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Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston

Evanston , IL
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1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 US (map)

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847-866-8700

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All eyes will be on you when you walk down our beautiful and historic grand staircase entering into our Grand Ballroom. You will forever remember this day shared with family, friends,... Read more
All eyes will be on you when you walk down our beautiful and historic grand staircase entering into our Grand Ballroom. You will forever remember this day shared with family, friends, and love ones. Let Hilton Orrington/Evanston be part of that memory.

Our historical Grand Ballroom is the perfect location to celebrate this very special day. With over 70 years of experience, fine cuisine, and a downtown Evanston location just two blocks from Lake Michigan and across the street from Northwestern University, you will have the perfect backdrop settings for your photos. For smaller weddings we have our 9th floor Promenade, with sweeping views of Evanston and the lake, in addition to a rooftop terrace for cocktails.

We feature a variety of wedding packages that let couples enjoy a wedding with distinctive style, grace, lavish taste, and a unique blend of historical and contemporary fashion. Don't forget that our rooms and suites are the perfect choice for your wedding night honeymoon.

Let the Hilton Orrington/Evanston help you create a wedding to remember on Chicago's North Shore. For more information regarding wedding and services please call our Wedding Specialist at 847-556-7943 or email robin.schultz@Hilton.com.

For weddings with 110 guests or less, contact Lisa Lauren at lisa.lauren@Hilton.com. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Maciek
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
After hearing all kinds of stories about wedding disasters, we were expecting something to happen the day of our wedding. Thanks to Melissa, everything went exactly as planned. She took care of everything from day one, always responding very quickly to our requests and never letting anything fall through the cracks. If you're looking for a beautiful venue, where everything you'd want in a wedding is included in the package, and you want to work with someone who will make planning a wedding much less stressful, then look no further than the Orrington. Overall a wonderful experience. Thanks Melissa!
After hearing all kinds of stories about wedding disasters, we were expecting something to happen the day of our wedding. Read more...
After hearing all kinds of stories about wedding disasters, we were expecting something to happen the day of our wedding. Thanks to Melissa, everything went exactly as planned. She took care of everything from day one, always responding very quickly to our requests and never letting anything fall through the cracks. If you're looking for a beautiful venue, where everything you'd want in a wedding is included in the package, and you want to work with someone who will make planning a wedding much less stressful, then look no further than the Orrington. Overall a wonderful experience. Thanks Melissa! Read less
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amanda
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was great. Robin got us whatever we wanted and the day went smoothly!
Everything was great. Robin got us whatever we wanted and the day went smoothly!
Everything was great. Robin got us whatever we wanted and the day went smoothly! Read less
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J
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa Powles, the wedding specialist at the Orrington made my wedding perfect. I had a wedding of 180+ people with a ceremony at NU's Millar Chapel and reception at Orrington (when I picked the venue, I thought it would be more like 120) but she was absolutely amazing in helping coordinate everything from deliveries to vendors to menus, etc. She was absolutely awesome. I had a wedding coordinator fall through halfway through the wedding planning process and Melissa made my life so easy, I ended up not even hiring another as she took care of EVERYTHING at the hotel. My husband and I loved our suite and she helped us coordinate staying there for another night at a discounted rate as we can't take our honeymoon for a few months so we had an impromptu "mini moon." All of my guests said the evening was very classy, the timing of everything was perfect and the service was perfect- the waitstaff worked very well together and were extremely attentive. I had a particular kind of wine that I liked and I felt like they were watching me like a hawk to refill my glass when it got anywhere near 1/2 empty. They even had a side of mac and cheese for me and a cesar salad for my husband on special request after the tasting when Melissa picked up on what we liked individually but wanted to offer something else for our guests. I could talk for years about every specific thing they did to make my wedding perfect. I loved having a separate cocktail ball room and reception ballroom- there was no change in setup for the transition. The best part about the Orrington: there is only one big event scheduled- I was the only person using any of the conference/ballrooms (no other wedding going on= no sharing of the gorgeous bathrooms with other parties, etc). Pretty cool. We used the rooms across the hall from the grand ballroom- one was used for a "play room" for the kids in which cribs were supplied so little kids could relax and watch movies while we partied.
Melissa Powles, the wedding specialist at the Orrington made my wedding perfect. I had a wedding of 180+ people with a Read more...
Melissa Powles, the wedding specialist at the Orrington made my wedding perfect. I had a wedding of 180+ people with a ceremony at NU's Millar Chapel and reception at Orrington (when I picked the venue, I thought it would be more like 120) but she was absolutely amazing in helping coordinate everything from deliveries to vendors to menus, etc. She was absolutely awesome. I had a wedding coordinator fall through halfway through the wedding planning process and Melissa made my life so easy, I ended up not even hiring another as she took care of EVERYTHING at the hotel. My husband and I loved our suite and she helped us coordinate staying there for another night at a discounted rate as we can't take our honeymoon for a few months so we had an impromptu "mini moon." All of my guests said the evening was very classy, the timing of everything was perfect and the service was perfect- the waitstaff worked very well together and were extremely attentive. I had a particular kind of wine that I liked and I felt like they were watching me like a hawk to refill my glass when it got anywhere near 1/2 empty. They even had a side of mac and cheese for me and a cesar salad for my husband on special request after the tasting when Melissa picked up on what we liked individually but wanted to offer something else for our guests. I could talk for years about every specific thing they did to make my wedding perfect. I loved having a separate cocktail ball room and reception ballroom- there was no change in setup for the transition. The best part about the Orrington: there is only one big event scheduled- I was the only person using any of the conference/ballrooms (no other wedding going on= no sharing of the gorgeous bathrooms with other parties, etc). Pretty cool. We used the rooms across the hall from the grand ballroom- one was used for a "play room" for the kids in which cribs were supplied so little kids could relax and watch movies while we partied. Read less
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have hoped for a better overall experience. The catering staff was extremely helpful, responsive, and flexible to some of our adjustments to the reception schedule in the days preceding the event. Everyone involved, the catering manager, banquet manager, captains, servers, was professional and courteous. Our guests, some of them requiring assistance to avoid stairs, were well taken care of throughout the day, from before the ceremony until well after the reception. The staff assured us that these guests would be taken care and they were, every one of them.

The cocktail reception between the ceremony and dinner reception was wonderful. The room was more than sufficient to accommodate our 140 guests. Brunch the next morning was perfect in every way. Our server for brunch did an outstanding job accommodating our guests and even doing some minor room reconfiguration during a busy period, while not disturbing anyone.

I recommend the Hilton Orrington highly. They say what they will do, then they actually do what they said they would. The process was smooth and on the day of the event neither my wife nor I had to concern ourselves with any event details. I would give at least 7 stars if I could.
We could not have hoped for a better overall experience. The catering staff was extremely helpful, responsive, and Read more...
We could not have hoped for a better overall experience. The catering staff was extremely helpful, responsive, and flexible to some of our adjustments to the reception schedule in the days preceding the event. Everyone involved, the catering manager, banquet manager, captains, servers, was professional and courteous. Our guests, some of them requiring assistance to avoid stairs, were well taken care of throughout the day, from before the ceremony until well after the reception. The staff assured us that these guests would be taken care and they were, every one of them.

The cocktail reception between the ceremony and dinner reception was wonderful. The room was more than sufficient to accommodate our 140 guests. Brunch the next morning was perfect in every way. Our server for brunch did an outstanding job accommodating our guests and even doing some minor room reconfiguration during a busy period, while not disturbing anyone.

I recommend the Hilton Orrington highly. They say what they will do, then they actually do what they said they would. The process was smooth and on the day of the event neither my wife nor I had to concern ourselves with any event details. I would give at least 7 stars if I could. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Meredith
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa and the whole team at the Orrington made our wedding planning process wonderful! Everyone responded efficiently and answered any questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. Our cake was from a vendor they work with, which we were able to customize ourselves. Our guests loved the food, which was really important to us. The room was beautiful thanks to Melissa and her team. From the catering department to the front desk staff, we could not have asked for a more special and fun wedding weekend. We'll remember that weekend forever!
Melissa and the whole team at the Orrington made our wedding planning process wonderful! Everyone responded efficiently Read more...
Melissa and the whole team at the Orrington made our wedding planning process wonderful! Everyone responded efficiently and answered any questions, no matter how silly I thought they were. Our cake was from a vendor they work with, which we were able to customize ourselves. Our guests loved the food, which was really important to us. The room was beautiful thanks to Melissa and her team. From the catering department to the front desk staff, we could not have asked for a more special and fun wedding weekend. We'll remember that weekend forever! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't recommend planning a wedding within 2 months, but I am sure this was only possible with Melissa and the staff at the Hilton Orrington. Other than the last minute invites, no one would have been able to tell this was all put together within a relatively short amount of time.

Melissa and the others worked with our budget and were so kind, profession, etc. in ALL their interactions. There was never that moment of panicked distrust or skepticism - so painful for a bride in the planning stages of a wedding. The elegance of the revamped venue (the grand ballroom), catering and the additional services were worth every penny. All the guests loved the food - something I felt was important!

One story I'll never forget about my past wedding is how everyone forgot to get my dad, not a native English speaker, from the hotel to the church. Wasn't a big deal because the hotel staff tracked down my father and sent him to the church in a speedy cab - (phew).

I can't say enough great things about the place. . . if you're planning to have a wedding in the Chicago area - this is definitely a place you should consider.
I don't recommend planning a wedding within 2 months, but I am sure this was only possible with Melissa and the staff at Read more...
I don't recommend planning a wedding within 2 months, but I am sure this was only possible with Melissa and the staff at the Hilton Orrington. Other than the last minute invites, no one would have been able to tell this was all put together within a relatively short amount of time.

Melissa and the others worked with our budget and were so kind, profession, etc. in ALL their interactions. There was never that moment of panicked distrust or skepticism - so painful for a bride in the planning stages of a wedding. The elegance of the revamped venue (the grand ballroom), catering and the additional services were worth every penny. All the guests loved the food - something I felt was important!

One story I'll never forget about my past wedding is how everyone forgot to get my dad, not a native English speaker, from the hotel to the church. Wasn't a big deal because the hotel staff tracked down my father and sent him to the church in a speedy cab - (phew).

I can't say enough great things about the place. . . if you're planning to have a wedding in the Chicago area - this is definitely a place you should consider. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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debbie
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough about the Orrington in Evanston. The service, food and amenities were wonderful. From the beautiful spacious rooms given to the bride and her maids to get ready during the day on the 9th fl, grroom and groomsmen on another level, to the gorgeous Heritage room for cocktails and the dramatic step down ballroom for the reception... it was all beautiful, calm yet festive! The staff went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. They looked after us...even the smallest details. Things that were left behind were simply put into safe keeping for us for the next day. Everyone raved about the experience. The Orrington makes it easy to have a beautiful, memorable wedding.
I can't say enough about the Orrington in Evanston. The service, food and amenities were wonderful. From the beautiful Read more...
I can't say enough about the Orrington in Evanston. The service, food and amenities were wonderful. From the beautiful spacious rooms given to the bride and her maids to get ready during the day on the 9th fl, grroom and groomsmen on another level, to the gorgeous Heritage room for cocktails and the dramatic step down ballroom for the reception... it was all beautiful, calm yet festive! The staff went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met. They looked after us...even the smallest details. Things that were left behind were simply put into safe keeping for us for the next day. Everyone raved about the experience. The Orrington makes it easy to have a beautiful, memorable wedding. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Big thanks to the staff at the Orrington for making our wedding weekend perfect. From hosting the rehearsal dinner, to accommodating all of our out of town guests, to making sure our ceremony and reception went off smoothly, Melissa, Barney and the entire staff was fantastic. We wanted to make sure our wedding had a lot of personal touches that were important to us and our family, and the staff at the Orrington was very flexible and accommodating to make sure all of our requests were met, promptly and respectfully.Would definitely recommend this venue for your event - great location and even better staff.
Big thanks to the staff at the Orrington for making our wedding weekend perfect. From hosting the rehearsal dinner, to Read more...
Big thanks to the staff at the Orrington for making our wedding weekend perfect. From hosting the rehearsal dinner, to accommodating all of our out of town guests, to making sure our ceremony and reception went off smoothly, Melissa, Barney and the entire staff was fantastic. We wanted to make sure our wedding had a lot of personal touches that were important to us and our family, and the staff at the Orrington was very flexible and accommodating to make sure all of our requests were met, promptly and respectfully.Would definitely recommend this venue for your event - great location and even better staff. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were very impressed with how much patience and professional "Smoothness" the staff had with us. We are kind of an excitable couple! LOL
We were very impressed with how much patience and professional "Smoothness" the staff had with us. We are kind of an Read more...
We were very impressed with how much patience and professional "Smoothness" the staff had with us. We are kind of an excitable couple! LOL Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
I have nothing but great things to say about having my wedding at the Hilton Orrington. Every employee, from the valet to the front desk, to the event coordinator and hotel manager were nothing but friendly, helpful and professional. Our every need was catered to and service from arrival of the guests, to the last minute of the reception, was exceptional. It has been a week, and I still have had only positive feedback from guests-not even one complaint from the 200 who attended! We looked at many venues downtown and suburbs of Chicago, but I highly recommend this location and the people working there for your wedding.
I have nothing but great things to say about having my wedding at the Hilton Orrington. Every employee, from the valet to Read more...
I have nothing but great things to say about having my wedding at the Hilton Orrington. Every employee, from the valet to the front desk, to the event coordinator and hotel manager were nothing but friendly, helpful and professional. Our every need was catered to and service from arrival of the guests, to the last minute of the reception, was exceptional. It has been a week, and I still have had only positive feedback from guests-not even one complaint from the 200 who attended! We looked at many venues downtown and suburbs of Chicago, but I highly recommend this location and the people working there for your wedding. Read less
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