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Belvedere & Co. Events | Historic Baltimore Wedding Venue

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

1 East Chase Street
Baltimore, MD US 21202 (map)

PHONE

410-332-1000

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ABOUT US

Make History
Located downtown in the historic arts district of the city, the landmark Belvedere has been known as the "Crown Jewel of Baltimore" since 1903, and exudes an old world... Read more
Make History
Located downtown in the historic arts district of the city, the landmark Belvedere has been known as the "Crown Jewel of Baltimore" since 1903, and exudes an old world elegance and rich history. Belvedere & Co. operates the dining and event outlets within the Belvedere and boasts superior service and a reputation for excellence in hospitality.

At the top of the Belvedere, at the 13th Floor, you'll find a stunning fine dining supper club with magnificent views overlooking the city below and live music. Open for dinner to the public the space is also an extraordinary venue for weddings and private events of up to 100 guests. Nestled in the lobby level is the Owl Bar, a charming gastro pub, originally Baltimore's most infamous speakeasy, also open for lunch and dinner, Sunday brunch, or for private events.

Belvedere & Co. also has five magnificent historic ballrooms that have hosted F. Scott Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, and the Queen of Rumania, and are available for meetings and events of up to 500. Belvedere & Co. Events offers full service fine catering to the ballrooms and restaurants along with the guidance of an Event Professional, finely trained staff, and event amenities. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1903
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
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?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
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
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin with how much I LOVED my wedding at The Belvedere. As soon as my fiance and I went for our first tour and meeting, we were hooked.

The venue its self is timeless, classic and beautiful. Our coordinator Kat helped us with everything we needed from day one until the Big Day, and made sure we stayed on top of our deadlines for guest count, seating charts, etc. When I really wanted to get a round pedestal cakestand, she even reached out to my Esty vendor for dimensions. Now that's service!!

On the day of, Vanessa, my bridal attendant, kept me cool, calm and collected, and helped keep everyone in the wedding party on time and where they needed to be without being pushy. The food was spectacular and I wish I could have eaten more. I also received many rave reviews on the cake from Baltimore Cakery.

I had many people tell me that my wedding was the prettiest and best they had ever been too. I know that was made possible by The Belvedere. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind event space in the city with top notch service, please look no further. I want to do it all again!!
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Nadine
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even express how pleased we were with the Belvedere. There are not enough stars on this page!!! Right from the start Sondra and Kat made us feel at home. We couldn’t wait to book with the Belvedere after meeting with Sondra. Kat was with us through each decision and made our entire family always feel welcomed. Kat would even drop everything when I would randomly pop in for a Happy Hour or lunch at the Owl Bar. She was there and always willing to show family and friends my favorite ballrooms and listen to my wedding plans! The Belvedere executed my vision perfectly the day of our wedding! We originally wanted to hold our wedding on in the Grand Ballroom on the top floor however after seeing the John Eager Howard room and the Charles Room we were SOLD! The John Eager Howard room is my favorite room. The views painted on the wall and the dark rich wood provides for such a classy and rich environment. The fireplace and chandeliers also cannot be missed. The rooms were set up exactly how I had envisioned and every detail was again beyond words! Guests described our wedding by saying they “were in awe” of the entire day and night. The bridal attendant took care of our every need that night! She was instrumental in ensuring that I did not have to handle ONE SINGLE DETAIL the night of. She handled every aspect of our wedding. I was able to dance the night away with my best friend, family and friends….without a care in the world. Kat, Sondra and the rest of the ladies in the office are an amazing group of individuals and worked with us the entire way with every detail from table linens, band selection, budget, and with giving honest wedding advice. We would have been lost and probably still planning our wedding without their guidance and support. If you are looking for a gorgeous location with amazing food and a worry free day of …….you found it! Can’t wait for our pictures so we can drool over our wedding for the rest of our lives!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Do you want an elegant, classy wedding venue? Then the Belvedere is your place and Belvedere and Co. Events is your vendor for your wedding venue! I felt like royalty the entire time that I worked with this venue. Their staff is so kind, very professional, and fun. I worked with Kat as my wedding coordinator over the course of my engagment. She's very prompt, efficient, funny, sweet, professional, and a joy to work with for my wedding. She's also really hip and cool and after working with her, you want to be her best friend! ha I cannot say enough positive things about her or the wonderful owner. All of the day-of staff was so compassionate and kind and the wedding assistant during the night of our event was so sweet and just a doll! It was truly a majestic event and a dream come true. When I think of The Belvedere I think: CLASSY, ELEGANCE, LUXURIOUS, GRANDEUR. My parents were so pleased with Kat and she was ever so patient with the numerous emails that my mother sent her as well as my last minute detail changes (tablecloth color) and swarms of emails that week prior to the event. It looked better than I envisioned my dream wedding to be and my husband tells me often how much he wants to go back and redo that incredible day. IT WAS PERFECT! The food was amazing, the place looked fabulous, the timeline was spot on, they treated all the guests with respect, their helpfulness, etc. Need I go on?! =-D
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the Belvedere or their amazing staff. From the moment I walked through the door, I knew that it was the perfect place to have my wedding. The Belvedere team was there with me through every step of the way, and were very flexible and easy to work with. They recommended amazing vendors that fit my budget and went out of there way to help me with anything I needed. They made the wedding planning process easy and as stress free as possible. My guests were blown away by the beauty of the ballrooms, the quality of the food and the amazing staff. Thanks to the Belvedere I was able to have the wedding of my dreams! I am so lucky to have been a Belvedere Bride, and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a phenomenal Baltimore wedding!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend using The Belvedere as a wedding reception venue. I was more than pleased with the turn out and have gotten tremendous compliments from guests on how wonderful of a reception was put on.
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Private User
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering at the Belvedere saved our wedding AND made it better than I could have ever imagined!! We had originally booked with another venue and due to construction/ renovations were forced to find another venue with only 12 weeks to go until our wedding….

From the moment we contacted them, Truffles and their entire team was so understanding and accommodating. Sondra was fabulous and helped us quickly work out a package that fit what we were looking for and then Kat magically turned everything into reality!

We were married in the Platinum Ballroom and had our Cocktail Hour & Reception in the Grand. The venue was absolutely stunning and everything went flawlessly the entire day. The food was great (even better than our tasting!) and almost all plates I saw were completely devoured.

Also, I can’t say enough about Vanessa who was with us on the day of our wedding. She made sure that my entire bridal party had everything we needed and was so incredibly sweet. Everyone loved her!

The only thing I wish I could change was not having selected Truffles originally because they were a dream to work with! Thank you Truffles Catering team for everything!
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Katharine
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our guests were treated extremely well and everyone had a fantastic time at The Belvedere. Kat was very attentive to our requests and was on top of all of the event planning. Vanessa made sure the wedding party was relaxed and had everything they needed on the wedding day. The facility was impeccably decorated and our guests were very impressed with our choice of venue. We would definitely come back to Truffles Catering and The Belvedere if we were to do it all over again.
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Serra
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm not really sure where to start... The venue speaks for itself and any description I try to give it here in this short review simply will not do it justice. Then again, neither do pictures. The grandeur of the ballrooms can only really be appreciated in person. We were married on the 12th Floor this past weekend (October 26, 2013), but all the ballrooms are impossibly beautiful. (We loved the John Eager Howard Ballroom on the 1st Floor so much we requested [and Truffles graciously accommodated] a photo shoot pre-cocktail hour there). I never thought I would be a "ballroom bride", but this place is truly breathtaking and unlike any place I have ever seen. The food was absolutely exceptional (even better on the day of then at the tasting!!!). Our guests could not stop talking about the phenomenal hors d'oeuvres (especially the salmon and crab dip) and the mouth-watering cake! But, really, a venue is only as good as its people... and this is where Truffles has every other venue beat. Every last person at Truffles is helpful, enthusiastic, and genuinely interested in and committed to making your wedding a success. Kat, Averil, and Sondra responded to all of our crazy last-minute frantic e-mails and calls, reassured us and provided much needed guidance every step of the way. They recommended each and every vendor we used - florist (Wicked Willow), band (Black Tie), photo booth (Entertainment Playground), videographer (Blue Sky Films), and our officiant (Reverend Teyssier) - all of whom were absolutely amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. I literally could go on and on about these women who worked tirelessly and always made me feel like I was THE ONLY bride that they were working with when I know full well that wasn't the case. For our rehearsal and our actual wedding day, Vanessa made sure everything went off without a hitch. We LOVED every last thing about our experience with Truffles and wish we could write more than Wedding Wire allows!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Me and My husband were very satisfied with our overall wedding experience. Truffles did everything they possible could to make out wedding as special as possible. Kat Philgreen was our event planner and she is amazing. Very responsive, really listened to what we wanted and helped us with whatever we needed to get our wedding perfect. The day of our wedding, we found out that the crystal belt on my wedding dress was tacked on wrong, she personally resewed it on for me in the middle of the madness. The food is delicious, the crab dip is my absolute favorite. Would definitely recommend truffles for any couples or companies looking to do a amazing, fun, smooth wedding/event.
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Jesse
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I truly wish we could rate The Belvedere higher than 5 stars because they deserve it. First of all the space is absolutely breathtaking. We were on the 12th floor and I never thought I would have my wedding in a ballroom until we saw these!

When we first met with Sondra it seemed that she got our vision for our reception, and that they would be able to make the day perfect. And they absolutely delivered on that promise. Kat is hands down worth her weight in gold - she kept us on task throughout the planning, worked with us on every little detail, and helped us find several of our other vendors! We wanted our late night soakers to be a little different from what was on the menu and Kat worked with the chef to help come up with the perfect late night options. Even though she was working another wedding that day Kat took the time to run up and check on us, a touch that we truly appreciated.

The day of Heather and Megan kept everything running perfectly and on schedule and made it a completely stress free night for us and our families. The food was all amazing and many of our guests commented on how good the food was for a wedding - it was every bit as good as when we did our tasting!

I could literally wax poetic on how wonderful everyone at The Belvedere was for pages, but I will sum it up by saying they made my wedding day even better than I imagined it could be, and any bride would be lucky to spend their wedding day there.
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Truffles Catering at the Belvedere. From the minute we walked into the door to check out the venue, we were blown away with how amazing the Belvedere is and how incredible the staff is. They were flexible with us and made our dream wedding come to reality. Kat and her team made us feel taken care of the entire night. They set up the room beautifully and made the guests feel so special. Our guests have not stopped raving about the Belvedere, the staff, the food and service. We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special. Kat, Vanessa and Valerie- you were incredible the entire time and are so good at what you do. Thank you for everything!!!
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Kim
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
The Belvedere is just a perfect location for weddings. The team at the Belvedere were so awesome coordinating everything from the moment we booked up until the wedding- the constant communication and checklists really made the entire process so much easier. The space is absolutely GORGEOUS, and the food is restaurant quality- which is rare from a catering company. The options they have for spaces, food, drinks, decor make each wedding absolutely unique. The staff on the day of is amazing- they always have at least 1 person attending to your every need so you have nothing to worry about. We definitely will be recommending Truffles and the Belvedere to any friends getting married in the future :)
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Krista
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our late August 2013 reception at the Belvedere and loved our experience working with Kat. I would have been lost for additional vendors in Baltimore without Kat as my guide. She was always responsive and very helpful. Her personality fit perfectly with me and my husband - we have a difficult time making decisions and wanted our guests' experience to be the focal point of our reception. We had our event on the 12th floor. The space is breathtaking in itself without much being needed. The food tasting was amazing and I would say the food was just as good at our reception as it was at the tasting. I cannot say enough good things about the Belvedere and the people who run it - they were life savers on multiple occasions. I am so happy and our guests raved about the whole experience. They are still raving about how elegant and unique the reception space was and how they enjoyed their time in downtown Baltimore. I am hoping friends choose to have their future receptions here so I have an excuse to go back!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering was absolutely amazing to work with. From the day we met with them, we knew that we wanted our wedding in their hands. They were extremely organized throughout the entire process and kept me up to date on things I needed to do. Plus, they were always quick to answer any questions I had. My husband and I both knew that, on our wedding day, all we had to do was focus on us. We did not need to worry about anything that was going at the venue...and that is all we wanted.
We cannot say enough about the building, the food, and the staff. We received so many compliments from our guests throughout the evening and the next day.
You cannot go wrong with Truffles Catering.
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first time I visited the Belvedere, I knew that was where I wanted to have our wedding. The venue was gorgeous and the staff at Truffles Catering was wonderful! Sondra was a pleasure to work with, she went above and beyond to accommodate our budget, making it possible for us to have the wedding of our dreams. Kat was so helpful through the whole wedding planning process, her knowledge and expertise made me feel confident that everything would be perfect, and it was!! On the day of the wedding, Jodi and Kat made sure that everything went smoothly, which allowed me to relax and really enjoy the day! At the end of the night the Truffles staff packed everything up for us and even loaded it into my parents car for them! We have received so many compliments from our guests about the delicious food, courteous staff, and beautiful ballrooms. Truffles Catering at The Belvedere exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect wedding venue and caterer.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Super job from beginning to end. Food was fantastic. Service excellent. Planning advice seasoned.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
No wonder The Belvedere is raved to be the most elegant, perfect "Baltimore" wedding venue! I had my wedding at The Belvedere with Truffles Catering on July 4, 2013. We used the Palm Room, John E Howard Room and first floor ballroom. Every part of the whole wedding process from touring & booking the venue to the small, day-of details went flawlessly! I have received so many compliments from my wedding guests that it was the best wedding they have attending in years! The staff at The Belvedere are courteous, professional, pay attention to little details and made sure every part of our Big Day was perfect. I would not change a thing if I planned it all over again. My wedding day was everything I dreamed of and more! I highly recommend the entire staff at The Belvedere & Truffles catering, (especially Kat!) for a wedding that is stress-free and absolutely perfect! You wont regret it.
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Kate
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
When you give yourself 3 years to plan a wedding you would think that is enough time to get everything squared away but then you move across the country and find yourself planning your big day from 3,000 miles away. Enter Kat and the Truffles team. My now husband and I booked our wedding reception in October of 2010 for our June 2013 wedding and had Kat along with us for the entire ride. From the very beginning she was helpful and fun and attentive. We had many e-mails back and forth and she was always responding right away. I was so impressed with how responsive she and the team were even though our day was still so far away and they had so so many weddings to accomplish between then. Fast forward to the actual planning stages. With having to fly across country to do any sort of meeting Kat was so easy going and flexible helping me stay at ease. We invited a pretty large group and even down to two days before the wedding things were changing and people were changing and seating assignments were changing and Kat just went right with the flow, never seeming to skip a beat and she was prepared for everything that we threw at her. On the day of the wedding we had our reception upstairs on the 12th floor with over 200 guests having to use the elevators to get up and it was so seamless, no one even seemed to notice the task at hand. The food was amazing (people almost 3 months later are still talking about how they dream about our food). Everyone on staff was professional and helpful and they packed up everything for us and loaded our cars with all of our stuff at the end of the night. The Belvedere and Truffles Catering could not have been a better pick for us on our day. We loved every minute of it and we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a reception venue.
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Rachael
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous and they work so hard to make everyone extremely happy. They made my vision come true and on the day of everything ran so smoothly. The food is delicious and they help you every step of the way. Kat is so great and very friendly.
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Erica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The Belvedere is a beautiful location with amazing ballrooms for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Truffles provides all planning and catering services, and you really do not need an outside wedding planner when working with them.
Our planner was Kat, who was wonderful and made sure that our day was perfect. Further out from the wedding it could take her a few days to get back to you, but it's no big deal. You don't worry about the wedding details being missed or falling through the cracks while working with Truffles. They make sure it all comes together! They keep you on a schedule throughout the planning process and have several checklists to make sure you haven't forgotten anything. It is true that they are a bit expensive, as are some of the vendors they recommend (not required, just suggestions) but they are WORTH IT! The food is great! Not wedding food at all, but gourmet meals! And it's great to know that the florists, lighting, DJ, etc are reliable and will come through. Our families and friends are still talking about how gorgeous the location was and how great the food was. The best day of our lives!
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Cristine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I love this vender and more importantly their staff so much that I wish I could repeat my reception all over again! Kat and the owner, Sondra, were so warm and welcoming that you felt like you'd known them forever. Throughout the planning process, Kat was so quick with email responses, explained everything in detail, was very organized and answered every single question I asked (which was a lot). The cocktail hour and reception went off without a single hiccup and we received SO many compliments on the room, the food, the service-everything. Most of the comments were that they had never seen another room like the Charles Room and every country club wedding paled in comparison. Very, very highly recommend this venue and it's crew.
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Clara
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
On my wedding day my sister said to me "you know, you are the first bride I see that is so calm on her wedding day" and I responded "I have nothing to worry about, everything is just perfect." I have to admit prior to the wedding day you feel like throwing in the towel because there are so many details that Kat covers and other vendors that you just don't know what to even do with yourself, but when the day comes you KNOW that at 1:00 PM your venue is ready for you and nothing can go wrong because Kat will be working closely all day with every vendor to make sure that you, as the bride, get to relax and have fun. I felt so relaxed, in what many have told me, is a stressful day. I owe it ALL to Kat who was constantly making executive decisions and making sure I was happy at all times. Sondra, Kat and their staff were just the best you could ever ask for. I just could not ask for more. They were so on top of every single detail that you could ever think off. Loved them! The ceremony took place in the Palm room, the cocktail hour in the John Edgar Howard room and the reception in the Charles room. Love Kat! Cheers! Clara & Michael
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutley perfect! From the sales tour with Sonda, to planning with Kat and execution with the most friendly staff, everything was wonderful. Spending the entire day at The Belvedere was so fun from getting ready with the girls to ending the night at the Owl Bar. Our guests had the best time and is still raving about the venue and food. I am sad to no longer work with my Truffles ladies, but dont worry, we will be back to eat the 13th floor and Owl Bar. We love you - Melissa & Mike
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Maisha
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering did an excellent job for our wedding!!! Their service is truly exceptional and flawless! Kat and Vanessa and team did an amazing job!! I just loved my venue and wedding day!!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was at the Belvedere on May 4th and I truly had a perfect day! I can't say enough wonderful things about the Belvedere, they truly went above and beyond. From my first trip to the Belvedere, when I met with Sondra, I knew I'd picked the right venue. It's the most beautiful place, I just fell in love when I walked in. Through the planning process, I worked with Kat. Kat was so professional, friendly, and super responsive. I just can't say enough good things about her - she had great ideas and suggestions and helped make the wedding planning process so much easier than it would have been on my own.

My bridal attendant on May 4th, Vanessa, was super calm and seriously went above and beyond to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. She made sure everyone was where they needed to be, including my husband's groomsmen who are a tough group to keep in line :) She was truly fantasic!

Our food was fantastic! Since the wedding, I've had several friends and family tell me how much they enjoyed the food. Having grown up in Maryland, I love a good crab cake - and Truffles certainly delivered on good crab cakes! Kudos to the chef!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at The Belvedere on 4/27/2013 and words cannot express how perfect it was. We worked with Kat throughout the process and she had such great ideas about the cake, placement of our favors and the layout of the room. Kat even emailed me a photo of how she thought the favors should be laid out. We had a few family/friend emergencies and Kat allowed us to add people up until the day before the wedding which was awesome. I truly cannot say enough great things about Kat.

Megan was our bridal attendant and she was phenomenal! She made sure that everything went smoothly, which really allowed us to enjoy the day. Many of our guests have raved about the food, which was delicious. The Belvedere was the first wedding venue we looked at way back in October of 2011 and we fell in love. We cannot recommend The Belvedere and the Truffles staff enough!
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Erika
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Belvedere a few months back, and as no shock to us, it was amazing. The entire experience started around a year before the big date itself, as we started working with our Wedding Coordinator, Kat. She was informative, responsive, and just overall a joy to work with. To start, if you have never been inside this gorgeous building, you are missing out on a not so hidden gem in the city. We were married at a church right down the street and had the trolley service to take guests to the Belvedere. From there we headed up to the 12th floor for our beautiful cocktail hour and reception. The facilities and staff were amazing as everything was right on schedule throughout the night. The food was amazing, drinks/bartenders left nothing to be desired, and when it was all said and done we knew we could not have had a better wedding experience. If you long for that absolutely perfect day, you need to give them a call and the rest will take care of itself!
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Erin
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our reception here on April 19, 2013. Everyone on the Truffles Catering team is amazing! From the beginning Sondra made us feel so comfortable and answered all of our questions with ease. They were very upfront about pricing and every detail. Kat was absolutely wonderful! She answered ALL of my emails quickly and efficiently. She is so creative and had so many great ideas for us! The night of staff were great! They were all so attentive and helpful! Vanessa was my favorite :) Food was delicious just like at our tasting. Our guests loved every minute! I can't say enough good things about Truffles and The Belvedere! You can't go wrong with them.
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
ruffles Catering not only has great customer service, but the food is Excellent! Usually food at a wedding is good, but truffles was delicious! The appetizers, main course and Mini desserts were all 5 star quality. Kat our wedding coordinator with Truffles was such a help, very responsive to all my emails and calls. Even when I felt like I was getting on my own nerves, she was easing my mind and giving me great advice and patience. Our wedding was Beautiful, Elegant and Classy. We were married in the Palm Room and had our reception in the J. Eager Howard Ballroom. Everyone had a great time and could not stop talking about how beautiful everything was.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue/caterer was perfect for our wedding day. Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere speaks for itself, but the food was out of this world. I am constantly getting rave reviews about how wonderful the food was for our wedding. The staff was extremely friendly to my husband, me, my wedding party, my family, my guests, everyone! The whole process of booking a wedding with Truffles was easy, organized, and fun. Sondra, Kat, April, Vanessa, only to name a few, are wonderful and special people. They took such great care of me, if I ever have an event in the future, I know where I am going! I highly recommend Truffles/The Belvedere.
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Jenn
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our reception at the Historic Belvedere was stunning and more than exceeded all of our expectations and dreams! Our guests are still raving about the excellent food, great service, and the beautiful room in which our reception was held. Kat, our wedding planner at Truffles, was fantastic to work with throughout the months leading up to our wedding and helped us to plan a wonderful reception that flowed smoothly from start to finish. On the day of the wedding, she helped us to arrange some items we brought for the room and the whole room looked simply fabulous for our reception. Vanessa took great care of us during our reception, always making sure we had food and drinks, that our vendors were taken care of, responding to our needs, and even helping us to get everything packed up at the end of the evening. Multiple guests have been comparing our wedding to a fairytale and spending the evening in one of the ballrooms at the Historic Belvedere really did feel like a fairytale wedding! We highly recommend Truffles Catering - it is a stunning venue with great food and responsive staff who helped to create the wedding reception of our dreams.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we saw the ballrooms in the Belvedere we knew we had to get married there. Kat was incredibly helpful picking the perfect package for us. She even helped us pick our wedding date. Sondra and the entire Truffles staff is beyond fantastic. They made our special day better than we could have imagined. Vanessa and Heather made us feel so comfortable and stress free before and during the wedding. They made sure everything was perfect for us. We had so many of our friends and family come up to us during the reception and rave about the food. There were many comments on how breathtaking the ballrooms were but even more about the delicious food. We're so thankful for everyone who helped make our wedding day a dream come true.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I don’t think I can say enough wonderful things about Truffles. I just got married at the Belvedere a few weeks ago and everything was perfect! My husband and I live in DC, so between DC and Baltimore, we probably visited 10 or so venues. From the first meeting with Sondra, we knew we would be in good hands. She was so organized and on the ball, it made choosing the Belvedere an easy decision (not to mention the gorgeous venue!). After we selected the Belvedere, we started working with Kat .. and all the fabulous reviews you read about her are absolutely true! I didn’t have a wedding planner, but didn’t need one with Kat, she is excellent to work with and made the planning so efficient and organized. Not only did I not get stressed during the process, but I was able to enjoy it. I also used 90% of the vendors she recommended and they were all fantastic. The day of the wedding we had Vanessa as our day of coordinator and she was amazing as well!

The venue was absolutely gorgeous on the day of the wedding! We had a band and it provided the perfect set up! Also, the food was delicious! Everything was wonderful and I couldn’t be happier .. thank you, thank you, thank you to the Belvedere and Truffles team!!
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Carissa
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVED having our wedding reception at the Belvedere!We wanted a classic Baltimore wedding and the Belvedere was the perfect site! The ballrooms were beautiful- our guests were all amazed and are still telling us how much they loved the venue! Kat was wonderful to work with in the early planning stages- she was so nice, responsive, and easy to work with! She answered all of our questions and really made us feel well taken care of! On the day of our wedding the whole staff was great! Our attendant, Jodi, was especially wonderful- she made sure we had everything we needed so that the only thing we had to worry about was just having a good time! Finally, the food was delicious and even better then what we were expecting. We were so happy with our experience at the Belvedere- they made our wedding day truly wonderful!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently got married and had the wedding ceremony and reception at the Belvedere. First of all, the venue is classic and gorgeous. Second, Truffles is great to work with. My original wedding venue cancelled on me 1 month before the date, and The Belvedere bent over backwards for me to plan a new one in about 3 weeks. The food was amazing. I got numerous comments from my guests saying it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. Also, the coordinators there were wonderful. Like I said, we had to re-plan everything in about 3 weeks, so that night could have been very chaotic. But with their help, it went as smooth as if I had been planning it for a year. I couldn't say one bad thing about this venue and this company. They saved the day for me!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Truffles for our ceremony and reception site, and had a large amount of out of town guests attend our ceremony, which required a lot of coordination. The staff at Truffles, particularly Kat, were wonderful in helping at each step of the planning process. We used vendors mostly from the list of vendors they typically work with; Kat was great about making recommendations for florists, photographers, etc and we were so happy with all of them. She was in communication with my vendors early on, which made things run so smoothly on the day of the wedding. Our guests complimented us on how perfectly everything ran, and how much fun they had! The site is beautiful (amazing pictures!), and it's very convenient to have a number of local options for rehearsal dinners and after hour parties in the immediate area. Truffles' food is exceptional, four star quality. We had a number of vegetarian/pescatarian guests, and the staff were very accommodating in making sure everyone's dietary needs were met. The staff took care of setting the room up for us, and then breaking everything down after the reception. We only had to show up and have a great time! We were so happy with our experience at Truffles, and with their staff. I'd recommend them to anyone, they were just fantastic!
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Kate
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I would definately recommend The Belvedere for a wedding reception. Kat was our coordinator and she was great with recommending vendors, she was extremely organized and very prompt with replying to emails. The Belvedere is a gorgeous venue, with great food and great staff.
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Carly
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Planning a Baltimore wedding from California while trying to balance a 60-hour work-week would be enough to drive anyone to the brink of insanity, but the best decision I ever made was deciding to have my wedding at the Belvedere. I was in such good hands with the ladies of Truffles- they are incredibly organized, kind, responsive, flexible, and approached everything with a smile and a great sense of humor. Every detail was covered- they are so on top of it and helped keep me sane! The wedding itself went off without a hitch because every member of the staff here is great at what they do. A special shout out to Vanessa who truly kept me calm the day-of when pre-wedding nerves/stress got the best of me! Kat- what can I say? You were a Godsend. Thank you for everything you did for us from the moment we checked out the venue until the last guest left. Heather, Angie- you both were so fantastic to us and we appreciate everything you all did for us, especially in the days leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself. Sondra- thank you for running such a wonderful business! The value for what you get at Truffles is truly astounding- I thought I would never be able to afford the wedding I got. So thank you for that!
As far as food goes, this was hands-down the best food I had ever had at a wedding. My guests could not stop raving about it. If you are a foodie like me and usually hate wedding food just you wait... you are in for a treat!
I will never be able re-pay the kindness and wonderfulness shown to me by Truffles but if I can help refer more brides into their good hands than that would be me a very happy girl!
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Megan
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Truffles Catering at The Belvedere went beyond our expectations! From the first visit when our daughter walked through the doors she knew this was the place for her wedding reception! The warm welcome, historic building, beautiful ballrooms, delicious food, the Owl Bar for the after party were all perfect. A heartfelt thank you to Sondra Goad, Kat Philgreen and all the people at Truffles Catering for exceptional professional and personal service. You helped make our daughters dream wedding really come true!!
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Gina
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our ceremony at the Belvedere in the beautiful Palm room. From the beginning, all of the staff at Truffles were incredibly courteous, helpful and responsive. We worked mainly with Kat during the planning process who was really helpful in answering all of our questions and making sure we were happy with everything! On the day of we worked with Angie and a bridal attendant both of whom were really great. They were there to answer any questions we had, help with anything we needed and really kept everything running smoothly.

The building and room itself are both beautiful and filled with so much charm, character and warmth. It was absolutely the perfect setting for our ceremony and wedding photos.

Thank you to the truffles team for helping us create the perfect ceremony! We would absolutely work with Truffles again in the future and would recommend to others!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
When my fiance and I got engaged it did not take us long to fall in love with The Belvedere in Baltimore, MD. When we met the staff for the first time, it was like being welcomed into a family. Throughout the many months of planning our wedding, the staff at Truffles Catering went above and beyond to accommodate and help us in whatever way that they could. Our wedding day was beyond perfect..from the food to the setting. Our guests loved everything about it and still... three weeks later... are raving about how professional the staff was and how our wedding was beyond picture perfect! From the bottom of our hearts, we could never say thank you enough for everything!!! Even though our special day has come and gone... the memories that were made at The Belvedere will last forever. Hugs to all!!! THANK YOU KAT FOR EVERYTHING!!! This is not goodbye :-)
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amg
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The Belvedere was the ideal place to have our wedding. Kat and Sondra were the easiest people to work with and were willing to accommodate each and every one of our requests. Kat (our wedding coordinator) saw eye to eye with the bride from day 1, and was very helpful with vendor selections and wedding details. From our initial meeting 13 months prior to the wedding, through all the planning, to the experience on our wedding day, we could not have been more pleased with our selection of the Belvedere. As the bride and groom we were treated with the upmost respect and continue to hear how amazing our wedding was, especially the venue, service and food. The wedding day meal was as good as our tasting and the "Little Italy" cake from Baltimore Cakery (Belvedere cake vendor) was to die for. From the minute we stepped in the door on our wedding day we had an assistant making sure we had everything we needed. Additionally, the room looked amazing and the history of the Belvedere makes it the most desirable place to have a wedding.
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Bob & Donna
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
As the bride's parents, we wanted to THANK YOU for such an elegant cocktail hour and wedding reception for our daughter's wedding! From the Owl Bar, where guests congregated before the cocktail hour, to the amazing cocktail hour, and then to an unbelievable reception, Truffles Catering and The Belvedere met our every expectation. You and all the staff catered to Kristen and Drew's every need, and I know they appreciated everything you did. I cannot say enough about Kat's work in planning the event with us, the staff that helped throughout the day (Valerie and Vanessa were awesome), Angela's help in setting up the ballroom with all our personal details, Heather's assistance in making the event run smoothly and the AMAZING food. Please convey to your chef how absolutely wonderful the food was presented and tasted (the seafood display was a big hit!). I cannot begin to tell you how many compliments we've received from our guests about the venue and food.

You have an unbelievable team working together to create fabulous memories for the wedding couple and their guests. I will highly recommend The Belvedere to family and friends and hope to visit again as a guest in the future.
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Belvedere & Co. Events | Historic Baltimore Wedding Venue responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Donna for your kind words. The Truffles team that you see out front, and the team behind the scenes, appreciate the recognition for their valuable contribution that goes into making a memorable night at the Belvedere. It was such a pleasure hosting Kristen and Drew's special day. Thank you for the honor.
warm regards, Sondra
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Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to Truffles Catering at the Belvedere!

Kat who was my event manager answered all my questions from the get go. Our engagement lasted 17 months and through out those 17 months if I had a question Kat got back to me right away. I couldn't believe how hard she worked to make out wedding perfect!

Courtney was my "lady in waiting" the day of the wedding. If we had any questions or needed anything the day of she was right there for us. She and the other staff on the day of made everything so easy! Clean up especially! They packed all of our personal belongings (cake knife, champagne flutes, photos, chargers, etc.) within a matter of minutes. All my family and friends had to worry about was having fun! :)

The reason we had booked the Belvedere was based on the ballrooms. They are drop dead beautiful! All of our guests were amazed at how beautiful the rooms were. Even if we didn't use flowers, the ballroom would have been spectacular on its own!

The only thing was average or just above average the day of was the food. Some people thought the food was fantastic while others thought it was ok. We had sirloin and halibut for dinner so of course its hard to cook steak to everyone's likability for 120+ people. My husband and I thought the food was not as good as the food tasting but still pretty good for wedding food. Of course we are foodies so we may be a little biased. HOWEVER this would not stop me from recommending the Belvedere to anyone! We absolutely loved everything else about the Belvedere and their staff!
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sheniseg
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
PERFECT, it's the only appropriate word to use when describing my experience with Truffles! From our first email exchange I felt as if I belonged to the Truffles/Belvedere family! I met with the owner on several different occasions (how many venues allow that to happen......not many) and when it was time to start planning I was passed along to the OVERLY COMPETENT,DETAIL ORIENTED, PERFECTIONIST named Kat! Kat helped me with almost every detail of my wedding and even offered words of encouragement and a warm hug when my personal life worried me! My rehearsal dinner was a hit among all my friends thanks to Averil, who is so lovable and easy to work with as well!!! Every time I walked through those doors I felt like a celebrity! I was greeted with smiles and affection from ALL of the Truffles staff!!! On my wedding day all of my friends (none of them married at the Belvedere) warned that not everything would be perfect but boy were they WRONG!!! From beginning to end everything thing flowed so smoothly, almost like a well choreographed dance! The food was absolutely delicious, the service was impeccable and the ballrooms were stunning (as usual)! Our wedding has been called "the wedding of the century", "the most stunning wedding ever attended", "so beautiful and elegant" and the list goes on and on!!!! I am so pleased with Truffles, not even this review truly expresses my level of happiness and thanks that I have for them!!!! GREAT JOB GUYS
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Angela
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I am writing this review as Mother-of-the-bride. My daughters wedding was absolutely perfect from start to finish. The planning process was painless and Kat, the wedding planner, is excellent at what she does. The room was beautiful, the food was outstanding and the service was just perfect. The staff kept to the timeline and the evening flowed smoothly. When the reception ended at 10 pm, our "personals" had been gathered and place on a table near the door...cake server set washed and put back in the box, Waterford toasting flutes carefully wrapped and bagged, unclaimed favors gathered and placed in a central spot. The staff in the foyer did a good job at directing people here and there and being sure everyone's parking tickets were validated. Thank you Truffles at the Belvedere for a perfect evening for my daughter and son-in-law!!
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kingenito
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
These are the sorts of vendors and team that you look FORWARD to working with. I have absolutely no complaints and I really can't say nice enough things about the entire team here. Kat was my rock and helped me with every aspect of our wedding. I felt like the value was exceptional for the area, size of wedding and quality of food that we were looking for. I had rave reviews about the location, building and food from several of my guests. I have recommended this vendor to friends who have already signed up. They have several options for wedding size and style. This is a must stop on your tour...
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I literally cannot say enough about Truffles Catering - I could not imagine having my wedding anywhere else! The staff, especially our wedding coordinator Kat, were amazing! For as busy as the ladies are, they are excellent at quickly returning emails and answering questions. Our guests were floored when they saw the ballrooms on the 12th floor and were equally impressed with the service throughout the night. The food was amazing and they made my husband and I feel so special throughout the night. You can't go wrong if you go with Truffles!
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RBean12
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the most AMAZING wedding at The Belvedere Hotel all thanks to Truffles. My coordinator Kat was there for me whenever I had a question or concern. Everything down to the table linens was perfect. It was literally my dream wedding!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
How does one put into a few words how amazing the Truffles Catering staff AND the Belvedere is?
We had our March 24th,2012 wedding on the 12th floor and the entire party was absolutely perfect. Both ballrooms on the 12th floor were gorgeous, the staff was excellent, the food was superb and it was so easy to plan! I've never had more fun in one day on my life! I am going to miss talking to Kat on a regular basis! They made it so easy to plan all of the intricate details and provided excellent advice. Their list of preferred vendors is legit, too! Everyone I contracted for our wedding was based on Truffles' list of vendors, and they were all excellent. Nothing went wrong on the day of the wedding and I wouldn't trade it for anything - we had a blast and our guests are still complimenting us on what a beautiful venue the Belvedere is! I couldn't be more pleased! (and if anything DID go wrong - I wasn't privy to it, because the Truffles staff probably handled it with such grace that it wasn't an issue!)
Bravo truffles! You guys are truly the best!!!
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Smmoran1253
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I still drive past The Belvedere on my way to work and I wish I could do it all over again. Truffles staff is amazing. Kat helped me every step of the way, she would let me bounce ideas off of he'r and sent me to the best vendors who knew how to use the space. She always made me feel welcome and never a bother. Sondra was amazing to work with she has a great eye and has made the building look amazing. On the day of the wedding Heather kept everything flowing well and our bridal attendant kept us calm. Another great thing was the 13th floor was a great place to keep our party going and the professionalism and work ethic stretches up there as well. Like I said I am already trying to plan my next event there!!!
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MOB
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering made my daughter's wedding day absolutely perfect. Sondra was wonderful in helping us come up with a wedding plan that worked for our dreams and budget. The whole team was there for us every step of the way and always answered our phone calls and emails promptly and with cheer. Kat is phenomenal - even returning my call on her day off! Our guests raved about the beautiful rooms and delicious food. Truffles at the Belvedere is the best!
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EAK
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Getting married here is one of the best decisions my fiance and I made. The ballrooms are gorgeous, the food is fabulous (and creative!), and the staff is absolutely incredible. Kat and Sondra made wedding planning so easy - I honestly never worried about a thing. We looked all over Baltimore for a venue and The Belvedere was the best we saw, by far.
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megantalbot
Wedding:
2/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We knew from our very first meeting with Sondra that Truffles Catering at The Belvedere was going to be a spectacular event! Kat was amazing through the whole process. She gave us some great vendor referrals and was very flexible with our changing schedules. The entire staff, from Truffles, to the Owl Bar, is always a pleasure to deal with! The food was AMAZING! We got so many compliments from our wedding guests. Thank you Truffles, for making our big day one that no one will ever forget!
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Kathleen
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The original reason we liked the The Belvedere was because of the historic feel, its ability to accommodate the amount of guests we were having, and most importantly, we were able to meet with the owner to discuss our wedding. Other places had passed us off to assistants, and not given us personal attention. Truffles went above and beyond for me, letting me bring in any decor I wanted, and helped me find wick-less candles, which you need in Baltimore City. Not only was their service impeccable, but my guests couldn't stop talking about the food! Truffles included my wedding cake as part of my contract, which came from Sugarbakers in Catonsville. It was also amazing!! Kat helped me with every step of the planning process, and they made my night unforgettable! They are absolutely fabulous, and I can't give them enough praise!
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baileyannejenkins
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Truffles Catering team did an exquisite job! Each staff memeber involved was professional and answered our questions with responsiveness and care. Our guests are still talking about how delicious the food tasted and how beautiful the venue is (even the bathrooms!). I would highly recommend this venue for any event!

:) Bailey and Michael Jenkins
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Patricia
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The Truffles Catering Team at the Belvedere is amazing!! They were nothing but helpful from the day I signed the contract to our wedding night. They are totally flexible and willing to help. The food and drinks were excellent too!! Kat is the best!!!
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loisfin
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Our experience with the Belvedere was fabulous. I never waited for an answer nor did I have any questions or concerns that were not immediately addressed. The Belvedere has significantly upgraded many (if not all) of its ballrooms, and they are spectacular. It is an older facility, and great care has been taken to maintain the integrity of the history of this beautiful building, while still providing a new and clean look. I couldn't have been more satisfied with a venue and the wonderful people we worked with for our daughter's wedding.
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Ismene & Glenn
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Belvedere was our last stop, and once we walked in the Charles room we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. The place is beautiful and our pictures came out amazing. Our guest couldn’t stop talking about the venue and how beautiful and elegant it was. The staff and service was just outstanding; they were great to us and our guest. Kat Philgreen, our event coordinator was so hopeful and was always there when I needed her. I have nothing but great things to say about The Truffles Catering and their wonderful staff.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Truffles Catering. From day one they treated us like family and did everything possible to make our special day absolutely beautiful. The venue is amazing and the service was top notch. Truffles is the kind of company that obviously values customer service and it showed with every interaction. The staff remembered details about our wedding that even I had forgotten! If you are planning a wedding in the Baltimore area, you cannot go wrong with Truffles.
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Megan
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering at The Belvedere was easy to work with, very personable, excellent service! The venue is beautiful, we had our reception on the 12th floor and it looked amazing. The food was amazing and I received many compliments from my guests. The staff was very professional, and was always attentive to my husband and I during the reception. They made sure we ate our food :) and cake (and of course drinks in hand!). Very organized and great to work with, I would highly recommend working with them. The team is great and everyone knows your name! Great atmosphere to be in and could not have asked for better reception service.
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cjraylj
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Having been an event planner before, I knew what I was going to be in for when we started planning our own wedding. Kat Philgreen from the Belvedere made everything so very easy. From her vendor suggestions to every other little insight, she was impeccable. Then our big day came! From the food to the staff, we were simply amazed. We truly could not have been happier with our experience at the Belvedere! Considering its the most important day of your life, that is the experience you want to look for.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Belvedere went off without a hitch! We received so many comments on how beautiful the ballrooms were and how delicious the food was. Having the Owl Bar on sight was very convenient as our guests arrived to the reception a little before the cocktail hour start time. The truffles staff directed them to have a drink in the Owl Bar while they waited. Kat was helpful throughout the process and our bridal attendant was great. Truffles even accommodated a very last minute request from my father. If you are looking for somewhere to hold your wedding reception, we highly recommend the Belvedere. Thank you Truffles!
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Josephine
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride, I cannot say enough about the quality of service we received from Truffles Catering at the Belvedere. From the beginning to the end the staff made the process so easy. Everything was absolutely fantastic - the room, the food, and the service. This is not just from me, but from our guests as well.
Suggestion: If you have a vision, don't be afraid to express it - the staff will help make it come to fruition
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happy client
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Above all, it was a pleasure to work with the staff. Kat had a timeline which kept us all on track and we knew exactly what to expect and what our responsibilitites were. The ballrooms are elegant. Our guests raved about the food--the quality and presentation. Vanessa was very kind and attentive in the bridal suite. Having access to parking was especially helpful for out of town guests and those not familiar with the area. Attending the open house was helpful in selecting the photographer, florist and wedding cake.
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Kate
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience at the Belvedere. Every aspect of the planning and day was best in class and the staff and team truly provided a superior level of service. I worked with Kat throughout the planning process and she was incredibly responsive and quick to answer my questions. I am not a very organized person, especially for a bride, and I had initially considered getting a wedding planner but that was completely unnecessary. Kat kept me on track with frequently updated to-do lists and deadlines that kept me on schedule. Because so many things are included (food, linens, my cake), and the ballrooms are pretty and ornate enough to not require additional decorating, my list of vendors was minimal and easy to manage. Our vendors coordinated directly with Truffles, creating efficiency and keeping me as much out of the process as possible!
Leading up to the wedding, we had several occasions to visit the Belvedere through Truffles's VIB (Very Important Bride) group. This was an invaluable opportunity to try some of the food in advance of our tasting, stay in touch with the Truffles Team, and see the improvements to the space throughout the year first hand. If I could give 6 stars in one category, it would be Flexibility. Throughout the entire planning process up through the reception itself, Kat, Averil, Heather and the staff were incredibly flexible. From tweaks in the menu, to seating chart changes, to last minute guests, they were always able to accommodate me. The ultimate example and test occurred when my grandma had a medical emergency minutes before the bridal party was announced to dinner. Without missing a beat the staff kept are guests calm and content with salads and full glasses, and quickly rearranged the schedule to keep things on track. My grandma was fine, the food still came out perfect, and despite the rough start, many many guests told my parents it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. I absolutely recommend this venue.
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jfleche
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had my daughter's wedding reception at the Belvedere and everything about the experience was wonderful! The Truffles staff, especially Kat, was extremely helpful and accommodating. They allowed us to make several changes including adding 2 extra guests on the day of the wedding. It is clear that the entire staff knows what they are doing and REALLY want the bride's day to be perfect.

One of the things I most appreciated was their guidance and organization. During the food tasting (delicious!) Kat ran through a detailed checklist and made us aware of things we'd already done, things we still needed to do, and some things we hadn't thought of. It was extremely helpful.

During the reception, right before the bridal party was announced, one of the guests collapsed and required medical attention (she was fine). The staff didn't miss a beat. Even though the food was already in the process of being cooked, they put it on hold, suggested a couple of changes to the program, and everything worked out beautifully.

I felt like we received tremendous value with Truffles. They handled everything. I didn't need a wedding planner, rented linens, rented chairs or additional decorations as was the case with other venues we looked at. The Grand Ballroom was spectacular and our guests couldn't get over how elegant everything was. The food was at the level of a gourmet restaurant and everyone loved the passed hors d'oeuvres.

I would highly recommend Truffles Catering for a wedding or other special occasion - I couldn't have been happier!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Kat, Sondra and the rest of The Belvedere staff was a dream come true. Their ballrooms are exceptional and truly made our wedding feel like it was out of a fairytale. Kat worked with us throughout the entire planning process and always made us feel like we were the only wedding she was working on. Her level of attention to detail and dedication to her clients is spectacular, and I cannot say enough about her. The Belvedere staff provided us with exceptional service the day of the wedding. Their exceptional professionalism, kindness and desire to make your event your dream come true is one that I've never encountered before. Choosing the Belvedere and Truffles Catering was the best decision we made.
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved both the planning of our wedding with the Truffles staff, and seeing it all come together the day of our wedding. Everything was perfect, I wouldn't have changed a thing. The Truffles staff makes sure your wedding at this historic Baltimore venue is fabulous! After you are married the fun doesn't have to end. They have a VIB (Very Important Bride) program that let's you celebrate over and over at the Owl Bar and 13th floor located in the Belvedere.
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APMLA
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering at the Belvedere gave us a beautiful wedding. The ballroom looked gorgeous. We were married on 8.27.11, hurricane day, and Truffles went above and beyond to make sure everything came out perfectly. The employees I worked with from Truffles were so responsive and helpful. We planned our wedding in 5 months and Truffles made it a no-stress affair. I wish I could do it all over again! Thank you Truffles Catering and the Belvedere!

Amy & Michael Agnese
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Sandy
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The Belvedere has three of the top things you look for in a wedding venue: one-of-a kind ambiance, awesome food, and an incredible Staff. We got married this past August (the day of Hurricane Irene!) in their 12 Floor Grand Ballroom and we had such a great experience. The ballroom itself is something out of a Cinderella Story and their Chef should probably be working in a five star restaurant – his food is fantastic. The staff were all so incredible – very helpful and treated our guests with the utmost respect and courtesy. We would also really like to thank the staff for being so flexible with their service. Unexpectedly, the dance floor was completely packed before dinner service, which made it so much more difficult for them to serve the different courses with people all over the place. They did an awesome job and we appreciate their flexibility. We would like to especially recognize Vanessa, who greeted us as we entered the Belvedere and took care of us the entire night! She was amazing – anything we needed or could have wanted, she had for us (even before we had to ask – it was as if she was reading our minds!). She is a true asset to the Belvedere.

And a very special thanks to our Event Manager, Heather Bonic. From the beginning she helped to make our special day truly amazing! You would have never known that there was a hurricane outside because inside we were all having the time of our lives! Thank you to the Belvedere for making that happen for us!
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MrsC
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Belvedere made my entire wedding, from planning to execution, an unforgettable time. Even though I wasn't working with a celebrity budget, I was still able to have the most beautiful ceremony and reception with the most delicious food beyond anything I could have imagined. I have already recommended the Belvedere to friends of friends who are getting married and have received countless compliments on how amazing everything looked. Thanks so much!
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Katie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the wedding of our dreams at the Belvedere on July 23, 2011. The staff at Truffles Catering has weddings down to an ART! Once I selected my vendors (their preferred vendor list is spectacular) I had nothing else to worry about.

We had our ceremony and reception in the Charles Room with a cocktail hour in the John Eager Howard room across the hall. The Charles Room is such a stunning room and the ambiance there is exactly what we were going for - classic, elegant, Baltimore.

The food was amazing. We selected the crab dip and shrimp st. james appetizers and the shared plate of gouda chicken and chil-rubbed beef. Our guests felt like royalty and it was all thanks to the hard-working team at Truffles Catering.

I highly recommend this vendor and cannot say enough about how amazing they are. People kept asking me why I wasn't going nuts the month before my wedding and I just kept saying "I'm getting married at the Belvedere - what could I possibly have to worry about?"
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Nicholas
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
In a dark world of irresponsible and difficult vendors, Truffles catering is like a bright beacon of nearly-religious hope. I cannot imagine how much harder planning a wedding would have been without their guidance. Any question you have--they answer within a day. Any difficulty you encounter--they help you solve. Have last minute guests show up, perhaps uninvited? No problem, they can handle that. Beautiful venue, delicious food. What more could you ask for? They even have a variety of pricing packages, so you can find something that is within your budget.
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dh7911
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Truffles was wonderful to deal with. Every time we contacted them they got back to us very quickly. The food, venue, and people that helped us were all perfectly wonderful. The tasting was so well put together that it did not leave us with any uncertainties. We couldn't have asked for a more storybook reception venue. Also, the Sugar Bakers cake was the best cake you will ever have. It was so perfect that it almost looked fake!
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CARRIE
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Heather (she's awesome) and the team at Truffles was amazing and they really helped us throughout the planning process. When it came to the week of the wedding, they were so willing to accommodate all of our last minute requests like getting access to the ballroom the day before to put everything in place. We have already received so many comments on how amazing the food was and also how beautiful everything was.

I also have to give a huge shout out to Vanessa, who let me up into the bridal parlor more times than I can count. She always had a smile on her face even after the 5th time. There were so many things that I didn't even have to think about because of Heather and Vanessa.

I am still amazed at how smoothly everything ran that day. The Truffles team really helped make our day even more amazing than we thought it would be. Thank you!!!
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Kimm
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Heather and her team was such a pleasure. She made the whole process so smooth. Getting closer to the day, I e-mailed her several times a day and she was always very quick to get back to me. The wedding day went off without a hitch and I received many compliments from guests on how beautiful everything was, the food, and how seamless the whole flow of the night went. I could not have asked for a better team of women to work with. I had no worries on my wedding day because I had 100% trust in them.
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nickandbrindie
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering/The Belvedere made my wedding day amazing! They have a team of staff that exceeds your expectations! They were extremely organized, friendly, and helpful in the million decisions you have to make, even the one you hadn't thought of! A+++!
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Debbie
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at Truffles is amazing to work with! My wedding day and all the details prior were flawless. They are very attentive to detail and their customer service was amazing! Not to mention the food . I would definitely recommend them to any new brides looking for a venue and caterer.
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aleksandrac.
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Every single staff member at the Belvedere made sure that we had a perfect wedding. We really couldn't have asked for more. Everything went according to the plan. Also, all of our guests complimented us on the location we choose, the delicious food! The Belvedere really provided us with the excellent level of service! I would definitely recommend this place to any bride to be; they will work with you and your vendors, and they will make sure your day goes the way you want it to!
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Deirdre
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married March 26, 2011 at the Belvedere. We decided to have the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception on the 12th floor which worked so well for our guests and reduced the running from one place to another. Kat worked with us and was wonderful! The Truffles team are pros and know what you need before you need it. The food was amazing! All of our guests were impressed at the gorgeous building and rooms at the Belvedere. It is definitely a unique place that most people will never forget.
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kpearce20
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
It is hard to believe it's been a year since my wedding at the Belvedere. My husband Beau and I knew the minute we stepped off the elevator onto the 12th floor that we had to get married at the Belvedere. You can't find event space like that anywhere else in Baltimore, it is magical.

Not only was the Belvedere everything my husband and I wanted in a venue the staff made planning our big day so enjoyable. Sondra, Kat and the rest of the the Truffles team were very accommodating and were happy to help us plan the unique reception my husband and I envisioned.

Reflecting on that amazing day 1 year later, we agree there is no where else we would have wanted to have our wedding reception than at the Belvedere.
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Laura
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Logan Paris, the coordinator at the Belvedere is the greatest! Not only did she respond to EVERY LITTLE ISSUE in a timely manner, she was courteous, fun and was so willing to roll with everything. She kept all the otherwise-fussy parents calm and the venue and food was absolutely beautiful. We had our ceremony in the Palm Room and the reception at the 13th floor and everything turned out completely perfect. (My only advice is: try to do a beverage package if you can. We had 50 wedding guests and our open/consumption bar tab was $3300 after service fee and tax which added $66 per head onto our total.)
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Kathryn
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Having my reception at the Belvedere made my reception just like a fairytale wedding. The Belvedere is beautiful but all the people we work with in catering service, Truffles, made the day go so smoothly. The chef himself, the coordinator, and all the bridal assistants the day of the wedding made it such a great experience. The food was outstanding and we received so many compliments from our guests on it. They were very flexible with food choices as well. My fiance at the time had a peanut allergy. Truffles Catering was one of the best decisions I made for my big day!!!
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jamieschwartzberg
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at The Belvedere and Truffles Catering was an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only were they extremely attentive throughout the whole planning process, answering numerous emails and phone calls and making sure that everything was all set and ready, there was also a Belvedere rep there whenever we needed them for anything at all the evening of the event. One of the women was even nice enough to give me her bobby pin right before the ceremony when my hair started to come a little loose in one spot. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride who wants to have the best night of her life at her wedding ceremony and reception.
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Jacqui
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Truffles provided not only a breathtaking backdrop for my reception and cocktail hour but a level of professionalism which I have never experienced. My guests were welcomed, treated like royalty and never left without a drink or incredible food in hand. Most raved that the food was not "wedding food" but something you would have a a fine dining restaurant. They were extremely flexible and responsive when I changed floor plans and vendors until the day before my wedding. They managed to keep us running on time without ever allowing us to feel pressured. Every last detail was taken care of from start to finish. I could not be happier to recommend this venue and if I could give 10 stars out of 5 I would. You will not be sorry you chose them.
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happybride326
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Belvedere in August of 2010. The entire experience with the Belvedere and Truffles was wonderful from start to finish. Our wedding coordinator was so helpful from day one....she really helped us stay on track, make decisions, and understand our options! She was very responsive and always took phone calls or called me immediately back. The food at our reception was AMAZING! Our guests were really wowed by our wedding dinner and by the spread at the cocktail hour...many many people compared it to the quality of a meal that you would get at a fancy restaurante! Everything arrived hot, perfectly cooked, and delicious (not to mention pretty - very artistic presentation). Our bar was also fantastic and the staff did a great job of being quick and not letting lines get long. Our entire banquet team on the day of was great overall! They had the timing of things down perfectly and were very organized. I didn't have to worry about a thing. We used the bridal suite before and after our ceremony and that was also a really nice experience...we had a nice little spread of food and beverages and our bridal suite attendent was so sweet and helpful!

I would 110% recommend the Belvedere to anyone planning a wedding in the Baltimore or Maryland area! I, admittedly, can be a very picky person and not always the easiest to please, but the team at Truffles and the Belvedere FAR exceeded my expectations!
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Michele
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Truffles Catering at The Belvedere did a phenomenal job on the day of our wedding! As soon as we visited The Belvedere for the first time we knew we wanted to have our ceremony and reception there. The Belvedere has a great history and every ballroom is classy and beautiful but we fell in love with the Grand Ballroom. Our pictures are visually stunning with the beautiful décor and the amazing chandeliers. There was a little bit of turnover with the management during our planning process which caused us some initial concern, but in the end, Heather had total control of the event and everything ran smoothly. They worked with our many requests to do things a little differently than the norm. The food was absolutely delicious and people are still talking about the bacon-wrapped shrimp and the crab dip! We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding.
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jforstenzer
Wedding:
11/1/2009
5.0/5.0
The folks at Truffles were fabulous. We had a tasting about two months before and were a little bit worried because we did not like some of the items. We talked with our coordinator and altered the menu a bit - and the food at the wedding was absolutely fantastic (especially the herb crusted salmon and the baby lamb chops!). We coordinated dozens of small details with the staff - from placecards, to a memory table with photographs, candy for the tables and programs and kippahs - and every single direction we gave to them they followed to the letter. The Bridal suite on the second floor was spacious and lovely. We were assigned a primary coordinator and a staff person for the event that day and they were both amazing. Every time we drive through downtown we look at the Belvedere with affection.
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Medio Waldt
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
As parents of the bride, it was a pleasure working with Judy Lewandowski and her team. The bride and groom were thrilled, as were our families and guests. Medio and Maureen Waldt.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
What can I say about The Belvedere that hasn't already been said? From the moment we stepped foot in the building, Sondra, Kat and company were gracious, honest, helpful and an overall pleasure to do business with. Everything that Sondra promised in our initial meeting was put to fruition by the amazingly talented and accommodating, Kat. Her hard work made our wedding day a dream-come-true. There is no other venue or group of people in Baltimore who could have ensured our day would be the fairytale it was. We continue to receive praise from our guests who say it was far and away the best wedding they've ever attended. I would recommend this venue to anyone. Thank you for making our wedding magical.
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I got married back in June at the Belvedere. We had the most perfect wedding day. From the moment we entered the Belvedere we knew we had to get married there. The venue is classically beautiful. The staff is very professional. Kat was wonderful to work with, she was very responsive and gave great guidance. Our wedding attendant Vanessa was amazing, she calmed my nerves and was by my side for everything I needed. We received rave views on our wedding from the staff, to the food to the beautiful rooms. We would highly recommend the Belvedere to those looking for a wonderful wedding experience.
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Saudia
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.9/5.0
My wedding on June 10th, 2012 at the Belvedere was beautiful and everything I hoped it would be. I held my ceremony and reception at The Belvedere and it was truly amazing. The ambiance was breathtaking and it really set the tone for my wedding. Kat and her staff were amazing and helped me through the entire process during our year of planning. The wedding package we chose was an amazing value and all of our guest were highly impressed. I would definitely recommend using The Belvedere to any future brides and grooms.
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Laura
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
I'm so happy we picked The Belvedere as our wedding venue! I got a ton of compliments on the rooms we used for our cocktail hour (The John Eagar Howard Room) and our reception (The Charles Room). Kat was our wedding coordinator and she was super responsive and fun to work with. I was also very pleased with the food. My mom and MIL were a little disappointed with the crab cake (they thought the one we had at the tasting had more lump crab meat), but for "wedding food" this was by far the best I've ever had and our guests seemed to agree :) Our Sugar Bakers Dulce De Leche cake was also a big hit! Another nice thing was we were able to head right over to the Owl Bar, which is also in the Belvedere, for an afterparty.

In short, if you're looking for a historical, city venue that isn't your typical hotel ballroom, I highly recommend The Belvedere and Truffles Catering!
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Mrs. P
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.9/5.0
The whole team at Truffles was amazing. We could not have been happier with our wedding reception and have heard nothing but positive feed back from our guests. We were in the JEH for cocktail hour and Charles for dinner and dancing. Both rooms were gorgeous, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this beautiful venue and wonderful staff!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.9/5.0
The Belvedere is an excellent location for a wedding. We had our reception there and were very pleased, and our guests were too. The staff were very helpful, patient and easy to work with. Service got a 4.5/5 because the waiting staff didn't pay very good attention to who got served what for dinner, but other than that, we had a great experience. Highly recommended.
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Alexandra
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.8/5.0
The Belvedere is an absolutely stunning venue and all of the staff work their absolute hardest to make your day absolutely perfect. It is an expensive venue, but it was worth every penny for me. Kat and her team kept me regularly updated and took all of the guess-work out of my wedding by providing me with clear timelines and to-do lists.

They respond promptly to questions and concerns and are very warm and friendly. Truffles operates like a well-oiled machine; they are extremely professional after having done a ton of weddings, but still treat you like you are special. I have literally no complaints. If I could do it all over again, I would still choose Truffles. All of my guests commented on how beautiful the wedding was and how great the food was!
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
We are very happy to have chosen to have our wedding at the Belvedere. We had our ceremony in the Palm Room, Cocktails in the John Edgar Howard room and the reception in the Charles Ballroom. Everything ran smoothly and was very professional. Food was high quality day of. Staff very friendly. Kat was our coordinator and was excellent to work with, she will make sure everything is done the way you would like it to be. The packages were somewhat inflexible, but not enough to change our choice of having our wedding there. You are overall paying for what you get. One note, don't plan on having your celebration after party at the 13th floor, they don't welcome large parties. The Owl Bar, however, does welcome the crowd and has great after party food!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Kat Philgreen and her staff at Truffles Catering at the Belvedere were capable, professional, and organized
managers and providers of my son's wedding at the Belvedere. Once the contract was signed their responsibilities involved
everything from holding a private tasting for the bride, groom, and parents of the groom, to obtaining
wishes each step of the way for what would be desired at the ceremony and reception. They arranged for
setup, execution, and clean up of all parts of the wedding, including the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and the reception. Since we contributed several items to be used as part of the wedding, she worked with us to
receive these items, set them up as desired, and pack them up after. The food was excellent. The venue was beautiful. The service was excellent. I highly recommend Truffles Catering, and the historic Belvedere venue.
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.8/5.0
We are so glad we chose the Belvedere as our reception venue. Kat was wonderful to work with. Everything was very organized, which can really be comforting during wedding planning.
We got many compliments from our guests on the food and ballroom. The only problem we heard about was with the validated parking--it was unclear where to get that taken care of.
Otherwise, everything was wonderful!
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sejalmistry1
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I do not have enough praises for the Truffles team - Sondra, Kat, Heather, Bob and everyone else who worked to make our wedding truly a dream. From the months leading up to the event to the day of, we were continually impressed by the professionalism, flexibility, and friendliness of the staff. Indeed, we felt like we were visiting friends every time we talked about planning the event. Considering the considerable stress of wedding planning, we were so grateful to have found such a wonderful team and beautiful location as the Belvedere. All of our guests were impressed and still talk about how beautiful our wedding was. I should mention that we had an Indian wedding, which the Truffles team help us to execute beautifully according to our tradition and cultures. Not an easy feat. Again highly recommended and very much appreciated!
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theresa
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
lesley took over our contract and she was wonderful
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.7/5.0
Working with Truffles Catering at the Belvedere was amazing. They make everything so easy. Kat always responded at lightening speed to my questions and was SO SO helpful in the planning process. I can't imagine getting married at a venue that didn't offer an event coordinator - Kat took care of all the details. Vanessa, the day-of coordinator was also a dream to work with. She made sure we had everything we needed and that everything went smoothly on the actual wedding day. She even made sure we ate, which we definitely appreciated. Truffles is a great team at a gorgeous venue!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.7/5.0
Everything was AMAZING. Kat Philgreen, who assisted us throughout the process was very organized and made certain that everything ran smoothly. The food was amazing and the venue was breathtaking. If you are looking for quality service, elegance, and great food, Truffles is the way to go.
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cembrey77
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.7/5.0
We had an incredible experience with Tuffles. The venue was beautiful, the staff was professional and responsive. Even though our coordinator was not present on the day, family emergency, the rest of the staff filled in and everything went off without a hitch! It was an incredible evening. We are going to do it again next year! ;)
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cgonce
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.7/5.0
Worked with us every step of the way to give us what we wanted. Let us into the ballroom early to decorate a few things the way we wanted. Allowed us to make changes up to the day of the reception. Returned calls and emails very quickly. The ballroom was beautiful and the food was great.
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/20/2013
4.6/5.0
I would highly recommend this venue, we held our reception here after a church wedding. Sandra was great to work with during our initial meetings and through contract signing. That's where Kat and her team picked up. She is very responsive, had lots of great ideas & was very flexible in working with us as we live in FL. The packages are very inclusive and they make it easy to plan the rest with easy check lists.

My husband and I wanted the reception to feel very personal and Kat helped us brainstorm how to incorporate "us" into every element without going overboard. We had family and friends coming in from many different states and wanted to be sure to give everyone a peek into our lives. We personalized our menu, with each item having a story about our lives together - I HIGHLY recommend the macaroni and cheese bar - we heard so many compliments on this! We were able to customize our toast to include limencello instead of champagne. They were also very accommodating when we wanted to surprise our Guests with a special appearance by the Nittany Lion mascot.

While this is a reception venue, Kat and her team were very helpful in giving us ideas for different decor elements as well as recommendations for vendors. They even helped with etiquette questions. Everyone they recommended was great - we went with most of their recommendations (some were pricey and we found our own instead, but Kat was happy to work with them as well).

On the day of, Vanessa was our personal server and she was great - very attentive and professional, while being very friendly - I didn't worry about a thing knowing she would direct me on what to do. The VP of Food was there to assist, right down to offering to drive me to church in her own car when my "ride" didn't show up!

My only caution would be that while the team got 99% of the details spot on, there were a few items that didn't run smoothly. I would keep oversight on follow up items but in general they were spot on.
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Rachael
Wedding:
12/8/2012
4.6/5.0
I am so happy that we chose to get married at the Belvedere. The 1920s antiquity of the building and interior make it a spectacular venue for a night of enchantment. I was very happy with the service. I feel like it is so easy to fall in love with the place. It has this subtle flavor of an old world, yet the electric vibe of the employees circulating throughout the place is anything but. I highly recommend that you check out the Belvedere as you make your decision about wedding venues. For me, after seeing the place, it was a no brainer as to where I wanted to marry the love of my life.
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Brook1022
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.6/5.0
I had a Saturday evening wedding at the Belvedere in late October, and I spent about 9 months planning the event. We had 150 guests... the ceremony and reception took place in the Charles room and the cocktail hour was in the JE Howard room. The venue is AMAZING, and just walking into the rooms is breathtaking-- high ceilings, ornate but classy decor, stunning light fixtures, new carpet, vibrant hard wood dance floors and elegant furniture. You can't go wrong if you want a true ballroom feel, and you really don't need to do much in the way of decorations because the rooms are already stunning (I had simple candelabras and roses for centerpieces, and that was all I used).

Working with Truffles catering was a dream. They were so friendly, responsive, and professional throughout the entire process. They genuinely go out of their way to make every accommodation that you could want. You truely feel as though you are the only bride they are catering to, and that's the way it should be!

I am a highly organized person and I like structure. Truffles provided me with just that by having every little detail very well outlined in contracts and in schedules. They made the wedding day smooth and seamless, and are able to answer all questions and make any last minute changes you might want.

Truffles offers specific 'packages' to choose from for your wedding. They are able to combine certain aspects of the packages to fit your needs though. I chose the mid-level package. Their menu selection is fairly good, but I found it to be the typical wedding food, maybe a little upgraded... nothing out of this world. All standard packages include 5 hour open bar which is a huge plus, and you can customize your bar preferences.

My only disappointment would have to be the food. At the food tasting, dinner was excellent. We had filet and shrimp and they were prepared to perfection. We chose this for our dinner menu. The beef was completely different (tougher and cut differently), the shrimp were much smaller than the ones at the tasting, the appearance was lacking (looked dried out), and our meals were not piping hot as you would desire. It certainly was not a disaster... it still tasted delicious, but nothing compared to our initial food tasting.

Overall, I give them close to 5 stars. If you are looking for one venue that will do everything for you, provide you with a classy and elegant ambiance, and make wedding planning practically effortless, then this is the place! My guests raved about the experience... and I had a very upscale, snooty group of people there. :o)

If you want a historic, elegant venue with a catering staff on site, you won't be disappointed with Truffles at the Belvedere!
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JP6411
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.6/5.0
Truffles was wonderful. The Belvedere was a stunning venue and the staff and planners really made everything very easy and stress-free. It was defnitely in the upper range of our budget, but it was worth it. Be aware of "add-ons" however, things like champagne toasts, table cloth draping, extra deserts (besides the cake), etc sound good on paper but can add up to large amount of $$ especially when you end up with a large guest list. I would definitely recommend this venue to brides-to-be.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Kat and everybody at Truffles and the Belvedere did a wonderful job for our wedding. They were responsive to our questions and concerns (particularly in the week leading up to the event) and were nothing short of courteous and gracious to us. On the day itself, things could not have gone smoother. I would heartily recommend using Truffles for your wedding.
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bearcat
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.5/5.0
Overall, the service and venue was great at the Belvedere and I would get married there again. Judy, who works in the office was great at offering suggestions and listening to what we wanted. The day of coordinator, Joan, was bossy at times and some details we had discussed with Judy did not get passed on to Joan - these were minor but still a little annoying.

I would suggest to all brides and grooms to try and see the rooms before the event. I did this and had the ability to fix some minor placement of things. I had rented single candle 'pew' candles to go down the aisle. They had arrived in the low position and would have remained that way if I had not seen them and had my cousin help raise them to eye level. I first tried to tell Joan about this but she didn't want to listen to me and just kept telling me everything would be fine which was odd because I was just trying to tell her calmly how they were supposed to be. I just had to walk over and show her.

Also, my dress never got bustled because Joan "had never seen a bustle like this before". No one could figure it out even though I was trying to tell them what I knew and how to do it. Looking back on everything, I think I should have been more assertive but Joan thought she knew everything. Joan did do a great job at keeping the time-line going and making sure the servers did a great job.

All in all, I would have my wedding there again as the venue is great and you don't need to break the bank with flowers and such since the rooms are so beautiful as is; the food is delicious too. Most of the little things that didn't go exactly right were not noticed by anyone but us.
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utkels
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.5/5.0
Everything the day of the wedding was beautiful and went very smoothly. Our family and friends were very impressed with the grand ballroom and the history of the Belvedere. We weren't really a part of the cocktail hour but our guests said the appetizers were very good and waiters were very attentive. We also got rave reviews on the cake. My only concern during the planning process was they were not very responsive to emails and phone calls, but whenever we had meeting they were very willing to work with us on things. The day of the wedding there was a personal attendant to the bride and groom which I thought was a very nice touch:)
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becca526
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding reception on the 12th floor, which was beautiful! The staff leading up to the event were all very friendly, easy to work with, responsive and flexible. The wait staff that day also completely catered to my husband and me- making plates for us and keeping our drinks filled. My only complaint- we served a paired entree for dinner, which was given to every guest regardless of vegetarian preference or food allergies. The guests that required these special meals were clearly marked on the seating charts and discussed with the staff well in advance, however were not served to our guests. The couple of special meals that did get served were only to the few guests that knew to ask for the special plate and weren't afraid to speak up.
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lala62180
Wedding:
12/31/2009
4.4/5.0
I absolutely loved the Belvedere. My rating seems a little low solely because I was very unhappy with the responsiveness throughout my planning process. The sales person was very responsive before we signed a contract and afterwards I had a very hard time getting her to completely answer my questions. I was planning from across the country- and perhaps a little paranoid- fbut I felt like MANY of my emails and phone calls weren't returned in a timely matter by that person. That being said- The Belvedere is a finely oiled machine and the wedding day was absolutely seamless.

They're value for cost is great. Food was excellent- all details covered. Poured great drinks. The staff was beyond friendly and helpful- they were awesome. Our day of coordinator- Joan- was super helpful and a total sweetheart. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests about everything and we really couldn't have been happier.

They are pretty flexible- not a ton of rules- which was also nice.
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lilly1104
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.4/5.0
The ballrooms at The Belvedere are incredibly elegant and provided a great space for ceremony and reception. The rooms themselves are so beautiful that little decoration with flowers is necessary. Trufffles food was good and their day of service was excellent. The bridal manager at our wedding (Joan) and all her support staff made everything run smoothly and accomodated all our needs. Everything was handled very professionally. I especially liked having the bridal suite for before and after the ceremony. Having a minute to breathe (and eat some snacks) was very nice. This was repeated when Joan had my husband and I stay back in the cocktail room while the guests were seated for dinner. Gave us a chance to eat something and just relax with each other for 5 minutes.
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Chris
Wedding:
6/12/2010
3.3/5.0
On the day of the Actual reception we were amazed and more then pleased (surprised?), Service and Food 4.5 stars. Every one was professional and every one was attentive.

It was the time leading up to the wedding day that caused many a nights distress. We don't blame them, Truffles has been sold 3 times in less then 2 years (it seems) and nearly everyone we started the process with in November was gone by New Years. As time went on problems cropped up and changes had to be made less then 6 weeks from the wedding and it just seemed no one had answers. it was always I will have to check or I will have to get back to you... As I said We were more then pleased on the day of, but two months before the wedding we were flipping a coin about finding a new venue. I am sure it will only get better as it all did get pulled off spectacularly. Oh and their "premium" Bar is not "premium", if you have friends and family that drink or enjoy fine wine & spirits they will be disappointed.
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bc
Wedding:
10/25/2009
3.1/5.0
I would not recommend the Belverdere to a future bride. We got a good value and they were very responsibe if the pre-planning of the wedding. However, the following things did not go correct on our wedding day:

1. We asked and were told there would be 2 bars set up. There were only 1.
2. My wedding cake was supposed to have black and red designs on it. The wedding cake was all white.
3. Guests did not enjoy a shared plate of chicken au'pove and rockfish. There were whole pepercorns on the chicken which made it not edible. The rockfish also had so many bones in it is was not edible. Most embarassingly, a picture of the plate was on Facebook and the caption said, "What did you have for dinner? Peppercorns or Fishbones?"
4. I was told my husband and I would have a "bridal attendant" the day of our wedding who would be by our side for anything we needed. Why did I have to stand it line to get a drink multiple times? Also, why was a 2nd bar never put up?
5. I created a schedule of events for the reception for when each course was supposed to come out, toasts, dances etc. It was a bit out of the ordinary where the first course wasn't served until an hour after the reception started. I was very upset that after my husband and I were introduced and we did our first dance that the salads began coming out to the guests...45 minutes early.

The good: beautiful rooms and 5 star cocktail hour.
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Kat
Wedding:
3/20/2010
2.8/5.0
The meetings for planning and food choices were very professional and efficient. The planning staff was excellent and easy to contact via phone or e-mail. However on the day of our Wedding some of the final touches that had been pre-planned fell apart. The bridal suite was not open for my wedding party while we were finishing pictures and when they attempted to find someone to help them get in there was no one available. Once the wedding party got in the suite, the appetizers we chose for the reception were not there for the bridal party as we had asked in advance. Also there were about 6 beers for our bridal party of 14 plus parents and spouses!! The service to the bridal suite was slow as well. The reception was beautiful though, except for a small leak in the ceiling right in front of the sweetheart table! Looking back I don't think anyone noticed other than us, but the point was we noticed and we were paying for it
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Mary
Wedding:
9/9/2011
1.7/5.0
DON'T DO IT AT THE BELVEDERE.. I don't know who wrote the previous reviews but it couldn't be anyone who paid for this place. It is a beautiful venue, and they do a good job which they are courting you and up until you sign the contract. After that all bets are off. They show u a beautiful tasting and you are really impressed with their concern and sincerity, but the wedding reception food was nothing like it was at the tasting. The owner is boring and tells you anything you want to hear. Then she is invisible and the staff takes over. Not even half of the food presented is on the reception plate. They hide the crab and shrimp in a salsa pulverized., but at the tasting it is good sized portions that disappear when time for the reception. Horrible interaction, and responsiveness, and the sad part is we were warned the food was not good and we let their words and pretty Venue sway us. Don't make the same mistake. They swear you got everything you paid for and won't even give your band or photographers a soda. Closed bar early until you catch them. Items missing the whole nine yards. Maybe it was sold again?? But don't do it....
Services Used: Catering
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1+ year ago
0.4/5.0
My fiancé and I fell in love with the ballrooms at the Belvedere and booked immediately. We didn't realize how unaccommodating they would be throughout the planning process. They nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING. They tried to charge $400 to use the only chairs they own and usually provide free for every event. They told us a new menu would be available to choose from closer to the wedding date that was comparable to the menu they had available at the time we signed our contract. That was NOT the case. The package we originally chose did not have any of the same quality of food on the updated menu. They refused to compromise or accommodate to any of our requests. We paid for vendor meals and found out they served 2 pieces of deli meat 2 slices of tomatoes and a few pieces of lettuce. No salad dressing. No bread. No condiments. No silverware. UNACCEPTABLE! We picked a specific sauce for our meals to be served to all of the guests. The sauce was not served.... For the amount of money Truffles Catering charges, they DO NOT provide the quality deserved!
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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