Make Your Wedding Our Next Big Production

Choose from two spaces to make your wedding unforgettable. 

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This includes everything: room rental, food, bar, etc. Plus, these special discounts are available to make your wedding even more affordable. *Prices listed are averages. Actual prices can vary.


NEW DISCOUNTS! 15% off select dates on Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions through November 2018. New commitments only. 

20% discount on Meyer Ballroom Receptions December, 2018 through April, 2019
10% discount on Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions of 180+

Newly Added: Outdoor Ceremonies!

An outdoor ceremony on the plaza features a stunning view of the downtown river walk and cityscape. Say “I do” along the Fox River, across from the historic Paramount Theatre while enjoying this unique urban setting which accommodates up to 200 guests. * Atrium is rain location and decided by venue 2 days prior. All original charges still apply.


Check out our gorgeous new Chiavari Hybrid Chairs! These chairs are sure to add a splash of class and elegance to your wedding. Not only are these chairs comfortable for your guests, Chiavari Hybrid Chairs are included in your Meyer Ballroom wedding package. They are not available for Grand Gallery and Paramount Theatre weddings.


Opened in 1931, the Paramount Theatre is a historic landmark that’s been providing quality entertainment to residents of Aurora and surrounding communities for over eight decades. LEARN MORE



Looking for quick answers to your questions? Check out our FAQ PDF.


Planning an event, but not a wedding? Visit our Private and Corporate Event Rentals Page!


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Meyer Ballroom, 8 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora IL 60506

Includes the following:

  • 6 hour reception
  • 4 hours of open bar
  • Champagne toast for head table
  • Wine served throughout dinner
  • Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Fox River
  • Interior access to Hollywood Casino
  • Outdoor patio with riverfront view
  • Personal cocktail service for head table throughout dinner
  • Set up and tear down of all tables and chairs
  • Choice of white or black dining tables linens
  • Black linens and skirting for non-dining tables
  • Silk floral with mirror centerpieces
  • On-site building security guard
  • Seasonal coat check staff
  • 3 Flat Screen TV Monitors
  • Unlimited personal consultations with Event Manager for pre-event and day-of coordinating
  • Access to ballroom 3 hours prior to reception for set-up and decoration

A Gift for Your Guests
One complimentary ticket to the next Paramount Theatre Broadway show for each of your guests


NEW DISCOUNT! 15% off select dates on Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions through September 2018. New commitments only.

20% discount on Meyer Ballroom Receptions December, 2018 through April, 2019
10% discount on Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions of 180+

100 adult minimum for Friday/Sunday receptions. 120 adult minimum for Saturday receptions. All days of holiday weeks are at Saturday rates.


Meyer Ballroom Wedding Packet (PDF)
includes wedding package, bar packages, preferred caterers and additional information


Credit: Jorge Camargo, Chicago Photographer



“I used the Paramount Theatre for my September wedding and it was absolutely beautiful. The event coordinator made sure everything was taken care of, scheduled meetings around my schedule, walked me through every detail, answered all of my questions and dealt with my crazy wedding mood swings! The ceremony and reception were both held in their Grand Gallery, which was very open and next to their newly remodeled bar, which was amazing…

I recommend it 100%! Tegan R.

“I suggested that my sister have her wedding at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. It is a beautiful art deco theatre with all the trimmings- tapestries, chandeliers and a beautiful dressing room. The staff was wonderful. They kept the wedding moving on schedule. They were friendly and courteous. They stayed and helped clean-up and pack-up all items into the appropriate ehicles…

They were a joy and a pleasure to work with the day of my sister’s wedding. Thank you!! Stefanie S.

“The view is spectacular, plenty of room for everybody. This place has a great home feeling. The people that assisted there, from the Event Coordinator to our Bartenders were all professional and fun to work with…

I would highly recommend! Monica F.

“My husband and I are actors and met doing a show. It was only fitting that we get married in a theatre. Our ceremony was held in the original lobby underneath a beautiful chandelier with a staircase as our aisle. We then had our reception onstage. It was unique, vintage and very much us…

The entire staff for the day was absolutely wonderful! Laura M.

“I cannot say enough great things about having my wedding at The Meyer Ballroom…

From booking the venue to the day-of, everything was absolutely perfect. Aly T.

“We held our reception at the Paramount Grand Gallery. The staff was very helpful, the price was reasonable and everyone was very impressed…

the Paramount makes a gorgeous setting for a stunning reception! Britta H.

“The staff here truly helped in making our reception perfect. It was a pleasure working with everyone involved.

I would recommend using your place to anyone. Debbie F.

“They were extremely thorough and helped us plan out and realized our vision so that the day of the wedding went very smoothly and…

we could enjoy the day with our guests without any unexpected bumps. Melissa M.

“The venue is just great! The inside is amazing, and the ceiling to floor windows provide for such a perfect backdrop at night with everything lit up. The ambiance that the Meyer Ballroom/Atrium provides is simply perfect. We received so many compliments from our family, friends, and guests!… 

We are so glad we chose the Meyer Ballroom to share our special day with our family and friends! Lisa and Ryan G.

“We got married there and had the most wonderful time. The staff was so helpful and made everything run smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful day and a large part of that was due to the staff at the Paramount!…

A great, unique venue for a wedding or to go see a show with its gorgeous theater! Ashley T. 

“Everything was wonderful from planning phase to execution…

Everyone raved about the quality of the site, the food, the ambiance, everything. Taryn and Kevin H.

“The Paramount’s staff took care of everything on the wedding day, so that my husband and I could enjoy every second of our celebration. It was honestly perfect!…

From the bartenders, to the tech crew, everyone went above and beyond to make for a great evening. Marissa T.



We will work with you and any of our preferred caterers to find a lunch or dinner package that suits your wedding needs.

All preferred caterers’ service includes: Coffee service, linen napkins, china, water glasses, water carafes, silverware, cake cutting and wait staff. Standard prices are listed per person.

John Taylor
1478 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-1122 |
buffet: $36.95; family style: $35.95; plated: $35.95; can also provide Indian and Latin American cuisine

Mary Catherine Walsh
407 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-2288 |
(Se habla español)
buffet: $28-$32; family style: $34-$38; plated: $42-$50; can also provide Indian and Latin American cuisine

Jason Stoffels, Executive Chef & Owner
12 S. Water Street, Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 761-0399 |
(Se habla español)
buffet: $24-$45; plated: $30-$50; can also provide Latin American cuisine

Susan Jacobs, Account Executive
2722 Golfview Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 717-1167 |
buffet: $43; plated: $44


Brigit Reuland, Catering Manager
115 Oak Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-2877 |
buffet: $25.50; family style: $35; plated: $25.95

Preferred Caterers (PDF)


  • If absolutely necessary, outside caterers will be considered, but not all caterers will be approved.
  • Any outside caterer must meet on-site with ACCA’s Event Manager, prior to executing a contract between the client and the outside caterer.
  • All documentation and meeting between ACCA and potential outside caterer must occur at least
    6 months prior to the event.
  • ACCA must approve any outside caterer in order for that caterer to service an event within any of ACCA’s venues.
  • Any outside caterer (which only includes catering companies or bona fide catering restaurants) must provide all applicable business, health, food handler’s licenses, etc. as well as current liability insurance, which meets or exceeds terms required by ACCA.
  • If an outside caterer is approved, then the client will automatically have 5 hours of open bar without wine service, instead of 4 hours open bar with wine service during dinner.
  • A $500.00 fee must be paid at the time of approval.
Outside Caterer Application (PDF)


Enjoy these tools to help plan your big day!



DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Wedding Packet

DOWNLOAD Grand Gallery Wedding Packet

DOWNLOAD Open Dates Calendar

DOWNLOAD Reception Questions & Comparison Chart


DOWNLOAD Wedding Budget Guide

DOWNLOAD Wedding Day Itinerary



DOWNLOAD Atrium Ceremony 

DOWNLOAD Atrium Cocktail Hour 

DOWNLOAD North Island Center Plaza Ceremony 

DOWNLOAD Grand Gallery Ceremony 

DOWNLOAD Grand Gallery Reception

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Reception with 240 Chairs

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Reception with 180 Chairs

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Reception with Measurements



DOWNLOAD Wedding Planning Calendar

DOWNLOAD Location Map

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Invitation Map

DOWNLOAD Paramount Theatre Invitation Map



DOWNLOAD Suggested Vendor List

DOWNLOAD Wedding Photo Checklist

DOWNLOAD Poster Frame Sizes and Vendors

Meet Our Team

From your first site visit to the last song, we’re ready to make your wedding our next big production.

Wedding Contacts

Jennifer Hahn

Special Events Director

Jennifer Hahn became part of the Paramount team in 2010 as a part-time Event Coordinator. She is now the Special Events Director and oversees all rentals in our various unique venues. She graduated from Northern Illinois University, which is where she learned of her passion for event planning, while she organized a fundraising event to help her and classmates travel to Guatemala to help build a school. Jennifer really enjoys working with clients and helping them to see their vision evolve from conception to completion. She is thrilled to constantly assist clients the day of their event and watch guests enjoy and celebrate the special occasion.

When not at work, Jennifer also stays active with-in the community and feels that giving back is extremely important. She has served as an Officer and Board of Director for the Naperville Jaycees as well as Officer for the Kiwanis Club of Aurora.

Bill Pope

Rentals Manager

Bill Pope has been a member of the Paramount family for over 14 years. He began in 2002 as a Group Sales Manager and transitioned to the Rentals Manager in November of 2005. Bill has spent his entire career in the theatre and the entertainment business, and has worked for nearly every major player in Chicago. He has a great knack for communicating with clients and getting a true feel of what clients want for the most important day of their lives, and how we can best accommodate and achieve that vision in our spaces.

Bill enjoys taking care of his dogs, Murphy, Jovie, and Lily, in his spare time. He also loves reminiscing on his Box Office days, as he started at the Roman Coliseum selling tickets for Emperor Nero’s HUGE, SPECTACULAR, and MOST REALISTIC PRODUCTIONS on the planet.

Kelsey Swindle

Event Coordinator

Kelsey joined the Paramount family as Event Coordinator in the spring of 2015. She graduated from Kendall College with a degree in Business and a minor in Baking and Pastry. She brings her creativity and years of customer service experience to every client with one simple goal – to make people happy.

When Kelsey’s not running events, she’s making latte art at a local coffee shop, painting sets at a children’s theatre, and volunteering for other non-profit organizations. But no matter how busy her schedule gets, her clients are always top priority.

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” –Albert Einstein

Jordan Scherpe

Event Coordinator

Jordan first joined the Paramount team as an intern, in the spring of 2015, while completing her Business degree at North Central College. While attending NCC, she was very involved in planning events and activities for the Fine Arts Department and the College Union Activities Board. After graduation, Jordan worked at a 5-star hotel in Chicago where she continued working in client relations and events. She now returns to the Paramount as an Event Coordinator, and is excited to bring all of her customer relations experience to her clients and their events.

In her free time, Jordan enjoys crafting, Pinterest, shopping at Target, and spending time with her family and friends. It is a priority for Jordan to utilize her creative and organizational skills when working because she feels that the event should be as unique as the client.

Briana Jackson

Event Coordinator

Briana is our newest event coordinator. She recently finished her time at Illinois State University where she studied Media Management, Promotion and Sales. She was part of the University Program Board where she developed a passion for the event world. Briana was in charge of the Iggy Azalea, Hunter Hayes, and Dan + Shay concerts that happened on ISU’s campus. She loves to see how much fun people have as an event comes together. She believes every client is important and will do anything to make sure their big day goes as smooth as possible.

In her free time Briana likes to spend time outdoors in the nice weather. She loves reading, especially anything Harry Potter related, iced coffee – and watching the Cubs and Blackhawks win. She lives by the motto “turn a setback into a comeback.”

Emily Shabowski

Summer Intern

Meet our new intern Emily! Emily comes to us from Iowa State University where she is working toward her degree in Event Management. After planning lots of parties for friends and family, Emily is excited to jump into the world of weddings and special events. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading and baking.