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Garfield Park Conservatory

Chicago , IL

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Ryan
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.6/5.0
Awesome venue for a wedding. It was the perfect spot for us. Biggest problem we ran into was trying to plan both a ceremony and reception in a limited time window (rental rate is set for 6-10pm, additional hour for $500 plus the cost of security and insurance). Overall, pretty good value. Surprisingly, many of our guests began leaving around 10pm anyway, even though we had the venue until 11pm.
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Audrey
Wedding:
10/2/2010
3.6/5.0
Unique venue for any wedding. great spaces, beautiful decor, and very flexible. Only issue, is the available hours and no temperature control in venue.
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Lise
Wedding:
9/3/2010
4.8/5.0
We fell in love with the Garfield Park Conservatory after attending a friends wedding there. We thought it was an absolutely beautiful venue. After looking into it for our wedding we found that it was very reasonably priced in comparison to other similar venues in Chicago. We had our wedding on the Bluestone patio outside, our cocktail hour in the show room and reception in the Horticulture Hall. The hall was absolutely beautiful with the ceilings lit with small white lights. It really made for a magical evening.
There are a variety of options regarding their rentals. We rented the whole facility from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00. Their normal rentals go from 6 - 10 but it doesn't leave a lot of time for eating/ dancing etc. We found that this was barely enough time for us to have both the wedding and reception so it was worth the extra cost for the additional hour.
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jmjk
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I worked with Joan Colon at Garfield Park and she was amazing. Every question I had she responded to really quickly. The venue is beyond words, every guest was amazed the second they walked in. The only issue I had was the heat. This would be a perfect place for a wedding except for the hot summer months. It was about 90 outside on the day of the wedding, we rented fans, but you're still in a conservatory. I still have people talking about how beautiful the venue was and how perfect the outdoor ceremony was. This is a fairytale location in the city of Chicago!
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aritter
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.5/5.0
The Garfield Conservatory was a wonderful, enchanting place for our wedding. The light shines through during the day for guests to walk through and see the whole conservatory. At night, there are lights on the trees that shine along with more light to get excellent photos. The place was perfect for our 50 person wedding and we have such wonderful photos from it.
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kourtney
Wedding:
1/31/2009
4.0/5.0
it was a beautiful location for a winter wedding! it is so much more magical at nighttime... it was even prettier than i had expected! hidden costs to add up however, such as insurance, security, etc... but it was worth it!
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Yetunde
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.2/5.0
The Conservatory is absolutely beautiful! I loved taking pictures around the garden. The chairs that come with the venue, are very ugly so please be warned! Joan Colon is very nice and recently back from maternity leave. She really made an effort to answer all of my questions. The four hours that the conservatory gives you is really not enough time, to have a ceremony and reception (this is by no means there fault). Our guest loved the site, and used it as an opportunity to take family photos. We found a lot of extra fees incurred through the venue like security, insurance of the site and flowers. I would not choose the site again not because it wasn’t beautiful, but because the price was too costly for the hours received. A lot of brides from the site told me that they had an after party, but I did not want to add on an additional expense. I had already paid 3,000+ just for the site.
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poshsox
Wedding:
2/25/2007
4.5/5.0
My caterer - BMG Events - did almost all of the coordination with Garfield Park Conservatory since she is so familiar with them. But - all the experience I had with the staff was positive and professional. The Conservatory was an EXCELLENT choice for a winter wedding as there are flowers in bloom all over. It was a nice change for the Chicagoans to see foliage in winter. We got nothing but compliments on our reception and we loved the facility for its ease of access, gorgeous scenery and low cost.
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