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Complete Wedding Services  from Vienna, VA

Helga’s Caterers helps couples find and enjoy perfect settings and sensational celebrations that match their unique style. Helga’s is a family-owned catering business providing complete wedding services in Vienna, VA, and the surrounding areas, so we truly appreciate how much a beautiful wedding means to your family. We’ll work with you to find wonderfully creative solutions for almost any budget.

 

 

Whether you’re thinking of a cozy wedding at home or a week-long celebration with hundreds of friends and family members, our experienced wedding planners will help you make everything absolutely perfect. We’re happy to share our almost two decades of experience with weddings and show you many ideas and options for creating an unforgettable rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, bridal luncheon or shower.

 

Wedding Catering Options

 
Salmon from Helga’s Catering - Complete Wedding Services in Vienna, VA

Bride’s Delight

Waiters to greet guests with silver trays of your champagne, mimosas, white wine and Perrier with lime.*

$31.25/person

Steamed Shrimp

Steamed shrimp served on a bed of fresh seaweed with cocktail sauce and lemon

Phyllo Triangles

Phyllo triangles with feta and sun-dried tomatoes baked to perfection

Grilled Cajun Duck

Grilled Cajun duck bites served with Creole sauce

Poached Salmon

Whole poached salmon elegantly garnished with lemon scales and caviar, served with cucumber-dill sauce and cascading French baguettes

Hibachi Beef Kebabs

Marinated beef served on skewers

Thai Chicken

Grilled Thai chicken kebabs with spicy Thai peanut dipping sauce

Crabmeat Charissa

Hot crabmeat spread with artichoke hearts and parmesan served with cascading French baguettes

Miniature Beef Wellington

Miniature Beef Wellington with bernaise sauce

Fruit and Cheese Display

A fresh fruit and cheese display with an array of imported and domestic cheese and gourmet crackers garnished with fresh strawberries and grapes

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Spanakopita from Helga’s Catering - Wedding Planners in Vienna, VA

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays followed by a sit down dinner. Wine to be poured when guests are seated. Bar to be set up offering your beer, wine, soft drinks and water.*

$36.75/person

Spanakopita

Spinach and feta triangles wrapped in phyllo dough and baked to perfection

Fruit and Cheese Display

A magnificent fruit and cheese display with a variety of imported and domestic cheese garnished with fresh strawberries and grapes

Steamed Shrimp

Steamed shrimp served on a bed of fresh seaweed with cocktail sauce and lemon

Crabmeat Charissa

Hot crabmeat spread with artichoke hearts served with cascading French baguettes

Bruschetta

Bruschetta of Ripe Plum Tomatoes tossed with Fresh Basil in Virgin Olive Oil served on Garlic Olive Bread Toast points

Greek Salad

Greek salad of crisp romaine lettuce with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, imported Kalamata Olives and Feta cheese tossed in red wine vinaigrette and virgin olive oil

Bread

Rolls and butter

Entree Option 3

Vegetarian Souvlakia skewers served with herbed rice pilaf and roasted vegetables

Entree Option 1

Athen’s stuffed leg of lamb with pepperocini peppers served with red wine rosemary jus, herbed rice pilaf and roasted vegetables

Entree Option 2

Chicken Souvlakia skewers served with herbed rice pilaf and roasted vegetables

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Oysters from Helga’s Catering - Wedding Caterers in Vienna, VA

All Passed...All Buttered Dinner

What to do when you need to serve dinner, but don’t have the space for tables and chairs for everyone? Why not try something different?
$44.75/person

Nacho Margaritas

“Walk Around” Nacho Margaritas with Chunky Salsa and Quacomole, Black Beans, and Lime

First Course

Shrimp Cocktail served from a shot glass with Cocktail Sauce, Lemon and Cocktail Forks

Spring Rolls

Mini Spring Rolls cascading from Chinese To-Go Boxes with Duck Sauce

Soup

Chilled Gazpacho served from small ramekin with demi-tasse spoon

Crostini

Crostini with Grilled Marinated Portabello Mushroom, Roasted Red Peppers with Chevre and Basil

Entree

Petit Rack of Lamb served from a martini glass with Garlic Roasted with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Rosemary

Entree

Oysters Rockefeller: Baked on the Half Shell with Spinach Mousse imported Italian Fontina Cheese and a hint of Pernod

Entree

Thai Noodles rolled with Julienne Vegetables

Dessert

—Chocolate Mousse topped with Freshly Whipped Cream—Créme un Brulee with Fresh Strawberries—Mango Mousse Cake served with Mango Coulis

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Canapes from Helga's Caterers - Caterers for Large Gatherings in Vienna, VA

An Enchanting Occasion

Bar to be set up offering your beer, wine, soft drinks and water with hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays

followed by a French service sit down dinner and dessert.*
$44.50/person

Phyllo Triangles

Phyllo triangles stuffed with chevre and sun-dried tomatoes baked to perfection

Bread

Rolls to be passed and (your) wine poured as guests are seated

Grilled Cajun Duck

Grilled cajun duck bites with Creole sauce

First Course

Smoked Filet of Rainbow Trout with horseradish sauce accompanied by vegetable Terrine

Smoked Salmon

Smoked salmon canapes on buttered pumpernickel with fresh dill

Salad

Mixed Green Mesclun Salad with red and green oak lettuce, arugula, radicchio, and frissee tossed with dried cranberries in cranberry vinaigrette

Quail Alexandra

Grilled boneless quail stuffed with orzo Florentine served with Madiera sauce

Wedding Cake

A traditional French genoise sponge cake laced with your choice of liqueur and elegantly decorated with butter cream frosting and fresh flowers

Caponata

Eggplant sauteed with tomatoes, celery and capers served from a tomato cup

Coffee and Tea

Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee and Tea

Salmon Florentine

Fresh filet of salmon rolled in puff pastry and baked to perfection served with cucumber-dill sauce

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Rack of Lamb Provencale from Helga's Catering Gala Dinner Wedding Menu

Gala Dinner – Option I

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays followed by a 3-course sit down dinner and dessert.*
$44.75/person

Smoked Chicken

Dried Fig and Arugula served on a fork

Chilled Pea Soup

Served with Rustic country bread with virgin olive dipping oil and Kalamata olives

Sea Scallop

With Sun Dried Tomato and Lemon served on a fork

Salad

Baby arugula and shaved Manchego cheese with walnuts and an Essence of Dijon Lime dressing with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tear Drop Tomato

With Gorgonzola and Crouton served on a fork

Entree Option 1

Rack of Lamb Provencale

Rack of lamb provencale with Merlot sauce served on a bed of green French lentils, tied bouquet of French beans

Entree Option 2

Grilled Swordfish

Grilled swordfish marinated with cilantro and lime served with a Mediterranean vegetable medley of chunks of zucchini, tomatoes, red & green peppers, mushrooms & baby peas laced with saffron & stir fried with orzo pasta

Dessert Trio

—Chocolate Marquis

—Mango mousse cake, and

—Passion Fruit Mousse Cake with Artistic Chocolate Sauce and Mango and Passion fruit purees

Coffee

Freshly Brewed Coffee

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Quail Alexandra from Helga's Catering Gala Dinner Wedding Menu

Gala Dinner – Option II

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays followed by a 3-course sit down dinner and dessert.*
$45.25/person

Crab Ceviche

With Wasabi Aioli and Kowari Sprouts served on a spoon

Bruschetta

Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Gorganzola, Teardrop Tomato, and Fresh Basil

Salmon Tarter

Salmon Tarter Cilantro and Toasted Nori served on a spoon

Seared Tuna

Seared Tuna on a Crispy Wonton with Pickled Ginger, White Radish, and Wasabi

Tomato Balsamic Tarter

Tomato Balsamic Tarter Cucumbers and Cajun Rock Shrimp served on a spoon

Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon tid-bits with Bernaise sauce

First Course

Cinnamon Roasted Baby Pumpkin served with Butternut Squash Soup laced with Gran Marnier

Entree Choice 2

Quail Alexandra

Boneless quail stuffed with orzo florentine served with Madeira wine sauce and a colorful medley of baby vegetables

Intermezzo

Lemon Sorbet

Dessert

Individual Black and White Marble Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis

Entrée Choice 1

Broiled Pacific King Salmon

Broiled Pacific King Salmon served on a bed of Black Forbidden Rice served with Yellow Tomato Relish, Patty Pan Squash, Caramelized Pearl Onions and Sun Dried Tomato Lemon Sauce

Coffee

Freshly Brewed Coffee

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Assorted Sushi from Helga's Catering Royal Gala Wedding Menu

Royal Gala

Bar to be set up offering your mixed beverages, beer wine, soft drinks and water.* Hors d’Oeuvres to be passed on silver trays followed by a 3-course sit down dinner and dessert.
$44.50/person

Assorted Sushi

Assorted sushi with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger

Bread

Rolls to be passed and (your) wine poured as guests are seated

Chicken Polynesian

Chicken Polynesian with chutney butter

First Course:

Smoked Salmon Roll

Smoked Salmon Roll with caviar and pumpernickel

Fresh grapes

Fresh grapes rolled in Chevre with walnuts and chives

Salad

Baby Spinach Salad with sugar-coated almonds and mandarin oranges tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

French Service Entree:

Chicken Wellington

Tender breast of chicken wrapped in puff pastry with duxelle served with wild mushroom sauce

Orzo Florentine

Orzo Florentine

French Service Entree:

Grilled Swordfish

Grilled swordfish marinated with cilantro and lime

Wedding Cake

A traditional French genoise sponge cake laced with your choice of liqueur and elegantly decorated with butter cream frosting and fresh flowers

Baby Vegetables

A colorful medley of Baby Vegetables

Coffee and Tea

Freshly Brewed Starbucks Coffee and Tea

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Chocolate Fountain from Helga's Catering Fun Food Wedding Menu

Fun Food 

$32.75/person*

Gourmet Savory Pops 

—Euro Smoked Salmon Dill with Cream Cheese and Sun Dried Lemon
—Sonoma Smoked Duck Breast, Goat Cheese, and Sun Dried Cherries
—Prosciutto de Parma Ham with Soused Sonoma Melon

Grilled Cheese

Mini Grilled Cheese Tea Sandwiches to order

Quesadilla Bar

Chefs cooking a variety of Quesadillas to order including:

—Portabello Mushrooms with Chevre and Fresh Basil
—Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese, Capers, and Dill
—Chicken with Grated Cheddar Cheese and Salsa at side
—Condiments of chunky salsa, guacamole, and sour cream

Chocolate Fondue Station

Featuring Dark and White Chocolate served from chafing dishes accompanied by Skewered Strawberries and Pound Cake for dipping

Soup Station

—Cream of Tomato Soup served from a Samovar Urn
—Tuscan Minestrone with tomatoes, garbanzo, and navy white beans and Ditalini pasta
—New England Clam Chowder
—Oyster Crackers

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Mexican Buffet from Helga's Cateing Internatioal Fun Food Menu

International Fun Food

Hors d’oeuvres to be passed on silver trays followed by a Mexican Buffet and an Oriental and an Italian Pasta Station.*
$39.25/person

Mushroom Caps

Mushroom Caps stuffed with Chevre and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Oyster Shooters

Oyster Shooters served from a Shot Glass with Cocktail Sauce and Finlandia Vodka with Lemon

Crostini of Roast Beef

Crostini of Roast Beef, Horseradish Sauce, Colorful Peppers and Fresh Thyme

Mexican Buffet

—A variety of empanadas and burritos with salsa
—Vegetarian quesadillas with corn and peppers
—Grilled chorizo tid-bits with dijon mustard
—“Walk Around” Five Layer Nacho Margaritas with guacamole, black beans, chunky salsa, grated cheddar cheese and sour cream
—Colorful blankets, sombreros, piñatas and gourds

Oriental Station

—Peking Duck to order rolled in Mandarin Pancakes with Scallions and Hoisin Sauce laced with Chinese Red Wine served from Bamboo Baskets
—Miniature spring rolls with duck sauce
—Oriental props, fans and chopsticks for ambiance

Italian Pasta Station

—Sweet Italian sausage with mushrooms, peppers and onions simmered in marinara sauce served with rotini pasta
—Pasta Primavera: a colorful medley of vegetables sautéed with fresh herbs and tossed with penne pasta in cream sauce
—White clam sauce served with baby pasta sea shells
—Freshly grated Parmesan
—Chianti bottles and dried pastas for décor

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Fruit and Cheese from Helga's Catering Honeymoon Soirée Menu

Honeymoon Soirée

Bar to be set up offering your beverages with a cocktail buffet and dessert.*
$27/person

Mini Crabcakes

Miniature crabcakes served with remoulade sauce

Spiral-cut Ham

Apple smoked spiral-cut ham served with honey mustard, mayonnaise, and a variety of cocktail rolls

Cheese and Crackers

An array of imported and domestic cheese and crackers garnished with dried dates and figs and with fresh strawberries and grapes

Crudité

Elegant Crudite of fresh crisp asparagus on a bed of cherry tomatoes served on a platter of assorted red and green vegetables with colorful pepper boats filled with herb dip

Mini Beef Wellington

Succulent filet of beef wrapped in puff pastry with duxelle and baked to perfection served with Bernaise sauce

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Vegetarian quesadillas with red and green peppers and salsa at side

Baklava

Layers of phyllo dough and nuts soaked in honey

Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries dipped in dark and white chocolate

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

 
Melon Wrapped Prosciutto from Helga's Catering Italian Romance Wedding Menu

Italian Romance

Bar to be set up offering your beverages with a dinner buffet and dessert.*
$27.25/person

Miniature Roasted Chicken

Miniature roasted chicken and portabello mushroom strudel served with sun-dried tomato aioli

Chicken Roulade

Chicken roulade with artichoke hearts, pinenuts, and pesto served with marsala wine sauce

Polenta Squares

Polenta squares topped with pesto and cherry tomato wedges

Cheese Filled Ravioli

Festive red and green cheese filled ravioli tossed with shrimp, green beans and cherry tomatoes and fresh dill

Melon Wrapped with Prosciutto

Melon wrapped with prosciutto

Mesclun Salad

Mixed green mesclun salad tossed with fresh fennel in red wine vinaigrette

Bread

An elaborate bread display with a variety of rolls including olive bread and butter

*Optional: Provide your own bar or let Helga’s take care of it at an additional charge.

And More...

Hot and Cold Soups, Desserts and Beverages are available. Please see our A La Carte Menu.

Testimonials

1

Executive Assistant to the Dean Georgetown University

“I wanted you to know how much we enjoy your food. Whenever we use your services the compliments run high. I also want to thank you for accommodating us on short notice.”

Laura Phelps

2

“Helga’s turned my small budget into a beautiful wedding banquet!”

Lisa Magliato

3

“The rehearsal party and reception were better than I'd ever dreamed! Helga's made everything so memorable ... and easy!”

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