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John Michael Weddings and Special Events

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

627 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL US 32803 (map)

PHONE

407-894-6671

WEBSITE

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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 catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, 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, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

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Paige
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We used John Michael (JM) events for our wedding, specifically the Diamond Package. As part of the diamond package, John Michael bundled our DJ, florist, photographer and cake to partner businesses, and provided the catering and day of event coordinator themselves. I cannot say enough about how this made planning easier. JM coordinated all our vendors for us and scheduled meetings with all of them in 1 day, which made it much easier traveling from out of town to meet with everyone. We were very happy with all of the vendors that were included in the package and have reviewed them separately. I would absolutely advise anyone considering the diamond package to go for it. It was very cost effective and we truly got top notch service.

On to JM catering. The catering (buffett) was delicious. We had numerous compliments from our guests. The chicken was moist even as leftovers, which is no small feat. We had a mac n cheese bar at the cocktail hour and it (I heard) was delicious.The buffet was ready about 20 min late, but this did not detract from the overall excellent service and catering. They worked with us about providing gluten free options for our guests with issues. We enjoyed their tasting events as a good way to sample the menu. Their day of coordinator helped us set out everything and did a great job of it. Michael was easy to work with and accommodating. The extra linen charges seem a little excessive, but I guess that's the name of the wedding game (?). Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend them and absolutely would make the same choice to go with JM and the Diamond Package again. Thank you for a fantastic wedding and such a great package deal that made my life and planning so much easier!!!!
We used John Michael (JM) events for our wedding, specifically the Diamond Package. As part of the diamond package, John Read more...
We used John Michael (JM) events for our wedding, specifically the Diamond Package. As part of the diamond package, John Michael bundled our DJ, florist, photographer and cake to partner businesses, and provided the catering and day of event coordinator themselves. I cannot say enough about how this made planning easier. JM coordinated all our vendors for us and scheduled meetings with all of them in 1 day, which made it much easier traveling from out of town to meet with everyone. We were very happy with all of the vendors that were included in the package and have reviewed them separately. I would absolutely advise anyone considering the diamond package to go for it. It was very cost effective and we truly got top notch service.

On to JM catering. The catering (buffett) was delicious. We had numerous compliments from our guests. The chicken was moist even as leftovers, which is no small feat. We had a mac n cheese bar at the cocktail hour and it (I heard) was delicious.The buffet was ready about 20 min late, but this did not detract from the overall excellent service and catering. They worked with us about providing gluten free options for our guests with issues. We enjoyed their tasting events as a good way to sample the menu. Their day of coordinator helped us set out everything and did a great job of it. Michael was easy to work with and accommodating. The extra linen charges seem a little excessive, but I guess that's the name of the wedding game (?). Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend them and absolutely would make the same choice to go with JM and the Diamond Package again. Thank you for a fantastic wedding and such a great package deal that made my life and planning so much easier!!!! Read less
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Kristine
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Having John Michael Weddings and Special Events cater my wedding was one of the best experiences in the wedding planning process. They have incredible group tastings that allow you to sample their ENTIRE menu in segments and these events will truly blow you away (come hungry!) They follow that up with individual and personalized attention when you are getting closer to making a decision regarding food and linen colors. Their service was amazing and the food was a tremendous hit with the guests. They are still talking about the food even a month later! Whatever is leftover they box it up for you to take home and enjoy later which was much appreciated. I cannot thank them enough for their service, excellent food and stress-free execution.
Having John Michael Weddings and Special Events cater my wedding was one of the best experiences in the wedding planning Read more...
Having John Michael Weddings and Special Events cater my wedding was one of the best experiences in the wedding planning process. They have incredible group tastings that allow you to sample their ENTIRE menu in segments and these events will truly blow you away (come hungry!) They follow that up with individual and personalized attention when you are getting closer to making a decision regarding food and linen colors. Their service was amazing and the food was a tremendous hit with the guests. They are still talking about the food even a month later! Whatever is leftover they box it up for you to take home and enjoy later which was much appreciated. I cannot thank them enough for their service, excellent food and stress-free execution. Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind words! It was our pleasure.
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/2/2014
5.0/5.0
John Michaels staff were absolutely wonderful. Very professional and courteous to my guests. They were very prompt answering any questions i had through email and very pleasant to work with discussing my big day. Not only are they wonderful, their food is amazing! Every one of my guests were raving about it! 5 stars all the way!
John Michaels staff were absolutely wonderful. Very professional and courteous to my guests. They were very prompt Read more...
John Michaels staff were absolutely wonderful. Very professional and courteous to my guests. They were very prompt answering any questions i had through email and very pleasant to work with discussing my big day. Not only are they wonderful, their food is amazing! Every one of my guests were raving about it! 5 stars all the way! Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind words and it was our pleasure!
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Tim & Maureen Together
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events for me epitomizes value for money!  We had a small wedding party but everything was handled professionally and we didn't feel less prioritized at all.  Charlene Arroyo, the Director of Sales is a gem!  She made it so easy for us, considering we were doing everything virtually since we were out of state when we did the planning.  I am soooo glad we got them!  The setup was beautiful, and complimented the Leu Gardens where we had our reception.  It was a beautiful event, made extra special with the JME people!
John Michael Events for me epitomizes value for money! We had a small wedding party but everything was handled Read more...
John Michael Events for me epitomizes value for money!  We had a small wedding party but everything was handled professionally and we didn't feel less prioritized at all.  Charlene Arroyo, the Director of Sales is a gem!  She made it so easy for us, considering we were doing everything virtually since we were out of state when we did the planning.  I am soooo glad we got them!  The setup was beautiful, and complimented the Leu Gardens where we had our reception.  It was a beautiful event, made extra special with the JME people! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events catered my daughter's wedding last night. The food was attractive and tasted fabulous and the staff were attentive, considerate and professional. Michael Thomas was spot on and made sure everything flowed smoothly from start to finish. He is the consummate professional, making it look easy. All events can be challenging and there will always be a glitch or two but Michael handles everything like the pro he is. I had friends and family telling me how well he did his job and how wonderful his staff were. Don't waste time researching other caterers. Go with the best! Thanks Michael, Mary H..
John Michael Events catered my daughter's wedding last night. The food was attractive and tasted fabulous and the staff Read more...
John Michael Events catered my daughter's wedding last night. The food was attractive and tasted fabulous and the staff were attentive, considerate and professional. Michael Thomas was spot on and made sure everything flowed smoothly from start to finish. He is the consummate professional, making it look easy. All events can be challenging and there will always be a glitch or two but Michael handles everything like the pro he is. I had friends and family telling me how well he did his job and how wonderful his staff were. Don't waste time researching other caterers. Go with the best! Thanks Michael, Mary H.. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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amanda
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved John Michaels catering for my wedding. The food was great and so was the staff, very flexible and enjoyable. Charlene was great throughout the set up and the contracts, she answered all my questions in a timely manner. The value is great for the money and they are very accommodating. I would definitely work with them again and recommend them to others.
Loved John Michaels catering for my wedding. The food was great and so was the staff, very flexible and enjoyable. Read more...
Loved John Michaels catering for my wedding. The food was great and so was the staff, very flexible and enjoyable. Charlene was great throughout the set up and the contracts, she answered all my questions in a timely manner. The value is great for the money and they are very accommodating. I would definitely work with them again and recommend them to others. Read less
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Kelley
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
First of all, John Michael has the best food ever! My guests were raving how amazing the food was and how they could have kept eating forever! They also commented on how amazing the staff was and how professional they were. I agree for sure but it was all the time leading up to the big day that I really got to know how wonderful Michael and his staff are. Michael was always very quick on responding (I'm an emailer) and dealt with my crazy last minute changes without even batting an eye. I really felt very safe with my wedding in his hands and knew that I could trust that he would make everything gorgeous and just the way I would want it.
First of all, John Michael has the best food ever! My guests were raving how amazing the food was and how they could have Read more...
First of all, John Michael has the best food ever! My guests were raving how amazing the food was and how they could have kept eating forever! They also commented on how amazing the staff was and how professional they were. I agree for sure but it was all the time leading up to the big day that I really got to know how wonderful Michael and his staff are. Michael was always very quick on responding (I'm an emailer) and dealt with my crazy last minute changes without even batting an eye. I really felt very safe with my wedding in his hands and knew that I could trust that he would make everything gorgeous and just the way I would want it. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I find myself to be quite particular when it comes to service having worked in hotels for many years now. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating during the planning process and the tasting. The service at the wedding exceeded my every expectation by every single person working!!! It was as if they were all there with the very intention to make your day perfect.
There were many compliments on the food from all of the guests! They made us a to-go box so when I finally tasted the food several hours after the wedding, it was still so delicious!
I would recommend this company to anyone planning any kind of event!
I find myself to be quite particular when it comes to service having worked in hotels for many years now. Everyone was Read more...
I find myself to be quite particular when it comes to service having worked in hotels for many years now. Everyone was extremely friendly and accommodating during the planning process and the tasting. The service at the wedding exceeded my every expectation by every single person working!!! It was as if they were all there with the very intention to make your day perfect.
There were many compliments on the food from all of the guests! They made us a to-go box so when I finally tasted the food several hours after the wedding, it was still so delicious!
I would recommend this company to anyone planning any kind of event! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
They were amazing to work with. The food was fabulous and everyone raved about the beef tips. The service was very professional. The team responds right away to any questions or needs you might have. John Michael was very understanding of the demands of a wedding and catered to our every need. We dealt with Charlene and she was so helpful at every turn. I would definitely recommend using them for food and B350 bakery from their cake referral list.
They were amazing to work with. The food was fabulous and everyone raved about the beef tips. The service was very Read more...
They were amazing to work with. The food was fabulous and everyone raved about the beef tips. The service was very professional. The team responds right away to any questions or needs you might have. John Michael was very understanding of the demands of a wedding and catered to our every need. We dealt with Charlene and she was so helpful at every turn. I would definitely recommend using them for food and B350 bakery from their cake referral list. Read less
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Gustavo
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
John Michael Weddings was generous enough to give us a gift certificate as part of a wedding competition for LGBT couples. Without their generosity and caring staff our reception would have not been as amazing as it was.

The catering service for our wedding was perfect! From the quality of the food to the caring staff, everything went as planned!

The food was delicious and beautifully laid out. Everyone was talking about how yummy everything was!

The staff was very friendly to everyone, very calm and collected while we were freaking out, and they helped us solve the little problems that did come up. Our bartender was very friendly and took care of us the whole night. She made sure that we always had a drink available to us and even came to our table to see if she could bring us any extra food.

They were on time, very professional and they cleaned up the place very fast.

If you want a caring and skilled team for your wedding, then this company is definitely the way to go!
John Michael Weddings was generous enough to give us a gift certificate as part of a wedding competition for LGBT couples. Read more...
John Michael Weddings was generous enough to give us a gift certificate as part of a wedding competition for LGBT couples. Without their generosity and caring staff our reception would have not been as amazing as it was.

The catering service for our wedding was perfect! From the quality of the food to the caring staff, everything went as planned!

The food was delicious and beautifully laid out. Everyone was talking about how yummy everything was!

The staff was very friendly to everyone, very calm and collected while we were freaking out, and they helped us solve the little problems that did come up. Our bartender was very friendly and took care of us the whole night. She made sure that we always had a drink available to us and even came to our table to see if she could bring us any extra food.

They were on time, very professional and they cleaned up the place very fast.

If you want a caring and skilled team for your wedding, then this company is definitely the way to go! Read less
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Annita
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
John Michael Catering services for my wedding was wonderful! From the beginning Charlene was able to work with us, our budget, and our tastes. She was great. Both my ceremony and reception were held in St. Augustine and in tight quarters and they were able to make things work. The food was great and we received multiple compliments on both the appetizers and dinner. Very prompt and courteous service and supervisor along with the staff were great! Would definitely recommend them to my friends for any event.
John Michael Catering services for my wedding was wonderful! From the beginning Charlene was able to work with us, our Read more...
John Michael Catering services for my wedding was wonderful! From the beginning Charlene was able to work with us, our budget, and our tastes. She was great. Both my ceremony and reception were held in St. Augustine and in tight quarters and they were able to make things work. The food was great and we received multiple compliments on both the appetizers and dinner. Very prompt and courteous service and supervisor along with the staff were great! Would definitely recommend them to my friends for any event. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about John Michael Events. I believe the compliments from every single wedding guest about the servers and especially the food says it all. I personally loved every aspect of working with John Michael Events. The staff made the evening grand. The set up was stunning and the service was far beyond anything expected.

I would recommend John Michael Events for any event or setting.
I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about John Michael Events. I believe the compliments from every single wedding Read more...
I couldn’t say enough wonderful things about John Michael Events. I believe the compliments from every single wedding guest about the servers and especially the food says it all. I personally loved every aspect of working with John Michael Events. The staff made the evening grand. The set up was stunning and the service was far beyond anything expected.

I would recommend John Michael Events for any event or setting. Read less
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Jenelle
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was great, the staff was very accommodating. We are sad that we missed the cocktail hour as we only got to try one hors doeuvre but the staff packed us a to go plate of them. They also packaged left over plates and all the cake that was left. I was really impressed, they were very polite and helpful, even helping us put the left over liquor in our cars.
Everything was great, the staff was very accommodating. We are sad that we missed the cocktail hour as we only got to try Read more...
Everything was great, the staff was very accommodating. We are sad that we missed the cocktail hour as we only got to try one hors doeuvre but the staff packed us a to go plate of them. They also packaged left over plates and all the cake that was left. I was really impressed, they were very polite and helpful, even helping us put the left over liquor in our cars. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is awesomely amazing. Charlene was a dream to work with. She worked with us with our short time frame (about a month and half) and we never ran into any problems. Anytime I asked her something she had an answer for me quickly, and all my requests were done for us. On the day of the wedding, all we had to do was show up. Everything had pretty much been taken care of for us. All of the quests raved about how good the food was, and I certainly enjoyed what I got to eat. :) Their Diamond package vendors are amazing and easy to work with as well. I highly recommend John Michaels for your wedding or any other event you need a caterer for.
This place is awesomely amazing. Charlene was a dream to work with. She worked with us with our short time frame (about a Read more...
This place is awesomely amazing. Charlene was a dream to work with. She worked with us with our short time frame (about a month and half) and we never ran into any problems. Anytime I asked her something she had an answer for me quickly, and all my requests were done for us. On the day of the wedding, all we had to do was show up. Everything had pretty much been taken care of for us. All of the quests raved about how good the food was, and I certainly enjoyed what I got to eat. :) Their Diamond package vendors are amazing and easy to work with as well. I highly recommend John Michaels for your wedding or any other event you need a caterer for. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
8/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone from John Michael was very attentive. Charlene was a lifesaver! I had many many questions and emails and she always responded in a timely manner. The reception went perfectly thanks to their hard work!
Everyone from John Michael was very attentive. Charlene was a lifesaver! I had many many questions and emails and she Read more...
Everyone from John Michael was very attentive. Charlene was a lifesaver! I had many many questions and emails and she always responded in a timely manner. The reception went perfectly thanks to their hard work! Read less
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Anne Marie
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
John Michael's catereing was amazing for our wedding. They have a large menu selection, are willing to customize something for you and have multiple free tastings throughout the year. Those tastings are great because you get to sample a large variety of their menu. John Michael's provided everything we needed for the day; chairs, linens, stemware, bar items etc.

Everything on the wedding day was perfect. The room was set up beautifully, the servers were great, bartenders were fantastic and even though we wanted the bar moved from outside to inside after cocktail hour everything went flawlessly.
The food was fantastic! My favorites were the beef tips with trio of sauces and the bacon wrapped figs. We received many compliments on the quality and taste of the food. I would definately recommend John Michael's.
John Michael's catereing was amazing for our wedding. They have a large menu selection, are willing to customize something Read more...
John Michael's catereing was amazing for our wedding. They have a large menu selection, are willing to customize something for you and have multiple free tastings throughout the year. Those tastings are great because you get to sample a large variety of their menu. John Michael's provided everything we needed for the day; chairs, linens, stemware, bar items etc.

Everything on the wedding day was perfect. The room was set up beautifully, the servers were great, bartenders were fantastic and even though we wanted the bar moved from outside to inside after cocktail hour everything went flawlessly.
The food was fantastic! My favorites were the beef tips with trio of sauces and the bacon wrapped figs. We received many compliments on the quality and taste of the food. I would definately recommend John Michael's. Read less
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andreaurrea
Wedding:
4/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me just say that we had a nightmare of a time planning our wedding.

We were one of the couples whose money was stolen when the old property manager/owner of The Summerlin House took our $1000 and basically, for lack of a better word, ran away with it. Everything that The Rogue Neighborhood did for us was incredibly kind and we appreciated that they tried to make it work for us. Unfortunately, we were unable to keep our commitment to The Summerlin House.

Once we started our search for a new venue and caterer, we went through about 4 different companies before we finally went to John Michael. From the very beginning, our mind was at ease. No request was too large and accommodating to our budget was easy. We felt like all of our questions were answered and not only that...we felt like they REALLY listened to what we wanted. I even had a request for things that were not on the menu and they did it...and perfectly might I add.

Seriously. Please don't settle for less. John Michael knows what they are doing.
Let me just say that we had a nightmare of a time planning our wedding.

We were one of the couples whose money Read more...
Let me just say that we had a nightmare of a time planning our wedding.

We were one of the couples whose money was stolen when the old property manager/owner of The Summerlin House took our $1000 and basically, for lack of a better word, ran away with it. Everything that The Rogue Neighborhood did for us was incredibly kind and we appreciated that they tried to make it work for us. Unfortunately, we were unable to keep our commitment to The Summerlin House.

Once we started our search for a new venue and caterer, we went through about 4 different companies before we finally went to John Michael. From the very beginning, our mind was at ease. No request was too large and accommodating to our budget was easy. We felt like all of our questions were answered and not only that...we felt like they REALLY listened to what we wanted. I even had a request for things that were not on the menu and they did it...and perfectly might I add.

Seriously. Please don't settle for less. John Michael knows what they are doing. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing and as was the staff. Would definately use them again with out hesitation. THANK YOU FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE. Wonderful, Amazing people and love doing business with them.
The food was amazing and as was the staff. Would definately use them again with out hesitation. THANK YOU FOR OUTSTANDING Read more...
The food was amazing and as was the staff. Would definately use them again with out hesitation. THANK YOU FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE. Wonderful, Amazing people and love doing business with them. Read less
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Kit
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect. I did not have to stress about anything. Debbie and her crew provided wonderful service. I am still getting emails from friends wanting information about John Michael's. The food was fabulous. I highly recommend the Mediterranean Antipasta Display and the crab cakes... big hit!
Everything was perfect. I did not have to stress about anything. Debbie and her crew provided wonderful service. I am Read more...
Everything was perfect. I did not have to stress about anything. Debbie and her crew provided wonderful service. I am still getting emails from friends wanting information about John Michael's. The food was fabulous. I highly recommend the Mediterranean Antipasta Display and the crab cakes... big hit! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
1/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was catered by JM Events earlier this month. The food was delicious and just like what we'd tried at the tastings, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was professional and attentive. They were easy to work with in planning as well, including selection of linens. They were also quick to respond to questions and inquiries, and able to provide a delicious vegan meal for one of our guests!
Our wedding reception was catered by JM Events earlier this month. The food was delicious and just like what we'd tried at Read more...
Our wedding reception was catered by JM Events earlier this month. The food was delicious and just like what we'd tried at the tastings, the presentation was beautiful, and the staff was professional and attentive. They were easy to work with in planning as well, including selection of linens. They were also quick to respond to questions and inquiries, and able to provide a delicious vegan meal for one of our guests! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Every step of my wedding that the staff touched was absolutely amazing! With short turnaround time, and a lot to put together, not a single thing slipped through the cracks. Each and every one of the staff was friendly and fun, but hard working at the same time. So many of my wedding guests have gone on and on about how wonderful the food was. The highlight of discussion amoungst family on Christmas day was the bacon wrapped meatballs! Highly recommend this caterer!!
Every step of my wedding that the staff touched was absolutely amazing! With short turnaround time, and a lot to put Read more...
Every step of my wedding that the staff touched was absolutely amazing! With short turnaround time, and a lot to put together, not a single thing slipped through the cracks. Each and every one of the staff was friendly and fun, but hard working at the same time. So many of my wedding guests have gone on and on about how wonderful the food was. The highlight of discussion amoungst family on Christmas day was the bacon wrapped meatballs! Highly recommend this caterer!! Read less
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Dinna
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was better then I could have ever dreamed. When I walked into the reception room for the first time my mouth dropped at how amazing everthing looked. I had done my own centerpeices and the staff was more then willing to put them out for me because I didnt have a wedding planner or a florist. I have heard many brides say they didnt get to eat at their wedding reception, that was not a problem for me. They made us each a plate and brought it to us to make sure we ate something. The food was awesome. We even had some left overs and they boxed them up for us so we could take them home. My guests loved the bartender. They said she was fun and made great drinks. I am so happy that I chose John Michael Events as my caterer for my wedding. Thank you for everything you did to make my day stress free and beautiful.
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Our wedding reception was better then I could have ever dreamed. When I walked into the reception room for the first time my mouth dropped at how amazing everthing looked. I had done my own centerpeices and the staff was more then willing to put them out for me because I didnt have a wedding planner or a florist. I have heard many brides say they didnt get to eat at their wedding reception, that was not a problem for me. They made us each a plate and brought it to us to make sure we ate something. The food was awesome. We even had some left overs and they boxed them up for us so we could take them home. My guests loved the bartender. They said she was fun and made great drinks. I am so happy that I chose John Michael Events as my caterer for my wedding. Thank you for everything you did to make my day stress free and beautiful. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
JM was the best! The only difficult part about working with this company was narrowing down the food selections, because EVERYTHING was delicious. I attended two tasting events, plus the initial private tasting, and it was all yummy. Their menu selections offer something to accommodate all tastes. The value is incredible- very reasonable prices for exceptional food, drink, and service. All of the feedback from the guests was positive.

All e-mails/phone calls were returned quickly.
JM was the best! The only difficult part about working with this company was narrowing down the food selections, because Read more...
JM was the best! The only difficult part about working with this company was narrowing down the food selections, because EVERYTHING was delicious. I attended two tasting events, plus the initial private tasting, and it was all yummy. Their menu selections offer something to accommodate all tastes. The value is incredible- very reasonable prices for exceptional food, drink, and service. All of the feedback from the guests was positive.

All e-mails/phone calls were returned quickly. Read less
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Kentreene
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything about this catering service is awesome. The food is amazing. The hospitality is great. There very helpful and kind. The servers work very fast and they are on time with everything. They do a good job of making sure you don't need anything and the level of patience is great. I have nothing negative to say about John Michael's Catering and if I could do it all over again I would definitely choose them.
Everything about this catering service is awesome. The food is amazing. The hospitality is great. There very helpful and Read more...
Everything about this catering service is awesome. The food is amazing. The hospitality is great. There very helpful and kind. The servers work very fast and they are on time with everything. They do a good job of making sure you don't need anything and the level of patience is great. I have nothing negative to say about John Michael's Catering and if I could do it all over again I would definitely choose them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor
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Allison
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Thomas was amazing. He gave us our dream wedding! There were things about our wedding that we were unsure about, but Michael took care of it all. His staff is professional, kind and thoughtful. The food is absolutely amazing as well. The feedback from our friends, "Some of the tastiest food we have had in a long time, and it was at a wedding!"

We love Michael Thomas, his staff and his ability to turn everyday wedding ideas into something spectacular.
Michael Thomas was amazing. He gave us our dream wedding! There were things about our wedding that we were unsure about, Read more...
Michael Thomas was amazing. He gave us our dream wedding! There were things about our wedding that we were unsure about, but Michael took care of it all. His staff is professional, kind and thoughtful. The food is absolutely amazing as well. The feedback from our friends, "Some of the tastiest food we have had in a long time, and it was at a wedding!"

We love Michael Thomas, his staff and his ability to turn everyday wedding ideas into something spectacular. Read less
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Jacklyn
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
After attending my sisters wedding, I was scared because she had ran out of food from the company she used. I did not have to worry about that with John Michael's. The food tasted so amazing and everyone complimented it. We had more than enough food for 85 people and at then end of the night they boxed everything up in little meals. I would used them again if I had another event anytime!
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After attending my sisters wedding, I was scared because she had ran out of food from the company she used. I did not have to worry about that with John Michael's. The food tasted so amazing and everyone complimented it. We had more than enough food for 85 people and at then end of the night they boxed everything up in little meals. I would used them again if I had another event anytime! Read less
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Kimber
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events was perfect for our wedding. We had him booked a year in advanced so we were able to attend a few of his tastings. Everything we tried was excellent. It was hard to choose the items for our day. Michael was wonderful during the planning process. I was making changes up to the last few days and he had no problem changing anything. The staff that worked our wedding was also great. They were very professional and attentive. I received many complements on the staff. Even during the pictures the staff made sure to bring over some drinks and hors d'oeurvres to the bridal party so we could enjoy the cocktail hour. That was a nice touch. The bartender was also entertaining and friendly to all the guests. When ever I needed something there was always someone there to take care of it. I did not need much because they took care of everything. The food was excellent. We did a buffet style and it worked out perfectly. I received so many compliments from so many different people. John Michael even provided the decorations for the buffet tables which were beautiful. I highly recommend.
John Michael Events was perfect for our wedding. We had him booked a year in advanced so we were able to attend a few of Read more...
John Michael Events was perfect for our wedding. We had him booked a year in advanced so we were able to attend a few of his tastings. Everything we tried was excellent. It was hard to choose the items for our day. Michael was wonderful during the planning process. I was making changes up to the last few days and he had no problem changing anything. The staff that worked our wedding was also great. They were very professional and attentive. I received many complements on the staff. Even during the pictures the staff made sure to bring over some drinks and hors d'oeurvres to the bridal party so we could enjoy the cocktail hour. That was a nice touch. The bartender was also entertaining and friendly to all the guests. When ever I needed something there was always someone there to take care of it. I did not need much because they took care of everything. The food was excellent. We did a buffet style and it worked out perfectly. I received so many compliments from so many different people. John Michael even provided the decorations for the buffet tables which were beautiful. I highly recommend. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with John Michael. We were very happy with the food and and quality of service provided to us. We would definetly use them for future events.
We were very pleased with John Michael. We were very happy with the food and and quality of service provided to us. We Read more...
We were very pleased with John Michael. We were very happy with the food and and quality of service provided to us. We would definetly use them for future events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Several guests commented how this was the best caterered food they had ever had. It was also the best priced caterer that I had found in the lake mary/orlando area
Several guests commented how this was the best caterered food they had ever had. It was also the best priced caterer that Read more...
Several guests commented how this was the best caterered food they had ever had. It was also the best priced caterer that I had found in the lake mary/orlando area Read less
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carol
Wedding:
12/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Michael,

Thank you hardly seems enough and does not nearly express our feelings about you and your staff. From the moment we met with you, you made us feel as though we were important to you and that our dreams of our daughter’s wedding were what you were going to make happen. You did that and so much more.

From the first tasting in your office, to the numerous tastings were able to attend over 2 years, your food was amazing. Your attention to detail, to allow us to see and taste what could be, go far above any one else in your industry! It made it very difficult to select food I must say as each thing was more delicious than the next. Your care with us as we sent you many emails and questions always made us feel comfortable and open to ask and feel positive with our choices.

When we walked into that ballroom I cannot tell you how amazed and emotional we were. You made our little girl’s dreams come true. It was perfect on every level. The room was stunning. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful your staff was. Debbie, I believe I have the name right, was fantastic. She was always there to lend a hand, to offer help, and to see to our needs. Making sure all the details were handled. We loved having her be with us. Brooke was so great to Amie & Ryan, again so attentive. There was another waiter, I cannot remember his name. He was fantastic. He took care of our table and treated us like we were the King and Queen of the world. He had a bit of an accent, a young man, maybe Hispanic. I cannot remember his name and I thought I would forever. He made us smile and also took care of every need. I did not get to meet many of the other staff members but only positive comments about all and the bar tenders were fantastic as well. The food, Oh my goodness, it was scrumptious. The comments are still coming in to us about how delicious everything was. So beautifully presented and professionally served! Your chef is world class in our book!

Everything, right down to the organization of clean up and getting things done at the end was so well orchestrated and handled by all we encountered. Your beautiful way of presenting us with leftovers, wow! Helping to pack up, your staff was amazing.

I cannot believe this day has come and gone and we will miss our quarterly tastings and the beautiful Leu Gardens. You can be assured we will sing your praises to all who will listen and our recommendations of you and your fabulous staff will be heard by all. If you would like I believe we have some amazing shots of the room and possibly the food. We would be glad to share them as they come in. Just let us know.

Thank you once again and we wish you and your staff a very Blessed and Happy New Year.

Mike and Carol
December 16, 2011
Lake Mary Event Center
Dear Michael,

Thank you hardly seems enough and does not nearly express our feelings about you and your staff. Read more...
Dear Michael,

Thank you hardly seems enough and does not nearly express our feelings about you and your staff. From the moment we met with you, you made us feel as though we were important to you and that our dreams of our daughter’s wedding were what you were going to make happen. You did that and so much more.

From the first tasting in your office, to the numerous tastings were able to attend over 2 years, your food was amazing. Your attention to detail, to allow us to see and taste what could be, go far above any one else in your industry! It made it very difficult to select food I must say as each thing was more delicious than the next. Your care with us as we sent you many emails and questions always made us feel comfortable and open to ask and feel positive with our choices.

When we walked into that ballroom I cannot tell you how amazed and emotional we were. You made our little girl’s dreams come true. It was perfect on every level. The room was stunning. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful your staff was. Debbie, I believe I have the name right, was fantastic. She was always there to lend a hand, to offer help, and to see to our needs. Making sure all the details were handled. We loved having her be with us. Brooke was so great to Amie & Ryan, again so attentive. There was another waiter, I cannot remember his name. He was fantastic. He took care of our table and treated us like we were the King and Queen of the world. He had a bit of an accent, a young man, maybe Hispanic. I cannot remember his name and I thought I would forever. He made us smile and also took care of every need. I did not get to meet many of the other staff members but only positive comments about all and the bar tenders were fantastic as well. The food, Oh my goodness, it was scrumptious. The comments are still coming in to us about how delicious everything was. So beautifully presented and professionally served! Your chef is world class in our book!

Everything, right down to the organization of clean up and getting things done at the end was so well orchestrated and handled by all we encountered. Your beautiful way of presenting us with leftovers, wow! Helping to pack up, your staff was amazing.

I cannot believe this day has come and gone and we will miss our quarterly tastings and the beautiful Leu Gardens. You can be assured we will sing your praises to all who will listen and our recommendations of you and your fabulous staff will be heard by all. If you would like I believe we have some amazing shots of the room and possibly the food. We would be glad to share them as they come in. Just let us know.

Thank you once again and we wish you and your staff a very Blessed and Happy New Year.

Mike and Carol
December 16, 2011
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths,
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for!
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about Read more...
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for!
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about Read more...
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for!
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about Read more...
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for!
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about Read more...
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/11/2011
5.0/5.0
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for!
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about Read more...
It's been a few months since the wedding and I haven't had a chance to write a review...but people are STILL talking about the food. I have several friends that work in the industry and had to have Michael's contact info. He was always very patient, answered every single one of my details and the day of everything went according to plan. I'm so glad I went with Michael and his team! Now if only I could find another event I can use them again for! Read less
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Steven Julson
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend John Michael highly enough. Our wedding was Sept. 3rd of 2011, and the most important thing I can say about John Michael and their staff is that on my wedding day, I did not have to worry about a thing. Michael Thomas (the manager/wedding consultant and the best at what he does) worked diligently with my wife and I to prepare everything for our day before hand so that I had no stress or worries while I was trying to enjoy my ceremony and reception. The other most important service John Michael's offered us was a complete wedding package (they call it their Diamond Wedding Package) where Michael Thomas contracts vendors he has been working with for years in Orlando, making him a one stop shop for our day. Him and his team of vendors include catering, photography, videography, DJ, cake, and floral, among many others. Because my wife and I work a lot, this was a blessing. The vendors he works with were all absolutely incredible. You cannot go wrong with the Diamond Package, and it honestly feels like a steal, as the quality of work they all do is worth way more than what you pay (John Michael's is incredibly affordable).

We feel like we got WAY more than what we paid for in terms of quality of the food and all his services. Our guests still talk about the food at the wedding (we did the Panko Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli as well as a London Broil Carving station).

Michael Thomas has done thousands of weddings and you can tell when you see the results of him, his staff, and the vendors work. All throughout the reception we never had to ask for anything, as the staff constantly ensured we had anything and everything we wanted.

Just for catering, John Michael's is extraordinary. But if you want to really mitigate the stress of finding all other vendors/services and get vendors who really care about your day, get the Diamond Package. My wife and I still feel so lucky that John Michael's was a one stop shop. There is not one negative thing or complaint we could make about working with him.

And, if you want a wedding consultant/planner to be with you for months before your wedding to help get all your ducks in a row, Michael Thomas is your man. He would often contact me to handle loose ends and he is always easy to get a hold of for any questions.

Look no further than John Michael's. They are experienced, their food is perfect, and their staff proved to me that above all else they wanted my wife and I to not have any worry during our day.
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I cannot recommend John Michael highly enough. Our wedding was Sept. 3rd of 2011, and the most important thing I can say about John Michael and their staff is that on my wedding day, I did not have to worry about a thing. Michael Thomas (the manager/wedding consultant and the best at what he does) worked diligently with my wife and I to prepare everything for our day before hand so that I had no stress or worries while I was trying to enjoy my ceremony and reception. The other most important service John Michael's offered us was a complete wedding package (they call it their Diamond Wedding Package) where Michael Thomas contracts vendors he has been working with for years in Orlando, making him a one stop shop for our day. Him and his team of vendors include catering, photography, videography, DJ, cake, and floral, among many others. Because my wife and I work a lot, this was a blessing. The vendors he works with were all absolutely incredible. You cannot go wrong with the Diamond Package, and it honestly feels like a steal, as the quality of work they all do is worth way more than what you pay (John Michael's is incredibly affordable).

We feel like we got WAY more than what we paid for in terms of quality of the food and all his services. Our guests still talk about the food at the wedding (we did the Panko Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli as well as a London Broil Carving station).

Michael Thomas has done thousands of weddings and you can tell when you see the results of him, his staff, and the vendors work. All throughout the reception we never had to ask for anything, as the staff constantly ensured we had anything and everything we wanted.

Just for catering, John Michael's is extraordinary. But if you want to really mitigate the stress of finding all other vendors/services and get vendors who really care about your day, get the Diamond Package. My wife and I still feel so lucky that John Michael's was a one stop shop. There is not one negative thing or complaint we could make about working with him.

And, if you want a wedding consultant/planner to be with you for months before your wedding to help get all your ducks in a row, Michael Thomas is your man. He would often contact me to handle loose ends and he is always easy to get a hold of for any questions.

Look no further than John Michael's. They are experienced, their food is perfect, and their staff proved to me that above all else they wanted my wife and I to not have any worry during our day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Videography
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
John Michaels worked with me on absolutely every little detail and helped make the day exactly what I had envisioned. On top of all that, the food was AMAZING. Everyone raved about how incredible the food was (especially the mashed potato bar, I still dream about it!) The quality of service we received was incredible and the value was great!! Definitely would use them again in the future!
John Michaels worked with me on absolutely every little detail and helped make the day exactly what I had envisioned. On Read more...
John Michaels worked with me on absolutely every little detail and helped make the day exactly what I had envisioned. On top of all that, the food was AMAZING. Everyone raved about how incredible the food was (especially the mashed potato bar, I still dream about it!) The quality of service we received was incredible and the value was great!! Definitely would use them again in the future! Read less
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asong4him
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing if I might say so myself! The food was great, the service was great. One of the staff Charlene was in charge for the night and she was the best. She was so flexible, she considered my day so important, she was on top of everything. She went above and beyond what my expectations were. Request her for your day she is amazing! They were easy to work with and so responsive.

Again everyone kept talking about the food. Not one person had a complaint. We did an adobe chicken, crunch tilapia, veggies and my favorite garlic mashed potatoes. We had a sweet treat station instead of cake and that table was a hit. People's eyes were glistening and after the wedding everyone came to compliment it. I highly recommend John Michael Events.
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Amazing if I might say so myself! The food was great, the service was great. One of the staff Charlene was in charge for the night and she was the best. She was so flexible, she considered my day so important, she was on top of everything. She went above and beyond what my expectations were. Request her for your day she is amazing! They were easy to work with and so responsive.

Again everyone kept talking about the food. Not one person had a complaint. We did an adobe chicken, crunch tilapia, veggies and my favorite garlic mashed potatoes. We had a sweet treat station instead of cake and that table was a hit. People's eyes were glistening and after the wedding everyone came to compliment it. I highly recommend John Michael Events. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jason
Wedding:
7/5/2011
5.0/5.0
John Michael catering service was phenominal. The food was great, all my guest couldn't stop telling me how much they enjoyed the food. Prices are not to bad.
John Michael catering service was phenominal. The food was great, all my guest couldn't stop telling me how much they Read more...
John Michael catering service was phenominal. The food was great, all my guest couldn't stop telling me how much they enjoyed the food. Prices are not to bad. Read less
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Ursula
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved working with John Michael Weddings and Special Events! Even before the wedding day, Michael was very easy to communicate with and would get back to me about any question I had quickly. They worked with us throughout the entire planning period, right up to the wedding day itself. I must have changed the guest tables and set up 100x, but I never felt pressured or imposing at all.

The food on the day of and the service? Amazing! There was always a staff member present asking me if there was anything I needed at all, and my guests were always attended to properly.

I was also getting compliments about the food even 3 weeks post-wedding (which is where I am now :) ) Everyone loved the food (myself included!) and the friendly service.

I highly recommend :) Thank you John Michael Weddings for being a part of our special day and making it run just right!
We loved working with John Michael Weddings and Special Events! Even before the wedding day, Michael was very easy to Read more...
We loved working with John Michael Weddings and Special Events! Even before the wedding day, Michael was very easy to communicate with and would get back to me about any question I had quickly. They worked with us throughout the entire planning period, right up to the wedding day itself. I must have changed the guest tables and set up 100x, but I never felt pressured or imposing at all.

The food on the day of and the service? Amazing! There was always a staff member present asking me if there was anything I needed at all, and my guests were always attended to properly.

I was also getting compliments about the food even 3 weeks post-wedding (which is where I am now :) ) Everyone loved the food (myself included!) and the friendly service.

I highly recommend :) Thank you John Michael Weddings for being a part of our special day and making it run just right! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Abigail
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely Awesome! Best price for incredible food and service!
Absolutely Awesome! Best price for incredible food and service!
Absolutely Awesome! Best price for incredible food and service! Read less
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ashuhlaylay
Wedding:
1/2/2011
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events was amazing! They catered my wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center in Jan. All of the staff was fantastic and friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Our coordinator was wonderful as well, she made the whole night run smoothly. Jerry in particular who was one of our servers to the bridal party was awesome! He was always checking to see if we needed anything and had a great personality! Make sure to request him!

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

Ashley Aguilar
John Michael Events was amazing! They catered my wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center in Jan. All of the staff was Read more...
John Michael Events was amazing! They catered my wedding at the Lake Mary Event Center in Jan. All of the staff was fantastic and friendly and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Our coordinator was wonderful as well, she made the whole night run smoothly. Jerry in particular who was one of our servers to the bridal party was awesome! He was always checking to see if we needed anything and had a great personality! Make sure to request him!

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

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Kim
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Most AMAZING food EVER!! The set-up was beautiful and the service was awesome!! So pleased with our catering choice!
Most AMAZING food EVER!! The set-up was beautiful and the service was awesome!! So pleased with our catering choice!
Most AMAZING food EVER!! The set-up was beautiful and the service was awesome!! So pleased with our catering choice! Read less
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Starsong
Wedding:
10/14/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Lake Mary Events Center which had a list of approved caterers. We decided to check out JME and were pleasantly surprised after getting quotes from other caterers in the area. The price is reasonable for what is included and they are very flexible with the menu. Michael customized it to meet our needs since we had a brunch wedding.
During the planning process, Michael was so nice and pleasant to work with. He was very responsive and quick with emails. He addressed all of my questions and concerns and did his best to assist me in any way he could!
Day of the wedding, the staff was efficient and cheerful. We got a lot of compliments on the food which I have to agree with! The staff served food to our sweetheart table and ensured we got all the extra ramekins of toppings for our mashed potato martini bar. Luckily because food was brought to us, my husband and I got to eat and enjoy the food, which was super tasty! I highly recommend John Michael events to any bride in the Central Florida area!
We had our wedding at Lake Mary Events Center which had a list of approved caterers. We decided to check out JME and were Read more...
We had our wedding at Lake Mary Events Center which had a list of approved caterers. We decided to check out JME and were pleasantly surprised after getting quotes from other caterers in the area. The price is reasonable for what is included and they are very flexible with the menu. Michael customized it to meet our needs since we had a brunch wedding.
During the planning process, Michael was so nice and pleasant to work with. He was very responsive and quick with emails. He addressed all of my questions and concerns and did his best to assist me in any way he could!
Day of the wedding, the staff was efficient and cheerful. We got a lot of compliments on the food which I have to agree with! The staff served food to our sweetheart table and ensured we got all the extra ramekins of toppings for our mashed potato martini bar. Luckily because food was brought to us, my husband and I got to eat and enjoy the food, which was super tasty! I highly recommend John Michael events to any bride in the Central Florida area! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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cydiia
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael was amazing to work with and took every bit of stress out of our wedding day - even when we had to make last minute changes for the rain. All I had to do was enjoy the day and I knew that every detail was being handled exactly the way I wanted it! I am very detail oriented but Michael made sure that everything we discussed was done. The servers were so efficient and friendly and made sure all evening that everyone had what they needed! I would highly recommend JME as both a caterer and wedding planner!
Michael was amazing to work with and took every bit of stress out of our wedding day - even when we had to make last Read more...
Michael was amazing to work with and took every bit of stress out of our wedding day - even when we had to make last minute changes for the rain. All I had to do was enjoy the day and I knew that every detail was being handled exactly the way I wanted it! I am very detail oriented but Michael made sure that everything we discussed was done. The servers were so efficient and friendly and made sure all evening that everyone had what they needed! I would highly recommend JME as both a caterer and wedding planner! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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candaceforrest
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a great caterer! Throughout our engagment he was so prompt with getting back to me and was always willing to be flexible. If we didnt want this he would credit us for it. Substitutions were always allowed! We did have an issue with running out of food but in the end, the food was awesome and everyone enjoyed themselves so that is all that really matters!
We had a great caterer! Throughout our engagment he was so prompt with getting back to me and was always willing to be Read more...
We had a great caterer! Throughout our engagment he was so prompt with getting back to me and was always willing to be flexible. If we didnt want this he would credit us for it. Substitutions were always allowed! We did have an issue with running out of food but in the end, the food was awesome and everyone enjoyed themselves so that is all that really matters! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
John Michael Events everything was excellent the service ,food and working with John Michael he is such a nice guy . Thank you again . I highly recommend everyone .
John Michael Events everything was excellent the service ,food and working with John Michael he is such a nice guy . Thank Read more...
John Michael Events everything was excellent the service ,food and working with John Michael he is such a nice guy . Thank you again . I highly recommend everyone . Read less
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Eressea
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
JME did a gread job! Michael always picked up the phone, and responded quickly to emails. We were able to customize the menu as a variation on afternoon tea, and worked within our budget. They set up the room, including the centerpieces and linens, leaving very little to worry about. The food was delicious and the service was good.
JME did a gread job! Michael always picked up the phone, and responded quickly to emails. We were able to customize the Read more...
JME did a gread job! Michael always picked up the phone, and responded quickly to emails. We were able to customize the menu as a variation on afternoon tea, and worked within our budget. They set up the room, including the centerpieces and linens, leaving very little to worry about. The food was delicious and the service was good. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with this company. The food is excellent, they are always quickly replying to emails or calls regarding anything from the tiniest detail to much bigger things. My wedding was completely outside and it rained and they even thought to bring umbrellas for the guests. They were a big part of the reason i did not stress out on our wedding day. The whole time they were checking with us to make sure we were okay and had everything that we needed and were happy with the set up. i would highly reccommend this company. If you go with them talk to kelly, she is a fabulous coordinator!
I absolutely loved working with this company. The food is excellent, they are always quickly replying to emails or calls Read more...
I absolutely loved working with this company. The food is excellent, they are always quickly replying to emails or calls regarding anything from the tiniest detail to much bigger things. My wedding was completely outside and it rained and they even thought to bring umbrellas for the guests. They were a big part of the reason i did not stress out on our wedding day. The whole time they were checking with us to make sure we were okay and had everything that we needed and were happy with the set up. i would highly reccommend this company. If you go with them talk to kelly, she is a fabulous coordinator! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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sumstarles
Wedding:
2/23/2008
5.0/5.0
The food was so great!! They gave us a to-go box of dinner & cake which we loved having seconds. Everyone enjoyed the flavor of the food and the servers were so slick. It was like they were there when you needed them but not in the way. They looked professional and took care of us. The cake was so yummy and beautiful. There was no way that top tier would survive till one year mark. Everything was presented so nicely and looked so pretty. I knew this was a great decision from the beginning. Carma was amazing to work with through the entire process. She answered so many of my questions even if they were not related to catering.
The food was so great!! They gave us a to-go box of dinner & cake which we loved having seconds. Everyone enjoyed the Read more...
The food was so great!! They gave us a to-go box of dinner & cake which we loved having seconds. Everyone enjoyed the flavor of the food and the servers were so slick. It was like they were there when you needed them but not in the way. They looked professional and took care of us. The cake was so yummy and beautiful. There was no way that top tier would survive till one year mark. Everything was presented so nicely and looked so pretty. I knew this was a great decision from the beginning. Carma was amazing to work with through the entire process. She answered so many of my questions even if they were not related to catering. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Corey
Wedding:
2/16/2008
5.0/5.0
It was so easy working with John Michael Events. They took all of the stress out of planning our wedding.
It was so easy working with John Michael Events. They took all of the stress out of planning our wedding.
It was so easy working with John Michael Events. They took all of the stress out of planning our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Great Food, Great Set Up, Great Service
Great Food, Great Set Up, Great Service
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Annalisa
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
My husband and I both work in hospitality, so it was important to us to find someone who understood what hospitality really means. I am a chef and JME did an excellent job of catering to all of my requests from sugar-free to gelatin-free. I have to say that Kelly Kibbat at JME was awesome... and even though I am sure I talked her ear off plenty of times she never let it be known. She was always so happy and willing to go the extra mile. She was great at handling an uppity sister who thought that it was her wedding day instead. Without Kelly I do not think the day would have gone off without a hitch. The cakes were awesome and so was the detail on the cakes. They are very flexible and ready to please!
My husband and I both work in hospitality, so it was important to us to find someone who understood what hospitality Read more...
My husband and I both work in hospitality, so it was important to us to find someone who understood what hospitality really means. I am a chef and JME did an excellent job of catering to all of my requests from sugar-free to gelatin-free. I have to say that Kelly Kibbat at JME was awesome... and even though I am sure I talked her ear off plenty of times she never let it be known. She was always so happy and willing to go the extra mile. She was great at handling an uppity sister who thought that it was her wedding day instead. Without Kelly I do not think the day would have gone off without a hitch. The cakes were awesome and so was the detail on the cakes. They are very flexible and ready to please! Read less
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dileo
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.9/5.0
We are very glad that we went with John Michael Events. We were planning destination wedding in Florida and did not know any vendors. I found Michael as one of the recommended vendors for the venue we were interested. I liked his website because it was very upfront and informative. I contacted email in the contact information and Michael got back to me right away. He was very flexible and responsive. Great to deal with and quick in his replies even if I asked same question. We did most of the planning over email (very important to me since both me and my fiancee has crazy schedules and did not have much spare time to talk about the wedding). Michael was great at setting all vendors appointments on one day so we had to make one trip to Florida only. Even when our flight was late and we could not make it to the appointments, he was great at rescheduling and made us feel at ease. On the wedding day I did not pay much attention to the food:) (lol, most brides are too nervous to eat), but I received a lot of compliments from the guests. We were a little worried that we are not going to have enough food. But there was plenty and and we had lots of left overs that we get to take home:) I loved working with them and would recommend their service in the future.
We are very glad that we went with John Michael Events. We were planning destination wedding in Florida and did not know Read more...
We are very glad that we went with John Michael Events. We were planning destination wedding in Florida and did not know any vendors. I found Michael as one of the recommended vendors for the venue we were interested. I liked his website because it was very upfront and informative. I contacted email in the contact information and Michael got back to me right away. He was very flexible and responsive. Great to deal with and quick in his replies even if I asked same question. We did most of the planning over email (very important to me since both me and my fiancee has crazy schedules and did not have much spare time to talk about the wedding). Michael was great at setting all vendors appointments on one day so we had to make one trip to Florida only. Even when our flight was late and we could not make it to the appointments, he was great at rescheduling and made us feel at ease. On the wedding day I did not pay much attention to the food:) (lol, most brides are too nervous to eat), but I received a lot of compliments from the guests. We were a little worried that we are not going to have enough food. But there was plenty and and we had lots of left overs that we get to take home:) I loved working with them and would recommend their service in the future. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/22/2008
4.9/5.0
Deciding to use John Michael as my catering and coordination service was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Carma became our coordinator and she was amazing. She listened to every detail, every request and made it happen. When our officiant had to back out at the last minute, she was there waiting with a back up for me. I don't know what I would have done without her help. As for the catering, I've never had better wedding food. Our guests told me afterwards they were expecting something totally different and were extremely pleased we chose such a great company and menu. It made the reception. Their baker provided the exact cake I wanted and tasted so, so good. We didn't even bother trying to save the top layer! The wait staff and supervisors were very professional and provided excellent service. They completely set up and transformed our venue into exactly what I'd wanted and packed it all up as we made our grand exit. Great, great company to work with.
Deciding to use John Michael as my catering and coordination service was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Carma Read more...
Deciding to use John Michael as my catering and coordination service was one of the best wedding decisions I made. Carma became our coordinator and she was amazing. She listened to every detail, every request and made it happen. When our officiant had to back out at the last minute, she was there waiting with a back up for me. I don't know what I would have done without her help. As for the catering, I've never had better wedding food. Our guests told me afterwards they were expecting something totally different and were extremely pleased we chose such a great company and menu. It made the reception. Their baker provided the exact cake I wanted and tasted so, so good. We didn't even bother trying to save the top layer! The wait staff and supervisors were very professional and provided excellent service. They completely set up and transformed our venue into exactly what I'd wanted and packed it all up as we made our grand exit. Great, great company to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/5/2014
4.8/5.0
We were incredibly pleased with all of the planning help that our contact Charlene provided. She was so warm and wonderful to work with! Charlene happily answered my questions, made me feel comfortable asking more, and made our tasting so enjoyable. We loved how open & upfront they are with their packages and inclusions and especially the flexibility to provide your own alcohol. We had a slight snafu with our bar at our wedding. When the guests went down to cocktail hour, the bar was not ready. I heard mixed reviews from our guests on how the staff handled it, but overall, we had very little to complain about. The food was delicious and we were very happy with our choices.
We were incredibly pleased with all of the planning help that our contact Charlene provided. She was so warm and wonderful Read more...
We were incredibly pleased with all of the planning help that our contact Charlene provided. She was so warm and wonderful to work with! Charlene happily answered my questions, made me feel comfortable asking more, and made our tasting so enjoyable. We loved how open & upfront they are with their packages and inclusions and especially the flexibility to provide your own alcohol. We had a slight snafu with our bar at our wedding. When the guests went down to cocktail hour, the bar was not ready. I heard mixed reviews from our guests on how the staff handled it, but overall, we had very little to complain about. The food was delicious and we were very happy with our choices. Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your feedback. We appreciate you letting us know about the bar and will surely work on that with our staff. Glad it was overall well. Thank you! :)
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pokydot2
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
We are so happy with the services JM Events provided. It was a bit pricey, however the food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Michael Thomas was so flexible with what we wanted and the price was customized for the things we needed. He was extremely willing to work with us to get the most for our money. All of our guests said the food was amazing!
We are so happy with the services JM Events provided. It was a bit pricey, however the food was delicious and the staff Read more...
We are so happy with the services JM Events provided. It was a bit pricey, however the food was delicious and the staff very friendly. Michael Thomas was so flexible with what we wanted and the price was customized for the things we needed. He was extremely willing to work with us to get the most for our money. All of our guests said the food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We are so pleased with John Michael Weddings. They were extremely easy to work with and they made sure our plated meal was executed perfectly. The food was well prepared and tasted great. They really worked with us to make sure we had everything that we wanted for a reasonable price. We got so many compliments on the food saying that it didn't taste like "wedding food" and how beautiful the place settings, linens, and chairs were. We could not be happier!
We are so pleased with John Michael Weddings. They were extremely easy to work with and they made sure our plated meal was Read more...
We are so pleased with John Michael Weddings. They were extremely easy to work with and they made sure our plated meal was executed perfectly. The food was well prepared and tasted great. They really worked with us to make sure we had everything that we wanted for a reasonable price. We got so many compliments on the food saying that it didn't taste like "wedding food" and how beautiful the place settings, linens, and chairs were. We could not be happier! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Charlene and Michael are great people to work with, highly recommend them for your catering needs. They also can assist and recommend other wedding services if needed.
Charlene and Michael are great people to work with, highly recommend them for your catering needs. They also can assist Read more...
Charlene and Michael are great people to work with, highly recommend them for your catering needs. They also can assist and recommend other wedding services if needed. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/7/2012
4.6/5.0
Food was delicious!!! Linens were very nice!! Very reasonable prices!!
Food was delicious!!! Linens were very nice!! Very reasonable prices!!
Food was delicious!!! Linens were very nice!! Very reasonable prices!! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/16/2012
4.5/5.0
John Micheal exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the services was out standing. My guest were very happy and they continue to rave about the service. I would defiantly recommend John Micheal for your wedding or event.
John Micheal exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the services was out standing. My guest were very happy Read more...
John Micheal exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the services was out standing. My guest were very happy and they continue to rave about the service. I would defiantly recommend John Micheal for your wedding or event. Read less
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CVSM
Wedding:
3/13/2009
4.4/5.0
Michael was a fantastic coordinator. He was always quick to respond to emails and worked with me on my budget. The food was great and so was the service. We loved the plate decoration and the to-go box at the end!
Michael was a fantastic coordinator. He was always quick to respond to emails and worked with me on my budget. The food Read more...
Michael was a fantastic coordinator. He was always quick to respond to emails and worked with me on my budget. The food was great and so was the service. We loved the plate decoration and the to-go box at the end! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Brie
Wedding:
12/15/2007
4.4/5.0
John Michael Events really went the extra mile to make our wedding day special. They were more than willing to customize a package that not only fit our tastes, but also our budget.
John Michael Events really went the extra mile to make our wedding day special. They were more than willing to customize a Read more...
John Michael Events really went the extra mile to make our wedding day special. They were more than willing to customize a package that not only fit our tastes, but also our budget. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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pamela711
Wedding:
11/24/2007
4.4/5.0
For the price, JM Catering was fair. Kelly, our coordinator was wonderful - always ready to answer questions and to help out. She really made the process of planning easy. There were some mishaps the day of the wedding - we ordered some menu items that were not traditionally served by the caterer - and they came out wrong. After the wedding, I sent a note to Kelly - who responded quickly with an apology and a small gift to make it up to us. It was very thoughtful. All in all, I would recommend JM - just stick to their menus - don't order any specialty items.
For the price, JM Catering was fair. Kelly, our coordinator was wonderful - always ready to answer questions and to help Read more...
For the price, JM Catering was fair. Kelly, our coordinator was wonderful - always ready to answer questions and to help out. She really made the process of planning easy. There were some mishaps the day of the wedding - we ordered some menu items that were not traditionally served by the caterer - and they came out wrong. After the wedding, I sent a note to Kelly - who responded quickly with an apology and a small gift to make it up to us. It was very thoughtful. All in all, I would recommend JM - just stick to their menus - don't order any specialty items. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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spammyann
Wedding:
3/18/2007
4.4/5.0
Kelly was our coordinator she was thoughtful and really helped us out on our budget.
Kelly was our coordinator she was thoughtful and really helped us out on our budget.
Kelly was our coordinator she was thoughtful and really helped us out on our budget. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Courtessa
Wedding:
9/16/2006
4.3/5.0
He did a great job and offered some great suggestions when it came to music for the ceremony.
He did a great job and offered some great suggestions when it came to music for the ceremony.
He did a great job and offered some great suggestions when it came to music for the ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Carrie803
Wedding:
8/2/2003
4.3/5.0
Excellent quality food. They were willing to make an egg-free wedding cake top to accomodate an egg-allergic bride. Highly recommended.
Excellent quality food. They were willing to make an egg-free wedding cake top to accomodate an egg-allergic bride. Highly Read more...
Excellent quality food. They were willing to make an egg-free wedding cake top to accomodate an egg-allergic bride. Highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Vanessa
Wedding:
11/23/2013
3.2/5.0
John Michael Events was so great to work with in the beginning of our planning and then it went downhill. They were so quick to respond and really made me feel like I was their only client. They were so flexible with what we could have in our inclusive package, it was just great. We had a one on one meeting with the director of catering going over line of detail for the event and we walked out thinking everything was set and ready for our wedding.......... until I showed up at the venue 1 hour before the ceremony started and someone I had never met walks up to me and asks me where the booze for the wedding was. I said what are you talking about, you guys were supposed to provide the booze. The director of catering had told us all the brands of liquor, beer and wine we would have. We even mentioned us bringing a bottle of our own liquor because it was something our mom liked and she told us because they were providing the booze we were not allowed to bring in our own but if it showed up as a gift it wouldn't be a problem.
So imagine my shock when 1 hour before the wedding started they didn't have any booze. So we send them to the store to get enough booze for 125 people and told them the group was heavy drinkers. So they went but when we sat down for dinner the caterer comes back up to me to say they were running out of all the booze 1.5 hours in to the reception. UGH so we has to ask our best man to go back to the store. After everything we went back and checked our contract and they had typed in we were to provide the booze. Although we SPECIFALLY told them they were providing it and they told us what they would be providing, she mistyped the contract when she sent it a week after our meeting. It was absolutely my fault that I didn't catch it and I take that blame. However JME has not apologized at all for their mistake and I think that is just bad business. Disappointed in people we thought would have been great to work with.
John Michael Events was so great to work with in the beginning of our planning and then it went downhill. They were so Read more...
John Michael Events was so great to work with in the beginning of our planning and then it went downhill. They were so quick to respond and really made me feel like I was their only client. They were so flexible with what we could have in our inclusive package, it was just great. We had a one on one meeting with the director of catering going over line of detail for the event and we walked out thinking everything was set and ready for our wedding.......... until I showed up at the venue 1 hour before the ceremony started and someone I had never met walks up to me and asks me where the booze for the wedding was. I said what are you talking about, you guys were supposed to provide the booze. The director of catering had told us all the brands of liquor, beer and wine we would have. We even mentioned us bringing a bottle of our own liquor because it was something our mom liked and she told us because they were providing the booze we were not allowed to bring in our own but if it showed up as a gift it wouldn't be a problem.
So imagine my shock when 1 hour before the wedding started they didn't have any booze. So we send them to the store to get enough booze for 125 people and told them the group was heavy drinkers. So they went but when we sat down for dinner the caterer comes back up to me to say they were running out of all the booze 1.5 hours in to the reception. UGH so we has to ask our best man to go back to the store. After everything we went back and checked our contract and they had typed in we were to provide the booze. Although we SPECIFALLY told them they were providing it and they told us what they would be providing, she mistyped the contract when she sent it a week after our meeting. It was absolutely my fault that I didn't catch it and I take that blame. However JME has not apologized at all for their mistake and I think that is just bad business. Disappointed in people we thought would have been great to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

We have over 20 emails from this client with many items they initially wanted and then decided not to have including toasts, photo and so much more. It is sad this client holds us responsible for not reading their own contract. The client also neglects to mention we did almost $1,000 in trade for their wedding. Just goes to show you how some people don't appreciate your generosity. We are glad to have the clients that do!

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