Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2016 - Cafe Brauer
We are having a tough time deciding between venues. My fiance and I have quite some time to decide (aiming for a sept 2015 wedding) but i was wondering if anyone has been to a wedding or is planning their own wedding at the Adler Planetarium or Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park Zoo. Picture or stories of experiences would be apprecieated!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL & Cheney Mansion, Oak Park, IL
@stephh316: We looked at both (and both had very limited availability 16 months out!). I loveloveloved Cafe Brauer. Its crazy expensive and I totally would have paid it had they had anything approaching a date we wanted. The views of the city, especially from the south terrace, and nearby on the pond, are beautiful.
Adler was Shamrock’s favorite and he was so excited about it. We went and met with the coordinator (she’s from their exclusive caterer) and she was lovely. The space…meh. Cocktail hour on the terrace would be pretty cool, and I like the entry too. But because the window wall curves up, your eye really doesn’t go to the view once you’re inside. You’re more facing out on to the dark lake. They were available for our second choice date, but we didn’t feel they were worth it at all. And if it rains? Waste of money.
If you want more info about either let me know–I did a lot of research on stuff!