The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station is a wedding venue located in Joliet, Illinois that occupies one of Joliet’s most historic buildings. Built in 1912, this venue offers a timeless and elegant setting for your wedding celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station offers versatile indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate events of all sizes. Their Grand Ballroom is a unique private event space that can fit up to 220 people, while The Lounge is a more intimate room that can accommodate up to 100 people for a cocktail-style reception.
The experienced team at the Grand Ballroom will make sure that your dreams come to life and will plan a wedding that is unique to you. They will help you customize your menu selections, assist with decor items and refer you to exceptional vendors that suit your taste and style.
31 Reviews for Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station
Recommended by 93% of couples
11 User photos
Fatima D. · Married on 06/22/2019
Dreamy venue and great coordinating staff
My husband and I recently got married at The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station and it was the most perfect day! The venue is stunning with high ceilings, large windows, marble floors, and a great outdoor patio space. It was very important to my husband and I that we booked a space that wasn't your typical wedding banquet hall, and this venue definitely hit that mark. We originally booked with Brett who was the venue event coordinator at the time of our booking. Brett was AMAZING! Very responsive and easy to work with. We had 1 issue come up during our tasting (I was not happy with the food) and Brett invited us back for a 2nd tasting that completely blew us away. On the day of the wedding, we (and our guests) were very happy with the food. Brett ended up leaving a few weeks before our wedding which was when Taryn took over. I was in " I'm getting married in a few weeks" mode and had a bit of a breakdown when I learned Brett would be leaving. Luckily, Taryn jumped right in and took over with a confidence that made me feel comfortable with this last minute change. We booked the venue 2 years before our actual wedding date, so, change was to be expected anyway! Taryn was very flexible with us and responsive to our last minute changes and requests. There were no bookings the day before our wedding, so we were able to drop off some of our things and rehearse at the venue (which was mostly set up). We also used the space for our First Look and wedding pictures. There are so many great picture worthy spots @ the venue, you don't really need to go anywhere else. We got some great outdoor shots on the patio and indoor shots on the beautiful staircase.
We had around 160 guests, which I think is the perfect amount for this space. Most couples get married in the space downstairs or on the outside patio, but my husband and I chose to get married in the Ballroom and have them flip it for dinner. The Ballroom is the old train station and trains are still running on the tracks right behind the venue space (near the outdoor patio space). The train is loud if your outside, but we couldn't hear it at all in the ballroom (or maybe I just wasn't paying attention).
Overall, we had a magical day. Special thanks to Brett and Taryn who made this process as easy as it could get.Sent on 07/09/2019
Christine K. · Married on 08/01/2020
Classic and perfect
We could not have picked a more perfect venue for our wedding. Everything was beautiful. If photography is important to you, then this is a perfect venue.Sent on 08/23/2020
Shayla W. · Married on 06/06/2020
Bride & Groom
Brett was very professional and a attentive to all the details and made sure to show us everything around the place.Sent on 01/06/2019
The Grand Ballroom at Joliet Union Station is absolutely gorgeous! Brett and Diane are amazing at what they do. They are very professional and execute beautiful events. You won't be disappointed!