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.
91 Reviews for Chicago Gaelic Park
Recommended by 97% of couples
6 User photos
Tadgh · Married on 05/18/2021
Great Food and Srrvice
Awesome! Beautiful! Tasty Food! Great Service!!Sent on 06/18/2021
Just had a Family Wedding of 140 Guests in late May 2021 Food was Delicious, Bar Tenders were Quick to pour a good Drink!! Staff was Amazing!
Great Job Chicago Gaelic Park, and all who worked our Wedding!
Well worth the price we paid!!
Colleen M. · Married on 11/01/2019
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!Sent on 11/11/2019
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 :)
Heather · Married on 07/06/2019
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
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.