Customer Reviews

What our customers are saying.


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




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!




Taber Wedding Reception

The day of the wedding was a very warm one and the ceremony took place in Dimnent Chapel, which is not air conditioned. When 250+ guests arrived at the reception, your staff was butlering beer and wine to assist the large number of thirsty people in line at the bar. They also brought drinks to the wedding party who were assembled downstairs before their entrance at the reception. Your staff was professional and very pleasant to work with. The meal, drinks, and wedding cake were served in a timely fashion to a very large group. Your staff handled it beautifully. Also, the pre-planning, taste testing, and final run through were well done. Any questions we had during the process were answered promptly.




Jim VanZee, Wedding Reception

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




Jodi Berry, Wedding Reception

We had the most fantastic weekend!!! Your staff, the food, service and venue were absolutely amazing!!! In particular, the Roast Beef was the best I have ever had and the Mac & Cheese was also delicious. The Bar staff was excellent and very accommodating to everyone. Finally, the venue space was simply beautiful - we received many, many compliments from guests. Thank you for all of your assistance, hard work and attentiveness.




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.




Jessica Grossa, Wedding Reception

My husband and I just had our wedding reception at The BOB this past Saturday. It was the end of a magical wedding experience as we were married in Italy. I wanted to write you and let you know how incredibly blessed we felt to have worked with Madeline. She was nothing but exceptional and answered all of our questions with patience and grace. She was always there for us and we never felt like we were a bother (even though at times I am sure we were!). It is obvious that Madeline loves what she does and is in the right business and The Gilmore Collection should feel so fortunate to have such a rock-star on their team. As a supervisor I know what it is like to only hear the bad so I wanted to reach out to you and make sure that you knew you had someone special on your team and you should be proud of her. I am a little sad that it is all over but I will have wonderful memories forever. You can be sure that I will be recommending The BOB, and Madeline, to others who are looking for a great venue place that knows how to treat their clients.




Casorena Wedding Reception

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




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 that The B.O.B. is the best wedding reception venue with great value!




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!




Trish Reno, Wedding Reception

It was the most perfect day! Everyone at Paddock Place went above and beyond to make sure everything was amazing, and Nicole Dingman Photography was so easy and fun to work with! I wouldn't have changed a thing for our special day!




Eric Thompson

Gilmore did an absolutely wonderful job. The food was excellent. The service was spectacular. Everything from start to finish. My initial email was answered promptly. Angela and Lori were great to work with. My expectations were blown away! What a team!




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.




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!




Alexandra Reynolds

Gilmore was so great! Our guests were raving about the food, and working with Kim & Charlie was such a delight. They took all of our wishes and ideas and made them happen deliciously, and were super Covid-conscious and had a lot of ideas on how to make our wedding safer without feeling like a lame conference. We would 100% hire them again.




Karen Hesselschwerdt

Angela answered all of my questions. I feel they went above and beyond our expectations. They listened and gave us everything we wanted and more. I will definitely use them again. The food was delicious and everyone commented on how good everything was. Highly recommend them.




Allyson Miller

All of the food was amazing! Guests keep telling us how great everything tasted. Brandon and I both agree that it was delicious!




Heltsmith Wedding Reception

Everything about our wedding reception in Saugatuck was amazing. I can't begin to tell you how thrilled we were with everything. Kim was fantastic to work with and Charlie was absolutely incredible. I was truly impressed, as were all of our guests; you made it seem effortless. And the food! Every single person that attended the wedding told me the food was fantastic.




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!!




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!