We make your special day extra sweet. 

The Sweetery was founded in 2011. The owners, Annie & Joe Goral Sr. grew up as neighbors in Cherry Valley, Illinois. They began dating in 2009 and were married in August of 2011. The first wedding we catered was our own. We treat every wedding like it's ours. 

Our Story

Annie and Joe Goral grew up as neighbors in Cherry Valley, Illinois. They met at a wedding Annie was photographing for Peter and Heather, Joe's brother and sister-in-law. Since Peter & Heather's wedding, Joe and Annie have been inseparable. As they dated, the two of them discovered their shared love of cooking and baking. In 2011, they decided to start a business to share their cupcakes, cakepops, and sweets with others at the Rockford City Market. That summer, they were married as well, providing the sweets for their own wedding. Each year, they have catered more and more weddings and continued to provide sweets for large events, parties, and get-togethers throughout Northern Illinois and Chicagoland.