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You will remember your wedding celebration for the rest of your life so choosing the right partners to help you is an important decision.  The team at Johnson's Catering has over 20 years of experience and we want you to benefit from the knowledge we have gained in that time. We have the expertise and the know-how to host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception.

Our passion is to provide outstanding service and delectable food for groups of all sizes. The staff is well versed in the broad range of requirements that today’s wedding celebrations present and we understand the special intricacies necessary to exceed your expectations and make yours memorable.

We will support you through the entire planning process, including venue selection, menu creation, ceremony and reception planning (linen selection, décor, entertainment), flowers, ice sculptures and the wedding cake.

To guarantee you are stress free throughout this experience, we work directly with your event coordinator.

Have you considered having a GREEN WEDDING?


Johnson's Catering Wedding Checklist

10-12 Months Out

  • Determine what type of wedding you would like - formal or informal, afternoon or evening, Sit-down meal or reception?
  • Determine the budget, wedding date and time. 
  • Set-up an appointment to speak with us at Johnson's Catering about your menu selections
  • Contract your reception site.
  • Determine a ceremony site.
  • Determine pricing, sign the contract and send in the deposit to Johnson's Catering! 

6-9 Months Out

  • Begin looking for a wedding cake.  Johnson's Catering can provide several excellent referrals to assist you in choosing just the right one!
  • Choose your wedding cake designer or, for something different, select Johnson's Catering sumptuous dessert buffet.
  • Start planning the rehearsal dinner
  • Contract with your photographer, florist, entertainment, videographer, etc.

3-5 Months Out

  • Work with your event coordinator to determine the tables, chairs, and/or other rental equipment you'll need if you have chosen an off-site location.  Your event coordinator will work with the rental company to ensure the order is correct!
  • Contract Johnson's Catering for your rehearsal-dinner site.
2 Months Out
  • Finalize your menu, bar selections and service details with Johnson's Catering.  Let your event coordinator know of any dietary needs or allergies of which you are aware.
  • If you have chosen specialty linens, confirm your selections with your event coordinator so she can place the order.
  • If you have chosen specialty wine or champagne, confirm your selections with your event coordinator so she can place the order.
  • Work with your event coordinator to determine placement of your tables, receiving line (if you have one), guest book, gift table, dance floor, DJ/band, buffet tables, name card table, etc.

1-2 Weeks Out

  • Give estimated head count to Johnson's Catering two weeks out and a final head count 72 hours prior to your wedding. Confirm room set-up instructions and menu items with your event coordinator.
  • If you are having a plated dinner with a pre-selected choice, give the counts to your coordinator. Include the counts for any vegetarian meals.  Make menu markers to be placed with your name cards.
  • Do you want to feed your vendors?  Let your event coordinator know and ensure your guarantee includes them and determine where they should eat – with your guests or out of sight!
  • Confirm head count, delivery time, and location with the person/company providing your wedding cake.
  • Give a copy of the seating chart with meal selections (if you have chosen plated dinner) to your event coordinator.
  • Make place cards.
  • Appoint a bridesmaid, parent or someone who has been involved in the planning to be the on-site contact and give his/her information to your vendors.

Day Before

  • Drop off favors, place cards, guest book and pen at the reception site.
  • Have fun at your rehearsal dinner.
  • Get some sleep!

Wedding Day

  • Relax and enjoy the day!
After the Wedding
  • Freeze the top layer of the wedding cake to be eaten at your first anniversary celebration (save some cocktail napkins, too!).




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Johnson's Catering provides cooking classes, catering, and ice sculpting (ice carving) in Birmingham, AL and surrounding
areas. Chef Donnell can also come to you which means that if you are close to Alabama, he can come to your town and
create the ice scuptures in your area to minimize problems with delivery and transportation.