Reviews of Blackstone Caterers (Catering)

224 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI 02842

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REVIEWS OF Blackstone Caterers IN Rhode Island

William Crownin

Karen Frost

Food and service has been fantastic for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding!! Shannon is the best at making the day great!!

Bryan Diggle

Quality professionalism. Detail-oriented.

Samantha Scinta

Blackstone truly made our wedding reception as spectacular as it was! From the very beginning right through to the week before, and the day of, their team made every effort to meet all of our requests and cater to our specific needs. Karen is especially talented and amazing to work with - she understood my vision right from the beginning, and executed it perfectly! All of the selections at our tasting were so delicious, it was hard to choose one dish over another. The wedding day food met all of our expectations and more, and we received so many compliments on the delicious food, drinks - and especially the raw bar! Blackstone are true professionals, who know how to throw an amazing wedding. They go above and beyond to make everything come together - from the linens and table settings, to the extra decor items, to delicious, creative food and fantastic service and collaboration, I truly cannot recommend them enough for your special day! Thank you for everything - and for making our wedding what it was!!!

John Miniati

Karen and everyone at Blackstone define professionalism, perfection and the joy of serving others! You absolutely CANNOT GO WRONG with Blackstone!!

Valerie Broznak

Blackstone Caterers were phenomenal! We knew from their reputation they were the best on island, so we expected their prices to be out of our budget for our wedding. We were pleasantly surprised they had competitive prices but offered so much and were so professional and easy to work with, the decision was a no brainer. The day of Karen and her team were flawless in getting everything set up. Every person was warm and made me feel special. Karen even stayed with us, fluffing my train before the ceremony and making us feel completely cared for. Every guest was wowed. We had a few special meal issues – dearly loved guests with severe food allergies, gluten intolerances, and a vegan. Every guest was made to feel so special and received exactly the right meal. When our newly pregnant guest needed to have her steak cooked a bit longer, it was treated as completely no problem. Our one guest with severe allergies has gotten used to not being able to eat at weddings and receptions --- she ate every bite and knew how much we cared. We were thrilled to watch her enjoy her night thanks to Blackstone! Karen and the team also thought to bring my groom and I a wide selection of hour d’ouvres to our pre-determined location with a bottle of wine so we could sneak a few bites before we joined our guests. It was wonderful and exactly the moment we needed. Also our food was so yummy we did not suffer that bride and groom problem of not eating --- we made sure we had at least half each of our plates before joining our guests and even had a second piece of cake. It was amazing. Even prior to our big day, Karen was such a joy to work with! She recommended other awesome vendors and made our food tasting turn into a fun date! When we had a snag on our wedding cake (vendor lost the order and then was overbooked!) Karen worked to get another bakery to make the flavors we were attached to and provided us with extra dessert options as a surprise! When the weather took a change in the days immediately before our wedding, Karen immediately secured us a reservation on heaters and then asked us if we wanted to rent them --- when we called the same vendor that day at the recommendation of the venue, we were told they were already booked! When the chill came in my guests were taken care of because Karen thought well ahead of the problem and gave us all the right options. She went well above and beyond traditional services! So highly recommended!

Jeremy Stricsek

Our wedding was over the weekend and we cannot say enough good things about our experience with Blackstone. From start to finish they were attentive to our needs and on the day of the wedding did a fantastic job. The food was delicious and all of our guests made a point of saying so as well. But even more impressive than the food quality was the attentive staff and the day of coordination. They made sure everything happened on time with the schedule we had outlines but without being overbearing. We would recommend them to anyone and they will certainly be our first choice for any future catered events we host. Thank you for your part in making the most important day of our lives so special!!!

Paula Bowen

Our family and guests can't say enough about our Blackstone catered wedding! Karen and her crew provided excellent and always delicious food presented so elegantly along with cordial and rapid service. Bartenders were busy yet amazing all night! They carefully took care of the bridal party while working seamlessly with our event coordinator at the venue. We will not hesitate at all to use them again for our next daughter's wedding! Bravo Blackstone!

Betsy Sherry

Blackstone Caterers recently catered our daughter's wedding in Newport. They did a wonderful job. The tables looked great and, more importantly, the food was excellent. The servers were efficient, cheerful and helpful. Working with Danielle was a breeze. She is professional and so accommodating. Five stars for this company!

Richard Cromwell

Very professional! Excellent food and service. Can accommodate any special needs

DJ Valentina

I have worked with most if not all, PROFESSIONAL wedding caterers in RI. Blackstone Caterers is on my top 3 list! The food tastes great, they do a great job of making the last minute touches come together beautifully and effortlessly, PLUS I really enjoy working with them!


The opportunity to 'wow' our guests through locally sourced means, providing a 'taste of Rhode Island' and showing our friends and family why we love to call lil' Rhody our home, Blackstone Caterers delivered. Karen was a completely pleasure to work with, her infectious smile and lovable laugh, she worked with us constantly throughout, answering our thoughts, questions, and concerns promptly. Scheduled, constructive meetings followed by our tasting, we were able to work with Karen to the very last minute on our wedding. An accompaniment of linens and china, plenty of culinary options to choose to tailor to the season, in our case between Summer and Autumn, familiar and able to work with our other vendors, there was not one discouraging comment from our friends and family, in fact, they can't stop talking about it. The setup and décor simply beautiful, the food presentation (cocktail hour, passed hors d'oeuvres, and plated dinner) spectacular, the staff meticulous, tailored, and definitely on foot and knee for our guests, hands down, highly recommend Blackstone Caterers. Venue: Glen Manor, Portsmouth, RI Colors: Navy, Blush, Gray

Erika Gavel

I worked with Shannon and she was nothing but attentive, friendly and just incredible with assisting me with my needs for our company Presidents Club. I spoke to her and told her what I needed and she took it and ran, which helped me not worry about anything. The food and staff that helped at the event were AMAZING! Words can't express how great their services are and I highly 100% recommend them. This is the second time Definitive has used them and we don't regret it! BIG thank you from Definitive Healthcare!

DeSean Presley

Ashley Esposito Girten

We worked with Danielle Costa at Blackstone to cater our wedding. From beginning to end, everything was absolutely amazing! Our tasting with her was great; she let us try sooo many options and worked with us to customize each dish to our exact tastes. She was so flexible, informative, and helpful that planning our menu was actually one of the easiest tasks I had while wedding planning. She even acted as the liaison for our rentals (linens, plates, and furniture), which made it so much easier having just have 1 person to take care of everything. She had wonderful suggestions for ways to make our wedding special - suggestions about how to setup our dessert table, flower garnishes for passed cocktails, timing and order of how the food was served, a champagne tower, and she even agreed to dye the cream in our cannolis pink to match our theme! The day of our wedding she was right there making sure everything was executed seamlessly. The waitstaff was phenomenal - glasses were never empty, service was fast and seamless, they were able to articulate every ingredient to our guests with food restrictions, and were so polite and friendly. Literally every single guest told us how amazing the food was. Danielle and Blackstone made everything absolutely perfect for us!!

Katie Sell

Blackstone Caterers worked with us for our wedding at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in October 2018 and they were seriously top notch! From the very beginning, Danielle worked with us to make sure that every detail of our day was thoughtfully planned and organized. We didn't have a wedding coordinator and since we were wedding novices, I'm sure that Danielle did a lot more for us than most other caterers do. She delightfully and patiently answered every question, no matter how big or small, that we had and I can't say how much I appreciated that. She made accommodations for us like scheduling our tasting on a day that they normally do not schedule them, since my family was visiting from out of town that did not go unnoticed. Also, everyone RAVED about the food at our wedding. The staff at our wedding made sure that we were well taken care of all night. As we walked into cocktail hour, we were handed drinks right away and there was and entire plate of appetizers waiting for us at our table as we sat down for dinner. Cindy, who was the on-site manager the day-of, did such an incredible job. Lastly, weddings are expensive and catering is typically one of the larger checks you have to write, but Blackstone was worth every single penny. Thank you again, Danielle and Cindy!

Ian Maguire

I can't say enough amazing things about Blackstone! Our coordinator Shannon was excellent and the food was incredible. I could go on and on about how Blackstone made my wedding reception something I will never forget, but I'll save you the time. If you choose them I promise you'll have a great event!

Patrick Daugherty

Jaylene Kaufman

Karen at Blackstone was amazing from the first time I reached out to her. She was able to answer every question and fulfill every request! She was able to coordinate to handle not only our catering but also our cake and rentals. This saved me so much time and hassle! The food was absolutely incredible and had our guests raving and the service was second to none. Not only were my husband and I well cared for with a personal server all night who ensured we were able to actually eat the food we selected but the other wait staff were attentive to all our guest's needs. The night ran so smoothly and exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend them!

Maria Morrissey


Blackstone is incredible. They’ve been great to work with from the initial concept and layout of our wedding to the tasting, to logistics, to the service at our wedding to the rave reviews all of our guests had about the food, they’ve been so easy and fun to work with. Karen T was so helpful and thoughtful during our planning process and allowed us to bring my wife’s mother along for our tasting. While I thought the tasting was going to be hard to beat, the food and service our wedding was even better. They had hors d'oeuvres and drinks waiting for our bridal party immediately after the ceremony which everyone loved and appreciated (we killed 3 platters of lobster roles alone). Our guests not only raved about the meal but also how professional and impeccable the service was all night. They even made sure that my wife and I each got two of the appetizers and two of the desserts at our table which was a great touch. Blackstone is far from the cheapest option, but from a value standpoint, if quality food and impeccable service are what you want for your wedding, then you won’t be able to beat Blackstone.

Chris Chiera

Over a year ago, after a long search we found the Glen Manor and fell in love. Previously we had lists of pros and cons of wedding venues but when we experienced the Glen we simply asked where to sign. The catering staff were setting up and we asked which company they worked for. They replied, "Blackstone" with a joyous sense of pride. That night we Googled the company and were overwhelmed with their accolades, website, and delectable offerings. While we were not previously aware of the brand, it seems they have an incredible faithful following as many of our friends and family knew of them as the premier caterer for all of greater Newport. They have even catered for President Obama! I quickly reminded my food connoisseur partner, that the best food in the world would come at a cost and so we braced for the initial email response from the cater on pricing. To our relief, they were able to accommodate our budget. Anyone considering a Newport wedding will certainly need to set realistic expectations no matter whom they choose. That being said, they can tailor a menu from an extravagant several course sit down meal to a simpler beautiful buffet. My husband and I are both meticulous planners and typically take control of every aspect in our jobs in lives. With a wedding their is simply too much to worry about every detail. Thankfully, we simply shared them our vision, and they filled in the blanks using their years of experience to turn that dream into a reality. Our main contact Karen, exudes energy and passion. When you walk into a room, she lights up to see you as if you were a present on Christmas day or a long lost friend. The moment we met her, we knew Blackstone was the right choice for us. Honestly, of all our amazing vendors, she left the largest impression. The owner also warmly greeted us at our first meeting. We reserved Blackstone over a year in advance, and they were always available to answer any questions via email or phone that we had as the day grew closer. Karen worked with us to prepare a wonderful tasting menu that we were able to invite our close family to. The day of the wedding their was a glitch with the florist, and without missing a beat Blackstone stepped in to help resolve that issue without ever worrying us. While one might consider a cater to only deal with food, they had their hand in nearly all aspects of the day and worked in perfect harmony with the venue care taker like Jennifer Lopez in the Wedding Planner. The food was fantastic and our guests are still raving about it. The clam chowder was mouth watering and the corn soufflé tasted like angels swimming through a cloud and gluten free and vegetarian options galore. Everyone warned us that you never get to eat at your own wedding. Not the case at Blackstone. We actually had a personally waiter who appeared out of thin air at the exact moment we needed a drink or a bite to eat. Christine the event manager for the day of the wedding was a bundle of joy. Often managers get the work done but their obvious stress fills the room. Not so with Christine. She was always smiling and if there were any issues, she must have resolved them before they happened because we and our guests never noticed a single slip. They deserve more stars than there are in the sky. We could carry on for longer than Beowulf, but the more we reminisce the more hungry we get. So after picking your venue, your next decision should always be the caterer. If you are in the greater Newport area and your budget allows, you absolutely must consider Blackstone for the top shelf catering experience you both deserve.

J Baba

I have been postponing writing this review because I'm having such a hard time finding words to describe this wonderful team. From day one Karen and the rest of the Blackstone team was incredible to work with. We wanted to do a tasting before booking with any caterer, because we did not want typical wedding food. They worked with us on the cocktail hour food and on the main entrees, to customize everything to what we wanted. As the planning process went on, they helped us work on every little detail. As I didn't have a wedding planner, I really appreciated all the little tips Blackstone gave us. The same can be said for the wedding day: they literally thought of every single little detail to ensure that everyone has a fantastic experience. All our guests were saying that they were blown away my how incredible the food was. And the service was just as fantastic. They especially paid attention to myself and the groom. There was always a glass of champagne in my hand, they put aside food from the cocktail hour for us; sent up drinks before the ceremony, etc. They also helped us set up the cigar and scotch bar; and served our guests with our special wine pairing request. They even provided special desert wine glasses, that the rental company did not have available. As our wedding was on the smaller side (approx. 55 people) - we were concerned that some vendors may not want to spend the time to customize everything. But Blackstone made us feel like our event was the most important one of the year. They cooked traditional ethnic dishes for us that are not typically on their menu to allow us to make our day truly unique. Of course their usual stations were fresh and delicious as well. We had the tuscan table and the raw bar, as well as the cheesecake station. I also wanted to note that Karen went beyond her job as a catering coordinator. We had troubles with our rental company, and she took it upon herself to deal with them, to ensure that I didn't have to stress about anything. She and her team was truly incredible and we can never thank them enough for everything they did for us. All in all, I would absolutely recommend Blackstone for any special event. Both the food and the service will exceed your wildest expectations.

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