Located along the Fox River and straddling Kane and Cook counties, Elgin, “the City in the Suburbs,” boasts a quality of life found in few other Chicago suburbs. Elgin is the perfect locale for an epic wedding providing visitors and locals with entertainment, recreational, cultural opportunities, plus historic landmarks and architecture.
Since 2013, Wooden Paddle has created hyper-fresh, radically inspired, delicious pizza for the Chicago area. Now, Wooden Paddle’s wedding catering service is ready to bring its wood-fired cookery to your Elgin reception.
Presenting a slew of textures and flavors you can’t achieve with a conventional oven, Wooden Paddle will create authentic, artisan meals right before your eyes for you and your guests. To learn more about what Wooden Paddle has to offer for your unique Elgin wedding reception, call (630) 326-8150 to discuss your plans and schedule your Wooden Paddle tasting today.
Our Venue Connections
When you select Wooden Paddle for your catering services, we will synchronize with your chosen venue beforehand to verify every detail prior to your big day. That way, our driver will tow out our customized genuine wood-fired oven, maneuver it into position, and set up our pop-up kitchen with no issues.
We can put our oven where you’d like; we just require that the ground is as flat and dry as possible. Our oven needs 12 feet by eight feet, and our kitchen requires a 10-foot by 10-foot space.
If your nuptials are being celebrated in a venue above ground level or are at a smaller facility that can’t spare the extra real estate, we will cheerfully set up outside. We will use the nearest stairway or elevator to ensure your loved ones receive their scrumptious pizzas fast and piping hot.
Wooden Paddle Has a History with Imago
Wooden Paddle is a recommended vendor for Imago, a venue that offers space inside or outside a vintage 1920s luxury car dealership showroom on historic Auto Row in Elgin. The site utilizes reclaimed wood furniture, original brick, and exposed timber-beam ceilings with skylights. A look that meshes well with Wooden Paddle’s casual yet sophisticated vibe.
Imago’s events staff compiles their vendor recommendations based on “professional and timely services” to clients utilizing their venue.
We’re a Preferred Vendor Throughout the Chicago Area
In addition to Imago, Wooden Paddle chosen as a preferred vendor at many premier wedding venues throughout the Chicagoland area, including:
- Ellis House & Equestrian Center in Minooka
- Firehouse Chicago
- Row 24 located in historic Motor Row in Chicago
- Storybook Gardens in Rochelle
- The BRIX on the Fox in Carpentersville
- Warehouse: 109 in Plainfield
Because of our long-standing vendor ties, planning your reception at these locations will be a piece of cake, so to speak. We will still make it happen if you select a vendor that is new to us, ensuring that we tour the site in advance to counter all possible contingencies.
No matter what Chicago-area venue hosts your reception, Wooden Paddle will be there to create a sensational event your guests will be talking about for years to come.
You Choose the Wedding Day Service That’s Right for You
Wooden Paddle’s mobile pizza noshery is fueled by kiln-dried ash wood that’s been locally sourced and can heat up to more than 800 degrees. We’ll be in place ready for you and your guests. Watch as our expert chefs create hand-stretched magic, preparing the dough to be covered with the freshest ingredients and then fast-fired for unequaled flavor.
Our culinary chefs are included in your reception package; however, your servers are charged separately. Your choice of serving styles will determine the number of servers your event will require:
- Family-style — Family-style service is just like the name implies; food and drinks are brought to your guests at their tables by our skilled servers. There is no extra fee for family-style service.
- Buffet-style — Generally, fewer servers are required for a buffet reception compared to family-style. Buffet style allows your guests to load up their plates from a centralized buffet table and bring it back to their tables.
- Cocktail-style — Another budget-friendly option, our cocktail-style catering service provides your guests a chance to meet and mingle while servers circulate with food and drinks.
Prior to hiring us, you’ll first want to try the goods!
Picking Your Menu to Make the Most Out of Your Special Day
At your food and drink tasting, you’ll get to experience the majority of our offerings to get a more precise notion of what you want to serve your guests. We’ll make sure you understand everything that goes into our menu items and answer your questions.
After your sampling, you’ll fill up your menu with:
- Four different pizza varieties
Our menu is a la carte, so feel free to add, subtract, or substitute anything you want to, as long as you meet your event minimum. You’ll be able to assemble a culinary package that agrees with your unique tastes.
Additionally, we have flavorful vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free alternatives to please every person on your guest list. And make sure to bring an appetite to your tasting, because by “sampling,” we don’t mean mini portions!
Choosing a Wooden Paddle Bar Package
By selecting a Wooden Paddle bar package, you are choosing a service that is unforgettable and dignified. Our bartenders know how to mix classic cocktails super fast and exceptionally well — and yes, there is a right way to mix them!
We make sure your entire bar package is tailored to your preferences. If you don’t care for a spirit, beer, or wine option, we welcome you to change it out for another item that our distributors have in stock for a small cost. Furthermore, you can choose two hand-crafted, signature cocktails you can feature on the night of your reception!
Book Wooden Paddle to Be Your Elgin Wedding Catering Service
The wedding catering service you choose can be the difference between success and failure on your special day. Every couple wants their wedding reception to be run and stress-free. Wooden Paddle makes it easy on you. Our captains, bartenders, chefs, and servers cover every last detail from setup to break down, so you don’t have to.
Use our online form to provide your event details or call to discuss your wedding plans with our friendly event coordinator at
(630) 326-8150 today!