Hi - We're looking at wedding reception options for a cocktail style reception and we'd love to have it at a restaurant in Chicago city limits (prefer north side or downtown - church is on north side and we love downtown as well). One spot we looked at was Marcello's (Father & Son) on North Ave. in Old Town - fits our budget, but seems kind of "suburban."
Anyone eat there before or been to a reception there? Would love to get feedback. Also, other suggestions are welcome... Wedding is Sept. '08 and we're having approx. 75 - 100 guests with a budget of about $65 for food and drinks (2 -3 hour open bar, beer/wine). We're not necessarily big hotel type reception people - we're very laid back, hence why we are looking for more of a cocktail/heavy apps type reception party.