Weddings

Weddings

We Make Memories

After the last piece of wedding cake is devoured and the final song of the evening fades away, all couples carry with them the memories of their wedding day.  Our promise to you is to provide the best day of your life and help create your precious memories.

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Making Your Vision Our Reality

Delivering a Flawless Dinner and Reception

Your wedding guests are attending your wedding to celebrate the love between you and your fiancé. Your guests are also looking forward to the festivities and food that will be served at your reception. That can feel like an awful lot of pressure when it comes to choosing the right venue or catering company to deliver a flawless dinner and reception that astounds your guests from start to finish. Selecting the right catering company which sincerely values guest satisfaction just as much as you, the bride, is truly imperative. You have a vision of your perfect wedding day. Our only task and mission at Mary's Market Catering: Make your vision our reality.

Our Beliefs

Why we are in the Business of Catering.

We know what it takes to achieve excellence when it comes to the food and drink part of your wedding. As Caterers, we provide much-needed insight on how to design and execute an impeccable menu and reception. We are truly on your side. Yes, this is our job; we understand that this is your once-in-a-lifetime event. We want to ensure that your event is everything that you envisioned and even more. After all, that’s why we are in the business of catering.

Rehearsal Dinner

Catered to Your Location or at Ours

Our new on-site banquet room is perfectly sized to hold your rehearsal dinner.  For groups up to seventy five guests, we can accommodate a variety of serving styles – plated, banquet, butlered or any combination.

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. We will create and design for you a menu that reflects you and your fiancé. The plated food is personalized to echo who you are together as a couple.

Banquet “Butlered” Hors d' Oeuvres

Creating an Energetic Vibe:

 A butler-style service is appropriate for “finger food” for your guests. You can also combine these two methods, serving most of your food buffet-style and passing a selection of small appetizers, paired with wine selections of your choice. You may want this option so that guests will circulate more at your reception. Your servers can also pass and serve champagne and wine as your quests enter the reception and mingle to keep guests close enough to produce an energetic vibe. An interactive epicurean experience. Great food can make a special event an unforgettable one, by creating an unforgettable wedding banquet. This culinary service style makes for a more comfortable feel for your reception while still offering a polished look for your reception. The Banquet options give you and Mary’s Market design team a lot of latitude to match the look and feel of the event space you have chosen. We can use this to give the event a more personal touch allowing for the table to match your colors or the perhaps the season.  For example: Family-style salads and assorted entrées with a summer feel. Our culinary team can create the gourmet day of your dreams to delight your guests with custom options for brunch, hors d'oeuvres, lunch and of course dinner. Adding a desserts table or a carving station is another great option for your consideration.

You can truly set your wedding day apart from the rest by providing themed tastes or an array of Organic, locally sourced, vegan and vegetarian inspired delights. From imaginative appetizers such as wild mushroom crostini and cashew chicken canapés to sophisticated-yet-approachable main courses of paper-wrapped tilapia and coriander pork chops - we'll help you plan your wedding down to the last culinary detail.

 Banquets

An Interactive Epicurean Experience

Great food can make a special event an unforgettable one, by creating an unforgettable wedding banquet. This culinary service style makes for a more comfortable feel for your reception while still offering a polished look for your reception. The Banquet options give you and Mary’s Market design team a lot of latitude to match the look and feel of the event space you have chosen. We can use this to give the event a more personal touch allowing for the table to match your colors or the perhaps the season.  For example: Family-style salads and assorted entrées with a summer feel. Our culinary team can create the gourmet day of your dreams to delight your guests with custom options for brunch, hors d'oeuvres, lunch and of course dinner. Adding a desserts table or a carving station is another great option for your consideration.

You can truly set your wedding day apart from the rest by providing themed tastes or an array of Organic, locally sourced, vegan and vegetarian inspired delights. From imaginative appetizers such as wild mushroom crostini and cashew chicken canapés to sophisticated-yet-approachable main courses of paper-wrapped tilapia and coriander pork chops - we'll help you plan your wedding down to the last culinary detail.

Displayed Desserts and Cakes

Traditional wedding cakes will never go out of style, yet your dessert can reflect your personal style.  Unconventional desserts, especially in the form of dessert display tables allow you to showcase your personal style.  The grab-and-go dessert stations consisting of everything from gourmet cookies to pies of every size, as well as hand-made candies, some of which are savory instead of just sweet, cake pops, brownies, desert bars, cupcakes and tarts, allows you to personalize and is a social, fun way for your guests to have dessert at your sweets table. So let your imagination soar with multiple sweets that reflect you and your style. Your wedding day is very important to us and our Catering staff is dedicated to the flawless execution of your event.  While we are on site for wedding events, your catering director has a very specific role in making your event run smoothly.  A dedicated catering professional to assist with the details that may arise on your wedding day is essential. Please Contact us about creating your custom wedding cake or dessert:
Weddings@marysmarket.com or 815-316-9914

Desserts Menu

Our Capabilities

  • Reception theming
  • Signature menu planning
  • Butlered hors d'oeuvres
  • Fresh baked artisan breads
  • Gourmet salads & soups
  • Seasonal entrées
  • Vegan and vegetarian menus
  • Chef stations
  • Tent/table/equipment rental
  • Cake cutting
  • Gourmet sweet tables
  • Late night snacks
  • Next-day brunch
  • Wine selection
  • Bar packages
  • Linen service

To learn more about you and your special day, please contact our Catering department for a free consultation. Tim Weisak or Danielle Teslow at 815-316-9930

Email: Catering@marysmarket.com

Beverage Service

Mary’s Market Catering offers a complete selection of beverages for your wedding. We can provide professional bartenders and servers and offer a full range of affordable wine selections, domestic and imported beer, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Wedding venue partners

DC Estate Winery

Nestled in the lightly rolling countryside where Illinois and Wisconsin meet, DC Estate Winery is the ideal getaway destination conveniently located just minutes off I-90.  Situated in a picturesque park-like setting, with a beautiful outdoor pavilion and welcoming tasting room, DC Estate Winery is the perfect spot to celebrate a remarkable wedding. Family-owned and operated, DC Estate Winery has grown from our own love of wine and family. Our goal is to create an experience you’ll never forget in a beautifully captivating setting. Our outdoor ceremony site and ballroom are designed to give your wedding the Tuscan feel you have been waiting for. Please call or email Tia to set up your tour 815-871-5667 or tia@dcestatewinery.com

 

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Happily ever after starts at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Klehm offers a unique, elegant location with a variety of natural settings for ceremonies, reception or photography on your special day. In any season, the backdrop of Klehm Arboretum will make your event a special occasion to remember. Plan your memorable nuptials surrounded by lush gardens and the sounds of nature. Our stunning, classic, white wedding tent, with adjoining terrace can seat up to 400 dinner guests, and is just steps away from the Fountain Garden, our most popular wedding ceremony site.
We look forward to speaking with you about your outdoor wedding. For wedding, photography, rental details and availability, call 815-965-8146 or email Chris at csarna@klehm.org

Williams Tree Farm

Williams Tree Farm has been family owned and operated for over 70 years. Now more than ever, making memories is what we are all about. For your wedding ceremony site, our outdoor waterfall garden is a beautiful setting.  Our staff will groom the garden and have seating for up to 300 guests with white outdoor chairs.  If you prefer an indoor ceremony, we have completely remodeled our building making a log cabin front with a post and beam interior. Almost all of the wood in the building was grown and harvested from our older trees, which makes our Lodge very unique.  A beautiful Field Stone Fire place greets you as you walk in.  Our Lodge is available for rental from the months of January-October. The Lodge is climate controlled, with optional use of our beautiful Field Stone fire place for cooler days. Ellie Williams, Event Coordinator williamstreefarm@gmail.com Office Phone: 815.624.7579

Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

With space to accommodate 125 people, the visitor area serves as a great location for small weddings and receptions. Situated along the banks of our beautiful Rock River, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens brings the tropics to the Midwest. The facility has a plant exhibition area complete with water features, seating areas, and sculptures, all in a tropical plant setting. The beauty continues outdoors with the Eclipse Lagoon, complete with two fountains and a waterfall, pedestrian bridge, patio areas, and walkway connecting the Conservatory to the Sinnissippi Rose Garden. For more information or to book your date, contact Leslie Campos at 815.987.1670 or e-mail lesliecampos@rockfordparkdistrict.org

 

 

Weddings

Blumen Gardens

From our rustic indoor event space to our lush and elegant gardens, Blumen Gardens is the perfect complement to your special day. Over the past 20 years, Joan & Joel have refurbished and re-purposed the property’s historic factory and surrounding structures, giving Blumen Gardens it's distinct ambient setting. Exchange your vows in our unique outdoor courtyard with a stunning backdrop of exposed brick, industrial beams, and abundant greenery. You can have your guests stroll into our Garden Center for cocktail hour, where they will be surrounded by seasonal flowers, twinkling lights, and the relaxing sounds of our pond. Your magical evening is completed with dinner and dancing in our exceptional Garden Room where tall ceilings and exposed brick walls create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Please call or email with questions on pricing, availability, and to set up your personal tour with our friendly event staff. 815-895-3737 EventRentals@BlumenGardens.com

 

 

Burpee Museum of Natural History

The goal of Burpee Museum of Natural History for you to have an effortless event and the perfect setting at Burpee Museum which can make all the difference in the feel and success of your wedding. Located on the riverfront, the Riverview Room & Terrace is beautiful and perfect for your wedding. With a capacity of accommodating up to 250 guests, access to a catering kitchen and endless possibilities for decorating, the Riverview Room & Terrace is a highlight of special event spaces at Burpee Museum. For more information on hosting your wedding at Burpee Museum, please contact Nicolette Pumilia, Marketing Director, at 815-965-3433. Be sure to include the size of your party, as well as date.

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Wedding Testimonials

Laura and Jeff’s wedding was truly perfect. I’m still on cloud 9 and still can't stop talking about it. I knew Mary's Market was right for us from the start. You have been so helpful, patient, and completely professional in all our encounters, and the service you provided us was simply stellar and perfect in every way. I've never heard such raves about wedding food. The variety, freshness, presentation, and taste was just the best ever .We will have wonderful memories always. You helped us to create a perfectly loving, warm and delicious weekend for our guests. Thank you so much, Linda Pfeffer

You and Mary's Market staff are amazing. The food was the best wedding food ever, the staff, were very professional, The gluten free people were impressed at the serving of cupcakes and that the meal was gluten free. The buffet line presentation was very appealing and open and name tags told what was in each chafer, the salad served was the right balance between greens and berries and dressing. A friend of mine may have called to see about you catering her daughter’s wedding, so many were impressed! What a blessing you are to your staff and the people’s lives you touch like ours. Thanks Again, Lynn Wege & Family

Danielle, Thank you so much for everything. Our catering was perfect! Everyone loved it. The drinks were great we could not be happier. You were the best vendor we worked with by far! You always there for me. Thank you, Chad & Chrissy Oates

Danielle, Thank you for all your help for making our wedding reception a truly special event. Sincerely, The Hurleys

Danielle, Thank you for all the hard work and organizing you put into our day. I would recommend your services to anyone. You have been so great and easy to with. Thank you for accommodating us oh so much! Thank you, P&T