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About Us

A Family Tradition

Let our family take care of yours. At Abbington Distinctive Banquets, our family tradition is to make your dream event come true. The Abbington has been owned and operated by the Fabbri family since 2002. Our elegant setting, combined with years of experience, creates the perfect world to celebrate your special occasion. Located in the Chicago west suburb of Glen Ellyn, the Abbington is one of the finest banquet facilities in the area – bringing class and sophistication to every event.

“We have been in business for almost 50 years, and, with the help of family and friends, we hope to be in business for many more.”

– Louis Fabbri, Executive President

When It All Began

The Fabbri family first started our tradition of creating memorable events in October 1969, when Louis Fabbri became co-owner of the Mar Lac House in Oak Park, Illinois. For 20 years, Lou and his partner produced thousands of events, including wedding receptions, anniversaries, fundraisers, dinner dances, and other community events.

In 1989, Lou’s sons, Michael J. Fabbri, executive vice president, and Robert Fabbri, executive chef, joined their father at the Mar Lac House to make extensive building and menu renovations. Together, they developed a strong reputation for quality cuisine and exceptional service. To this day, popular community events – like Easter Sunday Brunch and our New Year’s Eve celebration – have moved with the Fabbri family from the Mar Lac House to the Abbington.