Oak Brook — a suburb just west of Chicago, Illinois — plays host to large corporations, thriving retailers, historical sites and and a strong theater scene. It’s also a popular spot for celebrations of all types, including wedding rehearsal dinners. This all-important post-rehearsal meal is where friends and family have the opportunity to meet and connect before the wedding and to toast the bride and groom-to-be. Whether you’re looking for a casual or more formal rehearsal meal, there’s an Oak Brook restaurant on our list with a fitting vibe and menu.
Whether it’s an intimate gathering or large party, Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse has an experienced private dining team that will assist you in planning your celebration. The event space is greater than 9,000 square feet and is complete with hardwood floors, AV potential, and wooden accent pieces. And did we mention their delicious fare? It’s iconic.
Capacity: 300 (seated) – 600 (standing)
Ditka’s Restaurant has more than a few private dining rooms, but our favorite is the dynamic and customizable Lombardi Room. The space can be transformed to suit any type of event, including your rehearsal dinner, and the natural sunlight and greenery are sure to captivate you and your guests.
The Lombardi Room Capacity: 63 (seated) – 80 (standing)
When you host your rehearsal dinner at Tuscany in Oak Brook, you’ll have your choice of three equally-beautiful private dining rooms. Each space feels authentically Italian, and the knowledgeable staff will help you select the perfect food and beverage package to complement that chic Tuscan vibe.
Capacity: up to 72 (seated)
The versatile ballroom at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oak Brook offers a dance floor, ample seating, a spacious bar, customizable decorations, and much more for your rehearsal dinner. The chefs will prepare a menu that highlights both Italian and American cuisines, and the professional wait staff will help guarantee an elegant evening.
Ballroom Capacity: 225 (seated) – 225 (standing)
Looking for a larger venue for your rehearsal dinner? Rent out the entire space at Mon Ami Gabi in Oak Brook. French-paneled windows and dark wood features contribute to a warm and cozy atmosphere. The menu showcases French favorites, like multiple variations of steak frites, and fully-stocked wine carts offer the best seasonal selections.
Capacity: up to 250 (seated)
Conveniently located in the shopping district of Oak Brook, Wildfire is an ideal choice for your rehearsal dinner. With various private rooms, Wildfire can accommodate parties of all sizes. As the host, you will have access to a special catering and party menu, which makes planning easy and stress-free.
Rascal Room: up to 20 (seated)
Savoy Room Capacity: up to 30 (seated)
La Marca Wine Room Capacity: up to 50 (seated)
Hilltop Room: up to 55 (seated)
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille has seven private rooms which can accommodate 12 to 100 guests, making the restaurant the perfect location for any size rehearsal dinner. The staff will work with you to create a customized menu and cocktail list to make your evening a memorable one.
Executive Room Capacity: 16 (seated) – 16 (standing)
Cellar & Vintage Room Capacity: 80 (seated) – 100 (standing)
Michael’s Jordan’s Restaurant in Oak Brook is definitely a crowd pleaser. The menu has high-end dishes ranging from fish and steak to salads, which means every one of your guests will find something to enjoy. The restaurant also has an outdoor patio perfect for your summer wedding weekend kickoff as well as a variety of indoor spaces to choose from.
Capacity: up to 320
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