The Garden area was filled with flowers in August when we had our wedding, and they had tiki torches lit, so really didn't have to do anything to dress up the outdoor space. The pictures looked like we were in a tropical location instead of Chicago, IL.
The atrium was very elegant and classy. There was a full-length bar and large paper lanterns hanging from the beams of the high ceiling that were an extra added bonus of decor. Again, I didn't feel like we had to do much to dress this room up for the reception. It was a large enough space for our guests, but small enough to make it more intimate, and having the doors open up into the garden area was a really nice option for out guests to wander.
Great venue, great food, and great service! It was the perfect place for us to get married and Jessica and her assistant Diana were so easy and wonderful to work with. They really made it so I didn't have to worry about anything, and I could just sit back and enjoy our wedding day. The only thing I would advise is to request a doggie bag for food to go because it was delicious, but I didn't really get a chance to eat most of it.
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