Testimonials

“Thanks so much for an incredible wedding day! Everything went off without a single hitch, and that could’ve only happened with a lot of your hard work and orchestration behind the scenes. We really appreciated the fact that you went out of your way to treat us special even though we had such a limited budget. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks!” ~ Rick and Nancy

“I don’t even know where to begin! You have been phenomenal from our very first meeting. And we have loved getting to know you over the past year. Our “big day” could not have been do very special without you! You are the very best! We love you!” ~ Sharon and Jeff 

“Thank you for a wonderful brunch at Pier22 last week. It was a huge success for the opening to “Saint Stephen’s Day” of the Association of Independent School Librarians 2015 Conference. The view was fantastic, and the food was great. It was easy to work with you, and I’ll definitely recommend Pier 22 to other educators planning similar events in the future.” ~ St. Stephen's Staff

“Thank you... thank you... and thank you!! You’re the best! Our wedding was everything we could ever ask for. Best of all, we gained a new friend.” ~ JP and N. Greiner

“Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did at our open house. Everyone raved about the food. It was delicious, the tables looked great and the service could not have been better. I can’t wait to work with you all again in the future!” ~ All the staff at Surrey Place

“Thank you so much for truly making our big day perfect! From every detail for the ceremony to the dinner and dances afterward, it was amazing! Michelle, thank you for all of your ideas and hard work to make sure our day was perfect! Please thank all of the staff members that helped us and our guests enjoy every minute of the day. Everyone has complimented the venue, the staff and the food! We can’t wait to return to Florida and Pier 22. Thank you so so so much for everything!” ~ Patricia and Chin  

“Every detail was perfect! From the moment you and your team arrived there was total calm and a well thought out plan. You turned a rental home into an elegant and beautiful reception venue with no detail left undone. My family who were at the house early in the day began calling me to rave about you and how calmly you took charge and turned the reception area into Marie’s dream venue. They were beyond amazed!”

“The food was just as I had expected, perfect! I am a regular at the restaurant and knew the consistent quality served at Pier 22. Every bite was delicious, looked appealing and was served at just the right temperature. The guests commented over and over about the delicious food and the wonderful staff from pier 22. A “special thank-you” to Mike who made it his personal mission to find something fun and tasty for the “little ones” at the reception. The children felt special because Mike brought them their very own meal, which looked as though they too had been prepared by the chef and not the local McDonalds. As far as I am concerned, I will never recommend another restaurant! You can’t do any better than Pier 22!!!” ~ Teri Flagg

“My parents-in-law hosted our rehearsal dinner at Pier 22 in one of the main ballrooms and it was incredible. Seriously, like a mini wedding. From what my mom-in-law told me, the whole crew from the manager to the waiters that were involved with the process were extremely kind, accommodating, helpful, and just fabulous to work with, The view of the Manatee River is delightful, especially the patio veranda area with the twinkle lights. Everything in the ballroom was chosen with care, they provided all the tablecloths, glassware, etc. We had a delicious meal, open bar with my parents-in-law’s microbrewery beer on hand, and dessert, which we were allowed to choose from a set menu. The atmosphere was classy, and well planned. Thanks Pier 22 for giving us an awesome rehearsal dinner! Everyone loved it and we will definitely be back!” ~ Ali

“BEST. FOOD. EVER. My now husband and I were planning a destination wedding. While we were visiting, we tasted about 4 other caterers for our wedding at the South Florida Museum. We were so happy Pier 22 decided to do offsite catering. We were blown away at how delicious the food was at our tasting. And our guests raved about the food at our wedding. The staff is incredibly nice and professional. They made sure we were extremely happy the day of the wedding. Michelle is great to work with. She’s incredibly sweet. Pier 22 is worth every penny. We plan on going back every time we visit. We love the food and the atmosphere.” ~ Pavlica Wedding

“OMG + WOW!! So many bravo’s on Chef Greg’s Pier 22 food, plus wonderful service!”

“Many thanks for supporting the 2014 Bradenton Blues Festival! With your help and that of our other sponsors, we raised funds to support the free youth, art, and music programs that Realize Bradenton offers all year long. We look forward to your continued sponsorship in 2015.” ~ Realize Bradenton Board and Staff

“We want to thank you for your hard work at the EDC 27th Annual Hob Nob Bar-B-Que. As you know, the grill teams make the event and the feedback from this year’s event was over the top, as was the food and beverage items that were offered! Kudos to you!” ~ Bradenton Area EDC

“I wanted to let you know that everything was perfect! The room, the food, the service... everything was great. Our servers were amazing! These ladies were so organized, helpful and attentive. Everything went like clockwork. A really special evening for us was made all the more meaningful thanks to your staff, the service and the wonderful food your chefs prepared. Thanks again so much for all of your help in making our event a success.” ~ Andy and Jerry

“We had our rehearsal dinner at Pier 22 and the venue is so gorgeous as well as the food is delicious. The setup in the private room was outstanding and I loved the centerpieces the provided. I loved that our names were on our menus that had been preselected. I kept some as a memento of the evening. Service was excellent. Food was delicious and portions were plentiful. Really a dream to have our rehearsal dinner at Pier 22!” ~ Heather

“We used Pier 22 for our rehearsal dinner. We had about 30 people at our rehearsal dinner and we were set up in the Sunset Room, which overlooked the Manatee River. We started off with passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks (beer and wine only). We had a set menu of 3 dinner options; a fish, chicken, and beef option. Everything was amazing! The staff was very attentive and you did not have to wait long for a new drink, which was nice considering the restaurant itself was packed. We were able to bring in our own grooms cake for dessert. Michelle, the event coordinator, was so great to work with! We were able to go down and do a rehearsal dinner taste testing, I highly recommend Pier 22 for your rehearsal dinner!” ~ Kaitlin