Grand Affairs


Funeral Receptions and Memorial Celebrations of Life

   Think Pink

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

   Splashes of Color

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

   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!

   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!

   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
   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!

   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.


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!

   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.

   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!

   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.

   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!

   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.

   Popular Wedding Themes

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

   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
   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
   Signature Drinks

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

   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

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

"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

We offer catering at the following locations:

Our complimentary decorated ballrooms

Catering to your home or a family member’s home

The funeral home’s social hall

Any site of your choice

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 Luncheon

Cold Presentation Delivery

Standup Reception with Beverages and Desserts

Heavy Hors d’oeuvres

Served Meals

Full Buffets

Next Steps:

  1. Determine what time reception would begin
  2. Estimate the attendance based upon family, out of town guests, neighbors, co-workers, local family friends plus a buffer
  3. Determine location of where to host the in our complimentary ballrooms, social hall, or private home
  4. Contact Whitney Vines, our Owner, to check availability and provide a quote based upon above. Office: 757 460 9786   Cell: 757 274 6864   Email:

Sample Menus:

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

Dinner Sample Menu:
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
Raspberry and Toasted Almond Topped Brie
Assorted Selection of Cheeses
Seafood Salad in Petit Shells
Strawberries with Amaretto Créme
Old Fashioned Lemon Bars
Gourmet Brownies

For a prompt quote, please contact our Owner, Whitney Vines 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

"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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