After attending two weddings that Winchelsea catered, we decided to use their catering services for our small backyard wedding reception. Everything about their service was amazing - from booking it to enjoying the delicious food. Our wedding took place during Phase 3 of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought our options for serving food would be limited due to health concerns, but Polly was extremely responsive and accommodating and came up with creative ways to serve food while keeping our guests and her serving staff safe. A staff member (Luzia) performed a site inspection two days before our wedding to ensure they were familiar with the layout and had all of the information they needed for a successful evening. Luzia asked many thoughtful questions that we had not previously considered and therefore saved us from potential serving and hosting hiccups! Luzia and the other staff showed up early on our big day to start setting up. We were excited to see them barbecuing the meat right on site, which had everything smelling yummy and got the guests excited for dinner. During dinner, the service was wonderful and the staff were extremely friendly and courteous. The food was better than we expected. The servers even wrapped up the leftovers for us with a cute "congrats!" note which we enjoyed for several days after our wedding. Not only did the staff do an excellent job preparing and serving the food, they went above and beyond with hosting tasks, including lighting candles and tiki torches, replenishing drink stands/coolers, topping up ice, tidying, etc. and checked in with us throughout the evening to make sure we were happy with everything. We highly recommend Winchelsea's catering services! Thank you so much again to Polly, Luzia, and the rest of the team!
- Katie and Brent
Katie & Brent
Sending you a big thank you for all that you and Winchelsea did for Gillian's wedding.
The appetizers were amazing and everyone seemed to get lots. We had the beef and it was so tasty. Mike wants the recipe for the gravy. James' mom had the chicken and she said it was very good too. The kids meals were complimented on by the parents of the "many" children who attended.
Your communication with Gillian was so well done and so professional.
All of the staff were friendly and efficient. We enjoyed being served by people we know. It certainly added that personal touch.
The clean up went smoothly and we were off the premises in record time after a long day.
Thank you for helping to make our daughter's wedding day so wonderful. It really was a perfect day.
Mike and Dawn Erickson (Gillian’s parents)
Heartfelt thanks again for everything you did for our wedding day. You were so instrumental in pulling off the day, the service and the meal was exceptional and we have been getting so many compliments on Winchelsea! I've seriously been getting compliments on everything - even the kids meals the parents were raving!!
It felt really good to support a local business even though our wedding itself was in the city...
Nice to see Alex too and friendly faces behind the bar and serving in the tent. Didn't know that Dawn and Al had been married there in the 80's... very cool.
Hard to believe it's all over now but very relieved to be done with the planning!!!
Gillian and James
Thanks again for all you guys did for our day, we heard nothing but great things from our guests about the food and service. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone I know who is looking for a caterer in the future.
Natalie & Tyler
Thank you all so much for hosting Jerome's retirement party on Thursday evening.
The food and service and attention to detail was really appreciated by all of us.
You never know when presentations are going to work properly when technology is involved but it all went together well. You are certainly very professional and Jerome & Jane and everyone attending really appreciated the gang at Winchelsea.
I wanted to thank both ladies (Gina and Lori) for a wonderful and successful party last night.
Everyone loved the food and were amazed how the event was organized. All thought it was such a great idea...
Great success and we have left overs for tonight...
Mark and Mireille
The Anniversary party was a hit last night. Enjoyed by all!
- Your help with the planning was relaxed and welcoming
- The food was great
- The venue setup was perfect, and
- Anne (with an E!!) and Laurie did a great job and took excellent care of all of us. Please let them know how much we appreciated them.
When we are getting ready to celebrate the next special day, Winchelsea will definitely be on the short list.
Ray, Doris and Ann (No "E")
Dear Liz, Laura, and the Winchelsea Team!
Thank-you so much for everything leading up to and during our wedding on July 14!
We were so very happy with your food, support, and service.
You were so accountable, professional, and absolutely wonderful to work with.
We are so thankful, and would highly recommend you!
Shelby and Zac
Just wanted to first say thank you again for all your help last weekend, everything went perfectly thanks to you and your team.
Thank you, we had a wonderful time as did our guests!!! I couldn't have asked for anything more!!! Even the weather cooperated....