Event Planning Services

Fabulous, Stress-Free Events from Shirley’s Catering, Your Virginia Event Planning Company

virginia-event-planning-companyAlthough our name correctly suggests our focus on catering amazing meals, did you know that Shirley’s Catering is also a top Virginia event planning company? Aside from creating top-notch menus, we provide complete event planning services. We can help with wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners, intimate wine tasting parties, cocktail parties, holiday parties, corporate events and themed parties of all kinds. Our years in the catering business have given us the advantage of knowing all the best vendors in the Washington, DC, area, from florists to photographers to musicians. We also have experience with events at all of the most enchanting venues in the area, and are expert at designing and executing stunning and special décor for a wide variety of events.

The Food

This is how we started, by catering all kinds of events with the most delicious food imaginable. And let’s face it: the food is often what gets people most excited about going to a party in the first place. With a Virginia event planning company like Shirley’s Catering in your corner, you are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your all your guests. We have extensive menu options to choose from, and our talented, creative and flexible chefs stand ready to work with you on any special dietary needs or themed food ideas. From appetizers and main courses to side dishes and desserts, everything is fresh, natural and very, very tasty.

The Vendors

We work with a select and talented group of vendors who help us round out our event planning services. Because our passion is to make sure your event is spectacular, flawless and memorable, we have been careful to select vendors who get the job done correctly and to your specifications, as they help us with floral arrangements, décor, extra bakery items and ingredients for our dishes, and anything else that is needed to make your event a memorable one.

The Venues

As a Virginia event planning company, we have coordinated events at many wonderful venues around Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland. Our Venues page includes enchanting outdoor locations and sophisticated and cozy indoor venues. When you start thinking about your event, call us and we can discuss the various locations with you. Because we know the layout of various venues, we can also arrange the layout of the event for optimum mingling, dancing and traffic flow so that your guests can enjoy the event unhindered. Depending on the number of guests you’ll be inviting, the activities, and the type of event you are planning, we can make great suggestions for the perfect setting.

The Staging: Décor, Music, etc.

We really love this part. This is where we bring the menu, the venue and all of the details together for your event. Once you’ve decided on a location, the menu, and the theme for your event, we let our creativity out of the box to develop a décor that looks perfect. We can also set up lighting and music to complete the setting.

So if you’re planning an event, and you aren’t sure where to start… stop worrying and give us a call today at (703) 239-0102. Shirley’s Catering is the Virginia event planning company that thrives on making your event a spectacular success!


Friendly professional service, elegant creative presentations, and great tasting foods - all the right ingredients for your perfect event.