The Newberry Library is beautiful and the Karens (women responsible for the events) are so wonderful. We wanted a classy, elegant reception, that was not too fussy. This venue is beautiful as is and requires no decorations, other than some very simple centerpieces. There is a gorgeous lobby for a cocktail hour and a separate room for the dinner reception. While it is pricey just to rent the space ($5000), we found it was still more economical than to go with a downtown hotel. They have great recommendations on caterers, music, photographers. All of our vendors were from their list, so it made things so simple.
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