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Weddings

Celebrate Love

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

Address

700 SE Clay St
Portland, OR 97214

Catering Phone

503.937.1099

Delivery Hours

Every Day
6:30AM-6:30PM

Office Hours

MON-FRI
8AM-5:30PM
SAT-SUN
9AM-5PM

Are your ready to plan an amazing wedding?

We can help you enjoy the wedding of your dreams with food that people will be raving about for years! With seasonal specialty dishes and the plethora of unique recipes we have developed over 42 years, Elephants Catering is sure to delight your senses and your guests.

We understand that the details of a wedding stretch beyond the menu. 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.

Our wedding specialists will sit with you and go step by step through all the little details that create a truly unforgettable wedding.

Let’s get started!
Submit a wedding questionnaire today.

Catering menus
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 Elephants venues.
Take a look at our partner venues.

Planning a wedding during Covid?
You. Can. Do. This. We are here to help. Here are just a few things to think about while planning a wedding during Covid. Let’s work together to create a safe and delicious celebration that’s unique to your needs.

Portland wedding partners
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.

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

What do catered events during Covid-19 look like?

We look forward to serving you and your guests in a safe and responsible manner. We are committed to your safety and health and will continue to follow all applicable state regulations and guidelines.

  • Our catering staff is always available to deliver your menu items. We can deliver menu items cold for you to re-heat–or hot and ready to eat. Buffet service and self-serve beverages are not currently available due to state regulations. Our revamped menu offers pre-composed meals, individual appetizers, and cocktail kits.
  • A six-foot of distance must be maintained between those who are not in the same household/family unit. Venues have designated separate doors for entering and exiting the building. We clean and sanitize bathrooms and other high-touch points every hour. Learn more about what we’re doing to ensure the safety of our team, our customers, and our community
  • We can provide onsite catering staff under certain circumstances. We can provide onsite catering staff at event venues that are following current state and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) mandates for indoor/outdoor entertainment establishments. Currently we are not providing onsite staff for events hosted at residences or parks. This is due to social gathering restrictions as well as the lack of a dedicated event operator to monitor safe distancing, sanitizing, etc.
  • Virtual events: We’re experts at delivering gorgeous food that travels and reheats beautifully at home — from cocktail hour appetizers to individual entrees and desserts. Learn more about how we can help with your virtual event or celebration.
What are your contract terms?
  • To reserve your date with our full-service catering team, we need a signed contract and a $250 (nonrefundable) retainer. Menu and event details can continue to change throughout the event planning process. Please note that summer, holiday, and weekend event dates book early, so a signed contract is best completed well in advance.
  • For delivery drop-off or pickup orders under $1,000, we will charge the card on file the day of your event. For orders over $1,000, a 50% deposit will be due when booking and the remaining amount charged the day of the event.
  • To postpone your full-service catering contract, please provide written notice at least 90 days in advance. We can transfer your retainer fee to a new date within one year of your original event date. For example, if your event was June 1st, 2021, then your new date can be anywhere between 6/1/21 and 6/1/22).
  • Your final guest count – not subject to reduction – is due ten (10) business days before your event. Any increase in guest count beyond this date may incur extra charges, as we order ingredients for your event.
  • We offer a 10% discount off food and beverages to non-profit and B-Corp Certified customers. This applies to catering and sack lunch orders.
​How do your menus work?
  • Our Delivery Menu is for our drop-off and catering delivery services, as well as curbside or in-store pickup. We deliver throughout the Portland metro area as well as the surrounding communities. You can check your delivery fee by by zip code here. We are also using this delivery/pickup menu is for full-service catering (weddings and events) right now (2021). Check back this summer/fall to find our full-service catering menu for 2022!
  • Buffet meals or other self-serve items (beverages, desserts, etc.) are not allowed under current regulations. We are able to deliver and drop of menu items in larger containers for you and your guests to serve.
  • We can include place settings, linens, and other rental items on your full-service catering contract. We work with many talented local vendors to arrange for specialty décor pieces, floral arrangements, lighting, draping and props. Our event planners can provide recommendations.
  • A few notes for clients considering drop-off catering:If you order cool menu items (to reheat later), we will deliver them within a two-hour window. Hot and ready-to-heat in a 30-minute window. For hot meals, we recommend a delivery window as close as possible to the meal time.We assign our drivers a delivery window well before your event. We cannot guarantee any last minute changes.
  • We use disposable containers and platters for all the items on our current delivery menu. For our casserole and entree items, the single-serve “Small” containers are microwave safe and the “Medium” and “Large” sizes are microwave and oven safe.
​Do you offer menu tastings?
  • COVID UPDATE: We are not doing in-person tastings now, but you are welcome to order items off of our Catering Menu for delivery or pickup. Please connect with your planner for more details.
  • Standard Tasting Policy (fall 2021 + future events): We offer complimentary tastings for booked clients for up to two individuals. We hold tastings at our catering offices in SE Portland within three months of your event date. They are by appointment only. We can accommodate more guests can with advanced notice, for $10 per person.
  • All menu tastings are subject to ingredient availability and may not be available outside of a menu item’s seasonality.

 

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