I can tell you that starting early on the planning really helped us out a lot. We were wedding planning for about 14 months, so we got a lot of details taken care of early. Some of our vendors were located in the western suburbs and some were located in the city of Chicago. Some aspects of the wedding were more expensive than others, of course, but we really shopped around in the area and found a lot of variety when it comes to prices.
This is by far the best food in the area. There was no question about where I was going to have the reception, because we have had family parties there since I was a little girl. The Biancalana's are very accomodating and are willing to do anything that you desire. Again - BEST FOOD AROUND!!!! (If you like Italian)
The rooms are great - suite style. The only thing with the hotel is that we planned a brunch the day after the wedding, and it was a little nuisance working with the people about minor details there. Also, some of our guests were charged with some services that they did not order in the rooms. The desk cleared it all up though. The location in regards to the airport is REALLY convienent.
EXCELLENT Italian food. We had a group of just over 60, so it was a little cramped in their party room, but again, I love this resturant. The pizza is great, they can serve it yardstick style. We had the back room to ourselves. They have many menu choices for big groups.
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