I am contacting you because my fiancée’ Rebecca and I are considering hiring Chris Angione at Carriage House Caterers to cater our wedding at Tarrywile Mansion and Park in Danbury next summer. Chris gave me your email address, and urged me to contact you as a reference.
In any case to make this as easy as possible, would it be possible for you to answer these questions? Sorry in advance for taking up your time!
Response by past client Ivette Ledesma, 25th Anniversary Party
Let me start by saying that using Chris Angione was the best decision I made to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary. I was referred to Chris by a friend. We met on a Sunday and he made me feel comfortable from the very beginning.
In answer to your questions. On a scale of 1-10, I would give him a 10 and that is no exaggeration. He takes pride in his job and his company’s reputation and it shows in his work. I am still getting calls from friends and family about how impressed they were with the food, the service, and the staff; very professional and accommodating. All I had to do was hire him and he took over everything else. Chris works with an assistant by the name of Nancy who is a Gem. I just can’t say enough about them all. They made my day so special. My memory of this wedding is better than my first wedding. When I have my 29-year-old and 20-year-old impressed with Chris and his staff, I would say they’re a class act. I would also advise you to go with the people that he recommends. He knows what he is doing, you need to trust him. I am so happy I did. If I would have gone with the rental company I was thinking of going with I would have had a nightmare and it would have ruined my wedding day. Chris recommended All Seasons Rental owned by Sara and David. They went out of their way, beyond what any company would have done from the very beginning. The electrical system went out the day of the ceremony and they came out and worked until they had it working again. That is not part of their job.
Chris is very professional and worth every single penny. When he gives you an estimate it will never change. He is fair and reasonable and your wedding will be everything you dreamed of. At least that was my experience. He exceeded my expectations.
I don’t think you have to worry about vegetarian food. I also had some friends that were vegetarian and he accommodated them. The food is exceptional based on everyone’s comments. When someone takes the time to write a review it’s because the service was excellent or horrible and in my case it was excellent. There is not one negative thing that I can say. I’ll share a comment my neighbor made. “I tried to find something I could critique and there was nothing; only you can pull this off effortlessly” I thought that was the best compliment and it was all Chris and his staff.
Good luck in your upcoming wedding and I hope I answered all your questions.