One of The Centre’s most elegant features is the Heritage Ballroom which is a spectacular 300 person banquet facility available for weddings, parties, and other special events. This elegant banquet facility is highlighted by panoramic windows, full bar and kitchen facilities, audio visual equipment, sound system and dance floor. The Heritage Ballroom is conveniently located in downtown Elgin adjacent to the beautiful Walton Island on the Fox River, which is available for scenic photo opportunities and wedding ceremonies. The Centre prides itself on providing excellent customer service at affordable rates for all types of events.
We got married in September on Walton Island and had our reception across the street at the Heritage Ballroom. The same people organize both venues and we had a wonderful experience with them. Our site coordinator, Leah, was friendly, helpful, accommodating and easy to work with. She was also very calm and laid-back, which is a great influence when you are a stressed-out bride! The whole event went off without a hitch, thanks to Leah and our caterer (see review for Cuisine America). We chose to use the preferred caterer because we had some friends who gave us good reviews for them. I'm so glad we did...the site and caterer do a lot of events together so they worked together seemlessly.
The Heritage Ballroom was a great space for our reception. The color scheme of the decor is not ideal (salmon, pale yellow) but it is much better than most hotel ballrooms I've seen. Once it was all decorated (our colors were black, white, and apple green), you hardly noticed the clashing colors. The pricing for rental and bar was very affordable as well. I still can't believe how much we got for what we paid. The pricing is all listed online so they can't do what most places do and jack up the prices when you say the word "wedding". All in all, we had a great experience with this venue and I would definitely recommend them to anyone, expecially a couple on a budget.
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