Testimonials

My husband and I just had our wedding reception at the Pavillion on January 4,2014 and it was amazing!!! Our guests raved about the food and said it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. My husband and I completely agree! The hall was beautiful and the staff was overly helpful and accommodating. If you are looking for a place to have a big event consider Meson Sabika! Call Julie or Katie, both of which were extremely helpful!

 Kristin Montagano

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Dear Meson Sabika wedding staff,

John and I wanted to take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude for all your hard work and efforts to make our day that much more special! Your talents go unnoticed as each of our guests still talk about how unique our wedding reception was. The first thing anyone mentions is the food. It was so nice to open so many more people’s minds to the unique flavors Spanish food has to offer. Beyond that, we really appreciate all the time Katie spent with us to help prepare for our big day. She was fantastic! Bianca was amazing the day of. She continuously checked in with us to make sure we were happy and well taken care of. We also appreciate the fact that you extended our time a half hour as we were a little behind schedule. All your flexibility was greatly appreciated!

The Madecks

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Hi Julie,

I apologize it took me so long to send this email.  Lee and I wanted to express how appreciative we are of everything you did for our day.  Our families and friends have expressed how pretty the venue was and how incredible the service was.  They loved the food and have talked about going back.  I really want to acknowledge the service of the staff who were always right there to make sure all our guests as well as us had everything we needed.  My sister told me they checked in with her several times to see what was needed.  I really felt I could just enjoy my day and did not worry about what was going on there, it was all taken care of.  I know you all went out of your way to accommodate some of our requests.  Being able to enjoy the DJ and the use of the bridal suite suite being two of those.  I have already recommended you to others.  Please share with the staff and owner how much we enjoyed having our wedding there and look forward to planning future events with you.  First though Lee and I would like to try the food we had ordered, we both got so caught up we never ate .  I can not express enough how grateful we are and what a wonderful job everybody did.

Thank you,

Julie and Lee

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Meson Sabika is a true GEM of the western suburbs. We are very lucky to have found them for our wedding reception of 185. The space is so unique and beautiful – it is well maintained, beautifully decorated, fit 185 comfortably, and has a great outdoor patio for your guests. The level of service from Julie and Katie is unmatched – they were so responsive during the planning process and we were always on the same page about everything. The flow of the evening was perfect thanks to the on point service from the staff and Bianca. The food was fantastic, our guests were highly impressed. The prices are so reasonable, which allowed us to have the wedding we really wanted without having to sacrifice a thing. Our experience with Meson Sabika was wonderful.

Deirdre

Wedding: 5/2/2015

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So glad I chose Meson Sabika to host our rehearsal dinner. The staff was so helpful and accommodating!! We even had to move our rehearsal lunch time a few hours on the day of the rehearsal and they accommodated. The restaurant is gorgeous and the food was delicious! I will definitely be going back as a regular dinner guest.

Shann Grewal

Event held on: 2/13/2015

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I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Meson Sabika. We had the privilege of working with Julie Bell in their events department, and she was such a super hero in our wedding planning process! She was prompt to respond, accommodating, enthusiastic and supportive regardless of what challenges came up. The food was phenomenal – our guests loved it – and the staff the night of our wedding was amazing. Everyone from the bartenders to the event staff to the kitchen staff were accommodating, kind, thoughtful and professional. The owner even stopped by to thank us and see if there was anything he could do. The space itself (we had our reception in the pavilion) is beautiful and the grounds were great for photos as well! I cannot recommend Meson Sabika enough – they were easily the best choice we made for our wedding day!

Elizabeth Faasse

Wedding: 11/15/2014

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Julie and Katie are wonderful and easy to work with. They are very responsive and extremely helpful. On the night of our wedding day, the owner personally came and thanked us for choosing Meson Sabika to celebrate our special day. The head waiter is also very good at coordinating with us the timing of the evening. Overall, we had a great experience and plan to come back to celebrate other occasions here.

Thao Wei

Wedding: 9/19/2014

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The venue was perfect. We were unsure of the weather, but they assisted with 3 different plans for our ceremony. However, the day turned out perfect. Julie was our wedding planner, and she felt as if I was working with a friend. The food was fantastic, and the venue was perfect. I did not hear of one complaint. The service was fantatic. We felt our money was well spent on memories that will last us the rest of our lives

Stacey Menard

Wedding: 6/20/2014

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First, I want to start off by thanking Katie Williams for being such an amazing wedding coordinator and always having a smile on her face every time I met with her! She’s wonderful!! If you have never seen Meson Sabika before, you MUST go for dinner. The food is phenomenal! When my husband and I got engaged we had envisioned a reception that was different from your normal wedding reception with amazing food, and oh boy did we get that and much much more. From the moment we booked the pavilion to the moment we stepped foot in the venue, the wedding coordinators were right by our sides – literally! Katie showed up at our cocktail hour to make sure everything was going as planned – simply amazing! The bartenders were also very accommodating and catered to our every need.

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When planning our wedding, having the ceremony and reception in one place was very important. We got married in the east garden and flowed seamlessly into the cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing. Mid-planning, the events department changed hands and we found ourselves dealing with two different people. I was originally nervous about that, but Julie and Katie were amazing, answering questions and getting back to me about details no matter how small. We went through the final details a week before the wedding and on the day, everything was perfect. The service staff was amazing, bringing us hors d’oeuvres and drinks while we were finishing pictures with our parents and wedding party while the rest of the guests were enjoying their own in the pavilion. The food is amazing, and a month later, we’re still getting compliments on the food and atmosphere.

Wedding: 09/08/2013

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We had our ceremony in the Rose Garden and our Reception in the Pavilion. We were able to have approximately 200 guests for our outdoor ceremony. Many venues we looked at did not have a large enough outdoor space for this. We received many compliments from guests on the quality of the food and the beautiful reception room. The staff was able to help with any special requests we had. We asked if we could have a nacho bar as a late night snack and this was a big hit with our guests. Overall, we were very happy with our wedding at Meson Sabika. It was a unique venue that created a special overall experience for us.

Wedding: 08/17/2013

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I am so happy I had my wedding at Meson Sabika! We had an outdoor Fountain Patio ceremony and a reception in the Pavilion. Leading up to the wedding, I must have called my event planner, Katie, over 20 times, and she was always friendly, professional and accommodating. Everything turned out absolutely perfect and so much better than I could have imagined. Katie was such a pleasure to work with and I was so happy to see her there on my actual wedding day! Katie, my party captain, and the pavilion manager made sure me, my husband, and our bridal party were taken care of & happy throughout the wedding day. The food was delicious, the venue is gorgeous, and the staff was wonderful.

Wedding: 06/15/2013

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My husband and I recently were at Meson Sabika for our wedding reception (5.26.13) and it was beyond words!!!! When we were looking to book our venue, my husband found Meson since we both love tapas. As soon as we visited the venue, we knew we HAD to have our reception there! We were so excited they had our date available, and could not wait to share our day with them! 
Everything was amazing on the wedding. The staff were extremely attentive (from the moment my husband and I entered, they were catering to our every needs), to making sure all our VIP guests (i.e. parents of the bride/groom, grandparents, bridal party, etc) were taken care of. During dinner, we had a few guests who were unable to eat gluten food…they immediately made them up specialty plates without hesitation! Even guests who wanted something particular (i.e. without a sauce), they brought them one within minutes. 
We would recommend Meson Sabika not only for their amazing food, but their Pavillion is breathtaking and their staff were brilliant. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Wedding: 05/26/2013

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Thank you so much for everything. It was a beautiful day for us. Your establishment was beautiful! Perfect size and everyone loved the food. But I really want to thank the wait staff. The gentleman helping us yesterday were WONDERFUL!! So attentive and polite. Over all everything was great! Thank you all so much! 

Joyce and Joel Champ

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My event was amazing!  You all were so warm and welcoming.  The service was first rate.  The room was beautiful!  Everyone was so accommodating.  I loved the special touches like bringing my grandaughter an ice cream profiterole with a candle.  It was her birthday and you didn’t know that ahead of time but you went out of the way to make it special for her.

My niece was so happy with her special meal.  She said that it was delicious and she felt very comfortable.  All the guests raved about the food and sangria. Thanks so much again for all your effort.  You are true professionals and artists. I hope to have more events with you in the future.

Liz Chael 

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My family and I had a fantastic time at Meson Sabika.  Eddie, Josue and staff provided us with excellent service during dinner.  The food was delicious! We will be back in the near future.  We appreciate all the help you and your staff provided us with. 

 Thank you!

 Maria Rojas

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Dear Julie and Katie,

Everything was perfect!  Thank you so much!  Uriel and the rest of your staff  were great.  The weather cleared and everything went off without a glitch.  And the food, as always, was wonderful!  I really can’t think of anything that could have been improved upon.

Thanks again.
Barb Shufeldt

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Our experience with you was perfect!!  I’ve been talking you up to everyone I see. Everyone at the party raved about the food and the service. Thank you so much. If you sent me one of those surveys under the question would u recommend us I would check the “definitely” box. I have also raved about you two and how well you worked with me. Thanks again. 

Sandy Petrille 

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Your venue was absolutely wonderful. Great food great atmosphere! My family and I were very satisfied and will definitely come back. Julie and Katie were very helpful and great to work with. Thanks again! 

Loren Kramer

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Hello Katie,

I was very pleased with the shower held on 7/13/13.  You and the other account managers were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.  The food was delicious and many guests commented on how much they enjoyed lunch.  The service by Uriel was excellent.  He handled everything very well & I was able to sit and enjoy my guests.  He went over all details and I knew exactly what would happen and when.  I would like to ask that you extend a big “thank you” to all your staff that made our shower so very nice.  

 Thank you for everything.  Take care, Rita Thompson 

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Sunday’s shower was fabulous!  Your food was surpassed only by the graciousness of your staff as a whole and specifically Geo.  His attentiveness and attention to detail were spectacular.  Each guest felt welcomed and extraordinarily serviced.  It was worth every penny. Thanks for all of YOUR attention to detail!  I look forward to visiting again in the fall and Holiday seasons.

Warmest Regards,

Tiye Hayes

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Meson Sabika was a lovely venue and your staff were a joy to work with. From my first email contact back in January to “Eddie” who worked my bridal shower in April, I had only positive experiences. My emails and questions were answered promptly. My room was set up perfectly. My guests are still talking about the delicious food!

Thank you!

Sue Fleming

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Thank you so much for all your help during our bridal shower. The servers were phenomenal! There was never a moment when we were in need for food and drink. The men even extended a hand with helping us bring up gifts to the second floor and helped escort some of the women up in heels.

Katie was more than helpful, answering all our questions, leaving us with a great impression of ever hosting there again. We would in a heartbeat, everyone commented on how great the shower was.

The food was served warm and was plentiful, which was a concern with the tapas style menu I had chosen without appetizers. Everyone left full and very satisfied. Again, more comments from many how much they enjoyed the food, and were asking if you served dinner, hours, etc… It was a great experience overall!

Debra Bacon

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Thank you for your email and it was wonderful having our wedding at Meson! The guests loved the food, the wait staff was amazing and everything went smoothly. Meson was a special place before and now it will always be. Thank you for making the planning fun and easy. I also liked that the owner came out to see us and it made it a lovely personal experience. So, I will recommend Meson for any future brides I know and we will see you soon.

Thanks again

Emily and Greg