(Closed) Reception location

posted 8 years ago in Orange County, California
Post # 3
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1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know about reception places.  Here are two Catholic churches that have Vietnamese priests: Saint Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove and St. Callistus in Santa Ana.  They both have websites that you can look up.  At St. Callistus I would recommend Fr. Benjamin Tran. He is young, speaks Vietnamese and English.  Good luck.

Post # 6
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

If you are looking for someplace in LA, you might want to do a search in the LA board.  I’m not that familiar w/the OC banquet places but there are a ton of chinese banquet places in Alhambra that I’m sure must be listed on the LA board somewhere. 

Post # 7
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51 posts
Worker bee

My husband and I had chinese food at our wedding (last month)- he’s vietnamese, I’m chinese- and the food was FANTASTIC! we opted for buffet style for 100- but we probably could have fed 150! the food was tasty (both our parents were super happy) and it was really affordable. You can go to their website http://www.gracecatering.com to see their sample menu.  Andrew is the contact person.   They’re located in Garden Grove, but travel out to LA.  i HIGHLY recommend him!  You can opt for a traditional sit down lobster dinner (family style) or buffet style (which is much cheaper).

Other options for asian catering would be Furiwa (but their prices are kind of high)- they are also located in Garden Grove.  They do the typical sit down lobster dinner too.

Feel free to ask me questions about the catering if you want.  For me at least, it was kind of hard finding a decent chinese/vietnamese caterer. Good luck!

Post # 8
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@mrsritaliu, I wish I had heard of Grace Catering a month ago! Those are really great prices. I tried to find alternatives to Furiwa, but they seem to be the only, if not biggest, game in SoCal for catered Chinese wedding banquets. I’m curious, where did you have your reception? I decided to go to Furiwa also in part because so many of the venues I considered wouldn’t allow outside caterers.

@ruby101, I went with Furiwa and it is on the pricier end, but they’re really pros at this and their food is delicious. I know two couples who have used them — one as recent as this past December — and they were pleased and I was impressed. We’ll see how my experience turns out, though! =) They work with a lot of hotels in Orange County (particularly in Anaheim), but I know they work with a Hyatt or Sheraton in Pasadena and they have a banquet hall with a sister company in Westminster. If you’re interested in a catered Chinese banquet at a hotel or some other venue, versus one in a restaurant, I’d give them a call and check them out. Good luck!

Post # 9
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51 posts
Worker bee

@bruintx – The prices definitely cannot be beat.  I found a few more places to compare to- but none were that reasonable.  We had our ceremony and reception at the George G. Golleher House (Cal State Fullerton’s alumni house).  We were on a strict budget so were looking to get the most bang for our buck.  The venue rents out the place at an hourly rate, and given that hubby’s an alum, he got the awesome alum discount of $65/hr.  It was a perfect place when we got it- and on the day of the wedding, with everything set up- it was gorgeous and exactly what we envisioned.  It’s definitely a must see place for budget-savvy brides.  I’m sure you’ll love Furiwa– they’re food is pretty tasty!! 🙂

Post # 10
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86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thanks, msritaliu! I’ll keep this information in mind for future brides (and grooms) at my church, especially the Cal State Fullerton alumni!

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