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You’re engaged, congratulations! We’re so excited to hear that you’re starting your wedding journey. One of the first things that you’ll need to check off of your list is the location of your Chicago wedding. Should you go with a loft, a hotel, a museum or a restaurant? Here’s what you need to know and why to select a restaurant for your wedding:


Restaurant:  At Osteria Via Stato, the ambiance has already been expertly designed, so all you have to do is add personal touches to complete your rustic, Italian wedding.  You and your guests will be transported to a romantic, candlelit Italian tavern in the center of downtown Chicago.

Traditional Venue: Many stand-alone venues are blank canvases. This is a great option for couples who want to have a themed wedding or want to have an abundance of custom decor. The options are endless, but the downside is that you have to have an idea of the exact set up or the venue can feel a little flat (and that shows in your wedding photos).  Also, this option can become extremely expensive.


You will look back and remember how you felt on your wedding day, but your guests will remember how the food tasted.

Restaurant:  If you’ve been to Osteria Via Stato, you already know that the food is amazing! And, we serve the exact same menu for weddings of up to 225 guests.  Our expert catering staff will assist in creating a custom menu just for your wedding. Plus, our experienced, kind and gracious wait staff will take extra special care of your guests.

Traditional Venue:  Most stand-alone venues have a preferred caterer list, which can limit your options for food.  Also, many  do not provide as much flexibility as Osteria Via Stato.  For example, we allow your guests a choice of entree, at the table, for up to 225 guests.


Restaurant:  Osteria Via Stato offers many complimentary amenities, which saves you money and time. We include votive candles, linens, printed menus, guest favors and even and on-site day of wedding planner (WOW!!).

Traditional Venue:  It’s amazing how all of these little details can add up to a big expense. ..and a lot of thought and organization.  Let the Osteria Via Stato team take a few things off of your list – we are happy to!

What do you think?

Osteria Via Stato offers the downtown Chicago location that you’re dreaming of for your wedding day. We host over 40 weddings each year, and our staff are experts in their field. Allow us to show you how easy it is to say “yes” to Osteria Via Stato for your Chicago wedding reception.

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