origninal barn moveThe Rafters Restaurant Catering & Events is a family owned and operated business created by Gary Vehmeier and operated by Ross Vehmeier, serving Northern Illinois since 2002. The Rafters features weekly lunch and dinner specials in a beautifully designed restaurant and bar. Included are banquet rooms, off-site catering packages, event rentals.

Located right across the parking lot is our sister, Lena Brewing Company.

From casual lunches to elegant celebrations, The Rafters Restaurant Catering & Events is a destination of it’s own! Visit us today!!

A list of who’s who at the Rafters:

Gary Vehmeier
The Man, The Myth, and The Legend

Ross Vehmeier
Director of Operations

Amy Reid
Director of Sales

David Lee
Restaurant Manager

Alaina Meeker
HR / Accounting Manager

Jaime Heddinger 
Marketing & Promotions

Amy Mills
Event Manager


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