I would like to state that we could not have been happier with the professional service provided by Willaby’s. My husband and I plus the future bride & groom met with Jean Mateson initially and thereafter with Shannin. Both were extremely helpful and easy to work with. The food was exceptional and our guests were very complimentary. The wedding venue was the Youngberg Hill Vineyard and I can certainly see why Willaby’s is their preferred catering company. They worked with us to develop our menu, table linens, etc and their guidance and experience with weddings made all the difference! I certainly recommend Willaby’s Catering to anyone looking for a memorable wedding reception in the McMinnville-Salem area.
Parents of Bride
Here is what our client said about their perfect August backyard wedding…
I can’t say how much we appreciated all the work you and your staff put toward our wedding. The food was amazing and so many of our guests said they loved loved loved the food. Your staff was very attentive and always happy to help. I will recommend Willaby’s Catering over and over for ANY event.
Tyler and Shawn
I just wanted to give you our final thank you for a job well done. We were extremely pleased how it all came together and you were incredible on the day of wedding, as well as your assistant Brooke. She was really sweet and helpful after you left with wrapping it all up. Everything was waiting for us to load in the morning and in great shape.
We had many compliments on the food. All the vendors you recommended were superb and we thank them all. We couldn’t have dealt with the tent issue without you and they were right there on Sunday morning to remove it.
All in all – a great experience!
MOB July 2016
Thank you so much for such an amazing spread yesterday. The food was great and your staff were superb! The day was absolutely flawless and we appreciate all your help. The bride and groom were thrilled with the way you decorated the room…it was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything.
Mother of the Bride May 2016
“Thank you so much for all the work that you did to make our big day extra special. The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. We really appreciate all the effort you put into making our wedding celebration perfect. You guys are the best!”
Matt & Suzanne Bailey
Bride and Groom
“We want to thank you and your staff for going above and beyond for us and to make our day so perfect. The food was amazing! I was very thankful for going out of your way to do the last minute changes for us.”
Lupe & Angel Anaya
Bride and Groom
“From the outset, we found ourselves in capable hands with Jean. She listened to our requests, made helpful suggestions, and was always willing to meet or talk us through our numerous questions and changes. Jean had a unique way of understanding, coordinating and executing our reception vision and went above and beyond to assure our satisfaction. We would highly recommend Jean as an event coordinator to anyone.”
Mike & Lael Weiss
Parents of the Bride
“I worked with Jean Williamson, Owner of Willabys Catering & Event Design, for my daughter’s wedding in August of 2008. We made two trips to the venue so the majority of the planning was accomplished via emails as I live in Portland and my daughter lived in New York City at the time. Once we decided that we wanted an outdoor wedding, a cocktail reception on the decks and a sit down dinner in the main ballroom, Jean made it happen and it was even more beautiful than we had imagined. When we learned the buses carrying our guests from Portland were running 45 minutes late, Jean set up a champagne bar for the other guests at a moment’s notice and even offered to make extra appetizers. I would not hesitate to recommend Jean to anyone looking for an event coordinator.”
Mother of the Bride
“Thank you so much for all your help with Amy and Carlos’ wedding. Everyone thought the food was superb! Your staff was always helpful and considerate at ALL times. Your staff was great on the phone answering last minute questions and helping with the small last minute details. You did a wonderful job at coordinating from the rehearsal to the wedding all went perfect.”
Mother and Bride
“Thank you for all your hard work and expertise at our wedding. We were so impressed with the food and the very thoughtful catering staff. Many guests commented on how both the food and the professional, warm and courteous staff made for a great party. You did a wonderful job at managing all of the rentals, décor and transforming our yard into a beautiful wedding site. We will forever remember your help you gave us.”
The LaJoie Family
“Thank you again to such a fabulous group of people at Willabys Catering. The food was absolutely delicious and we are still receiving compliments! The staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. We will definitely refer you to all our friends and family. Jean it was especially a pleasure working with you and you should be very proud of your wonderful business and staff.”
Mother of Bride
“THANK YOU so much for all the work you did for our wedding! We truly appreciate all of your attention to details. Everything was perfect and everyone RAVED about the food! Your staff was amazing! Thank you Jean and staff we could not have done it without you!”
Michael & Erin
Groom and Bride
“Jean thank you so much to you and your staff for all you did for our wedding reception. Adam and I have been so impressed with you and your services. You are fun, efficient, knowledgeable and SO helpful! We very much appreciate all you did for us and we will definitely refer you and use you again.”
Jenn & Adam
Bride and Groom
“Thank you SO much for the gift of your talents & beautiful food preparation!! You have truly been a god send to us & we are so grateful.”
Elizabeth & Eric
Bride and Groom
“Jean, Thank you for making our wedding PERFECT. You handled all aspects from food, coordination, décor and flowers and it was spectacular. Thanks to you and your wonderful staff. We have had so many people ask who did our catering and design they have said how great everything was. It was glorious!”
Lisa & Jack
Bride and Groom