Andre’s Banquets & Catering: Helping families celebrate for over 40 years
published in West News Magazine
October 14, 2019
Nestled among the rolling hills and crystal clear lakes of the Fox Run Golf Course in Eureka sits a quaint English cottage.
Known as The Carriage House, the building is hard to miss with its 35-foot vaulted ceiling and two-story windows on both sides. The manor serves as a venue for special events made even more spectacular by Andre’s Banquets & Catering, a family owned and operated all-inclusive event planner that has helped St. Louis families celebrate for over 40 years.
Andre’s at The Carriage House at the Fox Run Golf Course has been a popular destination for weddings, parties, and special occasions galore since it opened for public use eight years ago. Andre’s owner John Armengol Jr. serves as president of operations.
“My dad started our headquarters on Telegraph Road in South County in November 1980,” Armengol said. “I started when I was 10 years old.”
Andre’s hosts about 120 events a year at The Carriage House. About 80% are wedding celebrations. Other events include chamber lunches, sports banquets, anniversaries, class reunions and holidays parties.
“Any time a group wants to come together and have a private event with the food, dessert and bar all included, that’s what we can do here,” Armengol said.
Andre’s’ staff not only caters and serves events, but also provides linens, china, floral displays, centerpieces and more.
“Most caterers can do just the food. We’re a full-inclusive service,” Armengol said. “[The client] basically only deals with one person to handle all their needs for the event. We pretty much tailor everything to the client and what they’re looking for.”
Twenty-eight years ago, Andre’s also started a separate business called Wedding Consultants, which remains the only fully-comprehensive wedding shop in the Midwest. Wedding Consultants provides tuxedo rentals and officiating services among its service selections.
“Our theme is, ‘We take the tangle out of tying the knot,’” Armengol said. “We truly try to provide all the services a client could want to make their day easier.”
Multiple menu options are available at The Carriage House – from barbecue-themed selections to heavy-appetizer plans. The most popular cuisine is Italian, which has been a staple since 1980. Gourmet dishes like Chicken Marsala, Pork Loins with Peppercorn Cream Sauce, Pasta Con Broccoli, Italian potatoes, Green Beans Almondine, Amaretto Carrots and deluxe salads with homemade dressings will have guests waltzing back for more.
Andre’s has 12 catering vans for people who are looking for a home or business catering option. However, its hard to resist the ambience of The Carriage House.
The combination of a beautiful setting and exquisite food is why Meghan Gilliam and Cameron Myers sought out Andre’s at The Carriage House at the Fox Run Golf Course for their October wedding.
“Everything is all in one spot and it’s way less hassle for the guests than to find multiple places to go,” Gilliam said. “Andre’s made this process so easy, and we couldn’t be happier with what we chose.”
Myers added, “It’s also so beautiful out here.”
With eight venues across St. Louis – from Sunset Hills to St. Charles – there’s sure to be an Andre’s catering or banquet destination close to home. Check out the company’s website to learn more.
What Are Our Customers Saying About Andre's?
From the time the caterers arrived on site to the very end of the event, everything ran very smoothly. The caterers took charge of the situation and they were very polite to deal with. If we ever need to cater an event again, Andre's catering will be the one.
Everyone at Andre's is just wonderful. I had to call several times and NEVER was spoken to rudely. Everyone was SO HELPFUL and didn't mind how many times I had to call and change things. I am telling everyone I know about Andre's! I truly feel that by going with Andre's, you just can't go wrong. I have to tell you, my family LOVED the meal and said they wanted the recipe for the beef and the chicken. I'm putting you on Facebook and going to use Andre's for anything I can.
Thanks you so much for your kind and friendly service during our father's wake. It was so nice to know that your facility was taking care of our luncheon and that we could enjoy spending time with our family. We had a wonderful experience and everyone on your staff took care of our needs without a question. The Meyer's Family is forever grateful to all of you.
Our Maitre'd handled every request we had with efficiency and a smile. All your staff seemed to work very well with each other and the Maitre'd was very pleasant on the microphone welcoming everyone and directing each table to the buffet. We are very grateful to Andre's for making our party a success. All of this was due to the cleanliness of the hall, the beautiful table settings and a delicious buffet.
Everyone really enjoyed having our Blue and Gold Banquet at Andre's. We used to have all of our banquets in the school gym. Andre's has made it so easy that we don't have to go though all of that work to do the banquet on our own.
We wanted to thank you again for all you did to make our daughters wedding special. Please pass on to the chef and his staff that they did an excellent job-the food was great! We have had nothing but compliments on food and staff. The hall was so special-the ambience and all of the details were combined to make it a truly magical night. I can't thank you enough to express how perfectly well we thought the evening went.
The staff at Andre's was so friendly and knowledgeable. Any time I dealt with them, they went above and beyond to accommodate my every need. They were very patient with me and helped me create the day of my dreams. Thank you to all of the sales and service staff at Andre's!!
We booked Andre's because of the hardwood floors and LED up-lighting. I just couldn't see having my wedding reception in a dark room with dirty, smelly carpet. But the idea of all hardwood flooring and the ability to have LED lighting to match my color scheme was fantastic. My guests are still talking about how memorable my reception was!
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