Reviews & Testimonials
302 W. Taylor St.
Grant Park, IL 60940
"I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Scott and Kerry at the Bennett Curtis House are exceptional at what they do. They work with the couple to be married and are very courteous and professional. They help work around your budget and your wants and needs. They help you find all of the vendors, and if you take a package through them, the photographer, cake designer, florist, carriage ride, catering, and reception and ceremony site are all accompanied into the package and you don't have to worry about contacting/finding those vendors. The total price for our wedding is very reasonable considering the exceptional service we received. The pictures of the outdoor wedding are gorgeous and I couldn't be more pleased. I would recommend having your wedding and reception at the Bennett Curtis House to everyone." ~N.S.
"Wonderful! Beautiful! Outstanding! I had planned to hold the reception at our home since my sister wanted a garden reception and our backyard would have been lovely in May, but as the number of guests increased I had to make a quick change of plans. I checked numerous locations and chose the Bennett-Curtis House because Scott was very accommodating and the Garden location they could provide was perfect especially since there was a great location for the band, and dancing as well. The staff was professional and could not have been nicer. Everyone had a lovely time and didn't want the evening to end. It was a perfect spot for a garden reception and I would recommend it without reservation for a wedding or other special event." ~E.H.
"I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN there (The Bennett-Curtis House). They were the best from beginning to end!" ~Angie
"Hello, FOOD SNOB here. Well, if you ever want to take a ride into the country go south and check this place out. This Old Victorian Mansion is quite a dining experience. It is worth the trip because all the food here from Steaks to Seafood is Great. It is different. Check out the Web Site. Then check out the restaurant." ~Carman B
"We had my sister's bridal shower at The Bennett-Curtis House and they did a fantastic job. For those used to more automated systems like electronic contracts and what not, don't be put off by their use of fax machines or written out orders, everything we wanted was perfect and well-organized. If you book a party, I would recommend that you request Lisa as a server. She really helped me this experience as smooth and stress-free as possible for me as the host of our event. The food was great, they have a well-rounded wine list (request the full list, not just the party bar list, it's much more diverse than at first glance) and the setting is very cool and unique in a Victorian mansion. It's also easy to get to from pretty much anywhere in the Chicagoland area since they're off the highway and there's plenty of parking. So if you're looking for a classy, professional and elegant venue in the South Suburbs, I had an awesome experience and would hire them again in the future." ~Melissa K
"I just wanted to thank you for always being so accommodating to (us). I can’t tell you how grateful we are to have a local business that truly cares about their customer service. There aren’t too many restaurants that will go out of their way for our last minute food requests but you are always there for us when we need you. Thank-you once again."~Faith V.
"Excellent service provided throughout process. Everyone went out of their way to help make our day amazing. We were a very small party, only about 30 total and we were treated as if we were spending 10s of thousands of dollars. Highly recommend this venue and all of the persons associated with the business." ~Kelly
"I cannot recommend Bennett-Curtis House highly enough! I was a unique bride with a unique vision: a wedding at a train depot, with a vintage 1950s Americana theme. I wanted food stations, with Americana themed food: mini sliders, grilled cheese, mashed potatoes, salad, etc. I researched probably 2-3 dozen, MINIMUM, different catering vendors in the entire Chicago, suburbs, and central Illinois area. Bennett-Curtis was the only vendor that seemed to already offer and know what they were doing with a food station menu, at a very reasonable cost. So then, of course, I was nervous to try the food. I went with my parents, and while I wouldn't exactly qualify us as foodie experts, we do know good quality food and BCH knocked it out of the park!! Seriously!! Everything was so good, with little twists that made it all a little more gourmet. For example, their mini chicken breast sliders - with sweet mango salsa. I'm not even big on salsa and it was amazing. The number of people we had complimenting the food at our wedding was impressive. Plus, Scott and his staff were incredibly responsible and flexible, almost always getting responses within 24 hours or less via email. If you're planning a wedding anywhere in the North or Central region of Illinois, especially if you have a specific vision for what you want at your wedding, DO NOT leave BCH out of your consideration set - I really don't see how they could disappoint!!" ~Michelle
"Our venue shut down 18 days before the wedding and they helped us out of a tight spot. We should have just gone with them from the beginning! What a great place, staff, and service!!!" ~Katie
"Bennett Curtis House is excellent for your catering needs!! They were right on time, handled the crowd with tact and professionalism. The food was absolutely wonderful and for the money you cannot beat it!! Anything we wanted or needed they accommodated us. If I am planning another event like this I will definitely call them again. They are just absolutely GREAT!!" ~Barbara
"Working with Scott from the Bennett Curtis House was easy. He help us out with anything that he could. The place was beautiful and everyone complimented us on the venue. He accommodated our last minute changes in plans better than we could have asked. We held the Ceremony and the reception there and they really did a great job. The food was great and the grounds made for some really spectacular photos. I would recommend this place to anyone no matter how fancy or informal you want you event to be." ~Dino
"We held our wedding reception at Bennett-Curtis House and could not have been more pleased with their service throughout the entire process from planning to execution. I must first say that we have attended weddings there in the past and always admired the beautiful setting but we were unsure whether we could hold our reception there as my husband has Celiac Disease and he must eat 100% gluten free. The owner went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. He recreated several dishes on the menu, which we were dying to try, in order to make them gluten free and delicious. Such care went into every detail to make our reception exactly what we dreamed of. We even hired them to come to our "post-party" celebration about 15 miles from the venue - they catered and served an amazing mashed potato bar that was exactly what we needed after a long night of celebrating. We had, as most couples do, several scheduling glitches the day of the wedding. BCH was extremely flexible and allowed us to start setting up early, serve dinner a bit late, and so on. The staff at BCH are friendly, attentive, and professional. To sum up the experience, I would say: Gluten Free Heaven! Accommodating beyond belief! Stunning and unique location with fantastic staff and ownership!" ~Jeanne