Our experienced wedding specialists are here to help you create a truly memorable day. We’ll walk you through the process from the start all the way through the finishing touches. Our personalized service will help you create a beautiful and memorable experience. Let us put all of the finishing touches into place and set the stage for the perfect wedding day. Call 815-229-0800 Ext. #3 and speak with one of our specialists today and begin planning your fairy tale at the most exquisite wedding venue in Rockford, Illinois.
Click the link above for a full description of the Amenities and Elegant Touches that will make your Wedding event truly extraordinary. Private bridal rooms, private entries for the bridal party, custom-designed Ice Sculptures and beautiful floral arrangement centerpieces are just a few of the extras that make Franchesco's the venue for the most memorable wedding experiences.
On August 19, 2017, Franchesco’s catered my wedding at DC Estate Winery. Planning from start to finish was a 5-star experience. We served 130 guests a delicious surf-n-turf with a small filet and orange roughy. Everyone RAVED about the food. It certainly makes a difference when the owner of the restaurant has his sleeves rolled up on a Saturday night working the grill and managing the staff! Bottom line…my husband and I truly enjoyed working with this family. I often joke to people that the one problem with our wedding is that it’s unfortunately only a one-time event. Because if I could do it all over again, I’d do it in a heartbeat, and Franchesco’s would be one of the first calls I’d make!
We had our wedding reception here on July 7th and all I can say is that we couldn't have chosen a better place. We worked with Kim, and from the day we decided this would be our venue until the day we said "I Do" she was wonderful. And the food.....WOW. We chose to have the Boursin fillet, Chicken Madeira, and grilled Salmon served as our entrees. At the end of the night we had so many people telling us how wonderful the food was. Everything was served right on time and there were no long waits between courses. Throughout the night Kim was there if we needed anything. We had the reception in the Sinatra room and it was absolutely beautiful. The lighting, the linens, the decor everything was spot on. Kim also made our wedding cake for us and it was delicious and beautiful. I would recommend anyone to have their reception here. You will not be disappointed! Thanks Kim and the team at Franchescos Ristorante!
We had both our ceremony and reception at Franchesco's and it was a seamless and beautiful experience for our guests. Having a cocktail hour in between across the hall from the room made it a nice way for our guests to keep warm and really enjoy themselves. I anticipated it being a stressful day but Kim handled everything so smoothly. We had a rather large party (155) so they were going to be tight on time to turn the room over. They did it with time spare and even let my family come in and take pictures in front of the head table since it was too cold outside for family portraits. All around a great experience and worth every penny.
Emilee and Ian
I can't say enough about Kim, her daughters and the whole staff. We had our daughters wedding reception at Franchesco's Ristorante. The food and the decorations were perfect. The staff was right there for our every need. We wanted to have the reception there because it was family owned and run. By the time it was over I felt we were part of the family. Our guests were overwhelmed by the whole reception; many said it was the best reception they had ever been to. Everybody loved the food--it was unbelievable. Thank you to Kim, her daughters and the staff. You all are unbelievable, please don't ever change anything.
Audrey and Tyler
My reception was at Franchesco's in Frank's Room on Sept 14. The entire experience with Michelle LaMay and staff was, hands-down, a top-quality experience. It's a few weeks after my wedding and I am still hearing from guests how fabulous the room looked, how good the food was and how attentive the staff were. My vision was to have something like you see in the old Hollywood club photos. My florist knew the room and said not much more was needed as it is already such a great space. On our big night, Michelle checked up on us regularly. The owners even stopped in a few times. They truly make you feel taken care of. Our buffet consistently had fresh food that my guests enjoyed. After my wedding, the first email I received was from Michelle with a sweet message. I was touched. I'm more than happy to answer questions brides have about this venue and am happy to show my photos.
Franchesco’s is a family owned business that takes tremendous pride in making your day as magical as your dreams. With the experience of over 500 weddings, Franchesco’s knows what it takes to deliver in the most important aspects of a Wedding Venue. We pride ourselves on providing the full experience, from your initial booking, through the food quality, level of service, state of the art facility, and personal attention. The biggest compliments we received from guests were that the entire process was so easy, the food was as if they were sitting in our dining room, and the staff took care of everything! We are there every step of the way to ensure your big day is one you will never forget.
Yes- and not just one! You will work with your wedding specialist throughout the entire process, from booking, to your tasting, all the way through your wedding day. Additionally, you will have a banquet captain and an abundance of serving staff, all there to make sure everything flows perfectly. Our expert wedding specialists will make your planning as easy and stress-free as possible…trust us-they are the best!
Yes! We are preferred vendors at numerous off-site Wedding locations including Anderson Japanese Gardens, DC Estates Winery, Nicholas Conservatory, and Midway Village. We also can cater at additional sites, if they allow. We can include linens, plate ware, silverware, kitchen equipment, staffing, etc. Our goal is to never let your guests know they are at an off-site location; rather they are eating right inside our dining room.
Once you are booked there is no refund of your initial deposit. If you need to cancel, your initial deposit is non-refundable, and depending on the date of your cancellation, there may be additional costs. If your event is more than 90 days away and paid in full, we can issue you a credit to be used toward a different event, less your initial non-refundable deposit. Any credits must be used within one year.
Yes! We would love the opportunity to show you the building and discuss the details of your event. Please call us at 1-815-229-0800 or click below to complete the request for information. We will make sure we schedule a time with one of our wedding specialists. We typically schedule tours from 11 am - 7 pm during the week, and we can often accommodate tours on Saturdays and occasional weekday evenings.
Yes! Our state of the art systems are available for rent and can be included into your package price. Equipment includes projectors, audio speakers, microphones, LED Lighting, and more! We also have a plug-and play-option in which you can bring in your iPod or music supply and plug directly into our overhead systems.
There is $2000 room rental fee if you require use of our entire Grand Ballroom. This will include everything from your Risers, Head Table, Audio Visual Equipment, Dance Floor, Standard Linens, China, Votives, Mirror Tiles, Cake Table, Gift Table, and additional tables as requested.
If you would like to add a Cocktail Hour in our one-of-a-kind Frank’s Room, there is a $500 fee. This will include all cocktail table setup, Audio Visual Equipment, Signature Drink Table and Votives.