BEST DECISION EVER. Maggie is phenomenal, the food was amazing, servers amazing, the set everything up for us and Maggie also handled all our rentals and passed along her discount. She was great with helping see my vision through but would bring me into reality when necessary :) Super flexible and super open about price helping me see where to cut costs when necessary and where its important to splurge. Maggie was wonderful with the planning process, acted like a wedding planner and the day of delivered. Very very reasonably priced as well.
Maggie and her team were fantastic to work with. The food was absolutely delicious - our friends and family are still raving about it! We had to freeze some of the leftovers to make sure they didn't go bad. Maggie is a joy to talk to - she has a wealth of experience and is a truly interesting person. Be sure to ask her about her many wonderful travels, and she will be happy to help you come up with a menu based on flavors from around the world. The wedding day, Maggie made sure things went off without a hitch. Everything was taken care of with professionalism - we hardly even noticed they were there!
The only issues were 1) Receiving a formal contract/invoice. Maggie and I talked many times about plans for the big day, but the closer we got the more I really wanted to have everything in writing. It would have been nice to have a formal document outlining what we talked about, quoted prices, etc. 2) Beer pours by their OLCC staff. We truly appreciate that the staff wanted to prevent drunk driving, but pouring only 6 ounces of beer at time doesn't prevent people from drinking, it just made people spend more time at the reception standing in line for a beer instead of enjoying the day with us. Some of my friends were cut off after only three beers, and they came from out of state to enjoy the party and brought designated drivers with them. We ended up with a ton of leftover beer and wine that went to waste.
Aside from these two problems, and truly in spite of them, we would absolutely recommend Maggie's Buns to other...
Sit back and enjoy! We used Maggie's Buns of Forest Grove, Oregon as out wedding caterer. She not only provided excellent food, but imaginative foodscape and menu. She went the extra mile furnishing serving bowls she purchased to match our colors, adding just the right touch with purple iridescent bowls. She traveled to our site which was 1 hour 30 plus minutes.
Owner/operator, Maggie Pike, sat down with us to create a menu using seasonal availability and local options to keep food costs reasonable and provide excellent quality. She personally walks you through the process and is careful to plan for special needs. The bride and some guests were gluten free and she not only served delicious food, but had vegan choices as well.
Her staff was very attentive, unobtrusive and efficient. They were willing to help with setup details, even lending a hand, packing up centerpieces at the end of the event. The lovely buffet was constantly replenished and looked appetizing until throughout the evening! Guests gave glowing reviews, even weeks afterwards. Left overs were made into a wonderful breakfast for the three day event.
As mother-of-the-bride, it was wonderful to be so well taken care of from beginning to end. A fun crew that I would recommend without hestitation.
Maggie and her crew were incomparable. She and Gina drove out to peruse the site twice before the wedding, adding ideas, insights, suggestions. The food was exquisite, savory northwest fare with wonderfully fresh salads artfully displayed. The desserts were absolutely amazing!!! When Maggie's "A Team" arrived to set up it was raining torrentially and it was an outdoor wedding. With true professionalism they were able to improvise, think on their feet and set up a plan B situation while the rest of us were rather unglued. I couldn't recommend their catering business more highly! They are also a smart and fun group of people with which to work.
Maggie's Buns was great food at a great price. Maggie was flexible and easy to worki with.
Maggie catered our wedding reception, and I highly recommend her. Not only does she make fresh, delicious, fabulous food and present it in a lovely way, but she's also wonderful to work with. She was warm and hospitable each time we met with her, and we felt confident she would take good care of us and our guests (which is such a relief when juggling all kinds of other wedding details). She was prompt in replying to emails, flexible with menu ideas, generous in tasting options, and very reasonable in pricing. She also came out to scout out our location's kitchen and worked great with the staff there. The reception went really well and we were so thankful to have had Maggie as our caterer! We loved the food so much we already started planning our next trip to Maggie's Buns during our honeymoon.
My daughter attended a wedding reception catered by Maggie's Buns a few years back. She came home from the event raving about the food and asked if she could have her wedding reception catered by Maggie someday.
"Someday" was a few weeks ago and we did in fact choose Maggie to cater the big event...and I do mean big event...nearly 400 guests! From our very first conversation with Maggie, she took my daughter and me by the hand and guided us through this exciting, and sometimes overwhelming, process. Maggie went above and beyond, including assistance with rental items and even purchasing matching bowls and drink dispensers to match our decor, to make sure everything was just the way we hoped it would be. Wow!
Our reception was amazing and we are still receiving comments on how wonderful Maggie's food was. We had many guests say that it was the best food they've have ever had at a wedding reception. I must agree. We've also received many comments on Maggie's incredible staff. They seemed to make things happen magically. They were awesome!
Several things happened as a result of Maggie's attention to detail and her kindness...we had absolutely wonderful food at our wedding reception, the room was beautiful and we have a new friend. We would highly recommend Maggie's Buns!
Maggie's Buns was the best desicion I made when planning my wedding! Maggie was amazing throughout the entire process. She thought of everything! Her food is freaking amazing; people are still raving about it. I will continue to use Maggie's to cater my parties!
Using Maggie for our catering was the best decision I made for my wedding. Not only am I still hearing rave reviews about the food, but every last detail was thought of. I don't even think I can use words to express how amazing Maggie was at our wedding. All of her staff did their jobs seamlessly. Maggie was not just a caterer, but the person who stepped in for anything I needed through all of the planning and up until the end of the day on our wedding day. She and her staff had everything cleaned up and packed away at our venue without me even realizing what they had done. She is VERY professional, and has an incredible personality. Once Maggie saw my wedding colors she realized that the buffet table decorations weren't perfect and so she went out and bought something new to match our decor. If she is not full already, book her...she will be the best decision you make for your wedding.
Thank you Maggie for SAVING my wedding, and for keeping me sane.
Ps. I can't get my family and friends to stop talking about your amazing food!! :)
If I could give Maggie ratings of higher than 5 stars, I would! Good food and good wine were the emphasis of our reception and we couldn't have wished for a better person than Maggie to do this for us!! Our wedding planner (Mandi from Champagne) recommended Maggie so we met with her and she listened to our very rough ideas and created a spectacular menu that was totally Oregon, very locally sourced, and flawlessly executed! Every detail was considered, there was more food than we could eat (sadly as it was all divine!), and she packaged up all leftovers for us to enjoy the rest of the week and on our honeymoon! Our foodie friends were thrilled, and our non-foodie parents were delighted! Did I mention she had to work out of a small kitchen in the vacation house where we had the reception? She's AMAZING!!
Thanks for considering Maggie's Buns for your next event! Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in every price range. Maggie's Buns believes in making the catering process as easy as possible. We offer plentiful food, beautiful presentation and fresh taste. We like to utilize the local farmers markets and are happy to source organic and Northwest foods if this is your interest. Take a second to browse our catering menu's and prices. We offer impeccable service and a door that never closes for any help you may need.