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Catering in South Bristol, ME,
(207) 380-6661

About Us

1578 is a full catering wedding service situated in South Bristol, Maine, along scenic shores. Founded by Chef Mark Bartle and coordinator, Kimberly McLellan, this business provides coastal hospitality alongside an epicurean, culinary experience. Surrounded by natural maritime ambiance, their outdoor stone-laid dining space and green gardens provide an idyllic locale to enjoy the cuisine, celebrate nuptials, or relax with an intimate gathering of loved ones.

Services Offered

The team at 1578 is dedicated to helping guests plan and successfully carry out their own, unforgettable event. Providing either assistance planning a ceremony or reception on their seaside property or facilitating arrangements made offsite at a venue of the client’s choice, this catering service goes beyond providing gourmet dishes to accommodate other vital wedding preparations and requirements. Director of events, Kimberley McLellan, brings her keen aptitude for event programming and design to the table, effecting a personalized and lasting affair. Aside from weddings, this business hosts other special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, cooking classes, and public events.


Chef Mark Bartle’s extensive experience and knowledge of the culinary industry factors into every coastal dish he prepares. An alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America, and having filled multiple roles as Executive Chef along the eastern coast of the United States, Mark combines proficiency and quality into his locally inspired flavors. Some features and styles of the 1578 kitchen include:

  • Seafood
  • Southern specialties
  • Tables, chairs, and place settings
  • Greek
  • Accommodation of dietary preferences and intolerances
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Bar services

Frequently Asked Questions about Catering

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$ 65.00

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$ 25.00

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$ 25.00

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$ 15.00

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$ 10.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s), Limited Bar, House Wine, House Liquor

What event services do you provide?

Delivery, Set Up, Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch, Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Custom Menu, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tapas, Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American, Asian, BBQ, Cajun, Caribbean, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Sandwiches, Seafood, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Halal, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Outside Alcohol

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs, Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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