Customer Reviews

What our customers are saying.

Bryan Finkbeiner Wedding Reception

YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!! I cannot begin to express our heartfelt thanks for an amazing experience with Baker Lofts Events. Your venue is gorgeous - the food is delicious - and your service is outstanding. We loved every part of this experience. I cannot tell you how many people told us that the food was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. There were so many people, as well, who had never heard of this venue, and everyone truly loved it!  AND - The set up was AMAZING!!!!! Thank you, so much, for taking the time to make things absolutely perfect. Luke, you were great to work with Friday night. You were so accommodating and had absolutely everything under control. Your professionalism is so appreciated, and I just have to say that it really was outstanding.Each of you helped make this day absolutely perfect. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. :)   Bryan and Lisa Finkbeiner

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!

Jackie Schemmel Wedding Reception

The service was absolutely amazing. Worked with Angela and Charlie (on the day of the event). Angela was prompt in responses and always willing to work with us or answer any questions we had. Made the entire process effortless. Charlie on the day of the wedding was very sweet and willing to work with us and make any same day adjustments that occurred.

VanderPlas-Hoekstra Wedding

We are extremely pleased with our choice of Gilmore Catering for our wedding day at Felt Mansion. Charlie, our event manager, is a master at what he does and the serving staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So many special touches like a server carrying my plate back to the table for me, one of the servers pulling out my grandmother’s chair for her, the team cleaning the chargers when that was not in their job description, and so much more. We received many compliments on the food and the service. I was also impressed with the pre-planning; Angela Shea worked so well with me as an adviser, kept me on a timeline, advised great food options and portions, and contributed greatly to the success of the day. I could not have imagined going with any other catering company for our wedding day.

Tiesenga-Rozema Wedding Reception

I recommend Gilmore Catering to all my friends and family in a heartbeat! The entire staff made our wedding day so special and we had absolutely nothing to worry about. They were a joy to work with.

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! "

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.

Lauri Miller Wedding Reception

Everything was absolutely fabulous!!!! The guests couldn’t stop talking about how great the food was, especially the salad, rolls, and potatoes, and how beautiful everything was. Charlie and his crew were absolutely amazing! I think you guys are so lucky to have him! And you were awesome, as well. You were so easy to work with and really helped us pull off a wonderful event. Thank you all!!!!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Mrs. Karis Wedding Reception

Great variety and quality of food! Gilmore was absolutely professional and a pleasure to work with. We did tastings before the wedding and were advised on which foods would be best based on seasonal items for our wedding. Everything worked out perfectly, and with a plated wedding we barely noticed being served as it was all done quickly and professionally without getting in anyone's way. The food quality was excellent and tasty and we would highly recommend Gilmore for your catering needs - especially the salmon!

Casorena Wedding Reception

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

Burciaga Wedding Reception

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 our budget. I still can't believe how everything worked out for us. It was the best wedding food I’ve ever had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jackie Snow Wedding Reception

It was great! I think it went really well and the food choices were fantastic. I think everyone was raving about that salad!

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

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.

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 :)!