Weddings at Abbington Banquets




Abbington Distinctive Banquets is a wedding venue located in Glen Ellyn, IL. This setting is defined by its undeniable elegance, down to its finest details and décor. Its photogenic ballrooms, high-quality cuisine, and attentive service will be sure to make your special day unforgettable. Abbington Distinctive Banquets was first established in 2002, and is owned and operated by the dedicated Fabbri family. They have decades of experience in the wedding planning industry, dating back to 1969, and strive to make all couples feel welcome at their venue.

Located in the suburbs of Chicago, this secluded property boasts stunning architecture inside and out, to give your ceremony and reception a fairytale ending. Weddings from 150 up to 800 guests can be easily accommodated in their multiple ballrooms and pre-gathering areas. Delicate crystal chandeliers hang from the ceilings, adding a sophisticated aesthetic to any nuptial theme. Each space features large windows decorated with romantic drapery, to provide both outside views and plenty of natural light. Double doors lead from the pre-function space to the ballroom, to give you a grand entrance to your reception. Guests can be seated around the spacious Maplewood dance floor, for an easy transition from dinner to dancing. Dressing suites are also available onsite, where you and your wedding party can prepare in luxury. The team’s professional wedding planners will work alongside you and help you achieve your dream theme. Their detailed table arrangements, full-length linens, and Chiavari chairs will be arranged into any formation you prefer. From your cocktails to your wedding cake, the onsite catering team will customize your menu to complete your nuptial vision. The onsite staff of greeters, servers, and bartenders will be present during your day, to ensure you and your guests are properly cared for.


What Couples are Saying:

“My husband and I could not be happier with how our wedding went at the Abbington. We had cocktail hour and the reception there. We worked with Kathy and she went above and beyond- we love her!! She accommodated our every ask and was so great to work with. Everything from the initial email to the last song of the night- the staff did an amazing job. The food was excellent and we are still hearing feedback from our friends and family about how awesome the wedding was! Thank you Kathy and the rest of the Abbington banquet” – Brittany S


“Wow! We are so so so thankful we had our wedding here. First of all, the venue is GORGEOUS – we ended up doing both our ceremony and reception here! Starting with the packages, so much is included it’s so helpful!!! The cake and centerpieces were included (and both vendors they work with for those were incredible). They also provide a list of recommended vendors they’ve worked with for other aspects of the wedding. You can purchase late night snacks through them as well as a plethora of different cocktail hour add-ons and we chose to utilize their candy station offering for favors (huge hit)! They have so many options!! Now onto the organization, amazing! The original point of contact we had went on maternity leave and chose to stay home with her baby, so we were switched to someone new about 4 months before our wedding. You would’ve never known! The notes they all take must be incredible because Tara picked up our wedding as if we’d been working with her the whole time. She was up to date on all the details of our wedding! The communication leading up to the event was wonderful – very timely and answered all our questions! Now onto the wedding itself! WOW! All of the staff were so kind and so helpful – Tara was there the whole day to help facilitate everything and keep us on schedule. Everyone was so extra attentive to us as well as our parents to ensure we were all taken care of. Nothing but great feedback from everyone involved on how well the venue took care of us and ensured our day went smoothly! Could not recommend enough!” – Jamie W


“The Abbington was our dream venue!! Not only does it have a STUNNING appearance with big beautiful chandeliers and a huge ballroom dance floor, but the staff was SO great to work with! Tara was absolutely amazing and helped make the planning process stress free with her calm, sweet personality! She was always quick to respond to my multi-question emails, she was so polite to my crazy family and made sure our day ran exactly as planned and it truly did! Our guests are still raving about how beautiful it was to this day, saying they felt like they were at a fairytale wedding! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue to anyone in the search process! This was the first place I was interested in while scrolling through The Knot because of its beautiful appearance, but the staff helped this venue go above and beyond my expectations! Thank you Abbington for helping us have the best day EVER!” -Kourtney B