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The Monte Bello Estate

Lemont, IL View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
62 reviews
$21k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$21k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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’s 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’s 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’s 55 acres, its natural ponds, waterfalls, and abundant flora provide a multitude of enchanting backdrops for your photographs.

Services Offered

The estate’s 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’s 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’oeuvres 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?

$4,900

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

$4,900

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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 maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
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

62 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Taylor S. Married on 11/13/2021
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    100/10 - amazing

    Having our wedding at the Monte Bello Estates was hands down the best decision we could have made! The staff was so accommodating & went above and beyond, especially in planning and replanning our wedding multiple times. Specifically Abbey was amazing at making all our wedding dreams come true, she truly is the best at what she does! The food was amazing and our guests loved the venue!

    The Monte Bello Estate's reply:

    Taylor, you and your family are a household name here at Monte Bello! Thank you for sticking with us through the ups and downs of wedding planning during a global pandemic. We are so glad that you and Jake finally got the wedding you deserved!
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    Desiree C. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Best venue for a wedding!

    First of all, Monte Bello Estate is a hidden gem in the western suburbs of Chicago. Absolutely stunning grounds with several locations for your ceremony. We chose the forest and cold not be happier! The Estate offers a wonderful place for the bridal party to spend the day getting ready with lots of beautiful backdrops for getting ready photos. The reception room is elegant and inviting to your guests. But one of the biggest reasons we are so so happy that we had our daughter's wedding there is the staff!! Hands down the best!! Communication was excellent and very friendly. They also had lots of creative ideas and were always eager to help when asked. I want to adopt Abbey into our family! Oh, and the food is delicious!! Our guests are still commenting on how good the appetizers and meal tasted. Run don't walk to check this venue out for your wedding!!! I wish we could do it all over again!

    The Monte Bello Estate's reply:

    Desiree, you and your family were the true MVPs on this one!! Your vision was larger than life and was perfectly executed with a stellar vendor team! From Kelly at Shannon Gail, to Kerri Carlquist capturing the day and the epic custom-made door entrance when it was time to day “I Do…” the day could not have been more special. No adoption necessary… you’re all forever part of the Monte Bello family! ❤️

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Geraldine & Christopher
    51 photos · 05/12/2018

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.

SARAH NILI
SARAH 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.

Map

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 frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Monte Bello Estate?

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

At The Monte Bello Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Monte Bello Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Monte Bello Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Monte Bello Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Monte Bello Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Monte Bello Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Monte Bello Estate for wedding events?

The Monte Bello Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Monte Bello Estate offer?

The Monte Bello Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Monte Bello Estate offer for wedding events?

The Monte Bello Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Monte Bello Estate have available for wedding events?

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

What percentage of users recommend The Monte Bello Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Monte Bello Estate is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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