John Michael Weddings and Special Events Reviews

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Erica

    Erica · Married on 07/27/2019

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    I had my graduation held at Orange County Regional History Center on 12.12.14

    The event sales coordinator gave me a list of vendors to contact from their approved list. I spoke with several but I really clicked with Charlene from John Michael Events. I explained to her what my vision was and how I wanted the night to be. My boyfriend and I are "foodies" so we wanted a bulk of our budget to go towards the food. I don't cook mess and I wouldn't tolerate mess being served to my guests. I was invited to a tasting at Leu Gardens & that solidified my decision to have John Michael cater my event. My graduation (so far) as been the biggest party I've thrown and I wanted something over the top with the food to match.

    My party would not have been fantastic if it wasn't for Charlene's patience as I changed the linen settings and the constant emailing. Tom was my on site coordinator and he ran a smooth ship. Food was hot, prompt, and absolutely delicious. I also wants to give special thanks to the waiter/ Chef carver Jerry. He was so friendly and outgoing. My guests kept talking about the "cool dude at the station".

    I felt that the price was beyond reasonable especially for the quality of service and food that I got. I went with the silver package with some additional add ons. The price included linens, silverware, plates, cups, bar set up for full liquor service (we provided the alcohol), cocktail hour with 4 passed appetizers, dinner with 3 sides, 2 meats, 1 vegetarian pasta dish, 60+ dessert shooters, & a midnight closeout menu of burger sliders, chicken & waffles, and pizza tarts. Yes-- all that for 60 guests at a very reasonable rate.

    I look forward to working with John Michael again for an event. It might not have been my wedding but I sure did feel like I was treated as if it was one by the JM staff. My graduation was MY big day and they made sure it was a wonderful one.

    Sent on 12/19/2014
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Danner · Married on 06/08/2019

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    Best Catering Ever

    John Michael catering provided the most amazing, delicious, and gorgeous food for our wedding! The wait staff was amazing, kept everyone fed and the food was beyond delicious! I highly recommend Shawn Michael’s catering for any occasion!

    Sent on 06/10/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Awwww jeez! You were both such a pleasure to work with! I am glad you enjoyed the food and service. I wish you both the very best!
  • Keli

    Keli · Married on 06/08/2019

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    Delicious!

    Working with the staff of this company was an absolute pleasure! They offered complimentary tastings of their catering menu which allowed us to get a good idea of what items we wanted to serve. We received so many compliments about our buffet - our guests and vendors loved the food as much as we did!

    Sent on 07/02/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful review Keli. It was a pleasure to work with you and so happy for you both! Take care!
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    Kaylee · Married on 05/25/2019

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    No Regrets!

    We utilized John Michael for the catering for our wedding, as well as day-of coordination. From beginning to end John Michael made everything so simple and easy for us, and the results were incredible! From the start we worked mostly with Giselle, from scheduling tastings to picking our menu and everything in between. She was fantastic at getting back to us quickly and keeping us on track. The tasting events that John Michael’s does are great, and we were able to taste everything we selected between 2 grand tastings and a mini tasting in between. For the day of our wedding, Bryan handled the day of coordination and set up the venue for us perfectly (despite our vague instructions and disorganized packing)! He was also great at keeping everything organized up through dinner time, even bringing us drinks so we didn’t have to go to the bar. The food came out even better than it was at the tastings, and everyone couldn’t stop raving at how great it was. The bartender Debbie was a hit with our guests as well. By the end of the night the leftover food and cake was wrapped up for us and the staff cleaned up and cleared out quickly. Overall, there wasn’t a single mishap or complaint we could give about working with John Michael. All of the staff was extremely courteous and professional, and we were more than happy with how everything turned out. Thank you so much John Michael!

    Sent on 06/01/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Hello Kaylee!

    Thank you so much for the kind words. We will be sharing this with the staff and know they will be so grateful. It was a pleasure working with you and are so happy you enjoyed your special day! Congratulations and we hope to work with you again!

    John Michael Events Team
  • Kelsey

    Kelsey · Married on 04/27/2019

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    Amazing experience

    We’ve tested the entire menu to decide what we want to serve at our wedding and the staff, food and quickness to respond to my questions have been amazing. I have no doubt the day of will be just as stress-free and easy!

    Sent on 02/08/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Awww thanks Kelsey! That was very nice of you to post. We certainly look forward to taking great care of you soon!
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    Kayli Solomon · Married on 03/02/2019

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    The absolute best!

    I did a diamond package with John Michael and my wedding was absolutely perfect. They offer free tastings to try all their foods and meet the vendors that they offer for their packages. Everything for my wedding turned out exactly how I imagined! Giselle the coordinator was quick to respond, a problem solver, always calm, and I didn’t even need a rehearsal because she really knows what she is doing. I knew I trusted her right away! If I could give 100 stars I would. Just so anyone knows for the package this is who I chose: catering-John Michael, flowers- Atmospheres floral, DJ and photo booth-power entertainment, cake-it’s tasty too, officiant- sensational ceremonies, photography-sterling photography. The photos below are not the professional ones just FYI!

    Sent on 03/06/2019
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    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your special day! It was great to be a part of it! Congratulations!
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    Katie · Married on 02/23/2019

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    Amazing food! Professional team!

    I LOVE JOHN MICHAEL CATERING! Our venue had a list of caterers we could pick from and I eliminated quite a few cause I didn't want BBQ (white dress and BBQ sauce doesn't end well for me). So we began our research on each company. I liked JM for their prices, but I loved them for their responsiveness. Giselle Grande was an absolute pleasure to work with! She always responded promptly and would often go out of her way to check with the owner on things for me. We had a few food allergies in our party and they were very accommodating. Their service is amazing and what they provide is unbelievable. Now onto the food- our guests LOVED our food... and you don't typically hear about good from our wedding. We loved the flank steak and the parmesan panko crusted chicken. I also loved how the bride and groom were given a doggie box to take home with them in case we weren't able to enjoy our meal with our guests that night. I would highly recommend JM.. and if you do hire them, invite me to the wedding so I can enjoy their food all over again!

    Sent on 03/06/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    We are thrilled you had a great experience. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you at a friend's wedding soon! :)
  • Michelle

    Michelle · Married on 01/05/2019

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    Great company and great food!

    We hired John Michael Events for our wedding on 1/5/19 in Sanford FL. From start to finish they were amazing! Giselle was our point of contact and she was always available to us to answer any questions we had or make any changes we needed. John Michael Events had never catered at our venue so Giselle even drove all the way up to Sanford to attend a meeting with us at the venue to familiarize the company with the venue. The level of communication during planning was excellent every step of the way. Everyone at the wedding raved about the food and how delicious it was which says a lot coming from our guests! The staff the day of went above and beyond to make the day seamless. The bartenders were great and kept the drinks flowing all night long. We had a MOSTLY adults only wedding with one table of kids and the catering manager even brought plates of buffet food over to the kids so they wouldn't have to go through the buffet. That went above and beyond the scope of duty and was greatly appreciated. We are so glad we hired John Michael Events for our wedding and highly recommend them!

    Sent on 01/24/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Michelle for the very kind words, it was our pleasure! You were a pleasure to work with.
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    Maria · Married on 12/09/2018

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    They are amazing!

    First of all, the food was amazing!! second of all the staff they had was the best! the bartenders always made sure we had a drink. Super friendly staff!!

    Sent on 01/28/2019

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Awww, thanks Maria and Dave! We really enjoyed working with you both and wish you the very best. HUGS!
  • Niki

    Niki · Married on 11/11/2018

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    Just what we were looking for!

    John Michael catering was very personable throughout the whole planning process and during the day if they made us feel very confident that it was all going off without a hitch! Although as the bride and groom we didn’t get to eat as much as we wanted to, our guests continuously said how everything was amazing! Thank you JM! :)

    Sent on 11/20/2018
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    Dena Galanos-Mabe · Married on 11/02/2018

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    Nom nom nom

    Omg our food was DELICIOUS at our wedding! 11/2/18! From the hors d'oeuvres to the main dinner! All of our guests were RAVING about it!!! I was so thankful to have John Michael events to crater our wedding!! They even made little to go bags for us for after words!! Highly recommend!!!

    Sent on 11/06/2018
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    Savana · Married on 07/28/2018

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    We had a great experience with John Michael Events catering our wedding. We worked with Brooke and she did a great job of running everything and made the timing of our dinner go perfectly. They were very accommodating. They put our party favors out on the tables for us and transported our cake stand so it would be ready when our cake was delivered at the event. We did a buffet style dinner, and everything tasted great. We got so many compliments from our guests. They are so considerate of the bride and groom. We got served first and received a little bit of everything form the buffet. They even prepared to go boxes with food and cake specifically for us. They did a great job of cleaning everything up and consolidating all of our stuff at the end of the night, so it was easy for our parents to load the vehicles. Thank you so much for making our special day perfect.

    Sent on 08/18/2018

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Savana! It was our pleasure. Take care and best wishes.
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    Kirsty · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Food was incredible so many compliments on my Wedding day

    Sent on 06/05/2018
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    Marie · Married on 04/28/2018

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    I used John Michael catering service for my 25th wedding anniversary. I was so impressed by the professionalism of the staff, from the very beginning of my dealing with them to the end of my event.Giselle Grande is the sale representative, she made sure everything was done well ,every detail was taken care of. Her professionalism from the start is what convince me to choose them for my event. The food was scrumptious. My guests loved the food. I will not hesitate to recommend them to everyone.

    Sent on 05/03/2018

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thank you Marie! :)
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    Erika · Married on 10/13/2017

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    Our wedding feast of breakfast for dinner was an absolute hit with our guests. My husband is a chef and he was thrilled with everything on the menu. We had chicken and waffle sliders and french toast dippers that were passed out during cocktail hour, and a breakfast buffet that people are still talking about. They were accommodating with vegetarian options for some of our guests, and everything they brought out was incredibly savory and fresh. They made sure that my husband and I were served at our table so we didn't have to run around to eat. Charlene was wonderful to communicate with while planning and she was very quick to respond to my emails. Even after the wedding when my custom cake forks went missing, she checked their inventory and made sure to find them because they got mixed up with their stuff, and is shipping them back to us. I loved working with them, and I recommend this team to anyone who wants delicious food at their wedding.

    Sent on 10/24/2017
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    Nina · Married on 04/22/2017

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    Charlene from John Michaels is amazing! She was so quick to respond to everything and so professional every step of the way. If you are looking for a company who delivers on everything this is the company for you!

    Sent on 08/23/2016
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    Allison · Married on 04/21/2017

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    It was incredible! Everyone was so professional, attentive and friendly. Most importantly, the food was delicious and we received many compliments. The service definitely exceeded our expectations! We are so glad they were part of our event and highly recommend!

    Sent on 04/26/2017
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    Lindsay · event on 04/01/2017

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    John Michael Weddings and Special Events provided catering for our charity fundraiser. Our guests raved about how delicious everything was and the staff were an absolute delight to work with. Their team made the entire process so simple. I would recommend them to anyone hosting an event, big or small.

    Sent on 04/06/2017
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    Colby · Married on 03/04/2017

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    Great catering company to work with. They are very professional and respond quickly with any questions. The food was fantastic and all of our guests were in love with their meals. The staff was very friendly and helpful!!!

    Sent on 03/12/2017
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    danielle · Married on 02/19/2017

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    We narrowed down our caterer between John Michael's and one other caterer. We ended up going with the other caterer although my experience with John Michael's was positive and the price was comparable there ended up just being slightly more value in going with someone else otherwise I am confident this company would have done a great job.

    Sent on 02/28/2017

    John Michael Weddings and Special Events's reply:

    Thank you Danielle for the glowing review - it really means a lot!
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    Abby · Married on 01/05/2017

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    We decided to book John Michael after going to one of the tastings - it was so delicious!!! On our wedding day the staff was SO great - they made sure my husband and I were hydrated and had plenty of snacks as we were taking pictures. As we thanked each table for attending, every single guest kept raving about the delicious food! The staff was also nice enough to make sure we had plenty of leftovers to take home with us! The entire staff was so professional and the weeks leading up to the wedding, everyone was so responsive by email/telephone with the last minute questions and changes we had. Top notch service - thank you so much!!!

    Sent on 01/16/2017
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    Krystal · Married on 12/23/2016

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    I could write a novel about how great John Michael was for my wedding, but I will keep it very simple-I couldn't have pulled off my wedding without them!!!! I had 60 days to plan my wedding, so I needed someone like John Michael on my side. They more than delivered! I used their all inclusive Diamond Package, and it was the best choice I've ever made. It made planning and coordinating so easy. Not to mention the price was unbeatable!!! They were so professional and organized. They made planning my wedding a breeze. Also, the food was AMAZING!!! Every guest was on a hunt for more food once they got their first plates. It was delicious. I couldn't wait to eat my to-go plate the day after my wedding. If I could, I would have a wedding every year and have John Michael plan it all. Don't choose anyone else to plan your wedding!!!

    Sent on 01/08/2017
  • User7915265 · event on 12/08/2016

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    Every time I have attended an event hosted by John Michael Events, the guests have been delighted. That is why they were my clear choice to cater the winter reception for my company. From the very beginning, the staff made the process easy for me, which I really appreciated. And, when it all came together, the food and decor were just perfect. They are definitely our go-to caterer from now on!

    Sent on 03/16/2017
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    Maria · Married on 11/05/2016

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    We purchased a wedding package through Weddings, Inc. which was recently acquired by John Michael Weddings (referring to as JM from here on to save space). While there were many other vendors in the package, JM provided the catering for our event.

    Prior to the wedding, we worked closely with Michael Thomas -- the owner and founder of JM. We are a lesbian couple and it was important for us to work with an LGBT-friendly company. When we found out that Michael is a married gay man, we were just elated! It was easy and fun working out the details with Michael. JM provided catering, linens, chairs, plates, silverware, and glassware. There was a great selection of colors and styles to choose from, and we worked with Michael in the showroom neighboring their main office, so we were able to see how everything would look set up.

    Katie was our day-of coordinator and she was very attentive and sweet, and we were amazed with her efficiency. She was always one step ahead, and always working very hard to make everything perfect. Our guests (and us!) absolutely loved the staff, especially Mary who was our bartender. She is so sweet and funny and she seemed to really be enjoying herself. Some of our guests were hoping to dance with her!

    Dinner service was super quick. The food was absolutely excellent, of course. Our guests loved all of the offerings and we got great comments across the board. JM has tastings (I believe twice a year) at no additional cost to clients, to help with choices. You can also do a paid tasting if you miss the event. Standout offerings include their flounder, corn casserole, stuffed mushroom caps, and the best Caesar salad ever.

    The one non-positive comment we have is Sasha, one of the waitstaff, seemed super uninterested and in a bad mood. It did not have an adverse effect on the event, but several people noticed, myself included. It was not enough to dock even half a point from this wonderful company, so I rated 5 stars across the board!

    Sent on 12/02/2016

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