Create delicious memories at your Glen Ellyn wedding with Wooden Paddle. Wooden Paddle wedding caterers will be a high point of your reception, giving you and your guests memories lasting for years to come.
Typically, guests will recall the wedding venue and the music, but often the food is quickly forgotten. The issue is that most wedding food is not very memorable. In a few years, who will remember if you served chicken, steak, or fish at your event?
They will remember Wooden Paddle’s custom oven and pop-up kitchen and our skilled chefs stretching the dough and making savory wood-fired pizzas right before your eyes.
Contact Wooden Paddle to reserve our oven for your Glen Ellyn wedding needs or plan a time when you can visit our Lemont location for a full-menu tasting. Fill out our online form or call (630) 326-8150. We’re here to help you plan your day and provide a culinary experience your guests will never forget.
Planning a Wedding Day to Remember for a Lifetime
Whether your reception is held at the Boathouse on the banks of Lake Ellyn or one of the village’s many other beautiful venues, Wooden Paddle will accommodate.
And if you are planning your wedding at a locale outside Glen Ellyn, Wooden Paddle’s catering service will be there. We have connections with several outstanding Chicagoland venues in the area, including:
- Ellis House & Equestrian Center
- Firehouse Chicago
- Storybook Gardens
- The BRIX on the Fox
- Warehouse: 109
Depending on the length of your guest list, we will tow one to three of our wood-fired pizza ovens to your venue, then set it up with our pop-up kitchen and craft cocktail bar.
Our basic transportation fee includes up to 15 miles from our Lemont-based kitchen. Any mileage beyond that will be $1.50 per mile, round trip. We typically limit our oven towing to one and a half hours or 50 miles. Nevertheless, we want to be there for you if we can.
So, if your wedding is located a few (or several) miles beyond that, call us — we may be able to make an exception!
Sample Our Delicious Food and Drinks
Sampling our savory food may be one of the best parts of planning your reception.
When you visit our Lemont location for your tasting, you’ll have the chance to sample anything you’d like from our menu. Get a firsthand experience of the food and drinks that await your guests. Be sure to bring your appetite because a Wooden Paddle “sampling” doesn’t mean tiny portions.
Our menu tasting will give you a better idea of the items you’ll want to feature in your wedding package. Appetizers, desserts, pizzas, salads, and drinks — you’ll get a chance to try it all.
Deciding on Your Food Menu
Our robust menu blends casual and elegant and strikes the perfect balance between trendsetting and traditional. It will help make your Glen Ellyn wedding celebration one that you and your loved ones will reminisce about for years to come.
Create a custom menu package that fits your tastes. Additionally, you can choose vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free pizzas to satisfy everyone’s dietary needs and requests.
Settling on Your Drink Menu
Wooden Paddle offers several optional bar packages. Whether you are partial to beer and wine only, or a more considerable array of drinks that includes hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, we can help.
Every bar package comes with our mobile bar set-up, fresh-squeezed juices, a self-serve hydration station (coffee, tea, infused water), soda, disposable glasses, and all the ice, garnishes, and mixers required to create your drinks.
Our Wood-Fire Oven Setup
Once you hire Wooden Paddle to cater your reception, we immediately start preparing to ensure everything runs like clockwork. We will get in touch with your venue well in advance to check out their location.
We will consult with you and your venue representatives to find the best place to locate our custom wood-fired oven and mobile kitchen. Our set-up requires a 10-by-10-foot square for our kitchen and a 12-by-8-foot space for our oven.
Our chefs hand-stretch dough and load it up with toppings right in front of you. Then the pizzas are fast-fired to perfection in our beautiful, custom-built, 800-plus-degree, ash wood pizza oven.
Try as they might; conventional ovens just can’t infuse the incredible textures and mouthwatering flavors that a Wooden Paddle pizza oven can!
How Is Food Served at Our Wedding?
The type of food service you choose will influence your catering costs and impact the atmosphere of your reception:
- Buffet style — Buffet-style is considered a more informal service style. Our caterers set up centralized serving stations, and your guests make their food selections and bring them back to their tables. Our staff oversees the buffet throughout your reception and cleans up afterward.
- Family style — With family-style service, you and your guests remain seated while our top-notch servers bring your food to your table. There are no additional fees for this style of service.
- Cocktail style — A cocktail-style service is budget-friendly and encourages your guests to mingle while our staff circulates with a wide assortment of food and drinks. This method of catering brings a relaxed and playful vibe to your event.
No matter how your guests receive their food, rest assured Wooden Paddle will take care of you.
Book Wooden Paddle for Your Glen Ellyn Event
Our staff is committed to being courteous, professional, and on time. We will make planning your reception a smooth, easy process from your menu sampling until your reception.
That way you’ll want to recommend us to your friends and choose to use us again. In addition to weddings, Wooden Paddle proudly serves the Glen Ellyn area for events including:
- Baby showers
- Corporate events
- Rehearsal dinners
Please get in touch with Wooden Paddle’s friendly event planner at (630) 326-8150 or complete our form online. We want to help you plan a day to remember for a lifetime.