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Catering in Jacksonville, Florida,
(904) 396-3299
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    Taylor

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  • When I tell you I am in love with Mark and John is an understatement. These two are amazing. We had to reschedule our tasting probably 5 times throughout the pandemic and just simply life getting in the way; they were so understanding through every step and honestly so helpful (with even more than just catering), and even had recommendations for other vendors as well. Now to the food.... everything is to die for. When I tell you people are still talking to us about how amazing our food was at the wedding, people were going back 2 and 3 times for more food! We had nothing left to take home even with a large amount of people who didn’t end up showing up. Even our other vendors who received vendor meals made comments about how amazing the food was. I am SO OVERJOYED we decided to go with designed events for our wedding. Seriously, you need to hire them for any event your having..

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    Wow, Taylor...we are overwhelmed! Thank you for the wonderful comments. We do love what we do, plus working with you was a pleasure. We'd do it 10 times over again! Best wishes and stay in touch. John & Mar

    Danny

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    Courtney

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  • John and Mark are absolutely wonderful! During such a crazy time they were able to CATER to our every need! Super professional and the food/drinks were GREAT!

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    Courtney and Brodie, We were so honored to be a part of your glorious union and celebration! Despite the epidemic, a wonderful...and safe...time was had by all! Blessings in your new life, John & Mark

    Maria S.

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  • They're fully considering using this company for my reception

    Samantha

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  • The guys at Designed Events were so great. The tasting was such a fun experience, so we knew they would do everything they could to make us happy at our wedding. Our guests raved about the food. I was a little upset because they didn't serve the amazing mushroom sauce we tried with the beef at our tasting, but nevertheless, the food was incredible and everyone loved it! They served 250 guests buffet style in under 30 minutes. The presentation was beautiful. The bartenders were quick and made great drinks. You hardly knew the servers were there. And they even served our late night snack for us. These guys are amazing and will go above and beyond for you! We're so glad we went with Designed Events for our wedding and would recommend them in an instant.

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    Samantha, Thank you for the wonderful review. It was certainly our pleasure being a part of your momentous day! We are so sorry you somehow missed out on the mushrooms as there were plenty on the platter (We prepared 2 cases!). We understand your disappointment and recognize that even the small details matter tremendously! Schedule a visit with us sometime and we will recreate the dish for you to take home for dinner one evening! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness! Mark & John

    Yanetta A.

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  • Designed Events Catering is hands down The Best in Town. We worked together on every detail of my wedding menu. We got married on July 19, 2019. We still receive text and calls about the food. We wanted a traditional meal with a southern twist. My co-workers are still talking about the collard green won tons and crab cake hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour. We had to add Shrimp & Grits to our main course. My family declares it was the best Shrimp & Grits they've ever had. It's hard to make chicken that good for that many people The chicken breast were flavorful and juicy. The Jack Daniels pork tenderloin was so tender the groom thought it was ham. The staff was attentive, friendly and very professional. John and Mark (owners) made the entire process stress free. I was confident their company would make my dream meal a reality. I was RIGHT!!! The food was wonderful!!! I can go on and on about Designed Events Catering. I give this company my HIGHEST recommendation. You won't be disapp... Read more

    Olivia

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  • Designed Events was absolutely everything we ever wanted in a caterer...and more!! John was so responsive to my emails, even when things were changing within the same week of the wedding, he had me covered. We were doing a destination wedding so we never got to taste the food ahead of time, but being vegetarians, when we saw the spread he suggested for our wedding, our jaws dropped. It was mouth watering even hundreds of miles away! The staff was so incredibly friendly and professional, it was so lovely. Our guests raved about the food, even though we had several meat-eaters in our family, none of them were unsatisfied with the all-veggie/fish menu! They kept raving at how delicious everything was! The best part of Designed Events that really set them apart from other vendors was the fact that they didn't treat our dietary request as just another run of the mill boring diet. They jazzed up the menu so much and provided so many options, enough to really please every pallet. We a... Read more

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    Olivia, We are so pleased that you were happy your wedding, especially the veggie menu. We had a lot of fun designing it and wanted to make it above the standard cheese and fruit tray and mushrooms. Best wishes for a long and prosperous life together!! John & Mark

    Victoria A.

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  • Wow where to start.. what an incredible company & group of professionals. From our initial emails, and meetings, numerous phone calls and tasting, Mark and John were extremely responsive and very very accomodating to everything we wanted for our big day. Alice is a phenomenal chef and they created a menu that many many many guests are talking about even after the wedding. They were extremely friendly, punctual and their food is TOP QUALITY. That is what we loved most. They created a special menu just for us. We did a family style for over 135 guests and everything went perfect. We decided to do an Italian Wedding soup after our salad, and HOLY SMOKES IT WAS THE BEST IVE EVER HAD. We heard numerous comments throughout the night saying "This is not your average wedding food...can we get the recipes?". For weeks following we are still receiving compliments on our delicious our food was. It was something different than your traditional buffet or plated, and it was worth every penny! The st... Read more

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    Tori and Cater, Thank you for the stellar review! And yes, we will give out recipes if your guests still want them. They were a really fun group too! Please stay in touch. Our best to you forever! John & Mark

    Cassidy C.

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  • We are so glad that we worked with Mark and John at Designed Events to cater our wedding reception. They were very easy to work with throughout the planning process. When I initially reached out about our wedding reception, I couldn’t give them very specific direction on what I wanted served at my wedding, so they proposed a menu based on my wedding venue and tastes. From there they were very accommodating to my requests to customize the menu to perfect it even more. We also upgraded our mixer bar to include mojitos as our signature drink. The food and mojitos were a huge hit and we got so many compliments from our guests. They made sure that the food in our buffet line was presented beautifully which was such a nice touch. Finally, the service they (and their staff) provided on the day of was amazing as well. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

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    Hi Cassidy! Thank you so much for such kind words! We are so pleased to hear you had such a great experience and are so grateful you chose us to be a part of your special day. We wish you many years of love and happiness together! Mark & John, Co-owners

    Jessica

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  • The quality of DEI's food cannot be topped. Guests continue to rave about various aspects of the menu. The service staff was friendly and very attentive.

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    Jessica and Eddie, Thank you, thank you! It was a pleasure (and fun!) being a part of your wedding at Crosswater Hall. We wish you all the best life has to offer! John & Mark

    Sue

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  • I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for the great food and wonderful service! Everyone raved about the food and about how nice all of you were. We totally agree. You made our wedding day a huge success. And the feedback during the reception allowed us to relax and truly enjoy the evening. Thanks again!

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    Thank you for your comments! We love catering weddings and it was certainly our pleasure to be a part of yours! Plus, your guests were wonderful!

    Madison

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  • Designed Events was absolutely amazing on our wedding day. They were very efficient, helpful, and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend them!

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    Madison, Thank you so much. It was truly our pleasure to work with you and what a gorgeous bride!! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness! John & Mark

    Lisa

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  • Mark & John and their team did such an amazing job at our wedding. From presentation to taste to service it was top notch. I first went to them with an idea of a large antipasto table and chef pasta station. They made that idea come to life and our guests raved about it. The display was fantastic!

    Kristen

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  • Marc, John and their catering team were absolutely wonderful! They delivered on all levels and we could not have been happier! Our wedding guests gave excellent compliments, some of which told us this was the best wedding dinner they have ever had! Simply great all around! Kristen Kearns Atkinson

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    We appreciate the kind words. We were more than happy to work with you; it's been an absolute pleasure! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your special day! Congratulations on your wedding and we wish you the best!

    Kathryn

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  • We planned a buffet style reception.. Designed Events helped with customizing our menu and bar. After a few months of finalizing our menu I had found out that I had a gluten issue. They were totally understanding and made our buffet Gluten Free! I would recommend them to anyone wanting to design their own menu with the help of Designed Events... you wont be dissapointed!!
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