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The Gaillard Center: Re-Opened and Re-Imagined

Hamby Catering is proud to be an Approved Third Party Caterer of the newly refinished, Gaillard Center. After hosting the first official event in the space back in November, as well as a number of large corporate events, Hamby Catering has become a regular catering partner for this dominant downtown Charleston venue. Whether you’re hosting an intimate party or a 800 person bash, the Gaillard Center’s catering kitchen can accommodate your meal service. Chef Brunski and our entire kitchen staff has perfected our on-site experience and honed our menu offerings the grandeur of the ballrooms.


Photo by JWKPEC


Boasting gorgeous interiors, Hamby Catering has found the space to be multi-functional, whether our clients are hosting a corporate event, private dinner or wedding reception.


Photo courtesy: Garden & Gun

If you are interested in hosting an event at the Gaillard Center, contact one of our Event Producers at 843.571.3103. We will gladly walk you through the options of our on-site catering capabilities.

To see more images from our past work at The Gaillard, click here.

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WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award WINNER!

Charleston’s Own Hamby Catering & Events Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® 2016

WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Hamby Catering & Events as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Catering in Charleston!


The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Hamby Catering & Events. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Hamby Catering & Events who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Hamby Catering & Events is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

Hamby Catering is proud to be one of the top caterers in Charleston in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today.

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Real Hamby Weddings: Lauren & Ryan

Billie Jo & Jeremy Photography just perked up our inbox with shots from Hamby couple, Lauren & Ryan’s Harborside East November wedding.

Lauren and Ryan are the perfect pair. Lauren, with her eccentric red locks and Ryan with his outgoing personality (check out his shirt sleeves!) make a dynamic duo. See what we mean below!

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Lauren and her dad decided to do first look – a new trend emerging between brides and their father figures. We love this sweet picture, with mom looking on.

Lauren and Ryan did a variation of one as well, opting to to hold hands and pray before the ceremony back to back.

Now to the eats. The couple decided on a Southern influenced menu featuring, Shrimp & Grits, She Crab Soup, Fried Okra and Pecan-Crusted Chicken to name a few. Here’s a peek at a few shots captured beautifully by Billie Joe & Jeremy.

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Real Hamby Weddings: Kelly & Drew

As we exit the gloomy weather of the epic South Carolina Flood, Aaron and Jillian Photography brightened up our day with these new photos. Framed by the beautiful landscape and architecture of Magnolia Plantation, Hamby couple, Kelly and Drew tied the knot September 18, 2015. Below are a handful of photos from their big day.


Guests enjoyed a variety of stations including, Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits, Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary Cabernet and Fried Chicken Medallions with Bourbon Sweet Potato Mustard. Shown below are a sampling of food images captured by Aaron and Jillian. Leave it to those two to set up food shots next to a beautiful floral arrangement – and we can’t thank them enough for it!


Chef-Sauteed Large Shrimp served with Yellow Stone Ground Gullah Grits, Tasso Gravy, Crisp Bacon, Shaved Cheddar & Chopped Scallions


Fried Chicken Medallions with Bourbon Sweet Potato Mustard served with Southern Style Mac & Cheese Cakes and Hamby Collard Slaw


Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary Cabernet served with Au Gratin Potatoes and Blanched Asparagus with Dill Sauce


Kelly and Drew, we’re wishing you the best for your many years ahead. Thank you for allowing Hamby to be a part of your wedding day.

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Touchdown Hamby: Elevated Tailgating

As we finish another gorgeous summer here in Charleston, we can’t help but start to get excited about tailgate season! Yes, it’s almost time for our favorite rivalries to resurrect, beer to brew and our weekends to be filled with family and football. Whether you sport Clemson orange or Carolina garnet (or maybe another alma mater all together!), one thing we can all agree on is proper food and drink is a MUST during the big game.

With game-day food as a top priority, we’re eager to share our inside tips for elevated tailgating.

1. Stick to the classics

Sure everyone can throw some chips into a bowl, but when that gets stale, try our famous Black Pepper, Sea Salt and Parmesan Hand-Cut Chips for a captivating crunch!

Craving a slice of cheesy pizza? Our Mini Tomato Pies can conquer your craving, but they are small enough to eat in a bite or two. Make sure to order extra, these go quick!

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2. Fresh is festive

Make sure to balance those cheat-worthy foods with some fresh produce. Not only do ripe fruits and veggies provide the nutrients you need, but the color is as pleasing to the tailgate display. You can read more on colorful cuisine here.

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3. You don’t need to be the ‘grill guy’

With Hamby Catering & Events, you can enjoy a juicy burger during halftime, without having to miss any of the game’s action by standing outside at the grill. Our Mini Slider Station is a fan favorite. Served with lettuce, tomato, sharp cheddar and chipotle aioli, these “three bite burgers” are sure to please a (hungry) crowd! Our Sweet & Sour Meatballs are another great item to include at your football kickoff party.


We’re also excited to announce that this fall we’ll be offering new Tailgating Packages to elevate your party snacks and simplify the stress of planning.

Some party options include:

  • Sideline Sandwich Sampler – assortment of pimento, egg salad, chicken salad and shrimp salad tea sandwiches, served with our famous hand-cut chips ($32)
  • Field Goal Feast – a display of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese, pecans and egg salad ($43)
  • Blitz Backyard BBQ – slow roasted pulled pork, an array of tangy mustards, homestyle mac n’ cheese, Carolina slaw and soft rolls ($65)

All tailgating packages serve approximately 6 guests.

With the above tips and new tailgate menu from Hamby Catering, you and your friends will enjoy the game no matter what the score. Well….maybe not ALL of you.

For more information on Hamby Tailgating Packages click here to place your order online, call our office at (843) 571-3103 or stop into Hamby Catering!

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