Stratford On The Park is an elegant restaurant wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. The venue is located within the historic Belden-Stratford building, adding impeccable charm to your wedding day. Stratford On The Park is a gorgeous wedding destination for memories to be made!
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 150 wedding guests at Stratford On The Park. There is one main indoor event space that couples can use for their wedding ceremony and/or reception. There are also outdoor areas available if that is something you'd be interested in. The event space is not only perfect for your wedding day, but can host your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch as well.
Stratford On The Park can provide the following event services:
In addition to the above wedding-related services, Stratford On The Park can provide the following event items:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Allie · Married on 10/13/2018
We cannot speak highly enough about our experience with Stratford on the Park. The venue was beautiful, and in a perfect location across from the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory. There was both an outside patio that we were able to use for cocktails, and an inside space that worked well for both the ceremony and reception (it was an ideal size for our 115 guests). Natalie and the rest of the staff were unbelievable. Throughout the planning process, Natalie was accommodating, professional, friendly, and a great partner in planning a perfect day. We changed our mind a few times along the way, and Natalie was quickly able to incorporate our changes. On the wedding day itself, we did not have to worry about anything - Natalie was able to work with our various vendors and seamlessly transition between each part of the evening. The food was outstanding, and part of the reason we initially chose this venue. We did stations rather than a traditional sit down dinner, and the restaurant quality food did not disappoint. The venue was also accommodating to guests with food allergies/ sensitivities, and made special plates for these guests. Natalie and her team even set aside food and champagne for my husband and I in the fridge in the venue’s apartment where we were staying on our wedding night so that we would have something to eat when we left the wedding (even though they also ensured that we had something to eat during the reception itself).
The apartment upstairs from the venue was perfect for getting ready, as well as staying at on our wedding night. There was a large bedroom, large living room, kitchen, and two bathrooms. We had plenty of space for my four bridesmaids, four aunts, grandma, mom, mother-in-law, and two other friends to get ready (as well as our hairdressers, makeup, and photographer). Our photographer, hairdresser, and makeup artist all mentioned that they had been to a number of venues and hotel rooms to get ready for weddings, and this space was the best set up they had seen.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience with Stratford on the Park, and will be longtime Lettuce Entertain You customers as a result of this experience.
Karlie · Married on 09/01/2018
Best decision ever!
Stratford on the Park was the perfect venue for our wedding! We could not have asked for a more perfect fit! From the warmth and comfort of the space, amazing food, and great team to work with every part of planning our wedding was easy. Natalie was an absolute pleasure to work with! She made sure everything was perfection and we couldn't have asked for more. We received so many compliments on their job well done!
Calloway · Married on 04/14/2018
We chose Stratford on the Park for our wedding and we were thrilled with it! The space itself is gorgeous, with very neutral colors and tones so that any decorations or lighting you choose fit the space. We had a wedding with ~125 people attending, and the space was comfortable without being too cozy for the guests, both for ceremony seating and for dinner. We had both our ceremony and reception here, with a cocktail hour for them to flip the space, and we still managed to stay on schedule thanks to the wonderful staff and event planner. The staff were incredibly kind and accommodating and the event planner made sure the day ran smoothly. The food was AMAZING, and they were incredibly accommodating with dietary restrictions, making sure that everything they prepped in the kitchen was something I (who must eat gluten free) was something that I could eat/accommodating the other guests with restrictions. There is a lovely lobby and rooftop deck for photos, and the venue is right along Lincoln Park for photos there. They also have a lovely apartment that can be used for storing things and for getting ready. They provide a coat check for winter weddings, and there is valet parking for your guests if you need it. If you're in the market for a venue, I cannot recommend Stratford on the Park enough!