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Cafe La Cave

Des Plaines, IL View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
57 reviews
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Cafe La Cave is an elegant wedding venue located in Des Plaines, Illinois. The distinguished event location has been in operation since 1969 and continues to operate as a premier destination for engaged couples. The lavishly designed ballroom-style venue invites couples to come and enjoy the best day of their lives in luxurious style.

Facilities and Capacity

Cafe La Cave has two gala-inspired ballrooms that couples can turn into a wedding wonderland for a big occasion. The Grand Ballroom is the focal point of this establishment and provides enough space for up to 320 guests including a dance floor. The room features a refined atmosphere with crystal chandeliers, cascading drapery, and patterned carpeting. The Baby Grand Ballroom is a slightly smaller space that can host up to 130 guests with a dance floor. This intimate area is an ideal location to host a special indoor ceremony. The outside terrace is a great space for guests to mingle and catch their breath as the excitement of the grand occasion unfolds. A luxurious get-ready room featuring soft couches, dressing tables, and floor-to-ceiling mirrors is available to the wedding entourage to prepare in comfort.

Services Offered

Couples seeking the finely detailed experience on their wedding day are in luck with the venue's experienced in-house event planning team. They aim to work closely with couples and to bring their elaborate ideas to life. The events team will take charge of all setup and cleanup duties so that couples can truly focus on enjoying the momentous occasion. A range of event items are available for rental such as lighting and sound equipment, chairs, tables, and covers.

Cuisine

Cafe La Cave employs a fabulous in-house catering team that will aim to leave your guests satisfied. They can also provide a host of delicious dishes for your vegetarian guests. They serve a range of continental-style delicacies and all entrees are accompanied by a selection of potatoes and vegetables. Some of the dishes that can be expected include:

  • Pan-roasted veal chops with Madeira wine sauce
  • Center cut Colorado lamb chops
  • Dover sole en croute with saffron sauce
  • Spinach and feta en croute

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Moni Married on 06/03/2022
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    Cafe la Cave - Best Decision Ever

    This venue was absolutely perfect. Not only was Randy excellent to work with, but the service and food was amazing! I cannot recommend this venue enough! The captain (of the waitstaff) was always there and ready, he even grabbed me some hors d'oeuvres I missed out on earlier, just for me (well, my husband too I guess). :) They made sure the bride and groom got to enjoy their meals just like everyone else, and man it was DELICIOUS! Dream wedding. 6/5 stars! Yes you read that right.
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    Michelle Married on 05/06/2022
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    Dream Come True

    Randy and the entire team exceeded every one of our expectations and really brought my vision of our ceremony and reception to life. From the planning help, to the decor, food, service, price and execution, we could not be happier with how everything came through. Not a detail was missed and we’ve received many compliments so far. Definitely recommend!
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    Artie Married on 12/11/2021
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    If you are having a medium size wedding, I suggest you consider it.

    Our daughter and son-in-law were married there recently. I can’t say enough about the staff and the service. The facility was perfect for the size of their wedding. Randy the wedding coordinator was a pleasure to work with, and the bar/wait staff were excellent. A special thanks and recognition to Nick our bartender who was outstanding, and a very interesting guy who is headed to great things.
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Impeccable service and professionalism to match the fabulous food and recently updated decor. Highly recommended!

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2777 Mannheim Road Des Plaines, IL, 60018
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Cafe La Cave frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Cafe La Cave?

Cafe La Cave includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Cafe La Cave, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Cafe La Cave includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

What are the most important characteristics of Cafe La Cave in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Cafe La Cave for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Cafe La Cave for wedding events?

Cafe La Cave offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Cafe La Cave offer?

Cafe La Cave offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Cafe La Cave offer for wedding events?

Cafe La Cave offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Cafe La Cave have available for wedding events?

Cafe La Cave offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Cafe La Cave and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Cafe La Cave is recommended by 98% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in value, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility and 4.9 in professionalism.

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