hear what others have said

We’d like to share with you what some people who we’ve had the pleasure to serve have to say about us. We look forward to providing wonderful service to you.
Belvedere Banquets Testimonials

A note of appreciation to Orla and the staff for making our wedding event so beautiful. From the moment I walked in the room and saw the ambience of it to the beautifully displayed food to the end of the evening extras…it was all top notch. Hoping to be a guest at future events!

James Zummo (Parents of the Groom)

Thanks to Lorna and all the Belvedere staff for making the wedding ceremony of our daughter and new son-in-law so special! It couldn’t have been more perfect. Food (jalapeno- wrapped chicken appetizer was a hit!), drink (never had to wait even with 250 guests!), service (more than enough staff to go around!), and ambience (mood lighting and lots of candles!) were all great. The lobby, ceremony room and reception room were so beautiful inside, lending to great photo opportunities. Having such a beautiful bridal suite was fantastic! Thanks to Lorna for recommending Chip, the DJ from Enchanted Evenings. He was unbelievably great and the dance floor was always packed!! And a special thanks for Lorna herself – so patient, with great ideas, and an air of calm on a crazy day! So accommodating, knowledgeable and flexible – much appreciated!

Kerry and Mike

Hi Caroline, we are just returning home today from Mexico but I couldn’t wait to send you an email to THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you did for us! Mike and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing/fabulous/perfect day! It was more than we could have asked for! It is so hard to imagine everything and then to see it all in one room all done was the most amazing feeling! I really want to point out that the service was IMPECCABLE! Everyone commented on how fast it was and there wasn’t much down time in between which I personally love because it makes for way more time on the dancefloor! Which we can all appreciate! Breakfast the next morning was loved by all and especially helpful to the hungover! haha. It was truly an amazing experience and we couldn’t have made a better decision than we did when we chose the Belvedere! So again, from the bottom of hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you! It was more than we could have ever imagined!

xoxo Amy & Mike

Caroline, on behalf of Amy, Mike Mike’s parents and ourselves we just want to tell you how perfect everything was on Saturday! You and your staff were so accommodating  and attentive. You helped make the day even more perfect, if that’s even possible. Our family and friends have been raving about the venue and food. Again a million thanks and happy holidays!

Angie & Chuck Carlson

Jodi and Cathy, words cannot thank you enough for all you have done!! My day was amazing. The hall looked amazing and the food was excellent!


Orla, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you! Throughout the whole process of the wedding, you made us comfortable and kept us (me) calm by reassuring that everything was going to be ok. Everything was more than ok, it was amazing! The tables were set up perfectly. The up lights, which we left totally on you, were amazing. Big huge thank you for handling things on your day off when I was disorganized. Guests of the wedding said the food was amazing. One even commented by saying “I never eat wedding food but at your wedding I licked the plate.” None of that couldn’t have been possible without the staff you have on hand. Everything is still kind of a blur and went by real fast, but so far I heard nothing but positive feed back. Once again, thank you for everything! You seriously helped make October 14th a magical night!

Regards, Mickey and Alma Nikezic

Lorna, I just wanted to say thank you for everything!!! You made everything absolutely perfect and I couldn’t begin to thank you enough. At the end of the night Stephen got a lot of help packing things up and I know that was above and beyond what you guys need to do. I can’t wait to tell everyone how amazing you all were and everything went. I will be writing tons of reviews and referring. I can’t thank you enough and am overjoyed with how everything that you did turned out!

 Much love, Elaina and Stephen

Jodi, just wanted to say thank you for a perfect delivery by you and your team for Sammy and Mark’s wedding last week.  The prep, service, and overall team attitude was excellent.  The food was not only very good but was h-o-t. Best dinner I’ve ever had at a wedding and we’ve had a bunch 🙂 Finally, nice job on the courtyard lights.

Thank you, Dave

The Belvedere was fantastic. Lorna helped us with all of our details and anything we were unsure of we let her handle and our wedding was beautiful. The servers were amazing and the event coordinator couldnt have been more helpful. People still talk about how great the food and decor was til this day. We wish we could do it all over again!! Thanks so much!

Ambria and Paul Perez

Dear Mr. Nunez,

As the father of the bride, I want to extend my sincere gratitude and thanks to you, and your staff, for the great service you provided at my daughter’s wedding on Saturday. My compliments to you, you run a “First Class Operation”

Sincerely, Art

Lorna, I wanted to personally thank you for all of your help in planning our daughter Emily’s wedding.  You were a delight to work with and we could not be happier with the way the wedding turned out.  From the moment we met, you were professional and kind.  We always felt confident that the wedding would go well because you made us feel that way!  Please feel free to use me anytime as a reference as I will give glowing praise and encourage everyone to use the Belvedere for their event.  The room was beautiful, the staff was phenomenal and the food was delicious!!  Our family is calling Emily’s wedding the “wedding of the Century”!  Thanks for being a big part of making that possible.

Thank you, Cindy

Jodi, not only was the food outstanding but the linens used on the tables were crisp and ironed and you arranged the room to make the most of it.  Plus the waiters, waitresses and bartender were so polite and helpful (they really made a difference).

Enjoy the weekend, Joyce Shoup

The emails are flying back and forth today about the event and the unbelievable food and service you all provided.  Thank you so much!!!FANTASTIC job!!

Maggie Stewart

Hi Orla, I just wanted to thank you so much for everything , it was perfect. I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you again!

Michelle Capalnas

There isn’t font big enough to thank you girls for the most amazing day and shower ever!!!!!! Everything was more than perfect! amazing food, service, gorgeous tables and all your extra work!!! You have no idea how happy we all are! Amy and Matt and their parents were blown away!!! Thank you so much for all your time and effort!! You girls are the very best of the best!!!

Mary Knochel

The Signs By Tomorrow 1920’s holiday party was a HUGE success and I want to thank each of you for your contributions and follow through.  Below is a link to the 500+ pictures from the event and you can see for yourselves how much fun everyone had and how great the event turned out!  Thanks again and happy holidays!
Best regards,

Bobbi Schellerer

Everything was great last night, and we had a positive response from our group.  They thought the food was great and really liked the space.

Thanks, Shant 

Jodi, just had to write and tell you how absolutely perfect everything was both on Friday night and Saturday night.  The food, the service, the atmosphere…everything was wonderful.  As a matter of fact one of the guests took your card and will be calling you in regards to a reunion for their class next fall.  I would like to give a special “shout out” for Maggie at Realtime who was our server.  She went over and above what was expected and couldn’t have been more helpful and gracious.  And as usual the potato dish was a big hit.  I’d ask for the recipe but probably don’t need to make that big a dish even on holidays. Thanks again for all you do.  I can’t imagine holding an event anywhere else.

Nancy Stetter

I am sincere when I say that the banquet on October 20 was very well done.  I heard nothing but compliments regarding the set-up and food.  The food choices were good and the service was excellent.  Thank you so much for all you did to make our fiftieth anniversary such a success.

Sincerely, Kay Pollack

I just wanted to thank you for putting  together a lovely Awards Banquet dinner.  Everything was beautiful and I have received a lot of positive feedback from people who attended.   Doro was very attentive and polite along with the rest of the staff.  I look forward to being back at the Belvedere in September when my lovely niece gets married!  Thanks again!!!

Donna Mowers

I have been meaning to post my experience but keep forgetting. We have had our wedding, our reception (6 yrs ago in few days), my baby shower (3.5 yrs ago), my 1st son’s b-day (3 yrs ago) and now my 2nd son’s 1st b-day (on June 10th) at Belvedere. My family makes fun of us. But even if I want to go anywhere else, we just can’t. It’s in our destiny to have events at Belvedere. They have the BEST service, BEST staff and AMAZING food. Avery special thanks to JODI for being our event coordinator at all events and dealing with us. Good luck and keeping doing what you have been doing.

Rumi Shah

Hi Jodi, I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the beautiful job you did for Cristina’s wedding day!!  The food was amazing and the service was excellent!  I apologize that I didn’t tell you sooner.  The guests have been complimenting me constantly since the wedding.  I had a few people tell me that they had been to a wedding there before and were dissatisfied, but that that night everything was perfect!!!!! Thank you so much for your caring touch!!


Orla, I just wanted to say that the food and delivery and set up was great.  It all worked out well an again we had compliments. Belvedere has an excellent reputation.

Thank you very much, Phil Candella

Caroline, just wanted to let you know that my dad’s party was AMAZING!!!!! The staff at the Belvedere went above and
beyond to help with any details and service! Thank you so much for all of your help….you showed us how much you cared and we felt so comfortable working with you. We will recommend this venue to everyone we know and definitely come back for any future special occasions!!!Thanks a million and we really appreciate it. My dad was a happy man that day!

Sincerely, Alicia

My husband & I would like to thank Caroline SO much for being our Belvedere Banquets wedding reception coordinator.  Keith and Laura’s wedding reception was outstanding – from the beautiful Belvedere decor, to all the pre-planning discussions, through the excellent, tasty, gourmet appetizers and entire meal, to the beautiful, yummy cake and gelato. Your guidance throughout the entire planning process gave us confidence that the day would turn out as special as we all had hoped. Thank you for being there for us. Everyone on the Belvedere staff that I talked to was professional, pleasant and helpful. Thank you so much for facilitating my personal wish for a “big cake”. Laura & Keith’s wedding cake creation was a stunning focal point that hit the mark. Compliments to the chef on outstanding, deliciously prepared food! Oh my God, I can’t even tell you how many guests came up to Tom and me that evening raving about the food.  They loved the appetizers. They loved the soup.  They LOVED the filet preparation.  They loved the potatoes. They loved the vegetables. They kept saying they couldn’t BELIEVE the meal they were served.  It was obvious to us that most receptions people have attended in the past have NEVER matched the high standards of The Belvedere’s.  My girlfriend told me that her one regret was that she didn’t have a baggy in her purse so she could take the remainder of her steak home.  Ha ha!  Tom & I are extremely grateful that The Belvedere is so accommodating about cooking food to guests’ preferences.  Although I think Tom & I were the only ones requesting medium-well done steaks. They were perfectly cooked and perfectly tender for us.  My cousin had a vegetarian meal and she simply raved about it.  She told me that it’s been her experience that large venues cannot offer a delicious vegetarian meal, however, she’s completely impressed with the food she experienced at The Belvedere.  Everyone’s food was piping hot when served.  To me, that’s amazing for the number of guests served. Compliments to your wait staff too.  Everyone was courteous, prompt, inconspicuous, efficient, helpful and just totally nice.  Thank you to them all.  They were all very helpful at the end of the evening when we were all packing things up to leave.  You have a very good group of wait staff. Compliments to the bartenders.  Keith & Laura wanted a reception venue with a large bar area.  They know their friends.  😉  They didn’t want them to wait for their drinks in long lines at a small area during the reception.  Same can be said for the lounge area during cocktail time. Several bartenders working, no waiting, very professional, very courteous. Our Belvedere Banquets reception experience was just phenomenal. Thank you, thank you, thank for helping us create the experience of Laura & Keith’s dreams.

Cordially, Tom & Bobbi McCaffrey

Thank you so much!  The 50th Anniversary party was a great success! Everything was wonderful as usual.  The food was great and everyone was very helpful.  We couldn’t have done it without you! Talk to you next time we have another great occasion.

Linda Wojcicki

Hi Jodi, we just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for making the prom so enjoyable for our students.  Everyone had a wonderful time and it seemed to go incredibly smooth, even with the film crew from lifetime, so thank you very much.  We are so happy to have booked with you again for next year!

Thank you again, Jennifer Carlson & Kim Ryon

To begin, thank you so much to Caroline and staff who made our wedding reception better than we had imagined it! The service, food, drinks, & atmosphere was amazing, perfect, beautiful; and absolutely excellent! We truly appreciate all the hard work from the Belvedere staff who put so much effort in making our wedding reception a mezmoring celebration for us and our guests!

Sincerely, Fabian & Susana Villagomez

Shannon and Dan are off on their honeymoon; but as mother of the bride I just wanted to send you a quick email to let you know that everything was just WONDERFUL on Saturday!!!! It was even better than I had hoped it would be!!! Everything was perfect, from the way the room was decorated, the delicious food, to your courteous staff!!! We received so many great compliments from our guests regarding your beautiful venue and the top-notch food. Everyone raved about their dinner; especially those that had the steak (including me) it was cooked to perfection!!!! Thank you so much to you and your staff for making my daughter’s wedding day an absolute dream come true!!!! We didn’t want the evening to end, everyone was having such an amazing time!!

Thanks again, Colleen Vickers (Mother of the bride)

I wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we received nothing but compliments for the Belvedere and its staff. The food was the “best ever.” Both the meal and bar service were great. You and your staff did a wonderful job. Thank you and please let your staff know that they performed in an extraordinary manner. We look forward to having future events at the Belvedere

Bob La Frenier

Belvedere Banquets was the most amazing place to have our wedding day. Caroline was amazing throughout the entire year long process. She was always avalible to answer questions, give suggestions, and help plan little details that made our day run so smoothly. Every guest we had loved the food and commented on just how beautiful the venue was. Thank you again to the entire Belvedere staff for helping make the happiest day of our lives also be a memory that we will not soon forget. Sandy and Joe


On behalf of the Corcoran-Yelvington families, I would like to express thanks Caroline and all of the staff at the Belvedere. The entire Wedding event on April 3rd was just beautiful! The food was exceptional,the drinks quenched our thirst, and the setting of the room created an ambiance that was just wonderful! Your entire staff was just great!! They definitely get top rating in the area of customer service!! I cannot even begin to tell you how many people complimented us on the whole venue! Everything fell into place beautifully and we had wonderful compliments on the service of your staff, the food and the room itself. We also noticed the “timing” of everything was superb! The food courses came out with just the right amount of time in-between. We definitely will recommend your facility to others and I am sure their were guests at the wedding that will do the same! Having the hotel connected is also a wonderful addition that facilitated the convenience for everyone. Thank you so much for helping things run smoothly and helping create the memories that Shaun and Marianne (and the families) will have for years to come! Jeannie Corcoran

Jeannie Corcoran (mom of groom)

I just wanted to thank the team at Belvedere for an incredible wedding day. The facility itself was beautiful, the servers were professional and courteous, the food was delicious, and our coordinator was incredibly accommodating, particularly since we were 400 miles away during the planning process. I could not have asked for a better place!


I just want to say that we could have not picked a better place for Angelinas 1st birthday party. I am absolutely blown away with how AMAZING it turned out. Everyone was so nice and accomodating. We had not one problem at all. It all went so smoothly and all of our guests kept and keep commenting on how GREAT the food, service and venue was. Thank you so very much for all of your help and time. This was a very special day for my family, Angelina and I and I am truly thankful that we chose Belvedere. Not sure when, but we will definitely be back again 🙂 Thanks a million! ~

Tara Simonelli

I would like to personally thank the entire staff of Belvedere Banquets on making my wedding an outstanding and the most memorable event of this year!This is my choice banquet place for my upcoming sister’s wedding. Belvedere staff was very courtious, understanding, kind and extremly humble!! My guests were blown away with the service that got provided and almost all of the guests made an effort to come and tell me how amazing job was done. I come from a South-Asian ethnic background and they had a South-Asian food option available, as well. Person I worked with at Belvedere was Cathy C, I have no wonder to describe the outstanding service she provided!!! Do yourself a favor and PLEASE check this place out BEFORE you give your business else where.

Fadi Ali

To the entire staff at Belvedere along with Caroline our coordinator, I just have to say Thank You so much for the service and food you provided at my daughters reception. It was the Ross/Smith wedding last Saturday. The waitstaff was excellent! The servers were excellent! and the food was excellent. I don’t think I ever had a better filet.We had agreat time! Many Thanks and Happy Holidays to all of you!!! Rich Ross Account Manager CMI/Veritas

Richard Ross

We decided to have our wedding reception at Belvedere Events and Banquets. It was the best decision we had made out of all the decisions in planning the wedding. Belvedere was beautiful, accommodating, and provided us with many options to make our wedding personal to us. We are thrilled with our choice! We have received nothing but compliments from our guests in regards to the outdoor courtyard, the delicous food, and the intricate details that make Belvedere so unique. Thank You to Caroline for her assistance and the Belvedere, for the great service and the everlasting memories!

Nancy Vincej

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for catering our Thanksgiving dinner. It was the closest to our mom’s cooking we have had! My mom couldn’t be here, and my fiance’s mom wasn’t able to help us cook. Even she said she missed her cooking, and this was the best she’s had since her own. Thank you again, you will be hearing from us again. Sincerely, Linda Goodwin(Cardinal Fitness)

Linda Goodwin

Our daughter’s wedding was a dream come true. I cannot thank you enough for all your help in the planning, especially Orla Conneely who assured us she had everything under control. She made this event better than we could have hoped for. The ceremony room was beautiful and the reception area as well as the dining area were breathtaking. Over a week later and we continue to get compliments from our guests. We do admit it is your staff not us that make this an exceptional venue.

Nora & Rich Trombino

To Caroline and the entire staff at the Belvedere, We want to thank everybody for helping create a perfect day for our wedding. Everybody was very accomidating and very friendly. The entire staff was professional and quick to assist to assure everything fell into place. The decor of Belvedere was beautiful and the food was perfect. We would highly recommend the Belvedere to anyone who’s looking for a place to create wonderful memories.


Dear Caroline, We just wanted to thank you for all you did to make our wedding absolutely amazing. You and your staff truly went above and beyond to make sure that everything was taken care of. We were very touched by the additional details you took care of for us. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful everything was! Sincerely, Erinn & Matt Duncker

Erinn & Matt Duncker

I can’t thank you enough for making our day so special, Everything was beautiful. We could not have done it without your help. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got a lot of great feed back from a lot of the guests, and they could not say enough of how nice everything was. Thanks again, Barb & Wes

Barb & Wes Schoor

I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Wine Tasting this past Wednesday afternoon. Everything was very nice and it was a great opportunity to have a little time after work to just visit with friends and relax. The food was delicious. The wine was good. The table looked very nice. Our server was very attentive. I had just attended the retirement dinner for District 54 that was held at your facility and the food was wonderful for that, also. My husband and I will definitely keep you in mind when events come up that we need to hold outside of our home. Thank you, again, for your help with this party.

Betty Caby

Karl and I wanted to thank you for making our wedding so perfect! We understand that this was not the usual wedding you guys are used to doing. I remember the first time we talked on the phone. I asked you 3 questions: Do you allow liquor on the tables? What time do you close, and do you allow outside catering? Your response was: Why do you need outside catering? My response was: You can’t do the type of food or service we require. Your response was simple: Yes we can! You did not know what it was all about, or what it would require, but you knew you had to prove me wrong…. Jodi, I am so glad you did! You accepted the challenge with open arms, lots of patience, and a drawer full of paperwork. Jodi, this night was beautiful! The service was outstanding! The food was incredible! All our guests still can’t stop talking about it. I keep hearing “How did you find this place?” All I know is that I wanted to prove everyone wrong, that you don’t have to have a wedding at a russain restaurant to have a good wedding. You can bring all the elements of a russain wedding to a gorgeous venue like Belvedere. On behalf of both our families, Mila, Karl and myself….I would like to extend the biggest gratitude to you and your family. Thank you for your patience with our numerious requests and menu changes. Thank you for being so on top of everything!!! Mostly, thank you for excepting this challenge. If you hadn’t, this night would have never happen. You and your staff did an excellent job!

Marina Smolov

I just wanted to send you a note and restate how impressed i was with your beautiful and delicious “spread” last night. It was so tasty, colorful, and showed pride of workmanship and creativity. The two guys tending to the beer and wine were very personable, too. Best Wishes, Bob Ware Director of West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Bob Ware
West Suburban Chamber of Commerce

Orla was our wedding coordinator and from the day we booked with her all the way through the reception she was extremely helpful and attentive to our every desire and detail. The room was gorgeous, everything I could have ever dreamed it would be! I can’t say enough good things about how wonderful Orla treated not only my groom and I, but my family as well. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, timely, and top-notch, and the drinks were plentiful. Every time we needed something, Orla or another staff member was there to assist and on the flip side nobody was ever “bothering” us or pulling us away from our party. Every bride and groom should feel the way we did on our wedding night! A+ Belvedere…. a job VERY well done!

Doug & Lindsay Coil

I recently held my reception at the Belvedere in Elk Grove and it was truly the most amazing experience of my life! Jodi was my event coordinator and she helped me with every single thing I needed. Their level of service was above and beyond any other venue I’ve ever been to! Even downtown! I would recommend Belvedere to anyone who wants to have a dream wedding and have no worries on their wedding day!!!

Luke and Caroline

What a wonderful and magical evening we shared at my daughters wedding. The Belevedere made everything so special and flow so smoothly, it was beautiful. We had so many phone calls expressing how elegent the hall was and how wonderful the food was I cannot begin to count them all. Thank you a million times for making the most important day of my daughters life unforgetable. I cannot thank the staff enough for their wonderful service. They were all so outstanding, anything we wanted was ours. Thank you again for a wonderful and a memory that will last a lifetime. I would recommend the Belvedere to anyone for their events. Susan and John Kuta

Susan Kuta

Well where do I start. Thank you so much for everything you have done. You truly made all of our wedding dreams and expectations come true. We couldn´t have asked for a better more beautiful wedding.

Jen & Joe Koth

In my heart I can not begin to express the joy and happiness that Jack and Nicole enjoyed on their perfect wedding day. The sun was shinning and tears and laughter flowed freely. Your elegant banquet facility, every personal touch shown to us the entire evening, the delicious hot food and wonderful service made a hectic day flow smoothly. We will always remember the kindness and love you gave to all of us.

Edna Manganello

I am writing to express my appreciation to you for the excellent service provided at our Village Awards Banquet. The food, arrangements, and accommodations helped to make the event a resounding success.

Craig B. Johnson Mayor
Elk Grove Village

Oh my Gosh! The Belvedere is gorgeous- incredible. I might consider getting married again just so I could walk down the steps in a pretty dress. Thank you so much for co-hosting our event. I don´t know which aspect of the party got the highest reviews… the quality of the food and its presentation, The food was delicious and beautifully presented and the wait staff was friendly and accommodating. My guest had the vegetarian dinner- wonderful also.

Lois Colaprete
Kenneth Young Centers

Thank you very much for making mine and Mario´s bridal shower a beautiful event. We truly appreciate all your help in making it a memorable occasion.

Connie Salerno & Mario Zotta

Our training seminar that was held at your facility was extremely successful. The compliments that I have received on your staff´s courteousness and the excellent food that your chefs prepared for the occasion have proven that we have made a good decision in our site selection. The atmosphere your facility provided certainly helped our guests to thoroughly enjoy their day, and that reflected well on our organization. Please pass along our sincere thanks to all who participate in making our event our best yet.

Ready Set Service

The “Wine till 9” networking party was such a huge hit… I can´t begin to tell you all of the compliments I heard. Thank you so much for co-hosting our event. I don´t know which aspect of the party got the highest reviews… the quality of the food and its presentation, the staff and their unending hospitality or the facility and how the guests would always recommend the Belvedere Banquets to their brides.

Joe Chambers
Chicago Style Weddings