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Unfortunately I had the worst experience with this venue than I had with any venue I looked at for my wedding. The venue itself is BEAUTIFUL and I loved it. I felt the magic of my wedding happening there, but my bubble was burst and all the sparkle deteriorated after working with a specific sales manager there that I will not name. I was made to feel like a nuisance, rather than an excited bride they wanted to host and not even like a person that they valued earning their business. It took on average a week to hear back from the sales manager and I was misquoted on price and details on multiple occasions as if she had never wrote down my details and saved them as I was looking to book a date and awaiting to send a deposit. The sales manager was unprofessional, non-attentive and overall unwelcoming. I decided to nix the venue the week before the deposit was due and no one contacted me about making a deposit until a week after it would have been due and they were asking the wrong price once more. I am in a similar business and find their way of business completely unacceptable. I would consider suggesting this venue if this sales manager was no longer with the company.
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We LOVED working with Billy at Larkin's on the River for our wedding ceremony and reception! He was very flexible and accommodating!
We had the ceremony in the courtyard - which was beautiful as it was. Billy gave us ideas for where music should set up or where the ceremony could take place and pros & cons of each.
The reception was held in the Shirley Roe Cabaret Room and it was absolutely perfect for us! We had about 70 people there and we fit comfortably. The room is gorgeous with the brick walls, wood floors, and big open windows. Larkin's has basic table decorations (votives, mirrors, hurricanes, etc) that they are willing to set up for you and add personal touches if you ask (glass beads).
The food... Oh the food! It was SO DELICIOUS! Our guests and we agree that it's the best wedding food there is. Billy worked with us on the menu - all the comments we had from the tasting in December were addressed with the food for the reception. We asked for him to set up a private space for us to eat in the bar area, which he did and had our food there for us.
When working with Billy the answer was almost always "Yes" -- and if it wasn't yes, it was, "I can't do that but, I can do this..." He had fabulous customer service. Loved working with Billy. Loved the space. Loved the food. Could not have been happier with venue.
Look no further for your wedding and catering needs! Larkin's had the entire package. Kristina, Jessica and their staff go above and beyond, and it shows. They truly make sure that every detail is absolutely perfect, and it was just that. I still have guests from the wedding complimenting the food, the venue and especially service (so much that a lot of the pictures I got back from my photographer had pictures of our friends and family with the staff)! Everyone was so professional.. they really make it look effortless. They have the largest choice of venues and cuisine of anyone in the area. Highly suggest Larkin's for ANY event, but they know how to make a wedding magical!
I had the ceremony on the lawn outside and the reception inside at the Sawmill. Everything was beautiful and exactly what I wanted! You tell them what you want and they'll find a way to make it work! Food was great also!
We held our wedding ceremony in Larkin's Courtyard and our reception in the Wyche's Pavilion. The absolute best thing about having your wedding at Larkin's is their experience and professionalism. They are such event experts that I was completely confident that our wedding would be perfect. Jessica was a joy to work with prior to the big day on all of the details and the Larkin's staff did an excellent job during the event. The setting was perfect, food was delicious and, most of all, the service was outstanding. Thanks to Larkin's for helping make it the best day ever.
We worked with both Melissa and Kristina at Larkins for our ceremony in the Larkins Courtyard and reception on the Wyche Pavillion! The venues were both beautiful and required very little in the way of decorating which kept our money available for other things. They worked with us to tweak one of their buffet menus to fit our tastes a lite better. All the chairs and plain linens were included in the rental so they helped us save money as well! The food was amazing and they handled a lot of the smaller details we had forgotten about in the days before the wedding. We are so happy we chose such a beautiful venue and experienced caterer!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Wyche Pavilion, which is catered/managed by Larkins. The venue is absolutely breathtaking!! Most, if not all, of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they had attended. If you want a charming, historic, outdoor venue, you can't go wrong with the Wyche Pavilion!!
There are so many options with lighting and furniture; you can easily make it your dream wedding. The food is SO good, too!! We had prime rib and salmon, with a ton of delicious appetizers and desserts -- yum! We loved that it was pretty much a one-stop shop.
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We had our wedding & reception at the Sawmill. BEAUTIFUL! We could not have been more pleased with this venue. The setting was perfect and Billy was great to work with. He met our every need and everything turned out wonderfully. We had tons of compliments on how pretty the venue was and how delisish the food was. I knew I would get married here the first time Isaw the place several years ago!
Working with Larkins was one of the easiest and first decisions we made when we began planning our wedding. They are one of my favorite restaurants in Greenville and I knew their food would be leagues above the typical wedding food you see. Our contact Jessica made our every request come to life! Our reception started with a cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres. I chose some of our appetizers from their catering menu but the chef was also able to create some custom foods just for us. After cocktail hour we had a sit down dinner. Dinner service was so smooth, and even with 22 tables of guests the servers were still so efficient and calm when passing out courses and making sure each table was attended to. And of course the food was FANTASTIC! Everyone complimented our catering and just raved about the menu! I loved that going into the day I didn't have to worry one bit about the catering, I trusted our contact completely to handle everything and pull together just what we wanted. I just got to look forward to eating the delicious foods we chose on the best day. They are definitely worth every penny!!
Thanks for the kind words, Shannon! You were a pleasure to work with. Cheers!
Larkins is our favorite restaurant in Greenville, so from the beginning we knew we wanted them to cater our daughter's wedding. The food was outstanding. Many of our guests said it was the best they've ever had at a wedding. The chef was wonderful in working early on with my daughter (the bride) on the hors d'oeuvres menu.
We had a sit down dinner (duo of filet and crab cake) and enjoyed every bite. The service was stellar, unobtrusive and attentive without being bothersome. And I cannot say enough about how wonderful their Events Specialist, Jessica Latif is to work with. Professional, helpful, reliable, and organized. Once we booked with Larkins I did not have a single worry about the catering. Highly recommend and will use them again at the first opportunity.
Thank you, Joyce! We look forward to working with you in the future. Cheers!
The food was out of this world good. Jessica was a pleasure to work with. The only downside was they only a loud two hours for set up. With that amount of time there were some thing that were left out. Other then that everything was great.
We had our Rehearsal Dinner in the Shirley Roe Cabaret Room, and it was something out of a dream! The exposed brick, beams and lighting created a beautiful setting, and the staff was wonderful. They helped my In-Laws carry everything in and decorate/set up, and made sure that everyone had anything they needed throughout the night. The food was great, we did the pulled pork, chicken, corn, potatoes---a truly southern meal, and the specialty drinks were delicious--bellini's and a raspberry drink (in addition to a variety of beer and wine).
We had about 60-70 people, and there was plenty of room for tables, the dance floor, buffet line, and the couch/lounge area next to the bar. We were also able to replace some of the pictures they have hanging up with several canvases of our engagement pictures so it made the room really ours for the night! The proximity to the Westin Poinsett (where we were staying) made for a very easy walk so we didn't have to worry about driving/parking, only about a block and a half away, so it was easy for the grandparents and the other elderly members of the family to get there as well.
We worked with Billy! We used the courtyard and the Shirley Roe room. Billy was fantastic and the rooms were great! Food was outstanding, and well worth the cost.
If you don't want to worry about an event, it's worth it to hire a professional outfit like Larkins. They deliver and are extremely well organized. worth it.
Larkin's Catering and Events created our dream wedding! I loved working with Kristina and the team at Larkin's. We conducted our Ceremony and Reception at Larkin's and they took care of everything. They set up all the chairs and tables for both locations and they food was outstanding. At our tasting, we had made a few changes, and they honored those changes exactly and we could tell on the day of our wedding. One thing I loved about Larkin's was that everything was included and they worked with all the other vendors we had. We would pay Larkin's, who turned around and payed our other vendors making it easier on us and not having to keep up with who was paid and who wasn't. They were a dream to work with and I would most definitely recommend them to anyone for an event or just dinner!