Stop reading reviews right now and book Celebrations!! If you need some more details...here's why: My husband and I got married on 5/27/17 at Rose Hill Plantation. Jackie and her team absolutely killed it, bringing all of my wedding dreams to life and then some. Our journey with Celebrations started way back in Oct/Nov of 2015 when we originally booked Honey Horn Plantation as our wedding venue. After Hurricane Matthew it became quite clear that was no longer an option, but Jackie made the transition to Rose Hill both painless and seamless. Jackie instantly understood my taste and my vision for the day. She was incredibly organized and guided us every step of the way from big decisions to small details we didn't even know we needed to think about! Any change or questions we had she was always quick to accommodate and was ready with an answer. During the day of, Jackie was there ensuring everything flowed smoothly from first looks, to ceremony, to cocktail hour, and finally to the various events during the reception. We were told by numerous guests and family that this was "the best food they have ever had at a wedding" and that this was "the most beautiful wedding they have ever been to". I am so incredibly glad we booked Celebrations and had the opportunity to work with Jackie because it allowed my Mom and I to fully enjoy the wedding day and not be worried about the thing. Which is the most important thing - you only get to do this once (hopefully) and you should be present for every moment!!
Thank you Celebrations and Thank you Jackie!
-Kaitlyn, Aaron, & Joan
My husband and I had our wedding at Windows on the Waterway, and we can't even begin to say enough about Celebration Events & Catering. Through out the process of planning the wedding they were there for us if we had any questions or concerns. There response time is fast. Our wedding day turned out perfect, and it is all because of Karina and the Celebration's staff! They were there to help us every step of the way. On our wedding day Karina and the staff made sure my husband and I had everything we needed as well as made sure everything went smoothly. They helped make sure we stayed on track with the timeline so that we could fit everything into our reception. All of our decor was set up perfectly to my liking and they even added a few little touches to help bring out the decor that I absolutely loved. The food was absolutely phenomenal, and everyone enjoyed it. We are still getting comments on how good the food was. We would love to be able to have the food again, because having it once just wasn't enough for us. Celebration's also takes food allergies with great concern. So if you or any of your guest have food allergies you have nothing to worry about. ns!!! In all I definitely recommend Celebration events & Catering who is looking to have a wedding in Hilton Head or Bluffton! You absolutely can't go wrong with choosing them. They have 2 great venues and also work with other venue's as well and private homes. And if I do say so myself you can't beat the views at Windows on the Waterway. They are absolutely stunning! Not to mention there are not many venues in Hilton Head where you can actually capture the sunset! We are truly happy with the way things turned out on our wedding day! You Cannot go wrong with choosing Celebrations!!!!
Celebrations gets it done! Our wedding was the weekend following Hurricane Matthew. Our original venue was shut down, and three days before we were supposed to be married we didn't know where our wedding was taking place. It was a mess, but Jackie to the rescue! She found us a new venue and coordinated all the last minute changes. Our guests were genuinely amazed at how beautifully everything came together, and really so were we.
Even our cake deserves mentioning... Our original bakery was not able to deliver the cake due to the hurricane, and on Friday we all agreed to just do a supermarket cake for the cutting. But somehow on Saturday Jackie has this legit delicious wedding cake. I wouldn't be surprised if Jackie was up until 6am baking that cake herself. She delivers!
And not only does Celebrations get the job done, but they do so in the best possible manner. Jackie and the Celebrations team made us feel as if we were their only client from day 1. They were always available and always pleasant. No details were overlooked.
We can't thank Celebrations enough for such a memorable wedding.
Amy & Jason
I don't think there's enough space in this review to share enough of how much we enjoyed working with Celebrations! Molly and her team were absolutely amazing from start to finish, they thought of just about every detail and helped us through anything we needed last minute with ease. We were really amazed how well Molly and her team helped us through planning all the details and putting our minds at ease about our big event. Celebrations was probably our favorite vendor to work with - between the pre-event planning, the day of service, and amazing food they really made our night absolutely perfect. We couldn't have been more happy with the catering service too. The staff was incredibly professional and very classy. Everything was extremely well coordinated and made us feel like we were their most important client. The chef's meal was even better than we anticipated! Don't be fooled with the title "catering" - they have a world class kitchen and staff in house who design custom meals as a separate business so their event meals are an even higher quality than you may typically see in catering. Really amazing! We had several guests approach us afterwards and comment not only on how good to food was, but also on the presentation by the staff and overall put together event coordination. Our day of coordinator assigned to us for additional attention, in addition to Molly and the rest of the crew, was extremely attentive and and really nice surprise for our big day. To the team at Celebrations we can't thank you enough, and can't recommend you enough, thank you thank you thank YOU!! If we have any other big events on the island or friends having big events they'll be the first people we call.
James & Maria
We got married at one of their venues, The Gallery on HHI, 2 weekends (10.26.16) after Hurricane Matthew, and yet the staff pulled everything off seemingly effortlessly. We could not have asked for a more beautiful, STRESS-FREE weekend and have absolutely no complaints. Jackie did such an amazing job of coordinating everything from day one till the day of the wedding. She and her staff went above and beyond and even made every effort the day off to calm my nerves. Even all of our guests (especially the wedding party) raved about her specifically and also all the food, the wedding, and just the whole thing in general. I would say it was a dream come true, but it was even better - definitely exceeded my expectations. Even my groom said multiple times how great everything was and described it all as "perfect" without my prompting. Would recommend her / Celebrations without hesitation, and if we have already decided that if we ever renew our vows, we will without a doubt use Celebrations again.
For those debating using a wedding planner, I can say that we were on the fence too but it more than paid for itself. Jackie was such a lifesaver and I could not have pulled off the logistics of destination wedding by myself, let alone create such a beautiful, serene, happy day without her. I could not be happier with everything!
Thanks Jackie for EVERYTHING! Best wedding planner ever.
And for those wondering, The Gallery is gorgeous. Photos do not do it justice. We received sooooo many compliments on it. Such a perfect place for such a perfect day.
Kristen & Brett
We got married at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head Island in September 2016. We coordinated the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception with Celebrations Catering & Events.
When we first reached out to Celebrations, we worked with Jackie to help determine a location that would fit what we wanted for our wedding. She showed us around one of their beach locations and Windows on the Waterway (a private, marina location). We really wanted to get married on the beach but were so impressed with the Windows location and how private it was that we decided to have our wedding at Windows.
When it finally came time to start planning everything we were appointed to work with Tracey. At first we were disappointed that we did not get to work with Jackie since she showed us around. However, after working with Tracey for a short amount of time we were very impressed and at ease with her expertise and guidance in planning our wedding. You could tell she had been doing this for a very long time with her attention to detail and ability to plan out a wedding that suited us perfectly.
A few weeks prior to our wedding we visited Hilton Head and setup a meeting with Tracey to finalize the details of our wedding and assure we were all on the same page. At that meeting we were informed that Tracey was leaving Celebrations to pursue another career and that we would be working with Jackie from that point forward. We were a little disappointed since we had worked for so long and so closely with Tracey. That being said, Jackie did a phenomenal job picking up where Tracey left off with us and executed everything perfectly.
When we finally arrived at Windows on the day of our wedding, it was amazing to see how well they transformed the location to feel like it was ours. Jackie was there with us every step of the way, from helping setup for our rehearsal dinner all the way to the reception, to make sure we were both comfortable and not stressing over anything.
Everyone we worked with and that was working on the day of our wedding, from the servers and bartenders to the coordinators, were very professional and did a great job at catering to us and our wedding group. Also, their chef is incredible and everything we had at the rehearsal dinner and the wedding dinner/reception was delicious.
We could not have been happier with the way everything turned out and a very thankful to Celebrations for helping make our wedding perfect and memorable for a lifetime. We would recommend Celebrations to anyone to cater or plan any event and know they would not be disappointed.
Posted on 07/08/2016
My name is Julie and I was a bride from Raleigh, North Carolina. We had vacationed in HHI since I was a kid but there was so much about the wedding world there that I didn't know. We first met with Molly who was so sweet and helpful and she showed us a few of Celebrations venues. We fell in love with Windows on the Waterway and the staff. We ended up working with Tracey who was an absolutely angel. She was so confident, calm under pressure, always had the answers and treated us like family. Being from out of town it was really important to us that she answer her emails and she did! The same day usually! She absolutely was everything I could have hoped for in a coordinator - and more. We also worked with Jackie on the rehearsal dinner and she did an amazing job as well. And the food for both events was amazing!! Celebrations Catering and Events was professional, personal and absolutely amazing. I would recommend them and Windows as a venue to anyone.
We planned a reception dinner with Celebrations Catering and the staff was extremely courteous and attentive to our needs. The food was exquisite. Being from out of town we did not know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. The wedding reception the following evening was also catered by Celebrations and everything was awesome. I would definitely recommend Celebrations for any event that you need catered.
What a wonderful experience! I could not have asked for more... Tracey made our wedding planning so easy and enjoyable. It was an enchanting evening and we appreciate you always. Words can not even begin to express our gratitude. - Danyelle Barrow :)
I planned my wedding from the west coast, which was not without its challenges. I felt Jackie was very welcoming, responsive, and communicative. We held our wedding at Windows on the Waterway, which is perfect for a 70 person wedding. The venue was gorgeous (on private property)! We received many compliments on the food, we did a buffet style and it was absolutely delicious. Jackie was on top of everything that day and I felt that things flowed smoothly. I definitely recommend them!
We got married on 6/4/16 and had the MOST beautiful venue and wonderful team at Celebrations! Choosing Celebrations as our wedding venue, caterer & coordinators was an easy decision from the start (what's not to love about that trifecta being taken care of by one terrific vendor?!). The hardest part was narrowing down a menu and venue from their amazing selection! Once we saw Windows on the Waterway we were hooked. It's absolutely perfect as it is, with a fantastic view inside and out, so you don't have to bring in a thousand decorations to completely transform the place - we simply added a few personal touches and let the view speak for itself. Hiring Tracey as our coordinator was by far the next best decision we made, and the most worthwhile. She made the planning process fun and easy as possible, and always made us feel special and important. I have a very type-A, high strung personality and I can honestly say I was able to trust her so that I could relax and let her handle everything which is priceless! She went above and beyond in exceeding our expectations and truly feels like family to us now. We also have received so many compliments on how delicious the food was and we've been enjoying our wedding cake all week. We cannot thank the Celebrations team enough for making our dream wedding come true!
Tracey and her crew at Celebrations pulled together the most beautiful wedding at windows on the waterway. Pictures do not do this place justice. Tracey listened to all my little requests and executed something better than I could have envisioned. After the party, guests were truly amazed by the food, service and overall surroundings. For a small wedding of 40 people we wanted a beautiful dinner to remember always, and it certainly was. It is an exceptional place on the island for a wedding, I could not imagine doing it anywhere else. Thank you Tracey!!!!! You are the best!
Absolutely wonderful!!! Jackie was amazing, the food was delicious and the venue was romantic and sweet. Loved!!!
I am not sure that I can even write a review that would do this organization justice! My daughter was married in April, 2016. Tracey Mancini and the entire team went above and beyond any of my expectations. The wedding was more than perfect! Tracey took care of everything right down to the last detail. Since we live four hours away from Hilton Head, she was a life saver. Besides the impeccable service and the unbelievably gorgeous venue, the food was the best that I had ever experienced..just incredible! All the guests were raving about the delicious food. In fact, they raved about the entire event. I am the mother of the bride, and I was actually able to enjoy myself and feel like a guest! Tracey had everything under control. Celebrations also handled the rehearsal party on Friday nigh. Again.. it was flawless!! Tracey organized this, too. Chris (operations) handled the event that night. He is terrific! The bride and groom chose the Celebrations venue, The Gallery, for the rehearsal.. what a lovely place!! My daughter could not have been happier with the entire weekend!
I would recommend Celebrations to anyone who is planning any kind of event in Hilton Head. Many, many thanks to all of you at Celebrations!
I don't even know where to start! Jackie was professional, organized and incredibly considerate. We got married at The Gallery which was the perfect choice for our romantic and intimate wedding (we had 20 guests). The catering staff the night of the event were so caring and sweet. There was a tropical storm the day of our wedding. We had a last minute venue switch for the ceremony to accommodate the rain and Jackie made it flawless. The food was outstanding!!! We had angus steak, chicken, garlic potatoes, she crab soup ( to die for). I have a serious nut allergy and they went to extra lengths to be sure I was able to safely eat everything.
Everything from start to finish was amazing. Thank you.
We recently got married at Honey Horn plantation in Hilton Head. We live in Chicago and were looking for a catering company and wedding planner that could help us plan our wedding from afar. Jackie and staff were so amazing helping us plan our wedding from Chicago and giving us recommendations for our vendors since we weren't familiar with anyone in the area. Jackie worked with us from start to finish to bring our expectations to life. Thanks to Jackie our wedding day ran so smoothly. Everything turned out perfectly and we were able to relax and enjoy the day without worrying about a thing. Jackie was able to bring our vision to reality and make our wedding day better than we dreamed it could be. The vendors that she recommended were all amazing and she was able to coordinate with our vendors flawlessly.
Every detail from the decorations to the food was amazing. Our guests are still raving about how delicious the food was at our wedding.
Despite it down pouring around 9 pm Jackie was still able to keep everything together and even had umbrellas on hand for all of guests to use to go to the bathrooms or the bar. It was a comfort to know that Jackie was there ready to deal with anything unexpected that came up. For instance we supplied our own alcohol so when we ran out of vodka we weren't aware until the next day that Jackie had run out to get more during the wedding.
From start to finish Jackie and Celebrations Catering & Events were extremely professional and our wedding turned out better than we could have imagined. We highly recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in Hilton Head!
I recently had my wedding in Hilton Head in April 2016....The Knot concierge actually suggested Windows on the Waterway for my smaller, intimate wedding....and my experience with Celebrations could not have been more perfect and rewarding! I was fortunate enough to work with Molly and then Jackie....and these two were so professional and personable....Jackie was so sweet and caring....and my mom and I knew we were in such good hands....Jackie's attention to detail was impeccable...she made sure everything was on schedule, that everything was going according to the schedule....I enjoyed my wedding so much.....she took such great care of my family and me....she became a member of my family....Jackie had wonderful suggestions...had great contacts...I knew I was in such good hands....the venue - Windows on the Waterway is magical....the catering was amazing....there was a variety of menu options to choose from and Jackie and the team just wanted to make the day so special for my family....She and the team at Celebrations truly exceeded my expectations....I am so thankful!!!
Thank you. you and your entire team did such an awesome job. Thank you again for making everything look so outstanding and the guests loved everything. Your staff we so professional and very friendly, you are very blessed to have a great staff
Thank you again.
Lou Anne Takach
Rose Hill Mansion
We wanted to give a special thank you to Celebrations for our wonderful event on April 29.
It was a beautiful day, everything looked lovely, and there were rave reviews on the food.
We’re sure everyone went home happy, full and with lots of pictures of the marina.
A special thank you to you, Jackie, for your organization of things and making it fun.
It was a memorable evening to celebrate Emily, Mike, Juliana and Olivia Lynch.
From the theme from “Jaws” to Mikey’s tears to Olivia’s cameo dance performance!
Finally, John Wollwerth, captured beautiful photos before and during the wedding.
Think he sent you one of Emily, Mike and girls posing in the rose petals on the lawn.
We would gladly share photos to promote John’s work or Windows On The Waterway.
Thanks again for everything. Happy wedding season!
Barbara and George
Our wedding turned out to be better than I ever imagined and I have you to thank for that! I was so grateful to have so much help in the planning process since I couldn't make it out to Hilton Head much before the wedding. You took everything I said and made it happen and it turned out so perfectly. Levi and I are still talking about the wedding, I honestly never thought it could be so fun. We are both so thankful that we had you and Tracey there to help with all of the day of coordination as well. It was such a relief to just be able to sit back and enjoy everything that happened that day and not have to worry about any of the details, I didn't feel stressed at all that day so I really really appreciate that (and so does Levi!). You just made the whole process so easy and fun for us so Levi and I could truly enjoy our special day. All of our guests are still talking about how perfect the wedding turned out from the amazing food, to the awesome music, to the gorgeous venue that was so perfectly decorated, it really was just amazing. Please thank the chef for us also for all of his amazing food too! That was some of the best food we've ever had and it was even better than at the tasting! I really appreciate you taking care of Levi and I too and making sure we actually got to eat at our wedding, it would've been sad to miss out on all of that delicious food!! We also just got our pictures back from Anne and they turned out so beautiful!!! I'll have to send you some of our favorites once we get the files. We love looking at them now and just remembering that amazing day and how genuinely happy we are.
All in all, it was just beautiful and perfect. I've never been so happy in my life and I can't tell you what it means to Levi and I to have had such a perfect wedding after everything that we have gone through over the last year. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts because it wouldn't have been possible without you. Next time we are in Hilton Head we will definitely stop by and visit everyone!
Christina and Levi
My husband and I were so thrilled with all of the work that Jackie and her team at Celebrations did for us. We planned a wedding in Hilton Head, SC all the way from Denver, CO and Jackie couldn't have made it more easy. She took my vision for the wedding and completely exceeded my expectations! I was picky about a few things and she made sure that everything was exactly the way I had envisioned. She was quick to respond to all of my emails and made sure to check in with me periodically to ensure the planning was all going smoothly. Our wedding turned out absolutely amazing all thanks to Jackie and I never had to worry about a thing because I knew she and her team were there taking care of it. Also, the food that the chef prepared was absolutely fantastic!! We had a southern inspired menu that he executed perfectly. Our guests are still talking about how amazing our food was and how beautiful the presentation turned out! I can't say enough great things about Celebrations. They helped me pick the perfect venue, amazing vendors, helped me plan all of the fine details, and provided amazing food. It's a one stop shop and I highly recommend them!
I cannot say enough about the perfection of both events! You, and the staff behind you, are amazing! All the guests are still talking about the beautiful venues and the delicious food! Even your bartenders were absolutely wonderful! In the words of my dear friends, " you hit a home run." Thank you, thank you!!!!
Kent and I (and Steph!!) would like to thank you for all you have done to make this such a special day for Stephanie & Daniel. Not only have you been a joy getting to know over this past year, but you are incredible at doing your job!! I never felt like things were out of control. You handled everything...and with patience and kindness.
Good Luck to you. Thank You Again! You are the best!!!
Jackie, We cannot even begin to thank you enough for everything you did for us to help make our dream wedding come true! It truely was such a magical day for the both of us, one that is forever engraved in our hearts. Thank you for all the planning and prepping you did and for listening to all we wanted. We seriously could not have imagined a more perfect day. We wish you the best in your many other weddings! Thank you again for absolutely everything! Love Leslie & Garrett
Tracey, Tracey, Tracey! I can't say enough.
I planned my destination wedding in Hilton Head from Boston. My fiance, mom, and I made one trip to South Carolina to chose our venue. We visited three beautiful venues before having our meeting with Tracey at Windows on the Waterway. I was so torn between the venues until I arrived at Windows and met Tracey. First of all Windows on the Waterway is such a charming venue that we fell in love with right away. From the minute we met Tracey we knew, she does hugs not handshakes and has the ability to make you feel like you've known her forever! From our first meeting there was no doubt where we were going to get married and who we were going to trust to plan our most important day.
Throughout the planning process Tracey was helpful and knowledgeable. Every other vendor I chose would always comment how amazing Tracey was, and they were right! I am not the most 'bridey' bride and Tracey helped me hammer out details that I was unsure about. She responds to emails promptly and always solves all your problems, I promise :) There were a few stressful points during our planning process, especially when our wedding weekend arrived and it was a hurricane! Tracey regrouped and remained calm. We had to change our whole seating plan and layout but in the end it was better than we could have imagined.
Our wedding day was perfect and Tracey is the person to thank for that. My guests couldn't stop commenting on how delicious the food was and how smoothly everything ran. My aunt who is in the hospitality business couldn't stop raving about our amazing planner!!! I can't recommend Celebrations and Tracey in particular. She is one of a kind and I am so thankful that we found her!!!
Ashley Farrell - Posted on Wedding Wire
My husband and I were planning a Hilton Head Island wedding from Atlanta, and were going back and forth about what company to use for our Shipyard Plantation Wedding in October. We combed the internet, talked to friends and family on Hilton Head Island, and met or spoke with other companies about putting on our wedding. After reading many reviews about their amazing team and food, we decided to go with our gut, Celebrations.
We first worked with Molly, who was absolutely amazing. Then, we worked with Jackie, one of the most amazing people I've ever met! From the first time that I spoke with her on the phone, I knew that we made the right decision. Jackie put all of my nerves at ease as we jumped into planning our wedding. Jackie was friendly, paid attention to detail, and made sure that our big day went off without a hitch! She went above and beyond for us and we cannot thank her enough! The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, the venue looked gorgeous, and the night could not have gone any better. As we were leaving the venue at the end of the night, we made sure to find Jackie. She had become a friend and a part of our family, and we are forever grateful to her for what she did for us...I may have even shed a tear or two as we were saying goodbye.
Jackie also helped us plan our rehearsal dinner at Windows on the Waterway. The view of the sunset from that venue is one of the most stunning sunsets I've ever seen! Our Low Country dinner was delicious and the staff, friendly.
Celebrations knows how to put on a good party. They pay attention to detail, listen to your wants and needs, refer you to amazing vendors, and guide you every step of the way. They are a one-stop shop! They even bring out fresh cookies when you stop by the office for a meeting. Thank you again to Jackie and her Celebrations team for making our wedding weekend everything we had dreamed of and more!
Hilton Head Beach Wedding - 11.13.2015
Tracey and her team at Celebrations are more than amazing! I planned my beach wedding and reception from Kentucky and they helped everything go so smoothly through the entire process! We did a ceremony on the beach and then our reception at Windows on the Waterway venue. Beautiful venue that gives you a different environment of the island! There is an indoor and outdoor deck space with a beautiful lawn and a view of the sunset over the marina and bay. Tracey has such a gift for making your vision happen and makes you feel so comfortable! I think that they best part was is that on our wedding day we didn't have to worry about anything! We got to truly enjoy the day without having to stress about vendors, payments, or the flow of the ceremony or reception because she had a plan and it all went about perfectly. Tracey brings so much joy and fun to the work that she does and made me feel like I was part of her family! Huge thank you to the entire Celebrations team!
I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU and your Team for all you did for Pam and Michael last week. You made the week’s events so very memorable and special. The professionalism of you and your team is beyond comparison. The Rehearsal Dinner and the Wedding Celebration will always be cherished memories for my family and Pam’s.
Should I ever be in a position to help you I hope you will feel free to contact me.
JOHN R. WISE, A.I.A.
President | CEO
We feel so fortunate that you entered our lives and guided Michael and Pam through one of the most exciting weeks of their lives. Your expertise, your professionalism and your kindness will be long remembered.
Jane and John Wise
Words cannot express how thankfull we are for you! Your kindness, patience and attention to detail was amazing! We wouldn't have been abel to do this without you!!!...for the million little ways you make a difference-
Pam, Martha and Michael
Looking for a professional, creative, effective, responsive, knowledgeable, detail-oriented team? Look no further! Jackie and the staff at Celebrations Catering & Events are an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you SO much for turning our Rehearsal Dinner vision into reality! Alithea D.
We married 9/12/15 at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head, SC. Let me tell you, our wedding was amazing. Do not hesitate and book this place! Tracey Mancini was our wedding coordinator and she was amazing to work with. She helped us with EVERYTHING we needed and helped keep everyone calm including my mom, dad, sister, & bridesmaids. She is 100% a necessity. I cannot even put into words how perfect this night was. It actually rained our entire wedding day and we had to do the backup plan for everything. However, no one even knew this was our backup plan, it seemed like the first choice. The ceremony on the deck was beautiful and a perfect backup plan for people like me who needed that peace of mind. The food was also amazing!! It was so convenient that Celebrations did all of the food catering and we did not have to worry about it. Windows is the perfect place to have your wedding. It is absolutely gorgeous and you will have nothing but happiness thinking back to this day. Don't forget to book Tracey, she is an absolute must.
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Tracey and her team at Celebrations were absolutely outstanding. I wish I could give them more then 5 stars!! I was planning a wedding from Michigan and they were helpful, friendly and on top of their game every step of the way. I was completely blown away when I walked into my reception venue, it was everything that I imagined and more! Tracey and Celebrations knocked it out of the park from decor, food, organization and timing of the wedding. Every single guest commented on how incredible the food tasted and how beautiful the venue was. I really could never thank them enough for making our wedding day PERFECT!
Truly an AMAZING wedding!
I wanted to write and thank you for everything you did to make Tracy and Travis' wedding so incredibly perfect. They told us it was the best night of their lives and so much of the credit goes to you. They had a total blast, we had a blast, our friends and family had a blast. Everyone loved it. It was truly just such a very special night and we have been on such a high going all through the week from it...I just can't stop smiling! The feedback we have gotten from people has been awesome. Everyone loved the venue and thought in the end the weather and setup (on porch) were PERFECT. I have to agree. I loved everything about it and am so thankful we selected Windows on the Waterway as our venue and had you to guide us through the event. Tracey you are really good at what you do! I am sure you hear this all the time, but you put everything together so beautifully. The little details like standing the starfish up against the centerpiece instead of laying them on the table, using our handmade wreath not once but twice so it could be seen on the way in and on the way out, fixing the arch so that it worked on the porch. You are so very talented. The food we ate was just incredible. EVERYBODY thought the food was just delicious. Everything was perfect and I just want to thank you for making Tracy and Travis' dream wedding a reality. I could go on and on.....but I totally get why Windows on the Waterway (and you) have such good reviews. It is all so very well deserved.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you are ever in Charlotte, look us up!
Sue (andJeff) Huber
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Everything was Perfect!
My Husband and I cannot express how grateful we are to have found Celebrations for our big day! The entire staff was incredible to work with, especially our Wedding Coordinator, Tracey. She was able to help us create exactly what we wanted while keeping the whole process stress free. She becomes family during the planning process and we are so thankful for the great memories we created. They will be cherished forever. Even with some last minute changes, Tracey made sure everything turned out beyond amazing! In addition, Molly was fantastic to work with, the food was absolutely delicious and the venue at Honey Horn Plantation was gorgeous! If you want your big day to be everything you have dreamed of, Celebrations is the choice for you!
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I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner and venue! Tracey made sure that everything went perfectly and she literally thought of everything. The food was delicious and our guests had a great time dancing the night away. Everything was so smooth and every detail was accounted for. She did an amazing job executing my decor ideas and arranging everything to my specifications (and I really like to get into the details lol). I highly recommend Celebrations, they will make your life so much easier when it comes to planning a wedding, especially if you are a long-distance bride!
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Jackie and the entire staff at Celebrations were amazing! From the first day of planning to the actual wedding day, they were there to help and make it a smooth and enjoyable experience. We truly had the wedding of our dreams and a big thanks to Celebrations for that!
Where do I begin? Everything was PERFECT! Absolutely perfect! From the servers to the food to the set up...OMG...I cried it was exactly what I was hoping for. Best wishes, Kristin
Gorgeous Venue and Fantastic Team! From the first interaction with Celebrations team, to the end of the wedding day, the team delivered nothing but FANTASTIC service! Tracey and team were so helpful throughout the process in helping to build our dream day! She was one of the best wedding planners ever! She helped with every detail from the colors, to the cake, food, flowers and music. Our expectations were truly exceeded. We chose Windows on the Waterway venue which was just picturesque. I still get comments from guests on how beautiful the venue was and it was the "best wedding food they have ever ate!" I would highly recommend this group. Reviewed on THE KNOT
Truly, of all the vendors at the wedding, I was most impressed with the catering. It was exquisite. Sometimes, I have pangs of anxiety and regret that I didnt get to eat more of it! I think that is a wonderful thing to regret about your wedding - not that I didnt eat, but that I didnt sit and savor that delicious food! Everyone kept telling me how great the food was, and, as I said I never thought catered food could really be that great, but it beat anything I've ever had at a restaurant or out of my own kitchen. People are still talking about it. I cant recommend or praise y'all enough. Britton A.
Planning my wedding from Indiana was quite the task. The venue is beautiful and the view, wow, just stunning. The food was by far the BEST food I have ever had at any wedding! We had several compliments on it as well. The thing that surpassed my expectations and why I would recommend Celebrations Catering to anyone, is the service! Celebration's team was completely and perfectly amazing! They were so on top of things and made my day absolutely perfect. They had everything in order and made the process simple and truly stress free. They even went above and beyond when we arrived the Saturday before the wedding and our seating chart changed. There is absolutely nothing I change and if I could give them more than 5 stars, I absolutely would!! Thank you to everyone who made my day perfect!!!
Celebrations Catering & Events is Outstanding! 5 Stars! posted 07/09/2015
If you are searching for a wedding planner and a caterer, your search is over! You will not be able to top Celebrations Catering & Events. We live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and my daughter was recently married in Hilton Head, SC. We contracted with Celebrations for a wedding planner and catering services for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. Celebrations was a gem from the first telephone conversation to the after-wedding reception clean-up was over! Their expert guidance in selecting menus, linens,seating arrangements, vendors, etc., resulted in my daughter and son-in-law having a PERFECT wedding day on the beach in Hilton Head!
In addition to their excellent coordination of the wedding planning, wedding ceremony and reception, the food that the Celebrations' Chef prepared was Superb! Our guests are still raving about the food! It was delicious!
The bartenders and wait staff that Celebrations provided were all very friendly and efficient throughout the event.
Planning a destination wedding involves researching the vendors available in the location of your choice. Everything I read about Celebrations Catering was so positive and now I know why! They focus on the details and have everything in order long before the big day arrives. I did not have to stress on the day of the wedding because I knew Tracey had everything under control.
Celebrations' reputation with all of the vendors was Five Star/First Class too. Every vendor we contracted knew Celebrations and assured us that the team of them would finalize all the details.
Again...stop your search..Celebrations Catering and Events won't disappoint you!!! We certainly weren't!
ON THE KNOT - I came into Celebrations about a year before my wedding with tons of ideas. My vision was set and desired by Pinterest, but was very unorganized. Celebration's helped me to narrow down my ideas and make practical decisions. When I walked into the wedding venue on the day of tears came to my eyes as my vision was real! Everything we had been talking about for 12 months was perfect! They are able to cater to any budget and any size. I didn't have a huge budget and I invited 230 guests (150 attended).
The whole Celebrations crew was amazing, organized, understanding, and kind through the whole process!
These are definitely the best most affordable wedding planers in Hilton Head! I can't thank them enough!
** Did i mention the food!? It was amazing! We are still getting complements on how great the BBQ dusted chicken was and the creamy Mac & Cheese.
I wanted to take the time to drop you a little note and tell you how much we appreciated everything that you did for us. Our experience with you and Celebrations Catering and Events exceeded our expectations. Your attention to detail is impeccable. Your recommendations for vendors was spot on. Your recommendation for Pastor Sam was great. I felt like he had known them for years. I still have friends and family commenting on what a wonderful service he did and everyone is also still raving about the wedding cake how beautiful it was and how fabulous it tasted. Being such a small wedding I was worried about keeping the party going. I don't think the dance floor was cleared once a night. So your recommendation for DJ Alan was more than appreciated. I am so glad the day that I called that you were the one that answered the phone because I feel like you were perfect fit for Madison and myself. She is my only daughter and of course the love of my life so I wanted this day to be one of the most special days of her life and you helped us achieve that.
I just want to say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! You are so wonderful and you made our wedding day so beautiful and run flawlessly! The reception was beautiful and everyone had so much fun! You are so good at what you do! You made us feel so special on our special day! Thank you for everything over the last year and the week of the wedding! So much fun and memories that we will never forget! :) I'm so sad that I won't have an excuse to be emailing you now, but I wish you best of luck with the rest of your brides and weddings!! We love you so much!!
Love, Amanda and Jonathan
Words cannot express our appreciation for all you did to help make our daughter's wedding a memorable event. You came on board late because we didn't decide right away but helped soooo much to make everything happen like we envisioned.
Your staff were courteous, helpful, and unobtrusive; the food was superb. We would do it all over there again even though it was 95 degrees!
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Celebrations did an absolute incredible job with my wedding that I had on June 14 this year. After we hired one of their personal wedding coordinators, I felt like everything was completely taken care of. She made sure that every little detail was a perfect as we could make it. The food was also incredible by the celebrations staff. Our family is all vegetarian which can sometimes be alittle tricky for catering companies since they aren't used to preparing vegetarian meals on a regular basis. This was not a problem for them at all. They went above and beyond our expectations for food.
We personally had our wedding at Windows on the Waterway. This venue was absolutely gorgeous. I love the backdrop of the boats as well as the sunset that you can have if your wedding is in the afternoon. I would recommend Celebrations Catering & Events to any bride who is looking to get married down in the Hilton Head Island, SC area. It is well worth it!
Thank you very much for all of your hard work and help with our wedding. Although it went SUPER FAST, we had a great time. It was everything we wanted, and then some! In fact, my parents are even getting lovely thank you notes from guests. I think everyone had a really special time. It also helped that so many folks took vacations around our wedding! You truly helped us create the wedding/memory of our dreams.
We haven't received pictures yet, but I'll send some when I get them! And I'll surely write a review for you and the company in the very near future.
Friday night at Windows on the Waterway was incredible! The food, the service, the view, the sunset, etc, etc were all amazing! Thank you for ALL you did to make our son's rehearsal dinner a night to remember! Take care and hope our paths will cross again! Laura and Robbie L.
We have jumped back into normal life but wish we could live our fairy tale day again, and again! We will honeymoon in a few weeks due to our work schedules, so we have that to look forward to. I just wanted to thank you both for making everything absolutely flawless. I mean… FLAWLESS!! Maybe there were problems I didn’t see, but I sure didn’t hear a word about them! :) I cannot thank you enough for making everything so perfect… the décor, the flow of the timeline, and every detail that I would have never thought of. I was blown away by how beautiful everything looked! Our guests raved and raved about the food, the cake, the beautiful setting, our awesome vendors, etc. etc. I still cannot believe how awesome it all was when I made almost every single decision over email and 9 ½ hours away. Because of you, I was able to completely enjoy the best weekend of my life without having to think of a single thing! This allowed me the opportunity to soak in every minute with zero stress on me, or anyone else in our party. Thank you to you and your staff for everything! I would do it all again 100 times over without changing a thing!
Hopefully you are recovered from a weekend of two weddings! I just wanted to thank you again for a truly PERFECT PI day! You and your staff had everything so well coordinated! Many of our guests commented to me about how kind and thoughtful the servers and bartenders were, and how wonderful all the food was. No one went home hungry - even the bride and groom!
Your positive encouragement throughout this whole process made it easy for everyone! I will wholeheartedly recommend Celebrations to my friends for any of their events. And Windows looked absolutely beautiful! The draping and lighting on the porch, how you placed all my décor inside and out, the buffet tables, candy bar, guest book table, and your coordination of the send off was spot on! Even the universe cooperated with perfect weather and a spectacular sunset! I can't wait to see the pictures and will pass some on to you. It was truly a pleasure working with you, and I hope we cross paths again soon! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
Kindest regards, Karen
Having been born and raised on HHI, I wanted to make sure that we had the perfect venue for our wedding day. My mom scoped out a few other places before checking out Celebrations, and knew as soon as she met with the team that Celebrations and Windows on the Waterway was exactly where we wanted to be for the wedding day. We knew going in that we had to have a planner and we had the pleasure of working with Tracey Mancini. I don't know what I can possibly say about Tracey that hasn't already been said (in the dozens of rave reviews already posted), but I will say that the thing I miss the most about the planning process is no longer regularly working with someone as wonderful as Tracey. I am someone who really dislikes making decisions, so needless to say, the wedding planning process was not the easiest for me. Tracey was decisive, but always extremely respectful, and provided helpful input when I asked her to based on her many years of expertise in the industry - exactly what I needed to move me along and coach me through the planning process :) In addition to being a great wedding planner, Tracey also served as my therapist (haha!) as she was always there to listen and comfort me when planning anxieties arose. She also just as deeply shared in our excitement when our wedding day finally arrived. The day itself could not have been more beautiful. I was absolutely awestruck when I first arrived at the venue and saw all of our hard work that had come to fruition. The staff were all efficient and professional, the food - incredible! My husband and I got to truly kick back, relax, and enjoy our day to the fullest extent, as Tracey had promised, because she literally did all the thinking for us (even down to telling us exactly how to cut the cake!) My husband and I are not ones for cliches, but we truly felt like our wedding day was absolutely perfect! Thank you for everything Tracey and Celebrations Catering!!!
Wedding: 03/14/2015 - Ashley
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The Best!! posted 2014-12-06
I recently got married and was lucky enough to work with Celebrations. I had a wonderful experience from start to finish and was so grateful to have Celebrations team walk me through the process. Not only were they wonderful, but the food and the venue (Windows on the Waterway) were amazing as well. Jackie and the Celebrations team made our wedding day about as stress-free as it could be. Not only were they amazing for our wedding, but they catered our rehearsal dinner as well. I do not have enough kind words to say! I highly recommend Celebrations for any special event. You will not be disappointed....
I just wanted to thank you all again for your wonderful work at the wedding. The staff did an excellent job and we couldn't be happier. I just wanted to thank you again because I know how important it is to know that your client is happy. I know how much work goes into what you do and how important it is that everything goes smoothly. I believe God has had his hands on this couple from day one and especially with the wedding planning and the day of the wedding. Everything turned out perfectly. J.D. and Kendra loved it too. I had several people come up to me and tell me it was the prettiest wedding they had ever been to, I have to agree, and I'm not just talking about the decorations, I'm talking about everything, the ceremony, the guests, the weather, everything involved, it was just so pretty. You made our vision a reality. Good work. D. Allison
We were so very pleased with the food and the service we received from your staff at the post wedding brunch on Sunday. Everything was delicious! The staff setup, served and cleaned afterwards with attention to everything and making the event effortless for us. We cannot thank you enough and would recommend your catering services to every one. Patty
We just got back from Jamaica and we are continuing to receive feedback about how much everyone enjoyed our wedding! Jake and I cant thank you enough for everything that you did to make it such a perfect day. We have truly enjoyed working with you and Celebrations over the past year. Hayley
Highly recommend! posted 2014-11-12
We love Hilton Head, but we found it was difficult to find a venue for our small wedding since many locations had minimum guest counts. We also found that not all vendors were timely in their follow-up. We were SO happy when we found Celebrations! Through email and phone calls, we were able to quickly set up the basics and secure our location with Molly. We did opt for a coordinator and loved Jackie. Everyone at Celebrations is so nice and friendly! They worked with us to create just the decor, menu, ceremony, everything just as we wanted. They were so understanding of us not living in the area and was super flexible to meet with us when we were in town and to have phone discussions at convenient times for us. The day of, Jackie was so thoughtful and such a great eye for detail. Even small things like bringing the family drinks and snacks between our formal photos are truly meaningful....
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It was a absolute pleasure to work with the team at Celebrations for our destination wedding. They made everything so easy and had great input for the entire event. The best part was having (them) on site to manage the timelines and make sure the whole day went off without a hitch. We truly got to enjoy every minute of our wedding thanks to the Celebrations team. Windows on the Waterway has so many layout options each bride can make the venue her own special place. With the beauty of Skull Creek and the lovely lawn at Windows, you cannot go wrong with planning an outdoor or indoor event there....
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Spectacular Wedding at Honey Horn Plantation Hilton Head Island posted 2014-10-31
Celebrations Catering and Events organised a beautiful wedding for my daughter at Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Island in September. I had to have total confidence in their ability as we were planning the event from a distance. Honey Horn was merely the venue and Celebrations was responsible for arranging the rentals, the catering, and the entire co ordination of the event. They delivered the goods and more! The food provided by Celebrations was excellent and many of our guests remarked that it was the best wedding fare they had ever had. From the hors d'oeuvres to the dessert the quality was fantastic and what impressed us was that every plated entree was hot on arrival at the table. The service was efficiently unobtrusive throughout the evening and all the vendors that Celebrations recommended were top notch. The band, the lighting, the string quartet, florist, transportation etc. The entire affair went without a hitch, and I can honestly say that we did not have to be concerned about a thing. Their attention to time and detail is great and draws on many years of planning experience. Through out the year prior to the wedding Celebrations was very responsive during the planning stages and nothing was too much trouble. Honey Horn required us to have a wedding planner for this event and I consider it extremely fortunate that Celebrations were a team that we could not have found anywhere else....
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There Will Never Be Another One Like This One!! posted 2014-10-22
I still shake my head in amazement remembering my daughter's wedding. To surpass Celebration's management of the Friday Welcome Party at Windows on the Waterway, to the absolutely amazing food and its presentation at the wedding reception, one will have to just dream about it. The synonyms - fabulous, marvelous, do not come close to everything about Celebrations. Tracey and Molly were wonderful to work with. Their level of professionalism, wedding planning and attention to the smallest of details, leaves me almost speechless. Thank you, Celebrations, for the most wonderful memories a Mother could ask for....
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The best on the island posted 2014-10-21
I'm a Hilton Head Island native but was planning my wedding from afar in Chicago. Celebrations is highly regarded on the island, and was recommend by our day-of wedding planner. After looking at a number of other catering companies (we wanted to do our due diligence, and some were definitely more budget friendly), we went with Celebrations because they so CLEARLY know what they are doing! Working with them was a breeze. Although we used them for catering services (food, bartenders, waiters.. our venue allows us to BYO alcohol and we had different vendors for rentals and planning), they offered great advice throughout the entire planning process. The food was AMAZING- we got so many compliments! They do a great job of accommodating allergies, as well as making their food stations look beautiful. I can't recommend Celebrations enough. Worth every penny for their professionalism, delicious food, and organization....
It was better than we could have ever imagined. Our guests have raved about the food too! We will definitely leave you a great review. Thanks for your help and advice- our wedding was perfect with big thanks to you and your team! -Allison
Thanks so much for planning a wonderful event - your staff were so pleasant, helpful,and went waaaaay above the call of duty.
The food was delicious and everyone that attended commented how good it was. Thanks so much for everything!!
Take care, Morgan
Hi Celebrations Catering & Events,
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Celebrations Catering & Events posted 2014-10-10
Thanks to the staff of Celebrations our wedding was absolutely PERFECT!!!! They helped me from Day 1 in answering questions, giving me advice, and making recommendations for every service we would need for our special day. They made the process so easy and wonderful! Additionally, the food was amazing! All of our guests raved about how wonderful everything was. I highly recommend anyone getting married in Hilton Head, SC to use this company! You will not be disappointed!!! I am still in awe about how perfect our wedding day was!!!...
Thank you so much for everything you did on our wedding day! You seriously went above and beyond all expectations. You were absolutely a dream come true that day for everything. Everything was so organized and well planned. I loved what you did with the NJ and CT signs on the bathroom doors, everyone raved about that!!!! You captured everything we ever imagined our whole lives and put it together in just one day, you are incredible.
You were so patient with all the chaos of our families and did everything with a smile on your face. Without a doubt we will highly recommend you to all of our friends who are due to get married. Everything looked stunning and you really captured out vision and put it into play.
Thank you is surely not good enough for what you did for us. Every time we turned around there was a wow moment and I can't thank you enough for that. You are so great at what you do. Melissa and Brandt T.
I am delighted to share my opinion of how seamless and professional the experience was. The venue was lovely, the staff was terrific and the food was delicious. Everyone raved about it and truly did not want to leave (but we had the bus waiting for them).
I look forward to working with you again. Corinne R