(Closed) Feastivities Catering

posted 8 years ago in Philadelphia
  • poll: Should I use Feastivities?
    Yes they were wonderful! : (1 votes)
    14 %
    No don't waste your money : (1 votes)
    14 %
    I don't know...just wanted to vote : (5 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Their prices just couldn’t beat our caterer’s (Laurent Leveque of Fleur De Lys) when we were searching/pricing it all out in early 2008.  That and they weren’t really able to embrace the “custom” catering idea we had in mind.  Feel free to PM me for more info!

    Post # 6
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Hmmm.  Could you try to get them to open up the list a bit?  Laurent is used to working with no “home base” and I’m sure he’d be the utmost professional in a new space.

    Post # 8
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    So, I can’t speak to the quality of their food, but I know that I met with them when we were considering a venue with outside catering and the woman that we spoke with was wonderful.  They actually seemed pretty flexible about what they could offer us, as we were looking for a company that would allow us to have some ethnic food catered from a local restaurant. 

    The price ended up being a little too high for us (on top of all the rental costs of the venue), so we didn’t end up using them, but I was at least impressed with their customer service!

    Post # 9
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We are thinking of booking Feativities for our wedding.  The venue has an exclusicve list of cateres including Uncommon Taste, Cullinary Concepts, and Max & Davids (kosher).  So far Feastivities is MUCH easier on the wallet and they seem extremely flexible – they basically told us to give them a budget we need to stay in, and they’ll creat a menue for that.  We haven’t gone to a tasting just yet, but we plan on doing that in the next 3 weeks. I’ll update when we do it!!  Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I am looking into feastivities as well….. Culinary Concepts was  a total bust! I played phone/email tag with them for two weeks and they refused to send me menu samples or even the food they had…. the woman was kind of nasty as well and I left her a message a couple of weeks back and NEVER received a return call or email!!

    Post # 12
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I just wanted to chime in on Feastivities. After our $100 tasting my fiancé and I were very impressed with their food, and their presentation. Unfortunately, the price we were quoted in writing was a miss representation on part of their employee who was later fired.  We were told that the truthful price was an additional $14 with much fewer amenities included. They really should have honored the agreement. While not a malicious oversight by the company it did interrupt our planning and was very unprofessional. We were not impressed by their customer service. We chose not to trust them with our wedding.

    Post # 13
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    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Feastivities refused to give me prices stating that my wedding was simply too far away… I completely understand the complications of contracting prices for a 2012 wedding, but all I wanted was an estimate. Instead of the event planner calling me…. her BOSS called and basically said that they wouldn’t be able to work with me and that my budget just wasn’t a possibility. They never even gave me an estimate! I’ve heard VERY good things about Bernice but my planner was not so awesome…. *tear*….. O well! Now I’m working with Fleur de lys and can work with the chef himself…. I HEART him!

    Post # 14
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @starcharades:

     

    Hello! I am thinking of booking Elkins as my venue too.Is Robert Ryan Catering one of their preferred vendors? I am trying to tally up all of the costs involved, and was just wondering how RRyan compared to Feastivities?

    I still don’t understand why they charge a separate fee for chairs and tables. Wish that came with the venue cost?

    Post # 15
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Elkins is actually the one that charges for the rentals of the tables and chairs… not Feastivities.  My fiance and I have been working with Elkins and Feastivities since April 2010 and still haven’t gotten to booking our wedding because of financial issues we continue to face.  However, Dawn AND Christopher at Feastivities have been absolutely 100% wonderful to us and have gone above and beyond what we could have asked for!

    Robert Ryan is not an Elkins approved vendor, however, for an additional $3,000 (seriously?!) you can bring them in!

    Post # 16
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    3576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    That’s a shame because Robert Ryan Catering is incredible!

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