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Unique Foodie Wedding Venue

goatcheesencupcakes Sep 27, 2013 11:16 AM

My fiance and I are looking for a unique place to get married in Chicagoland in the spring of 2015. We are a food scientist/pastry chef and a homebrewing engineer who met in high school chemistry, so we want a place that represents us as nerdy, beer-loving foodies in love. The guest list will be in the 100-125 range. We've already checked out most of the breweries that advertise wedding venues (Revolution, Two Brothers, the Onion, Prairie Street Brewhouse) and haven't found a 'match'. Any thoughts? Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

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    GourmetWednesday RE: goatcheesencupcakes Sep 28, 2013 07:35 AM

    Check out Goose Island, www.gooseisland.com. Both brewpub locations have party rooms. I enjoy many of their brews, and by having been around for a long time, they'll have the experience you'll trust in planning your wedding. It won't be high on the foodie scale but still tasty, fun and casual. I don't know if others will agree, but I've never been blown away by food at large gatherings (I've had some bad banquet food, but I think it's just so hard to serve large groups that there is an upper limit unless at a top-tier restaurant), so I'd focus on the other aspects of the venue that appeal to you.

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      mrsdebdav RE: goatcheesencupcakes Sep 29, 2013 12:59 PM

      My daughter's wedding (this past August) was at Bar Toma. It was more casual, to be sure, than your standard hotel-type affair, but had it's own kind of elegance and was definitely fun. Food was delicious. The staff (managers and servers) were beyond fabulous. Highly recommend.

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        BSpar RE: goatcheesencupcakes Sep 30, 2013 01:32 PM

        you might check out The Publican.

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