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John Michael Weddings and Special Events

Orlando , FL
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627 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 US (map)

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407-894-6671

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Make your big day a "John Michael Experience"

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

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

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

REVIEWS

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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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Drew
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
John Michael's staff did such a great job with literally every aspect of the catering. Kerry (the event supervisor) was helpful, friendly and always there if we needed anything. (Not that we needed much, because the entire staff was so on top of things!) Our bartender was such a joy even to watch from afar. She interacted well with the guests, was incredibly sweet to me, and even danced to some of the songs.

The food was a-maz-ing. Because we were planning from out of town, we were never able to make it to a tasting, and my only regret with that is that I missed out on an opportunity to eat the incredible food. Every single part of the meal was delicious, and my guests absolutely raved about the food.

The mac and cheese bar in particular absolutely blew our crowd away. I was a tiny bit nervous with my choice (I love mac and cheese, but worried it might be a little much for a wedding), but the response was so great. We actually had people popping out during our group photos just to say, "Oh my gosh, you have a mac and cheese bar? This is the best wedding ever!" One guest commented that the shrimp topping the mac and cheese was the best she had ever had.

At the end of the night, the to-go boxes were wonderfully packaged and so greatly appreciated. My husband and I ate every bit of the leftovers we had over our next two nights at the hotel. I cannot say enough positive things about the staff that worked the event, as well as Charlene, who we worked with to plan it. The planning process was a total breeze and the menu choices were excellent.

John Michael Events are professional without being stuffy and have some of the best food I've ever tasted in my life. I cannot rave enough about this company and I'm *so* glad we picked them for our catering!
John Michael's staff did such a great job with literally every aspect of the catering. Kerry (the event supervisor) was Read more...
John Michael's staff did such a great job with literally every aspect of the catering. Kerry (the event supervisor) was helpful, friendly and always there if we needed anything. (Not that we needed much, because the entire staff was so on top of things!) Our bartender was such a joy even to watch from afar. She interacted well with the guests, was incredibly sweet to me, and even danced to some of the songs.

The food was a-maz-ing. Because we were planning from out of town, we were never able to make it to a tasting, and my only regret with that is that I missed out on an opportunity to eat the incredible food. Every single part of the meal was delicious, and my guests absolutely raved about the food.

The mac and cheese bar in particular absolutely blew our crowd away. I was a tiny bit nervous with my choice (I love mac and cheese, but worried it might be a little much for a wedding), but the response was so great. We actually had people popping out during our group photos just to say, "Oh my gosh, you have a mac and cheese bar? This is the best wedding ever!" One guest commented that the shrimp topping the mac and cheese was the best she had ever had.

At the end of the night, the to-go boxes were wonderfully packaged and so greatly appreciated. My husband and I ate every bit of the leftovers we had over our next two nights at the hotel. I cannot say enough positive things about the staff that worked the event, as well as Charlene, who we worked with to plan it. The planning process was a total breeze and the menu choices were excellent.

John Michael Events are professional without being stuffy and have some of the best food I've ever tasted in my life. I cannot rave enough about this company and I'm *so* glad we picked them for our catering! Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

We really appreciate all the kind words - THANK YOU! So glad it all worked out and congrats!
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married last month and used John Michael Events catering. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them! Heather was our coordinator and was always with me step by step, any time I had a question I would call or e-mail and she was on top of it. We met with the owner who showed us what the layout looked like, helped us choose our colors, dishes, glasses and gave us a detailed list of the agenda including the food we picked. We got samples of the food prior to the wedding so we knew exactly what we wanted. The day of the wedding they came fully prepared and organized, had all the tables and chairs in the correct order, and the food was absolutely amazing! I would hire them again for any other future catering needs.
My husband and I got married last month and used John Michael Events catering. I have nothing but wonderful things to say Read more...
My husband and I got married last month and used John Michael Events catering. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about them! Heather was our coordinator and was always with me step by step, any time I had a question I would call or e-mail and she was on top of it. We met with the owner who showed us what the layout looked like, helped us choose our colors, dishes, glasses and gave us a detailed list of the agenda including the food we picked. We got samples of the food prior to the wedding so we knew exactly what we wanted. The day of the wedding they came fully prepared and organized, had all the tables and chairs in the correct order, and the food was absolutely amazing! I would hire them again for any other future catering needs. 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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Veronica & Michael
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Food is such an important part of the wedding, and we were even more picky since we had a few chefs and foodies attending our wedding. Oh boy are we glad we chose John Michael! Their food was DELICIOUS, even better than at their tastings! We got so many compliments on the food, including from those chefs ;). Not only their food was great, they are also great and very easy to work with. At the beginning we worked with Charlene, and she was sooo nice and easy to work with. We had a tight budget for our wedding and Charlene helped us find ways we could save money, plus they are very flexible too and work with you for so many things. They even allowed us to get our own alcohol (which many caterers don't do) and Charlene even suggested places where we could get the best deal! Closer to the wedding date, Charlene and my wedding planner, Runway events, worked hand by hand to ensure everything went perfectly, and it did! The day of the wedding, I had Tom as the event manager, and there are no words for us to describe how great Tom and his team were that day. They were friendly, fun, cordial and absolutely WONDERFUL! There was no request from us or our guests that went unattended. we felt very well taken care of and you can tell the staff loved it too, they def. like what they do and it shows! The bartender was great too, I had a special drink I wanted serve all night and she made sure I always had what I needed, she got to meet our families and made sure they were always taken care of. She even met my dad and when we ran out of beers, she saved some for him to make sure he had his drink, I thought that was great!! It was raining the day of our wedding and they all got wet, but kept going as if nothing was happening. The day of our wedding was magical and a lot of that is thanks to John michael!
Food is such an important part of the wedding, and we were even more picky since we had a few chefs and foodies attending Read more...
Food is such an important part of the wedding, and we were even more picky since we had a few chefs and foodies attending our wedding. Oh boy are we glad we chose John Michael! Their food was DELICIOUS, even better than at their tastings! We got so many compliments on the food, including from those chefs ;). Not only their food was great, they are also great and very easy to work with. At the beginning we worked with Charlene, and she was sooo nice and easy to work with. We had a tight budget for our wedding and Charlene helped us find ways we could save money, plus they are very flexible too and work with you for so many things. They even allowed us to get our own alcohol (which many caterers don't do) and Charlene even suggested places where we could get the best deal! Closer to the wedding date, Charlene and my wedding planner, Runway events, worked hand by hand to ensure everything went perfectly, and it did! The day of the wedding, I had Tom as the event manager, and there are no words for us to describe how great Tom and his team were that day. They were friendly, fun, cordial and absolutely WONDERFUL! There was no request from us or our guests that went unattended. we felt very well taken care of and you can tell the staff loved it too, they def. like what they do and it shows! The bartender was great too, I had a special drink I wanted serve all night and she made sure I always had what I needed, she got to meet our families and made sure they were always taken care of. She even met my dad and when we ran out of beers, she saved some for him to make sure he had his drink, I thought that was great!! It was raining the day of our wedding and they all got wet, but kept going as if nothing was happening. The day of our wedding was magical and a lot of that is thanks to John michael! Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

That was very sweet of you Veronica - THANK YOU!
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Alyssa
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather is AMAZING! I have made about a million changes through out the planning process and she is always so pleasant and understanding. She is also very quick to respond whether by phone or by e-mail which is wonderful if you are slightly impatient like myself. Their food is delicious and the set up they use is beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the service we have received from them.
Heather is AMAZING! I have made about a million changes through out the planning process and she is always so pleasant and Read more...
Heather is AMAZING! I have made about a million changes through out the planning process and she is always so pleasant and understanding. She is also very quick to respond whether by phone or by e-mail which is wonderful if you are slightly impatient like myself. Their food is delicious and the set up they use is beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the service we have received from them. Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Alyssa for the great feedback. We will be sure to especially share this with Heather.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John Michael had the most reasonable price for the quality of service and food provided. I (the bride) did not have a planner or coordinator and thanks to John Michael they took care of everything, making our wedding day flow smoothly and effortlessly. Excellent menu options, could not have asked for a better catering experience!
John Michael had the most reasonable price for the quality of service and food provided. I (the bride) did not have a Read more...
John Michael had the most reasonable price for the quality of service and food provided. I (the bride) did not have a planner or coordinator and thanks to John Michael they took care of everything, making our wedding day flow smoothly and effortlessly. Excellent menu options, could not have asked for a better catering experience! Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for the great review! It was our pleasure.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had used John Michael events for our February wedding and ended up booking the platinum package. The best decision ever!! Michael was extremely helpful with the entire planning process. The day off the wedding couldn't have went better. In addition to having beautiful weather it was great to be able to truly relax and enjoy our time with friends and family knowing that Michael and his team will take care of every single detail! From start to finish the staff was extremely professional and helpful. Our guests are still telling us how amazing the food was and how much fun everyone had. We would definitely recommend Michael and his team to all friends and family and will keep them in mind for any future events we plan.
We had used John Michael events for our February wedding and ended up booking the platinum package. The best decision Read more...
We had used John Michael events for our February wedding and ended up booking the platinum package. The best decision ever!! Michael was extremely helpful with the entire planning process. The day off the wedding couldn't have went better. In addition to having beautiful weather it was great to be able to truly relax and enjoy our time with friends and family knowing that Michael and his team will take care of every single detail! From start to finish the staff was extremely professional and helpful. Our guests are still telling us how amazing the food was and how much fun everyone had. We would definitely recommend Michael and his team to all friends and family and will keep them in mind for any future events we plan. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Videography
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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Private User
Wedding:
1/31/2015
5.0/5.0
The entire team at JME was amazing, but I do want to give a special shout out to the wedding coordinator we worked with specifically: Charlene. She went above and beyond in making my wedding day phenomenal. I purchased a Diamond Package through JME and I don't know why people don't ALWAYS do it that way. The Diamond Package deal made it incredibly easy to plan my wedding and I recommend it to everyone! Charlene was there from day one envisioning my plan for the wedding, and she saw it through beyond my expectations. I wouldn't change a single thing about my wedding planning because Charlene of JME made it so easy and tolerable. I NEVER stressed one bit!
The entire team at JME was amazing, but I do want to give a special shout out to the wedding coordinator we worked with Read more...
The entire team at JME was amazing, but I do want to give a special shout out to the wedding coordinator we worked with specifically: Charlene. She went above and beyond in making my wedding day phenomenal. I purchased a Diamond Package through JME and I don't know why people don't ALWAYS do it that way. The Diamond Package deal made it incredibly easy to plan my wedding and I recommend it to everyone! Charlene was there from day one envisioning my plan for the wedding, and she saw it through beyond my expectations. I wouldn't change a single thing about my wedding planning because Charlene of JME made it so easy and tolerable. I NEVER stressed one bit! Read less
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John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. I will be Charlene knows how wonderful you think she is - as we surely already do! :) Thanks again and it was our pleasure.
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Thomas
Wedding:
1/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Every step of the way Michael and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that our dream wedding became a dream-come-true. They were a pleasure to work with. We never could have had such a big and beautiful wedding without them.
Every step of the way Michael and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that our dream wedding became a Read more...
Every step of the way Michael and his staff went above and beyond to ensure that our dream wedding became a dream-come-true. They were a pleasure to work with. We never could have had such a big and beautiful wedding without them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to work with you both and we really enjoyed it. Here is to a happy life together!
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Janice
Wedding:
1/4/2015
5.0/5.0
We got married on the 4th of January 2015 and I just want to say John Michael's went above and beyond. The staff were professional and always within range to assist and help. I have vegan family members who didn't eat any type of diary or animal products and thought that they would attend and not be able to eat....well that was so not the case as the hummus was a great hit....I know the majority of people that go to wedding or events tends to stick to either a caesar salad however I chose the "Country French Salad" my vegans family had 4 plates of this salad and wanted more of it but didn't want to look greedy.... I had 90% of my guest raved about this salad after the wedding this is a must have!!!! The mash potatoe was another hit I was told it was just so creamy and nice and smooth, the ravioli with the sun dried tomato another 2 thumbs up.... the salmon was another hit and everyone rave on the size they received it wasn't tiny pieces but well deserved slices the food a tasty, presentation was top notch and it smelled just like it taste delicious....everything was awesome!!!! I have watched wedding shows and heard the food wasn't this or that but John Micheal's was all that. Now concerning the service....the staff was exceptional they were extremely attentive and my niece said my only complaint was as soon as you were finish eating the plate was gone the water was constantly refilled they were always there.....Complain??? What a compliment just to say it was above professional service...you made my wedding day PERFECT....THANK YOU to John Michael...your staff, the cooks, servers and everyone that made me feel proud that I choose the right people to cater my wedding. THANK YOU Janice and Mac Christian
We got married on the 4th of January 2015 and I just want to say John Michael's went above and beyond. The staff were Read more...
We got married on the 4th of January 2015 and I just want to say John Michael's went above and beyond. The staff were professional and always within range to assist and help. I have vegan family members who didn't eat any type of diary or animal products and thought that they would attend and not be able to eat....well that was so not the case as the hummus was a great hit....I know the majority of people that go to wedding or events tends to stick to either a caesar salad however I chose the "Country French Salad" my vegans family had 4 plates of this salad and wanted more of it but didn't want to look greedy.... I had 90% of my guest raved about this salad after the wedding this is a must have!!!! The mash potatoe was another hit I was told it was just so creamy and nice and smooth, the ravioli with the sun dried tomato another 2 thumbs up.... the salmon was another hit and everyone rave on the size they received it wasn't tiny pieces but well deserved slices the food a tasty, presentation was top notch and it smelled just like it taste delicious....everything was awesome!!!! I have watched wedding shows and heard the food wasn't this or that but John Micheal's was all that. Now concerning the service....the staff was exceptional they were extremely attentive and my niece said my only complaint was as soon as you were finish eating the plate was gone the water was constantly refilled they were always there.....Complain??? What a compliment just to say it was above professional service...you made my wedding day PERFECT....THANK YOU to John Michael...your staff, the cooks, servers and everyone that made me feel proud that I choose the right people to cater my wedding. THANK YOU Janice and Mac Christian Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

This is a very kind and thoughtful review - THANK YOU. We really appreciate it and it was our pleasure.

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