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Stacy · Married on 07/05/2019
Great Food and Service
Absolutely amazing food, not a lot of people can say that about their wedding meals. Also, the wait staff and bartenders were phenomenal!Sent on 07/08/2019
Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering's reply:Oh, Stacy! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a sweet review! You were stunning. We hope you are enjoying married life and hope you visit our restaurant whenever you are in Charlevoix!
Rob Self · Married on 05/26/2019
Best wedding food you have ever had
Wow, wow, WOW. From the get-go, Grey Gables was prompt to return my emails and accommodate my every request (I was very particular about a lot of items). The steak for 170 guests was cooked Medium-rare to perfection (exactly as requested). The food was warm as they used warmed plates, the service was impeccable and their bartending service was surely some of the best of Northern Michigan wedding caterers. We had a "His" and "Hers" cocktail both with specific ingredients as well as recipes. Grey Gables was able to make these with ease along with an extensive cocktail menu that we provided beforehand that we wanted guests to be able to order. They showed up on time and were setup early, ready to go with restaurant level service and bartending. If you want the best wedding food and bartending you can get, this is it. They are able to execute on specific requests and for their service, the price gives you great value. I expected a lot from them, and they exceeded my expectations. It's difficult to serve 170 people in a timely manner with delicious food and drinks, but Grey Gables is definitely a team you can trust to get it done!Sent on 06/12/2019
Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering's reply:Oh Rob! This review has made our entire season! Thank you for taking the time to write, we really wanted everything to be perfect for you and your bride and we are thrilled that we succeeded. Congratulations and thank you!
Holly · Married on 08/18/2018
Amazing food and service
Katie was just the most amazing person to work with for our catering. She made everything easy, was so friendly and kind, and had a good sense of humor even when my husband was making bad jokes.Sent on 02/09/2019
The food was delicious, the servers were great and they were so helpful. They even accomadated for a vegan guest with tree nut allergies and she raved about the meal she received saying she's never been able to eat at a wedding.
The price was affordable and well worth every penny.
I actually do have a photo someones plate because one of my close friends enjoyed it so much she took a picture of "the best wedding food she's had" and sent it to her sister. It has the chicken and pork options. (Plastic cup was from our bar the glass from GG)
Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering's reply:Holly! How are we just seeing this review! We had so much fun with your wedding, it was super original and at one of my favorite Charlevoix homes! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day and we hope you are enjoying married life!
Taylor · Married on 09/02/2017
We had a great experience working with Grey Gables as our caterer. Katie was one of the most readily available vendors we had for my 10,000 questions leading up to the wedding. The food was EXCELLENT and very well priced. Would recommend to anyone looking for a caterer!Sent on 02/07/2017
Linda · Married on 05/27/2017
We had Grey Gables for our rehearsal dinner AND wedding reception (at Castle Farms), and could not be happier with our choice! Everyone at both events raved about how delicious their food is, as well as their service. Their fee includes everything from plates and glassware to gratuity, which is hard to find in vendors! The site manager (Katie) was super helpful throughout the planning process, we met her at the tasting (DELICIOUS) and continued to communicate via phone and email; she always had a great answer to my questions. We also used their bartender, who was really nice and welcoming, and followed our instructions for serving alcohol. I highly recommend Grey Gables for your event, go schedule a tasting and you will be sold too!Sent on 06/11/2017
Traci · Married on 06/11/2016
We hired Grey Gables to cater our wedding at Castle Farms. We went with the combination plate of beef and chicken. All of our guests said the food was wonderful (and we thought so too!).Sent on 06/23/2016
Leading up to the wedding communication was prompt, clear, and helpful. Katie answered all of our questions well and was willing to work with us to make small changes to the contract close to the wedding (updated guest count, removal of services, adding of others, etc.). We live about 4 hours away so email contact worked best for us and they always responded with what we needed.
During the event the staff was efficient and nearly invisible (in the good way). The only time they asked for any of our attention on the day of was when they were floating to make sure everything was going smoothly and happened to catch the glance of the groom. They thought the glance meant we needed something and immediately came over to the head table to check. It turned out that we didn't but it demonstrates just how on top of the event they were. During last call the bartender came up to us and made sure that we didn't need anything before they left, which was also a great demonstration of how hard they were working to make sure we were taken care of.
We would happily recommend Grey Gables to anyone looking for a caterer with great food and service! (Especially at Castle Farms because they seem to know the venue inside and out.)
Grey Gables Restaurant & Catering's reply:Traci & Zach,
User5052185 · 2+ years ago
The food and service were great!! They were so amazing they knew which of their dishes were gluten free for one of my new cousins, and even went to the kitchen and made her a new salad without the croutons....above and beyond!Sent on 05/03/2016
Jim · Married on 09/19/2015
We used Grey Gables catering for our wedding at Castle Farms and everything about their service was excellent. Our guests raved about both the food and the service all evening. The food was outstanding, the waiters and bartenders were polite and on point - it was everything we could have asked for. We even had a request for a specialty cocktail that the bartenders knocked out of the park - one of the highlights of the night for our guests. Darren was great to work with - very laid back, responsive and flexible. I would HIGHLY recommend for anyone planning a wedding in the area.Sent on 09/27/2015
User5417055 · 2+ years ago
The Grey Gables Inn is the best caterer in Northern Michigan. The food was spectacular and their staff is amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better team to provide the food and service at our wedding.Sent on 09/08/2015
Chastity · Married on 04/18/2015
Food was just as good at event as it was during tasting. Delicious!Sent on 06/04/2015
Karissa · Married on 11/01/2014
Their food was amazing and has been the talk amongst our family and friends as the best wedding food. They were so accommodating to us and even was willing to set aside options for the gluten free people in my family.Sent on 11/12/2014
User3139591 · 2+ years ago
The food was fantastic and we loved the options they offer! We also used them for our rehearsal dinner and we were able to customize the menu options so the rehearsal meal was completely different than the wedding meal.Sent on 10/13/2014
Pam · Married on 10/03/2014
People kept coming up and complimenting me on the food. My daughter researched the caterer through reviews which is why I wanted to write this one. Grey Gables' food was excellent. They made the food fresh on site. The plate was beautiful when presented, was delicious to eat, and you weren't too bloated to get up and move to the dance floor.Sent on 10/12/2014
We also opted for the pizza at 9:30 which was a huge hit. Also made fresh, people gobbled it right up. The beef just melted in your mouth, the chicken was very tender and the whole thing was so pretty on the plate, you hated to destroy it by eating it but I didn't see many plates returning with anything on them.
Sarabrooke · Married on 05/24/2014
Grey Gables is very flexible and afforordable. The food was delicious. The services were excellent with the wait staff, bar tenders, and etc. were amazing. Peter was awesome with everything.Sent on 06/10/2014
Jennifer · Married on 09/21/2013
Amazing food and service. I couldn't have asked for more on my wedding day -- and at such a value!!!Sent on 01/16/2014
Katie · Married on 07/06/2013
Grey Gables was excellent to work with! They were easy to communicate with prior to the wedding and provided outstanding food and service onsite. Guests from our wedding said the food was some of the best they'd had. I can't give enough positive feedback! Thank you for making our day run so smoothly!!Sent on 07/21/2013
User2748021 · 2+ years ago
We selected the Knights Buffet Dinner option with Braised Beef & Roasted Tomato Chicken as the main entrees but we sampled their Wild Salmon & that is an excellent choice if you want a fish option. Many guests commented that the food was excellent. The food was served via buffet style except for the salad was plated & served to each guest. The buffet was set up so there were no delays in getting the guests through the buffet & we ended up getting though dinner much earlier than expected. Once the cake was cut the servers quickly sliced the cake and served it to the guests as well. The staff was very well organized and very efficient. We also used their Bartender services as well and the guests found them very friendly & customer service oriented. Darren Romano, Owner/Chef, was very professional to work with as well.Sent on 07/10/2013
Katherine · Married on 09/08/2012
Darren and Kelly are AMAZING! The food and service at our wedding was brilliant - we received a million compliments from a wide variety of picky foodies. Grey Gables was flexible, creative, original, and professional. Our passed appetizers were hot and delicious, and our whitefish/filet entree plate was served promptly and tasted like something you would eat in an excellent restaurant - not traditional "wedding food" with its negative implications. We also went with the late night pizza, which was also a massive hit. 1000% recommended.Sent on 10/01/2012
Courtney · Married on 09/03/2011
Everything was soooo good! All my guests commented on how good the food was, even months after our wedding!Sent on 12/31/2011
Danielle · Married on 10/30/2010
Amazing food and great service. As a bride, it was great not to have to worry about thing! They take care of everything. Worth the money and the extra money for bartending service.Sent on 01/26/2011
mikky · Married on 05/01/2010
These guys did an awesome job, we got a 17$ a plate buffet of the most amazing food I've ever had. They also had a licensed and insured bartender who could make anything and the include drinks, coffee, and basic mixers for 2$ a head which was great. They made our dinner look very professional and expensive with their wait staff serving salads and clearing plates and fetching things. It was wonderful. They even offered desert bars and were totally willing to attempt things they didn't have on the menu, they even made a vegetarian dish seperately just for my dad.Sent on 05/08/2010
Amy · Married on 09/10/2011
Great food and great staff to work with!!Sent on 12/07/2011
Kristen · Married on 09/11/2010
Grey Gables did an amazing job catering and bartending at my reception. Everything went very smoothly. I also recieved a number of compliments on the taste of the food as well....very delicous!! They know what theyre doing!!Sent on 10/05/2010
Kelly · Married on 09/13/2008
Grey Gables went above and beyond to work with us when planning our dinner for our wedding. A month before the wedding, we did our tasting and realized we didn't want the food we had chosen, and Darren was very accomodating at switching the meals and even though he wasn't a fan of including pasta (he is big on presentation and taste and was worried that large quantities of tomato, pesto, basil pasta wouldn't come out just right), he did it for us and it turned out amazing. When we entered the hall, the place settings at the table and china were not at all what we had expected, and in a good way. They really wowed us. We also used their waitstaff and bartenders who, received many thumbs up from our guests.Sent on 11/06/2008
Martinique · Married on 05/11/2007
Many guests told us that ours was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. We had dinner stations that worked out much better than a buffet. Kids' food station was a big hit, even with the adults! All food was served hot; had only one pan of chicken that was not fully cooked - and the problem was quickly corrected (and nobody got sick). Staff very well coordinated.Sent on 06/08/2007