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The First Look
Chateau Ritz is an attractive event venue just a short drive from Chicago in Niles, Illinois. This full-service event facility specializes in wedding receptions but also hosts a wide range of other events including bridal showers, luncheons and other celebrations. The property was completely renovated in 2009 and has been owned and operated by the same family for over 20 years.
Chateau Ritz features elegant chandeliers, beautiful draperies, gorgeous tiled and carpeted flooring, charming wall sconces and a huge bar. A variety of room setup options are possible with head tables already set up with a gorgeous backdrop. Choose from round tables, banquet tables and more. The possibilities are virtually endless.
What You Should Know
Several room rental options are possible. Couples can rent one room that holds up to 240 wedding guests or a room-and-a-half, which provides space for as many as 360 people. For larger wedding receptions, the bride and groom can rent two rooms and have space to seat up to 480 wedding guests or they can rent out the entire hall, which creates space to host as many as 850 guests.
The package menu at Chateau Ritz include a five-and-a-half-hour rental time with four hours of unlimited cocktail service. It also consists of a complete sit-down dinner and unlimited wine with dinner as well as a fully customized wedding cake and complimentary wine at the wedding party table.
Dinner is comprised of one soup, one salad, an entree, one vegetable side dish, a potato dish, rolls with butter, beverages and dessert. Entree options include choices like chicken Chateau, broiled salmon and prime rib of beef. Soups include beef barley, minestrone and creamed asparagus. Salad options included with the package are Caesar, garden salad or arugula spinach salad. Additional salads are offered for an additional cost.
Vegetable choices include asparagus spears or broccoli, green beans with almonds and peas and carrots. Choose from potato dishes, like butter-whipped potatoes and garlic herb mashed potatoes. Included dessert options consist of peach Melba, spumoni or French vanilla ice cream with topping. Dessert upgrades are also available.
Alternative family-style meals are offered as well and include three entree choices instead of one along with the same items served with the plated dinner. Add buffet-style or butler-served hors d'oeuvres, a variety of appetizers or a sweet table for an additional cost. Cocktail service includes blended drinks, martinis and after-dinner liqueurs with premium brands.
All rentals at Chateau Ritz also include use of stylish gold chiavari chairs, charming ivory chair cushions, white or ivory floor-length table linens and linen napkins in whatever color choice the bride and groom prefer. Linen and lighting upgrades are also available for an additional fee and include items like table overlays, special chair covers and LED wall washers.
A deposit is required to reserve an event space and the deposit amount is dependent on the amount of space rented. Another deposit for that same amount must be paid three months after the first deposit. All deposits are non-refundable. A final guest count must be turned into the staff at Chateau Ritz on the Monday morning before the wedding reception and the remainder of the balance for the rental is due at least 48 hours before the reception and can be paid by cash, certified check or cashier's check. Special pricing is available for events held on weekdays, Sundays and off-season Saturdays.
- Bridal suite included
- Background music included
- White-glove service
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering