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A Cocktail Wedding At Praire Productions

tony lonni

When Tony and Loni came to Cork for their Wedding Reception they wanted to let go of the traditional, formal, multi-course dinner to a more ramped up, good time, elegant cocktail party instead.

By turning the “mingling hour” into the main event (hors d’oeuvres are usually guests’ favorite part of the evening anyway) and including only the meaningful-to-you traditions, their celebration focused on their family and friends, and the memories they were creating.


The Venue & Decor

With a more cocktail party theme anywhere—an art gallery, a favorite neighborhood bistro, or a historic house can be the perfect spot. Tony and Loni chose to have their wedding at Prairie Productions in the West Loop of Chicago. The space is rented as a industrial photography/event loft space with 20ft high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows.

outside praire

Natural light envelops the whole room while the space is painted white allowing customers to customize the the feel. Loni’s vision was to have more of a swanky cocktail party so she chose elegant grey linen and complemented it with an assortment of succulents and floral for the tables and the food stations. As the daylight faded, the room and entertainers were lit by the Japanese lanterns and multi-color up-lights filling the room with beautiful random color splashes throughout the night.

paraire inside



Custom Touches of Succulents

The bride and groom choose to incorporate succulent plants into their wedding décor which added such a striking accent to the venue.



The Menu

cheese station

Charcuterie Tray with raw honeycomb


veg station

Raw Veggie Station with spinach dip, roasted hummus and fresh made guacamole



Raw Seafood Station with tuna and salmon ceviche, shrimp cocktail and peekytoe crabs claws


antipasta station

Antipasto and Caprese Skewers


carving station

Tenderloin Carving Station and Mashed Potato Bar



We wish Tony and Loni many years of love and happiness. Thank you for letting us at Cork help make this day a memory forever.

Special thanks to Windy City Linens and Halls Rental for their professional and superior service. For more information on letting Cork or Corky’s Catering plan your wedding or special event please give us a call at (630) 396-3030 or fill out our contact us form.

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2 Responses to “A Cocktail Wedding At Praire Productions”

  • Tony

    Thank you to Matt, Sam and all the wonderful people at Cork! We had a tight budget, many unusual requests and frankly, we changed our minds a lot along the way. The people at Cork were sooo helpful and understanding. When the day came, everything was absolutely wonderful and beyond delicious! Because it was an atypical wedding, I thought we would have issues on the day of. But, because of Cork, it was the perfect wedding!

    2 years ago Reply
    • LK

      Yeah……what he said! :)
      Cork was amazing and is so incredibly recommended!
      Frankly I can’t wait to have another event we can utilize you for!

      2 years ago
A Cocktail Wedding At Praire Productions