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Under the leadership of Head Chef Marc Berruet, Event Manager Josie Moll, and the rest of the sweet bay team, you will receive an exceptional and unique catering experience for all types of events - ranging from private in-home affairs to wedding receptions, beach parties, rehearsal dinners, champagne brunches, and even large outdoor picnics for over a thousand attendees.
Savor one of the gourmet creations at the Maritime Market Cafe or grab a delicious breakfast or lunch on the go. With a little advance notice, the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete meals for the entire family. Make it even easier for yourself by pre-ordering your groceries and meals online and have them delivered to your home just before you arrive.

Catering Menus

*Updated - Sept/2019
Our Mission is to provide our catering clients with exemplary service and customized menu options ofr a myriad of events on Bald Head Island. For additional information on our policies and services, please click on the Policies and Services link below.

Policies and Services

Preferred Vendors

Planning Help

Sweet Bay Catering(On-site)
Josie Moll
910.457.7450 ext. 3
Email Josie Today!
Shauna Loves Planning
Shauna Gartz
O: 910.632.0360 C: 310.947.1909


Bald Head Association
Diane Mesaris
910.457.4676 ext. 21
Email Diane
Smith Island Museum(Old Baldy)
Old Baldy Website

Reception Fun

3 Cheers Party Rentals
3 Cheers Website
First Star Entertainment
DJ Fray
Email DJ Fray
DJ Fray on Facebook


Brunch, the Morning after the Wedding
Mojitos Just a note to thank you for the Wonderful brunch after the wedding. We had a crowd! In fact, we actually ran out of biscuits, so we pushed forward the poppyseed cake, the blueberry and pumpkin muffins. Guests started putting the sausage gravy on the grits and everything else in sight. It was really fabulous food. I don't even like muffins, but I ate yours like they were candy. I couldn't have found a better menu anywhere. The fruit salad and dressing dip was gone quickly. That is exactly what we wanted to happen. We were like vultures hovering over the goodies. The coffee and water were also a great choice.
A lot of people wanted water. I debated about orange juice, but was glad we went with the water. If you ever need a recommendation, use me. the food was delicious. That is not always the case. Sometimes it looks good but doesn't have much flavor. Everybody RAVED. I'm glad we went with the biscuits / gravy and gifts station. The grits were also a huge hit. Thanks again for everything. I would tell people to definitely plan on some people eating several biscuits and to up the ante on those. Hope you all and Olive are flourishing. Thank you again."

Shipley and Joe Jenkins

Rehearsal Dinner
We were thrilled with the exceptional job of the Maritime Market and the way the orchestrated our rehearsal dinner on Bald Head Island! Katie and Greg were great to work with and provided their personal and professional touch on every aspect of our event. They responded quickly and professionally to our inquiries throughout the planning process and any last minute adjustments that we needed to make. From creating our menu to delivering the food and cleaning up after the dinner, every detail was taken care of, leaving us worry free and able to enjoy our wedding weekend. They provided a delicious meal with a true North Carolina taste. Rehearsal Dinner
There wasn't a clean plate in the house that evening. Our guests are still raving about the phenomenal dinner and Greg's Famous Crab Dip! The servers were friendly, professional and enjoyable to work with the entire evening. It was clearly obvious that the Maritime Market genuinely cared about the success of our rehearsal dinner and shared in our excitement. Working with the Maritime Market was an excellent experience and we are so glad we contacted them to cater our event. We look forward to working with them again in the future."

Jeremy and Kate Wilson

Wedding Reception

"Thank you for everything! The food, staff and service was absolutely AMAZING!! I can't say enough about how wonderful it all turned out to be! It definitely met and surpassed our expectations! You all nailed it! Thank you thank you thank you!! We received so many compliments that night and everyday since regarding your staff...and the food! I definitely wanted you to share my feedback with you...and I hope you pass it along to everyone else for us too. I loved working with you over the last few months. And Gary did a fantastic job pulling it all together for us in the end. Everyone that day was just awesome!"

Jennifer & Chris Chadderdon
Corporate Retreat

"Everything went great! Our folks enjoyed the outstanding food all week and the great service provided by George, Gary and Chris last night as well as your team at the Market ... I look forward to seeing you when we're back on the island and working with y'all again in the future when the need arises."

Kenneth C. Wilson, FMI Corporation

Wedding Reception

"The food was delicious, everyone loved the made to order guacamole and had great things to say. We loved ALL the staff, they were so kind and accommodating. The bar tender was a sweetheart and we were very pleased….Thanks again for all your efforts to help make our day so special."

Jennifer & Max Becker