Shirley's Catering & Event Design

DMV area, Northern Virginia, DC, Surrounding suburbs

About this Vendor

The Right Ingredients for a perfect Wedding!

Personalized Service, Elegant Presentation and Great Tasting Food! Shirley’s Catering is a full service off premise catering company dedicated to providing YOU with Friendly Professional Service, Elegant Creative Presentations and Great Tasting Foods! The Right Ingredients for Your Event. Whether you are having an Intimate Wine Tasting with complimenting appetizers with one of our chefs, or an Awards Banquet complete with tents themed out with creative décor, lighting and music for your company and employees, Shirley’s Catering has your best interests at heart. Weddings, Cocktail Parties and everything in between, Shirley’s Catering is available to make your event a success and give you the time to enjoy it! Shirley’s Catering is also a SWaM and eVA certified business.


Price Range

$$ – Affordable


Cajun, Northeastern, Southern, Southwestern, American, Chinese, French, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, BBQ, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty, Thai

Dietary Options

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Halal, Nut Free, Organic, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Wedding Categories

Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff


Contact Info

5799 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke, VA DMV area, Northern Virginia, DC, Surrounding suburbs (703) 239-0102

Reviewed on 11/16/2016 Casey L

Let me just start by saying WOW. We are so thrilled we had the honor of working with Shirley's Catering for our wedding. We had met with another caterer and they did not meet our expectations. We then were introduced to Shirley's and were just blown away. I have a gluten... Read More allergy, therefore being the bride, that can be difficult! Shirley's had NO problem accommodating this! When we went in for our tasting, everything was absolutely delicious. We couldn't even decide on our passed hor d'oeuvres because they were all so good and ALL gluten free! I felt so special because I could eat everything! The food was delicious, the presentation was delicious and Shirley and her staff are incredible. So kind and friendly. All of our guests were so impressed and raved about everything, especially the grilled cheese and mini butternut squash soup shooters -- so yummy! Thank you Shirley for making our day so special and making me feel so, so 'catered' too - we truly appreciated it!!!!!!

Reviewed on 11/19/2016 David T

Shirley's Catering did a phenomenal job at our wedding. The decorating, food, and service were all top notch. I would highly recommend them for weddings or any other function or party. We will definitely be calling them again in the future. Thank you Shirley.

2017-07-06T09:22:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your great review, and we wish you the best of life, happiness, and health.

Display as delightful as the fare was delicious!

Reviewed on 7/18/2012 Samantha S

-Our contact was always prompt in responding and very accommodating in our requests from the initial tasting, to interfacing with the staff, to changing the final headcount just days before the big day. -The menu and catering-style options are varied and all mouth-watering with... Read More enough to satisfy guests with dietary needs or restrictions. -The presentation was beautiful and colorful with the fruit and veggie spread; the set-up was very accessible although the space was limited. -The staff kept everything replenished and hot, and packaged the ample amount of remaining food to be taken (which all re-heated almost as tasty as the day-of!) -We heard nothing but compliments from our well-fed guests.

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Susan K

Shirley's was great to work with in the planning stages (always a quick response to any questions we had), and the food was good, but the staff at the reception was a little unprofessional and did not seem overly enthused about working. The items that were supposed to be... Read More passed among guests were not passed nearly long enough (which is why we took home tons of leftovers of these items), the bartender had to be told how to mix one of the signature cocktails we had chosen, they served the cake by flopping each piece onto the plate with their hands, and the food on the buffet table very quickly got that "picked through" look because no attempt was made to condense and consolidate as items were taken. Five stars for planning, one star for execution.

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Catherine K

Shirley's was okay to work with in the planning stages (we never actually met or spoke to Shirley, just Bev, who was occasionally boderline rude), but the actual day-of service was not worth the price tag. Food was cold, buffet tables were messy, servers were incredibly slow,... Read More and the bar tender didn't know how to make one of the two drinks we put on the menu (which we had decided on months before hand). The servers, despite asking and being told multiple times when cake cutting would be, were no where to be found. My husband eventually had to go fetch them from the kitchen. Then, after they (messily) served the cake, my mother-in-law walked into the kitchen and found the servers licking frosting from the serving utensils!

Reviewed on 8/24/2017 Katelyn K

We loved working with Shirley's Catering. From the start, they took an interest in our wedding and making it the best and most affordable wedding experience. Meredith did a wonderful job taking care of all of the day of coordination. She was even available weeks before the... Read More wedding to discuss all of the decoration details. Our guests could not stop raving at how well Shirley's made our wedding run smoothly. From the day of coordination, food, drinks, and service. Shirley's is a one stop catering shop. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on 7/06/2017 Cari B

Shirley was wonderful throughout the whole planning process. She even prepared my husband and I a plate which was served to us immediately to allow us to get a chance to eat! Highly recommend!

2017-07-06T09:24:12 Response from the vendor

Hi Cari and Michael, Thank you for having Shirley's Catering help you celebrate your day. You are both such wonderful people, we wish you all the best. I loved your mother.

Reviewed on 6/15/2017 Lauren M

Absolutely rude. I called to get more information about all that this company offers and the woman I spoke with was very rude and condescending. She did not offer me helpful information and was not inviting for me to ask questions. If this is an indication of how I would be... Read More treated throughout my planning process, I will gladly take my business elsewhere and deal with understanding professionals, NOT THIS PLACE.

2017-07-13T08:25:59 Response from the vendor

I am so sorry that you had this experience. I was not in the office when you called, so I was not privy to the conversation. My girl said there was some confusion about questions asked in regards to cost of equipment and she thought... Read Less Read More

great food

Reviewed on 10/24/2011 Rebecca A

Shirleys provided great food for our wedding!

Shirley's Catering & Gourmet

Reviewed on 11/17/2010 Lysandra T

Shirley's was great! I'm usually very picky about food, but loved everything I tried. I even had more than one of my guests tell me it was the best wedding food they ever had. And one of those ladies had been to 38 weddings in her time.