Renaissance Center

Historic Wedding and Event Venue, Chicagoland

214 N Ottawa St
Joliet, IL 60432


Have it all with our inclusive wedding collections at our historic location

So much goes into your wedding, from flowers to fabrics, to encapsulate the vision of your special day. Let the Renaissance Center bring your wedding to that perfect vision.

Our historic beauty and a picturesque scene will create beautiful memories for you, your bridal party, and your guests. With our extensive gourmet menu and a wide variety of choices, your guests will dine in luxury and peace. Our venue features a full-size cocktail bar, a comfortable and private room for the bridge, and full banquet hall with a wide variety of decor, linens, and seating.

Designed by legendary architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1924, the Renaissance Center is one of the most storied buildings in the history of the City of Joliet.  Originally built as the home of the Joliet Chamber of Commerce, the Renaissance Center has also housed the legendary D’Amico’s 214 where it was famous for hosting some of the 20th century’s most well-known musicians and performers.  Owned by the Joliet Junior College, the Renaissance Center underwent a major renovation in 2015 and re-opened with new life in 2017.

We pride ourselves on being such a large part of the City of Joliet’s history, and future.  Our attention to detail, flawless service, and quality food product will keep families returning to the Renaissance Center for years to come.

Our dedicated team of servers and hosts will be with you every step of the way to make sure your day unfolds as planned. Allow yourself to have a far less stressful experience and fewer frustrating moments when you and your guest enjoy the service, cuisine, and beauty of the Renaissance Center.


At A Glance

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Outside Alcohol Permitted?
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Charlie Dwyer
Catering Manager

Charlie brings dynamic energy, passion, and vision to our team. With over ten years of experience in the business, Charlie can see past what the client wants and provide them the extra love that shows in the details. She goes out of her way for each guest to make sure every event is flawlessly managed from beginning to end.


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