The Grand Buffet for Weddings


Our event buffet package is designed around your special occasion to fit your dining needs. Catering Services at NIU strives to provide you a first-class dining experience with an affordable rate. Buffet packages start at $32.00 per person. A 20% service charge will be added to any catering services outside of the Holmes Student Center. Package includes your choice of three salads, three sides, and two entrées. A complementary coffee station will be provided after dinner service along with our house specialty mints.

All event packages include fresh assorted dinner rolls and china service. Services include full beverage service with ice water at each place setting as well as coffee service and iced tea. Standard linens are also provided with services. Catering Services uses locally grown products when available.


  • Chinese Cabbage Salad
  • Citrus Wild Rice Salad
  • Chopped Salad
  • Cucumber and Onion Salad
  • Fresh Fruit Bowl
  • Greek Orzo Salad
  • House Caesar Salad
  • Italian Romaine Salad
  • Mandarin Spinach Salad
  • Mediterranean Tortellini Salad
  • Mixed Green Salad with house dressings
  • Perfect Pear Salad
  • Roasted Tomato Pasta Salad
  • Romaine Salad
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad


  • Blackened Chicken
  • Chicken de Provence
  • Chicken Parmigiana
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Roasted Pork Loin
  • Savory Beef Sirloin
  • Bourbon Beef Sirloin
  • Roasted Sirloin
  • Oven-poached Filet of Salmon
  • Baked Tilapia
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Vegetable Rice Masala (Vegetarian)
  • Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)
  • Eggplant Roulettes (Vegetarian)
  • Lasagna Roulettes (Vegetarian)


  • Au Gratin Potatoes
  • Couscous with Chives
  • Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Fresh Whole Green Beans
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Herb Buttered Corn
  • "Holmes" Red-skinned Mashed Potatoes
  • Maple Glazed Carrots
  • Pasta Rustica with Olive Oil
  • Peas with Pearl Onions
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Seasonal Chef's Medley
  • Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
  • Wild Rice Blend
  • Orzo with Mustard Sauce

Campus Dining Services