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Laura · Married on 03/20/2021
Couldn’t of been more perfect!!!! Everything we ever wanted!
My husband and I cannot say enough about Monika and her team at the Belvedere!! Our wedding went off without a hitch! The room was stunning and the food and drinks were amazing! Whenever I needed ANYTHING from Monika or has any questions at all- she was always a phone call or email away! I’m already thinking of what other celebrations we can have here in the future because our experience was so PERFECT!!! Thank you to Monika and her whole team for making our dreams come true!!Sent on 03/29/2021
Erin M. · Married on 09/27/2019
Most amazing day!
Thank you so much for helping make our day so special and completely unforgettable! I absolutely loved the food and service and the help from Catherine was amazing! We made the best choice having our special day with the belvedere!!Sent on 08/26/2019
Samantha · Married on 09/13/2019
Best Night of Our Lives
We had our wedding at the Belvedere on 9/13/19 and we are beyond happy. We had Catherine as our coordinator and she was fantastic. She has a very welcoming presence and such an amazing personality. It was refreshing to work with her. Not only did she make sure we were clued in on every detail but she also got to know us on a personal level. We had visited a few other venues and the people we met with did not measure up to Catherine at all. The venue is beautiful itself but Catherine was the cherry on top.Sent on 09/25/2019
We had the ceremony in Suite 2 and the reception in Suite 1. The Belvedere has high ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows which made for a beautiful backdrop. The decor is elegant and modern. For dinner we chose the duet (steak and chicken) and everyone loved the food, especially the soup (creamy potato). We also chose late night snacks (pizza and wings) and a dessert bar (ice cream and brownies).
Every aspect of the night was PERFECT, we could not have asked for a better night. The whole venue staff made sure we were all taken care of. I 100% recommend the Belvedere for any event. And if you can, definitely work with Catherine. She will make sure you have the night of your life.
Nadiyah C. · Married on 07/14/2019
Belvidere Events and Banquets
Catherine was an amazing coordinator and reminded us about details we didn't even think about! We had a short engagement (5 months), so it was extremely helpful having someone to walk us through each step. There were minor hiccups, but Catherine worked with us to resolve them quickly. We had our dream wedding here! We had our ceremony in Suite I and our reception was in Suite III and IV. Our cocktail hour was in the lobby.Sent on 11/06/2019
Julie B. · Married on 07/12/2019
Great from start to finish.
My daughter lives in Australia so I was in charge of planning her reception. We met Catherine Johnson upon walking in and couldn't be more pleased. Her professionalism and bubbly personality was very refreshing. Even up to the day before when I received a couple cancellations at the last minute she was calming to me.Sent on 07/16/2019
As far as the venue goes, it's just beautiful and I received many compliments on the ambiance, service and food. I also received good words on Mike the bartender who was very attentive to the guests.
Great job to the entire staff for making our evening so special.
Natalie G. · Married on 05/17/2019
The staff and venue at Belvedere was AMAZING. Catherine was the answer to a Bride’s prayer. She was attentive, informative and organized. Always checking in to make sure our day was everything we could have asked for. Our day was PERFECT. Thank you Catherine and Belvedere for being so wonderful.Sent on 05/20/2019
Sunny · Married on 04/28/2019
Beautiful venue and amazing food!
We just had our wedding this past weekend at the Belvedere and couldn't have been more pleased! Our venue coordinator Catherine Johnson was amazing and so helpful all the way till the day of the wedding! Catherine was always super responsive and was readily available whenever I had any questions or needed her the day of the wedding. The venue itself is beautiful and modern and we also wanted a place with a hotel nearby and this checked all the boxes! When we first walked into the room with the staircase at our initial appointment, we immediately fell in love! And most importantly, the food is amazing here which was the one of the most important things for us! We decided on doing the action station menu and everyone absolutely raved about the food, saying it was probably one of the best wedding meals they've had thus far! The guests could not stop talking about how great everything turned out and how great of a place we picked! The venue is one of the most important pieces of a wedding and we're so happy we decided on the Belvedere!Sent on 05/03/2019
Rebecca · Married on 04/06/2019
Where do I begin! When my husband and I went to visit Belvedere as a choice for our wedding, we knew it was the best place right after we left our meeting. We were married on April 06, 2019. We initially started working with another coordinator, but later worked with Joanna. From the minute Joanna started helping us, we were so confident everything would be perfect, and it was! Joanna is so patient and knowledgeable. She answered all our questions and is the nicest person. You will be so lucky if you work with her! Not only was Joanna fantastic, but the Manager Doro was equally as amazing. He always made sure everything was exactly as we wanted, and he made sure our parents were happy with everything as well. We heard nothing but wonderful things about how great the two of them were while we were busy with other things and we couldn’t agree more.Sent on 04/25/2019
Belvedere is not only a beautiful venue, but the food was fantastic as well and turned out exactly as it did for our tasting. Everyone told us how much they enjoyed the food and how much fun they had. We are so happy we chose Belvedere for our ceremony and reception. We booked two different rooms and the transition was great. Everything from start to finish was perfect, our pictures were lovely, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. I would highly recommend!
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Dear Rebecca and Chad,
Colleen M. · Married on 01/14/2019
Absolutely wonderful, everything was handlers in a timely matter and everyone was very polite!!
My wedding was on January 4, 2019 and it was myself and husband’s best day of our lives yet! From the Ceremomy to switching it up to the reception the amount of work and effort that went into it, it really meant a lot to us. You could still tell that they took their time with every little detail. The food was absolutely amazing and turned out just like from when we did our tasting, and that really meant a lot to us to know that the cook took his time and preparing all of those meals for everyone. The soup was the biggest hit out of everything, people have never had that soup and we’re asking for more! Again we could not have been happier with belvedere banquets for giving us a day to remember forever!Sent on 01/14/2019
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Happy Wedding Bliss! Thank you for your feedback and taking note of the hard work that goes into what we do every day. Best of wishes and love to you both!
Julie F. · Married on 12/31/2018
Beautiful venue, amazing food, great staff!
AMAZING!! My husband and I are so happy to have hosted our New Year's Eve wedding reception at the Belvedere. It was absolutely perfect! I have truly enjoyed working with all of the staff at the Belvedere. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding, Catherine and the rest of the staff went above and beyond for us. They were excellent handling our last minute changes, and a joy to work with. Catherine was very quick with answering any questions we had, she made excellent recommendations, and provided honest feedback in what would help our day run smoothly. Besides the staff, the venue itself is truly beautiful. Every guest was blown away by the lobby area where the first part of cocktail hour was hosted. The gorgeous fountain and decor provided some unique backdrops for our wedding photographer as well. The reception area decor is neutral colored, which we loved, because we could transform it with uplighting and decorations very easily to create the NYE atmosphere that we wanted. We rented the fire pit and heat lamps for the patio and that was a huge hit for many people cooling down outside. The catering was delicious!! We received so much amazing feedback about how good every course of the meal was; and the appetizers were to die for - my personal favorite being the cheeseburger slider on a waffle fry!!
We 100% would recommend the Belvedere to any engaged couple planning their wedding day!Sent on 01/13/2019
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Congratulations! Feedback is so important to us and we can't thank you enough for sharing! What a fun night to get married! WE love NEW YEARS EVE weddings!:)
Linda D. · Married on 12/31/2018
Our New Year’s Eve wedding was a blast!
Our New Year’s Eve wedding was amazing! I can’t say enough about the venue, food, service and most of all our wedding coordinator Catherine Johnson for putting everything together and making sure our day was perfect.
We loved the venue so much. It was chic, beautiful and decorated exactly how I pictured it! We had a Blackhawks themed wedding with casino gaming thrown in. Catherine kept all our vendors on task and ran the day flawlessly. I cried when she opened the doors and I got a glimpse of our tables for the first time. The linens were stunning! Black, red and white accents made the room for both our ceremony and reception classy and fun. .
The lobby area where we held part of our cocktail hour was gorgeous. The lighting, candles and fountain made a wonderful backdrop for wedding pictures and candids for our guests. We also loved the appetizers. The deviled eggs got 5 stars from everyone.
The food and bar service was impeccable. We heard nothing but amazing things about both. Especially the soup! People raved about it all night long. The entrees were also 5 star with our favorite being the roasted pork.
The bridal suite was perfect. We loved the small touches of champagne and appetizers that were left for us. They were delicious! And it was nice to have a place to disappear when we needed it also.
Most of all I want to compliment Catherine Johnson for making sure every detail was covered. She made me feel like the only bride getting married there! I felt special, taken care of and I knew she would handle everything. She worked with all our vendors (we had a lot going on!) from the casino guys, photographers, DJ. She made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be and she was truly the key to everything going off without a hitch! She even stayed late the night of our rehearsal / dinner to insure I was confident in our ceremony.
I would recommend Belvedere Banquets to everyone who wants to have their wedding/ party there. Great staff and service!
Sent on 01/13/2019
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:We are so honored you chose the Belvedere for your Blackhawks themed wedding! Thank you for choosing us!:)
Kelly · Married on 10/20/2018
A Dream Come True
We did several tours prior to touring the Belvedere. We were not expecting much going in, but the moment we walked into the room, I knew. The whole entire place is so elegant and we got so many compliments how beautiful the venue was. We felt confident with the decision as the woman who toured with us went over every detail. A few months down the road we got an email stating she was no longer with the company and Lorna would be taking over, initially we were nervous but we connected with her right away. Right away she took care of us and made sure everything we needed to understand was clear to us. Throughout the entire process she communicated with us and even went out of her way to accommodate our schedule since my husband and I work weird hours. She was extremely helpful with the millions of emails I sent her way with every small question that popped into my head in the middle of the night.Sent on 10/22/2018
Although Lorna wasn’t there for our reception, we were assigned another event coordinator named Taylor. I don’t even know enough adjectives to properly talk up and describe how awesome Taylor was. When we arrived for the cocktail hour the lobby was completely slammed with people. She offered to let everyone into our rooms early to make sure it was a great experience for the guests. She also asked me multiple times throughout the night if my husband needed a drink (which she delivered on multiple times).
The food was delicious. I cannot count how many times people said that the soup was some of the best they have ever had in their lives. So if you really enjoy chicken soup, make sure you choose that. The chicken we ordered wasn’t dry either. The salad was phenomenal and everything came out hot.
From the food to the staff, we rank this place 5/5! If you are looking for a venue that notices and cares about not only the major components of a reception, but also the little things that end up making the day even more special, this is the place for you!
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:WE are so appreciative of your feedback and are so grateful that everything was to your liking. Thank you and we wish you all the best!
Cathy · Married on 01/20/2018
I have been told The Belvedere's quality of service is over the top, the professional sales staff has many years in the wedding sales industry. Belvedere responds to all of your last minute needs, wants and request. The Belvedere lobby fountain bar area is the perfect space to greet and meet your guest when they arrive. The courtyard is lovely cocktail area during warm summer evenings or a great space for cognac and a cigar around the fire pit!Sent on 01/22/2018
Karen · Married on 12/31/2017
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception here on New Year's Eve! 12/31/2017 everything was perfect! The decor at the Belvedere is so elegant from the minute you step through the door! Candles lite, water falls flowing! A complete gorgeous look that fit right in with our taste! Lorna was our coordinator and she was extremely responsive to all our questions and helped in making our vision come to life! The day of service was awesome, the drinks kept flowing, and the food was exceptional! I'm still hearing today compliments on the food from the hors d'oeuvres to the main stations, to the desserts!! We requested a complete gluten free menu and belvedere made it happen! We chose stations instead of a plated meal and the presentation was awesome!! We decided on small pastries instead of a cake (along with cupcakes and a candy station) to make it all pick up and eat food. People keep asking about them, and couldn't say enough about the delicious sweets offered! Never ran out of food! The flow was smooth and we have heard nothing but raving compliments about the whole night! We chose late night pizza that Belvedere provided, they served it at the right time and it was gobbled up! Thank you belvedere for making "our best day ever" the best day ever!!
We would highly recommend Belvedere Banquets for your special event!
Karen and Matt Radley �Sent on 02/27/2018
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Best wishes to you both! It was such a pleasure to work with you.
Michelle · Married on 07/23/2016
My husband and I chose to use Belvedere Events & Banquets for our wedding reception and it was truly such a great decision! Originally I didn't want to use a banquet hall, but once I saw the Belvedere I knew it was a great choice, because of the beautiful venue, amazing food and reasonable price tag. We picked the biggest suite, Suite 1, which has beautiful windows and a terrace your guests can use. We worked with Orla, who was such a pleasure to work with and such a big help. I must have emailed her at least 100 times, but she never minded and always answered my questions. The food on the day of the wedding was even better than the tasting we had, and everyone raved about it! The chef was able to accommodate gluten free and dairy free restrictions for some of our guests, which was greatly appreciated. We had two bakeries to choose from because a basic cake package was included. Orla ended up throwing in a complimentary back drop draping and lighting behind our head table, which I was so happy about because I had wanted it anyway but wasn't going to do because I was trying to save money, and it looked absolutely GORGEOUS. We also got the draping and lighting above the dance floor and along the staircase, which were both beautiful as well. The service was great and all of our guests said how wonderful the wedding reception was. Orla checked in on my husband and I a few times to make sure everything was going well, which was very appreciated. Our bridal party had a private suite that connected to the room, which was great for a bathroom break or just getting a breather, as well as, putting our gifts in a safe place. We also were given a complimentary bridal suite at the Country Inn & suites that is connected to the Belvedere.Sent on 08/02/2016
We were both so happy with how everything turned out and would recommend the Belvedere to any couple looking for a great place for their wedding reception with amazing food, service and ambiance, as well as a reasonable price!
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you Michelle! What a beautiful day it was. Congratulations!
Daniela · Married on 07/09/2016
We loved everything about this venue! Cathy was so accommodating and flexible! We had a large wedding so we had our wedding in suites one and two and having the patio was a wonderful addition. The food was delicious and all of our allergy concerns were met. Every dish that needed to be gluten free was accommodated as well! The service was great and everyone there was so flexible with letting us come in a day early to set up since there wasn't an event being held in that room prior to our wedding. We still have family and friends talking about how beautiful and modern the Belvedere was and how big the portions of food were!Sent on 08/06/2016
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you for your feedback Daniela! It was a pleasure working with you and wish you and your husband all our best!
Cathy M. · Married on 05/07/2016
Excellent service. Excellent food. Great venue.
I was at The Belvidere several times before picking the venue for my daughter's wedding. It was an excellent choice because of the great food, excellent service and value.Sent on 04/03/2019
Sue · Married on 04/16/2016
I would say get your checkbook out and book the venue!Sent on 04/18/2016
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
Every aspect of the event was a WOW!!!!
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Wow! Thank you Sue. We were happy to meet all your expectations on your happy occasion!
Christina · Married on 10/17/2015
My husband and I are so happy we chose the Belvedere for our wedding reception! We did a little shopping around, but as soon as we walked in, we immediately preferred this location to others. First, there business IS receptions. They don't have another restaurant inside the venue to take care of. Their focus is solely on you. The food was superb, the basic bar package was the premium bar package at other locations, and they were very detail-oriented. Our coordinator Orla was just amazing and made our special day perfect. Highly recommend!Sent on 11/05/2015
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Hi Chrstina!
Valerie · Married on 08/07/2015
Orla at the Belvedere went above and beyond to make our reception perfect. The entire process from beginning to end was enjoyable as she was able to tailor the event to what we liked. Anything we needed and questions we had along the way were answered quickly. Service was excellent the day off and all our guests had a great time! We couldn't have had a better experience than we did with the Belvedere.Sent on 09/06/2015
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Congratulations Valerie! We are so happy for you and your husband. Wishing you all the best!
User4966492 · 2+ years ago
Highly recommend the Belvedere! Caroline was my wedding coordinator. She was very responsive to all my emails. She met with me several times to go over the details. If I asked to change anything, she would make the changes and send me a new contract immediately. The venue is also gorgeous inside. We had some of our pictures taken there before the wedding because we loved the way it looks.Sent on 04/12/2015
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you for your feedback. We will you and your new husband all the best!
Robin · Married on 01/03/2015
My tasting was scheduled for 11/29/14 and I was definitely impressed with the food. My family & I was totally satisfied with everything on 1/3/15. The food was exceptional. The venue is definitely beautiful. Everybody is still complimenting the venue & food. I served sun dried tomato salmon & veloute chicken breast. I'm definitely pleased with Belvedere and I would certainly recommend this venue.Sent on 01/26/2015
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you so much for your sharing your experience. It was a pleasure hosting your reception with us. Thank you!
Kristina · Married on 09/26/2014
We had a dream wedding here :) the food was amazing and lorna (our event planner) was so nice and organized! I didnt worry about anything! It was a very wonderful night and I wouldnt have changed a thing!Sent on 01/26/2015
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you Kristina! Congratulations and best wishes!
Karen · Married on 09/13/2014
The staff at the Belvedere did an outstanding job of accommodating our many guests with food allergies and intolerances. Everything was set up just as we had asked. The Reception turned out beautifully! We are still getting positive comments from guests. I would highly recommend the Belvedere!!Sent on 09/19/2014
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you Karen! We are so happy to be a part of your special day!
Ashley · Married on 05/25/2014
We absolutely loved everything about our wedding day at Belvedere Events and Banquets. Lorna was our event coordinator and she made sure every request we had was met and that everything ran smoothly the day of. It was beyond our expectations. We got compliments on every little detail from the decor and beautiful staircases, to the food (especially the roasted salmon) and the service of the staff. Friends said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was truly a dream come true!Sent on 06/02/2014
Belvedere Events & Banquets's reply:Thank you for your feedback. We wish you all the best!!:)