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Gilmore Catering

Grand Rapids, MI View map

About

Gilmore Catering is an award-winning wedding caterer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They use fresh and locally-sourced ingredients to make restaurant-quality cuisine for your wedding day. With over 100 years of combined experience in the event planning industry, they are skilled in making sure your wedding is executed flawlessly. They have a creative and courteous staff ready to help make your special day perfect.

Cuisine

Gilmore Catering offer a wide variety of cuisines and are happy to accommodate any dietary needs clients may have. They provide setup, delivery and cleanup to add ease to your day, as well as service staff and a deditcated event manager to make sure your event runs smoothly. Their catering menus are customizable and allow for various serving styles that include, but are not limited to, buffet, plated, and family style.

In addition to their catering services, they also provide complete bar and beverage services. All beverage services are a la carte, allowing you to create your dream beverage menu to perfectly compliment your food selections.

Other Services

Gilmore Catering is delighted to refer you to the best photographers, DJs and design experts to make planning your wedding that much simpler. Additional services they are able to provide you with include, but are not limited to:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • China
  • Cake-Cutting Services

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$22

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

$27

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$22

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

$10

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

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

64 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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  • Aimee
    Aimee Married on 12/29/2018
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    Incredible

    Don’t hesitate to book this caterer!
  • Karis
    Karis Married on 08/25/2018
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    Great variety and quality of food

    Gilmore was absolutely professional and a pleasure to work with. We did tastings before the wedding and were advised on which foods would be best based on seasonal items for our wedding. Everything worked out perfectly, and with a plated wedding we barely noticed being served as it was all done quickly and professionally without getting in anyone's way. The food quality was excellent and tasty and we would highly recommend Gilmore for your catering needs - especially the salmon!
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    Karis Married on 08/25/2018
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    We can't recommend Gilmore enough. They are definitely worth every penny with their delicious food, quick responses, and professionalism. As a couple who was working with them over 3 continents we are very happy with how everything turned out!

Awards

  • 64
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Rosie & Ryker
    81 photos · 05/12/2018

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Eastern Floral Eastern Floral Wedding Florists

Gilmore collection catering at The B.O.B. is a great wedding and events venue! They are so easy to work with. Their food options are one of the best in Grand Rapids! Talk to Kari for a tour of their beautiful venue!

Floral Creations by Sharon Floral Creations by Sharon Wedding Florists

Would highly recommend the Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. for a wedding, anniversary party or other special event. They will do a fabulous job. Floral Creations by Sharon

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20 Monroe Ave. N.W. Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
(616) 356-2627

Office Hours By Appointment Only 9am - 5pm | Monday - Saturday
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Gilmore Catering frequently asked questions

At Gilmore Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Gilmore Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

At Gilmore Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Gilmore Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Gilmore Catering offer for weddings?

Gilmore Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Gilmore Catering provide for weddings?

Gilmore Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Gilmore Catering?

At Gilmore Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • British
  • Cajun
  • Caribbean
  • Chinese
  • Ethiopian
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin American
  • Local
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Russian
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Gilmore Catering?

At Gilmore Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Gilmore Catering provide for wedding events?

Gilmore Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What type of food and beverage items does Gilmore Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Gilmore Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Gilmore Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Gilmore Catering is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in value.

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