Kelly Waller-Peeples
Wedding: 9/13/2013
Simply the Best

We first chose Beyond Expectations because they were reasonably priced – especially for an expensive city like Charleston, and provided full service catering & rentals (they place your rental order for you, and provide bar services, so everything is taken care of in one place. Very big selling point)! But we had no idea what a value we were getting at first.

Kim was wonderful to work with. We had some last minute guest list changes, and she was quick and easy to deal with and took care of everything. She was responsive throughout the planning process and never left me hanging waiting for answers.

Ron was incredible. He met with us to discuss the menu and had some great suggestions and a wide variety of food. He also walked through the site with me and told me exactly how everything would be laid out and pointed out what worked best from what he had seen in the past. He and his team took care of everything the day of the wedding – for the ceremony and the reception.

The food was simply the best. I ate literally every bite on my plate (and maybe a few from my husbands)! Several guests said it was absolutely the best food they had at a wedding – ever. And I have a large family so we have had a LOT of weddings. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was wonderful. He made some beautiful food sculptures and we had an ice sculpture as well.

Last but not least his staff was incredible and thoughtful. Before we were whisked off during the cocktail hour for pictures they made sure we both had some appetizers and drinks. They made plates for us at the reception and brought drinks – I never had to go to the bar once all night. I was able to fully concentrate on enjoying the wedding and mingling with guests.

We could not be more pleased with the stellar service and delicious food! Thank you so much to Ron, Kim and the rest of Beyond Expectations!!

Sabra Berger
Wedding: 8/25/2013
They Brought Both Comfort and Joy

My husband and I dealt with both Kim and Ron while planning the event. Their patience and customer service were both commendable. They are a busy company but they found the time to give us a lot of personal attention. We trusted Ron and was a great guide through planning our reception. The staff the day of was AMAZING. As soon as we said “I do,” there was someone from the team offering me a drink. They were thoughtful and professional. The spread was beautiful and complementary to the decor and the venue. They were a preferred vendor of my venue and it is evident why. They also made an incredible spread for my husband and I to take back with us to the hotel. That personal touch was greatly appreciated when we arrived to the hotel absolutely famished!

We were really impressed with our experience.

Wedding: 5/11/2013

Our food was the absolute BEST wedding food I’ve ever tasted! The care package they packed for us after the wedding came in very handy as well! All our guests were so impressed and are still talking about how great the food was! One of the best parts of our wedding for sure!

Nancy Huffman

Wedding: 5/31/2013
Beyond Expectations Lives Up to Their Name

Ron and his team at Beyond Expectations are the best in town. They are down to earth, extremely easy to deal with, and they will do anything to make your day perfect. The first thing that everyone says about my wedding is “THE FOOD WAS AMAZING.” I think it all anyone could talk about for the longest time. My husband is from Bardstown, KY, the bourbon capital of the world. They let us bring in all the different bourbons from his town and they showcased and served them at the bar. They made sure that my husband and I got to eat and we had our own personnel server then entire night to ensure we never went without food or drink. Right before the wedding I was stuffed into the kitchen so my husband wouldn’t see me and I watch as they cooked all the food on site while Ron, the owner, was feeding me samples right before I walked down the aisle. Before we drove away his staff brought out a HUGE 15lb basket of 2-4 servings of all the food served at the wedding along with a bottle of champagne for us to enjoy later.

My husband and I enjoyed working with Ron and his staff. They are not pushy and they certainly will not overwhelm you with lots of decisions. They do use their experience and your budget to help guide you into making the best decision for your wedding. They handled all the rental and set up for my entire wedding ceremony and reception. I wish I had enough lines to tell you every little thing that they did for us from the planning and the last minute changes. Just know that you can trust them to ensure your day goes off without a hitch.

My husband was relieved when we found Beyond Expectations, he was glad to finally talk to down to earth people that listen to what we wanted. So many people in the wedding industry were more excited than we were about getting married. It was a real turn off when they didn’t listen to our needs or our budget. Not Ron and his team, THEY ARE GREAT!!!!!!!!! I hope that you choose Beyond Expectations, you will not be disappointed.

Wedding: 3/29/2014
Member Since: 7/16/2003

March 2014 Wedding posted 4/30/2014

The food at my wedding was outstanding. The quality, service, and presentation were beyond was I expected. The shrimp and grits were to die for! Ron does an outstanding job with his team and the presentation alone was something you would expect to pay thousands for but it is something he loves to do. Looking back on my wedding day the only thing I regret was not eating more of the great food!

Anne Uthlaut

Wedding: 5/10/2014
Member Since: 8/30/2013

AMAZING food within my budget posted 5/16/2014 )

I got so many RAVE reviews on our food at the wedding! I loved everything they made. They were so easy to work with. They came up with a GREAT menu in our budget and everybody loved the food! Kim was lightning fast with her email response times and she addressed every question immediately. Ron was extremely attentive to our wants and created a wonderfully diverse Italian buffet menu to accommodate all kinds of diets. Their staff made sure we had plates brought to us while everybody else was up getting their food so we actually got to eat! They even put together a basket for us to take back to our hotel that night with champagne, plates of food from the buffet and the appetizers, slices of our cake, and a giant chocolate bar. I’m so happy we made the decision to use Beyond Expectations. They truly lived up to their name.

Wedding: 6/8/2014
Member Since: 5/19/2013

Mother of the Bride posted 6/18/2014

My daughter and her husband were married on June 8th at the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston, SC. Ron and his staff of Beyond Expectations Catering demonstrated their culinary talents for this special event. Beyond Expectations Catering did not disappoint!!! First, it was so helpful to have them coordinate all needed supplies (tables, chairs, linens, etc.), especially since we live out of state. Second, the staff made sure to provide food and drink to my daughter and son-in-law during the picture taking and throughout the evening. This was greatly appreciated by the newlyweds! Also, the food was FANTASTIC! We selected a variety of hor d’oeuvres served during the cocktail hour and then mixed salad, carved roast beef, pecan encrusted chicken, broccoli au gratin and macaroni & cheese for our buffet dinner, The table was garnished with beautifully carved fruits and vegetables as decorations. All of our guests couldn’t stop raving about the food. Lastly, the bride and groom received a very generous sendoff basket that included everything that was served to our guests plus champagne & pieces from their wedding cake. It was the perfect way to end their very exciting evening. I would HIGHLY recommend Beyond Expectations Catering for your wedding or special occasion!

Good Morning Kim and Ron,

As I know you are aware, the planning of any wedding is stressful, however when you are doing it from another state it is even worse. Your team did everything to try and minimize my concerns and stress. I wanted to take a few moments and express my thanks to you and your team for doing such a WONDERFUL JOB on Keith and Rachel’s reception. Everything from the planning set up and the superior food exceeded my expectations. Our guests have raved about the friendliness of your staff and the overall presentation. They consistently have commented about the delicious food and several have commented about wetter you guys would consider catering events – long distance. Again, you made this day even more special for the family and our guest. You guys are awesome and if you ever need recommendations, I have a list of approximately 100 people that would be glad to do so…

It was truly our pleasure to work with you during the last year and may you always have continued success.

Libby & Mike McGraw