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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov.
Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Reception
$16,000 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price

About

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$16,000

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

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

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

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?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

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

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
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4.9 out of 5 rating
57 Reviews
  • Quality of service
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
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99% Recommended by couples

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Moni
Moni Married on 06/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Michelle
Michelle Married on 05/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檝e received many compliments so far. Definitely recommend!
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Artie Married on 12/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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鈥檛 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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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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

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Cafe La Cave frequently asked questions

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
Cafe La Cave includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Cafe La Cave includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Cafe La Cave for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant
Cafe La Cave offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Cafe La Cave offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Cafe La Cave offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Wifi
Cafe La Cave offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Cafe La Cave is recommended by 99% 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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