Post # 1
I still have not found the “perfect venue” for our wedding/reception.. (sigh) We have a few maybe’s but nothing definate..
We are working on a limited budget, for about 100ish guests.. Restuarants are ok, nothing to banquet-type.. I am not for all the glitz and glam. I want an OVER abundance of food and celebration..
We are more in the burbs… and have family spread through out Chicagoland..
Looking for an old world feel, with GREAT food and great prices..
Let me know of places that might fit our needs..
Thanks in advance
Post # 3
Have you checked out Galleria Marchetti yet? Here’s the website, be sure to look at the photo galleries, they have several different locations to hold weddings/receptions all on one property (Tuscan gardens, tent, restaurant, etc.). They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner reception packages.
Post # 4
I second Galleria Marchetti – especially their indoor spaces have a real old world rustic Italian feel.
What about at a Maggiano’s? I think most of them have private party rooms, I know for sure the one in Schaumburg has rooms on the second floor. You could probably do family style and the food is delicious!
Post # 5
Ours is at the Maggiano’s downtown and I’m super excited. I think it’s the best deal in the city. I”m not sure how they do the actual ceremony there as we’re getting married in a church. Also, there’s a place called Salvatore’s or something like that that’s more near Old Town/Lincoln Park. Regardless, i can’t speak high enough of Maggiano’s. PM me if you have any questions about it.
Post # 6
@sisterbaby1: I had a similiar envision for my wedding day. Please see my thread:
There is some great options on there. I would also include Carlucci’s in Rosemont. We could not find the location/pricing/accomediation for a small wedding that we wanted, so we’ve opted for a very modern facility for our wedding. Good luck! 🙂