Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and the answers to those questions! We will add as we feel necessary!
Do I need to get glassware from the caterers?
Yes! We do not supply any of the tableware for dinner. All table glassware (water, wine, champagne) and dinnerware needs to be provided by the caterers.
Can I put 11 guests at a table?
No! Tables are able to seat UP TO 10 guests. It is way too tight for caterers to be able to do the place settings and for guests to sit at. Even if you know your guests “wouldn’t care if it’s tight”, we really really really don’t suggest going above 10 guests at a table.
What does Table Wine Service mean?
Table wine service is when the bartenders come around during dinner to fill the wine glasses. This typically begins when caterers start to put the salads out for plated meals or when people begin getting dismissed to the buffet. Bartenders will come around with 1 red wine and 1 white wine. They typically pick whatever people have been drinking the most of unless you specify otherwise.
What time can I or my vendors arrive at The Bridge?
Standard rental time starts at 12 pm. If you have your ceremony on site you receive early access at 10 am. Everyone has the option of adding additional morning hours for an hourly rate. The earliest we allow access to the venue is 8 am.
If we add an extra Event Hour does that mean the bar is closed during dinner?
No! You can extend the bar package to that 6th hour as well. We have the hourly structure for the bar package so you can be flexible with how you want it to be!
5 hour event with a 4 hour bar = bar closed during dinner
5 hour event with a 5 hour bar = bar open during dinner
6 hour event with a 5 hour bar = bar closed during dinner
6 hour event with a 6 hour bar = bar open during dinner
Why does my coordinator need insurance?
We get this question a lot from couples and coordinators. We had an incident where a coordinator was careless with tealight candles and pampas grass. This lead to a large fire that could have caused serious damage to the building.
There is no way of knowing who or what can cause serious injury or damage on the property on the day of an event. That is why we require ALL vendors to list us and the building owner as additionally insured.
I accidently booked a vendor that does not have insurance.
This vendor told me they had insurance but they mislead me.
What can I do?
This situation can lead to unnecessary stress leading up to the wedding. If they are not able to obtain insurance for the day of the event they will not be allowed to work in our space. There are some third party insurance companies that do “one off” coverages for events that we can recommend. Sometimes this can be costly and the vendor will pass the expense off to you. This is why it is important to vet your vendors and ensure you are hiring professionals, not hobbyists, for your wedding!
We had our wedding at the Bridge on 8/12/2022. This was the PERFECT venue for day. The staff at the Bridge are extremely responsive during the planning process, the bartenders were amazing, and their staff the day of were helpful. The venue itself is gorgeous. It's right in the heart of downtown Lemont, IL. The surrounding area allowed for great outdoor photos by the river as well as some more industrial vibes for pictures around the surrounding buildings. We had about 220 guests at our wedding and felt like we had plenty of room. The outdoor space was perfect for those who wanted a break from dancing. Alissa and Kevin did an amazing job setting up this space and I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
I cannot say enough great things about this beautiful wedding venue! We hosted our wedding here in March 2023 and it was the most amazing experience and a day to remeber. We opted for the microwedding package and Alisa/Stephanie and the team made us always feel as if we were thier #1 priority. They were super responsive with questions and concerns, they were very flexible and understanding of some of the cultural traditional aspects we wanted to incorporate in our ceremony and reception. They took thier time meeting with us and making our vision come to life! They were always so kind and responsive and always put us at ease. Since I had a smaller bridal party we even decided to get ready on site in the bridal suite which helped relieve alot of stress! The staff was all very helpful and attentive during the event and we could not be more thankful. What I loved most was every month they would host open houses for current couples and thier vendors if they wanted to see the space for planning which we definitely took advantage of prior to the wedding! I would recommend this venue to any bride who is looking for a unique and beautiful space! Additionally, all of the pricing was super reasonable! Again, I cannot recommend this venue enough!
Chef by Request was great! We used their catering for a small wedding, and it was a perfect evening. The coordinator Amanda was always helpful and on top of the work, she helped me through all my questions and helped coordinate the wedding cake. She made helpful recommendations as well. The staff were very nice, and they left the kitchen in better condition than they found it. They followed the flow of the evening, and were quiet during the ceremony (which was fantastic!). The food was delicious, literally restaurant quality. The service was great, they brought out what was needed when we needed it (cake, champagne, etc.) I’d recommend it and hire them again! 10/10.
Our wedding was on October 9, 2022 at The Bridge Lemont, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue. We can’t recommend it enough. Great location, beautiful inside area, outside area, plenty of room for all our guests. It was our dream venue. We fell in love with it immediately when we first walked into the venue. Alissa & Stephanie, were amazing and so helpful the entire way through. The staff is very accommodating. They also work with great vendors that they recommend to you.