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Zilli Hospitality Group

Waukesha , WI
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613 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, WI 53188 US (map)

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262-547-9447

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ABOUT US

As the most established and experienced hospitality and catering firm in Wisconsin, Zilli Hospitality Group (ZHG) is the top choice for Greater Milwaukee and all of Southeastern... Read more
As the most established and experienced hospitality and catering firm in Wisconsin, Zilli Hospitality Group (ZHG) is the top choice for Greater Milwaukee and all of Southeastern Wisconsin. We have been the area’s top choice of brides for more than 40 years, and have built strong partnerships with the Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee Public Museum, Marcus Corporation, Milwaukee County and many other local companies. Our talented team of experts means your day will go off without a hitch.

We’ve built a reputation for creating outstanding events in the Milwaukee area. We create unparalleled events of any size - from picnics to galas - that exceed clients’ expectations and fulfill their business needs. Whether it’s an intimate luncheon or creating a one-of-a-kind reception, or even creating an unusual themed wedding event, we know how to execute it correctly. Let us make your wedding the day of your dreams, exactly as you always envisioned it. Read less
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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?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Caribbean, German, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
40000

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Food was delicious! My one request was to not have the standard dry wedding chicken and they pulled through! Many compliments on the tenderloin and salad as well! The planning process with Jamie was stress free and fun! Our event manager Chris was amazing he was calm and kept us informed and the night went very smooth!

My one piece of advice is READ your contracts! We were disappointed when we were informed of a price increase couple months before the wedding! But other than that we were very satisfied!
Food was delicious! My one request was to not have the standard dry wedding chicken and they pulled through! Many Read more...
Food was delicious! My one request was to not have the standard dry wedding chicken and they pulled through! Many compliments on the tenderloin and salad as well! The planning process with Jamie was stress free and fun! Our event manager Chris was amazing he was calm and kept us informed and the night went very smooth!

My one piece of advice is READ your contracts! We were disappointed when we were informed of a price increase couple months before the wedding! But other than that we were very satisfied! Read less
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Zilli Hospitality Group responded with the following comments:

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, we are delighted to hear that it was stress-free and that your guests all raved about the tenderloin and salad! As your guests all experienced that evening, ZHG prides ourselves on providing our clients and their guests with the highest quality food and service. This year there have been food pricing increases across the board, especially with the protein market. There have been several articles published in regards to rising food prices and you may also see it when you are grocery shopping. One such informational article can be found here, http://online.wsj.com/articles/as-food-prices-rise-fed-keeps-a-wary-eye-1404672384. During the planning process, we try to be transparent about potential price increases and state this in both the reservation letter and contract. When possible, we do our best to absorb these increases. However, at times the price increase from our vendors passes our threshold and that means passing on price increases to consumers to ensure they receive the absolute best food at their event. Thank you for your feedback, we are very sensitive to your feelings and sincerely appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very, very professional. We didn't hire a wedding planner for our small event at first - and eventually we decided we needed to - but Zilli was sufficiently organized that we almost got away with it. They made sure everything for the catering was properly organized a month before the event - including the schedule. Excellent food.
Very, very professional. We didn't hire a wedding planner for our small event at first - and eventually we decided we Read more...
Very, very professional. We didn't hire a wedding planner for our small event at first - and eventually we decided we needed to - but Zilli was sufficiently organized that we almost got away with it. They made sure everything for the catering was properly organized a month before the event - including the schedule. Excellent food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.4/5.0
Overall, we were satisfied with Zilli's level of service. The food was good, the wait staff and bartenders were professional, and the coordinators were generally cooperative. Everything went smoothly on the day of the event, and we were very happy with it.

However, we had a very difficult time communicating with the coordinators. We had many phone calls, met in person a few times, and exchanged countless emails because we had a hard time getting them to understand what we wanted. We felt like it took 10 emails to communicate one idea, which was very frustrating. In the end, we were able to come to an understanding, but it was a very exhausting process.

Zilli is a very traditional company, and it was hard to get them to do things outside their standard wedding packages.
Overall, we were satisfied with Zilli's level of service. The food was good, the wait staff and bartenders were Read more...
Overall, we were satisfied with Zilli's level of service. The food was good, the wait staff and bartenders were professional, and the coordinators were generally cooperative. Everything went smoothly on the day of the event, and we were very happy with it.

However, we had a very difficult time communicating with the coordinators. We had many phone calls, met in person a few times, and exchanged countless emails because we had a hard time getting them to understand what we wanted. We felt like it took 10 emails to communicate one idea, which was very frustrating. In the end, we were able to come to an understanding, but it was a very exhausting process.

Zilli is a very traditional company, and it was hard to get them to do things outside their standard wedding packages. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Krista
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.8/5.0
Our food was excellent, we had several guests who told us we had the best wedding food. Candy was wonderful to work with and was very flexible. I also thought the prices were extremely fair and there were no hidden costs. Only complaint is my MOH's suitcase was stolen from the venue during the reception and never recovered. I felt little effort was put forth to search for the suitcase which held several expensive items. Other than that hiccup, everything else was wonderful and I would work with Zilli again.
Our food was excellent, we had several guests who told us we had the best wedding food. Candy was wonderful to work with Read more...
Our food was excellent, we had several guests who told us we had the best wedding food. Candy was wonderful to work with and was very flexible. I also thought the prices were extremely fair and there were no hidden costs. Only complaint is my MOH's suitcase was stolen from the venue during the reception and never recovered. I felt little effort was put forth to search for the suitcase which held several expensive items. Other than that hiccup, everything else was wonderful and I would work with Zilli again. Read less
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Bernadette
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Zilli was very accomodating and had such a great selection of food. Our guests were all raving about how good everything was! I would definitely recommend them to any future couple. We got married at the Milwaukee Domes which was a beautiful venue-almost like a destination wedding in your back yard.
Zilli was very accomodating and had such a great selection of food. Our guests were all raving about how good everything Read more...
Zilli was very accomodating and had such a great selection of food. Our guests were all raving about how good everything was! I would definitely recommend them to any future couple. We got married at the Milwaukee Domes which was a beautiful venue-almost like a destination wedding in your back yard. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/20/2014
1.1/5.0
If you're planning on having an open bar, do NOT book with Zilli. Despite the fact that we paid $70+ a person, the bar tenders were beyond horrible. They would only give every person one drink (even if an elderly husband was getting a glass of wine for his wife) and made insanely weak drinks VERY SLOWLY. There was a line all night, and even though we were reassured that there would be 3 bartenders, there were only 2 for most of the night. As the bride, I had to yell at the bar tenders multiple times for refusing to give my bridesmaids drinks when they were ordering for each other and we had to speak to the event planner five separate times about the long lines. If my husband and I were not around, the bar tenders were rude to our guests, and even made a few extremely inapprorate comments. Zilli was wonderful to work with throughout the planning process, and the food was pretty good, but the horrible bar experience nearly ruined the evening.
If you're planning on having an open bar, do NOT book with Zilli. Despite the fact that we paid $70+ a person, the bar Read more...
If you're planning on having an open bar, do NOT book with Zilli. Despite the fact that we paid $70+ a person, the bar tenders were beyond horrible. They would only give every person one drink (even if an elderly husband was getting a glass of wine for his wife) and made insanely weak drinks VERY SLOWLY. There was a line all night, and even though we were reassured that there would be 3 bartenders, there were only 2 for most of the night. As the bride, I had to yell at the bar tenders multiple times for refusing to give my bridesmaids drinks when they were ordering for each other and we had to speak to the event planner five separate times about the long lines. If my husband and I were not around, the bar tenders were rude to our guests, and even made a few extremely inapprorate comments. Zilli was wonderful to work with throughout the planning process, and the food was pretty good, but the horrible bar experience nearly ruined the evening. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Emily
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing food! Two months after our wedding and we still have people telling us how much they loved the food. They were so accommodating with us doing stations and letting us come for multiple taste testing. Everyone was so nice to work with. There was even one particular server at the wedding who made sure we were able to eat and brought us food from each station. Everything was perfect and presented just as promised. My husband's boss who attended the wedding is even now using them as the caterer for all events they host.
Amazing food! Two months after our wedding and we still have people telling us how much they loved the food. They were so Read more...
Amazing food! Two months after our wedding and we still have people telling us how much they loved the food. They were so accommodating with us doing stations and letting us come for multiple taste testing. Everyone was so nice to work with. There was even one particular server at the wedding who made sure we were able to eat and brought us food from each station. Everything was perfect and presented just as promised. My husband's boss who attended the wedding is even now using them as the caterer for all events they host. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
8/25/2014
4.2/5.0
Our reception venue only allowed specific caterers to cater events, which one happened to be Zilli. Compared to other vendors, their prices were more reasonable. However, be mindful that non alcoholic beverages are not included. Linens and gratuity were included which was a plus.
Our reception venue only allowed specific caterers to cater events, which one happened to be Zilli. Compared to other Read more...
Our reception venue only allowed specific caterers to cater events, which one happened to be Zilli. Compared to other vendors, their prices were more reasonable. However, be mindful that non alcoholic beverages are not included. Linens and gratuity were included which was a plus. Read less
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Lee
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring Zilli was the best decision we made for our wedding! They were so great to work with right from the start. They always returned emails and phone calls promptly and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our big day. Our event designer Jen was awesome and our on-site event manager Theresa was so sweet and great to work with, they both made our day so relaxing and fun for us. We knew we did not have anything to worry about at all! We received so many compliments from our guests on the food (one of our guests even sweet-talked her way into the getting the recipe for the cranberry glazed chicken!). The ranchero pasta salad was my favorite, but honestly everything was perfect and scrumptious. Highly highly recommend!!
Hiring Zilli was the best decision we made for our wedding! They were so great to work with right from the start. They Read more...
Hiring Zilli was the best decision we made for our wedding! They were so great to work with right from the start. They always returned emails and phone calls promptly and went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for our big day. Our event designer Jen was awesome and our on-site event manager Theresa was so sweet and great to work with, they both made our day so relaxing and fun for us. We knew we did not have anything to worry about at all! We received so many compliments from our guests on the food (one of our guests even sweet-talked her way into the getting the recipe for the cranberry glazed chicken!). The ranchero pasta salad was my favorite, but honestly everything was perfect and scrumptious. Highly highly recommend!! Read less
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Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We catered one night of our Indian/American fusion wedding with Zilli's Indian division. My husband is Indian, and I'm American, and both of our families loved the food! They were very willing to tone down the spiciness to make sure my family would try it. Our biggest fear was that many people would be trying Indian food for the first time, and we wanted to make sure they were served quality food that tasted amazing, and this definitely fit the bill! I had many family members asking me what the different dishes were called after the wedding so they could order them at Indian restaurants. Thank you for everything!
We catered one night of our Indian/American fusion wedding with Zilli's Indian division. My husband is Indian, and I'm Read more...
We catered one night of our Indian/American fusion wedding with Zilli's Indian division. My husband is Indian, and I'm American, and both of our families loved the food! They were very willing to tone down the spiciness to make sure my family would try it. Our biggest fear was that many people would be trying Indian food for the first time, and we wanted to make sure they were served quality food that tasted amazing, and this definitely fit the bill! I had many family members asking me what the different dishes were called after the wedding so they could order them at Indian restaurants. Thank you for everything! Read less
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