Franchesco's Ristorante is a remarkable event venue that caters to weddings, located in Rockford, Illinois. This family-owned-and-operated establishment offers a personalized and effortless experience for couples celebrating their big day. Originally founded in 1986 by Frank Salamone, this business’ tradition of excellent service and exceptional cuisine is continued by the Salamone family. They have hosted receptions for over 500 couples, and work to make each event as stress-free as possible for the newlyweds-to-be.
Facilities and Capacity
This property can accommodate up to 500 people for receptions. The ballroom offers exquisite high ceilings and a grand wooden bar, providing plenty of space for guests to enjoy the festivities. A get-ready room is available for the engaged couple to prepare before the ceremony. Couples may tour this fantastic property before booking to ensure that it suits their vision. This location is also affiliated with several stunning local venues, including the DC Estate Winery and Storybook Gardens.
Franchesco's Ristorante caters to engagement parties, showers, ceremonies, and receptions. Depending on their needs, newlyweds-to-be can choose to simply rent out the ballroom, or alternatively avail of the selection of packages offered by the team. This site provides the services of an event coordinator to assist with the planning, as well as a banquet captain to oversee the festivities. They can offer a list of recommended local vendors including services such as photographers, videographers, florists, musicians, DJ’s ad transport. A comprehensive selection of rental items is available to embellish the celebrations, including:
Cuisine can be provided by the talented in-house culinary team. Depending on the package chosen, couples can enjoy 4 or 5-course menus. Cuisine can be served in a multitude of styles, including buffet, plated, hors-d'oeuvres, and family-style. An open bar may include specialty wines and beers, as well as a signature cocktail customized specially for the event by the house mixologist. Couples may avail of tastings before the event to select their preferred dishes and ensure that they are happy with the menu.
22 Reviews for Franchesco's Ristorante
Recommended by 93% of couples
TERESA · Married on 08/18/2018
We celebrated my daughter Alexandra's and Jacob's wedding at Franchescos last week. Everything was amazing. The attention to all the details, food, decor, service and planning with Kim and her staff went perfect. The venue is picture perfect and elegant for celebrating your wedding. The food was sublime. Our wedding was big, it did not stop Franchescos from delivering hot perfectly cooked entrees to all our guests in a timely fashion. I recommend Franchescos for celebrating your special occasions.Sent on 08/25/2018
Jarett · Married on 10/02/2016
My wife and I got married in South Beloit. Franchesco's was their preferred vendor for catering. Surprised it was such a family affair for such a large restaurant. We met Michelle (owners daughter) multiple times over the wedding planning process to make sure everything was perfect. She was on top of everything. Kim (Michelle's mom) made our wedding cake. It was gorgeous. On our wedding day Michelle was their helping to dish out food and make sure everything was perfect. Benny was in venues kitchen. Truly a family run establishment. The food was hot and absolutely delicious. With all the other stress involved in a wedding, Franchesco's helped make the catering & bar stressless on us.Sent on 10/16/2016
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Evelyn · Married on 09/04/2016
Franchescos is the PERFECT venue for your elegant, modern wedding. This is a family owned business and every detail is important to them. Kim and her entire family went above and beyond for our wedding! From the moment our guests walked through the door they felt like royalty. Every detail from the place cards to the table settings were perfect. The food was excellent. We chose the cocktail hour package with butler passed hordouvres, that all of our guests are still talking about! Dinner was excellent as well! We had a selection of the chicken dish, sea bass, eggplant parmesan and NY Strip. Kim was so attentive to all of our needs throughout the ceremony. She even made sure my dad sat down to eat for dinner! It was truly an incredible, worry free day for me and Franchescos was a huge part of that!Sent on 09/05/2017