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John Michael Weddings and Special Events

Orlando , FL
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LOCATION

627 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 US (map)

PHONE

407-894-6671

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ABOUT US

Make your big day a "John Michael Experience"

John Michael Weddings and Special Events has been creating perfect events for over 15 years. John Michael is owned by Michael... Read more
Make your big day a "John Michael Experience"

John Michael Weddings and Special Events has been creating perfect events for over 15 years. John Michael is owned by Michael Thomas. Michael personally meets and does all planning with our clients. We are a Green Caterer – using only organic foods in what we cook. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Charlene from John Michaels is amazing! She was so quick to respond to everything and so professional every step of the way. If you are looking for a company who delivers on everything this is the company for you!
Charlene from John Michaels is amazing! She was so quick to respond to everything and so professional every step of the Read more...
Charlene from John Michaels is amazing! She was so quick to respond to everything and so professional every step of the way. If you are looking for a company who delivers on everything this is the company for you! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Maria
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We purchased a wedding package through Weddings, Inc. which was recently acquired by John Michael Weddings (referring to as JM from here on to save space). While there were many other vendors in the package, JM provided the catering for our event.

Prior to the wedding, we worked closely with Michael Thomas -- the owner and founder of JM. We are a lesbian couple and it was important for us to work with an LGBT-friendly company. When we found out that Michael is a married gay man, we were just elated! It was easy and fun working out the details with Michael. JM provided catering, linens, chairs, plates, silverware, and glassware. There was a great selection of colors and styles to choose from, and we worked with Michael in the showroom neighboring their main office, so we were able to see how everything would look set up.

Katie was our day-of coordinator and she was very attentive and sweet, and we were amazed with her efficiency. She was always one step ahead, and always working very hard to make everything perfect. Our guests (and us!) absolutely loved the staff, especially Mary who was our bartender. She is so sweet and funny and she seemed to really be enjoying herself. Some of our guests were hoping to dance with her!

Dinner service was super quick. The food was absolutely excellent, of course. Our guests loved all of the offerings and we got great comments across the board. JM has tastings (I believe twice a year) at no additional cost to clients, to help with choices. You can also do a paid tasting if you miss the event. Standout offerings include their flounder, corn casserole, stuffed mushroom caps, and the best Caesar salad ever.

The one non-positive comment we have is Sasha, one of the waitstaff, seemed super uninterested and in a bad mood. It did not have an adverse effect on the event, but several people noticed, myself included. It was not enough to dock even half a point from this wonderful company, so I rated 5 stars across the board!
We purchased a wedding package through Weddings, Inc. which was recently acquired by John Michael Weddings (referring to Read more...
We purchased a wedding package through Weddings, Inc. which was recently acquired by John Michael Weddings (referring to as JM from here on to save space). While there were many other vendors in the package, JM provided the catering for our event.

Prior to the wedding, we worked closely with Michael Thomas -- the owner and founder of JM. We are a lesbian couple and it was important for us to work with an LGBT-friendly company. When we found out that Michael is a married gay man, we were just elated! It was easy and fun working out the details with Michael. JM provided catering, linens, chairs, plates, silverware, and glassware. There was a great selection of colors and styles to choose from, and we worked with Michael in the showroom neighboring their main office, so we were able to see how everything would look set up.

Katie was our day-of coordinator and she was very attentive and sweet, and we were amazed with her efficiency. She was always one step ahead, and always working very hard to make everything perfect. Our guests (and us!) absolutely loved the staff, especially Mary who was our bartender. She is so sweet and funny and she seemed to really be enjoying herself. Some of our guests were hoping to dance with her!

Dinner service was super quick. The food was absolutely excellent, of course. Our guests loved all of the offerings and we got great comments across the board. JM has tastings (I believe twice a year) at no additional cost to clients, to help with choices. You can also do a paid tasting if you miss the event. Standout offerings include their flounder, corn casserole, stuffed mushroom caps, and the best Caesar salad ever.

The one non-positive comment we have is Sasha, one of the waitstaff, seemed super uninterested and in a bad mood. It did not have an adverse effect on the event, but several people noticed, myself included. It was not enough to dock even half a point from this wonderful company, so I rated 5 stars across the board! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Mark
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I'd like to start of with thanking Michael and his staff for EVERYTHING!! -- He was there through EVERYTHING from the set up all the way to the end (even our left overs), the service was top notch ! Our menu was a HIT , the venue was awesome and the service was even better! For what we paid for his services it was WAAAAY worth it and some! They definitely delivered --- WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! Thanks guys ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxSGZSO_fR8&t=2s
I'd like to start of with thanking Michael and his staff for EVERYTHING!! -- He was there through EVERYTHING from the set Read more...
I'd like to start of with thanking Michael and his staff for EVERYTHING!! -- He was there through EVERYTHING from the set up all the way to the end (even our left overs), the service was top notch ! Our menu was a HIT , the venue was awesome and the service was even better! For what we paid for his services it was WAAAAY worth it and some! They definitely delivered --- WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! Thanks guys ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxSGZSO_fR8&t=2s Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Gemma
Wedding:
10/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael rescued our wedding after my wedding planner shut up shop! Being a uk bride it was a daunting experience as I'd never been to the places we booked or met any vendors. Michael responded promptly and expertly to all my e mails no matter how many questions I asked! He did a fab job of organising everything exactly the way I wanted it to be, everything was smooth, relaxed and timed without being rushed. On the day I was shocked by just how beautiful everything was, even my flowers and cake. Michael was there running the show and along with our dj, the photographer and the reverend Glynn it made the day all the more fun and enjoyable. I honestly can't thank or recommend them enough, in fact I'm sad I don't need to communicate with them anymore! Thanks again, best wishes Gemma & James Redford xx
Michael rescued our wedding after my wedding planner shut up shop! Being a uk bride it was a daunting experience as I'd Read more...
Michael rescued our wedding after my wedding planner shut up shop! Being a uk bride it was a daunting experience as I'd never been to the places we booked or met any vendors. Michael responded promptly and expertly to all my e mails no matter how many questions I asked! He did a fab job of organising everything exactly the way I wanted it to be, everything was smooth, relaxed and timed without being rushed. On the day I was shocked by just how beautiful everything was, even my flowers and cake. Michael was there running the show and along with our dj, the photographer and the reverend Glynn it made the day all the more fun and enjoyable. I honestly can't thank or recommend them enough, in fact I'm sad I don't need to communicate with them anymore! Thanks again, best wishes Gemma & James Redford xx Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Chaz
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
OMG... Book them in a heart beat. The John Michael staff and their packages are amazing. The John Michael staff helped my husband and I put on the wedding of our dreams. I still haven't gotten over the high of that day, and people are calling it the best wedding yet. We could not have done it without JM and their spectacular team!!
OMG... Book them in a heart beat. The John Michael staff and their packages are amazing. The John Michael staff helped my Read more...
OMG... Book them in a heart beat. The John Michael staff and their packages are amazing. The John Michael staff helped my husband and I put on the wedding of our dreams. I still haven't gotten over the high of that day, and people are calling it the best wedding yet. We could not have done it without JM and their spectacular team!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had originally contracted with another wedding planner who went out of business 7 months before our daughter's wedding. John Michael Events took over as our planner and it was the best thing that could have happened. Everyone was so helpful and worked tirelessly to make our daughter's wedding her dream come true! John Michael worked with the vendors to make sure we weren't charged more for the other planner's errors! Charlene and Justin were amazing at the wedding and reception and bent over backwards to do everything that was needed to make the wedding a smooth and flawless success! If you want peace of mind in your planning process, choose John Michael Events!
We had originally contracted with another wedding planner who went out of business 7 months before our daughter's wedding. Read more...
We had originally contracted with another wedding planner who went out of business 7 months before our daughter's wedding. John Michael Events took over as our planner and it was the best thing that could have happened. Everyone was so helpful and worked tirelessly to make our daughter's wedding her dream come true! John Michael worked with the vendors to make sure we weren't charged more for the other planner's errors! Charlene and Justin were amazing at the wedding and reception and bent over backwards to do everything that was needed to make the wedding a smooth and flawless success! If you want peace of mind in your planning process, choose John Michael Events! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!
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Clare
Wedding:
5/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Hi I am from the uk and I can't thank john michael events enough they took over from our other wedding planner when they closed there bussiness and they made sure our day was perfect from start to finish everything was just as we wanted it and michael made sure everything was in place and ready go i didn't have to worry about thing. I would recommend to anyone living in the uk and wanting to get married in orlando.x
Hi I am from the uk and I can't thank john michael events enough they took over from our other wedding planner when they Read more...
Hi I am from the uk and I can't thank john michael events enough they took over from our other wedding planner when they closed there bussiness and they made sure our day was perfect from start to finish everything was just as we wanted it and michael made sure everything was in place and ready go i didn't have to worry about thing. I would recommend to anyone living in the uk and wanting to get married in orlando.x Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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denise
Wedding:
5/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Our decision to have John Michaels cater our wedding was one of our best decisions we made. Charlene is amazing to work and made the planning process enjoyable at every turn. She was always professional while still being fun and laid back. The food was amazing!! We received an abundant amount of compliments on the food. The day of the wedding was seamless. John Michaels set up all of our items for the ceremony and reception and it all looked amazing and was done just the way we had envisioned. Jamie and I highly recommend John Michael's to anyone who wants a night full of amazing food with "no worries" Thanks John Michael and especially Charlene for a truly exceptional experience on our wedding day! Jamie & Denise
Our decision to have John Michaels cater our wedding was one of our best decisions we made. Charlene is amazing to work Read more...
Our decision to have John Michaels cater our wedding was one of our best decisions we made. Charlene is amazing to work and made the planning process enjoyable at every turn. She was always professional while still being fun and laid back. The food was amazing!! We received an abundant amount of compliments on the food. The day of the wedding was seamless. John Michaels set up all of our items for the ceremony and reception and it all looked amazing and was done just the way we had envisioned. Jamie and I highly recommend John Michael's to anyone who wants a night full of amazing food with "no worries" Thanks John Michael and especially Charlene for a truly exceptional experience on our wedding day! Jamie & Denise Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

That was very sweet of you and thank you for the kind words!
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Carol
Wedding:
3/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael Thomas was very helpful and friendly. As we live in the UK a lot of communication was done by email, we always got a quick response from Michael by email. We had the best day ever. We are 50ish and both on our second marriage. We kept the wedding a secret from everyone and just took our 6 joint kids with us and told them once in Orlando, their ages are 18 to 24. They were shocked but pleased for us. We chose Paradise Cove as it looked beautiful and we loved the beach there too. The day went without a hitch and although everyone in the USA are a lot more laid back than the UK, everything over there was still so professional and the people so helpful. We did not have any catering just the wedding, as being just 8 of us we went for a special meal after at The Boathouse at Disney Springs. A wonderful day and thank you John Michael events for organizing it all. We can't wait to see the Photos/Video. Mr & Mrs Bailey in the UK
Michael Thomas was very helpful and friendly. As we live in the UK a lot of communication was done by email, we always got Read more...
Michael Thomas was very helpful and friendly. As we live in the UK a lot of communication was done by email, we always got a quick response from Michael by email. We had the best day ever. We are 50ish and both on our second marriage. We kept the wedding a secret from everyone and just took our 6 joint kids with us and told them once in Orlando, their ages are 18 to 24. They were shocked but pleased for us. We chose Paradise Cove as it looked beautiful and we loved the beach there too. The day went without a hitch and although everyone in the USA are a lot more laid back than the UK, everything over there was still so professional and the people so helpful. We did not have any catering just the wedding, as being just 8 of us we went for a special meal after at The Boathouse at Disney Springs. A wonderful day and thank you John Michael events for organizing it all. We can't wait to see the Photos/Video. Mr & Mrs Bailey in the UK Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events made our day truly special. The whole planning process from beginning to day of our wedding was such a pleasant experience. Everyone we had the pleasure of working with was knowledgeable and extremely professional. Our guests raved about the food and the staff!!
John Michael Events made our day truly special. The whole planning process from beginning to day of our wedding was such a Read more...
John Michael Events made our day truly special. The whole planning process from beginning to day of our wedding was such a pleasant experience. Everyone we had the pleasure of working with was knowledgeable and extremely professional. Our guests raved about the food and the staff!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind words - it was our pleasure. Congratulations!

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