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Hilton Orrington Hotel Evanston

Evanston , IL
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LOCATION

1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 US (map)

PHONE

847-556-7943

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ABOUT US

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 loved 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, you will have the perfect backdrop setting 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?
30
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, 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?
350
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Indian
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

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
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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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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Jenny
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say? Our ceremony and reception at the Hilton Orrington was nothing short of perfection. Melissa, the event coordinator, and the ENTIRE staff of the hotel worked so hard to create a very special day for us. The ceremony and reception were exactly what me and my husband wanted for our special day -- and we could not have been happier with every aspect of the hotel's involvement.

When we first toured at the Orrington, the professionalism of the event coordinator as apparent. At the beginning we felt as though we were given the "royal treatment" as we toured the different ballrooms and rooftop terrace. Even though our budget was not the highest that they've seen (particularly in the Chicago area) and we had a small-ish wedding (100 people), the Orrington did not hesitate to book the INCREDIBLE Grand Ballroom (which has a beautiful staircase), the second smaller ballroom on the same floor, and the entire 9th floor, including the rooftop terrace for our wedding day. This impressed me not only because we could have flexibility with where we wanted our cocktail hour, but also because it ensured that there would not be another event at the hotel the same time as ours.

After booking, the professionalism and high level of quality service continued. The coordinator was available to us at all times - answering questions MANY months before our event (we booked a year before our event). The room block coordinator was very helpful in setting up an online website where we could keep track of our guests room bookings. The tasting was a great experience -- the coordinator, chef, and incredible servers helped us choose the best menu for our wedding.

Melissa P, the event coordinator at the hotel, could NOT have been more helpful for us while planning. Her advice, guidance, and support helped us to really find out how exactly we wanted all the details to be for our special day. Also, she was able to accommodate EVERY request we had - and I felt so comfortable talking to her and discussing the planning with her. As someone who has not been to TOO many weddings, I appreciated her guidance with arranging the timing of events. She answered every email and phone call (I never got her voicemail!), even two weeks before - when my husband and I were contacting her multiple times everyday - WHAT a great sport! The day of - Melissa was there at the ceremony and during the reception making sure everything was going great. I KNEW we would have a perfect day with her in charge.... and I had NO stress on our wedding day -- which is priceless for a bride and groom.

The setup was gorgeous and the Grand Ballroom's staircase made for a beautiful entrance for myself and the bridal party -- YOU HAVE TO GO SEE IT!!!

The wedding itself was more beautiful than I could imagine. The staff was INCREDIBLE to my guests. I received countless comments from our guests on how wonderful the hotel staff was to them during their entire stay! Wine glasses were always filled - smiles on everyone's faces - truly high quality service. I was struck by how professional all of the staff was dressed and behaving during our reception. No one was standing around or lounging at all during the entire event - a constant level of professionalism from every member of the hotel staff. It was a very classy sophisticated atmosphere -- with our added touches of comfort, love, family, friends, and dancing -- and I could not have asked more from the Orrington.

We booked brunch there the next morning. And that was equally beautiful. The staff again was incredibly accommodating to all of our guests. It was a fantastic weekend for us, our family, and friends.

Melissa & the Orrington staff made this a beautiful weekend for my husband and me. I highly recommend that you check them out for your wedding or event. We could not be more pleased with how well everything went!
What can I say? Our ceremony and reception at the Hilton Orrington was nothing short of perfection. Melissa, the event Read more...
What can I say? Our ceremony and reception at the Hilton Orrington was nothing short of perfection. Melissa, the event coordinator, and the ENTIRE staff of the hotel worked so hard to create a very special day for us. The ceremony and reception were exactly what me and my husband wanted for our special day -- and we could not have been happier with every aspect of the hotel's involvement.

When we first toured at the Orrington, the professionalism of the event coordinator as apparent. At the beginning we felt as though we were given the "royal treatment" as we toured the different ballrooms and rooftop terrace. Even though our budget was not the highest that they've seen (particularly in the Chicago area) and we had a small-ish wedding (100 people), the Orrington did not hesitate to book the INCREDIBLE Grand Ballroom (which has a beautiful staircase), the second smaller ballroom on the same floor, and the entire 9th floor, including the rooftop terrace for our wedding day. This impressed me not only because we could have flexibility with where we wanted our cocktail hour, but also because it ensured that there would not be another event at the hotel the same time as ours.

After booking, the professionalism and high level of quality service continued. The coordinator was available to us at all times - answering questions MANY months before our event (we booked a year before our event). The room block coordinator was very helpful in setting up an online website where we could keep track of our guests room bookings. The tasting was a great experience -- the coordinator, chef, and incredible servers helped us choose the best menu for our wedding.

Melissa P, the event coordinator at the hotel, could NOT have been more helpful for us while planning. Her advice, guidance, and support helped us to really find out how exactly we wanted all the details to be for our special day. Also, she was able to accommodate EVERY request we had - and I felt so comfortable talking to her and discussing the planning with her. As someone who has not been to TOO many weddings, I appreciated her guidance with arranging the timing of events. She answered every email and phone call (I never got her voicemail!), even two weeks before - when my husband and I were contacting her multiple times everyday - WHAT a great sport! The day of - Melissa was there at the ceremony and during the reception making sure everything was going great. I KNEW we would have a perfect day with her in charge.... and I had NO stress on our wedding day -- which is priceless for a bride and groom.

The setup was gorgeous and the Grand Ballroom's staircase made for a beautiful entrance for myself and the bridal party -- YOU HAVE TO GO SEE IT!!!

The wedding itself was more beautiful than I could imagine. The staff was INCREDIBLE to my guests. I received countless comments from our guests on how wonderful the hotel staff was to them during their entire stay! Wine glasses were always filled - smiles on everyone's faces - truly high quality service. I was struck by how professional all of the staff was dressed and behaving during our reception. No one was standing around or lounging at all during the entire event - a constant level of professionalism from every member of the hotel staff. It was a very classy sophisticated atmosphere -- with our added touches of comfort, love, family, friends, and dancing -- and I could not have asked more from the Orrington.

We booked brunch there the next morning. And that was equally beautiful. The staff again was incredibly accommodating to all of our guests. It was a fantastic weekend for us, our family, and friends.

Melissa & the Orrington staff made this a beautiful weekend for my husband and me. I highly recommend that you check them out for your wedding or event. We could not be more pleased with how well everything went! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Orrington Hotel. The service we received from the moment we pulled into the drive was top notch. The valet service and hosts were polite and helpful and remained so throughout the entire weekend. All of the staff were welcoming and extremely willing to help my guests and myself in any way they could. The service that we received during our wedding reception was outstanding. The staff was attentive and professional. They made sure all of our guests received impeccable service.
We worked Event Coordinator, Melissa Powles, who is an assest to this hotel. She worked with us to make sure that our wedding was exactly as we imagined it to be. She coordinated and accommodated the details to ensure that the day and night was on schedule and perfect. She was in contact with our vendors to ensure they were all on the same page and knew exactly what the plan was. Her knowledge and ability are amazing and I am so lucky to have worked with her. She went above and beyond and I knew I had nothing to worry about with Melissa there.
I had my wedding at the Orrington Hotel. The service we received from the moment we pulled into the drive was top notch. Read more...
I had my wedding at the Orrington Hotel. The service we received from the moment we pulled into the drive was top notch. The valet service and hosts were polite and helpful and remained so throughout the entire weekend. All of the staff were welcoming and extremely willing to help my guests and myself in any way they could. The service that we received during our wedding reception was outstanding. The staff was attentive and professional. They made sure all of our guests received impeccable service.
We worked Event Coordinator, Melissa Powles, who is an assest to this hotel. She worked with us to make sure that our wedding was exactly as we imagined it to be. She coordinated and accommodated the details to ensure that the day and night was on schedule and perfect. She was in contact with our vendors to ensure they were all on the same page and knew exactly what the plan was. Her knowledge and ability are amazing and I am so lucky to have worked with her. She went above and beyond and I knew I had nothing to worry about with Melissa there. Read less
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FabOne
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend the Hilton Orrington as a wedding venue. Our daughter and son-in-law were married in the ballroom, had a cocktail hour and voila, the room was ready and looked amazing! Every detail was covered in an efficient and seemingly easy way. The food was amazingly delicious and all the servers were very attentive to all of us. Robin and the staff at the Orrington are extremely capable and knowledgeable. She helped guide us regarding several questions or ideas that we had to make the whole evening come together. We are still relishing in the afterglow of the wedding and it is 3 months later. Bob and Shelley F
We highly recommend the Hilton Orrington as a wedding venue. Our daughter and son-in-law were married in the ballroom, had Read more...
We highly recommend the Hilton Orrington as a wedding venue. Our daughter and son-in-law were married in the ballroom, had a cocktail hour and voila, the room was ready and looked amazing! Every detail was covered in an efficient and seemingly easy way. The food was amazingly delicious and all the servers were very attentive to all of us. Robin and the staff at the Orrington are extremely capable and knowledgeable. She helped guide us regarding several questions or ideas that we had to make the whole evening come together. We are still relishing in the afterglow of the wedding and it is 3 months later. Bob and Shelley F Read less
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