How to Plan the Perfect Wedding in Chicago - Osteria via Stato Skip Navigation

Osteria via Stato & Pizzeria via Stato

Thank you for choosing to dine with us. To help ensure the safety of our guests and employees during this time, we have set in place new dining standards. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation and loyalty.

Dine-in services will remain at 25% capacity indoors and 50% capacity on the patio.
We’re introducing disposable and digital menus and will maintain thorough sanitation procedures and continuous hand washing.
Guests are required to wear masks while in the restaurant, masks are required during all interactions with the service team and only to be removed when eating or drinking.
All guests will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the restaurant. Any guest with a temperature over 100.0 Degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed to dine with us.
All guests must confirm they have not traveled to any area on the current travel restriction list within the last 14 days
To help offset restrictions on our business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, a 4% surcharge has been added to all guest checks. If you would like this removed, please let us know.

Your continued support and patience during this time are truly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

READ OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDE

Contact Us

Your wedding should be the joyous, stress-free day you have always dreamed of! Michelle Osland, the wedding coordinator at Osteria Via Stato, shares her tips for planning the perfect Chicago wedding.

1) RESEARCH YOUR CITY

Chicago is an amazing city that hosts hundreds of events every year. Double check the events calendar HERE for business conferences, conventions and social events, such as the Chicago marathon. Trying your best to choose a “quieter” Chicago weekend will allow for better pricing on your rehearsal dinner, wedding venue and hotel room blocks.

Also, make sure to consider holiday weekends for your wedding, such as Memorial or Labor Day. Venues are typically less expensive, you can easily host your wedding on a Sunday (which is ALWAYS more reasonably priced) and your guests, especially those traveling, will appreciate the long weekend!

2) KNOW YOUR WEDDING GUEST LIST

We know – this is the hardest part (and just wait until your seating chart). Giving venues a wide range in estimated guest count can result in misquoted spaces or higher minimums​. Of course, the venue needs to be large enough for all of your family, friends and loved ones, but remember – generally 15% will decline the invitation.

 3) DETERMINE WHAT IS (MOST) IMPORTANT

There are so many details to consider when planning your wedding – Invitations, linens, photographers…who will be in the wedding party? What type of florals and décor? A DJ or a band? A wedding cake or a dessert station? Late night food? It can become overwhelming very quickly. Choose 2-3 items that are most important to you & focus on those. Helpful hint: The food – this is one detail your guests will remember. Our wedding guests consistently rave that Osteria Via Stato serves the best wedding food they have ever tasted!

4) DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

We all get caught up in the details! Remember to take a few moments and enjoy your wedding day. It’s a rare occasion that all of the most important people in your life are together in one room, celebrating you. Laugh, dance and love – we will take are of the rest. Promise.

We know that you probably have many more questions about planning the perfect wedding in Chicago. For answers, please call Michelle at 312.642.8450.