Weddings at Empress Banquets


The Empress Banquets has served Chicagoland with our exceptional event planning services and premier banquet hall for 35 years. With ample parking and a newly remodeled modern facility, you can leave a lasting and memorable impression on your guests. The Empress banquet hall has the space to accommodate up to 700 guests. Our venue offers a variety of customized packages to meet your personal needs. Wedding amenities can include majestic linens and draperies, floral arrangements, custom lighting, and much more.

From planning to execution, The Empress team provides comprehensive, hands-on event services to make your special day as stress-free as possible so you can relax, celebrate, and enjoy the festivities with your loved ones. We understand that finding the perfect venue and planning committee for your special day can be overwhelming. We can offer you decades of experience in planning beautiful wedding receptions paired with a spectacular venue design.

We have the experience, aesthetic vision, and the unmatched services necessary to help you create a stunning and unforgettable event. If you have a wedding to plan, you can trust our expert team here at The Empress. We aim to create the most memorable experience for you and your guests.


What Couples are Saying:

“You will not be disappointed. Those are the five words that emerge from my mouth when I speak about the job done by Gus, Bill, and Carmela to ensure that my wife and I had a fantastic wedding. After a while, banquet halls all appear to be similar, but not the Empress. The Empress Team (Gus, Bill, and Carmela) separate themselves from the rest of the pack in a number of ways. They did everything possible to ensure that the wedding went smoothly. They worked with us to ensure that the price of the event would be reasonable. You will not find a better price and you will not be disappointed with what you get for that price (pretty much everything). They took the time to listen and to give my wife and I what we wanted. They accommodated us every step of the way. In the week up to the wedding, they made sure to touch base with us to ensure that everything was proceeding as planned leading up to the event, even if it wasn’t about the venue or the food. The day before the wedding, our limousine company could not provide us with a limo due to complications outside their control. I asked Gus who he recommended and he gave me two names to run with immediately. I appreciated that. Then came the big day – the food was amazing; better than our tasting. The appetizers and dessert table (from what we saw and heard) were spectacular – fresh, laid out in a professional and classy fashion, and delicious. The room itself, while decorated by a different company, was lit up perfectly. Pin spots highlighted the beautiful flowers and the up lighting gave the room a calm, relaxed feeling. The open bar kept the drinks flowing and the alcohol kept our guests happy. We are still receiving compliments about the wedding. Lastly, Gus was fantastic to work with and his main priority for us was to make sure that the event looked good and went smoothly. I cannot express my thanks enough – not only did the team’s accessibility and willingness to worm with us make our life easier, it gave my wife the wedding she wanted. You will not be disappointed if you choose the Empress.” – Joe H


“I came across Empress through one of my friends who had posted pictures of a reception they had attended. I immediately thought it must have been a place in the city. Lo and behold, it was Empress. Perfect for us, it was located in the suburbs which is exactly where we had been looking to have our wedding. We went to five venues, but the Empress stood out. Not only was the location ideal, the ambiance was perfect as it was the exact look I wanted. From our initial meeting with Gus, he seemed genuinely interested in meeting our needs and was very accommodating. I was anxious about the food but he offered for us to have a tasting before even signing the contract. It was an easy decision and we immediately signed. As for the day of the wedding, everything went smoothly. The guests commented on how delicious everything tasted down to the soup that was served. It was a relief to hear these positive comments because wedding food is always memorable (especially when it’s bad)! We had a large wedding and there was some last minute hecticness, yet his team was patient and understanding through it all. I didn’t have to worry about anything and they were so gracious in handling it all. The venue was certainly beautiful and the pictures turned out great. Empress exceeded our expectations. I would not hesitate to work with Gus and his team again. Empress Banquets was one of the best and easiest choices of our wedding.” – Steph Z