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Tips for the Newly Engaged:

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Sharon Snuffin

Exciting times! Tears and beaming smiles. Sometimes, a bit of a panic!

What to do first? Even before picking a specific date, check out the venues you like and see what is available during your preferred time of year. The most highly sought venues book more than a year in advance. For unique dates (like 8-18-2018), they may book 2 years in advance!

If your first choice in date or venue is not available, consider Fridays and Sundays. Those days book after prime days and the rental often costs less than a Saturday. Most venues also have much lower rental costs if a weekday will work for you. Especially when many guests will be traveling to your wedding, a weekday can be a great choice – giving your guests extra time to do some sightseeing while in the NW.

In addition to looking for a venue that has dates available, consider some practicalities:

-are tables and chairs included in the rental?

-is there free and/or adequate parking?

-do you need wheelchair access?

-can you choose your vendors, or do you have to use those from the venue?

-can you provide your own alcoholic beverages?

-what are the costs for rental for additional hours?

Before booking any venue, be sure to check out their reviews on impartial websites like The Knot, Wedding Wire or Yelp.


A gluten-free review for Snuffin’s Catering!

Posted on March 23, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Posted on TheKnot.com


Snuffin’s Catering in Seattle Bride Ideas magazine (Spring/Summer 2017)

Posted on March 20, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Check also our listing on SeattleBrideMag.com

Click here to request your free copy!


One of our weddings featured on Borrowed & Blue

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Last summer we catered Taylor & Stephen’s wedding at a private residence.

We are proud to announce that their wedding was featured and published on Borrowed & Blue on February 7, 2017. We enjoyed catering this wonderful wedding on the Borrowed & Blue website!
Click here to discover the beautiful pictures of their wedding.


We are famous! ;-)

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Thank you to Andrea Haffly for her article in The Peninsula Gateway!
Yes, we are pround of our Best Of Weddings Hall of Fame Award from the Knot. Entirely based on our customers’ reviews, it proves that we are doing our very best on a daily basis to improve our customers’ satisfaction. Read on!


Snuffin’s Catering #1 in the Haute List of Seattle Bride Magazine for the South Sound

Posted on January 24, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Snuffin’s Catering has been featured in Seattle Bride Magazine Haute List, an exclusive guide to top-tier vendors.
Check it out online and/or in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of the Seattle Bride Magazine!


Snuffin’s Catering named to The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame 2017

Posted on January 6, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin


PRESS RELEASE

Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Awards Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Gig Harbor, WA /January 6, 2017— Snuffin’s Catering is pleased to announce that it has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame from The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more of The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into the prestigious The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

In its eleventh annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings, a by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost one million real reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more—that a bride or groom would want in order to inspire, plan and book their own unique wedding.

This year, The Knot Best of Weddings winners represent the top 2% of local wedding vendors listed on TheKnot.com. There were only 808 new inductees into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame for 2017 out of more than 300,000 local vendors featured on TheKnot.com

“We are honored and delighted to be amongst the top wedding vendors across America and we will continue to strengthen our track record by providing top quality food and service to our clients. Since 1974, we pride ourselves in our deep understanding of our wedding couples needs.” Sharon Snuffin, Owner, Snuffin’s Catering.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

About Snuffin’s Catering
Snuffin’s Catering is a full service caterer offering Northwest, American and International style cuisine through Seated Dinners, Family Style, Creative Buffets, Appetizer Buffets, Action Stations, Butler Passed Appetizers, etc. Founded by Sharon Snuffin in 1974, the company prides itself in its unparalleled understanding and experience of the catering industry. Highly rated in client reviews, Snuffin’s Catering is also on the preferred list of many top wedding and corporate event venues.
http://snuffins.com/~snuffins | Follow us on Twitter @Snuffinscater and on Facebook at Snuffins

About The Knot
The Knot is the nation’s leading wedding resource and marketplace that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them. The Knot is the flagship brand of XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), which helps people navigate and enjoy life’s biggest moments—from getting married to moving in together and having a baby. Please visit The Knot online at TheKnot.com and follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnot and @TheKnot on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


A beautiful wedding at Historic 1625 in Tacoma

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin


Another 5-star review for Snuffin’s Catering

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Sharon Snuffin

Another fantastic 5-star review from one of our lovely brides, Molly!
Praises for our food, catering style and our amazing event planner : Jennifer. Thank you Molly!

Read all our reviews on TheKnot.com


Happy Holidays from all of us at Snuffin’s Catering!

Posted on December 24, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

Our Very Best Wishes for a Joyous Season & a very Happy New Year!

Thank you for being part of our success in 2016, we have loved being part of over a 100 couples happy wedding day, and contributing to the success of many social and corporate events.

We look forward to playing a part of your 2017 happiness by continuing to provide the best food and service to your celebration events. Wether it is an anniversary, a birthday, or any other special occasion, we will always do our very best to enhance your experience and your guest enjoyment.

If you are ready to plan ahead for your 2017 events , see below our incentives for booking a social, corporate or a wedding reception during the month of January (no matter the date of your event in 2017).

Free upgrade to VIP Service for your social event

For booking your social event with Snuffin’s Catering during the month of January 2017 (no matter your social event date in 2017).

Free Event Planning for your Corporate event

For booking your Corporate Holiday Party with Snuffin’s Catering during the month of January 2017 (no matter your Corporate Party date in 2017).

One Free Appetizer for your Wedding Reception

For booking your wedding with Snuffin’s Catering during the month of January 2017 (no matter your wedding reception date in 2017).

Call us anytime for offer details and to speak to one of our awesome event planners!  🙂

 


Snuffin’s behind the scenes…

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

This video explores our work behind the scenes, before and during a wedding reception. Discover all our secrets for a beautiful and successful reception !


Another fantastic Tasting at Snuffin’s

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

We had a full house last night for our Fall Wedding Tasting!
A big thank you to everyone who attended. We appreciated your compliments on our food and buffet setup.

We very much enjoyed welcoming all of you, and we had a great evening together!
If you missed last night’s tasting, sign-up for our e-newsletter to be informed of the next Snuffin’s Wedding Tasting.


A chic wedding at 1625 Historic Tacoma Place

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

We catered Lyssa and Aaron wedding this past weekend at 1625 Historic Tacoma Place. From the chic black and white color palette and an equally fabulous dress, to the gorgeous shiny black chandeliers, this wedding was full of inspiration, love and hapiness ! Congratulations Lyssa and Aaron !


Northwest Corks & Crush Wine Auction

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

An insider tour of our catering work during the Northwest Corks & Crush Wine Auction.
Corks & Crush is an annual wine tasting and gala auction fundraising event organized by the Good Samaritan Foundation. Blending fine Northwest wines, classic and unique automobiles, coveted auction lots, live music and extraordinary community members, this event is not to be missed. Join several Northwest wineries for a tasting before a culinary experience paired with a live auction. The after party is an occasion itself with dance music that keeps the place rocking! In its ten-year history, Corks & Crush has raised over three million dollars to continue providing excellent health care programs and services at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. Learn more about the event


A beautiful wedding at Lakewold Gardens

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

We are excited to share with you this beautiful wedding at Lakewold Gardens, catered by Snuffin’s Catering and filmed by RcMEDIA photography. Enjoy !


The Old is New Again

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

Was it the Fifties or the Sixties when the fanciest salad in a restaurant was The Wedge?  Usually a wedge of crispy Iceberg Lettuce with Thousand Island Dressing and maybe a few Cherry Tomatoes.  Then chefs got more daring and served Wedge of Romaine Lettuce with Bleu Cheese Dressing, Bacon or even Baby Shrimp.  It was a definite move up from the ordinary pale lettuce and Italian Dressing!

Our new favorite first course is The Wedge Re-Invented!  Adorable baby Iceberg Lettuce with Pancetta, Bleu Cheese Crumbles and Ripe Grape Tomatoes.  Some really creative farmer figured out how to grow and ship these perfect little heads of lettuce – amazing!


Silverdale Beach Hotel New Venue for Snuffin’s

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Sharon Snuffin

Right on the beach with a terrific view! Discover this newly renovated Silverdale hotel, located on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula.

The hotel features:

– The Admiral Ballroom is an elegant setting for banquets, weddings, fundraisers and seminars. Can host up to 270 guests with theatre-style seating, 200 guests with 10-person round tables or 120 guests with classroom-style seating. The ballroom can also be divided into 3 separate rooms for smaller events. Includes tables, chairs, catering service kitchen and the hotel sets up tables and chairs. Adjoining terrace available for Ceremony or Cocktail Reception.

– A large waterfront courtyard patio makes a beautiful setting for a banquet or patio party. It features a wood-burning fire pit and plenty of space to mingle or relax on the beach.

**Snuffin’s Catering is a Preferred Caterer

Learn more about this venue


The First Glance………

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Sharon Snuffin

It’s a magical moment when your first see your partner on your wedding day!!  Many couples struggle with preserving that moment, but also really need to take photos before the ceremony.

A very savvy wedding planner taught me that it is “the moment” that matters, not when that moment occurs.  You and your partner will anticipate and always cherish that first glance.  It could be even more meaningful if it is a private time for just the two of you or time with your closest family and friends.

The advantages of taking photos before the ceremony are many:

*Everyone is still fresh with hair and make up perfect.
*Younger family members are still excited and not yet over-tired.
*Your guests won’t have to wait to start the celebration while you are taking photos.
*You will have the maximum amount of time to spend having fun at your reception.

 


5 Star Review

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Sharon Snuffin

The Best!!
posted 05/04/2015
Snuffins – I love Snuffins! They catered my daughter’s wedding and it was fabulous! I have been in the hospitality business for 35 years and have worked with many, many caterers… Sharon and her team are just wonderful!! I think I called Snuffin’s on a Saturday during August – I know… what was I thinking? It would be like calling a restaurant at noon or 6pm?! I think they had 5 events or something that day. Of course Sharon answered the phone herself – I think I remember realizing after calling that it was probably an insane day to call and you would have never known. She was simply wonderful to me and I told her what was going on in my life and I really just needed to get an idea of costs and gave her some basic information – she emailed me the next day which was Sunday before I made it back to Eastern Washington. I was impressed! Before the wedding we visited Sharon a couple times to do a tasting and make some selections for some dessert displays. They were always so helpful and accommodating – come wedding day it just continued. Sharon walked through to check on everything, their staff was fabulous and the food…. Maybe the best chicken ever… I was everything we had heard and more. We actually had friends and family call us the next day to let us know they were so impressed with the food. To Sharon, and the rest of the Snuffin’s Team – THANK YOU very much for the wonderful food and service you provided our guests!!

Allison Levenseller, January 17, 2015 Wedding at Historic 1625 Tacoma Place


Snuffin’s Hotest Appetizer

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Sharon Snuffin

These Bacon “Tots” with Cool Ranch Dip are our most popular appetizer of all!  Guests follow our staff around when we are passing them during the cocktail hour!


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