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Cafe Brauer
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4 Reviews
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Chicago, IL US
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3.8 
(4.4/5.0)
 
Quality of Service 
(4.0/5.0)
 
Responsiveness 
(4.2/5.0)
 
Professionalism 
(3.8/5.0)
 
Value 
(2.8/5.0)
 
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
 
4.5 out of 5.0
I LOVE this venue! It is, in my opinion, the most beautiful in Chicago due to its history, gorgeous look, serene location yet still right in the city, and perfect skyline views. It is pricey for sure (worth it) but tax deductible. One thing that was both a plus and minus is they give a list of pre-approved vendors to choose from. Loses some flexibility there, but also makes the job a bit easier and there are many vendors to choose from. (Also offer various price ranges for caterers, florist, DJs or Bands, etc.) I personally loved ALL my vendors. The only reason I did not love this was I had to plan ALL the major vendors at once right when booking Café Brauer, to be sure they were available on my date. A lot of work at once but then I could relax. LOVE CAFE BRAUER -- everything was amazing!
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Christine
Wedding:
5/26/2013
 
4.8 out of 5.0
We could not have had a more perfect venue- set in Lincoln Park with an amazing view of downtown. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour on the covered loggia and the reception indoors in the great room- perfect combo. Jennie was our contact person- she is amazing, sweet and responds rapidly. She always answered all of our silly questions quickly and thoroughly. The only downside is that you have to get your alcohol through Brauer which isnt cheap but we knew that before we signed the contract and felt it was worth the cost- and it was. Our guests ket telling us how much they loved the place and we could not agree more.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
 
4.0 out of 5.0
Great venue. We had our reception at Cafe Brauer. The room was amazing and the open balconies were perfect. A bit pricey and bar prices were ridiculous. I must say that I couldn't imagine the wedding anywhere else. If you like the rustic feel the place is perfect. Don't expect any flexibility with the bar they are a bit overboard because the security from cafe brauer is right on top of them I mean no warning to anyone at all that the bar will be closing. Other than that the venue is lovely and the bar setup is just right because you don't have to walk across the dance floor to get a drink (when the bar is open)
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nataliepeony
Wedding:
9/6/2008
 
2.0 out of 5.0
Cafe Brauer is a very popular location for Chicago weddings for good reason. The venue is gorgeous, as are the views and the surrounding parks. It was exactly what we were looking for and I could not be happier with my experience that evening or with my photos. However, the customer service was very frustrating. They are totally inflexible on an rules and are unwilling to help you work within them. My contact acted like she knew very little about the space. She could not answer my questions on how to best lay out the dance floor, how much room the band might need or how we should lay out the cocktail hour (which we held in the beer garden). There was also some confusion after the event in regards to the liquor. She had misordered our specialty beer for cocktail hour and we ran out very quickly. I have never received an apology for any of her mistakes. I would rather have walked away with good feelings regarding my reception venue, but unfortunately that is not the case. I would recommend the venue for its beauty and unique ambiance, but not for customer service.
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