Country Garden Caterers & Venues is an award-winning, full-service caterer based in Santa Ana, California. With over four decades of experience, they offer award-winning cuisine and a historic, rustic banquet hall in the heart of Santa Ana. Contact one of their professional event coordinators today to learn more about their affordable menu options, stand out design and décor, day-of coordination and entertainment options.
Country Garden Caterers & Venues offers a unique, historic event facility that seats up to 200 guests in the heart of Santa Ana, California. The 1930's-era banquet hall and historic site was the original AAA office for Southern California and features exposed brick, an upstairs loft and a beautiful pub-style bar and dancing area. In addition to this facility, these caterers are a preferred caterer at over 70 different Southern California locations.
They offer diverse menus and cuisine that range from Mexican and Italian to Hawaiian and Mediterranean. Enjoy home-cooked favorites such as their famous chicken marsala, vegetarian lasagna and stuffed portabella mushroom. They also offer custom, themed menus and hors d’oeuvres.
221 Reviews for Country Garden Caterers & Venues
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Lisa J. · Married on 03/14/2020
Mother of the bride
Diana Perkins is the best event coordinator in the world! Why? From start to finish (meaning, from the day my daughter & her fiancé chose their wedding venue : The Heritage Museum of Orange County) Diana was there, every step of the way! Even with a long engagement, my daughter was able to tailor her event to her specific needs and tastes (and was even able to change them along the way, without any issues). Diana is fun and easy to work with and creates the perfect look and feel for your guests and makes sure that every detail is executed to perfection! Her serving staff was very professional and courteous, and each one had a smile on his/her face while serving. And the food was delicious! We had chicken parmigiana (which our guests RAVED over), fettuccine Alfredo, mixed vegetables in butter sauce, rolls and Caesar salad. The food presentation was absolutely beautiful and Diana turned our reception area into a beautiful, sparkling (and inviting) oasis that was spectacular and quaint. She even worked with us in planning for canopies just days before the wedding because she knew it might rain, so we planned accordingly (thanks to her recommendation). She’s SO GOOD at watching the weather! She works tirelessly to insure your event is EXACTLY what you want and she works within your budget and knows just how to “tweak” things to stretch your dollar and please your (hungry) guests. Diana Perkins is the best!! She’s helpful, attentive, has impeccable taste, gets back to you in a timely manner (w/emails & phone calls) and lets your know exactly what will work and what won’t work for your Big Day. She has been doing this a long time and that’s the kind of person you WANT planning your wedding reception. Look no further...Diana form CGC is your “one-stop-shop-gal” for all your catering needs! Her staff even helped load flowers into my car at the end of the evening! And they even brought me a bunch of plastic forks when I realized I’d forgotten to pack them for our cake cutting! A class act, indeed! Such an amazing catering company!Sent on 03/19/2020
Nadine R. · Married on 02/09/2020
Best decision ever
Country Garden Caterers exceeded my expectations. Their food was to die for. The roast baron of beef and chicken Marsala were both juicy and delicious. My family still can't stop talking about the food served at my wedding. Their coordinator Diana is the sweetest and one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She ensures your day goes as smooth as possible. Meeting with her was always an unforgettable experience.
I 100% recommend country Garden Caterers for all your catering needs.Sent on 10/10/2019
Country Garden Caterers & Venues's reply:Thank you so much for the review! What a fabulous day that was! Diana just loves you both to pieces:) Wishing you years of marital Bliss~
User3390085 · 1+ year ago
I just got married at The Heritage Museum of Orange County and Country Garden Caterers did an amazing job. Diana Perkins is the best wedding planner/day of coordinator I could have asked for and everything the day of ran so smoothly.Diana helped create a beautiful and unique celebration. She had great ideas and helped us stay within our budget. The food was so delicious and every guest raved about it.We also had them do the cake, and they put together a really cute table with six different cakes(all different and very delicious) I had a perfect night thanks to them. The drinks were also delicious and the service was great. They were so efficient in decorating everything and moving quickly throughout the night. I highly recommend them!Sent on 07/12/2013
We can't say enough about Country Garden Caterers. First off, let me tell you, their venue is amazing. The brick walls are to die for. They make the atmosphere comfy and cozy. The combination of lighting, the brick walls, and the decorations make the ambiance top notch. The perfect venue for your next event!! The food is delicious!!! I am a foodie, and I know great food when I taste it. At their recent open house event, I had the pleasure of trying their mashed potato bar. I've never seen anything like it before. You put the mashed potatoes in a martini glass then you top with condiments of your choosing, sour cream, cheese, bacon, green onion. I tell ya, I was in heaven. Their best dish is Macadamia Crusted Chicken with a Teriyaki ganache and pineapple salsa. O so yummy! To top it all off, they have the BEST people at Country Garden Caterers. Diana Perkins Director of Sales rocks and Barbara Des Rochers the owner is the sweetest. They go above and beyond to make your event perfect. We highly recommend Country Garden Caterers in Santa Anna.
Working with Diane and Country Garden Caterers is always a pleasure! Professional, real, enthusiastic, and organized. Everything you could want in a partner. And they know exactly how to make their clients happy. Their venue is warm, fun and perfect when you want your guests to feel relaxed and very content. Amazing food, excellent presentation. Wonderful for business gatherings, weddings and all types of parties. It's the kind of spot you never want to leave! Lene Knobel / Events & Sales Manager / Chunk-N-Chip / email@example.com / 949.572.5726
Country Garden Caterers is truly an amazing vendor! Nothing but the best! GREAT food, staff, servers, and costumer service. I've had the pleasure to work with Country Garden Caterers many times. Everytime I work with this team I know I don't have to worry. They are very professional, punctual, reliable, friendly, and really hardworking. Always showing great team work and great service! HIGHLY RECOMMED! Rita:)