(Closed) Cocktail/hors d’oeuvres Reception in western Chicago suburbs

posted 8 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

How big is your wedding going to be? My parents are from the Elgin area, and I grew up in various western suburbs (Aurora, St. Charles, Elgin, etc). We live in the city now, but Future Sister-In-Law just got married at the Elgin country club and looked into quite a few other venues beforehand. 

PS: welcome to the Hive! You’ll get a lot of replies if you post this on the local boards, too. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

We’re not, but when we were talking with venues in the area, they would mention a cocktail/hors d’s reception when we would tell them our budget. 😛  We’re from Naperville and checked out a ton of venues nearby, so if you have any specific questions, I’d love to help out!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Cantigy in Wheaton/Winfield is beautiful but books up early for Saturdays in the summer.  Also I’m not sure on the pricing…my sister had her reception there a few years ago and it was reasonable, but they’ve upped the prices considerably since then. 

White Eagle golf in Naperville is also nice.

The suburbs are DEFINITELY cheaper than the city.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would like to second Cantigny, and also suggest the Morton Arboretum,the Arrowhead Golf Club and the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I thought of another one, I heard that Mason Sabika in Naperville does a great job with Tapas!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think Payton’s Roundhouse was kinda pricey when I looked into it (not sure about cocktails though). I would definitely check out the Wilder Mansion in Elmhurst. I remember the rental fee being really low and they use outside caterers so you don’t have to deal with any food or beverage minimums. I really thought it was extremely reasonable and completely remodeled! I would of defintely had my reception there if I was doing a cocktail reception! Hope this helps : )

http://www.wildermansion.org/

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I previously lived in Montgomery, I have heard good things about Orchard Valley (off Orchard), it’s a golf course with banquet facilities that offers luncheons, ect.  They may do a drink and cocktail hour, I’ve heard it has beautiful scenic views. Like I said, I’ve never experienced it myself, but it may be worth a look.

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