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Small-Medium Wedding Reception-Outdoor Garden?

Firefly20 May 13, 2011 11:00 AM

Hi Board!

I have been searching endlessly for an outdoor garden area with a plated or buffet dinner for 50-70 people. I don't want to go SUPER expensive. Chicago & Western Suburbs is the location choice. As far as food, I'm open to Italian, French, American, ect. A romantic private garden is what I would love. Any suggestions? I emailed Piccolo Sogno today. Any Western Suburb suggestions, it would be easier because we are getting married there. I tried Carlucci's in Downers Grove, but they allow only "access" to the garden with a huge charge.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Much thanks

Piccolo Sogno
464 N Halsted, Chicago, IL 60622

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    ferret RE: Firefly20 May 13, 2011 11:02 AM

    In the city Bistro Campagne is lovely and while your crowd may overwhelm its outdoor spaces you can do an indoor/outdoor thing.


    Bistro Campagne
    4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

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      Firefly20 RE: ferret May 13, 2011 11:04 AM

      Yes, I LOVED them - it was my first choice. I actually just received a reply from them this morning that it's a 20 person max :( I was SO disappointed. We want the entire event outside (if it rains, we obviously would have to go to plan B with the facility),

      Thank you for your reply, you are on the right track!!!

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      mlipps RE: Firefly20 May 14, 2011 10:29 AM

      Have you look at Garfield Park Conservatory? Their rates don't seem terribly expensive and then you can choose from a fairly extensive choice of caterers.

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        Firefly20 RE: mlipps May 14, 2011 10:37 AM

        I will check that out, I really wanted a "one stop shop" that will supply the setup, food, plates, ect. - but I'll look it up! Thanks!

      2. RayT RE: Firefly20 May 14, 2011 11:51 AM

        Perfect location for a garden reception. They have many garden parties and are not overly expensive. http://www.courtrights.com/09/main.html They are located in Willow Springs at 8989 Archer Ave. Great food with a French trained chef. Tell them Ray and Fred sent you.

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