Wheaton Park District Leisure Center

208 W. Union Ave., Wheaton, IL
Max Capacity: 75 people
You’ve got a wedding to plan. Or maybe it’s a birthday party, shower, retirement party, or any of a thousand other functions. The Wheaton Park District Leisure Center is the classy, classic, comfortable venue you’ve been looking for. Start with our long history. The Leisure Center began as the carriage house for the home of Elbert Henry Gary, Chairman of the Board of U.S. Steel and namesake of Gary, Indiana, as well as Gary Avenue right here in Wheaton. The house was demolished in the 1920s, but the carriage house remained. During the 1930s, the American Legion made substantial changes to the structure, and in 1940, the Legion transferred the carriage house to the park district, in whose hands it remains today. Continue with our amenities. We have space for every scale: small events with only your closest loved ones, or large parties with every branch of the family tree. Choose from the Phillips Room (12 people, 200 sq. ft.), Coach Room (30 people, 663 sq. ft.), and VIP Room (70 people, 1,037 sq. ft.). Hardwood floors throughout the building are warm and bright, and you never have to worry about lugging tables or chairs across town—they’re included in your rental fee! So are our comfortable, clean bathrooms. For an added fee, delight your guests’ taste buds with a coffee-making system. Catering, linens, décor, event staff, and personal planning staff are not included in any rental. But any time you rent the Leisure Center, your special event is just that: special. Your day is yours, and that means your event is the only one we host that day. No noise from other crowds. No lines for the bathroom. No one wandering in while you’re opening presents. After all, we are the Leisure Center. And we want you to have the most leisure possible! Resident rate: $150/hr., 3-hour minimum; $50 each additional hour. Nonresident rate: $300/hr., 3-hour minimum; $100 each additional hour. Commercial: $115/hr.
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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 70
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 1200
 
$21-$149 /person
Our historic property combines the best of Chicago’s storied past with the modern amenities of the present. As a result, we offer unique reception and banquet spaces perfectly suited to create an unforgettable day for you and your guests. We offer 23 unique event spaces that can be transformed for your needs. Our location adjacent to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and short walking distance to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan provide a stunning setting for photos and extra activities for the wedding party. Let our experienced and efficient wedding professionals walk you through the details customizing your ideal wedding menu, establishing a seating chart, reserving room blocks for attendees, coordinating with outside vendors for lighting, audio, floral and decoration needs.
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 800  
$6.50-$80 /person
BRAND NEW HOTEL Welcome to Joliet's newest Full Service Hotel featuring Rock Run Convention center offering 120 rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Ballroom offering 6,200 sq. ft. Located right off of I-80 and Houbolt Road, minutes from I-55. Onsite Restaurant - Burger Theory tempting your palette with Burgers, Apps and Craft Beers. State of the art fitness center boasting 2,000 sq. ft of spax with a Sauna and Yoga Room. Breakfast is offered from 6:00 am-10:00am, Lunch starts at 11:00. Groups receive one complimentary room per 25 rooms consumed.
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 1200  
$25-$125 /person
Alhambra Palace is a one of a kind, dynamic venue that transports all who enter into another world. Sweeping archways, marble accents, mosaic tile, crystal chandeliers and hand carved sculptures frame the multi-level, 24,000 square foot Moorish- like castle. Artifacts from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco can be seen throughout. Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a bar and lounge with intimate alcove seating. To the east is the restaurant which seats 100 people. The Babylon room is part modern, part historic with its curvaceous metal back chairs and stone carved wall hangings depicting scenes from the 13th century. The Alhambra Room, which seats 500 people, is awe –inspiring, soaring three stories high. A full stage with a state of the art sound and lighting system allows Alhambra to host and offer live entertainment. Seating on the expansive ground level and the two tiered circular balconies provide ample room for meeting and small group gathering as well as large scale conferences. Ample space allows for a dance floor, and tables can be added or removed to accommodate a sit down occasion or standing reception. Guided by a waterfall, stairs lead through the Alhambra Hall to the Marrakech Room, a posh and romantic space for more than 200 people. The high ceiling ballroom can be divided with a luxurious floor to ceiling ruby velvet curtains. Oriental rugs framed with leather cushioned settees Oriental rugs and elaborate wood carved Moroccan chairs offer a spot to relax and enjoy. Two private VIP rooms, which accommodate up to 50 people, are also located on the upper level. These elaborately decorated rooms exemplify opulence, making any guest feel like royalty. A world of intrigue and beauty await you for the most memorable experience.
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 450
 
$8,000-$100,000 /event
We produce show-stopping Private Events at The Underground for Corporate Buyouts, Holiday Parties, Milestone Celebrations and all the Special Occasions in between! Named “One of the Sexiest Places in the World” by Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Underground not only holds true to the name but also the reputation, as guests descend into our subterranean world of unforgettable fun. Conveniently located in the trendy River North neighborhood and steps from Michigan Avenue and minutes from McCormick Place, two unique spaces within the venue provide an expansive playground for up to 450 guests. With in-house catering provided by our award-winning sister restaurant, Sunda New Asian, private events at The Underground feature an incredible assortment of passed cuisine and sweets, as well as chef-attended action stations and buffets. Offering a full portfolio of premium spirits, champagne, wine, and beer, The Underground’s food and beverage program is second to none. Contact our event planners for a custom food and beverage package. As a full-service event production company, we turn your vision into reality. We source everything from live entertainment to custom décor and rentals, taking the hassle out of planning your event. Contact us today, and let’s start planning!
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 600  
$49.90-$129.90 /person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than an event on the water; we create unforgettable memories on Lake Michigan. Our fleet can accommodate any type of casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings and anniversaries, birthdays and much more. Show guests a new side of Chicago with an event that’s sure to impress.
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 400
 
$9-$119.95 /person
With more than 25 years experience, hosting weddings is our specialty at PARKWAY BANQUETS! We are pleased to offer our amazing venue for your wedding or special event! With over 400 5-STAR REVIEWS on social media, we ROCK WEDDINGS! WHY do couples book with us? 1)Our incredible, affordable wedding packages, 2)400+ 5-STAR REVIEWS, and 3)our spectacular setting! Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our beautiful, romantic setting, complete with SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, create a stunning view! We're in Lake County, right on the border of McHenry County (about an hour from both Chicago and Milwaukee). We snuggle right up to the forest preserve! Our MOST POPULAR WEDDING PACKAGE INCLUDES the following: Ceremony, DJ (choice of 6!), photographer (choice of 2!), FREE PHOTO BOOTH, centerpieces (your choice from a HUGE selection!), linens, glassware, & china, 5-hour open bar, champagne or wine toast, hors d'oeuvres (including jumbo shrimp), lavish buffet or delectable plated dinner, wedding cake (your choice), delectable dessert table, chocolate fountain, & a late night snack or ice cream bar! WHAT'S MORE, we do NOT charge extra for the following: * No room fee charge! * No extra bartender fee! * No cake-cutting fee! * No charge for colored up-lighting! (many DJs charge extra for this) * No set-up or clean-up fee! WE LOVE WHAT WE DO, and it shows! Visit our website at www.parkwaybanquets.com (read our reviews under our "REVIEWS" tab!), and be sure to take a look at our very active Facebook page! * ASK US ABOUT OUR NEWEST FACILITY, PARKWAY BANQUETS SALON, WITH CAPACITY FOR 400 GUESTS!
Serving the Wheaton, IL Area
Capacity: 120  
$300-$500 /event
Outings • Weddings • Bachelor Parties • Events • Leagues • You Name it! Fox Run is the perfect place to host your golf outings, weddings, business meetings, holiday parties, or other social functions. The Event Room at Fox Run is the premiere banquet facility at Fox Run that can accommodate 180 guests (120 guests with a dance floor.)