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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.
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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Management (Renata, Melody and Bill) were responsive to our requests and always returned a call quickly. Onsite is Carraig Pub for any before reception or after reception party time. Kathi, Carraig Pub, best server ever. Gaelic does not disappoint. Beyond our expectations! Thank you for making our wedding so special.
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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.
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.
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.
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