Book Your Wedding with Elements at Water Street - Hotel Indigo
A BALLROOM IN NAPERVILLE, IL
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
We cannot say enough about this incredible new venue. The staff were extremely organized and so helpful throughout the entire planning process as well as on the big day! Highly recommend
Eric & I were some of the first people to book the venue back in May of 2016. We are SO incredibly happy we took a chance booking before they broke ground because it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. We worked closely with Cheryl throughout our 18 month engagement and she was so dedicated to making our day everything I had dreamed of & more. Even though the weather was FULL of storms, Cheryl took my mind off of it.. she welcomed us into the reception room to see it before anyone else, as we sat to eat and drink in privacy before the party started. The pictures of us in the venue space are some of my favorites from the day. From the excellent service, to the DELICIOUS food & gorgeous decor... it is worth every single penny! A month later & we're still stuck on how amazing & seamless it was. THANK YOU, ELEMENTS STAFF!!
We hosted our wedding reception at Elements at Water Street on 5/20/17 and it was an absolute DREAM! Our guests loved the location, and we got so many complements on how unique and gorgeous the event space was. Cheryl Cady was such a pleasure to work with! She is so professional, helpful, responsive, and genuinely cares about making sure everything goes as planned for your big day. We had a large wedding party (21 BM/GM) and were able to get ready in the pre-function space outside of the ballroom- it was so helpful and a great space for my bridesmaids and I to get ready. The hotel rooms are on the small side so be sure to book the pre function space for getting ready the morning of or you will be super cramped, even in a suite. The food was unbelievable, and our guests loved the late night snack -Lou Malnati's Pizza and the drinks were strong and the bartenders were quick! Honestly it was such a perfect day and I am so thankful for the whole Elements team- you will love working with them!! They know what they're doing and will make your day unforgettable!!
We just had our wedding at Elements this past weekend, and the reception space and staff are exceptional! Cheryl goes above and beyond to assist with all of the planning and preparation, and Molly was also a great help the night of. The food is fantastic, and all of our guests seemed to have a fun time and enjoy everything! I highly recommend Elements. *Note that Elements is a separate entity from the Hotel Indigo and these spaces are owned and operated separately. We unfortunately encountered some very frustrating problems with our stay as the bride and groom at the hotel and were not given the rooms and upgrades we booked and were promised which, long story short, impacted our plans for getting ready in our rooms with the bridesmaids/groomsmen and taking photographs together the morning of the wedding. You won't be let down by Elements, but I can't say the same for the Hotel Indigo, so just make sure to keep in mind that they are separate spaces and know that you can count on Cheryl and Elements, but stay on top of the staff at the hotel if you use them for your block!
I don't even know where to start. This venue was absolutely amazing. Cheryl was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the entire wedding planning process. She truly is passionate about her job and could not do enough for us to make sure our special day went smoothly. The venue is beautiful; very tastefully and modernly decorated. The view looking over the riverwalk makes the venue unlike any others. The food was absolutely amazing... we had filet and salmon and the taco bar for the midnight snack. It was also extremely convenient for our guests that the Hotel Indigo was attached. Our guests didn't have to worry about catching a shuttle or driving after the reception, they were able to just walk to their rooms. Again, I cannot say enough about Elements. I highly recommend!! We could not have asked for a better experience or venue for our special day! We got married two weeks ago and I am still getting texts from our guests raving about the wedding!
WOW, Elements was outstanding for our wedding day! The location was perfect for our many out-of-town guests; no one had to drive all weekend. Our guests raved about the food (filet and roulade of chicken) and bar. Cheryl was amazing to work with throughout the planning process and made us feel calm and confident. I cannot give Elements enough praise! I will recommend it to everyone, especially couples considering a ceremony at Naper Settlement.
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.