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13 Reviews for Esplanade Lakes Ballroom by DoubleTree
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Stephany · Getting married on 04/10/2020
Double Tree by Hilton, can I give it 10 stars?
They blew us away. We are still thinking about every lovely minute. Janet Lobo was the 1st person we met and in charge of everything. WOW what an amazing human being. What a connection we had. She was just awesome. The venue WOW! is spectacular. You have to go see it. We could not of been happier. The food a 20, yes out of 5. lol. We had the beef which was cooked to perfection, the stuffed chicken, also to die for! People also loved the veggie dish.Sent on 10/16/2019
Mary · Married on 11/30/2019
10/10 highly recommend!
My husband Bryan Luna, parents and I couldn’t be more thankful to have had the chance to meet and work with Janet Lobo as we planned our 320 person wedding reception at Esplanade Lakes. We met Janet upon touring the venue in a July 2018. We immediately clicked and felt we could trust her. From that point on, were in constant communication up until the big day on September 7, 2019. We met several times and she was willing to text/email/call at any point throughout the 14+ months. Janet really understood the emotion and stress that can be brought on by planning a large event. She made us feel so comfortable each and every step of the way!
Janet is such a warm-hearted person. Her vast knowledge and wisdom were so helpful in deciding each and every detail ranging from the menu, decor, timing/coordination, etc. She was respectful of any personal requests/preferences and able to answer thousands of questions and/or provide her opinion and resources/recommendations. She communicated and worked with all of the other vendors, which made the final month of coordination a breeze.
We are so thankful for the incredible wedding we had at Esplanade Lakes and we owe it all to Janet Lobo and her staff! The food was delicious (filet minion, stuffed chicken breast, vegetable wellington), the event ran smoothly from 5:30 – 12:00am. Everything was absolutely perfect and beautiful!!Sent on 11/24/2019
tj2019 · Married on 11/10/2019
The beautiful Esplanades Lake- a night we will never forget
We just recently had our reception at Esplanades Lakes. We actually planned our reception very last minute but it turned out better than we could have ever expected. We worked solely with the Catering Manager Janet Lobo and from the start she was amazing. She answered all our questions and was always available to us via phone and email. I was planning our reception from out of state, so having good communication was vital. She made sure to execute everything we wanted and even suggested great ideas to make the day even that more enjoyable. Second, the venue is gorgeous with huge windows overlooking the lake. Our guests were blown away by its scenery. Mind you we did this in November with it being dark so early, so I cannot imagine what they would have thought in the daylight or on a sunny day. I really wanted to find a venue that was beautiful on its own and did not require a lot of decor. That's exactly what we found at Esplanades. We saved so much on decor for that reason. We had people who have lived in Illinois all their lives and did not know this venue existed. Thirdly, we loved how many things were included in our rate. We did not have to worry about linens, napkins, seat covers, plates, silverware, wait staff etc and even the cake was complimentary, which is a huge bonus! We were also given a complimentary night at the Doubletree Hotel. We did add additional desserts and late night snacks to our package, which were a huge success! On the day of the event, Janet and her team went above and beyond to make the day perfect. They helped set everything up including favors, entrance table and even a few extra things that I had wanted. It was a real pleasure working with the Doubletree and I will definitely keep them in mind for any future events. Our reception alone was more than enough of a recommendation for our friends and family. My husband and I have had so many guests come up to us and say it was the best reception they have ever attended. That's all we wanted to share a beautiful day with our family and friends :) So thank you Janet and Doubletree!Sent on 11/19/2019