3 featured reviews
Member Since: 1/29/2013
My husband and I had our ceremony and wedding reception here in December 2013 for ~ 250 guests. It's a large venue with beautiful architecture. When we first saw the place, they did have old carpet, but they told us it was going to be replaced in a few months, and we never saw it again (in its place is a pretty black and beige carpet). We visited a few other places, and found Germania Place to offer the best package. Working with them, you're able to get the food (through Kenmare Catering), bar, linens, chairs/tables, and for a little extra, they'll host the ceremony (in a spectacular ballroom), cocktail hour, and then flip the ceremony room for the reception. They also provide a large wait staff to pass plates and tend to guests. We left Chicago ~ 4 months into our planning, but it didn't even matter because Germania Place, and their event planner, Martha, were on top of everything from the get go. I never once felt like I had to get back to Chicago to tend to things.
For the big day, on top of the package, we upgraded our linens, and added late night snacks and a sweets table. The linens were beautiful and the food was AMAZING. Our guests were raving about it all night. Before I left our sweetheart table to talk to guests, I actually asked our personal server to not clear our plates (I REALLY wanted to finish my risotto, even though I never did).
On the day of the wedding, Martha and Chris were just rockstars. My husband and I didn't have another wedding planner, and Martha really filled that role for us. She arranged all of the small details with our vendors, assembled the wedding party before the ceremony and directed them down the aisle, and even met with our Justice of the Peace to go through details. It was so stress-free for our parents, and I was so appreciative! And their exceptional service didn't end when the event did. At the end of the night, their staff, led by Chris, helped us pack up everything we had brought, and they even had our champagne flutes cleaned out. My mother is sometimes tough to please, and after the event, she told us that she gave everyone an 11 out of 10. I don't think I need to say more, but I will.
Overall, we are so happy with how everything turned out. Almost a month after the wedding, guests continue to gush about the beautiful venue, wonderful food, and great service. They were accommodating, wonderful to work with, and helped make our night perfect. We feel so lucky to have had our wedding there, because it really is a gem in the heart of Chicago. Can't rave enough, I HIGHLY recommend them.
Member Since: 10/22/2011
We had such a great time here for our Nov. 2013 wedding. The food was phenomenal (they are a catering business first and foremost), the space was beautiful, and the team of servers were absolutely perfect. The servers were the real stars. I had some dress bustling issues up in the bridal suite (yes, Germania Place has a great bridal suite on the balcony level!) and there were servers up there lickitysplit with drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Germania Place was absolutely worth every penny. We booked them almost as soon as we were engaged (which was 2 years prior to the wedding). I believe they have since raised their prices, but I feel like we got a real deal. Book early! However, the only hiccups we ran into came from booking early because we were bumped between different coordinators. I have to say that despite the early communication issues, everything was resolved before the actual event. On the wedding day, it was all pretty smooth. There were a few desserts that weren't plated quickly, but our own day-of coordinator saw to those. We had a great time and I would absolutely recommend Germania Place!
Member Since: 3/7/2012
Julie & Gen from Germania were amazing to work with! They always responded promptly to my million emails and were always friendly and professional. This is an amazing and beautiful Chicago venue that is great price for downtown!
Historic Landmark - World Cuisine
Germania Place is a World Class Historic Landmark venue with 45' domed ceilings, high arched windows, and a Gold Coast address. Kenmare Catering menus are extremely creative and dramatic, combining new age techniques with artisan, exotic, and sustainable ingredients. Weddings are breathtaking!!
- Price Range: $$, $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative