(Closed) Caterer canceled on me please help!! CT

posted 6 years ago in Connecticut
Post # 3
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@briannaleigh7:  

Hi Brianna,

I wasn’t directly quoted by coastal gourmet,but they did send me several different package options specifically for Mystic Seaport.  I would give them a shot for several reasons…

1.  The stations menus seemed like they could likely fit within your budget, although I don’t know if the servers will be inclusive of those prices.

2.  They seem uber-flexible, and excited for the opportunity to do something really custom for your menu. 

3.  They obviously have experience with different types of service, which I think is pretty important with the style you are thinking.

4.  The woman I spoke with stands out as the SINGLE. MOST. HELPFUL. person in the wedding industry.  After about 10,000 quotes for various wedding related services, she stands above everyone else as most responsive and flexible.

I wonder if they will allow you to do your own bar though?

I *loove* the type of dinner service you are talking about.  I wanted exactly that for myself…huge variety, little bites of great food all over the place, a chance to have fun with my menu.  Unfortunately there are several key family members I need to keep far away from each other to circumvent a family-wide brawl, so I’m not sure such an interactive feast is the best idea for me 🙁

good luck!

Post # 4
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Where are you having your wedding?

Post # 6
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1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second Murphika’s recommendation for Coastal Gourmet. We are getting married in Mystic and they are amazing. Incredibly helpful and willing to customize to get where you want to be in terms of price. And their food is wonderful!

Post # 7
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1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t answer your specific question.  But our caterer cancelled on us with exactly 48 hours notice, and we still managed to find a replacement.  The menu wasn’t the same, and it was buffet instead of table service, but at least we had a caterer.  You still have 4 months, so please don’t freak out!

Post # 8
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

48 HOURS???????? I would have had to be sedated!

AstoriaKatie is your wedding at the seaport or somewhere else?  I think I like the seaport but I don’t know if I want to do the boatshed or the river room.

 

Post # 9
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

you may also want to try cloud nine catering.  they are slightly more affordable than coastal gourmet. 

Post # 10
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2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Gourmet Galley!!!

Post # 11
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1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My wedding is at the Seaport in the River Room. I originally wanted the Boat Shed but then my fiance knocked some sense into me about not having a rain plan. Also, I read a comment somewhere where someone said that a seagull landed on the wedding cake at the Boatshed.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I would contact Rick at Emily’s Catering.  They’re out of Bristol and can work within any budget.  We ended up changing venues and didn’t need an outside caterer anymore, but we met w/ him and thought he was fantastic. 

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