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The Monte Bello Estate

$46k - $48k For 180 Guests
Up to 300 guests
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On WeddingWire since 2014

The Monte Bello Estate is a wedding venue located in Lemont, Illinois. Nestled among 55 acres of oak forest, it offers a tranquil escape from day-to-day life. Overlooking the state鈥檚 largest wildflower preserve, this property benefits from the natural beauty of its surroundings, creating an ambience of serenity and joy. The breathtaking views and magical atmosphere help to create an idyllic backdrop for your fairytale wedding. Here, ceremonies and receptions can both be enjoyed, allowing couples and guests to celebrate happy life moments together in peace.

Facilities and Capacity

The Monte Bello Estate boasts a number of facilities with the capacity to host up to 275 guests. Begin your day in style by preparing for your festivities in one of the property鈥檚 luxurious get-ready suites. The dedicated staff can host outdoor services in the shade of the oak trees, or indoor gatherings in any of the sophisticated event spaces. The floor-to-ceiling windows featured throughout the property allow natural light to flood each area, creating a bright and airy atmosphere suitable for milestones. Use of the outdoor tent is available to couples who wish to wed in the sunshine while remaining prepared for unforeseen weather. Throughout the property鈥檚 55 acres, its natural ponds, waterfalls, and abundant flora provide a multitude of enchanting backdrops for your photographs.

Services Offered

The estate鈥檚 dedicated team of experienced professionals offers a wide range of services to ensure that your dream day can be executed to your exact specifications. All-inclusive packages are available at Monte Bello Estate, along with extras such as hanging installations, wine tastings, and Champagne displays. The venue鈥檚 professional team of bartenders are on-hand to provide you with professional, friendly service. A wide variety of beverages are available for your event such as signature drinks, specialty wines, and craft beers. Staff is also available to serve hors d鈥檕euvres and main sit-down meals. For added convenience, tastings are available prior to your day to ensure that your menu lives up to your long-held expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$7,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,900

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,900

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

180

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Briana C. Married on 07/22/2022
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    Amazing Venue/Staff

    We had our 170 guest wedding at Monte Bello Estate this summer and it was absolutely incredible. We received so many compliments about the food being great, the venue staff being extremely accommodating and the grounds being beautiful. One of the reasons we fell in love with Monte Bello when we toured it was because of how unique the house is, as well as how beautiful the grounds are. There are endless possibilities you can do with this venue to make your vision come to life and the staff is willing to help every step of the way. They are extremely responsive and will get back to you on any question you have along the way. The actual day was incredible and my vision completely came to life thanks to their help. I would highly recommend this venue to any bride considering it!

    The Monte Bello Estate's reply:

    Thank you, Briana! We are so glad to know that you and your guests enjoyed your experience at Monte Bello. You and Mark planned an amazing celebration, and it was obvious that your guests enjoyed!
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    Natalie T. Married on 06/17/2022
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    10 star venue!

    WOW, just wow. I don't even know where to beginning other than, they deserve more than 5 stars. Planning my wedding was SO easy, seamless AND enjoyable when it comes to working with all the employees at The Monte Bello Estate. Lauren K. is a true saint, she was always responsive and such a joy to work with. My dreams were absolutely surpassed when it came to working with them. I recommend anyone in the market for a wedding venue to go here. I even said that, WHEN, Elias and I get pregnant, I would LOVE to have my baby shower here because of how much I loved everything about the venue, the employees, the food, the service and so much more.

    The Monte Bello Estate's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing this thoughtful review, and these gorgeous photos! We loved working with you and Elias, and hope to see you back for a baby shower in the future!!
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Team

KATIE  COVALLE
KATIE COVALLE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

I have been executing and overseeing weddings and all types of events here at the estate since 2006. I feel that an outgoing yet thoughtful attitude is the key to a successful event. My staff and clients would describe me as an attentive person that is committed to making our events remarkable.

It is my pleasure as the Executive Director to demand excellence out of myself as well as my staff to ensure that your day is amazing and one not to forget. We can't wait to meet you!

ABBEY  CASTEEL
ABBEY CASTEEL
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND EVENTS

Growing from within the company, I have had the pleasure of working at the estate since 2008. I have benefited from floating through several other positions before becoming the director of events by being able to fully understand the urgency and detail that goes into making each and every event a success from all aspects. Working hands on with my clients and executing each event to reflect their individual wants and needs is something I truly love. My staff would point out that you can always find me smiling. I am laid back and high energy, but I have a no-nonsense approach to ensuring that each event is exactly what the client envisions and more.

SARA NILI
SARA NILI
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

I have firsthand experience with all things wedding related after planning my own wedding in May 2015 (yes, wedding planning can be really fun!). My favorite part of being in the event industry is helping clients add personalized details to create unique, one-of-a-kind events. My degree in Communication and Public Relations benefits me in specializing in marketing and social media at The Monte Bello Estate. Our staff would describe me as a positive person who is committed to making sure you and your guests have the most unforgettable day with amazing photos!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Rev. Jeannie Walton Rev. Jeannie Walton Wedding Officiants

What a lovely staff and lovely venue to have your wedding. I love to officiate weddings at the Monte Bello, Stepping on to the private Estate you instantly relax and your day starts off right with your first look, pictures and then your wonderful ceremony. You will love having your ceremony here!

Being Joy Photography Being Joy Photography Wedding Photographers

The Monte Bello Estate is a beautiful venue for any wedding. The lush grounds create a stunning background with gorgeous water feature front and center. As you step inside you are blown away by the uniqueness that the venue holds. I especially love the new bridal suite and outdoor areas for guests to mingle and enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Their staff is top notch and amazing, which is just the icing on the cake!

TWA Photographic Artists TWA Photographic Artists Wedding Photographers

We Love working with the team at Monte Bello Estates! The entire staff is amazing, offering professional, personalized service. The grounds are a photographer's Dream Come True! With so many wonderful, picturesque areas to photograph, there are breathtaking views from almost any angle.

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16501 135th Street Lemont, IL, 60439
8158368617

Our office hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm. We take tours by appointment so please give us a call or email us to schedule your tour of our beautiful grounds and estate today!
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The Monte Bello Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Tables
The Monte Bello Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at The Monte Bello Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
The space offered by The Monte Bello Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Mansion
The Monte Bello Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
The Monte Bello Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
The Monte Bello Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
The Monte Bello Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories
The Monte Bello Estate is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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