Orso's is one of Chicago's most unique small wedding and rehearsal dinner venue located in the heart of Old Town. Our garden and roof top deck are like no other in the city, a hidden gem that makes you feel like you are on a Tuscan Holiday. We can help you create the perfect day for your event.
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We held a beautiful wedding shower luncheon on the patio and it was perfect. We made all the arrangements long distance from Michigan. Worked with Erich on all the details by email, he was excellent. Food and service staff top notch. Five Stars!!
Our wedding at Orso's was nothing less than extraordinary! The superb staff made sure that our vision for our special day was nothing short of perfect. Every detail from the food, flowers, and hospitality were top notch! 5 stars!
Ted and I were married and had our reception all at Orsos on June 20th 2015. We really wanted something different than the typical banquet style. Orsos was everything and more! From the gorgeous romantic patio, to the the staff. Thanks Orso's!!!
We had our rehearsal dinner on the private deck at Orso's on 10/20. We had 25 people on the guest list, and I had a complete vision for how I imagined the space when our guests arrived. Allie was with me every step of the way and made sure that every small request was considered. When we walked up to the deck the night of the rehearsal, our guests were silenced by the beauty and elegance and magic of the space. Then as the cocktails and foot came out, the waitstaff just rocked it! They were wonderful and the food was delicious. This is all thanks to Allie and her team that night. It was simply magical. We are still in awe of the perfection that the team at Orso's created for us on such a special weekend. Thank you!!
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at Orso's in September 2017. We had 70 guests in attendance and their patio was able to accommodate our guests for a seated ceremony and then a family style dinner. It was the perfect location for us as it offered the intimacy we were looking for on our wedding day, as well as a beautiful setting. Guests were welcomed with a drink prior to the ceremony and a champagne toast at the conclusion. As the staff were moving the chairs from the ceremony to the dinner tables, our guests were able to enjoy the wedding band and the upstairs patio for pictures and mingling. After several food and wine tastings prior to our wedding day, we were able to decide on a menu that is still being raved about from our guests. The menu included bruschetta, Caesar salad, Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce, Chicken Vesuvius with green beans, Pesce Bianco with sautéed spinach and Sausage and Peppers. Dessert included the tiramisu and Lemoncello dessert. We upgraded the red and white wine from the house wine selections. We really appreciate Chris' (Orso's manager) guidance with both the wine selections and the menu! After dinner, guests enjoyed our band and dancing. It was an evening to remember! We worked with Allie, the event coordinator, and she ensured that the evening went smoothly and took great care of our guests. The waitstaff is top notch and we heard nothing but rave reviews about the bartenders! We visited Orso's many times leading up to our wedding and have always been impressed by the staff. Extra kudos to Carlos who we first talked to about holding our wedding there back in May! We are so happy that we celebrated our wedding at Orso's. We look forward to many, many return visits!
Could not have been a better choice! We had our rehearsal dinner on the night before our wedding, and it was incredibly magical. The staff was professional, kind, and proactively knew our guests' needs. Everyone was able to relax and fully enjoy the amazing food. Highly recommended!!
We had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner on 9-8-2017. We could not have been more pleased with everything. Elizabeth and Allie went above and beyond and every detail was perfect. The food and wait staff were top notch. Thank you for a fabulous and memorable evening that we won't soon forget.
Orso's is the absolute best! My then-fiancée (and now-wife) and I held a joint rehearsal dinner and welcome party on the Orso’s patio in September. We couldn’t have asked for a more fantastic space and staff! In fact, if our guest list was a little bit smaller, we would happily have done our entire reception here. First off, the space is gorgeous. The rooftop terrace is a fantastic, intimate spot for group dinner (we had 35+ guests for the dinner portion). We were treated to wonderful end-of-summer skyline views in addition to a delicious family-style dinner. Downstairs, we held the welcome party for the rest of our guests (we had 100+ attendees for the party). All our guests enjoyed drinking and mingling under the vines and night sky. We were also able to bring in our own florals, picture wall, and more to make the space more uniquely our own. The staff was abundant and plentiful so no one ever had to wait long for a drink or a passed hors d’oeuvre. The event planners, Elizabeth and Allie, are fantastic to work with. They went above and beyond to accommodate our layout requests, customizations, and budget. They even went so far as to drive outside of the city to find the specific soda for our signature cocktails. And the kitchen even accommodated last-minute, during-the-party requests for 100 desserts. Now that’s service! Also, unlike many of the vendors that we worked with, Orso’s was completely transparent about costs. There were no hidden fees, taxes, gratuities, etc. Everything was upfront. They always seemed much more concerned that we were happy throughout the entire process, rather than nickel-and-diming us every step of the way. You really can’t go wrong with Orso’s for any part of your wedding. (And get the jalapeno gnocchi. It’s to die for.)
Orso's Restaurant was the location for our rehearsal dinner. I cannot say enough good things about the staff, location and food. My husband and I received so many compliments on how amazing the food and location was. What I liked the most was how the place was good quality without the absurd prices other places had. The staff was accommodating and helpful during the entire planning process. The ambiance was amazing and intimate which is exactly what we were looking for. While we didn't choose to go anywhere afterwards it is a great location for out of town guests to see the city of Chicago.
We had the pleasure of hosting our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner on the Terrace at Orso’s on a beautiful Friday evening this August. Four hours later of passed hors d’oeuvres, family style dinner, and open bar for 100 guests…..my husband and I could not have been happier. Allie and her staff continuously exceeded our expectations. Every time I turned around someone was asking if I needed help or what else they could do. I swear the ratio of guest to wait staff was 5 to 1. The next day at the wedding our guests raved about the food from the evening before…..we were just so thrilled that our son and new daughter-in-law loved it!
We had our wedding at Orso’s on the Patio. Elizabeth, Allie and Tina made this so painless and produced an amazing vineyard setting. We wanted a fun but intimate setting and the backdrop of the antique bar, hanging plants, grape vines and carriage lights made it perfect. Many pictures were also taken under the chandelier, which added to the romance. One of the reasons we chose Orso’s was for the patio and the AMAZING food. They served hors d’ oeuvres on silver platters and made sure everyone had a drink in hand….I do not think I ever saw a glass not full! Our family and friends raved about the dinner and the staff; everyone was so attentive and nice. One of our favorite deserts is the Lemoncello Flutes, which was served and highly received! We came with an idea of how we wanted our wedding to look and that is what we got. Working with Kyle our officiant who happens to tend bar there as well was nothing less than perfect, he truly made our vows special. It was an evening we will NEVER forget, thank you to Elizabeth, Allie, Tina and Kyle…..to say I would recommend Orso’s is a great understatement!!! Cannot wait to return for dinner!
We had my son and daughter in law's rehearsal dinner at Orso's, in the patio. We live in California, but it was no problem communicating with Allie, the Event Planner, through phone or email. She responded promptly and answered all my questions with patience and reassurance. She was super accommodating with every single request! She anticipated the little touches that I hadn't even thought of and was great at giving suggestions on how to expedite the serving of the food to 54 people. The day of the dinner, I brought in flowers, place cards for the table and also some string lights (she didn't know I was bringing in the lights). Allie was completely unfazed and said she and her manager would figure out how to best use them. When we arrived for dinner, the tables looked amazing and she had strung the lights throughout the area. The service was excellent! I wish I could remember the names of the servers, but they were wonderful!!! Super friendly, super sweet and seemed so eager to make this night so special. No glass was left empty and they were frequently asking if anyone needed anything. One of the servers had been there a few weeks before when I went in for a tasting. She remembered us and was fantastic, both times!! The salads were delicious and would definitely recommend the tortellaci and tiramisu. I would definitely recommend Orso's for any important event!
My husband and I held our wedding rehearsal dinner at Orso’s in May 2017. Elizabeth and her team made the reservation process very easy. We chose to do the family style entrée options, which our guests really enjoyed because they were able to taste several different dishes. Our wine glasses were repeatedly filled throughout the night, as well—always a plus! Although we planned to do dinner out on the terrace, a rainstorm hit us that night, so we ended up having to move the party indoors to the Tiffany room, which still worked out really well. The food was all delicious, and they even boxed up all our leftovers for us, which made for a great Sunday night meal as we packed for our honeymoon!
We booked Orso's for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner. From the moment I first called to inquire, the event staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They answered every question in a very timely manner, and we were able to curate exactly the experience that we were looking for. We went for the pizza gathering, which included appetizers, salad and dessert. Compared to many other restaurants with event spaces in the city, the price was very affordable! The food was wonderful, the space was beautiful (we were in the covered terrace), and the staff was attentive. We had a wonderful time and I will 100% reccomend Orso's to friends and family in the future.
Had a lovely bridal shower on Saturday, and the entire experience was out of this world. The staff was so kind, helpful and knowledgeable. We came in from the Suburbs, and it was much more "user friendly" than I expected. Could not have asked for a more lovely spot than the beautiful, rooftop deck for a June event.
We held the rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding on May 18th on the upper deck at Orso's restaurant. The staff was very accommodating, polite and professional. Everyone was responsive to our needs throughout the night. We chose to be served family style and there was plenty for all and leftovers to bring home. The food was delicious and everyone was complimentary of the location, the food and the staff. We highly recommend this as a spot for your special occasion. Howard
I had a bridal shower over the weekend and it was perfect! Elizabeth is the event coordinator and she's great - so easy to work with and attentive to every detail. The food and service were awesome. Their outdoor patio is beautiful and I had hoped that we could be out there for the party but the weather didn't cooperate. Instead we had a nice private spot in one of the dining rooms under a gorgeous chandelier. Everyone remarked on how pretty the space was and how much they enjoyed the food. We had a "champagne" brunch with green eggs and ham, Nutella stuffed French toast and lemon sorbet. It was delicious!
We can't thank Elizabeth and the entire staff at Orso's enough. Our rehearsal dinner/wedding welcome party for 100+ guests was a magical evening. Every aspect of the event far exceeded our expectations. The patio is absolutely gorgeous in the evening. The service and the food were fabulous and the staff happily made accommodation for out of town guests who arrived very late. Orso's provides lots of professional guidance & delivers more than expected. They really are the best.
I hosted my son’s rehearsal dinner on Orso’s terrace for 100 guests – it was beautiful. Elizabeth, the event planner, and Chris the manager were there the entire evening assuring that everything went smoothly, and it did! The terrace looked beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccably attentive. The guests really enjoyed mingling during cocktails and appetizers, followed by a sit down dinner. I especially appreciate how responsive and thorough Elizabeth was during the planning stages of the event. She arranged the best table layout for our number of guests, took care of dietary requirements, provided a rain contingency plan (not necessary), and promptly responded to my questions. Our guests enjoyed a lovely evening, and I can think of nothing that could have made the event more pleasant. MJ
Elizabeth and the entire Orso's staff was beyond amazing and accommodating! Initially, the idea of having a wedding in Chicago seemed so daunting and with our small budget, next to impossible! Orso's was so easy to work with, affordable, reasonable, flexible - you name it. We were so impressed with everything and only hear positive things from our guests. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere and decorations were fantastic! We will always consider Orso's for any future events we have.
Jason and Amanda's rehearsal dinner was perfect! Food was fantastic, service was outstanding and the rooftop was intimate. Wonderful evening and we will definitely be back!
The location, beauty, and impeccable staff make this one of the best places in chicago to hold any event- but certainly a wedding. I was stunned by the diligence and kindness of every staff member and the care they put into my wedding. Ten gold stars
Elizabeth at Orso's helped me to coordinate our post wedding luncheon. Although we were a small party, they made us feel right at home and helped to make our day very special. The food is always great!
Our rehearsal dinner on the patio was dreamy. Twinking lights, grapevine & table setup were enchanting. Guests are still talking about the evening and quality of food. Erich, Chris, Elizabeth, Victor and staff treated us royally! Perfetto!
We were married on june20th 2015th. We really wanted a unique venue and this was the place! The entire staff, food, entire experience was absolutely wonderful. They swiftly turned our ceremony into a reception flawlessly! Highly recommend Orso's❤️
Our intimate wedding dinner at Orso's was perfect. Elizabeth, and the entire staff, throughout the whole process, was so helpful, patient and accommodating. The food, wine, service and atmosphere was superb! We will never forget our special night.
I had my baby shower at Orso’s in their Tiffany Room and my experience was just amazing. The Orso’s Team went above and beyond in every aspect of my shower. The service was flawless and no detail was overlooked. Perfect Venue! Jane
We recently had our Special Wedding Day April 11,2015 at this Fabulous Venue. Ceremony held on the rooftop, Cocktail Hour in the patio area and Reception was held in the Tiffany Room. The Food was Fantastic, Orso's go Above & Beyond. GREAT VENUE.
I planned a company dinner at Orso's. The planning process was a breeze - everyone at Orso's was so accommodating and personable. Between the delicious cuisine and the extremely attentive and professional service, everyone was thrilled!
We rented the entire restaurant for our wedding reception. The decorations were incredible and ambiance was relaxing and festive. I can't say enough about the helpful and detailed minded staff. Everyone enjoyed the food and the party. THANK YOU!
On Saturday, August 3rd 2013 I got engaged to a wonderful, caring, give the shirt off his back for a stranger kind of man. It was one of the most exciting nights of my life. My future husband, Frank and I immediately started talking about having an enga
Planner Elizabeth, Manager Chris and staff were amenable and real pros. The food and services were excellent. We had a very nice rehearsal dinner for 40, including 5 children. With the great weather we had, the terrace was an excellent choice.
Our wedding at Orso’s was everything we imagined! We truly could not have asked for a better experience. The food and service was outstanding. The atmosphere was intimate and romantic. I highly recommend Orso's for an event you'll cherish forever.
Orso's was perfect for our rehearsal dinner. We had 35 guests in the garden and even though it was a shared space, we felt like we had our own area and were easily able to give toasts. The food and service were fantastic, wouldn't have changed a thing! 5