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Monastero's Ristorante & Banquets

Chicago , IL
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3935 W. Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659 US (map)

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773-588-2515

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When was your venue built?
1962
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
30
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Dylan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, we came across Monastero’s after reading great things about the venue and its service. Our special night lived up to (and surpassed) all of our expectations!

We were fortunate enough to work closely with Maria throughout the entire process. Maria was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. We referred to her as our little “wedding planner”, as she seemed to take care of everything for us. From suggestions on food (which was delicious), to the cake (also delicious!), to planning the logistics and timing of the night, Maria really does it all.

On the night of our reception, the service staff was friendly, quick, and responsive. The head server was constantly waiting on us, telling us what to expect, and asking us how the service & food were.

The food was amazing. We received nothing but compliments from our guests. The hors d'oeuvres were a huge hit, and there were enough staff members to make sure they made a few rounds to every guest. The meal was also great. As a former server for wedding receptions, I know how difficult it can be to make a meal for 150+ guests, but our meal tasted exactly like how it did during our tasting!

The room was beautiful and was extremely spacious for our guest list of about 160, including a rather large photo booth in the corner. The uplighting that came with our DJ package made the room and our color scheme really pop!

We were extremely lucky to find a venue like Monastero’s. Maria and the staff are so friendly and helpful that it really made planning so much easier. Couple that with the gorgeous banquet rooms, great food, and all for a very reasonable price, Monastero’s is EXCEPTIONAL!
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Monastero’s on September 27th, 2014 in the Botticelli Room. During our wedding planning, we came across Monastero’s after reading great things about the venue and its service. Our special night lived up to (and surpassed) all of our expectations!

We were fortunate enough to work closely with Maria throughout the entire process. Maria was friendly, knowledgeable, and responsive. We referred to her as our little “wedding planner”, as she seemed to take care of everything for us. From suggestions on food (which was delicious), to the cake (also delicious!), to planning the logistics and timing of the night, Maria really does it all.

On the night of our reception, the service staff was friendly, quick, and responsive. The head server was constantly waiting on us, telling us what to expect, and asking us how the service & food were.

The food was amazing. We received nothing but compliments from our guests. The hors d'oeuvres were a huge hit, and there were enough staff members to make sure they made a few rounds to every guest. The meal was also great. As a former server for wedding receptions, I know how difficult it can be to make a meal for 150+ guests, but our meal tasted exactly like how it did during our tasting!

The room was beautiful and was extremely spacious for our guest list of about 160, including a rather large photo booth in the corner. The uplighting that came with our DJ package made the room and our color scheme really pop!

We were extremely lucky to find a venue like Monastero’s. Maria and the staff are so friendly and helpful that it really made planning so much easier. Couple that with the gorgeous banquet rooms, great food, and all for a very reasonable price, Monastero’s is EXCEPTIONAL! Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me in the right direction and the food was delicious. The room I chose was cozy, beautiful and looked so beautiful. It was easy for my guest to get to, free parking and all the waitress was so accompanying to my guest. Great place for a wedding. My husband and I were so pleased! Thank you Maria and staff!!!!
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me Read more...
Maria from Monastero's was wonderful to work with. She was always available to me, gave me wonderful advice, directed me in the right direction and the food was delicious. The room I chose was cozy, beautiful and looked so beautiful. It was easy for my guest to get to, free parking and all the waitress was so accompanying to my guest. Great place for a wedding. My husband and I were so pleased! Thank you Maria and staff!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very good.
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very Read more...
Had a wonderful luncheon reception for our wedding. Very seamless. Food excellent, service outstanding. Prices were very good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. The Botticelli room was a beautiful setting, the food was delicious and the reasonable pricing meant we didn't have to cut our guest list to stay within our budget. Monastero's is a family business and we were treated like family every step of the way. Maria did an outstanding job coordinating our reception and offering helpful suggestions for area hotels, etc. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She did a beautiful job setting up our cupcake table, centerpieces and other decorations on the day of the event at no extra charge. I wanted to have a vegan menu for the event, and Maria and the entire staff truly went above and beyond to customize the menu. They made me feel that this was no trouble at all and that they were happy to accommodate the special request. We loved Monastero's and would recommend it to anyone!
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in June 2013, and we cannot say enough good things about our experience. The Botticelli room was a beautiful setting, the food was delicious and the reasonable pricing meant we didn't have to cut our guest list to stay within our budget. Monastero's is a family business and we were treated like family every step of the way. Maria did an outstanding job coordinating our reception and offering helpful suggestions for area hotels, etc. She was really friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She did a beautiful job setting up our cupcake table, centerpieces and other decorations on the day of the event at no extra charge. I wanted to have a vegan menu for the event, and Maria and the entire staff truly went above and beyond to customize the menu. They made me feel that this was no trouble at all and that they were happy to accommodate the special request. We loved Monastero's and would recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we wanted. I loved that the cake is part of the package (and it was delicious). there was a lot of flexibility about what we could bring in to put on the table, and how we wanted everything to look. Maria also recommended her brother for the lighting and photo booth services, and he was a joy to work with as well. The food was delicious and we had a great time. I can't thank her enough.
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we Read more...
I worked with Maria Monastero, and it was so easy. Maria listened to us and really tried to make the wedding fit what we wanted. I loved that the cake is part of the package (and it was delicious). there was a lot of flexibility about what we could bring in to put on the table, and how we wanted everything to look. Maria also recommended her brother for the lighting and photo booth services, and he was a joy to work with as well. The food was delicious and we had a great time. I can't thank her enough. Read less
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minolta2006
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main contact from start till finish when i was planning my venue . Everyone there is so helpfull and the food is amazing . You won't be dissapointed.
Thank you
Maggie Shoshi
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main Read more...
Monastero's is a great place if you are planning your wedding and want a great place for your reception. Penny was my main contact from start till finish when i was planning my venue . Everyone there is so helpfull and the food is amazing . You won't be dissapointed.
Thank you
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Crownme02
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Penny was our planner! Penny is like family to us now, they made us feel like family. She was Amazing! the price we had was great! she was felxible I started out with about 80 guest which then dropped down to 60 and she was flexible with allowing us to not have to use 80 people as our minimum. Whenever we had a meeting, they gave us whatever we wanted drink/food wise just made us feel that we were the most important clients ever!
we had our wedding in the Botecelli ballroom and our ceremony there as well. For the ceremony they partioned off half the room and used the decorations I got. Penny and the whole staff are the wedding planners, so I did not need one for that at all they took care of everything. the day of my wedding Maria was my go to lady and she was warm and responsive and even made a toss bouqet out of some extra lilies since I forgot it! then after the ceremony there was a changeover about 30-40 mins and then everything was started. the food was great! and their cake was the best wedding cake ever and all my guests agreed this was the best wedding food and cake they ever had! I did have to get my own decorations but they do provide your choice of napkin tables clothes, votive candles, I didnt realize I probably didn't have to buy my own decorations as extensively as I did because I had a lot of stuff left over. but it was great, the setting looks great in photos, I could not have been happier and my Husband and I will always go back to Monastaros to visit Penny and Patrick and Maria and everyone else who treated us like family and I'm just so happy and grateful!!
Penny was our planner! Penny is like family to us now, they made us feel like family. She was Amazing! the price we had Read more...
Penny was our planner! Penny is like family to us now, they made us feel like family. She was Amazing! the price we had was great! she was felxible I started out with about 80 guest which then dropped down to 60 and she was flexible with allowing us to not have to use 80 people as our minimum. Whenever we had a meeting, they gave us whatever we wanted drink/food wise just made us feel that we were the most important clients ever!
we had our wedding in the Botecelli ballroom and our ceremony there as well. For the ceremony they partioned off half the room and used the decorations I got. Penny and the whole staff are the wedding planners, so I did not need one for that at all they took care of everything. the day of my wedding Maria was my go to lady and she was warm and responsive and even made a toss bouqet out of some extra lilies since I forgot it! then after the ceremony there was a changeover about 30-40 mins and then everything was started. the food was great! and their cake was the best wedding cake ever and all my guests agreed this was the best wedding food and cake they ever had! I did have to get my own decorations but they do provide your choice of napkin tables clothes, votive candles, I didnt realize I probably didn't have to buy my own decorations as extensively as I did because I had a lot of stuff left over. but it was great, the setting looks great in photos, I could not have been happier and my Husband and I will always go back to Monastaros to visit Penny and Patrick and Maria and everyone else who treated us like family and I'm just so happy and grateful!! Read less
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melibu
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Monastero's is absolutely amazing and the staff were the best I have ever seen! They made my wedding day beautiful and easy! I couldn't have imagined doing it anywhere else. They were there for every second for us and our needs. It's family owned and you could not tell we were not family!
Monastero's is absolutely amazing and the staff were the best I have ever seen! They made my wedding day beautiful and Read more...
Monastero's is absolutely amazing and the staff were the best I have ever seen! They made my wedding day beautiful and easy! I couldn't have imagined doing it anywhere else. They were there for every second for us and our needs. It's family owned and you could not tell we were not family! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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geogerk
Wedding:
4/25/2004
4.6/5.0
We had our bridal shower here, in the Garden Room. The room itself is beautiful, with flowers and plants everywhere. There's plenty of light coming from all the windows. The food was good and the price even better. I would recommend this place for wedding or bridal showers (I've been to a few here and they've always been good).
We had our bridal shower here, in the Garden Room. The room itself is beautiful, with flowers and plants everywhere. Read more...
We had our bridal shower here, in the Garden Room. The room itself is beautiful, with flowers and plants everywhere. There's plenty of light coming from all the windows. The food was good and the price even better. I would recommend this place for wedding or bridal showers (I've been to a few here and they've always been good). Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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gamma11
Wedding:
8/24/2002
4.5/5.0
They have a great family business and amazing charisma that makes them great at their job. They made it very simple. My only reason for not giving them the highest rating is because we used to wait a bit even when we made the appointments. They gave every customer great service and any time they needed to talk things over that at times they would make their next appointment wait. Also we didn't get a tasting of the food and I think that's important to do. However, I did invite my whole family to their restaurant for dinner and I had everyone ask for a different plate so we can taste the foods. It came out pricey and thats why I think they should give you a tasting. My wedding was in 2002 so maybe all this has changed.
They have a great family business and amazing charisma that makes them great at their job. They made it very simple. My Read more...
They have a great family business and amazing charisma that makes them great at their job. They made it very simple. My only reason for not giving them the highest rating is because we used to wait a bit even when we made the appointments. They gave every customer great service and any time they needed to talk things over that at times they would make their next appointment wait. Also we didn't get a tasting of the food and I think that's important to do. However, I did invite my whole family to their restaurant for dinner and I had everyone ask for a different plate so we can taste the foods. It came out pricey and thats why I think they should give you a tasting. My wedding was in 2002 so maybe all this has changed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue

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