Grace, charm and all the elegance you can ever imagine make up weddings at The Glen Club. Located on Chicago’s North Shore in Glenview, wedding receptions and ceremonies on the club’s award winning grounds can make your reception unique and elegant.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, a charming lake and views of rolling hills, you’ll feel like a couple in a castle. Get to know The Glen Club’s Director of Catering, Michael Koenig and hear everything the venue has to offer Chicago brides and grooms.
How long have you been in the wedding industry? What motivates you to keep going every day?
I have been in the wedding industry for six years. The constant changing trends are what keeps me motivated and excited to assist my clients in creating the day of their dreams.
As the Director of Catering at The Glen Club, you have a lot of experience helping and meeting with couples who are planning their wedding. What are your expert tips to share with couples planning?
From the minute you get engaged, you want to start planning, right?! It will start a nonstop series of making decisions. There are a ton of choices to be made while planning your big day from venue location to what meal to be served to color theme and so on… Of course you will get stressed out in the midst of planning but in the end your real life fairy tale will become a reality. Some of my favorite tips to mention to couples getting married would be:
- See each other before the ceremony by doing a first look. This get a lot of nerves and emotions out of the way. It also saves you time for more photos and you may even get to enjoy your cocktail hour!
- Rely on family and friends – they want to help! Don’t be afraid to throw out some tasks to make your life a bit easier. Remember, this is your day and you want to remember it as enjoyable!
- Take time to eat at your reception! When I got married I was too busy chatting away with my guests that I took one or two bites of my meal and by the end of the reception I was starving! Take the ten minutes to sit down with your other half and enjoy your first meal as a married couple.
- Remember one simple thing – IT IS YOUR DAY!
What sets your venue apart from our Chicagoland reception sites? What would you like couples to know about your service?
The Glen Club’s elegant wedding venue offers an exquisite backdrop, for the ideal wedding reception. Our grounds are replete with rolling pastoral hills, over four thousand carefully selected trees, and a charming lake, merging into a gentle and tranquil rustic scene.
Your wedding day begins with a singular vision: Yours. The Glen Club is committed to providing impeccable service to you and your guests. If you have dreamed of your wedding day as the pinnacle of elegance and sophistication, The Glen Club is the perfect choice. Our Catering Department is here to make the planning for your wedding reception seamless through partnerships with the area’s finest wedding consultants, floral designers, photographers, videographers, entertainers, and more. Along with our superb wedding reception services, we can also help with your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch, and overnight accommodations for your guests.
What can a couple discuss with you that they can’t find online?
Here at The Glen Club we are happy to get creative and customize a package for you. We offer discounted food and beverage minimums on Friday’s and Sunday’s. Let us be your one stop shop to make the planning as easy as possible for you.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love being able to create memories for couples that will last a lifetime. My absolute favorite thing to do is to show the couple our ballroom the day of their wedding. When they see the transformation with décor – they feel like they are living in a real life fairytale and that’s what it is all about!