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Swings & Springtime for Brittany and Devin’s Private Santa Barbara Estate Wedding

What is there about the romance of a swing in springtime?  Add to it the backdrop of a perfect private estate, a destination wedding hotspot like Santa Barbara and a gorgeous bridal couple, and you’ve got the recipe for some super charming wedding day memories reminiscent of a fairy tale (with a touch of rock-n-roll: check out bride Brittany’s fabulous jacket).

Just as unique as our couples, we like to design menus that complement them.  And Brittany and Devin blended some our most popular Mexican menu items with a spectacular Middle-Eastern buffet, offering guests a very colorful array of food colors, tastes, and aromas.  Mixing ethnic food options in a buffet can work beautifully if done properly and if you know your client and their guests.  We loved putting together this wedding day menu and working with Brittany and Devin in such a gorgeous location.  Congratulations to them on their new journey together as husband and wife!

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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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Rachelle and Jason’s Rockwood Woman’s Club Wedding Celebration

Described as “the premier wedding and event venue of Santa Barbara, Rockwood is an architectural jewel that stands secluded among the giant oaks and lush greenery of historic Mission Canyon.”  We could not have said it better ourselves.   Just around the corner from the Queen of the Missions sits a venue that allows incredible layout options for feel and flow.  It is also affordable with plenty of guest parking and a blank canvas that is conducive to almost any event design plan.  And it also doesn’t hurt that it is conveniently located close to many of Santa Barbara’s hotels and inns for guests.

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Meghann & Michael’s Spectacular Sunset Sandpiper Golf Course Wedding

For those looking for a Santa Barbara ocean-view wedding, you don’t have to book a luxury resort or hotel.  The Sandpiper Golf Course is one of the long-standing hidden gem ocean-view wedding locations in Santa Barbara.  With panoramic ocean and sweeping coastline views, it is set just a few miles north of Santa Barbara near The Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort and offers more of a quiet niche location from the downtown “hub” to enjoy relaxing and celebrating with friends and family. 

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Erika and Brandon’s Wine Country Golden Hour Wedding at Firestone

Nature showcases Santa Barbara’s wine country at its finest in the late afternoon hour to dusk.  Everything is bathed in a golden hue.  The typical afternoon valley wind calms down just in time for couples saying, “I do”, and a gentle breeze starts flowing. The age-old oaks look down on lovers making their lifetime promise, while family and friends surround them for an evening of celebration under the stars with incredible food and wine.

These are just some of the reasons weddings in the Santa Ynez Valley will always be a favorite of ours.  That, and wine country just goes so well with a fresh, locally-inspired menu that celebrates this region.  

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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