Everything went marvelously. My entire team noticed and commented on what an awesome job your staff did! Miguel in particular, is obviously insanely good at his job and I honestly can’t tell you how refreshing it was to work with a manager who not only tried to please, but anticipated needs and reacted quickly and flexibly to changes. If I could hire both of you to do all my events I would! The food, of course, was also fantastic and Cesar was great to work with. Your entire team was so accommodating and friendly I really can’t say enough. I am SOOOOO glad that I followed you to the Ashton Depot when you made the change!
Jennifer Bywaters, Executive Assistant & Events Manager
FEI | Explore. Discover. Resolve., Dinner
November 8, 2016
I can say we have hosted many events in the past and this one has been the easiest going and the staff was so courteous! I give a 10! The staff was very friendly. Cindy did a great job communicating and Marissa was very helpful during the event. The food was delicious as always and the wait staff was so organized! We love hosting events at the Ashton Depot!
Bell Helicopter – Executive Assistant
November 1st, 2016
Event Planning: 10 out of 10
Cindy Vazquez was extremely helpful in the planning process. My husband and I were very impressed with her knowledge and professionalism from our initial visit, and she was a big part of why we decided to book at the Ashton Depot. She was always prompt in responding to my emails, and she was instrumental in coordinating the set up before the ceremony and reception. She was extremely accommodating to my requests. I did not have a wedding planner, and I really relied on Cindy’s expertise.
Food and Beverage: 10 out of 10
If I could give the food a 100, I would. The hors d’ Oeuvres and dinner were excellent. Many of my friends and family told me it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. The breakfast burritos and hot dogs were a huge hit. My only regret was that we didn’t have more. My husband would have preferred to have a keg for draft beer at the reception. With the rules and regulations for alcohol, we couldn’t, but every effort was made to try and get the bottled beer we wanted.
Service: 10 out of 10
Miguel and the staff were awesome! I had a table of guests clap when they received their dinner plates because they were so impressed by the presentation. The staff helped to facilitate so many things. The whole ceremony and reception was well organized because of the staff. I was impressed how they even collected and put out the sparklers after the sendoff. They really attended to every detail. Wendy was my attendant all night, and she really made me feel pampered. I cannot rave enough about her. I was extremely happy with the service from start to finish.
I really am grateful to the Ashton Depot staff. I couldn’t be happier with how my wedding and reception turned out. I had no stress on my wedding day, and I was fully able to experience and enjoy the big day. It truly was a memorable event!
Jaclyn Brown, Bride
Wedding Ceremony & Reception, October 1st, 2016
The Ashton Depot is the perfect place for the SWVS to hold our annual Friday night reception sponsored by The Hill’s Pet Nutrition. And that’s why we have continued to come back each year!
This venue is not only beautiful, but it is elegant in holding the beauty with the colorful stained glass windows accented by the small, quaint patio giving our attendees the best of both worlds to enjoy the entertainment by the band and outdoor atmosphere. We always add the Mechanical Bull riding outside, which brings a big crowd challenging them to ‘give it a try’ or just watch their friends enjoy the ride!
Since our first time at Ashton Depot was such a success, it made the planning period easy, as we kind of repeated the same menu, band, and activities, so much of it was already in place. The Chef, Cesar Gallegos, does an excellent job with the food and the selection we had was a variety for all attendees no matter what diet they were on. We always get good comments on how good the food was. This menu was repeated as well as the 500 drink tickets handed out to the attendees. The bar service seemed to work well with all, as I didn’t see long lines of people waiting for a drink. As for the food service, it doesn’t get any better than Miguel Jasso! He is outstanding and he gives his utmost to please us! He is not only very kind and courteous, but his heart is in it and it shows through his always BIG smile to please and through his staff – superb!
With this being said, I would give you all a 10 in the event planning, food and beverage, and service and have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Ashton Depot to others!
I enjoyed working with you and your staff at the Ashton Depot and thank you for making our events there so wonderful!
Bitsy Burns, CMP
Southwest Veterinary Symposium (SWVS), September 30th, 2016
I would give you a 10 on everything. Miguel was great! Everything went very smoothly and flawlessly!
Kirk Dinkins, FOB
Wedding Reception, September 17th, 2016
Cindy is such a sweet heart. We enjoyed working with her immensely. So professional.
Miguel. He absolutely made the evening extra special. I hope you know what a treasure he is. His servant leadership was realized by countless others. He made things “happen” above and beyond the realm of expectation. Mike and I own a small business in the DFW area. We would steal him if we could! Not only that, his warmth makes you feel as if you’re family. We would happily ‘calendar’ another ASHTON event just to see and work with him! Well done!
As for Cesar- can we have him too?
Short Ribs and Lemon Chicken a HUGE hit!
Karen May, MOB
Wedding Reception, September 10th, 2016
On behalf of Kevin, Katie, Brody and myself, we would like to say thank you, to you, Cesar and your fabulous staff for such a memorable evening for our daughter’s wedding. You all were perfect! I’m sorry about the guest arriving a little ahead of time but you guys handled it like the pros I know you are. Cesar, we will all be talking about your food for a long time. Kevin said The Ashton Depot Is like a well-oiled machine. He’s right! You impressed a lot of very important doctors, a few CEO’s and all the regular folks in attendance. It was also a pleasant surprise to see I had my own butler. I was so worried about cleaning up all my stuff but your team got in and helped. Nothing was broke. Thank you! I could go on and on but with a few other vendors not following months and months of written instruction, I have nothing to say but high praise to you. You did everything we asked for. You went with my ideas and made our dream come true! Thank you again for the perfect place, food and staff!
God bless you all,
Kevin and Kathy Finnerty, FOB/MOB
Katie and Brody Starks, Bride & Groom
Wedding Reception, July 30th, 2016
We would give you guys a perfect “10” in all areas. We were more than pleased with everything. Thank you so much for making our evening so wonderful. And thank you for making all of our guests feel special as well. They were signing Derek and Miguel’s praises!
Angie Livingston, MOB
Wedding Reception, July 9th, 2016
We, and by we, I mean all the guests at the wedding including our family, have been singing the praises of The Ashton Depot. I’d give Anne Jameson a 100 out of 10 if I could for the event planning. She was professional, accommodating and on the spot for all of our questions, needs, comments, etc. Service: 100 out of 10 for service….We can’t say enough about the attention given to us and our guests in so many, many, many different facets. The value of the experience far exceeded the price and we are singing your praises to everyone. Special consideration to Miguel, Derek and Chef Gallegos. They along with Anne, made it so easy and seamless for us and I can’t thank you enough.
Pat Pierret, MOB
Wedding Reception, July 3rd, 2016
Absolutely a “10” in all respects. You guys did a fabulous job. Thanks for making our special day spectacular!
Bob and Melissa Barber, Bride & Groom
Wedding Ceremony & Reception, July 2nd, 2016
We fell in love with this place the minute we walked in the door. It is absolutely beautiful. Cindy was the most amazing person to work with. It was like having a built-in wedding planner. She guided us to the perfect band and helped us pick the linens and even helped plan the ceremony. Miguel and Derek took such great care of us all during the reception. The only little problem was the rain that started 1 hour before our outdoor wedding. No problem for Miguel, as soon as it stopped in about 30 minutes, he had his crew out in the courtyard drying all the rain away. Only a 5-minute delay. We have had so many guests tell us that this was the best wedding they had ever attended. The food was amazing and the service was superb. I am so glad we picked the Ashton Depot.
Anneta Chapman, MOB
Wedding Ceremony and Reception, May 29th, 2016
Everything was fantastic. 10s (or higher!) across the board. While there were a few hiccups at the beginning with staffing changes it sincerely doesn’t matter at this point. Our day was as perfect as it could have possibly been and in the end, that’s what matters.
Cindy and Miguel were so comforting and supportive during the chaos of the day and Derrick was an amazing person to have helping us out.
Michele Siegel, Bride
Wedding Ceremony & Reception, May 28th, 2016
The Ashton Depot worked with me every step of the way. They were very responsive (responded to emails within 24 hours), and were always looking for ways to make our day the best it could be. When it came to the day of the event I got many comments from guests stating the catering staff at the Ashton Depot was the best they had ever seen. They were amazing. I did not have to worry about a thing. The Ashton Depot could not have done a better job in making our day the best of our lives.
Michelle Fleming, Bride
Wedding Reception, May 21st, 2016
Ms. Jensen’s party was truly a success and all the hard work paid off. Part of the success was due to the delicious food you guys prepared. I also loved the presentation.
Having said that, I will give you guys a 10! Great job!
Ruth E. Chavez, Executive Assistant
Offsite Catering Event, May 21st, 2016
I am so thrilled with how everything turned out. Cindy was a complete joy to work with, and the rest of the staff that day were also fantastic. Especially our butler, Derek!
I would rate everything a 10! So many of my guests raved about the food and the aesthetics of the place. It truly was everything I could have hoped for.
Thank you guys so much for everything! I will always have such fond memories of The Ashton Depot, and I will be sure to recommend you guys any chance I get!
Kara Crane, Bride
Wedding Ceremony & Reception, May 21st, 2016
I would give everything a 10! Working with your staff was incredible and the whole process of planning this event was stress-free. Thank you for everything, we look forward to working with The Ashton Depot again next year!
Megan Smock | EASTER SEALS NORTH TEXAS | Development Manager
Hats Off to Mothers Luncheon, May 4th, 2016
Hands down one of the best decisions in wedding planning! From the very start everyone here was so accommodating and helpful. The venue itself is gorgeous, but everything that comes with booking The Ashton Depot pushes your wedding above and beyond. The in-house chef Cesar is SO talented and will work to customize a dinner and hors d’oeuvres that are special and unique for the couple. The tasting that we did with the chef and our planner was SO much fun, and they really work with you to create exactly what you want. I honestly can’t tell you how many guests we had RAVING about the food. It was beautifully presented, HOT, and absolutely delicious… which is hard to do at a wedding of 200 people! Not to mention the synchronized serving so that everyone at your table gets served at the same time! Our planner Alexa was also a dream to work with (unfortunately for you she changed jobs just before our wedding, but she was kind enough to come back for our wedding just to make sure our day went perfectly! That is the kind of service you get here!!) She made sure we were able to come drop off décor and such on the Thursday before the wedding so that we didn’t have to rush around Friday before the rehearsal/nail appointments/etc., which helped with our schedule SO much! And then lastly, the day of the wedding. Miguel is a SAINT! This man went out of his way to make sure EVERYTHING went perfectly. From setting up that morning, to running the show, to making sure Dan and I, our parents, and our wedding party were always taken care of… food, drinks, cake, everything! At the end of the night my parents didn’t have to lift a finger. He made sure all of our gifts were packed in their car and cleaned everything up. You truly get A+ service at this venue and I can’t recommend it enough. The building is stunning, but the staff is what truly sets this venue apart!
Lauren Mullins, Bride
Wedding Reception, April 2nd, 2016
WOW, JUST WOW! The Ashton Depot was the perfect atmosphere for our reception. From our wonderful contact, Cindy, the coordinator, Miguel, and our wonderful “butler”, who made sure we ate, had drinks the whole night, and told us where to be, The Ashton Depot was on point. The whole process of having our reception there was so easy and so accommodating. We had about 250 guests, and it was just the perfect size. AND THE FOOD!!!! The food is just insanely good. All of our guests had hot, delicious plates that were so flavorful–Chef Cesar is a magician. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. Love The Ashton Depot. LOVE IT.
Summer Josserand, Bride
Wedding Reception, December 19th, 2015
Everything was truly excellent last evening. Miguel and his team were truly phenomenal! Wow! I thought that you and your family may enjoy some photos of how beautiful the Ashton Depot looked last evening! Merry Christmas and thanks again for saving our historic treasures for future generations (and present ones) to enjoy!
Carol Stuckley, Party Planner
FEI Financial Executives International Holiday Party
December 16, 2014
Well, I have slept off the evening after having a little too much holiday cheer on Friday!!!! All that aside the evening was amazing. I have heard nothing but RAVE reviews on the food, staff and venue. Everyone was amazing and accommodating and I can’t thank you enough. Please tell everyone what a great job they did, I can’t think of one complaint from the evening. Even the tearing down went amazing and fast!
Your team was sweet, helpful and very professional. I look forward to working with you and The Ashton Depot again and if you ever need a reference please never hesitate to contact me.
P.S. a lot of people at the party did not even know about The Ashton Depot and said it was amazing and they would be back!!!!!
LeAnna Gieger, Party Planner
TG Mercer Holiday Party
December 12, 2014
The event was wonderful! Our guests had a great time and our attorneys cannot stop raving about the delicious food, especially the peach cobbler. Your staff was terrific and very attentive. I would give everything a 10 as far as event planning, F&B and service. The only thing I would say to do different is to have the chef wear a microphone. People will still talk during the presentation, but if he had a microphone on, the folks that wanted to hear the entire presentation could have done so with a bit more ease. All in all, it was a wonderful night. We look forward to working with you all again in the future.
Ashley D. Kellogg, Client Development Manager
Dinner and Cooking Demonstration featuring Chef Cesar Gallegos
September 17, 2014
What an amazing wedding! Everything was wonderful and I can’t thank you all enough!! We had so many people telling me and my husband how beautiful The Ashton Depot is and how fabulous the staff was and the food was REALLY good! Our compliments to all involved. And Miguel was so very helpful anytime I had a question or needed anything it happened! I would also like to especially thank Derek, Emily and Nic’s butler too… with Miguel they took such very good care of us we could have not been happier! So many people told me that they had been at some weddings where the staff was less than kind and they raved about every staff member had a smile and were so happy and lovely you must know that The Ashton has touched so many people!!!! I remember a quote though forgot who said it…
“Teach by your actions and if necessary use words…” Well you and everyone at the Ashton Depot certainly have taught by your actions that no matter who comes through your doors they are given the absolute best from you. Please pass along our thanks!
Gisele Ferguson, MOB
July 6, 2014
I can’t even begin to thank you enough for the most incredible evening in an incredible venue.
Allie’s & Reid’s wedding was spectacular from the planning stages through the send-off: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Miguel was the most helpful assistant I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, as well. Grace was the sweetest, most attentive helper and I would say ALL of your wait staff were excellent. We’ve received so many compliments and totally positive feedback from all of our wedding guests. I must tell you to please give HUGE KUDOS to Chef Cesar and his staff. Every single compliment revolved around how delicious the dinner was ~ the best dinner anyone’s had at a wedding or any gala. We can “highly second” that compliment!! It may sound as if I am totally exaggerating, but I’m not!
The Ashton Depot is perfect. You have done an outstanding job and we are really happy with everything from start to finish.
Nancy & Charlie Turner, MOB and FOB
April 12, 2014