CHICAGO | Room 1520 – Aeree Loft

posted 3 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
Member
6 posts
Newbee

I’m getting married there and they were pretty up front about costs when I asked about all the rentals.  There is always tax if they are offering a service so just expect to pay that! As far as gratuity that’s up to you. Just ask them for a walk through and go over pricing, make sure you ask about everything!!

Post # 4
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11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

twoprissy:  hi! my wedding is next weekend and it is at room 1520. I have been very happy with their service and feel they have been fairly upfront about costs. There was a small snafu regarding a separate charge for using a caterer that was not on their preferred list, but June was quick to make it right. 

I saw your previous post regarding cost per head. We are at about 90-100 a head. I am using Honest Foods (beyond fantastic) and going with MDM for the lighting and drapes. MDM has been great to work with. Patti responds to emails in a timely manner and you can tell she really cares about making yor wedding right for you…not just trying to upsell. I was extremely unimpressed with the event company recommended to us by Room 1520. I had to chase them down for their business and it really shouldn’t be that way. 🙂

Good luck with all your planning and congrats!

Post # 5
Member
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Bottom Lounge

@vjs32214 Hi! When you say 90-100 a head is that just for caterering? Or are you including everything like venue fees?  

I love room 1520 but I was worried about the cost too.

Post # 6
Member
11 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 freckledjasmin:  Sorry for the delay! 90-100 a head was for just the catering. The catering included tables, chairs, dinnerware, etc. I am not sure what your entire budget was, but I would be happy to discuss our numbers with you if that is helpful. Just DM me. 

I will say that the one thing that was extremely helpful in watching our cost was keeping an excel spreadsheet. I am absolutely not a numbers person and this was really good in watching our spend. Before planning, I made a sheet with the projected cost of everything from flowers to bridal party gifts. I then made an “actual” cost once I started locking down vendors. It was really easy to see where our money was going so that we didn’t feel like we were getting nickel and dimed along the way. 

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