Member Since: 1/17/2013
From the Hors D'oeuvres to dinner the food was amazing and all the guest raved about it. The food presentation and taste was phenomenal. Great attention to detail!!!! The staff the day of the wedding was very professional. The final product turned out lovely but getting there was a headache! I found them not to be very honest and after you pay and have a singed contract many additional charges come up. I paid for them to provide some champagne for the toast and purchased my own for the guest at the bar. The day of the wedding they did not bring any champaign and used mine for the toast. Subsequently we ran out of champaign. I also found that they at times they were not very organized so I had to keep a log of all of our emails to make sure that what was promised was delivered. I was under the understanding that I was hiring a wedding planner but instead I paid for full wedding coordination, which apparently is not the same thing (who knew)! They are also over priced.
Member Since: 2/18/2011
The venue is gorgeous and in a fantastic location. The food is excellent and delicious. Getting to the point of enjoying those things is a journey. Our assigned contact throughout the whole planning process was not responsive and often confused what we had requested. Our first tasting was terrible and had to push for a second tasting, scheduled less than one month before the wedding. They tried to cancel our tasting two days before but we had to escalate to the COO as we'd already arranged our business travel plans to accomodate the date that THEY initially selected for us. At the end I'm glad the food was good and the event ran smoothly. The food at our wedding wasn't exactly what we had ordered but was so tasty we were OK with it.
Member Since: 7/23/2012
We were able to work out a great deal on the price per head, but were reminded of the "deal" we were getting often. Because they weren't making as much money on us as others, they treated us as such.
The food at the event was good, but not worth the hassle.
Member Since: 3/21/2006
Best food I have ever had at a wedding and great value.
Member Since: 10/9/2008
From the staff to the presentation and of course the food, it was all to die for!
Member Since: 3/4/2011
My guests are still raving about the food. The best, most professional, and quality driven catering in South Florida!!
Member Since: 10/11/2010
Bill Hansen Catering was amazing! Their staff were so fantastic. Everything from the set-up to the service was perfect! With the 3 hour traffic jam the guests got caught in going from the Church to the Club, not a single one has mentioned it when I talk to them. The first thing they mention is what a great time they had and what a wonderful party the night was. I truly think that it was so easy to forget the hours spent in traffic because Bill Hansen's staff and servers made the guests feel immediately relaxed and welcome upon their arrival. Every guest I have spoken to so far has mentioned that when they came to the reception they immediately had someone offering them food and drinks. I think if we had been anywhere else, pushing everything back an hour to accommodate the traffic might have been a stressful fiasco. Instead, Bill's staff made it so easy and their organization and calm helped keep me calm too!
I loved the fact that there was a server who made sure that the bride and groom had appetizers. He even made a joke to a friend that his plate was for me, which I just loved. Without that attention to detail, I doubt I would have eaten a single hors' devours all night! My husband loved the fact that a server would bring him a drink when he noticed his glass getting low, without him even having to ask! We had a food station sort of set up. You would think that with a traffic jam and having to push the food back an hour, the food might have been cold or poorly prepared, but that was not the case. The food was delicious and hot. I know some people do not like buffets or anything like them because the food always seems to suffer, Bill's food stations are the exact opposite! Bill was also our liquor vendor, which is great considering he has is own liquor license. We had the premium open bar, and it was must less expensive then other open bars I looked at.
Bill Hansen Catering even took into account allergies. My aunt is really allergic to peppers. They took note of it and made her food separately, without any peppers. They also gave me and my husband a to-go box of food that they stowed away in our getaway car! They really paid attention to every detail!
Member Since: 4/15/2010
The Food Bill Hansen makes is fantastic! Very unique & tasty. Good service too. My only complaint is that there were lots of mistakes with special meals, like vegan etc. I was the vegetarian bride, I came up with a special vegetarian dish & they served me a steak. But in the end all was great!
Member Since: 7/10/2010
I had my wedding at Villa Woodbine and Bill Hansen Catered it. Everyone loved the food. They are so professional and so great at what they do. I would recommend them to ALL brides!
Member Since: 5/22/2006
The food was superb and the bar was great. The passed appetizers while we took photos was amazing. They were able to blend our cultures into a tasty menu! They're a little pricey. But we wanted the biggest part of our budget to go to food.
The bartender crashed our wedding at the end...we thought it was funny. If you don't have a sense of humor then I guess that would be a negative.
Member Since: 9/12/2006
The Villa Woodbine is an old estate in Coconut Grove. It is lovely, Spanish style, warm but elegant.;Best in the late fall or winter when the weather is good.
Member Since: 10/9/2007
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