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Letters and comments from some of our wonderful clients.

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners  |  Corporate/Private Events

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinner

Dear Mark: There is nothing more I can say than you NAILED IT! WOW, I couldn’t be more pleased and you should be very proud of the overwhelming compliments I got on both the quality and presentation of all the menu items that were served, the ambiance and feel of the venue, the excellence of the bar service (quality of brands and taste of the wines; as well as the fun spirit of the specialty cocktails). All folks from New Orleans have discriminating and sophisticated palates when it comes to food, but our guests included many members of New Orleans’ Brennan family – a famous and accomplished restaurant family worldwide and multiple winners of the James Beard Award. They couldn’t stop raving about the food! I particularly want to express my gratitude for how easy your entire staff was to work with and how open you all were to my suggestions and even using my recipes. I will be forever amazed at how you all were willing to roll up your sleeves and give it the old college try. I really appreciate it. From my first introduction over the phone with my sales associate, Leasa, to my transition to Alaynne as my assigned event coordinator, I was given VIP treatment and attentive customer service. You have assembled a professional competent staff that represents you well. Most importantly, I was filled with an overwhelming peace of mind (at a very stressful time) which allowed me to relax and enjoy all aspects of the wedding weekend! Kudos to Chef Lisa Slay: the BBQ shrimp was delicious and please have her send me the recipe you used for the baked oysters on half shell …. Fabulous! Truly I can’t think of anything I would change. My goal of creating a party that looked, smelled, sounded and felt like it was in the heart of the Big Easy was achieved in everyway imaginable. Alaynne is a gem and was an integral part of the success. Congratulations to you on crafting Catering St. Louis into one of the premier event planning companies in the country. Again many thanks to you and your team for your efforts, hospitality, expertise and professionalism!

Hawley Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

June 2018

 

Absolutely perfect wedding reception! I knew the food would be good since we tasted most of it, but that night it seemed like dish after dish of the best food I've ever had. All the guests just raved about the food. But more importantly, Joanna was the reason the event was so spectacular. She made it fun too. Not just about paperwork and deadlines. She enjoys her job. Lauren too was extremely helpful. She even helped us carry stuff to the car.

Sullivan - Sullivan Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you Catering St. Louis! We got married June 23 at the Visitor’s Center in Forest Park, an absolutely stunning venue. We mainly worked with Alaynne. Alaynne was extremely nice, helpful, organized, would answer all my questions and concerns, and just lovely to work with. Both the ceremony and reception were set up beautifully and the meals were delicious! We are still hearing from our friends and family how amazing the food was and how wonderful and well-put together the wedding was. We also worked with Pam during the reception and Jennifer for the ceremony/rehearsal. The three of them made the process so easy and fun. We cannot thank Catering St. Louis enough for making our special day absolutely perfect.

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Alaynne, Brandon and I don't even know where to begin in thanking you. From the big picture of coordinating this wedding, down to the tiny details or even grabbing me band-aids, you truly made this wedding perfect! I've had so many compliments on the food and how everything came together so beautifully, which definitely would have not been the case if it weren't for you. Thank you so incredibly much!

(thank you note from client)

Sill - Brittin Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

June 2018

 

It was a pleasure working with Rhonda W. and the Catering St. Louis staff. Food was delicious and the setup at the Jewel Box was just astounding. We couldn't have imagined a better place for our reception and hope other couples enjoy it as much as we did. We couldn't be happier with our decision to work with you. Thank you!!

Borgeson - Martineau Wedding Reception

Jewel Box

June 2018

 

I was very happy with the overall service from Catering St. Louis. Joanna was very helpful and even made suggestions along the way. At the event, I had forgotten to send her the list of guests with special diets (vegetarians and allergies to foods). I gave her the list just before serving dinner and she had enough vegetarian dishes to cover all these guests. I was so grateful for all her help. I will gladly recommend you to our friends. Everyone was very impressed. Thank you so much Joanna and Lauren.

Sordo - Steurer Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Gladney Rose Garden & Monsanto Hall

June 2018

 

We got married with my husband last Saturday at Oliva on the Hill. Thank you so much for being part of our special day. Sam and I are still talking about how much fun we had, and we know that is in large part to you and your team. Big thanks to Bailey, Debbie and Lauren and all the team!!! You had every detail taken care of and for that we could not be more thankful. Thank you for all of your services, attention to detail and for making it all happen.

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Hi Debbie and Bailey!!!! Thank you so much for being part of our special day!!! Sam and I are still talking about how much fun we had, and we know that is in large part to you and your team! Everyone loved the ceremony!!! Everything was so perfect because of you!!!! You had every detail taken care of and for that we could not be more thankful. Thank you for all of your services, attention to detail and for making it all happen!

(thank you note from client)

Bais Gastaldi - Chytla Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Oliva on the Hill

June 2018

 

Hi, Joanna, how time flies! I feel like we're still catching up from Aaron and Sarah's wedding, so I want to say thank you for all of your help with their rehearsal dinner at City Cottage. You were absolutely wonderful to work with! Our rehearsal went much later than expected, so we really appreciated how you had everything ready. The night was a success due to your efforts; thank you so much!

Heysse Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

June 2018

 

Dear Lauren, thanks again for helping me make the rehearsal dinner just what I had envisioned. I thought it was a perfect start to the weekend and you made everything so easy!

Cook Rehearsal Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

Hi Alaynne! Thank you once again for all that you did to make Sarah and Patrick's reception festivities so wonderful for all of us this last Saturday evening! It was a truly spectacular night which you coordinated with finesse and care throughout. Neither of us felt the least bit stressed about anything thanks in great measure to your planning and calm nature! Sarah and I both come from the world of special events through our careers in Development and we can attest to how difficult it is to roll out a smooth event. So much goes on behind the scenes, and from our perspective everything was just right; the timing of each scheduled element, the beautiful placement of all the items for the set-up, working with the band to keep things on pace, the festive bar arrangement, making sure Sarah was happy with the revised cake display, and so many other details! I also want to applaud the chef. Both Steve and I appreciated that he came over to meet us and we were so happy to tell him how much we were enjoying the dinner. It was even better than the tasting, and beautifully plated (generously "sauced"!) and quickly delivered. Just delicious! All of your staff were so professional and just as nice as can be. From the minute we walked in to the very last minute we were there boxing up flowers, you and Pam and your entire staff made us feel welcome, at ease, and paved the way for a perfect reception!Many, many thanks again Alaynne, and all of the Catering St. Louis staff!

Hunkins - Nangle Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

June 2018

 

Hi Lauren, thank you so much for a wonderful evening. Everything was great and a good time was had by all. The food was amazing. I have heard many times how the beef was prepared perfectly and so tender. Also the potatoes were to die for. Everyone loved the venue. I couldn’t have been happier.
(thank you note from client)

We had a rehearsal dinner at Spink Pavilion at Missouri Botanical Garden. The venue was beautiful and the food was exceptional.

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Webb Rehearsal Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

We would recommend Oliva on The Hill 1000% over. The space, the staff, the food, the service all made for the most memorable evening. We would also HIGHLY recommend renting the beautiful and spacious AirBnB above the venue. Perfect for out of town guests/family. We received so many compliments on our wedding! Simply said, we could not be happier.

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Stephens - Wasem Wedding Reception

Oliva on the Hill

May 2018

 

Everything was amazing! Lauren was so much fun to work with and she and your team made the day perfect.

Kaiser - Auger Wedding Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

May 2018

 

We got married on May 27th at the Visitor Center, and I am still in awe of how smoothly our whole reception went. It’s all thanks to Catering STL! Our coordinator, Kathy, was extremely helpful and responsive, especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding. The whole evening flowed perfectly, and we did not have to worry about a thing. The food was outstanding, the drinks flowed, and our guests loved the beautiful Trolley Room. Thank you to Catering STL for making our wedding evening so perfect!

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Hirner - McCune Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

May 2018

 

Loved working with Kathy! Super nice and helpful. Mark was awesome too!

Gieske - Hector Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony at Missouri Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden

Reception at Oliva on the Hill

May 2018

 

My husband and I had our wedding in May at the Spink Pavilion at the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Catering St. Louis went above and beyond our expectations. It was an absolute dream wedding, and Carleen gave us the wedding we had always hoped for. She executed the vision that I had to a T, and made us feel so special. She even had our favorite cocktails waiting for us in hand as we walked over to the reception, and made sure we ate and drank whatever we wanted. If you're looking for a caterer/wedding planner that will go above and beyond, do not hesitate for a moment to choose them! I cannot say enough good things about them!

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Wiebold - Freeman Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Gladney Rose Garden & Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

The overall experience from the sales department, event planner, chef, event captain was spectacular. It made for a wonderful celebration. Thank you all!

Powers - Grondhout Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Gladney Rose & Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

Good experience with Sandy and Ed. The event was executed exactly like Kristin and Tyler were expecting. Everything was perfect. The dinner was delicious, and we received multiple compliments from our guests. The servers were all very polite and considerate of our guests. Ed was instrumental in fixing the van door at the end so we could go home after loading up table settings, etc.

Ball - Eves Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

May 2018

 

Awesome! You made it so easy for us to plan event from Chicago. Thanks!

McCarthy Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

May 2018

 

Rhonda W. & Catering St. Louis, thank you so much for everything you did to make our day as special as can be! From pre-wedding advice to day of problem-solving, amazing service and warm smiles, we could not have had a better group supporting us! Thank you!

DiFate - Hallas Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

May 2018

 

We had a rehearsal dinner at the Spink Pavilion on May 4. I wanted to let you know what a great job Alaynne did for us. She was very helpful & professional at every contact we had. We had a problem getting everyone checked in at the hotel & it made us late for the dinner. I emailed her from the bus and asked if we could move the dinner back 20 minutes. She took care of it without a fuss and helped the bride & groom not stress out. The appetizers & dinner were delicious and we got great feedback from everyone on what a great evening it was. Thanks so much & an extra thank you to Alaynne.

Olson Rehearsal Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

Mark, just a quick note of thanks for the great job your staff and Joanna did for our rehearsal dinner. Our guests enjoyed every bite! They raved about the venue as well. It was a wonderful evening to start such a momentous occasion!

(thank you note from client)

Our son's rehearsal dinner was so wonderful and just perfect. From the setting, patio, food & drink, it was lovely. Our guests raved about the setting, food, and service. We were so happy that everything went as planned. Joanna was so easy to work with and very responsive! Kathy handled everything smoothly too! Thanks so much!

(additional comments from client)

Garea Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

May 2018

 

We were at the wedding reception at the Botanical Garden on Sunday evening. We were seated at table #1. Our server was excellent!! She was very professional and accommodating but also friendly. She very positively made our experience wonderful. Thank you for making our niece’s wedding and reception wonderful for her and her husband and all the family and friends.

(note from a guest)

Wilson - Rusu Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

To the City Cottage Staff, thank you all so much for making our wedding night magical and memorable! The place looked perfect. The food was fantastic (everyone agrees). The drinks were flowing. We couldn't have asked for a better night and it would not have been possible without all of you!

Rhonda W, we wanted to thank you for all of the work you put in to make our wedding day fantastic! Everything was better than we could have hoped for, and it could not have happened without you!

Zumbro - Herold Wedding Ceremony & Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

May 2018

 

To Everyone at Catering St. Louis, I cannot begin to thank everyone for a wonderful wedding for my daughter Katie at Oliva. The confidence I felt from my first meeting with Leasa to my final thoughts on the entire weekend was a wonderful experience. Rhonda W, Megan, Lennis and of course my sidebars with Mark & Carleen made everything perfect. The staff at the wedding, the food and the service I have received great compliments. Mark you should feel proud because as you know we're a tough crowd. I will cherish the experience and can't thank you all enough.

(thank you note from client)

Mark, I could not have been happier with everything you did. I still have people telling me it was a great venue and the food was delicious. You made planning a wedding easy. Service was excellent the night of, friendly and the staff went out of their way to make it a great night. Like I said, you should feel proud. Thanks again.

(additional comments from client)

Carbery - Burnstein Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Oliva on the Hill

April 2018

 

Everything was wonderful! Thank you for all you do!

Hoffmann - Martinez Wedding Reception

Whittemore House

April 2018

 

My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Trolley Room in the Forest Park Visitor Center in April and we couldn't have asked for anything better! Our event coordinator, Joanna, was absolutely incredible. From our first interaction with her, we knew we'd have a smooth planning process. She answered all of our questions and gave us great ideas. The service staff at the reception were so attentive, all of our guests were raving about how awesome the night went! We are so glad we chose Catering St. Louis Events!

As featured on "The Knot"

My husband and I had our dream wedding thanks to Catering St. Louis, Kelly, and especially Joanna! She is the absolute sweetest and working with her was so easy and fun! We received so many compliments about the food, service staff, and the overall flow of our wedding reception. Thank you all so much!

(additional comments from client)

Sander - Knuttel Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

April 2018

 

Kathy-THANK YOU and everyone else from Catering St. Louis who was a part of our day! It was absolutely perfect. I'm honestly so happy it did rain and we ended up with such an amazing ceremony backdrop. We could not have imagined a more beautiful, intimate, and FUN wedding.
If anything did go wrong, we had no idea as it seemed to go by so smoothly. We truly appreciate everything you've done for us!! We have also received countless compliments on the food - I totally had crab cakes for breakfast today.

(thank you note from bride)

Catering St. Louis was amazing to work with. We had our wedding in Spink Pavilion at MOBOT, with Kathy as our reception coordinator. Bailey and Jennifer were awesome to work with for the ceremony. We could not have asked for a more organized, helpful, and fun group of people to coordinate our wedding. Our day was absolutely perfect thanks to this awesome company!

As featured on "The Knot" profile for Catering St. Louis Events

We could not have asked for a more perfect venue! Beautiful, historic, vintage... Decorating was effortless as a lot of the decor is built in to the venue! Working with Catering St. Louis made everything so easy & organized.

As featured on "The Knot" profile for Missouri Botanical Garden

Hegna - Stoll Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

April 2018

 

MOBOT was the perfect venue! It’s such a gorgeous space that we didn’t have to decorate at all. I love that it’s a venue we can go back to and enjoy for years to come. I also love the central location in the city and the professionalism of the staff.

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Nenninger - Randolph Wedding Ceremony

Missouri Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden

April 2018

 

Sandy, I don't know where to begin. Thank you SO very much for all your hard work to make our wedding day perfect. Every detail was executed beautifully and your kindness throughout the process was so appreciated. Thank you for creating plans A, B, and C to give us peace of mind with the unpredictable weather - you truly exceeded all our expectations. Take care, and thank you again!

(thank you note from client)

We could not have been happier with our overall experience with Catering St. Louis and Sandy. Sandy was so attentive from day 1 and always made me feel our big day was her priority - she ensured us along the way and exceeded all our expectations. She even went the extra mile attending a meeting with venue coordinators. Our guests raved about the food, drink, and set-up as well! Thank you!

(additional comments from client)

Douglas - Dodge Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

April 2018

 

Hi Alaynne, thank you so much for such a perfect reception! Our wedding day was more beautiful than we could have imagined. It was truly a perfect day for us. We will definitely send you photos once we receive them. Thanks again for making everything so beautiful.

Vu - Peters Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

April 2018

 

My apologies for not communicating with you and Mark sooner about how impressed we were with the venue, the food and the service. Alaynne, you coordinated our affair with an attention to every detail and were a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Our family and extended families were so impressed with the rehearsal dinner and have asked how we ever found such a wonderful venue. Thank you for making our party memorable and eloquent. We will always think of Catering St. Louis for all of our events.

Mosher Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

March 2018

 

Joanna was a pleasure to work with! We had tons of compliments on the steak.

Poor - Giordeni Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

March 2018

 

Joanna was phenomenal! She was fun and flexible and made the planning stress free. There is nothing that I would have changed. I wanted to do it all over again the next weekend!

Bante - Watts Wedding Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

February 2018

 

Excellent! I loved working with Lauren. She was very helpful each step of the way, as I was doing the planning and making arrangements from out of state. Thank you, Lauren!

Douglas Rehearsal Dinner

Boathouse Annex

December 2017

 

Alaynne, I don't think that Tracey, Annie, Brian, Rick, Sue and I can say thank you enough for the absolutely perfect evening you and your team were able to make happen.

Allen - Morman Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

December 2017

 

Dear Mark, wow! I want to thank you for so many things: your patience, your follow through, flexibility, staff friendliness, your good choice in properties, the number of people working our event, CJ's good attitude, Lauren D.'s tenacity, your servers' promptness, your help directing traffic, the nice job the chef did, and how did you arrange for that weather? There are a few people who made it special for us. I count you and your company among them. And, you'll be happy to know how many people commented on the venue. I was happy to give details. Well, here's to Lauren T. for bringing my attention to Oliva. I hope to return often for Wine Down Wednesdays. See you then. Thank you Mark.

Carlie - Newmark Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Oliva on the Hill

November 2017

 

Dear Alaynne, thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day! The reception was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect evening. Thank you for all your hard work to make our night run so smoothly! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Weinhold - Pestka Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2017

 

We had a fantastic experience working with Rhonda W. and were thrilled with how our reception went. Rhonda was helpful, timely, and very friendly during the planning process. Her willingness to work with a few last minute changes was much appreciated.

Brown - Kavanaugh Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

November 2017

 

Visitor Center in Forest Park was absolutely the perfect location for our wedding reception. They do an amazing job of transforming the venue into something magical. Our guests were very complimentary of the food prepared by Catering St. Louis!

As featured on "The Knot"

Dear Alaynne, thank you so much for making our wedding day so perfect! From the setup of the room, to always making sure we had a drink, to keeping us "on schedule" you went above and beyond and we appreciate all you did. We received many compliments on how beautiful the venue was and how gorgeous it looked! Thanks again for everything. Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

(thank you note from client)

Tigges - Margherio Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2017

 

We had a wonderful, beautiful day! Thank you so much!

Norwood - Margenau Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

November 2017

 

Good Morning Joanna, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday! Things have finally settled down for our family after a fantastic wedding weekend and a long Thanksgiving celebration! I just wanted to thank you for everything. The rehearsal dinner was exactly what I hoped it would be! And a special thank you for going the extra mile by getting us the HDMI cable so we could show the photo slideshow!

(thank you note from client)

Joanna was excellent and went above and beyond to meet our needs. I would highly recommend!

(additional comments from client)

DeVore Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

November 2017

 

Good Morning Mark, my wife Marianne and I wish to express our sincere gratitude to Alaynne, Kelly and her team for pulling off an exceptional evening at the Spink Pavilion for our 100 plus guests who experienced an amazing event. Living in suburban Chicago and organizing such an important family event was no small task. We were and remain extremely impressed with Alaynne not only as a professional but as a very kind and special individual. She tended to every detail and more by anticipating needs based on numerous phone conversations. Her abilities are unique and we assume known to you. Alaynne possess the talent and determination to do even greater things in the future...she represents the absolute best of our next generation. Catering St. Louis and Alaynne kicked off our wedding weekend in grand fashion while adding immeasurably to the pleasure and memory of all.

Calhoun Rehearsal Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

October 2017

 

UNBELIEVABLE! From the day of coordination to the outstanding food, drink and service, I could not say enough good things about Catering STL! Several of our guests made a point to tell us that the food was not your average wedding food quality, but some of the best surf & turf and salmon dishes they had ever eaten! The day was perfect all thanks to Catering STL!

As featured on "The Knot"

Hi Alayanne! You and your team were absolutely incredible. I could not have asked for a better team to take my vision and make it that much better. Please pass along my giant thank you and compliments to your team.

(additional comments from client)

Kent - Windler Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

October 2017

 

Our wedding was at The City Cottage on Chouteau. The venue was perfect and Catering St. Louis did a fantastic job organizing our wedding ceremony and reception! Rhonda our primary event coordinator was wonderful to work with. She kept us informed and answered questions promptly. It was a joy working with her. Our guest truly enjoyed the evening and loved the food at our reception as well! We highly recommend Catering St. Louis and so pleased we selected this wonderful venue and event company!!

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Vassolo - Cannon Wedding Ceremony & Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017

 

Hi Alaynne, I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to you, Jennifer, Kelly and the entire Catering St. Louis staff for all you did for us leading up to and on the day of Daniel and I's wedding. All of you did an incredible job and everything ran so smoothly on Saturday. I really can't thank you guys enough. All of our family and friends raved about how excellent everything was from the food to the entire staff. Not to mention you guys truly made our lives so much easier the day of the wedding because you guys handled literally EVERYTHING we could have possibly needed. All of you put in so much time and effort to make this day special for us and we are so thankful for everything that you and the staff working on our wedding did. It really was the best day of our lives and you all were a big reason why. :)

(thank you note from bride & groom)

Our overall experience with Catering St. Louis was exceptional. I could not have asked for a better Event Planner than Alaynne. She was fantastic from start to finish. Alaynne, Kelly, Jennifer and the entire Catering St. Louis staff did an incredible job the day of our wedding and made sure we didn't have to worry about anything. We loved it.

(additional comments from client)

Roesslein - Schmehl Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Gladney Rose Garden & Monsanto Hall

October 2017

 

I got married October 6th, 2017 and had my reception at The Trolley Room at Forest Park. Catering St. Louis was very professional from the first e-mails and meeting. We booked from out of state, and they were very accommodating to our extra needs. We met with Leasa, who explained the lengthy history of the company which helped us make our decision. Being from out of state, we appreciated that Catering St. Louis provided a list of vendors they had worked with and trusted, which helped us in our selection process. I am most pleased with our event coordinator, Alaynne. She truly went above and beyond for all of our needs. She helped us with every step and decision we made, and was very supportive in ensuring that our "vision" would come to fruition. It was so helpful and gave me such peace of mind to know she genuinely cared about the details we wanted to have. I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us, including making last minute accommodations for some uninvited guests. The food and beverages that Catering St. Louis provides is also outstanding! They were able to meet the special needs of my gluten-free matron of honor and my dairy-free mom. Overall we are so glad and grateful that Catering St. Louis worked with us throughout our entire wedding, and we would Highly recommend them for weddings and other corporate events. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts. You made our wedding of our dreams come true.

As featured on "The Knot"

Dear Leasa, Ed, Alaynne, and Staff, we would like to say what a pleasure it was to work with you all. Everything for our wedding was outstanding, and we truly appreciate all the kindness you gave us. You all went above and beyond our expectations and made our dreams come true. The food and drinks were excellent, the service was wonderful, and everything was 10/10! We are so grateful and we wish you the best!

(thank you note from bride & groom)

Dear Alaynne, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...LOL! I cannot express how grateful I am for all that you did for our wedding, and for us! You are so awesome, and I will be forever grateful that I had the wedding of my dreams thanks to you! I hope you know how much peace of mind I had knowing I could trust you, and knowing you would be on top of it all. I am slightly sad to think our relationship is now coming to an end, but I hope you find every blessing in your future.

Seriously, thank you SO MUCH!

(thank you note from bride)

Allen - Kogut Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2017

 

Rhonda W. is an amazing coordinator and the Catering St. Louis team did a wonderful job in making our wedding a memorable one. From the initial planning, tasting, giving us creative ideas, to managing crazy schedules to wrap up, we felt we had the best team on our side and it was the easiest and fun experience. Great job!! We couldn't have done it without you all!!

Anand - Roddy Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

October 2017

 

This venue and Catering St. Louis were SO easy to work with! They made coordinating our big day such a breeze. Our planner, Joanna, was so helpful, fun, and helped make our wedding absolutely perfect. I can't recommend enough!

As featured on "The Knot" profile for Forest Park Visitor Center

Dear Joanna and the team at Catering St. Louis, thank you for all the work you did to make our wedding reception amazing. It was wonderfulf to be able to relax that evening and trust that you had everything under control. It was flawless! We had such an amazing experience working with you all; we would do it again in a heartbeat!

(thank you note from client)

We loved working with Joanna! Everything went off without a hitch.

(additional comments from client)

Elgin - VonDras Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2017


Catering St. Louis was a breeze to work with! Sandy Nienhaus who was our event coordinator was amazing and was a joy to work with. She took care of everything for us so I didn't have to worry about anything the day of our wedding. They were extremely accommodating when we decided to add two entree choices and wanted to have a second tasting. Overall the food was delicious and we heard nothing but good things from the guests at our wedding in regards to the food and service. Would definitely recommend them!

As featured on "The Knot"

Hi Sandy, I just wanted to say from Nick and I, thank you so much for everything! Our wedding day was nothing short of perfect and a lot of that had to do with you and Catering St. Louis! I can't thank you enough for all the coordinating you did so I didn't have to worry with anything on the day of...it truly helped all of us have a wonderful time. The food was delicious and everything was so beautiful. Hats off to you and your crew...you did an amazing job and we couldn't have asked for the day to go any better. Thank you and good luck with all of your future events!

(thank you note from client)

You all did a fabulous job. You made a special day even more special with the super service and wonderful food and overall good ambiance. Thanks so much!

(additional comments from client)

Barry - Still Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

October 2017

 

Amazing! So intimate and beautiful for our rehearsal dinner! Nice dining and outdoor patio. I find this to be a little hidden gem no one knows about in STL. They were so fun and pleasant to work with to make sure everything was perfect for us. Thank you!

As featured on "The Knot" profile for City Cottage on Chouteau

Fallert Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017

 

Hi Alaynne! The wedding was absolutely beautiful and everyone seemed to truly enjoy themselves. We can't thank you and the Catering St. Louis staff enough for making this event a night to remember. You, Jennifer, and Brie were absolutely wonderful to work with and made everything smooth and easy. Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

(thank you note from client)

Alaynne, Jennifer, and the Catering St. Louis team did a fantastic job. The food was delicious and displayed in a lovely way. The attention to detail really made the place look its best. I had so many compliments about what a wonderful wedding it was and how beautiful Oliva was. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you! I want to say more about Alaynne and Jennifer, I just don't have room!

(additional comments from client)

Krchma - Friese Wedding Reception

Oliva on the Hill

October 2017

 

We just had our wedding at City Cottage on Chouteau and could not have been happier with the service and the event. We worked with Joanna Lane, who was amazing to work with! She always got back to me right away and made sure the night was perfect!! If I could do it over again, I would 100% still book this location and catering company. The food was incredible and our guests had a fabulous time.

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Holyan - Postiglione Wedding Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017

 

To Whom It May Concern,

Last Friday night, we had an event at City Cottage celebrating the marriage of my son and his new bride. I just wanted to say that the evening was perfect and everyone had a marvelous time! I can't tell you how many comments and compliments I've received about the evening. Everything was perfect from the setting, to the food and even the weather cooperated! Your staff was so helpful and friendly. Everyone had so much fun we had to literally escort them out of the building at 10:00pm. Above all, I wanted to compliment Rhonda Wineinger for her expert planning and handling of the whole event from the first call to the very end of the evening. She was professional yet very understanding. This is our third event she has helped us plan with your company and we have total confidence in her. Again, I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful evening we had and how much we enjoyed working with you and your staff.

(note from client)

This is our 3rd event with Catering St. Louis and each time it's been fantastic. All of our events have been different and unique. We've worked with Rhonda on all 3 and we couldn't have had a better person to help us. Our kids also thought she was wonderful! I've recommended Catering St. Louis to many friends.

(additional comments from client)

Quick Post Wedding Celebration

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017

 

Alaynne, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, we had the best time, it was even better than I thought it would be. I know our guests enjoyed it too and I got so many compliments on the venue, service, food and set up. You are so awesome! It could not have been better. Thanks again for everything! We're so grateful!

Goldammer - Bollmann Post Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Monsanto Hall

October 2017

 

Dear Sandy, thank you so much for all of your help with the wedding. You have been absolutely amazing!! It was so nice to know you were keeping track of all the vendors. There's no way that this wedding would have gone so smoothly without you. Thank you!

McCay - Jacobwitz Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

October 2017

 

Hi Carleen, we received your 'Thank You' note in yesterday's mail. Wish for you to know that, we equally enjoyed working with you. We really appreciate all you did running up to & during the event! Everything was absolutely wonderful at the reception! It was magnificent ...thanks to you!

Demse - Ellison Wedding Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017


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Corporate/Private Events

Rhonda H. was so helpful...thank you. We've had Lauren at other events and she is the best. So nice, helpful and accommodating. Hope we see her again at the next event!

USI Insurance Services "Summer Reception"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

Good morning Carleen, I just wanted to send a quick note and say “thank you” for taking such good care of me last evening. I’ve received nothing but compliments this morning. So once again, “we” did it!

(thank you from client)

Catering St. Louis is my only "go-to" caterer. Carleen always goes above and beyond with all my requests. All of the event captains have been awesome as well.

(additional comments from client)

Christner "Museum Completion Cocktail Reception"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

Wonderful experience! I would definitely recommend and hope to work with you again should the opportunity becomes available! Thanks!!

East-West Gateway Summit

Forest Park Visitor Center

May 2018

 

Peter's 60th surprise party was PERFECT! Rhonda H. was so great, so helpful, and knowledgeable. I love the space! Oliva is perfect! The staff was really sweet and helpful. All of our guests raved about everything!

Peter's Surprise Birthday Party

Oliva on the Hill

May 2018

 

Rhonda H., Kelly, and the staff there that night were fantastic. Thank you!

Stinson Leonard Street "Women's Initiative"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

Carleen, GREAT JOB last night. Truly.

Forest Park Forever "Leffingwell Dinner"

World's Fair Pavilion

May 2018

 

Rhonda H. was absolutely WONDERFUL to work with. She took care of everything including a last minute change (2 hours before event). I look forward to working with her on our next event May 2, 2019.

Washington University Genetics "Annual Faculty Dinner"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

May 2018

 

Dear Alaynne, thank you!! It went so smoothly and the food was so delicious!!!! As soon as I have photos I will forward them along. It really was a pleasure working with you and your team!

Izzy's Bat Mitzvah

Forest Park Visitor Center

May 2018

 

Kathy was absolutely incredibly - impeccably organized and unflinchingly accommodating. This was the first time this dinner has been held anywhere other than the country club in the last 25 years. Kathy and Pam handled all unexpected changes (and the ensuing chaos) with the utmost grace and professionalism. Thank you!

Washington University Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

April 2018

 

I have had so many compliments on the food for the gala and brunch. Thank you for making us look good.

(note from client)

Carleen, we keep getting emails and phone calls like this (see below). Peggy said Jerry thought it was the best gala food ever. Thank you so much for making this weekend fabulous. I know how hard you worked to make everything perfect and it is so appreciated. Hopefully that is our last tent gala. Now I just need to find a location near Powell for the next one in November 2019. Thank you!!! - Kristin

(additional comments from client)

Dear Kristin, what a beautiful event last night. The tent looked gorgeous and the tribute to David was very touching. Everyone at our table agreed the dinner was delicious; the meat was cooked perfectly and everything was hot, that is not easy to achieve. Fortunately we had a beautiful sunset for the quick walk back to Powell which was refreshing. All in all we had a lovely evening. Thank you.

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra "Annual Gala" and "Brunch"
April 2018


Dear Rhonda W: On behalf of the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology, I would like to thank you and the Catering St. Louis staff for again making the C.R. Stephen Dinner such a success. As always, the attention to detail (the advance notice about the parking issue was greatly appreciated) was outstanding and the food was delicious. Please accept my sincere appreciation for all of your hard work in ensuring our events are memorable, and I look forward  to the next one.

Washington University Department of Anesthesiology

"C.R. Stephen Dinner"

Forest Park Visitor Center

April 2018

 

Hi Lauren, the shower was a huge success. Our family and friends had such a wonderful time--obviously no one wanted to leave! Everyone loved Oliva. I can't tell you how many people told me how awesome the space was. It really was perfect for our event. The food and service were outstanding too!! It was a pleasure working with you and the rest of your crew. Thank you for accommodating our extra time, for taking such great care of us before and during the event, and for the help gathering up the decorations afterwards. We will always have fond memories of the baby shower. Thank you for making it so special for us.

Amelia's Baby Shower

Oliva on the Hill

March 2018

 

Hi Alaynne, many thanks to you and your team for putting on a fabulous event Friday night! I thought it went perfectly! And the food was fantastic!!!!

YPO Dinner Meeting

City Cottage on Chouteau

February 2018

 

Hi Rhonda, I just wanted to say a big Thank You for all you did with Sidney’s Bat Mitzvah! We were all so thrilled with the way it turned out and I think everyone had a great time. It was really wonderful working with you and you helped to ease a lot of our stress. We do not plan to have too many of these events to plan in our future (my goodness, I don’t think I could handle it!) but we will think of you when we do!

Sidney's Bat Mitzvah

Forest Park Visitor Center

February 2018

 

Exceptional experience from the people, the food, to the venue. Our event was great. Your team was professional and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great event. Excellent job!! Would highly recommend your team! Thank you!

Cardinal Glennon Hospital Planning Retreat

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

January 2018

 

Both Rhonda W. and Pam with staff make our experience amazing every time. They not only create our events exactly as we imagine them, but working with them makes a somewhat stressful process so easy. Thank you!

Washington University Department of Medicine "PSTP Dinner"

January 2018

 

As the recipient of this party, I want to tell you how wonderful it was. There were no glitches, everything ran smoothly, the food was delicious, flowers were beautiful, and the servers were polite, friendly, and helpful. One guest remarked that it was as grand as a wedding reception.

Surprise 80th Birthday Party

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

January 2018

 

Great time had by all, Kathy was amazing. We will definitely be back next year!

New Leaf Symbiotics "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Brookings Center

December 2017

 

Excellent experience once again!
Fresenius "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Brookings Center

December 2017

 

Kathy always does a great job! Carleen is always a big help too. Kelly was awesome and very helpful through the whole event!

CI Select "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

December 2017

 

Joanna was a dream to work with! Our event was perfection - every little detail had been thought of and service was impeccable!

Blue Chip Pest "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Brookings Center

December 2017

 

From day one the team at Catering St. Louis has been exceptional. Kathy was a pleasure to work with and provided outstanding client service to BKD! Her team was professional and provided great service the evening of the event. Guests raved about the food!

BKD "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

December 2017

 

Katie & Rhonda H., I just wanted to let you know how pleased we all were at how our party turned out. The food and drinks were great! The Brookings Center was fantastic! Even better than what I had imagined! I received many compliments on our choice of location for the party this year from both the men and the women. Also want to let you know that Kelly was wonderful. Always checking to make sure everything was running smoothly and to see if there was anything we needed. She was great! To all of you, this was such a fun evening! Everything was great! I was especially excited to see the Garden Glow. We were so fortunate to be able to have such great weather. Thank you again for making this event absolutely fantastic!!!

Concordia Seminary "Yuletide Open House"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Brookings Center

December 2017

 

Both Rhonda H. and Lauren were great - very attentive to our needs! Very accommodating. We had Rhonda for our wedding rehearsal dinner at Oliva on the Hill - she was great there too - dinner was perfect.

Malisko Engineering "Employee Luncheon"

Boathouse N. Patio

November 2017

 

Dear Peggy, my sincere compliments to you and the event team from October 25: Kelly, Ed, Breianna, Jared, Nicole, Sandra, and Jennifer. Each person played an important role to ensure that the McDonnell Center dinner was a lovely event to honor our distinguished lecturer, Dr. Jun Ye and long time Washington University faculty member, Professor John Clark. Before the guests arrived, I took a few pictures to capture the fall beauty of The Whittemore House. I thought you might enjoy seeing them.

Washington University "McDonnell Center Dinner"

Whittemore House

October 2017

 

Katie, Carleen, and the awesome team at Catering St. Louis are top notch! This is the second event we've done with Catering St. Louis and I'm always impressed by the quality and care we receive. Thank you!

Girls on the Run St. Louis "Kate T. Parker Reception"

October 2017

 

Debbie, the bartender, was super! Nicole was so attentive and quick to respond to questions/needs that evening. Lauren was quick to get the audio going for my chair to talk. Thanks all!

Washington University Dept. of Neuroscience "Faculty Welcome"

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2017

 

Rhonda H. and Leasa, hello you two, I cannot believe I forgot to reach out and say THANK YOU!!!!!! Our Surprise Birthday Party for Cathy and Norma was AMAZING! SO much fun! Your staff and yummy food and drink were fantastic. And the venue of course....breathtaking! Thank you so much for your patience and help to make it a huge success!!! XO

Duggan Surprise Birthday

Oliva on the Hill

October 2017

 

Hi Alaynne, I want to say a huge thanks again for all of your efforts to make our client reception such a success! You are an absolute pleasure to work with and I hope that we can do it again soon!

CIBC Customer Appreciation

World's Fair Pavilion

October 2017


Carleen, thank you so much for everything- we got through another Henry Shaw dinner! I can't wait to grab one of those brownies today- You and the CSL team are the best, I appreciate your attention to all of our events, but squeezing the Henry Shaw dinner into Best of MO week is always a huge accomplishment.

(comments from client)

The food last night was fabulous! Everyone thought so. Thank you!

(additional comments from client)

Henry Shaw Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Linnean Plaza

October 2017

 

Wonderful working with Rhonda W. and Rory!

Impression Solutions "Corporate Dinner"

Jewel Box

October 2017

 

Carleen, I can't thank you enough for such a wonderful event! It was perfect!

Forest Park Forever "Peter Sortino Tribute"

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2017


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