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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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Example Backyard Wedding Events

Malibu Canyon Backyard Wedding

There's nothing quite as intimate as a private home wedding. We recently catered a 50 person wedding in the backyard of a beautiful home in…

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Backyard Wedding in Woodland Hills

We helped a client throw a lovely wedding reception under the stars in a backyard garden. The theme was fall and had a cake and…

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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

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