Virginia Living, Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, and The Rivah Magazine Readers, together with our Clients, and our Brides, and their Grooms All Agree….

See for yourself what it is they have to say!

“My wedding and ceremony were both at the White Dog.  From the food to the service to the atmosphere, i couldn’t have asked for a more amazing day. The food was amazing and recieved so many compliments…the setup was perfect and cant say enough about the whole day and how great the owners were with accommodating all our needs!”   -Ashleigh 

“Thank you so much for all you did to make Nicole and Josh’s big day so special!  The reception was absolutely perfect.  We enjoyed every second of it.  Our guests were completely impressed with the Bistro’s atmosphere, the food, your staff and the music.  We couldn’t have asked for a nicer evening!” – LA and Jill


What We Do to Stand Apart…

A White Dog Catered Event is a cherished memory created with thoughtful attention to every detail.

Our courteous and professional staff will assist you with every aspect of your special day from finding the perfect cake, florist, musician, DJ and photographer. There’s no limit to our preparation and execution and it can be all covered under one roof.

Our tradition of fresh “farm to table” and “bay to table” cuisine and fine service will allow you to breathe easy and just enjoy your special day with family, friends and your special someone.

The Bistro itself unites simplicity and a classical elegance with beautiful fireplaces set in an 1840’s southern mansion. It is perfect for certain aspects of your special day, but when you’re looking to relax just a bit and connect with your guests, even have some real fun… have the option of adjourning to either the indoor/outdoor Key West inspired Wine Down Bar or the adjoining courtyard, patio, and terrace for dancing under the lights of a rustic yet classy Havana styled outdoor venue complete with billowing shade sails.

The cornerstone of all our events is our authentic regional cuisine with each menu highlighting the fresh and healthy produce from local farmers, specialty suppliers and purveyors.  Chef Walter seeks out the freshest local ingredients and can create inspired dishes that are not limited to our set menu. In fact, we don’t actually have any set catering menus. Your menu is uniquely created only after learning what you like, and what you would like your guests to experience.

We know wine, craft beer, and unique cocktails are an integral part of memorable events and our extensive list of wine, beer, and cocktails has been recognized for excellence in the Mathews area.  Our wine expert is even available to assist you in pairing wines specific to your taste, budget and menu.

“Our 25th Anniversary event at your restaurant could not have gone better. You thought of everything, it was so nice that we could just sit back and enjoy our guests knowing everything was under control.” – Ted and Sally

The White Dog Bistro is on both the Virginia and National historic registries under the Lane hotel.  It was also for many years the home of famous Cecil B. DeMille actress Toby Wing.  So go ahead and lose yourself in the Past while Savoring the Present!

To schedule a tour or inquire of pricing, email or simply
call 804-725-7680 to speak with our Wedding and Special Event Coordinator.

Reception Tent

Wedding Gallery

Wedding CarriageWedding CeremonyNewlywedsdancing-on-deckdeck-hi-shot1reception1Newlyweds Departingbanquet-line1Catered Weddingsreception2reception-on-decktent-receptionwedding-couple1Wedding at the White DogEvent Catering The Brides MaidsOn the White Dog PatioOff-site CateringThank You!Memoriable Dessertswedding6Themed EventsThe Best MenAt the White Dog Bistro Patiowedding8wedding7wedding13wedding10wedding15wedding4wedding1wedding14wedding9wedding3wedding5wedding12wedding11