I can highly recommend Classic Events & Tastebuds PR without reservation. I used them for both catering and wedding planning services. Mary's leadership, knowledge of local culture and contacts, suitable vendors for our style and preferences, professionalism coupled with down-to-earth warmth was all phenomenal.
I can highly recommend Classic Events & Tastebuds PR without reservation. It was the best choice for us for our destination wedding in Rincon, PR. I used Classic Events & Tastebuds PR for both catering and wedding planning services. Mary's leadership, knowledge of local culture and contacts, suitable vendors for our style and preferences, professionalism coupled with down-to-earth warmth was all phenomenal.
How I used Mary and her company:
Beyond the wonderful catering that featured local fish, Puerto Rican dishes, PR rum punch and sangria (major hits!!), Mary provided services or coordination for the florist, DJ, acoustic guitar group for the ceremony and cocktail hour, bomba band for reception entertainment, venue coordination, childcare services and entertainment, bar set-up, bartender, local kegs of beer, ice service, coconuts for a festive toast, hair/makeup stylist, tent/ tables/ chairs rentals, table and bar decorations, miscellaneous very tasteful decorations for the reception, and bonfire sendoff. (I’m sure I’m forgetting other things as well.) We wanted a destination wedding with local flare and wow did we get it!
I must say I tried in vain to do some of my own searches for the "local flare" bit. I found a lot of dead ends, unanswered email and phone inquiries, and just not a lot of local resources in general. The best of what Mary coordinated was not on the web - at least not in English - and certainly needed a local contact for coordination, perhaps given the more relaxed culture??
I put my trust in Mary, shared the vision, and she really came through to make our wedding a beautiful and authentic Puerto Rican experience. It was better than I imagined it would be thanks to Mary’s leadership, connections, hard work and creativity. The service, suggestions, and local connections were invaluable. I felt like my wedding was a real labor of love as I saw Mary pour herself into the details. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to go with Classic Events & Tastebuds PR and highly recommend them to you.
My fiancé attended a wedding you planned: Wanda and Vujo's. Jarred & I are also planning a wedding in Puerto Rico and we need help. Wanda also highly recommended you. I am from Pakistani background and Jarred isAmerican. We are on a similar budget but could go a little higher, would like to stay close to San Juan, and would like to rent a home where we could have the wedding. My number is 8327829381. Thank you.
Hi Mary, I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication for my son’s wedding! I trusted you and you delivered Excellence. Planning an event from far away is difficult, but somehow you made it seem easy. It was a success. God bless you!
As we planned our destination wedding in Rincon, Puerto Rico we had some reservations about the planning, such as use of local resources and the actual process for the marriage license.
Mary Gilmartin was referred to us by the owners of the villas we rented. After an initial interview with Mary we felt more comfortable about the entire wedding and used her as our wedding caterer and coordinator.
Mary was very helpful and a good resource for an additional information. As with any wedding, there were a few changes and Mary was accommodating and went beyond her responsibility to assist us with several other issues not related to the wedding.
The table arrangements were very beautiful, matching the colors with elegance. The main dishes consisted of local cuisine and had an excellent flavor. She helped us to create wonderful memories and we would do it again, but not without her assistance.
I can't say enough about the services that Mary Gilmartin and Tastebuds provided for my very tight budget wedding in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Being that I was on a incredibly tight budget, she was respectful and helped through out the planning of all of the event details. She communicated with me before and when I arrived in Rincon and made it clear that I could call on her whenever I needed anything. When the wedding came, I was astonished at the additional details she added. From the napkin rings to setting up my table decor and just staying during the wedding to make sure everything was going well, really made a nervous bride feel at ease. Being that I was in MN during the whole planning of the wedding I didn't get to taste the food until the wedding and I was incredibly pleased (especially the rice and beans :)) My destination wedding turned out to be everything I dreamed of if not more! Thank you Mary and Tastebuds for your responsive services and wonderful attention to detail.
I cannot begin to tell you how amazing our experience was at the Hacienda Siesta Alegre. The table set up was beautiful and the service was impeccable. You and your team were professional and accommodating during the entire evening and words really just cannot describe how fabulous the experience was. We will be talking about the evening for years to come.
Good Morning Mary,
I just wanted to thank you again for making the Coast Guard Christmas party a huge success. The food was amazing; the service exceptional and the buffet tables were beautiful. You and your staff were instrumental in creating a stunning atmosphere. We can’t wait to work with you in the future.
Thanks so much, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the New Year.
I just wanted to thank you so much for helping us this past weekend with our parents 40th wedding anniversary party. Everything went so smoothly thanks to you. Our last meal… the kingfish and grilled vegetables were amazing. We all loved everything.
Thank you again.
I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and dedication for my son’s wedding! I trusted you and you delivered Excellence. Planning an event from far away is difficult, but somehow you made it seem easy. It was a success. God bless you and may your business grow more each day. I would recommend you anytime.
Mary, I don’t know where to begin. The piece of mind you gave me all the way from Texas was priceless in itself. But when I walked into my reception hall I was blown away!! You and your staff did an amazing job of turning a low budget DIY reception into something stunning. Celso and I cannot thank you enough.
We engaged Mary to help us with our Destination Wedding. We entrusted her to complete the arrangements and all the many details.
Since the first day we started working with Mary, things went much smoother than expected. She spent many hours on the phone with us, guiding us through every step of the process and giving us suggestions. Mary was very helpful with our budget constraints without having to sacrifice the overall service.
The arrangements, food and decoration turned out to be absolutely stunning. Mary and her staff were professional, on time and gave us more than we initially agreed upon. The whole event turned out magical and we will never forget it.
Thank you Mary from the both of us and we hope to see you again someday in Rincon.