Franchesco's Ristorante

7128 Spring Creek Rd, Rockford, IL 61107 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Franchesco's Ristorante

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Linens
  • Chair covers
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound equipment

Cuisine

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.

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Custom seating
Custom seating
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A dance outdoors
Bridal portrait
Bridal portrait
A kiss on location
A kiss on location
Off-site ceremony
Off-site ceremony
Cutting the cake
Cutting the cake
Gorgeous table setup
Gorgeous table setup
The happy newlyweds
The happy newlyweds
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The wedding party
First dance
First dance
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The happy couple
Stylish cake table setting
Stylish cake table setting
Stunning centerpieces
Stunning centerpieces
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Celebrating together
Gorgeous lighting ptions
Gorgeous lighting ptions
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Speech time!
Purple backdrops
Purple backdrops
Ready for Franchesco's culinary creations
Ready for Franchesco's culinary creations
Delicious cakes and treats
Delicious cakes and treats
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22 Reviews for Franchesco's Ristorante

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Jarett · Married on 10/02/2016

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

    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.

    Brenna & Jarett

    Sent on 10/16/2016
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    Evelyn · Married on 09/04/2016

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

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Franchesco's Ristorante 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
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Lighting/Sound
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 18.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

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  • 7128 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL, 61107 See on map
    815-476-8836 (Phone number)
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