- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
FH and I just moved to Minneapolis from Beverly Hills. We absolutely LOVE Il Cielo. We would go there for dinner on special occasions. We would walk there from our place in BH, which was very special to us.
When I gave up on Minneapolis venues, I turned to Il Cielo. The problem is we will only have about 75-80 people coming to our wedding. Lots of my fam from NYC won’t make the trip out to LA. The problem is, I need to have a Saturday night wedding, unfortunately, it’s kind of ridiculous to pay so much for the venue.
For Saturday nights, a $7000 rental is required for the whole resturant plus a guarantee of 125 people. So basically I could be paying for an extra 50 people just to have the whole restaurant. I think that’s a little bit silly.
I could rent half the restaurant for Saturday night- that’s $2,500 for the rental and a guarantee of 90 people. That’s WAY more reasonable BUT it’s not the half of the resturant I want. It’s still beautiful, but if you’ve been to Il Cielo, you know the front garden room is what’s up! Plus, because the other half of the restaurant will have diners eating, we will have to keep the music “tasteful and at a reasonable level”- I have asked for clarifcation on what that means.
Needless to say, I am BUMMED. I was hoping this would be my dream venue but I think it’s ridiculous to pay an extra 4,500 for a site rental and for an extra invisible 50 people.
I do want to say that the Il Cielo folks have been an absolute pleasure to deal with!
Il Cielo front room
Il Cielo Back rooms: