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Delightful Inspirations Cafe & Catering, Inc.

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

5511 Avent Ferry Road
Raleigh, NC US 27606 (map)

PHONE

919-854-9543

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Delightful Inspirations Café & Catering! We are delighted to offer you the only true all-inclusive catering, reception and banquet services to make your event a “one of a kind... Read more
Welcome to Delightful Inspirations Café & Catering! We are delighted to offer you the only true all-inclusive catering, reception and banquet services to make your event a “one of a kind” in every sense of the word. Delightful Inspirations is designed to help you plan your wedding from start to finish. Our trained staff of specialists will assist you with the décor the theme, the food, the decorations inside and out and vendor resources to create an affair to remember. It is a privilege to offer you our full line of services and any other item that comes to mind to make your event spectacular. Your guests will feel more than welcome and will remember it for a lifetime. Our customer service is beyond the conventional and the venue is past expectations.

The Delightful Inspirations Hall and Gardens are conveniently located at the corner of Avent Ferry and Tryon Roads and is less than a mile from the I-40 exit at Gorman Street. This elegant reception hall is highlighted by four crystal chandeliers, a cathedral ceiling which allows for the highest quality of sound and is complimented with large windows to allow unparalleled natural light throughout the ballroom. Delightful Inspirations is renowned for its all-inclusive packages and banquet services, which can accommodate up to 282 with its grand size dance floor and up to 350 cocktail style. The grounds include impeccably landscaped gardens with a beautiful gazebo for your elegant wedding, two additional gardens for pictures, cocktail hour, and outdoor receptions. Our websites will give you more information to help you with all the packages that we offer. Be sure to visit and give us a call to set up an appointment to view all that we have. Thank you for your interest in Delightful Inspirations and we look forward to serving you.

(919)854-9543

www.annecaspar.di@hotmail.com or leighanneronk.di@hotmail.com http://www.delightfulinspirations.net http://www.casparpark.com Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2002
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about Anne and Leigh-Anne as well as the rest of the staff at DI. My now husband and I got married there this past June and I can honestly say I don't believe I could have imagined getting married anywhere else. From the beginning they were so easy to work with and wanted to ensure that we had everything we wanted on our wedding day...and they went above and beyond to make that happen. Anytime I had a question or concern, they were always pleasant and attentive. Since this is basically a "one stop shop" the stress of wedding planning decreased significantly with not having to have so many different vendors. We had so much fun at our wedding and so did our guest...which is all we wanted! I've had so many people come up and comment about how much fun they had, how beautiful things were, amazing food and how smooth things went...thanks to Anne and her staff. If anything went wrong...I wasn't aware! She is definitely in the right business and has the best attitude about everything! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Leigh-Anne and Anne made the whole wedding planning process a whole lot easier. They really went out of their way to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted it. Since they are a full-service venue, we and our families were truly able to focus on enjoying ourselves and creating lifelong memories. I would strongly recommend using Delightful Inspirations for your wedding!
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Gloria
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Had the most beautiful ceremony and reception thanks to the staff at Delightful Inspirations. It will always be a day of remembrance. Everything went as plan both ceremony and reception. The entire staff was very friendly and thoughtful. Friends and family still letting us know the good time , the good food and the wonderful staff. Onrai and Gloria Conwell
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We honestly can not say enough about Anne, LeighAnne, and everyone else on staff at Delightful Inspirations. From start to finish, our wedding day was everything we wanted and more. They were there for us through the entire planning process and all of my questions, no matter how ridiculous.
With their experience and plentiful resources there was nothing that was over looked and our day went off without a hitch. The ceremony was in the beautiful garden area then we had an outstanding reception inside. We are still getting compliments on the appearance, food, service, and more, 5 months later.
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our overall experience with Delightful Inspirations was wonderful. Our family and friends had an excellent time. Anne and her staff were helpful and experienced. I would suggest adding more time to the reception. It went by way too fast.
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MrsChrisMas
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Delightful Inspirations was the chosen venue for my son's wedding. We were astounded at the quality of service provided by Anne and the staff. It was almost like being served at a Hilton. The setting was perfect, the food was delicious and the location was tremedous. Definitely worth the effort.
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding/reception was held at Delightful Inspirations and it was a truly magical day. We wanted a retro look and Ann and her staff worked with us to make it happen. My mom, sisters, and I worked with Ann and the staff for about a year in panning the wedding. They could not have been more flexible and accommodating. My sister, my wedding planner, lives out of town and they would let her come and look at arrangements and make plans with them whenever she was in town. They totally worked around her schedule rather than us working around their schedule. They worked with us for the perfect table arrangements, flowers, menu, and cake, just about everything. They don’t charge for every little detail (linens, china, etc) like most places do. There were no hidden costs at all. Shortly, after planning the menu I was hospitalized as a result of food allergies. They quickly worked with me to revise the menu and even served me a special plate at the reception so I knew that nothing contained anything that I was now allergic to. They were so accommodating in working with me and made me feel so safe and comfortable. The night of the ceremony, Ann was wonderful. It was in the high 90’s that day and she let our guests stay inside until the ceremony was about to start, so I could have my outside wedding without having to worry about the guests being in the direct sun too long. The reception was wonderful and the food, the drinks and the service was terrific. There was not a hitch the entire night. The DJ that they recommended was wonderful and kept the activities flowing. My parents loved that they could enjoy the wedding/reception without worrying about any details that night. Their staff took charge of everything from the time we arrive to the time we departed. The night could not have been any better. I highly recommend this place – it will leave you with a wonderful wedding and reception to remember.
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Leah
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Getting married can be one of the most stressful times of a bride and groom’s life. Between picking out the venue, cake, entertainment, florist, photographer, hair stylist etc… things can be a little crazy. What I liked most about Delightful Inspirations is the fact that my friends, family, and I did not have to worry about setting up the venue with all the extra costs (besides the fact that the gardens and ballroom are beautiful). Delightful Inspirations has a wide variety of décor that will make your wedding atmosphere look top notch. I always say, “The only thing I had to worry about on my wedding day is how I looked going down the aisle!” Ms. Anne Caspar really cares about each and every detail of your wedding. Between cooking, checking in on your needs, making sure everything is where it is supposed to be, and providing the best staff one can offer, Delightful Inspirations is still affordable. I highly recommend this venue and doubt you will regret choosing it.
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Amanda and Bill
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Jason Casper was a pleasure to work with while planning our wedding. He responded to our millions of emails of questions quickly and was very flexible with working with us when we came into town. Jason was very helpful in assisting us with cutting costs with the wedding. Everything was included, center pieces, linens, food, drinks, waitstaff, ceremony in the gardens. All we had to take care of was a DJ, photographer, coordinator, flowers, and officiant for the ceremony.
During the wedding Jason made sure that everything was going as we wished, if we needed more food, drinks etc. The food he made for the reception was delicious! Amazing service and cooking from Jason. Thank you so much for making our night, a night to remember!

On another note, the last we heard D.I. is now under new management and Jason is no longer working there. We had a scare 2 days before our wedding day with this new management. The contract stated that we were to give our final payment and number of guests 10 days prior to the wedding date and our estimated total would be adjusted accordingly. We had over estimated the number of guests so we had over paid on the final payment. When questioned about receiving that money back, we were told that they didn't do refunds, but that we could "upgrade" the services that would equal the over paid amount. This is NOT what we wanted and it was NOT in our contract, which we pointed out and did receive our money back.
Please, please, please make sure that you read your contracts carefully, ask questions up front, write everything down and save all your emails and responses you receive.

With that being said, D.I. is still a beautiful venue and a good value for the price.
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ErikaAndJonathan
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Delightful Inspirations was definitely delightful! It is family-owned and they really care about your event! They were really nice and provided excellent food for my wedding! I would definitely recommend Delightful Inspirations for your catering needs, as well as a space to hold your event!
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AG
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a very unique wedding with several different components. Jason and his staff were incredibly flexible and made everything flow smoothly. They went way above and beyond to make our day special.
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Jason and his staff. They are professional, friendly and will do everything an anything to accommodate you and your guests. We used DI for our ceremony and reception. The gardens were beautiful and made our ceremony special for us because my husband and I are outdoor people. The reception room is spectacular. The layout and décor is perfect and you can create so many looks to reflect your personality. Overall service was great. The food is excellent. Jason takes pride in what he does and that shows. Our wedding was perfect in all ways and we owe all that to DI and their staff. We knew from the first time when we met Jason and his mother that this would be the place for our wedding and we have no regrets. They made us feel welcome and special in all ways. In our book DI is an A+
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michellemac
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding on June 7, 2008 at Hidden Haven Farm in Apex, NC. I was an out of town bride and Jason and his staff made it so very easy for us to make changes and additions with no fuss. The home was beautiful and my special day was one I will remember for the rest of my life. We had use of the rooms in the home and the grounds which were impeccable. In my mind, when I pictured my wedding day, Hidden Haven was exactly what I pictured. Outdoors, quiet and classy. I cannot thank Jason and family enough for everything they did for us. It was perfect.
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Chrissy
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
DI was awesome to work with ... the food was great. The staff was awesome. We couldn't have asked for a better venue for our reception! The garden outside provided some great photos. The staff at DI was also able to recommend a wonderful florist!
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volleychick
Wedding:
10/29/2005
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with my wedding reception at Delightful Inspirations - the venue was decorated SO beautifully, exactly to my vision. The food was amazing. The reception was fantastic. Have recommended them to friends since!
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/16/2012
4.8/5.0
Delightful Inspirations, made all of my dreams come true...to the beautiful garden ceremony to the wonderful reception. Everyone who came to our wedding was raving about how wonderful the food and venue was and the both were! Anne, the owner, not only helped before the wedding to make sure that everything was exactly how we wanted it, but she was right there helping with the staff to make sure that everything was perfect on our day. We felt so at home and didn't have one ounce of worries.
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/26/2010
4.8/5.0
We would like to personally thank the owner's, Anne and Richard Caspar and the entire staff for all of their hard work, patience, honesty, and kindness throughout this year as we planned the wedding of our dreams. Their were so many bumps in the road, but Anne and her staff made us always feel calm and relaxed and solved every minor and major detail. When the weather called for rain on the day of our wedding which was to be held at their other wedding venue, Hidden Have Farm House and Gardens, she reccommended a tent be put up over the ceremony and reception, and when we were not able to afford the tent over the reception they offered Delightfull Inspirations Ballroom as an alternative for the reception at no extra charge to us, free shuttle service between the two places for our guests, and went above and beyond our expectations. Anne, Richard, and their entire staff turned the ballroom into something so romantic and beautiful, it is beyond words, and we truly feel blessed and lucky to have come into contact with such wonderful and honest people. It may have rained that day, no let us rephrase it poured that day, but the sun was shining in our hearts and our spirits that day, and we owe a big part of that feeling to the owners and staff of our venue. If you decide on a venue, you will be lucky and blessed to book with this wonderful and lovely group of people and your day will be as wonderful as ours was. Thank you and we miss you already.

Richard and Jenna White
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Meredith
Wedding:
9/22/2007
4.8/5.0
I am so glad that I picked Delightful Inspirations for my wedding. It was perfect. We used the outside garden for the ceremony and the pictures afterwards were amazing because the garden was so pretty and the inside was just as beautiful. It is very large which appealed to me because I had been to so many weddings where I was cramped. The catering was delicious. Overall, it was an awesome experience and I would recommend it to anyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
If you are looking for a place that doesn't charge for every extra fork and napkin, this is your venue. I wanted an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception which is this venue's specialty. Anne and her team are very flexible and will make any changes you need. Anything (decorations, cake stand, chairs, plates, etc.) that they have you can use-- its all included. Anne also allows you to come in and talk about your wedding at any time as long as you give her a little heads up. I loved being able to go in when I had questions or wanted to see something again. The only word of advice I'd give is to email Anne everything you talked about or decided on that afternoon--sometimes her notes don't get updated if you don't. It didn't cause too many problems but I wish I had done that.
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Marcie
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.4/5.0
DI claims they are Raleigh's best kept secret, and I'd have to agree. The banquet hall is beautiful, huge and makes for the perfect reception setting. It turned out to make for a great ceremony setting too because the sky opened up 30 minutes before my wedding and torrential rain kept us inside. We did get some great photos done outside in the beautiful gardens before the ceremony, but Anne Casper and her staff worked so hard to make sure my ceremony would still go off without a hitch. With 40 minutes to go before start time, they created a beautiful setting inside for me and my husband to be married in.

Anne, the owner, really does care about your wedding and that you're happy. It's too bad she didn't have some magical spell to keep the sun shining that day, but regardless, my wedding was beautiful.
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KT
Wedding:
5/22/2010
3.1/5.0
I would like to begin by saying that Delightful Inspirations is a Beautiful Reception Venue and the Ceremony Garden is absolutely gorgeous. Delightful Inspiration provides all your wedding needs in one place form linen, tables, chairs, centerpieces, napkins, and catering. All we had to outsource was our dj, cake, and wedding coordinator. We think Jason did an excellent job in answering all of our questions and making sure we stayed in our budget. He was very responsive to all our emails and he was very professional.
Since Jason has left the company (2 months prior to our wedding date) management has gone down drastically. The new staff (Shannon) is unorganized and very unprofessional. They claimed we had 47 extra guests that showed up to our wedding but couldn’t prove it and emailed us on our honeymoon!!!!! They ran out of food because they allowed our guests to serve themselves and they tried to overcharge us on our payment. We met with the owner Ann who was for the most part understanding and Thank God we were not charged anything extra. We have had many issues with this venue and they deserve a lower score but Jason is the only thing that saved them.


May 22 Bride
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beach girl
Wedding:
5/8/2010
0.8/5.0
I just got engaged not to long ago and started looking at different places. When my friend called up there and asked how much it would be just for the ceremony and also stated that due do money that it needed to be under a certain amount the owner Ann say no worries that she is always willing to help people. After my friend stated to her that I just had open heart surgery a year ago she said that we could use her house for the ceremony, but ask us to come in and look at pictures. When we got there to look at the pictures everything had changed. Ann wanted me to know what it took to put on a ceremony which I know!! Then Ann told me that I could have my ceremony at Caspar's Delightful Inspirations but wanted to make it very clear to me that I would have to be there 30mins berfore the ceremony and after the ceremony was done that all my guest would have to leave right a way. I thought to my self I have waited for the right person and I not going to be rushed through one of the most important days of my life. Thanks Ann but NO THANKS ANN for not keeping your word. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN & MEAN WHAT YOU SAY!!!!
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