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Cantigny

Wheaton , IL
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1S151 Winfield Rd
Wheaton, IL US 60189 (map)

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Tiffany
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.7/5.0
Our ceremony took place at the East Lawn at cantigny. Many people know about the tree that fell near this site. I was concerned when I heard, however I still decided to go on to have our wedding there because I am obsessed with how gorgeous the wedding site is. They promised the yellow caution tape would be removed before the ceremony.
Although it wasn't...my guests could not see the yellow caution tape because they were further down from the area luckily... All in all in regardless of the tree/the tape it was a beautiful site. Nothing affected how wonderful my pictures are.
Our ceremony took place at the East Lawn at cantigny. Many people know about the tree that fell near this site. I was Read more...
Our ceremony took place at the East Lawn at cantigny. Many people know about the tree that fell near this site. I was concerned when I heard, however I still decided to go on to have our wedding there because I am obsessed with how gorgeous the wedding site is. They promised the yellow caution tape would be removed before the ceremony.
Although it wasn't...my guests could not see the yellow caution tape because they were further down from the area luckily... All in all in regardless of the tree/the tape it was a beautiful site. Nothing affected how wonderful my pictures are. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Le Jardin, the banquet room in the visitor center. Daphne and Rebecca were very helpful planning the details of the evening, and responded promptly to our emails and phone calls. They both had helpful suggestions for the schedule during the reception and for food choices. The space is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff was helpful and professional. The staff set aside hors d'oeuvres for us since we had pictures during the cocktail hour, and the waiters were very attentive to the bride and groom all evening.
We had our reception at Le Jardin, the banquet room in the visitor center. Daphne and Rebecca were very helpful planning Read more...
We had our reception at Le Jardin, the banquet room in the visitor center. Daphne and Rebecca were very helpful planning the details of the evening, and responded promptly to our emails and phone calls. They both had helpful suggestions for the schedule during the reception and for food choices. The space is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the staff was helpful and professional. The staff set aside hors d'oeuvres for us since we had pictures during the cocktail hour, and the waiters were very attentive to the bride and groom all evening. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The food was delicious and the service excellent. The banquet manager is very customer service focused; so easy to work with. We had a beautiful wedding and reception. Everything was perfect!
The food was delicious and the service excellent. The banquet manager is very customer service focused; so easy to work Read more...
The food was delicious and the service excellent. The banquet manager is very customer service focused; so easy to work with. We had a beautiful wedding and reception. Everything was perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We give 5 stars quality for the reception we had for our daughter's wedding in Cantigny Golf. The service is excellent!!!! We are so happy to be able to have the flexibility provided by Cantigny Golf for our daughter's reception. The food is superb!!!! They are very accomodating to all our requests including pureeing foods for my elderly father.
However, at the rehearsal in the Rose Garden, we were not provided with any tech person for the wedding ceremony. So, as might be expected, thing did not go very well as it should have in the wedding ceremony. But we are totally satisfied with the reception part at the Club House. Thank you very much, Karen and your staff, for all your help. You make our daughter's special day very memorable.
We give 5 stars quality for the reception we had for our daughter's wedding in Cantigny Golf. The service is excellent!!!! Read more...
We give 5 stars quality for the reception we had for our daughter's wedding in Cantigny Golf. The service is excellent!!!! We are so happy to be able to have the flexibility provided by Cantigny Golf for our daughter's reception. The food is superb!!!! They are very accomodating to all our requests including pureeing foods for my elderly father.
However, at the rehearsal in the Rose Garden, we were not provided with any tech person for the wedding ceremony. So, as might be expected, thing did not go very well as it should have in the wedding ceremony. But we are totally satisfied with the reception part at the Club House. Thank you very much, Karen and your staff, for all your help. You make our daughter's special day very memorable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.4/5.0
I recently held a wedding at Cantigny Park on June 29th in the East Lawn followed by a reception in the Red Oak room. The site it self is BEAUTIFUL and my photo's came out perfectly. However for a service level stand point communication was a struggle. It would take sometimes over a week to get a response from anyone, and frustration constantly grew when every time I emailed them I got an auto out of office response. I also was part of the 9 brides who were affected by the Oak tree falling on the lawn. I was assured 3 days before my wedding that the caution tape would be removed prior to the wedding and when I arrived to the ceremony to walk down the aisle I started my walk by having caution tape lifted over my head. Though this wont happen to every bride I felt like I didn't have one person assigned to my wedding and I would suggest when booking to request one of the women out of the visitors center. If Karen tries to plan your wedding request someone else she is not deeply involved in weddings and it felt as if I was a second priority. Regardless, the pictures alone are worth the investment in this location it is a well maintained and beautiful place.
I recently held a wedding at Cantigny Park on June 29th in the East Lawn followed by a reception in the Red Oak room. The Read more...
I recently held a wedding at Cantigny Park on June 29th in the East Lawn followed by a reception in the Red Oak room. The site it self is BEAUTIFUL and my photo's came out perfectly. However for a service level stand point communication was a struggle. It would take sometimes over a week to get a response from anyone, and frustration constantly grew when every time I emailed them I got an auto out of office response. I also was part of the 9 brides who were affected by the Oak tree falling on the lawn. I was assured 3 days before my wedding that the caution tape would be removed prior to the wedding and when I arrived to the ceremony to walk down the aisle I started my walk by having caution tape lifted over my head. Though this wont happen to every bride I felt like I didn't have one person assigned to my wedding and I would suggest when booking to request one of the women out of the visitors center. If Karen tries to plan your wedding request someone else she is not deeply involved in weddings and it felt as if I was a second priority. Regardless, the pictures alone are worth the investment in this location it is a well maintained and beautiful place. Read less
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Alishia
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Cantigny is an amazing place to get married! We had our ceremony at Cantigny Park on 5/17/14 and our reception at Cantigny Golf Red Oak Room. Everything turned out perfectly! We were very concerned when we had our rehearsal the day before and our ceremony space was super muddy and slightly flooded due to all the recent rain. However, Karen and her staff saved the day when they suggested we could move to the Rock Garden at no extra charge, which was not muddy at all and an even more beautiful space. Karen was very easy to work with. Although she sometimes was hard to reach by phone and took some time to write back with e-mails, everything always got addressed and taken care of in a timely matter and she was very flexible with any and all changes. We were able to add on extra food, such as a carving station during cocktail hour and family style crab legs during dinner and a sweets table later in the evening, when our guest list went from 125 to 80 and we still had to meet the minimum dollar amount. And, the food was AMAZING! Everyone raved about it! Karen and everyone at Cantigny, thank you so much for helping to make our special day an amazing experience in a gorgeous setting! ---Alishia and Paul
Cantigny is an amazing place to get married! We had our ceremony at Cantigny Park on 5/17/14 and our reception at Cantigny Read more...
Cantigny is an amazing place to get married! We had our ceremony at Cantigny Park on 5/17/14 and our reception at Cantigny Golf Red Oak Room. Everything turned out perfectly! We were very concerned when we had our rehearsal the day before and our ceremony space was super muddy and slightly flooded due to all the recent rain. However, Karen and her staff saved the day when they suggested we could move to the Rock Garden at no extra charge, which was not muddy at all and an even more beautiful space. Karen was very easy to work with. Although she sometimes was hard to reach by phone and took some time to write back with e-mails, everything always got addressed and taken care of in a timely matter and she was very flexible with any and all changes. We were able to add on extra food, such as a carving station during cocktail hour and family style crab legs during dinner and a sweets table later in the evening, when our guest list went from 125 to 80 and we still had to meet the minimum dollar amount. And, the food was AMAZING! Everyone raved about it! Karen and everyone at Cantigny, thank you so much for helping to make our special day an amazing experience in a gorgeous setting! ---Alishia and Paul Read less
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Nadine
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
THE BEST service. Staff is AMAZING
THE BEST service. Staff is AMAZING
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff at Cantigny was in regard to the wedding and reception for my daughter. The ceremony was on the East Lawn, and was just beautiful. Of course, a lot of that has to do with weather and it was a picture perfect day.
Karen Elmore, the banquet manager at the Red Oak room was the most professional, detailed and organized vendor we worked with. We left her with a highly detailed list of must do's for the reception and I must say that when I walked into the reception area to check the room, everything was perfect.
The service was great, the food was plentiful and delicious and the room absolutely gorgeous. We looked at many a venue when considering our choices, and for the money (very reasonable for all we got) I don't think you can beat Cantigny, especially if you have the reception at the Red Oak room. Thank you Karen for giving my daughter the wedding of her dreams and for making my life easy!
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff at Cantigny was in regard to the wedding and reception for my daughter. Read more...
I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff at Cantigny was in regard to the wedding and reception for my daughter. The ceremony was on the East Lawn, and was just beautiful. Of course, a lot of that has to do with weather and it was a picture perfect day.
Karen Elmore, the banquet manager at the Red Oak room was the most professional, detailed and organized vendor we worked with. We left her with a highly detailed list of must do's for the reception and I must say that when I walked into the reception area to check the room, everything was perfect.
The service was great, the food was plentiful and delicious and the room absolutely gorgeous. We looked at many a venue when considering our choices, and for the money (very reasonable for all we got) I don't think you can beat Cantigny, especially if you have the reception at the Red Oak room. Thank you Karen for giving my daughter the wedding of her dreams and for making my life easy! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
This is THE PLACE to get married. Beautiful setting, wonderful food, and most importantly- easy to work with. Karen Elmore is a master as what she does and could not have been more professional and accurate during every aspect of our wedding planning. She is smart and helpful and made sure everything happened at our wedding flawlessly. Much appreciation and thanks to her and Cantigny. Our wedding was everything we wanted and more!
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This is THE PLACE to get married. Beautiful setting, wonderful food, and most importantly- easy to work with. Karen Elmore is a master as what she does and could not have been more professional and accurate during every aspect of our wedding planning. She is smart and helpful and made sure everything happened at our wedding flawlessly. Much appreciation and thanks to her and Cantigny. Our wedding was everything we wanted and more! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.5/5.0
Cantigny was a wonderful place for us to have the ceremony and reception. Because both were there, we were guaranteed a back up space for the ceremony in case of bad weather. It put my mind at ease knowing I didn't have to worry about anything either way.

The reception was in Le Jardin. One of the reasons we picked it was because it doesn’t look like a typical banquet hall. Windows cover two of the walls and the back wall has a fireplace. Also included was the patio outside and a smaller, quieter area with comfy chairs right outside the restaurant, at no extra cost.

There is a food and beverage minimum, which was reasonable for the amount of people we invited. Another selling point was the ease of figuring out how much the reception would cost per person. It was easy to tell if we’d hit the minimum or if we’d have to add more in order to meet the minimum. Our package included 4 apps, open bar, soup, salad, entree, wedding cake, wine during dinner, basic linens, all on a per person basis. We picked package number 2. The less expensive package had less options and the more expensive package included more things.

Daphne at Le Jardin was wonderful. Despite the high volume of weddings at Cantigny, she did a great job of making me feel like I was the only one on her agenda. She had a lot of great ideas that made planning certain aspects of the reception a lot easier. Daphne and a bartender, Kevin, also helped come up with a signature beverage for us. This was also at no additional cost. She also had me bring in everything for the ceremony and reception the day before the wedding so her staff could set up everything up for us. It was little things like that that really showed she was on top of her game.

All the feedback from my guests was positive. Many of them said Le Jardin had the best food out of any wedding they had gone to. Everyone loved how beautiful Cantigny was and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out.
Cantigny was a wonderful place for us to have the ceremony and reception. Because both were there, we were guaranteed a Read more...
Cantigny was a wonderful place for us to have the ceremony and reception. Because both were there, we were guaranteed a back up space for the ceremony in case of bad weather. It put my mind at ease knowing I didn't have to worry about anything either way.

The reception was in Le Jardin. One of the reasons we picked it was because it doesn’t look like a typical banquet hall. Windows cover two of the walls and the back wall has a fireplace. Also included was the patio outside and a smaller, quieter area with comfy chairs right outside the restaurant, at no extra cost.

There is a food and beverage minimum, which was reasonable for the amount of people we invited. Another selling point was the ease of figuring out how much the reception would cost per person. It was easy to tell if we’d hit the minimum or if we’d have to add more in order to meet the minimum. Our package included 4 apps, open bar, soup, salad, entree, wedding cake, wine during dinner, basic linens, all on a per person basis. We picked package number 2. The less expensive package had less options and the more expensive package included more things.

Daphne at Le Jardin was wonderful. Despite the high volume of weddings at Cantigny, she did a great job of making me feel like I was the only one on her agenda. She had a lot of great ideas that made planning certain aspects of the reception a lot easier. Daphne and a bartender, Kevin, also helped come up with a signature beverage for us. This was also at no additional cost. She also had me bring in everything for the ceremony and reception the day before the wedding so her staff could set up everything up for us. It was little things like that that really showed she was on top of her game.

All the feedback from my guests was positive. Many of them said Le Jardin had the best food out of any wedding they had gone to. Everyone loved how beautiful Cantigny was and I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Our ceremony was in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park and the reception was at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf Course. The ceremony setting was beautiful and the gardens were amazing! Our guests definitely enjoyed the great scenery. Our reception was great and the food was delicious. Each plate was very large and we received lots of compliments on the steak! (We chose the NY strip steak and the salmon as our entrees - both were delicious.) Karen was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs. The service was very professional as well. They worked very well with our other vendors and had back up plans for everything. Though I was worried about the room being too narrow, it accommodated our 120 guest very easily and did not feel cramped at all!
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Our ceremony was in the Rose Garden at Cantigny Park and the reception was at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf Course. The ceremony setting was beautiful and the gardens were amazing! Our guests definitely enjoyed the great scenery. Our reception was great and the food was delicious. Each plate was very large and we received lots of compliments on the steak! (We chose the NY strip steak and the salmon as our entrees - both were delicious.) Karen was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs. The service was very professional as well. They worked very well with our other vendors and had back up plans for everything. Though I was worried about the room being too narrow, it accommodated our 120 guest very easily and did not feel cramped at all! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Cantigny! Our ceremony was outside in the Rose Garden and our reception was in Le Jardin. We had no complaints and Magan at Cantigny was amazing to work with! We never once felt like we were a burden by asking questions! It has only been two weeks but I keep reliving everything in my head and my wedding was my true fairytale thanks to Cantigny!
We absolutely loved Cantigny! Our ceremony was outside in the Rose Garden and our reception was in Le Jardin. We had no Read more...
We absolutely loved Cantigny! Our ceremony was outside in the Rose Garden and our reception was in Le Jardin. We had no complaints and Magan at Cantigny was amazing to work with! We never once felt like we were a burden by asking questions! It has only been two weeks but I keep reliving everything in my head and my wedding was my true fairytale thanks to Cantigny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Karen is amazing. Everything was beautiful. The food was delicious.
Karen is amazing. Everything was beautiful. The food was delicious.
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Joanna
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the perfect wedding, much due to Karen, Mike and the staff at Cantigny Red Oak Room. Karen was very accommodating to all of my strange requests.
The comment we heard again and again from the guests was that not only was the food good wedding food, it was just good restaurant quality food. My new cousins wanted to do a traditional Pakistani dance for me and Mike was able to time the dinner correctly to get the Black Angus Filet Mignon perfectly cooked, and not over done.
We could not have been happier with the service and recommend their service for a wedding, a shower or any catered event.
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I had the perfect wedding, much due to Karen, Mike and the staff at Cantigny Red Oak Room. Karen was very accommodating to all of my strange requests.
The comment we heard again and again from the guests was that not only was the food good wedding food, it was just good restaurant quality food. My new cousins wanted to do a traditional Pakistani dance for me and Mike was able to time the dinner correctly to get the Black Angus Filet Mignon perfectly cooked, and not over done.
We could not have been happier with the service and recommend their service for a wedding, a shower or any catered event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot for the ceremony and pictures. Staff was kind and professional, however, the contact person switched about 3 times so I had to keep re-confirming all of my details which was a little frustrating. Hopefully, they have settled on someone by now.
Couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot for the ceremony and pictures. Staff was kind and professional, however, the Read more...
Couldn't have picked a more beautiful spot for the ceremony and pictures. Staff was kind and professional, however, the contact person switched about 3 times so I had to keep re-confirming all of my details which was a little frustrating. Hopefully, they have settled on someone by now. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Place is beautiful, Karen was awesome. She may take a couple days to get back to you, but then again she has a bunch of weddings. She was great the food was great.
Place is beautiful, Karen was awesome. She may take a couple days to get back to you, but then again she has a bunch of Read more...
Place is beautiful, Karen was awesome. She may take a couple days to get back to you, but then again she has a bunch of weddings. She was great the food was great. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so thankful that we chose Cantigny as both our ceremony site and reception site. It goes without saying that the venue is stunningly beautiful, but it was the staff, specifically the services of Karen Elmore, that ultimately exceeded my expectations in every way. Karen was there for my husband and I throughout the entire planning process and was always available to answer any question we had – and believe me there were a lot. The actual wedding day could not have gone smoother. I never once felt like I had to worry about a thing, because the incredible staff at Cantigny had everything taken care of. Not to mention, the food was out of this world! I would encourage any couple to trust Cantigny with their wedding day!!!
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I am so thankful that we chose Cantigny as both our ceremony site and reception site. It goes without saying that the venue is stunningly beautiful, but it was the staff, specifically the services of Karen Elmore, that ultimately exceeded my expectations in every way. Karen was there for my husband and I throughout the entire planning process and was always available to answer any question we had – and believe me there were a lot. The actual wedding day could not have gone smoother. I never once felt like I had to worry about a thing, because the incredible staff at Cantigny had everything taken care of. Not to mention, the food was out of this world! I would encourage any couple to trust Cantigny with their wedding day!!! Read less
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grumbumble
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.3/5.0
I really love the grounds at Cantigny - the entire place is beautiful, and Le Jardin is a really wonderful room as well, with big windows and a fireplace and high ceilings. The food was excellent, as well, and, as far as I know, the staff were all friendly and professional, with the exception of Niguel Fink, who we're pretty sure was fired about two months before our wedding. Everyone involved in the wedding planning was thrilled when we found out - she was terrible to get a hold of, unhelpful, abrupt, and not clear in a lot of her communication. My husband and I had plotted jokingly about complaining to the right people (which we never did) to get her fired so we could work with someone else. Meghan Hull was our contact for the rest of the planning, and she was about as helpful as she could be for being thrown into a new position - still a little hard to get a hold of, but definitely more communicative and helpful.
I really love the grounds at Cantigny - the entire place is beautiful, and Le Jardin is a really wonderful room as well, Read more...
I really love the grounds at Cantigny - the entire place is beautiful, and Le Jardin is a really wonderful room as well, with big windows and a fireplace and high ceilings. The food was excellent, as well, and, as far as I know, the staff were all friendly and professional, with the exception of Niguel Fink, who we're pretty sure was fired about two months before our wedding. Everyone involved in the wedding planning was thrilled when we found out - she was terrible to get a hold of, unhelpful, abrupt, and not clear in a lot of her communication. My husband and I had plotted jokingly about complaining to the right people (which we never did) to get her fired so we could work with someone else. Meghan Hull was our contact for the rest of the planning, and she was about as helpful as she could be for being thrown into a new position - still a little hard to get a hold of, but definitely more communicative and helpful. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
As soon as we got engaged, we knew that we wanted to have both our ceremony and reception at Cantigny. We worked with Karen Elmore at the Red Oak Room. Karen was a delight to work with. She went out of her way to make things happen for us and was extremely flexible with everything, whether it was getting things to the ceremony location, changing the room set up, or last minute meal changes for guests.

this was an excellent value. All of our guests were blown away by how elegant and classy our wedding was. Out guests kept trying to guess the actual cost and were shocked when we told them our real prices. The Red Oak Room felt like a private dinner at a very swanky restaurant. The staff was amazing, our bartenders poured strong drinks and went out of their way to accomodate people, and the staff were spot on.

Huge thanks to Karen for all of her help on this!! She made my wedding an event to remember and one that our family and friends will talk about for years!!
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As soon as we got engaged, we knew that we wanted to have both our ceremony and reception at Cantigny. We worked with Karen Elmore at the Red Oak Room. Karen was a delight to work with. She went out of her way to make things happen for us and was extremely flexible with everything, whether it was getting things to the ceremony location, changing the room set up, or last minute meal changes for guests.

this was an excellent value. All of our guests were blown away by how elegant and classy our wedding was. Out guests kept trying to guess the actual cost and were shocked when we told them our real prices. The Red Oak Room felt like a private dinner at a very swanky restaurant. The staff was amazing, our bartenders poured strong drinks and went out of their way to accomodate people, and the staff were spot on.

Huge thanks to Karen for all of her help on this!! She made my wedding an event to remember and one that our family and friends will talk about for years!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had our ceremony at Cantigny's East Lawn. It was a beautiful location. Everything went well except we had asked for an extra side table to put some pictures on, but they gave the table to our DJ. Not a big deal, as we just put the pictures on the center table where we had our sand ceremony.

We had our reception at Le Jardin, the onsite room in the visitor's center. The only problem we had was they had forgotten to put a runner on our head table, and we had paid for it. We probably could have been reimbursed but never got around to fighting the issue. Other than that, everything was great. The food was delicious.
Bride and groom, you might want to let the waiters know to not take your food away without checking with you. My wife was in the bathroom and they took her plate away. She hadn't eaten much yet because she was nervous about our first dance.
We had our ceremony at Cantigny's East Lawn. It was a beautiful location. Everything went well except we had asked for an Read more...
We had our ceremony at Cantigny's East Lawn. It was a beautiful location. Everything went well except we had asked for an extra side table to put some pictures on, but they gave the table to our DJ. Not a big deal, as we just put the pictures on the center table where we had our sand ceremony.

We had our reception at Le Jardin, the onsite room in the visitor's center. The only problem we had was they had forgotten to put a runner on our head table, and we had paid for it. We probably could have been reimbursed but never got around to fighting the issue. Other than that, everything was great. The food was delicious.
Bride and groom, you might want to let the waiters know to not take your food away without checking with you. My wife was in the bathroom and they took her plate away. She hadn't eaten much yet because she was nervous about our first dance. Read less
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Babbs000
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I do not have enough words to express how much we love Karen Elmore, her staff and The Red Oak Room. Altho we reside in Dallas, I am born and raised from Chicago so we chose to marry up there so my family and friends could be there. Having lived in the Wheaton area I was in love with Cantigny but was actually afraid to contact them due to the tight budget we were working with... after talking to several other venues who were not flexible with the small headcount, dates and again budget we were working with I finally took a chance and contacted Karen Elmore at The Red Oak Room. From the get go she was flexible, worked with our dates and budget and was not put off with the smaller headcount. She offered several options to fit the party to our needs. She also helped a great deal during the planning with was extremely appreciated since we were doing this from another state. The week before the wedding we had a last minute hitch that could've been a mess and she was ready to step in and found an alternative on a moment's notice. Luckily it turned our perfect and the alternative was not needed. She was also wonderful at calming my few Bridezilla moments and soothing my nerves. :) The food... awesome. The cake was delish! And the entire staff from the bartender to the AV guy were incredible. We were married a week ago and we are still hearing from friends and family how beautiful our wedding was, how great the food was and how scenic the venue was... it was exactly what we had envisoned and I have Karen and her staff to thank. Thank you Karen and Cantigny.
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I do not have enough words to express how much we love Karen Elmore, her staff and The Red Oak Room. Altho we reside in Dallas, I am born and raised from Chicago so we chose to marry up there so my family and friends could be there. Having lived in the Wheaton area I was in love with Cantigny but was actually afraid to contact them due to the tight budget we were working with... after talking to several other venues who were not flexible with the small headcount, dates and again budget we were working with I finally took a chance and contacted Karen Elmore at The Red Oak Room. From the get go she was flexible, worked with our dates and budget and was not put off with the smaller headcount. She offered several options to fit the party to our needs. She also helped a great deal during the planning with was extremely appreciated since we were doing this from another state. The week before the wedding we had a last minute hitch that could've been a mess and she was ready to step in and found an alternative on a moment's notice. Luckily it turned our perfect and the alternative was not needed. She was also wonderful at calming my few Bridezilla moments and soothing my nerves. :) The food... awesome. The cake was delish! And the entire staff from the bartender to the AV guy were incredible. We were married a week ago and we are still hearing from friends and family how beautiful our wedding was, how great the food was and how scenic the venue was... it was exactly what we had envisoned and I have Karen and her staff to thank. Thank you Karen and Cantigny. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
9/4/2011
2.8/5.0
If I could do it all over again, I would have done our reception elsewhere. We went with Cantigny because a coworker of mine had their reception at the Red Oak Room a few months before we got engaged and had fantastic things to say. Our experience was not good at all. They were hard to get a hold of via email and telephone. We went through 3 banquet managers in the course of our signing to our wedding. The first one we signed with, Magan Asher, would respond to emails in all caps (which maybe she did not mean it to be yelling but netiquette says don’t do that). Niguel Fink (who we think was let go) was uninformative and terrible about returning emails. When we met with her, she never mentioned that there were additional charges for certain times. We were not told until 2 weeks before the wedding the Niguel was no longer there and Meghan Hull would be taking care of things (except for our wedding, which Magan Asher was in charge of). H would call Megan Hull and leave messages and emails and she would never respond. She once told him to call one morning between 9 and 10 which he did and it went to the voicemail that says they are in. She did not return his call and wasn’t in again for several days. He wound up meeting with them a few days before the wedding because they could not keep their stories straight. The day of the wedding, things they told us were not happening (we were told we could start setting up the reception at 3 and my helpers came at 3 to set up and were rudely told they couldn’t start until 5). They also sent our florist away when she was trying to deliver our chuppah arrangements. When we forgot plates for our tisch and my MOH went to ask for some napkins, they made a huge deal about giving us a stack of napkins. However, the reception went off very well and our guests never knew about the problems. Magan Asher also brought us some appetizers for our yichud which I greatly appreciate.
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If I could do it all over again, I would have done our reception elsewhere. We went with Cantigny because a coworker of mine had their reception at the Red Oak Room a few months before we got engaged and had fantastic things to say. Our experience was not good at all. They were hard to get a hold of via email and telephone. We went through 3 banquet managers in the course of our signing to our wedding. The first one we signed with, Magan Asher, would respond to emails in all caps (which maybe she did not mean it to be yelling but netiquette says don’t do that). Niguel Fink (who we think was let go) was uninformative and terrible about returning emails. When we met with her, she never mentioned that there were additional charges for certain times. We were not told until 2 weeks before the wedding the Niguel was no longer there and Meghan Hull would be taking care of things (except for our wedding, which Magan Asher was in charge of). H would call Megan Hull and leave messages and emails and she would never respond. She once told him to call one morning between 9 and 10 which he did and it went to the voicemail that says they are in. She did not return his call and wasn’t in again for several days. He wound up meeting with them a few days before the wedding because they could not keep their stories straight. The day of the wedding, things they told us were not happening (we were told we could start setting up the reception at 3 and my helpers came at 3 to set up and were rudely told they couldn’t start until 5). They also sent our florist away when she was trying to deliver our chuppah arrangements. When we forgot plates for our tisch and my MOH went to ask for some napkins, they made a huge deal about giving us a stack of napkins. However, the reception went off very well and our guests never knew about the problems. Magan Asher also brought us some appetizers for our yichud which I greatly appreciate. Read less
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amandathomas87
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.7/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at Cantigny Golf on 8/27/2011. Everything was amazing. We got a lot for our money, and it really was a one-stop-shop. I highly recommend and if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't consider anywhere else. The scenery is beautiful, which makes for amazing pictures, and it's tucked away from the rest of Wheaton. Karen was wonderful, and the staff accomodated to every last need. Our guests raved about the bartender and staff. Food was great, and they even wrapped up our dinners so we could enjoy it once we got back to the hotel that night. The only thing I didn't like was during our ceremony (on the patio), and some of the golf staff was below and they were talking and we could hear it as we were saying our vows. I wish the clubhouse staff would have been a bit more courteous. Other than that, everything was great!
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We had our ceremony and reception at Cantigny Golf on 8/27/2011. Everything was amazing. We got a lot for our money, and it really was a one-stop-shop. I highly recommend and if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't consider anywhere else. The scenery is beautiful, which makes for amazing pictures, and it's tucked away from the rest of Wheaton. Karen was wonderful, and the staff accomodated to every last need. Our guests raved about the bartender and staff. Food was great, and they even wrapped up our dinners so we could enjoy it once we got back to the hotel that night. The only thing I didn't like was during our ceremony (on the patio), and some of the golf staff was below and they were talking and we could hear it as we were saying our vows. I wish the clubhouse staff would have been a bit more courteous. Other than that, everything was great! Read less
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kaeldra
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.5/5.0
As everyone else has said, the gardens and reception hall (we used the Red Oak Room) sell themselves. Karen was great walking us through the whole process. It rained on our wedding day but they took it in stride, tracking us down to make sure we knew and were ok with switching to the rain backup and then the gate was directing people to the new location. Because our ceremony was at Red Oak Room our rain backup was a covered patio looking over a lake and golf course that was just as great as the gardens. The food was great, the guests loved it and everything went smoothly despite the last minute rain changes.

The only things I can knock them for is that they aren't cheap with a food and drink minimum (but totally worth it) and their working hours were a little odd with Mondays off and busy on weekends so it sometimes took a day to get back to us but Karen was always helpful when she did.
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As everyone else has said, the gardens and reception hall (we used the Red Oak Room) sell themselves. Karen was great walking us through the whole process. It rained on our wedding day but they took it in stride, tracking us down to make sure we knew and were ok with switching to the rain backup and then the gate was directing people to the new location. Because our ceremony was at Red Oak Room our rain backup was a covered patio looking over a lake and golf course that was just as great as the gardens. The food was great, the guests loved it and everything went smoothly despite the last minute rain changes.

The only things I can knock them for is that they aren't cheap with a food and drink minimum (but totally worth it) and their working hours were a little odd with Mondays off and busy on weekends so it sometimes took a day to get back to us but Karen was always helpful when she did. Read less
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jan
Wedding:
6/18/2011
2.3/5.0
We live close by and have visited Cantigny hundreds of times, always were captivated by the gardens and the idea of a park wedding ceremony. Our experience did not necessarily live up to the reputation/hype....Cost to be married on the grounds in full view of all park goers was very expensive. People, families walked right up behind the pastor, bride and groom during the ceremony and talked and are in the photos. We were not allowed to park in the lot close to the Mansion which would have been most convenient for elderly family. The planner was curt and businesslike..placating...the least amount of contact as possible. The Clubhouse Red Oak room is very dated not very elegant. While there were no major surprises...just minor glitches, we were completely dissatisfied with the chicken entree. Food presentation was beautiful, but the quality was poor. Our wedding was very small--several guests work in the hospitality industry and VPs- we were embarrassed---and it wasn\'t a case of too many meals to prepare at a time. We followed up with planner and banquets manager by email in a very diplomatic way-not asking for any concessions..just \'you may want to know if we would recommend to others or Not- and now a month later still have not even had a follow-up email response from anyone. They continually said we have a \'great reputation\', we do this every weekend and your wedding will be wonderful. We were also a bit dismayed an event was scheduled in the same room with only a 90 minute change over so we were unable to see the reception room before we arrived...a bit unsettling as a MOB. It did work out, but all in all I would NOT recommend a reception at the RED OAK room at Cantigny Park-certainly not worth the money.
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We live close by and have visited Cantigny hundreds of times, always were captivated by the gardens and the idea of a park wedding ceremony. Our experience did not necessarily live up to the reputation/hype....Cost to be married on the grounds in full view of all park goers was very expensive. People, families walked right up behind the pastor, bride and groom during the ceremony and talked and are in the photos. We were not allowed to park in the lot close to the Mansion which would have been most convenient for elderly family. The planner was curt and businesslike..placating...the least amount of contact as possible. The Clubhouse Red Oak room is very dated not very elegant. While there were no major surprises...just minor glitches, we were completely dissatisfied with the chicken entree. Food presentation was beautiful, but the quality was poor. Our wedding was very small--several guests work in the hospitality industry and VPs- we were embarrassed---and it wasn\'t a case of too many meals to prepare at a time. We followed up with planner and banquets manager by email in a very diplomatic way-not asking for any concessions..just \'you may want to know if we would recommend to others or Not- and now a month later still have not even had a follow-up email response from anyone. They continually said we have a \'great reputation\', we do this every weekend and your wedding will be wonderful. We were also a bit dismayed an event was scheduled in the same room with only a 90 minute change over so we were unable to see the reception room before we arrived...a bit unsettling as a MOB. It did work out, but all in all I would NOT recommend a reception at the RED OAK room at Cantigny Park-certainly not worth the money. Read less
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Sigmund
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.6/5.0
My husband and I loved our ceremony and reception at Cantigny! Everything was gorgeous. Both the ceremony and reception were set up in a timely manner and the staff was great! During the reception the dinner was timed perfectly. I also have to say that the bartending staff was GREAT. I loved that they looked like they were having a great time and they were so nice and friendly. The food tasted great and we received many compliments about how great the food and the portions were. For this location I would recommend using a wedding coordinator (Weddings by Denise) because the Cantigny event planners are not supposed to be used as your personal coordinator. I worked with both Magan and Niguel at Cantigny. Magan was great very helpful and responsive. Niguel left more to be desired, she was not very responsive, however she still got the job done and our wedding was great. Cantigny does have a cost minimum as do a number of other locations, and if you have at least 140 people it isn’t too bad. I would recommend this location to any bride looking for a gorgeous outdoor location!
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My husband and I loved our ceremony and reception at Cantigny! Everything was gorgeous. Both the ceremony and reception were set up in a timely manner and the staff was great! During the reception the dinner was timed perfectly. I also have to say that the bartending staff was GREAT. I loved that they looked like they were having a great time and they were so nice and friendly. The food tasted great and we received many compliments about how great the food and the portions were. For this location I would recommend using a wedding coordinator (Weddings by Denise) because the Cantigny event planners are not supposed to be used as your personal coordinator. I worked with both Magan and Niguel at Cantigny. Magan was great very helpful and responsive. Niguel left more to be desired, she was not very responsive, however she still got the job done and our wedding was great. Cantigny does have a cost minimum as do a number of other locations, and if you have at least 140 people it isn’t too bad. I would recommend this location to any bride looking for a gorgeous outdoor location! Read less
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AndreaD
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.8/5.0
We booked our wedding reception venue with Cantigny Golf in Wheaton. Their packages included catering, the wedding cake and even our hotel room for the night at an area hotel, all in all it was a great deal! They were actually pretty well priced - yes wedding receptions are expensive, but there's was on the reasonable side, really!

Karen Elmore was our main contact for our reception. She was extremely courteous and flexible with us every step of the way! She was a little difficult to get ahold of at times, but I learned to be patient with her. As time got closer, she was quicker with responding - which was appreciated close to the wedding! The rest of the staff was very professional too!

The food, drinks, etc for the wedding were delicious! We have received numerous compliments on the quality of the food and the fact that everyone had more than enough! We chose the package that included appetizers, salad, soup, main course and cake. Everyone loved the cake!

The only complaint I heard was the bar area was a little close to the dance floor. This was not really intended, as the bars are usually set up outside on the beautiful patio. Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy the patio or have the bar set up there because it was a cold and rainy night...not anyone's fault!

Just a final note on the facility. It has been remodeled in the last 5 years or so (not sure??). Anyway, it is absolutely beautiful! The one side has huge windows overlooking the golf course, and it had a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired feel to it. It was a lovely setting for a reception!
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We booked our wedding reception venue with Cantigny Golf in Wheaton. Their packages included catering, the wedding cake and even our hotel room for the night at an area hotel, all in all it was a great deal! They were actually pretty well priced - yes wedding receptions are expensive, but there's was on the reasonable side, really!

Karen Elmore was our main contact for our reception. She was extremely courteous and flexible with us every step of the way! She was a little difficult to get ahold of at times, but I learned to be patient with her. As time got closer, she was quicker with responding - which was appreciated close to the wedding! The rest of the staff was very professional too!

The food, drinks, etc for the wedding were delicious! We have received numerous compliments on the quality of the food and the fact that everyone had more than enough! We chose the package that included appetizers, salad, soup, main course and cake. Everyone loved the cake!

The only complaint I heard was the bar area was a little close to the dance floor. This was not really intended, as the bars are usually set up outside on the beautiful patio. Unfortunately, we couldn't enjoy the patio or have the bar set up there because it was a cold and rainy night...not anyone's fault!

Just a final note on the facility. It has been remodeled in the last 5 years or so (not sure??). Anyway, it is absolutely beautiful! The one side has huge windows overlooking the golf course, and it had a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired feel to it. It was a lovely setting for a reception! Read less
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tonibchan
Wedding:
4/23/2011
2.9/5.0
I've just had my wedding here. The Cantigny Gardens is just beautiful and allows so much opportunity to capture wonderful pictures. We were fortunate to have good weather for our garden ceremony which was very romantic.

The Red Oak Room has a great view of the golf grounds which gave the room an open, nature-like feeling. The patio was a great addition for those who want to smoke cigarettes or get some fresh air. They have a nice little lounge when you first walk in, which the cocktail hour was served in. The food wasn't bad considering it was a buffet and banquet-like food. The managers even accommodated us by giving us a huge discount on the garden we wanted but wasn't in our budget, which was very nice!

Overall in the end, it was a good experience. So why the 3 stars? Well to me, customer service is very important. The manager and assistant banquet managers were very hard to get a hold of which was very upsetting. I would literally have to call 10x a day to get a hold of someone, on top of emailing both managers. Sometimes they returned my calls at the end of the day, sometimes the following. For some people it's not a big deal but I was planning a wedding in 2 weeks and time was very crucial. They did not help with the nervousness I've felt. Don't get me wrong, they were very nice people at Cantigny. But the lack of customer service compelled me to write this review despite the good things.

Don't let me discourage you though, this place is a beautiful venue to hold a wedding and affordable, just be patient with the managers.
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I've just had my wedding here. The Cantigny Gardens is just beautiful and allows so much opportunity to capture wonderful pictures. We were fortunate to have good weather for our garden ceremony which was very romantic.

The Red Oak Room has a great view of the golf grounds which gave the room an open, nature-like feeling. The patio was a great addition for those who want to smoke cigarettes or get some fresh air. They have a nice little lounge when you first walk in, which the cocktail hour was served in. The food wasn't bad considering it was a buffet and banquet-like food. The managers even accommodated us by giving us a huge discount on the garden we wanted but wasn't in our budget, which was very nice!

Overall in the end, it was a good experience. So why the 3 stars? Well to me, customer service is very important. The manager and assistant banquet managers were very hard to get a hold of which was very upsetting. I would literally have to call 10x a day to get a hold of someone, on top of emailing both managers. Sometimes they returned my calls at the end of the day, sometimes the following. For some people it's not a big deal but I was planning a wedding in 2 weeks and time was very crucial. They did not help with the nervousness I've felt. Don't get me wrong, they were very nice people at Cantigny. But the lack of customer service compelled me to write this review despite the good things.

Don't let me discourage you though, this place is a beautiful venue to hold a wedding and affordable, just be patient with the managers. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.7/5.0
Everything pre-wedding was great! Karen was very helpful, and went out of her way to make things perfect for us. It did take a little longer than preferred to get phone and email responses from her, but I always got a response.
However, on the morning of the wedding, she overslept and was 2 hours late arriving. Making it worse, the staff lied to me, my husband, and family and told us her dog got skunk’ed (I know she lied because when we were talking with a golf club staff member, as soon as he hung up with her he said that she had overslept. 20 minutes later, I was told the “dog” story). Then to make it worse, when she arrived, she came to check in with me and NEVER apologized for being late. Then, between the ceremony and reception, she came up to me to remind me that the bill hadn’t been settled yet. In addition, there was a HUGE mess with the linens (see BBJ Linen’s review) which I believe could have been prevented if Karen had been on time and if the ceremony site (where the linens accidentally got delivered) had communicated with the reception site.
On a positive note: The golf staff was AMAZING at organizing in Karen’s absence! They went out of their way to make sure I got whatever I needed and that they room was as perfect as possible. Also, it rained that morning, so we had to move the ceremony inside – again the staff was awesome and efficient at setting up the patio for our ceremony. Cantigny refunded us the price of the linens and the price of the outdoor ceremony site which I felt was appropriate given Karen’s tardiness.
The food and cake were AMAZING!! I got more compliments on the cake than anything else that day. The reception was perfect from start to finish.
In the end, I would recommend Cantigny for a reception, just maybe not a morning wedding/afternoon reception. And check in with them if you are having rentals delivered there.
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Everything pre-wedding was great! Karen was very helpful, and went out of her way to make things perfect for us. It did take a little longer than preferred to get phone and email responses from her, but I always got a response.
However, on the morning of the wedding, she overslept and was 2 hours late arriving. Making it worse, the staff lied to me, my husband, and family and told us her dog got skunk’ed (I know she lied because when we were talking with a golf club staff member, as soon as he hung up with her he said that she had overslept. 20 minutes later, I was told the “dog” story). Then to make it worse, when she arrived, she came to check in with me and NEVER apologized for being late. Then, between the ceremony and reception, she came up to me to remind me that the bill hadn’t been settled yet. In addition, there was a HUGE mess with the linens (see BBJ Linen’s review) which I believe could have been prevented if Karen had been on time and if the ceremony site (where the linens accidentally got delivered) had communicated with the reception site.
On a positive note: The golf staff was AMAZING at organizing in Karen’s absence! They went out of their way to make sure I got whatever I needed and that they room was as perfect as possible. Also, it rained that morning, so we had to move the ceremony inside – again the staff was awesome and efficient at setting up the patio for our ceremony. Cantigny refunded us the price of the linens and the price of the outdoor ceremony site which I felt was appropriate given Karen’s tardiness.
The food and cake were AMAZING!! I got more compliments on the cake than anything else that day. The reception was perfect from start to finish.
In the end, I would recommend Cantigny for a reception, just maybe not a morning wedding/afternoon reception. And check in with them if you are having rentals delivered there. Read less
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mhan
Wedding:
6/27/2010
4.8/5.0
We had our ceremony in the Rose Garden and reception at Le Jardin - both venues were great and we would definitely recommend them. Magan was responsive and flexible to our requests throughout the planning process. She addressed all of our concerns in the preceding months and I was incredibly confident relying on her experience and professional judgment. On the day, the transition from ceremony to reception was seamless and the servers during the reception were attentive yet unobtrusive and very accommodating. Overall, I had a great experience with Cantigny, and for an outdoor summer wedding, there are few venues more beautiful!
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We had our ceremony in the Rose Garden and reception at Le Jardin - both venues were great and we would definitely recommend them. Magan was responsive and flexible to our requests throughout the planning process. She addressed all of our concerns in the preceding months and I was incredibly confident relying on her experience and professional judgment. On the day, the transition from ceremony to reception was seamless and the servers during the reception were attentive yet unobtrusive and very accommodating. Overall, I had a great experience with Cantigny, and for an outdoor summer wedding, there are few venues more beautiful! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Perfect ceremony site, very professionl, great tasting food. Karen Elmore is wonderful to work with and I would recommend this site to anyone. They did a fantastic job.
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Perfect ceremony site, very professionl, great tasting food. Karen Elmore is wonderful to work with and I would recommend this site to anyone. They did a fantastic job. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf, and planned to have our ceremony on the East Lawn until mother nature decided she wanted us to go indoors! The weather change happened at the very last mintue, and the staff at Cantigny worked quickly to help get us moved inside so the ceremony could take place. We really appreciate all the hard work and attentiveness they provided! Even with having to come indoors, the setup was beautiful and the reception site is fantastic. You will not be disappointed if you choose to have your wedding here! Karen is also great to work with :-)
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We had our reception at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny Golf, and planned to have our ceremony on the East Lawn until mother nature decided she wanted us to go indoors! The weather change happened at the very last mintue, and the staff at Cantigny worked quickly to help get us moved inside so the ceremony could take place. We really appreciate all the hard work and attentiveness they provided! Even with having to come indoors, the setup was beautiful and the reception site is fantastic. You will not be disappointed if you choose to have your wedding here! Karen is also great to work with :-) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/5/2010
1.4/5.0
Everything about Cantigny is beautiful, however, the event coordinator (for Le Jardin) and service with the exception of the bartenders needs major improvement. The ceremony locations and reception room sell them selves, however, it was very difficult to work with the coordinator because they are not flexible at all! They have their own schedule and you have to stick to it. The main coordinator was not present at our reception and did not communicate all the details with the day of coordinator. That was very frustrating! Our other vendors: florist (All Flowers by Marissa) and DJ (Sounds Abound) saved the day! The reception room was looking fantastic and the DJ kept the night right on track. One other major disappointment is that they do not have individual tastings. We had to go to an expo to taste the food. While we tasted the food, everything was cold and not properly seasoned. We were really nervous about the food, but when we tried everyting at the wedding it tasted great. In my opinion, this place was expensive, so I think an individual tasting should be given. So, if you don't mind a difficult coordinator, this is a fantastic place. The gardens and reception room are absolutely beautiful.
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Everything about Cantigny is beautiful, however, the event coordinator (for Le Jardin) and service with the exception of the bartenders needs major improvement. The ceremony locations and reception room sell them selves, however, it was very difficult to work with the coordinator because they are not flexible at all! They have their own schedule and you have to stick to it. The main coordinator was not present at our reception and did not communicate all the details with the day of coordinator. That was very frustrating! Our other vendors: florist (All Flowers by Marissa) and DJ (Sounds Abound) saved the day! The reception room was looking fantastic and the DJ kept the night right on track. One other major disappointment is that they do not have individual tastings. We had to go to an expo to taste the food. While we tasted the food, everything was cold and not properly seasoned. We were really nervous about the food, but when we tried everyting at the wedding it tasted great. In my opinion, this place was expensive, so I think an individual tasting should be given. So, if you don't mind a difficult coordinator, this is a fantastic place. The gardens and reception room are absolutely beautiful. Read less
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EmilyAnderson03
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.8/5.0
I loved having my reception at Cantigny. Everything was wonderful! I thought that the food was only ok, but the cake was wonderful! I had my reception in the LeJardin room and it was fantastic! I only wish I had more time to enjoy it instead of having to walk around and visit everyone! So much fun!
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I loved having my reception at Cantigny. Everything was wonderful! I thought that the food was only ok, but the cake was wonderful! I had my reception in the LeJardin room and it was fantastic! I only wish I had more time to enjoy it instead of having to walk around and visit everyone! So much fun! Read less
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april
Wedding:
8/21/2009
4.9/5.0
My husband and I live in the city and wanted to get married there, but couldn't afford the prices. I was really bummed until we visited Cantigny. It was absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced. We chose to have the ceremony at the park in the rose garden and the reception at the Red Oak Room at the golf course. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans.

We had to decide hours before the ceremony whether to move it inside due to looming rain clouds. The coordinator, Karen, was really helpful and steered us toward the right decision. We didn't have time to get everything to the patio at the Red Oak Room, but we were able to move it inside in the visitors center at the park. I had never spent much time in the visitors center and was a little concerned about what it would look like. Fortunately, it was perfect. The room was decorated very nicely and the coordinator there (Megan, who I had never met) worked tirelessly to make everything happen. We were very happy with how everything turned out. Megan was also really helpful in taking care of a crying flower girl.

The reception was equally great. Although it was raining, we had great views of the golf course, wonderful covered patio, and a beautiful room. I probably asked Karen a million questions over the many months of planning and she was very patient and responsive. Her answer to everything was "we'll make it happen." It really took a lot of stress away. I attended the once a year food tasting and wasn't very impressed. It tasted like generic wedding food. Again, Cantigny came through. The food was fantastic. We got rave reviews from the guests - everything from the soup to the 10:30pm sundae bar was a hit. I would also like to thank the staff. They were courteous, helpful, professional, and a pleasure to work with. We would also like to thank Pete the bartender for making us some seriously great margaritas for the night.

It was the perfect location for our event and I am still very happy with our choice. I wouldn't even think twice about having another event there.
My husband and I live in the city and wanted to get married there, but couldn't afford the prices. I was really bummed Read more...
My husband and I live in the city and wanted to get married there, but couldn't afford the prices. I was really bummed until we visited Cantigny. It was absolutely beautiful and reasonably priced. We chose to have the ceremony at the park in the rose garden and the reception at the Red Oak Room at the golf course. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans.

We had to decide hours before the ceremony whether to move it inside due to looming rain clouds. The coordinator, Karen, was really helpful and steered us toward the right decision. We didn't have time to get everything to the patio at the Red Oak Room, but we were able to move it inside in the visitors center at the park. I had never spent much time in the visitors center and was a little concerned about what it would look like. Fortunately, it was perfect. The room was decorated very nicely and the coordinator there (Megan, who I had never met) worked tirelessly to make everything happen. We were very happy with how everything turned out. Megan was also really helpful in taking care of a crying flower girl.

The reception was equally great. Although it was raining, we had great views of the golf course, wonderful covered patio, and a beautiful room. I probably asked Karen a million questions over the many months of planning and she was very patient and responsive. Her answer to everything was "we'll make it happen." It really took a lot of stress away. I attended the once a year food tasting and wasn't very impressed. It tasted like generic wedding food. Again, Cantigny came through. The food was fantastic. We got rave reviews from the guests - everything from the soup to the 10:30pm sundae bar was a hit. I would also like to thank the staff. They were courteous, helpful, professional, and a pleasure to work with. We would also like to thank Pete the bartender for making us some seriously great margaritas for the night.

It was the perfect location for our event and I am still very happy with our choice. I wouldn't even think twice about having another event there. Read less
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DaniBray
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Cantigny. It was so amazing! The room is surrounded by windows looking over the golf course and beautiful ponds and fountains! Every guests said it was simply breath taking! The room has a huge patio right off of it which our guests thourghly enjoyed! The staff was amazing the whole night! So helpful, fun and most importantly nice t our guests! Karen Elmore was an awesome wedding coordinator for Cantigny! She was so helpful and really took the time with me to arrange the room and all the details to be exactly how I always dreamed it would be! I highly recommend this location for a breath taking event!!!!!!
We had our wedding reception at Cantigny. It was so amazing! The room is surrounded by windows looking over the golf Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Cantigny. It was so amazing! The room is surrounded by windows looking over the golf course and beautiful ponds and fountains! Every guests said it was simply breath taking! The room has a huge patio right off of it which our guests thourghly enjoyed! The staff was amazing the whole night! So helpful, fun and most importantly nice t our guests! Karen Elmore was an awesome wedding coordinator for Cantigny! She was so helpful and really took the time with me to arrange the room and all the details to be exactly how I always dreamed it would be! I highly recommend this location for a breath taking event!!!!!! Read less
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ldeb09
Wedding:
5/9/2009
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny. We loved absolutely everything about it. It was very reasonably priced especially when compared to other options in the City or surrounding suburbs. The staff at Cantigny is awesome and they were so flexible with our needs and requests. The food was great and we did mini burgers at 10:30pm which was a HUGE hit with our guests. We did go to the bridal show at Cantigny and tasted some of the food there but the food at our reception was so much better! It definitely exceed our expectations. The bar was well stocked and our guests were so pleased with the selection of beers they offered. The grounds at Cantigny golf and the gardens are amazing and we took all of our outdoor pictures there. It is an amazing backdrop. I received so many compliments that I would definitely do it all over again - at Cantigny. I am hoping one day it can serve as a backdrop for baby showers, anniversary parties, etc.!
We had our reception at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny. We loved absolutely everything about it. It was very reasonably Read more...
We had our reception at the Red Oak Room at Cantigny. We loved absolutely everything about it. It was very reasonably priced especially when compared to other options in the City or surrounding suburbs. The staff at Cantigny is awesome and they were so flexible with our needs and requests. The food was great and we did mini burgers at 10:30pm which was a HUGE hit with our guests. We did go to the bridal show at Cantigny and tasted some of the food there but the food at our reception was so much better! It definitely exceed our expectations. The bar was well stocked and our guests were so pleased with the selection of beers they offered. The grounds at Cantigny golf and the gardens are amazing and we took all of our outdoor pictures there. It is an amazing backdrop. I received so many compliments that I would definitely do it all over again - at Cantigny. I am hoping one day it can serve as a backdrop for baby showers, anniversary parties, etc.! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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JoAnne
Wedding:
4/18/2009
3.5/5.0
Beautiful location, great food, professional staff, excellent cake vendor. Would have liked the opportunity to do a taste testing before choosing our menu, and responsiveness from the coordinator was not the greatest until we were about a month out from the date of our reception. Other than that, things went quite smoothly, and they tried to accomodate our requests as much as possible.
Beautiful location, great food, professional staff, excellent cake vendor. Would have liked the opportunity to do a taste Read more...
Beautiful location, great food, professional staff, excellent cake vendor. Would have liked the opportunity to do a taste testing before choosing our menu, and responsiveness from the coordinator was not the greatest until we were about a month out from the date of our reception. Other than that, things went quite smoothly, and they tried to accomodate our requests as much as possible. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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kmtakaki
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We picked Cantigny because we wanted the reception and ceremony in the same location. We held the ceremony inside with a string trio and then had the reception in the new Le Jardin restaurant / room. Everything was perfect!

Magan and her staff were a pleasure to work with! The venue is beautiful and the service was amazing! All of our guests commented on the quality of the food and the cake! The table set up was perfect and any recommendations Magan made were right on! The servers were responsive to any of the guests' needs and made sure that all of our guests were taken care of. We would definitely recommend Cantigny Park!
We picked Cantigny because we wanted the reception and ceremony in the same location. We held the ceremony inside with a Read more...
We picked Cantigny because we wanted the reception and ceremony in the same location. We held the ceremony inside with a string trio and then had the reception in the new Le Jardin restaurant / room. Everything was perfect!

Magan and her staff were a pleasure to work with! The venue is beautiful and the service was amazing! All of our guests commented on the quality of the food and the cake! The table set up was perfect and any recommendations Magan made were right on! The servers were responsive to any of the guests' needs and made sure that all of our guests were taken care of. We would definitely recommend Cantigny Park! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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diva111000
Wedding:
9/12/2008
4.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception held here. The best thing about Cantigny for us turned out to be the food. Everything to this day is saying it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. Because it rained a pretty significant amont on our wedding day we couldn't have the ceremony outside as planned, nor could we utilize the beautiful grounds for pictures as planned. But, Cantigny had a backup plan and we were able to hold the ceremony inside. The only negative thing i will say is that they were often slow to get back to me even though i would utilize the phone and email to communicate. That was very frustrating at times. But again, another positive was that they were super flexible with us. Also, our cake, which was phenomenal and came from an outside bakery was included in our package price.
We had our ceremony and reception held here. The best thing about Cantigny for us turned out to be the food. Everything to Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception held here. The best thing about Cantigny for us turned out to be the food. Everything to this day is saying it was the best food they ever had at a wedding. Because it rained a pretty significant amont on our wedding day we couldn't have the ceremony outside as planned, nor could we utilize the beautiful grounds for pictures as planned. But, Cantigny had a backup plan and we were able to hold the ceremony inside. The only negative thing i will say is that they were often slow to get back to me even though i would utilize the phone and email to communicate. That was very frustrating at times. But again, another positive was that they were super flexible with us. Also, our cake, which was phenomenal and came from an outside bakery was included in our package price. Read less
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