Overview

Make Your Wedding Our Next Big Production

Choose from two spaces to make your wedding unforgettable. 



Check Available Dates

AVERAGE WEDDING COST

Pricing for a 120 person wedding and includes everything: room rental, food, bar, etc.

  • Meyer Ballroom wedding: $9,375
  • Grand Gallery wedding: $11,000 

*Prices listed are averages. Actual prices can vary.

Special Discounts

These special discounts are available to make your wedding even more affordable.

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

180+ Guests

10% Discount

for Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions

Dec 2018 through April 2019

20% Discount

for Meyer Ballroom Receptions

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.

Chiavari Hybrid Chairs

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.

Historic Venue

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

Private & Corporate Events

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

Learn More

Back to Top

FAQ

We understand selecting a wedding venue can be overwhelming. To help make your decision easier, we put together a list of Paramount Events frequently asked questions! If you have any additional questions, or want to request booking information for any Paramount Events Spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us at 630-723-2468. We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We have multiple spaces for all of your wedding day events including the ceremony,
cocktail hour and reception. Depending on what best fits your needs, you can rent as many
spaces as you want.

Standard weddings are allotted 6 hours for reception and an additional hour if your ceremony is on site. You are also allowed access to your venue 3 hours prior to your guests’ arrival. When you arrive at the start of your event, everything that Paramount Events provides will be set up, allowing you and your vendors time to prepare any additional items. Paramount Events will take care of room clean-up at the end of your event time. We are happy to remove anything you would like thrown away, but we kindly ask that you have your guests, decor, gifts, etc. removed by the end of your 6 hour reception time.

Yes! We would love the opportunity to show you the venues and discuss the details of your wedding. Please call us at 630-723-2468 or schedule a tour through our website. We typically schedule tours Monday through Friday, 10am-6pm, but we can also accommodate tours on Saturdays and on occasional weekday evenings.

When you book your wedding at Paramount Events, we include all of your event essentials for no extra charge. All wedding reservations include: tables, chairs, tablecloths (black or white), setup & takedown of dining tables and chairs and a 4 hour standard open bar package.

The Paramount Events staff will work with you and any of our 5 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, silverware, cake cutting and wait staff.

You are welcome to bring in any décor and decorations that you feel would enhance your theme. Paramount Events offers chair cover rentals or Chiavari chairs rental. There are also two types of in-house centerpieces available at no additional charge. Please note that decorations that could damage any surface in the event spaces cannot be used.

Of course! You are allowed access to your venue 3 hours prior to your guests arriving. Should you feel you will need more than 3 hours to decorate, you have the option to purchase additional hours of decorating time. Additional hours may be purchased in 3-hour increments. When your load-in time begins, we will have all of your tables, chairs and linens set so the room will be ready for you and/or your vendors to decorate at that time.

Your rental of a Paramount Event Space includes our 4 hour Standard Bar package. This includes 1 hour of open bar before dinner and 3 hours of open bar following dinner. While the bar is closed during dinner, wine service will be made available for your guests. A champagne toast is provided for the head table. A champagne toast for all of your guests or an upgrade to our premium bar package can be purchased.

The Paramount Events spaces are set up to accommodate a DJ or band. We will work with you to coordinate a location for a DJ table, band, speakers and any other necessary equipment (a podium and one wireless microphone are included in room rental fee).

We ask that all items, including items that you brought in, are removed at the end of your reception. In certain cases, exceptions can be made, but written approval must be granted at least 7 days prior to your event with the Paramount Events Manager. Paramount Events is not responsible for any items left overnight or not collected at the end of your reception.

Bookings can be done in person at the venue or over the phone. Give us a call, and we’d be more than happy to walk you through the booking process!

Yes! We offer payment plans, and we are happy to work with you to find a solution that fits your needs. For more information, please contact us at 630-723-2468. All events must be paid in full at least 120 days prior to your event.

Paramount Events accepts payments by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, cash and, in special instances, credit or debit card. If you plan to pay with a credit or debit card, a nominal service fee will apply

All sales are final. Once you have signed a contract, there is no refund of money upon cancelation.

Paramount Events is available for events every day from 7am-midnight except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. On days when we do not have events scheduled, our business hours are Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm.

Yes! The catering kitchen is available to the Paramount Events 5 preferred caterers. However, there is a prep area available to approved outside caterers that features ample counter space. Please note that not all outside caterers will be approved.

No. All food must be provided by a bona fide licensed catering company.

Yes! Votive candles with at least 1 inch of glass above the top point of the flame may be used.

We do not allow animals, with the exception of service animals.

Street parking is available, as well as multiple city lots, including one located just one block north of the Event Spaces. There are also two paid garages, both located just one block away from the Event Spaces. Valet parking service can also be arranged.

Yes! For all lost and found inquiries, please contact your event manager.

Back to Top

Meyer Ballroom

YOUR WEDDING AT THE MEYER BALLROOM

Check Available Dates
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

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

Back to Top

Testimonials

theknot-rated-logoweddingwire-rated-logo

  

Back to Top

Caterers

PREFERRED CATERERS

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.

ANGELI’S CATERING
buffet: $36.95; family style: $35.95; plated: $35.95; can also provide Indian and Latin American cuisine
John Taylor
1478 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-1122 | angelis3@sbcglobal.net
www.angeliscatering.com

CUISINE AMERICA CATERED EVENTS
buffet: $28-$32; family style: $34-$38; plated: $42-$50; can also provide Indian and Latin American cuisine
Mary Catherine Walsh
407 Bluff City Blvd., Elgin, IL 60120
(847) 888-2288 | cuisineamerica@sbcglobal.net
www.cuisineamericacatering.com
(Se habla español)

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

MY CHEF CATERING
buffet: $43; plated: $44
Susan Jacobs, Account Executive
2722 Golfview Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 717-1167 | sjacobs@mychef.com
www.mychef.com

REULAND FOOD SERVICE
buffet: $25.50; family style: $35; plated: $25.95
Brigit Reuland, Catering Manager
115 Oak Avenue, Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 859-2877 | brigitreuland5@gmail.com
www.reulandfoodservice.com

Preferred Caterers (PDF)

OUTSIDE CATERERS

  • 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)

Back to Top

Planning Tools

PLANNING TOOLS

Enjoy these tools to help plan your big day!

LOOKING FOR A VENUE

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Wedding Packet

DOWNLOAD Grand Gallery Wedding Packet

DOWNLOAD Open Dates Calendar

DOWNLOAD Reception Questions & Comparison Chart

DOWNLOAD Wedding FAQs

DOWNLOAD Wedding Budget Guide

DOWNLOAD Wedding Day Itinerary

FLOOR PLANS

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

BOOKED WITH THE MEYER BALLROOM & GRAND GALLERY

DOWNLOAD Wedding Planning Calendar

DOWNLOAD Location Map

DOWNLOAD Meyer Ballroom Invitation Map

DOWNLOAD Paramount Theatre Invitation Map

VENDOR PLANNING TOOLS

DOWNLOAD Suggested Vendor List

DOWNLOAD Wedding Photo Checklist

DOWNLOAD Poster Frame Sizes and Vendors

Back to Top

Meet The Team

Rentals & Special Events Team

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.

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. 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.

 

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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

Back to Top

Inquire Today

 

Back to Top