With the holiday season almost here, it's time to start planning seasonal gatherings. Whether it's with family and friends, or with your coworkers at a work holiday party, St. Charles, IL is home to a wide array of venues that are perfect for your festivities, no matter how big or how small. Here is a list of some great places that will help make your event fantastic from start to finish.
Photos Courtesy of La Za'Za Trattoria
For over 25 years, La Za'Za Trattoria has been a St. Charles favorite for Italian cuisine and will sure to be a favorite for all your guests, as well. They have private spaces, including the "New Room" and the "Original Bar" that can seat 20-28 guests, and a semi-private space with their "Barside" room, that can accommodate 40-70 guests. Their food packages are served family-style, and they allow you to pick and choose menu items so you can be sure to include all your Italian favorites.
Photos Courtesy of Mio Modo
If you haven't already seen, Mio Modo has had some changes recently, including their beautiful, brand-new interior. Not only is their interior stunning, they even have a new menu that features lighter Italian food and twists on classic dishes. They provide different food packages for parties, where you can choose just how many different dishes will be served. They have a few different room options, as well, including "The Tuscan Room" and the "Venetian Room", which can each hold up to 70 sitting guests, and the "Main Dining Room" which can hold up to 85 sitting guests. Need a bigger space? You can rent the entire restaurant which can accommodate 250 people.
Photos Courtesy of Alter Brewing + Kitchen
If your guests this holiday season are beer lovers, then look no further than Alter Brewing + Kitchen for your next celebration. Their private dining room can accommodate up to 30 seated guests, and 40 guests if you are just looking to have cocktails. During the winter season, they even have a heated seasonal tent they set up outside that makes for a fun, unique gathering. They offer a customizable, multi-course buffet style meal from their expansive, chef-inspired menu, as well. Don't forget to grab a drink, too! Alter Brewing + Kitchen has some amazing craft beer options that everyone will absolutely love.
Photo Courtesy of Eden Restaurant and Events
What better way is there to spend a holiday party than being situated alongside the spectacular Fox River. At Eden Restaurant and Events, you can do just that. This Mediterranean restaurant has a four-season enclosed patio overlooking the Fox River that can seat up to 185 people, and other private and semi-private rooms available so you'll have the ideal space for the size of your function. They have creative and customizable cuisine options, and signature craft cocktails that everyone will enjoy. Organizing a party can be stressful, but they help make it easy with their in-house event support available to help create the perfect menu for any size or budget!
Photos Courtesy of McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen
McNally's Irish Pub & Kitchen is a fan-favorite here in St. Charles for their fantastic, authentic Irish fare. Their traditional atmosphere makes for a wonderful venue to host your next get-together for groups of 15-75 people. There is even a private room that is fully self-contained with it's own bathrooms, two HD TVs, music, and an intimate bar area that can hold up to 60 people. With a wide-array of food packages to choose from, you'll have ample choices of dishes that you'd like to be served. Want to sit outside, but don't want to deal with cold? No worries, McNally's has a heated seasonal tent that everyone will love! Whether your party is elegant, or a little more casual, McNally's Irish Pub and Kitchen will help make it a memorable one.
Photos Courtesy of La Mesa Modern Mexican
Head south of the border for your holiday gathering this year at La Mesa Modern Mexican. They have space to accommodate over 200 guests, and a menu full of vibrant traditional Mexican fare, unique margaritas, and the largest selection of Tequilas you can find in the Chicagoland suburbs. Your guests will love being able to indulge in their taco bar, or to be able to create their own fajitas! Don't forget to ask about their interactive tequila dinners, too, that will sure to create a special experience that nobody will forget.
Photos Courtesy of Nuova Italia
Nuova Italia provides a unique atmosphere for your next seasonal function, as it sits in a former church that was built in 1841. Not only is the interior extraordinary, but their authentic Italian cuisine is exceptional, as well. They offer a party menu at per person pricing, and they have plenty of appetizers, pastas, and Italian entrees you can choose from that your guests will love. The wine menu is extensive, and they are continually adding new bottles all the time, so you and your guests can celebrate the season with some libations.
Photos Courtesy of The Office Dining & Spirits
The Office Dining & Spirits is a great place to host your holiday festivities this year. They have a fully-self contained private room that can hold up to 55 people for a sit-down lunch or dinner, and up to 80 people for a casual appetizer party. The room has it's own bathrooms, plasma television, bar, and it's own private entrance! They have a handful or food packages and an hors d'oeuvres menu to choose from, and different options for the bar including a cash bar, limited bar, and an open bar.
Photos Courtesy of St. Charles Place Steakhouse
Go back to the times of the classic supper club at St. Charles Place Steakhouse. St. Charles Place Steakhouse is a fine-dining restaurant with an eclectic aesthetic, fit for your next event. They can accommodate up to 250 people, so there will be plenty of space for everyone in attendance. They offer an elegant banquet menu that features popular menu items such as their Roast Prime Rib or Beef Wellington. Their menu can be designed to meet all of your specifications, and they will do their best to satisfy whatever you or your guests may be craving.
Photos Courtesy of Hotel Baker
Located in the heart of downtown, the historic Hotel Baker is a perfect place to hold your next seasonal gathering. They have been hosting parties for over 80 years, and their event coordinators can assist with everything from the décor to the cuisine, so you can feel confident that you're celebration will be terrific. The Hotel Baker has spaces that can accommodate up to 300 people, and has 53 guest rooms which makes it convenient if you have people attending that are from out-of-town. A popular space to rent out is the "Rainbow Room", which has floors with customizable lighting that will be sure to "wow" everyone there.
Photos Courtesy of Salerno's on the Fox
Salerno's on the Fox is not only a staple here in St. Charles, they are a staple throughout the Chicagoland area. They can accommodate groups of up to 30 people, and they offer a customizable menu that features mouth-watering Southern Italian cuisine, and the option to have an open bar. Looking to have some of their famous pizza? You can choose to have a pizza buffet set up at your gathering! Salerno's has some incredible pizza that has been made with the same recipe since 1975.
Photos Courtesy of Club Arcada Speakeasy
The Club Arcada Speakeasy is located right above the historic Arcada Theatre, and has many different room options to choose from for your gathering. "The Harlow Room" allows for a VIP experience for 2-6 people, and has a wonderful view of the grand Arcada Theatre marquee. "The Gatsby Den" is a semi-private area for 20 guests, with floating vintage musical instruments and comfy couches. "The Charlie Chaplin Room" is a private space that can accommodate up to 30 people, and has comfortable couches and unique artwork that fits the "Charlie Chaplin" theme. Expecting more guests? "The Main Ballroom" can hold up to 150 people. Whichever route you decide to choose, it is sure to be a memorable night from beginning to end.
Looking for more places to entertain guests in St. Charles this holiday season? Check out the venues page on our website to see all the wonderful places available here in this city to host your event.