Planning to say “I Do” in the Portland-Vancouver area?
Call the wedding catering company with 76 years of combined experience..
Simply Thyme Catering has become well known in the Portland and Vancouver area for helping create beautiful weddings from the rehearsal dinner to the reception to saying I Do. Whether your dream wedding is on the coast, in the Columbia River Gorge or your own backyard, we are able to cater at your chosen location.
When experience counts
Our kitchen staff has 76 years of experience among them so when we say we’ll take care of you on your big day, believe it. Chef Tamara has 33 years of experience under her ‘chef’s hat’ and our sales manager has 22 years with 7 of those years as a wedding coordinator. Add in the additional years of experience of our other kitchen staff and you’d be hard pressed to find another catering company with that level of skill.
It’s all about you
Chef Tamara and her staff pride themselves on making every wedding an event to remember and that means customizing every aspect of the day to your needs, likes and budget. Our staff is able to assist in any and all phases of planning before your wedding day, as well as at your reception, with our on-site Event Manager. We’ll offer assistance with venue options from your extensive list of preferred sites in the Portland/Vancouver metro area and surrounding communities.
Considerate of all cultures and ethnicities and Gay & Lesbian
Our experience includes an understanding of a variety of religious and cultural services from Native American to African cultures to Gay & Lesbian; we are sensitive to all ethnic requirements and lifestyle choices. Whatever requests you have to satisfy your ceremonial needs, we will recognize the significance and abide by the guidelines.
Service tailored to your needs
From intimate plated dinners to hors d’oeuvre receptions to buffets and brunches, we cater to all types of weddings. If your wedding day is a small backyard affair, you can provide the side dishes with Simply Thyme catering the main course as well as providing staff for serving and cleanup. If a formal sit-down dinner is what you envision for your guests, then we can supply everything from the food to the rentals to the centerpieces on the tables. Whatever your desire, it’s our goal to make it a reality.
We’ll create a catering menu with the perfect wedding food for your guests
If you do not see what you are imagining on our catering menus, we can customize a menu to suit your tastes. From farm to table menus, organic, dietary needs or ethnic cuisine, we will tailor your wedding food to your exact needs and budget.
To help in your selection of your ideal menu, we provide a private menu tasting. This enables the two of you to sample menu items and take time to ask questions to ensure you’ll be happy with the final menu choices.
Contact us to schedule your free consultation and private tasting today.
Wedding menu ideas and rentals to fit any budget
Your wedding day should be unique and reflect your personality so we want to do everything we can to make it perfect, from the beverages served to the table coverings. We are able to get a plethora of rentals to suit everyone’s likes, needs and budget so we’re confident we can find exactly what you want.
Starter kit for planning
To help plan your big day, we use a starter kit that explains some of our costs, such as beverages, rental and labor so that you will get a sense of what you need to budget for your special day. Of course, this is only an example as all items can be altered to fit your day. As catering professionals, it’s our job to work with you to develop a solution to fit your budget.
Wedding day surprise for the bride and groom
In case you didn't have time at your reception to enjoy your selected menu, we provide a Dinner Box for the happy couple to enjoy after the celebration.
Professional catering within your budget
Cost can be an important consideration in planning your event so we take you through the process of composing a menu with your budget and detailing plans to ensure the event meets your expectations.
Our proposal will outline the menu and beverage selections to reflect your guest count and choice in the lever of service, as well as any considerations for linen and/or rental costs. For your convenience, we can meet you at the event site or in our office or make plans by phone and email.