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Westin Chicago Northwest

Itasca , IL

LOCATION

400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL US 60143 (map)

PHONE

630-773-4000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

NOW BOOKING 2015 DATES!!!

Congratulations of your engagement!

The Westin Chicago Northwest makes a perfect location for your ceremony and wedding reception! Set in... Read more
NOW BOOKING 2015 DATES!!!

Congratulations of your engagement!

The Westin Chicago Northwest makes a perfect location for your ceremony and wedding reception! Set in the beautifully landscaped grounds of Hamilton Lakes, our 16-story atrium-style hotel is an unique setting for your reception, whether you’re looking for tented venue, grand ballroom, or outdoor ceremony space.

We have a number of different ballrooms that can accommodate your wedding reception....

Grand Ballroom can hold 300-600 guests

Lakeside Pavilion (our year-round tent) can hold 100-325 guests

Abricot Ballroom can hold 100-220 guests

Gallery Ballroom & Lakeshore Ballroom can hold 50-100 guests

Wedding packages start at $77.00 per person.

Call our wedding specialist at 630.773.4000 and don’t forget to ask about our special incentives for Friday and Sunday weddings! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1981
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
17
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
408
Number of suites
20
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Ellen
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter got married at the Westin, and the Lakeside Pavilion is the perfect romantic setting for a wedding! Everything turned out even better than we expected, and everyone connected with the hotel was professional and helpful. Delicious food, fun party, blissful bride - what else could we ask for?
My daughter got married at the Westin, and the Lakeside Pavilion is the perfect romantic setting for a wedding! Everything Read more...
My daughter got married at the Westin, and the Lakeside Pavilion is the perfect romantic setting for a wedding! Everything turned out even better than we expected, and everyone connected with the hotel was professional and helpful. Delicious food, fun party, blissful bride - what else could we ask for? Read less
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Marilyn
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We held our daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Westin Hotel last month. Every moment, every last detail exceeded our high expectations. Our catering manager Samantha was beyond wonderful. The Lakeside Pavilion was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the cake was sensational, the service was attentive. Sam worked with us throughout the planning process to guide us to the perfect wedding. Her keen knowledge, patience and attention to detail made our special day a dream come true. The accommodations for our overnight guests were wonderful, and the Front Desk staff very accommodating. Bride, Groom and Parents could not have been happier.
We held our daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Westin Hotel last month. Every moment, every last detail Read more...
We held our daughter’s wedding ceremony and reception at the Westin Hotel last month. Every moment, every last detail exceeded our high expectations. Our catering manager Samantha was beyond wonderful. The Lakeside Pavilion was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the cake was sensational, the service was attentive. Sam worked with us throughout the planning process to guide us to the perfect wedding. Her keen knowledge, patience and attention to detail made our special day a dream come true. The accommodations for our overnight guests were wonderful, and the Front Desk staff very accommodating. Bride, Groom and Parents could not have been happier. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a beyond wonderful experience working with Samantha and the Westin! The food was delicious, facility was beautiful, the workers were fabulous. Every detail was was exactly what we wanted and we had nothing less than a perfect night.
We had a beyond wonderful experience working with Samantha and the Westin! The food was delicious, facility was beautiful, Read more...
We had a beyond wonderful experience working with Samantha and the Westin! The food was delicious, facility was beautiful, the workers were fabulous. Every detail was was exactly what we wanted and we had nothing less than a perfect night. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Samantha was wonderful to work with. She helped us plan a perfect reception. Everyone raved about the decor (we were in the tent), food, staff, and overall feel of the evening! It was a fantastic venue.
Samantha was wonderful to work with. She helped us plan a perfect reception. Everyone raved about the decor (we were in Read more...
Samantha was wonderful to work with. She helped us plan a perfect reception. Everyone raved about the decor (we were in the tent), food, staff, and overall feel of the evening! It was a fantastic venue. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception this past weekend and I have to say we absolutely LOVED it! Working with Samantha was the best! She responded to us right away with every inquiry however minor it may have been and led us every step of the way! We never were in for any surprises! Even on the day of our event she was there checking on us making sure everything was running on schedule and connecting with my family to see if there was ever anything that we needed. We received so many compliments on the food and the wait staff, everyone from the front desk to maintenance deserves recognition for such a wonderful job! We will be back year after year to celebrate our anniversary!
We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception this past weekend and I have to say we absolutely LOVED it! Working with Read more...
We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception this past weekend and I have to say we absolutely LOVED it! Working with Samantha was the best! She responded to us right away with every inquiry however minor it may have been and led us every step of the way! We never were in for any surprises! Even on the day of our event she was there checking on us making sure everything was running on schedule and connecting with my family to see if there was ever anything that we needed. We received so many compliments on the food and the wait staff, everyone from the front desk to maintenance deserves recognition for such a wonderful job! We will be back year after year to celebrate our anniversary! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband just had our wedding here. First I'll start by saying our wedding coordinator Samantha was awesome! She walked us through every step of the planning process and made us feel completely comfortable with everything that was planned. She emailed and called me back right away, whenever I had any questions or concerns. She also made all the planning events fun! From the table set ups, to our tasting. ... Needless to say we LOVED her!! We had it in the lakeside pavilion which was absolutely gorgeous and such a different atmosphere than any regular banquet hall. The food was delicious and the portions are very generous! ! We've been getting compliments on every part of our special day and we wouldn't change a thing about it. We highly recommend this place to everyone looking for the perfect location for your perfect day :)
Me and my husband just had our wedding here. First I'll start by saying our wedding coordinator Samantha was awesome! She Read more...
Me and my husband just had our wedding here. First I'll start by saying our wedding coordinator Samantha was awesome! She walked us through every step of the planning process and made us feel completely comfortable with everything that was planned. She emailed and called me back right away, whenever I had any questions or concerns. She also made all the planning events fun! From the table set ups, to our tasting. ... Needless to say we LOVED her!! We had it in the lakeside pavilion which was absolutely gorgeous and such a different atmosphere than any regular banquet hall. The food was delicious and the portions are very generous! ! We've been getting compliments on every part of our special day and we wouldn't change a thing about it. We highly recommend this place to everyone looking for the perfect location for your perfect day :) Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked our wedding at the Westin Chicago Northwest and Samantha was our Catering Manager who helped us to plan our wedding at the Westin. Samantha was very attentive, professional and detailed oriented. During the year of planning she kept in contact, making sure we were on track and answered any questions we had. The week of the wedding she went through all of our decorations in detail and made sure everything was set up as we wanted for the reception. The wait staff was amazing, our drinks were never empty and the food was amazing! Even when we went off to talk to our guests the wait staff covered our meals to keep them warm. The night went very smoothly and we had a wonderful evening. I would definitely recommend having a wedding at this Westin!
We booked our wedding at the Westin Chicago Northwest and Samantha was our Catering Manager who helped us to plan our Read more...
We booked our wedding at the Westin Chicago Northwest and Samantha was our Catering Manager who helped us to plan our wedding at the Westin. Samantha was very attentive, professional and detailed oriented. During the year of planning she kept in contact, making sure we were on track and answered any questions we had. The week of the wedding she went through all of our decorations in detail and made sure everything was set up as we wanted for the reception. The wait staff was amazing, our drinks were never empty and the food was amazing! Even when we went off to talk to our guests the wait staff covered our meals to keep them warm. The night went very smoothly and we had a wonderful evening. I would definitely recommend having a wedding at this Westin! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Dr. Thomas
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
All I can say is WOW !!! I rate this as a 10/5 !!! Samantha Bauman was incredible as the planner, Chef Mark, Mary Ann and the whole staff were awesome... the room set up in the Lakeside pavilion was fairy tale quality... everything was beyond my expectations... Thank You x 100 !!!
All I can say is WOW !!! I rate this as a 10/5 !!! Samantha Bauman was incredible as the planner, Chef Mark, Mary Ann and Read more...
All I can say is WOW !!! I rate this as a 10/5 !!! Samantha Bauman was incredible as the planner, Chef Mark, Mary Ann and the whole staff were awesome... the room set up in the Lakeside pavilion was fairy tale quality... everything was beyond my expectations... Thank You x 100 !!! Read less
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Beata
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We actually had just the wedding reception there and it was absoultely perfect. It was a small reception and we were in the Lakeshore Room. The cocktail hour was in the main lobby and it was beautifully set up. I liked that we had a few tables, chairs and sofas for the guests to sit down on during the cocktail hour. I've been to some weddings where you had to stand the whole hour... The service during the reception was outstanding, everything was as planned, and on time. We heard tons of compliments form our guests about the food. Overall, we had a great experience planning our wedding reception at the Westin. Samantha was on top of everything and she made it easy for us. She was very professional and always available to answer any questions. She responds to e-mails right away. Thank you!!!
We actually had just the wedding reception there and it was absoultely perfect. It was a small reception and we were in Read more...
We actually had just the wedding reception there and it was absoultely perfect. It was a small reception and we were in the Lakeshore Room. The cocktail hour was in the main lobby and it was beautifully set up. I liked that we had a few tables, chairs and sofas for the guests to sit down on during the cocktail hour. I've been to some weddings where you had to stand the whole hour... The service during the reception was outstanding, everything was as planned, and on time. We heard tons of compliments form our guests about the food. Overall, we had a great experience planning our wedding reception at the Westin. Samantha was on top of everything and she made it easy for us. She was very professional and always available to answer any questions. She responds to e-mails right away. Thank you!!! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The Westin Chicago Northwest was the perfect venue for our wedding. The Pavillion Tent was beautiful for both the ceremony and reception, and the grounds were gorgeous with so many perfect places for photos. The majority of our guests were from out-of-town and many of them commented on the beautiful view from their rooms, as well as the affordable room prices. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner reception, and wedding brunch were all held at the Westin, so they didn't have to worry about leaving the venue. We also heard many compliments from our guests about the quality and taste of the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to the brunch and everything in between.

The entire Westin staff was warm, personable and friendly. We were never treated differently for being a same-sex couple. The staff showed respect and happiness for us, and made us feel so comfortable. We were never afraid to be ourselves. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.
The Westin Chicago Northwest was the perfect venue for our wedding. The Pavillion Tent was beautiful for both the ceremony Read more...
The Westin Chicago Northwest was the perfect venue for our wedding. The Pavillion Tent was beautiful for both the ceremony and reception, and the grounds were gorgeous with so many perfect places for photos. The majority of our guests were from out-of-town and many of them commented on the beautiful view from their rooms, as well as the affordable room prices. Our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner reception, and wedding brunch were all held at the Westin, so they didn't have to worry about leaving the venue. We also heard many compliments from our guests about the quality and taste of the food, from the hors d'oeuvres to the brunch and everything in between.

The entire Westin staff was warm, personable and friendly. We were never treated differently for being a same-sex couple. The staff showed respect and happiness for us, and made us feel so comfortable. We were never afraid to be ourselves. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Westin was FANTASTIC!! Samantha was wonderful to work with very responsive and professional but relaxed at the same time. She and the westin staff took care of everything down to the smallest detail and were very flexible in terms of changes and last minute details. We had our wedding in the Lakeside pavillion which was an upgrade since no one had rented it that night. It was better than I could imagine and we did not stop getting compliments all night about the venue, the food, the service, the bar, etc. overall everything was great and it was a great value!!!
Our wedding at the Westin was FANTASTIC!! Samantha was wonderful to work with very responsive and professional but relaxed Read more...
Our wedding at the Westin was FANTASTIC!! Samantha was wonderful to work with very responsive and professional but relaxed at the same time. She and the westin staff took care of everything down to the smallest detail and were very flexible in terms of changes and last minute details. We had our wedding in the Lakeside pavillion which was an upgrade since no one had rented it that night. It was better than I could imagine and we did not stop getting compliments all night about the venue, the food, the service, the bar, etc. overall everything was great and it was a great value!!! Read less
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tom
Wedding:
7/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent place to have an outdoor and indoor wedding. We had our ceremony outside and then the reception indoor. Beautiful scenary and great services.
Excellent place to have an outdoor and indoor wedding. We had our ceremony outside and then the reception indoor. Read more...
Excellent place to have an outdoor and indoor wedding. We had our ceremony outside and then the reception indoor. Beautiful scenary and great services. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Most astounding service ever! We needed a new place for our reception and the Westin Northwest was able to help us out and gave us a huge deal to go with it. Professionalism was a plus and they really went out of their way to make our wedding day so special. We are so glad we picked the Westin for our reception venue. The food was over the top and done well. A wonderful day of celebration done well by an amazing team.
Most astounding service ever! We needed a new place for our reception and the Westin Northwest was able to help us out and Read more...
Most astounding service ever! We needed a new place for our reception and the Westin Northwest was able to help us out and gave us a huge deal to go with it. Professionalism was a plus and they really went out of their way to make our wedding day so special. We are so glad we picked the Westin for our reception venue. The food was over the top and done well. A wonderful day of celebration done well by an amazing team. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held at the Pavilion tent a couple weeks ago. It was a day that dreams are made of; and alot of that is due to the incredible staff, especially Samantha and MaryAnn for all of their help in executing the best day ever for us! Samantha was wonderful to work from the moment we signed our contract to the day of our wedding. Samantha is easy to work with, knowledgeable, creative and willing to help out with any special requests. Samantha was prompt in returning phone calls and e-mails as well. The staff treated us & our guests like royalty and the food was delicious. The Westin exceeded all our expectations. :)
Our wedding was held at the Pavilion tent a couple weeks ago. It was a day that dreams are made of; and alot of that is Read more...
Our wedding was held at the Pavilion tent a couple weeks ago. It was a day that dreams are made of; and alot of that is due to the incredible staff, especially Samantha and MaryAnn for all of their help in executing the best day ever for us! Samantha was wonderful to work from the moment we signed our contract to the day of our wedding. Samantha is easy to work with, knowledgeable, creative and willing to help out with any special requests. Samantha was prompt in returning phone calls and e-mails as well. The staff treated us & our guests like royalty and the food was delicious. The Westin exceeded all our expectations. :) Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
After thoroughly searching Chicagoland, we are very pleased to report of our exceptional wedding reception experience at the Westin in Itasca, IL (centrally located and near O’Hare) this month for our oldest daughter and son-in-law. Literally “from soup (the best ever) to nuts” (wedding cake) and all the courses in-between, the food was delicious, and the drinks were plentiful - with prompt, pleasant and professional service … almost doting! The pavilion and dance floor were comfortable and beautiful, as was the cocktail hour lobby and outdoor veranda, pond and fountain; and they provided spotlessly clean and nearby bathrooms for our guests’ convenience. The hotel rooms are top-drawer and an unbelievable value on a weekend. We continue to receive countless compliments from our family and friends on the entire venue experience which exceeded our lofty expectations. Extra special kudos to the doorman/valet Ben, (female) Sam at the front desk, Mary Ann the evening manager, and Samantha Bauman the wedding catering Manager!
After thoroughly searching Chicagoland, we are very pleased to report of our exceptional wedding reception experience at Read more...
After thoroughly searching Chicagoland, we are very pleased to report of our exceptional wedding reception experience at the Westin in Itasca, IL (centrally located and near O’Hare) this month for our oldest daughter and son-in-law. Literally “from soup (the best ever) to nuts” (wedding cake) and all the courses in-between, the food was delicious, and the drinks were plentiful - with prompt, pleasant and professional service … almost doting! The pavilion and dance floor were comfortable and beautiful, as was the cocktail hour lobby and outdoor veranda, pond and fountain; and they provided spotlessly clean and nearby bathrooms for our guests’ convenience. The hotel rooms are top-drawer and an unbelievable value on a weekend. We continue to receive countless compliments from our family and friends on the entire venue experience which exceeded our lofty expectations. Extra special kudos to the doorman/valet Ben, (female) Sam at the front desk, Mary Ann the evening manager, and Samantha Bauman the wedding catering Manager! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Mallory
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I would not have asked for anything more from the food to the service to the organization of how The Westin made our day so beautiful and everything someone could have dreamed. My husband and I got married there a couple of weeks ago and there was not one complaint from my attendees or myself. The food was excellent, the room was gorgeous with the white lining and the cocktail hour. This place was so affordable and classy. I wish I could do it all over again with the same guy of course!!!!
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I would not have asked for anything more from the food to the service to the organization of how The Westin made our day so beautiful and everything someone could have dreamed. My husband and I got married there a couple of weeks ago and there was not one complaint from my attendees or myself. The food was excellent, the room was gorgeous with the white lining and the cocktail hour. This place was so affordable and classy. I wish I could do it all over again with the same guy of course!!!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked the Westin a year in advance and had our wedding last weekend. The Westin was wonderful! Samantha answered all of my questions quickly. The hotel were flexible as questions can up throughout the planning process. Our hotel room was absolutely magnificent! We stayed there for 3 days. Our room was perfect. At the last minute, they had an extra room available and moved our cocktail hour from the lobby to a private room. The bellmen were super helpful always helping us carrying all of our belongings. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing, and the price was great. We looked at 4 other venues and this was definitely the best place for the price and everything that it encompassed. I can honestly say I have nothing but positives things to say about our experience at the Westin.
My husband and I booked the Westin a year in advance and had our wedding last weekend. The Westin was wonderful! Samantha Read more...
My husband and I booked the Westin a year in advance and had our wedding last weekend. The Westin was wonderful! Samantha answered all of my questions quickly. The hotel were flexible as questions can up throughout the planning process. Our hotel room was absolutely magnificent! We stayed there for 3 days. Our room was perfect. At the last minute, they had an extra room available and moved our cocktail hour from the lobby to a private room. The bellmen were super helpful always helping us carrying all of our belongings. The food was delicious, the drinks were amazing, and the price was great. We looked at 4 other venues and this was definitely the best place for the price and everything that it encompassed. I can honestly say I have nothing but positives things to say about our experience at the Westin. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in the tent on February 2, 2013. It was absolutely beautiful and working with Samantha was great. The whole day was wonderful and the food was delicious! Our guests had a great time and really loved staying at the hotel.
We had our wedding in the tent on February 2, 2013. It was absolutely beautiful and working with Samantha was great. The Read more...
We had our wedding in the tent on February 2, 2013. It was absolutely beautiful and working with Samantha was great. The whole day was wonderful and the food was delicious! Our guests had a great time and really loved staying at the hotel. Read less
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Jack
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
When my daughter first saw the Westin she imagined a day filled with joy and happiness. We first worked with Susan Johnson, who was promoted during our planning. She turned us over to Samantha Baumann, we were a little nervous at first but when we met with Samantha our fears left immediately. This past weekend was the wedding my daughter has always dreamed of. The facility was beautiful, warm and inviting. The event staff could not have been more pleasurable. The ceremony also hosted by the Westin was to take place outside. It had rained the previoyus two days and we were concerned about the conditions of the grounds. That proved to be unwarranted. We made the decision to be outside late morning of the date and everything was perfect! The Lakside Pavillion was absolutely stunningly setup. When my daughter and I walked through to the ceremony we had to stop and look around because we could not believe what a beautiful venue this was. The food was exceptional and I have received many compliments on the quality and menu. They helped with "special meals" that needed to be made and the dinner service was seemless. The constant prfessionals! The reception after dinner was fun and exciting and the Westin made sure every need was met. We could not be more happy we chose them and will recommend Samantha and her staff to all of our friends. So Samantha, for Kat and Spencer I thank you for helping their special day be a great one!!
When my daughter first saw the Westin she imagined a day filled with joy and happiness. We first worked with Susan Read more...
When my daughter first saw the Westin she imagined a day filled with joy and happiness. We first worked with Susan Johnson, who was promoted during our planning. She turned us over to Samantha Baumann, we were a little nervous at first but when we met with Samantha our fears left immediately. This past weekend was the wedding my daughter has always dreamed of. The facility was beautiful, warm and inviting. The event staff could not have been more pleasurable. The ceremony also hosted by the Westin was to take place outside. It had rained the previoyus two days and we were concerned about the conditions of the grounds. That proved to be unwarranted. We made the decision to be outside late morning of the date and everything was perfect! The Lakside Pavillion was absolutely stunningly setup. When my daughter and I walked through to the ceremony we had to stop and look around because we could not believe what a beautiful venue this was. The food was exceptional and I have received many compliments on the quality and menu. They helped with "special meals" that needed to be made and the dinner service was seemless. The constant prfessionals! The reception after dinner was fun and exciting and the Westin made sure every need was met. We could not be more happy we chose them and will recommend Samantha and her staff to all of our friends. So Samantha, for Kat and Spencer I thank you for helping their special day be a great one!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our cocktail hour/wedding reception at the Westin and are so happy we chose this venue! Any time we had questions, or needed help, Susan and Samantha were very helpful and responsive. When we told them we needed to have our food tasting earlier then normal, they were very accommodating; not to mention that the food is phenomenal! It is definitely not your typical wedding meal; the food is more like something you would have at a fancy restaurant. We chose to give our guests the choice of Chicken Picatta, Medallion of tenderloin St George, or the Portobello Mushroom En Croute. Everyone loved their meals, and we even had a few guests say that it was the best meal they ever had. We also had the martini bar during cocktail hour, which was awesome, and so were the bar tenders. They kept up with the crowd and no one ever had to wait for their drink all night long during open bar. They worked with our florist and DJ to coordinate set-up and events during the reception, and my husband and I did not have to worry about anything; we were able to sit back and enjoy our wedding, which we hear is not typical. We were also able to sign up for a Starwood membership, which gave us points for every dollar spent, as well as points for each room our guests booked, which gave us enough points to go away for our 1 year anniversary! We would 100% recommend the Westin to anyone who wants to have a beautiful "easy-flowing" wedding.
My husband and I had our cocktail hour/wedding reception at the Westin and are so happy we chose this venue! Any time we Read more...
My husband and I had our cocktail hour/wedding reception at the Westin and are so happy we chose this venue! Any time we had questions, or needed help, Susan and Samantha were very helpful and responsive. When we told them we needed to have our food tasting earlier then normal, they were very accommodating; not to mention that the food is phenomenal! It is definitely not your typical wedding meal; the food is more like something you would have at a fancy restaurant. We chose to give our guests the choice of Chicken Picatta, Medallion of tenderloin St George, or the Portobello Mushroom En Croute. Everyone loved their meals, and we even had a few guests say that it was the best meal they ever had. We also had the martini bar during cocktail hour, which was awesome, and so were the bar tenders. They kept up with the crowd and no one ever had to wait for their drink all night long during open bar. They worked with our florist and DJ to coordinate set-up and events during the reception, and my husband and I did not have to worry about anything; we were able to sit back and enjoy our wedding, which we hear is not typical. We were also able to sign up for a Starwood membership, which gave us points for every dollar spent, as well as points for each room our guests booked, which gave us enough points to go away for our 1 year anniversary! We would 100% recommend the Westin to anyone who wants to have a beautiful "easy-flowing" wedding. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The wedding was outside on the lake next to the hotel. The dinner and reception were in the pavilion. All services, arrangements, set up, food and beverage, etc were perfect. The hotel provides prep/changing rooms for the wedding parties as well as a bridal suite for the newlyweds. The Westin reserved rooms for our out of town guests for about half the normal rate and were very accommodating when we needed more. Susan Johnson and then late, Samantha Bauman were very professional and took care of our every need. Overall pricing is about in the middle. There are less expensive places, but you can also spend much more.
This is a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The wedding was outside on the lake next to the hotel. The dinner and Read more...
This is a beautiful venue for my daughter's wedding. The wedding was outside on the lake next to the hotel. The dinner and reception were in the pavilion. All services, arrangements, set up, food and beverage, etc were perfect. The hotel provides prep/changing rooms for the wedding parties as well as a bridal suite for the newlyweds. The Westin reserved rooms for our out of town guests for about half the normal rate and were very accommodating when we needed more. Susan Johnson and then late, Samantha Bauman were very professional and took care of our every need. Overall pricing is about in the middle. There are less expensive places, but you can also spend much more. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
The Westin Chicago Northwest is a great place to celebrate your wedding. My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Westin Chicago Northwest and our wedding went off flawlessly—it was everything we wanted it to be and more! We received so many compliments from our guests about the food (how delicious it was), the accommodations (how nice the rooms, pool, and path around the lake were) and how beautiful our ceremony and reception location was (we had ours in the lakeside pavilion). The Westin’s wedding coordinator (Susan) is great to work with! She paid excellent attention to all the details of our wedding weekend. She was able to accommodate our special requests even when several of them were last minute. Overall, we are very glad we chose the Westin over other venues we looked at for our wedding. We are very pleased with how everything turned out and have only happy memories from our wedding weekend!
The Westin Chicago Northwest is a great place to celebrate your wedding. My husband and I had our ceremony and reception Read more...
The Westin Chicago Northwest is a great place to celebrate your wedding. My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Westin Chicago Northwest and our wedding went off flawlessly—it was everything we wanted it to be and more! We received so many compliments from our guests about the food (how delicious it was), the accommodations (how nice the rooms, pool, and path around the lake were) and how beautiful our ceremony and reception location was (we had ours in the lakeside pavilion). The Westin’s wedding coordinator (Susan) is great to work with! She paid excellent attention to all the details of our wedding weekend. She was able to accommodate our special requests even when several of them were last minute. Overall, we are very glad we chose the Westin over other venues we looked at for our wedding. We are very pleased with how everything turned out and have only happy memories from our wedding weekend! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was phenomenal and the service the same! They couldn't do enough to help.
The food was phenomenal and the service the same! They couldn't do enough to help.
The food was phenomenal and the service the same! They couldn't do enough to help. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.9/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Samantha. She was the best! She made the planning so easy and was so helpful! Cannot say enough good things about her bad the rest of the staff!!
We had the pleasure of working with Samantha. She was the best! She made the planning so easy and was so helpful! Cannot Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Samantha. She was the best! She made the planning so easy and was so helpful! Cannot say enough good things about her bad the rest of the staff!! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.9/5.0
We had a great experience for our 1/11/14 wedding! The Catering Manager (Samantha) was extremely helpful in planning the Big Day! We held both the ceremony and the reception at the Westin and we were very pleased with both! The Lakeside Pavilion was a beautiful venue. There is a terrace off the back that allowed for some great outdoor shots. And a staircase in the lobby where we had our "first look". The front desk staff was very accommodating when checking in and passing out "goodie bags" which we had made for our guests. The wait staff at the reception (led by Mary Ann) was superb.
We had a great experience for our 1/11/14 wedding! The Catering Manager (Samantha) was extremely helpful in planning the Read more...
We had a great experience for our 1/11/14 wedding! The Catering Manager (Samantha) was extremely helpful in planning the Big Day! We held both the ceremony and the reception at the Westin and we were very pleased with both! The Lakeside Pavilion was a beautiful venue. There is a terrace off the back that allowed for some great outdoor shots. And a staircase in the lobby where we had our "first look". The front desk staff was very accommodating when checking in and passing out "goodie bags" which we had made for our guests. The wait staff at the reception (led by Mary Ann) was superb. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.9/5.0
I've never had a more wonderful day than our wedding day and the service level offered on the day of our wedding was above and beyond everything I could have hoped for. The server who took care of me, the groom, and our parents was so attentive and even showed up with water and a glass of wine as I stepped off of the dance floor for some quick breaks. He made sure my Dad had his favorite beer (which we were able to add to our package) and I had many comments from parents and guests on the extraordinary service that was felt. I am thankful to everyone at the Westin for making this day the most special one I've ever had!
I've never had a more wonderful day than our wedding day and the service level offered on the day of our wedding was above Read more...
I've never had a more wonderful day than our wedding day and the service level offered on the day of our wedding was above and beyond everything I could have hoped for. The server who took care of me, the groom, and our parents was so attentive and even showed up with water and a glass of wine as I stepped off of the dance floor for some quick breaks. He made sure my Dad had his favorite beer (which we were able to add to our package) and I had many comments from parents and guests on the extraordinary service that was felt. I am thankful to everyone at the Westin for making this day the most special one I've ever had! Read less
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kristen
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
The Westin was a great venue. It was awesome to have reception and ceremony all in the same place!
The Westin was a great venue. It was awesome to have reception and ceremony all in the same place!
The Westin was a great venue. It was awesome to have reception and ceremony all in the same place! Read less
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Ami
Wedding:
7/5/2013
4.9/5.0
We held a variety of events for our wedding at the Westin - a mehndi party, a pre-wedding lunch, the wedding and reception, and the a morning-after brunch. Most of our attendees were out-of-town guests, and the situation worked perfectly, will well-appointed rooms. There was a snafu with some guest rooms, but the hotel responded quickly and professionally. Aileen was our event coordinator, and I LOVED working with her. She was calm, cool, collected, and knew her stuff. In addition, we had the wedding and reception in the Lakeside Pavillion, and it was magic - gorgeous with the sun coming in during the ceremony, and just sparkly with the candles for the reception. Wonderful stuff.
We held a variety of events for our wedding at the Westin - a mehndi party, a pre-wedding lunch, the wedding and Read more...
We held a variety of events for our wedding at the Westin - a mehndi party, a pre-wedding lunch, the wedding and reception, and the a morning-after brunch. Most of our attendees were out-of-town guests, and the situation worked perfectly, will well-appointed rooms. There was a snafu with some guest rooms, but the hotel responded quickly and professionally. Aileen was our event coordinator, and I LOVED working with her. She was calm, cool, collected, and knew her stuff. In addition, we had the wedding and reception in the Lakeside Pavillion, and it was magic - gorgeous with the sun coming in during the ceremony, and just sparkly with the candles for the reception. Wonderful stuff. Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
We are so happy we decided to have our wedding at the Westin Northwest, thanks to Samantha Bauman. She was nothing but helpful and friendly to us during every step of the process. We looked at several locations and nothing compares to the Westin Northwest. Everything from the table set up to the icing on the cake, was fantastic. Samantha truly pays much attention to the detail you are looking for. They really do everything they can to make you're day special. If you're looking for a place to have you're wedding start here, you'll need not go any further. You can count on that!!
We are so happy we decided to have our wedding at the Westin Northwest, thanks to Samantha Bauman. She was nothing but Read more...
We are so happy we decided to have our wedding at the Westin Northwest, thanks to Samantha Bauman. She was nothing but helpful and friendly to us during every step of the process. We looked at several locations and nothing compares to the Westin Northwest. Everything from the table set up to the icing on the cake, was fantastic. Samantha truly pays much attention to the detail you are looking for. They really do everything they can to make you're day special. If you're looking for a place to have you're wedding start here, you'll need not go any further. You can count on that!! Read less
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Joel
Wedding:
1/28/2013
4.8/5.0
The Westin Chicago Northwest was a perfect venue for our out of town guests and catered to our every request! We couldn't have asked for a better outcome and would recommend it to anyone looking to get married! First class all the way!
The Westin Chicago Northwest was a perfect venue for our out of town guests and catered to our every request! We couldn't Read more...
The Westin Chicago Northwest was a perfect venue for our out of town guests and catered to our every request! We couldn't have asked for a better outcome and would recommend it to anyone looking to get married! First class all the way! Read less
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Meaghan
Wedding:
11/2/2012
4.8/5.0
I worked with both Susan and Samantha and they were so helpful and great to work with. I had both my Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Lakeside Pavillion and the turnover of the room looked beautiful! The staff was extremely organized and responsive to our needs throughout the day and night. The food was spectacular and I have received so many compliments on how delicious it was. The Westin truly made my Wedding Day one that I will remember forever and it totally surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding...mine was truly magical.
I worked with both Susan and Samantha and they were so helpful and great to work with. I had both my Wedding Ceremony and Read more...
I worked with both Susan and Samantha and they were so helpful and great to work with. I had both my Wedding Ceremony and Reception in the Lakeside Pavillion and the turnover of the room looked beautiful! The staff was extremely organized and responsive to our needs throughout the day and night. The food was spectacular and I have received so many compliments on how delicious it was. The Westin truly made my Wedding Day one that I will remember forever and it totally surpassed my expectations. I would highly recommend this venue for your wedding...mine was truly magical. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/21/2012
4.8/5.0
Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at the Westin in Itasca and everything turned out perfectly. We were given an excellent room rate for our guests, which was important to us. The even coordinator at the time we signed the contract was superb (Susan) - very attentive, quick to respond, accommodating and very detailed. We did receive a new coordinator within 3 months of our wedding date (Samantha) but she was up to speed on all of our planning quickly and she ensured the event was executed exactly as we requested. The staff at the hotel - ranging from the bellman to the front desk to the servers at the reception - were superb. Everyone was very friendly and many of our guests told us how fantastic the service was. The food was excellent! The chef worked with us to create a special dish and fulfilled every request we had. We were supposed to have our wedding ceremony outside but the weather did not cooperate. We were able to have it inside and everyone thought it was even better than if it were outside. We would definitely recommend the Westin in Itasca to others for their wedding venue. The hotel is beautiful during the day and at night and the staff makes you feel like a valued guest. We had our reception in the pavillion tent and it was absolutely stunning. My husband was against this at first (we had to change rooms due to conflicts with other events) but it turned out to be fabulous.
Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at the Westin in Itasca and everything turned out perfectly. We were given an Read more...
Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at the Westin in Itasca and everything turned out perfectly. We were given an excellent room rate for our guests, which was important to us. The even coordinator at the time we signed the contract was superb (Susan) - very attentive, quick to respond, accommodating and very detailed. We did receive a new coordinator within 3 months of our wedding date (Samantha) but she was up to speed on all of our planning quickly and she ensured the event was executed exactly as we requested. The staff at the hotel - ranging from the bellman to the front desk to the servers at the reception - were superb. Everyone was very friendly and many of our guests told us how fantastic the service was. The food was excellent! The chef worked with us to create a special dish and fulfilled every request we had. We were supposed to have our wedding ceremony outside but the weather did not cooperate. We were able to have it inside and everyone thought it was even better than if it were outside. We would definitely recommend the Westin in Itasca to others for their wedding venue. The hotel is beautiful during the day and at night and the staff makes you feel like a valued guest. We had our reception in the pavillion tent and it was absolutely stunning. My husband was against this at first (we had to change rooms due to conflicts with other events) but it turned out to be fabulous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.7/5.0
I appreciated having this venue because it was a beautiful location.

A few things I was a bit dissappointed with:
-My wedding planner was Aileen. She was somewhat responsive, but after the wedding I had some questions, and she just did not respond. It left a bad taste in my mouth when I knew I wasn't getting responses after I had paid.
-Additionally, based on all of our conversations, I had assumed Aileen would be in attendance at the wedding to prevent any problems, but she would only slip in and slip out, and was constantly checking on the other (more lavish) wedding that was occurring. I need you to be clear whether or not you will actually be there the entire time.
-The tent gets incredibly dark by the night time. We had 10 uplights but the tent still felt like a smoking room. This was an issue.
-There was no provided sound system for the outdoor ceremony location. This proved to be somewhat stressful, and almost all of the other venues I had looked at had this feature.
-The tent got INCREDIBLY cold at night, and it was an August night. I think they put the AC up too high and everybody was shivering.

-Overall, if I had had a more attentive wedding planner, I don't think I would have had as many complaints. It was a nice location, I just wish I had a planner to talk to when issues arose at the wedding.
I appreciated having this venue because it was a beautiful location.

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I appreciated having this venue because it was a beautiful location.

A few things I was a bit dissappointed with:
-My wedding planner was Aileen. She was somewhat responsive, but after the wedding I had some questions, and she just did not respond. It left a bad taste in my mouth when I knew I wasn't getting responses after I had paid.
-Additionally, based on all of our conversations, I had assumed Aileen would be in attendance at the wedding to prevent any problems, but she would only slip in and slip out, and was constantly checking on the other (more lavish) wedding that was occurring. I need you to be clear whether or not you will actually be there the entire time.
-The tent gets incredibly dark by the night time. We had 10 uplights but the tent still felt like a smoking room. This was an issue.
-There was no provided sound system for the outdoor ceremony location. This proved to be somewhat stressful, and almost all of the other venues I had looked at had this feature.
-The tent got INCREDIBLY cold at night, and it was an August night. I think they put the AC up too high and everybody was shivering.

-Overall, if I had had a more attentive wedding planner, I don't think I would have had as many complaints. It was a nice location, I just wish I had a planner to talk to when issues arose at the wedding. Read less
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Suzie
Wedding:
3/10/2012
3.3/5.0
We had a rollercoaster ride with the Westin. Here is my only piece of advice: GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN WRITING!!!!!! Our wedding was in March so we were told that there would be plenty of rooms available for our guests. We were also promised an "after party" conference room so our guests would have some place to go after the reception.

A few months before our wedding a guest tried to book a room and was told that the hotel was sold out. We found out that a Rotary Club booked an event at the hotel and booked all of the remaining rooms in the entire hotel. Since our contract only promised 25 rooms, our remaining guests were out of luck.

The Rotary Club also booked all of the conference rooms, so the "after party" room wasn't available anymore. We should have added those 2 things to our original contract, but since we were "promised" them, we didn't do it.

Our wedding day turned out to be beautiful and the Westin did a great job setting everything up. They even closed down the lobby bar for our cocktail hour. Those few weeks before hand were very stressful, with trying to find rooms for our guests at another hotel, but everything worked out.

The tent is a gorgeous wedding venue, and I was told from guests that our food was better than any other wedding they had ever been to. Susan Johnson responds to e-mails very quickly, but should not "promise" things without writing them in the contract.
We had a rollercoaster ride with the Westin. Here is my only piece of advice: GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN WRITING!!!!!! Our Read more...
We had a rollercoaster ride with the Westin. Here is my only piece of advice: GET EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN WRITING!!!!!! Our wedding was in March so we were told that there would be plenty of rooms available for our guests. We were also promised an "after party" conference room so our guests would have some place to go after the reception.

A few months before our wedding a guest tried to book a room and was told that the hotel was sold out. We found out that a Rotary Club booked an event at the hotel and booked all of the remaining rooms in the entire hotel. Since our contract only promised 25 rooms, our remaining guests were out of luck.

The Rotary Club also booked all of the conference rooms, so the "after party" room wasn't available anymore. We should have added those 2 things to our original contract, but since we were "promised" them, we didn't do it.

Our wedding day turned out to be beautiful and the Westin did a great job setting everything up. They even closed down the lobby bar for our cocktail hour. Those few weeks before hand were very stressful, with trying to find rooms for our guests at another hotel, but everything worked out.

The tent is a gorgeous wedding venue, and I was told from guests that our food was better than any other wedding they had ever been to. Susan Johnson responds to e-mails very quickly, but should not "promise" things without writing them in the contract. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/19/2012
0.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the professionalism and quality of service we received from the Westin. Aileen was incredible! Responded to every email we sent her in a very timely manner. She made things simple with a perfect timetable of when things needed to be so we didn't feel rushed! An incredible venue!
I can't say enough about the professionalism and quality of service we received from the Westin. Aileen was incredible! Read more...
I can't say enough about the professionalism and quality of service we received from the Westin. Aileen was incredible! Responded to every email we sent her in a very timely manner. She made things simple with a perfect timetable of when things needed to be so we didn't feel rushed! An incredible venue! Read less
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