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Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center is a banquet hall venue perfect for hosting weddings for couples in Chicago, Illinois. This elegant destination features fountains and gardens straight from a fairytale, ensuring that you and your guests will be transported. Located in the heart of Grundy County, this venue is a scenic one-hour drive from downtown Chicago, near to a wealth of exciting places to explore.
Facilities and Capacity
Up to 1,200 guests can join the couple of honor in the gardens for their wedding celebration. Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center invites you and your partner to exchange vows outside near the fountain in the middle of the pond. Surrounding this area, guests will find brick pathways woven through the flower beds and gardens of the property, ideal for wandering around and taking pictures. A gazebo near the pond provides shade on sunny days and a lovely spot for mingling. Inside, the traditional banquet hall features an oversized chandelier above an open-plan dance floor, which will serve as an excellent place for dinner and dancing, as well as romantic and elegant first-dance pictures.
Couples can use the banquet hall for their bridal shower or engagement party in addition to their ceremony and reception. You and your guests will be delighted by all on offer from the various wedding packages available. You can meet with the event planners onsite to discuss all your wants and needs. Additionally, the venue accommodates couples and guests by assisting with setup and cleanup and offering parking and shuttles for transportation. Couples will also find services that include:
- Audio equipment
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center provides full in-house bar services for the couple, including a champagne toast and a signature drink for the newlyweds. For dinner, you can talk to their catering team, who can set up a delicious meal either as a buffet, family-style, seated, or plated dining experience. Couples can also opt for a chocolate fountain as part of their dessert course, as well as a tasty wedding cake.
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•The food was excellent in presentation, quality and quantity. Their executive chef was able to easily accommodate our family's severe gluten allergy needs. I couldn't find another facility that could, nor even cared to help people with severe allergies. The other venues were very limited on what foods would be gluten free. Jennifer's offered a great selection of gluten free foods and were very familiar with food allergies so we felt it was safe there.
The salmon was out of this world with a high end presentation. The mini veggies with hummus was a great touch of sophistication.
•The service was excellent. Every need was thought of ahead of time to make our day special and flow smoothly.
The wait staff was professional, courteous, and had a friendliness about them. Deb and Julie went out of their way to add special touches that we hadn't even thought of. I'm so happy that they added those touches for us. There was always one of the staff in the room to help us in case we had any questions. We had ordered extra plates of food in case we had any extra people come. We had a person come and they were therefore easily accommodated for.
•The cost of the venue was competitive yet gave us so much more than other venues would give. The quality of the food was outstanding compared to the cheap food other venues tried to sell. Other venues wanted to charge for every little thing which was ridiculous. Jennifer's included a lot in their package compared to other venues.
•Other venues had small amounts of time you could book rooms. At Jennifer's they gave us well enough time. We felt relaxed and could actually enjoy the day instead of looking at our watches to see if our time was up. That was important to us.
•The room they gave us was beautiful and spacious. It had a great view with a lot of natural light. It made us feel as if we were having a happy, special day. With some guests having health issues, it was great to have such an open space so they didn't have to worry about being too close to others if they didn't want to. There was a lot of room for all of our specialty tables that were set up for games and activities so people could move around them easily.
•We received a call the next day. It was a great way to follow up with us. It showed that they cared about us using their facility. I was happy with that extra effort they made.
•Overall, I highly recommend Jennifer's Garden. We left with a great feeling and was able to really enjoy our special day. We had no issues. Everything ran smoothly and professional with a friendly human touch. I am very satisfied with every aspect of our experience and will be using them again in the future for our son's wedding.
Loved DJing at Jennifers Garden!
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Jennifer's Garden Banquet and Convention Center frequently asked questions
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
- Banquet Hall
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor