Red Pony Catering Reviews

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35 Reviews for Red Pony Catering

Recommended by 97% of couples

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

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  • Hannah

    Hannah Tomlin · Married on 06/09/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fabulous venue and catering!

    My husband and I had to pivot due to covid, and ending up changing our venue to the McConnell House and Red Pony Catering for a more intimate wedding ceremony and reception. Honestly, it was the best decision we made! They do everything in house, except for florals and cake. It made everything so easy to be under one roof and not have to deal with a bunch of vendors! The staff is so professional and helpful, the food is FANTASTIC, and the venue is so unique and beautiful. It truly was the most perfect day!!

    Sent on 09/21/2020

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Congratulations Hannah & Lee! We were honored to host your special celebration here at McConnell House. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!
  • S

    Stephanie Taylor Cook · Married on 04/06/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent service, food and venue!

    Ashley at Red Pony Catering could not have been more flexible, easy to work with and professional during our wedding planning and actual event. When COVID-19 hit and things were so unknown she was so supportive and helpful. Our event had to change a little but it ended up amazing! The food was delicious, the service was top-notch and the venue at McConnell House is amazing! My guests had a great time and it was the best experience. I definitely recommend Red Pony Catering for your next event ... and if you are looking for a fantastic venue for a dinner, reception, birthday celebration or any celebration, McConnell House should be at the top of your list of choices!

    Sent on 07/13/2020

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Thank you for the lovely review Stephanie! We are so happy everything worked out and that you enjoyed your celebration. It was truly a beautiful event. Congratulations!
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer Noto · Married on 01/11/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Exceptional food and service

    Red Pony Catering was absolutely incredible. The food was exceptional and they offered an amazing variety of options to choose from at a reasonable cost. We would definitely recommend them for a wedding or large event and we will definitely use them again!

    Sent on 01/21/2020

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Jenny & Clint - Thank you for the awesome review! It was an honor to cater your big day. We are thankful you enjoyed everything and hope to see you for future celebrations.
    Best wishes!
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca Fowler · Married on 12/22/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    PERFECT rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding!

    Our entire event at McConnell House and Red Pony Catering: staff, food, atmosphere were PERFECT! Ashley at McConnell house was amazing to work with. She is so thorough and organized!! The food was unbelievably good. It was hot, fresh and delicious. We were running a little late, and the staff made every accommodation to not let it affect the dinner. We could not have asked for a better evening. I would definitely have another event with them!

    Sent on 01/28/2020

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Rebecca - Thank you for your wonderful review! It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests. This was a great group of people that you brought into our venue and our staff raved about them for weeks to come! Congratulations Lexi & Trent!
  • Syd

    Syd Rodocker · Married on 09/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Simply The Best!

    Simply put, Red Pony Catering and The McConnell House provides the quality of sensitive and responsive customer service that other venues and service providers can only hope that they achieve. Throughout the entire process...from initial planning to the final details and the event itself, Ashley Jacobson and her staff along with Chef Ryan Kromm were professional, helpful, creative and just plain fun to work with! They were sensitive to our budget...patient with our many questions and concerns...and delivered even more than we expected! No matter what size or type of event you're planning, Red Pony Catering and The McConnell House should be your first call.

    Sent on 09/03/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Patti & Syd -

    It was wonderful getting to know you both during the planning process. You are both such kind people. We are honored you chose our venue to host your celebration and that you continue to visit our restaurants. Cheers to 70 and the years to come!
  • S

    Savannah Morrow · Married on 08/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic gourmet southern food

    Red Pony was great to work with. For the quality of ingredients, creativity of dishes, portion sizes, and service, Red Pony is a good value. Good food was a priority for our wedding reception and I'm glad we went with Red Pony.

    Sent on 08/31/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Savannah & Chris -
    Thank you for choosing our team to serve your guests on your big day! It was an honor. Your venue at Firefly Lane Events and chapel were beautiful! We wish you both the best in your future together. Congratulations!!
  • Allenbrooke

    Allenbrooke Farms · Married on 07/19/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fabulous Service

    As an event venue, we get to work with a lot of amazing catering teams. Red Pony Catering is as the top of our list of favorites!! The food and presentation are always on point. Ashley and her team did an exceptional job for our sweet couple last night!!! I can't thank them enough for their eagerness to help and assist on ANY task (regardless if it fell into the realm of their scope of work). We can't wait to have you back!! Thank you!

    Sent on 08/25/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Stephanie, Amber, Becca & Team -
    We always get excited when we are chosen to cater an event at Allenbrooke Farms. Your team is amazing to work with and the venue is gorgeous and perfectly designed for our catering team! Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you all soon.
  • Mollie

    Mollie Stone · Married on 05/10/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing food & very accommodating!

    Red Pony Catering is amazing! They have so many options to choose from and the food is top notch! We had so many guest tell us how awesome our food was! The pricing is also very reasonable for the quality of food you are getting. We had a handful of people who had food allergies at our reception and the Red Pony staff accommodated those people by serving them the same menu just dairy free and gluten free! We will be using Red Pony for events in the future for sure!

    Sent on 11/05/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Thank you Mollie & Abram. It was wonderful getting to know you both! Congratulations and best wishes!
  • Shari

    Shari Finlay Bell · Married on 04/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Rehearsal Dinner

    We hosted the rehearsal dinner for our son's wedding at Red Pony, Ashley Jacobson was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was so professional and guided us through the entire process. Her communication was very quick and effective. Her entire team collaborated to make the evening fabulous!

    Sent on 05/12/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Shari.

    Thank you for the wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you and your family to plan the rehearsal dinner for Sarah & Cameron. Cheers to the newlyweds!
  • Bailey

    Bailey McLeod · Married on 02/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Catering Experience

    Red Pony catered a wedding out at our venue this month. Their food was delicious, clean up was thorough, and communication was wonderful! I highly recommend Red Pony Catering to anyone looking for a great catering experience.

    Sent on 02/26/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! We truly loved catering at Sycamore Farms! Your venue is beautiful and the staff goes above and beyond to help.
  • Rachel

    Rachel Moseley · Married on 10/27/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful wedding and WONDERFUL FOOD

    I can’t say enough about Red Pony Catering and how great our wedding was! The service and staff were great and professional! We had no worries on our special day! Our venue and the food had repeated compliments! The food was amazing!

    Sent on 11/14/2018

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Rachel & Jeremy -
    Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are happy you both and your families/friends enjoyed their experience with our venue and our staff. Congratulations!
  • L

    Lynne Mcfarland · Married on 10/12/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding reception at the McConnell House.

    We had our daughters wedding reception at the McConnell house. The food was just fabulous as was the service. I can not begin to say enough positive things about the food or staff. We started with appetizers of avacodo toast and hot chicken sandwiches - delicious. Dinner was salmon and roast beef, brocollini, smashed potatoes, and mixed veggies. Numerous people texted and called me the next day to tell me how wonderful the food was and that it didn’t taste like wedding food. It was just a wonderful place to have a wedding reception. What a perfect night!

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    We are elated you all enjoyed our food! It was our honor to be the catering team for Wesley & Dallas' wedding celebration. Thank you for the great review!
  • K

    Kristen · Married on 12/06/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had the grazing table and three appetizers - Shrimp & Grits, Hot Chicken sliders, & Peach/Ricotta Crostini. The grazing table set up was gorgeous and all of it high quality and yummy!!! The shrimp & grits and the hot chicken sliders were raved about! Not so much the peach ricotta crostini. It was eh. At the tasting it was awesome though, so not sure what happened there. Everything we had at the tasting was awesome too. Definitely great chefs!! They were super easy to work with and flexible. Even with the so so crostini I was still super happy!

    Sent on 06/08/2018

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Kristen-
    Thank you for choosing McConnell House and Red Pony Catering for Morgan & Chris' wedding celebration! We appreciate the wonderful compliments you have given us and we will make sure to review and taste-test the peach ricotta crostini. There is always a potential for error in how it was built the night of your event vs the day of your tasting. We are always striving to create more delicious items everyday. Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you for future events!
  • N

    nanne · Married on 11/04/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wow, wow, wow!

    Our daughter had a destination wedding in the Franklin, TN area (at the fabulous Allenbrooke Farms venue). We could not make it down for a tasting so the menu was planned via email and with a lot of faith in Red Pony Catering.

    This might be THE best leap of faith I have ever taken! I had A LOT of questions, A LOT of ideas, last minute changes to the head count & requests for a different setup than they usually provide. Our contact, the incredible Ashley Jacobson, responded to all of the one million and one emails from me in a kind, understanding manner with great suggestions and began each email response with "We can make it happen". And she did make it happen. We had the dream serving team and the most incredible reception dinner.

    Red Pony started the evening cocktail hour with a (HUGE, GORGEOUS) grazing board of cheese & fruit, passed ham & jam biscuits and shrimp & grits in mini mason jars (pretty sure people were stashing these in their pockets & purses to take home:)). We chose the Southern Belle option for a casual dinner, food station setup (salad, smoked chicken, brisket with tomato jam, succotash, roasted asparagus, brussel sprout slaw, mac & cheese, tiny cornbread muffins with honey butter-sure I am forgetting something). Red Pony allows you to sub in other items on their pre-set menus. Ashley worked with me to make sure that there were options for everyone--children, vegan/vegetarians/big, ol' manly eaters--there was something that every guest would enjoy.

    Y'all...the food was INCREDIBLE!!! The southern guests were impressed with the modern take on our heritage foods and I think our guests from other regions are ready to move south just for the cuisine. Our food snob friends were over the moon about the food. Red Pony and Ashley made me look SO good :)!

    The wait staff was great! So many guests commented on the ninja stealth, unobstrusive way their plates were whisked away and their glasses were magically filled.

    Red Pony also took care of the late night cake cutting/passing cake slices.

    I also have to give a shout out to Ashley Jacobson for working so seamlessly with our wonderful venue (Allenbrooke Farms) & and our fabulous wedding coordinator (Ashley Reed of Sweetwater Events). They all got together and made the day so easy for us.

    If you skip this long review & just scroll down to the end--HIRE RED PONY CATERING NOW for your wedding or whatever event you are planning!!!!

    Sent on 08/26/2019

    Red Pony Catering's reply:

    Nanne -
    Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with! Your kindness and generosity made planning with you an amazing experience. We are thankful you chose our team to serve your guests and be a part of the big day. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds!
  • R

    rebecca · Married on 10/29/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Red Pony's food and presentation were simply perfect. They were great at working with us to offer suggestions to accommodate vegetarian guests and helped us to brainstorm some substitutions to the regular menus to best suit our wedding. The food was so incredibly good- every bit of it. All of our guests raved about the food- there's no way you can go wrong with these guys.

    Sent on 11/21/2016
  • Paige

    Paige · Married on 06/17/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We used Red Pony Catering through the McConnell House for our wedding reception, and we could not have been happier! The food was excellent, unlike any wedding food that I have ever had. Our guests are all still raving about the food. So many have said that it was the best wedding food they have ever tasted. We had the Southern Station and the Prime Rib station with two passed apps and it was all amazing. They had a lot of cool and fun options to choose from, and the chef was willing to tweak things to your liking. They really work so well with you. The communication was flawless and responsive, and our tasting was very helpful prior to making the final decision. The presentation was wonderful, and the staff was very helpful.

    Sent on 06/27/2016
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    Vikki · Married on 10/19/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The chef was fantastic to work with in designing our menu. The guest raved about the food.

    Sent on 10/22/2013
  • User3156488 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Red Pony Catering was absolutely amazing to work with. Every guest at the reception commented how wonderful the food was, and completely agree!

    Sent on 11/20/2013
  • E

    Emily · Married on 09/07/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Red Pony Catering did a great job customizing the experience for my wedding. We had an afternoon wedding and chose a breakfast buffet that turned out amazing and all of the guests loved it. They were very easy to work with in changing around the buffet to suit our needs. One great thing that Red Pony did for us is that both my husband and I are recovering addicts, and therefore don't drink, so Red Pony helped us create -instead of an alcohol bar- an ice cream sundae bar! The servers were all polite and very quick to respond to my requests. Everyone enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere.

    Sent on 10/28/2013
  • C

    Claire · Married on 06/22/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The food was the most talked about element at our wedding and it was outstanding!
    Keri & Chef Carl and their team were excellent to work with.

    Sent on 06/30/2013
  • S

    Shana · Married on 06/09/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Delish and the food presented beautifully!

    Sent on 07/07/2013
  • J

    Jenifer · Married on 03/29/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My guests are still raving about the food!!!!

    Sent on 04/05/2013
  • S

    shelley · event on: 11/08/2012

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We have used Red Pony Catering for the past several years for our Christmas Open house and also for some private parties. I worked with Jill and Karie.
    We have all good things to say about them, thus the 5 rating. The food was stellar. The presentation was simple, but classy. The food was delicious, I always order extra for our employees, because there is never any left. and the guests always seem to give us so many compliments about it, which makes us look good also.The service was unparalleled, the servers were attentive to our guests and very polite. We will use them again.

    Sent on 01/09/2013
  • User2754411 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Red Pony provided amazing food and service for our wedding. Chef Carl helped us create a menu that was DELICIOUS and had something for everyone. We got several compliments on how good the food was, which can be hard to achieve for a buffet for 100+ guests. Destinee coordinated everything, and the evening went out without a hitch. The bartenders were hilarious, and all of the guests loved them. I would recommend them to anyone!

    Sent on 11/05/2012