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Although I haven't had my event yet, Kelli has been AWESOME! She answers every single question I have, most of my questions she answered before I could even ask, and she always gets back to me in a timely manner. I've changed my menu many times and she's been patient and helpful each and every time.
Emily helped me make my menu for my wedding and the food is so awesome. My fiance and I met in Gainesville and we love eating at 4Rivers. They are also making our cake and cupcakes for the wedding. They were the most affordable catering that we found too!
Communication is a MAJOR issue with 4Rivers & the sweet shop. I picked 4Rivers for our catering because we love their food and think it will be something unique but this company really needs to work on communication and customer service issues. Their staff is young and still has a lot of learning to do.
They also do not include linens, which will end up being an extra added cost, compared to other catering companies. Plates, silverware, etc is also another added cost; which again isn't like other catering companies. They list catering as $18.99 per person so you end up picking them because of the "great value" & great food; but with everything, ours ended up almost $60 per person (Inaccurate & ridiculous).
Emily was amazing! The food was delicious! Highly recommend 4Rivers! It was definitely worth every penny! Our guest didn't have one complaint! Eat as much as you can at your tasting, because on your day you won't have time to eat;)
Where do I START with 4Rivers?!?! They were quite possibly the best thing that happened to our wedding!!! My husband and I knew we wanted food that was universally delicious and also showed our fun personalities. We contacted 4R to ask about catering, and were paired with Emily Harrison, catering manager for Tampa. From the get go, we hit it off! She and Justine bent over BACKWARDS to give us exactly what we had hoped for, and at a great price. And flavor!!! They even did our wedding cake, and multiple cupcake flavors for the reception. I would highly recommend the baked cheese grits, smokehouse corn, mac and cheese, and pulled chicken. Holy smokes, it was delicious! And for the dessert...we got to choose 6 different cupcake flavors! Where to start? From cookie dough to mint chocolate to pumpkin to vanilla bean...goodness, I want to get married again just to eat that food again! Thank you Emily and Justine and the 4R family for making our wedding the best ever :) We can't wait to come back!
4Rivers was great from start to finish. They did a fantastic tasting that was fun and complete with photos of the set up. I also had my cake done with them and it was so delicious. What is not well known is that they will also provide bar services which makes it easy to keep the number of vendors down = less people you need to coordinate with.
They also bring their own linens for the tables and have an attendant behind the food to help guests get food.
4Rivers was hired for catering and bartending at my wedding. We provided our own alcohol, they served. They did a great job, and made my husband and I were taken care of us all night, sending us off with "to go" boxes and all! I was very happy with everything!
We used 4Rivers for our wedding and it was the best decision ever! The food was so amazing and our guests were very thankful that we didn't have traditional wedding food ;) There is nothing that could beat the quality of the food and the professionalism of the staff we had. We also used their bartending services (we provided all of the alcohol) and the bartender was great! He immediately made sure I had a drink after the entrance and I was incredibly thankful for that. The planning process was easy and they are fairly good at answering emails & phone calls quickly. Also, when you go to do your taste testing...go hungry :)
all of my guests loved the food (seriously, who wouldn't??) and the staff was amazing. I thought it was a great value; it was the lowest priced caterer I found, but I honestly feel like they have the best food too. It was a win/win!
4Rivers Smokehouse was amazing for our wedding! Not only was their food delicious, their staff were very friendly and professional. They had everything set up in a timely fashion, their bartender was great, and every person loved the food! The caterer manager I worked with, Kellie, was also very helpful and my husband and I greatly enjoyed the pre-tasting before the wedding. The staff made sure all leftovers were wrapped up and helped with the rest of the wedding clean up. I would definitely recommend 4Rivers Smokehouse to anyone and everyone because their food is DELICIOUS and their staff was GREAT!
Great food! Great service! So glad we picked them for food. One tip would be to overestimate the amount of meat you need because it gets eaten quickly because it is so good :)
OMG the food was so good! We are definitely regulars to begin with and it was a no brainer to have them cater the wedding. It was a huge hit. There weren't even left overs! Our guests devoured their food! We did a cake for us to cut and cupcakes for the guests. We were able to have choices for dinner for everyone and multiple cupcake flavors. We were able to bring alcohol to our venue and they even gave us a bar tender to serve it! Worked out just perfect. I would definitely recommend them for your wedding or any even at that matter :)
I had all of my food and desert catered through 4Rivers in Jacksonville. The food and service the night of was exceptional- nothing but compliments on the taste (though my cake did not replicate what I ordered) . My complaint however is that there was a great lack of communication. It would take several days and multiple phone calls/emails to get a response from Karen/Lindsey/Mike.
We used 4Rivers to cater our wedding and were able to choose menu items from both 4Rivers and The Coop. The price was very reasonable, the staff was professional, and the food was amazing! Everyone loved it!! The fried chicken, smashed potatoes, and GRAVY were our favorite. The banana pudding served in shot glasses was sooo delicious! We are so happy we chose 4Rivers for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone!
Not what we originally thought of as "wedding food" but soooooo much better than any other wedding we've ever been to! The prices were incredible, and 4Rivers worked with us to accommodate all of our requests. They helped set up and break down our event, served amazing food, bartended, and even made our signature cocktails perfectly. The staff was amazing, and we are so happy with our decision!
4Rivers catered our wedding, and everything was just as good as it is in the restaurant! All of our guests loved the food, and it was a really good value for the amount of food and the great service. We did mini cupcakes and a small cake to cut (red velvet and coconut) and it was so good! :)