If you're considering Viper Alley for a wedding, you should book it immediately. My wife I and got married here and it was phenomenal! Chris and Laurie were the the best to work with, who went above and beyond throughout our planning and during our reception. The venue itself was absolutely amazing, one of a kind. The guests could not stop raving about the environment, the service and the dessert spread Viper Alley provided. So many compliments, all which were very well deserved. It blew all our expectations out of the water. Thanks to everyone involved for helping make our day perfect! Highly recommend this place for a wedding or any large event, you will not be disappointed.
We couldn't have been more pleased with Viper Alley as the venue for our son's Bar Mitzvah party last weekend! The space is amazing, the staff is helpful (thank you so much, Laurie!!) and the food was delicious. We loved the lighting package which included the montage and all of the lighting during the party. We hired a DJ and dancers and Emcee from Energy Productions, and we hired M & M Special Events to do our centerpieces. The room looked AMAZING and the party was so much fun. Viper Alley accomodated every request- including finding out that 3 of our guests were gluten intolerant THE NIGHT BEFORE THE PARTY. Viper Alley offered to steam veggies and bake chicken with no sauce for these guests, at the very last minute. Carrie Shultz was our day-of planner and helped Laurie run everything smoothly. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you for EVERYTHING, Viper Alley!!
Lori. was great to work with and helped make the day perfect. A few of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended!
I think everything...except the weather...was perfect. Wouldn't surprise me if you didn't get some more referrals from this event. My brother lives in Lake Zurich and has 3 daughters. He has already said he will be booking that when his daughter get married.
Had so many compliments on the food and venue. Especially receiving great marks were the skirt steak and the sweet table. So many positive comments! Loved having the TV's on for the Hawks game...that was a hit. (Nice that they won the game that night, too.) So glad we chose the dessert table over the wedding cake. Many said they would take that over cake any day. And, I loved the way you personalized it us.
I had my wedding reception at viper alley in May, it was FABULOUS!!
Overall, we had a wonderful night, created some incredible life long memories and had such a blast! Viper Alley helped us make all of that come true! Thank you!
At the end of the night, the staff manager, Chris, helped us cart our centerpiece things, flowers and all other decorations/gifts down to our car as well as to the hotel. He really went above and beyond! It's the little details like these that really make a huge difference in service.
The room was set exactly as I had envisioned and the staff worked quickly and efficiently to make sure everything was "just so". Halfway through the night, I had to laugh, because the staff kept asking if I was okay and I'm just not used to that kind of attentive attention! It was great knowing that the staff was so on top of things, it really helped me to feel relaxed knowing everything was being taken care of!
We had the ceremony on stage in the main room, then cocktail hour in the bar by the kitchen as the staff re-set the main area for dinner and dancing. Dinner was served buffet style as well as passed (we chose a variety of small plates instead of a large plated meal). We kept the bowling lanes open the entire night and our guests really LOVED that! Everything was PERFECT! We have gotten so many compliments on the courtesy of the staff, the quality of the drinks, and tastiness of ALL the food!
My husband and I were married July 30, 2016 at Viper Alley. From day one, we were so excited to have our wedding in this space. It was the fun and funky atmosphere we were hoping for and it had just enough of a bar/club feel that it truly was perfect for our evening ceremony and late night reception. The event planner, Laurie, is so easy to work with. She is very communicative and is not afraid to share her thoughts and give suggestions. Every question we had, she answered in a very timely manner and she left no area undiscussed. I have a lot of friends who have recently been married and they cannot say the same for their venues!
Laurie, I cannot praise nor thank you and your staff enough for the incredible care, service, attention, etc. that you all gave us this past 3 October for our reunion event!!
The accolades continue to come in via facebook, email and phone calls to each and every one of us on the committee. I couldn't imagine really what the venue could be, how it would be arranged, how the buffet would be served, etc. I had no expectations at all, other than the agreement you presented to us was the fairest and most reasonable for our group.
You and Ronnis put together an amazing event! And your staff! WOW! From your doorman to the bathrooms -- everything was just perfect! And never was there a better reunion than our Niles East, West and North 50th Reunion!
We wanted to thank you once again for everything you did to help us have an absolutely amazing wedding. Rob and I were blown away by just how everything turned out and how extraordinarily beautiful the venue was. You took the time to make our vision a reality and even take it to the next level we never thought possible. Whenever we had a request the simple answer was always "sure". You made the planning easy and stress-free and for that alone we couldn't be more grateful. Everyone went above and beyond for us and it was those little things that made it all even better.
The venue itself was amazing. Many of our guests have told us that they really didn't know what to expect having not been there before, but were delighted. They have all told us how the venue was "us" and how it was unique, edgy, beautiful and elegant all in one. They loved the vibe, the lighting, the space and the fact that the entire venue was ours.
“Viper alley was a wonderful place to host a wedding. We had many comments on how good the service was and food tasted. Previous to our special day, Laurie and the entire staff were extremely competent in making sure all our arrangements were to our liking. It is absolutely a great venue for music and lighting. All our expectations for our special day were met. Because of the excellent staff, we were able-to thoroughly enjoy our wedding day.”
“I can’t thank you enough for everything you and your staff did to make “ORT Rocks!” a success! VIPER ALLEY WAS TRULY A PERFECT VENUE — logistically and stylistically. Everyone really loved the look and feel of the place. With Viper Alley’s help, we were able to raise more than $150,000 for the “kav” ORT Program.”
“Thank you so much for helping make our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration a truly memorable event!!! The venue was perfect for a fun filled dance party enjoyed both by the kids and adults. THE VIPER ALLEY STAFF WAS FLEXIBLE AND RECEPTIVE to whatever requests I made and provided wonderful/professional/responsive service.”
“This is the first event that I can remember where the attendees came up to me for DAYS after the event just raving about it! Viper Alley was a raging success…from the excellent food, the attentive and super friendly staff and the awesome atmosphere, everyone that attended talked about what a great place it was! MY BOSS WASN’T SURE WHAT TO EXPECT BUT CAME AWAY VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE ENTIRE EVENT…saying that this was the best party in years! Needless to say, we are planning on having next year’s affair at Viper Alley, too! Thank you for making it all come together so easily!”
“Laurie, Chris and their entire Viper Alley staff are great to work with. They are so accommodating, anticipate guests’ needs and go above and beyond to ensure every event is smooth and memorable. The venue is unlike any other in the suburbs, and feels like you are partying in the city. The food is great, the space is perfect and the lighting and video capabilities are unparalleled. It’s the whole package, unique, great food and drinks, great ambiance and wonderful service!!!”
"We recently had our son’s Bar Mitzvah at Viper Alley and couldn’t have been more pleased with how well this venue worked out for our event. Laurie, the event coordinator was extremely accommodating and organized! She always returned our emails, phone calls, etc immediately and had an answer for all our questions. The food was delicious and plentiful. The waitstaff was friendly and very attentive to our guests needs. Having the amazing sound system and lighting system that Viper has was an added bonus. We would definitely recommend Viper Alley to anyone and are so grateful to Laurie and the Viper Alley staff for such an amazing, memorable evening!"
"Held a company dinner and entertainment event here. What a great venue! Great food and entertainment. Salmon was some of the best I’ve ever had. Staff was extremely friendly and very responsive.
And the band! Sing with the Band Karaoke was awesome. Joe, David and Scott were amazing!
Loved the bowling, too.
Great place, great food, great entertainment."
"As a former meeting planner, I can tell you that this is outstanding venue. We hosted a party for over 400 people with a famous musical entertainer, and I can tell you that from start to finish it was a prefect event! Our contact, Laurie was so knowledgeable and helpful. The venue itself is really cool, the food is great, the acoustics were good, and the staff went above and beyond to make the party successful. Chris, the manager, was on hand for all of our needs and each and every staff member couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful (to us and our guests.) I would definitely host another party at Viper Alley and also recommend it to others."
"We had out son’s Bar Mitzvah in June… my wife and son did all the planning and worked with Laurie. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when we arrived, everything was under control and Laurie and her team were FANTASTIC! Everyone had a great time… the food was great and they made everything seem so easy.
This is a great venue for any event, but its really Laurie and her team that made it so nice."
"Laurie, Chris and their entire Viper Alley staff are great to work with. They are so accommodating, anticipate guests’ needs and go above and beyond to ensure every event is smooth and memorable. The venue is unlike any other in the suburbs, and feels like you are partying in the city. The food is great, the space is perfect and the lighting and video capabilities are unparalleled. It’s the whole package, unique, great food and drinks, great ambiance and wonderful service!!!"