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Orlando's Event and Conference Centers

Saint Louis , MO

LOCATION

4300 Hoffmeister Avenue
Saint Louis, MO US 63125 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Orlando family has been hosting wedding receptions for over 45 years. In addition to our three elegant banquet facilities, we also offer catering to many of St. Louis' most unique... Read more
The Orlando family has been hosting wedding receptions for over 45 years. In addition to our three elegant banquet facilities, we also offer catering to many of St. Louis' most unique venues. Our services include event planning and we can take care of many of the details for your wedding reception including venue search and rentals. The Orlando name in St. Louis is synonymous with excellent cuisine and impeccable service.

We invite you to contact us and discover why so many brides have chosen Orlando's to host their weddings and receptions! Or simply visit our website at www.orlandogardens.com for information on all of our wedding packages and services.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, 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?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Polynesian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
8000

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1990
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
900
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1990
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Orlando's was more than we could have imagined. The staff were friendly and super helpful. The event planners were able to make sure all the details were considered and they were very flexible with the timeline. The food was AMAZING and we received lots of complements from our guests. I couldn't image anything better. The whole staff treated us like family and it was a great experience overall.
Our experience with Orlando's was more than we could have imagined. The staff were friendly and super helpful. The event Read more...
Our experience with Orlando's was more than we could have imagined. The staff were friendly and super helpful. The event planners were able to make sure all the details were considered and they were very flexible with the timeline. The food was AMAZING and we received lots of complements from our guests. I couldn't image anything better. The whole staff treated us like family and it was a great experience overall. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Almost 2 years ago we Jim Helton of Orlando's Garden regarding our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lodge at Grant's Trail. Jim and his staff were so good, that we told him when our daughter got married, we would come back.

Last year we did just that when we started planning our daughter's wedding. Once again, Jim out performed himself. The wedding ceremony at the lodge was fantastic (even the weather cooperated, how did he do that?). The reception was excellent also. We heard so many compliments about the venue that Orlando's should really be proud of the great surroundings and excellent staff.

The entire staff from the shuttle driver to the bartender were courteous, helpful, pleasant, and gracious. In particular, we'd like to point out two key individuals; Jim Helton and Mary (at the lodge). We cannot say enough about these two employees. Consummate professionals are how we would categorize them.

We would highly recommend anyone planning a wedding or a simple dinner to engage Jim and his staff's services. We enjoyed working with all the partner companies and of course Jim Helton. Jim made it as easy as possible.

Thank you so much for all you have done. If we ever have another similar event, you know we'll be back. We might even come for a Sunday brunch (we hear they are fantastic also).

John and Mary
Almost 2 years ago we Jim Helton of Orlando's Garden regarding our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lodge at Grant's Trail. Read more...
Almost 2 years ago we Jim Helton of Orlando's Garden regarding our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lodge at Grant's Trail. Jim and his staff were so good, that we told him when our daughter got married, we would come back.

Last year we did just that when we started planning our daughter's wedding. Once again, Jim out performed himself. The wedding ceremony at the lodge was fantastic (even the weather cooperated, how did he do that?). The reception was excellent also. We heard so many compliments about the venue that Orlando's should really be proud of the great surroundings and excellent staff.

The entire staff from the shuttle driver to the bartender were courteous, helpful, pleasant, and gracious. In particular, we'd like to point out two key individuals; Jim Helton and Mary (at the lodge). We cannot say enough about these two employees. Consummate professionals are how we would categorize them.

We would highly recommend anyone planning a wedding or a simple dinner to engage Jim and his staff's services. We enjoyed working with all the partner companies and of course Jim Helton. Jim made it as easy as possible.

Thank you so much for all you have done. If we ever have another similar event, you know we'll be back. We might even come for a Sunday brunch (we hear they are fantastic also).

John and Mary Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Taka
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so glad to selected Orlando's to have my wedding ceremony. I got married at the Lodge and Grants Trail, which is on the same property as the Banquet Hall, and was extremely satisfied. The staff there was always polite and professional. I worked with Jim during the entire planning stage and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very professional at all times. The food was great!! I had some guests joking about "to go plates". Orlando's prices were very flexible which allowed me to plan exactly when I wanted to have my ceremony. The venue provided up lighting and great centerpieces. I would recommend this venue to anyone and ask for Jim Helton.
I am so glad to selected Orlando's to have my wedding ceremony. I got married at the Lodge and Grants Trail, which is on Read more...
I am so glad to selected Orlando's to have my wedding ceremony. I got married at the Lodge and Grants Trail, which is on the same property as the Banquet Hall, and was extremely satisfied. The staff there was always polite and professional. I worked with Jim during the entire planning stage and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very professional at all times. The food was great!! I had some guests joking about "to go plates". Orlando's prices were very flexible which allowed me to plan exactly when I wanted to have my ceremony. The venue provided up lighting and great centerpieces. I would recommend this venue to anyone and ask for Jim Helton. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Orlando's catered our wedding at The Foundry Arts Centre on May 31. Our main person we worked with was Jim. However, on our wedding day Denise handled the set up and running everything. We could not believe how amazing Orlando's was from start to finish! Jim took care of making sure he knew exactly what we wanted and how we wanted things to go. Denise did an amazing job making sure things went off without a hitch! If anything went wrong, we had absolutely no idea. The food was fantastic, and everything was set up just how we wanted! Everyone raved about how good the food was!
Orlando's catered our wedding at The Foundry Arts Centre on May 31. Our main person we worked with was Jim. However, on Read more...
Orlando's catered our wedding at The Foundry Arts Centre on May 31. Our main person we worked with was Jim. However, on our wedding day Denise handled the set up and running everything. We could not believe how amazing Orlando's was from start to finish! Jim took care of making sure he knew exactly what we wanted and how we wanted things to go. Denise did an amazing job making sure things went off without a hitch! If anything went wrong, we had absolutely no idea. The food was fantastic, and everything was set up just how we wanted! Everyone raved about how good the food was! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The staff at Orlando's did an amazing job. Jim Helton is the best! I got so many compliments on the food and service. I highly recommend this venue/catering service.
The staff at Orlando's did an amazing job. Jim Helton is the best! I got so many compliments on the food and service. I Read more...
The staff at Orlando's did an amazing job. Jim Helton is the best! I got so many compliments on the food and service. I highly recommend this venue/catering service. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Julie
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I was the mother of the bride and I cannot say enough good things about Orlando Catering! I had originally booked another catering company. Then about 8 months before the wedding, I recieved a letter stating that Orlando had bought out that other company. I was a little concerned and skeptical at first. But Orlando honored my contract and pricing with the other company. Then they proceeded to give me outstanding service, answered all my questions no matter how trivial, and customized our menu to our tastes. They were so friendly and professional at the reception, and the food was beyond delicious! My husband and I had so many people come up to us and say how much they enjoyed the food and it was some of the best "wedding" food they had eaten! Thank you so much Orlando Catering and Dan Snyder for knocking it out of the park for our daughter's wedding!
I was the mother of the bride and I cannot say enough good things about Orlando Catering! I had originally booked another Read more...
I was the mother of the bride and I cannot say enough good things about Orlando Catering! I had originally booked another catering company. Then about 8 months before the wedding, I recieved a letter stating that Orlando had bought out that other company. I was a little concerned and skeptical at first. But Orlando honored my contract and pricing with the other company. Then they proceeded to give me outstanding service, answered all my questions no matter how trivial, and customized our menu to our tastes. They were so friendly and professional at the reception, and the food was beyond delicious! My husband and I had so many people come up to us and say how much they enjoyed the food and it was some of the best "wedding" food they had eaten! Thank you so much Orlando Catering and Dan Snyder for knocking it out of the park for our daughter's wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Orlando's in South County hosted our 40th wedding anniversary. Jim Helton helped in many ways to make this a memorable evening for all. He was flexible, understanding, and above all interested in making our event perfect. The entire catering staff gets an A+ as well as an excellent diner. Our guests positively commented on the banquet hall and food.
Orlando's in South County hosted our 40th wedding anniversary. Jim Helton helped in many ways to make this a memorable Read more...
Orlando's in South County hosted our 40th wedding anniversary. Jim Helton helped in many ways to make this a memorable evening for all. He was flexible, understanding, and above all interested in making our event perfect. The entire catering staff gets an A+ as well as an excellent diner. Our guests positively commented on the banquet hall and food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Orlando's cater our wedding a week ago at NEO on Locust. We worked with Denise and she was amazing! We had a buffet style dinner at our reception and the guests raved about how good the food was. Denise is very knowledgeable about catering and gave us a lot of good ideas as far as the flow of our reception. I would highly recommend Orlando's for anyone looking for a great catering service!
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Orlando's cater our wedding a week ago at NEO on Locust. We worked with Denise Read more...
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Orlando's cater our wedding a week ago at NEO on Locust. We worked with Denise and she was amazing! We had a buffet style dinner at our reception and the guests raved about how good the food was. Denise is very knowledgeable about catering and gave us a lot of good ideas as far as the flow of our reception. I would highly recommend Orlando's for anyone looking for a great catering service! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
These guys were amazing! The food was great, the staff was helpful and kind and made attention to the little details, which really made a big difference. I even had guests comment on how great they were.

Jim Helton was helpful from the start with planning and as we saw on our big day that helpfulness continued on through the end with Dan Snyder, he stayed on top of it! I would definitely recommend Orlando's to future brides. -Mrs. Bryanna Davis
These guys were amazing! The food was great, the staff was helpful and kind and made attention to the little details, Read more...
These guys were amazing! The food was great, the staff was helpful and kind and made attention to the little details, which really made a big difference. I even had guests comment on how great they were.

Jim Helton was helpful from the start with planning and as we saw on our big day that helpfulness continued on through the end with Dan Snyder, he stayed on top of it! I would definitely recommend Orlando's to future brides. -Mrs. Bryanna Davis Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Orlando's did such an amazing job for my wedding reception!! Not only were they right on target with where my budget needed to be but the facility itself was soo gorgeous. You get so much for your money here. Laurie Orlando was my main contact and she was just amazing. Laurie was always available to answer my questions and concerns, she was very professional and so kind. She was there the day of my reception to make sure everything was set up as planned. I was nervous as the facility set up my centerpieces all I had to do was drop it all off but they followed the instructions perfectly and everything looked gorgeous when I arrived. ALL of my guests raved about how delicious the food was which was very important to me as well. I couldn't have picked a better spot for my wedding reception and I would recommend Orlando's to anyone!!
Orlando's did such an amazing job for my wedding reception!! Not only were they right on target with where my budget Read more...
Orlando's did such an amazing job for my wedding reception!! Not only were they right on target with where my budget needed to be but the facility itself was soo gorgeous. You get so much for your money here. Laurie Orlando was my main contact and she was just amazing. Laurie was always available to answer my questions and concerns, she was very professional and so kind. She was there the day of my reception to make sure everything was set up as planned. I was nervous as the facility set up my centerpieces all I had to do was drop it all off but they followed the instructions perfectly and everything looked gorgeous when I arrived. ALL of my guests raved about how delicious the food was which was very important to me as well. I couldn't have picked a better spot for my wedding reception and I would recommend Orlando's to anyone!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Paul
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We want to give a big thanks to Orlando's. Our reception went perfectly, and we were extremely impressed with how well Orlando's coordinated everything. My wife and I never once felt stressed or rushed. They were completely accommodating and required little direction. For example, we gave them a box full of our items and a quick hand written note the week before the wedding. Upon arrival at the reception the day of the wedding, all of the decorations, party favors, specific reserved tables, toasting flutes, etc. were all laid out beautifully in their proper place with no further questions asked.

They also made it convenient and easy for us to enjoy the time with family and friends by fully coordinating with the DJ for the key dances and other reception events. There was even a specific banquet hall representative that saw to all details so that no questions were directed our way.

In addition to the incredible food, we received nothing but compliments from our guests about how beautiful the banquet hall was, and that was not just referring to our room, but the entire venue.

We want to thank Orlando's once more and can definitely say that we will be recommending this venue to our friends and family.
We want to give a big thanks to Orlando's. Our reception went perfectly, and we were extremely impressed with how well Read more...
We want to give a big thanks to Orlando's. Our reception went perfectly, and we were extremely impressed with how well Orlando's coordinated everything. My wife and I never once felt stressed or rushed. They were completely accommodating and required little direction. For example, we gave them a box full of our items and a quick hand written note the week before the wedding. Upon arrival at the reception the day of the wedding, all of the decorations, party favors, specific reserved tables, toasting flutes, etc. were all laid out beautifully in their proper place with no further questions asked.

They also made it convenient and easy for us to enjoy the time with family and friends by fully coordinating with the DJ for the key dances and other reception events. There was even a specific banquet hall representative that saw to all details so that no questions were directed our way.

In addition to the incredible food, we received nothing but compliments from our guests about how beautiful the banquet hall was, and that was not just referring to our room, but the entire venue.

We want to thank Orlando's once more and can definitely say that we will be recommending this venue to our friends and family. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me just say this, if you want a down to earth venue & a beautiful banquet hall ? Orlando's is the place. I was so happy & pleased at my wedding from the food to our last dance. Everyone there has a special place in my heart. My mom had the best time... & you know mothers lol
Let me just say this, if you want a down to earth venue & a beautiful banquet hall ? Orlando's is the place. I was so Read more...
Let me just say this, if you want a down to earth venue & a beautiful banquet hall ? Orlando's is the place. I was so happy & pleased at my wedding from the food to our last dance. Everyone there has a special place in my heart. My mom had the best time... & you know mothers lol Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Orlando's provided catering services to my daughters wedding at the Jewel Box in Forest Park It was a wonderful experience. Jim Helton helped plan the event and he and his team delivered outstanding food, beverage and services for the evening. Truly a wonderful experience. This is the second time we have used Orlando's for a wedding. My other daughter used the Orlando facility and service 17 years ago and this event utilized just the catering services. Both were outstanding..
Orlando's provided catering services to my daughters wedding at the Jewel Box in Forest Park It was a wonderful Read more...
Orlando's provided catering services to my daughters wedding at the Jewel Box in Forest Park It was a wonderful experience. Jim Helton helped plan the event and he and his team delivered outstanding food, beverage and services for the evening. Truly a wonderful experience. This is the second time we have used Orlando's for a wedding. My other daughter used the Orlando facility and service 17 years ago and this event utilized just the catering services. Both were outstanding.. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Karen
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Orlando's and specifically Jim Helton as an event manager. He was professional and wonderful to deal with. He made our day extra special.
I would highly recommend Orlando's and specifically Jim Helton as an event manager. He was professional and wonderful to Read more...
I would highly recommend Orlando's and specifically Jim Helton as an event manager. He was professional and wonderful to deal with. He made our day extra special. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Orlando's was a Godsend to us. After we decided to sign up with them based on reviews we read elsewhere, we were so happy with the level of service they provided for us. They accommodated our requests and were very affordable...we did not want to have a wedding the broke the bank, and at Orlando's you do not have to. However, for what we paid, we got a beautiful ballroom to accomodate our 175 guests, and a few days before moved us into a nicer, bigger room because it was going to be unoccupied the night of our wedding.

The food was great! The private tasting was a great way for us to check out the food, and it was delicious. It was much better than what I would have expected for wedding food. Top notch.

Laurie Orlando was the best at getting back to us with any of our questions, and always had a cheery thing to say in her emails. I could not recommend Orlando's any more highly. We have other friends getting married soon, and we have already recommended it to them.
Orlando's was a Godsend to us. After we decided to sign up with them based on reviews we read elsewhere, we were so happy Read more...
Orlando's was a Godsend to us. After we decided to sign up with them based on reviews we read elsewhere, we were so happy with the level of service they provided for us. They accommodated our requests and were very affordable...we did not want to have a wedding the broke the bank, and at Orlando's you do not have to. However, for what we paid, we got a beautiful ballroom to accomodate our 175 guests, and a few days before moved us into a nicer, bigger room because it was going to be unoccupied the night of our wedding.

The food was great! The private tasting was a great way for us to check out the food, and it was delicious. It was much better than what I would have expected for wedding food. Top notch.

Laurie Orlando was the best at getting back to us with any of our questions, and always had a cheery thing to say in her emails. I could not recommend Orlando's any more highly. We have other friends getting married soon, and we have already recommended it to them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Chelsea
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I am sure everyone at Orlando's is great because our event went so well and the food was amazing - BUT I worked directly with Denise and she, to me, is what made them exceptional. I am a very anxious person, especially when I'm doing something I've never done and she was so good to me. I didn't want to overwhelm her with silly questions and she made me feel like nothing I asked was silly and that no matter what she will be there to answer anything and be there to make the event go perfect. To me, that is what happened. I adore her as a person and a professional and I can't thank her enough for her help. She certainly represents Orlando's well.

In regards to the food and the service the day of - to me it was seamless and delicious. Everyone LOVED the grilled cheese and the quiche. I, unfortunately didn't get to enjoy it as much because I was too anxious to eat, but what I did have was very good.

Oh and I have to add, Denise made sure to put away some cake for us so we could have it for later. Thank goodness she did, because we didn't really get to have any that night. Thank you Orlando's and Denise for an awesome Wedding!
I am sure everyone at Orlando's is great because our event went so well and the food was amazing - BUT I worked directly Read more...
I am sure everyone at Orlando's is great because our event went so well and the food was amazing - BUT I worked directly with Denise and she, to me, is what made them exceptional. I am a very anxious person, especially when I'm doing something I've never done and she was so good to me. I didn't want to overwhelm her with silly questions and she made me feel like nothing I asked was silly and that no matter what she will be there to answer anything and be there to make the event go perfect. To me, that is what happened. I adore her as a person and a professional and I can't thank her enough for her help. She certainly represents Orlando's well.

In regards to the food and the service the day of - to me it was seamless and delicious. Everyone LOVED the grilled cheese and the quiche. I, unfortunately didn't get to enjoy it as much because I was too anxious to eat, but what I did have was very good.

Oh and I have to add, Denise made sure to put away some cake for us so we could have it for later. Thank goodness she did, because we didn't really get to have any that night. Thank you Orlando's and Denise for an awesome Wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rochelle
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The food was great! We did a buffet with prime rib and chicken, we had more compliments on the food than we did on anything else with the whole wedding weekend! It was very worth the money and it tasted even better than when we went for the taste testing. They had a great selection of menu items and our guests all seemed very pleased!
The food was great! We did a buffet with prime rib and chicken, we had more compliments on the food than we did on Read more...
The food was great! We did a buffet with prime rib and chicken, we had more compliments on the food than we did on anything else with the whole wedding weekend! It was very worth the money and it tasted even better than when we went for the taste testing. They had a great selection of menu items and our guests all seemed very pleased! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Orlando's for catering at the World's Fair Pavilion for my reception. My coordinator was Jim Helton and he was fantastic. He answered all of my e-mails and phone calls in a very timely manner and made me feel very at ease during the process. He understood my vision and promised me it would all be taken care of. My guests raved about the quality of the food and we all had plenty to eat. Jim was present during the entire event, personally served the head table, and visited the guest tables to see if anyone needed anything. I would recommend Orlando's for the value and quality, but insist that you request to work with Jim!!
I used Orlando's for catering at the World's Fair Pavilion for my reception. My coordinator was Jim Helton and he was Read more...
I used Orlando's for catering at the World's Fair Pavilion for my reception. My coordinator was Jim Helton and he was fantastic. He answered all of my e-mails and phone calls in a very timely manner and made me feel very at ease during the process. He understood my vision and promised me it would all be taken care of. My guests raved about the quality of the food and we all had plenty to eat. Jim was present during the entire event, personally served the head table, and visited the guest tables to see if anyone needed anything. I would recommend Orlando's for the value and quality, but insist that you request to work with Jim!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jacob
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The place was great, the staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic! Tommy was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, and Sandy took great care of us the night-of! We could not have asked for a better wedding!!
The place was great, the staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic! Tommy was extremely helpful throughout the Read more...
The place was great, the staff were wonderful and the food was fantastic! Tommy was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, and Sandy took great care of us the night-of! We could not have asked for a better wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I used the Orlando Gardens Maryland Heights location off Dorsett. My ccordinator was Candee Cundiff and she was absolutely a JOY to work with. The Maryland Heights location is a renovated location and has brand new EVERYTHING. The place has high ceilings unlike the other OG locations. Everything was fresh and new inside and didn't feel clostrophobic like many typical banquet centers/halls. They pair up with Doubletree and Wedding Wonderland (cake place) to give us free shuttle service for our guests that stay at Doubletree and awesome wedding cake. This place is very pretty! And we were on a budget, but the price fit our budget!
I used the Orlando Gardens Maryland Heights location off Dorsett. My ccordinator was Candee Cundiff and she was absolutely Read more...
I used the Orlando Gardens Maryland Heights location off Dorsett. My ccordinator was Candee Cundiff and she was absolutely a JOY to work with. The Maryland Heights location is a renovated location and has brand new EVERYTHING. The place has high ceilings unlike the other OG locations. Everything was fresh and new inside and didn't feel clostrophobic like many typical banquet centers/halls. They pair up with Doubletree and Wedding Wonderland (cake place) to give us free shuttle service for our guests that stay at Doubletree and awesome wedding cake. This place is very pretty! And we were on a budget, but the price fit our budget! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
11/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Orlando's staff was very professional, kind, and helpful! They responded via email and answered every question satisfactorally! When it came time to the event they set up our table decorations and our guest favors perfectly! The food was very good, getting some rave reviews from some, and everyone especially liked the cheddar bacon potatoes. The only complaint I had was that the bar tender seemed to be a little light handed on the mixed drinks... so I switched to wine! Overall, I would definitely do another event there!
Orlando's staff was very professional, kind, and helpful! They responded via email and answered every question Read more...
Orlando's staff was very professional, kind, and helpful! They responded via email and answered every question satisfactorally! When it came time to the event they set up our table decorations and our guest favors perfectly! The food was very good, getting some rave reviews from some, and everyone especially liked the cheddar bacon potatoes. The only complaint I had was that the bar tender seemed to be a little light handed on the mixed drinks... so I switched to wine! Overall, I would definitely do another event there! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Lodge at Grant's Trail makes you feel like you are on a destination wedding in South County, MO. The decor is rustic, but classy at the same time. The staff is excellent and willing to help in any way possible. The food is excellent, our guests are still talking about how good the food was at our reception. Many of our guests stayed the night at the lodge, as did we, and we all had a complimentary brunch buffet at the lodge the next morning. It's a whole wedding weekend experience!
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The Lodge at Grant's Trail makes you feel like you are on a destination wedding in South County, MO. The decor is rustic, but classy at the same time. The staff is excellent and willing to help in any way possible. The food is excellent, our guests are still talking about how good the food was at our reception. Many of our guests stayed the night at the lodge, as did we, and we all had a complimentary brunch buffet at the lodge the next morning. It's a whole wedding weekend experience! Read less
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Lilith
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I never had to worry about a single thing on our Wedding Day. Orlando's worked with our Venue (The City Museum) and our cake specialist (Sarah's Cakes). All we had to do was enjoy each other while the Brunch and Bar were taken care of.

Great, Personal service!
I never had to worry about a single thing on our Wedding Day. Orlando's worked with our Venue (The City Museum) and our Read more...
I never had to worry about a single thing on our Wedding Day. Orlando's worked with our Venue (The City Museum) and our cake specialist (Sarah's Cakes). All we had to do was enjoy each other while the Brunch and Bar were taken care of.

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Services Used: Catering
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Very beautiful and elegant site for a reception, wonderful service and food... have your reception here!!!
Very beautiful and elegant site for a reception, wonderful service and food... have your reception here!!!
Very beautiful and elegant site for a reception, wonderful service and food... have your reception here!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Orlando's was great to work with and they made everything super easy for me with regard to the reception venue, bar and food. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good! We got so many compliments on how great our wedding was!
Orlando's was great to work with and they made everything super easy for me with regard to the reception venue, bar and Read more...
Orlando's was great to work with and they made everything super easy for me with regard to the reception venue, bar and food. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good! We got so many compliments on how great our wedding was! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Joanna
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing Orlando's for my receptions was one of the best choices that I made. The food was awesome and the staff was friendly and accommodating. My guests were very complimentary of the decor, food, and service offered by Orlando's and you couldn't ask for a better value. I would highly recommend it.
Choosing Orlando's for my receptions was one of the best choices that I made. The food was awesome and the staff was Read more...
Choosing Orlando's for my receptions was one of the best choices that I made. The food was awesome and the staff was friendly and accommodating. My guests were very complimentary of the decor, food, and service offered by Orlando's and you couldn't ask for a better value. I would highly recommend it. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Naomi
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Great service, very personal and responsive to our needs!
Great service, very personal and responsive to our needs!
Great service, very personal and responsive to our needs! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Patrick
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience working with Drew and Mike at Orlando's. Initially, it wasn't quite clear that everything would turn out all right: we had a vision for the ceremony and reception that didn't quite fit the specific rooms and services laid out in the contract--specifically, we had agreed on a appetizer menu, but when we started measuring for tables it looked as if the rooms we had booked wouldn't have enough space for both the appetizer stations and for reception seating. But when Drew and Mike realized what was going on, instead of holding us to the letter of the contract, they offered us an extra room free of charge for the appetizer stations--one that made everything come together. This is to say that having told us we could have an appetizer menu, they were willing to live up to their word and adjust to make that possible, in a really professional manner.

After planning a wedding, I've come to think that it's impossible to really specify everything in a contract that needs to be indicated (especially for people--like me--without much experience in business negotiation, who might not think that measuring rooms for table space would be necessary at the outset). You need vendors you can trust to do right by you: who, when push comes to shove, will help you find a way to realize the ceremony and reception you want regardless of what exactly they're committed to on paper. The people at Orlando's offer exactly this kind of service. When you go to them, you can trust that they'll give you great service at a reasonable price (rest assured, we did a nightmarish amount of price comparison), and you can trust more generally that if you've agreed on a vision with them, they'll help you create it even if you didn't measure out every single detail in the contract. I would happily recommend them to my friends.
We had a wonderful experience working with Drew and Mike at Orlando's. Initially, it wasn't quite clear that everything Read more...
We had a wonderful experience working with Drew and Mike at Orlando's. Initially, it wasn't quite clear that everything would turn out all right: we had a vision for the ceremony and reception that didn't quite fit the specific rooms and services laid out in the contract--specifically, we had agreed on a appetizer menu, but when we started measuring for tables it looked as if the rooms we had booked wouldn't have enough space for both the appetizer stations and for reception seating. But when Drew and Mike realized what was going on, instead of holding us to the letter of the contract, they offered us an extra room free of charge for the appetizer stations--one that made everything come together. This is to say that having told us we could have an appetizer menu, they were willing to live up to their word and adjust to make that possible, in a really professional manner.

After planning a wedding, I've come to think that it's impossible to really specify everything in a contract that needs to be indicated (especially for people--like me--without much experience in business negotiation, who might not think that measuring rooms for table space would be necessary at the outset). You need vendors you can trust to do right by you: who, when push comes to shove, will help you find a way to realize the ceremony and reception you want regardless of what exactly they're committed to on paper. The people at Orlando's offer exactly this kind of service. When you go to them, you can trust that they'll give you great service at a reasonable price (rest assured, we did a nightmarish amount of price comparison), and you can trust more generally that if you've agreed on a vision with them, they'll help you create it even if you didn't measure out every single detail in the contract. I would happily recommend them to my friends. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words! It has been our pleasure to serve you and your guests.

Mike Orlando
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Christina1207
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful, the event went exactly as planned, and we receive a lot of compliments on the food, wait staff, decor and just everything. Thanks so much!!!
We had an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful, the event went exactly as planned, and we receive a lot of Read more...
We had an amazing experience. Everyone was so helpful, the event went exactly as planned, and we receive a lot of compliments on the food, wait staff, decor and just everything. Thanks so much!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the nice review. We are happy to hear from our Brides about their great experiences with Orlando's! We strive to be the very best in the wedding business.

Best wishes for a happy life together...
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emily.jimenez916@yahoo.com
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at Orlando Gardens. They did such an awesome job, and my guests are still raving about the food. I suggest that you spend then extra to have the chair covers and sashes, they make all the difference and the room looked so ellegant!
I had my reception at Orlando Gardens. They did such an awesome job, and my guests are still raving about the food. I Read more...
I had my reception at Orlando Gardens. They did such an awesome job, and my guests are still raving about the food. I suggest that you spend then extra to have the chair covers and sashes, they make all the difference and the room looked so ellegant! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Emily,

Thank you so much for the kind review. It has truly been our pleasure to serve you and your guests. We wish you both the very best in your new lives together!
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echeung18
Wedding:
9/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Orlando Gardens contributed to a phenomenal service for our wedding reception, and went above and beyond their call of duty. Services which had a price tag were provided for w/o additional costs (i.e. cake passing). The service manager of the night was very friendly, made sure everything was up to our expectations and was on top of the details (Wedding party-line up for DJ announcement; periodic checks during reception; assistance in retrieving wedding gift card"box" contents). Their wedding box was a nostalgic item; it was like an old front-door mail slot w/o the door. Very cool. Gotta love the whole reception ensemble: chandeliers, dimmed but not dark room, walled mirrors and hardwood floors for buffet/dj/dancing.

We purchased the dinner buffet package, and was skeptical on the taste. Mostly because we lived out of town and didn't have a chance to test the food. However, the food turned out to be delicious. I recommend the chicken spiedini and cavatelli and their salad was fresh!

Plus side on the expense is that there is no room rental or minimum to meet for the dinner service (Not that I can recall).

They also referred us to a DJ service who totally rocked! We loved our enthusiastic and professional DJ.

Also, they made it easy for us when it came to setting up the dinner tables with wedding favors and menus. Drop it off and they will set it up!

I highly recommend Orlando Gardens for such a memorable night. Thanks!
Orlando Gardens contributed to a phenomenal service for our wedding reception, and went above and beyond their call of Read more...
Orlando Gardens contributed to a phenomenal service for our wedding reception, and went above and beyond their call of duty. Services which had a price tag were provided for w/o additional costs (i.e. cake passing). The service manager of the night was very friendly, made sure everything was up to our expectations and was on top of the details (Wedding party-line up for DJ announcement; periodic checks during reception; assistance in retrieving wedding gift card"box" contents). Their wedding box was a nostalgic item; it was like an old front-door mail slot w/o the door. Very cool. Gotta love the whole reception ensemble: chandeliers, dimmed but not dark room, walled mirrors and hardwood floors for buffet/dj/dancing.

We purchased the dinner buffet package, and was skeptical on the taste. Mostly because we lived out of town and didn't have a chance to test the food. However, the food turned out to be delicious. I recommend the chicken spiedini and cavatelli and their salad was fresh!

Plus side on the expense is that there is no room rental or minimum to meet for the dinner service (Not that I can recall).

They also referred us to a DJ service who totally rocked! We loved our enthusiastic and professional DJ.

Also, they made it easy for us when it came to setting up the dinner tables with wedding favors and menus. Drop it off and they will set it up!

I highly recommend Orlando Gardens for such a memorable night. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

On behalf of the staff at Orlando's, I would like to thank you for your nice comments. It has been our pleasure to serve you and your guests and we wish you and your new husband a very happy and blessed life together.

Cheers!
Mike Orlando
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CompletelyInLove
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better place to do our wedding. Up until the day of the wedding Drew was extremely helpful in getting every last detail planned. He was very accommodating and happy to help. On the day of the wedding, Chip made sure everything was in order and everyone was in the right place. Orlando Gardens is great because they have someone helping you every step of the way. The room was beautiful and the meal was delicious. They also partner with several other area businesses to make this a one stop shop. They made it easy to get a cake, find a dj, and even find a shuttle to bring guests from the reception to the hotel. I would highly recommend this venue.
We couldn't have picked a better place to do our wedding. Up until the day of the wedding Drew was extremely helpful in Read more...
We couldn't have picked a better place to do our wedding. Up until the day of the wedding Drew was extremely helpful in getting every last detail planned. He was very accommodating and happy to help. On the day of the wedding, Chip made sure everything was in order and everyone was in the right place. Orlando Gardens is great because they have someone helping you every step of the way. The room was beautiful and the meal was delicious. They also partner with several other area businesses to make this a one stop shop. They made it easy to get a cake, find a dj, and even find a shuttle to bring guests from the reception to the hotel. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much and we wish you all the best!
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Candace
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception at the Wester Groves location. Everything ran smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was good and the drinks never stopped. For those on a budget I reccommend Orlando's Gardens. They will treat you right and give you your money's worth.
I had my reception at the Wester Groves location. Everything ran smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The Read more...
I had my reception at the Wester Groves location. Everything ran smoothly and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was good and the drinks never stopped. For those on a budget I reccommend Orlando's Gardens. They will treat you right and give you your money's worth. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Candace and Tory! We are honored you chose us to share your special day.

All the best in your new life together!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married May 13th, 2011 at the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. That venue can be difficult to plan for, but Jim with Orlando's was amazing! He was very quick to respond to any questions and was always very nice and helpful. He offered great suggestions and planned our reception perfectly! We didn't have to worry about a thing! And all of our guests raved about the food! Jim really made our day special. You will not be disappointed!
We got married May 13th, 2011 at the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. That venue can be difficult to plan for, but Jim Read more...
We got married May 13th, 2011 at the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. That venue can be difficult to plan for, but Jim with Orlando's was amazing! He was very quick to respond to any questions and was always very nice and helpful. He offered great suggestions and planned our reception perfectly! We didn't have to worry about a thing! And all of our guests raved about the food! Jim really made our day special. You will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Ashley for the nice comments. We are truly blessed to have staff, such as Jim, who represent the ideals of our company so well.

We wish you and yours all the best!
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JenMar10
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Whether you want a traditional St. Louis buffet (hello, mostaccioli!) or something a little wacky (mini PB&J, anyone?), your first call should be to Orlando's. My budget was limited and my venue was picky, but their staff was beyond helpful. Not only did they develop a creative, personalized menu that truly wowed my guests, but their service was impeccable. Why pay more, when Orlando's can do it all for less?
Whether you want a traditional St. Louis buffet (hello, mostaccioli!) or something a little wacky (mini PB&J, anyone?), Read more...
Whether you want a traditional St. Louis buffet (hello, mostaccioli!) or something a little wacky (mini PB&J, anyone?), your first call should be to Orlando's. My budget was limited and my venue was picky, but their staff was beyond helpful. Not only did they develop a creative, personalized menu that truly wowed my guests, but their service was impeccable. Why pay more, when Orlando's can do it all for less? Read less
Services Used: Catering
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the great review. We strive to help everyone out with the wedding of your dreams with whatever budget you may have. Best wishes to you both!
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april
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Orlando Gardens Hoffmeister location. We worked with Jim Helton who was wonderful and our bartender Tim was great as well. Food was amazing and the Venus room looked great!
I would highly recommend Orlando Gardens Hoffmeister location. We worked with Jim Helton who was wonderful and our Read more...
I would highly recommend Orlando Gardens Hoffmeister location. We worked with Jim Helton who was wonderful and our bartender Tim was great as well. Food was amazing and the Venus room looked great! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thanks April and Nick! Time, the bartender, has been with us for years and is always requested by our clients to work their receptions. He's a great guy. I thank you for the nice comments and we wish you both much happiness in the future.
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April&Jake_8_9_10
Wedding:
8/9/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was so good people were commenting on it all evening. Will be using them again!
The food was so good people were commenting on it all evening. Will be using them again!
The food was so good people were commenting on it all evening. Will be using them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much! We appreciate your nice comments and wish you both the very best...
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CamoBride
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
I could not be more thrilled with the Orlando family. Our ceremony was held at the beautiful Lodge at Grant's Trail. This 3-story log cabin bed and breakfast was the perfect setting for our rustic themed wedding. Every detail adds to the charm of this venue. Our family members each had a room for the night, allowing us to share breakfast together on the first day of our new lives. We will be back every year to remember and celebrate this special night.

The reception was held at the banquet hall. All of guests raved about the delicious food. The entire staff was so courteous and helpful from the moment of planning, to ensuring the hall was setup perfectly, to caring for us throughout the night, and even to ensuring all of our belongings were packed safely away for us to take home. Every step of the way was seamless. We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding dream come to life.
I could not be more thrilled with the Orlando family. Our ceremony was held at the beautiful Lodge at Grant's Trail. This Read more...
I could not be more thrilled with the Orlando family. Our ceremony was held at the beautiful Lodge at Grant's Trail. This 3-story log cabin bed and breakfast was the perfect setting for our rustic themed wedding. Every detail adds to the charm of this venue. Our family members each had a room for the night, allowing us to share breakfast together on the first day of our new lives. We will be back every year to remember and celebrate this special night.

The reception was held at the banquet hall. All of guests raved about the delicious food. The entire staff was so courteous and helpful from the moment of planning, to ensuring the hall was setup perfectly, to caring for us throughout the night, and even to ensuring all of our belongings were packed safely away for us to take home. Every step of the way was seamless. We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding dream come to life. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the nice comments! The Lodge is truly a very unique and romantic place for a wedding ceremony. We're please that you are happy with the outcome of your special day and wish you both the very best!
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Julia
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
The staff at Orlando's is amazing!!!! 2 weeks before my wedding we had a drastic drop in the number of people to attend the reception. I contacted them and within 24 hours we had a new contract written up and my reception was moved to a smaller ballroom in order to keep us from over paying by about 50 people. They have amazing customer service. They also are fantastic at fixing any problems on the spot. When my parents arrived ahead of the bridal party, the A/C was having some problems. Within about 20 minutes of my mother notifying the staff they had the problem fixed. This was especially important considering the heat index that day was 105 degrees!! The food is wonderful, the facilities are beautiful and well kept, and the staff is simply beyond compare!!
The staff at Orlando's is amazing!!!! 2 weeks before my wedding we had a drastic drop in the number of people to attend Read more...
The staff at Orlando's is amazing!!!! 2 weeks before my wedding we had a drastic drop in the number of people to attend the reception. I contacted them and within 24 hours we had a new contract written up and my reception was moved to a smaller ballroom in order to keep us from over paying by about 50 people. They have amazing customer service. They also are fantastic at fixing any problems on the spot. When my parents arrived ahead of the bridal party, the A/C was having some problems. Within about 20 minutes of my mother notifying the staff they had the problem fixed. This was especially important considering the heat index that day was 105 degrees!! The food is wonderful, the facilities are beautiful and well kept, and the staff is simply beyond compare!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We pride ourselves on great customer service so it's always nice to hear when we truly succeed in this area. We LOVE to hear that everything was AMAZING!

Best wishes for a happy life together!
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Dorian
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Orlando's was great. Throughout the process, Densie and Carol were easy to get a hold of to ask questions and make changes. I would recommend them to anyone.
Orlando's was great. Throughout the process, Densie and Carol were easy to get a hold of to ask questions and make Read more...
Orlando's was great. Throughout the process, Densie and Carol were easy to get a hold of to ask questions and make changes. I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the recommendation! Denise and Carol are two of our best and I will forward the nice comments on to them.

Thank you for allowing Orlando's to share your special day!
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Jeanette
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome service! We had a person by our side the whole time to get us drinks, help us find things, everything. They were great to work with, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone in the St. Louis area.
Awesome service! We had a person by our side the whole time to get us drinks, help us find things, everything. They were Read more...
Awesome service! We had a person by our side the whole time to get us drinks, help us find things, everything. They were great to work with, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone in the St. Louis area. Read less
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BsBride
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Orlando's at Dorsett was fantastic! They were very helpful, and they did everything we asked. I would definitely recommend them!
Orlando's at Dorsett was fantastic! They were very helpful, and they did everything we asked. I would definitely recommend Read more...
Orlando's at Dorsett was fantastic! They were very helpful, and they did everything we asked. I would definitely recommend them! Read less
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Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We wish you both the very best!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Tommy at Orlando Gardens was awesome! We got an excellent value for our cost. They had never served ice cream before but they did it for us!
Tommy at Orlando Gardens was awesome! We got an excellent value for our cost. They had never served ice cream before but Read more...
Tommy at Orlando Gardens was awesome! We got an excellent value for our cost. They had never served ice cream before but they did it for us! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jessica for the nice review. Tommy really is a great guy and we are lucky to have him represent us.

We wish you and your new husband a happy life together!
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Orlando's did a get job. The food was good and cost was low. We had them cater at an off site venue and they took care of most of the details. Very nice!
Orlando's did a get job. The food was good and cost was low. We had them cater at an off site venue and they took care of Read more...
Orlando's did a get job. The food was good and cost was low. We had them cater at an off site venue and they took care of most of the details. Very nice! Read less
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MrsWatkins
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We were able to get in early to set up our decorations, it was really an awesome value - beatiful reception at a nice price! I couldn't be happier :)
We were able to get in early to set up our decorations, it was really an awesome value - beatiful reception at a nice Read more...
We were able to get in early to set up our decorations, it was really an awesome value - beatiful reception at a nice price! I couldn't be happier :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Watkins for the great review. We were proud to serve you and your guests and wish you both the very best!
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Lorinda
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone we worked with at Putting on Orlando Gardenswas extremely professional and helpful. The food was outstanding! Any event I have ever been to where Putting on the Ritz is catering has always been delicious. Always friendly and consistent. They have a good selection to fit any style wedding.
Everyone we worked with at Putting on Orlando Gardenswas extremely professional and helpful. The food was outstanding! Any Read more...
Everyone we worked with at Putting on Orlando Gardenswas extremely professional and helpful. The food was outstanding! Any event I have ever been to where Putting on the Ritz is catering has always been delicious. Always friendly and consistent. They have a good selection to fit any style wedding. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you Lorinda for your review. We truly strive to always be courteous and professional. I am glad we exceeded your expectations! Best Wishes!
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stephloves31
Wedding:
11/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Our winter wedding was perfectly set at Orlando's with their amazing holiday decor! And the food was INCREDIBLE! Nearly every person I've spoken with in the week since our wedding has complimented how great the food was and how beautiful the decor was! If you're looking for an amazing winter/Christmas wedding - book Orlando's on Watson TODAY!
Our winter wedding was perfectly set at Orlando's with their amazing holiday decor! And the food was INCREDIBLE! Nearly Read more...
Our winter wedding was perfectly set at Orlando's with their amazing holiday decor! And the food was INCREDIBLE! Nearly every person I've spoken with in the week since our wedding has complimented how great the food was and how beautiful the decor was! If you're looking for an amazing winter/Christmas wedding - book Orlando's on Watson TODAY! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Christmas is a very special holiday to our family and we are please you were happy with your HOLIDAY RECEPTION!

Thank you for the nice comments and we wish you and yours the very best!
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pearl
Wedding:
8/19/2009
5.0/5.0
This reception host/caterer was absolutely wonderful! We were all so frazzled and lost track of time, but they people there were very on top of things and made sure everything went smoothly, which it did!
This reception host/caterer was absolutely wonderful! We were all so frazzled and lost track of time, but they people Read more...
This reception host/caterer was absolutely wonderful! We were all so frazzled and lost track of time, but they people there were very on top of things and made sure everything went smoothly, which it did! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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stlouisjulybride
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was perfect! Jim was fantastic to work with while planning, and he offered many suggestions on how we could customize our event to our needs. Guests commented on how wonderful the food tasted (even those who had been to Orlandos many times before), and they also talked about how elegant the hall looked. So glad that we opted for the deluxe buffet and the mirrored tiles/votive candles! Also, in terms of the packages, everything was clealry explained on the contract, and Orlandos honored it so that there were no hidden fees or unexpected last minute costs. Also, an added relief...the staff at Orlandos was gracious enough to set-up our favors for the guests so we didn't have to arrive early or spend time on set-up. Our manager, Sandy, was professional and genuinely seemed interested in making the night special. She also made sure that everything ran on time and smoothly with the buffet, cake cutting, and dances. It was nice to know that she and the DJ had everything under control so that my parents, husband, and I could relax and enjoy the evening! I could not be more pleased with the night or have asked for a more wonderful celebration! I highly recommend Orlando Gardens.
Our wedding reception was perfect! Jim was fantastic to work with while planning, and he offered many suggestions on how Read more...
Our wedding reception was perfect! Jim was fantastic to work with while planning, and he offered many suggestions on how we could customize our event to our needs. Guests commented on how wonderful the food tasted (even those who had been to Orlandos many times before), and they also talked about how elegant the hall looked. So glad that we opted for the deluxe buffet and the mirrored tiles/votive candles! Also, in terms of the packages, everything was clealry explained on the contract, and Orlandos honored it so that there were no hidden fees or unexpected last minute costs. Also, an added relief...the staff at Orlandos was gracious enough to set-up our favors for the guests so we didn't have to arrive early or spend time on set-up. Our manager, Sandy, was professional and genuinely seemed interested in making the night special. She also made sure that everything ran on time and smoothly with the buffet, cake cutting, and dances. It was nice to know that she and the DJ had everything under control so that my parents, husband, and I could relax and enjoy the evening! I could not be more pleased with the night or have asked for a more wonderful celebration! I highly recommend Orlando Gardens. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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emilee85
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Orlando's did a great job catering to all of our needs. They worked with me to ensure every detail was what I had pictured. They provided the delicious food as well as linens. They even set up the reception room with the florist.
Orlando's did a great job catering to all of our needs. They worked with me to ensure every detail was what I had Read more...
Orlando's did a great job catering to all of our needs. They worked with me to ensure every detail was what I had pictured. They provided the delicious food as well as linens. They even set up the reception room with the florist. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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acsago
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Orlando Gardens was a fantastic reception venue. Drew and Mike were so great to work with and so flexible with the different things I wanted. The hall was beautiful and the food was amazing, lots of my guests commented on that. The outside of the building is deceiving to how big and nice the inside is.
Orlando Gardens was a fantastic reception venue. Drew and Mike were so great to work with and so flexible with the Read more...
Orlando Gardens was a fantastic reception venue. Drew and Mike were so great to work with and so flexible with the different things I wanted. The hall was beautiful and the food was amazing, lots of my guests commented on that. The outside of the building is deceiving to how big and nice the inside is. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Terri Noftsinger from Orlando Gardens was GREAT! She was always available when I needed here and she organized everything fabulously. All of the rentals were perfect. The food was perfect for the event.
Working with Terri Noftsinger from Orlando Gardens was GREAT! She was always available when I needed here and she Read more...
Working with Terri Noftsinger from Orlando Gardens was GREAT! She was always available when I needed here and she organized everything fabulously. All of the rentals were perfect. The food was perfect for the event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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melbil04
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
MY RECEPTION WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME. THE DJ WAS RECOMMENCED THROUGH THEM AND THEY DID AN AMAZING JOB. ALSO I GOT MY CAKE THROUGH THEM AT MCARTHUR'S AND IT WAS GORGEOUS AND DELICIOUS.
MY RECEPTION WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME. THE DJ WAS RECOMMENCED THROUGH THEM AND THEY DID AN AMAZING JOB. Read more...
MY RECEPTION WAS BEAUTIFUL. WE REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME. THE DJ WAS RECOMMENCED THROUGH THEM AND THEY DID AN AMAZING JOB. ALSO I GOT MY CAKE THROUGH THEM AT MCARTHUR'S AND IT WAS GORGEOUS AND DELICIOUS. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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JenMoo2
Wedding:
3/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I had nothing but a wonderful experience with Orlando's. The price, and the quality were top notch! I'd definitely pleased with every aspect of the wedding. If you are looking for an affordable wedding reception - this is the place for you!
I had nothing but a wonderful experience with Orlando's. The price, and the quality were top notch! I'd definitely pleased Read more...
I had nothing but a wonderful experience with Orlando's. The price, and the quality were top notch! I'd definitely pleased with every aspect of the wedding. If you are looking for an affordable wedding reception - this is the place for you! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
The food and set up was amazing!! We recieved so many compliments from guests about how delicious the food was! I could not have asked for an easier business to work with! They really made the reception perfect!
The food and set up was amazing!! We recieved so many compliments from guests about how delicious the food was! I could Read more...
The food and set up was amazing!! We recieved so many compliments from guests about how delicious the food was! I could not have asked for an easier business to work with! They really made the reception perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Harrisonlsp
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Orlando Gardens was absolutely marvelous. The food was great. The staff was great. Everything was great. They were truly reasonably priced. I definitely would highly recommend them.
Orlando Gardens was absolutely marvelous. The food was great. The staff was great. Everything was great. They were truly Read more...
Orlando Gardens was absolutely marvelous. The food was great. The staff was great. Everything was great. They were truly reasonably priced. I definitely would highly recommend them. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/19/2007
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, romantic, professional place for my reception/catering. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was delicious, the staff was more than helpful in everything! Highly recommend this place!!
I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, romantic, professional place for my reception/catering. The atmosphere was Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, romantic, professional place for my reception/catering. The atmosphere was perfect, the food was delicious, the staff was more than helpful in everything! Highly recommend this place!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Just AMAZING! I understand that picking a venue is a huge task but going with Orlando's will literally make your wedding easier! I can promise you that! I am in the military and was planning an out of town wedding and doing it all myself while still working. Orlando's made it so easy for me and I couldn't be more thankful! Denise was incredible!! It was like working with family with Denise, Sandy and the whole staff. They were extremely flexible with everything we wanted and everything we asked for we got and more!! The service staff was just hands down fantastic! This is what I had written to Denise earlier today:
"Denise--you kept this OCD bride sane and that's hard to do. You even dealt with us probably asking you the same questions over and over again but you did it with a smile. It was such a breath of fresh air to work with a group of professionals who all love what they do!! Sandy was amazing our wedding night when you left....just terrific! And her husband at the bar (a name cannot come to mind right now)....well let's just say everyone loved that man. Everyone! And hopefully the amount of tips he made that night just goes to show the spectacular job he did! And I believe their son was there too....hard work just runs in the family, that's for sure! The best part about Orlando's being so great to us is that besides the fact of us always talking about it to people and friends, all of our guests saw what a great job they did and I know for a fact will be recommending you guys to everyone they know!!"
You have just got to be insane to not go with Orlando Gardens! They did our ceremony, reception and catering. This was the only thing my husband has picked and I know for a fact he will take this to his grave as one of his best ideas! Thank you again to the whole Orlando Staff for making my perfect day even more perfect!
Just AMAZING! I understand that picking a venue is a huge task but going with Orlando's will literally make your wedding Read more...
Just AMAZING! I understand that picking a venue is a huge task but going with Orlando's will literally make your wedding easier! I can promise you that! I am in the military and was planning an out of town wedding and doing it all myself while still working. Orlando's made it so easy for me and I couldn't be more thankful! Denise was incredible!! It was like working with family with Denise, Sandy and the whole staff. They were extremely flexible with everything we wanted and everything we asked for we got and more!! The service staff was just hands down fantastic! This is what I had written to Denise earlier today:
"Denise--you kept this OCD bride sane and that's hard to do. You even dealt with us probably asking you the same questions over and over again but you did it with a smile. It was such a breath of fresh air to work with a group of professionals who all love what they do!! Sandy was amazing our wedding night when you left....just terrific! And her husband at the bar (a name cannot come to mind right now)....well let's just say everyone loved that man. Everyone! And hopefully the amount of tips he made that night just goes to show the spectacular job he did! And I believe their son was there too....hard work just runs in the family, that's for sure! The best part about Orlando's being so great to us is that besides the fact of us always talking about it to people and friends, all of our guests saw what a great job they did and I know for a fact will be recommending you guys to everyone they know!!"
You have just got to be insane to not go with Orlando Gardens! They did our ceremony, reception and catering. This was the only thing my husband has picked and I know for a fact he will take this to his grave as one of his best ideas! Thank you again to the whole Orlando Staff for making my perfect day even more perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Shelly
Wedding:
6/3/2014
4.9/5.0
Laurie and the staff at Orlando's were great to work with. We used the Friday special which gave us a great deal. The staff was very professional. They venue was very clean. Laurie worked around my schedule to help me have time to decorate. The food was very good as well.
Laurie and the staff at Orlando's were great to work with. We used the Friday special which gave us a great deal. The Read more...
Laurie and the staff at Orlando's were great to work with. We used the Friday special which gave us a great deal. The staff was very professional. They venue was very clean. Laurie worked around my schedule to help me have time to decorate. The food was very good as well. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Orlando's provided AMAZING food for our venue. Every guest I talked to mentioned how good the food was at least once in our conversation! Our Orlando's representative was flexible with us, always responding to emails and answering all of my crazy questions :) they delivered exactly what we pictured in our heads. I would HIGHLY recommend Orlando's to a friend, in fact I already have to friends getting married in the STL area!

Thank you Orlando's!!!!!!!
Orlando's provided AMAZING food for our venue. Every guest I talked to mentioned how good the food was at least once in Read more...
Orlando's provided AMAZING food for our venue. Every guest I talked to mentioned how good the food was at least once in our conversation! Our Orlando's representative was flexible with us, always responding to emails and answering all of my crazy questions :) they delivered exactly what we pictured in our heads. I would HIGHLY recommend Orlando's to a friend, in fact I already have to friends getting married in the STL area!

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Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Overall great service and excellent food. They were willing to work with an outside caterer to add in some ethnic dishes, which was awesome! Also made kids meals for the little ones :)
Overall great service and excellent food. They were willing to work with an outside caterer to add in some ethnic dishes, Read more...
Overall great service and excellent food. They were willing to work with an outside caterer to add in some ethnic dishes, which was awesome! Also made kids meals for the little ones :) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
They did everything for us for our wedding. The took care of all the vendors when the arrived at the reception hall. They made sure we had a flawless reception. The hall was beautiful and their food and services was outstanding.
They did everything for us for our wedding. The took care of all the vendors when the arrived at the reception hall. They Read more...
They did everything for us for our wedding. The took care of all the vendors when the arrived at the reception hall. They made sure we had a flawless reception. The hall was beautiful and their food and services was outstanding. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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LT11610
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.9/5.0
Very good value and service
Very good value and service
Very good value and service Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Irvi
Wedding:
12/2/2009
4.9/5.0
Beautiful venue, disappointed with the quality of service.This was an amazing and really unique place to have a reception. The roof garden was spectacular for the cocktail hour, and the glassblowing demonstration was a HUGE hit with our guests (I've had a number of people tell me it was the most memorable reception they'd ever attended because of this). We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married.
Beautiful venue, disappointed with the quality of service.This was an amazing and really unique place to have a reception. Read more...
Beautiful venue, disappointed with the quality of service.This was an amazing and really unique place to have a reception. The roof garden was spectacular for the cocktail hour, and the glassblowing demonstration was a HUGE hit with our guests (I've had a number of people tell me it was the most memorable reception they'd ever attended because of this). We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone getting married. Read less
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yam5683
Wedding:
11/27/2009
4.9/5.0
Orlando's was great they offer packages for any budget and did an amazing job for us.
Orlando's was great they offer packages for any budget and did an amazing job for us.
Orlando's was great they offer packages for any budget and did an amazing job for us. Read less
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tonya
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.9/5.0
very professional.great food.beautiful place
very professional.great food.beautiful place
very professional.great food.beautiful place Read less
Services Used: Catering
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mysweetlittlepug
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.9/5.0
Orlando's did and amazing job. Our guests loved there food. They were so nice, patient , and helpful. They did a great job with setup and take down . It was so easy to enjoy my with them catering. Had no worries.
Orlando's did and amazing job. Our guests loved there food. They were so nice, patient , and helpful. They did a great job Read more...
Orlando's did and amazing job. Our guests loved there food. They were so nice, patient , and helpful. They did a great job with setup and take down . It was so easy to enjoy my with them catering. Had no worries. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.8/5.0
We were very happy with Orlando's. We had our reception there and it is a very nice facility with good food. You get a great value for what you pay for.
We were very happy with Orlando's. We had our reception there and it is a very nice facility with good food. You get a Read more...
We were very happy with Orlando's. We had our reception there and it is a very nice facility with good food. You get a great value for what you pay for. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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tadjen
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.8/5.0
We were very pleased with everything, our guests kept commenting on how amazing the food was and how great the room looked!
We were very pleased with everything, our guests kept commenting on how amazing the food was and how great the room Read more...
We were very pleased with everything, our guests kept commenting on how amazing the food was and how great the room looked! Read less
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ekm1975
Wedding:
5/7/2009
4.8/5.0
Our reception was beautiful. Their rooms are so well put together that there was very little extra cost toward decoration. My husband's family has used this vendor in the past and we will likely use it agin in the future. I am very pleased with the service provided.
Our reception was beautiful. Their rooms are so well put together that there was very little extra cost toward decoration. Read more...
Our reception was beautiful. Their rooms are so well put together that there was very little extra cost toward decoration. My husband's family has used this vendor in the past and we will likely use it agin in the future. I am very pleased with the service provided. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Floyd
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.7/5.0
There were a few issues with the refilling of food and time food ended. Also did not refill water glasses unless asked to do so. otherwise everything was great.
There were a few issues with the refilling of food and time food ended. Also did not refill water glasses unless asked to Read more...
There were a few issues with the refilling of food and time food ended. Also did not refill water glasses unless asked to do so. otherwise everything was great. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Banana
Wedding:
9/10/2010
4.7/5.0
The price was excelent and the food was great. The venue is pretty. The only thing is that there are certain vendors you have to use for certain things.
The price was excelent and the food was great. The venue is pretty. The only thing is that there are certain vendors you Read more...
The price was excelent and the food was great. The venue is pretty. The only thing is that there are certain vendors you have to use for certain things. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/12/2008
4.7/5.0
Orlando's, and Terri my coordinator did a Wonderful job on my wedding. The food was GREAT and the service was even better. I bugged Terri so much with changes and she always got back to me quickly and she was so easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone, especially someone on a budget. I told them what I wanted and they made it work for me! Thanks so much!
Orlando's, and Terri my coordinator did a Wonderful job on my wedding. The food was GREAT and the service was even better. Read more...
Orlando's, and Terri my coordinator did a Wonderful job on my wedding. The food was GREAT and the service was even better. I bugged Terri so much with changes and she always got back to me quickly and she was so easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone, especially someone on a budget. I told them what I wanted and they made it work for me! Thanks so much! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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crystalite729
Wedding:
4/5/2008
4.7/5.0
Our food was great! It was definitely a value for budget! They were very friendly and accommodating, especially since we were planning the wedding out of state. If you are getting married in St. Louis or surrounding areas, we highly recommend setting up a tasting with Orlando's to weigh your options before you select your caterer.
Our food was great! It was definitely a value for budget! They were very friendly and accommodating, especially since we Read more...
Our food was great! It was definitely a value for budget! They were very friendly and accommodating, especially since we were planning the wedding out of state. If you are getting married in St. Louis or surrounding areas, we highly recommend setting up a tasting with Orlando's to weigh your options before you select your caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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amandasmith
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.6/5.0
Sometimes it took a while for our rep from the company to return our phone calls and emails. That gave me a bit of anxiety but when it was all said and done, the reception went off without a hitch and the caterer was flexible and great.
Sometimes it took a while for our rep from the company to return our phone calls and emails. That gave me a bit of anxiety Read more...
Sometimes it took a while for our rep from the company to return our phone calls and emails. That gave me a bit of anxiety but when it was all said and done, the reception went off without a hitch and the caterer was flexible and great. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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tkd
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.6/5.0
The folks at Orlando Gardens took care of everything for me. All I had to do was pick out my menu and give them a basic timeline. They were super-friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, too. I have a friend who has worked in catering for several years and never eats food prepared by other caterers (since "he knows" what happens), but paid them a great compliment by even getting seconds!! The cost was very reasonable as well. Approx. $30 per plate.
The folks at Orlando Gardens took care of everything for me. All I had to do was pick out my menu and give them a basic Read more...
The folks at Orlando Gardens took care of everything for me. All I had to do was pick out my menu and give them a basic timeline. They were super-friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious, too. I have a friend who has worked in catering for several years and never eats food prepared by other caterers (since "he knows" what happens), but paid them a great compliment by even getting seconds!! The cost was very reasonable as well. Approx. $30 per plate. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sara
Wedding:
3/10/2007
4.6/5.0
Orlando Gardens provided me with the most beautiful ballroom. The food was amazing and the customer service was great.
This is an all inclusive package- food, liquor,tables, etc. they even referred me for a cake and a dj.
Orlando Gardens provided me with the most beautiful ballroom. The food was amazing and the customer service was great. Read more...
Orlando Gardens provided me with the most beautiful ballroom. The food was amazing and the customer service was great.
This is an all inclusive package- food, liquor,tables, etc. they even referred me for a cake and a dj. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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bride92609
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.5/5.0
I was very happy with how everything turned out. Instead of trying to buy lots of decorations for the tables I just rented some table runners in my wedding colors. The tables looked wonderful without having to spend a lot of money or wonder what to do.
I was very happy with how everything turned out. Instead of trying to buy lots of decorations for the tables I just rented Read more...
I was very happy with how everything turned out. Instead of trying to buy lots of decorations for the tables I just rented some table runners in my wedding colors. The tables looked wonderful without having to spend a lot of money or wonder what to do. Read less
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lsmusic99
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.5/5.0
Orlando Gardens were very high quality for a budget friendly price. They were my reception venue and catering service. We had a very nice buffet style dinner, and everyone enjoyed themselves. I have been to receptions there before my own, and knew that I wanted to have mine there. Luckily we were able to get them on our date. Everything went off without a hitch, and the hostess was wonderful about getting things rolling, so we didn't waste time waiting for things to happen. The only negative item was we only had one bartender. We were supposed to have 2, but there was a scheduling mishap.
Orlando Gardens were very high quality for a budget friendly price. They were my reception venue and catering service. We Read more...
Orlando Gardens were very high quality for a budget friendly price. They were my reception venue and catering service. We had a very nice buffet style dinner, and everyone enjoyed themselves. I have been to receptions there before my own, and knew that I wanted to have mine there. Luckily we were able to get them on our date. Everything went off without a hitch, and the hostess was wonderful about getting things rolling, so we didn't waste time waiting for things to happen. The only negative item was we only had one bartender. We were supposed to have 2, but there was a scheduling mishap. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lucile187
Wedding:
1/19/2008
4.5/5.0
The food was amazing, they were happy to work with you, but come in after you've done your homework to get the best deal.
The food was amazing, they were happy to work with you, but come in after you've done your homework to get the best deal.
The food was amazing, they were happy to work with you, but come in after you've done your homework to get the best deal. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
7/18/2004
4.5/5.0
Orlando's created a great reception for us. The price was very reasonable for a buffet and 4 hours of open bar. Our guests are still raving about the reception and keep asking us when we are going to get married again.
Orlando's created a great reception for us. The price was very reasonable for a buffet and 4 hours of open bar. Our guests Read more...
Orlando's created a great reception for us. The price was very reasonable for a buffet and 4 hours of open bar. Our guests are still raving about the reception and keep asking us when we are going to get married again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.4/5.0
The food was amazing. They even made a special dish for my guest that was a vegan. They set everything up for me, so I didn't have to worry about it.
The food was amazing. They even made a special dish for my guest that was a vegan. They set everything up for me, so I Read more...
The food was amazing. They even made a special dish for my guest that was a vegan. They set everything up for me, so I didn't have to worry about it. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/24/2007
4.3/5.0
Orlando's was great! The food was amazing. Many people commented that it didn't taste like your normal "wedding food". They were also wonderful about accomodating our food needs (allergies, preferences).
Orlando's was great! The food was amazing. Many people commented that it didn't taste like your normal "wedding food". Read more...
Orlando's was great! The food was amazing. Many people commented that it didn't taste like your normal "wedding food". They were also wonderful about accomodating our food needs (allergies, preferences). Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lucia
Wedding:
5/23/2012
4.2/5.0
Very responsive and easy to work with. Great for brides who want to plan a nice event with little hassle. Excellent catering services and well-established relationships with other wedding service vendors in the area.
Very responsive and easy to work with. Great for brides who want to plan a nice event with little hassle. Excellent Read more...
Very responsive and easy to work with. Great for brides who want to plan a nice event with little hassle. Excellent catering services and well-established relationships with other wedding service vendors in the area. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.1/5.0
Sometimes the communication was lacking, but when it really mattered (the day of my wedding), Orlando's really came through! We had to delay the start about an hour, but they were flexible and accomodating. I would definitely recommend, as it appears they come through in the clutch. The food is pretty good, but the service is very good.
Sometimes the communication was lacking, but when it really mattered (the day of my wedding), Orlando's really came Read more...
Sometimes the communication was lacking, but when it really mattered (the day of my wedding), Orlando's really came through! We had to delay the start about an hour, but they were flexible and accomodating. I would definitely recommend, as it appears they come through in the clutch. The food is pretty good, but the service is very good. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.1/5.0
I would like to start by saying that my wedding was awesome, the food was great, and everything that went wrong did not affect my time, and MOST of it went un-noticed by my guests.

That being said, I feel like there were several promises made to me that were not followed through. Before my wedding day I felt like everything had been great, they never had to return a phone call because my question was always answered when I called. Everything I wanted was typed into my contract, and when we went to set the menu and give final payment, they had all my requests right there.

The day of my wedding I found out that they did not put out the place cards as planned, my aunt, uncle, and 4 cousins did it, and they had nothing to go off of except the seating chart! I provided 2 different lists to Orlandos a week beforehand where the cards needed to go!
The big ugly naked statues were not taken off the bar, as I had PAID for them to be removed.
I had 6 children at my reception, and I was given the option to have chicken fingers and mac& cheese brought out to them. I was really excited about that considering the only hing they would probably eat from the buffet were the rolls. Well, their plates were never brought to them, and they ate rolls.
They informed me that they have someone to watch the bathrooms, fill TP, wipe everything down, etc. Well, all 6 stalls were without TP and one of the toilets was backed up. My mom had to run around trying to find TP, and after asking 3 bartenders (who told her to find someone in a white shirt, which were no where to be found), she jimmied open a locked cabinet to get her own tp. At that time, someone came in with 1 roll of tp for 6 stalls!

We did get refunded the fee we paid for having the stautes removed, and they refunded us for the kid's meals. I'm not sure what happened, but someone dropped the ball several times somewhere. My guess would be Tom Craig, our coordinator. I have no idea how so much could get messed up unless he wasn't communicating with the staff that was actually there, because he of course was no where to be found.
I would like to start by saying that my wedding was awesome, the food was great, and everything that went wrong did not Read more...
I would like to start by saying that my wedding was awesome, the food was great, and everything that went wrong did not affect my time, and MOST of it went un-noticed by my guests.

That being said, I feel like there were several promises made to me that were not followed through. Before my wedding day I felt like everything had been great, they never had to return a phone call because my question was always answered when I called. Everything I wanted was typed into my contract, and when we went to set the menu and give final payment, they had all my requests right there.

The day of my wedding I found out that they did not put out the place cards as planned, my aunt, uncle, and 4 cousins did it, and they had nothing to go off of except the seating chart! I provided 2 different lists to Orlandos a week beforehand where the cards needed to go!
The big ugly naked statues were not taken off the bar, as I had PAID for them to be removed.
I had 6 children at my reception, and I was given the option to have chicken fingers and mac& cheese brought out to them. I was really excited about that considering the only hing they would probably eat from the buffet were the rolls. Well, their plates were never brought to them, and they ate rolls.
They informed me that they have someone to watch the bathrooms, fill TP, wipe everything down, etc. Well, all 6 stalls were without TP and one of the toilets was backed up. My mom had to run around trying to find TP, and after asking 3 bartenders (who told her to find someone in a white shirt, which were no where to be found), she jimmied open a locked cabinet to get her own tp. At that time, someone came in with 1 roll of tp for 6 stalls!

We did get refunded the fee we paid for having the stautes removed, and they refunded us for the kid's meals. I'm not sure what happened, but someone dropped the ball several times somewhere. My guess would be Tom Craig, our coordinator. I have no idea how so much could get messed up unless he wasn't communicating with the staff that was actually there, because he of course was no where to be found. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Neil
Wedding:
4/1/2009
4.1/5.0
This reception hall had plenty of room to move around. Their were 2 receptions going on at the same time but you couldn't hear the other event at all. The food was good and the service was invisible which is always what you want. I would plan another event at this location.
This reception hall had plenty of room to move around. Their were 2 receptions going on at the same time but you couldn't Read more...
This reception hall had plenty of room to move around. Their were 2 receptions going on at the same time but you couldn't hear the other event at all. The food was good and the service was invisible which is always what you want. I would plan another event at this location. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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SarahP
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.1/5.0
Orlando Gardens was one of the only reception venues that would hold our large group of ~400 guests, but it was spectacular!!! Jim was great to meet with and helpful in selecting our menu and other "options" for our buffet package. The table decor was elegant with provided candle centerpieces and the food was very tasty, especially for being prepared to feed the masses!!!
Orlando Gardens was one of the only reception venues that would hold our large group of ~400 guests, but it was Read more...
Orlando Gardens was one of the only reception venues that would hold our large group of ~400 guests, but it was spectacular!!! Jim was great to meet with and helpful in selecting our menu and other "options" for our buffet package. The table decor was elegant with provided candle centerpieces and the food was very tasty, especially for being prepared to feed the masses!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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David
Wedding:
2/20/2006
4.0/5.0
The food arrived late and cold, which is why this gets a low rating from me.
The food arrived late and cold, which is why this gets a low rating from me.
The food arrived late and cold, which is why this gets a low rating from me. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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sreynolds
Wedding:
10/6/2006
3.9/5.0
They were pretty good overall. They could have been a little more personable. The guy sometimes treated us like all we meant was money. However, the food was great and everything they did was right.
They were pretty good overall. They could have been a little more personable. The guy sometimes treated us like all we Read more...
They were pretty good overall. They could have been a little more personable. The guy sometimes treated us like all we meant was money. However, the food was great and everything they did was right. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/19/2013
3.6/5.0
We had our wedding at the Watson location and I couldnt of asked for a better night. The manager on duty was awesome and very helpful, the bartender was amazing and kept the drinks flowing. Whenever I went to the bar he had a water ready and waiting for me and kept my drink to the side when i would come on and off the dance floor. They had everything packed up and ready for us to go at 11:00pm which made us leaving the venue very easy and effortless, I never felt rushed , the food was great though I didnt really get a chance to sit down and eat because i was visiting with guest. Over all our time there was awesome Thank you

Sarah & Nick
We had our wedding at the Watson location and I couldnt of asked for a better night. The manager on duty was awesome and Read more...
We had our wedding at the Watson location and I couldnt of asked for a better night. The manager on duty was awesome and very helpful, the bartender was amazing and kept the drinks flowing. Whenever I went to the bar he had a water ready and waiting for me and kept my drink to the side when i would come on and off the dance floor. They had everything packed up and ready for us to go at 11:00pm which made us leaving the venue very easy and effortless, I never felt rushed , the food was great though I didnt really get a chance to sit down and eat because i was visiting with guest. Over all our time there was awesome Thank you

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Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sarah and Nick for the very nice comments, however, your score doesn't seem to match your experience with us you described! We enjoyed hosting your wedding reception and wish you both the very best!
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/10/2009
3.4/5.0
I want to start out by saying the food was GREAT, what a value. Everything about them was great, once I switched contacts. Initially we dealt with a Tom Craig. He was not so great. Weeks would go by without a response, and we went through rounds and rounds of the contract because each time he would add new things. About a month before the wedding, I could not take it anymore and requested a new coordinator. We got Denise Stevenor, and she was great, very on top of things, would call me right back if she missed my call. Orlando's was even flexible enough to have the linens delivered the day before at no extra charge so that we could set up the reception.
I want to start out by saying the food was GREAT, what a value. Everything about them was great, once I switched contacts. Read more...
I want to start out by saying the food was GREAT, what a value. Everything about them was great, once I switched contacts. Initially we dealt with a Tom Craig. He was not so great. Weeks would go by without a response, and we went through rounds and rounds of the contract because each time he would add new things. About a month before the wedding, I could not take it anymore and requested a new coordinator. We got Denise Stevenor, and she was great, very on top of things, would call me right back if she missed my call. Orlando's was even flexible enough to have the linens delivered the day before at no extra charge so that we could set up the reception. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Karley
Wedding:
1/12/2013
3.2/5.0
We hired Orlando’s for our caterer at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for our wedding reception. We worked with Jim who was very helpful from the beginning. He was very responsive to our needs – especially financial and was very knowledgeable to our venue. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. The only thing that really bothered us was that when our band took a break, somehow all of the food was “all gone,” and I had signed a contract saying that the band would be able to eat. I was later informed that all of the leftover food was donated to a food bank – which is fine, but that was NEVER mentioned once before. We felt a little mislead with this – when you pay $8,000 to feed about 120 people and the band who worked their tails off all night does not get to eat, that is a BIG problem to me. I am not against donating to the needy, but I am against lying to your customer.
We hired Orlando’s for our caterer at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for our wedding reception. We worked with Jim Read more...
We hired Orlando’s for our caterer at The Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles for our wedding reception. We worked with Jim who was very helpful from the beginning. He was very responsive to our needs – especially financial and was very knowledgeable to our venue. The food was very good and the staff was very friendly. The only thing that really bothered us was that when our band took a break, somehow all of the food was “all gone,” and I had signed a contract saying that the band would be able to eat. I was later informed that all of the leftover food was donated to a food bank – which is fine, but that was NEVER mentioned once before. We felt a little mislead with this – when you pay $8,000 to feed about 120 people and the band who worked their tails off all night does not get to eat, that is a BIG problem to me. I am not against donating to the needy, but I am against lying to your customer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
Orlando's Event and Conference Centers responded with the following comments:

We are distressed that this bride felt that we lied to her about donating leftover food. That was never our intention. We have a clause in ALL of our catering contracts that states: “ORLANDO'S is not responsible for "NO SHOWS". We prepare more food than we expect to serve. (Running out is a traumatic experience.) We also have extended food temperatures and holding conditions to a point that we will not release leftover food to you or your guests. We thank you for your cooperation.” Often our clients will ask what we do with these leftovers and we do not hesitate to inform them that we donate these leftovers to a local food bank. The bride emailed Jim after the reception with this same complaint that we did not feed the band, he assured her that we did, in fact, offer food to the band. It was in this email that he explained our policy on donating leftovers but we feel she misunderstood and took this to mean that we were more concerned with donating leftovers than providing food for her band who did indeed “work their tails off all night”.

Orlando’s is also very confused by this review because the band in question was given plenty of opportunity to get food the night of this reception and were asked several times but politely declined. Offering dinner to the vendors is a courtesy Orlando’s always extends, whether it’s in their contract or not. We also make sure that the employees of the our venues also have an opportunity to get a meal which is something all the folks that work at The Foundry Arts Centre look forward to and enjoy.

The band in question actually contacted Jim via email regarding their meals prior to this reception. He was informed that the band wished to have their meal an hour before the reception began which was actually two hours prior to the time the bride, groom, and all their guests were scheduled to eat. Our food was not scheduled to be on site until closer to serving time. Jim explained this to the band contact stating that we always allow vendors to eat once a buffet is taken down and that we go out of our way to make sure that this occurs before food is removed from the facility so there shouldn’t be any problem with them getting food. He also offered to arrange for something to be available at the earlier time if the later meal time would not work for them. The band did not feel that is was necessary to make any special arrangements and, in fact, the Monday after the reception sent a lovely note to Jim thanking him for his “hospitality and professional courtesy” the night of the reception. They made no mention of not being able to get food so we are still unclear as to why our bride believed that they didn’t.
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monurse
Wedding:
10/4/2008
0.0/5.0
Diaster is all I can say. We were bumped from the room that we booked even though we booked 12 months in advance. I had 3 different coordinators in the year. I guess that can't keep their help!
I received a call on the day of my wedding will getting my hair done to tell me that the room had been booked last minute for a funeral luncheon and that we would not be able to decorate the room before 5:00 pm. My ceremony started at 5:00 at the church and the reception started at 7:00 pm. I complained and was told that the contract was only for 7 to 11. The staff did a horrible job setting the table decor since they threw it out last minute. So much for 12 months of planning! There were 2 tables that did not have anything! They lost the centerpieces and candles. The coordinator was rude and hide all night. The only good thing was the food.
I wrote a professional letter after the wedding to the facility. The owner, Mr. Orlando sent me a rude letter in response. He even told me that if we had spent more money, we would have gotten more attention. I guess our $10,000 wasn't enough.
Diaster is all I can say. We were bumped from the room that we booked even though we booked 12 months in advance. I had 3 Read more...
Diaster is all I can say. We were bumped from the room that we booked even though we booked 12 months in advance. I had 3 different coordinators in the year. I guess that can't keep their help!
I received a call on the day of my wedding will getting my hair done to tell me that the room had been booked last minute for a funeral luncheon and that we would not be able to decorate the room before 5:00 pm. My ceremony started at 5:00 at the church and the reception started at 7:00 pm. I complained and was told that the contract was only for 7 to 11. The staff did a horrible job setting the table decor since they threw it out last minute. So much for 12 months of planning! There were 2 tables that did not have anything! They lost the centerpieces and candles. The coordinator was rude and hide all night. The only good thing was the food.
I wrote a professional letter after the wedding to the facility. The owner, Mr. Orlando sent me a rude letter in response. He even told me that if we had spent more money, we would have gotten more attention. I guess our $10,000 wasn't enough. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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