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John Michael Weddings and Special Events

Orlando , FL

LOCATION

627 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 US (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

REVIEWS

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Erica
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I had my graduation held at Orange County Regional History Center on 12.12.14

The event sales coordinator gave me a list of vendors to contact from their approved list. I spoke with several but I really clicked with Charlene from John Michael Events. I explained to her what my vision was and how I wanted the night to be. My boyfriend and I are "foodies" so we wanted a bulk of our budget to go towards the food. I don't cook mess and I wouldn't tolerate mess being served to my guests. I was invited to a tasting at Leu Gardens & that solidified my decision to have John Michael cater my event. My graduation (so far) as been the biggest party I've thrown and I wanted something over the top with the food to match.

My party would not have been fantastic if it wasn't for Charlene's patience as I changed the linen settings and the constant emailing. Tom was my on site coordinator and he ran a smooth ship. Food was hot, prompt, and absolutely delicious. I also wants to give special thanks to the waiter/ Chef carver Jerry. He was so friendly and outgoing. My guests kept talking about the "cool dude at the station".

I felt that the price was beyond reasonable especially for the quality of service and food that I got. I went with the silver package with some additional add ons. The price included linens, silverware, plates, cups, bar set up for full liquor service (we provided the alcohol), cocktail hour with 4 passed appetizers, dinner with 3 sides, 2 meats, 1 vegetarian pasta dish, 60+ dessert shooters, & a midnight closeout menu of burger sliders, chicken & waffles, and pizza tarts. Yes-- all that for 60 guests at a very reasonable rate.

I look forward to working with John Michael again for an event. It might not have been my wedding but I sure did feel like I was treated as if it was one by the JM staff. My graduation was MY big day and they made sure it was a wonderful one.
I had my graduation held at Orange County Regional History Center on 12.12.14

The event sales coordinator gave me Read more...
I had my graduation held at Orange County Regional History Center on 12.12.14

The event sales coordinator gave me a list of vendors to contact from their approved list. I spoke with several but I really clicked with Charlene from John Michael Events. I explained to her what my vision was and how I wanted the night to be. My boyfriend and I are "foodies" so we wanted a bulk of our budget to go towards the food. I don't cook mess and I wouldn't tolerate mess being served to my guests. I was invited to a tasting at Leu Gardens & that solidified my decision to have John Michael cater my event. My graduation (so far) as been the biggest party I've thrown and I wanted something over the top with the food to match.

My party would not have been fantastic if it wasn't for Charlene's patience as I changed the linen settings and the constant emailing. Tom was my on site coordinator and he ran a smooth ship. Food was hot, prompt, and absolutely delicious. I also wants to give special thanks to the waiter/ Chef carver Jerry. He was so friendly and outgoing. My guests kept talking about the "cool dude at the station".

I felt that the price was beyond reasonable especially for the quality of service and food that I got. I went with the silver package with some additional add ons. The price included linens, silverware, plates, cups, bar set up for full liquor service (we provided the alcohol), cocktail hour with 4 passed appetizers, dinner with 3 sides, 2 meats, 1 vegetarian pasta dish, 60+ dessert shooters, & a midnight closeout menu of burger sliders, chicken & waffles, and pizza tarts. Yes-- all that for 60 guests at a very reasonable rate.

I look forward to working with John Michael again for an event. It might not have been my wedding but I sure did feel like I was treated as if it was one by the JM staff. My graduation was MY big day and they made sure it was a wonderful one. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED this vendor! People are still raving about the food we had at our wedding. The staff was incredibly attentive and kind! It couldn't have been better and they made us relax so we didn't have to worry about a thing!
We absolutely LOVED this vendor! People are still raving about the food we had at our wedding. The staff was incredibly Read more...
We absolutely LOVED this vendor! People are still raving about the food we had at our wedding. The staff was incredibly attentive and kind! It couldn't have been better and they made us relax so we didn't have to worry about a thing! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
What a pleasure it was working with Charlene!! She went above and beyond to help us make the best decisions for our day. Good was great! And staff was wonderful!
What a pleasure it was working with Charlene!! She went above and beyond to help us make the best decisions for our day. Read more...
What a pleasure it was working with Charlene!! She went above and beyond to help us make the best decisions for our day. Good was great! And staff was wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michael was so incredibly helpful turning our ideas into reality! Wonderful team...our guests raved about the food...we didn't have to worry about setting up, taking down...so stress free. We had all of our expectations exceeded AND at a price we could afford. Thank you John Michael's Catering!!
Michael was so incredibly helpful turning our ideas into reality! Wonderful team...our guests raved about the food...we Read more...
Michael was so incredibly helpful turning our ideas into reality! Wonderful team...our guests raved about the food...we didn't have to worry about setting up, taking down...so stress free. We had all of our expectations exceeded AND at a price we could afford. Thank you John Michael's Catering!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
coordinated everything needed for my wedding and made the process so easy for me! food was great and day of coordination couldn't have for better
coordinated everything needed for my wedding and made the process so easy for me! food was great and day of coordination Read more...
coordinated everything needed for my wedding and made the process so easy for me! food was great and day of coordination couldn't have for better Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the great review and very kind words! :)
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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
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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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
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind words! It was our pleasure.
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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

DEALS

Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
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Redeem In-Store   $250 Value
Book our catering services and get complimentary butler passed gourmet chocolate dipped strawberries served along with your cake cutting service. Milk chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate peanut, milk chocolate coconut and white chocolate oreo. Sorry, this offer is only valid for new bookings and not available to already booked clients.

Offer Expires: 12/31/2014
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