The wedding pros at Belvedere Events & Banquets popped by the blog to share all about their beautiful and versatile space for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
How have you been able to help your couples during Covid-19?
This has been a very emotional time for all of our events. But we understand that we all are being affected by this and we made the decision immediately to postpone our events that needed to be or have chosen to do so. We also offered the option to use funds towards catering or other events in the future with no restrictions as far as time frame. We made the decision to also have our staff available from the start of Covid-19 so they never feel a lapse in communication.
What are your safety & social distancing implementations for upcoming weddings & events at Belvedere?
We are implementing multiple procedures for the safety of all guests and staff including: limiting seating to 6-10 guests per table; face masks when not seated at a table; continuous cleaning of the space including but not limited to bars, door handles, chairs, etc.; concierge buffet service- attendant at buffets to serve guests to limit the number of hands at the buffet; plated meals whenever possible; consistent changing of clean serving utensils; masks on all employees during meetings and events.
Couples looking to host a wedding in Chicago have hundreds of options. What makes Belvedere so unique?
Belvedere is simply unique and offers a subtle atmosphere, outdoor event area, windows, fireplace, private bridal suites. We have a hotel attached to us and we are conveniently located 10 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. We have wonderful photo opportunities by our patio, fountains, staircases and lobby area.
How is Belvedere adaptable?
Belvedere is designed with all couples in mind. Our silver, gold, white, ivory tones work with all color schemes and ideas.
What about the size of events? How does Belvedere cater to small, intimate weddings vs. big, boisterous ones?
All of our spaces are customizable. We have 4 rooms that can combine together or function separately.
-Patio seating up to 60
-Suite 1 seating up to 300
-Suite 2 seating up to 200
-Suite 3 seating up 200
-Suite 4 seating up to 100
-Lobby seating up to 60
Currently, due to Covid- 19, all of these counts are being adjusted down for social distancing as we require tables are 6ft apart tables and limit the number of guests to 6-10 per table.
Why does Belvedere like hosting weddings?
Because we love to see the joy in people. It is one of the best moments in a person’s life! Why wouldn’t we want to be a part of that occasion?
What are your tips for couples who are just starting the wedding planning process, especially those who are still trying to pick a venue?
Do you see your wedding at that location should be your first question. Not because of outside influences, but is this perfect for your dream and budget? Does it offer flexible spaces? Can menu items be adjusted for your wants and needs?
Keep an open mind to all options available to you.
Belvedere Events & Banquets offers a versatile space can be tailored to accommodate every type and size of event, with a professional events team that will work with you on every detail. Click here for more information about booking your wedding at Belvedere Events & Banquets.