FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I have my event at Dream Palace?
We have been in the business for more than 25 years, and our experience is more than words can say. We are dedicated to making sure your event is as memorable as possible for years to come. We devote the entire property to your event. We also have free and ample parking. We take our time to check every detail, to make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible. We include in our packages the most popular items to make it very easy for our customers.
When can I visit Dream Palace?
We recommend making an appointment with us, to give you our undivided attention to plan your special event. We make appointments on Tuesdays through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. To visit the banquet hall on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday an appointment is required. Please feel free to contact us, to set up an appointment.
How do I reserve my date at Dream Palace?
In order to reserve your day, we require you to sign a contract and make a deposit in either cash or cashiers check.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, cashiers check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. For your final payment, we only accept either cash or a cashier’s check. Personal checks are not accepted.
What is the minimum numbers of guests?
We offer two luxurious banquet rooms. On a Sunday-Friday, the minimum is 100 guests and 200 for a Saturday .
What is included in the packages?
Our packages are designed to make your event as beautiful and hassle free as possible. Each package includes the food, drinks, set up and clean up. We include white table cloths, white napkins, complimentary centerpiece rental and complimentary cake cutting.
What additional costs might be involved?
We have three general additional costs which are tax, gratuity, and security. There are additional charges for extra items that are not included in your package like; any soup courses, desserts, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet fruit trays, chocolate fountain or additional decorations. If you are planning to have a wedding ceremony, there is an additional fee.
There will also be an additional charge the day of the event if extra guests arrive to the dinner or the open bar.
Is everything prepared at the Dream Palace?
Yes, all of the catering is done in house. We do not allow outside catering. We use top quality meats, vegetables and the finest ingredients. Our bread is freshly baked and served warm. Everything we make is made from scratch. We strive to provide your guests with a delicious meal that they will enjoy and satisfy.
When must I finalize the menu?
Your menu must be finalized 30 days before the event.
Do you have special meals and prices for children?
For packages with the Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, and Extravaganza packages, we give discounts for children between the ages of 3-11 years old. We give you 10 kids per 100 adults at a discount price with a limit of 25 children at the discount price. If you are planning to order individually plated dinner for adults, and you think the kids might not eat it, we can do individually plated meals for kids.
Do we need to pay for teenagers as adults?
The answer is yes, any child over 11 years old we consider them as adults. The main reason is because we include the room cost in the price as well as the chair covers, the setup, cleanup and the service provided. We do have non-alcoholic drinks available for the teenagers to drink. For Quincianeras and Sweet 16s, we do allow you to invite 10 additional teenagers to enter for free after dinner.
How do the bar hours work?
We have four choices for the bar; cash bar, 4 hour bar package, 4 and a half hour bar package and 5 hour bar package. We open the bar for one hour at the time your event starts which is either 5 or 6 pm. We always close the bar during dinner for one hour. If you would like the bar to be open during dinner there is an additional charge. After dinner we open the bar for the remainder of the time you have available either 3 hours or 4 hours left. The latest time the bar can be open is midnight. Please, note we must card anybody whom we suspect is under 21 years old.
When must I finalize my final details?
Colors: We recommend for you to pick out your colors as soon as you have your parties dresses ordered and finalized. We usually recommend two to three months before the event. The main reason why we recommend this, is because your color can change a few times before you finalize the dresses. We recommend to have in mind your accent color combined with your dress color. Once you have your color picked out, we can set up an appointment to go through the bow, chair covers, and napkin choices.
Centerpieces: We have a free centerpiece rental which is a 24" clear square vase with a combination of white and ivory flowers. You are also welcomed to bring in your own centerpiece if you would prefer.
Table Setup & Final Count: We recommend that we get a final count at least 10 - 14 days before the event. At that time we will have a meeting to go over the seating chart. In our meeting we will go over the head table, cake and gift table setup. We would like to know if you are having a band or a DJ or both. Also we would like to know if you are having a photographer, and if he's having a backdrop. We do recommend assigned seating. We setup a table in the hallway for your assigned seating place cards. Note that we will do what we can to accomodate last-minute additions; there is a $25 fee to set up extra tables.
When do you offer discounts?
Please visit our specials link to see our most updated sale price.
When can our vendors come in?
We are very flexible with our room setup and vendors. We recommend that your DJ arrives at least 2-3 hours before the event starts. Your bakery, photographer and florist are welcomed to enter the room anytime after 1:00 p.m.
Where is Dream Palace and What was It Named Before?
Dream Palace was formerly known as Villa De Bruno, Villa De Bruno was a landmark in Lynwood, Il. It is beautifully structured brick building with lots of arches, balconies, gorgeous windows and stunning chandeliers. Dream Palace is conveniently located right off the 394 exit. You can also take Route 30, and it turns into Glenwood/Dyer Road. Then you make a right on Stony Island. We are right next to the Glenwood/Lynwood Public Library. The greatest features of our facility is that it is so easy to find, and conveniently located on the border of Indiana and Illinois. Your guests will have no problems finding our location. We are close to Lansing, Chicago Heights, Blue Island,Oarland Park, Oak Park, Lemont, East Side, Hegewisch, Dyer, Munster, St. John, Highland, Hammond.