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Grapes of Wrath

Pacific Grove , CA
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Pacific Grove, CA 93940 US (map)

PHONE

831-649-3445

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ABOUT US

Grapes of Wrath Events knows the Central Coast of California! We find the coolest sites for our brides and grooms. Our clients often call us before they even decide to come to... Read more
Grapes of Wrath Events knows the Central Coast of California! We find the coolest sites for our brides and grooms. Our clients often call us before they even decide to come to California! We "listen" to their vision and find the perfect spot.

From a Ranch in Carmel Valley to a Mountain top in Big Sur to a Historic Garden in Monterey; Once we settle on the location, the fun begins. Dana sends out a questionnaire to better help her understand her client...what do you love to eat...and, more importantly..What do you NOT love to eat!

After our initial foray into wedding planning, we meet and get in to great detail. We talk food: what's in season? What delightful seafood is caught at that time of year...carnivore? vegan? appetizers?

There is not a set menu...or a set timeline. We will brainstorm and design your menu and your day. You will tell ME what you want and I will help you make it happen.

When people ask us if we cater gay weddings...we say "A wedding is a wedding is a wedding" Whoever you are, we'll be there. We will work hand in hand and we'll have fun along the way!

Shoot me and email and we can start the conversation. Read less
Catering , Wedding Planning

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REVIEWS

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moserjen
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Catered my wedding in Memory Garden in Sept. 2009. Did a fantastic job organizing and the food was sooooooooooo good! All the ingredients and dishes were so good, not just typical steak/chicken/fish wedding food. I got tons of compliments on the food from my guests, and they sent my family home with the leftovers which were gobbled up immediately on a beautiful "Grapes of Wrath" platter that my husband and I still use today.
Catered my wedding in Memory Garden in Sept. 2009. Did a fantastic job organizing and the food was sooooooooooo good! All Read more...
Catered my wedding in Memory Garden in Sept. 2009. Did a fantastic job organizing and the food was sooooooooooo good! All the ingredients and dishes were so good, not just typical steak/chicken/fish wedding food. I got tons of compliments on the food from my guests, and they sent my family home with the leftovers which were gobbled up immediately on a beautiful "Grapes of Wrath" platter that my husband and I still use today. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Siobhan
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.7/5.0
We worked with Dana and it was a very positive experience. For the quality of service we received throughout and during the wedding, it was an incredible value. Dana planned a delicious menu with food that was widely appealing and delicious. The flow of the day was great, she worked well with the other vendors we had in place and everything was beautiful, well structured, and her staff was friendly and so nice!
We worked with Dana and it was a very positive experience. For the quality of service we received throughout and during Read more...
We worked with Dana and it was a very positive experience. For the quality of service we received throughout and during the wedding, it was an incredible value. Dana planned a delicious menu with food that was widely appealing and delicious. The flow of the day was great, she worked well with the other vendors we had in place and everything was beautiful, well structured, and her staff was friendly and so nice! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2014
4.7/5.0
I planned my entire wedding from a distance, as I live in the Midwest and did not make any trips to the area prior to getting married. Grapes of Wrath was one of the first vendors I contacted. We knew we wanted a garden wedding and we had a really small wedding (only 25 guests). Dana actually recommended the venue we ended up getting married in and it was lovely! The initial email consultation was very simple and food selection was easy. I will say that sometimes Grapes of Wrath was not the best about responding immediately to questions, and some things would get lost in the shuffle of asking multiple questions via email, but this is to be expected when planning a wedding via email and phone. I pretty much had the catering details worked out within a few weeks of contacting Grapes of Wrath, which was 10 months before the wedding. There were a few details not entirely worked out, but in the last month before the wedding all of those details got ironed out with no problems. So within a few weeks of the wedding Grapes of Wrath had checked in with me several times, wrote extensive notes about what went where, how to set up the tables, etc. I felt very comfortable with the plan for catering on the day of my wedding and Grapes of Wrath did not disappoint.

Overall, I cannot say enough great things about the staff at Grapes of Wrath on the day of my wedding. The caterers were absolutely wonderful and so professional! They knew exactly what they were doing when they came to set up, including setting up all of the decorations we brought. I had absolutely no stress on my wedding day and was able to just enjoy. They were so accommodating and absolutely made me feel like a bride! Anything I asked for they did with a smile and repeatedly said it was my day and I could have whatever I wanted. The staff were just amazing and my husband and I were really in awe with how well the event flowed and how nice the staff were. It was great to work with Grapes of Wrath.
I planned my entire wedding from a distance, as I live in the Midwest and did not make any trips to the area prior to Read more...
I planned my entire wedding from a distance, as I live in the Midwest and did not make any trips to the area prior to getting married. Grapes of Wrath was one of the first vendors I contacted. We knew we wanted a garden wedding and we had a really small wedding (only 25 guests). Dana actually recommended the venue we ended up getting married in and it was lovely! The initial email consultation was very simple and food selection was easy. I will say that sometimes Grapes of Wrath was not the best about responding immediately to questions, and some things would get lost in the shuffle of asking multiple questions via email, but this is to be expected when planning a wedding via email and phone. I pretty much had the catering details worked out within a few weeks of contacting Grapes of Wrath, which was 10 months before the wedding. There were a few details not entirely worked out, but in the last month before the wedding all of those details got ironed out with no problems. So within a few weeks of the wedding Grapes of Wrath had checked in with me several times, wrote extensive notes about what went where, how to set up the tables, etc. I felt very comfortable with the plan for catering on the day of my wedding and Grapes of Wrath did not disappoint.

Overall, I cannot say enough great things about the staff at Grapes of Wrath on the day of my wedding. The caterers were absolutely wonderful and so professional! They knew exactly what they were doing when they came to set up, including setting up all of the decorations we brought. I had absolutely no stress on my wedding day and was able to just enjoy. They were so accommodating and absolutely made me feel like a bride! Anything I asked for they did with a smile and repeatedly said it was my day and I could have whatever I wanted. The staff were just amazing and my husband and I were really in awe with how well the event flowed and how nice the staff were. It was great to work with Grapes of Wrath. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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apanic
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.6/5.0
Grapes of Wrath is not just a catering company, they filled the "wedding planner" shoes as well!
Grapes of Wrath is not just a catering company, they filled the "wedding planner" shoes as well!
Grapes of Wrath is not just a catering company, they filled the "wedding planner" shoes as well! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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LPC
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.5/5.0
Grapes of Wrath is so much more than just delicious food...planning the details, wedding day coordinator, fun and friendly and with lots of great experience and advice. We received many compliments on the food and the service.
Grapes of Wrath is so much more than just delicious food...planning the details, wedding day coordinator, fun and friendly Read more...
Grapes of Wrath is so much more than just delicious food...planning the details, wedding day coordinator, fun and friendly and with lots of great experience and advice. We received many compliments on the food and the service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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gmorris
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.0/5.0
This should be a 4.5 out of 5 overall, but the system will not let me give 5 stars.

Grapes of Wrath was outstanding! The food was amazing! So many of my guests raved about the food. Grapes of Wrath did a sit-down served dinner for my wedding reception of 90 people and each plate was hot when served and no table had to wait for a long time to be served. The transition between courses was seamless. They provided 3 dinner options: Beef, Fish, and Vegan. I loved having a vegan option (it is what I chose and it was delicious!). Grapes of Wrath also prepared and served appetizers and bar-tended. There were no problems and everything flowed so well.

I felt that Grapes of Wrath was very fair with all of the costs for the rentals and catering. They allowed us to provide our own alcohol which we really appreciated, but they served it which was nice. They also worked with me to meet our budget. It took a few revisions of the original quote to finalize everything, but each time Grapes of Wrath was quick to respond and professional. They would explain to me why things costed what they did and give me alternative options.

It was easy to tell that Grapes of Wrath is experienced in doing weddings. They had great ideas that they shared with me, but ultimately left the decisions up to us. They were more than a caterer. And I feel that the overall experience of having Grapes of Wrath cater our wedding is definitely worth the cost!
This should be a 4.5 out of 5 overall, but the system will not let me give 5 stars.

Grapes of Wrath was Read more...
This should be a 4.5 out of 5 overall, but the system will not let me give 5 stars.

Grapes of Wrath was outstanding! The food was amazing! So many of my guests raved about the food. Grapes of Wrath did a sit-down served dinner for my wedding reception of 90 people and each plate was hot when served and no table had to wait for a long time to be served. The transition between courses was seamless. They provided 3 dinner options: Beef, Fish, and Vegan. I loved having a vegan option (it is what I chose and it was delicious!). Grapes of Wrath also prepared and served appetizers and bar-tended. There were no problems and everything flowed so well.

I felt that Grapes of Wrath was very fair with all of the costs for the rentals and catering. They allowed us to provide our own alcohol which we really appreciated, but they served it which was nice. They also worked with me to meet our budget. It took a few revisions of the original quote to finalize everything, but each time Grapes of Wrath was quick to respond and professional. They would explain to me why things costed what they did and give me alternative options.

It was easy to tell that Grapes of Wrath is experienced in doing weddings. They had great ideas that they shared with me, but ultimately left the decisions up to us. They were more than a caterer. And I feel that the overall experience of having Grapes of Wrath cater our wedding is definitely worth the cost! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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G I Goe
Wedding:
8/21/2010
2.1/5.0
Very mixed feelings with Grapes of Wrath...poor upper management, GREAT middle management and wait staff: prior to our wedding, I had a hard time getting anything from them...both by email and phone. Once they made an appointment with me and cancelled the night before at 9pm. They claim to accommodate any budget, but it was still $25/head for chicken...plus linens, $10/head for plates and glasses...all together it was about $70/person with no bells and whistles. It is nice that they let you BYOB with no corkage fee. So aside from the $$$$, the day of was AMAZING. They arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule, accommodated my whims, and worked, quickly, efficiently, politely...you almost didn’t notice them working their magic! If you have to work with them (GOW is mandatory at many Monterey locations) make sure you communicate with one person consistently...most of my problems came from X not telling Y what we had talked about...I learned email replies are a total crap-shoot...one email address but 3 people write from it and no one on their ends keeps dialog continuity...very aggravating...but day-of service knocked my socks off!!
Very mixed feelings with Grapes of Wrath...poor upper management, GREAT middle management and wait staff: prior to our Read more...
Very mixed feelings with Grapes of Wrath...poor upper management, GREAT middle management and wait staff: prior to our wedding, I had a hard time getting anything from them...both by email and phone. Once they made an appointment with me and cancelled the night before at 9pm. They claim to accommodate any budget, but it was still $25/head for chicken...plus linens, $10/head for plates and glasses...all together it was about $70/person with no bells and whistles. It is nice that they let you BYOB with no corkage fee. So aside from the $$$$, the day of was AMAZING. They arrived 30 minutes ahead of schedule, accommodated my whims, and worked, quickly, efficiently, politely...you almost didn’t notice them working their magic! If you have to work with them (GOW is mandatory at many Monterey locations) make sure you communicate with one person consistently...most of my problems came from X not telling Y what we had talked about...I learned email replies are a total crap-shoot...one email address but 3 people write from it and no one on their ends keeps dialog continuity...very aggravating...but day-of service knocked my socks off!! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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