2800 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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We got married here Oct 10th 2014. Terrible experience. We had 180 guest. They say it fits 250 no 180 is the max beleive me. I will start with the big problems first. He has a lot he told me my guest could park in. At the end of the event they started to tow all the cars mine included and my rental truck. He refused to pay for it.The towing company he works with charges 520 for the tow then 140 per day. Then he told us that the caterer would come get the food warmers at the end of the night which was a complete lie! They told him no they were not doing that now he wont give us the warmers unless we pay another 150 when he still owes us 500 for the deposit. We had a whole crew there cleaning and everything was exactly how we found it but he wont return our deposit. He would not turn on the air conditioner all night. The middle aged security guards, who were mandatory we had to pay them 250 each, were hitting on my underage cousins being very lude towards these little 15 year old girls. Then had the nerve to talk about my guest. I am Mexican and my hubby is Polish, our wedding was very multicultural Black, White, Asian, Lebanese and my LGBTQ folks all kinds of amazing people. But the guards were saying racist homophobic stuff in spanish and talking about me and my husband. I called them out on it and they said "o I thought you were white, is your husband white?"..me yes..."o that must be why your theme was strange love" wow i just can't say enough about how unprofessional they were So now on to the little stuff, the carpets are dirty, when we first went there we did not notice stains on the wall but they must have not cleaned properly after the last wedding bc they were there. We paid for an extra bar tender who was almost 2 hours late and Jorge says the tabe fits ten comfortably that is false very false. 8 maximum. So when we first got the place i was pleased bc i thought jorge was a sweet old man but do not be fooled by his demeanor he is a thief! He ruined my wedding night and i had to cancel my honeymoon to deal with all this. So do not book this place unless you want a headache! :(
We had our wedding here a few months back and this place was beautiful and didn't break the bank for us. Unlike many other venues we researched before we decided on this location, we were able to cater the event with the food of our choice, as well as the choose the liquor. This may not be a big deal for many people, but for us it made the most sense. We catered from our favorite restaurant, bought top shelf liquor and the hall rental was reasonable priced. At the end of the night, we had a great time, took some fabulous pictures, had drinks we chose, food was amazing and we didn't spend a fortune doing so. Many plcaes we went to were overpriced, they catered the food and the bar cost was overpriced as well. The other locations we went to didn't even look as nice as this place does inside. There is also a parking lot across the street so it was a great experience and i would recommend this place to anyone looking for the venue for their dream wedding without spending all their money doing so.
WELL I ATTENDED THIS BANQUET FOR MY NIECE'S COTILLION AND I FOUND THIS BANQUET TO BE RATHER CRAPPY... IT'S LOCATED INSIDE WHAT USED TO BE A BANK. IF YOU INVITE ALOT OF PEOPLE IT WILL GET REALLY CROWDED. THE FOOD IS NOT SO GOOD AND ALTHOUGH THERE IS A BABY SITTER AND A PLAYROOM ... ITS LOCATED A LOUNGE AND PEOPLE WERE SMOKING THERE NEAR THE CHILDREN WHICH I DID NOT LIKE AND NONE OF THE WORKERS THERE DID ANYTHING. IF YOUR ON A BUDGET I WOULD RECCOMEND YOU FIND ANOTHER PLACE... NOT THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN TO AN EVENT HERE