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Weddings

Celebrate Love

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

Standard Menu Full-Service Events

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 more than 38 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.

Are your ready to plan an amazing wedding?
Email our wedding planners directly.

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 nyone 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 do your menus work?
  • Our Full-Service Catering Menu is the primary menu for catered dinners, events, luncheons, and weddings. This menu is designed with a more elegant setting in mind, and contains pre-selected choices appropriate for virtually any occasion. This menu incorporates complete on-site chef preparation of your meal, specialty décor setup, and professional servers and bartenders.
  • Our Standard Catering Menu is designed for smaller-scale events as well as corporate and personal catering delivery. This à la carte style menu gives you the freedom to completely design your event from the ground up.
  • 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 service staff or on-site chef costs. These can vary greatly depending on the scope of your event.
Why can’t I just pick a package with a set cost per guest? Isn’t that easier?​
  • While pre-set packages with an all-inclusive cost per guest can be easier for budgeting purposes, Elephants prefers to customize each event we cater. We feel that every client deserves input on their menu and guest experience. No two events are ever the same, and we want your experience to be uniquely yours.
  • Customizing your event also allows us to put your valuable budget to use in areas where it really counts, and makes it easier for you to see where your money is being spent. Simply put, without pre-set packages, we can stretch your budget further and give you control over your guests’ experience.
​I’m hosting my wedding/event at my house, and I like to grill – can you provide side dishes and serving trays?
  • Of course! Our extensive selection of side dishes will perfectly complement virtually any main course. If necessary, we can also provide decorative serving platters, chafing dishes, and utensils for a small fee.

Please note: Because of our strict adherence to Health Department regulations, Elephants staff cannot prepare or handle any food items provided by you.

​Can I substitute menu items if I don’t like something?
  • For our à la carte menus, the choice is yours! If you are shopping our full service menu, we can substitute up to two menu items of equal or lesser value at no additional cost. Substituted items of higher cost (i.e. substituting salmon for chicken) will result in additional charges for the higher-priced item. Simply select any item from the current menu and inquire with your catering event planner for details.

Please note: there will be no reduction in total cost of the overall menu.

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Catering Event Venues

Location is – as they say – everything! Go beyond the ordinary and dazzle your guests with a unique experience at one of these recommended venues.

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