Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between The Loft and The Mica?

The Loft is an open air building with three large doors that raise up and is available to rent all year. The Mica is an upscale cathedral tent and is available to rent April to October. Both The Loft and The Mica feature outdoor areas with beautifully landscaped courtyards, gardens, water and fire features and are heated and air-conditioned.

How many people can the facility seat?

The Loft building can seat up to 180 guests on the main floor with additional seating upstairs in the Loft Area. The Mica tent can seat up to 400 guests.

When can I get into the facility to decorate and what are the restrictions for decorating?

You are allowed to come in up to 2 hours the day of your wedding , to set up any decorations, centerpieces and other details.  Details and Décor must be approved prior to setting up.  Please make arrangements for all items to be set up and taken down and brought home at the end of the Wedding.  If you choose to have CD & ME set up your items and take them down, the cost would begin at $300.00.  Please let your Event Coordinator know if you are interested in this option.  CD & ME is NOT responsible for setting up any items and items left overnight. 

Do I have to serve a meal at the wedding reception?
No. We can accommodate all types of receptions. We have had receptions with no food, light appetizers, heavy appetizers, buffet style, family style and plated dinners.

Do you do your own catering or can I bring in an outside caterer of my choice?
CD & ME has an exclusive caterers list. They all specialize in different price ranges. We ask that our guests pick from one of our own caterers.

What is the size of your dance floor?
Our dance floor size depends on the amounts of guests attending your event.

Can I bring in my own alcohol?
No. Our liquor license issued by Will County restricts us on bringing in alcohol not purchased through our own vendors.

Do you offer tours of the banquet facility?
We ask that guests please call to schedule an appointment with our wedding coordinator at (815) 469-7315 or email us at

Is your facility Handicapped Accessible?
Yes, with the exception of the upstairs loft. The washrooms are also handicapped accessible.

Can I bring home leftover food from the reception?
No, unfortunately Will County Health Department regulations prohibit guests from taking home uneaten food, with the exception of leftover wedding cake, which we will be happy to package for you to take home.