Perfect Setting Catering
Any Event...Every Detail...Just As You Picture It.
Celebrating 25 years as a premier custom caterer to Philadelphia and its suburbs, Weddings by Perfect Setting Catering begins with the basics: the freshest vegetables and greens and the choicest meats, fish and poultry, all delivered daily from the region's leading wholesale markets. From the first hors d'oeuvre to the last chocolate dipped strawberry, you can taste the marriage of fine fresh ingredients and expert preparation.
"Perfect Setting not only provided delicious food, they coordinated with everybody concerned to ensure that our day was flawless."--Amanda, Newtown Square, PA
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Thank you a thousand times for creating such delicious food for my wedding…Most importantly, your guidance through the entire process made planning a lot of fun!
Thank you! Two short and simple words but with much warmth for making our daughter’s wedding day her ‘dream come true’. It was a perfect night.
Perfect Setting was the perfect choice for our wedding and Jerry Diehl was fantastic! Our wedding went off perfectly. We got many, many compliments on the food, especially the vegetables! (which is a very hard thing to get so many compliments on). I think the chicken was personally my favorite. We both appreciated how much Jerry were involved with every aspect of the evening, and in helping calm us down in November when we both realized there were many things we hadn't thought about. He was basically our wedding planner that night! From coordinating everything with the DJ, with the museum, and even queuing the girls to walk down the aisle. All of that meant a lot to us. We also appreciated the help deciding what to stock the bar with because we wouldn't have known what to buy without it! At the reception, having drinks and dinner brought right to us so that we could enjoy the food while still having time to make our way around the room and greet all of our guests. I would definitely recommend Perfect Setting to all newly engaged couples in the Philadelphia area and I know we would hire them all over again!
Perfect Setting Catering far exceeded every expectation and desire that we had for our wedding day. The food was delicious (the guests were raving all night and for weeks after!), the staff was friendly and hard working (they always made sure we had food/drinks in our hand), and Jerry was a joy to work with (took care of everything with the ease and knowledge of a true professional)! Thank you for making our wedding so special! Would recommend this caterer to anyone!
Truly top-notch, and highly recommended! My husband, myself, and our families were extremely happy with Perfect Setting. They made the planning process significantly easier, and everything went perfectly on the wedding day itself - which I fully credit to Deb and her team. The food was fantastic. Since our wedding, numerous guests have commented that they loved what was served. Perfect Setting was also able to easily accommodate our guests with food allergies and intolerances, which was greatly appreciated. We found Perfect Setting to be responsive and easy to work with, and they make our wedding day run flawlessly. We are so glad to have hired them as our caterer.
We had a great experience with Jerry and Deb at Perfect Setting Catering. We had some unique requests for a themed cocktail hour and they were able to 'cater' to our every need. They wow'd us with their recipes of dishes that we grew up on and made them better! On the big day they were also very helpful and took care of our every need. We were very happy with the service and care we received from Perfect Setting and would go with them again if we had the chance. Thank you!
Perfect Setting Catering was a great choice for us. They had a large menu with tasty options and our cake was included in the price. From the beginning of our consultation, Laurey, worked with us to make sure we had the wedding we envisioned. On the day of our wedding, they were on time with everything, they made sure my husband and I had everything we needed/wanted, and our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. At the end, their staff continued to shine by helping us gather all of our things together to make a smooth departure from the venue. We would recommend them to our friends.
Perfect Setting Catering was the #1 recommended caterer at my venue, so they're the catering company we met with first. When we met with Jerry, we knew we didn't have to look any further. The pricing was perfect, the selections were great and Jerry himself was so friendly, warm and happy. Moving further into the process, Jerry understood the type of Bride I was: organized, and wanting to get things finished and crossed-off. He worked with me, responded to my millions of questions and emails and requests for meetings and did it all with a smile on his face. The day of the wedding came and everything came together so perfectly. Jerry helped make sure everything would match from the tablecloths to the napkins to the chairs and cushions. The food was cooked perfectly and all night we heard about how everyone's plates were licked clean. The truffled mashed potatoes were a huge hit - get them if you can!! We also saved some money by getting rid of the spinach & artichoke dip station during cocktail hour and Jerry came up with a passed appetizer of mini spinach and artichoke dip served with french bread. It was perfect and SO accommodating. The staff was so attentive. Constantly made sure my groom and I were full, drinks in hand and food in our stomachs. I honestly cannot even think of a single complaint I would have. I'd recommend Jerry and his team to anyone planning a wedding or any event in the area, time and time again.
Deb Diehl worked with us every step of the way in planning our daughter's wedding. She is the reason why we chose Perfect Setting Catering. There wasn't a question that we couldn't ask and which she didn't answer promptly. She is friendly, precise, gives wonderful suggestions, detail oriented, and professional. The food was outrageously fantastic!!! everything was displayed artistically!!! the staff courteous to the bridal party and all guests!!! everything was spotlessly clean!!! Outside of the food and service area, Deb helped guide the bridal gown down some steps and helped to bustle the train after the ceremony. Everything was anticipated by Deb and the staff, the time table of events was adhered to and the entire day went smoothly. Perfect Setting Catering is to be chosen if you want the most delicious food for your wedding and you don't want stress. Excellent!
Jerry and Deb were awesome. They guided us through the entire process including finding the venue, calming the nervous bride and guiding us through a very iffy weather decision. They assisted in coordinating the other vendors and took the time to get to know us so that I was able to be a guest at our daughter's wedding. Their knowledge and experience created a spectacular day for everyone.
We got married recently at the Merion Tribute House outside of Philly. Jerry Diehl, Erin and the rest of Perfect Setting Team made our wedding so smooth and enjoyable, not to mention delicious! When I booked the venue, they recommended Perfect Setting out of the 10 caterers on the pre-specified weekend caterer list--I am so glad we did. We knew we made the right choice when we met Jerry at our tasting and tried all of the food. Everything was so good and had a beautiful presentation. We also had a blast getting to know Jerry and sharing our vision for our day. Jerry was always very responsive when we worked together to finalize the menu and other logistics via email. He was also flexible when I waited till just a few weeks before the wedding to finalize the linens and add a lemonade table. The day of our wedding, Jerry and the team did a PERFECT job setting up all of our wedding directions that I had spent so many hours making myself. They followed my instructions so well that I just smiled all night seeing everything as I had envisioned it. Jerry was also great with the flow of the night, managing the kitchen when we let our cocktail hour go on a little longer than planned. Dinner came out quickly and efficiently and we were through dinner and on the dance floor back on schedule! One of the greatest things about Perfect Setting was Erin who specially catered to me, my fiancé and our families throughout the whole night. We were greeted with cocktails and appetizers as we finished our bride and groom shots with the photographer and we were never without a drink the rest of the night. We actually got to enjoy our wedding meals and not waste time in line at the bar! It felt like she had known us for a long time and had a personal interest in making sure we enjoyed our special day. Couldn't recommend them more highly!
Hi Deborah & Jerry! I wouldn't change ANYTHING! Our wedding was Awesome! Great Job, thanks a Million!
When I say that we are big foodies and quality of food was one of the MOST IMPORTANT things to us when planning our wedding, I can't stress that enough! Perfect Setting catered my bridal shower, wedding and brunch the day after. We booked them for our wedding less than 60 days out due to a change in venue at the last minute. We were so thankful they were available and knew our wedding location (Yellow House of Willowdale)! Our story with the venue change is a bit long, however, Perfect Setting was able to make the dishes we had on our RSVP cards that had already been sent in the mail! Talk about flexibility and ACCOMMODATING! Not only did they make the dishes, but they made them to boot. Absolutely delicious. We didn't have one complaint on our food. My entree was filet...cooked to perfection. We also had a salmon choice and vegetable lasagna. Our meal began with a plated salad, followed by a primi pasta dish that was small portion, big taste....it's what we are all about. We/and our guests loved the butlered hors d'oeuvres....small, so yummy! Perfect Setting has a WONDERFUL team. we had a team of 15 that included chefs, bartenders, servers and a coordinator. They were amazingly wonderful/easy to work with. I just loved seeing them and it just made both of us so happy. The next morning at our brunch was unreal. They are so prepared for everything, and don't really miss anything. Down to every detail. And highly flexible. They want to work with you and do what you want....SO GREAT!
Wonderful experience, great food, many compliments from our guests. Deb is a class act! You must request her to be your wedding coordinator the day of the event.
Perfect Setting not only provided delicious food they co-ordinated with everybody concerned to ensure that our day was flawless. We worked together to ensure that our vision of the wedding was understood and executed it perfectly. Appetizers were delicious and plentiful. Service was excellent. The tables were set beautifully and Deb was really easy to work with right from the beginning. Highly recommended. I also appreciated the way the pricing was presented - keeping the cost per person reasonable and not double dipping on labour charges.