“I Could Not Be Happier”: Spotlighting the Duncan-Palazzolo Wedding

We love it when we can help our clients' wedding experiences surpass their expectations.

Such was the case with the wedding of Amanda Duncan and Joe Palazzolo. One look at our clubhouse with the patio and surrounding green landscape and they knew right away that it was everything they wanted and more. We invited them to make our venue uniquely theirs in every way they desired. Their wedding reception was simply splendid, and by the time it was over, these beautiful newlyweds couldn't be happier.

Here is a summary of what made Amanda and Joe's wedding special.

The Perfect Wedding Menu from Chicago's Tasty Catering

With 110 guests, Amanda and Joe needed a wedding menu with lots of classic variety. As our exclusive caterer, Tasty Catering prepared a menu with passed hors d'oeuvres and a dinner buffet full of several delicious items.

Passed hors d'oeuvres included:

  • Miniature bruschetta with fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil and basil served on toasted crostini.
  • Chicken mojo served in a miniature tortilla cup and garnished with fresh cilantro.
  • Spanakopita of spinach and feta cheese in phyllo.
  • Crab cakes served with a light mustard aioli sauce.

The dinner buffet featured a variety of succulent meats and sides, such as:

  • Carolina-style pulled pork with Sweet Baby Ray's barbeque sauce.
  • 18-hour BBQ beef brisket.
  • Herb-roasted chicken roasted with garden herbs and vegetable garnish.
  • Herb-roasted potatoes with garlic, rosemary and parsley.
  • Vegetable medley of broccoli, cauliflower, peas, zucchini, squash and carrots in herbed butter.
  • Waldorf chop salad with romaine, red apple chunks, celery, red onions, raisins and walnuts with honey-lemon dressing.
  • Biscuits and cornbread.

In addition to providing platters for Italian cookies made by the groom's mother, Tasty Catering also brought some decadent dessert items like chocolate strawberries served with Hawaiian kona coffee.

There were also plenty of spirits from the bar, including Absolut, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Jack Daniels and Seagram’s 7 drinks. Guests had a range of wines to choose from, including a Mountain View chardonnay, Barnard-Griffin riesling, and a Girl in the Vineyard cabernet sauvignon.

Tasty Catering handled every other aspect of Amanda and Joe's catered reception. They furnished china, tables and linens for both the head table and buffet. The venue space was filled out perfectly with satisfied guests and delightful aromas.


A Romantic Wedding Venue Atmosphere

Amanda and Joe wanted an atmosphere for their reception that exuded romance and sophistication right from the start. Our coordinator, Marianne, was with them every step of the way to ensure all vendors were on the same page and that the venue space would be everything they envisioned.

Guests were thoroughly amazed at the visuals and lighting. The space was comfortable and warm, and the window views of lush surrounding green landscapes elegantly embraced the space. The outdoor patio became a unique dance floor area with string lights and a warm summer feel. The pond and fountain in the back of the clubhouse also made for a picturesque backdrop that many guests used to take pictures and capture memories.

Best of all, the clubhouse air conditioning provided a welcome escape from the summer heat on this special day.

A Pleasantly Secluded Wedding Reception

Our clubhouse's element of seclusion really sets us apart among wedding venues. As Amanda and Joe found, bringing your wedding here feels like a welcome retreat from the noise and commotion of the surrounding city and suburbs. Guests were invited to capture every stunning and classic visual, from the first dances to the bouquet toss. It was a beautiful summer evening that no one wanted to see end.

Vendors at Amanda and Joe's wedding included:

Caterer: Tasty Catering


Florist: Blooming Creations

Bakery: Small Cakes Naperville

Photography: Xcitephoto

Describing their wedding afterwards, Amanda proclaimed that, “I could not be happier.” We are so grateful that Amanda and Joe overcame their planning challenges and found their way to our venue. What's more, we're honored to have received them and made their special day so incredible.

“The Oakbrook Bath and Tennis club was the perfect space for our wedding reception. Marianne, our coordinator, was a pleasure to work with and went out of her way ensure all our vendors were on the same page. The space itself really “wowed” all of our guests. It was romantic but also comfortable. You can also really make it exactly what you want as far as food/tables/decor/lighting go. We had 110 guests and it filled out the room nicely. We received a lot of compliments on the venue. If you have your reception here- you will not regret it!”
— Amanda Palazzolo. The Knot. Reviewed 6/06/2017.

(Read the full review here.)