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Nelson's Catering

Springfield , IL
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LOCATION

3005 GreatNorthern Rd.
Springfield, IL US 62711 (map)

PHONE

217-787-9443

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ABOUT US

Nelson's Corporate Catering & Event Planning is in the business of creating value. Value for you. Value for your guests. And most importantly, value for your entire organization.
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Nelson's Corporate Catering & Event Planning is in the business of creating value. Value for you. Value for your guests. And most importantly, value for your entire organization.

In fact, Nelson's has been creating value since 1967. That's when Nelson Gongwer invented his patented Port-A-Pit® cooking unit that grills meat products over an open flame and systematically dips them into a special sauce - ensuring the same quality and consistency that made Nelson's a household name throughout Northern Indiana.

Now, millions of pounds of chicken, pork chops, and ribs later, Nelson's continues to expand its business across the nation. But we offer much more than enticing foods at excellent prices. At Nelson's, our service is equally as important as our products.

And we service big events, better than anyone else. Nelson's has provided the complete food service management for concert crowds of more than 35,000 patrons and all-you-can-eat company picnics for more than 8,000 employees. That's experience you can trust.

So let Nelson's professionals help you put together the perfect event, with a menu that will suit your taste...and your budget. And you your colleagues and guests thank you for selecting Nelson's great food and service, you'll smile because you know that you made the right choice...

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional), Italian
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
10000

REVIEWS

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Evie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I was having a laid back - low budget wedding and Nelson's was a great option. They were flexible and let me mix and match packages to get exactly what I wanted in a price I could afford. The food was awesome. Lots of our guests told us they loved the food, especially the pulled pork and then corn medley. The service was also great and the plates were cleared in a timely manner. This place is a great value for the service, delicious food, and great prices.
I was having a laid back - low budget wedding and Nelson's was a great option. They were flexible and let me mix and match Read more...
I was having a laid back - low budget wedding and Nelson's was a great option. They were flexible and let me mix and match packages to get exactly what I wanted in a price I could afford. The food was awesome. Lots of our guests told us they loved the food, especially the pulled pork and then corn medley. The service was also great and the plates were cleared in a timely manner. This place is a great value for the service, delicious food, and great prices. Read less
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FiFi7
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Nelson's was awesome! They are relatively new to our area as they have mainly focused on the Springfield area and towns around / near Peoria, but not Peoria itself. We worked closely with Ashley. She responded quickly via email or phone to all of our questions and concerns. We worked out small dramas the week of the wedding with no problems. Nelson's was also the **ONLY** Catering company we contacted who was willing to offer a military discount. They had the most impressive tasting as well; personalized folders, personalized table cards, free DVDs with pictures of past events and a one-on-one discussion with the caterer. I highly recommend Nelson's; great pricing, easy to work with and the food was fantastic! (Also, as a side note, they offer to let you pick up the leftovers from your event OR donate them to underprivileged children--WHO ELSE DOES THAT?!)
Nelson's was awesome! They are relatively new to our area as they have mainly focused on the Springfield area and towns Read more...
Nelson's was awesome! They are relatively new to our area as they have mainly focused on the Springfield area and towns around / near Peoria, but not Peoria itself. We worked closely with Ashley. She responded quickly via email or phone to all of our questions and concerns. We worked out small dramas the week of the wedding with no problems. Nelson's was also the **ONLY** Catering company we contacted who was willing to offer a military discount. They had the most impressive tasting as well; personalized folders, personalized table cards, free DVDs with pictures of past events and a one-on-one discussion with the caterer. I highly recommend Nelson's; great pricing, easy to work with and the food was fantastic! (Also, as a side note, they offer to let you pick up the leftovers from your event OR donate them to underprivileged children--WHO ELSE DOES THAT?!) Read less
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Tasha
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
I'm very satisfied with the services Nelson's provided. I would definitely recommend them! They will cater anywhere within 3 hours driving distance from Springfield at no additional charge!
I'm very satisfied with the services Nelson's provided. I would definitely recommend them! They will cater anywhere within Read more...
I'm very satisfied with the services Nelson's provided. I would definitely recommend them! They will cater anywhere within 3 hours driving distance from Springfield at no additional charge! Read less
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wedin11
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.4/5.0
we ordered from the buffet menu instead of the wedding menu... saved a bunch of $$ and i'm still having people tell us how delicious the food was 6 months later! the chicken was great, as well as the smashed potatoes. Working with Ashley was wonderful!
we ordered from the buffet menu instead of the wedding menu... saved a bunch of $$ and i'm still having people tell us how Read more...
we ordered from the buffet menu instead of the wedding menu... saved a bunch of $$ and i'm still having people tell us how delicious the food was 6 months later! the chicken was great, as well as the smashed potatoes. Working with Ashley was wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tricia
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.8/5.0
Nelson's Catering serviced the venue that we booked. From the appetizers to the dinner, everything was perfect. The food was fresh, delicious, warm, and the presentation was great. I could be happier with how everything turned out. Everyone is still talking about the stuffed cherry tomatoes!
Nelson's Catering serviced the venue that we booked. From the appetizers to the dinner, everything was perfect. The food Read more...
Nelson's Catering serviced the venue that we booked. From the appetizers to the dinner, everything was perfect. The food was fresh, delicious, warm, and the presentation was great. I could be happier with how everything turned out. Everyone is still talking about the stuffed cherry tomatoes! Read less
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michellentyler10
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Nelson's was a great caterer. We decided to go with them, when we went to one of the many tastings they have and i couldn't believe how awesome the food was. The food turned out great and the wait staff was very professional and kind. Everyone at our wedding bragged about how great the food was and how good the selection. Highly recommended!!!!!
Nelson's was a great caterer. We decided to go with them, when we went to one of the many tastings they have and i Read more...
Nelson's was a great caterer. We decided to go with them, when we went to one of the many tastings they have and i couldn't believe how awesome the food was. The food turned out great and the wait staff was very professional and kind. Everyone at our wedding bragged about how great the food was and how good the selection. Highly recommended!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Andrea
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.9/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better caterer. They did a great job and I received many compliments about the food. They offer some unique selections which is nice because you aren't limited to chicken and vegetables. The servers were very professional, and the bartender in particular was very nice, even though my wedding was his third of the day! Definitely recommend Nelsons!
I couldn't have asked for a better caterer. They did a great job and I received many compliments about the food. They Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better caterer. They did a great job and I received many compliments about the food. They offer some unique selections which is nice because you aren't limited to chicken and vegetables. The servers were very professional, and the bartender in particular was very nice, even though my wedding was his third of the day! Definitely recommend Nelsons! Read less
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jim
Wedding:
3/11/2008
3.5/5.0
mmmmm good food
mmmmm good food
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nelson's was WONDERFUL! They worked with our tight budget and found a way to give us everything we wanted. We still have guests raving about the cheesy potatoes--and I agree, they were amazing!
Nelson's was WONDERFUL! They worked with our tight budget and found a way to give us everything we wanted. We still have Read more...
Nelson's was WONDERFUL! They worked with our tight budget and found a way to give us everything we wanted. We still have guests raving about the cheesy potatoes--and I agree, they were amazing! Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
2/22/2002
3.7/5.0
very delicious food to select from. i made a wise decision in picking them.
very delicious food to select from. i made a wise decision in picking them.
very delicious food to select from. i made a wise decision in picking them. Read less
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