Catering For Weddings and Parties.

Catering For Weddings, Reception and Parties are provided by companies and induviduals all over Sri Lanka. Prices may vary according to the dishes you order and on the number of guests. Most of the service providers have minimum number of guests requirements. At Concord Grand a course, is available for Rs 1,800/- and the number of guests must be minimum 30 persons. Some vegetarian lunch providers require 100 minimum plates order. Other wise the ordering people must pay the food trsansport service charge.

On the other hand, main purpose of the Sri Lanka wedding is to announce everybody that the Bride and the Groom had legally and according to their religious had married. In Hindu religious ceremony, all the visitors are welcomed and served with Beatle leaf, Beatle nut, white lime (chunnambu) along with chewing tobacco. Later cool drinks, milk tea or milk coffee will be served to the guests with specially made wedding short eats.

The next important thing of the wedding is to get the blessing from the visitors. According to Tamil culture the Bride family will provide meals for the wedding guests. Once the wedding ceremonies are over, Brides father will present water in a small brass pot to all the visitors to clean their hands and to join for Lunch. Normally weddings take place in the day time to serve the people with lunch. In the Srilanka Hindu marriages, the "Manamedai" where the marriage ceremony takes place is being looked as a worshiping place, so, non- veg food will not be served after the matrimony ceremonies.

Village Catering

In Jaffna weddings, a long mat (Panthip pai) will be laid down. Guests will take their seat there, then they will be served with drinking water in silver tumblers. Then banana leaves will be laid down in front of the guests for to serve the food. Salt will be served first in little amount by the servers.

Then the rice will be served by the spoon minimum three times for each guest. Following that rice, vegetable curries will be served one by one to all the guests. Papadam and fries too will be served. Finally Mysoor Dhal -"Mysoor Parippu" will be served with cow ghee.

"Drum stick and tapioca are not served in the wedding as curries. On the second serving of rice they will add hot chili sauce and rasam or coconut milk spiced water. Finally Sweet "payasam","Vadai" and Banana will be served to finish the servings. The wedding food is called "aru suvai unavu", it means There will be minimum 6 kinds of tasty Items.Village Catering Village Catering Village Catering

In the Jaffna district there are many cooks available with their own team. They used to come homes with their utilities for cooking. Their foods are delicious and are well remembered by the guests. Many villages houses used to keep bigger cooking pots that are used to cook rice for 100 people at a time and can cook curry in large amount. Also they kept curry serving pans buckets and spoons.


Some houses kept narrow longer mats where at a time nearly 50 persons can sit and dine on the banana leaves. In these villages when a wedding take place all relatives get together and cook foods for the wedding guests.

In Colombo city, there are plenty of catering service providers available. They take care of everything from serving food to cleaning the plates and pans. They used to bring warm food in silver containers to the venue in vehicle with serving pans, plates, spoons etc. It will be placed as Buffet at the venue. This saves the families of the Bride and bridegroom a lot of work. Some time it makes them nervous too, if the service didn't reach in time to the wedding hall due to the city traffic. It's better for you to tell them about this problem and be prepared for it.

Colombo Caterers; who serve Lunch and beverages in and around Colombo city. (Vegetarian)

Here are some Useful links for your catering needs. Use at your own discreet.

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