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Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B.

Grand Rapids , MI
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LOCATION

20 Monroe Ave. N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI US 49503 (map)

PHONE

616-356-2627

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ABOUT US

Contact Us:

The Gilmore Collection Special Events Department: 616.356.2627 x16

Email: catering@gilmorec.com

What is Gilmore Catering?

The... Read more
Contact Us:

The Gilmore Collection Special Events Department: 616.356.2627 x16

Email: catering@gilmorec.com

What is Gilmore Catering?

The Gilmore Collection Catering Department has built a reputation as West Michigan's preferred and most trusted caterer by employing over a decade of experience. We employ only most creative, knowledgeable, and courteous event coordinators, culinary staff and servers. There is no event too large, too intimate or too specialized for our talented team to handle. We have options for all budgets and have received critical acclaim. However, we do not rest on our laurels. Better service, the most creative approaches to design and offering our guests the most dynamic menus are our goals on a daily basis. We invite you to use our experience and dedication to make your event memorable for years to come.
More information and a full contacts list available at our Catering Website.

The B.O.B.

The B.O.B. (an acronym for Big Old Building) is located in downtown Grand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four- story, red brick building was constructed in 1903 as Judson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant for decades before The Gilmore Collection began its transformation, saving it from demolition.

Event spaces include:

Top of the B.O.B. - This spacious room, decorated with deep reds and browns is perfect for an intimate reception. Seats up to 350 guests.

Eve at the B.O.B. - The newest, most modern, freshest place in the B.O.B. This space can accomodate up to 180 guests for a seated dinner.

Crush - Crush provides the perfect venue for those events in need of a relaxed, exotic, and big city atmosphere. This space can hold up to 200 guests for a cocktail feel event.

Monroe Room - Perfect for a networking business party, this space can accomodate 80 guests.

The Bottle Lodge - Private area perfect for small parties and dinners such as bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and business meetings. This space can accomodate up to 40 seated guests. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
350

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. I HAD ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FELT VRY COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH THEM.
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. Read more...
MY WEDDING DINNER WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH! IT WAS A PLATED MEAL THAT WENT PERFECTLY. GILMORE WAS WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. I HAD ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND FELT VRY COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH THEM. Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our reception at the Top of the B.O.B. The venue is beautiful, amazing food (we had many, many guests tell us it was the best wedding food they had ever had!), staff that goes above and beyond (even making my plate and carrying it to my seat for me), and a great location. Alicia was our manager for the night and she was wonderful in planning and helping the night flow flawlessly. Many guests commented on how amazing the venue itself is and then the service on top of that. Our only wish is that we could have taken the left over food home since it was so good! We couldn't be happier with our decision to have the B.O.B and Gilmore Catering for our reception.
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our Read more...
We had the added fun of planning our wedding from out of town and Alicia and Kerry were a huge help in planning our reception at the Top of the B.O.B. The venue is beautiful, amazing food (we had many, many guests tell us it was the best wedding food they had ever had!), staff that goes above and beyond (even making my plate and carrying it to my seat for me), and a great location. Alicia was our manager for the night and she was wonderful in planning and helping the night flow flawlessly. Many guests commented on how amazing the venue itself is and then the service on top of that. Our only wish is that we could have taken the left over food home since it was so good! We couldn't be happier with our decision to have the B.O.B and Gilmore Catering for our reception. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. The event team was outstanding to work with and they made our day perfect! You will not be disappointed, I promise!
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. Read more...
We have nothing but great things to say about Gilmore catering! Our guests raved about the food, venue (Eve) and staff. The event team was outstanding to work with and they made our day perfect! You will not be disappointed, I promise! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore (Kim), we were guided through the process with exceptional service. Since our daughter was living in San Fran, we needed to do a lot over the phone, but were able to meet Angela at the BOB for two taste testings.

Angela did a great job making suggestions for the cocktail and dinner. Gilmore is very flexible with making changes to their menu so that you get exactly what you want.

The day of event was unbelievable, Guests were greeted with passed appetizers and wine. The appetizers were great. The dinner prep and presentation was over the top. Guests were very pleased with menu selections and that entrees were grilled on site. As great as the food was, the service was even better. I have never seen the attention to detail shown by all of the servers.

Never a moment of worry if you go with Gilmore. They are the best in the area.

Shout out to Angela for a job well done!!!!
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore Read more...
Gilmore Collection catered my daughters outdoor wedding in Holland in August 2013. From the moment we contacted Gilmore (Kim), we were guided through the process with exceptional service. Since our daughter was living in San Fran, we needed to do a lot over the phone, but were able to meet Angela at the BOB for two taste testings.

Angela did a great job making suggestions for the cocktail and dinner. Gilmore is very flexible with making changes to their menu so that you get exactly what you want.

The day of event was unbelievable, Guests were greeted with passed appetizers and wine. The appetizers were great. The dinner prep and presentation was over the top. Guests were very pleased with menu selections and that entrees were grilled on site. As great as the food was, the service was even better. I have never seen the attention to detail shown by all of the servers.

Never a moment of worry if you go with Gilmore. They are the best in the area.

Shout out to Angela for a job well done!!!! Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied!
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied!
Food was amazing!! We had multiple comments on the food. We were very satisfied! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alexa
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the same event but I'm too happily married now to ever consider that again!!! They did a great job!Thanks!
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the Read more...
The Eve room was set up just as I had imagined it would look like....but even better! I'd use this place again for the same event but I'm too happily married now to ever consider that again!!! They did a great job!Thanks! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob was wonderful at helping us with final details and running the reception. The meals were served promptly and quickly. We had a few kids with food allergies and they were very accommodating to their needs, which their parents and I really appreciated. Everything tasted just as delicious as when we had our taste test!

We had the steaks and chickens which were great, but I if you like potatoes, I highly recommend ordering the Gouda Scalloped Potatoes. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE raved about them for the rest of the evening.

Another suggestion would be to choose the Family Style option. It cost the same as the buffet option but goes quicker and seems fancy still :)
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob Read more...
I loved having the Gilmore Collection cater our wedding. Kim helped us with all the details prior to the wedding and Jacob was wonderful at helping us with final details and running the reception. The meals were served promptly and quickly. We had a few kids with food allergies and they were very accommodating to their needs, which their parents and I really appreciated. Everything tasted just as delicious as when we had our taste test!

We had the steaks and chickens which were great, but I if you like potatoes, I highly recommend ordering the Gouda Scalloped Potatoes. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE raved about them for the rest of the evening.

Another suggestion would be to choose the Family Style option. It cost the same as the buffet option but goes quicker and seems fancy still :) Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with for several weeks, had backed out on our contract and would no longer be able to provide services for my ceremony. Feeling clutched and panicked, my wedding planner suggested Gilmore Catering and immediately put me in touch with Kim Lemmen who, without a doubt, not only rescued me, but went well above and beyond my expectations to make my wedding day truly special. From kids to parents to grandparents, I received many compliments on not only the outstanding dishes, but the presentation and service of Gilmore catering as well. For the entire night, I felt looked after by the Gilmore staff as they would check in with me from time to time and as I would see them along the walls, scanning the room for ways to help and assist. Without hesitation, I would recommend Gilmore Catering for any future bride. Many people said it was not only the best meal that they had had in a long time, but hands down the best wedding dishes they had ever tasted. Gilmore will make you feel good and look good--what more could a bride want!?!
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with Read more...
About a month before my wedding day, I learned that my first caterer, whom I had been struggling to get in contact with for several weeks, had backed out on our contract and would no longer be able to provide services for my ceremony. Feeling clutched and panicked, my wedding planner suggested Gilmore Catering and immediately put me in touch with Kim Lemmen who, without a doubt, not only rescued me, but went well above and beyond my expectations to make my wedding day truly special. From kids to parents to grandparents, I received many compliments on not only the outstanding dishes, but the presentation and service of Gilmore catering as well. For the entire night, I felt looked after by the Gilmore staff as they would check in with me from time to time and as I would see them along the walls, scanning the room for ways to help and assist. Without hesitation, I would recommend Gilmore Catering for any future bride. Many people said it was not only the best meal that they had had in a long time, but hands down the best wedding dishes they had ever tasted. Gilmore will make you feel good and look good--what more could a bride want!?! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Gilmore Collection Catering and Special Events team was AMAZING! We held our ceremony and reception, both, outside at Mangiamo! in East Grand Rapids (MI) and we have only beautiful memories for that day. The landscaping was very well maintained and even for a late September wedding, there were blooms, lush grass and beautiful trees. They were always quick to respond to any questions or requests we may have had and did all that they could to accommodate us at all times. The set-up was professional and efficient, the food/drink/desserts were enjoyed by all, there was always someone there to help us out, and I would ALWAYS recommend this organization for your wedding/reception needs!
The Gilmore Collection Catering and Special Events team was AMAZING! We held our ceremony and reception, both, outside at Read more...
The Gilmore Collection Catering and Special Events team was AMAZING! We held our ceremony and reception, both, outside at Mangiamo! in East Grand Rapids (MI) and we have only beautiful memories for that day. The landscaping was very well maintained and even for a late September wedding, there were blooms, lush grass and beautiful trees. They were always quick to respond to any questions or requests we may have had and did all that they could to accommodate us at all times. The set-up was professional and efficient, the food/drink/desserts were enjoyed by all, there was always someone there to help us out, and I would ALWAYS recommend this organization for your wedding/reception needs! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gilmore did a great job at our wedding reception! We chose the stations package and loved it. Their staff are all so professional and friendly. They knew exactly what they were doing and everything went so smoothly. I highly recommend them!
Gilmore did a great job at our wedding reception! We chose the stations package and loved it. Their staff are all so Read more...
Gilmore did a great job at our wedding reception! We chose the stations package and loved it. Their staff are all so professional and friendly. They knew exactly what they were doing and everything went so smoothly. I highly recommend them! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Gilmore Collection at the B.O.B. did a fantastic job for the value. The price points were very reasonable and they delivered on their promises. Their delivery of service for our plated dinner was flawless. It moved at a pace that was efficient and not delayed.

The quality of food & selection of options was great. They have a wide & creative variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, etc. Our attendees raved about the beautiful presentation & delicious meal. I understand it's hard to be an off premise caterer dealing with many types of challenges, but they make it look easy. We were so pleased that we selected them to be our caterer.
The Gilmore Collection at the B.O.B. did a fantastic job for the value. The price points were very reasonable and they Read more...
The Gilmore Collection at the B.O.B. did a fantastic job for the value. The price points were very reasonable and they delivered on their promises. Their delivery of service for our plated dinner was flawless. It moved at a pace that was efficient and not delayed.

The quality of food & selection of options was great. They have a wide & creative variety of appetizers, salads, entrees, etc. Our attendees raved about the beautiful presentation & delicious meal. I understand it's hard to be an off premise caterer dealing with many types of challenges, but they make it look easy. We were so pleased that we selected them to be our caterer. Read less
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lakemichgirl
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Gilmore Collection catered our daughter's outside wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. Our family is mostly out of state as well as the bride and groom so we were only able to meet Kim in person one time. The rest of our correspondence was via email or phone and she was always very responsive in answering all of our questions. She was very helpful in suggesting menu items and appetizers. We also rented the bartending services from Gilmore. All of the food was grilled on site and the quality was superb! Our guests were very impressed with all the buffet items and the way the food was presented. When the guests arrived they were greeted with waiters with trays of appetizers and wine! What a classy touch especially for an outside reception. Maggie was our on site manager and she kept everything right on schedule and was very attentive to our guests. I would highly recommend the Gilmore Collection to anyone looking for a wedding caterer!
Gilmore Collection catered our daughter's outside wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. Our family is mostly out of state as Read more...
Gilmore Collection catered our daughter's outside wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. Our family is mostly out of state as well as the bride and groom so we were only able to meet Kim in person one time. The rest of our correspondence was via email or phone and she was always very responsive in answering all of our questions. She was very helpful in suggesting menu items and appetizers. We also rented the bartending services from Gilmore. All of the food was grilled on site and the quality was superb! Our guests were very impressed with all the buffet items and the way the food was presented. When the guests arrived they were greeted with waiters with trays of appetizers and wine! What a classy touch especially for an outside reception. Maggie was our on site manager and she kept everything right on schedule and was very attentive to our guests. I would highly recommend the Gilmore Collection to anyone looking for a wedding caterer! Read less
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Tarah
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The food is absolutely Amazing! The guests at our wedding were very pleased. I wish I had more of an appetite on my wedding day to really enjoy how delicious the food is. You will not be disappointed!
The food is absolutely Amazing! The guests at our wedding were very pleased. I wish I had more of an appetite on my Read more...
The food is absolutely Amazing! The guests at our wedding were very pleased. I wish I had more of an appetite on my wedding day to really enjoy how delicious the food is. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Gilmore Collection Catering! We used them for our May 2011 wedding reception, which was held at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, and could not have chosen a better vendor. From the very beginning, Kim was wonderful to work with & incredibly accommodating. She was very responsive to any and all questions/concerns and we had no doubt that everything was organized & set for our wedding day. We also worked with Angela who was so helpful too! Charlie was our day-of manager and was onsite during the entire event. He checked in with us to see if we were happy with the service & he kept everything on schedule throughout dinner. WONDERFUL! They were very affordable and I cannot count the number of people who commented to us about how great the food was. Would HIGHLY recommend using them for any catering needs!
I cannot say enough good things about Gilmore Collection Catering! We used them for our May 2011 wedding reception, which Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Gilmore Collection Catering! We used them for our May 2011 wedding reception, which was held at The Goei Center in Grand Rapids, and could not have chosen a better vendor. From the very beginning, Kim was wonderful to work with & incredibly accommodating. She was very responsive to any and all questions/concerns and we had no doubt that everything was organized & set for our wedding day. We also worked with Angela who was so helpful too! Charlie was our day-of manager and was onsite during the entire event. He checked in with us to see if we were happy with the service & he kept everything on schedule throughout dinner. WONDERFUL! They were very affordable and I cannot count the number of people who commented to us about how great the food was. Would HIGHLY recommend using them for any catering needs! Read less
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Liza
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
WOW! What a great catering company!! I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about Gilmore. I plan events for a living and have done many, many weddings before planning my own. Not only did Gilmore do a FABULOUS job with the food (nothing but compliments from our guests!), but they also had top-notch service. We chose to do a buffet and one of their staff actually walked through the line with me to make sure that nothing got spilled on my dress. They set aside extra hors d'ourves away from all the guests with some wine for my husband and I so that we got to have some after photos. I even had another vendor really mess something up and the Gilmore staff all stepped up and went out of their way to fix it - without me even knowing until the day after!! Seriously, amazing food, fabulous service, well worth the price tag!! Wouldn't go with anyone else. Enjoy!
WOW! What a great catering company!! I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about Gilmore. I plan events for a Read more...
WOW! What a great catering company!! I have absolutely nothing but great things to say about Gilmore. I plan events for a living and have done many, many weddings before planning my own. Not only did Gilmore do a FABULOUS job with the food (nothing but compliments from our guests!), but they also had top-notch service. We chose to do a buffet and one of their staff actually walked through the line with me to make sure that nothing got spilled on my dress. They set aside extra hors d'ourves away from all the guests with some wine for my husband and I so that we got to have some after photos. I even had another vendor really mess something up and the Gilmore staff all stepped up and went out of their way to fix it - without me even knowing until the day after!! Seriously, amazing food, fabulous service, well worth the price tag!! Wouldn't go with anyone else. Enjoy! Read less
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pocallag
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding reception was held at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids and was catered by Gilmore Collection Catering. I could not imagine any catering company doing a better job than they did. The staff went above and beyond every step of the way to ensure that they provided excellent service. They never tried to "get" me with hidden fees...if anything they tried to help the event be as affordable as possible. And for the price I paid, the food and the event seemed like it could have costed double what I paid.

Thank you Gilmore Collection and the B.O.B.!
My wedding reception was held at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids and was catered by Gilmore Collection Catering. I could not Read more...
My wedding reception was held at the B.O.B. in Grand Rapids and was catered by Gilmore Collection Catering. I could not imagine any catering company doing a better job than they did. The staff went above and beyond every step of the way to ensure that they provided excellent service. They never tried to "get" me with hidden fees...if anything they tried to help the event be as affordable as possible. And for the price I paid, the food and the event seemed like it could have costed double what I paid.

Thank you Gilmore Collection and the B.O.B.! Read less
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Jerilynn
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
The Gilmore Collection catered our food at the B.O.B.~ it was great! We did buffet style, there was more then enough food and it tasted wonderful. We received many compliments on the food selection! The staff was very friendly and helpful too.
The Gilmore Collection catered our food at the B.O.B.~ it was great! We did buffet style, there was more then enough food Read more...
The Gilmore Collection catered our food at the B.O.B.~ it was great! We did buffet style, there was more then enough food and it tasted wonderful. We received many compliments on the food selection! The staff was very friendly and helpful too. Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
5/26/2007
5.0/5.0
our reception was held at the Bridgewater Place, through the Gilmore Collection.

the room was gorgeous! overlooking the river!

The food--AWESOME! we did the buffet becuase it was a little cheaper, and we had the chicken kiev, carved beef, and i think green beens and potatoes and fiesta corn. everyone says it was the best food they've had at a wedding!

The lady we worked with was amazing and very professional and experienced. overall it was a wonderful experience and it was beautiful!!

HIGHLY recommended.
our reception was held at the Bridgewater Place, through the Gilmore Collection.

the room was gorgeous! Read more...
our reception was held at the Bridgewater Place, through the Gilmore Collection.

the room was gorgeous! overlooking the river!

The food--AWESOME! we did the buffet becuase it was a little cheaper, and we had the chicken kiev, carved beef, and i think green beens and potatoes and fiesta corn. everyone says it was the best food they've had at a wedding!

The lady we worked with was amazing and very professional and experienced. overall it was a wonderful experience and it was beautiful!!

HIGHLY recommended. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Gilmore Group was great to work with overall. The food was amazing- we had lots of people comment on how it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We did a buffet and there was plenty of food for all. We added an extra side dish but this probably wasn't necessary. Charlie was our day-of coordinator and he was very friendly and re-assuring when things were being set up.

My only concern was during the planning process the menu they kept sending me listed the wrong main dish (even though we had changed it months ago). I am glad that I caught the error because even up until the final menu, the error was still there. Also the jumbo shrimp appetizer was definitely not a jumbo shrimp. Other than that, everything else was perfect. Would use them again without hesitation.
Gilmore Group was great to work with overall. The food was amazing- we had lots of people comment on how it was the best Read more...
Gilmore Group was great to work with overall. The food was amazing- we had lots of people comment on how it was the best wedding food they had ever had. We did a buffet and there was plenty of food for all. We added an extra side dish but this probably wasn't necessary. Charlie was our day-of coordinator and he was very friendly and re-assuring when things were being set up.

My only concern was during the planning process the menu they kept sending me listed the wrong main dish (even though we had changed it months ago). I am glad that I caught the error because even up until the final menu, the error was still there. Also the jumbo shrimp appetizer was definitely not a jumbo shrimp. Other than that, everything else was perfect. Would use them again without hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Meahgan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.9/5.0
Gilmore Catering has great food! Everyone at my wedding was so impressed with the dinner we had. It was really good and the buffet lines looked great! They were on time and made everything come together. Their table service was great and they did a great job!
Gilmore Catering has great food! Everyone at my wedding was so impressed with the dinner we had. It was really good and Read more...
Gilmore Catering has great food! Everyone at my wedding was so impressed with the dinner we had. It was really good and the buffet lines looked great! They were on time and made everything come together. Their table service was great and they did a great job! Read less
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julie
Wedding:
4/1/2011
4.9/5.0
I love how the people treated us and our guest. And they were so great with the food our guest raved about the food for days
I love how the people treated us and our guest. And they were so great with the food our guest raved about the food for Read more...
I love how the people treated us and our guest. And they were so great with the food our guest raved about the food for days Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
We booked EVE on the Fourth Floor of the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids for our June, 2011 wedding reception. We loved our experience, as did everyone who attended our wedding! Kim and Angela in the office were easy to work with, very accommodating, and professional. We had always dreamed of having a wedding reception at the B.O.B., but what made it possible was the surprisingly affordable price! On a limited budget, my bride and I researched almost every reception venue in Grand Rapids and were thrilled to discover how reasonable the B.O.B. and Gilmore Collection's prices were for such a unique, desirable and classy venue in Grand Rapids.

Charlie, our banquet captain, really knows how to make events run without a hitch and did a great job managing our reception and making sure we were enjoying our reception. The serving staff was courteous and friendly. Our food was absolutely delicious... definitely not your average wedding reception food!

Our only complaints are very minor: one of the reasons we picked EVE for our reception was because we loved the dance floor and the legit overhead dance floor lighting system. We were able to preview the lighting months before the wedding. Unfortunately the lights were able to be used at our reception. When we asked, we found out that the bulbs had not been replaced, making the system temporarily unusable. While this was a minor glitch in an otherwise stellar reception, we wished we would have been told in advance of the lack of special lighting availability.
We booked EVE on the Fourth Floor of the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids for our June, 2011 wedding reception. We loved Read more...
We booked EVE on the Fourth Floor of the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids for our June, 2011 wedding reception. We loved our experience, as did everyone who attended our wedding! Kim and Angela in the office were easy to work with, very accommodating, and professional. We had always dreamed of having a wedding reception at the B.O.B., but what made it possible was the surprisingly affordable price! On a limited budget, my bride and I researched almost every reception venue in Grand Rapids and were thrilled to discover how reasonable the B.O.B. and Gilmore Collection's prices were for such a unique, desirable and classy venue in Grand Rapids.

Charlie, our banquet captain, really knows how to make events run without a hitch and did a great job managing our reception and making sure we were enjoying our reception. The serving staff was courteous and friendly. Our food was absolutely delicious... definitely not your average wedding reception food!

Our only complaints are very minor: one of the reasons we picked EVE for our reception was because we loved the dance floor and the legit overhead dance floor lighting system. We were able to preview the lighting months before the wedding. Unfortunately the lights were able to be used at our reception. When we asked, we found out that the bulbs had not been replaced, making the system temporarily unusable. While this was a minor glitch in an otherwise stellar reception, we wished we would have been told in advance of the lack of special lighting availability. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Chris! It was a pleasure working with you and Sarah as well! Thank you for the kind comments, and we appreciate the feedback about the lights, and for bringing it to our attention. I am sorry that these were not functional for your event. They did break recently and we are getting them fixed before our next event in EVE. Thank you! And congratulations again!
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kallen1102
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the B.O.B. The staff was wonderful, my guests raved about the service and how great the food was. Throughout of planning process I worked with catering manager Kim and she was great. I would definately recommend them to other brides.
We had our reception at the B.O.B. The staff was wonderful, my guests raved about the service and how great the food was. Read more...
We had our reception at the B.O.B. The staff was wonderful, my guests raved about the service and how great the food was. Throughout of planning process I worked with catering manager Kim and she was great. I would definately recommend them to other brides. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding reception at The B.O.B. on the third floor. The venue was a great location and a was the perfect space for a wedding. I was so confident that I saw the room for the first time 3 months after booking the room! The food was amazing and was a step above the typical wedding food. We did a buffet and it took less that 20 minutes for 175+ people to get their meal. The staff, especially the on site manager Jacob, were amazing. They made sure we were kept updated throughout the whole night. The only issue we had was being able to contact them before the wedding. Whenever we called, no one would answer, but we always got a call back at a later time. The B.O.B. requires you to use their DJ or you will be charged extra, but we would recommend using their DJ. The DJ was amazing and worked with us to have an amazing wedding. We met with him before hand and he made sure we kept to the schedule and played a great mix of songs to make sure the dance floor was kept full all night.
We had our wedding reception at The B.O.B. on the third floor. The venue was a great location and a was the perfect space Read more...
We had our wedding reception at The B.O.B. on the third floor. The venue was a great location and a was the perfect space for a wedding. I was so confident that I saw the room for the first time 3 months after booking the room! The food was amazing and was a step above the typical wedding food. We did a buffet and it took less that 20 minutes for 175+ people to get their meal. The staff, especially the on site manager Jacob, were amazing. They made sure we were kept updated throughout the whole night. The only issue we had was being able to contact them before the wedding. Whenever we called, no one would answer, but we always got a call back at a later time. The B.O.B. requires you to use their DJ or you will be charged extra, but we would recommend using their DJ. The DJ was amazing and worked with us to have an amazing wedding. We met with him before hand and he made sure we kept to the schedule and played a great mix of songs to make sure the dance floor was kept full all night. Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.7/5.0
Fantastic to work with. Set up extra things for us. Covered all our extra tables with linens without extra cost. Good food.
Fantastic to work with. Set up extra things for us. Covered all our extra tables with linens without extra cost. Good Read more...
Fantastic to work with. Set up extra things for us. Covered all our extra tables with linens without extra cost. Good food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Brenda and Matt
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.5/5.0
Kim was great to work with, even with last minute changes. Food was great.
Kim was great to work with, even with last minute changes. Food was great.
Kim was great to work with, even with last minute changes. Food was great. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.5/5.0
The food was absolutely wonderful and they were willing to customize the combo-plated meal to fit our wishes and tastes.

There were only some minor cons that don't outweigh the pros. The napkins weren't folded how I had requested, there were fewer candles per table than I had wanted (but it looked just as fabulous) and the serving of the food for 165 people went slower than I had thought it would. The first tables that were served were finished eating before the last tables were even served. I got a couple comments that their food wasn't as hot as well.
The food was absolutely wonderful and they were willing to customize the combo-plated meal to fit our wishes and tastes. Read more...
The food was absolutely wonderful and they were willing to customize the combo-plated meal to fit our wishes and tastes.

There were only some minor cons that don't outweigh the pros. The napkins weren't folded how I had requested, there were fewer candles per table than I had wanted (but it looked just as fabulous) and the serving of the food for 165 people went slower than I had thought it would. The first tables that were served were finished eating before the last tables were even served. I got a couple comments that their food wasn't as hot as well. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.3/5.0
The food was awesome and many of our guests commented on how great it was. However, the contract for the food had a minimum food cost that we had to spend, but was very unclear as to what was included in that food cost. It wasn't until two days before our reception that we found out some things that we had been told were included initially before we booked Gilmore, actually were not included and we ended up paying a lot more than we had planned on. The food was good, but the contract is very misleading and had we known that upfront, we would have chosen a different catering company.
The food was awesome and many of our guests commented on how great it was. However, the contract for the food had a Read more...
The food was awesome and many of our guests commented on how great it was. However, the contract for the food had a minimum food cost that we had to spend, but was very unclear as to what was included in that food cost. It wasn't until two days before our reception that we found out some things that we had been told were included initially before we booked Gilmore, actually were not included and we ended up paying a lot more than we had planned on. The food was good, but the contract is very misleading and had we known that upfront, we would have chosen a different catering company. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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arnts1ta
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.3/5.0
Gilmore Collection provided our food for cocktail hour and reception dinner. The food was alright at the reception and I never got to taste the appetizers, so I can't really comment on that very much. The food tasted better at the tasting we went to back in November. The pork we ordered was a little on the dry side, but all my guests kept commenting on how great the food was. They were on time with everything and very easy to work with though, so I would not hesitate in recommending them for anyone's wedding.
Gilmore Collection provided our food for cocktail hour and reception dinner. The food was alright at the reception and I Read more...
Gilmore Collection provided our food for cocktail hour and reception dinner. The food was alright at the reception and I never got to taste the appetizers, so I can't really comment on that very much. The food tasted better at the tasting we went to back in November. The pork we ordered was a little on the dry side, but all my guests kept commenting on how great the food was. They were on time with everything and very easy to work with though, so I would not hesitate in recommending them for anyone's wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
We used EVE at the BOB for our reception. Great space, but opens to public at 11pm. Staff was amazing and the venue was perfect but we ha a few hiccups with the good before the event. We wanted to use the Quinceanera menu for our wedding (Mexican food) but our TWO tastings both were horrible. We had to ask to speak directly to the chef and ended up coming up with a better menu for us. The chef was flexible and great but I do not recommend that menu as is. We had taco stations but switched out both chicken and beef options for recipes that are not on the menu- shredded carne asada and shredded chicken. In the end, the food was AMAZING and all if our guests raced about how incredible it was! So all in all, a great experience, but I recommend tasting and changing the menu.
We used EVE at the BOB for our reception. Great space, but opens to public at 11pm. Staff was amazing and the venue was Read more...
We used EVE at the BOB for our reception. Great space, but opens to public at 11pm. Staff was amazing and the venue was perfect but we ha a few hiccups with the good before the event. We wanted to use the Quinceanera menu for our wedding (Mexican food) but our TWO tastings both were horrible. We had to ask to speak directly to the chef and ended up coming up with a better menu for us. The chef was flexible and great but I do not recommend that menu as is. We had taco stations but switched out both chicken and beef options for recipes that are not on the menu- shredded carne asada and shredded chicken. In the end, the food was AMAZING and all if our guests raced about how incredible it was! So all in all, a great experience, but I recommend tasting and changing the menu. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to review us on weddingwire. We are so glad to hear that you and your guests loved the food and are so sorry that we didn't get it right for you the first time. We appreciate the feedback and in the future we will make sure to get more details prior to the tastings to better ensure that the meal is well tailored to our client's taste. Thank you again for the feedback.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Overall a great vendor. Charlie, our manager for the night blew me away. Any doubts or concerns I had disappeared when I met him. Food was pretty decent and the prices were comparable to all other caterers. Would definitely recommend!
Overall a great vendor. Charlie, our manager for the night blew me away. Any doubts or concerns I had disappeared when I Read more...
Overall a great vendor. Charlie, our manager for the night blew me away. Any doubts or concerns I had disappeared when I met him. Food was pretty decent and the prices were comparable to all other caterers. Would definitely recommend! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kate
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.0/5.0
I used the Gilmore Collection for both my rehearsal dinner and my day after brunch.

I highly recommend working with The B.O.B. for your event! They were AMAZING!! The space was perfect (The Eve Room) for a brunch and the food was exceptional. The service was great and it was so relaxing!

On the other hand...

I worked with Mangiamo! (The old Gibbsons) for the rehersal and it was not as 'easy' the food was not as good, and the cost was not as great.

If I had to do it over again I would just do it all right at the BOB!
I used the Gilmore Collection for both my rehearsal dinner and my day after brunch.

I highly recommend working Read more...
I used the Gilmore Collection for both my rehearsal dinner and my day after brunch.

I highly recommend working with The B.O.B. for your event! They were AMAZING!! The space was perfect (The Eve Room) for a brunch and the food was exceptional. The service was great and it was so relaxing!

On the other hand...

I worked with Mangiamo! (The old Gibbsons) for the rehersal and it was not as 'easy' the food was not as good, and the cost was not as great.

If I had to do it over again I would just do it all right at the BOB! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
7/21/2007
4.0/5.0
They made our wedding night so relaxing and worry free. All the staff were professional and the food was amazing. We had such an amazing night because of them.
They made our wedding night so relaxing and worry free. All the staff were professional and the food was amazing. We had Read more...
They made our wedding night so relaxing and worry free. All the staff were professional and the food was amazing. We had such an amazing night because of them. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/17/2008
3.6/5.0
We had our reception at Bridgewater Place. The venue is BEAUTIFUL and right along the river. Food was wonderful as well. The only issue we had is that they told us they would let us know when we got low on beer and wine, before opening up more than what we initally decided on. The bar closed at 11:30pm, and at 11:15pm they tapped the 2nd keg without even asking! Some of the alcohol was also very pricey. Overall however, we were pretty happy with everything else.
We had our reception at Bridgewater Place. The venue is BEAUTIFUL and right along the river. Food was wonderful as well. Read more...
We had our reception at Bridgewater Place. The venue is BEAUTIFUL and right along the river. Food was wonderful as well. The only issue we had is that they told us they would let us know when we got low on beer and wine, before opening up more than what we initally decided on. The bar closed at 11:30pm, and at 11:15pm they tapped the 2nd keg without even asking! Some of the alcohol was also very pricey. Overall however, we were pretty happy with everything else. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.1/5.0
While an inexpensive room fee - DO NOT BE FOOLED!! The B.O.B. Venue, it's staff, quality of our event, professionalism offered to our guests and overall experience for our wedding reception was a complete nightmare. Nothing was executed as planned and no responsibility taken whatsoever for all the mistakes, theft, and mess they made of our big day. Far better options out there, so please do not make the same mistake we did. We regret using them 100%.
While an inexpensive room fee - DO NOT BE FOOLED!! The B.O.B. Venue, it's staff, quality of our event, professionalism Read more...
While an inexpensive room fee - DO NOT BE FOOLED!! The B.O.B. Venue, it's staff, quality of our event, professionalism offered to our guests and overall experience for our wedding reception was a complete nightmare. Nothing was executed as planned and no responsibility taken whatsoever for all the mistakes, theft, and mess they made of our big day. Far better options out there, so please do not make the same mistake we did. We regret using them 100%. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Gilmore Collection Catering at the B.O.B. responded with the following comments:

We are sorry, but we do not know who you are or the date of your wedding. Please contact our office immediately at 616.356.2627 x49 so we can further discuss.
Thank you.

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