Renovation

1. What is changing at DiNolfo’s Banquets in Mokena?

DiNolfo’s Banquets in Mokena is changing its name to Tuscany Falls Banquets & Events. This change will be effective March 2, 2015 and will complement the new atmosphere created by the renovation.

The majority of the work is going to take place on the exterior of the building.

 A new drive up porte-cochere (canopy) entrance will be constructed.
 New floor to ceiling windows will be added to the front and the sides of the building.
 All new landscaping, signage, and lighting will add to the building’s overall appeal.
 A new stone façade with updated brick colors will replace our all white building.
 Three new courtyards will be built around the building.
• The first courtyard will have a new gazebo constructed out of solid granite, creating unique outside picture opportunities. This courtyard will be accessible to all of our guests.
• The other two courtyards will be added as extensions to our East and West rooms. These two courtyards will be for the private use of the East and West room guests. Both areas will have an outdoor fireplace, LED colored lighting, and new landscaping to create beautiful outdoor photo opportunities. Beverages and smoking will be permitted in these private courtyards.

What is changing on the interior of the building?

 Our lobby area will remain unchanged.
 The East and West Rooms will have floor to ceiling windows.
 All of our bars will be renovated with a new design. This will include new stone countertops, tile, colored LED lighting, and decorative wine racks.
 There will also be new upgraded flatware and stemware for the guest tables.


2. Is my room going to have a courtyard?

 The East and West rooms will have doors within the dining room that will access these courtyards. Only the guests of the East and West rooms will have access to their respective courtyard. However, courtyard accessibility will be permitted according to weather and other safety issues.


3. When will the renovation project be completed (interior & exterior)?

 The interior portion of this renovation will be completed by April 30, 2015. We will be prepared for scheduled events at this time. The exterior portion of this renovation is dependent on the weather and Mother Nature. Therefore, it is difficult to predict when the exterior portion of the renovation will be 100% complete.


4. Are you going to be closed during the renovation?

We will be open with extended office hours: Monday through Friday from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. However, there will be no events scheduled from March 2, 2015 through April 30, 2015.


5. Will there be a new phone number?

Our phone number will remain the same. 708-479-1919


6. Will DiNolfo’s Banquets & Events still own & operate the Mokena location?

Yes

7. Why wasn’t I told about the renovation when I signed my contract?

Although such renovations require much planning, we could not inform our customers of the changes until certain village requirements were met and architectural plans were completed.


8. Will the menu change?

We will be adding many new and exciting entrees to our existing menu, while keeping some of our guests' favorites.


9. May I choose items from the new menu?

Absolutely! We are currently working on our new menu and will have it available once it is complete.


10. Can I switch to a different banquet room?

Unfortunately, per contract stipulations, you may not transfer your event to another room.

11. Will my price per person change on my contract?

No, your price per person will remain the same as stated on your contract. However, if you elect to change your entrée to a new menu item, the price may vary.


12. Why should I book my event in 2015?

We are very excited about this renovation and re-branding that we are offering multiple incentives to choose from. Our outside construction phase of this renovation is weather-dependent, so we do not have an exact date of completion. Therefore, we are offering our new clients one of the following incentives:
 Take $10 off the per person price of our menu brochure
 Free Bride’s Essential package


Existing clients may switch their current incentive for another.


13. I already have an event booked. How will I be affected?

All of the original contract obligations will remain unchanged. We will perform everything we have promised to do. The same friendly faces you have come to know will still be here to help you plan your special day.
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