Muddy Rudder Catering

Planning a special event or function can be very stressful.  Choosing the correct venue to make a lasting impression is one of the most important decisions to make your event both memorable and enjoyable.

We are here to help!  Our expert and knowledgeable special events team will be with you every step of the way from table setup and arrangement to menu and beverage options.  We strive to accommodate your every need while at the same time assisting you with any tough decisions that may arise.  We’ve held a wide array of special events at “The Rudder” from garden hors d’oeuvre parties to wedding receptions, baby showers, birthday parties, anniversaries, board meetings and the list goes on!  We tailor each event to your specific needs even if that means catering your event off premise!  With food designed to tease your palate and a great view over looking the Cousins River, there is no better place to truly make your special event unforgettable than “The Rudder.”

Meal Guarantees

Guarantees are required for the number of persons attending your function by 12:00 p.m., three business days prior to the function date. This number will be considered a guaranteed number for attendance, not subject to reduction. If no guarantee is received, the expected number of guests on the Event Order will be considered the guarantee. If attendance falls below the guarantee, the host is responsible for the number guaranteed. The Muddy Rudder will set 5% over the guarantee.

Service Charge

All food and beverage is subject to a 20% service charge and a 7% state food and
beverage tax.


We ask for a $250 deposit upon booking of your party to save the date. The final payment will be due upon the conclusion of your function.

Should a cancellation occur within one week of the event, the deposit will be forfeited.


No staples, tacks or adhesives are allowed on any walls or doors.

Customer assumes responsibility for any damages caused by it or any of its guests, invitees or other persons attending, in any part of the restaurant.

In providing accommodations or rendering services under this agreement, it is expressly agreed and understood that to the extent permitted by the law, the restaurant, its employees or agents shall not be liable for any loss, injury or damage to persons or property of the customer or its invitees incurred in connection with this agreement, the accommodations or services provided hereunder, except where such injury or damage results from the negligence of the restaurant.


We ask that you finalize your menu 14 days prior to your event. The prices are based on one selection from each course. Certain first course selections come at an additional price, which are shown.