Ginkgo Catering

Let the Arboretum’s acclaimed, on-site catering company take care of all your catering needs.

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To make planning your event most convenient, Ginkgo Catering is the exclusive caterer of The Morton Arboretum. They have served thousands of meals at the Arboretum, and no one knows the resources and standards of the institution better. Their professional staff has access to a wealth of creativity and innovative thinking to ensure your satisfaction.

Ginkgo Catering’s mission is to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives, and that vision guides their work from the conception to the conclusion of your event. Their extensive culinary team takes pride in preparing extraordinary food with the freshest ingredients. With more than 50 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, Ginkgo Catering is dedicated to making your guests’ experience both delicious and memorable.

General Menu

Ginkgo Catering is prepared to cater any event, from business meetings to parties to your dream wedding. Specialized menus are available for weddings, showers, and picnics, and guests can also choose from a wide selection of options off the general menu. When you are ready to start planning, speak with a Facility Rental staff member or submit an Event Inquiry Form.

Daytime Private Events

The Morton Arboretum offers appealing rates and options for special daytime private events, such as bridal or baby showers. As with all events, the Arboretum requires using the in-house catering company, Ginkgo Catering.

Shower Menu (PDF)

2024 Daytime Catering Menu (PDF)

Rental Rates: 

2024 Rental Rates

Rental is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and includes: Tables, chairs, gate admission for your guests, and upgraded linens with a choice of colors.

Wedding Menus

All gourmet menu items at your reception and wedding lunch or dinner are provided by The Morton Arboretum’s exclusive in-house caterer, Ginkgo Catering, which has options for gatherings of any size and type, from the casual to the more formal.

Start by looking at the Arboretum Wedding Brochure to evaluate options and packages, then peruse the general wedding menu, daytime wedding menu, and brunch wedding menu to find what’s right for your special day.

2024 Wedding Menu (PDF)

2024 Daytime Wedding Menu (PDF)

2024 Brunch Wedding Menu (PDF)

Corporate Events

Are you looking for a special place to celebrate your holiday party, retirement party, or employee appreciation event? Looking to treat your employees to a company picnic? Are you holding a closed business meeting for a select group of guests? Regardless of the occasion, the Arboretum has the menu to make your event perfect.

Call Facility Rental to inquire about your options at 630-725-2190 or submit an Event Inquiry Form.