The ladies at Across the Street are wonderful. They are evtremely creative and willing to work with your budget. Located in Park Ridge on Devon Street.
While they have lovely home furnishings, I had 3 gifts arrive in the mail shattered due to minimal packaging materials. Also, several items on our registry went on clearance before our guests could buy them. I had to hunt them down at various stores so I wouldn't end up with an incomplete set of dishes. I know everyone likes to register here because of the 20% off coupons, but is it really worth all of the hassle?
When items were running low in stock or going on clearance, Target would notify us by email so that we could either buy the item or choose a similar item. They also sent us coupons after our reception was finished to get whatever was left on the registry at a discounted price.
Christian is a nice guy to work with. He is a little green to the business, so his pricing is extremely affordable.
Our guests are still raving about our fabulous reception hall! The food is amazing, the service is top notch, and the ambience makes a lasting impression. The Cave bar is so unique that it made our reception stand apart from others. Cafe la Cave was the best decision that we made for our wedding, along with having their coordinator, Carrie, help us with the planning. Also, practically everything you need is included in the contract: cake, cake cutting, bar, and they have their own linens rental. The only outside vendors I had to find were flowers, music, and photographer.
The hotel itself was great. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast buffet was good. However, the customer service left a lot to be desired. When we first signed the wedding group agreement here, we were promised complimentary parking on the night of our reception and discounted breakfast for our guests. When the date came closer, the hotel staff said they would never have agreed to any such thing. I had to dig out my old emails and show them that they had. They were extremely rude to me (the bride) and my guests.
My guests enjoyed their stay at the Residence. The staff was easy to work with and followed up with me as my guests filled up our room block. Their shuttle was an added bonus for guests from far away, and saved them money on a car rental.
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