John Michael Weddings & Events – Florida’s Gay Wedding Experts!
John Michael Weddings & Events | 627 Virginia Drive | Orlando, FL 32803| 1-866-410-9885
John Michael Weddings & Special Events is Orlando’s premier wedding caterer and special events caterer.
John Michael Weddings & Special Events has been serving Central Florida’s wedding and event planning needs since 1995. Their impeccable reputation has been built from serving hundreds of happy couples and their families who have used our wedding planning and catering services.
Their Staff. Each one of John Michael Weddings & Events staff takes a lot of pride in what they do and who they chose to work with. They are all like family in where they care about each other. That same care goes into every aspect of your event and the event planning process.
Their Food. They have a very simple philosophy – good simple foods, using only the finest freshest ingredients and adding a dash of love into all our recipes.
Limited Events. They limit the number of events they execute in any one day. By doing this, we are capable of providing a superior level of service and food quality.
Personal Attention. They are all there to help you when needed, but you will have a dedicated member of their team to work with during every aspect of your event process.
Green Initiative. We believe in helping our environment in several ways:
Recycling at their facility and at events.
Energy conservation including energy efficient lighting and water outtake controls.
Using all natural and/or organic ingredients in our recipes – no processed or preserved foods ever used.
Many other initiatives including: limited printed media, use of gas equipment at our facility and recycling our grease wastes.
Menu Selections. John Michael Weddings & Events understand you like choices. Their packages are designed to allow you to pick and choose your menu items from our most popular lists with no change in price.
All Inclusive Pricing. In their base package, they include the common sense items you will need at your event such as: food, staff, linens, table setups and beverage service. You may not need all these items and our packages are customizable to suit your needs.
Tastings. Instead of offering private tastings where you get to try a few items, they offer large group tastings where you can taste over 50 menu items between two tastings. They hold these events at beautiful Leu Gardens Camellia Room. Please note they are glad to offer private “chef’s choice” tastings if you cannot attend their group tastings or want to make a decision before our next group tasting.
GOOD TO KNOW:
John Michael Weddings & Special Events believes in giving back to the community. Some of the organizations they’ve helped in and around Central Florida include:
- The Center – The LGBT Center of Central Florida
- Equality Florida – Securing Quality & Justice for Florida’s LGBT community
- Central Florida’s Women’s Resource Center
MEET THE OWNER:
Owner, Wedding Planner
Michael Thomas is the owner of John Michael Weddings and Special Events.
Michael was born and raised in Hartville, Ohio, near the Akron/Canton area. He moved to Florida in 1987, attending the University of Central Florida and obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
He started John Michael Catering in 1995 with a partner, John. John soon lost interest and Michael bought him out, keeping the name the same. In 2007, John Michael Catering became John Michael Weddings and Special Events to better portray the company’s market.
Michael owns a home in the SoDo district of downtown Orlando with his partner. Together they have two children – Nadia, a Pug and Lindy, a Jack Russell Terrier!
In his spare time Michael enjoys bowling, golf, backpacking and travel. Michael hopes to someday start a travel adventure company, taking groups backpacking.
His favorite menu item is the Baked Corn Casserole. His favorite color is purple, and his favorite vacation spot is Key West.
Michael loves doing weddings and when asked why, he responds: “there is no better reward than knowing you helped two people and their families with a once in a lifetime experience.”
He is a strong believer in karma and the full circle of life – what comes around goes around. That is why he is very passionate about each and every wedding he works with – small or large.
Michael also loves creating one of a kind special events for his corporate clients. He loves thinking of innovative ways to allow his contact to truly impress their guests… and the boss!
There is no doubt an increase in same sex weddings with the passing of legalized gay marriage in the state of Florida!
Be sure to contact John Michael Weddings and Special Events today for help planning your magical wedding or special event!