Bill Hansen catering had an extremely professional and responsive team. They provided fantastic food and service at our wedding, and many guests asked for seconds. Overall, fabulous experience!
Victoria M.
Sandra and the Villa Woodbine team were absolutely amazing. Everyone told me having an intimate covid wedding miles away from my home would be stressful. But as soon as I was connected with Sandra I knew I had nothing to worry about. Her passion and positive energy made the planning process effortless. Not only did she have lovely recommendations in the area but Sandra really understood my vision. Our family and friends were taken away by the delicious food and breath taking grounds. I hope to celebrate at another Bill Hansen property in the future.
Rebecca M.
We used Bill Hansen for catering. Then when COVID changed our plans, we needed a place for our wedding reception. We ended up having our reception at Villa Woodbine, which was amazing! The whole team at Bill Hansen is great! I cannot even begin to put into words how amazing Valentina was at Bill Hansen. She helped my dream wedding come true. From the 1st interaction, she was so timely in getting back to me, worked with my schedule, created a special menu for our reception and tailored it to what we wanted, recommended vendors, helped me choose vendors (DJ, florist, planner), and worked with me until the very last minute. I am telling you I was probably the most difficult bride with being in school and making a decision, but Valentina was patient and helped me so much. I recommend the Bill Hansen team 100000 times, you will not regret it. Every penny spent was worth it. Wedding Day: The staff was so welcoming and kind. Everyone was so nice. The waiters were SO nice and accommodating. The food was great. I had a guest text me a week after, asking me how she could get some of the food because it was so good (that's the kind of caterer you want to be part of your wedding). I promise you this will be the best vendor you choose!!
Ivana T.
Bill Hansen catering and Villa Woodbine were phenomenal. They dealt with three event date changes due to COVID-19 and never made me feel like a burden. Their flexibility, professionalism, and patience were outstanding. Valentina, in particular, took care of every detail, kept everything organized, and went out of her way to make sure that I enjoyed every minute of our wedding day, including the food - which she specially set aside for me (since I'm vegan). The venue is the most beautiful place in all of Miami - a hidden gem. The food was delicious, all the guests were raving about it. Everything was excellent. My day was more magical than I could have ever dreamed and Bill Hansen, Valentina, and their team are to thank for it.
Niza T.
ALL of our wedding guests could not stop talking about the food! I remember doing the tasting and being blown away, but their execution during our wedding was beautiful, professional, and most of all delicious and of the best quality. We had guests asking if our food was catered from a local restaurant because they wanted to order from them after the wedding. Money well spent! And can we talk about Villa Woodbine and the staff? The Villa is truly magical on its own and took the wind out of me as I arrived and saw the final product on my wedding day. Ashley Morales worked with my husband and me for a year and was responsive, kind, helpful, and honest. She made our experience unforgettable and we are so thankful for her! I can't say enough good things about the venue and food.
Chelsea R.
How do you put perfection into words? We fell in love with Villa Woodbine the moment we drove up and set eyes on the balcony. The venue has a way of capturing not only your attention but your heart. In and of itself, it is an absolutely breathtaking venue but it also gives you a blank canvas. This canvas allows you to bring your vision to life. Not only is the venue incredible, but the Bill Hansen catering is phenomenal. It affords you a multitude of options and the food is to die for. Numerous guests commented on how it was some of the best food they have been served at a wedding. Most importantly, if you have the chance to work with Valentina, DO IT. She is the best of the best. We would have another wedding just to work with her again (and hang out with her). We are not from the Miami area and she went above and beyond to help us. She understood our vision and connected us with the right vendors. She definitely went out of her own way to help us get everything we wanted. Thank you Villa Woodbine for the best night of our lives. It was by far the best wedding we have ever been to 🙂
Amanda V.
El lugar es un sueño y no necesita mucha decoración ya que el jardín lo tiene todo. La atención, la comida y todos los servicios prestados fueron excelente. La ayuda y orientación de Valentina fueron de mucho apoyo.
Yanny R.
Bill Hansen Catering was above & beyond all expectations! The attentive service and quality of the food wowed every single one of our wedding guests. From the selection of the passed hors d'oeuvres to the entrees, our guests could not choose a favorite! Valentina was so accommodating and worked around our busy schedules to help us plan this special day. We cannot thank her enough. She helped guide us through each and every aspect of planning our day and was able to make great referrals for a STRESS-FREE wedding at Villa Woodbine. We will absolutely be referring friends and family for any future weddings or events.
Janet U.
I wanted to take the time to write a review for Bill Hansen and the great service they provided. Everything was very easy from the beginning. I ended up getting married at Vizcaya during the pandemic after several postponements and I can honestly say I had a very smooth experience because of Sandra; she was there every step of the way and really helped with every unforeseen situation. She made me feel at ease in many situations and I’m truly grateful and very happy I chose this vendor. The food was perfect, the drinks were delicious and our bartender was fabulous!
Melissa Q.
Bill Hansen Catering was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely work with them again! We got married at Spur of the Moment Ranch in Homestead and this was their first time catering at that venue, but you never would have known it! Genevieve was so easy to work with and made sure every detail was taken care of. On the day of, cancellations were no issue and everyone LOVED their food - especially the sliced bistro steak! We had 105 people order the steak out of 120 and we had nothing but positive comments "The best food I have ever eaten at a wedding" and "This is the first time I have had wedding food that is actually still hot when it got to me" were some of my favorites. Highly recommend!
Christy E.
We had our wedding at Villa Woodbine, and our night was magical! Sandra and the rest of the team at Bill Hansen went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful experience! From the food to the venue, everything was perfection. Highly recommend!
Julissa A.
From our first visit to the day of the wedding, Gypsy made sure we had all the information that we needed. She was so friendly and always available to answer any questions for us and the other vendors. The food was absolutely amazing and one of the most complemented things at our wedding. The staff were all so friendly and so accommodating. We are glad we decided to do our intimate wedding at Villa Woodbine and would recommend them to anyone. Amazing job!
Valeria N.
I had my wedding with Bill Hansen Catering at Villa Woodbine on January 22, 2021. The team is incredible! I worked closely with Eden, she is very detailed and made sure to bring my vision to life. She made sure to answer any question I had in a prompt manner and made the wedding planning process go smoothly. My husband and I are foodies and are very particular when it comes to food but the food that was served on our wedding day surpassed our expectations! Our guests raved about how beautiful the wedding was and how delicious the food was. We cannot thank the Bill Hansen team enough for giving me the wedding of my dreams!
Natalia M.
Amazing catering company! My fiancé and I were originally supposed to get married in June 2020 in Michigan but had to cancel because of COVID, we postponed our wedding and decided to do a destination wedding with our closest family and friends in Miami, Florida. I came across Bill Hansen Catering through Instagram and reached out, I worked closely with Sandra at BH to plan my wedding. She was amazing, very responsive, and willing to do anything to make the wedding happen, the food and service were absolutely incredible. Couldn't have done it without her and the BH team. I highly recommend having BH team for your event!
Linda G.
I can't recommend Bill Hansen Catering and Villa Woodbine enough! My husband and I spent almost 2 years planning a destination wedding in Italy, but it was unfortunately cancelled 4 weeks before our big day because of Covid. We decided to get married here in Miami instead! We found Villa Woodbine and Bill Hansen Catering after a bit of research, and the rest is history! We met with Genevieve at the venue (she is a rockstar, by the way) and planned our dream wedding in less than 3 months. They were able to see our vision and pair us with the most incredible vendors. From the food, to the decor, to the cocktails, everything turned out perfect and our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was. It truly was such a fun, easy, and wonderful experience! I wish we could do it all over again.
Patrice G.
Having our wedding at Villa Woodbine was a dream. Everything went flawlessly and was what we dreamed of and more. The venue is absolutely beautiful. With the lights, trees, and all of the decor it was so romantic and breathtaking. Ashley was wonderful working with us to prepare all of the details and was always willing to go above and beyond to help. The food is FANTASTIC. We had such a hard time deciding what to choose because everything we tasted was phenomenal. The service was great too. Our guests arrived early, and they began to serve welcome drinks right away while they waited. They also catered to us as the bride and groom. They brought us up platters of hors d’oeuvres to the bridal suite during cocktail hour, gave us an extra meal at the end of the night to take home, and even continued to make the welcome drink all night for me. Highly recommend!
Christi P.
My then-fiance and I knew from the start that our wedding would take place at Villa Woodbine. It is elegant and captures "old Florida" in a breathtaking way. The icing on the cake was the amazing staff, specifically Ashley Morales. She was an absolute dream to work with and helped us every step of the way. As a non-frilly bride, I appreciated her realness and her tips and tricks, including vendor records and decor touches. If you want a picturesque garden wedding (with amazing food and drinks) that will give your guests a unique experience and a taste of Miami's timeless charm, choose Villa Woodbine.
Elizabeth W.
I got married at Villa Woodbine on October 12th and it was a wedding beyond my dreams. A large part of this was due to Bill Hansen Catering & Event Production, with Eden Bauer-Foster as my event coordinator. They went above and beyond at every corner, making sure that the wedding went perfectly and beautifully, and it did. First, the food was absolutely delicious. I don't think there was a single guest that didn't mention this to me! Second, they made sure to make my random Pinterest-inspired dreams come to life, even if it meant chasing leads to find the smallest limes possible! And, if all that wasn't enough, they also provided a beautiful surprise on my wedding day for me and my husband AND our guests - our engagement photo superimposed onto our cocktail hour drinks! There is so much more but I have to stop writing at some point. Not only were the actual products provided amazing, but the service was above and beyond. I truly don't think there is a better team and I am eternally grateful they were a part of my wedding day. I will never forget it.
Stephanie P.
From the first time we sampled the hors'doeuvres and taste tested the different meal selections, we knew we could rest easy on the topic of food at our wedding. Close to 100 total people attended and every single person we talked to complimented the meals. We had an amazing experience and would recommend them to everyone. Amazing job!
Matt S.
We got married at Villa Woodbine on November 9, 2019, and while it is a special place, the Bill Hansen Catering team and our event producer Ashley Morales made it truly exceptional. Our guests are still raving about the food, commenting that it was delicious not just for wedding food, but for food food as well (the highest compliment!). Additionally, their staff was polite, friendly, professional and truly cared about their jobs. The week of the wedding, Ashley kept in constant contact with us and our vendors, ensuring that all details were checked and double-checked. She and the entire team exceeded all of our expectations (and more!), and we had the wedding day of our dreams because of them. So yes, the venue is gorgeous beyond belief, but the added value and service that the team brings to the table is unparalleled. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the most magical and perfect day!
Nhi O.
The Perfect Miami Wedding. I met Ashley about 2 years ago through a friend. After speaking with Ashley, she noted that she works at Bill Hansen Catering (very prestigious in the South Florida area). Ashley offered to take the day to show me 4-5 venues that they work with and we fell in love with the Deering Estate. Throughout the entire process of deciding plated vs stations, coffee bar, open bar and the food choices, Ashley was 100% on top of everything! She responded instantly to my emails and texts and we actually became friends through this process. It was also a fun trip to go visit her at her office (Villa Woodbine) because it was so beautiful. Fast forward to November 2, 2019 - our guests RAVED about the food, how it was so plentiful and warm. They RAVED about the hors d'oeuvres and welcome Mojitos. The guests said the coffee from the international coffee cart was some of the best they've ever had. And the bartenders were so sweet and made amazing mixed drinks. We are still on cloud 9 reminiscing about our perfect day and how the entire team at Bill Hansen Catering along with our wedding planner, The Creatives Loft, made our dreams come true (and stress-free). We can't thank you enough!
Melanie H.
We had our wedding reception this past weekend and they accommodated the bad weather planning with the threat of hurricane Dorian. The staff was excellent and the service staff as well. The food was great as well. I would use them and not worry about a thing.
Ana F.
They are patient, punctual, professional, kind, helpful, creative- I could go on and on. They are always a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Thank you!!!! As an event planner, I appreciate you greatly!!!! I look forward to working with you again.
Melissa M.
Thank you Villa Woodbine and @billhansenluxurycatering for an amazing night! Our “enchanted garden” dream wedding was everything my daughter had ever hoped for!!!! Professional service from each and every person working at this vendor made my daughter’s day, PERFECT. The food was delicious, Bill did a “fritanga” station for her since that was her favorite meal. The service was 5 stars, EVERYTHING! Our night went on without a hitch thanks to them and their team! I will refer you to every bride I know! Macky- Brides of Florida
Macky D.
Where do I even start? We recently got married at Villa Woodbine and Bill Hansen was our caterer. This whole process was absolutely amazing. From the day I met Ashley, our coordinator, throughout this whole process, she was just the sweetest. She was patient and answered all my questions, even if I had to ask multiple times lol. Leading up to the event she was always easy to get a hold of and always open and honest. We chose to do the Villa's summer deal that had been offered to us which made everything a lot easier on us since some of the vendors were included in this package (catering, florist, DJ, Tables, linens, outdoor AC tent). This made the planning process a lot more simple for me since I didn't have to go out and search for vendors. The day of the wedding everything went off without a hitch! As far as getting ready, we didn't choose to get ready in the bridal suite at the Villa (we were a lot of girls) we wouldn't have fit comfortably with all the makeup and hair artists too. Anthony was our coordinator from the venue the day of the actual wedding and Ashley stuck around and helped out for a bit too. Anthony was amazing, he made sure we had everything we needed and made sure to check in with us throughout the night to make sure we were doing fine. We actually got to eat the food at our wedding lol not just at the tasting and truly it was delicious! I am an extremely picky eater and always hate catered food, for months leading up to the event I had been saying how I just wasn't going to eat at my wedding and I'd just Uber McDonald's lol. So when I got the chance to try it at the tasting I was SO pleasantly surprised! It was actually delicious from start to finish! The AC tent was an absolute lifesaver (and was actually really cold!). It was Miami summer hot outside and everyone was extremely grateful for the tent. Although the dancing was outdoors, everyone was having too much fun to care about the heat at that point. I can honestly say that everything turned out perfectly. I couldn't have imagined how seamless everything turned out! Huge thank you to everyone from Bill Hansen & the Villa!
Alyssa G.
Ashley was amazing... great communication and ideas and Villa Woodbine put on a dream wedding for me. It was all I ever wanted... my husband and I are so thankful for Ashley and all of Villa Woodbine for making our dream come true.
Nicole I.
Bill Hansen Catering and their event producer, Ashley Morales, helped make my wedding absolutely magical. I got married May 26, 2019, at the gorgeous Villa Woodbine, and I am so grateful to have met Ashley when I did! The attention to detail, taste, aesthetic, and professionalism is undeniably top-notch. Bill Hansen Catering worked tirelessly with me to bring my vision to life and made the entire wedding process enjoyable and memorable. From intimate lighting and beautiful decor to delicious, mouthwatering cuisine, Bill Hansen Catering will exceed your expectations. There truly is no one better!
Christine S.
I've had the opportunity to work with Bill Hansen at a few weddings and hands down their service and food quality is unsurpassed. They are a full-service catering company, which means they can get you many other items for your wedding or event including rentals, linens, etc. They also have a vast array of venues they can recommend. I would definitely recommend Bill Hansen for your wedding or event.
Linda G.
I used Bill Hansen Catering for my daughter's wedding on June 1st. We worked with a lovely and knowledgeable Event Producer named Rachel, and she did an amazing job!! The food was fabulous, the presentation was beautiful, and she was so helpful in every step of the planning process. When I asked for recommendations for other vendors, she responded quickly with wonderful choices for me to pick from. Planning a wedding can be stressful especially if you don't live in Miami, but Rachel did a fabulous job of helping me navigate through this process from afar. The result was a beautiful dream come true wedding for my daughter!! Thank you so much to Bill Hansen Catering and your amazing staff!!
Lisa T.
Nothing but the best from Bill Hansen! We were very selective when choosing our caterer. We are foodies and we could not have anything less than perfect for our big day. BH was so flexible and accommodating to our wishes. Everything we wanted they were able to do. Our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. I also have to give a huge thank you to the servers who did any amazing job with the french style serving. We had a tight dinner space so we could not do stations and we did not want to do your typical plated. We wanted family style. The staff glided ever so perfectly through the small space and served every guest professionally. The night was perfect! Thank you Bill Hansen!!
Erica B.
Bill Hansen is by far one of the best catering companies I have had the pleasure of tasting and working with. Their food is delicious and it showed through my guests' clean plates. We are very happy that we chose to work with Bill Hansen catering for our wedding. I always knew their food and service were great, but we still looked at other options to find the best price. At the end of the day, the difference in pricing was not by such a large amount. Their quality and professionalism is the reason I feel they are a 5-star company. A year prior to our wedding I contacted Ashley, the event producer. She was absolutely amazing to work with. She came to visit venues with us and show us what Bill Hansen has to offer. They are truly a total package when it comes to making your wedding day perfect and flawless! After postponing our original wedding date due to schooling, I didn't contact her again until a year later when we decided the gap out of school would be a perfect opportunity. The only thing was now we had 3 months to plan the wedding of our dreams. Ashley was so patient with all my changes and requests (and boy did I make lots of changes!). Every week, she was keeping me updated and constantly communicated with me in order to create the perfect menu and reception for us. It's a great feeling to hear from all my guests how much they enjoyed our wedding and we couldn’t be more satisfied with our decision to work with Bill Hansen.
Natalie E.
I can't say enough good things about my experience with Bill Hansen Catering and their exclusive venue Villa Woodbine. The venue is one-of-a-kind beautiful, the food is OUTSTANDING (our guests still haven't stopped talking about it), and their management team is second to none. Eden and Yuli made what is typically a very stressful planning process so much easier with their kindness, promptness, and professionalism. You will not regret booking with this amazing team.
Camille C.
We first heard about and got to experience Bill Hansen Catering last year at my sister’s wedding... all I ever thought about was their amazing hors-d’oeuvres. OHMYGOODNESS! They were absolutely delicious! Fast forward to my wedding in February, I knew I wanted to have their hors-d'oeuvres, mainly for me. I had first contacted them 8 months prior to our wedding day & when I told them where I was getting married, they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect event producer, Eden Bauer, as she also got married at the same venue (Estancia Culinaria, Redland, FL). She was super patient & worked with us to make sure we had exactly what we wanted & needed! God bless her, I had questions on questions but she made it sooo easy for me, I say me because I was internally stressing out!!! We had been studying their menu back & forth, day & night, to make sure we had the most amazing dinner menu for our guests & ourselves (we both are super foodies & loooooove to eat!) Once we chose our menu... the most fun part of our wedding planning finally came! THE FOOD TASTING!! Upon our arrival we were greeted by (& finally met) Eden & her event coordinator, Genevieve & they were absolutely wonderful in person. The hospitality that was given to us was like no other. Their venue itself was soo beautiful! We also met our chef, Chef Mary, who was sooo sweet! All the food tastings that were brought out completely BLEW OUR MINDS!!! Way better than I remembered! (We highly recommend the Blue Crab Tostones, Seared Tuna Won Ton Crisp Cup, & Brie Tartlets for hors-d'oeuvres) I cannot stop thinking about those!! We had chosen to do 3 dinner stations rather than the typical sit-down dinner, we wanted variety & options for our guests & let me tell you, I couldn’t wait for them to eat what we had selected. Everything was divine! We had also surprised our guests with a late-night STREET FOOD station & my guests couldn’t believe there was more food. I dream about the short rib Philly cheesesteak. Now for our wedding day, our event supervisor Anthony, could not have been any more amazing & attentive to us & our needs, he made sure we had our plate of food, a full glass & always came to check if we needed anything. I never thought I would have been able to have the wedding of my dreams w a BOMB ASS TEAM!!! I can’t thank Bill Hansen Catering enough! Those who I mentioned & all the servers, bartenders, cooks, clean-up crew YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!! THANK YOUUUUUUU ♥️ PS. All of my guests to this day continue to rave about the menu & have said that our menu was the BEST THEY’VE EVER HAD!
Hoan N.
My clients made the best decision by selecting Bill Hansen Luxury Catering for their Wedding Day. As a planner, finding vendors who share your same heart for your clients is an amazing experience. Outside of the food being exquisite both in taste and presentation; we had the pleasure of working with Eden and Genevieve who were extremely helpful in every way throughout the entire process. The team was professional, pleasant, accommodating, knowledgeable, and responsive which is extremely important when you're the bridge between a vendor and your clients. Day of service was exceptional and seamless. All hands were on deck, even outside of the scope of assigned duties because Bill's staff understands the importance of teamwork which makes the difference in making your client's dream work.
We met with several vendors and when we met with Bill Hansens team we were blown away! I was planning my wedding from a distance being that I live in NC but was getting married in Miami and his team, especially Eden Bauer, made the whole process so easy for me. She was always flexible to hop on a quick call with me and my mom and fiancé or follow up on an email or even meet us somewhere real quick if needed. Eden truly made our wedding as perfect as it could be and she was so professional and down to earth! From a year out of planning to the actual day of the wedding every detail we wanted was captured and executed well above anything expected. This company is truly the best in the business and I highly recommend them to all brides and grooms!! I’m type A and needed someone on my level- they are amazing! Everything they offer is well worth it in the end. I can say that Bill Hansen will always have a place in our hearts and has made our memories so full of joy. We love Eden and the Bill Hansen team!!!
Christina C.
We recently celebrated our daughter's wedding at Willa Woodbine. It was absolutely magical. The experience starting last spring to the date of the wedding was very easy and the staff was most accommodating. Our salesperson, Ashley Morales, was wonderful. She immediately instilled a sense of warmth and caring. She was helpful with suggestions and ideas. She was quick to respond, engaging, and professional. The venue is lovely, the food was very good and the staff was most service-oriented! We could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Thank you Bill Hansen Catering and staff at Villa Woodbine!
Lourdes H.
These guys are everything! Not only did everything go so amazing, everyone is amazing! From the food to the people, it makes me want to do this all over again. The food is out of this world and all the staff is so professional we got so many compliments on our food and venue. If you are looking for a charming place and great food look no further! Thank you guys so much for making our special day that much more amazing!
Kristin M.
I would strongly recommend booking with Villa Woodbine! I worked with Eden and Yulitza and they were both amazing! From start to finish, working with Bill Hansen catering and the team at Villa Woodbine was wonderful. They always answered my countless questions and emails with a smile. They helped put me in contact with other vendors for the day. They were very flexible working with my blended family and specific requests. We did an all-vegetarian / part vegan wedding and the food was delicious! It was the most incredible, beautiful, and organized day all thanks to the wonderful team at VW! Can't recommend them enough!
Lauren T.
Oh my goodness, how do I even begin raving about this team? As a whole they're incredible. Sandra walked me through the process from day one. She was helpful, informative, realistic, and reliable. She helped make my dream vision COME TO LIFE! Sandra helped me pick all my vendors and then handled them for you - caterer, florals, coordinator, furniture rentals, decorations...she did it all! I opted not to have a wedding planner which I was nervous about, but my day of coordinator Jessica and her team were like my little fairy godmothers. These wonderful ladies made sure everything went as planned, let me call the shots when I wanted to, and put out fires when I didn't need to be involved. They were friendly and actually seemed like they cared about my happiness. It is so obvious that this whole team cares about the work that they do. They want you to have a beautiful wedding just as much as you do, which I think is rare in this industry when you go from signing one check to the next! I honestly felt like they were invited guests, not my vendor team and I mean that in the best way - they were just so nice to be around I didn't want them to leave. 🙂 The venue itself does have some restrictions due to noise ordinances, but the ladies will help you figure it out! 10/10 recommend. MY WHOLE BRIDAL PARTY LOVES YOU GUYS. Simply put, you know you picked the right team when your already married bridesmaids are telling you how lucky you are to have had such a stress-free experience, that to me -- is priceless. Oh and not to mention...the food was AMAZING. We even had a chef as a guest at our wedding who couldn't stop raving about it.
Rachel R.
Absolutely amazing venue and staff. The food was excellent, the venue was charming and the service was great.
Mary Grace M.
We were lucky enough to be referred to the Villa Woodbine by a consultant when I was trying on wedding dresses one afternoon. We hadn’t chosen a wedding venue yet, and when I explained what I was looking for to my dress consultant, she insisted that we had to check out the venue. She had gone to weddings there before, and if she could “redo her wedding, it would be there!” We are so grateful that we took her advice, and ultimately chose the Villa Woodbine and Bill Hansen Catering for our wedding! We just honestly cannot say enough about their team and their food! Immediately upon meeting Sandra, the Director of Catering and Events, we knew we would be in great hands! I am a bit organizational and detail-oriented but planning a wedding is daunting, especially when you’re not living in the state during a majority of the wedding planning process. When we booked the venue, I was still living in Arizona attending school while my fiancé, now husband, was working and living in Florida. Doing long distance was hard enough—now doing distance while engaged, trying to plan our wedding, and attending school and trying to find a psych internship across the country… we were stressed. Sandra jumped in as more than just our venue coordinator. Sure, she took care of EVERY wedding detail for us—found us great music, florals, day-of coordinator, etc., but she became a good friend! She cheered for us when I was finally able to move out to Florida, and I have never seen our little pup love going to visit someone more! The venue is dreamy and romantic—go with the bistro lighting, it’s beautiful. The food is absolutely delish and unique—our guests are still raving about it. And the people that you will work with—well, as I said before, there just isn’t enough I could say… they made our planning experience fun and seamless, and our wedding was beyond our dreams.
Zoie P.
I can't express how magical my wedding was this past weekend at Villa Woodbine. Sandra and Bill Hansen did an incredible job. Sandra was so helpful, hands-on and extremely accommodating. I've been inundated with messages from my guests raving about the food and venue and just overall experience. Pictures don't do the venue justice - you have to be in the moment to really take in how incredible this place is. I recommend Villa Woodbine to every bride looking for the most beautiful place to get married in South Florida.
Rocky Z.
Choosing to have my wedding at Villa Woodbine was hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made. After visiting numerous wedding venues, I eventually stumbled upon Villa Woodbine and instantly knew that this was the place I wanted to get married. It had everything I wanted and more- lush greenery, old Florida architecture, delicious food, and the opportunity to work with the amazing Bill Hansen team. With 220 people attending our wedding my biggest concern was making sure everyone was served at the same time and that the food be hot. The dinner was flawless and the number of compliments we received was astounding. I had always heard rave reviews about Bill Hansen catering and I can now attest that they were spot on! During my two-year engagement, my mother and I worked extensively with Sandra, our wedding coordinator. From the very beginning, it was clear that Sandra possessed all the skills and qualities a dream wedding coordinator would have. She was extremely organized, accountable, patient, flexible, detail-oriented, and seriously always just a phone call or text away. Sandra truly made my dream wedding come to life and I could never thank her enough!
Alexis R.
I couldn’t have asked for more in Bill Hansen Catering. From the help they provided in helping us select a venue, to countless calls and emails in the months leading up to the wedding... they were more than I could have asked for. As for the food... I’ve never been to a wedding where I couldn’t stop raving about ALL of the food.. maybe the apps are good, or the cake, or the meat or fish... but never everything. Well for my wedding, I can truly say Bill Hansen went above and beyond. I still have guests calling and telling me how outstanding everything was. The filet and the sea bass were incredible and even the vegetarian risotto was a HUGE hit. The day went off without a hitch with the day-of coordination they provided; it was truly a perfect affair!! Sandra and Danielle were outstanding and I can’t thank them enough for everything!! Thank you so much, our wedding was everything we hoped for and more!!
Heather O.
Bill Hansen exceeded our expectations. We felt they were very professional and attentive. Our food tasting was amazing as they greeted us with champagne and made it very personal. Ashley was our event producer and she was extremely helpful and transparent which was much appreciated, especially when your taste in weddings exceeds your budget. She was able to problem-solve and provide creative solutions to work with us on several issues like seating and lighting options. She also responded to emails and phone calls very quickly which reduced our stress levels tremendously. She was really there for us and made sure our vision was executed perfectly and we can't thank her enough. We had our ceremony and reception at Villa Woodbine and our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was and how amazing the food was. They cook the food on-site and use the freshest ingredients so it tastes just as if you went to an upscale restaurant. The service they provide was worth the investment. Bill Hansen himself even wrote us a thank you note for using their services, but we have to say the thank you goes to them and their hardworking team. This was one of the best days of our lives and we were really glad we chose Bill Hansen!
Angela M.
I cannot thank the team at Bill Hansen Catering enough! We got married two weeks ago, and everything was perfect. My husband and I visited Villa Woodbine 2 years prior to our wedding and knew instantly that it was the venue we wanted. The location is private, intimate and everything about the property and grounds gave us the most beautiful wedding. When planning our destination wedding (which went on for two years), Eden was incredible. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and help was wonderful, she helped me organize and plan out everything, and even when I sent her late-night emails with concerns, she responded quickly and reassured me every step of the way. Even with last-minute changes a few days before the wedding, she took care of it all for us. Our on-the-day planner Liz was a joy to work with, she got it spot on. Their attention to detail is second to none. Their food is incredible, the service is amazing and I cannot recommend Eden and the team enough. They exceeded every expectation in every single way.
Sarah R.
Top-notch service. Food is incredible. Look no further if you’re in South Florida!!!
Stephanie D.
We hosted our wedding at the Villa Woodbine, one of the locations of Bill Hansen Catering. Eden was our event producer and she was amazing! She had great recommendations and eased the planning process for us. The entire staff was wonderful and everything was beyond our expectations. We truly appreciate their efforts to make our wedding a dream. Professional, hospitable, and may I emphasize how incredibly delicious the food was! Highly recommend Bill Hansen Catering, the five stars are accurate, to say the least. Thank you again, we appreciate your team and service.
Alicia F.
We hired Bill Hansen for our outdoor wedding at Estancia Culinaria in December, and I can’t rave enough about their food and level of service. The food on our wedding day was perfectly cooked and delicious. My husband and I were very pleased with how all the food turned out, and our guests were too. And while their food was absolutely delicious, I think that Bill Hansen’s level of service and attention to detail is what really makes them stand out. We were afraid that we wouldn’t be able to eat on our actual wedding day because we’ve had so many friends tell us they weren’t able to on their wedding days. But the BHC team made sure we were nice and fed throughout the night. Any time an hor d'oeuvres came out, they came directly to us to make sure we were able to get some food in the midst of mingling with our guests (I really needed to have some of the Nicaraguan Chicken pastelitos!!), which we greatly appreciated. Later that evening it took us a while to get back to our table and have our dinner. As soon as we sat down one of the members of the BHC team came over to ask if wanted a fresh plate of food since ours had been sitting out for a while. Within a few seconds, we had a fresh, warm plate at our table. It doesn’t get any better than that, does it? We were just so impressed with their level of service and attentiveness throughout the entire evening. In addition to catering our event, Bill Hansen handled all of our rentals (tables, chairs, linens, tents, dance floor, generator, etc.) for the wedding. Eden Bauer did an excellent job coordinating our event, making sure that everything was in order. She was also incredibly responsive whenever we had any questions regarding rentals or any miscellaneous things that came up. She really made us feel comfortable and taken care of, which is what you need in the midst of all the wedding planning chaos. Thank you soo much, Eden! I highly recommend Bill Hansen catering for your event, their food is absolutely delicious and they truly care about their customers. Thank you again for everything! 🙂
Ashtine R.
We used Bill Hansen Catering as the exclusive caterer for our venue (Villa Woodbine). Eden was extremely professional and personable in helping us plan our wedding all the way from DC. She offered lots of helpful suggestions and assisted us with booking vendors (i.e. DJ, lighting, etc.). She listened to what we wanted and made an effort to make our special day perfect. Throughout the entire process (i.e. Initial meeting, tastings, day of, etc.), all the staff at Villa Woodbine went above and beyond. As foodies, one thing my now husband and I were particular about was the quality of food. Having been to several weddings, we knew firsthand how wedding food could be notoriously bad. Since we were paying so much out of pocket, we definitely wanted to make sure the food was good. Bill Hansen did not disappoint. Everything was absolutely amazing from the passed hors d'oeuvres to the entrees. We opted for the Argentine chimichurri and Chilean sea bass. Guests are still raving about the food to this day! Whether you book Villa Woodbine or another venue, I'd highly recommend hiring Bill Hansen for catering!
Jo Ann Y.
Bill Hansen Catering is the absolute best! When planning our wedding, we knew that we needed a team that would listen to our ideas and execute them perfectly. One thing is to plan a wedding, and another thing is to see it come to life. Eden, Anthony, and the entire team exceeded every expectation. Their service is incomparable. Their attention to detail is second to none. Their food is incredible. I would wholeheartedly recommend Eden and the team to anyone looking for a perfect event.
Bill Hansen's team was a dream to work with. We found it important to surround ourselves with vendors that would be supportive, calming, would listen, and of course be talented; they were all of those things! Amanda helped us with every step of the way. The team was always readily available and quick to reply to questions and set up meetings. They listened to exactly what we wanted in terms of food, decor, music and overall feel and gave us an experience that was even greater than what we could have imagined. Amanda helped us in choosing florists, musicians and even gave bridal shop recommendations that fit the look we were going for. She set up a tasting that was accurate to what was presented the day of. The food was.... incredible. All of our guests raved about how delicious the appetizers were, the entrees and our cake was heavenly. We paid for a day of planning, and Christina and Maria were wonderful. They met with us days before to run through the flow and everything went on as planned on our wedding day. There were only welcome happy surprises throughout the night! They were always around if we needed absolutely anything, but were not overbearing or in your face. I cannot remember a moment either of us were without a drink in hand! The attention was really impressive. Bill Hansen helped create the greatest day of our lives and all of our guests were impressed with the beauty, taste, organization, and fun! We cannot thank them enough for what they did for us and would recommend them a thousand times over.
V B.
We loved working with Sandra and the team at Bill Hansen! They were super easy to work with, very professional, had extremely reasonable pricing, and went above and beyond to provide us with superb service every step of the planning process. Sandra and her team were also extremely flexible, accommodating (and without an upcharge) guests who needed kosher or gluten free meals. The day of our wedding, everything was flawless; we’re still getting compliments from our friends about how awesome the hors d'oeuvres were! The cherry on top was coming back to our hotel after all of the festivities to find food and cake from the team at Bill Hansen. If you’re looking for an awesome caterer who goes above and beyond to work with you and actualize your wedding vision, I would highly encourage you to check out Bill Hansen.
Donna M.
When you have chosen the perfect venue and you are certain of it, it comes time to choose the right catering team. Now a lot of venues offer this service themselves and Villa Woodbine offers exclusive Bill Hansen Luxury catering and event team! RIMAS FILMS had a great opportunity to work with the amazing wedding coordinator Christina, representing the Bill Hansen Luxury team. Christina was very helpful and friendly from the first email of our communication. She is very prompt to answer any questions and offers great ideas. On the wedding day, that RIMAS FILMS was so honored to film, she was an outstanding connecting link between all of us wedding vendors and seemed to sort out any problems within a blink of an eye. It was my pleasure to work with Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and I hope we get to work again!
Rimas F.
If food is a top priority for you as a couple, then Bill Hansen is the catering company for you! Their selection is top-notch and the quality is unbeatable. Not only is the food delicious and the presentation gorgeous, but the customer service was wonderful. The staff was pleasant and attentive- we only heard amazing feedback from our guests, specifically that everything was done efficiently and the bartenders were on point! Thank you to the Bill Hansen staff for making our day perfect and unforgettable.
Olivia B.
Best wedding food ever!! Wedding food is usually mediocre, but this had my guests (& myself) wanting more. First of all, the food tasting was elegant and made me so excited for my wedding day. We ordered the beef and the branzino, with the risotto as a vegetarian option. These were accompanied by potatoes and carrots, very elegantly executed. There were other interesting options but my boring palate chose the above. The appetizer plates were also outstanding: ceviche, maduro wrapped in bacon, chicken flat bread, tostones with crab, and arancinis. Finally, we upgraded the menu with a welcome drink for all the guests to have as they arrive. Amanda created a special, delicious drink for me, based on seasonal fruits. Bill Hansen truly made my wedding unforgettable. I worked with Amanda and Lia, both of who were available through email and phone, with quick responses. They also provided the linens, chairs, and tables, all of which were great quality. The polyester basic linens were included in the price, nicer linens were available for an added fee. Highly recommend!
Nic B.
It is always a pleasure to work with Bill Hansen Catering. The food is outstanding and the staff is amazing. They go that extra mile making every event they do feel like a first-class event. I look forward to them doing more events at the Newman Alumni Center!
Kathy F.
I had my wedding in Jan 2016. I initially hired another caterer and that turned out to be a complete nightmare. So I had to terminate the contract 3 months before our wedding date. Diego and Amanda at Bill Hansen saved my wedding. We planned everything in 3 months and the turnout was amazing. I will always recommend Bill Hansen to anyone!
Vicky G.
Bill Hansen's team are experts at customer service. They make sure to treat each client and their guests with superb service and kindness. I also love their value. They have extremely competitive prices for the high quality of food and presentation they deliver. Diego is my fave on the sales team, but you can't go wrong with any of them. The entire team is excellent.
Cynthia F.
I had my wedding at Villa Woodbine and Bill Hansen Catered it. Everyone loved the food. They are so professional and so great at what they do. I would recommend them to ALL brides!
Elizabeth P.
Bill Hansen Catering - I want to tell you what a wonderful job your staff always does when my husband and I have worked with your team at weddings. Your staff truly stands out consistently as people who care about the guests, bride and groom, and even vendors at events. Always smiling and professional, and their great work ethic shows. I wish I knew all names, but I specifically want to mention a girl named Nashley (not sure if I spelled that correctly) who is SO sweet whenever I see her! She is always smiling and asking how I am, etc. Seems to enjoy her job so much. But not just her - your staff as a whole is wonderful and attentive, and the food is always top-notch, of course. I just want to thank you for creating a wonderful catering experience. High five to you and your team!
Rebecca B.
Let me begin by saying, Kay Rivas from Bill Hansen Catering/Villa Woodbine is a wedding guru/goddess. From the beginning, Kay was so involved in every detail of our wedding from how our tables should be arranged to what color of straws we should use in our specialty cocktail. We were planning our wedding in Miami from New York City, which could have proved to be extremely stressful. With the help of Kay, we were calm throughout the entire process. She was responsive, patient, calm, creative, resourceful, and an excellent decision maker. If I ever had a worry, she found a solution. I was worried that dancing outside in the courtyard of Villa Woodbine would be too hot and unbearable for our May wedding, and she found us an excellent outdoor cooling system that was extremely affordable. My father and I have severe food allergies, and she made sure was had a nut-free wedding and that I had wheat-free bread, which was delicious. No detail was forgotten. The food from Bill Hansen Catering was absolutely excellent at our wedding, but what I found so exceptional was the level of service and care that I received.
Christina A.
We worked with Kay Revas at Hansen to plan and cater our daughter's rehearsal dinner by the beach. Despite the worst possible storm, Hansen's staff managed to move the people, bar and food inside to our condo party room and kept the event going. The drenched staff and guests regrouped and enjoyed the food and evening. Kay also provided resources for our wedding day including our party planner and band.
We worked with Amanda at Bill Hansen Catering for our wedding at Vizcaya. I don't think there could have been a nicer wedding, ever, anywhere! Typically steak at a wedding is mediocre at best. Not with Bill Hansen. It was as good as any 5-star steakhouse restaurant steak. And the rest of the food -- all of the appetizers at cocktail hour, all of the desserts, all of the late-night snacks -- just as amazing. We relied on Amanda for a lot of the lighting issues, decor, and table setting ideas, and she really did a wonderful job for us. My only issue with them is the wine options -- I ended up purchasing my own wine and champagne -- and they were fine with this. All in all, I highly, highly recommend Bill Hansen.
Robert W.
Just recently got married and Bill Hansen were so amazing. Diego was a dream to work with and so were each and every member of staff that were there on the day. The food itself was absolutely incredible and the short rib didn't even need a knife to cut. Absolutely love this company and would recommend them to anyone. They went way over and above their duty to make it special for us and I'm super grateful to them for that.
Charlie K.
My wedding reception was held at Villa Woodbine in Coconut Grove on 2/22/14. Villa Woodbine is owned by Bill Hansen Catering and rented out for weddings, parties, etc. and is absolutely beautiful! It is a Spanish-style villa nestled away off of South Bayshore Drive in the Grove. The Villa is really a one-of-a-kind wedding venue gem with such an intimate, cozy feel and absolutely beautiful landscaping. Now, onto the staff…I cannot say enough kind words about Amanda, Sandra, and Christine…they are such awesome girls! Amanda was my initial contact and helped me throughout with any little or big questions that I had about my big day. Sandra and Christine were my day-of coordinators and were spectacular! The 3 of them were so very helpful, so much so that I did not have a wedding planner at all. I did all the planning myself with the help of these 3 girls and my reception turned out absolutely amazing! My bridal party was so shocked at how organized these 3 girls made my reception, from the cocktail hour to the introduction to making sure the entire bridal party ate and always had a drink of some sort in hand. They had thought of every little detail to ensure the organization of the reception and did such a great job. In addition, the staff throughout the event was so professional and courteous. As for the food, I cannot explain how delicious all of the food was. From the hors d’oeuvre to the dinner, the food was outstanding. My guests could not believe that it was wedding food. They were all shocked at how delicious the food was and raved about it even after the wedding. In final, our reception was absolutely phenomenal. From the absolutely gorgeous Villa to the food, to the professional and courteous staff, I cannot describe how impressed and happy my husband and I were with Bill Hansen Catering and Villa Woodbine for our wedding reception. Thank you!!!
Jaimee L.
Best food I have ever had at a wedding and great value.
Jasmine O.
From the staff to the presentation and of course the food, it was all to die for!
Laura P.
My guests are still raving about the food. The best, most professional, and quality-driven catering in South Florida!!
Nicole S.
Bill Hansen Catering was amazing! Their staff were so fantastic. Everything from the set-up to the service was perfect! With the 3 hour traffic jam the guests got caught in going from the Church to the Club, not a single one has mentioned it when I talk to them. The first thing they mention is what a great time they had and what a wonderful party the night was. I truly think that it was so easy to forget the hours spent in traffic because Bill Hansen's staff and servers made the guests feel immediately relaxed and welcome upon their arrival. Every guest I have spoken to so far has mentioned that when they came to the reception they immediately had someone offering them food and drinks. I think if we had been anywhere else, pushing everything back an hour to accommodate the traffic might have been a stressful fiasco. Instead, Bill's staff made it so easy and their organization and calmness helped keep me calm too! I loved the fact that there was a server who made sure that the bride and groom had appetizers. He even made a joke to a friend that his plate was for me, which I just loved. Without that attention to detail, I doubt I would have eaten a single hors-d'oeuvre all night! My husband loved the fact that a server would bring him a drink when he noticed his glass getting low, without him even having to ask! We had a food station sort of set up. You would think that with a traffic jam and having to push the food back an hour, the food might have been cold or poorly prepared, but that was not the case. The food was delicious and hot. I know some people do not like buffets or anything like them because the food always seems to suffer, Bill's food stations are the exact opposite! Bill was also our liquor vendor, which is great considering he has his own liquor license. We had the premium open bar, and it was much less expensive than other open bars I looked at. Bill Hansen Catering even took into account allergies. My aunt is really allergic to peppers. They took note of it and made her food separately, without any peppers. They also gave me and my husband a to-go box of food that they stowed away in our getaway car! They really paid attention to every detail!
The Villa Woodbine is an old estate in Coconut Grove. It is lovely, Spanish style, warm but elegant. Best in the late fall or winter when the weather is good.
Maxine L.
They were helpful, informative, realistic, and reliable. They helped make my dream vision come to life!
Rachel R.
Their quality and professionalism is the reason I feel they are a 5-star company.
Natalie E.
The Bill Hansen team was able to see our vision and pair us with the most incredible vendors. It truly was such a fun, easy, and wonderful experience! I wish we could do it all over again.
Patrice G.

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