European Crystal Banquet & Conference Center
Your wedding day, is likely to be one of the most memorable days of your life, so it’s crucial to choose the right wedding venue. If you’re looking for a sophisticated, glamorous venue to host your wedding ceremony and reception, consider taking a tour of the finest banquet hall Chicago has to offer.
One of the reasons why reception hall is rated so highly, is because it offers a luxurious, romantic atmosphere. From the minute your guests step into the opulent Italian Renaissance inspired lobby, they’ll be wowed by the attention to detail and impeccable standard of service.
On the day of your wedding, you’ll also be given the use of personal bridal attendants who will attend to any last minute tasks that may arise. Depending on how many guests you have on your guest list you may be interested in booking the Grand Ballroom, which offers 6,500 square feet of open space and can comfortably host up to 550 guests. Or the Parlor Room, which is slightly smaller and offers 4,070 square feet of open space. The Parlor Room offers a more intimate space and is suitable for smaller weddings. It offers a warm, welcoming environment and boasts two fire places, 11 foot marble columns and mahogany wood floors.
The Grand Ballroom boasts is ornately decorated and boasts grand chandeliers and a 19 foot ceiling, which features a hand painted mural of a blue sky. One of the advantages of booking the Grand Ballroom, is that it offers a neutral color scheme, so no matter what color scheme you’ve chosen for your wedding, the Grand Ballroom’s color scheme of cream and gold accents will compliment it. As an example, if you’ve chosen a pale blue color scheme, our wedding planners can organize pale blue floral center pieces and blue silk chair coverings.
If you’re interested in holding both your wedding ceremony and your wedding at the venue, you can opt to host your wedding ceremony and your reception in the Grand Ballroom. If you choose this option, directly after your wedding reception, you can host a cocktail hour in the Parlor Room, while the team transform the Grand Ballroom into the perfect venue for your wedding reception.
We also provide a range of catering options, so there’s no need to hire a separate catering company. Whether you’d prefer to opt for a set dinner menu, a light lunch menu or a South Asian inspired dinner menu, our world class chefs will be able to accommodate your requests. No matter which menu you choose, you’ll receive the service of a team of experienced servers and butlers who will serve your guests Hors doeuvres, throughout the course of the night. Examples of some of the gormeut dishes on offer include Fillet Mignon served with shrimp scampi, Japanese beef tenderloin skewers and pan seared chicken.
Keep in mind, our bakers specialize in creating spectacular dessert tables which are stacked with a variety of mouth watering desserts including chocolate truffles, cheesecakes, crème brûlée and fresh fruit dipped in milk, white and dark chocolate. We can also organize for chocolate fountains to be placed next to your desert buffet. If you require a customized wedding cake, the pastry chefs can also turn your concept of your dream cake into a reality.
If you choose to hold your wedding at the EC, you’ll also receive assistance from a professional wedding planner who will ensure that every little detail of your wedding is taken care of. As an example, your wedding planner can arrange for for a wedding celebrant to officiate at your wedding ceremony and for a live band to play at your wedding reception. From the minute your limousine chauffeur knocks on your door on the morning of your wedding, to the moment your last guest leaves your reception, your wedding planner will ensure that your wedding is everything you dreamed it would be