t drink alcohol—we have a seasonal mocktail list!—and offer a variety of other non-alcoholic drinks at our bars.

For Meal Style

Our catering packages are priced based on a buffet-style dining model, but we can accommodate alternative dining styles, too. We are flexible in providing family-style dining or plated dinner experiences instead of a buffet so that we can best match your event vision.

How to Request Accommodations

If you or your guests have any questions, requests, or accommodations regarding our foods, beverages, and meal styles, please let us know through our contact form. We will happily collaborate with you to ensure our catering services meet your event’s needs.

Catering for Every Event

No matter what kind of celebration you plan to host, we at Elysian Events can guarantee you’ll find options to love on our menu. Versatility is one of our greatest strengths; we will help you bring your event to life, whether that be a loved one’s birthday celebration or your next office holiday party. Some of the events we have catered in the past include:


The day of your “I do’s” will surely be made all the more memorable when paired with our delicious hor d’oeuvres and entrees. Consider adding a cocktail hour to allow guests to mingle before the reception while the wedding party takes photos together.

Corporate Events

Enjoy our grazing tables at your next company event! Our charcuterie selections, seafood favorites, and beignet bar will allow you and your coworkers to network while enjoying rich Louisiana flavors.

Private Parties

Large and small parties alike are encouraged to enjoy our drinks, savory food, and confections! We feature a variety of private-party menu options. Whether you would prefer to book our grazing tables, sample our salads and entrees, explore our scrumptious side dishes, or dive into our desserts, you are sure to find an option that suits your needs. 

Caring for Our Community

Offering stellar service as a premier catering and events company goes beyond providing tasty meals to our clients. We also care about protecting the New Orleans environment and giving back to our local community. That’s why we use eco-friendly dinnerware when catering. Elysian Events’ dinnerware reduces our contribution to plastic waste and allows us to take care of our environment. 

What’s more, if our clients don’t have plans to take leftover food home with them at the end of their event, we will repackage it and distribute the leftover meals to local community fridges. We pride ourselves on providing quality food to clients and those in need.

Experience the Superior Services of Elysian Events

No matter your next event, Elysian Events is here to celebrate with you! Ensure that the food at your next event is a standout by getting in touch with us today. We can be reached through our contact form, by email, and by phone at (504) 541-0091.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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