Fountain Blue Banquets Celebrates 40 Years
The year was 1977... Star Wars and Saturday Night Fever were huge box office hits while Fleetwood Mac released their famous “Rumours” album and Styx was singing “Come Sail Away.”
It was also the year Fountain Blue opened in Des Plaines. Located just north of O’Hare on Mannheim Road, Fountain Blue was originally a restaurant and lounge that also hosted private parties for up to 400 people. After almost two decades of success, the Fountain Blue was acquired by the Diamond family in 1995, converting the facility to all banquets.
“From day one, it was our strong desire to provide people a banquet experience that would lift up and complement every wedding and special event celebrated here,” said Tom Diamond, owner and visionary behind the renowned banquet hall.
Mr. Diamond added, “It’s been very gratifying to develop relationships with great customers over the years. It’s satisfying to know we played a key role in helping so many people create great memories here.”
Over the years, Fountain Blue has also hosted a wide array of interesting events which included President Ronald Reagan, Gary Fencik, Tom Skilling and the late Mayor Richard M. Daley. Every year, Fountain Blue is also proud to host the Ahepa Annual Sports Award Dinner that features top athletes from around the world.
Today, the Fountain Blue continues to expand on its stellar image as the area’s favorite banquet destination hosting weddings and other special events for up to 400 people. Various magazines, including Chicago Style Wedding and The Knot have often recognized the facility for its beautifully elegant rooms and outstanding cuisine.
It’s certainly no small feat that Fountain Blue is celebrating 40 years of unparalleled banquet excellence. Owner Connie Manios says, “We are so proud of our staff and their undying commitment to our customers...whether it’s a friendly phone consultation, helping people tour our facility or meeting specific needs for a party, we are always thinking about exceeding people’s expectations. We are especially pleased to have received so many notes from brides expressing their appreciation for the service and attention they enjoyed on their special day.”
Connie added, “It really is a testament to the clear vision that pioneered our humble beginnings so many years ago.”
Fountain Blue can accommodate any special event from 50 to 400 people including weddings, showers, baptisms, luncheons, corporate events and other gatherings. The entire staff looks forward to serving you today with the kind of excellence that is synonymous with Fountain Blue.
“After over two decades in the banquet industry, we like to think we know a little bit about our business,” Tom smiled.