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5639 N Milwaukee  Ave. Chicago, IL 60646

What Everyone Is Saying About Us

  • A great and beautiful venue with exceptional service. My daughters sweet sixteen was amazing food was great. Everything ran on time and the owner was very attentive. Thank you Gala for great memories. Review posted by Marcela R. (www.yelp.com)

     

     

  • We chose Gala Banquets to host our wedding. Konrad (the owner) was very friendly, accommodating, willing to help and always delivered on his promises. Food was fresh and delicious - large dinner portions, sweet table full of variety of cakes. Decorations and tables looked amazing. Staff was very friendly, attentive and always courteous. The party was great with a best in town DJ Leon - dance floor was always full - everyone was dancing and partying until 2am and nobody wanted to go home - everything was just so good!

    Thank you Konrad and Gala Banquet Hall staff for making our wedding event a memorable one! You deserve 5 STARS and a big bravo!

    We already decided that our next family events are held ONLY at Gala Banquet Hall. If you are looking for a great place to host your event - please check this place out - you will be glad you did. Review posted by Jack L. (www.yelp.com)

     

     

  • The first time I have been at Gala Banquets was more than 6 years ago at a wedding. Absolutely fell in love with this place.  I have recommended this banquet hall to all my family and friends for all of these years and will still recommend it. I was honored to attend many fabulous events and even have my own wedding reception this year in April. Everything was absolutely wonderful from delicious food to the best service ever. Konrad was great to work with from the very beginning to the end. He has great recommendations and makes sure everything runs smoothly. He also knows some great DJs, which he suggested one for our reception. All of my guests were VERY happy, stuffed, and danced all night long. I wish I can give more than 5 stars. He and his staff definitely deserve more. I can honestly say that I  have never been to a better wedding than my own. To this day I still hear great compliments. Gala Banquets = 2 thumbs up  !!! Review posted by Edith S. (www.yelp.com)

     

  • I had my wedding at Gala Banquets and it was phenomenal! Konrad, the owner, was extremely helpful and took care of everything without us having to worry about anything. It was beautifully decorated and catered to our needs. The food was outstanding. All of our guests said that it was delicious and they couldn't believe how much food there was! The bartender and servers were super nice and helpful! The drinks were great! Everything was fantastic and I can't wait until I have the opportunity to have another party at Gala again! Review posted by Karolina F. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • The best place I have found so fair Konrad is really great, food and drinks are excellent ,I will keep coming back. Review posted by Agnieszka G. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We just celebrated our daughter's Baptism on Easter Sunday! Everyone loved the place, the ambience is really inviting. The food was great, especially the mushroom soup. Food was served freshly cooked. Konrad is amazing and very accomodating. He is also very helpful and he makes sure that if something can't be done, he'll find a way to do it to make everybody happy. He will accomodate all of
    your requests. I'd definitely recommend this to my friends and family. All in all, great experience!!! REview posted by Cola I. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We chose Gala for our son's baptism party.  No regrets.  The food was delicious.  It was served family style and there was plenty of it.  The place is clean snd nicely updated.  The owner is great to work with.  The bar is well stocked.  This was the third party my family had at Gala, and I'm sure not the last.  Great memories were created here. Review posted by Anna K. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I recently had my daughters baptism at Gala Banquets. From the moment we walked the room was beautifully set up and super clean! The banquet room accommodates 120 we asked that the room be set with 12 rounds of ten and it was very comfortable still enough room for everyone to walk around which was great! The food was delicious we had the chicken with the Sicilian sauce (excellent choice) the gala salad was also very tasty! The food was served family style and they even come around and replenish any empty entree plates.  The owner/manager was there the entire night overlooked every single detail he does an excellent job all the food was served hot the bartender was awesome and the free valet was great! My guests enjoyed themselves and most importantly the food! I will keep Gala banquets as my number one choice for an event from now on!! Great job! Review posted by Mapia D. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I have used Gala Banquets Catering services for the first time and I must say that they have excellent service, not only that but Konrad does an amazing job and treats everybody as a five star costumer. My company used them for catering Christmas party we had in our plant. The food was excellent. It arrived hot and fresh. Orange roughy in Japanese bread crumbs and salmon with spinach were delicious! Their staff set everything up they helped to keep the food area clean throughout the event. I received so many compliments on the food and the food presentation was perfect. Highly recommend them for corporate catering event. Review posted by Damian G. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Gala banquet, one of The Best banquet halls and catering we have been to. The staff is outstanding they go above and beyond to satisfy the needs of their client, deffinietly will be using Gala for all of my event.thank you Review posted by Kasia W. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We had our wedding reception at Gala this past weekend and it was amazing. Konrad, the owner, is really great. The space itself is really beautiful and immaculately clean - you could eat off the bathroom floors. I mean, that'd be a bit weird, but this place is seriously that clean. Konrad is also very organized and on top of things - I never had to worry about anything slipping through the cracks and not meeting my expectations. He is very friendly and wants to make sure his customers are satisfied. The prices he has are also very reasonable. The food was really delicious. We opted for family style, because personally, I just don't like individual plates. There was a ton of a food and it was all really good. People were raving about the food - especially the Gala salad, chicken de voille, mashed potatoes, and cream of mushroom soup. Everything is fresh and cooked at the venue. If you don't want the standard individual plate of a dry piece of chicken and a dollop of boring potatoes, definitely book your party here. He has a ton of options for food.

    When I walked into the venue on the night of my wedding, I was so happy about how everything turned out. He made sure everything was decorated beautifully. I made my own menu boards and wedding card box, and he had them displayed very nicely. He also provides centerpieces and gives you a choice of 3 or 4 different ones (which is very awesome and cost effective). I don't drink alcohol, but my guests enjoyed the drinks and said they were strong. We had 5 hours of open bar. The servers were very sweet, and prompt with bringing more food and clearing plates. There was also free valet parking, which guests enjoyed.

    This reception really surpassed my expectations. I was so pleased with everything at Gala. My guests had a great time and they thought the size of the venue was perfect. I've been getting texts from my family and friends the past few days about how fantastic everything was! This venue really is a gem, if you're looking to book a party on the northwest side of Chicago, you need to call Konrad - you will not be disappointed! I will definitely book another party here in the future! Review posted by Megan M. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • had my baby shower here on Sunday, May 17th. The level of service & professionalism was outstanding -- attention to detail was spot on.

    The food was exceptional -- you can definitely expect delicious Polish food and lots of it. The packages are very simple & straightforward; no hidden costs -- one of the best deals in the area. The decor is very beautiful and clean.

    I highly recommend Gala Banquets for any of your future events. Review posted by Grace Mierwa (facebook).

 

  • Couple of years ago we went for New years eve party to Gala banquets and we had a lot of fun. We chose this place for our wedding remembering how great it was. Our wedding party was spectacular.  First of all Conrad the owner is so helpful with all the planning. The staff was very professional, friendly and caring about every single gest. Bartender did not let anyone wait for drinks for a minute. Food was the best you can imagine and my gests have never seen  that much food being served. Gala is very clean, nicely decorated and elegant place for every occasion. Our Dj. Leon that was recommended by Conrad did not let anyone sit for a second.  The dance floor was full all the time.

  • We are already planning to go there for New years eve party this year and I just called to have catering with them for Halloween party that we are hosting. Highly recommended !!! Review posted by Edyta S. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Had a bday arty here yesterday and it was wonderful!!! The place was very pleasant and nice! The owner was very nice and accommodating! The food was really good, I liked the mash potatoes and the beef the best!!! Wasn't really fond of the cabbage but everything else was delicious!!! Review posted by Lester V. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • My wife and I recently got married and celebrated with a dinner reception at the Gala Banquet. We loved everything about it. The pricing was affordable. The decor was fantastic, the seating was great, and could easily accomodate 110 total friends and familly. The staff was friendly, proffessional and made sure we were satisfied. The food was great. The ambience was perfect and we were very satisfied overhall with the entire reception.
    Gala Banquet offered Free Valet parking for our guests. We highly recommend Gala Banquet for any occasion. We give it 5 stars for its proffessional friendly staff and owner, the execution throughout the entire evening and the pricing and the food. Review posted by David B. (www.yelp.com)

     

  • Hosted recent funeral luncheon @ Gala.  Owner, Konrad put together a wonderful menu - the food was fantastic.  The facility is perfect for up to 100-120 guests. The bathrooms are well maintained.  Konrad is happy to work with you to make your event a success.  Our guests enjoyed the meal and service.   Would highly recommend! Review posted by Annmarie P. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • This is the greatest place in the Chicagoland area to get married. We had the best wedding every, and we owe it all to the great staff at Gala Banquets.
    The food-everyone said it was the best wedding food they ever had.
    I must say this is a wonderful place for any event the food was so delicious and the service was on point a very friendly atmosphere and spacious my guests were extremely happy and satisfied and I will be back for more future events I'm one happy and satisfied customer. Review posted by Lucas (weddingwire.com)

 

  • I held my graduation party at this venue over the past weekend. I could not have picked a better venue!!

    The owner was very accommodating and listened to all of my requests, including incorporating a surprise at midnight for my parent's anniversary. He is very detail oriented and very professional! He was present during the entire event to make sure that everything ran smoothly.

    I cannot give enough compliments regarding the food - it was exceptional!! The meal was served family style. The waitresses frequently circled the table asking if anyone wanted more of a specific dish, no shortages whatsoever! (The Gala salad dressing = phenomenal!!!) The snacks and desserts served at midnight were wonderful as well; a large assortment and very tasty as well! The drinks served at the bar were top notch! (my suggestion: the mojito...delicious!!)

    The venue recently underwent a renovation of the bathrooms, some interior redecorating and an update of decor for each table. There is a wide selection of flowers, napkin colors and uprights to choose from. Everything was professionally and neatly presented during our meetings before the event date, as well as very well decorated the day of my party.

    I would highly recommend this venue to anyone! Very warm and inviting atmosphere, delicious food, attention to detail and wonderful service. I will be returning with future events! Review posted by Adrianna S. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I had my son's First Communion party at Gala Banquets and the experience was amazing! We have all our big family parties at Gala and everytime the experience is exceeding our expectations! The menu selection is endless, food is super fresh and delicious.  The service was quick and always accommodating to everyone's needs. Konrad the owner is making sure everyone is alright and keeping all the guests happy. Overall Gala is an amazing banquet hall that can be used for everything and it always gives amazing service. Review posted by Marta W. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Beautiful venue, food was on point, service was great and price was right! Would def use again or recommend. We had my wife's baby shower there and everything exceeded our expectations. Review posted by Nelson C. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We just had my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary 11/16/14 at Gala and we couldn't be happier. Konrad the owner was very accommodating, easy to get a hold of and even stayed for the whole event to make sure everything was running smooth. We had almost 100 people and not one had anything bad to say. Everyone raved about the food especially! Huge portions, homemade,  and it all came out hot and tasty! Appetizers 5 star, Dessert 5 star as well. The servers were very polite and on top of things, taking care of each table efficiently.  The bartender was friendly, fast , and made sure everyone was having a good time. Lightening and decorations were classy and very modern. Free VALET parking also a huge plus! We will definitely be doing more events at Gala in the future. Thank you for allowing my Grandparents to relive being a Bride & Groom all over again. The whole staff made it very special for them. Review posted by Margaret G. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We just recently had a special event at Gala Banquets and everything was just perfect.  The room was set up just right for our needs and the service was awesome.  Comfortable seating plan and the food was plentiful.  The valet parking made things so much easier especially for our elderly guests.  Highly recommended. Review posted by Steve C. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I attended a special event at this banquet hall a week ago. I expected a really low-key party, but this establishment went above and beyond for our get together! The atmosphere was elegant, the food was fantastic, service was cheerful, and the management was very accommodating to some of our rather unusual requests. They even had valet parking! I absolutely recommend this banquet hall for any event, and I'd love to do business with them again! Review posted by Carol H. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I had my wedding there. Everything was great. Everyone enjoyed it very much. Food was outstanding. Everyone looooooved it. Music was great.  Place was decorated beautifully. Service was super and the owner very professional and friendly.  It is great place for wedding and any other family reunions. 5 plus stars. Review posted by Patrycja N. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I joined a large group of entertainers for remember Paul Lee the Illusionist.  The food, atmosphere and decor were 5 star.  Thank you for making it a beautiful evening and for the accommodations above and beyond the call of duty. Review posted by Don B. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We just had a wonderful celebration at Gala Banquets. Their staff did a great job, the room was perfectly set and the food was delicious! We could not ask for a better experience! Review posted by Tevell R. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I went to a special event there last week and was beyond pleased. When I walked in the room it was set up so nice I didn't think that it was our event. The room was such a beautiful place to have the event  The staff was great and the food was wonderful. Review posted by Pete K. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I just organized an event here and everything was amazing! The space is absolutely beautiful, the food was fantastic, service perfect. Konrad, the owner, is so great to work with and I didn't have to worry about anything.  It was very easy to organize our event and when we arrived, the staff was very helpful and set up extra tables for us to display our items. All of my guests raved about the food and space. Thank you Gala Banquets, you really were key in the success of my event! Highly recommended! Review posted by Karen B. ( www.yelp.com)

 

  • I recently celebrated my graduation party for my Doctorate degree at Gala Banquets on August 16th, 2014. We had about 110 people that were a mix of Polish and American descent. We chose the Diamond package for the event.
    To start, there was a hostess that told my guests where to sit, I found this very helpful to keep tables full and allowed all family members to sit together even if they were running late. They were greeted with cold champagne and then enjoyed a cocktail hour with speciality vodka mojitos. There were passed hors d'oeuvres and I noticed that he added an additional hors d'oeuvre to the three I already chose.
    Additional things provided: free valet parking, lighting around the venue ( I chose pink), linens ( I chose white table and seat covers with blush pink napkins),fake flower centerpieces are offered but I ordered real centerpieces, big candelabras by the champagne and sweet table, and candle votives on each table.
    Food: Fantastic! All of it! True home cooking and delicious! When I went around to all the tables to ask how things were, everyone raved about the food! There was plenty of it too. Tables were able to ask for additional entrees if they wanted more of a dish and we were also able to take leftovers home as the hosts.
    Sweet table/ midnight food: There was an abundance of sweets. I unfortunately did not get to enjoy it as I was too busy on the dance floor but I heard they were delicious! Mini pastries, mousses, and fruit. The midnight food was also really great! Being of Polish descent, usually the only time I will eat tatar or borsch is at a Polish event and it did not disappoint! There were 7 items I chose for the midnight food and all I know is that no one left hungry!
    Music:Konrad recommended DJ Leon (Polish DJ that plays both Polish hit songs and current Top hits). The dance floor was constantly busy which included all the older Polish individuals and the younger crowd. He played everything from traditional Polish wedding music we all grew up loving to the current hits on B96 or KissFm.
    Drinks: Strong and good! I think they got stronger towards the end of the night. All I know is that everyone left feeling great! There was also wine and champagne on the table while the bar was open during dinner. The specialty vodka mojito drinks were perfect, strong but delicious and not syrupy or too sweet!
    Bathroom/cleanliness: The bathrooms are updated, clean, and overall really nice. I am picky about bathrooms because I think they are usually overlooked when it comes to venues, however it is very important to look nice and they sure did!
    With planning a wedding in the past and have attended many other Polish/American events, I can say that Konrad does an amazing job and really cares to make the event as special as can be. When he said, "trust me, everything will be great" I trusted him and am happy I did! My party was two weeks ago and we are still getting text messages about how great of a party it was! This was one of the best nights of my life and I am happy I chose Gala Banquets to host the event! I will definitely choose Gala again!. Review posted by Annette F. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I just had my wedding her on 9/19/14. Since the first day I came in to see the venue, Konrad, the owner, was always attentive to detail and very professional. He helped us pick the right package and made it even better than what I had imagine. Planning the reception was made so easy thanks to Konrad. This was one less detail I didn't have to worry about. He kept telling me, " I will take care of everything, don't worry about it. It will be perfect." And it was!!
    Every time I went in to talk to Konrad, the venue had something new added to it: led lights, new stage, paint job, etc. He was always updating it.
    The food was incredible, and I kept getting compliments from all of my guests through out the night about it. No body left hungry.
    The wait staff was so professional and very attentive, down to the hostess at the door greeting my guests. The free valet parking was a huge help with my guests.
    The venue looked beautiful the day of my wedding. Everything was how I planned it to be and much more.
    I did not have to do a thing at the reception; Konrad was there the entire night to ensure that nothing went wrong.He was on point the entire time bringing out the cake, the food, the sweets table, etc.I even got a glimpse of him in the kitchen prepping the soup bowls. I was impressed.
    I HIGHLY recommend Gala Banquets for any event. I was very impressed by the level of service and professionalism from Konrad and his entire staff. He made my wedding reception one to remember and my guests say the same. I will be having all of my future events at Gala Banquets and continue to tell my family and friends to check this place out for their events.
    Thank you Gala Banquets for making my reception memorable and beautiful. Review posted by Johanna C. (www.yelp.com)

     

     

  • After looking all over for a nice place to have a surprise  84th birthday party for my granny. We Finally came across Gala Banquets. I was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism. They were affordable as well . Food was amazing as well as the decor. I would gladly recommend anyone to host an event here. Kudos go Conrad & His Staff. Review posted by L. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • My sister's wedding was hosted here and I must say-I was very impressed:)!Having a huge Pakistani family,we had a few hurdles but Conrad made sure we were happy and handled all of our requests with ease.He was very accommadating and his staff was beyond wonderful.We couldn't have asked for a more clean,and well decorated banquet hall. Review posted by Nida N. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Wonderful place and exceptional service!!! We had our daughter's baptism party at Gala last weekend and all I can say is not enough to express how grateful I am to Konrad for the work he put into making the night perfect for us and our guests. Everything from the decor to the food was beautiful and delicious, Konrad and his staff made sure that all we had to worry about was having fun and enjoying the evening. Thank you, we are coming back for any of our future events. Review posted by Magdalena P. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • BEST HOMEMADE POLISH FOOD IN CHICAGO! The service is always excellent! I recommend this place to everyone who wants their guests to experience excellent service, great food and very friendly staff. From start to finish, Konrad the banquet manager is at your side to meet all your needs.  I have an event here at least once a year. I attend this venue as a guest or photographer at least every three months. All events are always perfect! Great job to Konrad and his team! Review posted by Sylvia B. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • I am very glad that we chosen GALA BANQUET HALL for christening party for our son. We have been there twice before. One time on the christening as well and a second time on The New Year and each time we were leaving as a last quests not having enough fun and delicious food. We didn't interviewed any other banquet halls because every time we were there - we were very satisfied and you will be as well if you try it. But just to give you some more details please read below. Firstly,  we were very happy with the interior design of the place! It is very  elegant and classy ( you can check pics online). They offered us to chose favorite color of lighting, chairs covers and napkins ( they have over 15 colors to chose from - which surprised me a lot!), flowers arrangements and all other details. We also have a package with an open bar for entire night where they served the best mohitos (with a fresh mint) and martinis.Secondly, we have so many complements regarding delicious food that it's hard to count it. You have try a GALA SALAD and pineapple chicken when you get there. I think tasty dinner is one of the most important factors in order to have satisfied guests and successful party!Third, service was very friendly and professional assisting us all the time and paying attention to all details like: empty glasses and dirty plates.Another thing that impressed me was that every quest was offered a glass of champagne at the entrance by a waitress in white gloves! and then every person was nicely walked to specific table and chair. Thanks to that we could focus on other things and everything was so well organized.This was not our first party like that so we could compare to other ones we have in other places in the past and I know one think. I never will do party anywhere else other then Gala and I can't recommend it more highly.We also appreciate that entire room where we have a party belongs only to us!Not like other banquet halls where you have to share room with another party.I also appreciate presence of the owner on the entire party. He was watching if everything if fine from the beginning to the end. We really couldn't ask for more! If you looking for the best food in Chicago, elegant interior and professional service - Gala is the place to be! Trust me - you won't regret it. It's worth each dollar! Review posted by Kinga A. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Wow!! What service!!! We had our engagement party at Gala and it was an absolutely unbelievable experience!! This is truly how business should be run! Konrad is the best!!! Our guests had nothing but great things to say about the place, food, and the experience!! Thanks to Konrad and he Gala team!! Review posted by Sarkis L. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We had our wedding on May 31st, 2014, and the whole family was very pleased with the overall experience. Our guests were complimenting the food quality, food quantity and the great service the whole night. The place has been recently renovated, the staff was very curteous, and accomodating, and the owner made it easy for us to plan our wedding. I rate the place with 5 stars because it met all of my requirements and then some, and all this on a budget. The average banquet hall charges at least $30 more per person for the same menu. If your party fits at Gala Banquets I sincerely recommend it. Review posted by Angelica T. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • Just had my wedding here and we loved every part of it. I'm glad we decided to pick this hall and all of our guests had so many nice things to say and everyone loved our wedding. The hall looked very very nice and the service was very professional and nice. Review posted by Naeem K. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We just had my nephew's christening here on April 6th, 2014. The level of service and professionalism was outstanding -- attention to detail was spot on! The food was exceptional -- you can definitely expect delicious Polish food & lots of it (plus the salad dressing = SIMPLY AMAZING). Your guests will not go home hungry! The packages are very simple and straightforward and there are no hidden costs -- seriously one of the best deals in the area. The decor is very beautiful and clean. I HIGHLY recommend Gala Banquets for any of your future events. Review posted by Grace M. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We had an amazing time at Gala Banquet hall, very clean and organized. The chicken vezuvio was the best I have ever tasted. Lots of parking and very polite staff. Thanks Comrad. review posted by Carlos A. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • We had a blast at are wedding reception conrad and his staff were awesome the bartender was great I would deffinatly reccomend having your event here. Review posted by Jennifer E. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • My wife and I celebrated our son's first birthday (Korean Dol) this past Sunday during the big storm. Fortunately 75% of our RSVP's showed up and were delighted to be part of the experience. Konrad, the manager was very attentive to our requests before, during, and after the reception. He included flowers on the table, matching napkins, beautiful lighting.... We felt like we were at an exquisite party paying 3x as much. Many of our friends commented that we must have paid a fortune for the party. Konrad's pricing was the best in town after comparing with several other places. We were very impressed and would recommend to others with 5 stars. Review posted by Joe R. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • My husband and I had our daughters 1st Birthday party at Gala Banquets over the weekend. We could not be happier. Everything from the tasteful décor, to the delicious food, to the hospitable staff was amazing. All of our guests raved about the cuisine. Every single dish was prepared to perfection! There is an abundance of food and no one will go home hungry or thirsty.The banquet hall is very elegant, clean, and beautifully decorated. From the crisp white linens to the granite bar. Everything was absolutely stunning...The manager, Konrad, was a pleasure to work with. He is very experienced and was able to make sure everything was perfect. He worked well with out other vendors to ensure our event was a success. The bartender was amazing, as was the wait staff. We couldn't be more please with Gala Banquet. We definitely look forward to hosting many more parties here in the future. Review posted by Donna D. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • This Place is Fantastic, we had 3 of our christening at this location. No one around could beat the affordable packages that Konrad - the owner was offering. He answers all of our question, and offer very valuable input on anything we asked. All of our guests could not stop talking about the quality of the food! Words cannot explain just how good it was. You just have to try it for yourself. We never ran out, of food. From the main course to the sea food assortment that was offered after dinner, along with a full sweet table, and sometimes even more. Include in the price we had a full bar service. All of the waitresses and bartenders are so nice and attentive to everything and everyone. Making sure that everyone is having a good time. Including the DJ that we had playing at the ceremony- whom Konrad also suggested. Family and friends keep on calling us for the phone number to the Banquet. A huge plus for Gala is that the owner-Konrad is there though out the entire event to make sure everything runs smoothly. Also the guest love the complimentary valet. Review posted by Lucy C. (www.yelp.com)

 

  • My husband and I had our Polish-American wedding reception at Gala several weeks ago and we are very glad we did! Gala was probably the best value we could get for what we wanted, which was an open bar and a full-course dinner. You definitely get an abundance of food and alcohol if you go with Gala. Nobody goes home hungry! The owner, Konrad, is very nice and accommodating. He met with us several times to go over the event and we felt very confident that he and his staff would do a good job. The night of our event everything went smoothly and our guests had a great time. Everyone raved about the food, especially pierogies! Konrad worked with our other vendors very well and we would highly recommend using Gala for a Polish-American wedding. Review posted by Elizabeth (www.yelp.com) Gala Banquets helped make our wedding day perfect. We had our wedding reception here on September 29th and are very happy with all aspects of our special event, from the venue, to the food, to the service. During the planning process the owner worked closely with us to ensure we chose options we were happy with, he was attentive, professional, and very knowledgeable, making this process much easier. He made great suggestions including some interesting choices for our menu which were truly unique and a big hit with our guests. On the day of the event the hall looked stunning. We are still hearing compliments about the decor and their attention to detail. The food was delicious and well presented. The service staff was excellent and attentive to our guests, always asking if there was anything else they needed. The hall is located in a convenient location and they offer free valet parking. We highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an elegant banquet hall for their special day, we sure are happy we chose this place for ours. Review posted by Iwona (www.weddingwire.com)

 

  • On August 25th,2012, we had our wedding at Gala Banquets.I was looking for a small and elegant banquet hall,where my guest can party and have fun all night.The food was delicious and unique not like other banquet halls that always offer the same menu,the bar was open all night and had all kinds of drinks and beers.Konrad the owner met with us a few times before the event to discuss every single detail and also made sure everything was in order for our special day.The staff was also great ,from the bartenders,parking attendants,and servers.The servers made my guest feel at home.One other great thing about this banquet hall is that they let you be there until 3AM.Konrad is a really nice person and really knows how to take care of his guest and run a great business Review posted by Tere L. (found on http://www.yelp.com/biz/gala-banquets-chicago)

 

  • We had our wedding at Gala Banquet Hall in August of 2012. I work for a major hotel chain, so I was on the look out for cleanliness,atmosphere,great food and drink, at an affordable price.We were not disappointed. The hall was had a classic look and very, very clean.The food was delicious,and fresh, and plentiful!!! The bar never closed,and served drink of all kinds.The DJ (Leon) was awesome.He played music of all kinds for all ages. Our guests ranged from age 15 to 80.Between the food ,music,and service,we were all very pleased. The owner more than went out of his way for us. He even ordered a birthday cake for me. I was married on my birthday. What a nice surprise from Konrad. My thanks to Konrad and his staff, from the parking attendant,seating host,servers,cook,dishwasher,bartender. and DJ Leon. Thank you all for helping us celebrate our special day. Konrad knows how to treat his guests with a warm welcome,he treats his staff with respect,while running a great business!!! Review posted by Stephanie D. (found on http://www.yelp.com)

 

  • I came here last weekend to celebrate a friend's bridal shower. Overall, I was impressed. The hall was clean and well decorated. The style is definitely very traditional - white linen tablecloths, marble dance floor, mirrors on the walls and all. The food was definitely the best part. We had soup, salad, a main course, and an ice cream dessert. The salad had this great soy-sesame dressing that I really liked. The entree was family style, and there was a ton of Polish food to share - pierogis, cucumber salad, chicken, potatoes, beef, veggies, etc. The staff was very nice and helpful, always asking if we needed anything. There was some delicious punch to start the party, and wine at the table throughout. Overall, it was a nice experience. Review posted by Christina G. (found on http://www.yelp.com)

 

 

  • My favorite for Polish food. The dumplings are fantastic. Everything about this place rocks. Outstanding customer service. I can't wait to return. Review posted by Paul L. (found on http://www.yelp.com/biz/gala-banquets-chicago)Went here for a wedding last night and it was a blast. The banquet hall has the typical traditional and classic look - so if you are looking for a modern type space this place isn't for you. But the hall itself isn't why I am so impressed. The spread is absolutely fantastic and the guests could have cocktails for days. Apparently, this place is run by one guy who oversees the cooking and service. The staff is attentive, and their bartender is generous. I was very satisfied with the food here especially the pierogis! Whoa, I wish I had more of these! I never had so many different types of food at a wedding.. and the best part was the after dinner apps and desserts. Capresessalad, shrimp, mostaccioli, deli meats, and lottsa different dessert cakes ON TOP of the wedding cake and ice cream that was passed around. From what I hear this place is mega affordable. Great price for all that you get. Their DJ (http://djleonchicago.com/), who I also assume may have been a referral of the venue was also rocking it. Very accommodating to the music preferences of the guests. Played everything from Polka and Bon Jovi, to Salsa and Hip-Hop. As I always say, a wedding's ambience has alot to do with the couple... but I certainly can attest that this place made sure that everyone had fun all night long. I came here with low expectations... but if I ever come again, I will come with an empty tummy and my dancing shoes on. Review posted by Elena R. (found on http://www.yelp.com/biz/gala-banquets-chicago)