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Country Garden Caterers & Venues

Santa Ana, CA View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
226 reviews

About

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 d茅cor, day-of coordination and entertainment options.

Services Offered
Country Garden Caterers & Venues offers a unique, historic event facility that seats up to 175 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.

Cuisine
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鈥檕euvres.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$60

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$50

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$60

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$19

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Southern

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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    Angela J. Married on 11/12/2022
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    TL;DR: Lori is amazing, and CGC is amazing. Don't look further!

    Warning: LONG DETAILED REVIEW

    I normally do not leave any reviews on various websites, but Country Garden Caterers is worth every word of my review. I am also leaving 5-star reviews on a few other wedding website platforms because they are just PHENOMENAL.

    I want to give my utmost shoutout to Lori, one of the Catering consultants at CGC! She was such a joy to work with, funny, creative, responsive to my messages (calls/texts/emails). There are so many wonderful things to share about Lori, but I would like to highlight how she went completely above and beyond to help out a stressed out bride like me. She understands how stressful wedding planning can be (catering being such a HUGE part of the event) and listened to my concerns and request for help. I was struggling to find a third party rental for china plates, silverware and glasses a month out from the wedding, and she helped me secure all of that by working with her colleague (Andy) at CGC, for delivering, setting up and picking up all on the same day. She helped to order all the linens and nicely folded napkins. While she had so many other weddings to coordinate and plan, she was completely on top of it and did not make my wedding feel like just another wedding she had to work on. She is so personable, helpful, and available! I am so lucky to have worked with her for my wedding this past weekend.

    And how can I NOT talk about the food. Whenever I hear people rave about any kind of food, I am skeptical because the food ends up being underwhelming (too much hype). However, I was blown away by how DELICIOUS their food was. After attending their tasting, it was a no brainer to put down the deposit with them on the spot and secure them as our wedding caterer.

    For our cocktail hour hors D'oeuvres, we had coconut shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates and wonton teriyaki crisps. They were all so delicious (my favorite was the bacon-wrapped dates), my guests told me they went back for them several times.

    For our reception dinner, we had marsala chicken and brisket (special request to be served with their Jack Daniel BBQ sauce - which Lori accommodated for us) as entrees, garlic mashed potatoes, sonoma salad, and grilled mediterranean veggies. Marsala chicken was so juicy and flavorful. CGC doesn't specialize in BBQ but their brisket is so juicy and soft, and the Jack Daniels BBQ sauce complimented the briskets so well. Garlic mashed potatoes were so full of flavor, and their sonoma salad is now my favorite salad, like ever. I've heard (and even experienced) wedding food being unmemorable, but CGC was completely different. So many people came up to the sweetheart table and told me the food was so delicious. One guest told me that our food was the best wedding food she has ever had in decades.

    Lastly, CGC servers was so professional, hardworking and provided exceptional customer service to our guests. I will definitely choose them again if I have to plan parties that require catering in the future.

    If my review didn't convince you already to choose CGC for your wedding, I don't know what will. You will not regret choosing them. Thank you Lori and CGC for making our wedding so special and memorable!
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    Selina G. Married on 08/01/2021
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    Always a pleasure to work with!

    I have hired CGC for private events for a few years now and they are my go to for anything food related. They are budget friendly, with high quality food and onsite staff. They have handled everything from a full on wedding, holiday celebrations at a private home, Birthdays, to Bridal showers. Diana is my go to girl and she works with me on my clients budget, ideas, and she is realistic on what they can provide and what they cannot. She gets back to me in a timely manner (remember weekends are usually booked and it takes a few days for catch up, but she will get back to you) Her team the day of the event are professional, friendly and exceed my expectations every time! I recommend them to my clients, friends and family!
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    Jenny C. Married on 07/24/2021
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    Love diana and her team

    I don鈥檛 even know where to begin to show my appreciation. First and foremost, I would love to thank my star point of contact, Diana, for being so patient throughout this journey. We hired Country Gardens Catering for our wedding in July, without having to taste their food first due to Covid regulations. Our venue was also non-inclusive and I did not hire a wedding coordinator so you can imagine how much all the little details mattered to me. That meant that I was always asking endless amount of questions and expressing many concerns. However, Diana, being the angel that she is, listened to all of my worries with patience and worked with me to find a solution for anything. Whether it meant making a custom menu for our buffet, or even as small as revising linen colors, she found an answer to them all. Thank you to Diana and her team for making the planning process so swift, and for giving so much of your time and energy into our special day. We are eternally grateful for your kindness and we will always keep you in mind for future events! As soon as we get some photos/videos back, I will be sure to post them!

    Country Garden Caterers & Venues's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your kind review and wish you years of Marital Bliss! Look forward to seeing your video and pics~
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Deals

Country Garden Caterers & Venues 1
Offer

$44.95 Catered Reception & Venue Package 2023*

  • Venue Rental of the CGC Facility for a 4-hour Event
  • Entr茅e, Salad & Accompaniments
  • Infused Water & Lemonade Station
  • Tables & Chiavari Chairs
  • China Package
  • Servers & Bartender

ABC Licensed and insured for your Hosted Bar (additional fee) or Cash Bar ~ Please check our CGC website for more details!

*Price based on 100 or more guests

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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
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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.

Chunk-N-Chip Chunk-N-Chip Wedding Caterers

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 / lene@chunknchip.com / 949.572.5726

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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:)

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Map

719 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA, 92701
714-972-9069

M-F Office Hours - 9am to 5pm Saturday - varies depending on events Sunday - office is closed/events only
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Country Garden Caterers & Venues frequently asked questions

At Country Garden Caterers & Venues, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
The bar service starting price at Country Garden Caterers & Venues includes:
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Country Garden Caterers & Venues offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Country Garden Caterers & Venues offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Country Garden Caterers & Venues, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Southern
At Country Garden Caterers & Venues, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Country Garden Caterers & Venues provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Country Garden Caterers & Venues offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Country Garden Caterers & Venues is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.
Country Garden Caterers & Venues currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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