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We had our wedding ceremony (not reception) at the Saratoga Foothill Club on 5/7/11, which is rented through Panetta's. Overall, I would say that they did an okay job. The set-up on the day of was well done (the chairs in particular were very beautiful) and the appetizer arrangement was attractive. The company seemed a little disorganized, like when they claimed we hadn't paid them the rental fee even after our check had been deposited and the deposit statement was in our bank statement. I wasn't very pleased with the fact that catering was required in our rental contract for the Saratoga Foothill Club, so we were forced to order the appetizers (our reception was elsewhere). But that was okay, I guess. The main thing I didn't like about Panetta's was our point-of-contact, Lori, who was really pushy and unpleasant to work with. She wasn't respectful during our interactions and generally left me feeling belittled after our conversations. She just didn't seem like a nice person. She did give us good advice during our rehearsal the day before the ceremony, but then told us right then that she wasn't going to be present on the day of the ceremony even though she had originally said she would be there for the ceremony, which seemed like really late notice. Fortunately, everything went just fine (the rest of the Panetta staff are probably perfectly competent, and Erin in particular was really nice to work with). As another example, one of our groomsmen forgot his car keys inside the Club house during the rehearsal so he couldn't drive home. Lori had left by the time we realized this and when I called Lori, she was totally unhelpful and refused to do anything about it until I practically begged her in tears. In the end, Erin drove back and let us in and was totally nice about it. I really don't know why Lori was so awful - maybe she just isn't good at working with people with our personalities (we're both really reserved, quiet, and sensitive) and it's likely that she's more used to working with outgoing, demanding people who require push-back. I'm certainly never going near her again, not that this will come up. Anyway, be warned! It was still better to have a catering company than to have had to deal with the details of set-up and clean-up ourselves. There were no major disasters and they got the job done. :-D
Panetta's catering was perfect. They offer a bridal package that includes a DJ, wedding cake and all food and linens and chairs. The food was fantastic! Everyone was so nice and proffesional. They helped us with the planning and answered all our questions. Our day would not have been the perfect day it was without them!
The owner & his staff are very professional & attentive. They walked us through everything, reviewed details, offered advise and a wonderful package that we couldn't pass up.
The ONLY complaint I had was that the chicken came out too dry. Everything else tasted fantastic!
We had our wedding at J/L Ranch in Gilroy, who works solely with Panettas. I feel like I got an amazing deal, and the wedding didn't have a single hitch. Decorations, music, everything was perfect. Just right for the occasion. Everyone loved the food and the cake, and the DJ was great.
I would highly recommend Panettas Catering. Panettas provided a package that included the food, drinks, cake and DJ service. It saved us the time of having to search for each vendor individually. My fiance and I had a full tasting of all the food ahead of time before booking and were very delighted. Even to this day my guests will say what great food we had at our wedding. Glenn was very pleasant to work with and worked with us to make sure everything was the way we wanted it. He met with us in advance at the reception hall to make sure he had every detail down. He even worked with us on drinks and provided different options because our reception hall would not allow alcohol. Panettas made my wedding planning much easier.