Post Date: Saturday, August 08, 2015
Wedding Wire Review
My husband and I looked at over 18 venues in the western Chicago suburbs before selecting Naperville Country Club as our reception venue. It has the capacity to seat around 200 people, which was perfect for us. We felt that it was far and away the best value of all the options we considered, with no minimums and a broad range of meal options. A 5 course chicken dish (appetizers, soup, salad, intermezzo, and main course) with a comprehensive bar package of house liquors start around $60 a person. This price included rental of the facility, white linens, mirrors and votives on the tables, so it was very inclusive! The venue itself is very picturesque, and the ballroom has a private patio (complete with fire pit and the option of s’mores!) overlooking the golf courses. When we arrived after the ceremony, we were escorted around the golf course on a golf cart to take pictures at a scenic bridge while the sun was setting. The grounds are very well maintained and parking is ample for guests. In addition to the main ballroom, there is a large side room and a private lobby with a fireplace which are perfect for the cocktail hour. Like most country club venues, we booked the reception prior to tasting the food, which made me a little nervous. However, all menu options we sampled at our tasting were incredible, and we were not disappointed on the day of the wedding either. Their chicken and wild rice soup was my personal favorite! They were accommodating for dietary restrictions and modified one of their vegetarian options to be vegan and gluten free, which made meal planning for our guests much easier. We had 3 guests with severe peanut allergies and they were very diligent to keep the entire reception peanut-free, and let us know well in advance about any possible contaminants when we selected the menu. Working with Dana (Director of Banquets and Member Events) was easy and stress-free! She is extremely detail oriented, and always followed up with emails. Amazing.