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.
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.
52 Reviews for The Monte Bello Estate
Recommended by 96% of couples
72 User photos
Amy S. · Married on 04/04/2021
The Most Perfect Wedding Venue
The Monte Bello Estate was the perfect location for our wedding. We were looking for something unique and elegant, surrounded by nature that felt like home. The service offered was top notch from the very beginning. Courtney and Abby made sure every detail was covered and they put together a really special and memorable tasting day. The day of the wedding, Courtney was there to ensure that all moved smoothly. Our families and friends were so impressed with the quality of service and how charming the venue was. The food and cake were absolutely delicious! The photos turned out beautifully on the grounds of the estate. The entire day really felt like a dream come true. We are so happy to have chosen The Monte Bello Estate for the most special day of our lives.Sent on 10/06/2019
Sarah T. · Married on 07/11/2020
Outstanding planners, the most beautiful venue we have ever seen, amazing food!
My husband, family, and I were beyond impressed with this venue. I am SO happy we picked this place to have our ceremony and reception. When initially looking for wedding venues I knew that I was going to be very picky. I work in the wedding industry as a florist and have seen dozens of venues in the area but have never been here before. After seeing pictures online I knew I had to see this place. When pulling in, our jaws dropped - it was even more beautiful than the pictures and the property was massive. One piece of advice I would give is to book this place fast because spots fill up quickly (rightfully so since it is gorgeous). We booked our July 11th, 2020 wedding date in January 2019 and had about a year and a half to plan. Abbey was our coordinator at Monte Bello and she was wonderful with the planning process. She was kind, organized, and always replied in a timely manner. By the time of spring 2020, we were panicking about our wedding due to Covid-19 and whether it was going to be canceled or not. We debated postponing but there were, unfortunately, no summer dates left for 2021. Monte Bello was so amazing with the constant change of plans and even held a tentative date for us in the spring of 2021, but we were all still hoping we could go forward with our wedding on July 11th. Finally, about 2 weeks before the wedding we got the go ahead from the mayor and the team at Monte Bello to go forward with our wedding with some adjustments. We also had another change of plans in that we were originally supposed to have our ceremony in a catholic church but were unable to do so with their Covid restrictions. Monte Bello helped us plan an entire ceremony in a matter of only about a week and I'm so happy we had this change of plans because it was the most beautiful outdoor ceremony in the woods. My parents and family kept bringing up that this was the smoothest wedding they have ever been to, down to the cocktail hour, dinner, late night snacks, and everything in between - every server was friendly and brought things out in a timely matter. I have to bring up that the food was AMAZING. We had the option of filet mignon and champagne chicken for our guests and everyone was raving about the food and how they could cut their steak with a butter knife. My husband is vegetarian and I am pescatarian and they even made special entrees for the two of us upon request. My husband said his pesto tortellini was amazing and my shrimp were THE BEST shrimp I ever had! All of our guests said that this was the best and most beautiful wedding they have ever been to and we definitely have Abbey and the Monte Bello Estate to thank for that. We wish we could re-live our wedding date over and over again at this amazing venue :)Sent on 09/23/2020
Tina · Married on 06/27/2020
The best venue!
Monte bello is the best wedding venue around! My husband and I looked at over 12 places at the beginning of our venue search, and the moment we saw Monte Bello we knew it simply could not be beat. Not only are the grounds beautiful but the staff are amazing. There are so many options when it comes to photo spots, ceremony location, room set-up, food, etc. so you can truly personalize your special day. We worked with both Courtney and Abbey, and we never could have planned a wedding (especially during the pandemic) without them. They remained calm and professional throughout the process, and helped us plan the most beautiful day. The food is amazing and the tasting was so fun! The cocktail hour spot was awesome too! They are always doing upgrades to make the place even more beautiful (in the time I was working with them, they got a new dance floor and redid the entire indoor cocktail hour/ceremony space). My friends and family absolutely loved it. We highly recommend Monte Bello for anyone looking for a beautiful venue whose staff will make sure you have your dream wedding.Sent on 08/23/2020
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Team of The Monte Bello Estate
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.