My FI and I are doing an AHR on 3/12/11...3 weeks after our wedding day on 2/19! We spent a lot of time researching different locations in Chicago to do a very casual AHR...appetizers, open bar,etc. After A LOT of research (and I'm not joking), we started to realize that having an open bar with just limited apps would be as expensive as having the whole sit-down reception in the suburbs. I figure if I'm gong to spend thousands of dollars...it's not going to be on quesadillas! So, we ended up going with the McHenry Country Club up in McHenry. Yes, pretty far from chicago, however it will end up costing us less then a casual bar thing in Chicago!