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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%!
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 vehicles. They were a joy and a pleasure to work with the day of my sister’s wedding. Thank you!!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
They were extremely thorough and helped us plan out and realized our vision so that the day of the wedding went very smoothly. We could enjoy the day with our guests without any unexpected bumps.
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!
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.
Discounts & Pricing
These special discounts are available to make your wedding even more affordable.
- 180+ Adult Guests: 10% Discount for Meyer Ballroom & Grand Gallery Receptions
- Now through November 2020: 15% Discount for Meyer Ballroom Receptions
- January – March 2021 & 2022: 25% Discount on Friday & Sunday, 20% Discount on Saturday
- April 2021 & 2022: 15% Discount on Friday & Sunday, 10% Discount on Saturday
- December 2020 & 2021: 15% Discount on Friday & Sunday, 10% Discount on Saturday
100 adult minimum for Friday/Sunday receptions. 120 adult minimum for Saturday receptions. All days of holiday weeks are at Saturday rates. New commitments only.
Have you been affected by a venue closure due to COVID-19?
We understand that the coronavirus pandemic has caused catastrophic outcomes for many businesses especially wedding venues. If you booked your wedding with a venue that was forced to close, we want to help you get your wedding plans back on track. Please email us at email@example.com to get started. Discounts available; must provide proof of booking with closed venue.
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WEDDING PACKETS BY VENUE
Download each wedding packet for package inclusions, pricing, preferred caterers, bar packages, ceremony options and other additional information to plan your special day.
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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!
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. Starting prices are listed per person.
buffet: $36.95; family style: $35.95; plated: $35.95; can also provide Indian and Latin American cuisine
1478 East Chicago Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 420-1122 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
(Se habla español)
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Se habla español)
MY CHEF CATERING
buffet: $40; family style: $45; plated: $42
Susan Jacobs, Account Executive
2722 Golfview Drive, Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 717-1167 | email@example.com
Meet The Team
Rentals & Special Events Team
Special Events Directorjenniferh@paramountarts.com
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.
Bill Pope has been a member of the Paramount family for over 16 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.
Briana joined the Paramount family in the spring of 2017. She studied Mass Media Management at Illinois State University where her love for events blossomed. Briana joined the Rentals department with experience in customer service and event planning. She enjoys watching clients see their event come together, and loves assisting them with whatever they need in that process!
Breanne joined the Paramount team in the fall of 2019. A graduate from Illinois State University, Breanne planned and executed several events during her years on the student programming board and has a passion for people & events! She enjoys helping clients’ prepare & plan their big day and loves to see the success of the event the day-of.
Sam joined the Paramount team in the winter of 2020. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration and Dance Performance. Sam loves working with clients throughout their planning process and seeing them through their big day!
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** Open dates shown may only have partial day availability. Contact Bill Pope for details.
***For discounts: 100 adult minimum for Friday/Sunday receptions. 120 adult minimum for Saturday receptions. All days of holiday weeks are at Saturday rates.
Christina and Kelly 6.22.19
We met in 2010 at Illinois Wesleyan, and began dating at the end of May of 2012, for a total of eight years together so far. We got married on June 22nd, and are approaching our first anniversary! As of April 17th, 2020, we’ve been married for approximately .819 years, on account of the Leap year.
The First Date
Christina: Our first official big date was for Kelly’s birthday on June 16th. Honestly, we were not out to any friends or family at that time, and we were very close friends prior to starting our relationship. Kelly’s birthday was our first chance to really go out together without drawing a lot of attention! We ate dinner in the city, and I surprised her with tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble she had somehow NEVER SEEN, even though we were both music education majors at IWU. It was a fantastic concert, as always, and I had arranged for us to stay at my aunts’ condo that night, just off the lake (they were out of town and offered, so the timing was awesome). We ate birthday cake on the roof to end the evening, and may or may not have shared our first kiss too!
For the most part we kept it pretty traditional. There were only a few things that we didn’t do. We didn’t do a garter toss and we didn’t play any modern music, all of the songs on our dance floor were oldies and throwbacks and it was the best decision we made.
The Unique Touches
It was really important for us to have personal touches around the venue and woven into the events of the day. The date was important to us, as June 22nd is the middle point between our June 16th and 28th birthdays. Our brothers were our officiants, selected readings that were personally meaningful from experiences in our lives, and wrote our own vows. Brittany’s signage was key in explaining all of the details we had chosen to make our wedding tell our story; the colors we chose, the symbolism behind particular floral arrangements and centerpieces, cultural traditions from the ceremony. We enlisted the help of several creative friends to add other dimensions- a graphic designer who portrayed us in a few musical poster mock ups, a woodworker who mounted baseball bats to act as our guestbook. Our signature drinks were created and named for our baseball teams’ mascots. We printed the actual sheet music our friends were performing on the paper cones that decorated the aisle. We all walked down the aisle to Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral, a piece we have both loved and performed countless times. The processional, special ceremony music, our first dance, all important and personal choices of pieces that were performed by close friends and family. During the reception, Kelly sang with her a cappella group from college, performing a song she arranged, and the same song/arrangement that Christina used in her proposal. Christina built our wedding arbor with help from wedding party members, and our best lady’s mom worked with us on the eve of the wedding to assemble our oranges and succulents for the centerpieces. There was no detail left unconsidered, and we worked really hard to make each choice purposeful, meaningful, and representative of our journey and relationship.
We pretty much knew the Meyer Ballroom was going to be our spot after first walking into the ballroom. All of the windows, the sunlight pouring in, the river next door, and lights from the theater across the street, it truly combined all of the details we were looking for. We wanted a space that was open and inviting, surrounded by areas with a variety of photo opportunities. We then learned about all of the inclusions that Paramount offered as a part of their wedding package, and really loved that our guests would all receive a ticket to the theater as a gift. To have the atmosphere and service that the Meyer Ballroom provides, all while supporting an incredible theater at the same time? What more could we ask for? Everything about the space was unique and thoughtful, and we quickly learned that we wouldn’t need to compromise on any aspect of our vision. (Remember when I referenced Kelly’s passion? It certainly applies to wedding planning!) Kelsey, our coordinator from Paramount, was just incredible throughout the entire process. There was never a point where she hesitated; she took our dream and made it happen! From helping us with a unique ceremony set-up, her perfect boutonnière pinning technique, and what can only be described as mind reading abilities, she helped schedule, plan, and carry out our wedding to absolute perfection.
The Favorite Qualities
Kelly: Christina is the most compassionate person I have ever met. The support she offers me, whether it’s something big or small, is always there. She is so patient and understanding, and will do anything and everything for the people she cares for. She has the biggest heart!
Christina: I love Kelly’s spirit! She is a fierce advocate for her students, a brilliant musician, and pours her heart into whatever task is in front of her. Whatever the situation, I know the outcome will be exceptional, thanks to her commitment and drive. She gives me the energy and inspiration I need for my own teaching, and has helped me grow so much throughout our relationship.
We really worked hard to search for vendors that had similar values to us, that were local businesses that we wanted to support, or people we felt a connection with upon meeting them. All of our vendors felt like friends and true guests of our wedding, not merely a company or person filling a need.
Carol DeAnda, DeAnda Photography — Carol is the first person we hired, and we would make that same decision again every single time if we ever had to do it again. Kelly actually found her website through searching for LGBTQ+ friendly photographers, and when we met her, we instantly knew she would capture our day perfectly. At the conclusion of a wedding, you’re left with memories, momentos, and photos, and it was so important to us that the photos tell the story of our day. She also helped us create a timeline for our wedding with a realistic schedule, but was more than accommodating with any requests we had. We even got a group picture with all 200 people at our wedding!
Cuisine America — Mary Catherine’s attention to detail is bar none. Her husband Jim is a magician in the kitchen, and every single dish we’ve ever had at their tastings was just impeccable. For dinner, our goal was to ensure that we could accommodate each and every guest’s needs, and that they would not leave feeling unfulfilled. With Mary Catherine and Jim, our guests did not have the stereotypical “wedding food” experience. We had nothing but great reviews from everyone afterwards! The entire staff worked so hard to provide amazing service and really took great care of all of us!
Brittany Williams, Calligraphie à la Brittany — Brittany is an incredible artist, and created SO MANY custom signs for our wedding. Not to mention, she is Christina’s cousin! She also did the calligraphy for our wedding envelopes. The number of people who reached out, telling us they were keeping their envelope as art was crazy! Brittany’s work not only helped convey the details and symbolism behind many of our choices, but also has become a part of our home decor.
Tim Scanlin, Answer Back Entertainment — Tim is a family friend that Christina grew up with from her family’s church. His flexibility and planning helped us create perfect playlists, order of events, and kept the event moving at the pace we needed. He was so easy to work with, created amazing medleys of songs, and kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end of the evening!
Donut Drop — This is a local place near our home in Rolling Meadows that we frequent, perhaps more often than one should. Trust us, you’ve never had a better donut. They are THE place to get your donut needs met.
Courtney Twomey, Chalet Florist — Courtney was another “meant-to-be” person. Christina’s mom is a 2nd grade teacher, and Courtney was a parent of a student in the class. They were casually chatting about our upcoming wedding, and it wound up being the only summer date that Courtney had open on her schedule! She was able to make Kelly’s dream come true- walking down the aisle with a trumpet incorporated into her flowers, adding another unique touch to the wedding.
Razny Jewelers — Christina found Razny while looking for jewelers to shop for engagement rings, and we immediately returned for our wedding bands. Their commitment to us as customers, and the level of care we receive each and every time we walk through their doors is unmatched.
Bijou Bridal — Personalized design and alterations by Juliette Lim, family friend
Suit Supply Chicago — Christina’s custom suit and wedding party’s suits
Azazie — Wedding party’s dresses, super convenient when the wedding party is spread across the country!
Knotty Ties — Custom designed bow-ties and neckties with customized color palettes to match our wedding colors. Our fathers, brothers, and wedding party got custom patterns with the exact colors incorporated into the designs. They all coordinate and match!
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