Customer Reviews

What our customers are saying.

Bruce Kelly: Wedding Reception

It was a fantastic night. Your staff did a great job. Everyone loved the venue and lots of compliments on the food. Every dish was great.

DeWeerd Wedding At Baker Lofts

We selected Baker Lofts in Holland, Michigan, for our daughter’s wedding and to just say it was an excellent experience does not do it justice. From the moment we booked the event, working with the Gilmore Catering team was a joy and completely stress free. This great experience was due in large part to Luke Miller—I am not one to write these reviews, but to not give him proper credit, along with the other staff members, the food, the bar, and overall experience, would be a terrible mistake. Anyone looking for a perfect venue needs to consider Baker Lofts. I have had people say it was the wedding of the year!

Palmer-Opatik WR

The staff was PHENOMINAL!! Very well organized and excellent service! Our guests and we were very pleased with not only the service but also the food!

Ben & Lindsay Wedding

Gilmore Catering has a reputation for being the best which is why we use them anytime we need a caterer. So when it was time to plan my wedding, it was a no-brainer that they would be handling our reception. The whole team is so easy to work with and they bent over backwards to make sure everything was amazing for our special day. Even when issues with the menu or venue policies arose, the necessary adjustments were quickly made without additional costs to us. The one thing you know for sure when hire them is the meal will be great! From the initial planning of the event to the servers at the reception, everyone associated with Gilmore Catering made it their personal mission to ensure that my wedding day was perfect. If you are having an event in Grand Rapids or West Michigan and don't hire them, you’re crazy!

Karis Crawford Wedding Reception

As we were working with Gilmore from Europe and Africa, we were pleased to find that they were extremely professional and well-organized, despite our time and distance differences in the lead-up to the event. We felt well taken care of for our wedding and the food was amazing!

Leslie And Ryan Kleinschmidt

I wanted to send a thank you and kuddos to the team at Gilmore Catering. From the beginning, we appreciated your and Barb’s prompt responses, professionalism and industry expertise. You ALL were so great to work with and the food was outstanding. In fact, several guests are still commenting how delicious the food was. They also loved Jen behind the bar. The team led by Charlie couldn’t have been more hospitable. Ryan and I have been in the service industry a very long time - we’ve never seen staff so attentive. I needed to leave my dinner for a brief moment and came back to it covered to keep it warm. The service staff was checking in with us to see if they could take empty glassware from us or if there was anything they could get us. These are just a few small things that made a huge impact on our day. Please share with the staff a huge thank you from us and to please keep up the great work! We will definitely recommend Gilmore Catering in the future.

Morgan & Jared Keough Wedding Reception At Baker Lofts

Amazing staff and service! We have received multiple comments from our guests about how beautiful the event space was, how great the food was, and how both bartenders seemed to remember everyone's drink order. My husband and I wish we could take credit for the success that our wedding was, but truthfully it was just about all Baker! We would highly recommend to anyone looking to host an event.

Burciaga Wedding Reception At Baker Lofts

We loved our wedding reception at Baker Lofts. It was like a dream and better than I ever imagined. The service was phenomenal, the food amazing, and the venue beautiful. I know you gave us the deal of a life time and worked within budget. I still can't believe how everything worked out for us. It was the west wedding food I’ve ever had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Mandy Trevino - Wedding Reception

Staff was amazing! Also had a problem with rental company on plates but Gilmore stepped up to save the day. Very impressed with the service and food.

Widmayer Wedding Reception

I would definitely recommend Gilmore Catering to my family, friends, and colleagues. Your staff was very friendly and working with them was a pleasure. The food and service were also very good. I am very happy with the experience and will highly recommend you to others.

Petersen-VanderBent Wedding Reception At The B.O.B.

I totally recommend The B.O.B.—it is the best kept secret in Grand Rapids for a downtown wedding reception venue. The Gilmore Catering menus were extremely reasonable and it was great to have so many options to add or subtract for main entrees, appetizers, and desserts. If you could put me on your rooftop I would willingly shout out “The B.O.B. is the best wedding reception venue with great value! "

Devin Brines: Wedding Photographer

I have photographed two weddings at the top floor of the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids (which is overseen by Gilmore Catering), and I have always been impressed. First of all, the place is beautiful. From the skywalk leading into the space, to the wide views of downtown, and the beautiful lighting, everything is perfect. Furthermore, the staff is always excellent -- super polite and helpful. Being there is always a treat, and whenever anyone asks me for recommendations for wedding venues in Grand Rapids, I always say the third floor of The B.O.B. I can't recommend it enough.

Giesken-Cook Wedding Reception

Our event manager, Laura Scholten, was wonderful. She made me feel completely confident and comfortable that everything would go seamlessly and that our guests would receive the utmost in quality service. There is no other catering service I could imagine recommending before Gilmore Catering. From the unique, gourmet dishes and flexible menu combinations to the detail-oriented planners and managers, and, of course, the attentive and friendly servers and catering staff, everything for our event was sheer perfection. I did not have to worry about anything regarding the catering on our wedding day because I knew we were in the best of hands. Our guests are still raving about it being the best meal they had ever been served at a wedding!

Hansen-Humphrey Wedding Reception At Eve

Our guests are still talking about what a wonderful experience they had at our wedding reception at Eve at The B.O.B. We can't thank you enough for all of the hard work you put in to making our day so special. Everything was absolutely perfect at our reception; we had such a wonderful time! Your team made every step—from booking the reception to making our last minute changes—easy. We had no worries or concerns because we knew that your team would take care of everything. You amazed us and our guests with your attention to detail and flawless execution. Please know that we are already recommending Gilmore Catering to everyone and we do so gladly!

VanWieren-Jones Wedding Reception

We received SO many compliments on the food, and I personally scarfed down my entire plate, it was so delicious! In addition, I really appreciate your attention to detail and all of our thorough planning meetings and many (many) e-mails. We really enjoyed working with both Kim and Luke. Kim, you had so many helpful planning tips and I very much appreciate you being direct and helping us stick to our budget. Luke, you were so professional yet still fun at the wedding. You handled the keg situation with tact. I was so shocked we ran out of the first keg during the cocktail hour! Our friends were having so much fun :) And I'm glad that Andy was able to pay the bill for the extra keg. It was great that you had us identify someone beforehand at our meeting on Thursday before the wedding because it made that decision a lot smoother the day of. The bartenders and staff were so helpful and gracious. It was so nice that someone was able to carry my plate for me through the buffet and to my table. We also appreciated the cake cutting and placing on the buffet table! Overall, our day was better than we even imagined and Gilmore Catering was a huge reason for that. Thank you so much! Emily and Zach

Doornbos Wedding Reception At Eve

My husband and I had our daughter’s wedding reception at Eve in The B.O.B. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this venue. Not only is it affordable, but they also offered a wonderful addition which most venues do not: Our event came with a dedicated manager by the name of Charlie Harmon. He was such a kind, compassionate professional and really the best at what he does. The food was amazing, and the best part of the evening was the ambiance. The way the room is designed to get people up and moving. We had the time of our lives!

Myers-Billin Wedding Reception

Gilmore Catering is awesome! Your professionalism was impressive, the food was absolutely delicious, and the follow-through on the day of the event was complete. We could not have been happier with everything. You made our wedding reception a huge success—thank you!

Cronin-Blossom Wedding Reception

We were very pleased with your staff and especially Charlie. The day and evening was close to perfection, we could not have been happier. Still cleaning up after the big party, we are all reflecting on a wonderful wedding. I received a multitude of compliments on the catering staff and more on the food! It was delicious, no exaggeration.

Chris Warman: Phil & Lauren's Rehearsal Dinner At Paddock Place

It was a perfect night. The food was great and the support staff was terrific!

Wedding Reception - September 2018

Fantastic Food! Do yourself a favor and get the smoked pork shoulder, it was tender, flavorful and a crowd favorite. They were very accommodating to dietary restrictions of my wife and our guests, they were incredibly happy with their food (Celiacs, Vegans, Vegetarians, and various food allergies). Charlie was our day of coordinator and was a consummate professional: always there when you needed him but never in the way. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff, food, or experience.