About this Vendor
Westin Chicago Northwest
The Westin Chicago Northwest specializes in weddings from 20 to 600 and can provide a climate controlled all weather tented pavilion for 150 to 300 guests as well as a new intimate gallery balllroom with vintage chandeliers and a lakeshore ballroom with panoramic views for 70-140 guests and a newly renovated grand ballroom with 19' ceilings for 300 to 600 guests with open atrium for cocktails. We also offer two outdoor ceremony locations with views of our swans, willows trees, bridge, lakes and grand fountain. We are currently offering 2017 packages pricing for all 2018 weddings and 2018 pricing for 2019 weddings!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel, Park, Tented, Trees
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Tents, Service Staff, Shuttle Service
We had our reception at in the Lakeside Pavilion tent for 230 people on October 14. Throughout the entire planning process, Sheree Slupski was incredible. She was a quick and effective communicator, and always answered my multitude of questions and concerns with a generous and helpful spirit. The staff was wonderful the entire week of the wedding, allowing us to drop off anything we wanted beforehand, setting up our tables and linens as soon as they could, and were so helpful when my family and friends set up our décor, etc. Sheree and the entire staff made sure every detail was perfect. We were very impressed with the service we received at our tasting, from Sheree along the way, and on our wedding night. The food and bar package are very solid, especially considering just how large-scale the catering has to be. We received SO many compliments on our venue, food, and service. It just so happened that our wedding night became the wettest October day in history (10.9 inches of rain in Itasca!), but the tent and staff held up and kept us all dry and dancing the night away. Sheree checked in with my husband and I periodically through the night to keep us posted on the time, the weather, and to be sure we were happy - during cocktail hour she even met us with our fave drinks in hand, because she noticed we hadn't gotten to the bar yet! I would HIGHLY recommend this venue and working with Sheree to anyone looking to get married in the Chicago area.
We got married on August 19th and The Westin Chicago Northwest was the PERFECT venue for our wedding ceremony and reception. We had a lot of out of town guests so the fact that everyone could stay in one location made it so convenient for them. Our ceremony took place outside and it was such a beautiful setting. We had our cocktail hour on the patio and our reception was in the Lakeside Pavilion. I wanted a tented feel so the fact that we were able to have that but also have air conditioning was the icing on the cake! The Lakeside Pavilion is so unique because each bride can truly make it their own. Every wedding I have seen in the pavilion looks so different and the all white canvas allows each couple to make it a reflection of them. The food was also AMAZING! We added late night snacks and the strawberry infusion bar and are so thankful we did! Our guests still rave about it all! We've heard from multiple people that it was the best food they have had at a wedding. We worked with Aileen throughout the process and she was very helpful with all of our questions and needs. I couldn't recommend The Westin Chicago Northwest more - I truly think it is such an amazing venue and am so happy that we chose to have our special day there!
We had our reception in the pavilion on 7/8/17. Aileen did an INCREDIBLE job. We had a lot of vendors and a lot of details to execute and everything went off without a hitch. I am a type-A planner and Aileen was very kind and patient and supportive of all of our ideas and requests. We had our cocktail hour on the terrace, spilling over to the lawn and lake and it was just gorgeous. We received lots of compliments on the food (ravioli appetizer was a particular hit) and the service in general was great. The after party in the bar was also a huge success and a seamless transition from the dancing in the pavilion. I highly recommend the Westin as a wedding venue. It was an added bonus that all our out-of-town guests could stay onsite for a very affordable rate. Aileen stayed late into the evening to ensure everything ran smoothly. I could not be more appreciative of the staff & Aileen's assistance in making our wedding the most perfect day.
We cannot thank Sheree and the rest of the Westin team enough for making our wedding absolutely flawless. They went above and beyond and bent over backwards to make sure that we were happy and that our reception vision came to life. There is not a thing we would’ve changed about our wedding night. The food was delicious, the tent was gorgeous, and all of our out of town guests were hosted comfortably in the beautiful hotel. Highly recommend!
We had both our ceremony & reception at the Westin and to say it was perfect is an understatement. Monica Guzik was extremely responsive and made the planning process so simple as we got closer to (and on) the big day! Our wedding guests continued to comment that the catering staff was extremely efficient & the food (cocktail hour, dinner & late night snacks) was phenomenal; the best they'd ever had at a wedding. I must say I agree. The food tasted the exact same as it did when we went for our tasting a few months back. The Lakeside Pavilion was set up exactly how I envisioned. Even though it was a cold & rainy day, we were able to take pictures outside - the grounds are AMAZING and provide so many different options & scenery for your backdrop. Some of our favorite spots were the bridge, the basketball court (a few of my maids & I played together in college), and underneath the weeping willow tree. The hotel lobby & guest rooms were also recently remodeled. It made our out of town guests feel like they were staying at a 5-star resort. Some were even lucky enough to have a view of the Chicago skyline! Also, the bride & groom each received their own "getting ready" room the day of the wedding. The set up was PERFECT for those who want to have a hair & makeup team come to the hotel. We cannot thank the Westin Chicago Northwest staff enough. Our day was beyond perfect & we are so thankful to have found you!
Outstanding service!! Staff was very professional & responsive. Venue was beautiful, everything we asked for and more. Monica Guzik was fantastic, she made everything seamless and painful. I would recommend her services, hotel, & venue to anyone. Once again thank you ALL for making this memorable that we will never forget!
I have nothing but good things to say about our wedding reception at the Westin Chicago Northwest. We held our reception in the Lakeside Pavilion and it was absolutely beautiful. Everything leading up the wedding (communication, tastings, meetings, etc) went super smooth and everything the night of went as planned. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the food, the bar service, and the physical space. Everything was truly perfect. The coordinator was also able to make some great recommendations for vendors (florist, dj, etc) and all of those worked out great. The hotel rooms were also very nice and super affordable. I would 100% recommend this location for a wedding.
EVERYTHING AND MORE! The Lakeside Pavilion was the perfect place for our reception and completely fulfilled my vision for wedding day. The moment I stepped foot in their I told my parents, "I'm in love. This is where I want the reception." Never ever regretted it for a second. Sheree Slupski was amazing during the entire year of planning. She was always communicative, thorough and detailed in helping us plan each part of the reception. When I walked into the pavilion for the first time, all decorated and ready for guests, I cried tears of joy. It was perfect. During dinner and throughout the dinner, the staff there was AMAZING. They quickly served the meals so that dinner was at the perfect pace. Everyone was so nice and accommodating, the evening seamlessly flowed beautifully. I highly recommend Westin Chicago Northwest!
The staff at the Westin is amazing! The space in the Lakeside Pavilion was perfect for our almost 300 guest wedding. The food was out of this world, and our coordinator, Amanda, was unbelievable. Every step of the process was so easy and the venue is immaculate. We can't imagine having gotten married anywhere else!
We had our wedding at The Westin Chicago Northwest on 4/8/2017. It truly was the best day ever. The hotel was accommodating to our guests arriving early for rehearsal on Friday and allowing late checkout on Sunday. Our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were located at the hotel. I loved that our guests didn't have to travel. We worked with Sheree and she was great. Answered any and all questions we had and made sure all our visions were going to happen the day off. The food and bar was great and we heard that from several guests. We had a lot of late night snacks but the cotton candy station was by far the hit of the night. I am so happy with our experience with Sheree, MaryAnn and the rest of the Westin staff.
We had our wedding reception at the Westin Chicago Northwest Lakeside Pavilion in August 2016. We were blessed with amazing weather so we took full advantage of the beautiful outdoors surrounding the venue. We worked with Sheree Slupski at the Westin and she was AMAZING throughout the process. Literally one of the nicest people I've ever met and she made the entire process so simple for us. The staff did an excellent job at our reception and everything went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Sheree and this beautiful venue.
When planning wedding the location for the reception is one of the first major decisions to be made. Choosing the Westin Chicago Northwest should be high on your list. Our event was held 11/12 in the Lakeside Pavilion and we could not have been more please with how everything went. From our very first meeting, through the Sunday morning brunch, our primary contact Amanda was amazing. She listened to everything we wanted, followed up on all our questions and made some exceptional suggestions. As a result, everything was ran smoothly and was beautifully done. The food at the tasting wonderful - the only issue being that everything tasted so good it was hard decide what to eliminate. We were certain what we finally choose would be good at the reception, but expected that it would not be as good as the tasting - it is easier to make great food for 6 people than it is for 250. We were pleasantly surprised that the food at the reception was as good if not better than at the tasting. Our guests raved about their dinner, the service and especially about the mini cheese burgers served as a late night snack. I was concerned that having the party in the Pavilion would be like having it in a giant balloon, but the room was beautiful, the temperature was well maintained and the separation from the main part of the building provided a feeling of both privacy and intimacy that was extremely comfortable. We had a wonderful suite where we invited many of our guests to stop by between the wedding and the reception (there was a three hour break so the kids could spend time going to different locations for pictures). At one time we had more than 25 people milling around and there was still room to spare. When we came back from the reception, the trash we had set out had been collected. A number of our guests stayed he night and everyone we have spoken with said their room was very comfortable and they had gotten a good night's rest. We decided to have a Sunday brunch for the people that had stayed in the hotel. We were give a discounted rate on the prepaid tickets and the hotel set up a reserved space for our guests close to the buffet. It was a wonderful place to sit, talk and say our final farewells all while enjoying a generous selection of food and a very attentive wait staff. We could not have asked for a more pleasant experience. Everyone we worked with at the Westin made us feel like we were their most important customer and that our happiness was their highest consideration. I would strongly recommend this location if you want to have an event to remember (for all the right things)!
I highly recommend the Westing Chicago Northwest in Itasca for weddings! I had my picture perfect wedding November 12, 2016 there in the grand ballroom. From our first meeting, we were impressed with the bright and elegant atrium lobby. Amanda, our wedding coordinator was helpful and thorough. Throughout the planning process she was available to answer questions and accommodate all requests. The atrium was perfect for a classy cocktail hour, the ballroom was a beautiful space for our reception and the rooms were newly updated and comfortable for all of our guests. The food was amazing - so many choices to offer guests, all of them delicious! The night of the wedding, the Westin staff made sure we had everything we needed at a moments notice. The reception went smoothly and the staff was professional at all times. I highly recommend the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca for a wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests and I couldn't be happier with how the entire process went!!!
Words can't describe how glad we are that we had our wedding at this venue! Aileen was so helpful and did everything to make sure our day was a special one! The staff was incredible and made sure or whole wedding party was taken care of all night. We had only compliments from our guests about how beautiful the tent was and how AWESOME the food was! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone! Thanks again for making our wedding day incredible!
My wife and I had our wedding and reception here on August 13th of 2016. We had the ceremony outdoors, and the reception was in the tent. It was so beautiful. It was the perfect backdrop to our special day. Amanda helped us along every step of the way and easily handled the dozens of changes we made along the way. The entire hotel staff was polite and well dressed. The food is outstanding. The cotton candy bar was a complete hit! All of our guests were pleased and have had endless compliments on how fun and scenic the entire day was. Getting married was the most stress we have ever had to deal with, but this venue in no way added to that, and only made numerous steps along the way easier for us!
We had our wedding in July 2016, and everything went exceptionally well. Amanda did an incredible job with our accommodations and early frustrations with specific things we wanted. They accommodated the exact bar package we were looking for, and went above and beyond on the day of. We had a hiccup with some of our guests and booking hotel rooms, but the hotel took care of things. Also, the amount of compliments we received on the food was overwhelming but it made my family very happy. The tent was set up with so much beauty that is was honestly breathtaking walking into it. What makes it so great, is that our guest and my husband and I are still talking about our wedding over 3 months later, and we hope that continues to happen. I would recommend anyone to have their wedding in the Pavilion at the Westin and also to work with Amanda!
We had our wedding reception in August 2016. Everything was PERFECT! From the outside cocktail hour with beautiful scenery to our wedding reception in the gorgeous lakeside pavilion it is truly a beautiful venue! Our wedding coordinator Sheree did an amazing job. She always answered our emails and questions in a timely manner. She did an outstanding job! And the steak filet was so good we actually cut it with a butter knife. We received so many compliments on how good the food was. The new updated rooms are beautiful. Our suite was so gorgeous! Thank you to the Westin Chicago Northwest for hosting our dream wedding!
My wife and I had our wedding at the Westin on August 27, 2016 and it was everything we could have hoped for and more. From the day we decided to have our reception at the Westin, up until the night of and everything between, Amanda Hillock was with us every step of the way. From the 1000’s of questions we asked her, to helping us relay information to our vendors, she was very accessible throughout the planning process. On the day of, everything went off without a hitch. The venue looked amazing, the food was fantastic and the service for our open bar was professional yet fun. I would absolutely recommend anyone to have a wedding ceremony/reception at the Westin!
We had our wedding on August 27, 2016. We were very, very happy and pleased with all that Westin did for us. Amanda Hillock was awesome. She was very professional and pleasant to work with. I highly recommend her. She addressed our concerns on a timely manner. Our wedding was simple yet very elegant; which is what I wanted. All the Westin personnel were very accommodating. They made it all happened. I was very leery with the dinner reception as their were a total of three wedding taking place. The food and the service was excellent. So many of our guests complimented the dinner course. We made the right choice when we picked this venue for our wedding. Thank you Amanda and all the Westin personnel.
My husband and I had our reception in the Lakeside Pavilion on Sept 3rd of this year and we could not be happier with our decision to book with the Westin. Amanda was so great to work with because she made sure to answer all my questions and responded very quickly to all of my emails. We dropped off favors and things to be displayed at the reception the week of and they were all set up exactly how I wanted them to be. On the day of, everything was PERFECT from beginning to end! The hair and makeup artists requested higher chairs for the morning of, so I called down and the staff asked how many I needed and they were brought up immediately. After our ceremony we came back to the Westin for pictures and the scenery looks great in all of our pictures. When I walked into the Pavilion for the first time I was overjoyed because it looked beautiful! All of my guests are still talking about how the food was delicious from beginning to end and how they never had to wait long for a drink at the bar. The staff was also amazing every moment of the night because they were constantly asking my husband and I if we needed anything and they were bringing us drinks, so we never had to go to the bar ourselves. Another thing that I really appreciated was that the food from cocktail hour was left on the head table since the bridal party was not at the cocktail hour for too long. I highly recommend the Lakeside Pavilion if you are looking for the tented look. The way it is draped and the surrounding water and trees make it so beautiful. If I could give more than 5 stars, I definitely would. Thank you for making my wedding exactly what I had hoped it would be!
Be warned!! This hotel routinely overbooks guests and at least 5 of my guests were denied rooms there the night of my wedding (Oct 1, 2016) despite making reservations months in advance. Even the parents of the groom were denied a room. The positives: Guests who were denied were offered to stay down the road in a nearby hotel. Also, we were not charged for our stay as a result of this inconvenience. IF THEY KEEP YOUR RESERVATION, the hotel is very nice. They need a better system though to ensure rooms are not overbooked.
Aileen McKellar is amazing. She is so much fun, but also made sure every detail was covered. She was always available via email and over the phone to answer all of the questions we had along the way. She was very flexible when it came to custom changes and checked in with us several times along the way to make sure everything was evolving the way we wanted it to. She was up front with us about pricing and had us on a payment system to make sure we weren’t overwhelmed. Every member of the staff we encountered was so nice, helpful and professional. We never worried for a second about anything going wrong. We were in such capable hands. Our wedding day was perfect, despite the morning storms. They had contingency plans for everything. We received so many compliments about how good the food was, how satisfying the drinks were and how accommodating the hotel was. We had the perfect day. Aileen and The Westin made that happen! Thank you!!
My husband and I used the Westin for our ceremony (which was outside) and reception on June 5, 2016. We were sold on the venue once we had a tour in late fall. The Westin's vendor showcase was really helpful in finding our officiant and DJ, both of which we were thrilled with. The Westin was easy to work with and very accommodating. Sheree handled our event and she was very responsive via email to both my husband and me. Guests said the food was good, that they had plenty to drink and had a fun time at our wedding. The Westin was also accommodating with the appetizers. They let us bring in a third party vendor for some Indian appetizers and gave us no hassle about it. Overall, the day was a huge success and our family and friends have been telling us how much fun they had. Special mention to Maria who helped at our tasting and our wedding day--she's so kind! And to Josh at the front desk who helped us throughout the wedding weekend troubleshoot any hiccups that came up.
We had our wedding in the Lakeside Pavilion in April 2016. Everything went PERFECTLY. It was a fairytale wedding. We did not have too many decorations/lighting simply because the pavilion just did not need much to be GORGEOUS. It was the perfect venue because I was planning the wedding from out of town, and the Westin was all-inclusive - providing appetizers, meals, drinks, and the cake! And like I said, the Pavilion is already so beautiful, I didn't have to worry too much about decorations! I worked closely with Amanda, who was incredibly sweet and accommodating. I was a little worried initially because Amanda had just started working there as the new wedding coordinator, but she proved to be wonderful at her job. She answered all of our questions promptly (even up to the day of the wedding!), and checked on us several times during our wedding to make sure everything was going well! The rest of the staff here was just SUPERB. The bartender came up to our sweetheart table to get us personalized drinks because we didn't have time to get to the bar. The wait staff kept our food warm so that we could eat it later. The late night food was a big hit! All of the food was AMAZING. All of our guests keep raving about the food.. one guest said that it was the "best steak he had ever had". Then, after we had been dancing until midnight, we went up to our rooms exhausted, and there, in our complimentary suite, was a bottle of champagne and macarons waiting for us. So sweet! Not to mention our suite had the most gorgeous view! We also bought brunch tickets for our guests the next morning at Shula's, and the food there was spectacular as well. Overall, I would recommend this venue HIGHLY. It's GORGEOUS, and the staff is AMAZING! :) Well worth the cost.
I ALMOST booked my reception venue with this hotel. Working with the event staff at the Westin was TERRIBLE. After several unanswered phone calls, I sent an email and got a response 4-5 days later. We went on our tour on a a Sunday and loved the tent. We told Aileen on Monday that we wanted to book with the venue. Going forward she was impossible to get a hold of to get our questions answered and she almost didn't send us our contract in time to get the 1 week booking reward (you got an incentive to book within 7 days). I decided that to pay the high price for this hotel over other locations was not worth if the sales team wouldn't even be responsive BEFORE they had my business. We told them we were no longer booking with them and went elsewhere. I can't imagine what sort of service we would have gotten after we booked if that is how they treated prospective bride/grooms.
Meet The Coordinator
Monica and Sheree
Please meet our amazing wedding specialists, Monica Guzik and Sheree Slupski. They both have been in the wedding industry for many years and have cultivated life long relationships with their brides. Every detail is discussed meticulously and delivered from our delicious cuisine to our superior service. Both Monica and Sheree, as well as the entire Westin team, are committed to making sure your wedding exceeds your greatest expectations! We welcome you to our family!