You've imagined your wedding a thousand times in your mind - in your dreams. Now your fantasy is becoming a reality. We express our sincere wishes for a wedding day laced with your personal touch that fulfills special dreams and creates unforgettable memories. At ZCater, we are honored that we can help and we are indeed at your service.
Call us at (888) 922 8371 to talk to our skilled event coordinators.
Planning Your Wedding Day
There is so much to be done in planning the perfect wedding. Where will you have your wedding? Who will be invited? What will everyone wear? Will it be simple and understated? Or will you pull out all the stops and have a fairytale extravaganza? Oh, decisions!
At ZCater, we understand the complexities of planning your dream wedding. Let us help you with all of your Orange County Wedding Catering needs to make sure your special day truly is memorable and everything you want it to be.
ZCater offers several free wedding planning checklists to help you make the right decisions and keep track of all the details.
Of course the reception is important too - at ZCater, we can assist you with all of your Orange County Wedding Catering needs. We offer a delicious variety of sumptuous foods suitable for many budgets. Please take a look at our Wedding Menu to see some of the many choices available to you. We invite you to a tasting of our special wedding menus.
We can help with wedding locations, menu planning, themes, rental items, floral arrangements and decorations, entertainment, valet service, photography and videography, plus any special needs you may have.
From complete event production to drop-off service, we can show you how stress-free planning a wedding can be. Our event coordinators can provide you with many creative options.
Are you planning a wedding in Orange County?
ZCater brings vision, creativity and a charming personal touch that will elevate your wedding to "five-star status".
The professionals at ZCater have many years of experience and possess the knowledge and training necessary to make your wedding to be cherished for years to come.
ZCater will visually set the tone for your wedding with beautiful displays which play into your chosen theme.
Once the atmosphere is set, your guests will be treated to your choice of a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres, salads, main courses and desserts. We will respond to your vision and will customize anything from the menu to a staff of professionals specifically to meet your catering needs.
ZCater's goal is to make your wedding as simply elegant or extravagant as your desire. This is accomplished by working as closely as necessary with you to create the most outstanding wedding, while appropriating your budget dollars in the best way possible.
ZCater is committed to listening to you regarding every detail to bring forth a fabulous end result that your guests will rave about for months to come.
Orange County history:
Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba. Both these men were given land grants - Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively. The Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were also granted Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Canyon Ranch) and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, and much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr., James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
This growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity on March 11, 1889. The county is generally said to have been named for the citrus fruit (its most famous product). However, in the new county there was already a town by the name of Orange, named for Orange County, Virginia, which itself took its name from William of Orange. The fact the county took the same name as one of its towns may have been coincidence.
Other citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction were also important to the early economy. Orange County benefited from the July 4, 1904 completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, a trolley connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach . The link made Orange County an accessible weekend retreat for celebrities of early Hollywood. It was deemed so significant that the city of Pacific City changed its name to Huntington Beach in honor of Henry Huntington, president of the Pacific Electric and nephew of Collis Huntington. Transportation further improved with the completion of the State Route and U.S. Route 101 (now mostly Interstate 5) in the 1920s. Agriculture, such as the boysenberry which was made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II but the county's prosperity soared. The completion of Interstate 5 in 1954 helped make Orange County a bedroom community for many who moved to Southern California to work in aerospace and manufacturing. Orange County received a further boost in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland.
In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.
In the 1980s, the population topped two million for the first time; Orange County had become the second-most populous county in California.
An investment fund melt-down in 1994 led to the criminal prosecution of County of Orange treasurer Robert Citron. The county lost at least $1.5 billion through high-risk investments in derivatives. On December 6, 1994, the County of Orange declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy, from which it emerged in June 1995. The Orange County bankruptcy was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
In recent years land-use conflicts have arisen between established areas in the north and less developed areas in the south. These conflicts have regarded things such as construction of new toll roads and the re-purposing of a decommissioned air base. For example, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station site was designated by a voter measure in 1994 to be developed into an international airport to alleviate the heavily used John Wayne Airport. But subsequent voter initiatives and court actions have caused the airport plan to be permanently shelved. Instead it will become the Orange County Great Park.