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Need help finding place to get married!

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christy_gall
Wedding Date: Sep, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA
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I really need help trying to find somewhere to get married! I want to have my ceremony outdoors (ideally I would love to have it in a forest like setting). I want my reception to be intimate and unique (not your typical hotel/banquet hall setting). I would like to spend no more than 10,000 for the ceremony/hall/food/and drink (including tax and gratuity). I live in Naperville and my fiancé lives in Palos Hills. I would like to stay within an hour driving distance. I plan on having anywhere from 125-150 guests. Any suggestions? HELP!

Posted in Chicago, IL, USA
Written on Apr. 06, 2011

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kmkolar2
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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Written on Apr. 06, 2011
187075
djw.snl@gmail.com
Wedding Date: Jun, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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You could try Morton Arboretum. It's a beautiful setting & they have some dinner packages that might be affordable. Chicago Botanic Garden would also be beautiful, but might be pricey! I'm going with a park district venue--relatively inexpensive but a charming setting.

Written on Apr. 06, 2011
138586
pasco854@gmail.com
Wedding Date: Oct, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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Like the person before me said, you should check out the Morton Arboretum. Depending on the time of day, you can get a really good deal. My fiance and I are getting married there this October. They really have some great options and the woman you work with there is REALLY nice.

Written on Apr. 06, 2011
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katiemiller24
Wedding Date: Sep, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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I'm getting married at the Glen Ellyn Boathouse on Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, IL this coming September. It's in a gorgeous park setting, a little more DIY than other venues, but if that doesn't bother you, you can really save some money for yourselves! Only $100 an hour to rent the boathouse, and then you can find your own outside caterer, decorations, etc. It seats around 120. Our total wedding will cost around $7k! Good luck!

Written on Apr. 07, 2011
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emilie.morel
Wedding Date: Oct, 2010
Oak Park, IL, USA
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Have you thought about Katherine Legge Park - beautiful grounds and intimate lodge that should be able to accommodate your size. Also I went to a fabulous wedding at the Danada House in Wheaton. Good luck - it will all come together and Congrats!

Written on Apr. 07, 2011
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epipikios
Wedding Date: Oct, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
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Hyde Park, Promentory Point on the lake in a beautiful old Historic Chicago bldg. Just attended a 200pp, little over your budget, but worth checking out depending on your tastes. Beautiful ceremony and reception on site in early October.

Written on Apr. 07, 2011
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erikamsiemieniec
Wedding Date: Jul, 2012
Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
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to katiemiller24: I too am looking at the boathouse for our wedding. How did everything go for you? If possible do you have any pictures for ideas you did to make the inside look more wedding-ish...Thanks!

Written on Oct. 22, 2011

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