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Lifescapes at Montefiori Reportedly Closes

The banquet hall's phone number and website were shut down Monday; brides were reportedly notified of the closing via email.

, a banquet center and and reception hall in Lemont, has reportedly closed its doors.

Montefiori, located at 11250 Archer Ave., was closed off by chains Monday afternoon. As of 1 p.m., its phone line is disconnected and its website, www.montefiori.com, is shut down.

In an email to Patch on Monday, wedding photographer Robin Stephens said she was contacted by a client who heard Montefiori had closed but has been unable to get any further information.

Village officials did not immediately return calls from Patch, but a number of commenters on various websites claim they received certified letters from Montefiori over the weekend.

"Just recieved a certified letter that Montefiori is closing after I had already put a down payment down," said one commenter on Chicago Citysearch. "My wedding was to be in 6 Months and now I have to start all over and find somewhere with the same date. This is so sad and I'm even considering going from a 150 person wedding to go and elope because I cant do it all over again."

Similar comments were posted on Montefiori's listings on Google and Yelp.com.

"Yes I too had my wedding planned for June 2012 and received certified mail that they were closing down," Kristy D. of Joliet wrote on Yelp. "I'm so upset and mad about the whole thing. We too had the down payment put down.

"We just found out yesterday so I'm still trying to take it all in and figure out what to do but they have ruined pretty much my wedding. We are trying to figure out where we are going to go from here."

"I really liked this place, and was looking forward to our June 16 wedding, but I just found out that it closed," wrote Kelly C. of Willowbrook.  "We still haven't received any notification. So now we have to figure out what to do about our wedding that is six months away.  

"The thing is it would have been really nice to know sooner when we actually had time to act on a plan B. Now we have to figure out what to do and I am in the process of contacting all of our other vendors. I am so disappointed and feel really let down."

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valerie valentino December 09, 2011 at 05:54 PM
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La Cuisine Catering December 09, 2011 at 09:00 PM
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Jennifer December 11, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Hello...My name is Jennifer and I am the banquet manager at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor, IL. I wanted to reach out to all of you couples that have been left in this situation, I can't even imagine what you must be feeling. We still have dates available in 2012 including some prime Saturdays in June. We would certainly be willing to work with you to make sure you have the amazing wedding you deserve and turn this back into a happy occasion!! Please feel free to contact me by phone or email for more info and to check availabilty. Check out our website and facebook page for photos, reviews and more info as well. Sincerely, Jennifer Jennifer Sjoblom Idlewild Country Club 19201 Dixie Hwy. Flossmoor, IL 60422 708-798-0514 x-15 www.idlewildcc.net Find us on Facebook for more info and photos!!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flossmoor-IL/Idlewild-Country-Club/340478802052#!/pages/Flossmoor-IL/Idlewild-Country-Club/340478802052
Daniel T. Bochlas December 15, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Dear Brides & Grooms: I just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know that Taste Of Home Catering has been successfully finding venues for brides & grooms that are in need of a venue for their 2012 Weddings! We provided excellent & delicious food & catering for Montefiori for the 2010 & 2011 seasons & have received fabulous reviews & awards; many have book there because they knew we provided all the food! Please do not hesitate to contact me to help you more. Thank you to all the brides & grooms that have already reached out to me...we look forward to making your special day even more amazing! Happy Holiday's to you all & many blessings & love for a Great New Year. Very Truly Yours, Daniel T. Bochlas Sales & Marketing Manager Taste of Home Catering, Inc. 5815 South Madison Avenue Hinsdale, IL 60521 phone: 630-323-7979 fax: 630-323-8482 tohcdaniel@aol.com www.tasteofhomecatering.com "Like" Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taste-Of-Home-Catering/198934273456822 "Customized Catering For Your Needs..."

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