Special Events

Elegant Ballrooms & Venues on Chicago's North Shore

Events with Elegance and Style

Our boutique, Four-Diamond style property on Chicago's North Shore offers guests a contemporary, elegant hotel the perfect place for those all-important Chicago special events like Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, family reunions, proms and special celebrations in our ballrooms and suites.

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Be part of the history. the Hilton Orrington/Evanston now has the pleasure of hosting third- and fourth-generation Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to the Jewish community. From Kosher catering, special packages, and teen-friendly entertainment to a sumptuous sweet table, we provide the venue for an affair to be enjoyed and remembered.

Family Reunions

The Hilton Orrington/Evanston is a perfect location for a family reunion in Chicago. Close to Lake Michigan and surrounded by the vibrant culture of historic Evanston, Illinois, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston provides a wonderful setting to make new memories and catch up with your family in a great central North Shore Chicago setting. All of our facilities from our guest rooms and suites to our restaurants and ballrooms are well-suited to family get-togethers and our expert staff can provide a wide range of recommendations and suggestions to create an exciting and wonderful time for all.

Ballrooms & Suites

We have been diligent in our redesign to preserve the historic charm and character of our landmark hotel including the ornate ceilings, regal staircases, and other distinctive details. For any of your Chicago special event needs, you will find:

  • Private dressing rooms for wedding parties
  • Grand Orrington Ballroom accommodates up to 350 - the dramatic, sweeping staircase is one of the finest in all of Chicagoland
  • Large pre-function space
  • Private elevator
  • New state-of-the-art lighting and sound throughout
  • Heritage Ballroom accommodates up to 155. Elegant ballroom with an intimate feel
  • All event space fully renovated


The Hilton Orrington/Evanston offers festive catering for any occasion. Whether you are planning the traditional graduation party, retirement celebration, wedding anniversary, charitable events, family reunions, a vow renewal, holiday office party, or any occasion that must be perfect, the Hilton Orrington/Evanston is the best choice on Chicago's North Shore.

For more information on hosting an event, please contact our catering department at 847.866.8700

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Heritage Ballroom