McHenry, Lake & Cook County Catering and Events

Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering, Grand Wedding or Back Yard Wedding, training session, chamber mixer, open house, or company picnic, 31 North Banquet & Conference Center has the experience and resources to make it an event to remember.

Our determination to exceptional service, relentless attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to excellence makes us the preferred provider for anyone wanting a flawlessly planned event with style and elegance.

Our event planning staff will help you coordinate every aspect of your event. We will listen and help you decide on a menu, create a décor, design your room layout, locate rental equipment, select a DJ, hand pick a photographer, recommend a florist, and everything else to create your dream event.

Devotion Offsite Catering Package Devotion Offsite Catering Package (425 KB)

Off Site Catering Menus Off Site Catering Menus (229 KB)

Food To Go Menu Food To Go Menu (724 KB)

Gourmet Box Lunch Menu Gourmet Box Lunch Menu (227 KB)

Wedding Catering Menu Wedding Catering Menu (250 KB)

Baby Bridal Catering Menu Baby Bridal Catering Menu (443 KB)

Bar Service Bar Service (195 KB)

Please contact us for more information about our catering packages.

Catering Testimonials

"Thank you for your help in making our service organization a success. The catering you have done for us over the years has always been great. Whether it’s our picnic in the park, raffle event or luncheons you have always come thru with great service, variety and fanfare. Without cooperation and caring from local businesses like yours, our club would not be what it is. We can not express enough appreciation for your support and assistance in our Valley High cook-outs’, Ham Dinner fund raiser’s and other events. In today’s world it is such a rarity to find heartfelt business owners repeatedly sharing their valuable time, knowledge, and resources as often as you have. You truly make our Organization and in turn, the Community and World a better place. Again THANKS!!! for your help in making my term and the club successful."
Don Tonyan, past President McHenry Rotary Club
"As President of the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce I have used Bernice for multiple luncheons. The food is always excellent and the staff well trained. I wholeheartedly recommend the 31 North for any event. The staff works very closely with the needs of the organizations hosting meetings. They go the extra mile in creating a pace setting event. I have had the privilege of attending events using 31 North's elegant buffet. All parts of this extensive menu are delicious. Anyone hosting an event with Bernice will find they have established a new benchmark for a memorable evening."
Kay Rial Bates, President McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce
"Every time I am at an event Bernice is involved with, the food is excellent and the staff is second to none. The events are always cheerful and the clients are always very appreciative and supportive."
Susan E. Low, Mayor of McHenry, IL
"My wife and I chose them for our wedding reception and were extremely thrilled with our experience from start to finish. Bernice was very willing to work with our budget, and offered great catering packages. We were very impressed with the service that we received, not only when we were first considering them, but also while we planned our event — and especially during our reception. Bernice and her staff did a wonderful job setting up, and taking care of our guests. The best part of all was that the food was fantastic and we received so many compliments on if from our guests! We would definitely recommend Bernice and her staff."
Nick Branson
"Bernice and her staff can handle any special request effortlessly. The presentations are always creative and appetizing. The food is always fresh and served at the appropriate temperature. Our guests rave about our events thanks to Bernice."
Dixie Gilmore, General Manager Gary Lang Auto Group
"Bernice goes far beyond providing quality food. Everything from the event planning, flexibility in set up, pricing and the quality of the staff make 31 North a very positive experience for us and our guests."
Robert Martens, CEO Family Services & Community Mental Health Center
"Bernice, once again our party went off without a hitch thanks to your help. I can not say enough when it comes to your catering. The attention to detailed in matching our décor, the variety and quality of offerings, coupled with the courteous, hard working wait staff always creates a perfect party. Planning’s a breeze with your suggestions and choice of offerings. The fact that you tracked our previous event knowing which Hors D’Oeuvres were a hit and how many pounds of prime beef and which desserts our hearty crew consumed was impressive. It’s always a pleasure working with a local business that is as passionate, caring and service orientated as 31 North."
Donald C Tonyan, President Wm. Tonyan & Sons Inc
"Just wanted to take a moment to tell you what a wonderful job Stephanie and Carol did setting up, serving and taking things down after our Volunteer Recognition Luncheon last Wednesday. They both did an excellent job, and our volunteers were delighted, once again, with the food and service. Your staff is very friendly and helpful and is part of the reason our luncheons are so successful. Thank you again for the delicious food and wonderful service. We look forward to doing business with you next year as well."
Dianne Stolarik, Administrative Assistant, The Village at Victory Lakes
"We all have comfort foods, but with Bernice, comfort is her specialty. When I attend events throughout McHenry County, I always appreciate the extra special attention that 31 North pays to every detail of food preparation and presentation."
Senator Pamela J. Althoff, Illinois State Senator
"Thank you so much for catering our “Bahama” themed celebration in honor of our daughter’s marriage. You did an amazing job. The staff was always smiling, even when they were in the pouring rain. The food was outstanding and the presentation was beautiful. We highly recommend Bernice for any event."
Jane and Dave Roesch, Inverness, Illinois
"Thank you for the wonderful service!! Needing a small luncheon catered, I was so happy that my small party was given the same attention to detail as a large banquet. I was very impressed how the food was delivered to my home on time, and set up in a very professional manner. Most importantly, the food was delicious!!! All entrees were awesome and the bread still warm from the oven! The servings were very generous and we even had left overs!! Thank you for amazing food and service!! I will be sure to recommend 31 North to anyone wanting to cater a party, large or small!!"
Keri Collins