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Nelson's Catering

Springfield, IL View map

About

Nelson鈥檚 Catering is an exquisite wedding catering company based in Springfield, Illinois. With over 20 years of experience catering in the wedding industry, and a huge selection of customizable menu options and helpful services, this team is sure to provide you with an extraordinary, all-encompassing and memorable wedding catering experience. Nelson鈥檚 Catering works with you directly in order to transform your culinary dreams into a reality.

Cuisine

Nelson鈥檚 Catering provides couples with a variety of delectable dishes stemming from a number of flavorful culinary traditions, such as American, BBQ, and Italian. They also accommodate a number dietary needs, including:

  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Nut-free
  • Pork-free



Services Offered

Nelson鈥檚 Catering offers couples a number of special services in order to provide them with an unforgettable wedding catering experience. Some of these services include:

  • Delivery
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Buffet
  • Tastings
  • Champagne toast
  • Hors d鈥檕euvres
  • Cocktail reception
  • Cake cutting
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Open/cash bar
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty/house beer
  • Specialty/house wine
  • Premium/house liquor




Other Services

Nelson鈥檚 Catering offers couples additional services in order to further assist couples with their catering needs. Some of their other services include:

  • Flatware
  • Linens
  • China
  • Glassware

Areas Covered

Nelson鈥檚 Catering is located in Springfield, Illinois, and services events in over 50 counties throughout the Central Illinois area. This company also travels to Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, and Peoria, illinois areas on a weekly basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$22

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$6

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
Italian
Seafood

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Cara W. Married on 08/07/2021
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    Great food, great service, great price!

    We used Nelson鈥檚 catering for our August 2021 wedding. Our food was fantastic, and our guests thought so too! I usually think chicken breast is boring, but their chicken breast is so good that it was one of my top choices! Lots of fantastic options to choose from. Wanda was extremely helpful during the planning process. The catering team knew exactly what they were doing, and didn鈥檛 have to ask me a single question at the reception! Also, I was genuinely shocked at how affordable it was to cater our 165-guest wedding. No complaints here!!!

    Nelson's Catering's reply:

    Thank you for the review Cara! It was a pleasure working with you. Best wishes to you and Tom as you begin married life!!
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    Merissa H. Married on 02/29/2020
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    Pure wedding bliss

    I had looked for local catering and Nelson's really stood out. They had a diverse menu and it was adaptable which I found amazing being a vegetarian. They never missed a beat when it came to checking in and working with the venue for set up. The food was delicious, the staff was friendly and helpful! I couldn't have booked a better caterer to work with.

    Nelson's Catering's reply:

    Thank you for your kind review Merissa! It was great working with you. We wish you two the very best! - Wanda
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    Katy Married on 11/02/2019
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    Absolutely love Nelson's!!

    Nelson's Catering were EXCELLENT! The representative I worked with was always willing to make changes to our menu as it got tweaked along the way & was very responsive. The food itself was amazing & we received lots of compliments on the food from our guests! The display of everything was really elegant (we had a buffet) & the staff were incredibly nice!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

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3005 Great Northern Rd. Springfield, IL, 62711
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Nelson's Catering frequently asked questions

At Nelson's Catering, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Nelson's Catering, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
  • China
  • Flatware

At Nelson's Catering, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Nelson's Catering includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Nelson's Catering offer for weddings?

Nelson's Catering offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Nelson's Catering provide for weddings?

Nelson's Catering offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Nelson's Catering?

At Nelson's Catering, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • BBQ
  • Italian
  • Seafood

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Nelson's Catering?

At Nelson's Catering, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Nelson's Catering provide for wedding events?

Nelson's Catering provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What type of food and beverage items does Nelson's Catering provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Nelson's Catering offers the following food and beverage items:
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Nelson's Catering and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Nelson's Catering is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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