Congratulations! It's time to observe the joyous occasion that is your child's bar or bat mitzvah. As a wonderful time to come together with family and loved ones to celebrate an important milestone, don’t let the planning process become overwhelming. Chicago’s North Shore has a variety of hotels that offer perfect spaces for any size group, and their event teams will make planning a breeze.
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The Westin Chicago North Shore 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling Let the event organizers at this beautiful North Shore hotel take care of all the details for your bar or bat mitzvah. The culinary team works with the Chicago Rabbinical Council for food made on-site or will use an outside Kosher caterer that's also certified by the council. And with 11 event rooms and the North Shore's largest ballroom (15,000 square feet!), you'll find the perfect space for your celebration. Plus, if you end up dancing the night away, don't worry — there are 412 rooms where you can rest up after the big day.
Renaissance Chicago North Shore 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook In Northbrook, turn to this hotel for an event you'll never forget. The planning and culinary teams here will work with you to plan the perfect party, from decor to food, and with 18 event rooms, you'll be able to invite up to 300 guests. For those staying at the hotel, amenities include a fitness center, pool, and the ability to bring your pet.
Renaissance Chicago North Shore, Northbrook
Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston 1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston Evanston might be one of the Midwest's best college towns, but it's also one of the coolest places to host your bar or bat mitzvah. And at Holiday Inn Chicago North Evanston — which completed a $15 million renovation — you can plan a bash for up to 300 guests. Afterward, spend the night to take advantage of amenities like a heated outdoor pool and the University Plaza Café and Lounge.
Hilton Chicago/Northbrook 2855 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook Work with the events team at this premier North Shore hotel to create the event your child has been dreaming of. The Grand Ballroom, just one of the ballroom and event spaces available here, offers the space you'll need along with a Garden Terrace, while "specialized catering and world-class cuisine" will leave your guests happy and ready to boogie. Plus, you can book a room and wake up to enjoy the Sunday Champagne Brunch at the hotel's restaurant, Allgauer's on the Riverfront.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago - North Shore Conference Center 9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie Enjoy views of Chicago as you celebrate in the rooftop Monaco Ballroom, which can hold up to 600 guests. There's also A/V equipment (with tech support), as well as delicious on-site catering from a kosher kitchen the Chicago Rabbinical Council supervises. When you're ready to unwind after all that preparation, enjoy the pool or on-site restaurant. Oh, and did we mention the delicious cookies?
Delta Hotels by Marriott Chicago North Shore Suites 1400 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview With five event rooms, this hotel can accommodate events for up to 450 guests — you can even host your event in the Garden Atrium surrounded by gorgeous greenery and lighting. Work with the team to create a custom menu, or take advantage of the hotel's specialty lighting services.
Hilton Orrington/Evanston 1710 Orrington Ave., Evanston Another great option in the heart of downtown Evanston, Hilton Orrington/Evanston is a historic property that boasts a beautiful Grand Ballroom and a talented events team with more than 70 years of experience — see examples of the wide variety of events they can create here. And if you have a lot of guests coming from out of town, they can stay here and be only 30 minutes away from O'Hare and close to local attractions like Northwestern University and Chicago Botanic Garden.