1. Swadley’s Catering

    February 5, 2010 by Scott Schauer
    In Oklahoma City, Swadley’s is a name that, for years, has been synonymous with some of the finest bar-b-que this side of the Rio Grande. Discriminating event planners are also finding that Swadley’s Catering can be equally counted on for full-service catering delivered with the same exceptional quality and service in a variety of offerings.
    Hello, my name is Scott Schauer, the Director of Marketing for Swadley’s Catering in Oklahoma City.   I began my food-service career while attending the Conrad Hilton College of Hotel and Motel management at the University of Houston.   After graduating in 1992, I worked for a large deli restaurant chain in Texas and Oklahoma. Later, I worked in the bed and breakfast industry where I gained catering experience. When I joined Swadley’s, I ran four of their restaurants for about four years before accepting the position as their Director of Catering.
    Our catering team acquired a great deal of experience by providing emergency catering to power companies using our two mobile kitchens in which we prepare meals for workers in the field during some of the state’s worse weather conditions and other emergency situations.
    Swadley’s is definitely known for our world famous bar-b-que, but we’re actually a full-service caterer that can deliver just about any kind of menu with superior food quality and professional service you’d expect from Swadley’s. 
    At Swadley’s we have the capabilities and flexibility to cater every type of event from chicken salad box lunches for a meeting of 10 to a sit-down or buffet meal where as many as 10,000 guests will thoroughly enjoy hot and cold appetizers and entrees such as smoked pork loin with peach glaze with a impressive list of freshly prepared side items, including our own sweet cream corn. Although we have a number of set menus from which to choose, we are also happy to create a menu perfectly suited to your lunch or dinner event.
    At Swadley’s, we have an experienced four-person sales staff to ensure your event receives the personal attention it deserves. We provide well-trained, personable service staff, as well as complete set-up and break-down service. In addition to meeting all your food-service needs, our coordinators can also out-source your other needs, such as bar service, florals, entertainment and rentals of all kinds from our trusted resources.

     For all your catering needs, trust Swadley’s Catering for the quality and variety you and your guests deserve.




    Scott Schauer, Director of Catering
    Swadley’s Catering
    7156 N.W. 80th
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123
    405-413-7333 Ext #1


  2. That’s Entertainment!

    by Charles Emerson

    Thinking about entertainment for your next event?   Would your guests prefer a band or DJ?  A string quartet or pianist? What style of music? There are so many choices to consider it’s great to know that Emerson Entertainment can fulfill your entertainment needs.

    Hello, my name is Charles Emerson, president of Emerson Entertainment, Inc. in Tulsa.

    At Emerson Entertainment, we provide a range of music options for events.  We have live bands, DJs and Karaoke services that offer a wide array of styles, from ethnic (Celtic, Steel drum/Caribbean) to Jazz (Swing and Dixieland), Classical (string quartets, harp) to Rock and Roll (50s & 60s to the present). 

    When planning your event, why not consider “mixing it up” a little – combining live band sessions with DJ’s for a variety of songs and styles.  

    New for our DJ’s in 2010 is the iPARTY, utilizing the iphone, ipod touch, and the brand new ipad (when available) to personalize your musical choices.

    If you’re interested in entertainers such as clowns, magicians, comedians and dancers, Emerson Entertainment has a great list from which to choose.

    Emerson Entertainment is a professional and reliable production resource for all types of events, including weddings, birthday parties, and poolside parties, galas, cruise themes, country club occasions, and bachelor/bachelorette parties.   We can provide entertainment for small intimate occasions and larger grand events.

    At Emerson Entertainment, we make it easy to shop entertainment choices for any event.

    Just one call and we’ll be happy to suggest a variety of options that will be sure to please any age or taste, as well as fit any budget.   Check out our website as www.emersonentertainment.net or give me a call at 918-695-9925 for personal and professional consultation.




    Charles Emerson, President
    Emerson Entertainment, Inc.
    5835 South Lakewood Avenue
    Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135

  3. Catching Dreams with Horses

    by Sondra Reeves


     Hello, my name is Sondra Reeves, the owner of Dreamcatcher Carriage and Party Ponies in Tulsa. I’m lucky to have been around horses all my life. After graduating with a degree in education, I worked in the Human Resources field, but eventually decided to pursue my real passion, which is horses, and share that love with other people.

    I discovered the joy of carriage driving when my daughter brought home our first team from Minnesota.   The business began with offering Christmas carriage rides, but the referrals grew the business to include weddings, adult and children’s birthday parties, anniversaries, romantic proposals – all types of events all over Oklahoma.
    Currently, we have 11 large draft horses and 15 ponies that range from 37” to 46,” the larger of which can accommodate children up to 65 pounds.   In addition to carriages, we have a horse-drawn trolley, pony carrousel and hayride wagon. Our vehicles are handicapped accessible.
    The horses are well trained with experienced drivers. The horses are also “street legal,” which means we’re licensed to drive them on private streets and at all sorts of venues, including churches, schools, corporate gatherings, hotel parking lots and even private backyards for the smaller birthday ponies.
    At our own 25-acre ranch in Sapulpa, just outside Tulsa, we host campouts, hayrides and theme parties.
    Dreamcatcher Carriage and Party Ponies works individually with each client, decorating our carriage and horses with color-coordinated flowers and plumes. We can even decorate them according to your theme; some we have done in the past include tuxedo, western, Mexican, East Indian and more. 
    If you’re planning on thrilling a child with ponies at their birthday parties, popping the question on a romantic carriage ride, or incorporating horses into any church, school or corporate event, let Dreamcatcher Carriage and Party Ponies help you realize your own special event dream.

    Horses have always been an animal that inspires the dreams of humans.   Whether it’s their grace, strength or spirit, adults and children are drawn to horses and have incorporated them into special events for thousands of years. 

    Sondra Reeves, Owner

    Dreamcatcher Carriage and Party Ponies
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1-918-CARIAGE (227-4243)





  4. Catch a Glimpse Retreat

    by Johnny Williams

      Hello, my name is Johnny Williams, owner of Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center. The inspiration for our venue’s unique name came to me while at a church service back in 1995 when the minister urged us to take a minute to “catch a glimpse” of God’s goodness and mercy.  

    I was working in radio advertising sales at that time. My wife and I were also camp directors at a church camp in Colorado for about six years which served as the catalyst to look for property to host events. 
    We found the perfect place near Cashion, Oklahoma – 160 acres with a 4,000 square foot Colorado style log home which we converted to a daytime meeting and retreat center. The central point is the 900 square recreation area which we call Antlers Room. There are also several break-out rooms and a game room. Our lovely outdoor areas are available for fishing, archery, BB gun fun, canoeing, hay rides, treasure hunts, water balloon launching or just enjoying a bonfire cookout with smores and hot dogs.   Our 2,400 square foot barn serves as a multi-purpose building which you are welcome to decorate to suit your event. Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center is within minutes of Edmond, Deer Creek, Piedmont, and Northwest Oklahoma City.

    If Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center sounds like the perfect place for church and school events, you’d be right. But, we also host all types of events here, including weddings, family reunions, graduations, fall festivals and corporate meetings with team building exercises.

    At Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center, you may bring your own food for your event and are welcome to use the community gas grill.   If you prefer, you can choose a caterer of your choice. Feel free to provide your own event curriculum or we’ll be happy to help you develop one. We can easily accommodate up to 100 guests indoors and more than 175 outdoors. The center can be rented for a full or half-day with a two-hour minimum.
    If you’re seeking a place for your event that’s a wonderful retreat from the ordinary, please consider Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center in Cashion Oklahoma where our goal is always to provide a quality, enjoyable and safe event experience for you, your family and guests. 




         Johnny Williams
    Catch-A-Glimpse Retreat Center
    11400 South County Line Road
    Cashion, Oklahoma 73016


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