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Blackstone Caterers

Middletown , RI
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LOCATION

Middletown, RI US 02842 (map)

PHONE

401-848-2030

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ABOUT US

It is our mission to prepare with honesty, execute with integrity and deliver beyond expectations.
As a mid-size caterer we are “not too big and not too small”. We are selective on... Read more
It is our mission to prepare with honesty, execute with integrity and deliver beyond expectations.
As a mid-size caterer we are “not too big and not too small”. We are selective on how many events we produce in one night in order to guarantee personalized service, custom menu creation and event design. We take a “boutique” approach to each event that we are a part of.
Our staff is comprised of the best in their fields, from event planners to chefs to event managers to front of the house staff. Handpicked by our management team, all our staff are certified by the highest standards in our industry. Every person who will work on your event, from event planner to chef to dishwasher, is focused on our core mission ~ delivering a remarkable experience with an attention to customer service and detail that exceeds expectations.

Not only do we rely on the Rhode Island’s natural beauty to bring guests to our business, but we also pride ourselves on the fresh ingredients that local fishermen and farmers are able to procure from the region. For these reasons, preserving the environment and being conscious of our environmental impact is extremely important to our company. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Chris
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Over a year ago, after a long search we found the Glen Manor and fell in love. Previously we had lists of pros and cons of wedding venues but when we experienced the Glen we simply asked where to sign. The catering staff were setting up and we asked which company they worked for. They replied, "Blackstone" with a joyous sense of pride. That night we Googled the company and were overwhelmed with their accolades, website, and delectable offerings.

I quickly reminded my food connoisseur partner, that the best food in the world would come at a cost and so we braced for the initial email response from the cater on pricing. To our relief, they were able to accommodate our budget. Anyone considering a Newport wedding will certainly need to set realistic expectations no matter whom they choose. That being said, they can tailor a menu from an extravagant several course sit down meal to a simpler beautiful buffet.

Our main contact Karen, exudes energy and passion. When you walk into a room, she lights up to see you as if you were a present on Christmas day or a long lost friend. The moment we met her, we knew Blackstone was the right choice for us. Honestly, of all our amazing vendors, she left the largest impression. The owner also warmly greeted us at our first meeting.

The day of the wedding their was a glitch with the florist, and without missing a beat Blackstone stepped in to help resolve that issue without ever worrying us. While one might consider a cater to only deal with food, they had their hand in nearly all aspects of the day and worked in perfect harmony with the venue care taker like Jennifer Lopez in the Wedding Planner.

The food was fantastic. Everyone warned us that you never get to eat at your own wedding. Not the case at Blackstone. We even had a personal waiter who appeared out of thin air at the exact moment we needed a drink or a bite to eat.

They deserve more stars than there are in the sky.
Over a year ago, after a long search we found the Glen Manor and fell in love. Previously we had lists of pros and cons of Read more...
Over a year ago, after a long search we found the Glen Manor and fell in love. Previously we had lists of pros and cons of wedding venues but when we experienced the Glen we simply asked where to sign. The catering staff were setting up and we asked which company they worked for. They replied, "Blackstone" with a joyous sense of pride. That night we Googled the company and were overwhelmed with their accolades, website, and delectable offerings.

I quickly reminded my food connoisseur partner, that the best food in the world would come at a cost and so we braced for the initial email response from the cater on pricing. To our relief, they were able to accommodate our budget. Anyone considering a Newport wedding will certainly need to set realistic expectations no matter whom they choose. That being said, they can tailor a menu from an extravagant several course sit down meal to a simpler beautiful buffet.

Our main contact Karen, exudes energy and passion. When you walk into a room, she lights up to see you as if you were a present on Christmas day or a long lost friend. The moment we met her, we knew Blackstone was the right choice for us. Honestly, of all our amazing vendors, she left the largest impression. The owner also warmly greeted us at our first meeting.

The day of the wedding their was a glitch with the florist, and without missing a beat Blackstone stepped in to help resolve that issue without ever worrying us. While one might consider a cater to only deal with food, they had their hand in nearly all aspects of the day and worked in perfect harmony with the venue care taker like Jennifer Lopez in the Wedding Planner.

The food was fantastic. Everyone warned us that you never get to eat at your own wedding. Not the case at Blackstone. We even had a personal waiter who appeared out of thin air at the exact moment we needed a drink or a bite to eat.

They deserve more stars than there are in the sky. Read less
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Kailee & Ben
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! Talk about the perfect vendor! Blackstone really did an amazing job catering our June wedding. From the three caterers we've attended taste testings, Blackstone not only provided the best food and service, but paid attention to the small details that made our wedding unforgettable! Thank you
Wow! Talk about the perfect vendor! Blackstone really did an amazing job catering our June wedding. From the three Read more...
Wow! Talk about the perfect vendor! Blackstone really did an amazing job catering our June wedding. From the three caterers we've attended taste testings, Blackstone not only provided the best food and service, but paid attention to the small details that made our wedding unforgettable! Thank you Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Blackstone was WONDERFUL! First the food: Everyone is still talking about how delicious everything was! Blackstone made everything so tasty! the food was delicious and i can still remember how great everything tasted. I had a zillion crab cakes, :) I couldn't get enough! The fish and chips boat was the perfect touch to our New England garden wedding. The food looked beautiful and was just perfect. I can't say enough great things about how delicious everything was. The service: IMPECCABLE! I am in the event industry myself so I had high standards and expectations. I knew Blackstone would not disappoint and sure enough they exceeded every thought i had. The staff was always on top of things. We had a staff member just dedicated to my husband and I for the entire night. She was so attentive to what we needed!! The staff made every move to make sure guests were happy and satisfied. I had a guest who had trouble walking and they brought the hors d'oeuvres to him so he could be comfortable and still enjoy the goodies. Karen and Dada were fabulous! So on top of everything. They seemed truly happy for us and seemed to enjoy being there at our wedding to help make our day spectacular. They just have an ALL STAR staff combine with ALL STAR food. Everything was just wonderful.
Blackstone was WONDERFUL! First the food: Everyone is still talking about how delicious everything was! Blackstone made Read more...
Blackstone was WONDERFUL! First the food: Everyone is still talking about how delicious everything was! Blackstone made everything so tasty! the food was delicious and i can still remember how great everything tasted. I had a zillion crab cakes, :) I couldn't get enough! The fish and chips boat was the perfect touch to our New England garden wedding. The food looked beautiful and was just perfect. I can't say enough great things about how delicious everything was. The service: IMPECCABLE! I am in the event industry myself so I had high standards and expectations. I knew Blackstone would not disappoint and sure enough they exceeded every thought i had. The staff was always on top of things. We had a staff member just dedicated to my husband and I for the entire night. She was so attentive to what we needed!! The staff made every move to make sure guests were happy and satisfied. I had a guest who had trouble walking and they brought the hors d'oeuvres to him so he could be comfortable and still enjoy the goodies. Karen and Dada were fabulous! So on top of everything. They seemed truly happy for us and seemed to enjoy being there at our wedding to help make our day spectacular. They just have an ALL STAR staff combine with ALL STAR food. Everything was just wonderful. Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best. We used Blackstone for both our wedding reception and our Sunday brunch the next day. The food at our wedding was unbelievable and beyond my expectations from our tasting. Every appetizer (lamb chops, corn fritters, lobster rolls, mini fish and chips, stuffed mushrooms) was amazing. The raw bar was outrageous and impressed all the guests. Oh, and let's not forget the FILET AND LOBSTER with mashed potatoes! Holy whoa, I'm still dreaming about it. I went all out on food and every single guest raved about it - the menu was totally customizable, and Karen (my absolute favorite vendor) always said we'd figure out how to make anything I wanted work. Adding hometown beer to the bar? No problem. Husband is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies? We're on it. The week of my wedding, when I started panicking about random details? Karen told me she had everything already set! I love Blackstone so, so much! They even have a designated server following you and your husband around to make sure you eat and drink to your heart's content (oh, and we did). It was so wonderful to have Karen there on our big day and it totally reassured me to know she had everything under control. In short, amazing food, amazing experience, amazing service - these are the pros. You really can't go wrong with these amazing caterers. I want to plan another party just to work with them!
Absolutely the best. We used Blackstone for both our wedding reception and our Sunday brunch the next day. The food at our Read more...
Absolutely the best. We used Blackstone for both our wedding reception and our Sunday brunch the next day. The food at our wedding was unbelievable and beyond my expectations from our tasting. Every appetizer (lamb chops, corn fritters, lobster rolls, mini fish and chips, stuffed mushrooms) was amazing. The raw bar was outrageous and impressed all the guests. Oh, and let's not forget the FILET AND LOBSTER with mashed potatoes! Holy whoa, I'm still dreaming about it. I went all out on food and every single guest raved about it - the menu was totally customizable, and Karen (my absolute favorite vendor) always said we'd figure out how to make anything I wanted work. Adding hometown beer to the bar? No problem. Husband is obsessed with chocolate chip cookies? We're on it. The week of my wedding, when I started panicking about random details? Karen told me she had everything already set! I love Blackstone so, so much! They even have a designated server following you and your husband around to make sure you eat and drink to your heart's content (oh, and we did). It was so wonderful to have Karen there on our big day and it totally reassured me to know she had everything under control. In short, amazing food, amazing experience, amazing service - these are the pros. You really can't go wrong with these amazing caterers. I want to plan another party just to work with them! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Blackstone is la creme de la creme in Southern Rhode Island caterers. Our sales manager Danielle was super responsive and detail oriented. Our tasting was fantastic and the food on wedding day was JUST AS excellent. Everyone raved about the cheese table during cocktail hour. We had a signature cocktail that required a non-standard juice and liquor and not only was Blackstone happy to provide the needed items, the bartender totally nailed it - tons of guests asked us for the recipe. We chose to do a preset salad with 2 dinner stations and the value was extraordinary. LOVED Blackstone and hope to use them again someday!
Blackstone is la creme de la creme in Southern Rhode Island caterers. Our sales manager Danielle was super responsive and Read more...
Blackstone is la creme de la creme in Southern Rhode Island caterers. Our sales manager Danielle was super responsive and detail oriented. Our tasting was fantastic and the food on wedding day was JUST AS excellent. Everyone raved about the cheese table during cocktail hour. We had a signature cocktail that required a non-standard juice and liquor and not only was Blackstone happy to provide the needed items, the bartender totally nailed it - tons of guests asked us for the recipe. We chose to do a preset salad with 2 dinner stations and the value was extraordinary. LOVED Blackstone and hope to use them again someday! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow is all I can say! I LOVED working with Blackstone! From initial contact, to tasting, to follow up meetings and the day of, everything was perfect! I went with Blackstone after the initial meeting and tasting with Karen Riley. She is amazing because she has the ability of making a bride feel like everything will be perfect! She reassured me throughout the whole process (a year and a half of planning!) and even helped advise me on other aspects of the wedding outside of the catering. No matter my request, Karen assured me that it was doable and the day would be perfect. I can't tell you how many times I changed the menu and second guessed what I wanted, but Blackstone was willing to work with me the whole way. They were slightly over my budget, but after discussions they were able to meet me in the middle where I was able to afford working with them. I am so thankful they did, too! I have had so many comments about the service on the wedding day as well as the food. The guests mentioned how when they got up to dance, when they returned their place was cleared of crumbs and their napkin and glasses re-set up. We had several people with food allergies and they told me how easy it was to speak to the Blackstone team who accommodated special requests. I was so busy that day that I barely got to eat, but we had a special waitress who would keep my food warming in the back for me until I was ready to eat. During cocktail hour, there were waitresses who brought the bridal party food and drink, and the whole team was professional and courteous. The food itself received rave reviews! I've been told it was "so much more than typical wedding food." Food was important to me, and especially important to my husband and parents. They were all more than satisfied, and I am thankful for everything Blackstone did!
Wow is all I can say! I LOVED working with Blackstone! From initial contact, to tasting, to follow up meetings and the day Read more...
Wow is all I can say! I LOVED working with Blackstone! From initial contact, to tasting, to follow up meetings and the day of, everything was perfect! I went with Blackstone after the initial meeting and tasting with Karen Riley. She is amazing because she has the ability of making a bride feel like everything will be perfect! She reassured me throughout the whole process (a year and a half of planning!) and even helped advise me on other aspects of the wedding outside of the catering. No matter my request, Karen assured me that it was doable and the day would be perfect. I can't tell you how many times I changed the menu and second guessed what I wanted, but Blackstone was willing to work with me the whole way. They were slightly over my budget, but after discussions they were able to meet me in the middle where I was able to afford working with them. I am so thankful they did, too! I have had so many comments about the service on the wedding day as well as the food. The guests mentioned how when they got up to dance, when they returned their place was cleared of crumbs and their napkin and glasses re-set up. We had several people with food allergies and they told me how easy it was to speak to the Blackstone team who accommodated special requests. I was so busy that day that I barely got to eat, but we had a special waitress who would keep my food warming in the back for me until I was ready to eat. During cocktail hour, there were waitresses who brought the bridal party food and drink, and the whole team was professional and courteous. The food itself received rave reviews! I've been told it was "so much more than typical wedding food." Food was important to me, and especially important to my husband and parents. They were all more than satisfied, and I am thankful for everything Blackstone did! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Words cannot even express how wonderful a job we feel that Blackstone did at our wedding. We had a backyard wedding in Providence RI and there was a lot of work to be done to help in making the wedding beautiful. Blackstone was flawless in their service and their food. Karen Tungett was working with us through all of the planning and she was incredible. Not only was she amazingly nice and took all of my questions with a prompt reply before the wedding but she was there providing hands on help during the day. Thank you Blackstone and Karen for making our wedding as perfect as I always dreamed
Words cannot even express how wonderful a job we feel that Blackstone did at our wedding. We had a backyard wedding in Read more...
Words cannot even express how wonderful a job we feel that Blackstone did at our wedding. We had a backyard wedding in Providence RI and there was a lot of work to be done to help in making the wedding beautiful. Blackstone was flawless in their service and their food. Karen Tungett was working with us through all of the planning and she was incredible. Not only was she amazingly nice and took all of my questions with a prompt reply before the wedding but she was there providing hands on help during the day. Thank you Blackstone and Karen for making our wedding as perfect as I always dreamed Read less
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Irina
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen is absolutely amazing!!! I've missed our (almost daily) chats tremendously! I don't know what I would have done without her - not to mention, almost a year later, people still tell me it was the best food the've ever had at a wedding or otherwise!
Karen is absolutely amazing!!! I've missed our (almost daily) chats tremendously! I don't know what I would have done Read more...
Karen is absolutely amazing!!! I've missed our (almost daily) chats tremendously! I don't know what I would have done without her - not to mention, almost a year later, people still tell me it was the best food the've ever had at a wedding or otherwise! Read less
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Khristine
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We looked at several of the caterers offered to us by our venue and hand's down were smitten with Blackstone and with Karen from the moment we spoke. Not only was the food scrumptious and the presentation beautiful, but every detail of the day was made better by our choice to have Blackstone there. Karen helped us with everything, choosing vendors, thank you bags, linens, our bakery, signature drink selections, the rehearsal dinner, the day after party. She was amazing and very quickly became a dear friend! Everyone raved about the food, the service, the bartender (Karen's super star husband, Dave). It was truly the most beautiful well organized event and all our guests continue to comment on how magical everything seemed, so much in part to Blackstone. We never could've pulled off such a fabulous event without the help of the Blackstone team. We would gladly recommend them to anyone for any catering event.
We looked at several of the caterers offered to us by our venue and hand's down were smitten with Blackstone and with Read more...
We looked at several of the caterers offered to us by our venue and hand's down were smitten with Blackstone and with Karen from the moment we spoke. Not only was the food scrumptious and the presentation beautiful, but every detail of the day was made better by our choice to have Blackstone there. Karen helped us with everything, choosing vendors, thank you bags, linens, our bakery, signature drink selections, the rehearsal dinner, the day after party. She was amazing and very quickly became a dear friend! Everyone raved about the food, the service, the bartender (Karen's super star husband, Dave). It was truly the most beautiful well organized event and all our guests continue to comment on how magical everything seemed, so much in part to Blackstone. We never could've pulled off such a fabulous event without the help of the Blackstone team. We would gladly recommend them to anyone for any catering event. Read less
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erin
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Blackstone caterers did a wonderful, WONDERFUL job making sure that every aspect of my wedding went exactly the way that I wanted it to. They did not just focus on the food, but provided support throughout the process, helping us with all of our planning. They recommended other vendors to us, as we lived outside of the area, and their recommendations were great as well. Our food was absolutely delicious, and we received many, many compliments on it, with many guests saying that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. In addition, the decor, set-up, and entire process start to finish was simply perfect. I cannot say enough good things about Blackstone!
Blackstone caterers did a wonderful, WONDERFUL job making sure that every aspect of my wedding went exactly the way that I Read more...
Blackstone caterers did a wonderful, WONDERFUL job making sure that every aspect of my wedding went exactly the way that I wanted it to. They did not just focus on the food, but provided support throughout the process, helping us with all of our planning. They recommended other vendors to us, as we lived outside of the area, and their recommendations were great as well. Our food was absolutely delicious, and we received many, many compliments on it, with many guests saying that it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. In addition, the decor, set-up, and entire process start to finish was simply perfect. I cannot say enough good things about Blackstone! Read less
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Alyshia
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Blackstone for helping to make our June 9 wedding at Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom such an amazing and fun event! I cannot say enough of good things about Shannon Driscoll, our Sales Manager. She assisted us through every step of the process and made us feel completely at ease that our day would not only run smoothly, but would perfectly capture our vision. And it did. Thank you again!
Thank you Blackstone for helping to make our June 9 wedding at Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom such an amazing and fun Read more...
Thank you Blackstone for helping to make our June 9 wedding at Easton's Beach Rotunda Ballroom such an amazing and fun event! I cannot say enough of good things about Shannon Driscoll, our Sales Manager. She assisted us through every step of the process and made us feel completely at ease that our day would not only run smoothly, but would perfectly capture our vision. And it did. Thank you again! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing food! Amazing service! And last but definitely not least, Karen is the most amazing person to work with. She gets back to you right away and seems to have all the answers. And on top of that she is extremely sweet and fun to work with!
Amazing food! Amazing service! And last but definitely not least, Karen is the most amazing person to work with. She gets Read more...
Amazing food! Amazing service! And last but definitely not least, Karen is the most amazing person to work with. She gets back to you right away and seems to have all the answers. And on top of that she is extremely sweet and fun to work with! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Blackstone was great! They were extremely helpful and were easy to contact. When there were last minute changes, they were able to make the adjustments without any hesitation. They did a great job setting up the reception area. Everything was beautiful!
Blackstone was great! They were extremely helpful and were easy to contact. When there were last minute changes, they were Read more...
Blackstone was great! They were extremely helpful and were easy to contact. When there were last minute changes, they were able to make the adjustments without any hesitation. They did a great job setting up the reception area. Everything was beautiful! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Blackstone Caterers was wonderful! Danielle made the planning process very easy and was great to work with. She even made sure that my husband and I got to sample the food and drinks from the cocktail hour. The food was outstanding! We got many compliments from our guests. We got several quotes for catering at the Towers and Blackstone had the best pricing and the best overall package. The service was great! Very elegant and classic. I would highly recommend this caterer for weddings and other events!
Blackstone Caterers was wonderful! Danielle made the planning process very easy and was great to work with. She even made Read more...
Blackstone Caterers was wonderful! Danielle made the planning process very easy and was great to work with. She even made sure that my husband and I got to sample the food and drinks from the cocktail hour. The food was outstanding! We got many compliments from our guests. We got several quotes for catering at the Towers and Blackstone had the best pricing and the best overall package. The service was great! Very elegant and classic. I would highly recommend this caterer for weddings and other events! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Karen and the rest of the staff at Blackstone? Nothing short of PHENOMENAL! From our first meeting, we were so impressed with the customer service and attention they gave to us. We had scheduled to meet with Blackstone and the 'other' big caterer in RI the same day and after we were treated so poorly by the other, Blackstone was the hands down choice. Karen is the most compassionate and truly nicest person we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We know how many clients she must have, but through the entire process, made us feel like we were the only ones on her list. She answered all our questions and MADE our reception. During the tasting, the owner was there to personally serve us samples from our potential menu. He told us about where the food comes from and how it is prepared. How amazed and blown away were we! It is a joy to know how much this company cares about its clients.

The reception went on without a hitch. The set-up was exactly how we discussed and the room was beautiful. Everything came out hot and delicious and the waiters were courteous and very attentive. While Karen said she would only be there for the set-up, she waited for me and my husband to arrive to congratulate us and make sure everything was how we wanted. This with her being 8 months pregnant!!! Our coordinator for the rest of the night was attentive and a dream to work with as well. Everything was seamless. Our guests are still RAVING about the food and how everything was above and beyond a traditional wedding dinner. They are on the pricey side but well worth the stress they take off your plate and the excellent food and service. We cannot thank Blackstone enough for the amazing job they did and will come highly recommended from us!
What can I say about Karen and the rest of the staff at Blackstone? Nothing short of PHENOMENAL! From our first meeting, Read more...
What can I say about Karen and the rest of the staff at Blackstone? Nothing short of PHENOMENAL! From our first meeting, we were so impressed with the customer service and attention they gave to us. We had scheduled to meet with Blackstone and the 'other' big caterer in RI the same day and after we were treated so poorly by the other, Blackstone was the hands down choice. Karen is the most compassionate and truly nicest person we have ever had the pleasure of working with. We know how many clients she must have, but through the entire process, made us feel like we were the only ones on her list. She answered all our questions and MADE our reception. During the tasting, the owner was there to personally serve us samples from our potential menu. He told us about where the food comes from and how it is prepared. How amazed and blown away were we! It is a joy to know how much this company cares about its clients.

The reception went on without a hitch. The set-up was exactly how we discussed and the room was beautiful. Everything came out hot and delicious and the waiters were courteous and very attentive. While Karen said she would only be there for the set-up, she waited for me and my husband to arrive to congratulate us and make sure everything was how we wanted. This with her being 8 months pregnant!!! Our coordinator for the rest of the night was attentive and a dream to work with as well. Everything was seamless. Our guests are still RAVING about the food and how everything was above and beyond a traditional wedding dinner. They are on the pricey side but well worth the stress they take off your plate and the excellent food and service. We cannot thank Blackstone enough for the amazing job they did and will come highly recommended from us! Read less
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ekolva
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Blackstone. Our event manager, Danielle was fantastic. She listened to all of our ideas and incorporated them into the menu. She also responded to all of our questions (and there were many) quickly and thoroughly. She made the process very enjoyable. On top of that the food was absolutely beautiful and delicious. The waitstaff was so attentive and made everyone feel cared for. We recommend them without reservations.
We had a wonderful experience with Blackstone. Our event manager, Danielle was fantastic. She listened to all of our ideas Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Blackstone. Our event manager, Danielle was fantastic. She listened to all of our ideas and incorporated them into the menu. She also responded to all of our questions (and there were many) quickly and thoroughly. She made the process very enjoyable. On top of that the food was absolutely beautiful and delicious. The waitstaff was so attentive and made everyone feel cared for. We recommend them without reservations. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
One of our highest priorities for our wedding was outstanding food, and Blackstone Caterers exceeded our expectations. Their attention to detail, expertise, creativity and flexibility are unmatched. Working with Karen immediately put us at ease. The food was amazing and every guest we talked to that night had a comment about it. Their service is attentive and gracious, paying special attention to us at the bride and groom. It’s truly invaluable to be able to trust in your vendors and Blackstone is just that, you won’t have to worry about a thing and your guests will truly be impressed. Wedding: Newport, RI / 10-20-12
One of our highest priorities for our wedding was outstanding food, and Blackstone Caterers exceeded our expectations. Read more...
One of our highest priorities for our wedding was outstanding food, and Blackstone Caterers exceeded our expectations. Their attention to detail, expertise, creativity and flexibility are unmatched. Working with Karen immediately put us at ease. The food was amazing and every guest we talked to that night had a comment about it. Their service is attentive and gracious, paying special attention to us at the bride and groom. It’s truly invaluable to be able to trust in your vendors and Blackstone is just that, you won’t have to worry about a thing and your guests will truly be impressed. Wedding: Newport, RI / 10-20-12 Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
This is a much belated review (married last fall), but I was absolutely thrilled with Blackstone Catering! My husband and I love food, so picking the right caterer was extremely important to us (we spoke with many local caterers and had tastings with 3 before choosing Blackstone). Karen was an absolute pro- she listened and adjusted menus according to our taste preferences and budget, and was quick to return our emails and calls. Even our tasting session was nothing short of magical (cozy tasting room eating delicious food and wine with a view of snow falling outside!). At our wedding, not only did our guests rave about the food, but the caterers made sure the bride and groom had drinks and food at all times (As soon as we walked out of our ceremony, we had our signature cocktails and appetizers waiting!). I have absolutely no complaints and would choose them again!
This is a much belated review (married last fall), but I was absolutely thrilled with Blackstone Catering! My husband and Read more...
This is a much belated review (married last fall), but I was absolutely thrilled with Blackstone Catering! My husband and I love food, so picking the right caterer was extremely important to us (we spoke with many local caterers and had tastings with 3 before choosing Blackstone). Karen was an absolute pro- she listened and adjusted menus according to our taste preferences and budget, and was quick to return our emails and calls. Even our tasting session was nothing short of magical (cozy tasting room eating delicious food and wine with a view of snow falling outside!). At our wedding, not only did our guests rave about the food, but the caterers made sure the bride and groom had drinks and food at all times (As soon as we walked out of our ceremony, we had our signature cocktails and appetizers waiting!). I have absolutely no complaints and would choose them again! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Blackstone was amazing we couldn't have asked for anything better.
Leading up to our wedding we worked with Danielle. Danielle was so easy to work with and she answered any and every question we had about our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and she was always available especially during the few weeks before the wedding.
When we found out she would not be available on our wedding day we were nervous but once we met Deb we knew we were in good hands. Deb was so attentive and very professional throughout the entire day; she even remedied our crisis of missing flowers.
Blackstone delivered more than we could have imagined and we would definitely recommend them for any future event.
Blackstone was amazing we couldn't have asked for anything better.
Leading up to our wedding we worked with Danielle. Read more...
Blackstone was amazing we couldn't have asked for anything better.
Leading up to our wedding we worked with Danielle. Danielle was so easy to work with and she answered any and every question we had about our wedding day. She made us feel comfortable and she was always available especially during the few weeks before the wedding.
When we found out she would not be available on our wedding day we were nervous but once we met Deb we knew we were in good hands. Deb was so attentive and very professional throughout the entire day; she even remedied our crisis of missing flowers.
Blackstone delivered more than we could have imagined and we would definitely recommend them for any future event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!!!! People talked about the food months after the wedding.
Amazing!!!!! People talked about the food months after the wedding.
Amazing!!!!! People talked about the food months after the wedding. Read less
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Jamay
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Karen Tungett at Blackstone’s! First, out of the four caterers we scheduled tastings with in the Newport/Bristol area, Blackstone’s was definitely the best in terms of both food quality and presentation. Our tastings at Blackstone’s were such a highlight of the wedding planning process.
Secondly, Karen was a dream to work with. There are vendors who make you a little bit nervous, and others who put you completely at ease. Karen was definitely the latter. In all our interactions, she was always full of enthusiasm, energy, and helpful tips. She also went above and beyond to help us with our many requests and make everything we wanted work with our budget. We were also floored by how incredibly responsive Karen was, despite her busy calendar -- she often replied to our emails late at night and on her days off. About the actual event -- it was a huge success! Our guests especially raved about the lamb chop hor d’oeuvres, the ice-cream sundae station, and the extremely friendly (and good-looking, haha) bartenders.
We loved working with Karen Tungett at Blackstone’s! First, out of the four caterers we scheduled tastings with in the Read more...
We loved working with Karen Tungett at Blackstone’s! First, out of the four caterers we scheduled tastings with in the Newport/Bristol area, Blackstone’s was definitely the best in terms of both food quality and presentation. Our tastings at Blackstone’s were such a highlight of the wedding planning process.
Secondly, Karen was a dream to work with. There are vendors who make you a little bit nervous, and others who put you completely at ease. Karen was definitely the latter. In all our interactions, she was always full of enthusiasm, energy, and helpful tips. She also went above and beyond to help us with our many requests and make everything we wanted work with our budget. We were also floored by how incredibly responsive Karen was, despite her busy calendar -- she often replied to our emails late at night and on her days off. About the actual event -- it was a huge success! Our guests especially raved about the lamb chop hor d’oeuvres, the ice-cream sundae station, and the extremely friendly (and good-looking, haha) bartenders. Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We shopped around a bit before settling on Blackstone. Danielle at Blackstone is a total professional. From start to finish she made sure she understood our vision, and made everything possible that she could. She literally never once said no to any request or suggestion I made, and if she wasn't able to do something, always had a stellar plan b. So, the service, and the professionalism, above and beyond, A plus. NOW- the food. I am sure we have all been to weddings and the food is a total after thought. Not with Blackstone. The food was literally 5 star. I had people left and right telling me how phenomenal the food was. And several people are still talking about it months later. I think it's rare that you walk away from a wedding, raving about the food, but if you hire Blackstone, that will surely happen. The other awesome thing about BC is they are totally local, seasonal, and on trend. Expect unique options, and interesting flavor mash-ups. BC has been around awhile, as well, so Danielle was able to suggest other vendors to work with. Once I had my team in place, Danielle totally worked one on one with various vendors, which I found to be hugely helpful. We loved every second of working with Danielle and the BC team and would def hire them again in a heart beat!
We shopped around a bit before settling on Blackstone. Danielle at Blackstone is a total professional. From start to Read more...
We shopped around a bit before settling on Blackstone. Danielle at Blackstone is a total professional. From start to finish she made sure she understood our vision, and made everything possible that she could. She literally never once said no to any request or suggestion I made, and if she wasn't able to do something, always had a stellar plan b. So, the service, and the professionalism, above and beyond, A plus. NOW- the food. I am sure we have all been to weddings and the food is a total after thought. Not with Blackstone. The food was literally 5 star. I had people left and right telling me how phenomenal the food was. And several people are still talking about it months later. I think it's rare that you walk away from a wedding, raving about the food, but if you hire Blackstone, that will surely happen. The other awesome thing about BC is they are totally local, seasonal, and on trend. Expect unique options, and interesting flavor mash-ups. BC has been around awhile, as well, so Danielle was able to suggest other vendors to work with. Once I had my team in place, Danielle totally worked one on one with various vendors, which I found to be hugely helpful. We loved every second of working with Danielle and the BC team and would def hire them again in a heart beat! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say? There’s a reason they’re known as one of the top two caterers in RI. They did my sister’s wedding and we didn’t even talk to any other caterers. Yes, they’re pricey, but nothing is worse than bad food at a wedding.
What can I say? There’s a reason they’re known as one of the top two caterers in RI. They did my sister’s wedding and we Read more...
What can I say? There’s a reason they’re known as one of the top two caterers in RI. They did my sister’s wedding and we didn’t even talk to any other caterers. Yes, they’re pricey, but nothing is worse than bad food at a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Did an amazing job on my wedding! Will work with you to create what you want and have in mind!
Did an amazing job on my wedding! Will work with you to create what you want and have in mind!
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Charlene
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for more!
There were several caterers that we reached out to for our wedding this past July in Newport, RI. However, none of them responded so quickly and were so eager to help, as Blackstone. Specifically, Danielle at Blackstone, was an absolute saint to work with. She helped manage several of our vendors and was always quick to respond to communications with suggestions and new ideas. Even a few days prior to the wedding in the height of their busy season, she did a through walk through of the house with us. Knowing that Blackstone was our vendor made us so comfortable and gave us a peace of mind the day of the wedding! I would HIGHLY recommend them!
Could not have asked for more!
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Could not have asked for more!
There were several caterers that we reached out to for our wedding this past July in Newport, RI. However, none of them responded so quickly and were so eager to help, as Blackstone. Specifically, Danielle at Blackstone, was an absolute saint to work with. She helped manage several of our vendors and was always quick to respond to communications with suggestions and new ideas. Even a few days prior to the wedding in the height of their busy season, she did a through walk through of the house with us. Knowing that Blackstone was our vendor made us so comfortable and gave us a peace of mind the day of the wedding! I would HIGHLY recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
From our very first meeting, Blackstone Caterers helped to make my dream wedding become a reality. My fiance and I weren't sure we could even afford this top-notch caterer, but we gave them our budget and they worked with us to give us whatever we wanted but at a price that would work for us. We picked everything from appetizers to dessert and even if it was a request that wasn't on their original menu they made it work and they made it delicious! I received endless emphatic complements throughout the evening about how amazing the food was, and we are still hearing the same thing weeks after the wedding. And the service was impeccable. If guests went to the restroom their napkin was folded on the table by the time they returned. The servers doted on my husband and I since we were running around talking to guests. They were so kind and concerned that we had enough to eat and drink and that we constantly had everything we wanted. And I absolutely cannot say enough about our personal event planner, Karen Riley. From the moment we met with her she was everything you would want a vendor to be. She always got back to me right away, even hours before the ceremony with last minute questions! She is kind, warm, energetic, flexible and gets the job done perfectly with a smile on her face. The quality of food and service is simply unbeatable.
From our very first meeting, Blackstone Caterers helped to make my dream wedding become a reality. My fiance and I weren't Read more...
From our very first meeting, Blackstone Caterers helped to make my dream wedding become a reality. My fiance and I weren't sure we could even afford this top-notch caterer, but we gave them our budget and they worked with us to give us whatever we wanted but at a price that would work for us. We picked everything from appetizers to dessert and even if it was a request that wasn't on their original menu they made it work and they made it delicious! I received endless emphatic complements throughout the evening about how amazing the food was, and we are still hearing the same thing weeks after the wedding. And the service was impeccable. If guests went to the restroom their napkin was folded on the table by the time they returned. The servers doted on my husband and I since we were running around talking to guests. They were so kind and concerned that we had enough to eat and drink and that we constantly had everything we wanted. And I absolutely cannot say enough about our personal event planner, Karen Riley. From the moment we met with her she was everything you would want a vendor to be. She always got back to me right away, even hours before the ceremony with last minute questions! She is kind, warm, energetic, flexible and gets the job done perfectly with a smile on her face. The quality of food and service is simply unbeatable. Read less
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bwhite
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was the best I've ever had!! We got so many compliments on the food and service and the portions were fabulous. Danielle was great to work with and the night of the wedding, staff went out of their way to check with me and my husband if there was anything we needed as far as food, drink, whatever. When the bar was closing, the bartender knew the drinks he and I were getting all night and left them for us - small detail that went a long way. I would use Blackstone again in a heartbeat for any catering event. Danielle helped everything come together, excellent service and absolutely amazing food! You won't go wrong with them!
The food was the best I've ever had!! We got so many compliments on the food and service and the portions were fabulous. Read more...
The food was the best I've ever had!! We got so many compliments on the food and service and the portions were fabulous. Danielle was great to work with and the night of the wedding, staff went out of their way to check with me and my husband if there was anything we needed as far as food, drink, whatever. When the bar was closing, the bartender knew the drinks he and I were getting all night and left them for us - small detail that went a long way. I would use Blackstone again in a heartbeat for any catering event. Danielle helped everything come together, excellent service and absolutely amazing food! You won't go wrong with them! Read less
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Laura-Harrison
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I'm so happy I went with Blackstone Catering. We worked with Danielle as our rep, and she was wonderful, always responding very quickly to my questions. They were extremely flexible, and able to accommodate all of our requests. The staff was friendly and helpful during our event, and we were honestly shocked at the amazing job they did cleaning up afterwards. They really went above and beyond the call of duty.

And of course, the food was wonderful. Everything tasted fantastic and the presentation was gorgeous. I would absolutely hire Blackstone again.
I'm so happy I went with Blackstone Catering. We worked with Danielle as our rep, and she was wonderful, always responding Read more...
I'm so happy I went with Blackstone Catering. We worked with Danielle as our rep, and she was wonderful, always responding very quickly to my questions. They were extremely flexible, and able to accommodate all of our requests. The staff was friendly and helpful during our event, and we were honestly shocked at the amazing job they did cleaning up afterwards. They really went above and beyond the call of duty.

And of course, the food was wonderful. Everything tasted fantastic and the presentation was gorgeous. I would absolutely hire Blackstone again. Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
4/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about Blackstone. They were the BEST!!!! Just yesterday we were at a friend's home and they were still raving about the food at our wedding a month ago. We met with three caterers before choosing Blackstone. They were the only ones that gave us a full tasting on our first meeting. No charge or questions asked. We were from our town, four hours away, so to have to go back and forth to do a further tasting made it tough with our work schedule. Blackstone said yes to anything we wanted and made it within our budget. The presentation, food and staff were amazing. Danielle and her team went above and beyond. We love them!!! Thank you for making our day.

Ana & Tom
We can't say enough about Blackstone. They were the BEST!!!! Just yesterday we were at a friend's home and they were still Read more...
We can't say enough about Blackstone. They were the BEST!!!! Just yesterday we were at a friend's home and they were still raving about the food at our wedding a month ago. We met with three caterers before choosing Blackstone. They were the only ones that gave us a full tasting on our first meeting. No charge or questions asked. We were from our town, four hours away, so to have to go back and forth to do a further tasting made it tough with our work schedule. Blackstone said yes to anything we wanted and made it within our budget. The presentation, food and staff were amazing. Danielle and her team went above and beyond. We love them!!! Thank you for making our day.

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Megan
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I was 100% amazed by Blackstone and Karen. We had a cocktail style reception, and served heavy apps. We had plenty of food, and people could not stop raving about how great it was. People are still calling us to talk about how great the food was. Everything came out hot and delicious (and they were cooking in a tent in december!!!). We had short plate entrees, and every single steak was cooked to perfection. I was completely amazed every time I tasted something. From the moment we met with them at the tasting, they were it for us. I had figured they would be far too pricey for us, but they actually were in line with other caterers and the quality of food and service far exceeded other caterers. Every concern I had, Karen addressed and handled quickly and efficiently. We did all of our rentals through them, which was great because we had one less vendor to handle. Karen handled the timeline for the day, and really acted like a day of coordinator, which was soooo helpful and amazing. I would use Blackstone again and again, and would recommend them to anyone who wants the highest quality food at their event.
I was 100% amazed by Blackstone and Karen. We had a cocktail style reception, and served heavy apps. We had plenty of Read more...
I was 100% amazed by Blackstone and Karen. We had a cocktail style reception, and served heavy apps. We had plenty of food, and people could not stop raving about how great it was. People are still calling us to talk about how great the food was. Everything came out hot and delicious (and they were cooking in a tent in december!!!). We had short plate entrees, and every single steak was cooked to perfection. I was completely amazed every time I tasted something. From the moment we met with them at the tasting, they were it for us. I had figured they would be far too pricey for us, but they actually were in line with other caterers and the quality of food and service far exceeded other caterers. Every concern I had, Karen addressed and handled quickly and efficiently. We did all of our rentals through them, which was great because we had one less vendor to handle. Karen handled the timeline for the day, and really acted like a day of coordinator, which was soooo helpful and amazing. I would use Blackstone again and again, and would recommend them to anyone who wants the highest quality food at their event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Blackstone, and in particular Karen, was absolutely amazing! I can't begin to say enough about how fantastic everything was. I knew the food would be excellent & it was. But, it was all the intangibles in the wedding planning process that really made me so thankful we had chosen Blackstone.
Blackstone, and in particular Karen, was absolutely amazing! I can't begin to say enough about how fantastic everything Read more...
Blackstone, and in particular Karen, was absolutely amazing! I can't begin to say enough about how fantastic everything was. I knew the food would be excellent & it was. But, it was all the intangibles in the wedding planning process that really made me so thankful we had chosen Blackstone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Fabulous food! I highly recommend the raw bar at your cocktail hour! I've been to a lot of fancy weddings, with mediocre food. Blackstone does a great job and the food is great! My priorities in planning my wedding were to have great food, great music and a fabulous photographer. The food at our wedding was wonderful and beautifully presented. Most of our guests are NYC foodies. They all approved! It was a bit disappointing because the day of coordinator we had been working with got sick and was not able to be there on the day of our wedding. But she must have taken very good notes, because the woman who filled in did an excellent job.
I suggest you go in for a tasting. We were able to meet the chef and choose a menu we loved!
Fabulous food! I highly recommend the raw bar at your cocktail hour! I've been to a lot of fancy weddings, with mediocre Read more...
Fabulous food! I highly recommend the raw bar at your cocktail hour! I've been to a lot of fancy weddings, with mediocre food. Blackstone does a great job and the food is great! My priorities in planning my wedding were to have great food, great music and a fabulous photographer. The food at our wedding was wonderful and beautifully presented. Most of our guests are NYC foodies. They all approved! It was a bit disappointing because the day of coordinator we had been working with got sick and was not able to be there on the day of our wedding. But she must have taken very good notes, because the woman who filled in did an excellent job.
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Lindsay DePalma
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
all I can say is WOW!! My husband and I could not have been happier than we were with the food at our wedding! Everything was AWESOME...and we are still getting compliments on it! People loved the food! Not only was the food great, but they were wonderful to work with. We checked out a few caterers in the area, and Blackstone was the only one willing to really work with us to give us exactly what we wanted within our budget. They were so pleasant and helpful, responded immediately to any emails/phone calls, and really worked with us to make our day exactly what we wanted. They even reached out to our tent company, linens company, and wedding planner to make sure everyone was on the same page which saved me a lot of work. Our wedding was in my parents backyard, so I anticipated the catering being a bit difficult (since they worked out of a makeshift kitchen) and they pulled it off without a problem! I can 100% guarantee satisfaction if you use them...they are the best!
all I can say is WOW!! My husband and I could not have been happier than we were with the food at our wedding! Everything Read more...
all I can say is WOW!! My husband and I could not have been happier than we were with the food at our wedding! Everything was AWESOME...and we are still getting compliments on it! People loved the food! Not only was the food great, but they were wonderful to work with. We checked out a few caterers in the area, and Blackstone was the only one willing to really work with us to give us exactly what we wanted within our budget. They were so pleasant and helpful, responded immediately to any emails/phone calls, and really worked with us to make our day exactly what we wanted. They even reached out to our tent company, linens company, and wedding planner to make sure everyone was on the same page which saved me a lot of work. Our wedding was in my parents backyard, so I anticipated the catering being a bit difficult (since they worked out of a makeshift kitchen) and they pulled it off without a problem! I can 100% guarantee satisfaction if you use them...they are the best! Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The minute we met Karen and sampled the food for our tasting we knew that Blackstone Caterers was going to be a hit at our wedding! Karen made menu suggestions that were all outstanding, and reflective of our favorite things. She was flexible and accommodating in every way possible. The food was so delicious and everyone is still raving about it! Not only did it taste amazing but the presentation was beautiful and you can tell everything was put together with care. The dessert stations and bars looked great as well. They even attempted to make up a signature drink for me based on a few ingredients I asked them to try together, and it came out perfectly delicious! Karen and the staff at Blackstone executed an amazing event with what seemed liked such ease, the service was right on point! There was always someone right there asking what we needed, not only for the bride and groom, but this was something I heard from guest as well. The moment we sat down they brought my husband and I a platter of every hors’dureves that were passed to guest including items from the raw bar to be sure we had everything. This included a variety of desserts later as well even though we had a station for this. Throughout the entire process Karen was easy to work with, and extremely helpful when I had to get some of my items to my reception (chargers, menus, napkins, and dinner wine, etc..).
Karen and the rest of the staff at Blackstone caterers are a group of professionals that are thoughtful, caring, and energetic. Even the chef came out during our tasting to explain every dish and to tell us where the food came from. The great thing about Blackstone is that everything comes from local farms and waters, which ensures the freshest and best taste!
I would Highly Recommend Blackstone Catering for your wedding, or next big event! I certainly will use them again!
The minute we met Karen and sampled the food for our tasting we knew that Blackstone Caterers was going to be a hit at our Read more...
The minute we met Karen and sampled the food for our tasting we knew that Blackstone Caterers was going to be a hit at our wedding! Karen made menu suggestions that were all outstanding, and reflective of our favorite things. She was flexible and accommodating in every way possible. The food was so delicious and everyone is still raving about it! Not only did it taste amazing but the presentation was beautiful and you can tell everything was put together with care. The dessert stations and bars looked great as well. They even attempted to make up a signature drink for me based on a few ingredients I asked them to try together, and it came out perfectly delicious! Karen and the staff at Blackstone executed an amazing event with what seemed liked such ease, the service was right on point! There was always someone right there asking what we needed, not only for the bride and groom, but this was something I heard from guest as well. The moment we sat down they brought my husband and I a platter of every hors’dureves that were passed to guest including items from the raw bar to be sure we had everything. This included a variety of desserts later as well even though we had a station for this. Throughout the entire process Karen was easy to work with, and extremely helpful when I had to get some of my items to my reception (chargers, menus, napkins, and dinner wine, etc..).
Karen and the rest of the staff at Blackstone caterers are a group of professionals that are thoughtful, caring, and energetic. Even the chef came out during our tasting to explain every dish and to tell us where the food came from. The great thing about Blackstone is that everything comes from local farms and waters, which ensures the freshest and best taste!
I would Highly Recommend Blackstone Catering for your wedding, or next big event! I certainly will use them again! Read less
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Mrs. L
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Many, Many guests said that it was THE BEST wedding food they have ever had. So many options to choose from, they worked totally within out budget, and met with us a couple of times when need be. Danielle was our point person and she was very pleasant and prompt. No extra fee to cut cake or any inflated catering costs along those lines - can not say enough great things!
Many, Many guests said that it was THE BEST wedding food they have ever had. So many options to choose from, they worked Read more...
Many, Many guests said that it was THE BEST wedding food they have ever had. So many options to choose from, they worked totally within out budget, and met with us a couple of times when need be. Danielle was our point person and she was very pleasant and prompt. No extra fee to cut cake or any inflated catering costs along those lines - can not say enough great things! Read less
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SweetTartBride
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Blackstone and Karen Conley . They were amazing. 5 Star all the way! The food and service was incredible. It was a chilly night so Karen had a few surprises that blew us away. They surprised us by serving hot apple cider while they were waiting for the ceremony and she had Pashmina’s for all the ladies who were cold. There was always a staff member nearby bring us Hors d'oeuvres while we were taking pictures and even making sure I had a shawl or something to warm me up. The food was tremendous! They even packed up all the extras left over from the table and managed to locate the toasting glasses which had been left who knows where. They took amazing care us all night. Cannot say enough about them!!
I cannot say enough about Blackstone and Karen Conley . They were amazing. 5 Star all the way! The food and service was Read more...
I cannot say enough about Blackstone and Karen Conley . They were amazing. 5 Star all the way! The food and service was incredible. It was a chilly night so Karen had a few surprises that blew us away. They surprised us by serving hot apple cider while they were waiting for the ceremony and she had Pashmina’s for all the ladies who were cold. There was always a staff member nearby bring us Hors d'oeuvres while we were taking pictures and even making sure I had a shawl or something to warm me up. The food was tremendous! They even packed up all the extras left over from the table and managed to locate the toasting glasses which had been left who knows where. They took amazing care us all night. Cannot say enough about them!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Blackstone Caterers is an amazing company. The food was unforgettable, the service was professional and accommidating, they let you create your own menu,and the price was right. Mary Beth was so helpful in answering all our questions and working with our budget.
Blackstone Caterers is an amazing company. The food was unforgettable, the service was professional and accommidating, Read more...
Blackstone Caterers is an amazing company. The food was unforgettable, the service was professional and accommidating, they let you create your own menu,and the price was right. Mary Beth was so helpful in answering all our questions and working with our budget. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
We only tasted food from one caterer which was Blackstone and we were blown away. I can still remember everything about the meal. Everything was absolutely incredible.

I highly recommend Blackstone especially for any green brides and grooms. All of their food is local which is great for the economy and environment. I also like the menu is seasonal to higlight the freshest ingredients.

Unfortunately we had to cancel our big wedding and elope but there was never any other choice for us. I know our guests would have raved!!!
We only tasted food from one caterer which was Blackstone and we were blown away. I can still remember everything about Read more...
We only tasted food from one caterer which was Blackstone and we were blown away. I can still remember everything about the meal. Everything was absolutely incredible.

I highly recommend Blackstone especially for any green brides and grooms. All of their food is local which is great for the economy and environment. I also like the menu is seasonal to higlight the freshest ingredients.

Unfortunately we had to cancel our big wedding and elope but there was never any other choice for us. I know our guests would have raved!!! Read less
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lauriejfrank
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Great food, great service! Very impressed by how wonderful our food was on our wedding day.
Great food, great service! Very impressed by how wonderful our food was on our wedding day.
Great food, great service! Very impressed by how wonderful our food was on our wedding day. Read less
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katie123
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent! Nothing bad to say about the caterer. Every detail was attended to and they presented excellent food and service at our wedding. People were extremely nice to deal with. Also a great value for your money!
Excellent! Nothing bad to say about the caterer. Every detail was attended to and they presented excellent food and Read more...
Excellent! Nothing bad to say about the caterer. Every detail was attended to and they presented excellent food and service at our wedding. People were extremely nice to deal with. Also a great value for your money! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
SUPER attentive, EXCELLENT food, impressive overall. What I loved best was that the bride and groom recieved one on one service - we could not have been happier. We felt EXTREMELY well taken care of!
SUPER attentive, EXCELLENT food, impressive overall. What I loved best was that the bride and groom recieved one on one Read more...
SUPER attentive, EXCELLENT food, impressive overall. What I loved best was that the bride and groom recieved one on one service - we could not have been happier. We felt EXTREMELY well taken care of! Read less
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hollieensey
Wedding:
3/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We were amazed at the quality of service from the serving staff at our wedding...they tracked us down all over the grounds where we were taking photos to make sure our wedding party didn't miss any appetizers! They were so friendly and advised us at every turn through the evening with details like when and where to cut our cake (adjusting to our guests every changing needs!) Our guests were raving about every dish...everything was simply delicious!
We were amazed at the quality of service from the serving staff at our wedding...they tracked us down all over the grounds Read more...
We were amazed at the quality of service from the serving staff at our wedding...they tracked us down all over the grounds where we were taking photos to make sure our wedding party didn't miss any appetizers! They were so friendly and advised us at every turn through the evening with details like when and where to cut our cake (adjusting to our guests every changing needs!) Our guests were raving about every dish...everything was simply delicious! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Blackstone Caterers. My Newport RI wedding was amazing and I got so many compliments about the food. Blackstone was so helpful and so willing to do what it was that I wanted. On the wedding day they were so gracious and I recommend them, hands down!
I can't say enough about Blackstone Caterers. My Newport RI wedding was amazing and I got so many compliments about the Read more...
I can't say enough about Blackstone Caterers. My Newport RI wedding was amazing and I got so many compliments about the food. Blackstone was so helpful and so willing to do what it was that I wanted. On the wedding day they were so gracious and I recommend them, hands down! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Blackstone catered our wedding at Rosecliff and our brunch the following day. They did an absolutely amazing job. While Marybeth was our main point person (and absolutely an all star) every person we worked with was at the top of their game and professional. They were willing to work within our budget and their food is unbelievable. I highly recommend Blackstone to any Bride and Groom.
Blackstone catered our wedding at Rosecliff and our brunch the following day. They did an absolutely amazing job. While Read more...
Blackstone catered our wedding at Rosecliff and our brunch the following day. They did an absolutely amazing job. While Marybeth was our main point person (and absolutely an all star) every person we worked with was at the top of their game and professional. They were willing to work within our budget and their food is unbelievable. I highly recommend Blackstone to any Bride and Groom. Read less
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aspencer
Wedding:
7/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Danielle was our coordinator and was amazing. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. She was willing to work with us to make all our requests a reality within our budget. WOW. I didn't realize a caterer for an event with that many details could be executed flawlessly!
Danielle was our coordinator and was amazing. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. She was willing to work Read more...
Danielle was our coordinator and was amazing. The service was flawless and the food was amazing. She was willing to work with us to make all our requests a reality within our budget. WOW. I didn't realize a caterer for an event with that many details could be executed flawlessly! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Danielle Costa and the entire team at Blackstone Caterers ensured that our wedding went off without a hitch and that our menu was personal and delicious. From our preliminary planning conversations, to the day of the event, we could not have been happier with our decision to work with Blackstone.

A few things that I found especially wonderful...

* Blackstone works with many local farms and food purveyors. This was very important to me and made the menu all the more delicious and unique.

* The servers were incredibly professional and made sure that my husband and I enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dinner. They regularly checked in on us to see if we needed anything. They went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our special day.

* Signature Cocktails: Blackstone were happy to work with us on offering his and hers cocktails. We selected the Bees Knees and the Sazerac. Both were prepared perfecty!

* The food was delicious and so well prepared.
Danielle Costa and the entire team at Blackstone Caterers ensured that our wedding went off without a hitch and that our Read more...
Danielle Costa and the entire team at Blackstone Caterers ensured that our wedding went off without a hitch and that our menu was personal and delicious. From our preliminary planning conversations, to the day of the event, we could not have been happier with our decision to work with Blackstone.

A few things that I found especially wonderful...

* Blackstone works with many local farms and food purveyors. This was very important to me and made the menu all the more delicious and unique.

* The servers were incredibly professional and made sure that my husband and I enjoyed the hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and dinner. They regularly checked in on us to see if we needed anything. They went above and beyond to make sure that we enjoyed our special day.

* Signature Cocktails: Blackstone were happy to work with us on offering his and hers cocktails. We selected the Bees Knees and the Sazerac. Both were prepared perfecty!

* The food was delicious and so well prepared. Read less
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PSternDC
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.9/5.0
We loved working with Karen at Blackstone! She was excellent and worked with us for almost a year to plan our perfect wedding. During the tasting, Blackstone was eager to accommodate our requests and incorporate some special recipes and regional fare into the menu. On the day of the wedding, Blackstone's staff was on top of everything. They made sure that the bride and groom, along with our parents were never at want for anything!
We loved working with Karen at Blackstone! She was excellent and worked with us for almost a year to plan our perfect Read more...
We loved working with Karen at Blackstone! She was excellent and worked with us for almost a year to plan our perfect wedding. During the tasting, Blackstone was eager to accommodate our requests and incorporate some special recipes and regional fare into the menu. On the day of the wedding, Blackstone's staff was on top of everything. They made sure that the bride and groom, along with our parents were never at want for anything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Blackstone caterer is a very professional caterer which offer very good service and decilious food. Althoug te price is a little bit high, It's certainly worth it!
Blackstone caterer is a very professional caterer which offer very good service and decilious food. Althoug te price is a Read more...
Blackstone caterer is a very professional caterer which offer very good service and decilious food. Althoug te price is a little bit high, It's certainly worth it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I knew that Blackstone Catering was a top catering company and I had a budget. They were able to work with my budget and still provide an amazing meal. Karen was super helpful in culling down their huge list of hors d’oeuvres and mains to what would appeal to my foodie friends and my great aunts. The tasting was one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning. People are still raving about the food and they loved that I had a dessert bar. Plus, all the servers were super nice and helpful.
I knew that Blackstone Catering was a top catering company and I had a budget. They were able to work with my budget and Read more...
I knew that Blackstone Catering was a top catering company and I had a budget. They were able to work with my budget and still provide an amazing meal. Karen was super helpful in culling down their huge list of hors d’oeuvres and mains to what would appeal to my foodie friends and my great aunts. The tasting was one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning. People are still raving about the food and they loved that I had a dessert bar. Plus, all the servers were super nice and helpful. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Karen and her team at Blackstone were amazing! Without having an outside wedding planner, they were fantastic at helping me get all the home made-personal touches I had brought to the reception set up. The food was great - from the tasting to the actual day of! They were also so flexible in helping us work with our budget and make changes right up until the end... we swapped one of our passed apps for a cheese table, which worked out great. They even picked up our cake for us that we ordered from another vendor so we didn't have to pay for Sunday delivery. The staff the day of, from the bartenders, to the waitstaff, to the event coordinators, were all smiling, helpful and ran a great, on time event!
Karen and her team at Blackstone were amazing! Without having an outside wedding planner, they were fantastic at helping Read more...
Karen and her team at Blackstone were amazing! Without having an outside wedding planner, they were fantastic at helping me get all the home made-personal touches I had brought to the reception set up. The food was great - from the tasting to the actual day of! They were also so flexible in helping us work with our budget and make changes right up until the end... we swapped one of our passed apps for a cheese table, which worked out great. They even picked up our cake for us that we ordered from another vendor so we didn't have to pay for Sunday delivery. The staff the day of, from the bartenders, to the waitstaff, to the event coordinators, were all smiling, helpful and ran a great, on time event! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/7/2008
4.9/5.0
Everyone loved the food! It was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. They are highly recommended!!!
Everyone loved the food! It was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. They are highly recommended!!!
Everyone loved the food! It was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. They are highly recommended!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Blackstone was a PLEASURE to work with. The food was EXCELLENT and we were complemented on the FOOD and signature drinks more than once. We served scallops and chicken, the scallops were WONDERFUL, and perfectly prepared and all of the aps were delicious. Our signature drink was a GRAPEFRUIT BASIL MARTINI as suggested by our catering contact Karen (she's wonderful and VERY easy to work with) and it was AMAZING! I can't thank Blackstone enough for the wonderful job they did :D
Blackstone was a PLEASURE to work with. The food was EXCELLENT and we were complemented on the FOOD and signature drinks Read more...
Blackstone was a PLEASURE to work with. The food was EXCELLENT and we were complemented on the FOOD and signature drinks more than once. We served scallops and chicken, the scallops were WONDERFUL, and perfectly prepared and all of the aps were delicious. Our signature drink was a GRAPEFRUIT BASIL MARTINI as suggested by our catering contact Karen (she's wonderful and VERY easy to work with) and it was AMAZING! I can't thank Blackstone enough for the wonderful job they did :D Read less
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Liliana
Wedding:
6/30/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I had the best experience with Blackstone. We were really impressed with the care that Danielle took in preparing a wonderful menu for the wedding and ensuring that everything went as planned on the day. We didn't worry about anything the day of our wedding. The staff the day of the wedding was great, the food was wonderful. We could not be happier with the service we received from Blackstone. I would happily recommend their services to anyone!
My husband and I had the best experience with Blackstone. We were really impressed with the care that Danielle took in Read more...
My husband and I had the best experience with Blackstone. We were really impressed with the care that Danielle took in preparing a wonderful menu for the wedding and ensuring that everything went as planned on the day. We didn't worry about anything the day of our wedding. The staff the day of the wedding was great, the food was wonderful. We could not be happier with the service we received from Blackstone. I would happily recommend their services to anyone! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Blackstone was amazing. I booked them over a year in advance and from day one Karen was so attentive and fantastic. We had a tasting right away and it was so good, we didn't even try out anyone else before signing. We picked out the perfect menu with the help of Karen. Everyone raved about the food at the wedding, saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The event manager made sure everything was set up perfectly and took care of all the little details so I didn't have to worry about anything. They even arranged for a heater for our tent when the weather looked like it might be a little chilly. Great catering service!
Blackstone was amazing. I booked them over a year in advance and from day one Karen was so attentive and fantastic. We had Read more...
Blackstone was amazing. I booked them over a year in advance and from day one Karen was so attentive and fantastic. We had a tasting right away and it was so good, we didn't even try out anyone else before signing. We picked out the perfect menu with the help of Karen. Everyone raved about the food at the wedding, saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had. The event manager made sure everything was set up perfectly and took care of all the little details so I didn't have to worry about anything. They even arranged for a heater for our tent when the weather looked like it might be a little chilly. Great catering service! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.7/5.0
We are very happy we went with Blackstone! They worked with us on budget, menu, etc. and, most importantly, our guests LOVED the food! The contracts and items were simple and straightforward, although still detailed and comprehensive (just what you need!) The food and staff really made the party. Everyone is still raving about how good the food was. The presentation was absolutely lovely. I took a couple partial stars off because we had a couple little problems that left us feeling a little uneasy after the wedding (a couple things weren't as we had hoped, but I didn't make a fuss out of it because at that point I was on cloud 9 and didn't let anything bother me!) but all in all, we are very happy with Blackstone, especially when compared with the competition. They did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend! Also, packages include an event coordinator which is a definite bonus! :)
We are very happy we went with Blackstone! They worked with us on budget, menu, etc. and, most importantly, our guests Read more...
We are very happy we went with Blackstone! They worked with us on budget, menu, etc. and, most importantly, our guests LOVED the food! The contracts and items were simple and straightforward, although still detailed and comprehensive (just what you need!) The food and staff really made the party. Everyone is still raving about how good the food was. The presentation was absolutely lovely. I took a couple partial stars off because we had a couple little problems that left us feeling a little uneasy after the wedding (a couple things weren't as we had hoped, but I didn't make a fuss out of it because at that point I was on cloud 9 and didn't let anything bother me!) but all in all, we are very happy with Blackstone, especially when compared with the competition. They did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend! Also, packages include an event coordinator which is a definite bonus! :) Read less
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Bearlythere
Wedding:
8/28/2009
4.4/5.0
Food was excellent and service was good. The buffet took a bit of time to be restocked. At times, the sales person was delayed in responding.
Food was excellent and service was good. The buffet took a bit of time to be restocked. At times, the sales person was Read more...
Food was excellent and service was good. The buffet took a bit of time to be restocked. At times, the sales person was delayed in responding. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
7/26/2008
4.3/5.0
Blackstone was an excellent choice for us. They have many food options and the sales coordinator we worked with (Danielle) was excellent. They are very responsive and make sure everything is tailored to your needs. The only thing is, it's one of the most expensive caterers in the area so if you're looking to be thrifty, you may want to look elsewhere.
Blackstone was an excellent choice for us. They have many food options and the sales coordinator we worked with (Danielle) Read more...
Blackstone was an excellent choice for us. They have many food options and the sales coordinator we worked with (Danielle) was excellent. They are very responsive and make sure everything is tailored to your needs. The only thing is, it's one of the most expensive caterers in the area so if you're looking to be thrifty, you may want to look elsewhere. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.1/5.0
Danielle at Blackstone was so great to work with. They were great from start to finish. They had plenty of staff and the food was excellent.
Danielle at Blackstone was so great to work with. They were great from start to finish. They had plenty of staff and the Read more...
Danielle at Blackstone was so great to work with. They were great from start to finish. They had plenty of staff and the food was excellent. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.0/5.0
The food and service on the day of the wedding was absolutely flawless and wonderful.

However, getting married in September, there was a chance that the night would get chilly. The week before the wedding they urged me to rent a heater, $250 for a single unit *which we never had to use).

Then the day before the wedding as I was getting ready for my rehearsal dinner, I received an email that stated that I would need to rent a generator to run their ovens because there was a chance that the venue wouldn't produce enough power. The generator was $1300! I had to finally stand my ground so that they didn't make me feel that I needed to purchase something so astronomical. After showing colors that I wasn't proud of, they agreed that I wouldn't need one.

I would absolutely recommend Blackstone to anyone! They produce exactly what they promise. But with anything, be weary of what you are renting and purchasing.
The food and service on the day of the wedding was absolutely flawless and wonderful.

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The food and service on the day of the wedding was absolutely flawless and wonderful.

However, getting married in September, there was a chance that the night would get chilly. The week before the wedding they urged me to rent a heater, $250 for a single unit *which we never had to use).

Then the day before the wedding as I was getting ready for my rehearsal dinner, I received an email that stated that I would need to rent a generator to run their ovens because there was a chance that the venue wouldn't produce enough power. The generator was $1300! I had to finally stand my ground so that they didn't make me feel that I needed to purchase something so astronomical. After showing colors that I wasn't proud of, they agreed that I wouldn't need one.

I would absolutely recommend Blackstone to anyone! They produce exactly what they promise. But with anything, be weary of what you are renting and purchasing. Read less
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Kerianne
Wedding:
8/13/2009
3.8/5.0
Off the bat let me say I STILL RECOMMEND Blackstone Caterers. The food at Blackstone is amazing....the service of the catering staff is AMAZING. I believe whole heartedly in the company policies of delivering LOCAL, ORGANICALLY GROWN & HARVESTED FOOD whenever possible. That is not an exception to the way they do things it is their POLICY. Very admirable! The chefs are very good and the waitstaff and bartenders are fabulous.

We were not ecstatic about our contact through the process. She was a little inconsistent and unreliable but she is just ONE of the army that will make up your experience. And odds are you won't have the same woman working with you so please, do consider Blackstone.

TIPS & ADVICE:

1. Remember, Blackstone is not cheap and they will try to make money on your wedding.....NEGOTIATE and stick to your guns....they say they will work within every budget and they will....but if you don't hold them to it....your budget will go over! Remember your contact is a SALES PERSON....


2. Take advantage of their stations....we had 4 stations rather than a sit down meal and the result was that our wedding didn't keep people stuck at their tables...rather they moved around throughout the night from station to station. This made the party more fun and wasted less time on serving, etc. Our stations also allowed us to offer our guests a red meat, chicken, fish, and plenty of vegetarian options.

4. Be realistic about your catering budget. If you are having over 100 people its going to cost you....period. The catering budget will be your biggest item most likely.... Have your wedding on a weekday like we did (Thursday) they will give you a discount!
Off the bat let me say I STILL RECOMMEND Blackstone Caterers. The food at Blackstone is amazing....the service of the Read more...
Off the bat let me say I STILL RECOMMEND Blackstone Caterers. The food at Blackstone is amazing....the service of the catering staff is AMAZING. I believe whole heartedly in the company policies of delivering LOCAL, ORGANICALLY GROWN & HARVESTED FOOD whenever possible. That is not an exception to the way they do things it is their POLICY. Very admirable! The chefs are very good and the waitstaff and bartenders are fabulous.

We were not ecstatic about our contact through the process. She was a little inconsistent and unreliable but she is just ONE of the army that will make up your experience. And odds are you won't have the same woman working with you so please, do consider Blackstone.

TIPS & ADVICE:

1. Remember, Blackstone is not cheap and they will try to make money on your wedding.....NEGOTIATE and stick to your guns....they say they will work within every budget and they will....but if you don't hold them to it....your budget will go over! Remember your contact is a SALES PERSON....


2. Take advantage of their stations....we had 4 stations rather than a sit down meal and the result was that our wedding didn't keep people stuck at their tables...rather they moved around throughout the night from station to station. This made the party more fun and wasted less time on serving, etc. Our stations also allowed us to offer our guests a red meat, chicken, fish, and plenty of vegetarian options.

4. Be realistic about your catering budget. If you are having over 100 people its going to cost you....period. The catering budget will be your biggest item most likely.... Have your wedding on a weekday like we did (Thursday) they will give you a discount! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
Overall, we were very happy with the food from Blackstone. I give the food and presentation of food 5/5 stars. Everything tasted like REAL top-notch food....not typical cardboard, everything-tastes-the-same wedding food. Presentation was beautiful. We had a fish and chips station and they decorated it w/ netting, seashells, etc.
I give the bar 2.5/5 stars. We had one bartender (for 73 people that was totally fine!) but he was fairly unprepared and incompetent. He spent 1/3 of the night away from the bar - my guests went behind the bar and started making their own drinks. If I knew it would be a be-your-own-bartender open bar, I wouldn't have paid the bartender fee.
We worked with Shannon at Blackstone, who was my only contact there the entire time. Up until 1 week before the wedding, I give Shannon 5/5 stars. She answered emails quickly, was friendly, flexible, and made great suggestions. The week before my wedding, she emailed me apologizing and explaining that she would not be at my wedding the day of AT ALL, as promised, and would be sending a "competent" replacement. This woman had no idea who I was, what I wanted, or what I planned. This woman was very cold the day of the wedding, probably would not have introduced herself if I didn't go up to her first, and didn't really know what was going on or how to run a wedding, in my opinion. My DJ ended up taking over and showing my wedding party what to do. Everyone ended up ignoring this lady and my DJ/MC became my wedding planner. Her only remark to me all night was asking me when we were doing dessert, when it was clearly written on her paper and it wasn't for another 20 minutes. For that, Blackstone gets a HUGE STRIKE against them, and they're day-of service gets 1/5 stars. I was extremely unhappy about that.
Overall, we were very happy with the food from Blackstone. I give the food and presentation of food 5/5 stars. Everything Read more...
Overall, we were very happy with the food from Blackstone. I give the food and presentation of food 5/5 stars. Everything tasted like REAL top-notch food....not typical cardboard, everything-tastes-the-same wedding food. Presentation was beautiful. We had a fish and chips station and they decorated it w/ netting, seashells, etc.
I give the bar 2.5/5 stars. We had one bartender (for 73 people that was totally fine!) but he was fairly unprepared and incompetent. He spent 1/3 of the night away from the bar - my guests went behind the bar and started making their own drinks. If I knew it would be a be-your-own-bartender open bar, I wouldn't have paid the bartender fee.
We worked with Shannon at Blackstone, who was my only contact there the entire time. Up until 1 week before the wedding, I give Shannon 5/5 stars. She answered emails quickly, was friendly, flexible, and made great suggestions. The week before my wedding, she emailed me apologizing and explaining that she would not be at my wedding the day of AT ALL, as promised, and would be sending a "competent" replacement. This woman had no idea who I was, what I wanted, or what I planned. This woman was very cold the day of the wedding, probably would not have introduced herself if I didn't go up to her first, and didn't really know what was going on or how to run a wedding, in my opinion. My DJ ended up taking over and showing my wedding party what to do. Everyone ended up ignoring this lady and my DJ/MC became my wedding planner. Her only remark to me all night was asking me when we were doing dessert, when it was clearly written on her paper and it wasn't for another 20 minutes. For that, Blackstone gets a HUGE STRIKE against them, and they're day-of service gets 1/5 stars. I was extremely unhappy about that. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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parisbride
Wedding:
10/8/2011
2.8/5.0
I hate to seem negative about a vendor with so many 5 star reviews, but I feel like brides deserve an honest representation of our scenario with Blackstone.
We were impressed with the exquisite food Blackstone served at our tasting appointment and enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with Karen, our exclusive contact at Blackstone, during the months of planning my at-home wedding. Karen was responsive, enthusiastic, and most accommodating with the unique issues encountered when hosting a wedding at home. Communication deteriorated a bit in the weeks before the wedding-with us and between Blackstone and the equipment vendors - understandable to a degree in that both vendors were in the height of their season and very busy. We were assured that all logistics issues were resolved, and we felt comfortable that Karen had our event well under control. When Karen and her assistant visited my parents' home for final review a few weeks before the wedding, Karen told us that she would not be able to stay the entire day at our event, but she would be managing our wedding through the cocktail and dining services. While disappointed, we were assured that Karen would be there during this critical time and all would be perfect. We were satisfied.
On the morning of my wedding, we were horrified to learn, upon Blackstone’s arrival, that Karen would not be coming at all! (Her associate, a delightful young woman, whom we had met just once and had no further communication with, apologetically explained that Karen was contractually committed to attend another wedding- perhaps the wedding on October 8 reviewed very favorably on this site.)
As promised, Blackstone delivered excellent food. We expected no less from a caterer in this league. However, so many things went wrong – the bar and raw bar were still being set up as guests were arriving (ice was being delivered during guests’ arrival); some wait staff were less than cordial to some guests; guests, including my mother, when they asked for cocktail napkins were told by Blackstone that we had run out of napkins (we had furnished custom monogrammed paper products – in abundance- boxes of which were found on the dessert table the day after); several vendors received no meals, (the band, despite carefully arranging their meal time well in advance, were served late, disrupting scheduled events); the exquisite Blackstone macarons that we had Blackstone package as favors for departing guests were not available until after most guests had departed – leaving us with dozens and dozens of left-over favors, etc. These deficiencies were minor. But, when we hired Blackstone, we expected excellence – in attention to food, service and details. Their service fell far short of our expectations.
The most egregious complaint is the discourteous and unprofessional change in management, with no notice to us at all, despite near constant communication between us. This created unnecessary stress and anxiety and clearly many of the details, so painstakingly planned and reviewed with Karen, were simply missed.
Upon voicing our complaints to Blackstone, (not all are listed here), the owner, to his credit, immediately called and offered apologies and amends. Unfortunately, no amends are possible in a wedding day scenario. There simply is no “do-over”.
We expected excellent food from Blackstone- they delivered excellent food. However, when entertaining on such a special day, service, trust and confidence in management and professionalism are equally critical. This is what Blackstone promised. Blackstone, despite their excellent reputation, delivered their “B” team to our wedding and it was not what we expected or bargained for.
Clearly, Blackstone’s “A” team attended the other wedding reviewed here. A company in the league of Blackstone should not have anything but “A” teams.
CAVEAT: Be sure to contractually require Blackstone’s “A” team if you want the excellence and exquisite experience you expect, and pay for, on your wedding day.
I hate to seem negative about a vendor with so many 5 star reviews, but I feel like brides deserve an honest Read more...
I hate to seem negative about a vendor with so many 5 star reviews, but I feel like brides deserve an honest representation of our scenario with Blackstone.
We were impressed with the exquisite food Blackstone served at our tasting appointment and enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with Karen, our exclusive contact at Blackstone, during the months of planning my at-home wedding. Karen was responsive, enthusiastic, and most accommodating with the unique issues encountered when hosting a wedding at home. Communication deteriorated a bit in the weeks before the wedding-with us and between Blackstone and the equipment vendors - understandable to a degree in that both vendors were in the height of their season and very busy. We were assured that all logistics issues were resolved, and we felt comfortable that Karen had our event well under control. When Karen and her assistant visited my parents' home for final review a few weeks before the wedding, Karen told us that she would not be able to stay the entire day at our event, but she would be managing our wedding through the cocktail and dining services. While disappointed, we were assured that Karen would be there during this critical time and all would be perfect. We were satisfied.
On the morning of my wedding, we were horrified to learn, upon Blackstone’s arrival, that Karen would not be coming at all! (Her associate, a delightful young woman, whom we had met just once and had no further communication with, apologetically explained that Karen was contractually committed to attend another wedding- perhaps the wedding on October 8 reviewed very favorably on this site.)
As promised, Blackstone delivered excellent food. We expected no less from a caterer in this league. However, so many things went wrong – the bar and raw bar were still being set up as guests were arriving (ice was being delivered during guests’ arrival); some wait staff were less than cordial to some guests; guests, including my mother, when they asked for cocktail napkins were told by Blackstone that we had run out of napkins (we had furnished custom monogrammed paper products – in abundance- boxes of which were found on the dessert table the day after); several vendors received no meals, (the band, despite carefully arranging their meal time well in advance, were served late, disrupting scheduled events); the exquisite Blackstone macarons that we had Blackstone package as favors for departing guests were not available until after most guests had departed – leaving us with dozens and dozens of left-over favors, etc. These deficiencies were minor. But, when we hired Blackstone, we expected excellence – in attention to food, service and details. Their service fell far short of our expectations.
The most egregious complaint is the discourteous and unprofessional change in management, with no notice to us at all, despite near constant communication between us. This created unnecessary stress and anxiety and clearly many of the details, so painstakingly planned and reviewed with Karen, were simply missed.
Upon voicing our complaints to Blackstone, (not all are listed here), the owner, to his credit, immediately called and offered apologies and amends. Unfortunately, no amends are possible in a wedding day scenario. There simply is no “do-over”.
We expected excellent food from Blackstone- they delivered excellent food. However, when entertaining on such a special day, service, trust and confidence in management and professionalism are equally critical. This is what Blackstone promised. Blackstone, despite their excellent reputation, delivered their “B” team to our wedding and it was not what we expected or bargained for.
Clearly, Blackstone’s “A” team attended the other wedding reviewed here. A company in the league of Blackstone should not have anything but “A” teams.
CAVEAT: Be sure to contractually require Blackstone’s “A” team if you want the excellence and exquisite experience you expect, and pay for, on your wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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