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CATERERS (Most also do Cakes)
- Agape' Catering Debbie Hembree (706) 207-0416, Tracy Townsend (706) 461-3105
Krystle Bernales is a Culinary Chef and does this on the side, she teaches Home Ec at Greene County High School.
You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call her
at 706-296-7641 after 6:00.
- Lynn Booth Lynn Booth's number is 706-788-2441....she's fabulous.
- Classic City Chef For our wedding last fall, we hired Classic City Chef to do the catering and were very happy with
him. He put together a wonderful buffet dinner for our $5,000 budget (which is pretty shoestring, these days). I don't
know whether he would be flexible about restocking, etc., but I recommend at least talking with him about what he can
provide for what dollar amount. http://www.classiccitychef.com/
You can try Classic City Chef. He usually is fairly reasonable. Email address is: email@example.com and owner
is Mickey, 706-714-6090 They have a web site too. He does our catering for veterinary student events and continuing
education events. He is less expensive than having Locos or 5 Points Deli catering. He usually provides plenty of food.
Let him know you work at UGA and tell him you have a small budget and see if that will help with the price.
Countryside Catering Call Jerry with Countryside Catering in Winterville (706-742-2454). I just spoke with him and he said he
would be glad to work with you. He said that not everyone is rich and can afford a big caterer.
Connie Evans Here is what I recommend VERY highly. Connie Evans - 770-725-5072 is who we decided. on. She does catering on the side.
I'm not sure if she would factor in the clean up, etc. that you were wanting but she might. She is the sweetest lady EVER to
deal with and I called around to alot of different other people before choosing her!!
Marti's at Midday My husband & I ended up using Marti's at Midday. I thought she was really flexible to work with, her prices were
reasonable, and she had some great suggestions without being pushy. We actually had her catering staff "work" my reception
(bar tenders, servers, clean-up crew, etc.). I thought Marti and her catering staff were very professional, but I suspect
you could save money by simply ordering the food from her shop for pick-up or have delivery and setup, but no service or clean up.
My wedding was catered by Marti's at Midday. I have about 250 guests and it was completely affordable. Marti was able to work with our
budget. This option still might be a little more expensive than you want to spend, but it may be worth looking into.
Brenda Mattox I have used her before and she does an excellent job. firstname.lastname@example.org
Rainbow Manor Joyce White in Elberton does great work with food and cakes and her rates have always been good. Give her a call
and see what she can do for you. Her number is 706-498-0217. http://www.rainbowmanor.com/Catering.html
- Sonny's I would recommend Sonny's. They bring everything from the main course to toothpicks.
Sweet Delight Catering Ann Strickland of Sweet Delight Catering (between Hull & Colbert) not sure of her phone number but she did
my reception a few years ago on a small budget. Great Job!!
Linda Tucker (Hartwell GA) 706-376-6590
Mary VanNus email@example.com Evenings 706-367-5043
- Not Recommende: I do not recommend Hallie Jane's out of Madison. While their food was really good and they can put on a great
looking wedding reception, my husband & I found they were extremely overpriced (their bid came back and was over half our wedding
budget). Maybe I was too timid early on, but I also felt like they were pushy. (It was like they wanted to be our wedding planner
rather than hear what we wanted to do.)
WEDDING CAKES ONLY
- Publix does beautiful cakes that aren't too expensive. You may want to consider a simple cake and decorate it with fresh flowers.
I had my cake done by Publix. It was fabulous and affordable.
- Diane Baird firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilias In terms of cake, I was picky about not paying a lot, but not settling for tasteless cake... I generally dislike cake,
so I decided to pick out cakes I really loved and skip the whole "wedding cake" showcase piece. It ended up being a bigger
hit in the end. I decided to buy four standard 14" cakes from Cecilia's, and they delivered them for free. Buying standard
round cakes instead of "wedding cakes" cut the price in half -- and they decorate them so beautifully, it didn't really matter.
For our cakes, we went with Cecilia's Cakes, which was one of the best decisions we made. We weren't interested in a fancy wedding cake, rather,
we decided to get an assortment of small cakes so that everyone could choose their preference. I think we got six 12-inch and two 8-inch cakes,
all different flavors. That was enough cake to feed 150 people, and it cost only $138, including the use ofccake stands. A traditional tiered
wedding cake will cost you a minimum of $4 a slice, so to get our cakes or less than $1 a slice was a huge savings. http://www.ceciliacakes.com/
- Deborah's Specialty Cakes Deb made our wedding cake and it was awesome. I'd highly recommend her. Deborah's Specialty Cakes, 197 Holly Hills Ct,
Athens, GA 30606 (706) 549-5751 http://www.DeborahsSpecialtyCakes.com In Business Since 1980
- Rebecca Holcombe I highly recommend Rebecca Holcombe for cakes. She is on campus at email@example.com
Cell is 706-499-6750, on the weekend and during the week after 5 p.m. 706-621-9852.
The Sweet Tooth www.thesweettooth.moonfruit.com
Take the CakeI got married almost 2 years ago and we used Take the Cake in Winterville for our wedding cake.
They are reasonably priced and very good.
Take the Cake is incredibly reasonable, and their cakes are fantastic! My daughter got married two weeks ago and she wanted
some weird things on her wedding and groom's cake and they didn't bat an eye. The owner is an artist with icing so
you can get something fancy and she won't charge extra for it.
We used "Take the Cake" in Winterville. You take her a picture and she has all icing and filling flavors. We went to Take the
Cake on Friday and that lady is wonderful. The cake was delicious and her prices re wonderful!
MISC TIPS AND INFO
- For decorating, you might be surprised at what you can find at dollar stores. At the one by Wal-Mart we got bubbles for
WAY less than they cost at Michael's, plus bags of those flattened glass marble thingies to add sparkle to our
tables, which we also decorated with dollar-store silk fall leaves and small pumpkins nd gourds.
- Another inexpensive outdoor decoration was paper luminarias and candles that we bought in bulk online. We also picked up
strings of white Christmas lights for about a dollar apiece at Big Lots.
I have one piece of advice for you. You did not ask this question but when having a wedding I assume :) you are like I was
and can use any help you can get. If you are having ANY type of alcohol cut the cake portions in half. My daughter
got married two years ago and I still have wedding cake and grooms cake in the freezer. Just a tip!!
I am not sure if you need a photographer, but here is some information on one who is flexible with people's budgets and is running
a special right now. Patrick Blount Photography 706-308-7603 End of the Year Promotion. Reserve your wedding date before
2009 and get a $100 credit, plus a free Engagement or Bridal Portrait Session