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Candlelight Inn Restaurant: Off-Site Catering

We Cater to Your Flavor

Bringing the Celebration to you!

Do you need on-site catering or off-site catering for your upcoming intimate or corporate event? Perhaps, there is a birthday or anniversary that needs to be commemorated? If your answer is yes to these questions, look no further than Candlelight Inn. We are dedicated to providing a personalized catering experience at your location in Sterling, Rock Falls and Clinton.

At Candlelight Inn Restaurant, we think that any celebration—big or small—always deserves to be celebrated. We allow you to tailor a menu for special events of any kind. These include but are not limited to corporate events, buffets, outdoor or indoor parties, graduations, receptions, business meetings, lunch-ins, and family gatherings. You name it, and we can serve what is on your menu!

Together with our catering staff, we make sure that you and your guests have a blast during the event. With that said, we are proud to provide three service options for your intimate or corporate event:

Sit-Down, Plated Meal: All guests are served separately. Includes full setup and cleanup of equipment for dining purposes (i.e., prepared food, appetizer plates, dinner plates, water glasses, utensils, and various catering equipment).

Buffet: All guests serve themselves in a buffet line manner. Includes full setup and cleanup of equipment for dining purposes (i.e. prepared food, plates, utensils, serving dishes, and catering equipment).

Bulk Catering (Drop-Off): Food is prepared, packaged in bulk, and delivered directly to the client’s specified location. Please note that plates, cups, silverware, napkins, serving utensils, and steam table setup services are not included and will be the client’s responsibility. These services are offered at an additional fee. Cleanup service is not included.

We have event catering options available upon request, apart from the aforementioned ones. If you would like to create another catering menu, please contact us anytime. It would be our pleasure to realize your dream event. Reach us today for more details regarding our on-site and off-site catering services.

If you would like to hire our caterers, reach us at or 815-284-8484, option 2, to learn about us.

While you are at it, please visit our restaurant, catering and chicken tender blogs. There are plenty of things you need to know about who we are and what we do.

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