Great Performances

New York, NY; Tri-State Area

Details

Cuisine

American, French, Italian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Fusion, Seafood, Specialty

Dietary Options

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kosher, Nut Free, Organic, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Wedding Categories

Buffet, Catering Clean Up, Catering Delivery + Setup, Chef Stations, Family Style, Food Trucks, Menu Tastings, Passed Appetizers, Seated Meal, Servers, Food + Catering, Service Staff

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
304 Hudson St, New York, NY New York, NY; Tri-State Area (212) 727-2424
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Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Joe F

When my wife and I booked Wave Hill as the venue for our wedding, they had a rule that they worked with Great Performances and Great Performances only. We accepted because we liked the venue so much - and in retrospect couldn’t imagine choosing anyone else. Even if we had had... Read More the opportunity to look at every caterer in New York, I’m 100% certain we would have went with Great Performances anyway. The food was off-the-charts good, and not a single person at our wedding failed to comment on it. The rentals were excellent quality, with a huge, diverse selection. But by and far, the best thing that you get when you work with Great Performances is the staff. Carly and Emily were tremendous from the start, helping us through every step of the process and helping us put together the perfect selections for our wedding. They always answered our questions promptly, and would go out of their way to make sure that we felt comfortable and confident with our decisions, and the decision-making process itself. As an extra bonus, they provided top-rate staff and service on the big day itself, so much so that we felt we had to ask the room for a round of applause for all the hard work they were putting in. It was the best night of our lives, and could not have happened without the friendly and talented people Great Performances. Would highly recommend to anybody having a wedding in the NYC area - I guarantee you will not regret it.


Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Joe F

When my wife and I booked Wave Hill as the venue for our wedding, they had a rule that they worked with Great Performances and Great Performances only. We accepted because we liked the venue so much - and in retrospect couldn’t imagine choosing anyone else. Even if we had had... Read More the opportunity to look at every caterer in New York, I’m 100% certain we would have went with Great Performances anyway. The food was off-the-charts good, and not a single person at our wedding failed to comment on it. The rentals were excellent quality, with a huge, diverse selection. But by and far, the best thing that you get when you work with Great Performances is the staff. Carly and Emily were tremendous from the start, helping us through every step of the process and helping us put together the perfect selections for our wedding. They always answered our questions promptly, and would go out of their way to make sure that we felt comfortable and confident with our decisions, and the decision-making process itself. As an extra bonus, they provided top-rate staff and service on the big day itself, so much so that we felt we had to ask the room for a round of applause for all the hard work they were putting in. It was the best night of our lives, and could not have happened without the friendly and talented people Great Performances. Would highly recommend to anybody having a wedding in the NYC area - I guarantee you will not regret it.


Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Elana K

I wish I could give Great Performances more than 5 stars. They were the most amazing caterer I've ever worked with - they made planning easy and enjoyable, prepared the most delicious food for ~250 people, and did it all with the utmost professionalism. Not only did they make... Read More all my food dreams (such as mini egg and cheese sandwiches at the after party) come true for my wedding, but all my guests were raving about how incredible everything was. On top of that, Amanda DiUglio, or event director, was an incredible source of help, support, and guidance throughout the whole planning process- I wish I could work with her again! I can't say enough good things about GP!


Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Tamara I

My daughter's wedding was in June on a farm in the Hamptons. It was fabulous but what made it fabulous but also easy was Amanda and the Great Performances team. Amanda didn't miss a beat, she was our everything. Of course the food was incredible, the tasting fun and creative... Read More with so much room for tweeking. But it was everything else she helped coordinate that made her the best partner for our event or any event. Five stars aren't enough.


Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Marla G

Great Performances did a fabulous job with my wedding. Amanda and her team including Mel were enthusiastic, accommodating, patient, organized, and absolute professionals at every turn. They advised and guided us in implementing every crazy idea we had. It rained all night and... Read More the day of our outdoor wedding. They calmly worked with me to create options, change locations, formats, and timing at the last minute. And the food. The food was just stunning, in taste and presentation. I could not eat enough of it. Many seasoned wedding guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and this is in no small part due to Great Performances behind the scenes. The value they provided exceeded expectations in every way.


Reviewed on 10/06/2017 Mark C

Great Performances gave my husband Max and I our dream wedding! Couldn't be happier with how everything turned out... You will not regret choosing them for your dream wedding/event!


Reviewed on 10/05/2017 Eugenia Y

We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Great Performances! Carly and Emily were incredibly professional and detail-oriented. They always responded to our questions immediately and thoughtfully. And went above and beyond to make us feel like we were the... Read More only event on their plate. From our first meeting to the day of our wedding, we always felt secure that they were the best possible people to have on our side. Working with Great Performances was easier and more rewarding than we could have imagined. Thank you so much Carly and Emily!


Reviewed on 8/31/2017 Rachel G

Carly, Emily, and the whole Great Performances team were FANTASTIC. We had our wedding at Wave Hill in June and they could not have done a better job at executing a flawless event. From the tables and linens to the tasting and then choreographing a seamless dinner, their... Read More attention to detail was impeccable. They were so kind and thoughtful and answered our millions of questions with grace. The day of our wedding, we didn't have to worry about a thing because we knew the most amazing team had it all covered! - Rachel and Matt


Reviewed on 8/08/2017 Debbie T

Carly and Emily are so, so amazing. Not only are they super professional and organized, they're also just awesome people!! We had so much fun planning our wedding with them, and they totally de-stressed the whole process for us. Though the Great Performances catering is on the... Read More pricier side, it's very worth it - more people than we can count have told us this was the best wedding food they've ever had. The presentation was also gorgeous. I couldn't possibly recommend Carly and Emily strongly enough!!!!

2017-08-09T10:29:13 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your kind words! It was wonderful working with you. Congratulations!!


Reviewed on 8/03/2017 Darlene C

Great Performances was our caterer - and so much more - for our wedding at Wave Hill. Carly and Emily are an amazing team! They are quick to reply, beyond helpful and have all the answers to make you feel very comfortable heading in to the big day! The food was fantastic! I... Read More always worry that anytime you serve a meal for 130 people, the execution will suffer. It did not - it was just great! We received many compliments about the food. Great performances also facilitates rentals for you, and again, Carly and Emily guide you smoothly through that process knowing exactly what you need for Wave Hill. The GP staff on our wedding day was also exceptional. Overall amazing experience!

2017-08-09T10:28:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much — it was an absolute pleasure. Congratulations again!


Reviewed on 7/14/2017 Q R

Great Performances did an incredible job at our wedding! Carly and Emily were a true joy to work with from the very start. They were responsive, accommodating and just amazingly fun and easy to work with from the first day we exchanged emails to the actual wedding day. The food... Read More was DELICIOUS and exactly what we hoped it would be - our guests were raving! And the service was perfect. Great Performances is extremely professional, reliable, and flexible. Carly and Emily were there every step of the way and played a big role in coordinating everything with our venue and the other vendors. We can't thank them enough!! Highly recommended!

2017-07-20T14:11:39 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to have played a role in your celebration. Congratulations!!


Reviewed on 11/17/2016 Jill B

Great Performances was amazing for our wedding! Carly was absolutely fantastic. She was super responsive from day one and answered my million questions throughout the year of planning. She was also very helpful in decision making, organizing everything and making our wedding... Read More as stress free as possible. The wedding day went completely smooth and everything was perfect. Most important the food was amazing! We couldn't have been happier!


Reviewed on 11/01/2016 George S

How can we ever express our gratitude to the Great Performances team for helping us create the most magical wedding at Wave Hill this past May. Special thanks to Carly and Emily, we couldn’t have pulled it off without them! They were our advisers throughout the planning process... Read More and made it all as stress-free as possible. Every detail was handled with extreme care and professionalism, so that on the day of our wedding it all came together better than we could have hoped. Our guests were so impressed with the delicious food and great service! Highly highly recommend!!


Reviewed on 10/29/2016 Sara J

Wow! Words cannot express how truly grateful we are for all the amazing work done by Great Prrformances for our summer wedding. We had the privilege of working with Carly and Emily who are amazingly organized, detailed-oriented, and hard working. We cannot say enough good... Read More things! Right from the beginning, I knew working with them was the right fit for us. They helped us with every detail of our wedding and always took the time to answer all of our questions. Our other vendors raved about their organization and professionalism. Thank you again GP for giving us the wedding of our dreams. We have referred GP to everyone we know that is currently planning a wedding or event. Thank you and forever grateful, Sara and Jeff


Reviewed on 10/27/2016 Jaclyn A

Perfection! We were so thrilled with the professionalism, friendliness, and amazing work that Great Performances did for our wedding. Carly and Emily were a pleasure to work with and we would refer them over and over again!


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Alex C

We had an amazing experience with the Great Performances team especially both Carly and Emily who were our coordinators. They attended to every detail of our wedding and made the process as seamless and enjoyable as wedding planning can be. All of our questions (both silly and... Read More simple) were answered in a timely and detailed manner and they were always enthusiastic, understanding and patient in providing guidance and answering questions. Aside from the team's impeccable service before and during our wedding (including the wait staff, bar tenders and dining coordinators), the one thing that our guests raved about was the food. The food was delicious! Great Performances has amazing food! We highly recommend them!


Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Pinsi L

Loved working w Carly and the GP team! They were so sweet and on top of their game throughout the entire process. The food was spectacular I wish I could order from them every day!


Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Lea M

My biggest regret about my wedding is that I did not eat enough of the AMAZING food. I have never written an online review so the fact that I am writing this is saying a lot about how perfect my experience was with GP. GP was perfect from start to finish. Amanda was... Read More amazing, attentive to every detail, and simply lovely to work with. The food was scrumptious, beautiful, and creative. I unequivocally give GP 5 stars and recommend it to every bride!


Reviewed on 10/25/2016 Margo F

Great Performances was amazing!! We spent a year working with one of their coordinators, Amanda, in creating the perfect menu and ambiance for our wedding. They were very accommodating and attentive to our unique cultural requests. They were also flexible about the menu and... Read More tailored every detail to our style. On the wedding day, everything was perfect from the food to the service to the friendliness of the staff. It's also a huge bonus that they own their own farm so everything is local! I highly recommend this catering company!


Reviewed on 10/22/2016

Great Performances is exactly that ---Great. In fact, it is fabulous. Our June wedding celebration at the Museum of the City of New York was flawless,and our guests still rave about the elegance of the setting, the Michelin star quality food (who leaves a catered event raving... Read More about the food?) and the attentiveness of the staff. From the moment we met her. Amanda DiUglio, our knowledgeable and responsive event coordinator, inspired complete confidence. She was the perfect guide to the creation of a seamless and festive event, making us feel as if we were pampered guests at our own party. Her sympathetic understanding and attention to detail was immensely reassuring. But most especially, her sensitivity to our wishes and requirements helped us create an evening that was both entirely magical and entirely personal.It was everything we had hoped for and more. We felt throughout we were in the best of hands. I recommend Great Performances without any reservations.


Reviewed on 10/20/2016

I cannot say enough good things about Amanda and Great Performances! They were so responsive through the whole process and it's clear they really care about each event they put on. Amanda took the time to get to know me, my fiancé, and my family and by doing so she totally... Read More understood the aesthetic we were going for and the type of wedding we envisioned (she even helped my parents take leftover wedding cake to their apartment after the wedding ended!). She also had the best suggestions on menu items, table settings, and how the overall flow of the day should go. And to top it all off everyone at GP is so fun and enjoyable to work with. There had been a lot of turnover at my wedding venue so I was a little concerned about my wedding coming together as I had envisioned, but Amanda and her team saved they day and flawlessly executed my dream wedding. The food was also delicious (the tasting was definitely one of my favorite days) and everyone raved about the mini passed desserts we had during dancing!


Reviewed on 10/09/2016 Monisha T

Great Performances was absolutely flawless in helping us to plan and execute our wedding. Carly and Emily were so attentive and really listened to what we were going for, giving us awesome advice and helping to guide us throughout the process from renting dinnerware and linens... Read More to trying custom recipes for our dinner. Thank you so much for the whole team for making our dream day magical!!

2016-10-11T15:31:06 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review! We had an absolute blast and will not forget your gorgeous wedding at Wave Hill anytime soon.


Reviewed on 10/01/2016 Cassandra M

We had an amazing experience using Great Performances for our wedding at the Caramoor Center this September of 2016. Amanda DiUglio is absolutely PHENOMENAL at her job. We didn't have a wedding planner and I don't know how we would have gotten through the planning process... Read More without her. She went above and beyond her role to make our wedding a true success. Allison Davis was also lovely to work with. The food at our wedding was out of this world; we're still getting compliments! We didn't have a cake and wanted our desserts to be fun. Our desserts were delicious and included apple cider doughnuts, milk-shakes with chocolate chip cookies through the strawer, black and white cookies (that they actually made one side seafoam bc of our wedding color), and more. We did three stations and loved each one. They also gave me a bridal assistant for the day of, Lucy, and she was a rockstar. Though they're on the pricier side, you will not go wrong with them and probably will never have better food at a wedding (unless it's one of their other venues of course)!

2016-10-11T15:34:48 Response from the vendor

Thank you! Amanda and Allison loved working with you and are so proud of the final product :) Lucy is a gem! We are so happy to have her on our team. Congratulations!


Reviewed on 8/10/2016 Lindsay M

Great Performances was amazing!!!! From helping to plan our Wave Hill wedding in the months leading up to it, to the food and service the day of, they were fantastic! Great Performances helped us with so much more than just the food, including the flow of the event, the tables,... Read More and all the details, and they were so available for questions and discussions every step of the way. The display of the appetizers during cocktail hour was fantastic, and so many guests complimented the delicious food and its presentation. Great Performances was amazing!!


PERFECT!

Reviewed on 8/13/2013 Pamela B

Shaun was a dream to work with. He made my wedding dreams come true! I couldn't have asked for anything more!!!


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