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(312) 850-5005
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    Ivory Carter

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  • So it will be the best wedding day every

    Stacey Hall

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  • If you are having a 200+ person wedding in Chicago, look no further. Carnivale is the best decision you will ever make. We are SO happy with our wedding. As a professional Event Manager, I can tell you that Carnivale is the best in the business. The service, the venue, the food, the joy! Don't waste your money on flowers or decor because you don't need to here!!! We did a buyout for 275 guests and every person has told us that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We agree!!! If you work with Erica (she is amazing!) please feel free to ask her for more details on our site plans, etc. The work is all done already. You and your guests will have the BEST time ever! Happy wedding day :) ENJOY!

    Lindsay Zimmerman

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  • Carnivale completely exceed our expectations for our wedding venue on Labor Day 2019. From our initial outreach, Molly, our primary contact, was incredibly informative, approachable, and detailed. We were looking for a location that was a bit non-traditional, but could accommodate our 200+ attendees and streamline the planning process by handling a lot of the smaller details (i.e. linens, place setting, menu design, tables and chairs, etc.). We had multiple meetings with Molly prior to our wedding and she always had an answer for every one of our questions. Nothing was ever a “big deal” and she always had a solution. Three days before our wedding, a big hurricane prevented 15 of our guests from attending. Molly was able to adjust our menu and reallocate funds towards other components of the night. The moment we walked into the space on our wedding day, we knew it would be an incredible night. The space is the perfect venue for a fun and unique party. We had both our ceremony and re... Read more

    Dani

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  • Choosing Carnivale will be the best decision you make all year, next to getting engaged to the love of your life. If I sound like I’m gushing, it’s because Carnivale really pulls out all of the stops to make sure you have a fantastic day. Not only is the venue bonkers breathtaking (warning: Must Love Color), the food, drinks, and service are top-notch. Plus, considering the amazing quality of service you receive, it’s reasonably priced for downtown Chicago. After first working with Doug and then Serena, we were given over to the very experienced hands of Erica, and I could not be more grateful to have her helping us through every step of the way. She answered my many questions in an incredibly timely manner and even dressed our presentation cake with flowers on our wedding day. Here are the details for our Saturday summer wedding, and I wouldn’t change a thing: -Ceremony at 3:15pm in the main dining room (our friend played classical guitar) -Cocktail hour in the main b... Read more

    Carolina

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  • I just loved that I did not have to worry about a thing. Molly was so great and did most things. The reception was perfect. Venue is so beautiful and food oh my god the best! So delicious! Not the typical wedding food. Everyone loved it so much and it was so much food! Everyone at Carnivale took great care of us. Thank you for making our wedding the best! And stress free :) everything came out so perfect, way better than expected .

    Mr and Mrs Smith

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  • What a beautiful, wonderful and exciting place to have a wedding. The service, the venue, food and the coordinator Erica Ferreri was exceptional!!

    Marguerite Mahoney

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  • My dream venue. Everything was perfect! The food, drinks, service- just everything was memorable. My guests have not been able to stop talking about it! We worked with Serena and she was such a delight to work with. I highly recommend this venue for those who want to put a colorful twist on their traditional (or not) wedding!

    Cara Prochaska

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  • Chicago brides-this is the place for you. Working with Tiffany Junta made planning our wedding so easy. She is responsive and goes out of her way to make sure that you are comfortable through the entire process. She is great at answering questions, working with outside vendors, and calming anxious brides. Be sure to ask for her by name. The food and drinks at Carnivale are still being raved about by our guests. The space is beautifully decorated and is easy to compliment with simple flowers and decorations. This is not your cookie cutter banquet hall. The eclectic artwork and colors of the main dining hall are carried up through the Samba room creating a truly unique wedding experience. This is complimented further by the amazing staff, food, drinks, and Tiffany. Do yourself a favor and host your wedding here. You won’t regret it.

    Amy

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  • I honestly cannot say enough good things about Carnivale, and specifically, the event coordinator, Doug. My husband and I ended up having a change of plans and had to plan our wedding with only about 6 weeks notice. We were very stressed out about this and worried about finding a venue. Form the very beginning Doug and the Carnivale staff made the process so much. They were able to be so flexible with what we wanted to do and the budget we were working with, and basically said they could make everything we wanted happen on short notice and within budget. Doug was such a dream to work with and made what was a stressful process so much fun. He took care of literally everything. We stayed within budget, Doug thought of literally everything that we needed. The venue was amazing and beautiful and the food was unbelievable. Almost every guest said it was by far the best wedding food they had ever had. We had so much fun on our wedding night and it was honestly better than I could ha... Read more

    Dana

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  • We got married at Carnivale on October 20, 2018, and had the most perfect wedding. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that we selected Carnivale as our venue. The space is beautiful, fun and lively. I don't like to decorate and Carnivale is already decorated, so adding decor to the space is really not even necessary. The food was delicious and the service was top-notch. Throughout the planning process, we worked with Serena, who was wonderful, delightful and extremely competent! She promptly answered my questions and emails, helped us make important decisions and went above and beyond to take the lead on the bridal party & ceremony logistics during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. She accommodated our unique requests and was attentive to detail. Serena remembered my husband's favorite drink (Pisco Sour from Peru--not an easy cocktail to make) and handed it to him as soon as the ceremony ended. During the reception, Serena and Luis, the banquet manager, made sure eve... Read more

    Jamila

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  • Carnivale was the only choice for our wedding. We wanted a party that just so happened to have a wedding ceremony in the beginning! lol. We wanted to reflect the energetic, colorful and fun relationship that we have. We worked with Serena P., and she knows her stuff, is super responsive, helpful and worked with whatever crazy idea that we threw at her! Food and drinks were high on our priority list, and we knew that everyone would leave raving about them at Carnivale! Our guests are still talking about our big day. We plan to return for our anniversaries!

    Erika

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  • The staff at Carnivale were very professional and helpful in every way. The staff was always on hand. They checked in with us multiple times throughout the night. The food was delicious and we couldn't have created a better ambiance. Our guests had a great time and we highly recommend hosting a wedding here.

    Danielle

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  • Carnivale was the most amazing venue to hold our wedding. Doug was so helpful throughout the entire wedding process, taking the time to answer our MANY questions, providing his own expertise and ideas, and working to adapt the venue to our ideas and requests. The space itself is amazing- so colorful and exciting without even having to worry about bringing our own decorations. Our guests could not stop raving about the colorful atmosphere and of course the amazing food. Although our wedding is over, we will definitely be back at Carnivale soon!

    Rose

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  • I had my daughter's bridal shower! Everyone loved it and the food was incredible and the staff was awesome. LOVED IT!

    Cassandra

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  • First let me say that our wedding ceremony and reception at Carnivale ultimately turned out beautifully! The food was amazing as were the drinks. The floor manager was awesome and took great care of us. Our guests kept commenting on how much they loved the ambiance and food/drinks. In the end, it was everything we wanted. However, we experienced some issues- one significant and on our wedding day. We booked the main dining area for our ceremony and samba room for reception, approximately 14 months in advance, with a sales manager who left Carnivale a few months later. The sales manger we had after that was very friendly and fun, but we ran into communication and timeliness issues with her. I’d sometimes have to email a couple of times, over the course of a week to get a response to a question. Though, that wasn’t a huge deal, just a little annoying. However, she was over 45 minutes late to our scheduled tasting! After we waited for 30 minutes in the bar for her, the chef finall... Read more
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