Catering

Catering

When You want Exceptional Food, Quality and Superb Service

All events and special occasions are a moment in time to celebrate, to recognize or acknowledge a milestone.  These moments, no matter if it is family or business related, have common unifying threads.

Mary's Market has 2 new banquet rooms available on site, and we can accommodate up to 75 guests. If you are in need of a gorgeous and comfortable space for your event, contact us!

Contact us at Catering@marysmarket.com

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Memorial-Tribute Menu

Since 1982 Mary’s Market Catering and Event Planning has become a leader in catering providing made from scratch, fresh, delicious cuisine to our guests both at home, corporate as well as in many unique Rock River Valley venues. Guided by seasonal foods and working closely with our suppliers, specifically for our chef’s menu creation, we have provided planning and catering for a myriad of events. Here are just a few;

Birthday Parties
Holiday Parties
Dinner Parties for Special occasions
Corporate Events
Outdoor Events
Summer Garden Parties
School Events
Bridal Showers
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Tribute Lunches
Wedding Receptions
Rehearsal Dinners

Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

Why we are in the Business of Event Catering.


We know what it takes to achieve excellence when it comes to the food and drink part of your event. As Caterers, we provide much-needed insight on how to design and execute an impeccable menu and memorable event. We are truly on your side. Yes, this is our job; we understand that this is an important occasion. We want to ensure that your event is everything that you envisioned and even more.

When You Want to Enhance Your Event Themes

Creating a Lasting Impact for Your Guests

An event theme is one of the fun things we will explore with you right at the beginning of our planning. Your event theme will set the mood for everything that follows, such as cuisine, attire and food service. Think of it as setting the stage for all that will follow - creating the right mood for your event provides your guests an atmosphere to enjoy and appreciate the attention to detail.

Great Food and a Whole Lot More

 We're best known for our mouthwatering cuisine, but our capabilities go far beyond those of a typical event caterer:

  • Event Catering (Full Service)
  • Event Catering (Drop-off)
  • Wedding Catering
  • Corporate Lunch Catering
  • Corporate Dinner Catering

The team at Mary’s Market has a genuine passion for helping people make unforgettable memories together and always with your choice of cuisine as a style. The styles of food you are interested in may be Traditional, Fusion, Modern/Inventive, Ethnic, or even a blend of themed styles. Table service options from our favorite recipes and menus focuses on pairing flavors and textures to bring out their potential, and creates a wonderful balanced palate for your guests dining experience.

  • Plated Meals
  • Buffet, Self-Served
  • Food Stations
  • Family Style
  • Passed Appetizers

Plated Meals

 Your guests’ experiences are very important to us. In offering a plated meal, we have the ability to control the flow of your event throughout the dining hour.

If you have envisioned a more formal dinner, the benefits are limitless. Faster service, a lovelier plate, and less waste and as an added bonus, less excess equals potentially a lower price tag. A plated meal gives the event great structure. It is one of the best ways for you to ensure that the guests are where they need to be and doing what they need to be doing at the correct times for everything to flow the way you want it to. It also gives the guests a more ceremonial banquet if that is your vision. The plated food is personalized to echo who you are together as a couple.

Venues for Your Event

From Intimate to Large and Luxurious

 We have strong working relationships with many locations in the Greater Rockford Area and we’ll help you find the perfect venue to provide you the event you’ve always dreamed of. From intimate to large and luxurious, we'll help you find the wedding or event venue that makes your heart skip a beat. Here are some of the types of venues your event can be held at:

Banquet Hall/Ballroom
Conference/Convention Center
Outdoor Venue
Office
School
Home
Community Center
Place of worship (Church, Synagogue, Temple, Mosque.)
Barn Setting
Corporate Setting

Mary’s Market Banquet and Special Occasion Space

A Classy Experience

With its elegant, new modern decor, versatile layout and state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities, the space will accommodate seventy five people seated comfortably. For your event the new facility has its own private entrance at our State Street location. This room will provide a unique blend of customized food and services for a wonderfully classy experience your guests will cherish.

Tastings that Focus on You

We take a different Approach

 We don’t think of you as just another customer. You have unique tastes and preferences, so when you visit us for a tasting of our acclaimed catering menu it should be just as unique! While it’s common for other caterers to offer pre-scheduled group tastings with a generic menu set by the chef, we take a different approach. Our tastings are private and personalized just for you. We’re able to take the time to get to know you and focus all of our attention on perfecting the cuisine for your event.

Making a Lasting Impression is What We do Best!

The atmosphere and ambiance of your corporate event.

From small office lunches to extravagant, large-scale corporate events, Mary’s Market is a partner your company can rely on to consistently deliver high quality food and detail-oriented service. Yet we realize it’s about more than that – you want to impress clients, recognize employees and thank business partners. When your company puts on an event, you have one goal: represent your organization in the best way possible. Our team is an invaluable partner you can depend on to take the load off your internal resources and consider the tiniest of details.

Mary’s Market is happy to deliver to your business through our catering office or you can schedule pickup at your preferred bakery-cafe.  Since we are a made from scratch kitchen, please place your order a minimum of 24 hours in advance for best availability and service.  Please note that hot buffets are not available within 24 hours notice.  Catering delivery is available in the Rockford area for orders of $150 or more with a $15 delivery charge based upon delivery availability.

For delivery, contact us at 815-316-9930 or Catering@marysmarket.com

For pick up orders within 24 hours, contact the following locations for express service:

State Street 4431 E State Street (815) 397-7291
Perryville 2636 McFarland Road (815) 986-3300
Edgebrook 1659 N. Alpine Road (815) 394-0765

Mary’s Market  Loyalty Card program is here!
Customers will receive one stamp for every $10 they spend on food and beverages from Mary's Market. When 10 stamps are collected, the loyalty card entitles them to $5 off their next purchase. When they redeem the card, the card enters them into a drawing at each store for a $25 gift card to Mary's Market. We will be drawing the first of each month. So....start earning points for free food and beverages!

Catering Testimonials

Catering Testimonials

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your generous donation on behalf of Mary’s Market for our Christmas Event! The event was a success with over 250 doctors and medical personnel in attendance. Although I missed having the opportunity to work with you this year on the event, I look forward to maintaining a great relationship though Mary’s Market! Thank you again! - Michelle Meyer (Oral and Facial Surgery Center LTD.)

Dear Friends, On behalf of all of our staff and guests here at Rockford Rescue Mission, thank you for your recent donation! Your gifts help us care for hundreds of men, women and children who are homeless and struggling with some of life’s most difficult challenges. Many have come to us with little more than the clothes on their backs and must temporarily rely on the Mission for all their basic needs. Contributions of goods and services also help offset our budget as they allow us to dedicate more of our financial resources toward programs and services that empower our guests to rebuild stable lives. It takes gifts of every kind to make our work possible. Many of our friends also enjoy volunteering at the Mission or desire to make financial contributions as well. If you’re not already partnering with us in this way, I invite you to also consider these additional opportunities for support. Thank you again for your kindness and compassion. Your generosity is truly a blessing to our ministry as we rescue, recover and restore broken lives. God bless you. Partners in Hope, Sherry Pitney (Executive Director of Rockford Rescue Mission)