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Lacey B · Married on 08/11/2019
Go with VT and never look back!
Working with VT was a joy. Colleen and Josh are detail-oriented, trustworthy, and responsive. We had a large wedding - 270 people - and the entire event went off without a hitch. We had hors d'euvres passed around during a cocktail hour and a buffet dinner. We also had a second caterer provide some food, and although there is a fee per guest to do this, in hindsight it was well worth it; VT took care of all the coordination with them, and the food from both caterers was excellent. VT has some amazing food, and our guests were raving about the raspberry-braised pork - so good!Sent on 08/27/2019
While designing the details of the wedding ceremony and reception with them, we genuinely felt that they were on our side, helping us when we needed to cut costs, and coming up with new ideas when we asked for them. During stressful or busy times, they were quick, detailed, and positive in their responses which made the process way more enjoyable We'd recommend Colleen and her team at Vibrant Table to anyone looking for an outstanding caterer to partner with.
Katie White · Married on 08/03/2019
Delicious Food and Great Service
Auriana, Sam, and the Vibrant Table Catering team at The Loft were excellent! The food was delicious and the VT Catering team was incredibly helpful throughout the planning process. Even little questions were quickly answered with clear details. On our wedding day the servers and bartenders were very professional and did an excellent job. Would highly recommend them for your next event!
Photo credit: Olivia Strohm Photography
Sent on 09/15/2019
Chelsea · Married on 09/02/2018
We had our wedding at a location that required us to choose from a select list of vendors for catering. Vibrant Table was one of those vendors and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised at their service. From start to finish their event planners were so friendly, open and eager to help with planning. The food was PHENOMENAL. We had the chicken marsala and pork as our entrees and everyone loved it! The NW salad was fantastic, the seasonal veggies were amazing. Everything was good. The staff was also awesome. From our planner, to the day of staff, everyone was so happy to be there and eager to please. We had a bar set up and the bartender was an absolute hoot. All our guests had great things to say about the staff. I really truly appreciate that as food is very important to us :D I know it can make or break and experience. I had people chasing me down with food and drinks all night to make sure I had something during such a hectic day. Thank you guys so much!Sent on 09/14/2018
Caitlin · Married on 08/18/2018
I used VT for my wedding last month and they were so great to work with. They were professional, fun, had great ideas, and incredibly responsive. The food and drinks were delicious, we received tons of compliments from our guests. Highly recommend.Sent on 09/17/2018
Sarah · Married on 08/04/2018
We used Vibrant Table for our wedding at Lewis & Clark and we could not have asked for a better team. Colleen and the entire crew made our wedding seamless. The food was delicious, the wait staff was friendly and responsive, and the set up was perfect. We didn't have to worry about a thing. VT also worked with us to arrange for late-night Poplandia popcorn snacks which was a big hit. I cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism, friendliness, and delicious food and beverage options. They are worth every penny.Sent on 08/10/2018
Katherine · Married on 04/21/2018
Vibrant Table handled the food and flowers for our April 2018 wedding at Castaway. Kathryn and Colleen were great as we laid out the menu and were responsive and helpful throughout the planning process. Most importantly, the food was delicious and everything ran well day-of.Sent on 05/13/2018
Madeline helped us find our vision with flowers and we ended up with the most beautiful chuppah and greenery/lighting that was exactly what we were looking for.
We really enjoyed working with Vibrant Table and appreciated having a one-stop shop for food and decor. Their excellent taste showed through our wedding and we would not hesitate to recommend them.
Nana · Married on 11/04/2017
I absolutely loved working with the VT group for my wedding at the Exchange Ballroom. The food was absolutely phenomenal. We did a Buffet that included pork ribs, salmon, baked beans, seasonal vegetables and potato salad. Everyone was obsessed. Meg and Meghan helped me plan everything and were super easy to work with. They made helpful suggestions the entire time and were not judgmental at all when I decided not to do something that was out of my budget. I would hire them again in a heart beat for any event I was having in Portland.Sent on 11/11/2017
Jessica · Married on 07/10/2017
The food was incredible and worth every penny! Our guests are still raving about how amazing the food was at our wedding. VT was very responsive to any questions that my husband and I had and provide an outstanding quality of service. They have an extensive list of things that you can bundle. We went through them for our rentals at the event but they also have a florist! Would definitely recommend!Sent on 07/15/2017
Lauren · event on: 07/09/2016
Meg and Megan were an absolute dream to work with and the food, tent and lighting were perfection. A+++Sent on 07/11/2016
Karen · Married on 07/03/2016
We held our wedding at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and worked with Vibrant Table for our catering, as well as for party rentals, decor, and flowers. We could not be happier with the service they gave us, and honestly wish we could do it again!Sent on 07/18/2016
From the beginning, our contact, Miranda, was helpful, easy to reach and easy to communicate with, and worked with us at our pace to make decisions and finalize plans. She was patient, flexible, and supported us in making the decisions we wanted to, and also had great suggestions for things we might not have thought of. The VT team on the day of the wedding was on-point and so professional. We had one small unexpected turn of events, and their team worked hard to turn it around and not correct the issue, but make it significantly better, and we appreciated that effort and acknowledgement. The food was just outstanding; my uncle the chef apparently ordered three servings of bread to soak up every last drop and morsel of dinner.
We are so happy with the service we received and how everything turned out, we really do wish we could do it again. Thank you Miranda and everyone at Vibrant Table!
Chelsea · Married on 10/10/2015
Vibrant Table was one of our favorite wedding vendors. Of all of the folks who helped with the wedding, I would say they were the true partner in putting it together. Always willing to be creative to figure out how we might be able to realize our vision. And once they got the feel for that vision, thoughtful themselves in coming up with neat touches. They stayed flexible the whole way and we were able to customize special pass hors d'oeuvres based on something we had on our first date, have our table names inside of fortune cookies, set up action stations throughout the room..... you get the idea. In addition, they went above and beyond and even helped with things like figuring out best way to do the roundtrip busing. The food was excellent, the staff was wonderful and friendly, and the wedding was just about perfect and much of the credit goes to the help that Hannah and Kurt provided.Sent on 11/23/2015
Jade · Married on 09/26/2015
Due to some things beyond our control we were left scrambling with out a wedding planner or caterer... In stepped Kathryn and Colleen of Vibrant Table and our worries were put at ease. The entire process with them was wonderful! A supportive team, willing to listen and work with you to find solutions, a catering team that delivers a truly exceptional menu and service and that extra personal touch and availability that is required on a day as big as your wedding day. We are truly grateful they stepped up to the plate! *wedding planning is not usually offered by Vibrant Table but because we lost our wedding planner at such short notice Vibrant Table did us a huge favor by helping out.Sent on 06/04/2016
Beth (Mother of the Bride) · Married on 09/05/2015
Vibrant Table, headed up by Kurt Beadell, made our entire experience from planning to ceremony and reception nothing short of spectacular! We pretty much think Kurt Beadell is a creative genius from his vision of food, decor, flowers, lay out, etc. to also logistics and practicality. We rented his space at The Eastside Exchange, both the Cascade Rooftop for my daughter's ceremony and the The Exchange Ballroom for the reception. It is a very special place that is both urban and unique. Many people from the east coast were attending and we really wanted to find something that exemplified Portland. It was perfect!Sent on 12/26/2015
Kurt understood what my daughter and I were looking for in planning her wedding meaning it wasn't overdone but was magnificent and lovely, in a dramatic yet understated way! His team was nothing short of perfection as well: The chuppah for the ceremony was breathtaking. Decorated simply with grapevines and punctuated with flowers in our color scheme, Vibrant Table's florist Page also understood the overall feeling we were trying to achieve. My daughter and her husband are both in the food industry and cared a lot about what was being served and the quality of the food. I can't tell you how many people commented on the food and said it was certainly the best wedding food they had ever eaten!
Kurt made the planning a lot of fun as he is a great guy and lead me through the motions like the pro he is. Again, we think the whole team hung the moon, Hannah who was as patient as a saint with me and everyone else we came in contact with. Cannot say enough about the entire experience and truly my daughter's wedding night was something out of a fairy tale!
Holly · Married on 08/29/2015
One of my bridesmaids recommended Vibrant Table after she used it for her wedding and now I see why. Vibrant Table has a great reputation for a reason, we got wonderful service, fantastic options and our guests left raving about the food. Kathryn & Colleen were a breeze to work with, both super responsive and very flexible with us as we changed our minds and added a late night snack close to the wedding (which was delicious Poplandia popcorn!) Our day of lead was Allison and she pulled off everything we planned without a hitch. We will definitely recommend VT to our friends.Sent on 11/18/2015
Vibrant Table Catering & Events's reply:We are so happy you had such a wonderful special day.
Cindy · Married on 03/14/2015
Vibrant Table recently catered my husband's and my PDX wedding reception at Opal 28 and they did an outstanding job! Kathy is a dream to work with and was extremely responsive and flexible throughout the entire process, quickly suggesting helpful edits to my original list of food items to keep the cost at our planned budget. The night of our event went off without a hitch and Casey and his crew arrived early and were fantastic, warm and welcoming to everyone throughout the night. Our reception occurred a year after my husband and I were married, so we wanted more of a party, not a formal sit down dinner. Our menu consisted of bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites, kobe beef sliders, truffle mac & cheese, yakitori chicken skewers, lamb meatballs, vegetarian fresh wrap salad rolls with peanut sauce, and a gorgeous roasted and/or marinated vegetable platter with dips. Some of the hors d'oeuvres were plated, passed food by Casey and team, some were standing appetizers that guests could serve themselves. The food presentation was beautiful, food itself delicious, and my guests raved about all of it. Thank you again, Kathy, Casey, and the whole wonderful crew at Vibrant Table. Don't hesitate to use them for your next catered event!Sent on 03/29/2015
User4699754 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding day was the most magical, romantic, and stress free day of my life... I couldn't have asked for more! The Vibrant Table event planners and event managers handled every detail of our big day. The staff that was working at our wedding were so professional and detail oriented. The food was absolutely incredible. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I would HIGHLY recommend the Vibrant Table to anyone!Sent on 01/15/2015
Lily · Married on 12/31/2014
I had my New Years Eve wedding at Eastside Exchange and the event was catered by Vibrant Tables. I am still getting compliments from friends and family on how amazing the food was and that it was the "the best wedding food ever!"Sent on 01/16/2015
Now the venue is another story. Food was great venue was PERFECT! We rented the ballroom and the rooftop deck. With the amazing sound of music coming from the in house sound system, the beautiful lighting that complimented all the candles, the view of the city from the massive amounts of windows to the chiavari chairs. The vision my husband and I had for our wedding was executed to perfection with not one missed step. This is all due to the amazing people we had the pleasue of working with. Kyle and Meg will share thier knowledge and expertise from the day you meet them to the end of the Big Day. From setting the dessert table to answering multiple emails in one day to answer all our questions. We could not of done it without them and we would not be able to look back on our wedding day and honestly feel that it was perfect.
With our whole hearts we thank Vibrant Tables/Eastside Exchange and Kyle and Meg.
Lily and Arya Sadri
User4615425 · 2+ years ago
Karen Rich made my wedding the absolute best day ever. She took care of everything, and empowered her staff members to carry out all of my wishes on the big day so that I had nothing to do! When selecting a catering vendor, I was looking for a team that could do it all and make me, my husband, and my guests feel excited, eager to eat and drink, and celebrate. I also wanted to select fewer vendors so that there were only a few point people to work with. It was truly key because I also got to work with Page Winograd at Vibrant Flowers (a subsidiary of VT), and that was an all-star recommendation from Karen! Money SO well spent.Sent on 12/17/2014
Laura · Married on 09/05/2014
We had our rehearsal dinner at East Side Exchange building on the rooftop. It was amazing! Fantastic space with unbeatable views! The food was delicious and the staff were super helpful and professional. We are very happy with the entire experience!Sent on 09/13/2014
Michael · Married on 07/26/2014
Vibrant Table does flowers too. I shopped other florist to find them to be very helpful and thrilled to be working with an older Gay couple. They were the most organized, best priced, and friendliest. The did a completely modern floral arrangements for us. I requested no carnations, no roses, and no snap dragons. Instead, I got orchids, succulents, calla lilies, and a host of unique materials. Every table arrangement was different and interesting. My mother loved them, and he's had been in the floral industry for years. I will be using them for my Christmas party.Sent on 08/22/2014
Vasia · Married on 05/25/2014
There really are no words to expressed how pleased we are Vibrant Table catering. Kathy Sobotka was so accommodating and responsive. The few months leading up to the wedding we had multiple meetings to iron out each detail. Kathy was very receptive to each changes and suggestions we made and offered her experienced perspective to our various challenges. The food the day of the wedding was perfection! Our guests went went crazy over the food, even now, six months after the wedding, people are still commenting on how good the food was! It was incredible and I will definitely consider them for future parties and events I will have.Sent on 11/23/2014
I've already recommended them to a friend of mine getting married this summer!
User4083560 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I recently got married in Hawaii, and had a reception at a winery in Forest Grove. Vibrant Table did an outstanding job. Not only was the food delicious, and the staff highly professional and friendly, but Kathryn, my contact, was outstanding. She was highly organized and communicative, and handled everything. I didn't need to worry about anything. Her attention to detail was in stark contrast to the wedding planner we used in Hawaii. I highly recommend Vibrant Table.Sent on 07/24/2014
Marlene and Doug · Married on 12/21/2013
We just had our daughter's wedding reception at the Treasury Ballroom and catered by Vibrant Table. We could not be more pleased with catering services provided by Vibrant Table. The food was awesome and we received many compliments from the guests. We worked with Aurianna during the planning process and she was very knowledgeable, responsive and great to work with. VT allowed us to customize the menu to get exactly what we wanted. The staff was very courteous and helpful in the clean-up! We also contracted with Vibrant Flowers for the floral and they did an awesome job as well.Sent on 01/28/2014
Vibrant Table Catering & Events's reply:Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Marlene. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Nicole and Duane. They were very creative and added such fun personal details to their celebration. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
User3492183 · 2+ years ago
Our daughter just had her combined Christian and Hindu wedding ceremonies and reception at the Portland Art Museum this past weekend. Vibrant did the catering, decor, and flowers and did an absolutely AMAZING job! They were able to create settings that were absolutely magical...from the simplicity of the Christian ceremony that looked elegant with white drapery and pops of color from beautiful flower arrangements...to a mandap that absolutely took our breath away due to the rich blend of colors, lighting, and flowers that made the mandap glow...to the reception with shimmery colored table cloths, lighting, and gorgeous floral table arrangements. Karen Rich from Vibrant was excellent! She provided great service, advice, consistently responded to emails quickly, and was always on top of what was happening. She and her staff helped transform our dreams into reality by ensuring that all details were taken care of according to plans. We received so many compliments from guests, both Indian and non-Indian, that the food, which was a combination of Indian and American cuisine, was "fabulous" and the entire event was "so amazing". They were able to provide a high level of quality, responsiveness, and creativity that made our wedding such a huge success.Sent on 08/26/2013
Kelsey · Married on 08/10/2013
The first thing that everyone talked about the day after my wedding was how amazing the food was! Vibrant table came highly recommended, so i knew it would be good and it truly was. I requested a garnish for my champagne cocktail at the last min, and they made it happen. I wanted my wedding to be like attending an high end restaurant and that is what they made it seem like!! I am very pleased with my decision to go with Vibrant Table.Sent on 10/07/2013