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The Renaissance Center

Joliet, Illinois View map
Up to 450 guests

About

Up to 450 guests

Renaissance Center is an elegant, historic venue located in the heart of Joliet, Illinois. The center offers gorgeous, recently renovated banquet space along with classic, yet modern dining rooms for you and your guests to enjoy the delicious food that Renaissance Center’s in-house chef provides. Renaissance Center plays an important part in the history of the city of Joliet and continues to be a significant landmark in the town.

Facilities and Capacity
Renaissance Center is complete with five spaces, including dining rooms and a full banquet hall. The Renaissance Center is a lovely option for those seeking a larger wedding, as it can accommodate up to 480 guests. This venue also features a full-size cocktail bar that you and your guests can enjoy. The gorgeous full banquet hall is complete with a wide variety of decor, linens, and seating. The space is characterized by its funky chandeliers and its beautiful large windows which provide fantastic lighting for a daytime affair.

Services Offered
Renaissance Center offers many different services for your wedding day and their dedicated team of servers and hosts will be with you every step of the way to make sure your day unfolds as planned. The Renaissance Center provides the following services:

  • Cake
  • Set-up
  • Clean-up
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors


Cuisine
Renaissance Center has a talented in-house catering team team that will provide you with a variety of food options. The Renaissance Center offers some fantastic food station stations, including a pasta station and a Prime Rib Carving Station. The venue also offers plated dinner, appetizers, family style dinner, and buffet style dinner. If you and your guests desire some after hours fare, The Renaissance Center also offer a late night snack menu.

History
Originally built in 1924 and was designed by the legendary architect Daniel Burnham. Renaissance Center originally operated as the home of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce along with housing the legendary D'Amico's 214. At the time, Renaissance Center was famous for hosting some of the 20th century's most well-known musicians and performers. Renaissance Center is owned by the Joliet Junior College and in 2015, they began renovations before re-opening in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$19.99

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

450

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
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    Kirsten Married on 11/07/2020
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    Best Venue In Joliet!

    My husband and I had not only 1, but 2 weddings at the Renaissance Center! This is the the best venue to have your ceremony and reception at, hands down. We had our small covid friendly ceremony here on the beautiful atrium stairs in November 2020, then finally were able to have the reception of our dreams in the banquet hall 1 year later on our anniversary. The staff goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations. We had the greatest experience working with them, and our guests loved it here and their experience as well! Gorgeous venue, awesome, helpful, and very friendly staff, (huge shout out to Maura & Charlie), & delicious food. Thank you Renaissance Center!
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    Allison M. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Amazing space!!

    We chose the Renaissance for our wedding reception venue (married in September 2021) and could not have been happier with our decision! We received so many compliments from our guests on the facility, the spacious dancefloor, the food, and the attentiveness from the staff! From the beginning, Mo (Maura) and Charlie were incredibly organized and remained attentive throughout the whole planning process. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. Highly recommend this venue!

    (Photos are by Kenzie Leigh Photography, who we also loved working with!)
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    Colleen Married on 06/08/2019
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    Joliet's Best Wedding Venue!!!!

    Amazing!! My husband and I had our wedding reception here on 06.15.19 and everything was PERFECT! The whole staff was so easy to work with from day one when we picked the venue all the way up to the day of, they were easy to contact and super helpful in answering all questions! On the day of, everything was amazing! We received so many compliments on the service and on the food and my husband and I never had to worry about a thing! Additionally, we were surprised with rain on the day of our wedding and the Renaissance Center made for beautiful photos!! I can not recommend the Renaissance Center enough, they made my dream wedding come to life!!

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214 N Ottawa St Joliet, Illinois, 60432
815-600-7034
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