Today’s couples are often after relaxed fare, forgoing the standard chicken and steak options to serve something fun that everyone will love! The wedding caterers you choose should exhibit your fun, easygoing, and somewhat out-of-the-ordinary style.
Wooden Paddle is a trendy wedding catering service in Lemont built on fun and an out-of-the-ordinary style. We scrap bland foods and watered-down drinks for artisan, wood-fired fare and handcrafted cocktails.
Our passion for delivering innovation and attention to detail is evident from that first tasting at our restaurant, to helping you create your menu, to that moment our wood-fire oven is towed off into the sunset. Wooden Paddle’s catering experts will look after every tiny detail so you can focus on your guests and each other!
Schedule a full menu tasting or book Wooden Paddle for your Lemont wedding catering services by filling out our online form or by calling us at (630) 326-8150. We look forward to guiding you through the process of creating a day for you and your guests that will forever-after be known as “the FUN wedding!”
Your Wedding Reception Plans
By choosing Wooden Paddle as your catering service, you can rest assured knowing our team of professionals will work hard to bring your ideal reception to life. After you complete our online contact form telling us the who, what, and where of your wedding, our coordinator will get a hold of you to get the ball rolling.
From setting up a tasting to reviewing your guest list to flexibly adapting to changing plans, Wooden Paddle knows the terrain and will work tirelessly to create a smooth path for a flawless event.
If circumstances change and your plans are altered (your reception moves indoors, or not all of your guests can make it), no problem! There aren’t many reception planning obstacles too drastic for us.
Venue Catering Requirements
Once you finalize Wooden Paddle as your catering service, we’ll go to work making sure every possible contingency is accounted for.
We will collaborate with your venue ahead of time to avert unwelcome surprises on your wedding day. We have catered at or have been designated preferred vendors for numerous venues in the Chicago area. If we haven’t catered at your venue, we will tour the site beforehand to learn about any applicable catering requirements we need to know about.
Genuine Wood-Fired Pizza Experience
Give your guests a one-of-a-kind culinary experience when our wood-fired cookery makes an appearance at your venue.
Wooden Paddle’s oven can fast-fire handmade pizzas for up to 300 guests. If you have over 300 people, no big deal. We’ll bring in the second of our three ovens to make sure you’re covered!
Our ovens can get quite toasty by burning kiln-dried, locally sourced ash wood — more than 800 degrees! Cooking phenomenal pizzas requires high temperatures.
To comfortably park our oven, we’ll require a dry, flat, 12-foot long by eight-foot-wide space along with a 10-foot by 10-foot area in front of the oven. This is where we will build our temporary kitchen.
If your wedding reception is happening in a building or facility above street level, we will station ourselves near a flight of stairs or an elevator to transport your fare fresh from our ovens to your guests. We welcome a good workout!
Our wood-fired ovens bring out flavors and textures from our appetizers and pizza that you just can’t get from a traditional oven. As the ash wood burns, our wood-fired ovens distribute heat evenly, delivering unique flavors and infusing your pizza with mouthwatering aromas. Your guests will be talking about their meals long after they leave.
Create a Custom Menu Inspired by Your Tastes
At Wooden Paddle, our culinary selections strike a balance between trendsetting and traditional. Our coordinator will work with you to build a customized menu based on what you love. And to discover what you love, you’ll be invited into our Stephen Street location for a tasting. We are proud of our menu and can’t wait for you to come in and try it all — salads, appetizers, pizzas, and delicious desserts. Please, come hungry!
As we develop your menu, we will explain what goes into our food and make sure all of your questions are answered.
Our offerings include gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian pizzas, salads, and desserts; ensuring your menu package is tailored exclusively to your taste and dietary needs.
Selecting Your Drink Package
Our Lemont catering coordinator will help you select a drink package as straightforward or sophisticated as you choose, based on your budget and taste.
You can serve beer and wine exclusively or choose from three individual bar packages comprised of:
- Two handcrafted cocktails
- Beer and wine
- Five to seven high-end spirits depending on your package selection
You can also choose:
- Wine at the table
- Prosecco toast
We can entirely customize your bar package to your liking. If you don’t care for an item in your chosen bar package, we can change it out for something else our distributors have in stock for a nominal cost.
Each bar package also comes with:
- A mobile bar set-up
- A self-serve hydration station
- Fresh-pressed juices
- Disposable Drinkware
Additionally, all of our juices are fresh-pressed only hours before we use them. This makes a huge difference in how your drinks taste!
Your Wedding Day Service
Once we set up our oven and pop-up kitchen, our chefs will go to work. Interact with them as they hand-stretch your dough, load it with fresh toppings, and fast-fire it to flawless perfection.
Our chefs are included in your wedding package. Your servers are billed separately, and the number you need will depend on which one of the three service-styles you choose:
- Cocktail — Cocktail service can create a more laid-back atmosphere, encouraging your guest to mingle while our servers make their rounds with food and drinks.
- Family — Family-style is closer to traditional. Your guests can remain at their tables while our efficient servers bring the goods.
- Buffet — We create a beautiful buffet that allows your guests to choose their meal from one location and bring it back to their tables.
Reserve Wooden Paddle for Your Lemont Wedding Catering Service
When you are ready to start planning your wedding catering service, Wooden Paddle will be ready, too! Our weekend dates are usually booked a year out, and scheduling is on a first-come, first-served basis, so call us today (630) 326-8150 or tell us about your event in our online form.