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Kat and Cole’s Simply Sweet Wedding at Rockwood

Not all weddings are over-the top in decor and design- and some of the best focus on the perfection of the setting that already exists, embellish it with a few lovely personal touches and then make the moment a day filled with love and family, and bring it all together with delicious cuisine for all to savor.  With a location such as Rockwood nestled in the foothills of the American Riviera, and a great event partner team, Kat and Cole celebrated their nuptials in perfect style.

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McKenzie and Paul’s Intimate Historic Stow House Wedding

One of the best parts of our job is seeing the variety of event styles.   Sometimes the most intimate weddings are the sweetest, as was the case with McKenzie and Paul at the historic Stow House.  Their wedding day was filled with DIY touches and an understated, more relaxed feel while the couple focused on being with those they loved and a delicious meal with flawless service all in a historic Santa Barbara setting.

The historic Stow House offers gardens and grounds which are perfect for intimate or large celebrations, as well as affords a bit of nostalgia for couples: as the historic central location for the lemon trade in 1872 in Goleta, couples can say “I do” under the same redwood trees that the the Stows received as a gift on their 1st year anniversary in 1873. 

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Kylie and Scott’s Santa Barbara Historical Museum Wedding Celebration

With a setting that nods to the historic and romantic old Spanish days of  Santa Barbara, yet is tucked away in a very secluded (yet convenient) spot of downtown Santa Barbara, The Santa Barbara Historic Museum offers several distinct areas for hosting all different types of events.  We especially love producing weddings there because each location feels distinct from the other and clients love saying their vows in the more intimate ceremony area and then adjourning to the more dramatic courtyard with beautiful fountain for a celebration under the starry Santa Barbara night sky (by the way, check out what this wedding couple did with the fountain for this event- truly fun, fresh, and eye-catching).

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Caitlin & Chris’s Late Summer Private Estate Wedding

The private home for this Santa Barbara wedding didn’t need much decor-wise.  Look at those gorgeous mountains and setting!  But with Haute Blossoms Floral and wedding planner Leanne Elliott  in charge of some of the finer details along with the incredible supporting event partner cast, this late summer wedding was bound to be a feast for the senses!  We loved providing a complementary menu that expressed the newlywed’s tastes and helped them celebrate in style with their family and friends.

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“Out of this world” Star Wars-themed Nuptials for Angelina & Mark

There are those who really like Star Wars.  And then there are those who love Star Wars to the point that having Storm Troopers present at their wedding was not an option, it was a necessity.

Angelina and Mark chose one of Santa Barbara’s wedding venue gems:  The Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, also known as Rockwood.  Wedding Planner Burlap and Bordeaux made their Star Wars dream come alive with special personal touches that brought in a galactic theme without being kitschy.  We loved working with Angelina and Mark in creating their perfect wedding menu, signature cocktails (check out The Dark Side, The Force and Endor  below) and more. 

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Client Reviews

Philippe is phenomenal!! I requested quotes and communicated with various catering companies but when I talked with Philippe I just knew that he would be the man for the job. He did not disappoint. He is very professional and he knows what he's doing, I trusted him very much throughout the planning process. As a caterer he went above and beyond, he went with us to pick out rentals and decide on colors and place settings, decide on our table layout, and he gave his professional opinion when asked. He met with us countless times and was super fast at responding to emails and questions. The day before the wedding Philippe and his team helped set up the venue and the day of they helped our coordinator set up the last minute details. Philippe and his entire staff made the planning process a breeze and all of our guests RAVED about how good the food was. You will be severely missing out if you do not choose catering connection for your wedding or next event!!

Rebecca D. Yelp.com

We rent out our auditorium at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and there was a company having their Holiday Party last Saturday. Due to an electric pole being knocked down in the middle of the night the evening before, all electricity was out. Catering Connection along with SMI Concepts were on top of it from the beginning, bringing in power and working in the dark for hours setting up and making sure the customer had a great evening (of course the electricity came on 1/2 hour after the party started.) Without Catering Connection's support and heroic efforts to make it happen, the party could not have gone on. Plus the food was a hit, the set up and breakdown smooth. I've never seen the auditorium as clean after and event. I highly recommend Catering Connection for all your events.

Meridith M. Yelp.com

Catering connection far exceeded my expectations as to what a wedding caterer could offer- their service, attention to detail and food quality was second to none. So many guests commented that this was by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I had the pleasure of working with Phillipe who was a dream from start to finish. His extensive experience in the food- catering world offered a wealth of knowledge about all things food and entertaining. He helped me come up with a fun an creative menu and worked with me every step of the way to create the wedding of my dreams. I plan to use catering connection for any event, big or small, in the future. It felt like I was planning a party with a friend, who also happened to be an expert in this field. The servers and bartenders they provided were incredibly professional, attentive and polite.

Private User WeddingWire.com

I've read a few reviews and a lot of them say it all.
Ursula, and the crew, were more than caterers. Depending on what was needed, she was a wedding planner, she was very patient, a friend, a guide and, she made you feel like nothing could go wrong on your special day. I can't overstate how "above and beyond" Catering Connection goes. And MY GOODNESS....the food was fantastic!
The food, professionalism of the crew, accuracy of the quotes, communication along the way is all enough for a 5 star recommendation. If there was a way to give 10 stars for the intangibles I would click away. They care, they make it special, and no detail gets left behind. We opted for a plated salad and a buffet and the main courses were as good, or better, than any sit down restaurant in the area.
Like the other reviews said - look no further or you may regret it. This is your best value. This is the best team. Any other choice is simply irrational!

John WeddingWire.com

From the minute we met with Philippe we knew we had the right catering company. The customer service prior and at the wedding were outstanding. He and his staff were attentive not only to my groom and myself but specifically our head table which included our parents. Also the food was outstanding as we had BBQ Tri Tip, Chicken and sides. He customized it to just what we wanted. Philippe is very in tune with details and helped coordinate the party rentals as well. Overall an outstanding experience and we would highly recommend using them.

A Client TheKnot.com

Catering connection far exceeded my expectations as to what a wedding caterer could offer- their service, attention to detail and food quality was second to none. So many guests commented that this was by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I had the pleasure of working with Phillipe who was a dream from start to finish. His extensive experience in the food- catering world offered a wealth of knowledge about all things food and entertaining. He helped me come up with a fun an creative menu and worked with me every step of the way to create the wedding of my dreams. I plan to use catering connection for any event, big or small, in the future. It felt like I was planning a party with a friend, who also happened to be an expert in this field. The servers and bartenders they provided were incredibly professional, attentive and polite.

Alexa R TheKnot.com