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Grand Ballroom Joliet Union Station

Joliet , IL
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LOCATION

50 east jefferson st
Joliet, IL 60432 US (map)

PHONE

815-727-1200

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Congratulations on your engagement! We are pleased that you are considering our historic facility to celebrate your wedding. Our staff at The Grand Ballroom wants to ensure that your... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement! We are pleased that you are considering our historic facility to celebrate your wedding. Our staff at The Grand Ballroom wants to ensure that your dreams will come to life!

Joliet Union Station was built in 1912 and offers a timeless and elegant setting for your wedding. No matter your preferences, The Grand Ballroom staff is here to help you plan a wedding that is uniquely you. Our team will help you customize menu selections, decor items, and vendors that reflect your styles and tastes. Our menu has been designed in a way that allows you to create your own package and provides flexibility with each course.

At The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station we have developed a new standard of excellence and excitement - which extends to your wedding day! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
240
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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AMurphy
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
The Grand Ballroom and their staff is absolutely WONDERFUL! We had our wedding here and had so many compliments. It is a BEAUTIFUL building with so many neat features. The food was great and the open bar was a hit with our guests. Gina was wonderful to work with and made sure we had what we needed all night. All of my dreams came true with this venue...I absolutely recommend it!
The Grand Ballroom and their staff is absolutely WONDERFUL! We had our wedding here and had so many compliments. It is a Read more...
The Grand Ballroom and their staff is absolutely WONDERFUL! We had our wedding here and had so many compliments. It is a BEAUTIFUL building with so many neat features. The food was great and the open bar was a hit with our guests. Gina was wonderful to work with and made sure we had what we needed all night. All of my dreams came true with this venue...I absolutely recommend it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Grand Ballroom at the Joliet Union Station was absolutely beautiful. Our reception was everything we asked for and more. Lori was great to work with and incredibly helpful. Highly recommend it for your wedding!
The Grand Ballroom at the Joliet Union Station was absolutely beautiful. Our reception was everything we asked for and Read more...
The Grand Ballroom at the Joliet Union Station was absolutely beautiful. Our reception was everything we asked for and more. Lori was great to work with and incredibly helpful. Highly recommend it for your wedding! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was amazing! Lori and the rest of the crew at the Ballroom did outstanding. Lori was wonderful to work with and very thorough with our planning. She is easy to communicate with and reach any time I had a question. The pricing was very reasonable. My husband loved that the bar remained open during dinner. They were very attentive to the guests. The bar also had water lined up for people to get when they needed a break from dancing. Additionally, my father brought in a bottle of 21 year scotch and the bartenders did absolutely what he asked of him. In addition to excellent service this venue is gorgeous! I felt like a princess in the grand ballroom. I received several compliments on the beauty of this place as well as the food and service. We had the filet and apricot chicken. Both were amazing. Lastly, the balcony was a huge hit with our families. It has a beautiful view. As a bonus if you have your wedding the same night as a game at a Joliet Jackslammers game you might get fireworks!!! You will not be disappointed by the grand ballroom.
My wedding was amazing! Lori and the rest of the crew at the Ballroom did outstanding. Lori was wonderful to work with and Read more...
My wedding was amazing! Lori and the rest of the crew at the Ballroom did outstanding. Lori was wonderful to work with and very thorough with our planning. She is easy to communicate with and reach any time I had a question. The pricing was very reasonable. My husband loved that the bar remained open during dinner. They were very attentive to the guests. The bar also had water lined up for people to get when they needed a break from dancing. Additionally, my father brought in a bottle of 21 year scotch and the bartenders did absolutely what he asked of him. In addition to excellent service this venue is gorgeous! I felt like a princess in the grand ballroom. I received several compliments on the beauty of this place as well as the food and service. We had the filet and apricot chicken. Both were amazing. Lastly, the balcony was a huge hit with our families. It has a beautiful view. As a bonus if you have your wedding the same night as a game at a Joliet Jackslammers game you might get fireworks!!! You will not be disappointed by the grand ballroom. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The ballroom was everything we could have imagined and more!!! Our guests were amazed by the food and the space was perfect for our 180 guest count. Lori was awesome when it came to everything from the initial tour to visiting a week before the wedding to finalize everything. She took the time to make sure we had all our questions answered and was more than willing to go above and beyond to create our vision. I can not imagine having our wedding at any other venue. It was so unique and that was exactly what we were looking for! The building is so beautiful so it didn't need a lot of decorating which helps cut down costs. And open bar all night!!! You can't argue with that!! Thanks Lori and everyone at the ballroom!!!!
The ballroom was everything we could have imagined and more!!! Our guests were amazed by the food and the space was Read more...
The ballroom was everything we could have imagined and more!!! Our guests were amazed by the food and the space was perfect for our 180 guest count. Lori was awesome when it came to everything from the initial tour to visiting a week before the wedding to finalize everything. She took the time to make sure we had all our questions answered and was more than willing to go above and beyond to create our vision. I can not imagine having our wedding at any other venue. It was so unique and that was exactly what we were looking for! The building is so beautiful so it didn't need a lot of decorating which helps cut down costs. And open bar all night!!! You can't argue with that!! Thanks Lori and everyone at the ballroom!!!! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The Grand Ballroom was an amazing choice for our wedding and reception. Our coordinator, Lori, was an absolute godsend! She is knowledgeable, professional, personable, and very precise. She literally handled every detail with ease, I don't know what I would have done without her. She made the planning process as easy and stress free as possible. As a bride I had not one qualm in regards to the venue and staff. As soon as our ceremony was concluded we had a drink (much needed!) in our hands, and we were not without one all night, thanks to Lori! She kept everything moving smoothly, and we could never thank her enough for the excellent service she provided us on our special day. The additional staff at the Grand Ballroom was equally amazing. Each and every one was friendly, polite, and very attentive with our guests. The food was INCREDIBLE! We are still receiving compliments on it! More than one of our guests commented that "it was the best food that they had ever had at a wedding." To everyone at the Grand Ballroom, a very heartfelt THANK YOU for making our special day so truly perfect!
The Grand Ballroom was an amazing choice for our wedding and reception. Our coordinator, Lori, was an absolute godsend! Read more...
The Grand Ballroom was an amazing choice for our wedding and reception. Our coordinator, Lori, was an absolute godsend! She is knowledgeable, professional, personable, and very precise. She literally handled every detail with ease, I don't know what I would have done without her. She made the planning process as easy and stress free as possible. As a bride I had not one qualm in regards to the venue and staff. As soon as our ceremony was concluded we had a drink (much needed!) in our hands, and we were not without one all night, thanks to Lori! She kept everything moving smoothly, and we could never thank her enough for the excellent service she provided us on our special day. The additional staff at the Grand Ballroom was equally amazing. Each and every one was friendly, polite, and very attentive with our guests. The food was INCREDIBLE! We are still receiving compliments on it! More than one of our guests commented that "it was the best food that they had ever had at a wedding." To everyone at the Grand Ballroom, a very heartfelt THANK YOU for making our special day so truly perfect! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Venue...beautiful and unique. So many people complimented us on the venue and it made for some great photos too! I saved tons of money on flowers because the place is so beautiful, it hardly needs any decorations!

Lori is amazing. She helped me plan a lot, gave me names of various vendors and made sure the whole process ran smoothly. She definitely knows what she is doing!

Only downfall is the sound. We used the DJ Lori recommended and the sound was still pretty difficult. It was hard to hear the speeches since there is little in the venue to absorb the white noise. To me, that was a minor problem, so it wasn't a big deal.
Great Venue...beautiful and unique. So many people complimented us on the venue and it made for some great photos too! I Read more...
Great Venue...beautiful and unique. So many people complimented us on the venue and it made for some great photos too! I saved tons of money on flowers because the place is so beautiful, it hardly needs any decorations!

Lori is amazing. She helped me plan a lot, gave me names of various vendors and made sure the whole process ran smoothly. She definitely knows what she is doing!

Only downfall is the sound. We used the DJ Lori recommended and the sound was still pretty difficult. It was hard to hear the speeches since there is little in the venue to absorb the white noise. To me, that was a minor problem, so it wasn't a big deal. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved everything about this venue. We had the ceremony and reception here and loved how everything turned out. The venue is beautiful and looked AMAZING in our photos. Lori was absolutely wonderful to work with, very professional and flexible with our needs for the big day! Food portions were delicious and big... you definitely get your monies worth and No one will go home hungry! :) We are very happy with how everything turned out for the big day!
We loved everything about this venue. We had the ceremony and reception here and loved how everything turned out. The Read more...
We loved everything about this venue. We had the ceremony and reception here and loved how everything turned out. The venue is beautiful and looked AMAZING in our photos. Lori was absolutely wonderful to work with, very professional and flexible with our needs for the big day! Food portions were delicious and big... you definitely get your monies worth and No one will go home hungry! :) We are very happy with how everything turned out for the big day! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Wedding 9/2/12: The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The ballroom was beautiful, the prices were some of the cheapest we found, and the site manager Lori was flexible and easy to get in touch with whenever we had a question. She also had a lot of great suggestions and seemed to really care about making our wedding day perfect. We were allowed to bring in a LOT of our own decorations, including candles. My only concern was that the ballroom has a reputation of being too loud, but on Lori’s recommendation we booked Manna Music and the sound system was excellent. We got so many compliments on the atmosphere, food, and cake (which we also booked through Lori). Overall, the experience was amazing!
Wedding 9/2/12: The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The ballroom Read more...
Wedding 9/2/12: The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station was the perfect place for our wedding reception. The ballroom was beautiful, the prices were some of the cheapest we found, and the site manager Lori was flexible and easy to get in touch with whenever we had a question. She also had a lot of great suggestions and seemed to really care about making our wedding day perfect. We were allowed to bring in a LOT of our own decorations, including candles. My only concern was that the ballroom has a reputation of being too loud, but on Lori’s recommendation we booked Manna Music and the sound system was excellent. We got so many compliments on the atmosphere, food, and cake (which we also booked through Lori). Overall, the experience was amazing! Read less
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lbollin2
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had only our reception here as we got married at a local church. It was amazing. We had our dream wedding. Lori is phenomenal and was very flexible with our plans. Everything ran very smoothly and Lori took care of everything, even bringing us drinks and appetizers while we were finishing up with our photographs. She was always prompt to return phone calls and emails. I felt like she truely cared about making our day perfect, and it was. The food is fantastic! We received so many compliments about the uniqueness and beauty of the venue. We also used most of her recommended vendors and were thrilled with their services as well. We really can't say enough great things about this place! :)
My husband and I had only our reception here as we got married at a local church. It was amazing. We had our dream Read more...
My husband and I had only our reception here as we got married at a local church. It was amazing. We had our dream wedding. Lori is phenomenal and was very flexible with our plans. Everything ran very smoothly and Lori took care of everything, even bringing us drinks and appetizers while we were finishing up with our photographs. She was always prompt to return phone calls and emails. I felt like she truely cared about making our day perfect, and it was. The food is fantastic! We received so many compliments about the uniqueness and beauty of the venue. We also used most of her recommended vendors and were thrilled with their services as well. We really can't say enough great things about this place! :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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MattM1683
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Lori,

It was a real pleasure working with you for the past 7 months! The train station is such a beautiful place and couldnt believe how amazing it looking at night time! Jill and I were sooooo incredibly happy with how everything turned out. Thank you for being so helpful and flexible, and thank you for bailing us out last second with the chair cover situation. I'm glad you were able to handle that with less than 24 hours before the big day! You really pulled it off and we love every second/moment. We will definitely be recommending your place to future engaged friends/family :-) Thanks again!

-Matthew & Jilian Moncada-
Lori,

It was a real pleasure working with you for the past 7 months! The train station is such a beautiful place Read more...
Lori,

It was a real pleasure working with you for the past 7 months! The train station is such a beautiful place and couldnt believe how amazing it looking at night time! Jill and I were sooooo incredibly happy with how everything turned out. Thank you for being so helpful and flexible, and thank you for bailing us out last second with the chair cover situation. I'm glad you were able to handle that with less than 24 hours before the big day! You really pulled it off and we love every second/moment. We will definitely be recommending your place to future engaged friends/family :-) Thanks again!

-Matthew & Jilian Moncada- Read less
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