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John Michael Weddings and Special Events

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

PHONE

407-894-6671

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ABOUT US

Make your big day a "John Michael Experience"

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

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

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

REVIEWS

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

Thank you so much for the very kind words - it was our pleasure. Congratulations!
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Veronica
Wedding:
3/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael Thomas was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to any questions or concerns. Weddings can be stressful but his experience and professionalism made our special day perfect. Thank you Michael :)
Michael Thomas was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to any questions or concerns. Weddings can be stressful Read more...
Michael Thomas was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to any questions or concerns. Weddings can be stressful but his experience and professionalism made our special day perfect. Thank you Michael :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Glenn
Wedding:
3/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael Thomas is the consummate professional. Besides being an excellent businessman, he has a personality that could put even the most high strung person at ease. He is the "fixer", the " gladiator ", the makebit happen professional. He employees a superb staff to make your wedding happen.
Michael Thomas is the consummate professional. Besides being an excellent businessman, he has a personality that could put Read more...
Michael Thomas is the consummate professional. Besides being an excellent businessman, he has a personality that could put even the most high strung person at ease. He is the "fixer", the " gladiator ", the makebit happen professional. He employees a superb staff to make your wedding happen. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Christa
Wedding:
2/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Food was great, service was fantastic.
I was a destination bride so it was very helpful that Charlene was able to work with me via email.
Food was great, service was fantastic.
I was a destination bride so it was very helpful that Charlene was able to work Read more...
Food was great, service was fantastic.
I was a destination bride so it was very helpful that Charlene was able to work with me via email. Read less
Services Used: Catering
John Michael Weddings and Special Events responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind words! It was our pleasure. Congratulations!
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Lara
Wedding:
1/14/2016
5.0/5.0
John Michael entire team was AMAZING! Charlene was brilliant during the whole planning process, very patient and quick to reply to any emails/requests. On the day of the wedding, Nancy was out of this world, coordinating everything and going above and beyond to make sure me, the groom and everyone else were happy! A surprise here, was the food: very good during the tasting and the private tasting, believe it or not, was even better on the actual wedding day! The whole party jokingly (not so jokingly I guess) it was the best meal they've had the whole trip (family and friends coming from Brazil to theme parks and the wedding). Cannot recommend John Michael enough! Thank you Nancy (coordinator), Jackie (bar), Neil (server) and Charlene (planning)!
John Michael entire team was AMAZING! Charlene was brilliant during the whole planning process, very patient and quick to Read more...
John Michael entire team was AMAZING! Charlene was brilliant during the whole planning process, very patient and quick to reply to any emails/requests. On the day of the wedding, Nancy was out of this world, coordinating everything and going above and beyond to make sure me, the groom and everyone else were happy! A surprise here, was the food: very good during the tasting and the private tasting, believe it or not, was even better on the actual wedding day! The whole party jokingly (not so jokingly I guess) it was the best meal they've had the whole trip (family and friends coming from Brazil to theme parks and the wedding). Cannot recommend John Michael enough! Thank you Nancy (coordinator), Jackie (bar), Neil (server) and Charlene (planning)! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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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
Services Used: Catering
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Mahalee
Wedding:
10/25/2015
5.0/5.0
I went to two free food tasting events that they hosted and when we were able to pick out our favorites to complete our menu, we went ahead and booked them for our wedding. In preparation for the wedding, Charlene and Heather were very helpful, prompt and accommodating with all that we wanted. They were very patient with me as I could be indecisive at times but they provided guidance to help me finalize decisions.

On the day of our wedding, the event staff were very polite and made sure my guests were taken care of and everyone loved the food! Some people were able to go back for seconds at the buffet table. We only had one serving of leftovers left, even though there were 11 people that didn't show up. lol I was just grateful that people enjoyed the food so much so that I didn't have to worry about taking a lot of food home. I would definitely recommend them for any occasion!
I went to two free food tasting events that they hosted and when we were able to pick out our favorites to complete our Read more...
I went to two free food tasting events that they hosted and when we were able to pick out our favorites to complete our menu, we went ahead and booked them for our wedding. In preparation for the wedding, Charlene and Heather were very helpful, prompt and accommodating with all that we wanted. They were very patient with me as I could be indecisive at times but they provided guidance to help me finalize decisions.

On the day of our wedding, the event staff were very polite and made sure my guests were taken care of and everyone loved the food! Some people were able to go back for seconds at the buffet table. We only had one serving of leftovers left, even though there were 11 people that didn't show up. lol I was just grateful that people enjoyed the food so much so that I didn't have to worry about taking a lot of food home. I would definitely recommend them for any occasion! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
From our first group tasting to the day of our wedding we were impressed. They were very responsive to any questions we had throughout our planning. The day of everyone complimented the food. The staff were efficient & made sure we were happy the whole evening! Thank you again for your great service.
From our first group tasting to the day of our wedding we were impressed. They were very responsive to any questions we Read more...
From our first group tasting to the day of our wedding we were impressed. They were very responsive to any questions we had throughout our planning. The day of everyone complimented the food. The staff were efficient & made sure we were happy the whole evening! Thank you again for your great service. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kim
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose John Michael Events to cater our wedding reception, and I kid you not, our guests are still talking about the broccoli and cheese soufflé two months later! We had so much fun working with John Michael events, from attending their lavish food tastings to sitting down with the event planners to discuss the details of the event. We are so happy that we chose them! Not only was the food delicious, the event planners and caterers were so helpful and professional. They were very flexible with us when our guest count was changing day by day, and when there was an issue with our linen color, we were upgraded to a nicer fabric at no additional cost. The ladies at John Michael events really know their stuff and made sure that no detail was missed. We even had to-go boxes ready to take with us as my husband and I left the reception. I just wish they gave our their recipes because I would definitely be making that brisket regularly! Yum!
My husband and I chose John Michael Events to cater our wedding reception, and I kid you not, our guests are still talking Read more...
My husband and I chose John Michael Events to cater our wedding reception, and I kid you not, our guests are still talking about the broccoli and cheese soufflé two months later! We had so much fun working with John Michael events, from attending their lavish food tastings to sitting down with the event planners to discuss the details of the event. We are so happy that we chose them! Not only was the food delicious, the event planners and caterers were so helpful and professional. They were very flexible with us when our guest count was changing day by day, and when there was an issue with our linen color, we were upgraded to a nicer fabric at no additional cost. The ladies at John Michael events really know their stuff and made sure that no detail was missed. We even had to-go boxes ready to take with us as my husband and I left the reception. I just wish they gave our their recipes because I would definitely be making that brisket regularly! Yum! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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