Fresh and Quick Catering and Grace Vineyards
I cannot say enough good things about the Grace Vineyards staff and this venue.
My husband and I got married here in April 2013. We loved the venue from the moment we saw it. It is beautifully kept and was exactly what we were looking for for our outdoor carnival-themed wedding.
The staff was very friendly throughout the wedding planning process. I had a lot of questions and consistently emailed them. They were very responsive at getting back to me. The few times where I didn't hear back soon, they apologized and proceeded to get back to me.
They were very flexible in letting us do things for our wedding that aren't often done, like have a cotton candy machine with a generator and have lawn games.
The wedding day was amazing. They executed everything perfectly so the day ran so smooth. If there were any hiccups or issues, I didn't even know of them.
There is a variety of places to get great photos--the vineyard, the barn, in front of the southern plantation house, etc. The grounds are really beautiful and require minimal décor.
Their menu is delicious and very affordable. We chose the BBQ buffet and many guests commented on how good the food was.
And the wine is fantastic! We tried all the varieties at a tasting pre-wedding, and they all are amazing!
We had looked at several venues before booking Grace Vineyards, and they definitely give you the most for your money. The staff took care of everything and at a great price. We were so happy we chose to have our wedding at...
Grace Vineyards is a fabulous venue and you get a lot with the price you pay. The food is delicious. The ceremony space and reception space are beautiful even without a lot of decor. I liked that we had freedom to decorate. What I didn't like was that you can only get to the venue 4 hours before the ceremony. We started taking pictures two hours before, so that only gave us 2 hours to set everything up. As a bride, I couldn't be out there, so everybody else was scrambling around trying to set things up in two hours. It would be nicer if we could get to the venue earlier in the day so that things could be set up with enough time. That's the only reason they didn't get a 5/5 score. There are plenty of amazing spots for pictures. They include wine and champagne in their drink prices, but if you want beer, you have to purchase that yourself. Also, they touted the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lodi as their preferred hotel because they offer a free shuttle. It turns out the shuttle is an 8 person van that only makes 2 trips. We had to pay extra for the second' shuttle. I felt that I was kind of lied to! Overall, everything was beautiful and they worked hard for us. I had an amazing wedding day!! If you are looking for an outdoor venue in the Sacramento area, I would definitely recommend Grace Vineyards!
My husband and I picked Grace Vineyards for our ceremony site/ reception venue. The food was also catered by Fresh and Quick Catering. Our main goal in choosing a venue was finding a beautiful, outdoor venue that could fit within our tight budget. After seeing this venue online, we couldn't wait to check it out in person. After having seen about 15 other sites, we instantly feel in love with Grace Vineyards and knew we would have our wedding there. Not only is it absolutely beautiful (especially in the spring!) but the food is delicious and the staff is so helpful and professional!! It was also the best-budget venue that we found that fit all of our criteria!! We would highly recommend this venue to any couple who wants to get married and celebrate in a gorgeous environment and eat some delicious food!!
We used Fresh and Quick Catering for our wedding reception and would absolutely recommend them to others. They showed up and set up the dining area beautifully, and the staff were professional and more importantly, polite and attentive to our guests. They were very flexible and worked with us on appetizer and meal choices that would fit our budget. They are a fantastic find and you can't beat the price. We were so impressed and our guests all complimented the food. I only gave a 2 for responsiveness because it was a bit difficult to get emails/phone calls returned, but in the end the quality was great and they really followed through :)
We had a beautiful service, a great tasting, and the serving staff were wonderful. They even used our photobooth and signed our guestbook as a surprise. This caterer is the best value for your money. We had so much delicious food, great appetizers, and the price per person was the best we could find anywhere! You won't find any other caterer like this. Just perfect.
Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! If there were any hiccups in how the day ran (which I am sure there were) I never even knew about them. I felt like I was getting married at a home, not some wedding factory that just pumps out weddings every 6 hours.
The venue is absolutely gorgeous. The pictures don't do it justice. All night the guests were raving about the location. There are so many great options for photos!
Steve packed up all remaining food and liquor for us at the end of the evening. He made sure that extra items were returned (i.e. cake server, cake topper etc).
I rated a 4.5 on responsiveness b/c it does take him a little time to return emails, but he always returned them. When I made extra requests for cut up limes at the bar-he went above and beyond and also got oranges for the Hef too! I know it seems like a small thing but it does make a huge difference!
I highly recommend Grace Vineyards to any bride looking to get married! It was seriously the best day of my life. I can't thank Steve and is staff enough for that.
The overall location was beautiful and set up well for what we were looking for. The tent was set up as we had hoped as well as the bar/food service area.Overall the location was beautiful and well priced. Steve was open to the ideas that we had and allowed us to share our ideas as well as helped to implement them. However, there was a wedding the weekend before ours (during a VERY rainy day) and due to this the grass was trampled in areas of high traffic. Although we were promised that the grass would be fixed before our wedding it was not. Some areas had been covered with a green rug while others were simply left trampled. I understand that in some cases there is nothing that can be changed but, I wish that Steve would have been honest with us from the beginning and said that the grass would/could not be fixed. Did trampled grass ruin our day? No, however I felt that it was of no concern to the owner which rubbed me the wrong way.
Fresh and Quick catering:
The food was excellent and exactly what we had ordered/asked for. There was more than enough to feed all of guests. However, when we asked about taking the remaining food home we were told that there was nothing left (shortly after a bridesmaid watched the food being removed for the buffet line and taken inside). Again, did it ruin the day? No, but it was a little upsetting that the food we had paid for was not given to us.
The food was really good and the service was great. They were also very professional. Our guest loved the food and we couldn't been happier that we chose them. The food was worth the money. Highly recommended!
Great food, and very professional. They served everyone on time, and I myself loved the food. Even if you're on a lower budget, the catering is cheaper compared to other services we checked and well worth the money.
Food was delicious! Staff was very professional and organized, and everything went flawlessly. Our guests absolutely loved the food, and could not have been any happier!
The food, service, and presentation were outstanding!!! I highly recommend them, there was a ton of food the only downside was our last two tables did not get prime rib :(
The catering was amazing very filling food and the way they set up was very professional.The cake was delicious and ended up better than we had hoped.
Delicious food! Very professional staff! Everyone at the wedding really loved the food!!
For the price, you cannot go wrong. Staff is great as well.
Amazing food and wonderful service. Great people to work with and would highly recomment their food it was so so good! Really nice and the service was great and the price was amazing!!!!
They were good but they didn't work with us on time schedule and appointments.
Wow. I was very pleased with their service. Their price wasn't half bad too. The appointment kept getting delayed for some odd reason but in the end, we were in awe. They managed to serve everyone their food, very organized and quickly, and they loved it. Highly recommend.
Our company, Awesome Hospitality, Incorporated has been serving the greater Sierra and Central Valley since 1990 as off-premise caterers, Fresh and Quick Catering. Serving more than 1,000 events per year, our company offers the experience you need to ensure your day's success.
We are so pleased to introduce a new Celebration Event Center, Grace Vineyards to the San Joaquin Valley this year! This is a beautiful, colonial mansion facing the splendid greens of Dry Creek Golf Course. Featuring 4 different garden settngs for your photos, bridal suite, grooms den, and a unique ceremony garden. Located in Galt California, this venue is an easy reach from the Sacramento or Stockton areas. Grace Vineyards is offering special, introductory rates for it's premier season for events booked by October 31, 2009, and a pricing garantee that will hold until your event date.
We look forward to hearing from you and scheduling your no cost, no obligation, taste panel and site visit soon!