Chicago Gaelic Park

6119 W. 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL 60452 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chicago Gaelic Park

Chicago Gaelic Park is a wedding venue located in Oak Forest, Illinois. This community center was founded in order to preserve and promote Irish culture through education and cultural outreach. The facility hosts a wide variety of events rich in Irish heritage, including Irish dance festivals, parades, and hurling and Gaelic football sporting matches. For your special day, the estate has two ballrooms, two outdoor ceremony locations, and the warm and inviting Carraig Irish pub. These areas are spacious and elegant and will create an unforgettable atmosphere for your celebration of love.

Facilities and Capacity
The largest of Chicago Gaelic Park’s wedding venues is the Emerald Room. This ballroom features two oak bars with hand-carved mirrors, a large hardwood dance floor, an elevated stage, and state-of-the-art audio visual equipment. A private get-ready suite is attached and a minimum of 225 guests is required for Saturday night bookings. For smaller events, the Tara Room also comes with two oak bars, antique mirrors, a large hardwood dance floor, a private suite, and a stage. This banquet hall requires a minimum of 175 on Saturdays and opens up to the Patio, where you can host your ceremony and cocktail hour. This Patio is flush with seasonal wildflowers and has a wooden pergola, under which you can say your vows, and a serene water fountain. Ceremonies of up to 50 people can be held in the Volunteer Garden, where a brick courtyard and manicured grounds make for a beautiful backdrop.

Services Offered
The coordination team at Chicago Gaelic Park has more than 25 years of combined experience and is committed to helping you plan your dream wedding. These specialists will assist with everything from selecting linens and décor to arranging seating charts and dinner menus. Catering is provided in-house and includes a large selection of gourmet plated dinners, family style spreads, hors d'oeuvres, beverages, late night snacks, and desserts. Complimentary tastings can be booked through the banquet department to ensure your dishes suit your tastes. In addition, the staff will help with setup and cleanup so that you can focus on enjoying your magical night with your loved ones.

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91 Reviews for Chicago Gaelic Park

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Colleen

    Colleen M. · Married on 11/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    5 Star Service on a budget!

    Planning was very easy with Gaelic Park! I had NO vision. Luckily, the team had tons of options, and also great suggestions on decor, centerpieces, even how to tie the sash on the chair. Sharon drew out a floor plan and her and Renatta made sure everything was where I wanted it to be!

    The food was great, plentiful and they also have several vegetarian options. Bar package had several drink options, and I don't think anyone went thirsty that evening.

    I highly recommend attending their bridal show- you can find a lot of vendors you might need from here, and many of these vendors work closely with Gaelic Park- making day of plans REALLY seamless, as they have all worked well with each other in the past. They can coordinate things like flower drop off, DJ set up all with out you needing to worry when who is showing up and where!

    Great job to all, best day ever! See you again soon :)

    Sent on 11/11/2019
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    Heather · Married on 07/06/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Amazing!

    Sharon, Philip and Ronada were instrumental in making our wedding day! Sharon contacted my several times to check in with me. She gave me decor advice and walked me through everything. The day of the wedding Ronada set everything up perfectly and even packed it all back up for me to pick up the next day. The bar staff and wait staff were experienced, quick, and friendly. The food was delicious and hot for every guest! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone!

    Sent on 07/16/2019

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Chicago Gaelic Park 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
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 17.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Artlynn Photography Wedding Photographers

    Gaelic Park is one of the finest halls around the south side. Staff always goes above and beyond the call. Food is terrific, bar staff is excellent, works with us during each event to keep the evening running on schedule. Always, always the best.

  • TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

    Chicago Gaelic Park is a gem of the South Suburbs. With three beautiful ballrooms and an outdoor garden with pergola, this venue has a lot to offer. The entire staff is knowledgeable and courteous, from the event coordinators to the wait staff, you will always be greeted with a smiling face. From the patrons and bar tenders' Irish brogues to the quaint charm of the The Carraig Pub, you will transcend borders and feel the authentic flare of Ireland when you choose Gaelic Park for your event.

  • Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

    We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.

Map

  • 6119 W. 147th Street Oak Forest, IL, 60452 See on map
    708-249-6672 (Phone number)
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Chicago Gaelic Park frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chicago Gaelic Park?

Chicago Gaelic Park includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Chicago Gaelic Park, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Chicago Gaelic Park includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Chicago Gaelic Park, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chicago Gaelic Park includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of Chicago Gaelic Park in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Chicago Gaelic Park for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chicago Gaelic Park for wedding events?

Chicago Gaelic Park offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Chicago Gaelic Park offer?

Chicago Gaelic Park offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Chicago Gaelic Park offer for wedding events?

Chicago Gaelic Park offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Chicago Gaelic Park have available for wedding events?

Chicago Gaelic Park offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Chicago Gaelic Park and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chicago Gaelic Park is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time and 4.8 in professionalism.