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A Backyard Wedding/ Reception is a beautiful approach to a wedding day!

We love backyard weddings in the garden...our owners got married in her mother's backyard and that was a wonderfully intimate way to connect with family and friends!
We offer a catering team experienced in backyard wedding receptions and can help you to make sure that all the details are done right!

Backyard Wedding Services

We're happy to help you put your wedding together and can help as much or as little as makes sense for you. We specialize in custom couture weddings and can offer a range of planning and catering services including:

  • Venue selection: If you love the idea of a backyard wedding but don't have a suitable home, we'd be thrilled to identify one for you. For examples, see our venues page
  • Planning: We are thrilled to work with your (organized) planner or can provide planning services as well. We can offer anything from full custom wedding design to rentals to day-of-coordination and menu design
  • Rentals: We have established relationships with LA's top rental companies. We can help you plan your rental requirements, gather quotes, review requirements from a site visit, and help identify areas where you can balance your approach against rental costs
  • Catering: We are a couture catering company focused on providing a range of services appropriate to your wedding vision and budget. We offer a few different catering options:
    • Platters: For smaller weddings and those with tighter budgets, our platters line offers an a la carte selection of beautiful appetizers and cocktail party food that can make a wedding feel special without the price tag of full service wedding catering
    • Custom Wedding Menus/ Full Service Wedding Catering: We can offer a full range of wedding menus appropriate to the backyard wedding. Details can vary substantially based on your need for a kitchen setup, access points for electricity, use of a tent, backyard layout, and weather and terrain.

Things to think about for a backyard wedding:

  • Weather: While Los Angeles offers sunny skies most of the year, weather is still a factor in backyard weddings, especially if you're inland or in the valleys, mountains, or desert. Is your backyard an inviting space in hot and cold temperature ranges? What is your approach if it rains?
  • Indoor/ Outdoor: Do you want guests to stay outdoors the entire time or will you also be utilizing an indoor section of the house?
  • Power: How will you power the required elements? Do you have sufficient power access and plugs onsite to get the appropriate voltage to the different components (especially important if music needs power and kitchen and lighting are outside)
  • Bathrooms: Will the home provide sufficient restroom facilities? Will a portable restroom be helpful to reduce foot traffic and lines?
  • Kitchen: Will the home provide sufficient kitchen facilities? Will a portable kitchen setup need to be built? If so, what menu modifications can be made to reduce unnecessary expense?

We've catered a number of outdoor events and know what to look for and how to prepare so that your wedding day is a calm, smooth one with no surprises. Let us know how we can help!

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Malibu Canyon Backyard Wedding

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Backyard Wedding Catering Event Reviews

The food was INCREDIBLEWhen I first started planning my wedding, my fiance and I had NO idea what to expect or where to even start. The moment I spoke with Elizabeth from Bite Catering, not only did my taste buds start watering, but my anxiety level went WAY down. She made both my fiance and I feel reassured, comfortable and confident in her skill, ability and knowledge. We came to her with a ton of disconnected ideas, questions and concerns. She was able to help us construct a plan, theme and amazing menu. We had some unique requests, such as creating a cocktail style wedding with passed and buffet style appetizers, rather than a sit-down dinner. Elizabeth was completely on board with making this work, and was diligent about creating our dream evening. She also made some extremely wise suggestions and recommendations, all which became instrumental in making the evening work. Elizabeth as well as the other members of the team were responsible for the flow, and I truly don't think our event would have worked nearly as well without them. And of course, the food was INCREDIBLE. Everyone was easy to work with, pleasant and professional. We will be forever grateful to Elizabeth and her team for her hard work and patience. We would absolutely refer her to anyone looking for an amazing meal, catered event and overall experience. My husband and I are approaching our one year anniversary next week and have only fond memories of Bite Catering, and are so appreciative we found them!!!! - Melinda S.

Backyard Wedding Photo Gallery

Taco Bar Station
Green Wedding in Bel Air Lemonade Mason Jars
Backyard Wedding Tent w/ Lanterns
Beet and Arugula Salad
Team Hard At Work
Vijay Goel and Chef Elizabeth cutting the wedding cake
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Cake Top Tier
Lettuce Wrap Bites on Bamboo Spoons
Ahi Tuna in wonton cone
Malibu Hills Backyard Aisle
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Wedding Cake Top Tier
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Wedding Cake Side
Wedding Couple with Bouquet
Happy Couple Walking Down the Aisle
Venison Tenderloin Plateup
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Venison Tenderloin 1
Buffet Station @ Wedding
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Venison Tenderloin
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Pumpkin Cheesecake
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Pecan Tartlets
Backyard Wedding Reception with Plated Meal in Malibu
Wedding Dinner under Lights
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Landscaping
Mini Cashew-Crusted Key Lime Pies
Scenic Malibu Outdoor Wedding Dinner
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Dessert Station Night
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Dessert Station
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Dark Chocolate Truffles
Placesetting @ Wedding
Outdoor bar set up
Green Wedding in Bel Air Sunflowers
Green Wedding in Bel Air Recessional
Wedding Photos - Kissing under the lanterns
Green Wedding in Bel Air Lemonade Sign
Green Wedding in Bel Air Country Basket
Green Wedding in Bel Air Cake and Desserts
Outdoor Wedding Reception
Ahi Tuna Bites on Wonton Crisp
Green Wedding in Bel Air American Station Chefs
American Action Station @ Backyard Wedding
Market salad display on wedding buffet
Mexican Buffet Station @ Wedding
Intimate family-style wedding reception - One long table!
Intimate family-style wedding reception dinner
Rustic Salad Display @ Wedding
Crostini Bar Display
Mini Lobster Rolls
Rustic cheese display
Grill Station @ Wedding
Artisan Cheese and Bread Display
American Action Station @ International Themed Wedding
Asian Display with Individually Boxed Noodles
Happy Couple Dancing
Edamame Salad on tasting Spoons
Carving Station
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Reception with Ocean View
Pool entertaining area
Ocean view from backyard wedding in Malibu
Venison Tenderloin - Adding Sauce
Macarons and Brownie Truffles
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Night Reception
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Flowers
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Lasagna
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Centerpieces and Table Numbers
Assorted Breads on Buffet
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Bread Baskets
Drink Station
Malibu Hills Backyard Welcome Table
Shrimp Skewers
Malibu Hills Backyard Mini Burger
Green Wedding in Bel Air American Station Side
Malibu Hills Backyard Fries
Mac'n Cheese Croquettes
Malibu Hills Backyard Dinner Lights
Backyard Wedding Set-Up - Ceremony and Dining Area
Malibu Hills Backyard Crostini
Mini tacos served on limes
Green Wedding in Bel Air Bread Baskets
Key Lime Pie Bites with Graham Cracker Crust
Malibu Backyard Wedding Reception - Table Closeup
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Reception Table
Macarons Closeup
Gorgeous summery locally-sourced arrangements for a family-style reception dinner
Brownie Truffles Closeup
Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers
Malibu Hills Backyard Pizza Grill
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Wedding Cake
Malibu Hills Backyard Bar Disposables Display
Backyard Wedding Tables
Malibu Hills Backyard Ceremony Setup
Macarons Three Tier Set
Intimate home reception wedding cake
Mexican Buffet Station @ International-Themed Wedding
Lemonade Station - Summer Wedding
Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills Dessert Station 1
Malibu Home Backyard Wedding Ceremony Altar Closeup
Table centerpiece for backyard wedding
Malibu Hills Backyard Dessert Display
Malibu Hills Backyard Guest Book
Endive Canape
Some images courtesy of: Joy Marie Photography, Matthew Mornick Photography

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3380 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Phone: 310-401-3397

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