Can we choose our own caterer?
Yes, you can absolutely choose your own caterer!
An outdoor wedding venue always comes with special considerations for caterers and Rough & Ready Vineyards is no exception. We are happy to speak to your caterer and provide them with the information they need if they are not familiar with our property. We will even meet with them prior to your wedding day to walk them through the set-up, their needs, and how we can best accommodate them.
Most caterers are familiar with the needs and requirements when working at a rustic outdoor venue like ours. Even though our guesthouse is onsite, we do not have any type of kitchen facility for caterers. They must be self-contained.
Some of the best options for our property are caterers who barbecue. This often lends to the outdoor, rustic feel as everyone can smell the smoke and the delicious food being prepared. Whether you want true barbecue or a Mexican feel with a taquiza, the options are many. We’ve even had food trucks pull in and serve! One of the benefits of an outdoor wedding is that often it is a more casual environment. This opens up even more options for dinner.
One of our favorite unique local vendors is Lazy Dog Ice Cream who can deliver an ice cream cart with your favorite flavors of homemade ice cream sandwiches for you and your guests! It plugs into our electricity to keep the ice cream frozen through the night.
If you are not familiar with caterers in Nevada County, we can help you learn more. Just let us know what type of food you are hoping for and we can point you in the right direction!