Customer Reviews

What our customers are saying.

Petersen-VanderBent Wedding Reception

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! "

Katie Cole Wedding Reception

We just had our wedding at The L3vel at the B.O.B. and Charlie was our manager that night for Gilmore Catering, and I can honestly say I have no constructive feedback for him or his team. They did a perfect job. The bartending was stellar, the food was amazing, and Charlie did an amazing job keeping everything on time that night. Couldn't have asked for better food, and I got several compliments on the food, and a few of the guests said "it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding, EVER!" Great job Gilmore and The B.O.B. for making our day so very special!

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.

Casorena Wedding Reception

Everyone loved the food at the wedding and the service was excellent—very attentive and polite. Really top of the line!

Kathy Terpstra Wedding Reception

We told Natalie to let you know too how unbelievably amazing everything was last night. The food was beyond delicious. Absolutely everything was top notch! All the guests we spoke with raved about the food and said it was the best reception that had ever been to, and that is high praise coming from some pretty elite folks, lol! I'm sure you will see more events generated from your stellar performance last night! The staff, especially Rebecca and Shannon and of course Charlie we're a joy to work with and had every detail covered. Thank you again for everything, it was truly an amazing experience!

Marilyn Dzingle Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner was very well organized and the food was delicious. The staff was extremely helpful in serving all of our needs. Please let them know that. It was a pleasure working with you. Not only was it a beautiful wedding on Saturday, we had a grandson born at St. Mary’s Sunday morning! A very eventful weekend!! Thank you again for all your help.

Smith-Ryan Wedding Reception

Wow, what a great job Gilmore did for this wedding! It was amazing, the food, Maggie and her staff, etc., I can't thank you enough! Everyone raved about the food! Thank you again for your partnership on such a successful event, --Pam Edmunds

Hansen-Humphrey Wedding Reception

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!

Jim VanZee, Wedding Reception

Your entire team was exceptional! Thank you so much for your part in making the event spectacular.

Tobey-Golub Wedding Reception

The food was excellent. Our guests raved about the omelets—in fact, many said they were the best they'd ever had. The belinis were delicious and the guests all raved about the passed appetizers.

Allison Santori, Wedding Reception

The B.O.B. has always been my top choice to celebrate my wedding & after all is said and done, I am still very happy with our choice. The coordinators made everything for our big day effortless. They were constantly in contact with myself and others involved making sure everything was set and perfect. During our reception I saw them monitoring and making sure everything was going smoothly & we had no issues at all. The B.O.B. is such a fun environment to have a reception & every single guest who attended had a blast.

Joy Groenhof Wedding

We had a great reception at Baker Lofts. The place was beautiful; I think being dark outside adds to the lighting inside. The food was delicious! Comments from people were: "I ate too much" and "can we have the recipe for the mac-n-cheese" and "that was delicious". Thank you for warming and serving the coffeecake; people really enjoyed that too. The serving staff did a great job.

Leslie Kleinschmidt Wedding Reception

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.

Casey & Lindsey Baxter, Wedding Reception

The day was absolutely perfect!!! First, I will start by saying the service was great! On to dinner...All of the food was so great, but that roasted pig was AMAZING!!! We received non stop compliments on dinner all night long. One person even told us not only was it the best wedding meal they'd ever had, but possibly the best barbecue also! To say dinner was a hit, I think is an understatement! The only issue we ran into was that we ran out of plates halfway through people going back for seconds, guess we didn't know it would be such a hit!! (And I think everyone was pretty much done with seconds by the time I noticed anyways, so not a huge deal.) We cannot thank you and the Gilmore team enough for the fabulous meal! Will definitely recommend the pig roast to anyone getting married in the Grand Rapids area!

Alex Holmes, Wedding Reception

The whole thing turned out great! We really enjoyed the food and Charlie was fantastic to work with. It couldn’t have gone better. Than you again for everything!!

Kristin Koehl Wedding

Thank you for being a dream to work with! You made the day turn out amazing, the staff was just a delight and I received so many compliments from the guests about how nice everyone treated them at the BOB (truly love this!). Everything was amazing and I would not change a thing - it was perfect. Thank you for making my day amazing! I would love to have another event there some day in the future because you and your team do such a great job. AND I would absolutely request your assistance :)!

Morgan Keough Wedding Reception

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.

Jessica Pawlik Wedding Reception

We had the perfect day. It was incredible. You and your team went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly. We received so many compliments on the venue, service and food. Thank you for helping out with the event and everything leading up to it.

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.

Sondra Minnema, Wedding Reception

Thanks so much for everything! We had a wonderful time! Your crew is efficient and friendly! The food was superb! We couldn’t have asked for better! Thanks for the memories!