Cafe La Cave

2777 Mannheim Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018 Map · Phone number
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About Cafe La Cave

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
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Wedding reception setup
Wedding reception setup
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Wedding ceremony setup
Wedding ceremony setup
Wedding ceremony area
Wedding ceremony area
Late night snack
Late night snack
Wedding reception area
Wedding reception area
5 layered wedding cake
5 layered wedding cake
Sparkling tablescape
Sparkling tablescape
Reception area and dance floor
Reception area and dance floor
Atmosphere of sophistication
Atmosphere of sophistication
Served champagne
Served champagne
Personalized wedding event
Personalized wedding event
Rise and shine
Rise and shine
Place card table
Place card table
Reception location
Reception location
Staircase and bride
Staircase and bride
Dance floor antics
Dance floor antics
Centerpieces and decor
Centerpieces and decor
Gourmet wedding cake
Gourmet wedding cake
Baby Grand Ballroom
Baby Grand Ballroom
3 layered wedding cake
3 layered wedding cake
Baby Grand Ballroom Reception
Baby Grand Ballroom Reception
Baby Grand Ballroom Reception
Baby Grand Ballroom Reception
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53 Reviews for Cafe La Cave

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Athena Davros · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Excellent venue

    Great place to host a reception for a large wedding. We invited over 350 people and they would have been able to accommodate 325. We ended up with 210, but we were still over the minimum.

    Food and service were outstanding.
    Event staff is great to work with, and Randy is awesome at his job.

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    Sarah Preston · Married on 06/30/2019

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    We had my daughter's bridal shower at Cafe la Cave back in April. It took me awhile to write this review, since we have been so busy with the wedding preparations, but I didn't want to miss sharing my experience. I could not have asked for a more wonderful person to work with, than Kimberly. She answered all my questions on a timely manner and made sure my request for dropping our decorations ahead of the day, was accommodated. On the day of the event, my daughter was so impressed on how beautiful the room looked. The service our guests received was incredible and the food was delicious! Thank you Kimberly, and your team at Cafe la Cave, for making the day so special for us. I highly recommended this venue!!

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Cafe La Cave FAQ

  • 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
  • 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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1 Endorsement

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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 See on map
    847-629-4375 (Phone number)