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Grand Ballroom Joliet Union Station

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

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815-727-1200

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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:
1+ year 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.2/5.0
We only had our reception here. The one person I worked with for the time leading up to our reception, Lori, seemed nice at first and seemed helpful. Then the month before our event she started showing her colors. Second guessing my other vendors, trash talking one of them, telling me I should rethink my DJ the day before our reception, it was insanely unprofessional and rude. I had my DJ on a schedule that I picked for the evening and she tried to make me do the evening her way, talking to me like a child. My mom caught her giving nasty looks at my wedding cake. Anyway, I'm obviously bitter, but all of that being said, the rest of the staff were absolutely wonderful and accomidating. The waitstaff was nice and well mannered and very helpful with the breakdown and cleanup of our decorations, even going as far as getting us boxes to help transport the breakable items safely. The venue itself is very beautiful! Couldn't be happier with the venue and the waitstaff. All my guests were wowed. I wouldn't suggest it for a wedding ceremony because its still a working train station so there are trains and people going in and out of the station. The ballroom itself is closed off to keep the public and your guests separate though. But its pretty loud and because of the high ceilings its very echoey. The price wasn't that bad, and the food was good. The baked chicken is the BEST! During our reception Lori was back to being nice and accomidating and courteous, so the evening went off without a problem.
We only had our reception here. The one person I worked with for the time leading up to our reception, Lori, seemed nice Read more...
We only had our reception here. The one person I worked with for the time leading up to our reception, Lori, seemed nice at first and seemed helpful. Then the month before our event she started showing her colors. Second guessing my other vendors, trash talking one of them, telling me I should rethink my DJ the day before our reception, it was insanely unprofessional and rude. I had my DJ on a schedule that I picked for the evening and she tried to make me do the evening her way, talking to me like a child. My mom caught her giving nasty looks at my wedding cake. Anyway, I'm obviously bitter, but all of that being said, the rest of the staff were absolutely wonderful and accomidating. The waitstaff was nice and well mannered and very helpful with the breakdown and cleanup of our decorations, even going as far as getting us boxes to help transport the breakable items safely. The venue itself is very beautiful! Couldn't be happier with the venue and the waitstaff. All my guests were wowed. I wouldn't suggest it for a wedding ceremony because its still a working train station so there are trains and people going in and out of the station. The ballroom itself is closed off to keep the public and your guests separate though. But its pretty loud and because of the high ceilings its very echoey. The price wasn't that bad, and the food was good. The baked chicken is the BEST! During our reception Lori was back to being nice and accomidating and courteous, so the evening went off without a problem. 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
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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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