B&M Catering served up great food and service at a wedding on exclusive Elihu Island. Pig roast, grilled fish, cornbread, raw bar and more.

This is the stuff fairy tales are made of.


This past September, we had the opportunity to cater a wedding on Elihu Island in Connecticut.  The experience was like no other.  Adrienne O’Connor of Ruffles & Tweed is the exclusive planner & designer for this venue.  We were thrilled to work with her to bring a delicious menu, full bar and helpful servers to this 170 person wedding reception.

B&M Catering - Menu Board

photo credit Erin McGinn Photography 

On the Menu:

Passed appetizers consisted of scallops wrapped in bacon, bruschetta in phyllo cups, and filet crostini with a light horseradish spread.  Our famous clam chowder with oyster crackers, as always, was well-received.  


The customer provided oysters and littleneck clams that we were happy to serve up at a shucking station.

oyster bar

We roasted a whole pig on site, which was accompanied by grilled mahi-mahi with a lemon caper aioli. The grilled seasonal vegetables included zucchini, summer squash, onions and colorful peppers. Also on the menu was our cherry bomb salad, steamed new potatoes and our ever-popular cornbread.

B&M Catering cornbread

We thought the signature Dark n’ Stormy served in custom print mason jar favors was a great idea. Everyone just loved’em!

mason jars wedding favors

photo credit Erin McGinn Photography 

We are proud to say that this wedding was featured on the quite popular wedding-planning website, Style Me Pretty.

B&M Catering - Wedding

Here is some history about Elihu Island: 

Elihu Island is a 30-acre private island off the coast of Stonington, CT in Wequetequock Cove, just south of Goat Island.  It is a popular destination for weddings.  It is quite small, with just a handful of buildings.  Originally, the island was granted to Mr. William Chesebrough, one of Stonington’s founders.  The Island was held by the Chesebrough family for over 220 years.  Six generations of sons named Elihu Chesebrough successively owned the Island.

elihu island

 info and image source: My Fair Logan

In 1870, George Ledward of neighboring Westerly, Rhode Island, acquired the Island.  His dream had been to build an elegant summer residence, as well as, developing a working granite quarry. Ledyard was responsible for building the causeway to the island. Elihu Island remained in the Ledward family until 1924, when it was purchased by the gregarious Robert Johnstone from New Jersey.  The family rents the island out for a long weekend of fun a few times a year. 

Here at B&M Catering, our mission is to serve great food with the very best service.  Contact our event planning staff at the B&M Catering office anytime for tips and advice on creating your next event.


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