The Wilshire Caterers Reviews

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

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    Shantaya · Married on 03/10/2019

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    Best choice ever

    I don’t know what else to say but this was the best choice we made. When deciding our venue we were stuck between 3 options. One of which was the palace in Somerset. I am so grateful we went with this option. The staff knew what I needed before I knew what I needed! The whole team was extraordinary. Joe’l worked with us for the price to make sure we could have our dream come true and that’s exactly what it was. The guest from the wedding are still talking about how good the food was. I was so grateful when they sent us home with some. I can’t reccommend this place enough.

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    Lauren · Married on 12/30/2018

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    A Beautiful Wedding Day

    My daughter had her wedding at The Wilshire Grand on December 30, 2018. It was an absolutely beautiful day. The facility was beautiful, the food was outstanding and the drinks were terrific. All of the guests truly enjoyed the reception and still talk about what a terrific time they had.
    Joe'l, the wedding consultant, was extremely helpful right from the beginning. She was always positive, helping guide us and readily answering any concerns or questions right up to the wedding. Joe'l made sure that everything ran smoothly the day of the wedding too.
    Amanda, who was the bridal attendant couldn't have done a more outstanding job. She took care of every little detail from the day prior to the wedding up until the time we left the day after. Every need was met. We didn't have a thing too worry about.
    My husband and I were truly able to enjoy our daughter's wedding!! I truly couldn't have asked for more.

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    Mitch G. · Married on 11/10/2018

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    We loved the Wilshire

    We just got married at the Wilshire in November and could not possibly recommend them enough.

    Everyone we met was so helpful. We used the in-house florist and photographer and did everything through them. John (the catering director and our point person for the whole weekend) was unbelievable through the whole process, with his attention to detail and the amount of time he spent working with us. We had endless questions for him and he was so responsive every time.

    Then on the big weekend the whole staff was amazing, Angela the bridal attendant in particular who did everything (including literally sewing my tux shirt and my wife’s bustle back together after a hectic stretch on the dance floor). The food was also great—everything from cocktail hour through dessert.

    The venue itself was beautiful, and we loved how convenient it was to have the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, afterparty and hotel rooms for our guests all in one spot without even having to go outside.

    We just can’t speak highly enough about everyone involved in making our wedding at the Wilshire so special.

    Sent on 12/31/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Dear Mitch,

    Thank you so much for your incredible feedback and we were overjoyed to hear about the amazing experience you had with us on your wedding day!

    John had a blast working with you and loved reading your kind words about him and the job he does! Likewise with Angela, THANK YOU!!!! Junior, Joe'l and Kirby truly enjoyed Maitre D'ing your wedding day and were so happy to hear you both had a BLAST!!!!

    We wish you both an AMAZING life together filled with only the BEST and thank you again for allowing us to host and serve you, your friends and family on your most special day!

    Love,
    Team Wilshire
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    Melissa · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Wonderful Experience

    Wilshire Caterers was great. The staff was very helpful and made my wedding day stress free. They went above and beyond to make sure my husband, myself and our guests were happy. I couldn’t have asked for more!

    Sent on 11/15/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback and it was our sincere pleasure serving you on your most special day. We are so grateful for the opportunity to host you and your loved ones!

    Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

    Love,

    Team Wilshire
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    Tara · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Had my wedding here last weekend and cannot say enough positive things. The venue is beautiful and the staff is amazing. My guests keep raving about the food and the beauty of the place. Would highly recommend!

    Sent on 09/19/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Tara, we sincerely appreciate the time you took to share them on WeddingWire. It was our pleasure serving you on your most special day and we wish you an incredible life together!!!

    Love,

    Team Wilshire
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    rickelmy · Married on 07/27/2018

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    The wilshire exceeded my expectations! Joe'l was amazing from the very beginning, she made sure all my questions were answered and made the entire process so much easier! The day of the wedding the staff was phenomenal and ensure every thing ran smoothly. Our guests loved the food and had amazing feedback with regards to the venue! We Had an amazing time at our wedding and couldnt be more happier with the results!

    Sent on 09/06/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words Rickelmy! Joe'l had such a fun time working with you and is overjoyed to hear what an amazing time you had with us! Thank you for sharing your experience and we wish you both an incredible life together filled with only the BEST!!!! We love you!!!
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    Samantha · Married on 07/07/2018

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    We had our wedding last month at the Wilshire, and everything on that day was above and beyond our expectations. John and his staff are amazing and did everything in their power to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. From the moment we booked our date, John was there with everything we needed and was always very helpful. We didn't know what to expect when we started planning, but everything came together beautifully. Our guests loved the venue, raved about the food, and had a blast at our wedding. We can't thank John enough for everything that he did to make our day so special!!

    Sent on 08/26/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    THANK YOU so much for your kind words Samantha! it was an absolute pleasure serving you and your Guests and John had an absolute blast working with you both!

    We wish you an amazing life together filled with all the best life has to offer. Please feel free to visit us anytime, we would love to see you both again!

    Love,

    Team Wilshire
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    Reneé · Married on 07/05/2018

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    It is the best place to have a wedding well as go to one. The staff are so professional, friendly and respectful. Everyone is on the same page and they absolutely make sure that your wedding day is nothing but amazing.

    My bridal attendant Samantha was phenomenal. She was by my side for whatever my husband and I need well as for my family. Every decision was asked and executed to perfection! I highly recommend her for any bride’s special day.

    The memories that were created on July 5, 2018 were nothing but spectacular because of the support and dedication of Wilshire Catering team. Thank you!!

    From Reneé and Markeith Adeyeye

    Sent on 09/01/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Thank you so much for your incredible review and we are soo happy to hear you both had an amazing time enjoying your wedding day with us, it was our PLEASURE!!!!!!

    We wish you both an absolutely incredible life together filled with only the BEST life has to offer!

    Love,

    Team Wilshire
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    Mayelin · Married on 07/01/2018

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    Wilshire caterers was simply amazing. Food was delicious, to die for, especially their seafood station my guests won’t stop talking about it. Drinks were on point and the staff was great very professional. Best choice we made. From reserving the place to the big day the process was amazing. Their service was exceptional. We worked with Joe’l and she was awesome. Thanks to Joe’l our wedding was perfect. She is very professional, friendly and was on top of every detail. She also made sure we enjoy our day to the max from making sure we put food in our stomachs to having everything go as planned. We couldnt ask for more. Best day ever !!

    Sent on 07/12/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Hi Mayelin,

    THANK YOU so much for your amazing feedback and we are overjoyed to hear about the incredible time you had on your most special day! Thank you for choosing us to host your wedding day and please visit us any time to say Hi!!! We wish you both an amazing life together and only the BEST!!!

    Love,

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    Amy · Married on 06/16/2018

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    My fiance and I loved our experience with The Wilshire Grand!! Joe’l, Junior and Sam were the people we dealt with directly and could not have asked for better. From the first day of seeing the venue to the night of our wedding, everyone was so great to deal with. The food was amazing and the decor was just how I pictured/wanted! All of our guests were equally as happy. Thank you to The Wilshire Grand for helping us make our wedding that much more special!

    Sent on 08/25/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Dear Amy,

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Joe'l, Junior, Sam and the rest of our Team were so happy to read them!!! You guys were beyond awesome to work with and we are overjoyed to hear about your amazing experience with us, Thank you for sharing!!!

    Love,
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    Marie · Married on 03/18/2018

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    I had my daughter ‘s Bridal Shower on March 18, 2018. Everything was Excellent! The food was delicious: cavatelli & broccoli was the best I have ever eaten ; as well as the eggplant rolatini, chicken Francaise, fried calamari, and Caesar salad! Travis,the owner , paid special attention to every detail. The room was gorgeous and the staff was extremely helpful with gifts being displayed, unpacked and repacked. The Bridal Shower was Perfection!

    Sent on 03/21/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Hi Marie,

    Thank you so much for the kind words and it was our pleasure serving you and your family! We pride ourselves on providing impeccable service and delicious cuisine to our cherished Guests and we are so grateful to hear we're doing a great job, thank you!

    Best,

    The Wilshire Team
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    Natalie · Married on 01/20/2018

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    For starters, I have one word for this place and it is IMPECCABLE ! My husband and I were so pleased by everything the Wilshire offered us on the day of our wedding. The process from viewing the venue, to selecting the cocktail hour options, to the food tasting (which by the way was spectacular, especially the mango salsa salmon), to the day of. The service was out of this world. My guest were so pleased with how the waiting staff took care of them. The bartenders were so professional and kept everyone happy. The food was out of this world. There was so much to offer. My guest left happy and full ! Sam, Junior and Joe'l were such a pleasure to work with. I was so taken back by the amount of hospitality that they all offered us the day of the wedding. This was our first visit to the Wilshire Grand and it will not be our last. It has been almost a week and my guest are still talking about the venue. I couldnt have asked for a better wedding, with such great staff and wonderful accommodations. Hands down - FIVE STARS AND PLUS. Thank you !! Love, Erik and Natalie 1.20.18

    Sent on 01/26/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Dear Natalie and Erik,

    THANK YOU so much for your incredibly kind words and it was our absolute pleasure serving you and your Guests and your most special day with us! Samantha, Junior, and Joe'l are the BEST around and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed their incredible hospitality on your wedding day. Please visit us any time, we would love to see you both again, and we wish you an AMAZING life together filled with only the BEST life has to offer!

    Love,

    your Wilshire family
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    Joanne · Married on 01/13/2018

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    We had our wedding in the Grand Ballroom. It was amazing! The food was top notch, especially cocktail hour, the dance floor was huge, and the place is laid out very nicely so you can customize it as much as you'd like. I worked closely with Joe'l who was helping me and my husband make all our arrangement at the venue. She was wonderful! Easy to get in touch with and was right there by my side the day of the wedding. We also worked with Angela who was the bridal attendant, and another attendant, forgive me, whose name is escaping me. Everything about the venue was absolutely lovely and people loved the place! If you book in the Grand Ballroom you have access to the bridal suites to get ready the day of. The loft wasn't booked so we were able to take photos in that room which was beautiful too.

    Sent on 03/06/2018
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    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Dear Joanne,
    On behalf of our entire Team, thank you so much for your kind words and amazing feedback. Joe'l had a blast working with you both and we are so happy to hear what an amazing experience you had with us, that's what it's all about!!! We wish you both an incredible life together filled with only the best life has to offer!

    Love,

    The Wilshire Team
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    Dana · Married on 12/08/2017

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    We had an amazing experience and wedding at the Wilshire. Everyone was very attentive and helpful. We strongly recommend this venue to every couple!

    Sent on 03/05/2018

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Hi Dana,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and it was our absolute pleasure hosting your most special day! We wish you only the BEST life has to offer!!!

    Love,

    The Wilshire Team
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    Kevin Broomell · Married on 12/01/2017

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    It was the best day ever!

    My (now) Wife and I had our reception at your venue on December 1st and we were simply blown away by the entire experience.  Overall, it was such an outstanding day and we are so thrilled that your team executed flawlessly on such an important day for us.  Everything from top to bottom was just hands down amazing, but I did want to point out a few bright spots:


    The staff overall were just great to work with and the food was outstanding.  The bartenders and wait staff were very friendly and the chef executed very well with all the dishes that came out. 


    Junior and Angela were amazing hosts for us the entire evening.  It made the night so easy for us, having them there every step of the way.  They anticipated our needs and did so gracefully, as they had such a delicate touch is making sure every detail was executed against the entire evening.  We cannot thank these 2 individuals enough for their attention to details and for being such a pleasure to work with.


    John Bowes delivered an evening that Samantha and I will be talking about for the rest of our lives.  From the moment we met John, we knew we were in for a special treat - he is actually the deciding factor in choosing your venue for our event, as he has such an excellent Sales presentation.  Although he is an excellent Salesman, his delivery is even better.  He guided us into making the best choices for our evening and gave us direction on the right touches for the guest experience.  He was incredibly responsive, attentive, professional and just down right amazing.  In fact, we want to get married again just to work with John and have this experience all over! I cannot be more appreciative of John and his effort in delivering a spectacular night for us and our guests.


    Every person we have talked to has been raving about our wedding and we are just so thrilled to have chosen your venue for our wedding.  You have an amazing staff and you should be proud of them.

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    Catherine · Married on 11/18/2017

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    We just had our wedding there Friday November 17th, 2017 and there is no amount of time or words to describe how perfect the night was! John Bowes, Kirby, Junior and Angela were exceptional! I had not one worry in the world that night except to enjoy it and mingle with our guests. They flawlessly executed even the tiniest details perfectly. The atmosphere, the food, and staff were exceptional. This was the first and only venue I looked at, and falling in love with this place was my first instinct, and if I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing! Most of my guest list came from Westchester, so having the hotel attached truly added a special touch, adding convenience for my guests was very important to me. The hotel was comfortable, clean and friendly. I wish one of my unmarried siblings will get married here when the time comes so I can enjoy this special place as a guest. The Wilshire caterers went above and beyond, and we are so happy and grateful for the best night of our lives there <3

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    Georgia · Married on 11/11/2017

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    We had our wedding on Saturday 11/11/2017 and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. The Wilshire Caterers was absolutely amazing. The place is just beautiful. The staff is phenomenal. Everyone RAVED about the food. The plates are reasonably priced. Joe'l, the events coordinator was helpful and accommodating since the moment we met with her to book our wedding. She was there the night of our wedding and made sure everything was perfect and it was. Angela, the bridal attendant was wonderful, as well as Junior, Kirby, and the rest of the staff. The cocktail hour stations were absolutely astonishing as well. The staff was accommodating with our families and made sure everyone was satisfied. I can't say enough good things about this place. I, ONE THOUSAND PERCENT, recommend this place for your wedding. I'll never forget it.

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    Jessica · Married on 10/21/2017

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    We had our wedding at Wilshire in October and all of our guests could not stop raving about the venue, service and food! The timing of our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception flowed so well and was well planned by the team. Travis and team really made the day perfect.

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    candida · Married on 10/20/2017

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    I just had my wedding at The Wilshire and everyone is still talking about it. The food and service was absolutely excellent, more then we ever wished for. Thank you to John for walking us through the entire process and being so sweet. Samantha my bridal assistant went above and beyond on my special day. Overall I am completely satisfied with the service and food. Thank you again! 10/20/17 Candy & Eric

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    Camille · Married on 09/24/2017

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    I just had my reception here almost 2 months ago, I have nothing but good things to say about all of the staff members that helped me that day. That day there were more than just my maitre'd to help me. It was great working with John, as well. He was very responsive and comforting with any worries I had. I would use them for any big event or when I need a big venue. Definitely recommend.

    Sent on 11/20/2017

    The Wilshire Caterers's reply:

    Hi Camille,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and it was a pleasure hosting you on your most special day! We wish you both an amazing life together and hope to see you back soon!!!
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    Jamie · Married on 09/17/2017

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    My wedding was a fairy tale wedding , the kind you dream of as a little girl. The day was perfect the entire staff made my husband and I so happy . They went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it . I would recommend Wilshire caterers to anyone who is having an event . They are professionals in every aspect .

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    Anita · Married on 09/17/2017

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    Where do I begin?! Everything was absolutely amazing and John went above and beyond to make sure all my questions were answered and we were comfortable. The bridal salon was perfect, it fit about 10 girls in there and the men had their section as well, it filled with everything we needed!! Super clean place, the main ballroom was just beautiful and lighting was great as well. Cocktail hour was amazing, all I heard people saying was how delicious and the assortment of food was excellent and the open patio everyone loved too!! Everyone loved the printed menu of our names and dinners, and everything again was excellent!! Our sweetheart table was perfect, we had a great view of the entire evening (when we sat for 2 seconds haha) absolutely nothing went wrong on our wedding day!!!

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    Elisa · Married on 09/09/2017

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    The Wilshire was beyond all our expectations for our wedding. As soon as we visited the venue and met with Joe'l, we knew we wanted to book it. Joe'l was AMAZING to work with and truly made the wedding planning experience so smooth. She answered all my questions, was very patient with us if we changed our minds or were indecisive, and made sure we had the time of our lives on our wedding day! My bridal attendant, Angela, was fantastic, making sure I had everything I needed, and was where I was supposed to be at the right time. The maitre d's, Kirby and Junior, were phenomenal as well. We had our ceremony in their beautiful outdoor space; however, if we had needed to have it inside due to weather, they set it up beautifully as well! The food was fantastic, the dessert room was outrageous (in a good way!) and the service was impeccable. I could not have been happier that we had our wedding here - it was the most perfect day and not without the help of all the staff at the Wilshire!

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    Farah · Married on 08/30/2017

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    The Wilshire is the best venue, everyone there is very professional, the day of the wedding was so perfect they keep everything under control and they make sure that we didn't have to worried about a thing.

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