Catering for Weddings, Meetings, & Retreats
We know how important good catering can be for special events like weddings, corporate meetings, and church retreats. That's why we focus on providing the best group dining experience possible in the Natural Bridge State Park area.
Why good food & drinks for meetings and events is so important.
Why settle for catering that's less than superb? You've put so much focus, time, and dedication into making sure your event is amazing for everyone involved, why risk a sub-par meal?
Events are ultimately about hospitality (something we know a thing or two about at Cliffview Resort) and you as the organizer are the host of the event. Would you provide guests to your own home a less than memorable meal?
Let us help make your upcoming event a wonderful success by taking care of the meal planning and serving for you. Just let us know what you'd like and we'll work with you to take care of everything else.
From plates to drinks to clean-up afterward, we take care of your guests so you can focus on what matters most at your event!
We've got more dining options to offer too!
Between our breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner catering options, there are literally over 10,000 combinations available to you! We don't want to overwhelm you with choices though. To see our full catering menu and options, please download our catering menu.
Things to Consider When Matching Food to Your Event
Not every event is the same, so why should you treat the dining options the same? At Cliffview Resort, we know a meal that is well matched to the event can make all the difference.
What is the purpose of the event?
If your event is a simple gathering of friends or colleagues, then picking a straight-forward, no-frills meal from the catering menu is perfectly fine.
However, if the occasion is a big company anniversary, recognition, or, you know, a wedding, then the food and should match the celebratory atmosphere.
It makes sense in those celebratory meals to go the extra mile and try to have food that is exceptionally meaningful.
If it's a wedding, what is the favorite food of the bride or groom?
If it's a company celebration, what was the favorite food the founders of the company ate while they were working to launch the business?
What is the venue of the event?
Think about where and how the food will be consumed by your guests.
Will everyone be outside in the great outdoors of the Red River Gorge, milling about and casually interacting with each other?
Or will your event be a formal affair, with the guest sat down for a more traditional dining experience?
If the former, then you'll likely want to focus more on finger foods.
If the latter, then, of course, you'll be looking at more "knife-and-fork" sort of food options, like a steak dinner.
What time of day is the event?
Timing as always critical, especially when it comes to food.
While we realize you wouldn't likely serve bacon and eggs during a formal dinner (unless that was the angle you were going for), this is more around thinking about what will be occurring before and after the meal.
If you're planning on taking your group on a high-thrill, high-energy zip line tour, then you probably don't want to serve them a heavy lunch (best to stick to lighter fare, such as sandwiches or a taco bar).
If you know your group will be famished from having gone on a group hike or rock climbing adventure that afternoon, then you want to feed them a catered meal that will leave them satisfied and refueled (like a grilled steak dinner with a smashed potato bar).
Let Cliffview Resort Make Your Event a Success with Great Catering
We love to make our guests happy, so we'd be more than pleased to help you plan out and figure out what to do to make your catered meals wonderful. Contact us today and let us know what you're planning!