Amid the tranquility and beauty of downtown Naperville’s historic Riverwalk lies the unforgettable Elements at Water Street. This sophisticated, urban venue is located on the second floor of Naperville’s Hotel Indigo, the perfect place for newlyweds to dance the night away with their loved ones. From the custom, built-in bar to the spacious dance floor and breathtaking views of the Riverwalk, Elements at Water Street knows how to celebrate in style.
If a personalized menu, private bridal suite and late-night Lou Malnatis pizza sounds good to you, then you’ll love Elements at Water Street and all they have to offer. Let me give you a glimpse into why so many couples choose to spend their first evening as newlyweds at Elements at Water Street.
Peace of Mind for You
You and your other half will be taken care of from the moment you step in the door to the moment you make your grand exit. Elements at Water Street offers day-of wedding coordination to give you peace of mind that every last detail will be taken care of, leaving you to focus on what really matters. Once the night comes to a close, you and your new spouse can enjoy your privacy in the intimate king bridal suite. Sounds pretty good, right?
Of course, your guests will also be a top priority. While you and your other half take pictures together, guests can chat and snack on hors d’oeuvres in the large pre-reception lounge before heading into the main ballroom. Elements at Water Street provides a complimentary coat check, discounted valet parking, and once the reception begins, a full-service bar and a dedicated wait staff to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.
Convenience for Your Loved Ones
Once guests are ready to exchange their dancing shoes for slippers, they don’t have to get back in their cars – all they have to do is head to their room! Hotel Indigo offers blocks of rooms with gorgeous views of the river. Before and after the big day, your guests will have plenty to do just steps outside of Hotel Indigo. They can take a walk along the river, visit the historic Naper Settlement or head to Sixty-Four, Naperville’s newest wine bar. During the summer, guests can pay a visit to Centennial Beach or rent a paddleboat to get up close and personal with the river.
A Grand Ballroom Cinderella Would Be Jealous Of
Leading your guests from Hotel Indigo to your reception space is a beautiful sky bridge, providing picturesque views of downtown Naperville. Elements at Water Street boasts a 4,200-square foot ballroom that’s built to accommodate up to 250 guests. The warm, wood tones of the ribboned hardwood ceiling and the twinkling LED lighting provide a rustic feel while the floor length white table linens, custom designed menu place cards and built-in bar create a sense of elegance and sophistication. Once the speeches have finished and guests have gone back for seconds and thirds, it’s time for the dancing to begin. The venue’s 18 x 18-foot dance floor gives you and your friends and family plenty of space to bust a move throughout the evening.
Complete Menu Planning
One of the things that sets Elements at Water Street apart from other venues is their food offering. Not only do they provide locally sourced, chef-inspired rustic fare, you and your fiance have the chance to completely customize the final menu to make it special to your unique event. Let me give you just a few examples of what your wedding menu could look like:
- Themed Buffet: Themed buffets are a fun way of making your wedding reception unique to you and your fiance. For instance, if you’re from the south, a Mardi Gras-themed buffet complete with fresh baked cornbread, peel and eat shrimp and authentic muffuletta sandwich wedges could be just the ticket. But if Chicago has your heart, bring the city’s mouth-watering cuisine right to your reception. Elements at Water Street can serve your guests shaved Chicago-style Italian beef and Vienna beef hot dogs complete with diced tomato, relish, pickle spears, celery salt, onions and mustard (no ketchup, of course).
- Stations: Food stations offer another way for you and your future spouse to get creative at the reception. However, it’s also a way to get your guests mixing and mingling with one another. Just like the themed buffet, Elements at Water Street has a whole lot of options from which to choose. Let your guests build their own sliders or opt for a mashed potato bar where they can spoon Yukon gold mashed potatoes into a martini glass and top it with the works. Did I mention you can also have a made-to-order guacamole and salsa station? There’s no better gift for your guests than fresh avocado.
- Late Night Snacks: After a night of dancing and celebrating, there’s one thing on everyone’s mind: Food. And nobody knows late night snacks better than Elements at Water Street. Chicken and waffles, hand pulled BBQ pork sliders, mac and cheese fritters, milk and cookies, Chicago’s famous Lou Malnatis deep dish pizza – all of these things make my mouth water even when I’m not hungry, so I can safely say you and your guests will be satisfied once any of those options roll through the door. I can’t think of a better way to end a truly incredible evening! Your guests will be raving about your wedding for years to come.
And guess what … that’s not all they offer! That’s just the tip of the iceberg, folks. Once you have your entire menu set, enjoy a private tasting to make sure everything from the soup to the dessert is exactly what you imagined. Speaking of dessert … you and your other half will receive a complimentary consultation with Elements at Water Street’s in-house bakery to help design your wedding cake.
For anyone looking for a big city experience but with the convenience that Naperville has to offer, Elements makes a perfect destination for all inspired events.