Our Facilities Rental staff is here to partner with you to create a memorable and successful event. Please contact us at 217-558-8873 if you have questions about catering for your event.

Secret Recipes is the designated caterer for events at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The staff at Secret Recipes will work with you to create a unique menu for your event and assist you in selecting linens, china, glassware, and service ware. They offer a variety of options from breakfast and lunch buffets to elegant plated dinners and full-service beverage stations. Learn more about their creative catering selections.

Catering Menu
Linen/China Price List

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Outside Caterers

ALPLM rental clients do have an option to select an outside caterer. However, the client will be charged by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation an additional 25% surcharge on the rental charges total for that option. The outside caterer will be asked to sign an Outside Caterer Agreement and provide appropriate licenses and insurance.


The Museum is also home to a Subway® restaurant. Boxed lunches are available for daytime meetings or events. Contact the Facilities Rental staff for a menu if you are interested.

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