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A Spice of Life Catering + Events

Boulder , CO

LOCATION

5541 Central Avenue, Suite 272
Boulder, CO US 80301 (map)
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ABOUT US

A Spice of Life Catering + Events is an award winning locally owned Boulder company serving the Front Range area since 1987. A Spice of Life is committed to providing highest quality... Read more
A Spice of Life Catering + Events is an award winning locally owned Boulder company serving the Front Range area since 1987. A Spice of Life is committed to providing highest quality food and beverage with overwhelming presentation and first class service. Our mission is to make our clients feel like guests at their own successful event.



The A Spice of Life Event Planning, Kitchen, and Service Teams are professional, experienced and knowledgeable; each department strives to produce flawless, distinctive events that will impress you and your guests. As a full-service event planning company, we offer event design consultations, custom menus, site walkthroughs and on-site coordination along with our gracious and capable service. For over two decades, our impeccable standards and pursuit of innovation have resulted in award-winning cuisine. Our talented gourmet kitchen staff is supervised by an experienced Executive Chef as well as a creatively gifted Chef de Cuisine. Our menus feature superior, fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.



A Spice of Life is ranked as the #1 Boulder Catering Company, winner of The Boulder Daily Camera Boulder County Gold People's Choice Award from 2000 through 2013. We also support our community through donations to more than 60 community fundraising and non-profit organizations each year.



A Spice of Life is a Zero Waste facility and operation. By joining with Boulder's own Eco-Cycle, we’re able to drastically reduce the amount of waste we produce through appropriate composting and recycling. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer our clients complimentary private tastings as an opportunity to refine their menu selections. At your request, your event specialist will design a tasting menu for you and your fiancé based on the menu you’ll serve to your guests on your wedding day.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
While we have skilled pastry chefs in our kitchen to craft a variety of desserts for your reception, we recommend contacting a professional wedding cake maker for your wedding cake. We can, however, provide additional sheet cakes that may be needed to serve all your guests in a variety of delicious flavors.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
A Spice of Life offers complimentary cake cutting and serving as part of our services on your wedding day. After the ceremonial cake cutting, members of the service staff will cut and distribute your chosen wedding cake or other dessert to your guests.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
A Spice of Life Catering holds a liquor license at our A Spice of Life Event Center. For events held at venues other than our event center, we have TIPS trained bartenders as well as liquor liability insurance to serve your alcohol.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
A Spice of Life is the exclusive provider of alcohol at the A Spice of Life Event Center location in accordance with our liquor license. At other locations, A Spice of Life can recommend local providers of alcohol and will provide professional bartenders to serve your guests responsibly, without a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
As a full-service event planning company, we are more than capable of coordinating any rental needs you might have, from china and flatware to tenting and lighting. We have our own in-house rental items available and can contract with other local rental companies as needed on your behalf. We act as the liaison with most of the vendors and services required for your event so that you may enjoy your day without worrying about the logistics.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
A Spice of Life has a wonderful team of service professionals who strive to exceed expectations for you, your family, your guests, and your vendors. Our staff undergoes extensive training to ensure the service you receive is consistent and courteous.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2000

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1970
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Dawn and her team were unbelievable! I didn't have a wedding planner, but with ASOL you don't need one. Everything from the planning, to the responsiveness, to the day of were amazing. The food was delicious and we had so many comments about how great everything was. The buffet went very smoothly.. never a line at the food line or bar.. which is pretty amazing with our crew. Thank you a million times over for making our wedding planning and day such a success! We owe it all to you!
Dawn and her team were unbelievable! I didn't have a wedding planner, but with ASOL you don't need one. Everything from Read more...
Dawn and her team were unbelievable! I didn't have a wedding planner, but with ASOL you don't need one. Everything from the planning, to the responsiveness, to the day of were amazing. The food was delicious and we had so many comments about how great everything was. The buffet went very smoothly.. never a line at the food line or bar.. which is pretty amazing with our crew. Thank you a million times over for making our wedding planning and day such a success! We owe it all to you! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life was fabulous. We loved working with Dawn, she called me periodically to just see how things were going and if we needed help with anything. The food was amazing, they were so helpful the night of the wedding, and they worked with our budget. I would highly suggest using them!!
Spice of Life was fabulous. We loved working with Dawn, she called me periodically to just see how things were going and Read more...
Spice of Life was fabulous. We loved working with Dawn, she called me periodically to just see how things were going and if we needed help with anything. The food was amazing, they were so helpful the night of the wedding, and they worked with our budget. I would highly suggest using them!! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad thing to say about the food and the service was great as well. My husband was very frustrated that we were one table short and his family had nowhere to sit. Well as they helped to get our food he walked away to figure out why they didn't have a table. The crew from A Spice of Life took in their hands (after asking someone from our venue to do so a few times) to make sure they got a table out immediately and that made my husband very happy! It was just so amazing that they did what they could to make our day special, when it wasn't their job to worry about that!
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad Read more...
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad thing to say about the food and the service was great as well. My husband was very frustrated that we were one table short and his family had nowhere to sit. Well as they helped to get our food he walked away to figure out why they didn't have a table. The crew from A Spice of Life took in their hands (after asking someone from our venue to do so a few times) to make sure they got a table out immediately and that made my husband very happy! It was just so amazing that they did what they could to make our day special, when it wasn't their job to worry about that! Read less
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Mollie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and hard with my budget and needs. The food was incredible and custom to what I wanted and needed. The staff was great, worked hard and it showed. I have referred them to friends and family already and will definitely continue to use them.
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and Read more...
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and hard with my budget and needs. The food was incredible and custom to what I wanted and needed. The staff was great, worked hard and it showed. I have referred them to friends and family already and will definitely continue to use them. Read less
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Sydney
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Their catering service is absolutely first class! We absolutely love their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food. It was really worth the price and they really made us feel like we were special clients. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a quality caterer at a competitive price.
Their catering service is absolutely first class! We absolutely love their service, and we didn't get one complaint from Read more...
Their catering service is absolutely first class! We absolutely love their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food. It was really worth the price and they really made us feel like we were special clients. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for a quality caterer at a competitive price. Read less
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David
Wedding:
12/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Very good business they will be getting my service again in the future. 5/5 rating.
Very good business they will be getting my service again in the future. 5/5 rating.
Very good business they will be getting my service again in the future. 5/5 rating. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Dawn was great to work with. We had appetizers during cocktail hour and then a buffet. The staff was on point throughout the reception. A little on the pricey side BUT worth it!
Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Dawn was great to work with. We had appetizers during cocktail hour and then a Read more...
Delicious food and beautiful presentation. Dawn was great to work with. We had appetizers during cocktail hour and then a buffet. The staff was on point throughout the reception. A little on the pricey side BUT worth it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolute perfection. Professional, flexible, great value for money and exceptional execution. Really an above and beyond service level. Can't say enough good things.
Absolute perfection. Professional, flexible, great value for money and exceptional execution. Really an above and beyond Read more...
Absolute perfection. Professional, flexible, great value for money and exceptional execution. Really an above and beyond service level. Can't say enough good things. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the service was.
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the Read more...
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the service was. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working with them was Stellar. They are extremely knowledgeable and helped with every facet of catering this event. I will use them again. I highly highly highly recommend them to everyone.
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working Read more...
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working with them was Stellar. They are extremely knowledgeable and helped with every facet of catering this event. I will use them again. I highly highly highly recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Noelle
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of the best decisions we could have made! We live in Las Vegas and planning an out-of-state wedding posed some challenges! We were directed to work with Kathryn Matta and let me know you she is FABULOUS! Majority of our contact was via email and she was thorough and detailed in answer all millions of my questions.

We decided to do something a little different for our wedding as far as food was concerned. We wanted everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy a variety of selections. One of our favorite restaurants offers a tapais menu and so we started customizing our own with Kathryn's help. We had several different stations and passed food that made it so unique and fun!! They went above and beyond satisfying our picky taste buds. Whether it was adding a little more parmesan or tweaking a recipe they were ON IT! They went has far as to even visit one of our favorite places and created their own rendition of our favorite appetizer! I MEAN YOU CAN'T GET ANY MORE PERSONAL SERVICE THAN THAT! We would hands down use this catering company again and again.

Our guests loved the food and the playfulness our menu offered. They couldn't stop raving about the panco crusted mac n cheese balls! :) Their staff was attentive and interacted with our guests very well! I have zero complaints! We are so happy with everything!

You won't be disappointed! They set everything up and added to our theme of lemons and limes by arranging decorations around the food tables. They even set us home with a little picnic basket so we could enjoy some late snacks back at the hotel! They helped us in deciding how much of everything to rent and answered many questions we had about wedding planning! They are there for you! They made us feel like we were their only clients! (when I knew we weren't)! We love SPICE OF LIFE CATERING! THANK YOU!
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of Read more...
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of the best decisions we could have made! We live in Las Vegas and planning an out-of-state wedding posed some challenges! We were directed to work with Kathryn Matta and let me know you she is FABULOUS! Majority of our contact was via email and she was thorough and detailed in answer all millions of my questions.

We decided to do something a little different for our wedding as far as food was concerned. We wanted everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy a variety of selections. One of our favorite restaurants offers a tapais menu and so we started customizing our own with Kathryn's help. We had several different stations and passed food that made it so unique and fun!! They went above and beyond satisfying our picky taste buds. Whether it was adding a little more parmesan or tweaking a recipe they were ON IT! They went has far as to even visit one of our favorite places and created their own rendition of our favorite appetizer! I MEAN YOU CAN'T GET ANY MORE PERSONAL SERVICE THAN THAT! We would hands down use this catering company again and again.

Our guests loved the food and the playfulness our menu offered. They couldn't stop raving about the panco crusted mac n cheese balls! :) Their staff was attentive and interacted with our guests very well! I have zero complaints! We are so happy with everything!

You won't be disappointed! They set everything up and added to our theme of lemons and limes by arranging decorations around the food tables. They even set us home with a little picnic basket so we could enjoy some late snacks back at the hotel! They helped us in deciding how much of everything to rent and answered many questions we had about wedding planning! They are there for you! They made us feel like we were their only clients! (when I knew we weren't)! We love SPICE OF LIFE CATERING! THANK YOU! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Center.

I first had A Spice of Life's food at a graduation party when I was in high school at Boulder High 14 years ago. I remember I had some delicious blonde brownie or something that was so tasty, I made a point to remember the caterer's name. So...14 years later, when I needed a caterer for my wedding, I called them up.

At our tasting Katie, the event coordinator that regularly handles events Koenig, was present, attentive and informative about our options with A Spice of Life, and the other vendors she recommended and had worked with. We immediately felt comfortable with her and we were so glad she was going to be able to be part of our event. Leading up to the wedding, she promptly responded to my dozens of emails which kept me calm and enabled us to make quick progress through our short wedding planning timeline.

At our onsite walk through, we appreciated her thoroughness and her frank opinions that helped us make decisions that would have otherwise taken much longer.

Leading up to the wedding, I thought I would need an onsite coordinator the day of, but I'm so glad that I didn't hire one. At our wedding, Katie handled our nearly every need and staff was never in our way. Her above and beyond service, made the day go smoothly and everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our wedding. She saved me thousands of dollars by being able to handle my needs and timeline (that would otherwise need to be handled by a wedding coordinator) while also making sure the catering was elegantly taken care of.

Ok, so I haven't even mentioned the food at our wedding yet. It was fantastic. We had a chicken and steak option, the asiago mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Everything was fantastic. I hope I get to work with them again!
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Read more...
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Center.

I first had A Spice of Life's food at a graduation party when I was in high school at Boulder High 14 years ago. I remember I had some delicious blonde brownie or something that was so tasty, I made a point to remember the caterer's name. So...14 years later, when I needed a caterer for my wedding, I called them up.

At our tasting Katie, the event coordinator that regularly handles events Koenig, was present, attentive and informative about our options with A Spice of Life, and the other vendors she recommended and had worked with. We immediately felt comfortable with her and we were so glad she was going to be able to be part of our event. Leading up to the wedding, she promptly responded to my dozens of emails which kept me calm and enabled us to make quick progress through our short wedding planning timeline.

At our onsite walk through, we appreciated her thoroughness and her frank opinions that helped us make decisions that would have otherwise taken much longer.

Leading up to the wedding, I thought I would need an onsite coordinator the day of, but I'm so glad that I didn't hire one. At our wedding, Katie handled our nearly every need and staff was never in our way. Her above and beyond service, made the day go smoothly and everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our wedding. She saved me thousands of dollars by being able to handle my needs and timeline (that would otherwise need to be handled by a wedding coordinator) while also making sure the catering was elegantly taken care of.

Ok, so I haven't even mentioned the food at our wedding yet. It was fantastic. We had a chicken and steak option, the asiago mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Everything was fantastic. I hope I get to work with them again! Read less
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Torri
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did everything just like I wanted and where very helpful for the planning. I will use them for any of my events in the future.
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did Read more...
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did everything just like I wanted and where very helpful for the planning. I will use them for any of my events in the future. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the catering for my wedding including linen rentals.They were quick to respond to any and all questions that I had from silly to serious in a timely fashion prior to the wedding. When another vendor had some miscommunication on the time table and we needed the linens much earlier than anticipated for the day of with only a couple weeks before the wedding they ordered them early so I could pick them up and bring them to the venue.

The food was fantastic and I got a lot of compliments on it from our guests! The staff was very professional. The bartenders were so nice and the servers very helpful! They even sent us on our way with a cute little picnic basket of some left overs for our wedding night. My family was able to take home the rest of the left overs as well which was fantastic. I didn't have a day of wedding planner but there was no need with these services! My wedding day would not have been as magical without Kari Jo and her team.
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the Read more...
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the catering for my wedding including linen rentals.They were quick to respond to any and all questions that I had from silly to serious in a timely fashion prior to the wedding. When another vendor had some miscommunication on the time table and we needed the linens much earlier than anticipated for the day of with only a couple weeks before the wedding they ordered them early so I could pick them up and bring them to the venue.

The food was fantastic and I got a lot of compliments on it from our guests! The staff was very professional. The bartenders were so nice and the servers very helpful! They even sent us on our way with a cute little picnic basket of some left overs for our wedding night. My family was able to take home the rest of the left overs as well which was fantastic. I didn't have a day of wedding planner but there was no need with these services! My wedding day would not have been as magical without Kari Jo and her team. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The service was incredible as well. They really make you feel so special. We worked with Kathryn and she was a pleasure to work with.
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a Read more...
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The service was incredible as well. They really make you feel so special. We worked with Kathryn and she was a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments at the wedding that the food "didn't taste like wedding food."
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments Read more...
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments at the wedding that the food "didn't taste like wedding food." Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided was exceptional. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was excellent. I did not have to worry for one minute about anything and was free to enjoy the party.
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided Read more...
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided was exceptional. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was excellent. I did not have to worry for one minute about anything and was free to enjoy the party. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock!
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock!
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and family on one of the most important days of your life, you should not compromise on who you choose to cater. If you do, you will end up with the short end of the stick, every time.

Spice of Life is more than just a vendor that provides food. They are professionals that create an experience for you and your guests. They begin by taking time with you to help you pick out your menu and what may work best. We started down the road of beef, chicken and fish, but I wasn't happy. I expressed my concern to Lisa and said that I wanted to provide something different. She worked with me on creating a brunch menu (the wedding was in the morning) of some really delicious options.

Catering is almost always the biggest portion of your budget when you have a wedding. However, Lisa and the rest of the Spice of Life staff made every penny worth it. The 30-day walk-thru was easy as can be, due to their professionalism and their years of experience. Before I walked down the aisle, I noticed Lisa was there, making sure everything was running smoothly. I had plenty to drink and fruit and cheese to eat before the wedding (which was about all I could choke down, given my nervousness).

During the meal part of the reception, Jamie, our maître d' for the day, filled my plate, made sure I was served well and always made sure I had something to drink, which in itself was a lifesaver because it was over 90 degrees that day.

Something that truly touched my heart and will make me forever thankful that we chose Spice of Life was the story my mother told me. The buffet was set up at the top of five stairs. My mother filled her plate and went over to the railing to walk down. Jaime, who I am sure had other things to do, rushed over to her, took her plate and helped her to her seat. He sat it in front of her and made sure she had everything she needed. Then the table apparently cheered for him. It was awesome that he was so attentive and in tune with people at the event.

They also supplied the bartender, whom I hear was quite personable and entertaining. He teased the teenagers but wouldn't serve them (obviously). However, they weren't upset, but rather entertained. When a friend's son pulled a chair up to the bar and asked him to make him "anything, but make it a surprise" and then the child put his hands over his eyes, the bartender made him a simple red drink that wasn't too sweet and made that boy's day!

We had so many compliments on the food, it surprised me. It was delicious and light enough to eat on a hot, hot day. Someone said their table didn't get excused to go through the buffet, but I have a sneaky suspicion that they were at the bar when their table was supposed to be excused.

So when you are considering your catering for your event, take the time to think about how you would like your wedding or event to flow. Think about what you would expect from a caterer. Then take it a step further - that's what you'll find from the staff of Spice of Life.
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and Read more...
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and family on one of the most important days of your life, you should not compromise on who you choose to cater. If you do, you will end up with the short end of the stick, every time.

Spice of Life is more than just a vendor that provides food. They are professionals that create an experience for you and your guests. They begin by taking time with you to help you pick out your menu and what may work best. We started down the road of beef, chicken and fish, but I wasn't happy. I expressed my concern to Lisa and said that I wanted to provide something different. She worked with me on creating a brunch menu (the wedding was in the morning) of some really delicious options.

Catering is almost always the biggest portion of your budget when you have a wedding. However, Lisa and the rest of the Spice of Life staff made every penny worth it. The 30-day walk-thru was easy as can be, due to their professionalism and their years of experience. Before I walked down the aisle, I noticed Lisa was there, making sure everything was running smoothly. I had plenty to drink and fruit and cheese to eat before the wedding (which was about all I could choke down, given my nervousness).

During the meal part of the reception, Jamie, our maître d' for the day, filled my plate, made sure I was served well and always made sure I had something to drink, which in itself was a lifesaver because it was over 90 degrees that day.

Something that truly touched my heart and will make me forever thankful that we chose Spice of Life was the story my mother told me. The buffet was set up at the top of five stairs. My mother filled her plate and went over to the railing to walk down. Jaime, who I am sure had other things to do, rushed over to her, took her plate and helped her to her seat. He sat it in front of her and made sure she had everything she needed. Then the table apparently cheered for him. It was awesome that he was so attentive and in tune with people at the event.

They also supplied the bartender, whom I hear was quite personable and entertaining. He teased the teenagers but wouldn't serve them (obviously). However, they weren't upset, but rather entertained. When a friend's son pulled a chair up to the bar and asked him to make him "anything, but make it a surprise" and then the child put his hands over his eyes, the bartender made him a simple red drink that wasn't too sweet and made that boy's day!

We had so many compliments on the food, it surprised me. It was delicious and light enough to eat on a hot, hot day. Someone said their table didn't get excused to go through the buffet, but I have a sneaky suspicion that they were at the bar when their table was supposed to be excused.

So when you are considering your catering for your event, take the time to think about how you would like your wedding or event to flow. Think about what you would expect from a caterer. Then take it a step further - that's what you'll find from the staff of Spice of Life. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Great food, great service and great location!
Great food, great service and great location!
Great food, great service and great location! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Angela
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was unbelievably professional, kind, outgoing, and helpful. The staff at our wedding were so nice and hardworking. We had some mishaps with other vendors, and the catering manager went above and beyond to work everything out and ensure we had a great and stress free time. The food was also phenomenal. It was funny how many times I heard "I can't believe how good the food was! Wedding food is normally so bad, but that was incredible!". They also provided mac and cheese for the kids and a special vegan meal for our one vegan guest. This is truly an amazing business, don't waste your time going anywhere else.
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was Read more...
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was unbelievably professional, kind, outgoing, and helpful. The staff at our wedding were so nice and hardworking. We had some mishaps with other vendors, and the catering manager went above and beyond to work everything out and ensure we had a great and stress free time. The food was also phenomenal. It was funny how many times I heard "I can't believe how good the food was! Wedding food is normally so bad, but that was incredible!". They also provided mac and cheese for the kids and a special vegan meal for our one vegan guest. This is truly an amazing business, don't waste your time going anywhere else. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make sure that everything goes perfectly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Katie was the best, she was so excited for us and clearly passionate about what she does. She went above and beyond and basically acted as my wedding planner, giving me great ideas for the reception and the location of the ceremony. The food, of course, was to die for. They tailored a menu to us that included hors d'oeuvres and even a sushi station! A nice touch, they gave us a picnic basket to take with us to the hotel for our wedding night. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding perfect!
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make Read more...
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make sure that everything goes perfectly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Katie was the best, she was so excited for us and clearly passionate about what she does. She went above and beyond and basically acted as my wedding planner, giving me great ideas for the reception and the location of the ceremony. The food, of course, was to die for. They tailored a menu to us that included hors d'oeuvres and even a sushi station! A nice touch, they gave us a picnic basket to take with us to the hotel for our wedding night. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jessicareincke
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and of course we loved it ourselves!).
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and Read more...
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and of course we loved it ourselves!). Read less
Services Used: Catering
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KTLM86
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me for every step of the planning process. She came with me to my venue about a month before to talk about where all the tables would go, and then on my wedding day I didn't have to tell them again- they were just set up for me. Thank you A Spice of Life for going above and beyond what I asked- it really made a difference.
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me Read more...
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me for every step of the planning process. She came with me to my venue about a month before to talk about where all the tables would go, and then on my wedding day I didn't have to tell them again- they were just set up for me. Thank you A Spice of Life for going above and beyond what I asked- it really made a difference. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Don
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I had been to many events that the Spice of Life have catered and have always been impressed. It was my turn to take them for a spin. Taryn Center, our main contact, was super personable and brought her own style and personality to the event. She went out of her way to make sure we were happy, suggesting ideas when we were bewildered and guiding us on the path to a fun time.

Spice's food is always delicious. We didn't want to have a big steak sit-down dinner while still having a substantial meal. The sandwiches were exotic and super tasty, far more appealing than we even knew they could be. The other meal items were all delicious, and everyone left full and satisfied. Many people told me how good the food was.

Taryn and her crew worked well with all the other people at the wedding and pulled it all off without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with them. We really liked the little things they brought to the table, so to speak, which really made our wedding amazing.
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I had been to many events that the Spice of Life have catered and have always been impressed. It was my turn to take them for a spin. Taryn Center, our main contact, was super personable and brought her own style and personality to the event. She went out of her way to make sure we were happy, suggesting ideas when we were bewildered and guiding us on the path to a fun time.

Spice's food is always delicious. We didn't want to have a big steak sit-down dinner while still having a substantial meal. The sandwiches were exotic and super tasty, far more appealing than we even knew they could be. The other meal items were all delicious, and everyone left full and satisfied. Many people told me how good the food was.

Taryn and her crew worked well with all the other people at the wedding and pulled it all off without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with them. We really liked the little things they brought to the table, so to speak, which really made our wedding amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the price. They are very responsive and able to offer suggestions. Very complete service so i thought the price was well worth it.
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the Read more...
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the price. They are very responsive and able to offer suggestions. Very complete service so i thought the price was well worth it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Dustin
Wedding:
7/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and use Spice you will most likely be working with Kathy. Not only was Spice a wonderful company to work with, very flexible and accommedating but Kathy was by far the best vendor we worked with. She was so nice and more than helpful. They worked wonders with our budget and the food was Amazing!
The staff at the wedding worked incredibly quick and efficiently. Everyone was very friendly. I would highly reccomment Spica and Kathy.
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and Read more...
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and use Spice you will most likely be working with Kathy. Not only was Spice a wonderful company to work with, very flexible and accommedating but Kathy was by far the best vendor we worked with. She was so nice and more than helpful. They worked wonders with our budget and the food was Amazing!
The staff at the wedding worked incredibly quick and efficiently. Everyone was very friendly. I would highly reccomment Spica and Kathy. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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tigris22
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was perfect! I would recommend them to everyone.
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was Read more...
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was perfect! I would recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Charity
Wedding:
10/15/2006
5.0/5.0
If I had to do it all over again, I would get married here again, with the exact same staff - all of it. A Spice of Life's philosophy on weddings is that you should be a guest at your own wedding (rather than doing a lot of the work like other vedors require). Really, we all got to show up, and enjoy the ride. A Spice of Life Event Center will go the extra mile for you and then some.

Our site coordinator, Joan, was incredible! She made our day so special and wonderful, and I couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. On our way to check out the site (before we even booked it), our car broke down. Joan was willing to send a vehicle for us to bail us out, AND she called a local dealership where we could tow our car. She also asked that I call her later to let her know that we were safe - she was genuinely concernec about us before she even met us! We later found out that Joan's anniversary was the same day we got married - she was willing to help make someone else's day special on her own special day!

Also, the site itself is GORGEOUS! Beautiful scenery - amazing!
If I had to do it all over again, I would get married here again, with the exact same staff - all of it. A Spice of Life's Read more...
If I had to do it all over again, I would get married here again, with the exact same staff - all of it. A Spice of Life's philosophy on weddings is that you should be a guest at your own wedding (rather than doing a lot of the work like other vedors require). Really, we all got to show up, and enjoy the ride. A Spice of Life Event Center will go the extra mile for you and then some.

Our site coordinator, Joan, was incredible! She made our day so special and wonderful, and I couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. On our way to check out the site (before we even booked it), our car broke down. Joan was willing to send a vehicle for us to bail us out, AND she called a local dealership where we could tow our car. She also asked that I call her later to let her know that we were safe - she was genuinely concernec about us before she even met us! We later found out that Joan's anniversary was the same day we got married - she was willing to help make someone else's day special on her own special day!

Also, the site itself is GORGEOUS! Beautiful scenery - amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.9/5.0
A spice of life has delicious food! Lisa was delightful to work with and very attentive to our needs.
A spice of life has delicious food! Lisa was delightful to work with and very attentive to our needs.
A spice of life has delicious food! Lisa was delightful to work with and very attentive to our needs. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any questions along the way. We were blown away with their menu choices and just loved putting together our perfect menu. Our favorite and most popular item at the wedding were our shrimp and grits appetizers, everyone loved those! Spice of Life is the perfect catering venue to use to ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible. We would recommend Spice of Life to everyone!
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any Read more...
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any questions along the way. We were blown away with their menu choices and just loved putting together our perfect menu. Our favorite and most popular item at the wedding were our shrimp and grits appetizers, everyone loved those! Spice of Life is the perfect catering venue to use to ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible. We would recommend Spice of Life to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.9/5.0
The food from A Spice of Life was AMAZING. They were so flexible with us changing our reception venue only a month away from the wedding and the contact that we dealt with was so helpful and cooperative. They gave us complimentary cheese and cracker platters for the bridal party so we had something to munch on while getting ready. They also put together a picnic basket with leftover snacks for my hubby and me when we left the reception. The only thing that made me give a 4.5 was that they didn't realize that our cake topper was not supposed to be cut up for the guests to eat (we had cupcakes with a topper) so we only ended up getting 2 pieces of our cake to save for our first anniversary. Other than that the service was great.
The food from A Spice of Life was AMAZING. They were so flexible with us changing our reception venue only a month away Read more...
The food from A Spice of Life was AMAZING. They were so flexible with us changing our reception venue only a month away from the wedding and the contact that we dealt with was so helpful and cooperative. They gave us complimentary cheese and cracker platters for the bridal party so we had something to munch on while getting ready. They also put together a picnic basket with leftover snacks for my hubby and me when we left the reception. The only thing that made me give a 4.5 was that they didn't realize that our cake topper was not supposed to be cut up for the guests to eat (we had cupcakes with a topper) so we only ended up getting 2 pieces of our cake to save for our first anniversary. Other than that the service was great. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Josi-ree
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and made it come to life. The staff serving at our reception was highly professional and made it a fun and tasty memory. The presentation of food was beautiful and we hardly had any leftovers as our guests enjoyed everything so much. I wish we could have a party every weekend to have Spice of Life cater again and again!! Definitely recommend to anyone for any type of event!!
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and Read more...
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and made it come to life. The staff serving at our reception was highly professional and made it a fun and tasty memory. The presentation of food was beautiful and we hardly had any leftovers as our guests enjoyed everything so much. I wish we could have a party every weekend to have Spice of Life cater again and again!! Definitely recommend to anyone for any type of event!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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michael44
Wedding:
7/20/2008
4.9/5.0
The food and service was excellent! Very professional. We highly recommend them.
The food and service was excellent! Very professional. We highly recommend them.
The food and service was excellent! Very professional. We highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Erin
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.8/5.0
The biggest thing I can say is that my guests loved the food. We got compliments all night on how tasty everything was. I loved that we got 3 pieces of each appetizer per person. I felt that this was a great value as every other caterer quoted us 1 piece of each appetizer per person and their prices were higher! I loved that they served us at our table so we could eat while the guests were going through the buffet line and giving us more time to visit with everyone. I also really enjoyed the picnic basket they sent home with us at the end of the night and that cheese trays for getting ready are included. I thought all of the staff was wonderful! My only complaint is that our event coordinator changed 3 times in 6 months. I understand why on each occasion promotions etc. I just would have liked to work withe the same person the whole way through. That being said I loved each of my coordinators Carrie Jay, Amanda, and Nancy were wonderful and I would not hesitate to work with any of them again.
The biggest thing I can say is that my guests loved the food. We got compliments all night on how tasty everything was. I Read more...
The biggest thing I can say is that my guests loved the food. We got compliments all night on how tasty everything was. I loved that we got 3 pieces of each appetizer per person. I felt that this was a great value as every other caterer quoted us 1 piece of each appetizer per person and their prices were higher! I loved that they served us at our table so we could eat while the guests were going through the buffet line and giving us more time to visit with everyone. I also really enjoyed the picnic basket they sent home with us at the end of the night and that cheese trays for getting ready are included. I thought all of the staff was wonderful! My only complaint is that our event coordinator changed 3 times in 6 months. I understand why on each occasion promotions etc. I just would have liked to work withe the same person the whole way through. That being said I loved each of my coordinators Carrie Jay, Amanda, and Nancy were wonderful and I would not hesitate to work with any of them again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception was wonderful, which my guests keep reminding me of days after! I worked with Paige to plan the event, and she was very attentive and accommodating and patient. Leanne helped us the day of with the reception, and did a great job managing the logistics and service (the rest of the staff provided great service, too.) We had everything we needed for our special day, and as a bonus the cost of the entire package was reasonable. Highly recommend this venue and catering service!
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception Read more...
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception was wonderful, which my guests keep reminding me of days after! I worked with Paige to plan the event, and she was very attentive and accommodating and patient. Leanne helped us the day of with the reception, and did a great job managing the logistics and service (the rest of the staff provided great service, too.) We had everything we needed for our special day, and as a bonus the cost of the entire package was reasonable. Highly recommend this venue and catering service! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.8/5.0
The food was good and the staff was great! Very professional and helpful the entire time. I suggest doing a second tasting if you are on the fence.
The food was good and the staff was great! Very professional and helpful the entire time. I suggest doing a second tasting Read more...
The food was good and the staff was great! Very professional and helpful the entire time. I suggest doing a second tasting if you are on the fence. Read less
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Meryn
Wedding:
8/3/2012
4.8/5.0
A Spice of Life was great!!!

My husband and I are extremely picky eaters so we needed a catering company with the flexibility and willingness to provide us with food we would like. A Spice of Life was willing to do anything we wanted... Anything. We had so many special requests that I'm sure they thought we were crazy, but they accommodated them all without complaint. They were also very great about working with my sister's severe food allergies.

If you have special food requests, or even if you don't, A Spice of Life is the catering company to go with! You won't be disappointed!
A Spice of Life was great!!!

My husband and I are extremely picky eaters so we needed a catering company with Read more...
A Spice of Life was great!!!

My husband and I are extremely picky eaters so we needed a catering company with the flexibility and willingness to provide us with food we would like. A Spice of Life was willing to do anything we wanted... Anything. We had so many special requests that I'm sure they thought we were crazy, but they accommodated them all without complaint. They were also very great about working with my sister's severe food allergies.

If you have special food requests, or even if you don't, A Spice of Life is the catering company to go with! You won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Logan
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn was our go-to and she did such a wonderful job making this day perfect! The staff was friendly and everyone did a great job!
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn Read more...
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn was our go-to and she did such a wonderful job making this day perfect! The staff was friendly and everyone did a great job! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Mia
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
The Spice of Life staff were all wonderful. They made sure that we had everything we needed during the reception. They made us a little basket of food so we could take to our hotel room after the wedding. We got many compliments on how great the food was. I would use them again in the future..
The Spice of Life staff were all wonderful. They made sure that we had everything we needed during the reception. They Read more...
The Spice of Life staff were all wonderful. They made sure that we had everything we needed during the reception. They made us a little basket of food so we could take to our hotel room after the wedding. We got many compliments on how great the food was. I would use them again in the future.. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kjones
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.8/5.0
I can't say enough about the extra time and dedication A Spice of Life put into my detailed wedding reception. I was completely stressed about every detail of all the planning EXCEPT for the catering. I knew I was in good hands with my event specialist and I really appreciated her constant follow up. She also worked diligently to stay with in my budget yet accomodate every little detail she could. I couldn't have been happier! These ladies really are so professional and a pleasure to work with.
I can't say enough about the extra time and dedication A Spice of Life put into my detailed wedding reception. I was Read more...
I can't say enough about the extra time and dedication A Spice of Life put into my detailed wedding reception. I was completely stressed about every detail of all the planning EXCEPT for the catering. I knew I was in good hands with my event specialist and I really appreciated her constant follow up. She also worked diligently to stay with in my budget yet accomodate every little detail she could. I couldn't have been happier! These ladies really are so professional and a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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swimshan77
Wedding:
9/13/2009
4.8/5.0
Everyone is still raving about the food, especially the appetizers! Highly recommend.
Everyone is still raving about the food, especially the appetizers! Highly recommend.
Everyone is still raving about the food, especially the appetizers! Highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Laura
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.7/5.0
A Spice of Life did an amazing job catering our wedding. They separated themselves from other caterers by really proving that they wanted to work with us. Their follow up was always amazing and any recommendations they made were spot on. Before actually having the wedding, I had no idea how much they really helped make that day happen. Don't trust something so crucial to anyone but the best. I would refer them over and over!
A Spice of Life did an amazing job catering our wedding. They separated themselves from other caterers by really proving Read more...
A Spice of Life did an amazing job catering our wedding. They separated themselves from other caterers by really proving that they wanted to work with us. Their follow up was always amazing and any recommendations they made were spot on. Before actually having the wedding, I had no idea how much they really helped make that day happen. Don't trust something so crucial to anyone but the best. I would refer them over and over! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.7/5.0
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food.
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint Read more...
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sam and Rod
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.7/5.0
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them previously and Kathy was amazing and sweet! They were professional, knowledgeable and the food was amazing! They took care of all of our reception related needs were on time and even stayed later then requested to ensure all things were left in the best of care. We will definitely refer them to our friends in the future! They made sure every possible reception task was covered and were very efficient! Spice of Life was extraordinary!
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them Read more...
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them previously and Kathy was amazing and sweet! They were professional, knowledgeable and the food was amazing! They took care of all of our reception related needs were on time and even stayed later then requested to ensure all things were left in the best of care. We will definitely refer them to our friends in the future! They made sure every possible reception task was covered and were very efficient! Spice of Life was extraordinary! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/20/2012
4.7/5.0
We had a short list of caterers to choose from and were glad that Spice of Life was on the list. They had a very professional and friendly staff. Our day of wedding coordinator was very helpful. They made sure we were happy throughout our event.
We had a short list of caterers to choose from and were glad that Spice of Life was on the list. They had a very Read more...
We had a short list of caterers to choose from and were glad that Spice of Life was on the list. They had a very professional and friendly staff. Our day of wedding coordinator was very helpful. They made sure we were happy throughout our event. Read less
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akirmuss
Wedding:
9/17/2010
4.7/5.0
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly customize what you want for your day.
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly Read more...
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly customize what you want for your day. Read less
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ColoradoBride
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did a GORGEOUS job with my rehearsal dinner, and pretty much did everything I asked. They were very courteous, professional, responsive, and easy to work with. I would ABSOLUTELY go with them again!
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did Read more...
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did a GORGEOUS job with my rehearsal dinner, and pretty much did everything I asked. They were very courteous, professional, responsive, and easy to work with. I would ABSOLUTELY go with them again! Read less
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A
Wedding:
1/2/2014
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but since it didn't reopen with the flooding, we had to find a new venue. The staff at A Spice of Life was great! They gave us a list of venues to choose from, and went along with the decision we eventually decided on. While there were some monetary issues due to the change in location, we got those worked out.
We also worked with three different people within A Spice of Life (at various times), and at the end, our Event Coordinator was Amanda - who was amazing!

At the end of the day, our wedding went super smoothly!! Amanda and Meridi were wonderful! They were there for us, and made sure that everything went great - they even made sure that my husband and I ate! :D The rest of the staff and the bartenders were wonderful, and talked to the guests and had a good time as well as did their job!

We did a plated dinner and had options for a fish dish (my personal favorite!), a chicken dish, a vegetarian dish (my husband's favorite!), and a vegan dish (a close second favorite for me - and great for the vegan guests you might have!). I have a lot of dietary restrictions, so was hesitant and worried about the meals, but A Spice of Life was very, very, very accommodating and I felt great afterwards!

All we heard after the wedding from the guests, was how amazing all of the food was, and how wonderful the event staff were! I just wish we had more leftovers to take home with us... :/
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but Read more...
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but since it didn't reopen with the flooding, we had to find a new venue. The staff at A Spice of Life was great! They gave us a list of venues to choose from, and went along with the decision we eventually decided on. While there were some monetary issues due to the change in location, we got those worked out.
We also worked with three different people within A Spice of Life (at various times), and at the end, our Event Coordinator was Amanda - who was amazing!

At the end of the day, our wedding went super smoothly!! Amanda and Meridi were wonderful! They were there for us, and made sure that everything went great - they even made sure that my husband and I ate! :D The rest of the staff and the bartenders were wonderful, and talked to the guests and had a good time as well as did their job!

We did a plated dinner and had options for a fish dish (my personal favorite!), a chicken dish, a vegetarian dish (my husband's favorite!), and a vegan dish (a close second favorite for me - and great for the vegan guests you might have!). I have a lot of dietary restrictions, so was hesitant and worried about the meals, but A Spice of Life was very, very, very accommodating and I felt great afterwards!

All we heard after the wedding from the guests, was how amazing all of the food was, and how wonderful the event staff were! I just wish we had more leftovers to take home with us... :/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.6/5.0
I loved how Spice of Life knew our reception venue up and down - Dawn was great for knowing what would fly at Planet Bluegrass and what would not, that was irreplaceable, truly! I also loved all the personal touches and service on the day of our wedding. In choosing the menu Dawn was so helpful with what would work together and what would not. I also loved their WIDE variety of foods to choose from. The presentation of the food was also phenomenal on the day of. I will say though that the food on the day of our wedding tasted of a lower quality than on the day of my husband and I's tasting, it was not bad, just not the same level of quality I had anticipated. Lastly, I loved how even though we were not having the reception at their event center they still coordinated all our rentals.
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I loved how Spice of Life knew our reception venue up and down - Dawn was great for knowing what would fly at Planet Bluegrass and what would not, that was irreplaceable, truly! I also loved all the personal touches and service on the day of our wedding. In choosing the menu Dawn was so helpful with what would work together and what would not. I also loved their WIDE variety of foods to choose from. The presentation of the food was also phenomenal on the day of. I will say though that the food on the day of our wedding tasted of a lower quality than on the day of my husband and I's tasting, it was not bad, just not the same level of quality I had anticipated. Lastly, I loved how even though we were not having the reception at their event center they still coordinated all our rentals. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/10/2004
4.6/5.0
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They worked with us to create the perfect menu and we never had to worry about running out of food to feed our guests. During the reception they also made sure that everything ran smoothly and stayed on time.
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They Read more...
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They worked with us to create the perfect menu and we never had to worry about running out of food to feed our guests. During the reception they also made sure that everything ran smoothly and stayed on time. Read less
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juliamecklenburg
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.5/5.0
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of things on the menu. We asked that the contract show the cost/item which was helpful with our budget. We also adjusted some things based on how much each item cost. I'm glad we did a walk through beforehand of the set up as there were somethings that were important to me that ASOL was able to accomodate after we reviewed them in the walk through (head table set up, buffet set up, coffee stand, etc.). The food turned out delicious and we received many compliments from guests on the tasty orderves and friendly staff. I would highly recommend the carving station if it's in your budget. The steak was delicious! ASOL provided a waiter at the reception who waited on just me and my new husband. That was amazing and I would highly recommend having your own waiter at your reception, no matter which catering company you go with! A couple of concerns that came up for us were that it took a very long time to finalize the contract, and that was partly due to ASOL taking a couple of months to get back to us with requested changes. Also the heater for the carving station didn't work and it was reported from a couple of guests that at the end of the night, the coffee was cold. Other then that though, everything went really smoothly. The reception was so wonderful and I am very thankful that we chose ASOL as our cateror.
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of Read more...
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of things on the menu. We asked that the contract show the cost/item which was helpful with our budget. We also adjusted some things based on how much each item cost. I'm glad we did a walk through beforehand of the set up as there were somethings that were important to me that ASOL was able to accomodate after we reviewed them in the walk through (head table set up, buffet set up, coffee stand, etc.). The food turned out delicious and we received many compliments from guests on the tasty orderves and friendly staff. I would highly recommend the carving station if it's in your budget. The steak was delicious! ASOL provided a waiter at the reception who waited on just me and my new husband. That was amazing and I would highly recommend having your own waiter at your reception, no matter which catering company you go with! A couple of concerns that came up for us were that it took a very long time to finalize the contract, and that was partly due to ASOL taking a couple of months to get back to us with requested changes. Also the heater for the carving station didn't work and it was reported from a couple of guests that at the end of the night, the coffee was cold. Other then that though, everything went really smoothly. The reception was so wonderful and I am very thankful that we chose ASOL as our cateror. Read less
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jespatch
Wedding:
1/6/2012
4.4/5.0
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my wedding that had special dietary needs.
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my Read more...
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my wedding that had special dietary needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. They stop the golf while the ceremony is going on so that was really nice. The few issues I had was that it was extremely difficult to find a hotel in Boulder that was close to the venue that wasn't extremely expensive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott which was one of the cheapest yet still nice hotels. However their room rate was still high.

The second issue was that we had a little mix up with the bar tab after the event. We had a set amount that was hosted and for some reason one of the wedding planners "thought" my dad said to add another $500 to the tab during dinner. He had said he would "consider" it if we got closer to the limit. So we got a big old bill after the wedding for an extra $500 that no one knew about. They need to have contract addendum's or something around for people to actual SIGN and confirm they want to add more money to the bar.

Over all though, the look/feel of the location was really nice, and the staff was great to work with except for the bar mishap. And the food was amazing.
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. Read more...
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. They stop the golf while the ceremony is going on so that was really nice. The few issues I had was that it was extremely difficult to find a hotel in Boulder that was close to the venue that wasn't extremely expensive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott which was one of the cheapest yet still nice hotels. However their room rate was still high.

The second issue was that we had a little mix up with the bar tab after the event. We had a set amount that was hosted and for some reason one of the wedding planners "thought" my dad said to add another $500 to the tab during dinner. He had said he would "consider" it if we got closer to the limit. So we got a big old bill after the wedding for an extra $500 that no one knew about. They need to have contract addendum's or something around for people to actual SIGN and confirm they want to add more money to the bar.

Over all though, the look/feel of the location was really nice, and the staff was great to work with except for the bar mishap. And the food was amazing. Read less
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megan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.2/5.0
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also awesome to have my caterer at the same venue as well. Since they were all in the same company, everything flowed nicely and was easy to work with only one company for all 3 services. Their prices were definitely reasonable and their food delicious. I only ranked a little lower than 5 since they transitioned out coordinators in the middle of my planning and a few things that were promised were not so easily promised a second time with the new coordinator. With that said, they did a great job and I had a beautiful wedding. Thank you!
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also Read more...
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also awesome to have my caterer at the same venue as well. Since they were all in the same company, everything flowed nicely and was easy to work with only one company for all 3 services. Their prices were definitely reasonable and their food delicious. I only ranked a little lower than 5 since they transitioned out coordinators in the middle of my planning and a few things that were promised were not so easily promised a second time with the new coordinator. With that said, they did a great job and I had a beautiful wedding. Thank you! Read less
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brandy
Wedding:
4/12/2013
4.2/5.0
We had an amazing wedding. we got in on a special and learned a few tricks in the business to receive additional discounts- which made our dream wedding a reality. the staff here is amazing. Holly helped us all along the way and answered all of my questions and was flexible, letting me pick and choose how I wanted things to work, let us stop by several times to try and figure out set up, etc. worked with us on a custom menu and selection. Zach set up the ceremony site and helped us with our final set up decisions and also with the flow of the ceremony and dinner reception. Holly thought of almost everything and managed to keep a dialogue going with me for several months during planning and constructing. It takes a lot more thought and consideration planning a wedding that I would have ever imagined but she helped make it easier.\r\nOnly cons were: there was a slight delay in response, but this is common I found out-in the wedding industry. There was a slight misunderstanding and one ingredient that was pretty adamantly left out of the menu-due to severe reaction-was accidentally included during the wedding -yikes, but catastrophe was avoided as I caught it in time and removed it from the plate.\r\nWe had such a good time, we forgot to make ourselves a doggy bag to take with us and the food was SO good but we didnt have a good chance to eat, so I was bummed about that. The tastings we went to were amazing-we loved everything and had a very difficult time choosing only a couple of appetizers and only one dish for dinner! But that\'s a good problem to have.\r\nWe loved the Spice of Life and felt very lucky to have had our wedding here outdoors with the flatirons in the backdrop and a wonderful space with plenty of room for our guests and a built-in dancefloor (as well as a back up rain plan) and free parking-all in such a beautiful space.\r\nDefinitely recommend them.
We had an amazing wedding. we got in on a special and learned a few tricks in the business to receive additional Read more...
We had an amazing wedding. we got in on a special and learned a few tricks in the business to receive additional discounts- which made our dream wedding a reality. the staff here is amazing. Holly helped us all along the way and answered all of my questions and was flexible, letting me pick and choose how I wanted things to work, let us stop by several times to try and figure out set up, etc. worked with us on a custom menu and selection. Zach set up the ceremony site and helped us with our final set up decisions and also with the flow of the ceremony and dinner reception. Holly thought of almost everything and managed to keep a dialogue going with me for several months during planning and constructing. It takes a lot more thought and consideration planning a wedding that I would have ever imagined but she helped make it easier.\r\nOnly cons were: there was a slight delay in response, but this is common I found out-in the wedding industry. There was a slight misunderstanding and one ingredient that was pretty adamantly left out of the menu-due to severe reaction-was accidentally included during the wedding -yikes, but catastrophe was avoided as I caught it in time and removed it from the plate.\r\nWe had such a good time, we forgot to make ourselves a doggy bag to take with us and the food was SO good but we didnt have a good chance to eat, so I was bummed about that. The tastings we went to were amazing-we loved everything and had a very difficult time choosing only a couple of appetizers and only one dish for dinner! But that\'s a good problem to have.\r\nWe loved the Spice of Life and felt very lucky to have had our wedding here outdoors with the flatirons in the backdrop and a wonderful space with plenty of room for our guests and a built-in dancefloor (as well as a back up rain plan) and free parking-all in such a beautiful space.\r\nDefinitely recommend them. Read less
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msmsh42
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.1/5.0
We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
We requested one meat dish, which our meat-eating family members enjoyed. The vegetarian menu Spice came up with was very good....and it was two salads and two starches. With all the planning, I didn't think too much about that...vegetarians actually don't just eat salads and side dishes. A lot of meat-eaters think inside the box that way. Rosemary potatoes are delicious, and not the star on my plate. I'm the bride and what I had on my plate was side dishes, no star, no main course vegetable.
In retrospect, I would have paid more and asked for a more creative vegetable dish. I think they had other ideas, but why that didn't work out is a little muddled to me. I think we ended up spending more time on the flow and timing than the food. I got the sense on occasion that our caterer would have spent more time on us if we'd had more guests ($). I don't know.
The caterers that worked my wedding were really great, very helpful at the site, and the wedding moved beautifully. The presentation was really nice. The bartender did end up opening (and wasting) four bottles of wine. (I expected partial bottles...not full bottles of the same wine with nothing at all poured from them.)
Mostly, it was a good experience. The food we had was good. It wasn't wow. I think Spice has wow available, and if you're a meat-eater, you might be even happier than I was. I still recommend them....but if great food is what you want, make sure that's clear to them. I'm not sure they got: The Bride and Groom are vegetarian and they love good food.
We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
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We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
We requested one meat dish, which our meat-eating family members enjoyed. The vegetarian menu Spice came up with was very good....and it was two salads and two starches. With all the planning, I didn't think too much about that...vegetarians actually don't just eat salads and side dishes. A lot of meat-eaters think inside the box that way. Rosemary potatoes are delicious, and not the star on my plate. I'm the bride and what I had on my plate was side dishes, no star, no main course vegetable.
In retrospect, I would have paid more and asked for a more creative vegetable dish. I think they had other ideas, but why that didn't work out is a little muddled to me. I think we ended up spending more time on the flow and timing than the food. I got the sense on occasion that our caterer would have spent more time on us if we'd had more guests ($). I don't know.
The caterers that worked my wedding were really great, very helpful at the site, and the wedding moved beautifully. The presentation was really nice. The bartender did end up opening (and wasting) four bottles of wine. (I expected partial bottles...not full bottles of the same wine with nothing at all poured from them.)
Mostly, it was a good experience. The food we had was good. It wasn't wow. I think Spice has wow available, and if you're a meat-eater, you might be even happier than I was. I still recommend them....but if great food is what you want, make sure that's clear to them. I'm not sure they got: The Bride and Groom are vegetarian and they love good food. Read less
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zala83@hotmail.com
Wedding:
7/24/2004
3.9/5.0
The Spice of life Event's center was a beautiful place to have my wedding reception. Some pluses were that we were allowed to use the area outside that had beautiful mountain views. Some minus's the service at the wedding reception was not so great, the waiters weren't very helpful. Also one small detail, the chairs didn't have seat covers which bothered me, because i had no idea they wouldnt have covers!
The Spice of life Event's center was a beautiful place to have my wedding reception. Some pluses were that we were allowed Read more...
The Spice of life Event's center was a beautiful place to have my wedding reception. Some pluses were that we were allowed to use the area outside that had beautiful mountain views. Some minus's the service at the wedding reception was not so great, the waiters weren't very helpful. Also one small detail, the chairs didn't have seat covers which bothered me, because i had no idea they wouldnt have covers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
The food was delicious but we had some issues with service and price increases after we had agreed upon an amount
The food was delicious but we had some issues with service and price increases after we had agreed upon an amount
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.0/5.0
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was constantly having to call and correct their mistakes and haggle with them during the week before my wedding--extremely stressful in a week where I already had so many other things to do. Just a few of the problems:
--Had an old version of our contract during the walk through (we had updated it before we paid), so she constantly questioned things "Oh, I didn't know you wanted X..." and then had to "get back to us" on whether these things were included in what we paid for...even though we had the updated, signed contract itemizing all these things.
--Made constant mistakes in finalizing our itinerary and timeline; I continuously had to call and be like "you said that you would provide champagne flutes and now 2 days before the wedding, you're sending me an itinerary that says I provide them!?" If it was just 1 thing, it'd be okay, but there were tons of these mistakes
--Tried to overcharge us by $1,000 once they knew that 2 different people were paying. I think many people in the stress of a wedding with multiple people paying for things, would have just paid it.
--Set up our bridal party table with only 6 place settings when we had told them multiple times we had 8 in the bridal party (and this was a number that never changed)

To be fair, we initially worked with one girl and then she left her job, so someone else took over and maybe that person was new, so this might not be how they usually are...but it was a lot of stress and haggling for what we were paying for.

Nevertheless, the food was absolutely delicious and the people on-site during the wedding were extremely professional and helpful. That is the only thing that helped me give them 2 stars.
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was Read more...
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was constantly having to call and correct their mistakes and haggle with them during the week before my wedding--extremely stressful in a week where I already had so many other things to do. Just a few of the problems:
--Had an old version of our contract during the walk through (we had updated it before we paid), so she constantly questioned things "Oh, I didn't know you wanted X..." and then had to "get back to us" on whether these things were included in what we paid for...even though we had the updated, signed contract itemizing all these things.
--Made constant mistakes in finalizing our itinerary and timeline; I continuously had to call and be like "you said that you would provide champagne flutes and now 2 days before the wedding, you're sending me an itinerary that says I provide them!?" If it was just 1 thing, it'd be okay, but there were tons of these mistakes
--Tried to overcharge us by $1,000 once they knew that 2 different people were paying. I think many people in the stress of a wedding with multiple people paying for things, would have just paid it.
--Set up our bridal party table with only 6 place settings when we had told them multiple times we had 8 in the bridal party (and this was a number that never changed)

To be fair, we initially worked with one girl and then she left her job, so someone else took over and maybe that person was new, so this might not be how they usually are...but it was a lot of stress and haggling for what we were paying for.

Nevertheless, the food was absolutely delicious and the people on-site during the wedding were extremely professional and helpful. That is the only thing that helped me give them 2 stars. Read less
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Boulder Bride
Wedding:
10/17/2009
1.5/5.0
The food was very good and the service staff at our reception were fantastic. However, I will not work with Spice of Life for any other events and I cannot recommend them because of the disappointing lack of professionalism, courtesy, and responsiveness I experienced in the several months leading up to our wedding while working with the Spice of Life event planner assigned to our reception. It was a miserable experience that I wouldn't wish on any other bride while she is trying to plan her wedding.

I couldn't get my questions answered, even if I emailed them in numbered lists and several emails went completely unanswered. There were errors in our invoice that I discovered after spending hours running the numbers and Spice of Life refused to correct them. They won't provide itemized invoices (unlike all the other vendors I used) unless you request it. Our reception walk through was scheduled with our reception venue before confirming with me that the date and time would work. These are just a few of my many frustrations.

At the reception, the event planner interrupted me when I was mingling with my guests to ask me questions. I feel she would not have needed to ask me so many questions if she would have paid more attention in the months leading up to our wedding. Also many of the questions were answered in the written plan that we provided to her at her request prior to the event. It would have been more appropriate for her to blend into the background, focus her energies on managing her staff and let me enjoy our reception.
The food was very good and the service staff at our reception were fantastic. However, I will not work with Spice of Life Read more...
The food was very good and the service staff at our reception were fantastic. However, I will not work with Spice of Life for any other events and I cannot recommend them because of the disappointing lack of professionalism, courtesy, and responsiveness I experienced in the several months leading up to our wedding while working with the Spice of Life event planner assigned to our reception. It was a miserable experience that I wouldn't wish on any other bride while she is trying to plan her wedding.

I couldn't get my questions answered, even if I emailed them in numbered lists and several emails went completely unanswered. There were errors in our invoice that I discovered after spending hours running the numbers and Spice of Life refused to correct them. They won't provide itemized invoices (unlike all the other vendors I used) unless you request it. Our reception walk through was scheduled with our reception venue before confirming with me that the date and time would work. These are just a few of my many frustrations.

At the reception, the event planner interrupted me when I was mingling with my guests to ask me questions. I feel she would not have needed to ask me so many questions if she would have paid more attention in the months leading up to our wedding. Also many of the questions were answered in the written plan that we provided to her at her request prior to the event. It would have been more appropriate for her to blend into the background, focus her energies on managing her staff and let me enjoy our reception. Read less
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