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.
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.
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:
53 Reviews for Cafe La Cave
Recommended by 99% of couples
19 User photos
Juliana Marks · Married on 12/14/2019
I had my wedding at cafe la cave a month ago and I am so happy I did. Randy and his crew did an amazing job! Randy wants only the best for his clients. He does things a little different than what you will see at other weddings that you may question at first but let me tell you.. the man KNOWS what he is talking about. Not only did he have my best interest at heart, he has so much passion for his job. He loves what he does and it shows. He made me feel so at ease the entire process and I had so much fun while work with him. He’s one of those people that make ya feel at home. The day of can be stressful but my husband and I had an absolute blast. Randy and his crew took care of everything. I did not worry about one thing and I knew going in I wouldn’t have to because they’re SO on top of everything. We actually got to eat our dinner... which from what I hear barely ever happens. So that’s pretty amazing. They take care of everything from The second you walk in to the second you leave. The food is amazing by the way.. they hosted 275 guests for us and a lot of times the food can be ehhh when there’s that many people but we received SO many compliments. I can go on and on about Cafe La Cave and Randy.. all I can say is you’re a fool if you don’t book with them for your wedding. The day was an absolute fairytale !Sent on 01/03/2020
Athena Davros · Married on 07/06/2019
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.Sent on 12/04/2019
Sarah Preston · Married on 06/30/2019
Fairy Tale Wedding Shower
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!!Sent on 07/14/2019
Impeccable service and professionalism to match the fabulous food and recently updated decor. Highly recommended!