table of assorted desserts

Celebrate Love

Celebrate your love with friends, family, fantastic food, and exceptional service.


700 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214

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Planning your wedding day is a deeply personal experience. Every detail is of the utmost importance – from coordinating linens with centerpieces to the placement of hand-crafted wedding mementos. This is especially true when devising a menu you and your guests will love. Whether intimate or grand, Elephants Catering & Events has dedicated wedding specialists to help you plan this most cherished of celebrations.

Our wedding specialists will sit with you and go step by step through all the little details that create a truly unforgettable wedding. With seasonal specialty dishes and the plethora of unique recipes we have developed over 40 years, Elephants Catering is sure to delight your senses.

We understand that the details of a wedding stretch beyond the menu. We also recognize that pulling together all the details – from the engagement party to the honeymoon suite – is quite a feat. Elephants takes pride in working with the best Portland wedding vendors. Whether you’re looking for a brilliant wedding planner, custom decor, or musicians and DJs, we love to connect you with trusted partners we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years.

VIRTUAL WEDDING PLANNING EVENT ON AUGUST 1ST. Join our team for a day of virtual wedding planning (or re-planning) and fun. Learn more.

Are your ready to plan an amazing wedding?
Submit a wedding questionnaire today.

Take a look at our Catering Menus.

Wedding venues
We are a preferred caterer with most of the popular venues in the Portland-metro area, as well as the Columbia Gorge and even wine country. Take a look at our partner venues.

We love love stories: real-life weddings
Here are just a few recent weddings we were honored to be a part of:

Green Dream: Northwest-Inspired Wedding at the Jupiter Hotel

Trozell and Chris at Zenith Vineyard

Chinese Tea Ceremony Wedding at Jenkins Estate

Pretty Pastels at Portland’s Castaway

Real Wedding: Gretchen Brandtjen & Michael Higgins

Relephant Reviews

Elephants Catering & Events

“Elephants did an amazing job for our wedding. I had people coming up to us all night saying how amazing the food way. Everything was displayed beautifully and they did a wonderful job setting up all our tables.”

Elephants Catering & Events

“… an absolute joy to work with. I am lactose intolerant and have a difficult time finding food I can consume without getting sick. They worked with us to create a tasty, dairy free menu that far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend them to anyone with a food allergy. They will tailor your catering menu without any issues to help you eat tasty food on your wedding day. The guests also loved the food and the service.”

Elephants Catering & Events

“I had Elephant's cater my husband and my wedding this past December and I can't say enough great things about the whole experience. Seriously I couldn't have had a better experience… could go on and on about Elephant's but in the end I will recommend them to all of my engaged friends. I look forward to eating at their restaurants whenever we want to have a sentimental, nostalgic meal of the best day of our lives!”

Weddings FAQ

How are you ensuring the health and safety of guests and employees during these times?
  • We look forward to serving you and your guests in a safe and responsible manner. We are committed to the safety and health of our community members, staff, and patrons. Our team will continue to abide by all applicable state regulations and guidelines.

Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of our team, our customers, and our community.

Am I able to postpone the catering for my event? What does that process look like?
  • Yes, you are able to postpone planned full-service catering for your event. Elephants Catering allows you to move your 2020 catering date one time, to any date in 2021. If you are still unable to hold your event on the new 2021 date, due to COVID related reasons, then our Force Majeure clause would be enacted, and we would be able to refund the deposit minus $250.

Otherwise, if you wanted to cancel the event outside of the Force Majeure clause, the following deadlines would apply:

90 day notice – 50% refund of deposit

30 day notice – 25% refund of the deposit

What do catered events during Covid-19 look like?
  • No matter the phase or circumstance, our catering staff is available to deliver & drop off your menu items. These items are available to be delivered cold to re-heat or hot and ready-to-eat. As of now, buffet service and bulk beverages are not available due to state regulations. At Elephants Catering, we have re-worked our menu to offer pre-composed meals, individual appetizers, and cocktail kits.
    A 6′ distancing must be maintained at all times between those who are not in the same household/family unit. Venues are designating separate doors for entering & exiting the building and are doing hourly sanitation of bathrooms and other high-touch points.
  • Cultural, Civic, and Faith Based Events: During Phase 1, up to 50 people can gather for an event, as long as the venue can accommodate the guest count with current regulations in mind. Please note, all vendors and staff must be included in your total guest count. Elephants Catering may be available to staff your event; please contact us with event details.
  • Indoor Social Events: Guest counts for indoor events are limited to groups of ​10. Elephants Catering is available to deliver & drop-off your menu selections. Masks must be worn outside as well, if 6’ distancing cannot be met.
​How do your menus work?
  • Our Full-Service Catering Menu is designed for a more elegant setting in mind and contains pre-selected choices appropriate for virtually any occasion. Some items from the full-service catering menu may require on-site chef preparation.
  • Our Delivery Menu is for our drop-off and catering delivery services, as well as curbside or in-store pickup.
  • Please inquire with our staff of professional event planners to receive the current full-service or standard catering menu and note that any prices listed do not include staff, bar service, equipment, décor services or gratuity. These can vary greatly depending on the scope of your event.
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