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Letters and comments from some of our wonderful clients.

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners  |  Corporate/Private Events

Weddings & Rehearsal Dinner

Dear Alaynne, YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL ATTENTIVE TEAM ARE ROCK STARS! From the moment we entered Monsanto Hall for our son and daughter-in-law's rehearsal dinner we felt encompassed by a spirit of caring, comfort, and professionalism. From the moment we began planning this event with you, your guidance and support were commendable. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with you and to experience the wonderful dinner, service, and smiles that you and your team provided. The attentiveness of your staff made it so that none of our guests went without a full glass of water or wine. We would like to add that all of our guests LOVED the hors d'oeuvres and their dinners. Thank you again for making this such an enjoyable and amazing event for our family and guests.

Waldholtz Rehearsal Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Monsanto Hall

February 2019

 

Alaynne, everyone was completely pleased that I heard from. There were a lot of superlatives uttered about the food, by everyone. I appreciated the organization, with everything boxed up carefully at the end. It was carefree from my perspective. We especially want to offer our appreciation of your use of biodegradable containers. The space was wonderful. I danced all evening, but all I heard about the whole event was praise, so thank you.

James - McQuillan Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

December 2018

 

We had the best time working with Rhonda W. and other staff to plan our wedding. We also enjoyed the day more than we could have ever imagined. We received various compliments. Thanks for everything!

Menchak - Seithel Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

December 2018

 

We were very pleased with the whole experience with Catering St. Louis. Kathy Pelch was exceptional! This was our family's 2nd event with Catering St. Louis, and we would highly recommend!

Reed - Rhodes Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2018

 

Dear Catering St. Louis, I just want to let you know how pleased we were with all the details at our daughter’s wedding reception on November 10th at the Visitors Center. Alaynne was a delight to work with from beginning to end. She is calm, personable and was on top of all our requests. Everything was covered to perfection. A week after the reception, I called to inquire about my nephew’s lost coat. No one expected it to show up, but it was recovered! Many of our guests remarked about the food being the best they have ever eaten at a wedding dinner. We certainly agree and the service was top notch as well. We were very happy with every aspect of our daughter’s special evening and wanted to make sure that our appreciation was shared to those who made it happen. Thank you so much.

Volk - Covert Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2018

 

Amazing food and service on the day of our wedding! Guests couldn't stop talking about the goat cheese tart!

Kahle - Zinner Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

November 2018

 

Hello Ladies, now that I have partially recovered from my daughter's wedding on Nov 2, I wanted to communicate with you all what a fabulous experience working with Catering St Louis has been, since the beginning of the wedding planning process in November 2017. The evening was a huge success and I must thank Joanna and her team so much for doing such a wonderful job working with my family prior and during the wedding. What incredible patience and kindness she has shown to me and helped me so much with so many details. I'm very grateful to Joanna for everything. The staff working the wedding night did a great job and I highly compliment the Chef staff who prepared the most fabulous meals, that were not typical of wedding food. Everything was so delicious. Guests RAVED over absolutely everything that evening and especially about the salmon dishes. They could not believe, not only how fantastic everything tasted but the generous portion size as well. Everything was prepared perfectly. Please send my many many thanks to Chef and staff that prepared our meals. I couldn't have been happier with the presentation. Excellent job! Many thanks also to everyone who helped an exhausted Mother/Father pack everything up at the end of the evening and transport boxes to the cars etc... What a great group who kept us all on track and helped us limp over the finish line! It was such a beautiful memorable evening at The Trolley Room. Guests loved the venue. It's a night we will never forget. I'm very grateful to Catering St Louis Events for helping us make it all happen. You have seen a trend here with my compliments....wonderful, fabulous, excellent, success and I mean it all! Again, many thanks from a very happy ( although still tired) Mother of the Bride!

Aufricht - May Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2018

 

Catering St. Louis knocked it out of the park for our wedding. Everyone we encountered throughout the process was wonderful: Carleen Kramer, Lauren Doorack, Lisa Slay, Tara, Debbie, Bailey and the list goes on. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how good the food was. The night of the service was stellar. Thank you all so much!

As featured on "The Knot"

Baer - McCarthy Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Oliva on the Hill

November 2018

 

I cannot say enough good things about Rhonda W. or our overall experience. Rhonda made planning our wedding reception so easy and painless. She always greeted us with a warm smile and a hug. Rhonda always made it seem like ours was the only event she was working on. The actual event was picture-perfect. We got so many compliments on the food and the incredible service. Thank you so much!

Kempf - Youngmeyer Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2018

 

Carleen was terrific. I would work with her again and would also recommend her highly to my friends! Catering St. Louis was great after our event and helped load cars with wine and flowers!!

Spataro Post Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

November 2018

 

Incredible service. Rhonda W. was unbelievable with regards to attitude, service, and knowledge. We couldn't have asked for a better Event Planner.

Smith - Adams Wedding Reception

World's Fair Pavilion

October 2018

 

I think you can see (from straight excellent marks given on evaluation card) that I enjoyed everything. Carleen, you are a joy to work with, and get to know.

Haack - Mitchell Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Three Barn Farm

October 2018

 

Dear Rhonda W., you are simply a wonderful person! You and your staff did a fantastic job providing food and service for our event at City Cottage on Friday, Oct. 12th. I truly appreciated your calm, quiet help as I put together last minute flowers and decor. The fact that you laid out the garlands and gold votives exactly as I would have was a God-send! I thought we worked very well together. You will receive a 5 star review when I have a moment to sit down, regroup and execute some emails to follow up on all the wedding and rehearsal dinner vendors and helpers. The food - pizza, wine and beer - help from you with desserts...all wonderful.

Zinser Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2018

 

Hi Lauren - Now that I've recovered from the hub-bub of wedding festivities - I just wanted to thank you again for all your help preparing for our reception! We were so pleased with how everything turned out and could not have asked for a better day. Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your handwork as well as the work of the staff at Spink.

Indihar - Boxx Wedding Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

October 2018

 

Dear Mark, I wanted to express my gratitude for the wonderful rehearsal dinner at Oliva! Rhonda W. did a fantastic job keeping me organized and Lisa prepared a delicious meal. I received many compliments on the food, service, and the venue! It all made for the perfect event. P.S. Rhonda was AWESOME!

Adams Rehearsal Dinner

Oliva on the Hill

October 2018

 

I cannot thank Catering St. Louis enough for the perfect wedding day... specifically, Alaynne! Alaynne was the best thing that ever happened to me when planning my wedding. She is the most personable, attentive, detail oriented coordinator that you could ever ask for. She completely understood my wedding vision and worked well with other vendors to make it all happen! We met once during the food tasting (which speaking of food, we received compliment on compliment about how amazing our food was at the wedding, definitely schedule a tasting with Catering St. Louis!) During the tasting we talked about design and logistics, we also looked at photos and Alaynne made me feel very confident that she could put my vision together. After this everything was done through email and over the phone. Alaynne answered all of my questions leading up to our wedding day and helped me whenever I needed a professional's opinion. There was honestly not a single thing that I would have changed on my wedding day. It was planned to perfection and Alaynne made sure that everything was coordinated and went smoothly. Sad that it is all over! Need to figure out another occasion to work with Alaynne. Thank you Catering St. Louis!

As featured on "The Knot"

Hi Alaynne, thank you so much for making everything about Taylor’s wedding go so beautifully and look so beautiful. It was the perfect night. We can’t say enough good about you and your staff. Our florist, Michelle, told us how great you all were to work with. She was very complimentary on the venue and you and your staff as well. It exceeded our expectations. What a perfectly great night. I would love to give you a great review. I will look for what social media you are on.

(additional comments from the mother of the bride)

Vickroy - Gessert Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2018

 

Hi Joanna - Last night was absolutely perfect! The service was exceptional and everyone was so attentive to our needs. Special gratitude for your help and how sweet you have been throughout the process! Thank you!

Lynch Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

October 2018

 

Hi Alaynne! I received your nice card in the mail, and I wanted to thank you also for making Jennifer and John's wedding so beautiful and run so smoothly! Everything was just perfect, and our guests were very impressed.

Hughes - Reagan Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2018

 

Hi Carleen, the wedding was so beautiful and I can't thank you enough. Three Barn Farm is a beautiful property and what a glorious serene setting for a wedding. Our guests had a great time and everything went smoothly. I received compliments about your farm, the food, and the service. You made Nicky's dream wedding come true. From the first time I met you, I had confidence in your professionalism and experience. I appreciate your attention to detail and your calm demeanor. The sky lantern was fabulous. You surprised Nicky and Andrew and all the guests. Sky lanterns originated in China and how fitting for my Chinese heritage. It was so thoughtful for you to serve Robert and my dinners on California plates. Our California guests raved about the wedding. In my business, reviews are very important and I appreciate clients taking the time to do so. I would like to write a review for you. Please let me know what sites are the best for your business. Thank you very much for the beautiful wedding experience. Please thank Mark for all his hard work.

Meuschke - Jutz Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Three Barn Farm

September 2018

 

Lennis, Bailey & staff of Catering St. Louis, we can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day. You made it truly unforgettable. Thank you for continually working with us and helping us in any way possible to make our day go smoothly. The end result was beyond phenomenal and better than we could have ever imagined. Thank you for everything! With lots of love and gratitude, Alex & Meg

Smallwood - Koenig Wedding Ceremony

Missouri Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden

September 2018

 

Dear Kathy & City Cottage team, thank you so much for making our wedding celebration so spectacular, and for the kind gift you sent home with us. It was a truly unforgettable evening and even better than we could have hoped. The service and entire team were impeccable and it was truly a pleasure to work with Kathy. Thank you for all that you did to make it flawless, stress-free and very "us." We've been enjoying our mugs on our balcony and they bring back wonderful memories!

(thank you note from bride & groom)

Kathy, a huge thank you again for making our Sept. 8th party/celebration at City Cottage so special! We absolutely love the venue and you made everything look beautiful and warm and cozy. We truly appreciate all of the efforts you made to place all of the flowers, photos, and belongings to make it exactly as Becca and John had dreamed. Even though the weather did not totally cooperate, it was a perfect evening. The staff did a great job and the food was terrific! I hope to get to work with you again in the future on many more celebrations. Thank you again for making our celebration so special!

(thank you note from mother of the bride)

Balis - Kerblat Wedding Celebration

City Cottage on Chouteau

September 2018

 

Catering St. Louis was wonderful to work with! We had our ceremony and reception both in the Forest Park Visitor Center, so we worked with a ceremony assistant and a reception coordinator. Rhonda was a very attentive and helpful coordinator. She ensured that everything went smoothly before and during our wedding reception. Jennifer was also great as our ceremony assistant! We were so impressed that everything ran perfectly and not a single detail was overlooked. Furthermore, the food was delicious! Our friends and family cannot stop raving about the goat cheese tarts and the appetizers! Finally, the service was great. All the staff was friendly, attentive, and professional. They flipped the room from the ceremony to the reception quickly and perfectly. And they took care of anything else we could need. We were very happy that we worked with Catering St. Louis!

As featured on "The Knot"

We had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Catering St. Louis! Our wedding went so smoothly, thanks in large part to your incredibly professional staff. Rhonda W. was an absolute pleasure to work with, as was Jennifer. Also, the food was fantastic and everyone raved about it. We could not be happier that we chose to go with Catering St. Louis for our wedding! Thanks!

(additional comments from client)

Nelson - Campbell Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

September 2018

 

Datra, Lori and Alaynne, I want to thank you for all your help, service, coordination, patience with the ceremony, etc. Everything was beautiful! I am so glad, as I know the guests were also, that we had the ceremony on the patio, despite Jessica and Ben's strong desire to have it in the normal location. The venue that we fell in love with on a cold day in November 2016 was absolutely stunning in the evening! We were thrilled to have the bar, s'mores and pizza on the patio! Thank you Lord and Mother Nature! The temperature was perfect. The buffet and bar set up were perfect! We received so many compliments on the venue and the food! The buffet cocktail was perfect for our group. People were saying it was the most beautiful wedding reception/location they had ever been too. The staff was extremely helpful in clean up. I believe we have everything we came with and what we were supposed to leave with. Thank you again!!!

(thank you from mother of bride)

Alaynne, I appreciate all your help on Saturday! You were amazing. :-) We had so many compliments about the whole day, and we definitely couldn't have done it without you!

(Additional comments from bride)
Hoskins - Sutton Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

September 2018

 

Rhonda W. was wonderful. Many guests raved about the food and service. Impressive all around.

Hug - Morgan Wedding Reception

Oliva on the Hill

September 2018

 

Thank you Alaynne! Everything turned out perfect. We all were very impressed with the service level of your staff and how everything turned out overall.

Curran - Arseo Wedding Reception

City Cottage on Chouteau

September 2018

 

THANK YOU all for everything yesterday Alaynne! It was an amazing night and it wouldn’t have been without all your help! We had a small gift for you that we gave to Pam. The service was amazing, the food was fantastic, literally best food people have ever had at a wedding I was told. I loved how everything was set. Really appreciate it.

Tuscan - Campbell Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

September 2018

 

Hi Sandy - I wanted to let you know how wonderful the reception was. Everyone raved about the food and the tables were beautiful. Thank you so much for everything!!! Emily was delighted! You were wonderful.

Peeples - Merritt Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

September 2018

 

Dear Rhonda W., thank you so much for making our wedding so fabulous. Your hard work was so appreciated. It was a joy to work with you! Your staff was fun and professional- such a great combination. :-)

(thank you from client)

Dear Mark, we cannot say enough good things about Rhonda! What a gem! She is very good at what she does and it is evident that she enjoys it. Our day was very special.

(additional comments from client)

Hammer - Smith Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Japanese Garden & Spink Pavilion

September 2018

 

Beautiful Venue. The staff was amazing. I loved everything about our wedding reception at the Visitor Center.

As featured on "The Knot"

Joanna was wonderful to work with. She was easy going, friendly, and helpful. The event space was BEAUTIFUL and service was outstanding.

(additional comments from client)

Wider - Burrows Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

August 2018

 

Hi Alaynne! Thank you so much for making our wedding weekend magical! We had THE best time. Andrew and I both recognized that the evening would not have gone nearly as smooth without your help. Thank you for making us eat and keeping us moving, you were a life saver!

Landes - Erker Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

August 2018

 

Kathy & Lauren did an amazing job planning and executing our wedding reception from start to finish! Our expectations were definitely exceeded and the day was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Thank you so much for all you did!

Miller - Wagner Wedding Reception

Whittemore House

August 2018

 

Hi Alaynne! Thank you so much for a lovely evening! We were so impressed with everything especially how professional and polite your staff was! We received nothing but compliments on our evening!! Thank you again for everything! Catering St. Louis is fabulous!!

Oates - Danner Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

August 2018

 

Dearest Sandy, before we “get this party started,” I want extend our gratitude for all the truly heartfelt ways you have helped us!! You are a true professional and have gone out of your way countless times to make all of our wishes for the wedding day come true. All of your time, effort, and thoughtfulness have not gone unnoticed and are deeply, deeply appreciated!!! We are relaxed and ready to go thanks to you!!

(thank you from client)

Dear Sandy, thank you again for making our vision for Chrissy & Avery's wedding come true!! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful or enjoyable event!! You went out of your way (more than once) to accommodate us, and we are truly grateful.

(additional comments from client)

Ahlvers - Jamerson Wedding Reception

Old Barn Inn at St. Albans

August 2018

 

Good morning Alaynne, want to congratulate you and your team on a wonderful evening! Everything was beautiful and the food was delicious. Exceptional service. Everyone kept saying this was the best wedding they’d ever been to. All the credit falls to you and your staff. Brent and I couldn’t be more grateful for all the hard work and time you put in to give Elle and Chad a wonderful memory.

VanConia - Ruhwedel Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

July 2018

 

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

 

Wonderful venue! Joanna was a delight to work with!!

Hoffman Rehearsal Dinner

Oliva on the Hill

June 2018

 

Catering St. Louis and the Trolley Room were wonderful! Our Event Coordinator, Rhonda W. was on top of everything, organized and truly a pleasure to work with. We were very pleased how the reception turned out and would recommend you for any future events!

May - Coburn Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

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.

As featured on "The Knot"

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

 

Rhonda H. was extremely helpful throughout the process. Our rehearsal dinner was outstanding. We could have not asked for more.

Sanford Rehearsal Dinner

City Cottage on Chouteau

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.

As featured on "The Knot"

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

 

Catering St. Louis was wonderful. Rhonda W. went above and beyond to make sure the day went perfectly. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for an event venue.

Goding - Myers Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

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.

Google Business Review

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.

Facebook Review

Stephens - Wasem Wedding Reception

Oliva on the Hill

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!

As featured on "The Knot"

Hirner - McCune Wedding Reception

Forest Park Visitor Center

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!

As featured on "The Knot"

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

 

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


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Corporate/Private Events

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 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"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Monsanto Hall

March 2019

 

Kathy was the best! All staff was very cordial, easy to work with, the event went great, loved the venue! Thank you.

Benefit Finance "Employee Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

December 2018

 

Great job. Very pleased with event and venue. I connected with Carleen initially about date/venue since I knew what I wanted. Always enjoy working with Catering St. Louis.

Stifel Bank Holiday Party

Forest Park Visitor Center

December 2018

 

This was our first time using Catering St. Louis. Our experience was excellent and we will use them again!

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel Holiday Party

Missouri Botanical Garden - Brookings Center

December 2018

 

Many employees were impressed. Thank you!

SpearTip Holiday Party

City Cottage on Chouteau

December 2018

 

Kathy and team did a great job! Thank you!!!

STL Bureau of Recreation "Holiday GLOW Party"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

December 2018

 

Excellent event all around! Thank you again!

Northern Trust Client Appreciation

December 2018

 

Food and service amazing. Both Rhonda W. and Kathy were wonderful and responded promptly to all inquiries/requests. I was surprised to get a refund! How I'm impressed by your honesty and trustworthiness. Rare in this world, sadly.

Briggson Celebration of Life

Whittemore House

October 2018

 

Dear Kathy, our employee appreciation event went off without a hitch! Several employees approached me about how great the food was, how relaxed the atmosphere and how amazing Flora Borealis were. As I plan events for Spartan it is refreshing to work with someone as capable and detailed as you. Every question I asked and every additional item I asked about, you provided easily. By the way - adding the hot chocolate was a hit! And delicious! Please tell your chef that the food was delicious - the cheese platter was varied and beautiful, the sandwiches were delicious and the vegetable display was so creative! I could go on and on - but the overall comments were that it was outstanding! The servers and attentive staffers were very nice and did a great job of making us feel cared for and special. Kathy, a huge thank you. Catering St. Louis has a gem in you! I appreciate the time and care you took to make sure our event was top notch (you even played the "bouncer" when that family decided to walk past the Private Event sign!) I hope we get to work on another project together. It was a pleasure.

Spartan Light Metal Products "Employee Appreciation"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Sassafras Cafe

October 2018

 

We had our St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles magazine award and appreciation party at Olivia on the Hill....by Catering St Louis. Excellent location...Excellent ambiance....Excellent Food...Excellent Staff. One of the BEST parties we have had over the last 23 years!!! We are still having our clients tell us how wonderful the party was. Thank You Catering St. Louis. Olivia on the Hill is an AMAZING place.

Google Business Review

St. Louis Homes + Lifestyles Event

Oliva on the Hill

October 2018

 

Hi Alaynne, thanks so much for executing such an excellent luncheon - it went flawlessly and I think everyone was pleased. It was a pleasure working with you.

RBC United Way "Women's Leadership Giving Annual Luncheon"

Forest Park Visitor Center

October 2018

 

Great venue and excellent food! Staff was wonderful to work with!!

Express Scripts Meeting

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

October 2018

 

Carleen, you pulled out all the stops on Saturday for our Enchanted Evening! I'm so thankful for your skill, talent, attention to detail and hard work. Thank you for all you did to make it magical.

Forest Park Forever "Campaign Closing Dinner"

October 2018

 

As always, all was wonderful! Alaynne, it was a pleasure to work with you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work. I really appreciate it. I am excited to hear what you have in mind for next year!

CIBC "Customer Appreciation"

World's Fair Pavilion

October 2018

 

Carleen – it was so wonderful on every count. Your staff packed it up for us and we had a late night feast, so we got to enjoy it too. It was a PERFECT event! Thank you for everything – fingers crossed that we will do this again next year!

Carleen is an absolute joy to work with - always professional and provides experienced assessment of the planning process. We appreciate her candidness. Always a pleasure to work with her.

(additional comments from client)

World Trade Center St. Louis "STL Ag Experience" Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

September 2018

 

This was our third year having this event and it keeps getting better each year. The staff, especially Ed & Rhonda H., went above and beyond to make the night a wonderful event. We felt this year we had all your best team members and it was noticed by our guests - they couldn't say enough positive things.

FamilyForward "Annual Guardian Society Recognition"

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

September 2018

 

Thanks for always taking such good care of us!
Danna McKitrick "Art Fair Event"

September 2018

 

The event and staff went above and beyond our expectations! Well done!

Howe Bridal Shower

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

August 2018

 

Wonderful Mark! Rhonda W. and Rory were great.

Sims Celebration of Life

July 2018

 

A great time was had by all! Anyone we talked to that night had a great time and enjoyed the food and the experience. Thank you!

Midwest Elevator Reception

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

July 2018

 

From start to finish everything was seamless! Lauren and the staff were extremely helpful and attentive – making sure each detail was perfect. Everyone at the party was impressed!
Sylvia's Surprise 60th Birthday Party

City Cottage on Chouteau

July 2018

 

Rhonda W. was so easy to work with. The evening went as planned. Everyone was impressed with the venue and the meal. Thank you for making my job easier!

Caleres Manager Appreciation Dinner

Missouri Botanical Garden - Spink Pavilion

June 2018

 

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

 

Very positive first experience with MOBOT. Flexibility was appreciated...considering the weather that came through!

Washington University Annual Giving Society for Arts & Sciences

Missouri Botanical Garden - Monsanto Hall

June 2018

 

Thank you all for making our event so great from start to finish!

Cradock 50th Anniversary

Missouri Botanical Garden - Kemper Center

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


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A. Bommarito Wines
Ameren
Anheuser-Busch
Ascension Ventures
Bank of America
BJC Healthcare

Barry-Wehmiller

Bethesda Health Group
Boeing Company
Caleres
Carmody MacDonald
Charter Communications
Colliers International
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
Commerce Bank
Cooperative Home Care
Covidien Pharmaceuticals
Danforth Center
Danna McKitrick, P.C.
Delta Dental of Missouri
Des Peres Hospital
Destination St. Louis
Doll Services & Engineering
Eaton Corporation
EDSI - Engineering Design Source, Inc.
Edward Jones
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Esse Health
Explore Green
Express Scripts
First Bank
Fleishman Hillard
Forest Park Forever
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition
FP&S Feed Products
Glaxo Smith Kline
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
HOK
Husch & Eppenberger
KPMG
Lambert St. Louis International Airport
Marsh & McLennan
Macy's
Maritz
Maryville University
Materials Lifecycle Management Company
Merck Inc.
Merrill Lynch
Missouri Botanical Garden
Monsanto Company
Nature's Variety
Nestle Purina
Northern Trust
Oates Associates, Inc.
Peabody Energy
Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
PGAV
PNC
Ralcorp Holdings, Inc.
Regional Business Council
Rubin Brown
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Science Center
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University Hospital
Sigma-Aldrich
Smith Kline Beecham
Solutia
St. Anthony's Medical Center
Stifel Nicolaus
St. Louis Artists' Guild
St. Louis Business Journal
St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers
St. Louis Jewish Community Center
St. Louis Magazine
St. Louis RCGA
St. Louis Symphony
Stone Carlie & Company
UMB Bank
Thompson Coburn LLP
Ungerboeck Systems International, Inc.
United Way of Greater St. Louis
University of Missouri - St. Louis
U.S. Bank
Washington University
Webster University
Wells Fargo Advisors
Williams, Venker & Sanders
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