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To-be-weds in search of a spacious, exclusive wedding venue in the middle of historic downtown Naperville, Illinois, can turn to Elements at Water Street. Located within the striking Hotel Indigo, just steps away from the famed Naperville Riverwalk and Riverwalk Park, Elements at Water Street is a grand private event space that dominates the entire second floor of the hotel and can accommodate receptions of up to 250 guests.
Couples that choose to host their event at Elements at Water Street enjoy full-service wedding packages designed to impress and the venue can help you arrange your ceremony at the nearby Century Memorial Chapel, an iconic Gothic Revival structure built in 1864. Following your ceremony, your party then heads back to the Indigo Hotel for the reception.
The main reception space measures over 4,200 square feet, with a huge dance floor, elegant private bar, twinkling LED lighting and its gorgeous wood ribbon ceiling lending it an air of lavish sophistication. A separate 2,000-square-foot pre-function space adjoins the main banquet hall, providing a fabulous setting for guests to chat over drinks and hors d’oeuvres before heading into the main reception space for dining and dancing.
What You Should Know
Elements at Water Street is undoubtedly one of the Chicago area’s premier wedding destinations, providing couples with full-service coordination and custom menu planning to create their dream event. The venue’s executive chef and catering team have created a wide-ranging menu of tempting catering options for you to choose from and all wedding packages include a plated meal with your choice of soup or salad and up to two entrée selections.
Weddings also include four hours of premium bar service and one hour of tableside wine service during dinner, with your choice of one house red and one house white varietal. Coffee or tea service or station are also available. Couples receive a complimentary consultation with the in-house bakery to design their wedding cake, which can be plated or served at a station.
Numerous upgrades are available, such as custom-designed menu place cards, elegant table centerpieces with seasonal floral arrangements, satin-lamour table linens with runners chosen to match your color scheme or a chilled intermezzo dish specially crafted by the executive chef. Discounted valet parking is offered should you wish to treat your guests to a first-class experience. A wedding coordinator is provided for all events, as well as one server for every 22 guests.
Elements at Water Street provides many necessary items to help save you on rental fees, including table-length white linens and napkins in your choice of color, as well as all tables and chairs for your event. All weddings held at the venue receive a private menu tasting for up to four guests. As well, couples and their guests can benefit from the venue’s location within Hotel Indigo, as discounted block room rates are offered based on availability. To make your wedding night extra special, the venue provides a complimentary luxurious bridal king suite to commemorate your first night together as a married couple.
From the Vendor
Naperville's Premier Wedding Reception Venue
Elements is Naperville’s NEW premier wedding venue. Located in the heart of downtown Naperville, occupying the 2nd floor of Hotel Indigo, Elements boasts a 4,200 sq. ft. ballroom with 250 seating availability, plus a large pre-reception lounge with open air views of the beautiful Riverwalk. Adjacent to the lounge is an elegant meeting space accommodating 100 guests for private dining needs. Locally sourced & chef inspired rustic urban cuisine with complete menu planning, private tastings, full service bar, wait staff and day of event coordination. Elements organic, contemporary design consists of flowing water, ribboned hardwood ceilings, and a stunning pedestrian sky walk leading your guests to Hotel Indigo’s 158 guest rooms with special rates on room blocks and a private bridal suite.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel, Park
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
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Meet The Owner
Executive Chef, David Miller, graduate of Johnson and Wales Culinary University and founder of Chef By Request, has been awarded for his culinary excellence in 2004 by the American Culinary Federation’s Presidents Award and in 2013 was inducted into the Les Amis d’ Escoffier Society. In 2011 Chef By Request won the overall Naperville Small Business of the Year Award & in 2015 David was elected to serve on The Naperville Chamber Board of Directors. David expanded his vision in 2014 to create the prestigious banquet facility – Elements at Water Street, expected to open late 2016 in Hotel Indigo.