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South Van Events

Lexington , KY

LOCATION

753 East Seventh Street
Lexington, KY 40505 US

PHONE

859-233-3736

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Indulge Yourself with Cuisine Worthy of a Goddess.

After the “I Do’s”, South Van will delight your taste buds with heavenly morsels that your mouth will swear are from Heaven.... Read more
Indulge Yourself with Cuisine Worthy of a Goddess.

After the “I Do’s”, South Van will delight your taste buds with heavenly morsels that your mouth will swear are from Heaven. This is your day to be a goddess, so treat yourself and your guests to fittingly ambrosial creations prepared by Executive Chef Sam Sears and his team of wedding professionals.

For more than half a century, an unbridled love affair with food, and an ardent desire to please even the most discriminate,
has made South Van a Central Kentucky favorite!

Professionalism, Quality, Experience — the Hallmarks of South Van's array of services. We pride ourselves in serving our clients with nothing short of excellence. The results are perfectly catered affairs.

SO INDULGE! After all, if the food isn’t the crowning touch of your reception, why bother? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Wonderful food & professionalism!! Very very pleased and would recommend to all future bride and grooms!
Wonderful food & professionalism!! Very very pleased and would recommend to all future bride and grooms!
Wonderful food & professionalism!! Very very pleased and would recommend to all future bride and grooms! Read less
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Kimmi
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, KY. We also went with TTC's onsite caterer, South Van Events, and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was excellent (hands down best catering food I've ever tasted) and the staff was superb! Even our guests commented on how wonderful the food was and the pleasant demeanor and friendliness of all of the staff during our ceremony and reception. We decided on a more southern style buffet, our menu including fried chicken and barbeque pork sandwiches, and the price was the lowest of any catering company in the area. Do not associate a low price with low quality food though, the food was absolutely amazing and our guests left with their bellies full. I feel like we got an exceptional deal for the quality and quantity of food and the quality of the service by the staff. I highly recommend the marinated red potato salad and the made from scratch southern green beans (can you say YUMMY?!?!) The catering staff was even nice enough to wrap up a few to-go plates for me and my husband and our bridal party! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants quality catering and scrumptious food at their event.
We had our ceremony and reception at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, KY. We also went with TTC's onsite caterer, Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, KY. We also went with TTC's onsite caterer, South Van Events, and couldn't have been more pleased. The food was excellent (hands down best catering food I've ever tasted) and the staff was superb! Even our guests commented on how wonderful the food was and the pleasant demeanor and friendliness of all of the staff during our ceremony and reception. We decided on a more southern style buffet, our menu including fried chicken and barbeque pork sandwiches, and the price was the lowest of any catering company in the area. Do not associate a low price with low quality food though, the food was absolutely amazing and our guests left with their bellies full. I feel like we got an exceptional deal for the quality and quantity of food and the quality of the service by the staff. I highly recommend the marinated red potato salad and the made from scratch southern green beans (can you say YUMMY?!?!) The catering staff was even nice enough to wrap up a few to-go plates for me and my husband and our bridal party! I would definitely recommend this company to anyone who wants quality catering and scrumptious food at their event. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
The team at South Van is wonderful. When we first met Sam for our tasting, we were blown away by the quality of food and attention to detail. My parents have worked for them in the past and they are a very well known name in Lexington. Everything they prepared was amazing from the side salads to main buffet (heavy appetizers were our selection). They brought a great variety of beer and liquor for our guests and made the drinks strong, but tasty. Everyone at our wedding raved about the food, but even more so the nearly 3' white chocolate fountain (I was told that's how you do a wedding right).

My only knock is that we had 2 items go missing and after calling and asking for them and being told they weren't there, a stop by the shop suddenly found them. I believe there were different clean up and van empty teams and things just got mixed up, but everything worked out fine.
The team at South Van is wonderful. When we first met Sam for our tasting, we were blown away by the quality of food and Read more...
The team at South Van is wonderful. When we first met Sam for our tasting, we were blown away by the quality of food and attention to detail. My parents have worked for them in the past and they are a very well known name in Lexington. Everything they prepared was amazing from the side salads to main buffet (heavy appetizers were our selection). They brought a great variety of beer and liquor for our guests and made the drinks strong, but tasty. Everyone at our wedding raved about the food, but even more so the nearly 3' white chocolate fountain (I was told that's how you do a wedding right).

My only knock is that we had 2 items go missing and after calling and asking for them and being told they weren't there, a stop by the shop suddenly found them. I believe there were different clean up and van empty teams and things just got mixed up, but everything worked out fine. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
5/31/2014
2.2/5.0
The food was overpriced and tasted terrible.
The food was overpriced and tasted terrible.
The food was overpriced and tasted terrible. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristin and her team were a life saver and more. The caterer I had been working with for more than 2 months cancelled 11 days before my wedding. They claimed the road to our reception site was too bad. When I talked with South Vans they said NO PROBLEM. Remember, this is 11 days before my wedding!! Kristin and her team made it out early to my site with no problems. They set up, and went above and beyond anything I was expecting. They not only served amazing food, they helped set up and take down my own appetizers, serve my wedding pies with ice cream and cleaned EVERYTHING. The location looked even nicer when they left. The staff was EXTREMELY courteous, polite and professional. I was married in the Natural Bridge area and they came out there with no problem. The cost was incredible reasonable. Without this team my wedding would've been lost.
Kristin and her team were a life saver and more. The caterer I had been working with for more than 2 months cancelled 11 Read more...
Kristin and her team were a life saver and more. The caterer I had been working with for more than 2 months cancelled 11 days before my wedding. They claimed the road to our reception site was too bad. When I talked with South Vans they said NO PROBLEM. Remember, this is 11 days before my wedding!! Kristin and her team made it out early to my site with no problems. They set up, and went above and beyond anything I was expecting. They not only served amazing food, they helped set up and take down my own appetizers, serve my wedding pies with ice cream and cleaned EVERYTHING. The location looked even nicer when they left. The staff was EXTREMELY courteous, polite and professional. I was married in the Natural Bridge area and they came out there with no problem. The cost was incredible reasonable. Without this team my wedding would've been lost. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Great food and very professional
Great food and very professional
Great food and very professional Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.7/5.0
Good food, great staff. Very happy with entire experience with them.
Good food, great staff. Very happy with entire experience with them.
Good food, great staff. Very happy with entire experience with them. Read less
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Hope
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
South Van did the catering for my wedding. They were fabulous and took care of everything. They work with Amy Jackson at the Thoroughbred Center (reception site) all the time, so I didn't have to worry with logistics. The food was fabulous, and I got all sorts of compliments on it. Their prices for a chicken and BBQ dinner were also the best in town.
South Van did the catering for my wedding. They were fabulous and took care of everything. They work with Amy Jackson at Read more...
South Van did the catering for my wedding. They were fabulous and took care of everything. They work with Amy Jackson at the Thoroughbred Center (reception site) all the time, so I didn't have to worry with logistics. The food was fabulous, and I got all sorts of compliments on it. Their prices for a chicken and BBQ dinner were also the best in town. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
South Van was simply amazing! Our food was very reasonably prices for how much each guest got, their servce was perfect and professional, we could provide our own alcohol, their staff set up and brokedown all of our extra tables and chairs and linens, and they were willing to help us with anything we could possibly need both before and during our wedding. They do all events big and small casual to super formal! Best Catering company I have ever worked with!
South Van was simply amazing! Our food was very reasonably prices for how much each guest got, their servce was perfect Read more...
South Van was simply amazing! Our food was very reasonably prices for how much each guest got, their servce was perfect and professional, we could provide our own alcohol, their staff set up and brokedown all of our extra tables and chairs and linens, and they were willing to help us with anything we could possibly need both before and during our wedding. They do all events big and small casual to super formal! Best Catering company I have ever worked with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Sam and his team were excellent to work with! The wait staff and bartenders were so enjoyable to be around and courteous. The food was a perfect mix of unique yet familiar. Everything was delicious!
Sam and his team were excellent to work with! The wait staff and bartenders were so enjoyable to be around and courteous. Read more...
Sam and his team were excellent to work with! The wait staff and bartenders were so enjoyable to be around and courteous. The food was a perfect mix of unique yet familiar. Everything was delicious! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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