Based in Hood River, Oregon, Celilo Restaurant is a catering company serving weddings. The team has been working together for over 15 years, and is a knowledgable group with a passion for food and service. The deliver menus of dishes created using only the highest-quality seasonal ingredients, sourced locally from the surrounding area’s most trusted producers.
Celilo Restaurant is a full-service catering company that supports couples throughout their wedding’s dining experience. Their catering coordinator works with couples to plan meals plate by plate, step by step. The team can deliver to the location of a couple’s choosing and can help with the setup and cleanup of events. They propose service in a number of styles including buffet, seated dinners, and passed platters.
Celilo Restaurant has won many plaudits, both locally and nationally, for its farm-to-table ethos and the flawless execution of each dish its team presents. Chef Ben Stenn presents a menu that is ever-changing depending on the produce available. Past catering dishes have included wild mushroom streudel, succulent grilled tri-tip, and fresh fruit tartlettes.
38 Reviews for Celilo Restaurant
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Greg and Laurie Delwiche · Getting married on 02/05/2021
A perfect 10!
We couldn't have been happier with both Celilo Catering and Heather Sullivan as wedding planner for our daughter's wedding this past summer at Gorge Crest Vineyards in Underwood. The quality, presentation and kitchen/server staff associated with Celilo's food and bar service far surpassed our wildest expectations, and the family style serving approach was much better than folks standing in a buffet line. The food is prepared on site and is locally sourced, and Celilo and Heather were both extremely flexible in tailoring the food and drink offerings to exactly what we wanted. And Heather did a great job wedding planner - always calm, organized and flexible. As to other vendors, we couldn't have been more pleased with Gorge Crest as a venue, Viento Winery, Backwoods Brewery, DJ Ryan Kolberg of Gorge Music, and Blaine and Bethany Photography - all did a superb job. We had close to 150 guests at the wedding, and numerous guests commented that it was one of the most magical weddings they had ever attended.Sent on 12/03/2019
Keith Abel · Getting married on 10/10/2020
Could not have hoped for a better wedding dinner!
We feel very lucky that we were able to work with Heather from Celilo to plan the dinner for our daughter's wedding. After meeting for a tasting, we knew that the farm to table food and their willingness to manage special dietary needs that they would be perfect for us. We enjoy high quality food and presentation and we were not disappointed. Their menu, drink and dessert selection, presentation and service were all top notch. The staff was thoughtful, professional and very happy to be working for Celilo. They served champagne or ice water to guests as they arrived, passed hors d'ourves and signature cocktails and even served children a special macaroni and cheese dinner!!
Not only were we impressed but our guests continue to talk about the family style gourmet dinner they had at our wedding. Everyone agrees that it is the best wedding dinner they have ever had! Heather was organized and always had the time to call, meet or email when we had questions. We could not have hoped for a better experience and would highly recommend choosing Celilo for any special event!!Sent on 10/22/2019
Sara Duckwall · Married on 06/07/2020
Duckwall Fruit 100-Year Celebration
Catering goes beyond weddings. We had a large 100-year, two-day, corporate celebration in which Celilo catered. We wanted an event that epitomized who we are as a company. A huge part of this centered around our catering choice. Celilo is beyond exceptional on every level. From the finest detail to the perfection in food preparation, Celilo is hands-down the only option in catering excellence. You will not get rubber chicken - I promise! Local, thoughtfully produced fare is Celilo's forte. Duckwall Fruit could not have been more satisfied, period. We urge you to choose Celilo for all your catering needs. You will not be disappointed, except when you don’t book early enough.Sent on 10/16/2019
Celilo Restaurant is an outstanding choice for a caterer. Their food is amazing, they are incredibly professional and experienced, and they are a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Celilo to any of my couples looking for a caterer.