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Franchesco's weddings

Delicious Banquet Cuisine

Expect the same remarkable culinary experience from Rockford's elite restaurant for small and large parties.

Weddings with a Family Touch

Creating remarkable memories is our top priority. Your wedding experience is more than an event to us, it's the start of your family. Our family is honored to host your special day.

Rockford's Top Wedding Guide

Planning your wedding shouldn't feel like a full-time job. After creating hundreds of experiences, we go beyond the venue and the food to guide our brides-to-be through a stress-free wedding celebration.

What our couples are saying

Everything was amazing. The attention to all the details, food, decor, service and planning with Kim and her staff went perfect. The venue is picture perfect and elegant for celebrating your wedding. The food was sublime. Our wedding was big, it did not stop Franchescos from delivering hot perfectly cooked entrees to all our guests in a timely fashion.

– Teresa Marikes

This team goes out of their way to make your day special and to make sure the wedding runs smoothly. I couldn’t have imagined being married anywhere else. Kim and her team take care of you like family.

– Molly Ann

It is a lovely venue but it truly is the people who make all the difference. That means listening to all the details that the family wants, providing a nice venue and having delicious food and they did all of this and more. So do not hesitate to have your ceremony and reception here!!!

– Tawnya Reynold

I cannot rave enough about this establishment. Everything was perfect for our big day, from the charger plates to the plated meal. The food, wine, and the atmosphere are perfect for a wedding. The wedding staff has a great working relationship with many vendors in the area and manages any "crisis" that arises so that you can focus on your celebration. I would highly recommend having your reception at Franchesco's Ristorante.

– Brittany Smith

"The absolute best wedding reception I have been to" is something I heard from A LOT of our guests... The staff set up everything and tore down everything and just let us enjoy our night with no worries whatsoever...that shows they really care and why Franchescos is the best place to have your special event. Thank you to Kim and the entire Franchescos staff!

– Quinton Davies

the venue at Franchescos

Positioned in an ideal location in Northern Illinois, our restaurant and event center is the perfect place to hold your wedding reception or your wedding ceremony. The building features multiple banquet halls and a gorgeous patio and lounge for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.


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Selected Vendors

Your wedding is a team effort. Our bridal guides have hand-picked our favorite local wedding vendors to help you choose the specialists to create your dream wedding.


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