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Hotel Arista

Naperville , IL

LOCATION

2139 CityGate Lane
Naperville, IL US 60563 (map)
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ABOUT US

Hotel Arista is not a chain, rather, we're something a little different. We're an independent, locally owned boutique hotel and something of a maverick. We offer effortless and luxurious... Read more
Hotel Arista is not a chain, rather, we're something a little different. We're an independent, locally owned boutique hotel and something of a maverick. We offer effortless and luxurious accommodations for business, leisure and weddings. The Arista bride likes to write their own wedding stories. Our professional wedding planners will help you create your dream wedding at our Naperville wedding venue and give it all of the personal touches you demand. The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination. We offer a number of unique spaces and a Grand Ballroom that accommodates up to 350 of your closest family and friends, full-service catering, and customized wedding packages. Whatever you desire, our team will move mountains to make it happen. Hotel Arista at CityGate Centre in Naperville is a four-diamond award winner and the first LEED certified hotel in Illinois. Phone: 630-579-4100 Email: info@hotelarista.com Email: kvaughn@hotelarista.com Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Pan-Asian, Polynesian, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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brittannicas@gmail.com
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We held both our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista on 9/7/14 and couldn't have been happier with the outcome! First and foremost, Davina was the best! She went above and behind to help us bring all of our hopes, dreams and months of detailed planning to life. Everything was beyond perfect!

Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the hotel and ballroom. They also gave great compliments to the food and banquet staff. The hotel staff accommodated our every need down to the last minute requests of extra mirrors and makeup chairs for the bridal party. There wasn't anything they weren't willing to help with.

Hotel Arista is stunning in every way and we would not hesitate to return for future events or anniversaries!
We held both our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista on 9/7/14 and couldn't have been happier with the outcome! Read more...
We held both our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista on 9/7/14 and couldn't have been happier with the outcome! First and foremost, Davina was the best! She went above and behind to help us bring all of our hopes, dreams and months of detailed planning to life. Everything was beyond perfect!

Our guests were blown away by the beauty of the hotel and ballroom. They also gave great compliments to the food and banquet staff. The hotel staff accommodated our every need down to the last minute requests of extra mirrors and makeup chairs for the bridal party. There wasn't anything they weren't willing to help with.

Hotel Arista is stunning in every way and we would not hesitate to return for future events or anniversaries! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We worked with Davina and she was fantastic. She always responded quickly and was able to accomodate all of our special requests. She also worked well with our vendors. We brought in cheese curds from Wisconsin for our late night snack and she helped track down all the necessary license/insurance paperwork to make sure everything worked out perfectly. She also helped us accomodate last minute issues like day-before cancellations and two guests who showed up unannounced. The entire hotel staff was wonderful, they took great care of all of our friends and extended family and everyone who came to the wedding had wonderful things to say. The food was also the best wedding food we have ever eaten.
We worked with Davina and she was fantastic. She always responded quickly and was able to accomodate all of our special Read more...
We worked with Davina and she was fantastic. She always responded quickly and was able to accomodate all of our special requests. She also worked well with our vendors. We brought in cheese curds from Wisconsin for our late night snack and she helped track down all the necessary license/insurance paperwork to make sure everything worked out perfectly. She also helped us accomodate last minute issues like day-before cancellations and two guests who showed up unannounced. The entire hotel staff was wonderful, they took great care of all of our friends and extended family and everyone who came to the wedding had wonderful things to say. The food was also the best wedding food we have ever eaten. Read less
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harsh
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
So our wedding was a traditional Hindu wedding with a horse, fire, and everything that goes in between. A few things to note... Horses are okay, fire inside the hotel is okay, but fireworks won't be. You will also have to cater your food from Indian Harvest or Ashiyana (we did Indian Harvest and everyone loved it).

I can't imagine a more perfect set up for our wedding. It looked wonderful! However, that is something that a lot of venues can give you. Where Hotel Arista stood out is in their service and professionalism. Everyone in the hotel knew who I was by name and was very helpful. If we requested anything, they really tried to go above and beyond. This was especially helpful because our event went over 2 days (both at Arista).

Even with all that was going on with the wedding, reception, mehendi, and randomly booking the terrace for cocktails, everything really went well.

If I have any complaints about the wedding at all, it would be with the drinks. We ordered a signature drink (which we paid extra for) that was missed. When we pointed out the mistake, Davina took care of it promptly and had the drinks served and she fully refunded us the charges for the drinks! The other miscue was with the champagne. I did not know and I assumed it was included! It wasn't and when my brother asked everyone to raise their glass for a toast, there was a moment of confusion, but then everyone raised their cocktails and life went on.

They more than made up for those lapses with amazing service. Our wedding was allowed to go late (It went to 1AM) which was really cool. The bar was open for an hour extra. This is no small deal as open bar isn't cheap. Since the bar was open a little bit longer, we also had a couple of drunk guests that needed help getting to their rooms. The staff handled that too.

I credit Davina and the Hotel Arista staff for helping us make our wedding very memorable.
So our wedding was a traditional Hindu wedding with a horse, fire, and everything that goes in between. A few things to Read more...
So our wedding was a traditional Hindu wedding with a horse, fire, and everything that goes in between. A few things to note... Horses are okay, fire inside the hotel is okay, but fireworks won't be. You will also have to cater your food from Indian Harvest or Ashiyana (we did Indian Harvest and everyone loved it).

I can't imagine a more perfect set up for our wedding. It looked wonderful! However, that is something that a lot of venues can give you. Where Hotel Arista stood out is in their service and professionalism. Everyone in the hotel knew who I was by name and was very helpful. If we requested anything, they really tried to go above and beyond. This was especially helpful because our event went over 2 days (both at Arista).

Even with all that was going on with the wedding, reception, mehendi, and randomly booking the terrace for cocktails, everything really went well.

If I have any complaints about the wedding at all, it would be with the drinks. We ordered a signature drink (which we paid extra for) that was missed. When we pointed out the mistake, Davina took care of it promptly and had the drinks served and she fully refunded us the charges for the drinks! The other miscue was with the champagne. I did not know and I assumed it was included! It wasn't and when my brother asked everyone to raise their glass for a toast, there was a moment of confusion, but then everyone raised their cocktails and life went on.

They more than made up for those lapses with amazing service. Our wedding was allowed to go late (It went to 1AM) which was really cool. The bar was open for an hour extra. This is no small deal as open bar isn't cheap. Since the bar was open a little bit longer, we also had a couple of drunk guests that needed help getting to their rooms. The staff handled that too.

I credit Davina and the Hotel Arista staff for helping us make our wedding very memorable. Read less
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becca
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Hotel Arista on April 5, 2014. Everything was more then we could have ever expected. It was absolutely perfect. From the first meeting with Diane and Davina, we knew right away we would have a perfect wedding when booking our wedding reception at Hotel Arista.

Everything was absolutely amazing. Davina is the most incredible woman to work with. She created the most perfect wedding for myself and my husband. From every detail of the ballroom to the organization of the wedding time line Davina went above and beyond. Our guests were blown away by the entire wedding.

We are so thankful for Davina, Diane and our experience at Hotel arista. I hope everyone has the same experience we did. Everything exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend Hotel Arista.
We had our wedding reception at Hotel Arista on April 5, 2014. Everything was more then we could have ever expected. It Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Hotel Arista on April 5, 2014. Everything was more then we could have ever expected. It was absolutely perfect. From the first meeting with Diane and Davina, we knew right away we would have a perfect wedding when booking our wedding reception at Hotel Arista.

Everything was absolutely amazing. Davina is the most incredible woman to work with. She created the most perfect wedding for myself and my husband. From every detail of the ballroom to the organization of the wedding time line Davina went above and beyond. Our guests were blown away by the entire wedding.

We are so thankful for Davina, Diane and our experience at Hotel arista. I hope everyone has the same experience we did. Everything exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend Hotel Arista. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the minute we meet with Nancy, everything was truly effortless.
From the minute we meet with Nancy, everything was truly effortless.
From the minute we meet with Nancy, everything was truly effortless. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding at Hotel Arista, and I couldn't have been happier with the level of service we received and our guests received. Davina is such a great help and she did a fabulous job making our dreams come true. Everything was perfect. Our guests were blown away by everything. Not a single complaint for anyone at our wedding. A few people even told us that the food was the best wedding food they've ever had. We served Steak, Duck and Risotto. We loved everything about the hotel.
We just had our wedding at Hotel Arista, and I couldn't have been happier with the level of service we received and our Read more...
We just had our wedding at Hotel Arista, and I couldn't have been happier with the level of service we received and our guests received. Davina is such a great help and she did a fabulous job making our dreams come true. Everything was perfect. Our guests were blown away by everything. Not a single complaint for anyone at our wedding. A few people even told us that the food was the best wedding food they've ever had. We served Steak, Duck and Risotto. We loved everything about the hotel. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Disa
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Hotel Arista was the first place we looked at, and we knew that it would be hard to compare when we left. Davina could not have been better. She was completely with us and focused the first time we met, which was different compared to other venues we checked out. She always helped us to get the best flow and look for the evening.

Davina helped us figure out what to do with the menu since it was half-Indian half-American and we worked with the hotel and Indian Harvest for our buffet. We received lots of compliments from BOTH sides about how amazing the food was. We didn't need to do the coordinating as Davina took care of that.

We walked into the reception area early and Davina and my husband noticed that some of the menu cards didn't print right. Davina pulled ALL of them and re-printed before everyone entered the reception. She always did the extra effort to make sure the night went off great and adjusted for any mishaps that happened. All we had to do was show up and get married - they did the rest!

The whole hotel staff was nice and helped us get anything we needed from a tall mirror to do hair to extra stools or a shower cap. The doormen also helped transfer the keyboard from room to ceremony location a couple times. The whole experience was a relaxing and enjoyable.
Hotel Arista was the first place we looked at, and we knew that it would be hard to compare when we left. Davina could not Read more...
Hotel Arista was the first place we looked at, and we knew that it would be hard to compare when we left. Davina could not have been better. She was completely with us and focused the first time we met, which was different compared to other venues we checked out. She always helped us to get the best flow and look for the evening.

Davina helped us figure out what to do with the menu since it was half-Indian half-American and we worked with the hotel and Indian Harvest for our buffet. We received lots of compliments from BOTH sides about how amazing the food was. We didn't need to do the coordinating as Davina took care of that.

We walked into the reception area early and Davina and my husband noticed that some of the menu cards didn't print right. Davina pulled ALL of them and re-printed before everyone entered the reception. She always did the extra effort to make sure the night went off great and adjusted for any mishaps that happened. All we had to do was show up and get married - they did the rest!

The whole hotel staff was nice and helped us get anything we needed from a tall mirror to do hair to extra stools or a shower cap. The doormen also helped transfer the keyboard from room to ceremony location a couple times. The whole experience was a relaxing and enjoyable. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Caitlin
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Hotel Arista was absolutely perfect! The hotel, lobby and ballroom are stunning, and I loved the modern & elegant feel. Being able to hold my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at the same location was so convenient. The ballroom transformed beautifully to accommodate our entire event! I have gotten so many compliments from my family and friends. They are still raving about the amazing food and can't stop talking about what a great wedding we had.

The hotel is certainly gorgeous and the food in unbeatable, but Davina Arceneaux is the most convincing reason to choose Hotel Arista. Davina was wonderful throughout the entire planning process. She offered so many fabulous suggestions and helped to create the day I wanted. She even designed a custom ice cream bar for dessert instead of a traditional wedding cake! Planning a wedding involves an overwhelming number of choices, but Davina guided us through them all and made it as smooth & easy as possible. I couldn't imagine trying to plan everything without her help!
Hotel Arista was absolutely perfect! The hotel, lobby and ballroom are stunning, and I loved the modern & elegant feel. Read more...
Hotel Arista was absolutely perfect! The hotel, lobby and ballroom are stunning, and I loved the modern & elegant feel. Being able to hold my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at the same location was so convenient. The ballroom transformed beautifully to accommodate our entire event! I have gotten so many compliments from my family and friends. They are still raving about the amazing food and can't stop talking about what a great wedding we had.

The hotel is certainly gorgeous and the food in unbeatable, but Davina Arceneaux is the most convincing reason to choose Hotel Arista. Davina was wonderful throughout the entire planning process. She offered so many fabulous suggestions and helped to create the day I wanted. She even designed a custom ice cream bar for dessert instead of a traditional wedding cake! Planning a wedding involves an overwhelming number of choices, but Davina guided us through them all and made it as smooth & easy as possible. I couldn't imagine trying to plan everything without her help! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Hotel Arista did a fantastic job with our wedding. They staff was super friendly and very responsive to helping guests out. We got to personalize our wedding to make it about us.
Hotel Arista did a fantastic job with our wedding. They staff was super friendly and very responsive to helping guests Read more...
Hotel Arista did a fantastic job with our wedding. They staff was super friendly and very responsive to helping guests out. We got to personalize our wedding to make it about us. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better reception venue! Davina helped keep everything on schedule and running smoothly. The whole day was flawless and spectacular!
I couldn't have asked for a better reception venue! Davina helped keep everything on schedule and running smoothly. The Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better reception venue! Davina helped keep everything on schedule and running smoothly. The whole day was flawless and spectacular! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at CityGate reception hall. Nancy the event planner was great! She was very knowledgable and there on the day of to set up and make sure we had everything we needed our very special event! They were very accommodating with every aspect of our event and the food was AMAZING! Everyone raved about the beauty and elegance of our reception and the food! A room is included at hotel arista for you and your new hubby that night. This way you can enjoy your big day/night and not have to worry about late night transportation (which the hotel provides for you and your guests from CityGate to hotel Arista. This venue is highly recommended for anyone looking to have a beautiful reception!
We had our wedding at CityGate reception hall. Nancy the event planner was great! She was very knowledgable and there on Read more...
We had our wedding at CityGate reception hall. Nancy the event planner was great! She was very knowledgable and there on the day of to set up and make sure we had everything we needed our very special event! They were very accommodating with every aspect of our event and the food was AMAZING! Everyone raved about the beauty and elegance of our reception and the food! A room is included at hotel arista for you and your new hubby that night. This way you can enjoy your big day/night and not have to worry about late night transportation (which the hotel provides for you and your guests from CityGate to hotel Arista. This venue is highly recommended for anyone looking to have a beautiful reception! Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with our choice to have had our wedding and reception through Hotel Arista/CityGate Grille. It doesn't matter which area you are dealing with. Whether it is the front desk or staff at Hotel Arista, Sugar Toad or CityGate Grille the service and professionalism is top notch. Everyone makes you feel like you're the most important guest there.

Working withe Davina Arceneaux, Director of Catering was an absolute delight! We both loved her from the start. She worked with us and our budget to make our event simply awesome. She has great ideas, suggestions and made sure everything ran smoothly and perfectly. We really couldn't have asked for better day and I attribute the majority of that to Davina.

The ambiance of all their spaces are beautiful and contemporary. The food was phenomenal. People can't stop talking about how great everything was, right down to our signature drink. Some of our guests are looking to have their future events there based on our wedding.

Our honeymoon suite was gorgeous and I wish I could have stayed longer. I wouldn't hesitate to spend an evening there for future anniversaries.
I could not be happier with our choice to have had our wedding and reception through Hotel Arista/CityGate Grille. It Read more...
I could not be happier with our choice to have had our wedding and reception through Hotel Arista/CityGate Grille. It doesn't matter which area you are dealing with. Whether it is the front desk or staff at Hotel Arista, Sugar Toad or CityGate Grille the service and professionalism is top notch. Everyone makes you feel like you're the most important guest there.

Working withe Davina Arceneaux, Director of Catering was an absolute delight! We both loved her from the start. She worked with us and our budget to make our event simply awesome. She has great ideas, suggestions and made sure everything ran smoothly and perfectly. We really couldn't have asked for better day and I attribute the majority of that to Davina.

The ambiance of all their spaces are beautiful and contemporary. The food was phenomenal. People can't stop talking about how great everything was, right down to our signature drink. Some of our guests are looking to have their future events there based on our wedding.

Our honeymoon suite was gorgeous and I wish I could have stayed longer. I wouldn't hesitate to spend an evening there for future anniversaries. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding event coordinator was Davina Arceneaux. She saw us through the entire wedding event planning process. My mother and I skeptically walked in to Hotel Arista, completely unaware of how to plan a wedding and reception. Davina held us by the hand and helped out each step of the way. She was truly amazing and a true asset to Hotel Arista. We were sold instantly! Hotel Arista covered all of our needs and more! I rarely write reviews, but everything was so spectacular that I had to. The food was absolutely delicious! The staff was kind and accommodating. As the bride, I felt like a princess and the groom, like a prince. There was nothing we requested that couldn't be accommodated. Any future party events we would hope to have here. 5 stars all the way!
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding event coordinator was Davina Arceneaux. She saw us through the entire Read more...
Everything was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding event coordinator was Davina Arceneaux. She saw us through the entire wedding event planning process. My mother and I skeptically walked in to Hotel Arista, completely unaware of how to plan a wedding and reception. Davina held us by the hand and helped out each step of the way. She was truly amazing and a true asset to Hotel Arista. We were sold instantly! Hotel Arista covered all of our needs and more! I rarely write reviews, but everything was so spectacular that I had to. The food was absolutely delicious! The staff was kind and accommodating. As the bride, I felt like a princess and the groom, like a prince. There was nothing we requested that couldn't be accommodated. Any future party events we would hope to have here. 5 stars all the way! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I have experience with wedding venues. This is our second wedding in the family. I can honestly say Hotel Arista is at the top of the list. The venue is beautiful, the food excellent, the staff extremely professional and helpful and
Davina who is the Director of Catering was incredible to work with. She made the experience one we will never forget. I'm still getting compliments from my friends on how beautiful and incredible the evening was. A big thanks to Davina and Hotel Arista for making that happen.
I have experience with wedding venues. This is our second wedding in the family. I can honestly say Hotel Arista is at the Read more...
I have experience with wedding venues. This is our second wedding in the family. I can honestly say Hotel Arista is at the top of the list. The venue is beautiful, the food excellent, the staff extremely professional and helpful and
Davina who is the Director of Catering was incredible to work with. She made the experience one we will never forget. I'm still getting compliments from my friends on how beautiful and incredible the evening was. A big thanks to Davina and Hotel Arista for making that happen. Read less
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Breanne
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently hosted our wedding reception at HA. As we entered the ballroom initially on our first visit to the hotel we were immediately taken back by the modern glam décor. The room is stunning to say the least. For brides on a budget, you could certainly get away with very little décor of your own and still captivate your guests with a swanky, sophisticated, and elegant surrounding. This is far from the only reason we selected HA. While we visited other potential locations, HA stands out from the rest predominantly because of their staff. Davina, the Director of Catering at the Hotel, sincerely captured our hearts from day one. She embodies everything that any bride could want in an event coordinator. She was meticulous, detailed, organized, and present throughout every moment leading up to the day. While it is clear that HA expects the highest level of customer care from all of their employees, it was clear that this was not Davina’s job—it simply reflects who she is a person. Not for a moment did we have any stress, doubt, or worry about anything that surrounded our venue selection. The reception was spectacular to say the least. Many guests paid compliments about the venue, food, and service. Food was a large part of our venue selection and the Hotel certainly delivered. The filets were cooked to perfection (MR), the red pepper soup (old version) was delish, the Halibut had the perfect summer topping (charred peach compote), and the chicken was was one even red meat lovers would rave about. We ended the night with a LNS of Madagascar Vanilla French Toast Sticks Stuffed with Fresh Cherries. Selecting the highest food/booze pkg offered we wanted to create a special menu. Even then we still diverged and created our own items—one more example of how the hotel strived to make the night we envisioned. We cannot thank all of the staff enough for helping to create a dream. A special thanks goes to Davina whose attention and graciousness we will not forget.
We recently hosted our wedding reception at HA. As we entered the ballroom initially on our first visit to the hotel we Read more...
We recently hosted our wedding reception at HA. As we entered the ballroom initially on our first visit to the hotel we were immediately taken back by the modern glam décor. The room is stunning to say the least. For brides on a budget, you could certainly get away with very little décor of your own and still captivate your guests with a swanky, sophisticated, and elegant surrounding. This is far from the only reason we selected HA. While we visited other potential locations, HA stands out from the rest predominantly because of their staff. Davina, the Director of Catering at the Hotel, sincerely captured our hearts from day one. She embodies everything that any bride could want in an event coordinator. She was meticulous, detailed, organized, and present throughout every moment leading up to the day. While it is clear that HA expects the highest level of customer care from all of their employees, it was clear that this was not Davina’s job—it simply reflects who she is a person. Not for a moment did we have any stress, doubt, or worry about anything that surrounded our venue selection. The reception was spectacular to say the least. Many guests paid compliments about the venue, food, and service. Food was a large part of our venue selection and the Hotel certainly delivered. The filets were cooked to perfection (MR), the red pepper soup (old version) was delish, the Halibut had the perfect summer topping (charred peach compote), and the chicken was was one even red meat lovers would rave about. We ended the night with a LNS of Madagascar Vanilla French Toast Sticks Stuffed with Fresh Cherries. Selecting the highest food/booze pkg offered we wanted to create a special menu. Even then we still diverged and created our own items—one more example of how the hotel strived to make the night we envisioned. We cannot thank all of the staff enough for helping to create a dream. A special thanks goes to Davina whose attention and graciousness we will not forget. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
I waited a while to write my review to guarantee I wasn't still just on a "bridal high." Three months later, and I'm still over the moon about my experience with Hotel Arista. Davina and her professional, detail-oriented staff worked so hard to ensure my husband and I had the most special wedding day possible. Davina was responsive to our ideas and supportive in finding ways to execute them. Davina even added her own creativity to our unique ideas, and our family, friends, and co-workers are still talking about our wedding! The space virtually decorates itself with its modern yet classic aesthetic, but Davina was so helpful in providing direction to find vendors. My husband and I truly can't say enough about the Hotel Arista except to recommend it to anyone looking to have a beautiful, elegant, memorable wedding!
I waited a while to write my review to guarantee I wasn't still just on a "bridal high." Three months later, and I'm still Read more...
I waited a while to write my review to guarantee I wasn't still just on a "bridal high." Three months later, and I'm still over the moon about my experience with Hotel Arista. Davina and her professional, detail-oriented staff worked so hard to ensure my husband and I had the most special wedding day possible. Davina was responsive to our ideas and supportive in finding ways to execute them. Davina even added her own creativity to our unique ideas, and our family, friends, and co-workers are still talking about our wedding! The space virtually decorates itself with its modern yet classic aesthetic, but Davina was so helpful in providing direction to find vendors. My husband and I truly can't say enough about the Hotel Arista except to recommend it to anyone looking to have a beautiful, elegant, memorable wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
Hotel Arista responded with the following comments:

Dear Danielle,

I am happy to hear you are still over the moon about your experience with Hotel Arista! Davina and our expert wedding planners work hard to make your special day as effortless as possible. Combining your original and unique ideas with our eye for detail creates the perfect event and our elegant space only enhances your event even more. I am pleased your guests are still raving about your event with us and we look forward to helping you host your next event soon!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Hotel Arista was absolutely perfect! When I got engaged, I had no idea how much went into planning a wedding and Davina walked me through every step. Every time I had a question, or wanted to make a change, Davina immediately responded and took care of everything that I needed. Even on the day of the wedding, Davina was there making sure that my husband and I, our wedding party, and our parents, had everything that we needed. Finally, the ball room is a stunning location for a wedding and the attention that you get from the staff on the day of your wedding (because Hotel Arista only has one wedding at a time) is unparalleled. I can not count the number of compliments I have gotten from my guests on everything from the ball room to the food to the little extras.
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My wedding at Hotel Arista was absolutely perfect! When I got engaged, I had no idea how much went into planning a wedding and Davina walked me through every step. Every time I had a question, or wanted to make a change, Davina immediately responded and took care of everything that I needed. Even on the day of the wedding, Davina was there making sure that my husband and I, our wedding party, and our parents, had everything that we needed. Finally, the ball room is a stunning location for a wedding and the attention that you get from the staff on the day of your wedding (because Hotel Arista only has one wedding at a time) is unparalleled. I can not count the number of compliments I have gotten from my guests on everything from the ball room to the food to the little extras. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Christina
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVE HOTEL ARISTA! From the very beginning (even before we signed a contract) they were very accommodating and showed us the hotel twice and worked with our schedules.

Davina was AMAZING. She helped us the whole way through the planning process and helped keep me on task. The day of she was very thorough and made sure that every detail was the way that I wanted it to be (even if I hadn't thought of it yet). My mom couldn't stop talking about how great she is!

Our day was amazing- it couldn't have turned out better if I wanted it to. When everything finally came together it blew me away how amazing everything was. The food was amazing, great drinks, great service, amazing rooms...I couldn't say ANYTHING bad about this place ever, it was awesome.
I LOVE HOTEL ARISTA! From the very beginning (even before we signed a contract) they were very accommodating and showed us Read more...
I LOVE HOTEL ARISTA! From the very beginning (even before we signed a contract) they were very accommodating and showed us the hotel twice and worked with our schedules.

Davina was AMAZING. She helped us the whole way through the planning process and helped keep me on task. The day of she was very thorough and made sure that every detail was the way that I wanted it to be (even if I hadn't thought of it yet). My mom couldn't stop talking about how great she is!

Our day was amazing- it couldn't have turned out better if I wanted it to. When everything finally came together it blew me away how amazing everything was. The food was amazing, great drinks, great service, amazing rooms...I couldn't say ANYTHING bad about this place ever, it was awesome. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I start?! Hotel Arista was a huge part in making my wedding the dream come true that it was! I know everyone thinks that of their own wedding, but I know that mine truly was :).

My husband and I started out looking at swanky Chicago hotels. We love modern, high end venues. That was quickly put to a stop after we received the price tag that can go along with these awesome places. My mom started looking everywhere for a wedding venue that fit our standards and suggested hotel Arista.

Hotel arista is everything that the Chicago hotels offered and more at a more reasonable cost!! I was blown away with the look, feel and service provided at this venue. They go out of their way, literally, to make everything perfect! I felt like royalty throughout my time there. The food is impeccable (guests are still not only raving but calling the hotel to find out where they can have some again!)! My catering director, Davina, was a God send!! She was like my second planner! From being on top of every detail to always having creative suggestions for our big day ready to go when we were stumped, she was beyond awesome. This hotel has great relationships with other vendors and was able to not only suggest them but worked seamlessly with everyone on our big day. Our hotel suite was beyond gorgeous!!! I just genuinely LOVED everything about this place!

Any brides looking for a gorgeous, jaw dropping, modern and quality venue to have their ceremony and reception, please check this place out! I would recommend this to anyone who has expensive taste but looking to stay within a budget. They seriously don't disappoint. :)
Where do I start?! Hotel Arista was a huge part in making my wedding the dream come true that it was! I know everyone Read more...
Where do I start?! Hotel Arista was a huge part in making my wedding the dream come true that it was! I know everyone thinks that of their own wedding, but I know that mine truly was :).

My husband and I started out looking at swanky Chicago hotels. We love modern, high end venues. That was quickly put to a stop after we received the price tag that can go along with these awesome places. My mom started looking everywhere for a wedding venue that fit our standards and suggested hotel Arista.

Hotel arista is everything that the Chicago hotels offered and more at a more reasonable cost!! I was blown away with the look, feel and service provided at this venue. They go out of their way, literally, to make everything perfect! I felt like royalty throughout my time there. The food is impeccable (guests are still not only raving but calling the hotel to find out where they can have some again!)! My catering director, Davina, was a God send!! She was like my second planner! From being on top of every detail to always having creative suggestions for our big day ready to go when we were stumped, she was beyond awesome. This hotel has great relationships with other vendors and was able to not only suggest them but worked seamlessly with everyone on our big day. Our hotel suite was beyond gorgeous!!! I just genuinely LOVED everything about this place!

Any brides looking for a gorgeous, jaw dropping, modern and quality venue to have their ceremony and reception, please check this place out! I would recommend this to anyone who has expensive taste but looking to stay within a budget. They seriously don't disappoint. :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have selected a better venue for our intimate 25 person wedding ceremony on Hotel Arista's 12th floor outside patio with it's breath taking view. The ceremony was followed by butler hosted h'orderves in the Lounge. Our fabulous celebration dinner at The Sugar Toad was designed by their chef to accommodate our guests who truly had an epicurean experience. If your looking for elegance and first class service from beginning to end, this is the venue in Chicagoland to hold your celebration. We look forward to future dining experiences at The Sugar Toad. It was truly a magically perfect day for us with Thanks to everyone.
We could not have selected a better venue for our intimate 25 person wedding ceremony on Hotel Arista's 12th floor outside Read more...
We could not have selected a better venue for our intimate 25 person wedding ceremony on Hotel Arista's 12th floor outside patio with it's breath taking view. The ceremony was followed by butler hosted h'orderves in the Lounge. Our fabulous celebration dinner at The Sugar Toad was designed by their chef to accommodate our guests who truly had an epicurean experience. If your looking for elegance and first class service from beginning to end, this is the venue in Chicagoland to hold your celebration. We look forward to future dining experiences at The Sugar Toad. It was truly a magically perfect day for us with Thanks to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Orlett
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Hotel Arista, Naperville, was the perfect place for our wedding, held on August 17, 2012; a perfect venue indeed. The staff was wonderful leading up to our special event and were spot-on the entire weekend. Our guest were amazed at the special attention they received from the staff (always professional) at check-in and throughout their entire stay. The rooms were modern and ‘eco-friendly’, which was another reason we chose such a magnificent venue. Our Honeymoon Suite was absolutely fabulous and the bathroom was awesome.

Professional from day one, Ms. Davina Arceneaux, Director of Catering at Hotel Arista, was outstanding and very knowledgeable. Since Davina was on our team, we did not hire a wedding planner because her ideas were fantastic and her recommendations...outstanding. Davina, my Catering Director, yes, I considered her my personal Catering Directory because she was warm, always inviting and knows this business. Having the best ideas, being extremely thoughtful and focusing her attention on me is what I call great customer service. Davina listened to my ideas, embellished them and made our entire concept come alive.

Hotel Arista had one of the best tastings I have ever attended. During cock-tail hour, we tasted delicious appetizers, wine and champaign. The Ballroom doors opened and revealed a beautiful buffet-styled setting, it was amazing.

If you want a beautiful affair, go to Hotel Arista. If you want to decrease your stress levels regarding the venue, go to Hotel Arista. For delightful and delectably delicious food and excellent customer service, chose Hotel Arista. It was a dream wedding with my favorite flowers, beautiful colors held at our story book locations: Century Memorial Chapel and Hotel Arista in Naperville. Thanks Davina and Hotel Arista for capturing our dreams and making them a reality. Duke and Orlett McCall
Hotel Arista, Naperville, was the perfect place for our wedding, held on August 17, 2012; a perfect venue indeed. The Read more...
Hotel Arista, Naperville, was the perfect place for our wedding, held on August 17, 2012; a perfect venue indeed. The staff was wonderful leading up to our special event and were spot-on the entire weekend. Our guest were amazed at the special attention they received from the staff (always professional) at check-in and throughout their entire stay. The rooms were modern and ‘eco-friendly’, which was another reason we chose such a magnificent venue. Our Honeymoon Suite was absolutely fabulous and the bathroom was awesome.

Professional from day one, Ms. Davina Arceneaux, Director of Catering at Hotel Arista, was outstanding and very knowledgeable. Since Davina was on our team, we did not hire a wedding planner because her ideas were fantastic and her recommendations...outstanding. Davina, my Catering Director, yes, I considered her my personal Catering Directory because she was warm, always inviting and knows this business. Having the best ideas, being extremely thoughtful and focusing her attention on me is what I call great customer service. Davina listened to my ideas, embellished them and made our entire concept come alive.

Hotel Arista had one of the best tastings I have ever attended. During cock-tail hour, we tasted delicious appetizers, wine and champaign. The Ballroom doors opened and revealed a beautiful buffet-styled setting, it was amazing.

If you want a beautiful affair, go to Hotel Arista. If you want to decrease your stress levels regarding the venue, go to Hotel Arista. For delightful and delectably delicious food and excellent customer service, chose Hotel Arista. It was a dream wedding with my favorite flowers, beautiful colors held at our story book locations: Century Memorial Chapel and Hotel Arista in Naperville. Thanks Davina and Hotel Arista for capturing our dreams and making them a reality. Duke and Orlett McCall Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was over five months ago, and our family and friends are still telling us what a wonderful time they had at our wedding. The Hotel Arista was the very first place we toured as a possible reception venue, and we knew the moment we walked in that this was going to be the place where we celebrated the most important day of our lives with our loved ones. The ballroom was elegant and sophisticated (exactly what we were going for), the food was outstanding, and the accommodations for our out of town guests were first rate. Davina was an absolute joy to work with, and the entire staff went above and beyond to ensure our guests had a fabulous time. We cannot thank Davina and her team enough for the wedding experience of a lifetime.
Our wedding was over five months ago, and our family and friends are still telling us what a wonderful time they had at Read more...
Our wedding was over five months ago, and our family and friends are still telling us what a wonderful time they had at our wedding. The Hotel Arista was the very first place we toured as a possible reception venue, and we knew the moment we walked in that this was going to be the place where we celebrated the most important day of our lives with our loved ones. The ballroom was elegant and sophisticated (exactly what we were going for), the food was outstanding, and the accommodations for our out of town guests were first rate. Davina was an absolute joy to work with, and the entire staff went above and beyond to ensure our guests had a fabulous time. We cannot thank Davina and her team enough for the wedding experience of a lifetime. Read less
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Gail
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my Ceremony and Reception at the Hotel Arista. I highly recommend them. Most incredible was the planner at the hotel Davina Arceneaux she was great.
I absolutely loved my Ceremony and Reception at the Hotel Arista. I highly recommend them. Most incredible was the planner Read more...
I absolutely loved my Ceremony and Reception at the Hotel Arista. I highly recommend them. Most incredible was the planner at the hotel Davina Arceneaux she was great. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Hotel Arista. We are still getting compliments from our family and friends. :) Davina was wonderful!!!! The food was delicious!!! The venue is modern and elegant!!! We would totally recommend Hotel Arista to be a part of your special day.
We cannot say enough good things about Hotel Arista. We are still getting compliments from our family and friends. :) Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about Hotel Arista. We are still getting compliments from our family and friends. :) Davina was wonderful!!!! The food was delicious!!! The venue is modern and elegant!!! We would totally recommend Hotel Arista to be a part of your special day. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Davina was exceptional to work with. My husband and I were very impressed with the food, attention to detail and ease of use with this hotel. You won't be dissapointed!
Davina was exceptional to work with. My husband and I were very impressed with the food, attention to detail and ease of Read more...
Davina was exceptional to work with. My husband and I were very impressed with the food, attention to detail and ease of use with this hotel. You won't be dissapointed! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Megan
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't thank the Hotel Arista or Davina enough for our wonderful wedding!!! The food was absolutely AMAZING and everyone at our wedding boasted on how beautiful the hotel was!!! I would definitely recommend Hotel Arista if you want a wonderful wedding!!
I can't thank the Hotel Arista or Davina enough for our wonderful wedding!!! The food was absolutely AMAZING and everyone Read more...
I can't thank the Hotel Arista or Davina enough for our wonderful wedding!!! The food was absolutely AMAZING and everyone at our wedding boasted on how beautiful the hotel was!!! I would definitely recommend Hotel Arista if you want a wonderful wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
The hotel and staff were absolutely amazing to work with! Not only were they very attentive but they took every possible detail into consideration and executed it flawlessly. Davina was spectacular and we couldn't of asked for a better experience overall! We had our rehearsal, ceremony, reception and morning after brunch all at the hotel and everything was perfect!
The hotel and staff were absolutely amazing to work with! Not only were they very attentive but they took every possible Read more...
The hotel and staff were absolutely amazing to work with! Not only were they very attentive but they took every possible detail into consideration and executed it flawlessly. Davina was spectacular and we couldn't of asked for a better experience overall! We had our rehearsal, ceremony, reception and morning after brunch all at the hotel and everything was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alison
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Davina Arceneaux and the staff at Hotel Arista did everything in their power to make our wedding reception wonderful, and we had the time of our lives with our family and friends. Planning the reception was a breeze because of Arista's great Wedding Tasting event, which might have been the highlight of our wedding planning process. Throughout the night of our reception, Davina checked on us to see what we needed, whether it was a safe storage location for our gift envelopes or a cocktail during dinner. Our guests raved about the food, then danced the night away on the spacious dance floor. Arista even set-up the Mardi Gras beads that we brought from New Orleans to hand out to our guests! We didn't have one single worry throughout the night, and it was all thanks to Davina and Hotel Arista.
Davina Arceneaux and the staff at Hotel Arista did everything in their power to make our wedding reception wonderful, and Read more...
Davina Arceneaux and the staff at Hotel Arista did everything in their power to make our wedding reception wonderful, and we had the time of our lives with our family and friends. Planning the reception was a breeze because of Arista's great Wedding Tasting event, which might have been the highlight of our wedding planning process. Throughout the night of our reception, Davina checked on us to see what we needed, whether it was a safe storage location for our gift envelopes or a cocktail during dinner. Our guests raved about the food, then danced the night away on the spacious dance floor. Arista even set-up the Mardi Gras beads that we brought from New Orleans to hand out to our guests! We didn't have one single worry throughout the night, and it was all thanks to Davina and Hotel Arista. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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DaiLaun
Wedding:
3/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not say 1 bad thing about Hotel Arista. Everythig was absolutely terrific. The Hotel wedding coordinator was fantastic and very professional. She made my wedding planning there, the easiest part of the process, which was so important, because I had million other things to stress about! Thanks Davina and Hotel Arista for a great wedding!
I can not say 1 bad thing about Hotel Arista. Everythig was absolutely terrific. The Hotel wedding coordinator was Read more...
I can not say 1 bad thing about Hotel Arista. Everythig was absolutely terrific. The Hotel wedding coordinator was fantastic and very professional. She made my wedding planning there, the easiest part of the process, which was so important, because I had million other things to stress about! Thanks Davina and Hotel Arista for a great wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Hotel Arista made every one of my dreams come true. Everything I had asked for was done and on many occasions they even went above and beyond. The chef created a completely gluten free menu, just so that I could enjoy the same food as everyone else. Davina was the most amazing and helpful coordinator I could have asked for. The hotel was just beautiful and very accommodating to all the guests. I had a good amount of people come up to me following the wedding and say that it was truly the BEST wedding venue they have ever been to and the food was absolutely out of the world!
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Hotel Arista made every one of my dreams come true. Read more...
I could not have asked for a better venue for my wedding. The Hotel Arista made every one of my dreams come true. Everything I had asked for was done and on many occasions they even went above and beyond. The chef created a completely gluten free menu, just so that I could enjoy the same food as everyone else. Davina was the most amazing and helpful coordinator I could have asked for. The hotel was just beautiful and very accommodating to all the guests. I had a good amount of people come up to me following the wedding and say that it was truly the BEST wedding venue they have ever been to and the food was absolutely out of the world! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Angel
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista and it was absolutely amazing! I was a very detailed bride from the beginning and had specific expectations for my special day and Hotel Arista did NOT disappoint. From the first meeting with Davina Arceneaux last year in September until the last few minutes of our wedding reception this year in October.....she was a complete joy to work with. Responsive, attentive, prepared, patient, concerned...these are all words that describe Davina. I cannot express how many times she set my mind at ease during the wedding planning process. She offered great advice and worked tirelessly to make sure that our wedding was the wedding of our dreams. My guests are still raving about the quality of service they received during their stay at the hotel. Thanks Davina and the staff at Hotel Arista for making our wedding day an AMAZING MOMENT IN TIME!
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista and it was absolutely amazing! I was a very detailed Read more...
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Hotel Arista and it was absolutely amazing! I was a very detailed bride from the beginning and had specific expectations for my special day and Hotel Arista did NOT disappoint. From the first meeting with Davina Arceneaux last year in September until the last few minutes of our wedding reception this year in October.....she was a complete joy to work with. Responsive, attentive, prepared, patient, concerned...these are all words that describe Davina. I cannot express how many times she set my mind at ease during the wedding planning process. She offered great advice and worked tirelessly to make sure that our wedding was the wedding of our dreams. My guests are still raving about the quality of service they received during their stay at the hotel. Thanks Davina and the staff at Hotel Arista for making our wedding day an AMAZING MOMENT IN TIME! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding there a little over two weeks ago! IT WAS FABULOUS!!! The place is so pretty that you don't have to do a lot to the room to start with and then anything you add just makes it better! Which I did (with Elizabeth Wray) and it was even more spectacular! To start with, I worked with Davina and we loved her. She was so attentive throughout the process and really put us at ease even when it was getting close and I was stressed to the max about other wedding things. I knew that she had things taken care of on her end and I could concentrate on my other things! Someone said they couldn't get ahold of her quick enough but that was never an issue. She would even respond to my email on her phone off hours to get back to me if she could! The wedding was beautiful and they were accommodating to what could have seemed like petty little request but they did them the way I wanted, no questions asked! I even joked that for dinner it would be cute to have the chocolate covered strawberries that look like little tuxedos and Davina made it happen! IT WAS TO DIE FOR! The food was amazing, everyone, even my DJ and photographers came up to tell us how awesome the food was! Something they don't advertise is the many beautiful outdoor places they have for you to take pics at. The top floor terrace is one that is beautiful! They have a pond/somewhat forest area that you can take outdoor pics at that make it look like you are somewhere other than where you are! It was fall for our wedding and the trees were changing and gorgeous! They even let us take the shuttle bus over there so I wouldn't have to walk. All and all they day was the best day of our lives and I would do it at Hotel Arista again in a heartbeat!
We had our wedding there a little over two weeks ago! IT WAS FABULOUS!!! The place is so pretty that you don't have to do Read more...
We had our wedding there a little over two weeks ago! IT WAS FABULOUS!!! The place is so pretty that you don't have to do a lot to the room to start with and then anything you add just makes it better! Which I did (with Elizabeth Wray) and it was even more spectacular! To start with, I worked with Davina and we loved her. She was so attentive throughout the process and really put us at ease even when it was getting close and I was stressed to the max about other wedding things. I knew that she had things taken care of on her end and I could concentrate on my other things! Someone said they couldn't get ahold of her quick enough but that was never an issue. She would even respond to my email on her phone off hours to get back to me if she could! The wedding was beautiful and they were accommodating to what could have seemed like petty little request but they did them the way I wanted, no questions asked! I even joked that for dinner it would be cute to have the chocolate covered strawberries that look like little tuxedos and Davina made it happen! IT WAS TO DIE FOR! The food was amazing, everyone, even my DJ and photographers came up to tell us how awesome the food was! Something they don't advertise is the many beautiful outdoor places they have for you to take pics at. The top floor terrace is one that is beautiful! They have a pond/somewhat forest area that you can take outdoor pics at that make it look like you are somewhere other than where you are! It was fall for our wedding and the trees were changing and gorgeous! They even let us take the shuttle bus over there so I wouldn't have to walk. All and all they day was the best day of our lives and I would do it at Hotel Arista again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Steph
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place for both our ceremony and reception! Davina was WONDERFUL!!!! They are a new hotel, so when we met with her they had never had a ceremony there yet, I believe we were one of the first 5...but she completely reassured us (and my mom) that everything would be beautiful and it was! The food was amazing! And the staff there goes above and beyond! Davina was around and helped me through every step! I could not imagine doing it without her! She even made sure none of the bridal party had gum in their mouths at the ceremony...that would be just lovely to be saying your vows and having someone chomping on gum!! :) She really did think of every detail, and took care of every detail so I didn't have to stress too much! :)
This was the perfect place for both our ceremony and reception! Davina was WONDERFUL!!!! They are a new hotel, so when we Read more...
This was the perfect place for both our ceremony and reception! Davina was WONDERFUL!!!! They are a new hotel, so when we met with her they had never had a ceremony there yet, I believe we were one of the first 5...but she completely reassured us (and my mom) that everything would be beautiful and it was! The food was amazing! And the staff there goes above and beyond! Davina was around and helped me through every step! I could not imagine doing it without her! She even made sure none of the bridal party had gum in their mouths at the ceremony...that would be just lovely to be saying your vows and having someone chomping on gum!! :) She really did think of every detail, and took care of every detail so I didn't have to stress too much! :) Read less
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Danielle Taylor
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are SO GLAD we chose Hotel Arista for our wedding reception. The hotel was only one year old the month we had our reception there, so no one in my family had ever stayed or attended a wedding there. The hotel is just gorgeous! It is the only LEED-certified hotel in the area, and is truly an architectural piece of art; from the beautifully modern-Greek interior design, to the gorgeous ballroom with beautiful ceiling fixtures and Donald Trump Tower-style chairs, to the amazingly delicious food done by the talented Sugar Toad Restaurant chef's, to Davina Arceneaux's joyful professionalism and 10-years of expertise in the wedding industry, to the insanely comfortable and eco-friendly hotel rooms - it was all BEAUTIFUL and the reception was even more wonderful than I dreamed it could be. The staff was very prompt and attentive, the food was excellent, and nearly everything went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our open bar was closed an hour earlier than we had it scheduled for in our contract with the hotel due to the manager's decision based on a couple of guests that had one too many drinks. My husband had to take time out of our wedding night to find the manager and reason with him to re-open our bar for the other 95% of our guests that were responsible and sober. They did end up reopening the bar 30 minutes later, but we were upset about it having been closed in the first place and thought it was a bad call to go against our contract. Overall, it was still a great experience. A truly beautiful place to have a unique and memorable wedding reception where your guests will walk away talking about it every time they see you . . . our guests have told us over and over how great the food was, how comfortable the rooms were, etc . . . I am SO glad we chose to have it there, and have absolutely no regrets. The best part of the experience, by far, was the wonderful help and guidance we received from Davina. She really cares about you, and does all she can to put together exactly what you want for your wedding reception, while listening to your personal needs. It was worth every single dollar.
My husband and I are SO GLAD we chose Hotel Arista for our wedding reception. The hotel was only one year old the month we Read more...
My husband and I are SO GLAD we chose Hotel Arista for our wedding reception. The hotel was only one year old the month we had our reception there, so no one in my family had ever stayed or attended a wedding there. The hotel is just gorgeous! It is the only LEED-certified hotel in the area, and is truly an architectural piece of art; from the beautifully modern-Greek interior design, to the gorgeous ballroom with beautiful ceiling fixtures and Donald Trump Tower-style chairs, to the amazingly delicious food done by the talented Sugar Toad Restaurant chef's, to Davina Arceneaux's joyful professionalism and 10-years of expertise in the wedding industry, to the insanely comfortable and eco-friendly hotel rooms - it was all BEAUTIFUL and the reception was even more wonderful than I dreamed it could be. The staff was very prompt and attentive, the food was excellent, and nearly everything went off without a hitch. Unfortunately, our open bar was closed an hour earlier than we had it scheduled for in our contract with the hotel due to the manager's decision based on a couple of guests that had one too many drinks. My husband had to take time out of our wedding night to find the manager and reason with him to re-open our bar for the other 95% of our guests that were responsible and sober. They did end up reopening the bar 30 minutes later, but we were upset about it having been closed in the first place and thought it was a bad call to go against our contract. Overall, it was still a great experience. A truly beautiful place to have a unique and memorable wedding reception where your guests will walk away talking about it every time they see you . . . our guests have told us over and over how great the food was, how comfortable the rooms were, etc . . . I am SO glad we chose to have it there, and have absolutely no regrets. The best part of the experience, by far, was the wonderful help and guidance we received from Davina. She really cares about you, and does all she can to put together exactly what you want for your wedding reception, while listening to your personal needs. It was worth every single dollar. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
This was a awesome reception venue! Molly was great throughout all of the planning. She made sure everything was exactly the way I wanted it. I had a lot of guests and the hotel staff was great at attending to their every need. The food was amazing I keep getting complements from people telling me it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! There were not many weddings before mine and nobody would have been able to tell. Either Hotel Arista worked out all of its kinks before our reception or they just never had any. From the beginning Hotel Arista might sound expensive but we found it very helpful that everything was included in one package from food to drinks to cake and so on. When I was looking at other places the main meal was cheaper but the the charged extra for everything that Hotel Arista includes. I just can't say enough about how much fun all of our guests had and the awesome service they provided. I will recommend Hotel Arista to everyone! If you are interested at least go to Sugar Toad to try the food!
This was a awesome reception venue! Molly was great throughout all of the planning. She made sure everything was exactly Read more...
This was a awesome reception venue! Molly was great throughout all of the planning. She made sure everything was exactly the way I wanted it. I had a lot of guests and the hotel staff was great at attending to their every need. The food was amazing I keep getting complements from people telling me it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! There were not many weddings before mine and nobody would have been able to tell. Either Hotel Arista worked out all of its kinks before our reception or they just never had any. From the beginning Hotel Arista might sound expensive but we found it very helpful that everything was included in one package from food to drinks to cake and so on. When I was looking at other places the main meal was cheaper but the the charged extra for everything that Hotel Arista includes. I just can't say enough about how much fun all of our guests had and the awesome service they provided. I will recommend Hotel Arista to everyone! If you are interested at least go to Sugar Toad to try the food! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.9/5.0
We just had our wedding about a month ago and we had a very large wedding and the Arista was amazing. There are no words for how responsive and accommodating they were to our wedding. Davina the coordinator was phenomenal she was very personable and understanding to our customs and most of all very flexible! I felt like I was having a friend help me plan my wedding. She gave great advice and was very knowledgeable of what works well with the feel of the hotel. She never tried to sell us anything that was out of our price range or convince us of things that we did not need. I wish I could get married all over again and do it the exact same way with Arista ! They made our day so special!
We just had our wedding about a month ago and we had a very large wedding and the Arista was amazing. There are no words Read more...
We just had our wedding about a month ago and we had a very large wedding and the Arista was amazing. There are no words for how responsive and accommodating they were to our wedding. Davina the coordinator was phenomenal she was very personable and understanding to our customs and most of all very flexible! I felt like I was having a friend help me plan my wedding. She gave great advice and was very knowledgeable of what works well with the feel of the hotel. She never tried to sell us anything that was out of our price range or convince us of things that we did not need. I wish I could get married all over again and do it the exact same way with Arista ! They made our day so special! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Travel, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Everything was quite flawless when it came to Hotel Arista. Dealing with Davina on a daily basis was great and she made everything go as smoothly as possible. We really appreciate everything she and Arista did for our wedding. We will never forget the day and Arista was just icing on the cake. Top notch service, beautiful lobby... really everything you could ask for. The vintage look of the lobby with the modern touches of the hotel sold me right away. My husbands favorite part of the night were the rooftop lights. They were a vibrant green and purple which matched my colors perfectly. What a day! Thanks so much to Davina and the Arista staff!!
Everything was quite flawless when it came to Hotel Arista. Dealing with Davina on a daily basis was great and she made Read more...
Everything was quite flawless when it came to Hotel Arista. Dealing with Davina on a daily basis was great and she made everything go as smoothly as possible. We really appreciate everything she and Arista did for our wedding. We will never forget the day and Arista was just icing on the cake. Top notch service, beautiful lobby... really everything you could ask for. The vintage look of the lobby with the modern touches of the hotel sold me right away. My husbands favorite part of the night were the rooftop lights. They were a vibrant green and purple which matched my colors perfectly. What a day! Thanks so much to Davina and the Arista staff!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Hotel Arista is absolutely a gorgeous facility. Super modern and has taken on the green movement which many of my guest were surprise to see, just an extra bonus for the guest. The food at our reception was to die for. We had a stuffed chicken and steak combo. The appetizers were delicious also. Many of our guests raved about the food. Molly the hotel coordinator made sure everything went smoothly and really did make our vision come alive. Molly's responsiveness early on was a bit slow, but a month before the wedding she really stepped up to the plate. For example, when our rehearsal venue lost power she had come up with an alternative if we needed one within minutes. Everything was top quality and I would recommend Hotel Arista to anyone looking for that modern look and excellent food you are sure to impress your guests with.
Hotel Arista is absolutely a gorgeous facility. Super modern and has taken on the green movement which many of my guest Read more...
Hotel Arista is absolutely a gorgeous facility. Super modern and has taken on the green movement which many of my guest were surprise to see, just an extra bonus for the guest. The food at our reception was to die for. We had a stuffed chicken and steak combo. The appetizers were delicious also. Many of our guests raved about the food. Molly the hotel coordinator made sure everything went smoothly and really did make our vision come alive. Molly's responsiveness early on was a bit slow, but a month before the wedding she really stepped up to the plate. For example, when our rehearsal venue lost power she had come up with an alternative if we needed one within minutes. Everything was top quality and I would recommend Hotel Arista to anyone looking for that modern look and excellent food you are sure to impress your guests with. Read less
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Ursula
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Hotel Arista was my husband and my first choice when we were looking for venues in Naperville, because we loved the fact that it was a beautiful boutique hotel and it seemed so glamorous too. However, after we reserved it there were so many other things that made it very apparent that it was the best choice out there. The hotel is LEED certified so they try to remain green and sustainable when possible, the food is completely out-of-this-world, and the staff is the kind of staff that rounds out the experience and makes everything perfect. I mean EVERYONE from the security at the front door, to the bartenders at SugarToad, to Davina, our on-site consultant, was so helpful and extremely kind. She has a ton on her plate but she was always willing to meet with us and discuss our options, as well as work with us to customize our wedding to make it as unique as possible (we nixed dessert with Arista and chose to instead cater 'cookies & milk' from our favorite pastry chef). I have heard wonderful things from our guests since our wedding but what has stood out the most to them is the food. It was amazing!! I am a huge foodie so it was so important to me that my guests enjoyed their meal. I will always recommend Hotel Arista to every single bride out there.
Hotel Arista was my husband and my first choice when we were looking for venues in Naperville, because we loved the fact Read more...
Hotel Arista was my husband and my first choice when we were looking for venues in Naperville, because we loved the fact that it was a beautiful boutique hotel and it seemed so glamorous too. However, after we reserved it there were so many other things that made it very apparent that it was the best choice out there. The hotel is LEED certified so they try to remain green and sustainable when possible, the food is completely out-of-this-world, and the staff is the kind of staff that rounds out the experience and makes everything perfect. I mean EVERYONE from the security at the front door, to the bartenders at SugarToad, to Davina, our on-site consultant, was so helpful and extremely kind. She has a ton on her plate but she was always willing to meet with us and discuss our options, as well as work with us to customize our wedding to make it as unique as possible (we nixed dessert with Arista and chose to instead cater 'cookies & milk' from our favorite pastry chef). I have heard wonderful things from our guests since our wedding but what has stood out the most to them is the food. It was amazing!! I am a huge foodie so it was so important to me that my guests enjoyed their meal. I will always recommend Hotel Arista to every single bride out there. Read less
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cassiejo89
Wedding:
5/31/2010
4.8/5.0
Hotel Arista is a very classy and exquisite place to hold your reception. They added a lot of different ideas to make my reception different than others I have been too. During our tasting, my husband and I created a martini that correlated with our favorite tastes and the colors of our bridesmaids/groomsman. We also named the drink and on each of the bars Hotel Arista provided in picture frames the ingredients of our martini. It was such a hit.
Also the food is AMAZING. If you want people to have the best meal, stick with Arista because I had so many guests call and compliment how amazing the food was.

My only complaint about Hotel Arista was their security. I was never informed that I would have 3-4 "FBI-like" security agents patrolling the reception. I did feel that this took away from a lot of fun and celebrating that night since they put a strict one drink minimum on along with the bartenders working extremely slow. I have never seen security patrolling a reception like this before, like IDing people at tables and around the reception area.
Hotel Arista is a very classy and exquisite place to hold your reception. They added a lot of different ideas to make my Read more...
Hotel Arista is a very classy and exquisite place to hold your reception. They added a lot of different ideas to make my reception different than others I have been too. During our tasting, my husband and I created a martini that correlated with our favorite tastes and the colors of our bridesmaids/groomsman. We also named the drink and on each of the bars Hotel Arista provided in picture frames the ingredients of our martini. It was such a hit.
Also the food is AMAZING. If you want people to have the best meal, stick with Arista because I had so many guests call and compliment how amazing the food was.

My only complaint about Hotel Arista was their security. I was never informed that I would have 3-4 "FBI-like" security agents patrolling the reception. I did feel that this took away from a lot of fun and celebrating that night since they put a strict one drink minimum on along with the bartenders working extremely slow. I have never seen security patrolling a reception like this before, like IDing people at tables and around the reception area. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.7/5.0
I can not say enough wonderful things about Hotel Arista! I could not have been happier with our choice for the reception venue. Most importantly, we absolutely LOVED Davina! She was the best person to work with throughout the entire planning process. From the day we met her, through the wedding day itself, and even beyond, she made and our wedding feel like such a priority! The hotel itself was (and is) just stunning. The ballroom was set up beautifully, and all of our guests just raved about their stay at the hotel. Every detail was attended to and every possible thing was done to make our wedding the best day ever! I will forever encourage every bride I know to book her wedding at Hotel Arista!
I can not say enough wonderful things about Hotel Arista! I could not have been happier with our choice for the reception Read more...
I can not say enough wonderful things about Hotel Arista! I could not have been happier with our choice for the reception venue. Most importantly, we absolutely LOVED Davina! She was the best person to work with throughout the entire planning process. From the day we met her, through the wedding day itself, and even beyond, she made and our wedding feel like such a priority! The hotel itself was (and is) just stunning. The ballroom was set up beautifully, and all of our guests just raved about their stay at the hotel. Every detail was attended to and every possible thing was done to make our wedding the best day ever! I will forever encourage every bride I know to book her wedding at Hotel Arista! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Luaunna
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.6/5.0
We had our Mehndi Party, dinners, breakfasts and reception at the Hotel Arista. The hotel is very nice and well kept. We had the Bridal Suite with an adjoining room. The Suite was AWESOME. Whether it was just the two of us or having friends hanging out inbetween events it was spacious and comfy. On the note of rooms, I let the hotel know that my grandmother was in a wheel chair and if they had special rooms that they could assign. They did and wow it was very wide, excellent for a handicapped or elderly person. Plenty of room for the wheel chair and the bathroom was large as well. Only drawback there was the sliding door on the bathroom, a bit difficult to close for a 91 year old woman.
We catered our Mehndi party, dinner, 2 breakfasts. Food was excellent and we seemed to have the same wait staff for all events which was nice as we all got to know each other. Reception had catered in food as well as hotel provided food. Those who had the hotel catered food said they were very happy with it. The reception room was set very nicely with all that we picked out (linens and such). I was told that the bartenders did a great job. When we got to the room after reception we had champagne, chocolate covered strawberries cookies all set for us.
Davina the wedding coordinator gave us referrals for the florist which worked well. We went with Oak Mill Bakery for our cake and sweet trays and it was fantastic.
they have a late check out (noon) which is welcome by those who partied well into the night.
We had our Mehndi Party, dinners, breakfasts and reception at the Hotel Arista. The hotel is very nice and well kept. We Read more...
We had our Mehndi Party, dinners, breakfasts and reception at the Hotel Arista. The hotel is very nice and well kept. We had the Bridal Suite with an adjoining room. The Suite was AWESOME. Whether it was just the two of us or having friends hanging out inbetween events it was spacious and comfy. On the note of rooms, I let the hotel know that my grandmother was in a wheel chair and if they had special rooms that they could assign. They did and wow it was very wide, excellent for a handicapped or elderly person. Plenty of room for the wheel chair and the bathroom was large as well. Only drawback there was the sliding door on the bathroom, a bit difficult to close for a 91 year old woman.
We catered our Mehndi party, dinner, 2 breakfasts. Food was excellent and we seemed to have the same wait staff for all events which was nice as we all got to know each other. Reception had catered in food as well as hotel provided food. Those who had the hotel catered food said they were very happy with it. The reception room was set very nicely with all that we picked out (linens and such). I was told that the bartenders did a great job. When we got to the room after reception we had champagne, chocolate covered strawberries cookies all set for us.
Davina the wedding coordinator gave us referrals for the florist which worked well. We went with Oak Mill Bakery for our cake and sweet trays and it was fantastic.
they have a late check out (noon) which is welcome by those who partied well into the night. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.4/5.0
We really enjoyed working with the Hotel Arista. The staff in the wedding planning office were wonderful to work with, and everything was setup to our liking. They really made sure our individual needs were met. The staff did a phenomenal job coordinating our individual vendors the morning of our wedding. The food and service was great, too. I would highly recommend working with Hotel Arista.
We really enjoyed working with the Hotel Arista. The staff in the wedding planning office were wonderful to work with, and Read more...
We really enjoyed working with the Hotel Arista. The staff in the wedding planning office were wonderful to work with, and everything was setup to our liking. They really made sure our individual needs were met. The staff did a phenomenal job coordinating our individual vendors the morning of our wedding. The food and service was great, too. I would highly recommend working with Hotel Arista. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Ryan & Dionna
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.3/5.0
Beautiful venue and great food. Staff was very helpful despite a small challenge with sticking to the plans and layout. Be sure to double check all of your set up requests.
Beautiful venue and great food. Staff was very helpful despite a small challenge with sticking to the plans and layout. Be Read more...
Beautiful venue and great food. Staff was very helpful despite a small challenge with sticking to the plans and layout. Be sure to double check all of your set up requests. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/17/2011
3.7/5.0
Had a fabulous wedding and reception at Hotel Arista, despite a lot of frustration due to communication issues (including lack of communication) we had with the wedding coordinator/director of catering. A quick overview of the bad: If you work with Davina, who is a very nice person, just be prepared not to get any response for 5 days. I'll skip all of the pre-wedding issues and leave you with this--She disappeared on the day of the wedding to work another event across the street (?? Hotel Arista proudly states you are the only event on your wedding night, but lends their director of catering to a party across the street at City Gate Grill). We weren't happy that our officiant had to call the bride to get someone to meet him in the lobby and show him where to go, 20 minutes before the ceremony (Davina was supposed to take care of this). Davina also had the marriage license, but could not be found, and would not answer her phone. The people at the front desk trying to reach her were also upset that things were turning out this way. As the ceremony time approaches, Davina still was not reached, and my groom now had no idea where to go, where to enter the ballroom, etc. She showed up in the nick of time, and the ceremony only started a few minutes late. Those are just some of the issues within a 24 hour time period, and we worked with her for a year an a half. We discussed our displeasure with her communication skills (not responding for 5 days to us, never being available when she said she was, etc), and nothing ever improved.

However, the food was absolutely amazing, the venue is beautiful, and all of the my friends and family had a rocking time. So I give only Davina's services a low ranking, but the service of everyone else in the Hotel Arista was what we hoped to have at this level of hotel. I would recommend this venue, but please please request someone other than Davina.
Had a fabulous wedding and reception at Hotel Arista, despite a lot of frustration due to communication issues (including Read more...
Had a fabulous wedding and reception at Hotel Arista, despite a lot of frustration due to communication issues (including lack of communication) we had with the wedding coordinator/director of catering. A quick overview of the bad: If you work with Davina, who is a very nice person, just be prepared not to get any response for 5 days. I'll skip all of the pre-wedding issues and leave you with this--She disappeared on the day of the wedding to work another event across the street (?? Hotel Arista proudly states you are the only event on your wedding night, but lends their director of catering to a party across the street at City Gate Grill). We weren't happy that our officiant had to call the bride to get someone to meet him in the lobby and show him where to go, 20 minutes before the ceremony (Davina was supposed to take care of this). Davina also had the marriage license, but could not be found, and would not answer her phone. The people at the front desk trying to reach her were also upset that things were turning out this way. As the ceremony time approaches, Davina still was not reached, and my groom now had no idea where to go, where to enter the ballroom, etc. She showed up in the nick of time, and the ceremony only started a few minutes late. Those are just some of the issues within a 24 hour time period, and we worked with her for a year an a half. We discussed our displeasure with her communication skills (not responding for 5 days to us, never being available when she said she was, etc), and nothing ever improved.

However, the food was absolutely amazing, the venue is beautiful, and all of the my friends and family had a rocking time. So I give only Davina's services a low ranking, but the service of everyone else in the Hotel Arista was what we hoped to have at this level of hotel. I would recommend this venue, but please please request someone other than Davina. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.7/5.0
If you are planning a wedding off of Arista's campus, I have two words- STAY AWAY. We got married off-campus, but had 70-plus guests staying at hotel Arista, and therefore were utilizing their shuttle service.

First, they driver showed up half an hour late to pick up the groomsman/groom, which set the entire rest of the wedding back that same time. Which meant, our guests did not arrive on time, the wedding did not start on time, and so forth.

Then, at the end of the night, the driver did not accommodate the guests we were promised and left the bride and groom stranded to find rides for the remainder of their guests. Again, all because hotel arista started the day late.

The unprofessionalism, rude-mannered nature, and inability to arrive on time is one that should never be experience by any bride.

So in short- STAY AWAY. Do not listen to Diane, or any other sales rep, as they make promises they do not keep. And if you want o avoid a crying bride, do not use their shuttle.

If there was a way to give negative stars, I would.
If you are planning a wedding off of Arista's campus, I have two words- STAY AWAY. We got married off-campus, but had Read more...
If you are planning a wedding off of Arista's campus, I have two words- STAY AWAY. We got married off-campus, but had 70-plus guests staying at hotel Arista, and therefore were utilizing their shuttle service.

First, they driver showed up half an hour late to pick up the groomsman/groom, which set the entire rest of the wedding back that same time. Which meant, our guests did not arrive on time, the wedding did not start on time, and so forth.

Then, at the end of the night, the driver did not accommodate the guests we were promised and left the bride and groom stranded to find rides for the remainder of their guests. Again, all because hotel arista started the day late.

The unprofessionalism, rude-mannered nature, and inability to arrive on time is one that should never be experience by any bride.

So in short- STAY AWAY. Do not listen to Diane, or any other sales rep, as they make promises they do not keep. And if you want o avoid a crying bride, do not use their shuttle.

If there was a way to give negative stars, I would. Read less
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