Adler Planetarium Wedding

Adler Planetarium Wedding

4.6 My husband and I got married at the Adler Planetarium in July 2014. We picked the venue because of it’s dramatic view of the city. You really cannot get a better picture of Chicago!We worked with Michelle with Food for Thought catering who was great! Leading up to the wedding, she was very responsive and helpful. FFT is the exclusive caterer for events at the Adler (at least at that time) so if you were set on another caterer Adler might not work. However, I have nothing but great things to say about Michelle and FFT and my guests were gushing about how good the food was!The day of the wedding was when I realized how grateful I was to be working with such an efficient and professional team. I made a last minute change of setting for the ceremony due to weather and Michelle was happy to accommodate, even though I know it was a huge amount of additional work for her and her staff. I am so thankful for their flexibility because as soon as my guests sat down, the clouds disappeared, the skies were a beautiful blue, and I could not have better memories (or pictures) of our setting.The Adler is a gorgeous venue for a ceremony and/or reception, and though you may choose it for its view at first, you will be extremely pleased by the service you receive! Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

My husband and I got married at the Adler Planetarium in July 2014. We picked the venue because of it’s dramatic view of the city. You really cannot get a better picture of Chicago!We worked with Michelle with Food for Thought catering who was great! Leading up to the wedding, she was very responsive and helpful. FFT is the exclusive caterer for events at the Adler (at least at that time) so if you were set on another caterer Adler might not work. However, I have nothing but great things to say about Michelle and FFT and my guests were gushing about how good the food was!The day of the wedding was when I realized how grateful I was to be working with such an efficient and professional team. I made a last minute change of setting for the ceremony due to weather and Michelle was happy to accommodate, even though I know it was a huge amount of additional work for her and her staff. I am so thankful for their flexibility because as soon as my guests sat down, the clouds disappeared, the skies were a beautiful blue, and I could not have better memories (or pictures) of our setting.The Adler is a gorgeous venue for a ceremony and/or reception, and though you may choose it for its view at first, you will be extremely pleased by the service you receive!
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum that is part of Chicago’s Museum Campus, which includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum.  Founded in 1930 by Chicago businessman Max Adler, the Adler is actually America’s first planetarium. Fun fact: Their newly reimagined Grainger Sky Theater opened in May 2011 and is considered the most technologically advanced dome theater in the world. Most ceremonies and receptions take place in the Skyline Solarium. Weather permitting; the tiered outdoor terrace may also be used. The indoor cocktail space is the Welcome Gallery, comprised of modern, white fabric hanging from the ceiling with your choice of seventeen lighting colors to match your décor look.
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

2.4 I had a few problems with the planetarium for my wedding. I’ll first start off by saying that the venue is gorgeous. Nothing beats the skyline views, the harbor views, and the originality of having your reception at the Adler.When trying to solidify the contract with the Adler, I must have gone back and forth with Karen about 10 times. She repeatedly kept making mistakes, missing fees, and adding incorrectly (I actually had to point out to her that the math was wrong by $1000.00 too LITTLE!). I ended up filling out the contract myself and signing it.However — I had originally requested that a newly installed TV monitor be used to show a home-made slideshow of pictures of the two of us growing up. Despite us asking for this WELL before the date, when we asked about it a few days before they said they weren’t aware of this request and they couldn’t find someone to run it with such late notice. My father in law worked very hard on the montage, and I was incredibly upset that no-one was able to appreciate it.Additionally, the night of the reception, with the guests lingering in the main area, we used a back entrance to get to our “room” to drop off all our belongings before making a grand entrance. We were met at the back door by a staff member who essentially walked us over to an elevator, pressed a button, and went back to the door – saying she “couldn’t leave her post”. When we got off the elevator – we had NO IDEA where we were going. My bridal party and I were running around the basement of the Adler for about 10 minutes trying to find someone who knew something about this “room”. We ended up having to go out the elevator, down a hallway, into another elevator, across another hallway, and down a set of stairs — so the girl at the door KNEW it wasn’t a straight shot to this room. This got me so incredibly flustered right before our grand entrance into the reception area. Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

I had a few problems with the planetarium for my wedding. I’ll first start off by saying that the venue is gorgeous. Nothing beats the skyline views, the harbor views, and the originality of having your reception at the Adler.When trying to solidify the contract with the Adler, I must have gone back and forth with Karen about 10 times. She repeatedly kept making mistakes, missing fees, and adding incorrectly (I actually had to point out to her that the math was wrong by $1000.00 too LITTLE!). I ended up filling out the contract myself and signing it.However — I had originally requested that a newly installed TV monitor be used to show a home-made slideshow of pictures of the two of us growing up. Despite us asking for this WELL before the date, when we asked about it a few days before they said they weren’t aware of this request and they couldn’t find someone to run it with such late notice. My father in law worked very hard on the montage, and I was incredibly upset that no-one was able to appreciate it.Additionally, the night of the reception, with the guests lingering in the main area, we used a back entrance to get to our “room” to drop off all our belongings before making a grand entrance. We were met at the back door by a staff member who essentially walked us over to an elevator, pressed a button, and went back to the door – saying she “couldn’t leave her post”. When we got off the elevator – we had NO IDEA where we were going. My bridal party and I were running around the basement of the Adler for about 10 minutes trying to find someone who knew something about this “room”. We ended up having to go out the elevator, down a hallway, into another elevator, across another hallway, and down a set of stairs — so the girl at the door KNEW it wasn’t a straight shot to this room. This got me so incredibly flustered right before our grand entrance into the reception area.
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

With breathtaking skyline views, the Adler Planetarium is a unique and memorable venue for your private event. Whether an event seated for 50 or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by everything the Adler has to offer.
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

From the Vendor One location. A universe of possibilities. With breathtaking skyline views, the Adler Planetarium is a unique and memorable venue for your private event. Whether an event seated for 50 or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by everything the Adler has to offer.
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Adler Planetarium Wedding

One location. A universe of possibilities. With breathtaking skyline views, the Adler Planetarium is a unique and memorable venue for your private event. Whether an event seated for 50 or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by everything the Adler has to offer.
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Despite the unseasonably cold Chicago weather in June, their wedding day was filled with sparkle, a bagpiper, and occasional bursts of sunshine. The Adler Planetarium was full of gorgeous details, each making Kailey + Rob’s Wedding the ‘best day ever.’ Kailey + Rob, I wish you nothing but happiness and a life full of love. It was truly an pleasure working with you both on the Engagement and the Wedding Day. Couples like you remind me why I love my job so much, and I feel blessed to tell your love story