6 Hot Rehearsal Dinner Spots on Chicago’s North Shore
By the time your big day rolls around, you and your soon-to-be spouse are sure to be ready to sit back and relax with your closest friends and family over a delicious meal and tasty drinks. And the last thing you need on your final day of singlehood is stress! So, let these restaurants take care of everything for your rehearsal dinner. From European-influenced food in Glencoe to barbecue and beer in Northbrook, there’s a spot for every couple and every size party. Cheers!
These are just some of the wonderful places for your rehearsal dinner on the North Shore. To see more options, click here.
694 Vernon Ave., Glencoe
Guildhall is a gorgeous and elegant option for your rehearsal dinner. The pub room, with its tavern-style tables, is perfect for smaller parties (the room can hold up to 18 seated guests), while the semi-private dining room can hold 36. The private event dinner menu includes hors d'oeuvres like House Smoked Faroe Island Salmon, Beef Crostini, and Beet Kabob and entrees like Oven Roasted Chicken, Pea & Ricotta Tortellini, and Duroc Prime Pork Chop. End the evening with Butterscotch Pot de Creme, New York Style Cheesecake, or Chocolate Cremeaux. Or, work with Guildhall to create a custom menu. Learn more and request private event information here.
703 Church St., Evanston
If having a custom event is important to you, check out Farmhouse Evanston, a go-to for delicious food made with local, sustainable ingredients. Here you'll meet with the restaurant's event staff so they can get to know you before they plan the perfect menu. There are also four room options: the Snug Room for seated dinners of 10-14 people, the Pickled Room for seated dinners of up to 20, the Hay Loft Room for up to 30, and the Beacon Room for seated dinners up to 55. Learn more and see photos here.
1800 Tower Drive, Glenview and 8266 Lincoln Ave., Skokie
Celebrate at The Curragh, where there's complimentary valet parking and no rental fee for the private party room. This Irish pub features various private event menus, including The Finest Fayre Buffet Menu with options like Guinness Fish & Chips, Corned Beef & Cabbage, and Mostaccioli Al Forno and The Deluxe Dining Menu with entree options like Dungarvan Salmon, BBQ Pork Ribs, and Lemon Chicken. Of course, The Curragh will work with you to create the event of your dreams. Learn more for Glenview here and Skokie here.
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling
Love Italian food? You can't go wrong with a rehearsal dinner at Saranello's, which can accommodate private parties of 10 to 200-plus guests. The individually plated dinner menu includes entree options like Eggplant Parmesan, Pistachio-Crusted Whitefish, Nonna's Meat Lasagna, and Short Ribs of Beef as well as housemade pastas like Fettuccini with Pancetta, Sausage, Peas, Parmesan, and Truffle Cream and Spinach Gnocchi for each table to share. With the family style dinner, start with garlic knots and bruschetta (among other options) before moving on to your choice of two entrees like Chicken Limone, Baked Chicken Parmesan, Roasted Atlantic Salmon, and Chicken Giardiniera. Learn more and fill out an inquiry form here.
Five & Dime
1026 Davis St., Evanston
After months of planning, let loose with a rehearsal dinner in Five & Dime's game room. Challenge your friends and family to a game of ping pong, giant jenga, bag toss, foosball, and more — groomsmen versus bridesmaids, perhaps? — before heading out to the rooftop deck for socializing with gorgeous views of Evanston. Buffet menu items include a DIY Taco Bar, Sesame-Peanut Noodles, BBQ Pulled Pork, and Shrimp Cocktail. Request more information here.
Granite City Brewery
992 Willow Road, Northbrook
This restaurant and brewery can host an event for any size group with a buffet or plated dinner. Buffet options include the Centennial Buffet with main courses like Mediterranean Shrimp Scampi, Cajun Pasta, and Top Sirloin, while the Plated Dinner options include the Mosaic Dinner with choices like Bedda Chedda Burger, Spicy Sesame-Seared Ahi Tuna, and Not Your Mother's Meatloaf. Or go with a Mexican, Italian, or Barbecue themed buffet. You can even book a brewery tour for your group. Learn more and book your event here.
Five & Dime, Evanston
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