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Marissa Connelly · Married on 12/21/2019
You won't get any better than The Wilshire!
The Wilshire truly made our wedding day. If you are thinking about them for your own, stop reading this and book them now - you WILL NOT regret it! First, the staff are incredible. You and your partner will be supported from start to finish. We never felt so special as we did when we were being taken care of by their team. From the moment we emailed with John, the Catering Director, shortly after our engagement we knew we were in good hands. He answered all of our (many) questions promptly and positively, and helped steer us in the best direction regarding everything from the cocktail hour to the after-party. We know the venue hosts events all the time, but John makes you feel as if you are his only client and he's there just for you. Kirby, our maitre 'd was THE BEST. Upbeat, super friendly, and engaged in even the smallest details of our day. And Angela, our bridal attendant was awesome! So friendly and helpful - she just took excellent care of us. She even stood outside with me in the cold to get help us capture some winter wedding shots. The most important part was that the staff - from those mentioned above to the bartenders, waitstaff, and more - took care of all of our guests (not just the bride and groom) and made sure that everybody had what they needed. They chatted with our DJ when the music was too loud. They had my dad's drink waiting for him at the bar as soon as he started walking up, and no guest dealt with a line while waiting for their own. They never left plates uncovered when guests weren't at their seats for dinner. Everything, big and small, was covered by this exceptional, experienced team. Of course, we can't stop there. The venue is as amazing as the staff. The rooms are beautiful and you can adjust the lighting to be almost anything you need. There are lovely, private bridal salons for you and your crew to enjoy while getting ready that day and a lot of pretty, different spaces to capture photos in. Plus! It's connected to The Wilshire Hotel which was a huge bonus for us. We didn't want to deal with shuttles and sad hotel after-parties at the end of the night. We wanted our guests to feel like they could literally roll from one room to the other (all while staying inside in the cold of December) and it was super convenient for everyone, including us! Lastly, the food! Not only will you not go hungry at The Wilshire, but your guests will rave about the quality (and quantity!) of food for days. I'm still dreaming about the cocktail hour and dessert cordials.Sent on 12/26/2019
Our guests said it was the best wedding they've ever been to, and we know that's largely in part because of The Wilshire. We can't thank the staff here enough for all they did for us, and any couple would be lucky to have them host their wedding!
The Wilshire's reply:Hi Marissa, you are absolutely AMAZING and thank you so much for your INCREDIBLE review!!!!! We cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate it and what a PLEASURE it was working with you and making your wedding day incredible!!! John, Kirby and Angela are the BEST around and we are so happy you got to enjoy their special hospitality and superior professionalism! Our Chefs, Erick and Ana are overjoyed you enjoyed their home-cooking and we call can't thank you enough for your amazing feedback! We hope to see you soon and wish you only the BEST BEST BEST life has to offer together!!!
Daphnee Tunis · Married on 09/13/2020
The Wilshire is amazing
My husband and I love The Wilshire! From day one they were so nice to us .Throughout the whole journey they were alway by our side. We are going to miss talking to Travis and the rest of the team ! Thank you for exceeding our expectation!Sent on 09/17/2020
Danielle becker · Married on 11/23/2019
Wilshire Grand Wedding Venue
My husband and I knew from the moment we walked into the Wilshire that this was a place with class and elegance, which is what we were looking for in a wedding venue. It also had a hotel attached and space for an after-party, which were all great perks! We worked with Joe’l Falco throughout the entire planning process. In short, Joe’l was amazing. She never said no. She accommodated every request and truly helped our vision come to life. She was responsive, professional, and not to mention, a lot of fun!Sent on 02/23/2020
The wedding day was perfect. We began in the morning in the bridal suite on the lower level of the Wilshire. Having all the girls getting ready in the same room on site made the day seamless. We did not have to worry about transporting people or things from our getting ready location to the venue, because we were already there. The bridal attendant showed up with champagne, wine, and soft drinks. She organized the room with all of the things that the bridal party and I had brought with us.
My husband and I decided to do our first look and bridal party photos in the garden out back, and we were so glad we did! Not only did the photos come out amazing, but we also did not have to worry about transportation (once again) to another location for photos. It was convenient and gorgeous - just what we wanted. Additionally, we had our ceremony on site, which again only added to the convenience of everything The Wilshire had to offer. Our guests were also greeted with welcome drinks upon arrival, while waiting for the ceremony. To note, we did have an unforeseen event take place on our wedding day that caused the timeline to be altered. Both Joe’l & Junior went above and beyond to make everything seamless, not only for my husband & I, but also for the guests.
Cocktail hour was extraordinary. Everyone could not stop raving about how delicious the food was, and how much food there was! The room looked gorgeous and absolutely set the vibe for the party that was soon to come! We found that this cocktail hour absolutely stood out from others that we have experienced and really think it set The Wilshire apart.
Our reception was more than we could have asked for. The room looked stunning. I remember looking over to my husband as we saw our room completely decorated before all the guests came in and saying “This looks gorgeous, I can’t believe this is OUR wedding.” The bar was fully stocked, the staff was welcoming and professional, and they made our 250 guest wedding a night to remember. Joe’l and Junior absolutely ran the night seamlessly.
The venue took charge of everything that day and my husband and I did not have to worry about a thing. We would absolutely recommend the Wilshire!!
Alyssa Rillo · Married on 11/22/2019
Highly recommend !
Besides being an absolutely beautiful venue, the staff at the Wilshire is top notch. There was not enough the staff could do for us. Leading up to the wedding we worked with John who was very professional and fun! He never made me feel like I had to do something a certain way and that it was my vision and he would do anything he could to make that come to life. This included some special requests that resulted in him having to make a lot of phone calls but ultimately pulling through to have everything come together exactly the way we envisioned. The day of the wedding the staff was on their game and whenever my husband or I needed something they were there (a few times with what we wanted before we even asked!) I cannot say enough amazing things about this venue and staff and I would very highly recommend this venue to everyone !!Sent on 12/15/2019
The Wilshire's reply:Hi Alyssa,
Nicola Hampson · Married on 11/05/2019
My organization, Missionaries On The Move, had an event at the Wilshire on May 11th and the service was impeccable! Joe’l and Kriby made the event even more special with their hard work and kind ways. They were there every step of the way to ensure the event was a success and took place without any hiccups.Sent on 05/20/2019
This is our 3rd annual fundraiser gala at the Wilshire and every year it’s always been a great experience.
Thank you for employing such great people and I look forward to working with Joe’l and Kirby in the future.
Great place to have your special event!
The Wilshire's reply:Thank you so much for your GREAT review Nicola!!! Joe'l and Kirby are FANTASTIC and make the best Duo around! We're so happy to hear about your amazing experience with us and we promise to continue to impress!
Tami · Married on 09/08/2019
The service was absolutely amazing!!!!!
The Wilshire helped make my dream wedding a reality. Joe’l, Junior & Angela are 1st class. We are still in awe a month later. Thank you Wilshire for your exceptional service!♥️♥️♥️Sent on 10/04/2019
Rachel · Married on 07/28/2019
I don’t know how anyone gets married anywhere else
Getting married at the Wilshire was one of the best decisions we made concerning our wedding. We set our date about 16 months in advance and worked with Joe’l on the planning—all the questions and tastings and etc. Joe’l was always quick to respond and set my mind at ease when I worried about something I didn’t need to. On the day of, Kirby kept everything running smoothly as our maitr’d and Angela kept my dress clean (and bustled!), bouquet handy, and me hydrated as my bridal attendant on our hot July wedding day. The grounds and interiors are beautiful, the food was amazing, and our guests had a great experience and LOVED the cocktail hour with all its options and stations. Our package included a cake from Palermo’s, so that was one less thing to worry about! We also had our rehearsal/welcome dinner the night before at Primavera in the same building, and we were glad guests could stay at the hotel the night after (or before) and didn’t have to worry about transportation. It was a beautiful wedding. There are many terrific ways to get married, and terrific parts of our wedding, but the Wilshire really made everything as easy and glamorous as it was.Sent on 05/02/2020
The Wilshire's reply:THANK YOU so much for your amazing review Rachel and the time you took to write it - you are AWESOME!!! Our endlessly talented Joe'l and the entire Wilshire Team had a blast working with you both as well and we are so happy to hear what an incredible time you had with us!
Nicole F. · Married on 06/22/2019
Can not thank Joel, Junior, and Samantha enough! Joel was our girl from day one she answered a billion questions in a timely manor and was there every step of the way. The day and night was perfect. Our guests were all blown away from the amount of delicious food to the great hospitality from everyone.Sent on 07/25/2019
Richard Rogers · Married on 06/01/2019
We had our wedding here and could not have been more happy. Joe'l did an amazing job working with us the entire time. They made sure we had everything we needed. They were able to accommodate all of our requests. Our guests could not believe how much amazing food and drinks we had. The service was amazing. Junior did a great job making sure everything went smooth throughout the entire event. It was the best day of our lives!Sent on 06/18/2019
Marcus · Married on 05/24/2019
Dream Come True
Working with Jon and The Wilshire Caterers was a dream come true for my wife and I. They went above and beyond to make sure that things went better than planned. The ambiance was amzaing, the food and drinks was wonderful and the staff was available all night to take care of the bride and groom with whatever we needed. Definitely comes highly recommended.Sent on 05/28/2019
The Wilshire's reply:Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience with us and Jon is the best there is! We are so happy to hear we made your most special day incredible and we wish you and your beautiful bride the BEST life has to offer together!!!
Jenna · Married on 04/26/2019
Best wedding ever!
Sent on 05/22/2019
I have completely run out of adjectives to describe our wedding day on 4/26... it was incredible! We met with the Wilshire 2 years ago as our first venue appointment, fell in love and booked the next day! Joe'l was an angel throughout the entire process (not to mention rapid email responder, therapist to calm my nerves, hair stylist, etc. etc). We are still getting calls from our guests to comment on the food, decor, experience, service - you name it. My bridal attendant, Sam, was the sweetest and most thoughtful person who genuinely cared about her job and made sure I was comfortable the whole day. The entire team was so happy and positive, our day was just magical! My husband, our entire family and myself are so grateful to the Wilshire for providing us the wedding of our dreams!!!!
The Wilshire's reply:THANK YOU so much for your INCREDIBLE review Jenna!!!! It was our absolute pleasure serving you and Joe'l and Sam had a blast working with you throughout the entire process! They are both the greatest and we're so happy to hear you enjoyed working with them! We wish you both a beautiful life together filled with only the BEST and please visit us any time for drinks and dinner on us at our restaurant!
Shantaya · Married on 03/10/2019
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.Sent on 03/24/2019
The Wilshire's reply:Thank you so much for your AMAZING feedback and we're happy you chose us too!!! It is our sincere pleasure to serve and we are so grateful to you and your husband for the opportunity to do so on your most special day! LOVE the photos and thank you for posting! Please visit us any time for dinner and drinks on us at our restaurant!
Emily · Married on 12/31/2018
Let’s do it again!
I could not be happier and more appreciative of the staff at the Wilshire. We had our rehearsal dinner in the Loft, and our wedding in the larger banquet hall. Everyone was so kind, accommodating, and genuinely happy for my husband and me. Special shout out to Joe’l not just for running a tight ship and making sure pictures, cocktail hour, etc., did not run over, but for also being a wing woman and making sure I ate dinner. Also, a special shout out to Angela our bridal attendant who helped me in an out of my dress, made sure everything was bustled properly, and took everything from the bridal suite up to our room. I can’t say enough positive things about the Wilshire- the food, the drinks, the ambience, and the people made for an amazing wedding 😊Sent on 03/28/2019
Lauren · Married on 12/30/2018
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.Sent on 03/15/2019
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.
marie · Married on 12/09/2018
December 9th 2018
Where do I begin!! WE LOVE THE WHILSHIRE!! The staff and the space are just amazing. My husband and I worked with Joel who is extremely knowledgeable, attentive and amazing to work with. From beginning to the very end she was at our side. Her and the staff at the Whilshire helped bring our wedding vision to life it was personal, heartfelt, top notch and Epic in all areas. The food was delicious, the service was excellent our guest are still talking about it!! We were able to have our dream wedding at an affordable price that offered everything we wanted. Our ceremony was held in the Tuscan room and had the cocktail and receptionat was held in the loft. I highly reccomend the Whilshire for all events and cannot wait for an opportunity to work with them again. Professional, high quality and memorable. Words cannot express how grateful we are to have wed at the whilshire!! Thank you to Joel and the Whilshire crew you guys rock!!Sent on 03/12/2019
The Wilshire's reply:Hi Marie,
Mitch G. · Married on 11/10/2018
We loved the Wilshire
We just got married at the Wilshire in November and could not possibly recommend them enough.Sent on 12/29/2018
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.
The Wilshire's reply:Dear Mitch,
Erika · Married on 11/04/2018
Best day of my life! Thank you Joe’l and team for making my wedding day so memorable. I had so many questions and requests but everything was handled just how I wanted with professionalism and promptly. I highly recommend Wilshire, beautiful venue, great food and I didn’t have to worry about anything the day of they took care of all the details. My bridal attendant Sam was so sweet and I really appreciated they had someone like her to help me throughout the day. My guests raved and said it was best wedding they ever been to! What a memorable day!Sent on 03/28/2019
Melissa · Married on 10/06/2018
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's reply:Hi Melissa,
Tara · Married on 09/22/2018
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'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!!!
rickelmy · Married on 07/27/2018
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'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!!!
Samantha · Married on 07/07/2018
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'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!
Reneé · Married on 07/05/2018
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.Sent on 09/01/2018
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
The Wilshire'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!!!!!!
Mayelin · Married on 07/01/2018
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's reply:Hi Mayelin,
Amy · Married on 06/16/2018
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's reply:Dear Amy,
Marie · Married on 03/18/2018
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's reply:Hi Marie,