Hamilton's Catering Inc.
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Thank you Ashley, everything was perfect. I always know with Hamilton’s Catering an event, there will be no worries or problems, the staff and food is wonderful!” Karen Walker-

Thanks Amy!  Hamilton’s did a fantastic job and I heard nothing but good word from everyone I talked to about the food and the service your team provided.  We’ll definitely keep Hamilton’s in consideration for any future events.


Thank you for a successful weekend!  We adored everyone who came to work
with us!  Molly went WAY above and beyond last night, she was such a joy!
We could not be more pleased with the outcome...

Amy, again Hamilton's did a wonderful job.  The food was outstanding...but, in addition, the staff was most helpful!

 When our co-chairs arrived at St. Agnes, nothing was set up.  The gentleman from Hamilton's went right to work, setting up for us...wouldn't let the women do anything.  It was most appreciated.

Please let Mr. Hamilton know we appreciate the good service we get from his company and employees.

“Dear Staff –

Wanted to Thank You for the delicious meal you provided and served for the Tom Atwood funeral held at the Yatesville Schoolhouse.  It was so nice to not have to worry about the meal; the setup, the servers were always filled. Ivy and Jacob were super (kind, organized, helpful, removed finished plates, etc). And then they packaged everything and cleaned up.  They went above and beyond and they truly cared.

Thank you for your exceptional service.  We are so grateful!

Our meeting was a success! Everyone enjoyed the food. Everyone was well satisfied with the portions and there were plenty of left overs. We were even able to offer a plate to  the General Manager at  Country Ins and Suites. 

This morning I received a text message, from one of the meeting attendees, thanking me for “A great meeting.”

Thank you for helping make the event a memorable occasion.


I just want to thank you again for a perfect evening.  The accommodations, food, decorations, hospitality, and service were incredible.  I have already been recommending Hamilton’s to others!

“Hamilton’s Catering, your food was delicious, your patience with changes was very gracious. Your serving ladies were outstanding! We thank you for making our “80th Birthday Bash” a very fun day. You took a big load off of us!!”

--The Riggs Family

We would like to personally thank you for the exceptional service and delicious food Katie and Jeremy had at their wedding reception. As always everything was beautiful. The chair covers, ties and uplighting put the room over the top.

Katie’s relatives from Kansas, Chicago and even France commented on the beautiful venue. You both took wonderful care of everything as you said you would.

Thank you!


I am just emailing you to thank you for a lovely dinner and for great service.  The food was delicious and the young woman helping us did a great job.  I am looking forward to next years class dinner because I know that Hamilton's is a great option for dinner to rely on! 


"The dinner catered on March 16 at St. Agnes Parish Hall was delicious!!!!!! Many women commented that it was the best meal ever.  The pork was so tender and the glaze was wonderful.  The servers Holly and Molly did a fantastic job setting up, serving and cleaning up.  We are looking forward to March of 2016 and know already we want Hamilton's to cater.  Thanks again for a great meal and excellent servers."

"Dear Hamilton’s Catering,

We just want to tell you how wonderful our experience has been in having you cater our 50th wedding anniversary event. The food was excellent and the staff serving was very professional and helpful."


“The Hamilton’s Team,

We just wanted to say thank you for being so great to work with!  Everyone was so nice and helpful.  You made our job easy.  We would love to work with you again.

Thanks again! Hannah Graham, Plan Events & Design”

“George & Gina,

Thank you so much for everything you and your staff did to prepare and make our wedding day so special & memorable.  Everything was perfect & the room looked wonderful.  We got so many compliments on the venue (especially from the out-of-town guests – they were in awe!)  Thank you also for the wine and wine glasses!


“Thank you so much for making our day amazing!

You helped make things run smoothly and helped us with decorating the morning of, and it was truly perfect!

We could not have dreamed of a better place to have our reception – I have told everyone how wonderful everyone was and have highly recommended Hamilton’s to all of my friends!  Thanks"

"Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into our wedding!  A special thank you goes to Amy, who was extremely helpful and understanding.  We appreciate everything you did for us!  Thanks, Phil & Jenny Butcher”


“We would like to thank the staff at Hamilton’s Catering for the excellent service they provided for our son’s rehearsal dinner on September 12th at the Hampton Inn on chuck Wagon Drive in Springfield.  The food tasted wonderful and the quantity of food made for a great value.  The service provided by the servers was excellent and we appreciate them packaging up the remaining food.  We received many compliments on the food and service from our guests.  The professionalism exhibited by your staff made the rehearsal dinner a stress free event for us.  Thank youall!! Sincerely, John & Donna Bolinger”

I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how much we appreciated the great service on Saturday night.  Your staff did a great job, kept everything orderly and cleaned up fast.  The appetizer buffet went over well again - not a big surprise. Thank you for helping make our event a huge success!
Best Regards, Jamie Kuhlmann

"I would like to thank your staff for the excellent job they did at our daughter’s wedding this past September 13th at Buena Vista Farms.  Those young people worked very hard, and all that we needed was completed.  Cheers to your staff and Amy for all your services. The steak dinner is wonderful!  I received multiple ‘thank you’s’ from family and friends about the wedding service and food!  Thank you! Tasha Flatt & Ryan Kuchar

Many Thank Yous”

“Thank you all so much for serving us on Saturday night. The food was awesome and continued to be even after a few days of leftovers. Thank you again!.. With thanks, Tony & Lindsey Oskermeier”


Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into making our wedding reception so wonderful.  We enjoyed working with you – from planning all the way to the bid day!  Your staff were so helpful and sweet.  We’ve heard so many compliments from our guests on the reception.  The room looked beautiful -as it always does- and the food was simply delicious.  Thanks also for the wine, wedding card and the wine glasses – it was quite thoughtful.  The wine glasses will always remind us of our wedding day. Thanks for going above and beyond,

Alissa & Brandon Nickerson” 5/23/14

The shower was a success on Sunday and your staff did a great job with everything. Thanks for all your help in setting up the shower. All of the guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was. Thanks again, Debbie Radliff”


“Gina & George,

We cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us on our wedding day.  As always, the location… the food… the service was second to none. Christi & I have heard many in attendance compliment the venue & the service.  For us the day was perfect.  We owe so much of that to you & your entire staff. Thanks so much, Christi & Joe Kindred”


“Dear George and Gina,

Thank you so much for allowing us to have our reception at Hamilton’s.  The room looked absolutely beautiful and the food was wonderful!  You were so kind to give us the wine and glasses.  Thank you again for your thoughtfulness!

Todd & Allie Long”

 “Thanks for making our banquet great.  The food & service was the best ever.  You are very good at what you do. Thanks again, ISVI Alumni Assn. Diana Adams Treasurer”


 “George & Gina, We were very pleased with our wedding reception at Hamilton’s .  The food was just delicious!  Everyone raved about the prime rib!  The ballroom was just beautiful!  The chair ties and the cupcake table were perfect.  You run a very classy operation and should be very proud of your service and of your business.  Thanks!”


 “Hamilton’s Staff,  The Lake Sangchris Ducks Unlimited Committee would just like to say thank you for all the great food & service you gave us this year! Everyone at both banquets stated how much they loved the food.  Thanks again! – Nick Cosmos”



“Hamilton’s Staff,

Thank you very much for all of the work you put into our event.  Every detail was perfect!!  I received MANY compliments from parents as well as students about the evening. Thank you very much for making the JAM Awards Night a memorable occasion.  Sincerely,  Kimberly Oberg

 May 12, 2014


"I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the excellent service we received on Sunday at the graduation party.  The food was wonderful and your staff was so thoughtful and considerate.  I will highly recommend your business in the future."



"Good morning Amy! Everything went very well at the wedding reception. I heard many good comments about the dinner. Everyone really liked the chicken and ham. Please pass along my many thanks to everyone involved, cooks, servers, etc."

Thank you



"I wanted to take this (albeit late) opportunity to once again let you know how awesome the catering and staff were! You were phenomenal to work with during the Dean's reception last December, and this is why I recommended you for my department activities. Y'all never disappoint! Thank you again for working with us and for the outstanding, professionalism your staff shows. You are definitely kept on my radar for future events."



"Thank you all for your help with a great event on Saturday!  The food was delicious, the venue was lovely, and the staff you assembled to help us was absolutely wonderful.  The ladies were professional, helpful, polite, and just a joy to have around.  I cannot say enough good things about the experience, and appreciate all of your help with making it such a great day.  Thank you very much - I hope we have occasion to use you again."

 With sincere appreciation,



“Hamilton staff,

Thank you for your professional services on Katie and Adam’s special day.  We appreciate your commitment to details.

Kevin & Bitsy”



“The Crew at Hamilton’s,

We are so grateful you were able to work with us, especially in coordinating the room for us for our Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 27th.  Everyone was so easy to work with and always available!  We look forward to next year’s banquet.

Many thanks,

Jacksonville Speedway”


“George and Gina –

Just wanted to say thank you for making Meg & Kyle’s wedding reception special to us.  The food was delicious.  We rec’d many compliments.  Everything went very smoothly.  You have a great staff, Colin was extremely organized and very thoughtful.  And Gina, I am so happy you were there!

Thanks again,



“Mrs. Hamilton:

…What a lovely reception it was – everything was absolutely perfect – thanks to you and your great staff!  I have certainly recommended you to others, and will continue to do so.”


"Good afternoon Amy.  I just wanted to take a moment and let you know everyone at the bank enjoyed the food at the party.  It was really delicious.  I would also like to let you know, Amanda did a wonderful job for us as usual.  The service and food is always top notch with your company.  I am sending a check your way today and I have added a gratuity to the total as well. Thanks again for everything.



“George & Gina,

"Thank you so much for everything! Especially the wine and wine glasses and the food at the Rectory and Church!  That was so unexpected and nice! You did an amazing job with the reception!  It was the most beautiful atmosphere & the food & service were spectacular!  It was perfect & we can’t thank you enough!  Thank you! Thank you! –

Chris & Jamie”


"Good morning, George. Just a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our evening last night. The food was fantastic! You really outdid yourself. I thought the prime rib was my favorite, but now I have a new first choice. I would highly recommend the beef tenderloin.bAs always the service was terrific and 110 looks beautiful for the holidays. It makes it so easy to have a party there since you provide the decorations – nothing more is needed. I hope you and your family and all the great folks at Hamilton’s will be able to have a relaxing Christmas Day and know how much we appreciate all you do for us. Jacksonville is truly fortunate to have you!



"Thank you all for making our wedding day such a breeze & so delicious! You were all so accommodating & we’ve gotten so many compliments on how much everyone enjoyed your food!

Sarah & Eric"  KFC Hall Chatham, October 12, ‘13 


“George & Gina – Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have our reception at your location.  We have received so many compliments on how beautiful the hall was and we appreciate everything you and your crew did for us.  Thanks again! Chelsea & Keith”


  "Amy, I will call this afternoon with my credit card info. I did want to however, say thank you to you and the staff. Thanks to you guys,we pulled of a great surprise, they had no idea. The room was fantastic. The majority of our guests had never been to your place before, and I received numerous compliments on the,establishment. Colin did a great job setting up, and making sure our needs were met please express my gratitude to George, and I look forward to doing business with you in the,future.

Thanks Chris"


 “Hamilton’s staff, We would like to thank you for making our day special! Everyone was great from the 1st phone call to the last trip out the door at the end of the night! Your staff is wonderful and great to work with.  You did a fantastic job!!  Thanks, Travis & Kim”


 “We just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful food and ervice for Dana & Adam’s rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.  Everything was wonderful and you all went above and beyond to make their day so special.  Thank you so much!

Mike & Karen Patterson”


 “I just wanted to send a short note thanking you for the lunch you furnished for my uncle’s funeral.  The food was delicious, the service was exemplary and I would recommend you to any party considering having an event that included food.  To that end, you can include me as a reference for anyone that might be interest. 

 Jose” 11/7/13



"We want to say thank you for the great luncheon you provided on such short notice.  Everything was perfect, and Tysa would have appreciated it very much. The staff, the food and the setup could not have served our needs any better, and while this was a deeply sad day for my family, the environment you provided for friends and family to celebrate her life was greatly appreciated."

The Mueller’s

Dale, Justin, and Janelle

"Just wanted to send you a note…our luncheon on Tuesday was great.. everyone enjoyed the Asian Chicken.. the ladies who came mentioned that dish was a first for you .. it was delicious as well as the rest of the meal..!!!  …Thanks again for all your help!"


"I also wanted to thank Tammy and her team for doing such an awesome job!  They were very hard working, pleasant, friendly and so very helpful in making our event a success.  We couldn’t believe how quickly they had everything cleaned and mopped and so appreciated all of their extra help with our setup.  I have used Hamilton’s personally last year and know they have handled our IT function for several years.  I will definitely recommend you to next years committee. 


Heard lots of really great comments about the minestrone soup.  Thank you for making that special for us.  As always, everything was delicious!"


“Dear Gina, Leevia, and everyone at Hamilton’s,

We are sorry this is so late, but we wanted to thank you for everything you did for us last summer.  Our reception was everything we could have imagined and we couldn’t have done it without all of you.  You truly are experts at what you do!  If we had to do it again, we wouldn’t change a thing! We hope you are having a great summer and we hope to see you soon!


Jon & Casey Zang”


“George, Gina & Staff – Where do we begin? You have made our experience at Hamilton’s one we will never forget! The once in a lifetime wedding reception that we had planned months for became a memory this weekend! It was fabulous & we owe thanks to you. From the decorations, to the delicious food, to the entire setup – just beautiful and exceeded our expectations!
I think it will be hard to top this reception!!
Thanks for everything! Much appreciated,
Lloyd & Libby”


“Dear George, Gina & Staff,Thank you so much for a wonderful reception.  Everyone loved it & commented on how great everything was.  We got lots of positive comments on the food & decorations.Thank you so much, Gina, for all your hard work on the decorations.  Everything was beautiful!  We really appreciate it.Thanks again for everything!  The staff was very friendly & helpful too =) they were great.Laura & Jeremy”

I just wanted to let you and the staff in Jacksonville know that our event last Friday was FANTASTIC! The room looked great, the staff was friendly and willing to help, and the food was wonderful. We had multiple guests complimenting on how great the food tasted. And I must agree, it was! Even our guests that travelled from the Chicago area said it was the best reception food they have ever had.
I have attended many receptions at Hamilton's and there is no comparison. After having my own there, it is definitely a facility I will recommend.
Thanks again, Neil

"Thank you for all your hard work yesterday, May 2, with our catering order.

I want to thank you and your staff for your professionalism, timeliness and thoughtfulness. Not only did you provide boxed lunches that well-satisfied our expectations, you brought tables and extra sandwiches, set up early, distributed meals and provided help with clean up.  In sort, you made this part of the day worry free for me and the other staff members at The Chicago Metro History Education Center.  It would be a pleasure to work with Hamilton's again.  Thank you for all you did to make yesterday a success!

 Best,  Theresa

Chicago Metro History Education Center"


Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton,

Thank You for owning Hamilton's and for caring about your customers.  My son was married there on Fri., Mar. 15th.  Mrs. Hamilton was excellent with being present at the event and making sure everything was taken care of.  Tammy, was super - that girl is full of AWESOME!  All staff was patient, catered to us and really cared how our wedding event was going!  We felt respected and honored by you and your staff.  You have a beautiful facility!  It was the most wonderful place for a wedding!  The food was delicious both Thurs. and Fri. night.  We've had lots of compliments!

We will be sure to tell others about you!



Thank you so much for making our day perfect. Everything was beautiful and the food was great! We could not have chosen a better place! The entire staff was amazing!

 Thank you,The "Hurrelbrinks"


I just wanted to take a minute to share our experience with Hamilton's Catering.  From my very first phone call to the taste testing to the actual event, your staff was very helpful and friendly.  Amy, Alissa, and Tammy all helped us decide on what to serve and how many extra servings we needed since we split the kinds of potatoes and vegetables.  The staff at the reception were very professional. I can't believe how quickly they cleaned the tables without interferring with the guests.  Molly and Colin were exceptional.  Molly is such a hoot and I enjoyed talking to her.  I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful experience!
11/24/2012 / Masonic Temple, Decatur

Now that the wedding is over and we’ve had a week to get our thoughts together, I just want to say the most sincere “THANK YOU” for the wonderful job from all the employees at Hamilton’s Catering.  The office staff helped me through every detail, let me change my mind several times, including last minute linens which saved the day!  The food was just delicious – everyone was amazed we had melt in your mouth prime rib.  Our guests said it was the best they had ever had (unless you’ve been to a Hamilton’s Catering event before, then you know!)  My son’s only request for his wedding was that we have this menu from Hamilton’s, and he was right.  And you had the extra food packed and ready to go – how amazing is that – we enjoyed several dinners that next week and the rabbit sure enjoyed the carrots.  The staff kept me informed all night and I never had to worry about one thing.  I know you had never done a reception at Long Bridge before, but you would never have known that – even the staff at Long Bridge was impressed with your service.  You were polite, cleaned up and were gone and never interrupted with events of the night.  I can’t say thank you enough for a job well done – you were a part of what made Brian and Amanda’s wedding reception a memorable night.

Sincerely, Debbie
11/03/12 / Long Bridge Golf Course

Dear Mr. George Hamilton,

We want to thank Colin and his crew Haley, Ivy, and Amanda for a wonderful evening of excellent food and service. The setup was smooth and without any glitches. We were surprised and pleased to hear that one of your helped our guest of honor choose her food and served it to her! We felt this was a great thing to do completely on your own. We had many compliments on the food and professional manner in which it was served. We wish to thank everyone that worked for you.

With much appreciation and good wishes,

Thanks so much,

Jo Ann

9/8/12 Sacred Heart Griffin Cafeteria”

“Dear Management & Staff at Hamilton’s Catering,
Thank you so very much for the wonderful services provided to us and your beautiful facility which we used for our wedding reception. We have received so many compliments from guests at our wedding commenting about how beautiful it was, and your personalized touches at our reception meant so much. The attractive displays on the buffet table and beautiful white lights made our reception so enchanting. The quality of food was impeccable and the willingness of your staff to accommodate our every need was truly outstanding. I would highly recommend your catering company and facilities to anyone. Thank you and God bless you.
Sarah & Joseph
06/30/2012 / Fireside and Westside Room

“Dear friends,

I attended the Triopia Alumni Banquet on June 16th, 2012. The food was wonderful – the servings were very generous. Way too much for me! The turkey was wonderful. The mashed potatoes and gravy, the rolls and white cake were delicious. I could eat very little more. (the potatoes last year had “skins” in them. I liked this year’s much more.)

There was just light rain falling when I left but the young man escorted me to my car with an umbrella and then escorted my 90 year old guest to my car when I pulled up to the door. What a thoughtful service!

The entire evening was great. Thank you!

PS – I also enjoy and appreciate the soup and salad meals at the Jacksonville Senior Center on Tuesdays!



6/16/12 Fireside & Westside Rooms”

I just wanted to let you know that the service & the food were great at our event last night.
All of our guests commented on how good the food was & how the service was wonderful. We host many events here at our school & I've never had such rave reviews about the food & service as I did with this one. Your staff went around the building to find where some of our staff & guest went to eat (in their classrooms) to refill drinks & to take away the plates.  Since I usually get to choose where we get most of our food for our events & lunches, I will definitely keep your company at the top of our list from now on. Our usual catered event consists of the company sending 1 person & them dropping off all the food in Styrofoam containers & leaving before the event even starts. It was soooo nice to not have to do all the work last night. Like I said before, the staff were GREAT!
Thank you,
04/25/12 / Midwest Technical Institute

''Dear Gina & George,

We want to express our appreciation to you both for making our 50th [anniversary] so special. The food was delicious and the service was great! We received so many compliments on the beauty and elegance of the ballroom. We are lucky to have such a nice place to celebrate our special occasions. You are both perfect in your roles as Host and Hostess of your beautiful facility.


Judy & Bob

1/15/12 South Ballroom”

 “Alissa & Crew,

Thanks so very much for the fine work you all did last week. Despite the wind, cold, and rain, your group came through with delicious meals, fantastic service and smiles! Our event would not have been the success it was without Hamilton’s Catering! I will definitely recommend Hamilton’s to anyone who may need your services in Illinois.

I hope to work with you fine professionals again in the future.

Thanks again, for everything!


9/14-15/11 Meredosia”

“George, Gina & Staff,

Thank you for your wonderful service at our reception. From the first contact to the end, it was excellent. Amy W is great. Your staff is very professional and definitely go above and beyond. Also, thank you for the extras. As you know how special a wedding day is for the bride – thank you for making her dream reception come true.

Andy & Karen (parents of Bride Jennifer)

9/3/2011 South Ballroom”

“Amy and all who helped with our special day,

Thank you for everything you did to make our day one we will never forget. The space looked amaxing, the food was delicious, and the service was, as always, superb! We had the time of our lives!

With love, Katie & Evan
6/25/11 South Ballroom”

“Dear Hamilton’s,

Thank you for your wonderful service and food for our wedding. The food was so delicious and all our guests were complimenting you. Your service, especially with the cake cutting, was impeccable. Thank you so much for making our day special.

Jessica & Greg

4/6/11 Firefighter’s Club”