Grand Affairs


Funeral Receptions and Memorial Celebrations of Life

   What Our Clients Say

"Thank you for making my wedding day perfect. It was stress and worry free! I will definitely recommend you and remember your company for future events."

Elizabeth RouLaine
   What Our Clients Say

Monumental thanks for all you did to ensure another successful fundraiser for us. You have certainly made my life easier in helping me coordinate our event.

American Cancer Society
   Think Pink

Think Pink & Navy or Pink & Mint or Pink & Yellow for Spring Weddings!

   Photo Booth

A Party Favor & Lasting Memory - Give your guests something to do besides dancing! A Photo Booth is simple and fun and your guests will have a memento to take home but add a scrapbook for yourself!

   Enhance Your Style

Enhance your individual style with special events expressed with exceptional quality, award winning catering and attention to detail. Consider our Seafood and Dim Sum Station!

   What our Clients say

"Best Wedding and Reception I could have hoped for! I was able to relax and enjoy myself. I will definitely reccommend you to everyone!"
Amanda Ahl
   Slider Station

A new twist - Slider Stations continue to be popular and now feature mini BBQ sliders, crab cakes, blackened tuna sliders and even beef tenderloin!

   Signature Drinks

Add a unique touch to your event with a signature drink customized to your tastes.

   Popular Wedding Themes

Top Color Themes for 2019 are "Gold & Blush", "Pink & Pale Green", "Grey & Ecru" and "Navy & Sage"  (The Knot)


Culinary Art - Our chef can prepare artfully arranged appetizers in vessels, spoons, small cups, skewers or tiny plates. These small bites are simple and offer unique intense flavor!

   What Our Clients Say

"What can you say about a catering company that sends you the final bill before the event? No hidden add-ons. What a joy! You can be assured I will call upon you again."

Ms. Vicky Kadans, ABS

Stick to your roots - Today's couples are wanting customized menus to showcase their own heritage. Allow us to fuse together different tastes and backgrounds to pay tribute to your family traditions!

   Military Events

Planning a Military event? - A fun way to make your military event unique is to include cuisine from past Port of Calls with different food stations showcasing each culture's culinary speciality!

   Dessert Bar

Move over Candy Bar and consider Make your own Ice Cream Sundae’ Bar or a variety of personalized flavored cupcakes - perfect for your sweet tooth!

   Intimate to Lavish

Whether a small intimate gathering or a lavish occasion, you want it to be a "GRAND AFFAIR". Allow our Virginia Beach venue to be the backdrop to your next special event or beautiful Wedding.

   Let there be light!

Laterns and candles are becoming high fashion and are going to be seen this year as the replacement to the floral centerpieces. Lots of them in varying heights will create the perfect ambiance.

   What Our Clients Say

Everything was abolutely amazing. The setup, the flow of the day and the food was excellent. I will definitely refer my friends to Grand Affairs!

Cammi & Nate Shook
   Splashes of Color

Vintage Chic Weddings are all the rage. Consider an antique car for your getaway!

   Virginia Showcase

Keep it local - If you want to have a great event with a local's twist, ask about our Taste of Virginia showcasing local and statewide cuisine.

   We do offsite catering!

Already have a location picked out? No worries! We do offsite catering with complete rental packages and can transform any location into an event to remember, even your backyard.

Celebrating Life and Embracing the Memories
Celebrating Life and Embracing the Memories

Working very closely with the families to design menus that present many options. With the availability to host the family and friends at our Virginia Beach location or to instead take the entire Reception to a family member’s home, the funeral home’s social hall, Grand Affairs can handle all of the details such as:

  • Coordinate the Menu to be served
  • Overseeing Bar Services if requested
  • Ordering fresh Floral Centerpieces for the guest tables 
  • Arrangement of a Remembrance Photo Area 
  • Selection of appropriate Music  
  • Providing Microphone and Sound System  
  • Customized Tribute Video of your loved one’s life     

Cold Buffet Presentation
Cold Buffet Presentation

Receptions following funerals or memorial services range from simple light lunch of finger food for a stand up reception, to a full buffet meal with staff and beverages.
Depending on the time of day and where this will be held, we offer pick up service, delivery with setup service and full service from start to finish at your site or at our venue in Virginia Beach.

A consultation either over the phone or during a brief meeting is the first step. Determine if you want to host the reception at home, a social hall or would prefer to have it following the services in one of our complimentary ballrooms.

The following menus range from very simple to more substantial. Of course, we are always happy to adjust or create a custom menu.

Celebrations of Life Memorial Reception Menu
Thinly Sliced Roast Beef, Ham and Turkey
Sliced Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses
An Assortment of Breads and Rolls
Mayonnaise, Mustard, Horseradish
Baked Potato Salad
(Baby Red Potatoes, Bacon, Scallions & Sour Cream)
Classic Caesar Salad with
Parmesan Cheese & Herbed Croutons
Garden Fresh Vegetables with Ranch Dip

Alternate Menu Suggestion

Crispy Sesame Chicken Drummettes
Swedish or BBQ Meatballs
Thinly Sliced Roast Beef, Ham and Turkey
Sliced Swiss and Cheddar Cheeses
An Assortment of Breads and Rolls
Mayonnaise, Mustard, Horseradish
Penne Pasta Primavera Salad
With Fresh Vegetables and Black Olives
Classic Caesar Salad with
Parmesan Cheese and Croutons
Garden Fresh Vegetables with Ranch Dip

These menus are full meals and do require service staff. We will help you with all the details such as dishes and flatware, beverages, perhaps linens.

Sliced Virginia Ham, Roast Beef and Roasted
Turkey on a variety of fresh bakery rolls
Sesame Seed Chicken Kabobs 
Potato Salad or Cucumber Dill Salad
Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with a
Ginger Glaze
Raspberry and Toasted Almond Topped Brie
Served with Sliced Baguettes
Assorted Selection of Cheeses Garnished with
Seasonal Fruits and Served with Crackers
Crostini Rounds with  Rounds with Pesto, Kalamata Olive and
Hummus Spreads
Strawberries with Grand Marnier Créme
Old Fashioned Lemon Bars
Gourmet Brownies

To determine pricing, please contact us vai phone at 757 460 9786 or submit the form below. Pricing is dependent on the availability of our menu items, the location, the delivery options and full service staffing needs.


Seafood Salad in Petit Shells
Seafood Salad in Petit Shells

"During your time of need, allow us to take the worry and burden of preparing for your immediate family, neighbors and out of town guests. We will handle everything including the complete breakdown of the gathering.Many families even wish to make advance arrangements by obtaining menus and price quotes. Whatever your wishes are, I am here when the need arises". Gordon Christie Founder     

"Thank you so much for helping me. The weeks after the service, I received so many notes and calls telling me how nice everything was. Thank you for being patient with me through this time."                                          Betty Leet

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