Sedona Destination Wedding with Arizona’s Best Catering

A rehearsal dinner, wedding, and backyard party all in one weekend!

 

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is known for creating unique catering stations, delicious catering menus, and have been named as one of the best catering companies in Scottsdale. With these accolades, we had the pleasure of catering countless weddings and events, but the wedding of Camerone & Dr. Robert in their private Sedona residence stood out as being one of the most eloquent and elaborate to date.  This three-day destination wedding showcased the style, creativity, and innovation that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering exudes.  This event presented our team free-range to create new menus and stations to showcase the best of our abilities while producing an unforgettable wedding experience.

One Sedona  Venue, Three Upscale Catered Events

The planning and organization required for this out-of-town multi-day event was a testament to the processes and procedures that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has in place in order to execute events that are seamless and with the highest degree of customer service.  This three-day wedding included a welcome reception named “Camo and Culture” the “Ultimate Woodland Wedding”, and a Sunday Brunch named “Red Eyes and Bye Byes.”  Each of these events was outdoors with challenging terrain, but the environment did not stop our team from creating a 5-star weekend of events.

The first event of the weekend took place on Friday evening, so that morning required us to load up the entire Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering crew and drive up north to this remote northern Arizona woodland home.  Because there were no close stores nearby, it was essential for us to load up everything we needed for this important event.  Our team catered private breakfast and lunch for the bride and groom and their immediate family members.

“Camo and Couture” Rehearsal Dinner Event

When guests arrived on Friday they were greeted with Hand Passed Champagne, Wine & Wild Tonic, and two hand passed Hors D’oeuvres.

The selection of appetizers included:

Double Dipped Southern Fried Chicken Bites

Served with house made dipping sauce

Gourmet Hush Puppies

Served with a Housemade Buttermilk Ranch Dip In mini Bento Bowls

Sweet Potato Planks

Topped with Chive Crème Fraiche

Alabama Traditional Fried Green Tomatoes

Savory Cornbread Whoopie Pies

With Chipotle Green Chile Mousse

 Grilled Buffalo, Pickled Red Onion and Arugula Confit

With Roasted Poblano Aioli, Lime Caviar

 

 

After guests grab a refreshing drink and some delicious Hors d’oeuvres, they enjoyed a tour of Camerone & Robert’s beautiful mountain estate.

After the tour and some mingling amongst the guests, it’s time for the main course of the evening!  We set up five gourmet dinner stations:

Station #1 | The Ultimate Put BBQ Feast! – Whole Roasted Pig – Your Way!

Pulled, Chopped or Whole.  Tell the chefs how you like it and from where on the pig you want it!  Offered with Andrews Original BBQ & Hot BBQ Sauce on our custom made sauce wall or let the dry rub be all the flavor you need

Served with warm potato dinner rolls

  

Station #2 | Grits!

This Server Attended Station Offers Guests

A little taste of food ol’ southern charm – AND GRITS!

Sautéed ‘Gulf’ Shrimp, Chopped Bacon, Thyme, Fresh Rosemary, Chopped Green Onions & Shallots, Minced Garlic in a Chardonnay Cream

Served Over Traditional Cheddar Grits

Station #3 | Gourmet Mac and Cheese – Need We Say More!?!

Three Cheese Mac & Cheese Offered With All of the Best Toppings

Roasted Green Chiles, Country Fried Steak and Pesto

 

Station #4 | Crispy Hand Breaded Buttermilk Chicken

Twice Dipped & Fried to Perfection!

Served with a Home Style Sweet Potato Casserole

Station #5 | Something a Little Lighter

Modern hanging TABLE TOP Salad Wall

Individual vessel of Salad Suspended from a One of a Kind Wall Structure

Southern Green Bean Salad

Onions, Red Peppers

Covered in a Bourbon Bacon Dressing

 

 

Following dinner, guests were invited to top the evening off with something sweet!  We had two dessert stations allowing the guests to enjoy their favorite treat (or if they can’t decide – both!)

Dessert Location #1 | The Guys Domain

Ice Cream Floats!

Classic Root Beer Soda with a Scoop of Freshly Made Vanilla Ice Cream

Served with Red Paper Straws

Dessert Location #2 | The Ladies Layer

Pie Wall!

Mini Peach Cobbler, Banana Cream Pie, Apple Pie & Coconut Cream Pie

Freshly Baked into Mini Mason Jars – Just the Right Amount of Sweetness

 

The Ultimate Celebration of Love with

The Best Wedding Catering Menu in Arizona!

The main event followed the beautiful rehearsal dinner evening. As guests arrive for the ceremony, they are greeted with Hand Passed Champagne, Wine & Wild Tonic.  Of course, we didn’t forget the Hand Passed Hors d’oeuvres!

Peach, Basil and Mascarpone Mousse

With Reduced Balsamic on a Crostini

Mini Beef Wellington

With Blue Cheese Aioli

Guests were also free to snack at The Ultimate Noshing Station, which included an array of delicious finger foods including:

FROMAGE

Point Reyes Blue, Smoked Gouda, Feta, Parmigiano Reggiano,

Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog, Prairie Breeze White Cheddar

CHARCUTERIE

Shaved Prosciutto and Genoa Salami
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Lemon Marinated Vegetable
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Cracked Pepper Bruschetta
Tuscan White Bean Puree with Roasted Garlic and a hint of Cayenne Pepper

 

Following the couple’s reception, we served dinner through our Decadent Food Bar, which involved our Chefs frying, sautéing & slicing delicious entrees for guests to order.  The night before this event, Chef Becky and her team were in the kitchen drying out heirloom tomatoes, making fresh Ricotta & rolling the most delicious tortellini around!

Plate #1 | Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini

Filled with Fresh Ricotta & Parmesan with a House Pesto Cream

Garnished with Micro Basil + Pine Nuts

Sautéed to Order at Station

Plate #2 | Chef Becky’s Kitchen Sink Salad

Garden Fresh Frisee with Fresh Orange Segments, Ruby Red Strawberries, Ripe Blueberries, Grapes

Topped with Feta Crumbles & Toasted Almonds

Tossed in a Housemade Champagne Vinaigrette & Garnished with Micro Flowers

And a Fresh Sourdough Wedge

Plate #3 | ASBC’s Signature Plate

Pan Fried Tenderloin to Order!

Guests were able to watch as chefs sliced up the perfect tenderloins, pan-roasted them and served fresh off of the stove with a choice of Garlic Butter, Chipotle Butter, or Fresh Herbs. This high-end station allowed guests to order their steak exactly the way they like it cooked! This plate was served with Housemade French Fries & Spicy Tomato Chutney.

Plate #4 | Torched Sea Bass

Watch as Chef’s Torch Fresh Sea Bass Filets at the Station!

Served atop Preserved Lemon Risotto and topped With Citrus Butter

Plate #5 | Smoking Bisque!

Chef’s Smoke Infused Corn Chowder

Each Bowl Garnished with Mini Flaky Buttermilk Skewered Biscuit

 

A Little Something for Your Sweet Tooth!

After guests were fully satisfied with a delicious meal catered to their individual tastes, it was finally time for the cake cutting to begin! Beyond the cake, guests were also treated to a couple other options of desserts:

Assorted Gourmet French Desserts Minis

Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Tarts, French macaroon Fruit Tarts, Mini Crème Brulees, Chocolate Ganache Bites, Assorted Cheese Cake Bites & Housemade Truffles

 

The Ultimate Make it Yourself S’mores Bar

Grab an SBC Signature Housemade Marshmallow and Roast it to your personal satisfaction

Pick from a selection of delicious Chocolate Bars & Reese Cups

Then make your Graham Cracker Sandwich and enjoy!

 

 

Red Eyes and Bye Byes  – The Ultimate “Day After The Wedding” Event

With two packed days of fun and smiles behind us, it was finally time for friends and family of the bride and groom to say goodbye.  Our last meal of this three-day event was appropriately titled “Red Eyes & Bye Byes Brunch”.  We showcased a few different customizable options for guests to enjoy:

 

Chef Attended Breakfast Burrito Bar

Right in the newlywed’s kitchen our chef’s will be scrambling eggs, chopping vegetables & grating cheese in front of the guests to create custom breakfast burritos

Guests were able to choose their favorite combination to be wrapped in a warm flour tortilla

Served with roasted tomato salsa & Fresh Pico de Gallo!

Ingredients included: Caramelized Onions, Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Spinach, Mushrooms, Jalapeno, Ham, Chorizo, Bacon, Cheddar, Jack, Feta Cheese

Avocado Toast

Start with perfectly ripe avocado on crunchy toast

What to choose, what to choose…Toppings Bar!

Crumbled bacon, feta, grilled sweet corn, cotija, siracha, hard boiled smashed eggs, charred heirloom tomatoes, cracked pepper, diced walnuts, smokes salmon, red onions, garlic sea salt, fresh herbs

Fresh Baked Assortment of Muffins, Croissants and Pastries

With Butter & Preserves

Build-Your-Own Yogurt Bar

Creamy Vanilla & Strawberry Yogurt

Housemade Granola
Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Butter, Honey, Vanilla, Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Almonds, Pecans & Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats

Happy Trails Trail Mix (Treats for the Road!)

House made with nuts, Dried Fruits & Chocolate Chips

SBC Signature Dried Fruit Chewy Bars

 

A Weekend Wedding Filled with Memories

This three-day wedding celebration was one of the biggest challenges that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has produced to date!  We were happy to work with such a great couple that felt comfortable with giving us free range to create the custom and unique menus for them and their guests.  Pulling this off without a hitch required the most attentive teamwork and communication amongst our incredibly hard-working staff.  We couldn’t be more proud of the team we have here at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering and look forward to new challenges that are yet to come!

This wedding was so amazing that several Arizona events and wedding publications showcased the beautiful event. See the articles below!

AZ Red Book: http://www.azredbook.com/homepage-side-by-side-feature/camerone-elise-parker-and-dr-robert-reid-mcculloch/

Trends Magazine: https://issuu.com/trendspublishing/docs/trends_jan18_e-mag/50

Fashion Over Fifty: http://fashionoverfifty.com/over-fifty-model-and-friend-camie-turns-her-life-in-to-a-fairy-tale-and-marries-the-man-of-her-dreams-in-the-red-rocks-of-sedona/

This weekend filled with intricate and trendsetting events was made possible because of an award-winning team of vendors. These Scottsdale and Phoenix event planning vendors include:

Event Designer/Executive Producer: Traci Chandler, Oh, Sugar! Event Design + Paperie

Flowers: Avant-Garde, William and Company Floral Design Studio

Photography: She.we Studio

Wedding details: Eyes2See Photographs and Films

Catering: Becky McIntyre, Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering

Event Rentals, Furniture and Lighting: Classic Party Rentals/Deborah Beggs, Producer