12 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/4/2014
I selected Affordable Elegance based on reviews through The Knot, and I have to say that my husband and I were quite impressed! We were able to do a weeknight taste test of the foods and discussed our wedding and venue with Dee-Dee, who made several great suggestions based upon her experience with catering so many events. Once we booked the event, we ran into an issue with the linens we had secured elsewhere; Cami was able to quickly contact their local linen supplier in Raymore and arranged to pick up linens and deliver them to our venue in time for decorating. The pricing was very reasonable and her efforts to promptly help us out were top notch! The day of the event, I was blown away by the setup of the cake table - the groom's cake their baker made of a tailgating grill was fantastic and so realistic-looking!! The kids absolutely loved it! We heard so many compliments on the groom's cake, that the cupcakes were the best ever, and how good the Swedish meatballs and spinach artichoke dip were on the buffet table. I was very pleased with the fruit and veggies on the buffet as well! The only suggestion we have food-wise is that the sandwiches seemed to be a bit dry with a lot of bun compared to toppings. Otherwise, we couldn't have been happier. The wait staff was very friendly, professional and accommodating, and they looked sharp in their attire. Jeff, the lead caterer, was so on top of things...he and his crew made sure my husband and I were taken care of with beverages right away, and he let us know when someone walked out with a box of our alcohol without permission after the event ended (we were able to track it down before it left the premises and grateful Jeff let us know so promptly). Jeff and his assistant handled the final walkthrough and cleanup of the venue...that was music to our ears after such a long day!! We knew we could trust him and his assistant after all they had done for the evening, and the fact they had prior experience working at that particular venue. We were able to take home leftovers and had the option of donating them to a shelter had we not taken the food with us. They also offered us a complimentary Sunday brunch at their Gregory's location! I will most definitely recommend Affordable Elegance to others. We felt like valued customers from day one, and that is very important to us. I truly believe Affordable Elegance builds its reputation on a well-rounded customer experience from beginning to end. They are very friendly, professional, timely, flexible and all around good people. You should definitely check them out!!
Member Since: 8/14/2013
We used Affordable Elegance Catering and their staff helped to make our dinner special. We had around 120 people and our guests commented on the quality and quanity of the food provided. The staff keep Drinks going, plates cleared and the buffett filled. Very professional servers who went with the flow of the evening. Food was at the correct tempature - the Hot food was hot and the salad was kept cold. Presentation was perfect.
We will use this Catering service for future events.
Member Since: 6/6/2011
Affordable elegance went above and beyond our expectations. Not only was the food delicious but the staff was so nice, accomodating and full of hard workers. The cake was also a 3 tier combo of lemon cake with vanilla buttercream and vanilla cake with raspberry filling..... just heavenly and gorgeous!! If your a bride with a set budget and doesn't want to skimp on food I highly suggest you use them. They set a menu that fits your vision and budget perfectly. Definitely a hidden gem in Kansas city!
Member Since: 2/20/2013
Affordable Elegance helped with my wedding plans (wedding was April 13, 2013 - YAY!!!!) and they were great to work with! The brisket was very lean and tender with some of the best BBQ sauce we had ever tasted - - our guests are still talking about it. Our cake was exactly what we ordered and was delicious! Everything from the first phone call to our wedding day was made A LOT easier by working with this company!!!
Member Since: 4/9/2012
We were beyond happy with Affordable Elegance, from start to finish everything was perfect and the food was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Member Since: 12/8/2011
People are still talking about the food from my wedding! These people pay such attention to detail and have the best customer service! They were also very easy to reach and always returned my emails quickly. Best caterer I have ever used!
Member Since: 1/26/2012
The team was very reliable. The food was good and priced very reasonable. We didn't want anything over the top fancy; just good food served hot with good service. We absolutely got what we wanted. I would recommend them.
Member Since: 12/29/2010
we have had so many compliments on everything, but we have had so many compliments on our dinner and the cake! we are so glad we chose them for our wedding! we highly recommend them to others looking for the amazing service and quality!
Member Since: 5/1/2011
When we contacted Affordable Elegance, the recommended we come in for a tasting of the menu we liked. The food was fantastic! Dee-Dee Stokes is awesome! She was so friendly and accommadating; changing the menu as we liked. The reception buffet was chicken spidini, smoked brisket, garden salad, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus--delicious! We had food left over, the boxed it up for my parents to take home!! An excellent choice for reception buffet.
Member Since: 2/2/2008
We served a modified "holiday dinner" buffet style at my wedding in September and everything was absolutely delicious! I had so many compliments on the food that night and continue to hear that my guests are still raving about it! The presentation was beautiful, the staff were very professional and so helpful with everything, and it really was very affordable! The staff helped out everywhere I needed them- held my bouquet while we filled our plates, took my salad plate to our table while we continued through the buffet, one girl even waited in line with my grandpa to help him get a plate for my grandma who is in a wheelchair. At the end of the night they asked if we wanted to box up the left over food to keep it or send it to a local shelter, which I thought was a really great idea. They even gave us a bottle of wine as a wedding gift. I can't recommend Affordable Elegance enough for your event. Just wonderful!
Member Since: 1/25/2011
They took care of everything! Food, cake, beer, chairs for the ceremony, and they were great to work with. As they set up they were out of the way and they were very friendly. They were perfect for what we needed.
Member Since: 7/19/2010
We met with Dee Dee and her staff to help plan our wedding reception while my fiance and I lived in different cities and were planning a wedding in a third! She immediately put us at ease and our tasting was great! Through her experience, we got advice on menu, rentals and back up location. The day of the wedding, we changed locations due to bad weather and the caterers were so flexible! Many people commented on how calm I was as a bride on her wedding day with so many changes..I told them all it was due to the amazing vendors we chose. Affordable Elegance was the best!!!
We make wedding dreams come true!
You've planned this day since you were a little girl. From casual hors d'oeuvre buffets to formal plated dinners, we offer high quality food, outstanding presentation, excellent service -- all at an affordable price. With Affordable Elegance, you can rest assured that your reception will be your dre
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- Specialty: American Regional, Continental, Dessert Specialists, French, Fusion, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012