Post # 1
Help! I am starting to research venues and I am getting overwhelmed!! I am looking for help and recommendations! Here is what I am looking for:
~suburbs of Chicago as the city is too pricey!
* outdoor reception on site
* cocktail/horderves reception only- no dinner
*smaller venue needed
*AFFORDABLE! would not like to spend a ton of money as I would rather spend the money on a honeymoon
Where should I look?? Any suggestions provided, thanks!
Post # 2
Hard to make a suggestion without numbers. What’s your budget? Have you contacted venues yet?
Post # 3
heatherm78: I’m not super familiar but my friend’s wedding at the McDonalds campus (I think it’s near Lombard) was amazing! And I know they did not have a huge budget, though they did have a sit down dinner. Can definitely say it was great to be a guest there!
Post # 4
thank you nawella! I will look 🙂
Post # 2
Start with some of the local wedding magazines. You’ll find them at the store with the other bridal magazines. They’ll indicate it’s Chicago centered. They typically have a table inside that lists all the venues ( at least the ones that paid to be in the magazine) along with their attributes ( capacity, indoor vs outdoor, location, and price range). Don’t ignore the larger venues either. Many of them have room dividers to accommodate smaller groups.