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My husband and I had our wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club on November 7th. From the first planning meeting to the day after the wedding, we were extremely pleased with all Taste and Danielle Gallone had done to accommodate us!
We have been hearing from our wedding guests who have said that the food was incredible as well as our venue. Some have even said that it was the best wedding they have ever attended :).
Danielle is extremely helpful and organized. I can't say enough about her and will miss chatting with her now that our wedding is over! I hope other couples are able to feel the level of satisfaction and happiness that Denis and I were able to working with Taste and Danielle.
Niki & Denis O'Keefe
we had our event at the boathouse. our coordinator was the lovely and organized Theresa Maxwell. two things to know: we have a condo right up the street from the boathouse, and knew that, when we got married, we would have it there. secondly, we are older, 63 and 53, so we knew what we wanted, so it required flexibility on the caterer's part. 1. venue: if you want a somewhat less formal, water- oriented venue, this is just perfect. sunsets available; we were very pleased with our partial. the place has a very beachy look, your guests arrive and a right in a marina area. inside is spacious with very high ceilings. plenty of room for dancing. 2. food: truly, a cut above. the tastings that Theresa conducted were generous, and helped a lot in deciding among the MANY choices. also, plentiful; I have no idea whether we paid extra, but the shellfish display, generously replenished, and the sushi, fruit and cheese on the tables gave the affair a real sense of abbondanza without the overdone catering hall feel. and the entrees: as one of the prior reviewer stated, this is usually the weak point. not at this venue. we got nothing but kudos, and many remarks like "it didn't taste like a catering hall." 3. organization: particularly for you young folks, who might find the process overwhelming, taste catering's system for doing things,implemented by Theresa, just completely takes the stress out of this whole aspect of the process. in comparison, we had a little get together the night before, which turned out great, but involved many pre-event arguments because of non-responsiveness. 4. service/flexibility: we never got a "no". e.g., we have a lot of wine drinkers, and we requested larger glasses, which were happily provided at no extra cost. the folks who worked the event were fun and enthusiastic. 5. value: ridiculously fair. one extra note: don't spend a fortune on a dj. you know how to have fun. we recommend our friend bob depersia fair price great guy 609 233 6941.
We had our ceremony and reception on October 17, 2015 at The Stateroom of Long Beach Island. I cannot express how amazing our day truly was. The whole wedding planning process was enjoyable and easy due to the invaluable help provided by Theresa Maxwell at Taste Catering. From the moment she was introduced to us, she provided us with a sense of calmness and confidence that our day would be as perfect as we expected. Theresa went above and beyond to accommodate all our wishes, she even set up all of our decor the day of our wedding! The courtyard at The Stateroom, where we had our ceremony, was beautiful. Being an autumn wedding, the courtyard had amazing foliage that provided an incredible atmosphere for us to tie the knot. The food that Taste Catering provided during our cocktail hour and reception was exceptional. Just about everyone who attended our wedding has commented on the exquisite cuisine served and how well everything was presented. The ballroom at The Stateroom was flawless and able to comfortably entertain our 130 guests. The bartenders, servers, maitre d', and our personal attendant were equally as marvelous. We highly recommend The Stateroom of LBI and Taste Catering to every couple who are looking for a venue, a caterer, an enjoyable wedding planning process, and a superb wedding day! Thank you for our momentous wedding experience!
I got married at the Stateroom and if I had to do it over again I would do it there. Theresa and the rest of the staff were phenomenal. Throughout the wedding planning process I had a ton of questions and Theresa not only got back to me quickly but answered my questions and then some. She made the planning process easier for me. I dropped everything off the night before and she set everything up beautifully. My wedding day was amazing and it was all due to the staff. The food was phenomenal and our guests loved everything. I did not hear a complaint from anyone. We had our ceremony upstairs in the ballroom and even brought in an arbor. Everything was just beautiful there. The maitre d was amazing and even came during cocktail hour to grab my husband and I so we could get a picture perfect sunset picture. The staff made me feel like a celebrity all night. I can not thank everyone enough there.
With planning, Theresa made us feel comfortable and at ease from the moment that we met her. She answered every question or concern that I had throughout the planning process - and there were many! She even contacted me via text a few days before just to follow up on a few things which was so nice!
The actual day of the wedding was wonderful. The presentation at cocktail hour was beautiful and delicious. We are still receiving compliments regarding the appetizers and meals! Our filets were both cooked exactly how we wanted (Theresa asked at our final planning meeting!) and were awesome. Everyone was thrilled about the mini dessert trays at each table as well :)
Our day would not have been as perfect as it was without Taste Catering!
I had my wedding at Mallard Island Yacht Club early this October and would highly recommend it to any engaged couple looking for a venue. The grounds are spectacular, and it's so nice to have the whole place to yourself; they only do one wedding at a time unlike many venues. Taste Catering, the exclusive caterer for the venue, is absolutely amazing, from the food and beyond. Danielle is the coordinator and your main point of contact when you book Mallard, and I can honestly say you won't find anyone who cares about your wedding as much as you do aside from Danielle. She is professional, energetic, and will go above and beyond to ensure your wedding is perfect from the time you tour the venue until the end of your big day. During the planning process, Danielle an invaluable resource in terms of vendors, flow, and overall coordination. She provided great suggestions and honest feedback, and was extremely quick respond to all of my emails, which was really helpful. My wedding ended up being the day of major storm, and despite the weather, Danielle and the full Mallard Island/Taste catering crew went beyond the call of duty to make sure it didn't impact our day. I couldn't have imagined a group of people handling the weather situation better, and think it's a real testament to their professionalism and genuine care. The wedding was still beautiful despite the rain, and I still have people telling me how great everything was from the food, to the location, estate, and staff. I can't say enough about my experience. Highly highly recommend.
Taste catering is the best caterer you can find in the Long Beach Island area. We just had our wedding in late September and it was the most beautiful, amazing night of our lives - much of that is due to Taste. They run an impeccable business with an emphasis on organization which is great when there are so many little details during the day of your event. I didn't have to worry about a thing and from the get go knew we were in good hands. They are a little pricey but they were worth going over budget :) Theresa was extremely helpful and responsive. The only reason I gave two and a half stars for flexibility was that there were times they weren't that flexible about the way they did things. I think the biggest thing was that they wouldn't provide garnishes for drinks from their bartenders. Lemons, limes, cherries, olives were to be provided by us which we thought was a little ridiculous. We finally came to an agreement that WE would provide the lemons and limes and the bartenders would cut them. It was strange that they wouldn't do that. Every bartender I know cuts up lemon and limes, as I was a bartender myself who catered events. That was the only thing that rubbed us the wrong way. However, the food is SO AMAZING that you don't care that they are a bit rigid. They know what they are doing. Our guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. Everyone said this was the first wedding they went to where the entree was equal or surpasses the appetizers and the appetizers were amazing!! We did not get enough compliments on the food and at the end of the day that is what you want out of your caterer. They also were incredibly easy to work with, and listened to us, and our wants/needs. I would recommend Taste to anyone getting married in the long beach island area. They truly are the cream of the crop, and worth every penny. Our day was wonderful because of their hard work.
Taste Catering provided the food for my September wedding in LBI at Mallard Island Yacht Club a few weeks ago. My husband and I were incredibly pleased with them and their services. The food was delicious! They were helpful and flexible in accommodating several of our food requests. Everything was just displayed as beautiful as could be. And all of our interactions through Danielle could not have been better (she is the absolute BEST). I would 100% recommend Taste Catering for anyone looking!
My husband and I got married at the Mallard Island Yacht Club on September 11, 2015. Our wedding was truly a dream come true, from start to finish. This venue alone is so over the top and so unbelievably beautiful its hard not to love it. But on top of being a gorgeous venue there is a huge list of amazing other qualities. First and foremost you meet this ray of sunshine, Danielle, when you pick Mallard as your venue. She is so on top of everything, she truly made my wedding planning experience effortless. It was so easy to talk to her and explain my dream and vision for my special day and she was always able to understand and make my visions a reality. And next is the amazingness that is Taste Catering. All I heard from my guests was how unbelievable the food was. There were so many different choices to pick from for you menu, I must have changed my mind three - four times. All I can say is the herb crusted stuff chicken.....is beyond words (my mouth is watering just thinking about it!!!!!!). And then the day of the wedding you have this amazing dream team keeping things in line and going all day. I had a wonderful bridal attendant named Kelsey who was by my side throughout the whole night. Anything I needed she was right there...fixing my dress, getting me a drink, fixing a loose piece of my hair, helping me in and out of my dress, taking pictures of my husband and I on my cell phone all night. She truly made me feel like royalty. And that I had Marcy as my maitre'd and she kept the wedding flowing through the entire evening (from food, to formal dances, to speeches, more food, dancing and cake), there was never a lull the evening flowed perfectly. Despite all of the amazingness I just listed my most favorite thing about Mallard is that is a one stop shop, you never had to leave; from the Chapel ceremony, through the reception and then up to bed in the royal bridal suite (which the pictures are proof - its crazy ridiculous) the entire night is a dream come true.
We had our ceremony and reception at the State Room in September. The entire day was perfect and the food was out of this world. Our guests kept telling use how unique each area of the venue was and how amazing the food was. Taste was able to accommodate a Mexican Taco buffet which our guests really enjoyed. And the guacamole station was a huge hit! Theresa was a fantastic wedding coordinator and made the process really easy. She responded to my emails quickly and made sure everything was perfect for the day of the wedding. An added bonus of getting married on a Friday was being able to set up and decorate the day before. Do not hesitate to book your wedding here!
Taste Catering was an amazing vendor for our September wedding in LBI! Our reception was located at the Boathouse Restaurant and Taste Catering helped us plan our NJ wedding while we lived in San Francisco. Theresa worked with us via phone and email, making the planning process a piece of cake! We were able to change out some menu items, and our guests said they have never tasted better wedding food, ever! Absolutely delicious!! (and some of our guests have been to A LOT of weddings :) ) Taste catering clearly laid out menu options from the start and made payment scheduling easy as well. Even with a time change, I found Theresa readily available to answer questions/concerns whenever I needed her.
I was so impressed with the catering staff during the actual event, in their ability to make the evening run so smoothly. Our guests felt like the timing of the appetizers/meal/dessert was perfect and I have to agree! Prior to the wedding day, Taste made sure to let me know when and where to drop off my decorations, and allowed my friends/family to assist with set-up that I asked them to do.
Our wedding was more than we could have hoped for and we are so grateful to Taste Catering for making it so easy! I highly recommend them to anyone planning an LBI wedding!
During my venue hunt, I took a tour of The Stateroom and fell in LOVE! I walked into the cocktail area and wanted to party....immediately I knew this was where my wedding should be. Upon booking the day, Nicole was very informative and helpful with recommending hotels, transportation, photography and florist accommodations. After she left on maternity leave, Theresa was exceptional in taking over the role. As the days approached she deadlined all planning details making it easy and organized during the process. On wedding day, since all my decorations were DIY style she and her staff were most diligent in setting everything up exactly as my mother and I visioned, please keep in mind that it was not an easy task, and mother could not be there because she was needed for pictures prior to the ceremony....but the staff succeeded (applause).
Food was delicious! I hope someone I know has a wedding there so I can eat there again. We had a personal attendant bringing us food all during cocktail hour and during the reception. There was SO much and everything was sooo good, since my guests are the true critics its proven it was good because they have gushed over how great the food was and how masterful the staff services were. One guest even said they felt like they were treated like a king!!!
Seriously folks this is a wonderful place for a wedding, especially those who love LBI. In case you are not familiar this used to be "The Quarter Deck". I never went there , but a lot of my family did, and were extremely excited just for the nostalgic factor:) For others it's perfect for the traditional wedding with a modern twist!
Taste Catering was excellent! All of our guests loved the food. We also got our wedding coordinator, Danielle from Taste and she was fantastic. Very organized and helped us make sure that everything went the way we had wanted. The bartenders were accommodating and friendly. The wait staff was excellent! All of the members of the staff that helped set up were also a joy to work with and really went above and beyond. It had rained that day, but as soon as the weather cleared, the event space was opened up. The food was really magnificent! The only criticism I have is that one of our home brought items items was not distributed (cocktail stirrers), but that was minor in the grand scheme of things. The tasting beforehand was great, but the food on the day itself was even better.
I got married on 8/29/15 at the Mallard Island Yacht Club. Taste Catering was an amazing company to work with - they provided me with the wedding of my dreams and all of my guests LOVED the food!!! Their staff was incredible and so accommodating to me and my guests. LOVE them.
Danielle our wedding specialist could not have been more wonderful and helpful throughout the whole wedding planning process. ALWAYS SO responsive, helpful, and I feel like she's a part of my family now that our wedding day is over. I was not the least bit nervous on my wedding day because I knew that Danielle had everything under control and that everything would work out amazingly. She is THE BEST of the BEST at what she does.
Marcy, our Maitre D' was wonderful and was there for all of us throughout the entire night - from making sure the night went all according to plan to offering my dad and me ceremony advice when we had a question before walking down the aisle, to giving my new husband and me some mints before our first dance - she was totally on top of everything- she did an amazing job!
Our "day of" coordinator - Kelsey - was fantastic as well - SO kind and helpful throughout the entire day and made sure that my husband and I were very "well hydrated" throughout the night constantly bringing us drinks and letting us know what was happening next.
They gave me the wedding of my dreams, I would suggest them a million times over to anyone who asks!! Thank you to all of them.
My husband and I got married at Mallard Island on August 28th, 2015. Our families, friends and I were absolutely blown away by the food! Initially at the tasting, we weren't very impressed but Danielle at Mallard assured us that the wedding would be outstanding and it absolutely was! They are extremely flexible on the menu and really want the bride and groom to be happy with whatever they want. Everything was PERFECT and even the leftovers (which we ate in the AM) were incredible!! Highly recommend!!
We had our wedding at Mallard on August 14th and it was beyond perfect. Danielle and her team were so responsive throughout our entire planning process. They really helped us create a day that was unique to us. I was so relaxed the day of the wedding because I knew Danielle had taken care of everything. Our bridal attendant was also amazing and did a wonderful job of taking care of us and our extremely large and rowdy bridal party. From the service to the food, everything was amazing. We had so many compliments from our guests about everything! We could not have asked for a more perfect day :)