Grateful Palate Catering & Events is a wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This venue is located along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing scenic water views for a beautiful, romantic wedding or special event. The expert staff and trained culinary team provide customized, delicious, and innovative food that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
This restaurant venue has a truly unique coastal setting. There is 4,000 square feet of event space, suitable for groups of up to 200 people. There is also plenty of elegant decor which lends a classic, sophisticated feel to your event. Grateful Palate Catering & Events is a great location for any and all occasions, including but not limited to wedding ceremonies and receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. The event space opens up into a newly renovated dock, with gorgeous water views that your guests will love.
At Grateful Palate Catering & Events, the expert, attentive staff is ready to coordinate your dream event. They want to help you plan every detail, resulting in an occasion that reflects your personal style and taste in every way possible. They can also provide additional event items to bring together those details, such as barware, flatware, glassware, china, and linens. The professional event staff can also assist with the setup and clean up of your event, and with lighting and sound services that you may need during the event. The venue is liability insured, and there is also great in-house catering options, as the venue is owned by a catering company.
If you choose to use catering services from Grateful Palate Catering & Events, you will not be disappointed. The chefs have years of experience in providing the highest quality meals and menus with fresh, innovative flavors and ideas, and professional, artistic presentation. There are four course menu options, a la carte services, as well as a buffet menu to consider when choosing your wedding menu.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Tracie · Married on 05/16/2015
We decided to have our wedding reception at Events by Grateful Palate next to Shooters and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue! Leslie was amazing to work with and since this was a destination wedding for us we really relied on her to work with us and answer the many questions we had leading up to the event. We went over every detail: decorations, food, music, drinks, etc. and she went above and beyond to ensure that everything was planned perfectly. We also worked with Tim the day of the event and he was absolutely amazing! We wanted for nothing that day and we have both Leslie and Tim to thank. Events by Grateful Palate is the perfect venue for your wedding. And Shooters is right next door...you can't go wrong! Food was incredible and you can't beat the view! Being from Maryland we are VERY picky about our crabcakes and I can tell you...theirs really lived up to our standards!Sent on 06/04/2015
Diana · Married on 11/24/2018
Leslie is the best!
We booked this venue for our wedding reception on Nov. 24, 2018 – this is not your typical ballroom venue…it has personality and an amazing view, which is why we loved it, plus they are willing to work with your budget.Sent on 12/27/2018
Our coordinator was Leslie and she is truly amazing and helpful. We had the cocktail hour at the dock and the reception dinner/dancing inside. She worked with my day-of-coordinator and I did not worry about a thing on my wedding day.
The food was aaaaaaaa-amazing!!!!!!! There was not a single guest disappointed in the food. Everyone complimented us. We chose the 4 course dinner because my husband wanted to do a tasting and you are not able to do that if you choose the buffet style dinner – it was definitely worth it!! – Also, I am from Peru and it meant a lot when they agreed to make Pisco Sour as my signature drink. It was delish – true Peruvian Pisco Sour!! - It was the perfect night and we are so happy we chose this venue.
PS: make sure to hire Brittany from Florida Beach Wedding Inc- She knows the venue very well!
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Suzanne · Married on 07/07/2018
We live in Fort Lauderdale but most of our family and guests were coming from all over the country for an intimate wedding. We wanted to give them a uniquely Florida experience and the Grateful Palate was the perfect venue. Situated on the inter coastal waterway provides a spectacular view of yachts going by and the setting sun. The interior of the venue is sophisticated and understated (no screaming carpet pattern or wallpaper) so your own wedding theme is not competing for attention. It was just the right size for the ceremony, dinner/dancing reception for 50 guests indoors and cocktails/appetizers on the dock. If it had rained- no problem, we'd have the cocktails inside; we also didn't have worry about the July heat which can be overwhelming for an outdoor setting.Sent on 07/11/2018
The staff is top notch talent and service minded. Leslie, our event manager, was patient, responsive to every request, fun to work with and a consummate professional. She anticipated and solved any problem quickly; worked with our other vendors seamlessly; communicated and followed through promptly at all times. She made it easy! Bryan, the head chef, prepared distinctive hors d'oeuvres, a beautiful and delicious meal; Monica, the pastry chef, fulfilled a last minute request for a wedding cake (since our original plans fell through) which our guests loved ; Kevin, the staff manager, Lori, the bartender, and the wait staff were extremely attentive to all our guests. In short, everyone felt well cared for.
Having everything in one place simplified the planning and the quality of the Grateful Palate could not be matched by other venues- and we considered many. This is a truly a gem of a place for any special occasion.