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Plan Your Big Day with Wedding Catering in Chicago

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CATERED BY DESIGN IS A PROMINENT CHICAGOLAND WEDDING CATERING COMPANY.

At Catered by Design, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most significant moments in your life, and we’re here to ensure it’s nothing short of perfect. Our commitment to excellence and decades of experience make us the ideal choice for your wedding catering.  With a diverse range of menu options, exquisite presentation, and a team dedicated to bringing your vision to life, we provide a tailored and unforgettable catered wedding experience for you and your guests. Whether it’s a grand reception, an intimate ceremony, or anything in between, our culinary expertise and impeccable catering service will create a seamless and memorable wedding celebration. With Catered by Design, your love story is brought to life through the artistry of food and the magic of our exceptional wedding catering in Chicago.

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Baby Kale & Arugula Salad, Tomato Basil Soup, Bread Twist
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Fillet of Beef & Grilled Salmon Duet
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Stuffed Salmon
Sweet & Savory Salad
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Thai Spring Roll
Dessert Variety

Planning Your Dream Wedding Catering Menu

We believe that your unique wedding catering menu should reflect you and your partner’s tastes and preferences, but don’t let that scare you. Planning the catered wedding menu of your dreams  should be enjoyable and centered on your unique style and vision. Our diverse wedding catering menu options can be customized for your needs, whether you want more casual fare or a multi-course meal. Rest assured, when planning your wedding day, no small detail will be overlooked at our exceptional wedding catering company.

Picking Your Wedding Venue

Catered by Design is partnered with some of the top wedding venues in Chicago and the surrounding area. . Looking for a city wedding with breathtaking views? Or the silence of the suburbs, surrounded by nature? Our wedding catering company has hundreds of partnerships to help guide you along the process.

Before Your Big Day

Tailored for those seeking a refined culinary experience, our High Tea menu is an exquisite journey into the world of elegance and sophistication. Perfect for bridal showers, afternoon gatherings, or any event where a touch of class is desired – this menu features a delightful array of tea sandwiches, pastries, and teas, providing an authentic and charming high tea experience.

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FIRST STEPS OF PLANNING YOUR CATERED WEDDING CELEBRATION WITH CATERED BY DESIGN

STEP 1: REACHING OUT TO OUR CHICAGO CATERING COMPANY

You will want to visit our Contact page to get our Sales team the basic information. This will be after you have had a chance to review the wedding venues we work with, our wedding catering menu options, and other areas of the website that we have created to help you in this amazing journey. Once we receive your submission, one of our Sales Specialists will be contacting you after reviewing the information provided. Don’t worry, we understand that all of the information you are taking in can be overwhelming. We are here to help guide you.

STEP 2: DISCUSSING YOUR CATERED WEDDING VISION

You and your Fiancé’s wedding celebration should be a true reflection of your personalities, tastes and interests. It’s our goal to take the time to get to know you as individuals and help make that vision come true. Our first discussion is an opportunity to learn more about you and your vision for a wedding caterer. Don’t worry if some things are still up in the air; we’re happy to help guide you.

STEP 3: THE CATERING DETAILS

Following our first discussion, we will send you a personalized wedding catering proposal. It will outline the details around event catering, food choices and other information of your event, a selection of menu options for you to choose from and an idea of cost. You and your Fiancé will have a chance to review the proposal and send us both of your thoughts and adjustments.

This is also a great time for your planner to become involved, which we highly recommend for all of our couples. If you do need some recommendations, we can help provide you with some of the wedding planners we have worked with previously.

STEP 4: RESERVING YOUR DATE AND ARRANGEMENTS

Now that you love everything about your proposal, let’s go over the details to have your catered wedding seamlessly come together! To reserve your wedding date with us, we ask for a deposit and a signed contract. After that, we start working on our end right away and stay in contact with your planner or you in the months leading up to your wedding.

STEP 5: CHICAGO WEDDING CATERING TASTINGS

We love tastings at Catered by Design and look forward to sharing our chef’s cuisine, prepared just as you would see it on your big day! At your curated wedding catering tasting, you will enjoy selections from your personalized wedding menu as well as discuss other elements about your celebration. Our catering tastings are designed to help you make decisions about your menu and communicate your tastes and preferences. We welcome any feedback at your tasting but, most importantly, we want you to have a great time as we get to know each other.

Frequently Asked Questions about Our Wedding Catering in Chicago

There are many reasons for that. Prices are continually changing, so to ensure that the most accurate pricing is given with your wedding catering proposal, our menus will not have pricing. There are other factors that come into your event pricing.

Most wedding catering expenses relate to food, beverages, venue, rentals, staffing, florals, entertainment, décor, photography/videography, invitations, transportation, attire, accommodations—the list could go on depending on the complexity of your ideas.

The happy couple is more than welcome to provide their own cake, though our Chicago wedding catering company has a full-time pastry chef on staff. Any bar selections provided by the client are subject to a corkage fee.

Please see our Venues page, where we list a variety of select venues in and around Chicago.

We primarily work with events that are North and West of Chicago. Catered by Design has catered as far north as Lake Geneva and as far west as Elgin. Depending on our time of year, we do make exceptions for catering weddings and events that are located further.

We are here to see your vision come to life. Whether you have 50 guests or 300, we cater weddings of all sizes.

Our experienced sales team works with our talented culinary specialists to build a catered wedding menu of your dreams.

Our wedding catering services include our established vendor partnerships, venues and comprehensive menu design. This involves a cocktail reception, passed Hors d’Oeuvres, grazing stations, full-service bar, a seated three- to four-course dinner, staffing and rentals.

After filling out our Contact form, you will be contacted and partnered with one of our Sales Specialists within 24 - 48 hours. Your sales specialist who will guide you through the entire wedding catering process. Our team makes it easy!

We are happy to invite you to our Morton Grove office for a catering tasting of options that you may be considering for your wedding menu. There is no tasting fee and we allow you and your partner to each bring an additional person, other than your planner. A lot of couples will invite parents, someone from the bridal or groom party. If you need any additional people over what is covered, there may be an additional fee that your sales contact will discuss with you.

There is a lot that Catered by Design can do. Our Chicago wedding caterers work with a lot of couples to do their engagement party and rehearsal dinner. We love nothing more than past guests coming back to us for all of life's events.

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