New Luxury Venue Named ‘Bacchus Events’ Opens in Downtown Blue Island

A new luxury vintage event venue has opened in downtown Blue Island, Illinois.

Andrea Dillon, a well-established Chicagoland caterer, bought a vacated building at 2601 Vermont Street, Blue Island, Illinois and lovingly refurbished it.

Now, she has become the first Black owner of a 140-year old historical building in Blue Island.

Dillon, originally from New Orleans, named the venue “Bacchus” which in Greek mythology, means good wine, cheer and vegetation.

Bacchus is a 3,500 square foot facility that is elegantly designed steeped in Louisiana flavor.

The venue consists of an open space ballroom, private well-appointed dining rooms, beautiful entry foyer and an outdoor tree lined backyard. The beautiful space is designed with touches that make the space unique, with wood plank floors, vintage French glass doors that lead to the private dining rooms, and crystal chandeliers which are adorned throughout.

The venue is designed for weddings, social gatherings, corporate events, meeting spaces and other functions and can accommodate 75 to 130 guests.

Highly personalized service will be the hallmark of Bacchus. Providing bespoke luxury amenities and services creating a very high-quality, individualized experience for each guest.

“I created the venue because my catering clients were looking for unique spaces to have intimate to mid sized gatherings and I wanted to create a unique dining experience whether you have an intimate dinner party or banquet hall setting,” said Dillon.

For over 18 years Dillon has owned Bon Manger Catering, one of Chicago’s premier catering companies that prepare recipes grown from southern Louisiana traditions that are a fusion of Creole and American styles. Bon Manger catering has serviced governmental agencies, corporations, galas, concerts, conferences, weddings and more in Chicago and throughout the nation. Bon Manger catering is an option for those who rent Bacchus for events.

Dillon adds, “I am excited about the positive economic impact Bacchus will have in Blue Island with creating new jobs, bringing awareness to other businesses by new audiences coming into the area from rentals at Bacchus and providing a beautiful destination venue attraction.”

For more rental information, contact (773) 870-0988.

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