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Liz Torres

4 September 2019

amazing place, professional staff, recomend

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Jackie Rangel

3 September 2019

Amazing food! They are absolutely the best out there. Our coordinator Diana Perkins did an amazing job with set up and decor. We loved her and her team. You guys keep up the good work! More...

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Jane H.

1 September 2019

We had a wondeful wedding here. The venue was fun and clean with a rustic charm. The old county courthouse is within 5 minutes of this place. Everyone loved the horchata, coffee and tea bar, lemonade, sangria, roasted pig and mexican food. Suzy and Lori were so kind and helpful. They were accomodating with every need and more. Overall we had an amazing wedding here, love this place. Our guests loved this place too. We definitely recommend this place for a wedding or for another special event. More...

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Temra H.

1 September 2019

Thank you so much for all your wonderful assistance in planning and hosting our wedding and reception in August 2019. It was beautiful and we received so many compliments on your food and service. I will recommend  Country Gardens Catering to everyone. More...

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Kitty L.

7 August 2019

We chose Country Garden Caterers for our daughter's wedding at the Heritage Museum and are thrilled with the food and service we received!  Diana was our caterer and helped our daughter choose a delicious dinner that our wedding guests are still raving about!  She was professional, fun to work with, and so knowledgable.  The food was so fresh and beautifully presented and the wait staff was professional and accommodating.  The bar was stocked with an excellent assortment of beer and wine and even the champagne for the toast was exceptional. The place settings and linens were lux and all added to the beauty of our daughter's big day.  We cannot say enough about Counyry Garden Caterers and about Diana! More...

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Delaney

25 June 2019

HONESTLY, the best food I have ever had at a wedding and I am not just saying that because it was my wedding! The food was wonderful and the service was absolutely outstanding! They were fast, efficient, kind, and made my dreams come true! You will not be disappointed! More...

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Shannon Couey-Andreasen

25 June 2019

If you want your wedding (or any event) to be a beautiful stress-free day, you cannot go wrong with Country Garden Caterers! My husband and I used Country Garden for our wedding last year (June 30, 2018) at Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Palos Verdes, CA. Diana was our wedding planner and day-of coordinator. We could not be happier with the way that the whole planning process and our actual wedding day went. From beginning to end, Diana and the Country Garden team were amazing! Diana made sure that our day was exactly what we wanted it to be--my husband and I were always the first and the last people consulted to ensure that our day fit our vision and no one else's. At no point in the process did we feel overwhelmed or like things were out of control because Diana had a firm handle on everything. She even suggested several of our other vendors, including our incredible DJ, which made the whole day really come together. From the beginning, we told Diana that we just wanted our wedding to be about celebrating. We didn't want a lot of the traditional wedding-day things--we mostly wanted to drink and dance--and she made sure that was the day we had. She helped with everything from coordinating our wedding colors, to linens, to plates and silverware, to the decorations on the appetizer, food, and drink stations. Everything was perfectly and beautifully coordinated and far exceeded our expectations. Diana and the Country Garden staff were always accessible to us and willing to talk through any issues that arose. The venue where we had our wedding had a very, very brief window for setting up and breaking down everything. Country Garden handled it all seamlessly. If there were any issues the day of, my husband and I never knew about it. It was the perfect day. I am so grateful to Diana and the entire Country Garden staff for making our dream wedding a reality. We were able to have the exact day we wanted because of the hard work and care of Diana and her team. We will always look back on that day and truly think that it was perfect. If you need a catering team, an event coordinator, or both, you cannot go wrong with Country Garden and Diana. They will work tirelessly and do everything in their power to make sure that you get the day you want (not what anyone else wants, but what you and your partner want). They made our day perfect and we will always be grateful for all their hard work. More...

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Sarah Chang

24 June 2019

Country Garden Caterers was amazing to work with. Great prices, great food and great service! Diana was the person and I worked with and she was so helpful and honest during the process. She even helped me pick out linens (I am so glad I went with her color recommendations). The food at our wedding was delicious and we received so many compliments on our Mexican food buffet. The staff that worked our event was professional and went above and beyond to make our night perfect. They even assisted in putting out chargers that I personally bought and cleaned up the event space to perfection. I only have positive things to say about Country Garden Caterers. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs a catering service. More...

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JEWEL MYHAND

26 April 2019

Co-workers wedding and reception at this place. Cute little place. The chicken, mashed potatoes and string beans were delicious. I missed the wedding but reception was beautiful. More...

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Leslie Hargrove

26 April 2019

Very pleased with this place. We are using them for an event Friday

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Katherine N.

20 April 2019

Amazing service. Very helpful and easy to work with. Laurie is so extremely nice and helpful with preparing everything. I absolutely recommend this company if you are in need! Thank you for everything country garden Caterers! More...

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Debbie F.

13 April 2019

Best Caterer I have ever worked with! We had a celebration of life at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana and although they recommended "their caterers" we found country Garden caterers to be more highly recommended, versatile, easy to work with, reasonable, and The food was absolutely amazing! I wish they had a restaurant that I could go eat in regularly! The service we received at the celebration of life was incredible! They were attentive, clean, the serving stations were beautifully decorated, and the staff was so professional and sincere! They took care of everything! Diana, Lori, Kim and The entire staff were so professional and considerate! Thank you!!! More...

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Ellen Rice

27 March 2019

Our coordinator Patricia is very good and helpful. The set up and food are excellent, all our guests were satisfied and happy.

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Kristina Salazar

27 March 2019

Had my wedding here. Food was amazing and staff was so friendly. The decor turned out great !!!

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Zane B.

10 March 2019

We've used Country Garden Caterers twice! Once for my wedding in 2008, and again this past February to celebrate my parents' Golden Anniversary.  Diana Perkins is fantastic. She's the perfect combination of down to earth friendly and outstanding professionalism. She knows how to get events done!The pricing is very reasonable, and Diana just does what's best for you.  After meeting with her, she'll get a sense of what you need and what you can afford. More...

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Jeffrey H.

18 February 2019

This place is awesome!! I got married here a few weeks ago and they made it effortless for my wife and I to make our day as good as it could be.First off, Lori is an amazing coordinator and manager. She worked with us from the first time we checked the venue out and we knew right away that it seemed like a great fit. She made the process very easy and was overall wonderful to work with.Our guests were complimenting the quality of the food as they are a catering company as well.We couldn't have been more impressed or happier with how our day turned out. A big thank you to Lori and thank you Country Garden Caterers!! More...

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Jessica K.

28 January 2019

Country Garden Caterers exceeded my expectations for my wedding. The coordinator Lori bent over backwards to get things right for us and the whole night went off without a hitch.  Thank you Lori and Country Garden Caterers for a wonderful wedding! More...

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Joan O.

11 December 2018

We got married December 8th, 2018. We hired Patricia as our coordinator and I absolutely loved working with her.  She is very organized and the event went by si fast but everything went smoothly and it was a lot of fun. The food was excellent and the venue itself was so beautiful that you barely had to decorate, though the decor they had was also beautiful.  To save costs, my mother made centerpieces and bought cheaper runners for the tables.  The only minor thing is that I didn't know there was only street parking that day and didn't tell people that there was metered parking and that it was only coin operated. Soooooo if you choose this event, you will have to make sure that your guests have coins to park. More...

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Barbara

7 December 2018

Planned my daughters wedding from Seattle. Andrew was amazing, to say the least, and helped me through every detail with ease. His expertise in event planning helped me pull off, what my friends and family are calling, the wedding of the year. You can be confident with Andrew in charge of your event More...

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Jesse Bates

6 December 2018

We recently had our wedding reception at this location and it was awesome! Amazing food and sangria!

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Daniel Vaughn

27 November 2018

Beautiful venue they have a friendly and very accommodating staff. We worked with Lori to plan our Reception and she was absolutely amazing we couldn't have asked for a better planner, she made the whole experience feel effortless. We were very pleased with how everything turned out. More...

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Erica

25 November 2018

I used CGC for my wedding at the Heritage Museum of OC and everything was amazing! The food was great the service was wonderful and Diana was a dream! She made everything so much easier. She's very efficient and professional, quick to respond to any questions. My party was stressful free thanks to her my wedding looked amazing I couldn't have asked for me! She's the best! More...

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ileana

8 November 2018

Our wedding here was absolutely perfect!! Patricia helped make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. She understood our vision and helped us achieve it. It was a deal for the memories we made. I recommend Country Garden Caterers for their food, service and their own location. Their venue is gorgeously rustic and vintage. Everyone of my guests raved about the food and is still talking about months later. Trust them to make your wedding day unforgettable, you won't regret it! More...

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Kathleen Bloomfield

28 October 2018

We hired Country Garden to cater my father's Celebration of Life event at Leisure World. We decided on a caterer because we did not want to worry about any part of setting up, cooking or serving food and drinks to over 100 guests. Country Garden caterers fit the bill! The food was excellent! The staff was on top of everything at every moment! They set up and cleaned up and we did not have to do anything more than enjoy the party. Lori Pilatos walked us through every step of the process, from setting up food tasting to recommending table linen colors. She responded to every question in a New York minute. We could not have had a more excellent or professional person to work with, nor a more expert and qualified staff to take care of us. I highly recommend Country Garden Caterers for any event. More...

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Alissa M.

20 October 2018

I am going to have my wedding here in May so I will do an update on how that went later. But for now, my fiance and I went to their open house a couple days ago. It was amazing. There were vendors, food, drinks, and so much more. I have never seen a venue be so generous and spend the time to do something so nice for their clients. It was a good time and my fiance and I are so happy we chose this place. They really do care about every single person they work with. And the venue is so fantastic lit up at night. I can't wait for my wedding. More...

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Shannon Wharton Niemeyer

18 October 2018

I do the weddings at the Fullerton Arboretum and Country Garden is one of our favorite caterers!! They are kind, professional, their set up and clean up is on point, Andy is Fabulous, Stacy is an awesome bartender, most of all, their food is Delicious!!

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Jesse B.

16 October 2018

Planning for my wedding reception here and I'm so excited! We've tried a bunch of food and it is all soooo good! Thanks Kim and staff for being so wonderful!

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Rob

29 September 2018

Outstanding service and food. My daughter had her wedding on September 23, 2018 at the Heritage Museum of Orange County and Country Garden Caterers provided the set-up at the wedding ceremony and food/set-up at the reception. This was a one stop-shop for all our needs. Many options to choose from and an experienced coordinator (Diana) made it all simple and very helpful. All services from contracting to event catering was done with the utmost courtesy and with seamless professionalism. As bride parents, we received overwhelming positive feedback from our guests on the delicious food and beautiful setting for each event that day. The CG staff did not miss a beat. Pricing was very competitive and the wedding package was all we needed.

Guest Party: 300+
Food: Macadamia Crusted Chicken, garlic mash, green bean almandine, green salad w/ feta.

From the food tasting, linen and silverware selections, to buffet service and clean-up, we were so grateful to have chosen Country Garden Caterers for such a grand event. I would choose them for all my catering needs. Thank you Diana and team CGC!
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Sterling Erickson

28 September 2018

Excellent wedding venue, but limited seating on the main floor for large events. Awesome decorations and services.

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DeAnna Cazares

16 September 2018

Diana and her team are amazing!!

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C R.

11 September 2018

We booked Country Garden Caterers for our wedding in June. Everyone at my wedding loved the food they kept telling me weeks after the wedding. We had the Tomato basil chicken, mashed potatoes, Mediterranean veggies and the Sonoma salad. Diana is so helpful and will do anything to help you stay within your budget. Their prices are reasonable compared to other catering companies we looked into. More...

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Lauren A.

7 September 2018

Amazing catering company and customer service. Diana was absolutely amazing and so patient when we had quite of few obstacles last minute. Always so professional and responsive. We had beautiful table settings, the gold rimmed dishes over gold chargers and gold silverware, it was breathtaking! Everyone went on and on about how good the dinner was and went back for 2nds and 3rds. We had the chicken parmigiana with pasta. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!!! More...

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Michael Domingo

29 August 2018

Staff is awesome here, and don't be fooled by the seemingly smallish look of the place, as the venue can handle a pretty large group! I'm not too certain what the parking situation is during the weekdays, but on weekends there is lots of parking within walking distance that is safe and easy to get to. More...

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Karen Rose

29 August 2018

Went to a wedding reception here and it was fun and well put together. The food was great and the staff very accommodating. The only negative was there's minimal parking and very confusing with the parking meters. More...

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Vanessa P.

27 August 2018

We got married at the Heritage Museum and Country Gardens was one of the vendors to choose from. I am not going to lie I was a little hesitate to use them because I knew someone who used them and they where not that happy with them. When we 1st booked with them it was about a year before our wedding, we went to a couple events during that time which definitely helped, because communicating with Diana was a little hard because she was always busy. When it got closer to our wedding I can see why she was always busy, because she put her full attention to our wedding (even though she probably had so many more to focus on). She knew exactly what we wanted, she understood that we where on a budget but everything she can possible do to save money but still have a dream wedding. More...

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Viri Pedroza

9 August 2018

RHB is such a beautiful venue, my husband and I got married here on 6/13/15. The moment my husband and I came to tour the venue we knew this was the spot where we would be married, nothing else we saw compared. The romantic, country feel, the greenery, the horses ALL perfect and magical, you forget you're smack in the middle of the city. Our guest loved every part of our wedding and are still talking about how beautiful and different our venue was. Thank you RHB ( Mike, Shelly, Shea) for working with us to make our day so special!
Forever thankful, Mr. And Mrs. Pedroza
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Lauren Randall-Pelayo

9 August 2018

My husband and I got married at the Red Horse Barn 3 weeks ago and our wedding was wonderful thanks to Robyn (our coordinator) and Michael (the manager). They helped us with many details in the planning process and were quick in getting back to us when we had questions.

All of our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and how the night was perfect.

Thank you RHB!
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Jerrick Ian O'Connor

9 August 2018

As a professional photographer I have found that some venues tend to treat us as second class citizens making it especially difficult to capture all the happenings of a wedding day. I've had some terrible experiences. Though I'm glad to say Red Horse Barn was not one of them. The staff at RHB was super helpful and friendly. It was a joy to work with Mike and his team. The Three16 Photography team truly looks forward to returning to RHB for our 2016 wedding season and hopefully for many years to come! More...

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Dylan Mychal Hall

9 August 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect. From the venue to the service to the food. It's was all amazing. Highly recommend this place for your wedding!!! We have zero complaints! Thanks to Robyn and her team More...

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Jessika Petty

9 August 2018

My husband and I got married on August 6, 2016. Robin and Mike made the entire experience incredibly easy. They were there for every step of the way, which made getting married a piece of cake! They helped us make the decisions for every little thing, the vendors that we worked with were amazing, and the entire day was just perfect! Thank you Robyn and Mike for an unforgettable experience!! More...

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Shelby Tosh Kemper

9 August 2018

We celebrated our July 16th wedding at the Red Horse Barn. This venue was the perfect fit for my and my hubby’s rustic/country themed wedding. With my husband raised in the midwest and myself raised in California, we loved how this venue managed to have both a beachy and a country feel to it. It was the perfect blend of palm trees and an ocean breeze with horses and barns.

Michael, the event coordinator and owner of An All Inclusive Event, was so helpful in working with our budget and helping us to get the most for our money. Robyn, our day-of coordinator, was very present throughout our planning process and kept in close contact in the year/months leading up to our wedding. The day of our wedding, she made sure everything went smoothly. Both Michael and Robyn were so thorough in their planning. They share in the creative process and helped us with even the smallest of details. They are passionate about what they do and the couples they work with and it shows in their work. They listened to our wedding day vision and helped bring it to life. From start to finish, they were so wonderful to work with! We definitely recommend using the Red Horse Barn as a venue and choosing An All Inclusive Event to help with a stress-free wedding planning experience.
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Peggy Lawson

9 August 2018

This venue is one of the most beautiful; place for a wedding, or any other event. The seating for the wedding with the Altar against a beautiful background of green trees. The reception on the patio was suburb. Great food, drinks, dancing, etc. I would recommend this place to anyone who is planning a wedding or celebration of any kind. More...

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Judy Curry Bowling

9 August 2018

My daughter was married at the Red Horse Barn yesterday. It was such a wonderful venue to have a beautiful wedding. It is a all inclusive venue, which was wonderful!
First, let me start with Robin, the wedding planner. I cannot say enough good things about her and her staff. She did an excellent job, starting with the rehearsal on Thursday afternoon. She was very organized and explained everything to the wedding party in detail. It was not rushed. On the wedding day, everything looked so pretty. How they decorate the grounds are very, very nice. Not overdone, just plain beautiful. The grooms quarters and the brides room were so nice and comfortable. Robin gave us updates and organized everyone to start the wedding. Once the ceremony was over, the staff quickly removed the chairs and started cocktail hour. It was a seamless transition.The bar was great! My daughter and her husband choose Mexican food for dinner. The food was fantastic!! Very pretty presentation and the line moved quickly. The cake was so delicious and so pretty!

Everyone on the staff was so very nice!! Talk about customer service!

I would highly recommend the Red Horse Barn for any event! Thank you Robin for making my daughter's wedding so wonderful!
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Leah White

9 August 2018

There really aren't words to describe the amazing team that makes up the Red Horse Barn. I can not recommend them enough. They are like Superheroes! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. I worried about nothing! I watch the whole thing come together as I got to get ready and enjoy every minute. They even ran to CVS for my husband during cocktail hour. Truly Amazing! Their All Inclusive Event package is a game changer, totally worth every penny, and very reasonable. not having to interview 4 of each type of vendor, and having FANTASTIC vendors to choose from made planning a wedding easy!!! Diane and her dad made my flower vision come to life 10 fold, more beautiful than I could ever imagine. DJ Andrew Yates was a perfect fit for our group, read the crowd and kept the party going. Everyone is still talking about how our wedding was the best they have ever been too!!!! Robyn, Terilyn, Michael and the rest of the team... A million times thank you for making our dream wedding come true. More...

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Jim Bullitt

9 August 2018

My son was married there yesterday beautiful all around great place and staff

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Elyse Croen Oliver

2 August 2018

The best food and ambiance!!

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Rebekah Irwin

27 July 2018

The best hidden gem wedding venue in OC! My husband and I searched for a unique venue and found our match, here at the RHB. Loved the greenery, horses, bridal room, grooms room, photo op areas, catering area, and mostly the flexibility to customize our wedding with specific vendors. We got married on 10.17.14 and got so many compliments from our guests about how awesome this venue was. Thank you RHB for providing an amazing experience for our wedding day!! More...

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John Webster

25 July 2018

How can I find the words to convey how thoroughly appreciative and pleased everyone was with Lori Pilatos and her gracious and efficient team from Country Garden Caterers for putting together a top flite event for a somber occasion. Having to put together a “Celebration of Life” event and conveying the wishes and sentiment of the guest of honor, without them in attendance, is a little daunting. But after meeting with Lori, I knew were in good hands. She got our vision and did everything possible to help pull it off. The compliments were flowing that night, and following days were a flood of calls, emails, texts, all letting me know how nice everything was and THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. My heartfelt thanks for an excellent job to everyone at Country Garden.

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Seal Beach
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Britni H.

10 July 2018

Everyone at my wedding was so impressed with the food and setup. We had a Christmas wedding and went with traditional Christmas dinner. It was INCREDIBLE!  If I ever need catering in the future Country Gardens will be #1 on my list. More...

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Denise W.

10 July 2018

So many great things to say. I'm not sure where to begin. This is the Best caterer, seriously. Our family and friends have used them and never have any complaints. I have been to a wedding reception at their location and it was beautiful. I have also been to a wedding reception they catered at another location and everyone loved the food. My employer has used them for over 15 years for everything from small meeting luncheons to memorial services and large company holiday parties. Their food is fantastic and they can put any kind of menu together for your event. Their staff is super helpful. You can never go wrong with Country Garden. We recommend them to everyone. More...

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Le'Anne M.

22 June 2018

Where do I start? We used Country Garden Caterers for our wedding last month and we had such a great time. We had our wedding at their facility in Santa Ana on Main St and they also catered our wedding. We had the Italian menu and we got so many compliments on the food. This location worked perfectly for our reception and we didn't need to add much because the building has so much personality and with all the lighting inside, you don't need anything really. My husband and I worked with Lori Pilatos and she's awesome! She explained everything to us including costs, services and even included cake cutting services at a discount. She worked with our busy schedules and her helpful service and friendly service made our experience enjoyable. Plus to our surprise although we didn't hire her as the wedding day coordinator, she showed up anyway on our wedding day in order to make sure everything ran smoothly. I highly recommend this place, beautiful location, amazing food, friendly service at a very reasonable price. Some would say parking might be an issue but we didn't have any complaints from our guests. More...

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TNK Photo

8 June 2018

What a beautiful venue! We absolutely loved shooting here. We had so many different spots to shoot and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful with guiding us where we could shoot. The couple had a great time and because of that they got photos they will cherish for the rest of their lives! More...

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Emily Brantley

26 May 2018

Country Garden Caterers were amazing for our wedding!!!! She was professional and extremely knowledgeable about weddings. They did our catering including staff of waiters/ servers, bartender, and DJ at an outdoor venue we chose. She added little additional details like bringing a few lights to shine on the cake and linens to decorate the cake table. Everything was stunning and delicious! She also cared enough about us to help make sure the bride and groom ate some of the delicious food:) More...

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Christopher A. Calderon

26 May 2018

Best catering service around. Great food, the staff was clean and friendly and very professional. And they let us use their place for our wedding service and reception. I'll never be able to thank them enough for the most perfect, unforgettable day of my life. More...

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Kristen A.

12 May 2018

We recommend booking any events with Country Garden Caterers. Our wedding was yesterday And I received everything I asked for. The food was delicious, came out in the perfect temperature and the staff was super friendly. For our menu: Chicken Marsala, Tri-tip, garlic mash potatoes, and green beans. Everything was so good. Diana- thank you for making sure we would have a great experience. More...

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C Calde

6 May 2018

Best catering service around. Great food, the staff was clean and friendly and very professional. And they let us use their place for our wedding service and reception. I'll never be able to thank them enough for the most perfect, unforgettable day of my life. More...

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Jeff B.

2 May 2018

We used Country Garden Caterers for our mom's Celebration of Life. They were easy to work with, went beyond expectations and the staffer/server who assisted us on the day of the event was terrific. The food was perfect...lots of compliments from attendees. We can't say enough about how great Country Garden's food, service, attention to detail and professionalism was on this special day.The coordinator/organizer, Lori Pilatos, was a dream to work with. She helped us with difficult decisions, provided fantastic advice and was incredibly easy to work with -- she helped make a difficult time very easy. We were grateful for her guidance and kindness. More...

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Judy R.

9 April 2018

I just had my wedding here and it was the best time of my life! Lori Pilatos was the best coordinator and agent to work with. Everything was flawless and it couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you Country Garden Caterers and staff for making our day stress free and the best day of our lives. We absolutely recommend this place! More...

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Introspect Incorporated

8 April 2018

CGC is such a lovely and rustic venue with an old school restaurant vibe. It winds up and down and it's a smaller venue with a tight fit but the staff works wonders with what they have available. Lorri is an amazing front of staff and a pleasure to work with. More...

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Collette Gallegos

6 April 2018

The food is delicious and the service and staff are welcoming and fun. t
The venue is ok, a little musty, but great for someone on a budget with a guest count of less than 120 people.

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Lilly Hernandez

16 January 2018

Had my Grandma's 100th Birthday party in September here at our venue! Got nothing but great compliments from family & friends on our delicious food & adorable venue.

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Amy T.

8 January 2018

I helped set up a wedding for a friend who was getting married here a couple weeks ago, and the guys who were setting up for the event were awesome.  They couldn't have been more helpful with everything I asked, as well as making suggestions to make things easier. More...

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Amanda Martindale

4 January 2018

Really nice place, great working with Andrew. Food is very good! The only issue is parking.

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vegansophie

3 January 2018

We had the most amazing time at this venue for my wedding. Andy went above and beyond to ensure we had vegan options. We highly recommend it.

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Gabriel Atkins

22 December 2017

Had my wedding here Dec 9th and had the time of my life! Lori did an amazing job managing the venue and making sure it truly was the perfect day.

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M K.

6 December 2017

I was having a party at my house for my husband's 50th, so I called Country Garden Caterers. Lori is a pleasure to work with. She's so sweet and really does her best to help you make your vision for the party a reality while also working within your budget. Top notch service and lots of yummy choices on their menu. All I can say is I can't wait to use them next time I have a party! More...

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John W.

29 November 2017

How can I find the words to convey how thoroughly appreciative and pleased everyone was with Lori Pilatos and her gracious and efficient team from Country Garden Caterers for putting together a top flite event for a somber occasion.  Having to put together a "Celebration of Life" event and conveying the wishes and sentiment of the guest of honor, without them in attendance, is a little daunting. But after meeting with Lori, I knew were in good hands.  She got our vision and did everything possible to help pull it off.  The compliments were flowing that night, and following days were a flood of calls, emails, texts, all letting me know how nice everything was and THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD.  My heartfelt thanks for an excellent job to everyone at Country Garden.John WebsterSeal Beach More...

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John Webster

29 November 2017

How can I find the words to convey how thoroughly appreciative and pleased everyone was with Lori Pilatos and her gracious and efficient team from Country Garden Caterers for putting together a top flite event for a somber occasion. Having to put together a “Celebration of Life” event and conveying the wishes and sentiment of the guest of honor, without them in attendance, is a little daunting. But after meeting with Lori, I knew were in good hands. She got our vision and did everything possible to help pull it off. The compliments were flowing that night, and following days were a flood of calls, emails, texts, all letting me know how nice everything was and THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. My heartfelt thanks for an excellent job to everyone at Country Garden. More...

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Manuel Reed

27 November 2017

Very nice place to have an event. It's not too far away and the people there were very nice and helpful

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Jeannette

22 November 2017

Oh my gosh, CGC was our caterer for our wedding day and we couldn't be more pleased!! Not only was it more affordable compared to some of the other places we had checked out during our catering and venue search, but the food was so delicious!! The weeks leading up to the wedding I was having doubts about our buffet selection and wanted to change it to a two-entree plated meal. During our final meeting with Diana at CGC, she talked to us about why I wanted to change it and discussed the pricing. I'm SOOO glad she helped steer me back to my original buffet choice because not only did it save us money, but the food was just delicious! I had been debating over beef colorado and chile verde and I went on Diana's suggestion because we couldn't try either one leading up to the wedding. Seriously, don't ever doubt this woman because she knows her stuff! The chile verde was so good, as was everything else! We received a lot of compliments on all of the food and how wonderful everything looked, which Diana helped us out on the rentals as well. Again, I took her suggestions as far as how to mix and match the colors so it wouldn't be overdone and come day of, everything was perfect. Thank you Diana and all of the CGC staff for your amazing work and for helping to make our day so wonderful! More...

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Elaine M.

18 November 2017

Lori and her team were excellent! I had a memorial service for my sister on 11/17.  I had a specific style as to what I wanted.  They met that and more.  The servers and Lori were on top of everything. They were helping those that needed assistance and saw to it that every one was taken care at all times. Lori and her staff were even checking on me and making sure I had something to drink. Lori had noticed that I had not eaten she brought me a plate of food and had me sit down and eat!  Thank you Lori and team for such excellent service!  I highly recommend Country Garden Caterers for your catering needs! More...

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Megan Di Luzio

10 November 2017

Absolutely love this place! My wedding there was everything I wanted �

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Alex Diaz

25 October 2017

I'm Wedding Photographer Alex Diaz for Cateraoke Weddings + Events. My partner Josh Ponder and I had the pleasure to shoot a few weddings at this location and I must say that it's been a great experience each time. The staff is wonderful, professional and accommodating. Especially their main Coordinator Diana Perkins. Our Photos always turn out great and this of course makes us very happy. We look forward to future weddings here! More...

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Heather Rios

18 October 2017

We used Country Garden Caterers for our wedding in June 2017 at OC Heritage Museum. Everything about this company is beyond amazing! The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful, and Diana was phenomenal!! Every meeting we had with Diana was so helpful. She goes above and beyond to make the bride feel at ease, and ensure every detail is perfect. She truly has the eye for this job. The day of the wedding, Diana and the whole Country Gardens team worked incredibly hard to make sure everything went perfectly. All of our guests raved about the food (we had BBQ with brisket and garlic mashed potatoes - YUM!). Since it was a hot summer day, there were plenty of water stations set up for our guests. All of the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating. We can't thank the entire team enough for making our special day that much more amazing! You guys truly are the best! If you are looking for the best in the business, you MUST have Diana Perkins for your wedding. She is absolutely amazing. Her decorations are beautiful, and she bends over backwards to make sure she meets the bride's vision. She has so many extra decorations available, and she even surprised me my bringing even more gorgeous decorations the day of my wedding to make it that much more beautiful. I do not have enough kind words to say about Diana. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! More...

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Vivian Tapia-Osorio

16 October 2017

Diana and her staff are AMAZING!. I started planning my wedding almost 2 yrs in advance. My fiance and I went to one of Diana's bridal fairs which really helped give us ideas for our wedding. Shortly after the fair we met with Diana for a tasting and wow, their food blew us away. Diana was so sweet and so helpful that we decided to also hire her as our day of coordinator and thank God we did. AS much stress as I had been under I dont know what we woukd have done without her. She kept our whole evening running smoothly and her set up was beautiful! We recieved so many compliments from our guest on how beautiful everything was and how good the food was. I was even told we had the perfect wedding which is amazing because most newlyweds will tell you something always goes wrong. Not at our wedding. It was great! We had no problems and We were able to enjoy ourselves because Diana and her staff had it all under control. We absolutely love Diana. I will not miss the stress but I will miss working with Diana. Thank you Diana for all your help. Our wedding was amazing because of you. We can't thank you enough. We love u! More...

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Roxana Aguilar

15 October 2017

Great service, great food, best prices.

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Roxana A.

7 October 2017

We could not be happier with our decision to hire Country Garden to cater our wedding. Diana Perkins and her staff went above and beyond to make sure we were absolutely satisfied. Every single guest could not stop raving about how good the food was. Their fruit infused water was a hit due to the warmer weather and their decor was spot on. Not to mention their pricing was unbeatable. The staff arrived on time and did a great job both setting up and breaking down their equipment, which made our venue coordinator so happy! :)  I'd definitely consider hiring them again for any future events and will be more than happy to refer my friends and family. More...

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Beverley L.

2 October 2017

We recently used Country Garden Caterers for my daughter's wedding at Coto Valley Country Club. We could choose any caterer we wanted but after meeting Diana at a Bridal fair and tasted the food we knew we had found our caterer. Diana is so awesome to work with!!! She is fun, flexible and a joy to be around and she really knows her stuff and will put you at ease. She is always quick to respond to questions via email and phone. The appetizers...beef Wellington and mango salsa wontons were such a hit and the cheese and fruit spread looked beautiful and many guests told me how fresh everything was!! We had Chicken Marsala and their hand carved Prime rib for the buffet dinner. Both were delicious and the Prime rib was tender and perfectly cooked!! The garlic mashed potatoes and Somona salad were awesome. We had so many compliments from our guests about the great food and continue to get compliments about the food. The servers were so polite and did an awesome job!! The prices of the catered food is very good and they will work with any budget....never trying to up sale or suggesting more food that is needed.  You won't regret using this company and make sure you ask for Diana.....she is the absolute best!!!!! Thank you for making my daughters dream wedding awesome!!! More...

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Jen

2 October 2017

We recently used Country Garden Caterers for my daughter’s wedding at Coto Valley Country Club. We could choose any caterer we wanted but after meeting Diana at a Bridal fair and tasted the food we knew we had found our caterer. Diana is so awesome to work with!!! She is fun, flexible and a joy to be around and she really knows her stuff and will put you at ease. She is always quick to respond to questions via email and phone. The appetizers...beef Wellington and mango salsa wontons were such a hit and the cheese and fruit spread looked beautiful and many guests told me how fresh everything was!! We had Chicken Marsala and their hand carved Prime rib for the buffet dinner. Both were delicious and the Prime rib was tender and perfectly cooked!! The garlic mashed potatoes and Somona salad were awesome. We had so many compliments from our guests about the great food and continue to get compliments about the food. The servers were so polite and did an awesome job!! The prices of the catered food is very good and they will work with any budget....never trying to up sale or suggesting more food that is needed. You won’t regret using this company and make sure you ask for Diana.....she is the absolute best!!!!! Thank you for making my daughters dream wedding awesome!!! More...

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Lisa Rittenhouse

30 September 2017

Country Garden provided outstanding service and excellent food for my daughter's wedding. The presentation was delicious and they were wonderful to work with. Thank you Andy and Team for creating such a beautiful experience for our family and guests! More...

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Diana A.

24 September 2017

Just got married here over the weekend. Everything turned out absolutely gorgeous!!! Food was great, staff were very nice! Lori who stepped in after I had been working with another lady for a couple months and left was so great! I gave her my vision on paper and somehow she knew exactly how I wanted things and brought it to life!! We are very happy! More...

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Diana A

24 September 2017

My husband and I were just married here over the weekend. The only reason I wouldnt give this place 5 stars is because there are two levels so people have to sit upstairs and downstairs. Also because the planner I was first working with left without letting us know and she had been the reason we decided to have our wedding here. Lucky for us Lori stepped in and was a huge help! I gave her instructions on how I wanted everything to look and she made my vision into reality. It looked absolutely gorgeous! We were very happy!!! More...

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forrest f.

10 September 2017

Surprise 80th Birthday party for my mom.  We had 85 people in attendance! Lori and staff:  Jeff, Jack and Mindy were incredible!  Lori helped us with all the planning and the day of our event Lori came to check on us and her staff was fabulous.  They were very professional and caring.  The food was more than ample, and so good.  Highly recommend the Garlic mashed potatoes and the chicken marsala!!  Highly recommend this caterer! Thank you! More...

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Austin E.

9 September 2017

We had CG cater our wedding at Heritage Museum and everything was perfect. Catering, decorating, and organizing weddings is in Diana's blood. She was truly amazing and helped make our wedding gorgeous. It's also worth it to pay the extra to have her there the day of to coordinate. We always heard stories about the bride and groom not getting to eat because people keep talking to them, but Diana made sure we got at least 10 minutes to eat our food and we are grateful, not only because we were starving and also drank a lot, but because the food was incredible! Everyone complimented the food and we had people going back for 2nds as soon as they finished (We had the Marsala, tri tip, and garlic mashed potatoes). We couldn't have asked for a better wedding and a huge part of that was having CG caterers and Diana helping make it happen. More...

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Kat C.

6 September 2017

I had my wedding here and I don't even know where to begin. First off, this was the perfect venue for a small, intimate wedding (65-70 people). Once we had all of our decorations in, it felt like a really cozy place to be among family and friends. Second, the food was a hit at our wedding! And it was all thanks to the catering staff! Third, we got the opportunity to work with Lori and she was really responsive and helpful in making sure that everything was crystal clear and well understood. At first, I was a bit skeptical about booking our wedding here, but now I have no regrets! Thanks for making our wedding a happy memory for me and my new husband! We definitely recommend the venue and Lori! More...

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Jenny M.

29 August 2017

My husband and I made the excellent decision of having our wedding reception at Country Garden Caterers and we couldn't have been happier about how everything turned out!  The venue is just beautiful and for our guest list of 80 people, it was absolutely perfect.  It was both intimate and fun, and the lighting and unique design of the building created some truly gorgeous pictures.  Lori and her staff were all so helpful and attentive and they did what they could to make sure everything went well.  We went with the Mexican buffet for dinner and we were so happy with how good the food was!  Parking was much easier than we anticipated and the venue was relatively flexible, which is always nice when wedding planning.  All the details helped make it a very special, memorable night for us and we wholeheartedly recommend Country Garden Caterers for a wedding venue! More...

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Gilda

21 August 2017

Patricia was great! She went above and beyond. We didn't have a coordinator except for the day of and she helped us out tremendously. The food was delicious as well and hot! I would definitely recommend their services! More...

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Joanna Miriam Valente

17 August 2017

Diana is by far the hardest working person in the wedding industry, if not ever! Her tenacity and attention to detail is what has made Country Garden Caterers a household name with consistently great service and food! Foodies unite! Best brisket and mashed potatoes and they will pretty much wrap anything in bacon � for you! More...

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Chelsea

15 August 2017

Thank you so much to Patricia and her amazing team for making our wedding stress free. As Country Garden Caterers was a Preferred Caterer at our venue, the Ocean Institute, Patricia had great practical suggestions to where everything should be placed from the DJ to dessert table to memorial table. She was always patient and answered all of our questions thoroughly with follow up. We couldn't be happier with the service provided. Our guests had a great time at the wedding! We will definitely used country garden caterers for future events. Thank you again, Patricia! More...

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Kim

14 August 2017

Country Garden caterers did a phenomenal job with our wedding. The pricing was very affordable and the quality of the food is terrific. Our guests were raving about our food the day of the wedding and for weeks to come. Everyone left full and happy! We are so grateful! More...

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Tracy P.

8 August 2017

We used Country Garden Caterers for our daughter's wedding this past July.  Diana was wonderful to work with.  She pays attention to detail and doesn't miss a beat.  As the mother of the bride, when the wedding day finally came, I did not have to worry about a thing.  I knew we were in such good hands -- everything exceeded our expectations -- from the food to the set up to the work staff.  I cannot recommend Diana and CGC highly enough. More...

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Tracy

8 August 2017

We used Country Garden Caterers and Diane for my daughter's wedding this past July. I cannot recommend them enough. Diana has an extraordinary ability to remember details and she is such a professional. She has had so much experience planning events and we trusted her knowledge. The day of the wedding, everything was perfect -- from the set up to the food. As the mother of the bride, I didn't have to worry about a thing knowing that Diana had it all covered. Book CGC and Diana for your next big event. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Bob Zurn

8 August 2017

Perfect wedding venue

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Jamie C.

24 July 2017

My husband and I just had an amazing wedding reception at CGC. I fell in love with the venue as soon as we had our first tour of it. Every element from the romantic lights to the unique seating and rustic interior made for a perfect wedding ambiance that our guests also loved. Our coordinator, Lori, was very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. She was always quick to follow up with any questions we had and minimized stress by making sure everything went smoothly during the reception. You also can't beat the $29.95/person (min. 100 guests) deal they have. More...

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Lydia P.

14 July 2017

We had a brunch wedding and used Country Garden Caterers -- Everything was great! They even let us bring in our own food for Cocktail Hour, so we were able to have donuts and pastries of our own. Diane oversaw everything and since we hired her to be our day-of coordinator as well, she made sure everything was perfect for the reception. They are very easy to work with and Diane made sure we stayed within our budget without sacrificing quality. Definitely recommend them! More...

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carsen l.

7 July 2017

We hired CGC for our 100 person annual banquet on CSUF's campus in May.  We also use them for some of our smaller events. They are so communicative, work within our budget, and the food is always above and beyond! Honestly, our guests at the May event were so pleased to have such quality food at a CSUF event! Patricia was our point of contact at Country Garden and she is as top notch as it gets. She is super organized, smart, kind, and always willing to help. We had a hiccup with the bakery providing the cake - completely not CGC or Patricia's fault at all - and Patricia went above and beyond to make it right for us. We hold this event every year and we're looking forward to using CGC again and again. More...

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Emily N.

3 July 2017

I just used Country Garden for my wedding and I couldn't be happier! The food for one, is DELICIOUS! We had the tri tip and chicken Marsala, in the buffet option. No one waited too long to get food, and it was all hot and delicious! We worked mainly with Lori and she was fantastic! Always super excited to talk or see us, and was extremely helpful whenever we needed anything!! I would highly recommend this company for any event! Their location is beautiful as well! More...

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Ken L.

25 June 2017

Country Garden was our caterer for our wedding last weekend at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. We were very happy with their service!  All our guests agree that the food was delicious. Diana coordinated everything for us. She did an amazing job of fixing every little situation that came up. Diana had great suggestions for us and her experience and instincts for weddings makes her the perfect person you need as a coordinator! More...

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Lauren R.

7 June 2017

I had the pleasure of working with Diana and she made my dreams come true! We had sushi, a martini mashed potato bar, cheese and fruit display, meat lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, Caesar salad, and garlic bread! It was all delicious and presented beautifully! The wait staff was amazing! More...

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Christina Y.

22 May 2017

We recently attended a wedding here and it was absolutely beautiful.  They set up is quaint and intimate.  The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful.  Definitely hoping to be back for another event! More...

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Nicole S.

21 May 2017

I got married at CGC last month and it truly was the best day ever! Diana was my wedding coordinator (make sure you ask for her) she was so helpful throughout the entire process. We booked the venue about 1  1/2 years in advance, and I am glad we did because the price was incredibly affordable compared to other places we looked at. Thanks to Diana the planning process was so easy and she was able to answer all of my questions. The day of our wedding everyone was so nice and helpful. After the wedding I received so many compliments about the bartender and catering staff. I would definitely recommend this venue and the catering service; especially Diana. More...

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Nichole V.

24 April 2017

We just had our reception at country gardens on Friday and it was more than we can ask for. Diana is the glue that holds this place together. She was prompt at responding to emails and she made sure our day was perfect. She went above and beyond for us and was constantly checking on us, making sure we had everything we needed. We cannot thank Diana enough, she is amazing! I highly recommend to anyone in search of a venue, search no more, you found it at country garden! More...

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Nichole Villagomez

24 April 2017

Diana from country garden catering went above and beyond for our wedding reception. We had compliments the whole night about how delicious the food, how gorgeous the venue was and how attentive Diana was. She constantly checked on us and make sure we had everything we needed. None of this would have been possible without Diana! We can't thank you enough! More...

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Shana Bergamo-Ceniza

23 April 2017

This place is a GEM!!! Venue: The space fit perfectly with my Rustic theme wedding. It's not your typical hotel/one story event room which I like because the layout is really unique. The added string lights really gave the space a cozy & romantic vibe which is what i was going for. It's able to accommodate about 150-200 guests. If you're having your reception at the CGC facility you get to use 4 hours of the event space for free which is really rare because most facilities would charge you a separate rental fee for the use of space. Staff: Lori Pilatos has been nothing but AMAZING!!! She was very helpful, patient, accommodating & guided us throughout the whole planning process. I would highly recommend getting Lori as a Sales Rep. The Kitchen staff was amazing as well especially Chris who made sure that we were served food despite our busy schedule. Food: The food was amazing! I was able to try the Garlic Mashed Potatoes at the Bridal Open house and I would say it's one of the best potatoes I've had. Their Lemon Herb Chicken is to die for. You can't really beat the price for the quality of food they're serving. It's really affordable compared to the other catering companies I've scouted. They have a special rate right now for guests of 100 & up - $29.95 per plate while $32.95 for guests under a 100. For a 100 guests, we spent less than $5,000. If you're looking for an event space that won't break the bank, I would highly recommend Country Garden Caterers. More...

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David J.

22 April 2017

My Wife and I held our wedding at their venue.  We highly suggest it! It was very affordable compared to most wedding venues.  They are willing to work with you to help you save money.  They even suggested purchasing a few things on our own at costco to save a few bucks.  If you will have a wedding for about 100 to 125 people.  I would definitely consider this place. Oh good food as well! More...

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Stephen F.

11 April 2017

One of the best caterers you will ever use and that staff is some of the nicest and most accommodating.  Diana is an all star I had never met her before but she MADE my wedding fabulous.  We actually held the event at there home location which is an amazing old brick building in the heart of Santa Ana, once inside the building it was wonderful.  Diana makes you feel like a very good friend not just your caterer and coordinator.  The food is GREAT we have used her for our wedding first and then for many corporate events that we have hosted both onsite and offsite.  One of there funnest things is there martini mashed potato bar.  Totally fun for any event.  Make sure you try there sangria also.  I cannot say enough nice things about this place and the staff here.  I definitely recommend checking out there annual open house so you can see all of the options they have to offer, or make sure you schedule a tasting you will not be disappointed!!! More...

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Robin B.

2 April 2017

Nephew's wedding ceremony & reception,  great choice!  Beautiful atmosphere,  perfect intimate cozy cottage feel. The staff was great, very helpful. The dance floor is a bit small but large enough for the electric slide I recommend this place for a wedding of about 85 guests, fit comfortably. I do have a negative: The OUTSIDE is not in the best area....crack heads are in full effect! More...

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Alex Josh

24 March 2017

A true #GEM If you're considering this venue for your wedding, go for it! We had the pleasure to be hired to shoot a wedding at this location and it was a wonderful experience! Not only does this venue photograph fabulously but the people that work there are just the BEST! I am a huge believer that when vendors work well together, your outcome will be a great one. We didn't just work well together, we worked SUPER great and the newly weds got a fabulous wedding experience! On our end we were able to capture everyone having a great time, big smiles and just joy all around. This was thanks to working with a talented team! xoxo Alex & Josh More...

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Gregory Bradley

15 March 2017

Attended a wedding here. Was nice. Parking and navigating here are a bit tricky.

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Lauren D. Washington

23 February 2017

I had my daughters Sweet 16 party here and it was awesome. The venue is great, the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. I'm already trying to think of the next event I can have here. More...

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Sascha Calkins

24 January 2017

Very nice location for an outdoor wedding. And, they have horses.

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Rebecca S.

23 January 2017

Where do I even start...Diana is the life and soul of what made my expirence with Country Garden Caterers something I will never forget and most likely the person I will go to every time I need catering. She was there every step of the way and totally saved me when my florist decided to be very rude and harassing.  The food was amazing the presentation was top notch and the rentals I used made for an amazing display. More...

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Trisha T.

14 January 2017

We loved loved loved Country Garden Caterer. Everyone at our wedding loved the food. Our guests were raving much about the dinner. Prime ribs and salmon as well as chicken Marsala and the salad were wonderful. My husband and I wanted to come back the next day to enjoy the food all over again as we were on our way to our honeymoon.Thank you so much Country Garden Caterers. We loved Andy so so much for his wonderful help and resources planning our wedding. More...

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Sherri B.

13 January 2017

We did not really have a choice with Country Gardens because our venue required to use them. Diane, although very busy, was attentive to what we needed and made it happen for us. If we needed an adjustment to our contract or had to pay a less than conventional way, she made it work for us. Like I said she was very busy so sometimes we had to remind her, but when wedding season comes around only having to reminded once or twice, I feel is really good!The food was a huge hit with our family and friends. The Chicken Picatta and mashed potatoes were literally some of the best food I have ever had. The cake was epic! It looked like pillow prior to throwing it in my wife's face, but still was made to the expectations of my wife and I. In addition to the food the open bar was great. Even though we drank out the bar, they were on it with monitoring the service and making sure everyone was safe.All in all, Country Gardens really created an environment along with the Heritage Museum of OC to make our wedding extremely memorable and exciting. I can see why Country Gardens is on that short list for caterers.The company does give a 2% discount off gratuity if you pay check, cash or debit. More...

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Alexandra

12 January 2017

We used Country Garden Caterers for our wedding and it turned out amazing! We went in prior, to taste a few options and narrowed it down to two types of meat tri-tip and chicken Marsala, garlic mashed potatoes (which had many compliments), and Mediterranean vegetables serves with a salad and a roll! This company was extremely attentive to our guests and making sure they had a beverage while eating! This company was very pleasant to work with and recommend booking them for your next event! Good food and service at a reasonable price More...

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sabrina

4 January 2017

I had my wedding reception at the Country Garden facility on December 23, 2016, and it was perfect! Several guests commented on how surprisingly great the food was (we chose marsala chicken and garlic mashed potatoes), and how unique the venue was. The space was able to accommodate all 150 guests, while maintaining a cozy, intimate feel. The atmosphere fit my wedding theme perfectly, very warm and romantic. The dinner was delicious (the staff made sure my groom and I got to actually stop and eat!), and Diana was so helpful through all the months of planning. I was so worried whether everything would work out, the decor and guest count and seating and meal etc., but Diana and staff made sure that everything worked out exactly as I had requested. Everything came together so beautifully and magically in the end. I'm so glad I chose CGC! More...

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Sabrina Valdez Vandiford

4 January 2017

I had my wedding reception at the Country Garden facility on December 23, 2016, and it was perfect! Several guests commented on how surprisingly great the food was (we chose marsala chicken and garlic mashed potatoes), and how unique the venue was. The space was able to accommodate all 150 guests, while maintaining a cozy, intimate feel. The atmosphere fit my wedding theme perfectly, very warm and romantic. The dinner was delicious (the staff made sure my groom and I got to actually stop and eat!), and Diana was so helpful through all the months of planning. I was so worried whether everything would work out, the decor and guest count and seating and meal etc., but Diana and staff made sure that everything worked out exactly as I had requested. Everything came together so beautifully and magically in the end. I'm so glad I chose CGC! More...

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Stacy L.

20 December 2016

Best catering company I have ever hired. I hired CGC for our company xmas party this last Saturday, and they are by far the best. Great food, great service, friendly and a beautiful table holiday display. I called Diana on short notice, only a 3 week notice until our party date, and she got me on her schedule and I was so grateful. I've already booked them for next year !!!! More...

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Susan Aguirre

19 December 2016

The atmosphere was elegant..food was really tasty..the staff was great.

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Jamie H.

9 December 2016

CGC is the BEST! No other catering company cares more about their clients than these wonderful people! I mean it! I run a wedding venue in Orange County and we have had them as one of our exclusive caterers for nearly a decade- for a reason. We love them all! Andy, Barbara, and Lori are FANTASTIC, but our go-to is always Diana! She isn't just a rep for them, but a true advocate for her community, her couples, and delivering quality service. She is personally invested in all of our couples and never disappoints! Her passion for her career is refreshing and beautiful, which enhances each of our couples' experience with planning and on the day of. The food is top notch (the mashed potato martini bar is a personal favorite... as are the sliders, caprese skewers, Chicken Marsala, cilantro salad dressing, and their sweet carrots!) but their staff is phenomenal, too! Whether it's their bartenders, service staff, or management... they always have a smile on their face and go above and beyond! Joel is a regular at our venue and has even stepped in to assist with last minute issues, like an unexpected guest count or added lighting! On a personal note, I get sad when I think of my own wedding (well before I was in the industry) and all that my own catering company DIDN'T do... I'd give anything to go back in time and have these folks on my team. Anything!!! They are passionate and invested in their clients while delivering exceptional EVERYTHING! You can't go wrong with Country Garden Caterers. They are wonderful people who will literally make your dreams come true! Seriously! More...

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8 December 2016

Diana is amazing! Food is amazing! Again, Diana is THE BEST!

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MJ L.

7 December 2016

Delicious-ness! This company was truly wonderful! the food was great! the service was wonderful! All of my guests made comments on how great the food was, or how delicious the appetizers were!! I highly recommend the beef brisket! We got married at a different venue, and the food traveled perfectly! there was no issue with anything over or under cooked. Everything was so GREAT!! If you get to work with Diana Perkins, you are really in for a treat! Diana is absolutely the best! very calming, very attentive, very reliable! The entire preparation up to the wedding was a breeze, fun, and easy! She answered every question and worry promptly and very willing to help! The day of, she was amazing! She made my day be the best day ever! More...

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Breana

1 December 2016

My mom and I picked this venue for my dad's 60th surprise birthday party. We loved the history of the building, which is why we decided to go with this venue. We had about 90 guests, and they all fit comfortably on the first floor. Patricia was our event coordinator, and she was really great in helping us get everything together. She had great recommendations for the cake and the food. She also has her own photo booth company, which we used, and our guests loved it (especially the little ones)! Everything came together beautifully, and everyone had a good time. Instead of hiring a DJ, they had capabilities to connect my iPod to the speaker system (to save some $$). Also, they have a TV where I was able to play a slideshow (via DVD). The package included the table linens, chairs, and lighting. The only other thing I would mention is that it was a bit pricey, but the food was delicious, the venue was beautiful, and everyone had a good time. I would definitely recommend this venue and catering service. Note: They do provide their catering service to events at outside venues. More...

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Leslie

23 November 2016

My husband doesn't often have opinions, but he felt super strongly about picking Diana and CGC for our wedding day - and we are SO happy about this decision! First, for the deal - their prices are a steal. Second, for Diana - just in talking to her on the phone, she really knows her stuff (and, she had coordinated a wedding at our venue before which was a plus!). We were planning our wedding long distance so had to take a leap of faith when picking our vendors - so we settled on CGC with our fingers crossed. Finally we got to meet Diana and do a tasting, and the food was delicious (esp those mashed potatoes!). And, Diana was so accommodating, letting both of our parents (my husband's parents were visiting from out of town) come out. Throughout wedding planning, Diana was extremely responsive to email, seemingly at all hours of day. She was happy to chat with us by phone whenever we felt we needed. She even welcomed my mom to her site to help us pick linen and silverware. I actually don't know how Diana is so efficient and on top of everything. When it came down to the week before, Diana had clearly thought through all of the details and coordinated everything to ensure that we had a perfect wedding day! It was incredible to see how well the venue came together with Diana's direction (I was blown away!), and while I'm sure there were many fires to put out (for example, my husband later told me that the cake came without a stand), thanks to Diana I really couldn't tell that there were any problems. Her organization, experience, and energy are priceless. THANK YOU, CGC and Diana for helping us have the wedding of our dreams! The day was perfect! More...

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Betty Chew

20 November 2016

We celebrated my husband's 60th birthday at the Country Garden catering in October, it was the best party we had. The place was so cute and cozy, and the history behind the venue adding the priceless value to his party. The building was the AAA headquarters back in the 1930 (my husband and I have worked for AAA for 35 plus years). Patricia is the party coordinator, she was patience and kind, also running the photo booth for the party. We added the photo booth to the party and that was the best decision I've made. The party was fun, the food was delicious and EVERYONE had a great time..., people still talking about the party a month later. Highly recommend Country Garden Catering, food was great, service was awesome and it's really a life time memory. More...

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Desiree M.

18 November 2016

What to say about this venue? IT WAS AMAZING!! My wife and I got married this past Tuesday and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. We got married in the Santa Ana location in the beautiful brick building. First off I want to start with my initial contact with this location. I called to inquire about the venue and prices because my wedding only consisted of 20 people. My wife and I did not want to spend a ton of money on something so intimate and small. I ended up speaking with Lori. Let me just say she is the most phenomenal woman ever. She ended up making our dreams come true and got back to me very promptly with such an amazing deal that my wife and I could not help but say yes! She worked so well with us, set up our tasting gave us opinions about decor when we needed it and was there every step of the way when we needed her. The big day came and they made the place up so beautifully!! All the colors where amazing and matched and the food was so delicious. All our guests loved loved loved the lemon herb chicken with the mash potatoes. the wait staff was also very accommodating and so helpful to us and our guests. This venue is just right, whether you are having a small and intimate party or a large one it works so perfectly. You will feel as if you are just brought into an enchanted place. I promise you this. Once you choose this location I highly recommend talking with Lori. She is just out of this world, friendly and professional. She is really there for you and will answer you emails and phone calls super quickly. Choose this location and you will not be disappointed!!! More...

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Nicole

17 November 2016

I just got married at Heritage House in Santa Ana on 11/5/16 and used Country Garden Caterers for my catering. Hands down best catering I could have asked for for my wedding. The food was AMAZING! And so was the staff !! Diana was great to work with, we hired her as our day of coordinator as well as our caterer. She listened to everything I wanted and nailed every request. I don't think my wedding would have turned out as perfectly as it did if it wasn't for her and her staff. !! They were very professional yet super friendly to work with, felt like family by the time the wedding came. I would recommend them for any of your catering needs!! More...

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Beth

15 November 2016

This was a great venue for a wedding. Not a lot of decorations were need. Great atmosphere.

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Lauren

14 November 2016

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The staff went out of there way to accommodate me and my family. I look forward to booking another event with them. More...

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11 November 2016

Overall it was a good experience but there are a few key points I found odd. First, the money you spend with the company does not include a day of coordinator. I understand this would add to the cost, but I feel I would have been fine having the cost presented in the package instead of the staff being able to provide it at additional cost through their own private business. It was just an odd way of doing it. Felt a bit hinky for some reason. I assume it has something to do with alotted scheduling hours and a way for the staff to earn more take-home money. Additionally, they provided me a list of DJs that they recommend, which in it of itself was not a bad gesture. That is until I found the median cost on the list to be about $1,350 for a four hour reception and the ceremony. I have never hired a DJ, but felt that was way overpriced. I was thankfully able to find my own for $850 for everything. Overall the staff was friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING!! Go for the Mexican cuisine for a more nontraditional menu with great food. There were a few bumps in the road which was mostly overcome at least somewhat easily. A word of advice though. If you want a photo slideshow to play during your reception or dinner portion, be sure to set it up as an actual slide show. I ended up having a melt down two days before the wedding due to a staff member not knowing much about technology and relaying inaccurate information to me. She ment well, but I found first hand not all the staff is tech savvy. Thankfully I was able to stay up the night before the ceremony and render a slideshow. It took about and hour and a half....it was a lot of photos. It ended up working. I really would have been posses if it didn't. Overall good experience. More...

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Rebecca

10 November 2016

Diana Perkins at Country Garden did a great job helping us decide what we needed, helped us with what we wanted. The food was very good and fresh! Our venue was at Heritage House in Santa Ana 11/5/16 which was beautiful. We hired Diana as our day of person and she exceeded my expectations!! She took care of every little set up detail from the sweetheart table to the hanging picture frames in the orange grove, candles, signs, favor table, making sure everything was on time and ran SMOOTHLY! to getting the bustle fastened on the bride (big deal to me)! to getting my girl to the bathroom and helping her with that big dress and getting everything the bride and groom needed ALL night! She seriously rocked it and if I didn't hire a person day of, my day would have not been nearly as enjoyable as it was! The only thing negative i can think of, is I assumed coffee would be served after dinner, so I didn't bother to look at that detail on the statement proposal and guests were asking me where the coffee was. So, if you want coffee with your dinner, make sure you ask for that to be added. Other than that, it was an awesome night, the bride and groom said it couldn't have been any better :) More...

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Alexis

7 November 2016

The venue is beautiful but the layout is kind of wonky. I had complaints from my guests that were seated upstairs, that they could not hear what was going on downstairs. My biggest issues with the venue are this: the restrooms are tiny and the bridal dressing room is a storage closet. Food is great, service is great, and Patricia was extremely helpful! More...

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Gail

7 November 2016

My husband and I renewed our wedding vows after 30 years of marriage. We were looking for an intimate venue for about 100 guests, and were very fortunate to find Country Garden Caterers. The venue was beautiful and the food was delicious! Patricia was so helpful and took amazing care of us; walking us through every step of the planning process. Our guests complimented us all night on the beautiful venue and wonderful food. Many heartfelt thanks to Patricia and her staff! More...

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Sarah

29 October 2016

I am 100% convinced that our wedding wouldn’t have been perfect without Diana and the CGC team. I’m going to split this review into two: one for CGC, and one for Diana as our day-of coordinator.

From the initial meeting, Diana and CGC worked with us to give us exactly what we wanted without going over budget. Actually, she didn’t give us what we wanted, she gave us more than we could have ever imagined… upgrading our utensils and plates to gold and giving us better quality chairs for the same price. CGC had a really large menu to choose from, and after our tasting we ended up with roasted tri-tip and chicken pomodoro. BOMB. Everyone raved about the food at the wedding. We also got a non-host bar and the prices were reasonable for our guests. TIP: we went to the CGC Open House where we found our dessert caterer and Photo Booth as well… you definitely should try to go!

Now onto Diana… Diana knows her stuff and will tell you straight, something I really appreciated as a Type-A personality myself. We gave her our inspiration, and she ran with it. She even let us borrow some beautiful decor pieces from past weddings she has coordinated. I may be biased, but it was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to. Everything was dripping in class and luxury, even though we didn’t pay that much for things (shout out for thrift shopping and gold spray paint). Diana poured her heart and time into our wedding, and it definitely showed. Having Diana as day-of coordinator was the best decision and investment every (PS: her charge is extremely reasonable for the value!). She made sure everything was set up how we wanted it, worked with coordinating all of our venues, and bulldogged people at the wedding wanting to come up to us while we ate! Very appreciative of that haha. I can genuinely say that we came out of this friends… Diana, expect a bottle of chardonnay coming your way soon! Thank you for making our special day magical.
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Anna

27 October 2016

If you are looking for someone that can just take care of it all, then Diane is your hero! Our venue Heritage Museum of Orange County listed her as one of the two vendors to choose from. I was a little annoyed at first but after meeting Diane I would definitely book her for future events. She hosts open houses to meet other vendors, which is how we met our florist last minute. She truely tries to give you the most reasonable price and the way she decorates is amazing. Many of my wedding guests told me how adorable they thought the water set up was. Food is bomb and she totally makes you feel well taken care of. More...

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Jerrica

26 October 2016

It doesn't get much better than Diana at Country Garden Caters. She did my sisters wedding 6 years ago and now she is handling mine. She is responsive, professional and so helpful. Going through this process with her has taken so much stress off of my family knowing we are going to be taken care of come the day of the wedding. We are still in planning mode but working with her has been my favorite. She offers new suggestions to help things flow and promptly answers any questions I have. And to top it all off the food is great. I recommend Diana to all of my friends and I know she will be handling my little sisters wedding when it is her turn to get married. More...

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Katie

14 October 2016

Diana and her team did an amazing job for our wedding this past June. She catered my sister's wedding 7 years prior, so when it came time for our wedding, I knew we had to go with Country Garden Caterers.

We were married at Giracci Vineyards, a location with lots of logistics to figure out, and she handled each one of them flawlessly. She's a ball of energy that helps get everything done and everyone in the right place on your big day, and I could not recommend her services more! On top of that, the food/drinks were delicious, and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly throughout the entire day. Thanks a million!
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Lauren

14 October 2016

Not only did I have Country Garden as my caterers, I also had Diana as my day of coordinator! I am amazed with how her and her staff work! Everything from service, food, setting up, asking questions.. they literally helped me out and made my life so much easier! Diana has so much experience in this industry, she makes everything seem graceful! Excellent quality of food! I had so many compliments on my wedding about how great the food was! Let alone the cost point for everything they offer is amazing. I am so thrilled to have them be apart of my wedding day! Diana really makes everything so beautiful, filled with so much energy and always smiling! She even went over the top for me.. my strap broke off my dress during pictures after the ceremony, she got her sewing kit, took me to the back room and sewed up my strap! She goes above and beyond for hers brides and I can't thank her and the team enough! More...

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laurie

6 October 2016

I highly recommend Country Garden Caterers. Barbara D. exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and the service and professionalism top notch. We hired them for our wedding which was off site at Fullerton Arboretum (Cal State Fullerton). It was perfect! More...

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20 September 2016

Diana is an amazing wedding coordinator!  She told us she had been in this industry for years and I trust her judgement on everything.  I gave her our ideas on what we would like for our wedding and she gave us a lot of great suggestions because we have no clue on what to do.  We get to sample some of the food and they were delicious with a lot of great options to choose from and we loved their Sangria.  On the day of our wedding, her and her team did a great job in setting up for our wedding ceremony, cock tail hour, and reception at our venue at Heritage Museum, Santa Ana.  Everything was perfect except I remembered we didn't have enough appetizers during our cocktail  hour.  We ordered 1 round of appetizers only just enough for our guests (80 people), but people like to eat 2nds or 3rds.  So it is best to over-order than to order just enough. That was our fault and it wasn't really a big deal.  Overall, everything went well and we loved our wedding!  Thanks Diana! More...

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alex

4 September 2016

Make sure to ask as many questions as possible to make your day exactly as you wish. Patricia was very friendly and helpful during our reception planning. The venue was accommodating to our needs and our guests all said that they loved our reception and the food served! More...

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Gracie

18 August 2016

It was so amazing working with Country Garden. Patricia made everything so easy!

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Oscar

11 August 2016

I would tell them that the service is awesome! Food is delicious and very flexible and accommodating to all requests. No complaints with service whatsoever. Thank you so much!

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Jeff

4 August 2016

Diana and Country Garden Caterers handled our daughter's wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa, Ana, CA (beautiful site for a wedding) on July 23, 2016. The food was awesome and our guests raved about it. Diana was also our daughter's wedding day coordinator and took care of everything on their special day so that we could all enjoy the day and not worry about anything. Diana definitely "knows her stuff", takes care of all the details, and had excellent suggestions for the wedding reception. Diana also took special care of the bride and groom to make sure they ate their dinner and stayed on schedule during the entire reception. It was truly a memorable day for our family. Without reservation, I would highly recommend Diana and Country Garden Caterers for any occasion. They are the best! More...

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Megan D.

1 August 2016

I'm getting married here in October of 2017 and I can't wait. The experience, so far, has been just amazing. Everyone there is super friendly and helpful. The home location is beautiful and the price is hard to beat. What really made this experience so great though has been working with Patricia. She is the best! I couldn't ask for a better consultant! If you're looking for a venue, this place is amazing. And if you're looking to work with someone awesome, ask for Patricia :) More...

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Alex L.

1 August 2016

Where do I start? DIANA! Oh my goodness she was absolutely amazing and truly a gift! From the moment we met with her to discuss our wedding we felt like we had known her for years! She made us feel so comfortable, listened to all our wants, and was conscious of our budget. Our wedding day was flawless because Diana had listened to all we wanted and she took care of all the details at our venue. We are forever thankful to Diane, she is incredibly intelligent and genuinely cares about her couples and their wedding. We got so many compliments on our decor, venue, food, and the staff...we still get compliments! I have recommended Diana to all of our friends, and will continue to recommend her! Thank you Diana for the passion you have! More...

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Selene

31 July 2016

Country Garden Caterers catered my wedding reception in June at the Newland Barn. They did an excellent job! Patricia was my main point of contact and she was knowledgeable, flexible, and always very prompt in her responses. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional at our reception. This company is definitely a great value. Everything went so smoothly. Thanks a million! More...

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Steve S.

28 July 2016

My daughters wedding was Saturday at Country Garden Caterers. It was perfect. We maxed the staff out with guests, and they handled it with professionalism and grace. The ceremony was upstairs. They had to tear down the chapel, then set up for dinner. It was done quickly and to perfection. The food was delicious. The bar has so much atmosphere, and is so fun. Our planner, (Pat) bent over backwards to meet all of our wants and needs. Thank you County Garden Caterers for making my daughter and son-in-law's wedding FUN. More...

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Daniela

25 July 2016

My Husband and I wanted a small intimate wedding and not have the regular ballroom square feel. We chose the beautiful rustic brick 2 floor location because of the wonderful service provided by Andrew and the delicious food! My guest are still raving about the food to this date. They were very accommodating to our wedding request and as an event planner for my agency my coworkers were highly impressed with my choice of venue. My mother was reminded of her wedding 40 years ago because she also had a 2 floor venue and now my niece would like to have her birthday dinner as well at my venue. The food and the venue were amazing and perfect. More...

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Melanie A.

11 July 2016

Okay, this review is really overdue. Let me start by saying that Country Garden Caterers is THE BEST VENDOR! No doubt about it! I had my wedding in May at the Fullerton Arboretum and Country Garden Caterers took care of my wedding. Actually, I found my wedding venue THROUGH Country Garden! They have GREAT customer service, GREAT food (people are still talking about it today), GREAT crew, and just GREAT EVERYTHING. I had the pleasure working with Diana who I hired for day of coordinator as well. My goodness, no words can describe how much I appreciate her work and ideas. She took care of me the very first day I e-mailed her to the day of my wedding. She made me feel like a queen! She pretty much did everything so I do recommend her. She is so well experienced it blew my mind! She was prompt with her e-mails and responses. She just told me what she needed and BAM everything was taken care of. Everything from the ceremony to the reception ran so smoothly and I got compliments about Diana from my family members. They also enjoyed working with her too! But anyway, she made me feel so ease. She made sure that my husband and I had something in stomachs, was hydrated, and having a good time. She also had to pause with people coming to our table to take pictures.. I appreciated that because man, my jaw was hurting from all the smiles! She knows what she's doing, I am telling you the truth! She knew my taste, she know what was good, she knew what was not good. The day after the wedding until this day, my family and friends who attended are still complimenting the wedding and I am grateful because if it wasn't for Diana, then I don't know. Thank you Diana so much for making me feel so special and making our day special! By the way, my family and friends are going to her for their upcoming weddings and events! Oh yea, the prices are ridiculously amazing! Affordable for real! More...

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Christy

28 June 2016

We used Country Garden Caterers (and Diana Perkins) for our wedding in May. They were so easy to work with to get exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. They even worked directly with the rentals company for us so that we didn't have to. The set up was beautiful and everything was perfectly executed the day of. The best decision we made was hiring Diana to also be our day-of coordinator. I am used to being the one who always plans and executes details, so I was nervous to leave things in someone else's hands. I had nothing to worry about. Diana made sure everything was where I wanted it, guarded our sweetheart table so that we got to eat dinner, always made sure we each had a drink in hand, and made sure the whole reception flowed smoothly. Everyone raved about the food, and guests who are also in the wedding industry all complimented Diana for being so on top of things. She's the best around. More...

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K P.

27 June 2016

We had a great experience with Country Gardens catering our wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Diana truly knows her stuff and does a fantastic job. While she is super busy and we occasionally had trouble connecting by email at first, Diana spared no trouble to do all she could to work with us and make our day go smoothly and beautifully. From figuring out a package to fit our budget to accommodating special family dietary needs to arranging a color scheme we liked to her continual gracious and positive spirit, we were truly blessed to work with her, both for catering and coordinating our reception. And the food was delicious--I had several guests comment that it was unusually good for a wedding! Diana also made sure my husband and I actually got to eat as well, something I hear is rather uncommon at weddings. Still makes me a bit hungry thinking about how tasty it was. :) She also did a beautiful job putting fresh flowers on our cake, which the bakery wouldn't do. If you are looking for a good, solid caterer who will truly work with you and do a wonderful, professional job for reasonable cost, I would highly recommend Country Gardens. Thank you so much, Diana and team! More...

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AK

27 June 2016

We had a great experience with Country Gardens overall. Diana truly knows her stuff and does a fantastic job. While she is super busy and we occasionally had trouble connecting by email at first, Diana spared no trouble to do all she could to work with us and make our day go smoothly and beautifully. From figuring out a package to fit our budget to accommodating special family dietary needs to arranging a color scheme we liked to her continual gracious and positive spirit, we were truly blessed to work with her, both for catering and coordinating our reception. And the food was delicious--I had several guests comment that it was unusually good for a wedding! Diana also made sure my husband and I actually got to eat as well, something I hear is rather uncommon at weddings. Still makes me a bit hungry thinking about how tasty it was. :) If you are looking for a good, solid caterer who will truly work with you and do a wonderful, professional job for reasonable cost, I would highly recommend Country Gardens. Thank you so much, Diana and team! More...

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Kelsey

21 May 2016

Country Gardens made everything perfect for our special day! Everyone loved the food, the staff was wonderful and Diana made sure nothing went wrong! I would recommend Country Gardens to anyone looking into a caterer for thier wedding!! More...

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Denise B.

19 May 2016

I found Country Garden Caterers excellent in their quality of food and service presentation. My consultant, Lori Pilatos guided me and told me she would take care of everything and she was true to her word. :)  She worked within my limited budget yet gave me a variety of choices that I was ever so pleased. Everyone talked about how delicious all the food was, especially the Asparagus En Croûte and Brie En Croûte !*!*. The food presentation was  classy and many thanks to Aurelio for his party service also. I highly recommend Country Garden Caterers and would ask for Lori to get your party plans into motion !*!*!. YEAH :) More...

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Sharon B.

9 May 2016

We attended a wedding reception the Country Garden Caterers' facility in Santa Ana.  Everything was top rate.  The food and service was excellent!  I try not to eat desserts, but the desserts they served needed to be tasted.  The owner went out of her way to make the reception a special event for the bride and groom. More...

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Alma S.

30 April 2016

We had our wedding reception at the Country Garden Caterers. It was great working with Diana. She was quick to answer any questions and accommodate any requests. She was very helpful flexible and organized. The staff was awesome amazing. They were quick, organized, helpful, flexible, just the best most hospitable team! They all helped make our wedding reception a memorable night! They are on the ball and definitely know how to be amazing hosts. I (the bride) had an injury while on the dance floor; my toe nail was accidentally flipped up by a guests shoe and they were quick to get band aids and get me help. I am so thankful to all the Country Garden Caterer staff! More...

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Fro B.

11 April 2016

Had my wedding reception here and my wife and I couldn't have been happier. We love the layout and decor that matches our vibe and we fell in love with the hall immediately. We worked with Patricia on everything for our reception and we kept in contact frequently and she graciously helped us with our concerns and answered all our questions with a smile. The food was terrific and service amazing,from the wait staff to the bartenders everything was with a smile and professional. We had a limited budget,but the way everything was presented for our reception it looked expensive and decadent. All of our guests had a terrific time and loved our venue. Highly recommended to anyone looking to host an event or reception. More...

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Raquel

9 April 2016

Dianne and her team were absolutely amazing!!! we had an outdoor wedding in my parents backyard and they set up everything for us- the tent, tables, chairs, flowers, everything and it was all gorgeous! from day 1, Dianne treated us like we were the only couple she was working with and we could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out! More...

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Brett

9 April 2016

Diana and Country Garden Caterers were amazing. She was helpful through the entire process and always gave her honest opinions and feedback to ensure our day was as perfect as humanly possible. She was also our day-of coordinator which was one of the best decisions we made as she made sure everything went flawlessly and neither my wife, nor I had any stress or worries about the wedding logistics the entire day. As for the food, if I were to write a review, we'd all be here all day as every single item was absolutely AMAZING. Everyone kept telling my wife and I how incredible the food was, and for very good reason. I highly recommend Diana and Country Garden Caterers. More...

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User6575551

9 April 2016

I'm not super wordy on things like this, but I have to say Diana and Country Garden Caterers far exceeded our expectations. Every little detail my wife wanted was handled with no stress, and every function day of ran without a hitch. Diana was incredible to make sure we had everything we needed, and I cannot imagine the day going so well without her. The staff were all very friendly and prompt, and we received many compliments on the awesome food. Thank you so much. More...

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Nicole

9 April 2016

Diana and her team at County Garden Caterers have been so helpful with the planning of my wedding. I reached out to Diana last year asking for a quote on catering. She immediately sent me an invitation to one of their open houses so I could taste the food and see exactly what they had to offer. I appreciated this because I wasn't going into a catering contract blind without knowing how well they were going to function at a large event. The open house was so much fun. !! Their food is delicious and their sets ups and displays are charming. Exactly what I was looking for on my special day. I was given a free consultation and dinner tasting later on where Diana laid out the cost of everything for me and my fiancé. I was relieved once everything was laid out in front of me and I had someone who knew exactly what needed to happen for the reception and dinner to go smoothly. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great caterer. More...

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Chris

9 April 2016

My husband and I could never thank Diana enough for the outstanding work her and her team did on our special day. Her attention to detail and leadership roll helped make our wedding an absolute dream.
Being a Chef in the industry, my expectations on quality of food was a huge factor in making the decision on which catering company we would use. Diana's culinary team delivered not only a fabulous buffet set up but a meal that would take your palet on a culinary adventure.
Thank you again Diana and your team for making mine and my hubbys dream day come true.
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Chris & Josh
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Susan

9 April 2016

What a wonderful selection we made for a caterer. Diana's expertise in planning and coordinating a flawless reception was only surpassed by the delicious food they prepared for us. I could not recommend a caterer more than this group. Professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. More...

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MEGAN

15 January 2016

Where do I even start?! :) my husband and I were looking at someone to cater our wedding and we stumbled across CGC. Diana is fabulous and was so helpful!! With years of experience she knows the ins and outs of everything. She was so patient with me as I kept changing the dinner option and the guest list.Our first tasting was amazing, so many options....it's hard to choose. We chose the tomato basil chicken and it was a huge hit. We decided to use CGC for our reception venue as well and it was perfect. I hired Diana to coordinate half day for the event and thank god I did! My mom and I dropped off all the decorations and told her the idea of how we wanted the tables set and I was blown away at how beautiful it turned out when I walked into the venue the day of. We got married 8/29/15. I was pretty easy going throughout my wedding, I had a few ideas and the rest I left up to the professionals. It was everything I wanted and more. Thank you Diana for making my day so special!!! More...

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User6153529

5 January 2016

Diana and her team were so helpful with all the planning!! They really helped us figure out the best cost for the amount of people we had and what we wanted included. On the wedding day she was very organized which made everything flow smoothly during the reception. The food and drinks were delicious and everyone enjoyed it! More...

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Ed M.

23 December 2015

Attended a wedding at the Centennial Heritage Museum that was catered and coordinated by Country garden Caterers, I can`t say enough about the food and the way the event was run. Diana and her staff did a wonderful job not only with the food service but the flow of the event, everyone had a blast and the food was delicious and hot when served. I want to give a big Thank You to Country Garden Caterers for a wonderful evening to remember. Ed McCulloughPS- The mashed potatoes were the best I have ever had world class More...

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Crystal

23 December 2015

Diana was AMAZING!!! My husband and I planned the wedding on our own and she was our Day-of-Coordinator. She helped ease my stress levels and made me feel so comfortable the day of. The food was heavenly (Chicken Marsala) and all of my guests were raving about it! The decor was perfect and just how I imagined it to be! My wedding was one of those rare ones, where everything goes as planned! It wouldn't have happened that way without Diana! If you're looking for delicious food, great service, gorgeous decor and a Day-of-Coordinator this is the catering company for you! More...

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Jeffery L.

8 December 2015

Used country garden caterers for our wedding best choice we could have made. Food was great, Diana made the whole wedding process so much easier and all of her recommendations were great from photographer to place settings. I can't recommend them enough.

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7 December 2015

We had the night of our lives celebrating our wedding reception here! It's a perfect venue for an intimate celebration. Food was fantastic, from our tasting appointment to thw actual day of. Patricia was very helpful since we met her at the BridalExpo in OC. She has provided us plenty of information so our budget and vision are accommodated. We truly appreciate her and the crew who made that night happened. Everything was perfect. More...

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Bonnie Holthus

4 December 2015

Lovely and comfortable. The food was great.

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Daniela Espinoza Rodriguez

26 November 2015

Best wedding venue! I miss this place and the food was delicious! Was complimented by all my guest.

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Tim Scavo

22 November 2015

They did a great job with our daughter's wedding in July '15. The owner himself came by to see if we we're happy with the services.

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Dorris T.

19 November 2015

If you want a wonderful staff, great food and a buffet that runs like a well oiled machine then you need to book this caterer. We booked our venue and asked them if they knew of a good caterer that they would recommend. They told us that we should use Country Garden Caterers. They have done many weddings at the Dove Canyon Courtyard and I wanted someone who was familiar with the venue. So we booked a tasting and met with Diana. She was fun and spunky and really enjoyed her job. Right away I felt comfortable with her. And after the tasting we decided to go with Country Gardens because the food was just so good and Diana was so accommodating. We had decided on all of our food but still didn't know what apps to have at the cocktail hour. They had an open house and we waited to go to the open house to try all the apps. The mashed potato bar was so good. We were gonna go with some small apps but Diana said we should use the potato bar. Well that was the BEST advice ever!! That was the biggest hit of the wedding. We had the sweet and sour meatballs and the mash potato bar and I was hearing compliments all night. The servers from Country Garden were also amazing. So sweet and polite and they worked so well together. The bartender was a favorite among our guests too. Everyone loved him. Our menu for the wedding was chicken Marsala, tri-tip with jack Daniels bbq sauce, roasted potatoes, that wonderful salad with rolls and butter. The meal was just amazing. I got so many compliments about how delicious everything was.  I would highly recommend this caterer. We had the best wedding reception because of Diana her wonderful staff at Country Gardens. More...

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Adrian B.

18 November 2015

From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of my Bride, and of our families and friends, THANK YOU Diana with Country Garden Caterers for exceeding our expectations, for going ABOVE and BEYOND, and for making our wedding dreams come true! You are so on TOP OF IT while maintaining such sweet charismatic composure. You gracefully balance the personas of a lioness and of a hummingbird. There is no doubt our friendship will continue as you have made a lasting impression on us and on our families. There is also no doubt that we will be sure to promote and highly recommend you and your team! We love you Diana! Thank you and God bless! Adrian Joseph Bravo & Amber Laugeson More...

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Adrian

18 November 2015

From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of my Bride, and of our families and friends, THANK YOU Diana with Country Garden Caterers for exceeding our expectations, for going ABOVE and BEYOND, and for making our wedding dreams come true! You are so on TOP OF IT while maintaining such sweet charismatic composure. You gracefully balance the personas of a lioness and of a hummingbird. There is no doubt our friendship will continue as you have made a lasting impression on us and on our families. There is also no doubt that we will be sure to promote and highly recommend you and your team! We love you Diana! Thank you and God bless! Adrian Joseph Bravo & Amber Laugeson More...

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Chelsea S.

20 October 2015

I just got married last month and Diana was a huge help during the entire wedding day. I hired her to be the caterer and my "day of" wedding coordinator. The food was amazing and she did a really good job at making the entire day go smoothly. My husband and I got married at the Heritage Museum and she really knows that place inside and out so it felt great to know we had someone like that being in charge of so much. The only reason I'm giving 4 instead of 5 stars is because my husband, my mom, and I felt very rushed in our meetings with her. She was going in and out juggling other meetings and tasks. It was hard getting things done with her before the wedding because she had so much going on. The wedding day still went way better than I could have asked for but there were a couple things that I feel we could have done better if I got to sit and meet with her to go over timeline and wedding details a few days prior (which was supposed to happen according to the "day of" coordinating description). Other than that, it was wonderful working with them and I would definitely recommend country garden caterers! More...

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Megan K.

18 October 2015

Where do I even start?! :) my husband and I were looking at someone to cater our wedding and we stumbled across CGC. Diana is fabulous and was so helpful!! With years of experience she knows the ins and outs of everything. She was so patient with me as I kept changing the dinner option and the guest list.Our first tasting was amazing, so many options....it's hard to choose. We chose the tomato basil chicken and it was a huge hit. We decided to use CGC for our reception venue as well and it was perfect. I hired Diana to coordinate half day for the event and thank god I did! My mom and I dropped off all the decorations and told her the idea of how we wanted the tables set and I was blown away at how beautiful it turned out when I walked into the venue the day of. We got married 8/29/15. I was pretty easy going throughout my wedding, I had a few ideas and the rest I left up to the professionals. It was everything I wanted and more. Thank you Diana for making my day so special!!! More...

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Suani

12 October 2015

We had a wedding there recently and only gave them 3 weeks notice. Patricia,one of the wedding corrdinators, was amazing to work with. She helped us out so much.They did an amazing job! The venue was beautiful on the day of our wedding! The servers did an amazing job! I highly recommend this venue and their team! Great job guys! More...

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Sara T.

9 October 2015

Diana and her team did a wonderful job catering our 9/27 wedding at the Heritage Museum.  We knew from the beginning that we wanted to do brunch instead of a traditional lunch or dinner.  At our initial complimentary tasting with Diana, she chose a selection of brunch items to serve us, and we loved everything so much that we didn't try anything else!  We had a yummy broccoli egg bake, sausage, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and crepes (strawberry and bananas foster).  Everything was amazing.  We got so many compliments from the guests!Diana is very no-nonsense, which my husband and I appreciated.  Her prices are extremely reasonable, especially for the quality, which is excellent.  She never tried to nickel and dime us or sneak in more expensive options, but instead consistently recommended *against* more expensive choices and suggested ways to meet our goals for less money.  In particular, we were worried about spending too much on a hosted bar, but Diana put together a custom bar package for us to make sure we could serve the breakfast cocktails we wanted without overspending. More...

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Rebecca

6 October 2015

What can I say about Diana Perkins and her team? This is not just a woman, Diana is superwoman. She works to no end, and damn she hit the nail on the head at our wedding! Services from Country Garden:
1. 2 entree buffet dinner (including appetizers, salads and sides)
2. 4 hour hosted bar
3. cake (strawberry shortcake - so delicious)
4. day-of-coordinator
5. Supplied all rentals from Signature Party rentals
It doesn't seem like a long list, but it's a lot of work, and the wedding went without a hitch. Guests loved the food, we got veggie plates for vegetarians, the hosted bar was such a bargain (she also threw in Angry Orchard for us!), she set everything up and decorated so it looked stunning (wish I had photos to share). I gave her the pieces and told her to be creative- what she did with our candy bar was FABULOUS!!! Basically if you hire her you can't go wrong. Thanks Country Garden!!! You are all a talented team.
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Nick

6 October 2015

Patrica was great! She helped us through the entire process.

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Diana Rubenstein-Perkins

5 October 2015

Amazing food spectacular design! Check out all the reviews on Wedding Wire and The Knot!

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Joshua Mons

2 October 2015

All I can say is Wow! Diana is an amazing event planner and friend. Thank you so much for making my special day amazing!

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Cristina Bauer Gwynn

2 October 2015

CGG is amazing and will work with you to make your event spectacular and personal. I've been to this location many times for different events and it okay looks unique and special.

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Don D.

30 September 2015

Let me just Say that Diana is AMAZING!!! Me and my wife could not have been happier with the way things went, we must be crazy because we did all of our wedding planning in the last 90 days before the big day, which needless to say was very stressful. From the minute we met Diana she made us feel very much at ease and helped guide us through this daunting task. Country Garden Caterers has an amazing menu with more so many choices, at first we were having a hard time deciding what we wanted because there were so many delicious choices, but then my wife saw something on the menu and it made it so much easier. They had a Whole Pig.... that's all it took for my wife. We had decided on Tri Tip and a whole pig as our main course. For the sides we had to get the garlic mashed potatoes that we had heard so much about from the staff at our venue. Like everything else from country garden they did not disappoint. The food was perfect. even the gross vegetables ( they were delicious or so im told  because green stuff is what food eats) . Another thing that really made thing such a great experience was that Diana and Country Garden not only handle the catering they also took care of the Decor and Rentals. We wanted to have Long tables ( think the great hall in harry potter) in stead of the more traditional round tables and Diana was able to make that happen. Her experience with our venue also paid off for us because her knowledge was able to get us the most bang for our buck when it came to decorations. she knew exactly what was needed and what was just excess. this really helped us keep our costs down. Speaking of Cost. Country Garden absolutely has some of the best prices out there. we must have looked at about a dozen different caterers before finding our venue and were shocked at how good the prices were by comparison. On top of that Diana was able to make sure that we were getting the most for our money. We were also lucky enough to get Diana to be our day of coordinator which i must say was a life saver. She handled everything perfectly from keeping the photographer on time to making sure that everything was setup and decorated correctly. Which im sure was a bit of a challenge as we were making most of the decorations our selves and had only finished them the day before. Thanks to her everything went off with out a hitch and we were able to really enjoy our day knowing that everything was in good hands. From Start to Finish Diana and the Country Garden Staff were Amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a worry free experience. More...

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Don

30 September 2015

Let me just Say that Diana is AMAZING!!!

Me and my wife could not have been happier with the way things went, we must be crazy because we did all of our wedding planning in the last 90 days before the big day, which needless to say was very stressful. From the minute we met Diana she made us feel very much at ease and helped guide us through this daunting task.

Country Garden Caterers has an amazing menu with more so many choices, at first we were having a hard time deciding what we wanted because there were so many delicious choices, but then my wife saw something on the menu and it made it so much easier. They had a Whole Pig.... that's all it took for my wife. We had decided on Tri Tip and a whole pig as our main course. For the sides we had to get the garlic mashed potatoes that we had heard so much about from the staff at our venue. Like everything else from country garden they did not disappoint. The food was perfect. even the gross vegetables ( they were delicious or so im told because green stuff is what food eats) . Another thing that really made thing such a great experience was that Diana and Country Garden not only handle the catering they also took care of the Decor and Rentals. We wanted to have Long tables ( think the great hall in harry potter) in stead of the more traditional round tables and Diana was able to make that happen. Her experience with our venue also paid off for us because her knowledge was able to get us the most bang for our buck when it came to decorations. she knew exactly what was needed and what was just excess. this really helped us keep our costs down.
From Start to Finish Diana and the Country Garden Staff were Amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a worry free experience.
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Melissa G.

25 September 2015

Thank you Country Garden Caterers and especially Patricia Cano for making our wedding a dream come true!!! Everything was perfect! Beyond beautiful! My guest were in aww when they walked into the venue. Thank you! More...

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Samantha R.

29 August 2015

my fiance and i found this place through yelp . its so beautiful inside!the pictures do not do justice . we went in for the tastings and ITS SO YUMMY. Diana was very nice . she knows exactly what shes doing . she made my fiance  and i feel welcome. the prices are very reasonable , I cannot wait for my big day in March i know its going to be beautiful. il update my post after my wedding! More...

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Mollie B.

10 August 2015

In my event planning business, I have used many caterers. Country Garden is my go to! Diana is super responsive and understands the different requirements for various types of events. I can always rely on their staff to be on time, create a beautiful display, and serve the guests with a smile. The food is high quality and delicious, and Diana is always receptive to any out of the box culinary ideas I throw at her. I make sure and surround myself with talented vendors who can support me in creating flawless events for my clients, and Country Garden is an integral part of my team! More...

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S S.

10 August 2015

We had our wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County and they only let you choose between 2 caterers you can use at the venue. We chose Country Garden Caterers  and they catered our wedding a little over 2 weeks ago. We worked with Diana as our contact person and towards the end ended up hiring her as our Day of Wedding Coordinator.The process: We had a 4 month engagement..so things moved pretty fast. My first contacts were with Danielle. After receiving quotes from her and after questions I had for her..at some point, I had  a question she couldn't answer and said she would ask her manager and get back to me. She never called me back and I never heard back from her. After that I spoke directly to Diana and that was my contact person. I had wondered what happened with Danielle..but eventually I learned that Danielle is Diana's assistant. Danielle's personality doesn't come off as genuine. Diana is so straight forward ! She tells it like it is and she's funny too. My only complaint is that I felt I needed to be on top of things a little bit, which probably has to do with Diana being so super busy (she has SO many events!). For example, after booking with them, some time passed and I started wondering when we were going to do the tasting, choose the food, choose linens, flatware, etc. considering we were only 2 months away from the wedding date. I had to call and ask. When we met with Diana during the tasting, she asked us, how come we waiting so long to schedule our tasting! Well, since we don't have much experience planning stuff like this we were waiting for them to tell us when we needed to do tasting, choose linens, etc. So luckily, I took the initiative to get the ball rolling on this. My one other thing i would change is on our "last" meeting to confirm guest count, make final payments, etc we weren't told we could always ADD guests after this meeting but we couldn't subtract (this I knew). So, it would have been a better idea to give a lower guest count (in case of any drop outs, which we had) and then add guests to count if we needed to vs. loosing money on any drop outs (or scrambling to get someone in that seat). It would have been nice to have been told this at the meeting. But overall, things went pretty smooth and not too stressful during planning with caterer.Food/Drink: Food tastes surprisingly good! Guests seemed to like it. Ran out of Blue Moon beer, but must admit my guests can drink! And they were fine with Corona as back up. Haha. Rentals: The Heritage makes you use only Signature Party rentals at their venue. Its nice that you don't really have to deal with them. Country Garden coordinates all the rentals. This was a big selling point as initially I had ruled out any venue where you had to rent everything..and wanted only all-inclusive but having only one contact person for everything made it easier. I did go in to Signature rentals to check out their different linen colors and flatware and glassware..since when I went to do the tasting I was told I would do the mock table set up that day but when I got there I was told for whatever reason we weren't going to be able to do the mock set up that day with my color choices. Price: I got so many quotes from Country Garden!! They tweeked and tweeked things as we went along to help keep me at my price point, etc. Overall, I'd say they have good pricing compared to other catering companies. It is cheaper, by the way, to have your event at their facility. Before I booked with the heritage, I did explore that option and got a quote for having it at their facility, and the price was much better, but in the end chose the Heritage.Day-of-Coordinator: Best decision we made was to hire Diana to set everything up at our wedding!! Big load off for us! This was sort of a last minute decision. We hadn't planned on getting a day of coordinator as we were trying to keep our costs low and thought it may be out of our established budget but on our final meeting we asked and decided to hire her. She confirmed like 3x after this meeting that I wanted her as coordinator.ha. Maybe it wasn't clear? And she kept forgetting I wasn't having rehearsal bc no wedding party..but not a big deal. (Looking back, I probably should have had one!) I dropped off ~90% of our decor the day before our wedding to her. (She told me to meet her at caterer but she must have forgot and waited for me at venue. I waited. Whatever.) She picked up the flowers I ordered on the morning of my wedding, she set up all my decor, lawn games, did my flower arrangements and made a design on the grass with my left over flower petals on the gazebo grass (her idea the day of). She made sure I ate and bustled my dress:) My dad said she was like a drill sergeant but hey, it works! I completely trusted her to do her thing the day of bc she is so experienced. Things wouldn't have run as smoothly without her that day! Thank you so much!:) Guests said things ran smooth & had a great time More...

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Alyssa C.

10 August 2015

My husband and I got married on July 3, 2015. Thanks to Diana and the Country Garden Caterers team, our wedding was better than we ever could have imagined! First off, the food is incredible and the cost is even better. We had the chicken marsala with mashed potatoes and veggies for dinner and an artichoke dip and pulled pork sliders for our appetizers. We also ordered our cake through CGC and it turned out beautiful. And it tasted even better than it looked. We also decided to hire Diana as our day of coordinator. If you are like us and have decided to forgo the wedding planner, I would HIGHLY recommend you to hire Diana for your wedding day. She made sure everything went perfectly (and if anything didn't, I never knew about it). We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Diana definitely went above and beyond to ensure our wedding was everything and more! More...

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Heidi

1 August 2015

Diana and her team were amazing! We hired Diana as our day-of-coordinator as well and it was the best money we spent since she helps you through everything seamlessly. She arranged the decorations beautifully, helped us prepare a great menu with her awesome sangria and was just there to help with whatever needed to be done. She is extremely flexible and helped us bring in the desserts we wanted when the baker couldn't deliver. She also made sure that the groom and I had a chance to eat and drink some of our own food (which believe me is tougher than you think on your wedding day). We were married on 6/28/2015 at the Heritage Museum of Orange County and Diana and Country Garden Caterers made the day absolutely perfect. More...

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Carrisa

30 July 2015

Diana and her team were absolutely amazing! Our wedding day went off with absolutely no issues because of them and it made my day so amazing. Their venue is adorable and was the perfect fit for our wedding day. I hired Diana as my day of coordinator in addition to using the venue, this was the BEST decision I made and thanks to her I was able to focus on marrying my best friend and nothing else!

We had children at the reception, Diana made sure to get them settled before the adults even started toasting, this made a huge difference! Also, my florist failed to deliver the 11 boutonnieres we had ordered, Diana turned flowers into a boutonniere for my husband.. quick thinking!! This team goes out of their way to help you and goes above and beyond.

The food was AMAZING! We did a buffet of different pastas and chicken, every one of my guests commented on how good the food was, how perfect the venue was, how much fun they had. We had NO issues thanks to all of them.

Diana, A HUGE thank you to you and your team, our day was perfect :)
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User4734054

12 July 2015

Diana and Country Garden Caterers were amazing. We are so glad we hired Diana to coordinate AND cater our wedding reception on 6/20/15. She did such an amazing job! We looked to Diana for advice on so many topics and Diana always gave us good candid advice. She will never try to sell you on something that she doesn't believe in -- and this is the groom talking, haha!

On our wedding day we had nothing to worry about and our entire setup looked amazing. Diana took care of everything! She did so much in the background on a warm 90 degree day. We paid a little bit extra to have prime rib and we were so happy that we did, it tasted great and our guests couldn't stop talking about it.

Diana - thanks for everything from the bottom of our hearts. You made our day exceptionally special.
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Andrew E.

11 July 2015

Diana and Country Garden Caterers were amazing. We are so glad we hired Diana to coordinate AND cater our wedding reception on 6/20/15. She did such an amazing job! We looked to Diana for advice on so many topics and Diana always gave us good candid advice. She will never try to sell you on something that she doesn't believe in -- and this is the groom talking, haha!On our wedding day we had nothing to worry about and our entire setup looked amazing. Diana took care of everything! She did so much in the background on a warm 90 degree day. We paid a little bit extra to have prime rib and we were so happy that we did, it tasted great and our guests couldn't stop talking about it. Diana - thanks for everything from the bottom of our hearts. You made our day exceptionally special. More...

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Narae

10 July 2015

We had our wedding at Fullerton Arboretum on 6/20/15 and I am so glad that I met Andrew and chose Country Garden Caterers to do my wedding. Andrew was really helpful and his suggestions helped me a lot when I had to make many decisions. The food was amazing, set-up was beautiful, and all the workers were very professional. Thank you again Andrew and Country Garden Catering for making our wedding beautiful. More...

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User5244076

8 July 2015

There aren't enough words to explain how incredible Diana and the entire Country Garden Caterers staff are. Diana has been there for us since the minute I was engaged....she has dealt with my mother and I's constant emails, phone calls, and meetings with patience, organization, and understanding. We also hired her as a day-of coordinator to make sure everything went smoothly on my big day, and oh did it! Diana is as sharp as a tact and I would encourage anyone reading this to get in touch with her immediately for weddings, events, etc. Our food (made by Country Garden Caterers) was absolutely DELICIOUS. I kept hearing compliments throughout the evening and after the wedding. We had italian style food! Diana was on top of everything the whole night and it went by flawlessly. I would recommend this company and Diana completely! More...

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Amera

8 July 2015

I got married in March and I still have my guests telling me how great the food was, the service was and how amazing Diana is... She hustles and makes everything seem so flawless. She is also a great coordinator and does an amazing job and keeping things in order!!! Love her!! More...

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Valerie

4 July 2015

My husband and I only got married a week ago but we couldn't wait to write our review to say how wonderful CGC and Diana Perkins were as our caterer and day-of-coordinator. I am still amazed with how perfectly our wedding turned out and how much Diana did behind the scenes to ensure that we didn't have to worry about anything!

We had our wedding at the Heritage Museum on 5/2/15 and was planning our wedding remotely from the Bay Area. Despite her busy schedule, Diana was great with corresponding through emails/calls and was so accommodating when we were in town to make sure our needs were met and questions were answered. She helped us to stay within our budget and was creative in making sure we got everything we wanted. All her recommendations for other vendors were great (DJ, photobooth, desserts). Diana is so easy to work with and was so flexible with helping with last minute changes and requests, all of which we are so thankful for! With all the anxiety and worries that can occur before the wedding, Diana gave me peace of mind through the entire process leading up to the wedding and of course, the wedding itself. I have never felt as pampered as I did that day! Our guests loved the food (we had prime rib and chicken masala) and felt that the wedding was so well run. Diana- you are so wonderful at what you and we both feel so fortunate to have you and your awesome staff make our wedding day perfect for us!
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Tristy N.

21 June 2015

Diana is a amazing, smart, friendly, understanding,and beautiful wedding coordinator!!! She handled everything and made sure the bride has nothing to worry about. My husband and I are so glad that we hired her as our wedding coordinator. She took care of everything and she just knew what the couple need. We met with her for the 1st time to try their food, and we just like " man we like this lady! She is the pro. She knows how to make people feel good and know what she talks about. We need to hire her." Oh, did I mention their food are so delicious? We had prime rib and chicken for our wedding, our guests love the food. And Diana did a wonderful for all the decorations. I just told her what I like and she just figured it out.  I just let Diana decide how she would like to decorate the Alumni House at Fullerton after I provided my stuffs. She gave us some good suggestions from what color for the chairs, buffets and flowers. She also gave us a good DEAL! I really recommend  all brides hire Diana because she will make you life easier and you will have a beautiful wedding and fun with good food! More...

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Sarah O.

17 June 2015

Thank you so very much to the entire Country Garden Catering team!! We had our reception here on June 6 of about 170 people. We worked mostly with Andy Lyons who is an exceptional person. He is honest, helpful, upfront about all costs, and just looking to please the clients and guests. He has so much experience and really helped us along the way from colors to appetizers. Andy thank you so very much!We had fruit, cheese, empanadas for appetizers and chicken for dinner. We also used Chunk-n-Chip for desserts, Lissarie Photography, and Candy Vixen for our candy table. All vendors were welcomed and that was one thing that we really enjoyed!Price was reasonable for everything that they did for us. Would definitely recommend to any bride and groom looking to get married or have their reception here!!!We also received some input from Diana Perkins who was also very enoyable to speak with, she is very knowledgeable in all things wedding. Thanks Diana!!This is a great choice and you won't be disappointed! More...

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Jacqueline

16 June 2015

My husband and I had our wedding this year at Heritage Museum where Country Garden Caterers is one of the caterers you can choose from. I've had nothing but a fantastic experience with them! I worked mainly with Diana Perkins and her assistant Danielle. Diana is a Jack-of-all-trades. She was the head coordinator for catering, organized party rentals, AND was my day-of coordinator. Diana is very knowledgeable and good at what she does. She went above and beyond for me from day one. She treated me like family and took care of my husband and I on the day of like a mama bear.

We had tri-tip with a choice of Jack Daniels glaze or mushroom Madeira sauce, Mediterranean grilled vegetables, and garlic mashed potatoes (with add’l toppings: sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, and mushrooms). We did it buffet style (why wouldn't you do the all-you-can-eat option ), but Diana personally served my husband and I. I honestly couldn't taste my food because of sensory overload on our wedding day, but my guests told me it was super delicious! One person said it was the best wedding food she has ever had. We also did a spinach quiche for appetizers which the guests raved about as well. I’m so sad my taste buds didn't work and that I couldn't actually taste my own wedding food :(. I do remember that the garlic mashed potatoes tasted AMAZING. I tried it at one of their open houses prior to the wedding and that's why I chose it.

My husband and I knew that Diana had our best interest in mind at all times. She got things going and kept us to our schedule and was able to go with the flow when things suddenly changed. LOVED their service, flexibility, and beautiful decor. THANK YOU!
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Audra R.

6 June 2015

I have use this caterer 3 times now but I have to say Chevi Redding really out did herself this time. I recently opened my own business and she came in and set up a gorgeous brunch display with little French toast skewers, fresh fruit, and all kinds of goodies. Not only was this beautiful but it was delicious! People going into the bank next door even came into see what was going on! I will definitely call Chevi back when I do my grand opening. She is professional, friendly, and efficient. More...

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Barbara A.

1 June 2015

I got married at the heritage museum on Saturday May 30, 2015. I used country garden caters for my food and alcohol. Diana Perkins is in charge of catering and she was also my day of coordinator as well. She made me feel like a queen. She made my day so special I will never forget it. She's amazing the food is amazing and the service was impeccable.  If you don't have a coordinator please use Diana. I highly recommend country garden caters and of course Diana Perkins.  What an amazing day!!! More...

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Marissa H.

30 May 2015

I got married at The Heritage Museum of Orange County and Country Garden Caterers is the preferred vendor for the venue. The food is amazing!! Diana was so wonderful with us. She is professional and knowledgeable about the food. Everything she did came out perfect! Thanks Diana!! More...

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Marissa

30 May 2015

The food was amazing! It was so great to work with Diana! She made everything look beautiful! Thanks Diana!!

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sarah

29 May 2015

My Fiance and I recently booked Country Garden Caterers for our wedding taking place 6/18/16. Diana is incredibly quick to respond to emails. she also re-worked out quote several times until we arrived upon one in which we were comfortable with. I felt that she really listened to my needs and did her best to come up with something that both met my expectations and stayed withing our budget. Diana also offers Day of Coordination at a much lower rate than many others I have found. I am really looking forward to working with someone who is so supportive and reassuring. More...

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Albert O.

15 May 2015

Diana and her staff were amazing!!  The food was excellent and provided phenomenal service!  Diana helped us so much and we appreciate her giving us the best wedding ever!!

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Valerie L.

10 May 2015

My husband and I only got married a week ago but we couldn't wait to write our review to say how wonderful CGC and Diana Perkins were as our caterer and day-of-coordinator.  I am still amazed with how perfectly our wedding turned out and how much Diana did behind the scenes to ensure that we didn't have to worry about anything!  We had our wedding at the Heritage Museum on 5/2/15 and was planning our wedding remotely from the Bay Area.  Despite her busy schedule, Diana was great with corresponding through emails/calls and was so accommodating when we were in town to make sure our needs were met and questions were answered.  She helped us to stay within our budget and was creative in making sure we got everything we wanted.  All her recommendations for other vendors were great (DJ, photobooth, desserts). Diana is so easy to work with and was so flexible with helping with last minute changes and requests, all of which we are so thankful for! With all the anxiety and worries that can occur before the wedding, Diana gave me peace of mind through the entire process leading up to the wedding and of course, the wedding itself.  I have never felt as pampered as I did that day!  Our guests loved the food (we had prime rib and chicken masala) and felt that the wedding was so well run. Diana- you are so wonderful at what you and we both feel so fortunate to have you and your awesome staff make our wedding day perfect for us! More...

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C C.

8 May 2015

This review is long overdue!  We had our wedding last September at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, had Country Garden Caterers as our food vendor and Diana was our Day of Coordinator.  Where do I start...to say that Diana went above and beyond to make our wedding planning and wedding day a breeze is an understatement.  From the first time I met with Diana I felt like I was talking with a friend. and listened  to everything we envisioned to help us  choose the perfect venue. Diana is a very busy woman but we never felt neglected or like our questions were not answered.  Each time we met, whether it was for a tasting or logistics she went over things in detail and if we had questions later we simply emailed her and had a response within 24hrs.  A few days before the wedding Diana informed us that she was able to upgrade our chairs to Chivary chairs which made us so happy because it was a detail we really wanted but was out of our budget.  Below are the reviews for Diana's day of coordinator services and for Country Garden Caterers. Day of Coordinator:Diana and her assistant did an amazing job on our big day! Diana made sure we had nothing to worry about and because of this we were able to actually enjoy our day to the fullest.  Our décor was perfectly placed and Diana did a wonderful job re-purposing flowers used for our ceremony.  She made sure we sat down to eat without interruptions and more importantly that we always had a drink in our hands!  Diana even left a great impression on our family and guests; we heard nothing but nice comments from our guests in regards to their interactions with her. Country Garden Caterers:All the food we had during our tasting was delicious, and in the end we went with the chicken piccata, grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes.  We also had a fruit spread and cheese/cracker spread during the cocktail hour.  Everything was served buffet style and tasted great, our guests raved about the food as well as the service from all employees working that night. All in all we couldn't have asked for more.  Till this day our guests comment on what a great time they had and how amazing everything looked.  Thank you Diana, if it was not for all you did for us our wedding would have not been the same! More...

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Cynthia

8 May 2015

This review is long overdue! We had our wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, had Country Garden Caterers as our food vendor and Diana was our Day of Coordinator. Where do I start…to say that Diana went above and beyond to make our wedding planning and wedding day a breeze is an understatement. From the first time I met with Diana I felt like I was talking with a friend. and listened to everything we envisioned to help us choose the perfect venue.
Diana is a very busy woman but we never felt neglected or like our questions were not answered. Each time we met, whether it was for a tasting or logistics she went over things in detail and if we had questions later we simply emailed her and had a response within 24hrs.
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Diana and her assistant did an amazing job on our big day! Diana made sure we had nothing to worry about and because of this we were able to actually enjoy our day to the fullest. Our décor was perfectly placed and Diana did a wonderful job re-purposing flowers used for our ceremony. Diana even left a great impression on our family and guests; we heard nothing but nice comments from our guests in regards to their interactions with her.
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All the food we had during our tasting was delicious, and in the end we went with the chicken piccata, grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes. We also had a fruit spread and cheese/cracker spread during the cocktail hour. Our guests raved about the food as well as the service from and tasted great, our guests raved about the food as well as the service from all employees working that night.

All in all we couldn't have asked for more. Till this day our guests comment on what a great time they had and how amazing everything looked. Thank you Diana, if it was not for all you did for us our wedding would have not been the same!
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Erin Stupy

6 May 2015

Diana Perkins is great! She was so wonderful through every step. I felt that she absolutely cared as a much as I did about my style and how everything was supposed to look and progress. I had her as my day of coordinator and I did not worry about a thing. More...

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Jackie A.

28 April 2015

My husband and I had our wedding this year at Heritage Museum where Country Garden Caterers is one of the caterers you can choose from. I've had nothing but a fantastic experience with them! I worked mainly with Diana Perkins and her assistant Danielle. Diana is a Jack-of-all-trades. She was the head coordinator for catering, organized party rentals, AND was my day-of coordinator. Diana is very knowledgeable and good at what she does. She went above and beyond for me from day one. She treated me like family and took care of my husband and I on the day of like a mama bear.Diana broke down all the costs and explained everything to me. She worked hard to help make my reception beautiful while being super conscious and respectful of my budget. I was very particular with my numbers and she was patient each time we met, not pressuring me once to make a decision. She knew I had to go home to make my charts and excel sheets to do a cost analysis haha.When something was too expensive to do for my wedding, she was creative in trying to figure out alternatives. Her assistant, Danielle, is so bubbly and helpful, she was a joy to work with as well! The poor girl ran all around Heritage Museum looking for us for the grand entrance because our photographer/videographers whisked us away to a secluded trail for photos where we lost track of time. She brought us water and didn't make us feel bad for disappearing on everyone.1) Food: We had tri-tip with a choice of Jack Daniels glaze or mushroom Madeira sauce, Mediterranean grilled vegetables, and garlic mashed potatoes (with add'l toppings:  sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, and mushrooms). We did it buffet style (why wouldn't you do the all-you-can-eat option ), but Diana personally served my husband and I. I honestly couldn't taste my food because of sensory overload on our wedding day, but my guests told me it was super delicious! One person said it was the best wedding food she has ever had. We also did a spinach quiche for appetizers which the guests raved about as well. I'm so sad my taste buds didn't work and that I couldn't actually taste my own wedding food :(. I do remember that the garlic mashed potatoes tasted AMAZING. I tried it at one of their open houses prior to the wedding and that's why I chose it. Everyone loved whoever the bartender was. He was very nice and funny, it made our wedding day that much better. I love when vendors and their staff are easy to work with and friendly.2) Table/decor: We had an all-white wedding with some greenery. The table setup was so simple, clean, and beautiful. It was even better than I could have imagined. I didn't order centerpieces for the tables so I was worried it wouldn't look good, but somehow Diana and my florists worked their magic with what they had (eucalyptus leaves, glass candle holders, long white tapered candles). We also ordered a little cabana with a vintage coffee table, a bench seat, and wooden vintage chairs- it was so beautiful with the white swag flowing in the wind. The guests loved it and took lot of pictures with it, it makes for a great photo op. Originally I wanted an all-white cabana that is in all their pictures, but  it was so expensive. Diana worked her magic to create that same feel and look I wanted at a third of the price.3) Day-of Coordinator: My husband and I knew that Diana had our best interest in mind at all times. She got things going and kept us to our schedule and was able to go with the flow when things suddenly changed. She made sure we ate even though I wasn't hungry, kept our glasses filled, and she even pinned up the train of my dress because I did not have it bustled. I wanted the train to flow at all times, but she couldn't bear to watch me destroy my dress so she pinned it up for me.  Thank you, Country Garden Caterers! Diana, we can't thank you enough :).  I also wanted to shoutout to another event coordinator there, I think his name is Andy (has an Australian accent?). I only met him once while waiting for Diana, but he was so nice and personable that it left a good impression on me. More...

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frankie r.

3 April 2015

Country Garden catered a birthday breakfast for our assistant principal. The delivery man was polite, on time and set up things beautifully.  The food tasted  great and everyone really enjoyed it. I was really impressed with how easy it was to place the order and modify as needed and ultimately set it up it was so effortless.  Will definitely use them again. More...

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Brittney

2 April 2015

The people at Country Garden Caterers are amazing! We had a wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County and this company is their caterer. I couldn't have been more pleased :) Diana was so helpful and caring. She understood that we had a budget and she worked with it. Oh and the food is AHHHMAZING. I can't begin to tell you how many compliments I got from our guests on the food. Everyone truly loved it. More...

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dernest

22 February 2015

Our happily ever after …

I am a controlling-micromanaging-perfectionist-wanna-be freak so when I found out the wedding venue I wanted had an exclusive contract with Country Garden Caterers, boy o boy did was I in a conundrum. Not only were we on a tight budget but we wanted great and ample food, an open bar, and excellent service too. Country Garden Caterers met all our needs and then some – several of our guests have praised us on how excellent food, drink, and service was.

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Diana - she is a crazy busy woman but she always responded within 48 to emails and 24 hours to text or calls. She is very energetic, peppy and was great throughout the whole entire 18 month planning so much so I hired her as my day of coordinator (DOC). We were so grateful she was our DOC, she put up with my crazy, needy, entitled family and friends. As well as made sure we (bride and groom) were fed, well hydrated with vodka, and the day was on schedule. I was able to trust her judgment and expertise to let her take control on the day of and the wedding turned out amazing. If you are more OCD than me, just let Diana know and she will totally make accommodations. Sometimes you have to remind her more than once though.

Food - cocktail (appetizers) hour, sit down dinner with prime rib or salmon.

Bar - premium package for five hours and she let me bring my own pickles to go with the vodka!

Ceremony and Reception – used signature rental via Diana and she handles the set up and clean up.

Everything was provided by Country Garden Caterers except DJ, cake, photobooth, floral, photographer, videographer, wedding insurance, stationary, and venue & decor.
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Danielle

15 February 2015

Diana Perkins! You are the BEST! She made my wedding day so special!!!! She went above and beyond her role and made my experience one of the best ever. Country garden catering was fabulous!!! The food was spectacular and the service amazing! Everything looked beautiful and tasted amazing. I cannot thank Diana enough for making my day and time leading up to it so amazing! THANK YOU so much! More...

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April H.

19 January 2015

I have been using Country Garden Caterers for the last 6 months to caterer different corporate events that I have planned.  I have been amazed at the level of professionalism, taste and quality of their food.  Every event they have made beautiful displays in which the food is placed.  They are always one time and ALWAYS have more than enough food.  At every event I have people wanting information on where I go the food from the food is that good.  Diana is amazing she makes my life so easy, she will plan out a perfect menu and have it exicuted flawlessly.  My company has used Diana and Country Garden Caterers for event with 8,000 guest and for 15 guest each and everyone has been amazing.Thank you Diana and Country Garden Caterers you have made my job so much easier. More...

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Brianna B.

16 December 2014

My fiancé and I went in for a tasting a few weeks ago and fell in love! We are getting married in February at Heritage Museum and they only deal with Country Garden Catering. At first, we were skeptical from reading previous reviews on the staff and Diana, but we are SO GLAD we didn't let that be the deciding factor! Diana was very welcoming, attentive, and straight forward. She showed us many options for the packages, the benefits to each one, and even pulled off a custom dinner for us! We were overwhelmed with how thoughtful she was when preparing our meal and added special touches. We can't wait for our wedding now so we can enjoy that delicious food all over again! Diana was very informative and gave us many options for the decorating aspect, some that we didn't even think about! She is all about the details! More...

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Kelli

16 December 2014

Seriously where do I even start!?! Omg Diana was the best! She made sure our needs were met on and before our wedding day. She treated us like family and we are going to miss her so much. She provides us catering which we received so many compliments about, she made our wedding gorgeous with what I envisoned, and she was our day of coordinator which was such an awesome decision we made. Again, her and her staff went above our needs and she made us feel so at home. Please don't hesitate with your decision on whether to hire Diana and her staff, they're so awesome and will treat you like family. I'm sad to be parting ways but she will always have a piece of my heart!!! Now stop reading this and book country garden catering :)) More...

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Danial N.

7 November 2014

We have used Country Garden a couple of times now. The first was for my wife's baby shower. The second was for our daughter's first birthday. This place has a great atmosphere! The servers were very friendly and attentative. We were over joyed with the personal service we got from our coordinator Patricia!! We even got to work with Suzie, who was also more than awesome with her attention to details to make sure both events were perfect!! We will definitely be back for more events in the future, either at the venue or as catering needs require. Thanks again Patricia and Suzie!!! More...

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Taylor L.

20 October 2014

Country Garden Caterers was recommended to me by my mother. They had done some catering for her company events and said they were awesome. We hired them for our wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum. I also hired Diana for my Day of Coordinator and used her decorating services as well. She was awesome. The food was AMAZING. All of our family and friends said the meat was cooked perfectly. We had chicken and steak for our guests and they were delicious. They also make THE BEST garlic mashed potatoes. The green beans were very fresh and everyone was obsessed with the Sonoma Salad. I already had one friend who is getting married next year ask for their contact number. Diana has her sh*t together. She is on top of EVERYTHING! She made sure we ate during the reception so we didn't get sick but also made sure our glasses were never empty. She was really focused on us the day of our wedding. I will update my review once I receive pictures because our decorations were FLAWLESS. Overall, a great experience with them! More...

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Taylor

20 October 2014

Country Garden Caterers was recommended to me by my mother. They had done some catering for her company events and said they were awesome. We hired them for our wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum. I also hired Diana for my Day of Coordinator and used her decorating services as well. She was awesome. The food was AMAZING. All of our family and friends said the meat was cooked perfectly. We had chicken and steak for our guests and they were delicious. They also make THE BEST garlic mashed potatoes. The green beans were very fresh and everyone was obsessed with the Sonoma Salad. I already had one friend who is getting married next year ask for their contact number. Diana has her sh*t together. She is on top of EVERYTHING! She made sure we ate during the reception so we didn't get sick but also made sure our glasses were never empty. She was really focused on us the day of our wedding. I will update my review once I receive pictures because our decorations were FLAWLESS. Overall, a great experience with them! More...

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Sara

18 October 2014

The food is amazing! Diana is professional and great to work with. She made our day run perfectly and everyone was very impressed with the food.

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Shari V.

14 October 2014

I don't know what the trouble is with Diana, but as a corporate customer, I have to say that Country Garden Caterers bend over backward to take care of us.  Patricia is my rep and working with her is a dream.  I will make the assumption that she has to take my many changes and requests to Diana who graciously agrees to handle all our needs.  Patricia always recommends the best items and helps me to give our guests a WOW experience with their food, service and decor.  From an executive lunch where they were kind enough to serve under 10 for a very, very big VIP I had coming in house, to serving 150 at our holiday luncheon each year, they match my decor with theirs, are set up when they say they will be and simply put:  they make me look really good.  Nothing but the best for my team out here in the West and I will order nothing but Country Garden! More...

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Chris I.

8 October 2014

My husband and I got married a few weeks ago and chose Country Garden Caterers as our catering service. Diana was our event coordinator and went above and beyond our expectations. Not only having great food but exceptional attention to our every need and concern. When first meeting Diana for our dinner tasting I wasn't sure if she was going to be able to handle my expectations on food, organization, and professionalism due to that I am a chef and have worked with many catering companies in the past. After meeting with Diana for the second time I felt confident that she would be able to handle my expectations based on her knowledge and experience as a wedding coordinator. A few days before our wedding we came across a few problems that my groom was stressing about. I quickly notified Diana and she had contacted the right people and took initiative to fix our concerns even though it had nothing to do with CGC.The Day of our wedding we arrived to the location and were blown away on how everything looked. The Food was Absolutely wonderful. The Staff was super helpful. I had nothing but great reviews from our guests and the buffet set up was staged beautifully with flowers and lighting. During our reception our D.J had no clue on what he was doing and Yet again Diana came to our rescue. She took control of our guests and not only did her job but did our D.J's Job as well. We will definitely be using Diana as our event coordinator for any future events that may come.We cant thank her enough for making our day the best and most memorable day of our lives. More...

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Jillian

13 September 2014

We just had our wedding on August 29th, 2014. We hired CGC and couldn't be more happy with the decision. Andy was so great! He always returned my emails and phone calls. He was kind and delivered exactly what we wanted. He really worked with us to stay in budget and really I can't say enough good things about him. My guests said the food was great and that the chicken was really tender. CGC brought in beautiful floral arrangements to decorate the food and drink tables which was a really nice touch that I had not expected at all. The cake, which was also provided through CGC was really beautiful. I emailed Andy a couple pictures of what I would like the cake to look like and they came through perfectly. Overall I am so happy with Country Garden Caterers and I would definitely recommend them to all future brides. More...

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Megan

9 September 2014

Diana Perkins and Country Garden Caterers were absolutely wonderful to work with! Everyone who went to our wedding commented on how great the food was! Someone even asked me days later about what the main dish was called, hoping she could recreate it for her son who has been craving it since our wedding!
We also hired Diana as our day of coordinator. BEST MONEY EVER SPENT. EVER. She is AMAZING! She worked so hard at making the whole event go off wonderfully! She helped make my vision and dream a reality. Can't thank her enough.
Do yourself a favor and go to one of her expos or open houses to try her food, you will see what I'm talking about. Then book with Country Garden and hire Diana as your Day of Coordinator, I promise you won't regret it!
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Hannah A.

27 August 2014

My husband and I just got married at Country Garden Caterers in August. The wedding was fantastic and a breeze from start to finish. Diana was more than accommodating and super helpful. Being young (20s) and paying for the wedding ourselves Diana helped us keep everything in budget while still being classy. I have received nothing but compliments on Diana and her staff, as well as the property. Her bartender and servers were polite and eager to serve. We had our wedding at their Santa Ana location, but Diana did tell me they often do off property weddings. Diana and her staff were very helpful with day of set up, her staff and my helpers set everything up for me and left me nothing to worry about. Needless to say everything about our day was magical! More...

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Tara Amendola

15 August 2014

Diana is wonderful! She is so willing to work with couples to stick to budgets and also give you what you need. The food was amazing! So excited that this is our caterer! More...

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sara

5 August 2014

great food and if you want a rustic reception venue they have a great place for you to celebrate

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Roberta J.

15 July 2014

Well Diana and Country Garden Caterers did it again! We had an amazing wedding on July 4th at Heritage Museum. The food from appetizers to late night snacks was yummy! Diana was our day of coordinator and made the event run perfect!We used the DJ she recommended (Jordan at Invisible Touch) and could not be happier with the music!Such a wonderful night!! Thank you Diana!! More...

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User4233920

8 July 2014

The food was great, and the service was great. I got lots of compliments on the food and the catering director, Diana, was amazing!! She made everything beautiful, and smooth. People didn't feel rushed or stressed. It was an amazing event. I only because we were unable to have a bar for longer than 5 hours, and for a wedding of 120 with food, alcohol, rentals (dishes, linens, tables), etc it was almost $8500 which is a lot more than I wanted to spend. Maybe I was just naive about how much these things cost. But all of that being said, I wouldn't change a thing. It was beautiful and delicious, and I'd recommend them for sure! More...

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Ana N.

7 July 2014

We had our wedding catered by CG and Diana Perkins was our coordinator. A lot of our guests described her as kind of militant but I took that in a positive way. They mainly said this because she wouldn't let guests near us when we were seated at our sweetheart table because she wanted us to be able to enjoy our food. I'm glad she did this because a friend of mine recently told me how she did not touch her food at her wedding because she was bombarded by her guests. My husband was totally enjoying himself at the sweetheart table chomping down on his food so again I'm glad she did this. I really loved working w/ Diana, she made sure everything went smoothly and always had my best interest in mind and cared about my opinion. She has a strong personality and isn't afraid to tell you when you're being unrealistic about something though. She allowed me to change my menu options several times, even customizing it, w/out getting annoyed at my indecisiveness and she also made time to meet w/ my mom for further arrangements at my request.I know she also had a lot to do w/ the set-up of my wedding reception which had many different aspects and in particular in regards to the serving of the champagne we provided because our alcohol vendor (not CG) wanted to only do things their way which was not time or cost effective for me but in the end Diana was able to convince them otherwise. :) Throughout my wedding night Diana did come up to me a couple of times when I wasn't busy to let me know what was going on and how she would fix it, I appreciated this cause I'm one of those people that likes to know everything and I'm sure that's why she did it. She would also check up on me often to make sure I was having a good time. If you're not one of these types I would let her know up front. Also, things were set up a bit differently than the instructions I had given her, but it ended up looking better. Again, if you're the type that doesn't like unexpected changes, let her know up front. As for the food I know my guests loved it as did I (although I didn't eat much cause my dress was too tight)! The only complaint was that they didn't keep it out long enough cause some guests went back for seconds and I guess they were already breaking things down. This might have been in the contract or because food was gone though, not sure. Another thing, Diana allowed us to bring our own appetizers and she said she would heat it up for us and set it up on a nice display. Unfortunately I ended up not doing this but really wish I had cause we had CG cater cheese and fruit as appetizers but I don't think it was enough given the amount of time and time of day that my guests were waiting.I am super happy w/ the way my wedding turned out and it's in big part to CG and Diana. :) Even my dad who is super hard to please told me he was so happy we picked her because she made him feel at ease regarding the wedding reception and that our money was well-spent. Thanks Diana!! More...

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Amanda

6 July 2014

I was so so thankful that I chose Country Garden Caterers to do our wedding. The food was amazing and I'm happy to say I got to eat every bite! (Garlic mashed potato bar is a must!) We also used them for the event setup which was so convenient. The best decision we made though with using them was having Diana Perkins do our day-of coordinating! She was so fun to work with, she was organized and made flow smoothly through the night. I will make up any excuse or an another event to work with her and that company again! More...

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Laura

30 June 2014

Country Garden Caterers food is amazing! Everything came out terrific for the day of the wedding. Diana was on top of it. She handled everything perfectly. We couldn't have imagined it any better. I was so pleased with their services, the quality of the food, the pricing, and the professionalism. Thank you!! More...

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30 June 2014

Food was wonderful, service was great, coordination with other vendors was perfect

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Amanda

30 June 2014

Country gardens catering was fantastic. We utilized them for our catering and set up needs for our wedding and it looked & food tasted fantastic. We hired Diana as our coordinator and she was on fire! Everything was taken care of without any hiccups throughout the entire night. Highly recommend Country Gardens for any event services. More...

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Alizabeth

19 June 2014

We had a fabulous time with Country Garden. Everything was absolutely beautiful. Food was great. I can still taste that chicken.

Patricia (planner) was very sweet, she took care of everything that I didn't want to deal with. On the day of the wedding, she had notice I was very anxious and hungry. She brought a little platter of food for me and said some kind words.
I absolutely love Country Garden Caterers. I wish i could renew my vows every 10 years there.
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User4090731

22 May 2014

Diana was great to work with and so helpful! We are so glad we took her advice and went with the prime rib, it was fantastic! Chris, the lead server, and the entire team were so wonderful as well, they handled all the little surprises so professionally! Thank you, Country Gardens!! More...

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Ellison

20 May 2014

I was so pleased with how my wedding turned out. Everything was what I wanted and expected. Due to timing of the ceremony, guests ended up arriving an hour earlier than intended to Country Garden Caterers, and they still managed to get everything done and everything ran smoothly.

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joe

16 April 2014

Diana Perkins and her team at Country Garden Caterers did a wonderful job facilitating our wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County. Diana not only coordinated the food and service, but also did a great job in quarterbacking the entire event. More...

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DANNY

3 April 2014

My wedding was perfect! It was perfect because Diana made it perfect. She saw my vision for my wedding and helped my vision become reality. She really went above and beyond to make sure my day was extra special. She stepped up not only with helping me with my rentals but helped with my décor and with some of my catering. I was so pleased with everything. I was at ease most of the day because I knew that Diana had things under control. Thank you Diana for making our wedding perfect! Everything was absolutely beautiful. I loved it! xoxo More...

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User4006856

1 April 2014

Patricia was wonderful. She helped us with every detail and was always available when we needed to contact her. She made every effort to come up with a proposal that fit our budget. The food was delicious, we received many compliments from our guests. The servers were very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend Country Garden Catering. More...

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Nancy

26 March 2014

Our son and his fiance' were recently married on Feb. 22, 2014. My husband and I could not be more pleased with the selection of the bride and groom to utilize Country Garden Caterers & Venues who handled every last detail for us for the highly successful wedding and dinner reception. We fully believe the reason for the magnificent success of the wedding and reception is due to the highly professional efforts of Ms. Diana Perkins. Diana worked closely with the bride and groom in all early planning stages for the wedding/reception giving the bride and groom an enormous amount of choices relative to the menu, beautiful table setting styles and colors. Diana ensured the reception looked just like the "magical setting" that the bride and groom desired.....the entire room and tables were beautifully color coordinated just as they had hoped for. Diana remained highly involved throughout the entire process ensuring each item was handled just as the bride and groom envisioned. Diana worked closely with the venue to ensure the room draping was perfectly placed, with the DJ to ensure the lighting was just as the bride and groom envisioned their magical moment......every last detail, from beginning to end, had Diana managing her highly diligent team to ensure the entire event came off flawlessly. Diana will personally provide the event of a lifetime, you will recognize during the planning stages that you need not be worried or concerned about any single detail, Diana and her team cover them all with you months in advance and carry all of them out to ensure your every request is completed just as you dreamed it would be. In closing, the peace of mind that we had due to Diana and her team successfully managing our event was indeed a true blessing that allowed us the opportunity to relax, enjoy and treasure every moment as our children began their new life together. More...

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Emily

25 March 2014

Okay, so as someone who was not only a bride but also worked in bridal, I have to say my whole experience with Diana was AMAZING. She is someone that tells it like it is and that's something I both loved and appreciated. She was upfront when she thought something wouldn't work or might be weird and I'm so glad she was! Our food was absolutely amazing (we had the Italian buffet) - literally all the guests raved about it. She was so cool about certain changes we wanted to make and helped the day go without a hiccup. Everything was set beyond my expectations and I truly recommend her to everyone. Thank you Diana for such a great experience and for being such a pleasure to work with! More...

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Brandy

3 February 2014

I had my wedding reception at the venue and it was amazing. I couldn't have had a better day!

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Lani

25 January 2014

This company was very impressive. Diana P was the best we worked with and she did everything for our wedding. From catering to decorating to planning and managing it. She was flexible because I had lots of helpers from outside and even had an IN n OUT truck and she allowed it to come and be there. She worked with all of our pieces from the DJ, to cake people, to family and friends dropping things off. Its as if I didn't have to do anything on my wedding day and it looked so amazing and beyond all my expectations. Bravo to her and her crew. We love you! More...

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Paul

12 Januar