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Bon Appetit at The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago , IL
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111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603 US (map)

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312-443-7274

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Jill
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
world class venue, amazing food, professional, attentive staff. A+++
world class venue, amazing food, professional, attentive staff. A+++
world class venue, amazing food, professional, attentive staff. A+++ Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
3.7/5.0
The food provided by Bon Appetite was excellent. They have an exceptional menu to choose from and they're perfectionist on presentation as well as temperature/taste. They created a perfect menu and made our event memorable.
The food provided by Bon Appetite was excellent. They have an exceptional menu to choose from and they're perfectionist on Read more...
The food provided by Bon Appetite was excellent. They have an exceptional menu to choose from and they're perfectionist on presentation as well as temperature/taste. They created a perfect menu and made our event memorable. Read less
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Aygul
Wedding:
7/13/2013
3.4/5.0
The service wasn't bad, except the waitstaff kept taking away plates when people barely touched their food. They also couldn't turn the lights off between windows in Nichols Board of Trustees suite, where we had reception. If they did, we could see the downtown better, which was the whole point when we decided to rent the space.
The service wasn't bad, except the waitstaff kept taking away plates when people barely touched their food. They also Read more...
The service wasn't bad, except the waitstaff kept taking away plates when people barely touched their food. They also couldn't turn the lights off between windows in Nichols Board of Trustees suite, where we had reception. If they did, we could see the downtown better, which was the whole point when we decided to rent the space. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Katherine L C R
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.4/5.0
Highly recommend. It's at the AIC, so the rules are strict. The food and service were outstanding though. We found the price per person to be very reasonable.
Highly recommend. It's at the AIC, so the rules are strict. The food and service were outstanding though. We found the Read more...
Highly recommend. It's at the AIC, so the rules are strict. The food and service were outstanding though. We found the price per person to be very reasonable. Read less
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missyiscool
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.1/5.0
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception at the Art Institute. I loved that it was at a unique setting, and would be memorable and meaningful to us and our guests. The staff there is very professional. The tasting was the best meal of my life, and the food at the wedding lived up to it. The rehersal was a little rushed, and I was a little confused during the actual ceremony.
You can choose to rent individual areas of the Art Institute. We chose the Grand Staircase for our ceremony. It is all marble, has a glass ceiling, and you can see part of the Impressionist exhibit from there. Our bridesmaids each decended one of four staircases from each corner, down to the center platform. Our guests watched from the balcony 360 degrees around us. It was magical. Because the Art Institute is federally funded, it has to be a civil ceremony. No religion at all. No prayer. But when you go back and say your toasts at the reception, which follows immediately, you can say a prayer there. For us, it was great, because we are different religions, and it kept us from offending one side of the family by chosing one religion to marry us. Neutral worked for us.
We chose to have our reception in the Courtyard, which is gorgeous. It is flanked by four walls of arched columns and there is a spouting fountain in the center. It holds 140 ppl. However during the rehersal dinner, the Event coordinator from the Art Institute reviewed the latest weather report with us, and we agreed to move the reception into their ballroom, called the Chicago Stock Exchange Room, because there was a 30% chance of rain. It did rain so it was good that we did. They did not charge us more to move the indoor room, even though it rents for $2000 more than the courtyard. They also did not charge us to rent their fancy gold filagree chairs that match the ballroom, which cost $7/chair. We even got to use the outdoor courtyard/indoor restaurant area for the cocktail hour.

PROS: unique place for a ceremony and reception. Culture. Beauty. Wow factor. Ceremony and Reception in one place makes it easier for you and your guests. Choice of serveral different spaces to use. Great food. Great alcohol. Great service. Parking in Millenium Park underground. Easy to get to by el and bus too. Catering exclusively by Bon Appetit is expensive but delicious and has many many choices. The Event Coordinator at the A.I. can act as your Wedding Planner. Many nearby hotels to choose from.

CONS: Expensive. Must rent each indivual room you want to use. Rent linens separatley. Rent lighting separately. Must also pay to rent museum security. Also must pay to rent dancefloor through A.I. Rent ceremony musician. Plus, DJ/band, flowers, photographers and videographer.
Also must wait for museum to close to have rehersal or set up for ceremony.
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception at the Art Institute. I loved that it was at a unique setting, and would be Read more...
We had a wonderful ceremony and reception at the Art Institute. I loved that it was at a unique setting, and would be memorable and meaningful to us and our guests. The staff there is very professional. The tasting was the best meal of my life, and the food at the wedding lived up to it. The rehersal was a little rushed, and I was a little confused during the actual ceremony.
You can choose to rent individual areas of the Art Institute. We chose the Grand Staircase for our ceremony. It is all marble, has a glass ceiling, and you can see part of the Impressionist exhibit from there. Our bridesmaids each decended one of four staircases from each corner, down to the center platform. Our guests watched from the balcony 360 degrees around us. It was magical. Because the Art Institute is federally funded, it has to be a civil ceremony. No religion at all. No prayer. But when you go back and say your toasts at the reception, which follows immediately, you can say a prayer there. For us, it was great, because we are different religions, and it kept us from offending one side of the family by chosing one religion to marry us. Neutral worked for us.
We chose to have our reception in the Courtyard, which is gorgeous. It is flanked by four walls of arched columns and there is a spouting fountain in the center. It holds 140 ppl. However during the rehersal dinner, the Event coordinator from the Art Institute reviewed the latest weather report with us, and we agreed to move the reception into their ballroom, called the Chicago Stock Exchange Room, because there was a 30% chance of rain. It did rain so it was good that we did. They did not charge us more to move the indoor room, even though it rents for $2000 more than the courtyard. They also did not charge us to rent their fancy gold filagree chairs that match the ballroom, which cost $7/chair. We even got to use the outdoor courtyard/indoor restaurant area for the cocktail hour.

PROS: unique place for a ceremony and reception. Culture. Beauty. Wow factor. Ceremony and Reception in one place makes it easier for you and your guests. Choice of serveral different spaces to use. Great food. Great alcohol. Great service. Parking in Millenium Park underground. Easy to get to by el and bus too. Catering exclusively by Bon Appetit is expensive but delicious and has many many choices. The Event Coordinator at the A.I. can act as your Wedding Planner. Many nearby hotels to choose from.

CONS: Expensive. Must rent each indivual room you want to use. Rent linens separatley. Rent lighting separately. Must also pay to rent museum security. Also must pay to rent dancefloor through A.I. Rent ceremony musician. Plus, DJ/band, flowers, photographers and videographer.
Also must wait for museum to close to have rehersal or set up for ceremony. Read less
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