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The Grand Ballroom

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

6351 S. Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60637 US (map)

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773-324-0000

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Exclusive. Exquisite. Elegant. These are the words that every bride has in mind when dreaming of her wedding. They’re also the words everyone uses to describe The Grand Ballroom.
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Exclusive. Exquisite. Elegant. These are the words that every bride has in mind when dreaming of her wedding. They’re also the words everyone uses to describe The Grand Ballroom.

The Grand Ballroom is consistently recognized as the most beautiful and exclusive wedding venue on the South Side. World-class service, state-of-the-art equipment, and extraordinary dining are just a few of the qualities that will make your wedding everything you dreamed it would be. Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
3/1/2014
4.9/5.0
Although it was not a wedding but a celebration of life The Grand ballroom is simply breath taking. My family and friends we're amaze . Simply the best is a mere understatement. Picture perfect. I would absolutely recommend this facility for any present or future events, the Grand ballroom is your south side venue.
Although it was not a wedding but a celebration of life The Grand ballroom is simply breath taking. My family and friends Read more...
Although it was not a wedding but a celebration of life The Grand ballroom is simply breath taking. My family and friends we're amaze . Simply the best is a mere understatement. Picture perfect. I would absolutely recommend this facility for any present or future events, the Grand ballroom is your south side venue. Read less
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Happily Married
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The first thing I would say is "looks can be deceiving". The community surrounding the venue is in the midst of regenification however, when you walk into the venue you will be blown away. The venue is exactly like the photos on the website if not better!

Scheduling a wedding on a holiday weekend is extremely challenging and the staff at The Grandballroom was absolutely wonderful.
Leading up to the event the management team was extremely accommodating. The day of the event, I can't say enough about the professionalism and care displayed by every employee on-site. I would highly recommend the usage of this facility.
The first thing I would say is "looks can be deceiving". The community surrounding the venue is in the midst of Read more...
The first thing I would say is "looks can be deceiving". The community surrounding the venue is in the midst of regenification however, when you walk into the venue you will be blown away. The venue is exactly like the photos on the website if not better!

Scheduling a wedding on a holiday weekend is extremely challenging and the staff at The Grandballroom was absolutely wonderful.
Leading up to the event the management team was extremely accommodating. The day of the event, I can't say enough about the professionalism and care displayed by every employee on-site. I would highly recommend the usage of this facility. Read less
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Nichelle
Wedding:
8/21/2011
4.6/5.0
The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful venue to hold any celebration. it's in the heart of the Woodlawn community, and they embrace the community. The staff is very professional and accommadating. I will definitely consider them again when planning any social event.
The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful venue to hold any celebration. it's in the heart of the Woodlawn community, and they Read more...
The Grand Ballroom is a beautiful venue to hold any celebration. it's in the heart of the Woodlawn community, and they embrace the community. The staff is very professional and accommadating. I will definitely consider them again when planning any social event. Read less
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mayjewel95
Wedding:
8/13/2011
2.0/5.0
I chose to have my wedding here for the convenient location, safe neighborhood, available parking, and of course the most beautiful ballroom you will ever see. The remodeled inside is outstanding, the chandeliers and 80-ft bar are classy, and the set-up they provide is top-notch. The only downside was the management. All sorts of fees get thrown into the contract during our meetings: you'll start with a reasonable price and before your event, the cost doubles and you're paying much more than agreed upon. We paid $14,000 here when we had originally negotiated $5000, and they were not even providing the food. The manager was extremely strict and un-accommodating. We needed the hall to open an hour earlier than the reception for setting up decorations, and he refused. Most halls include a 2hr set-up time prior to your event start time. I thought he would understand that, until I heard my decorators and guests were locked out in the cold and rain that day until he opened the doors. The drink prices were very expensive compared to other banquet halls. He offered to arrange a champagne toast, but the champagne was served late and did not come out until dinner was almost over. He closed the bar prematurely, right in the middle of the dinner, without warning us, and we had to beg to have it opened again. Most halls will treat you like they are happy to have your business. They add perks and small bonuses to make you feel welcome and make your event as special as you want, because they know it will make the customer happy and will lead to better business for them in the future. (I know this because I am an event planner who has had the privilege of working with much kinder Chicagoland rental halls). Unfortunately this location's management made us feel like our wedding was a burden and waste of time, which is sad because Chicago's south-side gets a bad rep and could use venues like this to rejuvenate the neighborhood. Bottom Line: Good for pictures, horrible to people.
I chose to have my wedding here for the convenient location, safe neighborhood, available parking, and of course the most Read more...
I chose to have my wedding here for the convenient location, safe neighborhood, available parking, and of course the most beautiful ballroom you will ever see. The remodeled inside is outstanding, the chandeliers and 80-ft bar are classy, and the set-up they provide is top-notch. The only downside was the management. All sorts of fees get thrown into the contract during our meetings: you'll start with a reasonable price and before your event, the cost doubles and you're paying much more than agreed upon. We paid $14,000 here when we had originally negotiated $5000, and they were not even providing the food. The manager was extremely strict and un-accommodating. We needed the hall to open an hour earlier than the reception for setting up decorations, and he refused. Most halls include a 2hr set-up time prior to your event start time. I thought he would understand that, until I heard my decorators and guests were locked out in the cold and rain that day until he opened the doors. The drink prices were very expensive compared to other banquet halls. He offered to arrange a champagne toast, but the champagne was served late and did not come out until dinner was almost over. He closed the bar prematurely, right in the middle of the dinner, without warning us, and we had to beg to have it opened again. Most halls will treat you like they are happy to have your business. They add perks and small bonuses to make you feel welcome and make your event as special as you want, because they know it will make the customer happy and will lead to better business for them in the future. (I know this because I am an event planner who has had the privilege of working with much kinder Chicagoland rental halls). Unfortunately this location's management made us feel like our wedding was a burden and waste of time, which is sad because Chicago's south-side gets a bad rep and could use venues like this to rejuvenate the neighborhood. Bottom Line: Good for pictures, horrible to people. Read less
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shells
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.1/5.0
The bride and groom is responsible for obtaining the liability insurance. We found this out after we signed the contract.
The bride and groom is responsible for obtaining the liability insurance. We found this out after we signed the contract.
The bride and groom is responsible for obtaining the liability insurance. We found this out after we signed the contract. Read less
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Marnie
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom to anyone getting married - our guests were WOWED by the facility, with it's beautiful shiny floors, great for dancing, 40 foot bar, and chandeliers. We were enamored of the ballroom when we had attended a couple of dancing events prior to our wedding, but once we met Mark Wallace, that sealed the deal. He is great to work with, a total class act. He was definitely a big part of why we loved the venue so much. The Venue is a unique, diamond in the rough that no one would know is located just south of Hyde Park. By the way, if anyone is getting married on the University of CHicago Campus, this place is just a 5 minute drive away. We loved the service, loved the food, loved the bar, loved the floor, loved the molded ceilings and walls with cinderella shoes and love the history behind the place as well. As avid Chicagoans, knowing our local history is super important to us. The place used to be a hip Chop Suey joint called Cinderella's Chop Suey in the 30's, which is where the cinderella theme comes from. Even the chairs have a cut out of a shoe on the back. This place is committed to all the details that make a place more than just great - they make the place special.
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom to anyone getting married - our guests were WOWED by the facility, with it's Read more...
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom to anyone getting married - our guests were WOWED by the facility, with it's beautiful shiny floors, great for dancing, 40 foot bar, and chandeliers. We were enamored of the ballroom when we had attended a couple of dancing events prior to our wedding, but once we met Mark Wallace, that sealed the deal. He is great to work with, a total class act. He was definitely a big part of why we loved the venue so much. The Venue is a unique, diamond in the rough that no one would know is located just south of Hyde Park. By the way, if anyone is getting married on the University of CHicago Campus, this place is just a 5 minute drive away. We loved the service, loved the food, loved the bar, loved the floor, loved the molded ceilings and walls with cinderella shoes and love the history behind the place as well. As avid Chicagoans, knowing our local history is super important to us. The place used to be a hip Chop Suey joint called Cinderella's Chop Suey in the 30's, which is where the cinderella theme comes from. Even the chairs have a cut out of a shoe on the back. This place is committed to all the details that make a place more than just great - they make the place special. Read less
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G-Man
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
First, an absolutely beautiful venue. Every aspect of the reception was top-notch. Our guests were particularly surprised at the high quality of the food, as not many were familiar with The Grand Ballroom. We received good counsel on planning the event, and every request we made was handled. This place is a hidden gem!
First, an absolutely beautiful venue. Every aspect of the reception was top-notch. Our guests were particularly surprised Read more...
First, an absolutely beautiful venue. Every aspect of the reception was top-notch. Our guests were particularly surprised at the high quality of the food, as not many were familiar with The Grand Ballroom. We received good counsel on planning the event, and every request we made was handled. This place is a hidden gem! Read less
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GIJEWEL
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.7/5.0
The Grand Ballroom is truly a hidden gem. The venue is gorgeous and the team was very willing to allow us the flexibility in terms of decorations and room layout. Mark and Pam were both extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. They ensured that our wedding reception exceeded our expectations. The catering menu isn't the most extensive, but it's definitely quality. The catering also does not allow guests to select fish, beef or chicken, everyone must get the same dish. There are two parking lots available for guests, but there's also plenty of free street parking which is becoming a rarity in the city. We would definitely recommend the venue to others.
The Grand Ballroom is truly a hidden gem. The venue is gorgeous and the team was very willing to allow us the flexibility Read more...
The Grand Ballroom is truly a hidden gem. The venue is gorgeous and the team was very willing to allow us the flexibility in terms of decorations and room layout. Mark and Pam were both extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. They ensured that our wedding reception exceeded our expectations. The catering menu isn't the most extensive, but it's definitely quality. The catering also does not allow guests to select fish, beef or chicken, everyone must get the same dish. There are two parking lots available for guests, but there's also plenty of free street parking which is becoming a rarity in the city. We would definitely recommend the venue to others. Read less
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kbey925
Wedding:
4/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Overall, the Grand Ballroom was a spectacular place to have our wedding reception. It is a unique venue in an unassuming location, which makes it a fabulous diamond in the rough - not the typical reception hall. Everyone was in awe at how beautiful and majestic the ballroom was. We fell in love from the first time we went to view it. My husband and I moved our wedding date up after we booked the venue and they were so accommodating in finding us another date that worked for our schedule. The ambiance was great, the food was tasty, the staff was professional, and the prices were so reasonable. We had the wedding reception of our dreams and didn't break the bank. I would recommend the Grand Ballroom for any semi-formal or formal event.
Overall, the Grand Ballroom was a spectacular place to have our wedding reception. It is a unique venue in an unassuming Read more...
Overall, the Grand Ballroom was a spectacular place to have our wedding reception. It is a unique venue in an unassuming location, which makes it a fabulous diamond in the rough - not the typical reception hall. Everyone was in awe at how beautiful and majestic the ballroom was. We fell in love from the first time we went to view it. My husband and I moved our wedding date up after we booked the venue and they were so accommodating in finding us another date that worked for our schedule. The ambiance was great, the food was tasty, the staff was professional, and the prices were so reasonable. We had the wedding reception of our dreams and didn't break the bank. I would recommend the Grand Ballroom for any semi-formal or formal event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Enid
Wedding:
9/1/2007
4.4/5.0
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom for any elegant event. The facility is beautiful and the food and catering services are excellent. The staff are also highly professional and friendly. The facility also provides parking for guests. I will definitely keep the Grand Ballroom in mind for my next event.
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom for any elegant event. The facility is beautiful and the food and catering Read more...
I would highly recommend the Grand Ballroom for any elegant event. The facility is beautiful and the food and catering services are excellent. The staff are also highly professional and friendly. The facility also provides parking for guests. I will definitely keep the Grand Ballroom in mind for my next event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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