Wedding ImageCaffé Gelato is a preferred wedding caterer at The Judge Morris Estate, The Delaware Natural History Museum, The Blue Bell Barn, and many others. For a complete listing, see our Venues page.  Caffé Gelato caters weddings for up to 300. Caffé Gelato’s expert planners work with you to design a custom menu.

Caffé Gelato also host weddings, rehearsal dinners and showers at Caffé Gelato itself (90 E. Main Street, Newark, Delaware). Ask about the special Saturday afternoon pricing or choose an evening reception in one of 3 private dining rooms. Caffé Gelato is adorned with candlelit walls, high-backed booths, candles, a temperature-controlled wine cellar and full service bar. Caffé Gelato hosts weddings for up to 150.

Wedding Packages Include:

  • Custom-designed menu and menu consultation
  • Complimentary 6-course Chef’s tasting for four people at Caffé Gelato
  • Personal attendant for the bride and groom during the reception
  • Professional bartenders and certified servers
  • Complimentary parking for events at Caffé Gelato
  • Votive candles on each table
  • Wedding cake

Many packages also include:

  • Butlered hors d’oeuvres and butlered cocktail reception
  • Table-side wine service; coffee and tea service
  • Champagne toast
  • Late-night “breakfast” Nutella Crepes as guests leave

Reception

Champagne or couple’s signature drink

Select white and red wines

Cocktail Hour Hors d’Oeuvres

(most receptions include 4-8 hors d’oeuvres)

Lemon Poached Lobster

Chardonnay Poached Shrimp

Duck Confit Spring Rolls

Bleu Cheese Bouche

Shrimp Salad on toasted pumpernickel

Chicken Salad on Crouton

Brie and walnut on Crouton

Crudite Vegetables with Vegetable, Hummus or Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Crostini with Bruschetta

Pan-Seared Scallops over Risotto

Assorted sushi — from Mikimotos

Burgundy braised pulled short rib

Braised short rib spring rolls

Grilled petite filet mignon

Pulled duck confit

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Assorted Fresh Fruit and Cheese

Sweet Potato-Stuffed Ravioli

Raspberry and Brie Stuffed Purses

Spanikopita

Crab or Sausage stuffed Mushrooms

Miniature Quiche

Potato and Cheese Puffs

Pan-Seared Filet Mignon Medallions over Risotto

Shrimp Cocktail on Pineapple Display

Ginger Seared Crab Cakes

Lamb Lollipops

Mini house-crafted ravioli or homemade goat cheese stuffed tortellini

Pancetta Mussels

Chinese Chicken salad on wonton crisp

Mini Mushroom and Pecan Veggie Burgers

(selection of some hors d’oeuvres may incur an extra cost)

Amusé Course

Pan-seared diver scallop

Soup Course

(optional)

Traditional Italian Wedding

Butternut Squash Bisque

Pasta e Fagioli

New England Clam Chowder

Chilled Gazpacho or Vichyssoise

Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Lobster Bisque

(soup course is priced between $1 and $4)

Salad Course

Mixed Green
sundried cherries, goat cheese, candied walnuts, crispy onion straws, balsamic vinaigrette

Mixed Green Garden Salad
julienne carrots, crumbled feta cheese, toasted almonds, sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, poppy seed vinaigrette

Tomato and Arugula
baby arugula tossed with halved cherry tomatoes, marinated olives, and extra virgin olive oil, seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and garnished with shaved asiago cheese and a tuft of micro greens

Classic Caesar
romaine hearts tossed with croutons, shaved Parmigiano cheese and our classic Caesar dressing, garnished with julienne sun-dried tomatoes

Duck Confit
served over red oak lettuce tossed with kettled black walnuts, Humboldt fog goat cheese,
sun dried cherries and a honey balsamic vinaigrette
(for duck confit salad, please add $2)

Intermezzo

(Choice of homemade sorbetto)

Lemon, Raspberry, Tangerine, Green Apple or Peach Sorbetto

Pomegranate or Blood Orange Sorbetto

(for pomegranate or blood orange, please add $2)

Main Course

(sample selections)

Roasted Organic Chicken
with sautéed exotic mushrooms, organic vegetables, roasted shallots, truffled parmigiano risotto and natural pan jus

Pistachio Chicken
oven roasted chicken breast with Dijon mustard and encrusted with pistachios, served with a dill cream sauce over couscous pilaf and sautéed vegetables

Truffle-Honey Glazed Salmon
pan-roasted Atlantic salmon filet served with mashed sweet potatoes and a cinnamon toasted almond and micro-green salad

Pan Roasted Salmon
with roasted butternut squash, pecan compound butter and sautéed Brussels sprouts chips

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Dijon mustard and rosemary roasted pork tenderloin served with a Dijon cream sauce, mushroom risotto and roasted vegetables

Filet Mignon
grilled center cut eight-ounce filet, served with a roasted shallot and green peppercorn demi-glace, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Sesame Seared Scallops
day-boat diver caught sea scallops seasoned with sesames and pan seared, served with a port wine reduction, sautéed arugula and a candied walnut and butternut squash risotto

Peppered Seared Tuna
yellow fin tuna topped with our brandy butter sauce, served with grilled radicchio, caramelized red radish risotto and sautéed arugula

Veal Chop
tender nine-ounce veal chop pounded thin, wrapped with aged prosciutto di parma and asiago cheese, pan roasted and served with a classic veal demi glace, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus

Roasted Rack of Lamb
mint pesto marinated rack of lamb, garnished with mint pesto and served with glazed carrots, garden vegetables and buttermilk mashed potatoes

Roasted Cauliflower and Artichoke Pasta
finely cut roasted cauliflower and artichoke hearts sautéed in garlic and served in a white wine cream sauce over homemade fettuccini pasta

Mediterranean Pasta
house crafted parpadelle tossed with sautéed sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and spinach in our creamy feta sauce with oregano and basil

Primavera Pasta
Sautéed garden vegetables served over house crafted fettuccini pasta in parma rosa, sherry cream or marinara sauce

Tenderloin Tip Tortellini
Filet mignon tips sautéed with shiitake, button and portabella mushrooms, roasted garlic, baby spinach and roasted shallots, finished in a Marsala cream sauce over goat cheese and ricotta stuffed house-crafted tortellini

Tortellini Parma Rosa
goat cheese and ricotta stuffed house-crafted tortellini served with parma rosa sauce

Ravioli
ricotta and roasted vegetable stuffed house-crafted ravioli served with marinara sauce

(selection of some entrées may incur an extra cost)

Dessert

wedding cake (choose your favorite bakery, some cakes may incur an additional charge)

assorted homemade cookies

choice of any house crafted gelato

coffee and tea service

Bar Service

Professional bartenders and certified service staff

Choose full service open bar; beer, wine and champagne with signature drinks; or some combination

Includes:
– seated and served or stations
– soft drinks, bar mixers, ice, water and iced tea
– white or champagne cloth napkins
– votive candles
– standard place settings and stemware

At Caffé Gelato:

39.00 – 69.00 per person

gratuity 18%
Saturday afternoon receptions held at Caffe Gelato save 20%

At a Preferred Venue:

49.00 – 99.00 per person

gratuity 18%
some additional rental charges may be incurred (tables, chairs, dance floor, linens, china,
silverware, stemware, coat check etc.)

Download the full Wedding Reception Menu (PDF)

Gluten Free Catering is available. We are happy to fulfill any special requests. Our menu may contain the following allergens: Dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, gluten, shellfish and fish. Consuming items served raw or under-cooked may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.