Testimonials

Our goal at Academy Events and Catering is to always exceed our customers’ expectations, and we think the following customer quotes are proof of that. If you would like more customers referrals, please feel free to e-mail us.

Holly Williams   Margaret Morton    Jillian Pate     Gwen Turner     Department Of The Air Force, Air University

Janet Gordy   Becky Elliott   Amy Wilson   Jan Wood   Lakeiya McNeal    Hank Schmitt  Lt. Colonel Gay M. McGillis

Kim and Lawrence Oakley   Tinette Barr   SouthTrust Bank    Susan Kennedy    J. Capilouto Center for the Deaf

JaNell Thames    Melissa Corrals


Holly Williams

Mrs. Campbell,

I wanted to thank you and your staff for all of your hard work and dedication
to making our big day so special. I can honestly say that everything was just as I imagined it if not better.
I didn’t have a single worry and it was very easy to enjoy my wedding day! The food was amazing! I have heard
so many good reviews on it from my guests. It was almost as if you saw the picture in my mind of how I wanted
my flowers to look. It couldn’t have been any closer to what I wanted! The cakes were gorgeous as well, and
very tasty! Thank you all again so much. I couldn’t have done it without you!

-Holly Williams


Margaret Morton

Mary Ann,

I wanted to thank you so much for the fabulous reception for Joe.
Every detail was beautiful beyond words. I will never forget walking toward the entrance
of the cafeteria and seeing that gorgeous arrangement of flowers that towered over the room
and the food. I was in awe. The food was wonderful and so beautifully presented. Last night Joe and
I enjoyed looking at some of the pictures of the day and were again struck by the beauty and personal touches.
You and Beverly are to amazing and made Joe’s day a memory of a lifetime. Thank you so much!

Again, thank you for making Joe’s day so very special!!!

Fondly,

Margaret


Jillian Pate

Mary Ann,

This was the most gorgeous wedding I have EVER been to, and what’s
best about that is it was MINE!!!! I am still so so so blown away by how
amazing everything was and how perfectly everything turned out! My only
complaint was that time flew by too fast! The flowers were absolutely
breath-taking and phenomenal! My bouquet is still gorgeous and fresh on my
dining room table. The ice vase with the floral arrangement was such a huge
hit! Absolutely every guest complimented and marveled at it! I just can’t
believe how achingly lovely everything turned out. The food was amazing! The
cake was PERFECTION!!! Even without a color swatch, you got the exact color I
wanted! I simply do not have the vocabulary to thank you enough! My wedding
was BEAUTIFUL and I am so so so glad that I found you to make it so for me! I
hope you have a lot of photos to add to your album – if not let me know and I
can get you some.

PS -I’m going to post this to your website as well!

Jillian Pate


Gwen Turner

Good Morning Mary Ann,

I don’t like sending thank you notes by email, but I’m being drawn into the electronic age because of convenience and time. I was brought up during the time when good manners stood for a lot more than they do know. I wanted to THANK YOU for the WONDERFUL luncheon at your facility on April 3rd. Sorority members,parents and youth are still talking about the delicious food and the beautiful setting. Thank you for your hospitality, your willingness to work with on us on short notice and basically for making us feel “special.” I am so appreciative for your presence in Wetumpka. Thanks again.

Gwen Turner

Department of The Air Force, Air University (AETC)

MEMORANDUM FOR ACADEMY EVENTS & CATERING      5 OCTOBER 2009

Dear Mary Ann, Rick, and Robert,

Thank you seems inadequate to try to convey to you how appreciative we are for your hard work on the River Region Civil Leader Appreciation Reception you catered for us last Tuesday. From the gorgeous flowers to the absolutely spectacular table landscape, to the delicious food, to your impecable, professional staff-you guys made the eventthe huge success it was. The table was so pretty and the food so beautiful, the guests almost didn’t want to “mess it up” by eating it. But once they tasted it, they were ever-so-glad they did as time after time we heard parting comments like “Please don’t ever use any other caterer” or “that was THE BEST food I have ever tasted” or “we could tell that Academy Events had catered this event because their food is ALWAYS the best.”

After working in Protocol for over 18 years, I look for ways to make my job easier. That is what I love most about Academy Events-when you are catering, I know I don’t have to worry about anything! You truly are amazing at what you do; it’s obvious that you have everything planned down to the last detail-and that allows me, as the event planner, to relax and actually enjoy the event.

So from the entire AU Protocol staff, and on behalf of Lt Gen & Mrs. Peck, many thanks for a job truly well done. I sincerely hope we have the oppertunity to work together again soon.

Sincerely,

Wanda S. Rushing
Deputy Chief Of Protocol
Air University


Janet Gordy

Mary Ann,

I do not even know where to begin to thank you for the wonderful job you did with Stephanie’s wedding. Everything was just perfect from the flowers/decorations at the church to the gorgeous flowers and decorations at the reception. The presentation of the food was spectacular. We have had more compliments on the delicious food, and the cake was also wonderful. Of course, the most amazing thing to me was the fact that I just sat back and enjoyed every moment! You and your staff took care of every detail and I did not lift a finger! How wonderful to have one person to deal with, especially since that person was you! You made our special day perfect! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

Janet Gordy

PS And my sweet husband, who really had nothing much to do with anything until wedding day, cannot stop talking about how wonderful everything was!


Becky Elliott

October 14, 2007

Academy Events and Catering

203 Orline Street

Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

Re: Katie Stovall’s Wedding, October 6, 2007
Vaughn Park Church of Christ

Dear Mary Ann,

I want to thank you and your entire staff for making Katie’s wedding such a beautiful day. Your positive and professional attitude made what would be a very stressful time, a most wonderful experience. Katie and I appreciate the time you and Rick took at each meeting to make sure Katie would have the wedding of her dreams. I am so happy that I used your catering business to handle all the details of the wedding. Because you offer the “one-stop-shop” service, we were able to enjoy the day without worrying about a single detail.

I can’t begin to tell you how absolutely beautiful everything was. You exceeded my expectations with the decorations in both the sanctuary and reception areas, not to mention the quality of the food and service. The food was delicious and the cakes were divine. Everyone there made a special point to tell me how great everything was and a week later the compliments are still rolling in.

I highly recommend your catering business. You are such as asset to this area. I’m proud of the wedding you provided for Katie. Thank you for everything.

 

Sincerely,

Becky Elliott


Amy Wilson

Mary Ann,

I am so thankful we were able to commit to you and your company, because it was exactly what I wanted and envisioned. It is surely takes a huge load off of me to have everything taken care of and all in one place for our reception. I think you are running a wonderful business, and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you. Again, thank you so much for your wonderful “gift.” I am truly excited about my wedding day now!!!

Sincerely,

Amy Wilson

Jan Wood

Mary Ann,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you all did last evening. You did a superb job.

Jan Wood, Executive Director

Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

Lakeiya McNeal

I just want to say thank you so much!!!! Everything turned out great!! Also, my cake (the bride) was so delicious. I could not wait to return from my honeymoon to eat the piece I stored in the refrigerator. Thanks once again, I will be recommending your service to other brides-to-be.

Lakeiya McNeal

Hank Schmitt

6/27

Just a note to say “thanks” on behalf of all the United Way staff and volunteers for the fabulous buffet you served last evening at the Wetumpka Civic Center. It most definitely was a hit.

Thank you for helping United Way do what matters in the River Region.

Hank Schmitt

River Region United Way

Lt. Colonel Gay M. McGillis

Dear Mr. Campbell:

I know our students and Winter Ball Committee have already thanked you, but I wanted to add my own formal thanks for your wonderful food, service, and decoration at our Air Command and Staff College Winter Ball on 08 Decemeber 2006.
The event was an overwhelming success largely due to your fantastic catering and willingness to meet our every need. The members of the Winter Ball Committee continue to rave about the outstanding support from your organization.
We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,
Gay M. McGillis, LtCol, USAF

Kim and Lawrence Oakley

Mary Ann,

I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how incredible I think you and Academy Events are! We had a wonderful time Saturday night and the majority of the credit is due to you. When I originally called you and discussed the party, I said that I wanted this year to be a little special since it was Lawrence’s 40th b’day. I can not even begin to tell you how happy and comfortable I was with the conversations with everyone at the Academy in preparing for the night. You went above and beyond and I will forever be grateful for that!!!

Everyone at the party really thought the food was great. They could not say enough nice things and I was sooooo excited to know that the enthusiasm that you had in the weeks before the party had carried on throughout the night of the party.

We have really grown to depend on you. The previous years that we have used you have also been absolutely perfect as well.

I just wanted to extend a special thank you for all you do, and if I can ever be of any help to you in helping you grow your business please know that I would be very happy to do anything. We are looking forward to the first Saturday in December, 2007, and I know that you will be there for me as usual.

We love you and wish you and your staff and extended families a very happy holiday season.

Kim and Lawrence Oakley

Tinette Barr

Rick,

How can I find the words to express my appreciation for all your efforts to make Sallie’s wedding so beautiful. The flowers were the most incredible I have ever seen. You would not believe the people who have complimented us on the flowers. The cakes were delicious and you fulfilled Sallie’s dream wedding cake. With just a picture from the internet, you were able to recreate the cake. The food was delicious and wonderfully presented. Speaking as a Mom though, the very best part was to be able to walk in the back door at Buena Vista and realize all I had to do was relax and enjoy the day. You took care of everything. Thank you so much.

Tinette Barr

Southtrust Bank

SouthTrust Bank has used Mary Ann Campbell and the staff of Academy Events & Catering extensively. We are always proud of everything we arrange with them. Mary Ann and her staff of Academy Events & Catering are great people, such hospitality could only be found in the South.

When I first started doing Silver Service Coordinating I was apprehensive about who would do the special events, now I don’t have to worry about it. I always use the Academy Events & Catering for special events. I continuously get asked questions about who prepares our affairs for us. I have never been embarrassed to tell people the name of Academy Events & Catering, Mary Ann Campbell and Rob Cawley

Rob is also outstanding to work with. When they have engagements at coinciding times, I don’t think twice about who will be serving because I know both events will be taken care of in a manner in which we can be proud. Either Mary Ann or Rob are very capable of both events.

Glynis R. Ward

Service Service Coordinator

SouthTrust Bank

Susan Kennedy

To all Of my friends at Academy Events and Catering,
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to have found you! I had searched and searched for someone I could depend on and always trust to handle my various catering events and I found a home almost 3 years ago – ACADEMY EVENTS AND CATERING!!!!!!! – Frm Christmas parties, luncheons, showers and teas, graduation parties, company get togethers, family dinners, bereavement food and social events at various locations – I have found my home!

Thank you for always doing such a wonderful job! The food is always wonderful and always a hit with my guests! It is so nice not to have to worry about anything! I know that I can always make one phone call or send one email and everything is handled no matter how large or small the even may be!

It is so wonderful to have you handle everything – selecting the menus, delivering the food to my home or wherever the event may be. Setting everything up (including getting my platters, etc.), serving the food and even cleaning up after the event or party. Everything is always perfect! It is so nice to be able to make that one phone call and everything is done! Thank you so much for making my life easier. Academy makes having a party fun and exciting!

Thank you,
Susan Kennedy

Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf Easter Seal

Dear Academy Events,
On behalf of the JCCDES staff and Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for your generosity and support of our recent benefit concert with “Paul Revere and The Raiders”. We’re still getting rave review. Our evening was a hit and we are glad you were part of this success. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,
J. Denise Murray,
Executive Director
Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf Easter Seal

JaNell Thames

Thank you, Academy Events. We always enjoy your staff, you and Mary Ann. Thank you for making the event so special. Everyone enjoyed it and is still bragging on the roast beef. I’m sure we will be in touch again, hopefully soon.

JaNell Thames

Teens Getting Involved for the Future

Dear Mary Ann, Robert and Rick,
Our experience at Academy Events was exceptional. Thank you so much for your generosity toward the teens in the TGIF program. We all enjoyed the delicious food, the welcoming and beautiful atmosphere, and especially the friendly and gracious staff. The elegance of your facility and the porfessionalism of your staff make the students feel so special.

Thank you for creating a memory of a very special evening for some very special teens.

Sincerely,
Jane Allen,
Agent Assistant
Teens Getting Involved for the Future

Melissa Corrals

Mary Ann,

I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our wedding cake from Academy Events this past weekend. It was beautiful and extremely tasty. Both the diabetic Spice Cake and the Wedding Cake were big hits! Several people asked us who did the cake; several people had more than one serving (which was fine, as we had ordered a bigger cake knowing that with a cake good, people will want more than one piece!)We were extremely pleased with everything.

Melissa Corrals