Testimonials

To our prospective clients…

The following represents a small sample of comments from some of our very satisfied clients. We hope you will put your trust in Orlando’s as so many others have done before. We sincerely look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your guests in the future.

Sincerely,
The Orlando Family

I am so glad to selected Orlando’s to have my wedding ceremony. I got married at the Lodge and Grants Trail, which is on the same property as the Banquet Hall, and was extremely satisfied. The staff there was always polite and professional. I worked with Jim during the entire planning stage and he was absolutely wonderful. He was very professional at all times. The food was great!! I had some guests joking about “to go plates”. Orlando’s prices were very flexible which allowed me to plan exactly when I wanted to have my ceremony. The venue provided up lighting and great centerpieces. I would recommend this venue to anyone and ask for Jim Helton. Lodge at Grant's Trail

I can’t tell you how pleased we were with the service and the exceptional food! Everyone was impressed. Thank you again for the all your help. Would be interested in seeing what you offer in the way of Company Christmas Parties at your facilities. Corporate Catering Event

The food was wonderful! Everyone mentioned how delicious it was. The service was just as great! I’ll be back for another event. Wedding Reception

Dear Jim,

You and everyone at Orlando’s did such an amazing job helping make our wedding reception perfect! Seriously the food was so outstanding and our guests are still talking about how good everything was. Thank you for your willingness to take our family recipes and create them perfectly. The set-up, the service, everything was fantastic and we will always remember that special day. Thank You! Wedding Reception at the Sheldon Ballroom

Sam, Jim and all of the Orlando’s Staff –

We can’t thank all of you enough for the providing such wonderful food for our wedding, especially on short notice. We received a great deal of compliments on both the excellent quality and elegant presentation of the meal, and we personally could not have been more satisfied. Wishing you all the best in all of your endeavors! Wedding Reception at Third Degree Glass

John, my parents, and I just wanted to extend to you and your staff our sincere thanks for our beautiful wedding reception. From the first evening that we reserved Orlando’s with Sylvia a year ago, to our meetings and phone calls over the next few months with the two of you, to the tasting, and finally the reception itself, you were all a pleasure to work with. You made this a very stress-free event!

We have gotten so many compliments from our guests and we agree that this is the best wedding reception we’ve ever been to (and not just because it was ours)! The food was absolutely delicious (love that chicken spedini and cavatelli broccoli), the atmosphere so elegant, and every one of your staff members so friendly and helpful. Sandy, the banquet manager, was great – she was patient with us when we arrived behind schedule, and then when we took awhile to get the wedding party sorted out to enter! She emceed our numerous toasts wonderfully and kept everything moving (I think she was better than the DJ!) . She and the staff also made sure that we got back all of the things we brought with us – cake knife, champagne glasses, votives and vases, etc. Mike (Orlando) was also there and made sure that we were happy throughout the evening.

We had a great time and could not be happier with the way everything turned out. I had never been to a reception at Orlando’s before, but I hope I get the opportunity to in the future, because it is truly one of the best reception sites in St. Louis. Thanks again for an outstanding job. Wedding Reception, Orlando's

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for the wonderful experience you provided us at our wedding reception. Josh and I had an afternoon reception in the Venice Ballrooms and it was perfect! I must tell you, normally I loathe buffets, but I was blown away! The food was fabulous! Josh said the beef and chicken were very flavorful. I loved the potatoes and the pasta and the veggie combo and the salad, basically everything I tasted! However do you keep such large amounts of food so fresh? I cannot even tell you how much I appreciate you putting out all my favors and candles at no charge! I apologize that I don’t remember anyone’s name to thank them specifically, except Rich (but we have his business card). He really helped us out with dropping off our favors the days before our wedding. But everyone we dealt with was helpful, professional and friendly! Oh, back to the food. Our buffet was much better than the meal we had one week prior at ! We also had several friends comment on the bartender. They said he not only made good drinks, but that he was very attentive and fast. Our room manager was also great. She kept and eye on me and informed me of everything I needed to know. Afterwards, she had the cake table tidied up before I could even blink! All of the servers too panache! Not that you need them, but if anyone ever wants a reference, we would highly recommend your facility to anyone! Wedding Reception, Venice Ballrooms

Orlando Gardens provides a consistent service and value in their wedding packages. Their friendly staff are eager to help and follow direction, when needed. I have been a Wedding Day Coordinator on several events they hosted and never received a complaint on their quality of service, flexibility, and professionalism. Carolyn Burke – Wedding Liaison

Artistic Soup Photography has worked with Orlando Gardens at their multiple properties on numerous occasions and they have always done a great job. They view the event as a collaboration amongst vendors to make certain the day is a huge success for the wedding couple. Food is delicious, time line is met and presentation impeccable. We highly recommend Orlando Gardens!

I am both a client and a colleague of Orlando’s. My own wedding was there, as were several of my clients and there is nothing they can’t do or won’t do for a client and bride. Jim Helton is amazing, and I happily refer brides to meet with him every chance I get! South County Location

Some time has passed since my daughter Mary’s wedding reception which was held at your Watson Rd. location on April 15, 2011. I wanted to respond sooner but it seems like it has taken this long for things to settle down and allow my wife Elise and me to take a breath.

I want to say more than the response card has room for because nothing could have been more perfect than the evening that was presented by you and your staff. The food was great, the room looked great and we received more compliments from our guest than Elise and I could count.

I have attended wedding receptions at the Watson location in the past and always thought, just as our guests did, that everything was very nice. Until I was actually involved in planning a reception did I realize how professional everything is at an Orlando’s establishment. You made everything very easy and were more than willing to accommodate our specific requests. The staff on duty that night, the food servers, bartenders, and clean up crew were courteous and pleasant in every aspect of their work. My 90 year old mother-in-law uses a walker to get around and one kind staff member walked through the food line with her to assist with placing the food on her plate and carrying the plate to her table.

All are commended. Everyone gave Mary and Brian the party of a lifetime. Please know that if my wife and I are ever in need of a facility for celebration, party or gathering, Orlando’s will be the place of choice. I will contact you personally to make the arrangements. Again, thank you very much for a job well done. Wedding Reception

Orlando’s is a St. Louis staple! They are one of our preferred caterers at the Kemp Auto Museum and we absolutely love working with them! Not only is their staff a delight to work with, but they deliver every time. They continually come up with different menus and ways to tie themes in to the cuisine they are serving. We look forward to collaborating in the future on many events to come!

Sam and his team were phenomenal to work with on our October 9th,2010 wedding! In fact, on many occasions, the bride, Jen, commented on how she felt like Orlando’s went above and beyond all of her expectations. Sam’s team arrived on time, setup promptly and was on hand to assist in any way we needed throughout the evening. On top of that, the “kid at heart” themed menu was amazing! Big thank you to Orlando’s for all of your hard work!

Orlando’s catered our wedding at The Foundry Arts Centre on May 31. Our main person we worked with was Jim. However, on our wedding day Denise handled the set up and running everything. We could not believe how amazing Orlando’s was from start to finish! Jim took care of making sure he knew exactly what we wanted and how we wanted things to go. Denise did an amazing job making sure things went off without a hitch! If anything went wrong, we had absolutely no idea. The food was fantastic, and everything was set up just how we wanted! Everyone raved about how good the food was!

I was the mother of the bride and I cannot say enough good things about Orlando Catering! I had originally booked another catering company. Then about 8 months before the wedding, I recieved a letter stating that Orlando had bought out that other company. I was a little concerned and skeptical at first. But Orlando honored my contract and pricing with the other company. Then they proceeded to give me outstanding service, answered all my questions no matter how trivial, and customized our menu to our tastes. They were so friendly and professional at the reception, and the food was beyond delicious! My husband and I had so many people come up to us and say how much they enjoyed the food and it was some of the best “wedding” food they had eaten! Thank you so much Orlando Catering and Dan Snyder for knocking it out of the park for our daughter’s wedding!

My husband and I had the pleasure of having Orlando’s cater our wedding a week ago at NEO on Locust. We worked with Denise and she was amazing! We had a buffet style dinner at our reception and the guests raved about how good the food was. Denise is very knowledgeable about catering and gave us a lot of good ideas as far as the flow of our reception. I would highly recommend Orlando’s for anyone looking for a great catering service!

Orlando’s provided catering services to my daughters wedding at the Jewel Box in Forest Park It was a wonderful experience. Jim Helton helped plan the event and he and his team delivered outstanding food, beverage and services for the evening. Truly a wonderful experience. This is the second time we have used Orlando’s for a wedding. My other daughter used the Orlando facility and service 17 years ago and this event utilized just the catering services. Both were outstanding.

Orlando’s answered every crazy question I asked throughout the wedding planning process and helped us come to an agreement that met our budget. They treated us like royalty on the wedding day and even had a seamstress on hand when my dress ripped. They were wonderful!

Jim was awesome to work with!!!! I don’t even know where to start… knowing how stressful things can get when planning a wedding Jim always told me “don’t worry I will handle everything on my side.” just hearing those words made me feel better about whatever crazy thing was happening that day!! The food was delicious, the staff was so kind, and I didn’t worry because I know Jim was on it!!! Wedding