Post # 1
I have been pricing places out and it just seems the places I wan’t would take up my entire budget, not the half of the budget that is suggested. I love hotels and also places with character. I especially love places with windows. Does anyone know of venues that are affordable? My favorite place has a 14k minimum and we have a guest count of around 250. Their $71 per plate and with taxes coming up to around 32% in the city I just can’t swing that. Any ideas of places? I would so appreciate it!
Post # 3
I’m from the north suburbs, but there were a few places I liked that were too far away from me. Off the top of my head:
Patrick Haley Mansion in Joliet
Narnia Estate in Lemont
Chateau Ritz in Niles
Wilder Manison in Elmhurst
Ashyana Banquets in Downers Grove
DoubleTree Hotel in Downers Grove (I recently went to an event here and it was a very pretty room for being in a hotel.)
I don’t remember pricing on these, but maybe they are ones you haven’t looked at?
Post # 4
You may find some better deals on a Friday during the prime season (May-Sept.) or on an off season Fri or Sat. in Oct./Dec. – April.
We checked out Belvedere in Elk Grove Village, which may have a lower minimum.
And you may also want to check out Venuti’s in Addison (but I don’t recommend working with Pat).
Post # 5
I attended a wedding at Chateau Bu-Sche in Alsip once, and it was quite nice. Not sure about the costs, but there were definitely lots of windows and the whole transition from ceremony to reception was really smooth.
Post # 6
Check out Belvidere, the Seville, Bristol Court. I second Venuti’s too, but try not to work with Pat. He’s rude and mean!
Post # 7
Ballroom can hold up to 500 guests. Located in Hickory Hills, IL. Reasonable price.
Post # 8
Heyy! I don’t know if this post is too late but I went to a wedding at Danada House and it was goregous! It’s in Wheaton, Il. and they have beautiful grounds along with affordable pricing (according to the bride). They also have horses!