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Apr 15, 2010 05:00 PM

Rehearsal Dinner Suggestions Near Wyndham Hotel in Lisle

Hey all,

Trying to schedule a rehearsal dinner as close to the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle as possible. We've looked at Maggiano's, but the room size is a bit small. We were hoping for a place that could hold at least 70-80 people. Price is fairly open, as long as we're not in the crazy expensive range.

My parents are sticklers for short drives, so the closer the restaurant is to the hotel, the better. (i.e., downtown Naperville is probably "too far".)

Any suggestions/ideas?

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  1. Suparossa in Woodridge has better food than Maggiano's, and can accommodate your group size. Here's a link for you:

    Carlucci in Downers Grove will also accommodate your party size, and it's a step up from Suparossa. Here's a link:

    Both of these restaurants are less than a 10-minute drive from the Wyndham Lisle, and both have easy access as well as ample parking adjacent to the restaurant.

    6301 Purchase Dr, Woodridge, IL 60517

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    1. re: markh

      I would second both recommendations made by markh, but based on your comment about downtown Naperville being "too far", both of these would fall in the same category for distance (but the idea of "short drive" will deny them of good meals).

      two other suggestions:

      1. Allgauer's Grill in the Lisle Hilton is right across the street from the Wyndham Hotel. Excellent food, good menu, several rooms that could accommodate your party and they could easily prepare worthwhile meals or a buffet if given advance notice for that size group. Your guests can walk there from the Wyndham - they just cross Warrenville Road at the traffic light and walk up to the Hilton.

      2. Another possibility nearby (less than 2 miles from the Wyndham) is Laurel Mediterranean Grill (in Iroquois Mall on Ogden, near the Big Lots store). Your group would almost fill their space, but I'm sure they would provide a good meal. Their specialty is Eastern Mediterranean food, but the owner is capable of doing other variations based on your requests and he is very accommodating.

      Mediterranean Grill
      4609 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

    2. If you want a beautiful location, and are willing to work with a caterer rather than a restaurant, check out the banquet hall at the Danada forrest Preserve. We considered it for our rehearsal dinner (20 years ago). If was the houst of Danial & Ada Rice:
      " The dining room, library, living room, and two porches can accommodate up to 70 people. The Atrium comfortably seats up to 250 guests and features large windows that connect visitors to the surrounding landscape." Its 0.7 mi. north of your hotel.

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      1. re: DRN0001

        You know, that's a good idea...and in a similar vein, the Morton Arboretum is very close to the Wyndham Lisle, has a SPECTACULAR setting for events, and can easily accommodate the group size. Here's a link: