tarrywile mansion at twilight

Margaret & Brian Wedding 2017

Email from Susan, Mother of the Bride

Dear Chris,

Two simple words don’t seem quite enough but…Thank You!

I can’t express strongly enough how happy, excited and overwhelmed with joy we all felt after my daughter’s September wedding. I know I emailed you the very next day to quickly thank you and let you know how fantastic you and all of Carriage House Catering did with making Margaret and Brian’s wedding so magical, knowing I was exhausted, but I wanted to let you know immediately you hit a home run and that I would write more later. You assured me all along, it would be fantastic. And I believed you. But no one can really know how it feels when your daughter gets married and the wedding is so well orchestrated, every detail thought of, executed to a tee, care and dedication from your staff offered to our guests, until you actually go through it. You understood how I would feel, but I didn’t know I would feel that …until it was all set in motion that evening. People kept coming up to me exclaiming how great the food is, and oh, the h’ordeuvres! …how beautiful the event was, how attentive the staff is, with many people asking “who is this caterer and how did we find you?”! I gave your name out joyfully many times with high praise.

As you know, it was a relatively small, intimate wedding, with 80 guests, but perfectly matched for the size and nature of Tarrywile Mansion, a beautiful historic turn-of-the century mansion in Danbury, CT set on acres and acres of park like grounds. The Tarrywile Mansion staff were the ones that led me to you, offering high regard and recommendation for your skill and manner of professionalism and level of sophistication. I felt in good hands and trusted in you. Your Tasting Affair offered in January to all your contract clients impressed me so much with your catering ability, quality of food preparation, organizational skills and equally important, the unbelievable staff you employ, I knew we had chosen the right caterer and day-of-event planner! None months later, I walked into Tarrywile, before the ceremony would begin, the rooms transformed with table settings, decorations, flowers, linens…all done the way I would have personally, but didn’t have to!  Your staff did a fantastic job setting up. It was truly beautiful and made me feel so proud.

Your two captains, Erika and Dana, were phenomenal. The Bride and Groom were so well looked after, answering their questions or timing of things before they could even think it out lour…that was Margaret’s words! And I could see how the whole staff looked after all our guests. One of your staff especially looked after my Dad, Grandfather of the bride, who is quite elderly, but enjoyed himself to no end. He told me he hadn’t danced that much in a long time…and he’s 99! I know she was looking out for him as he got up, anticipating his needs, etc. She was so sweet and caring. You don’t get this kind of attention from many people, let alone a business. And I think that’s my point, your staff are more than employees, they are obviously a family to you, long-term lovely people, who love what they each do! And its obvious you take good care of them. Your chefs are highly skilled and executed the menu design to great satisfaction. The bartenders were fun and talented…and made the signature drink perfectly!

Another amazing aspect was at the end of the wedding, as our guests were saying their goodbyes, last ones leaving, my high heels wanting to come off, not looking forward to packing up and getting everything home, your staff quickly, quietly, methodically broke down the event in seemingly minutes. 10:00 was the end of the wedding and by 10:40 most items were packed at the front door waiting for our cars to be filled up and driven home. That was impressive. And such a relief!

Chris, you and Carriage House Catering delivered in a big way and again, I Thank You! I couldn’t be more pleased. And the Bride and Groom are still on cloud nine…amazed at how magical it all was. I couldn’t ask for more.

With warm regards,

Susan Canada

Mother of the Bride