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3 May 2019

Overall pretty easy to work with and I wouldn’t say they go above and beyond but I’d say reliable. Whatever you agreed with them on will be executed in the agreed upon way- no surprises or last minute changes.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

4 January 2019

Metropolis Ballroom was our wedding venue and we could not be happier with our experience! Shawna, Director of Weddings, is a true professional and wonderful to work with. One point of feedback - wine was quoted at one price, but charged at a 25% markup. Although we were disappointed by this, we still feel that overall our wedding was fairly priced.We have, and will continue, to recommend Shawna and the Metropolis Ballroom to family and friends. Thank you to the team for helping us create the wedding of our dreams! More...

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28 November 2018

Shawna was so helpful and responsive with every question I had. The venue is beautiful. Plan your budget though to make sure it fits (taxes and service fees too!).

Reviewed on WeddingWire

20 November 2018

We used Elegantè for our wedding- we'd booked them from L.A.for a wedding in Elgin and Michael was fantastic. I was only able to fly in a few times to meet with them and do tastings, but he always made himself available to meet with me or work around or schedule while we were in town. Anything we wanted to change from how things were cooked to where we wanted to focus our budget, he was willing to work with us and offer suggestions. He checked in with us throughout our wedding to make sure we had everything we wanted, the servers were attentive, and the food was delicious! Every one of our guests sought us out to tell us about their favorite hors d'oeuvres or entree, and I'm so happy with everything Elegantè did/provided for us. I would highly recommend booking them for your event! More...

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10 July 2018

We had a wonderful celebration at the Metropolis Ballroom. EVERYONE on staff was helpful, attentive, and courteous. Shawna coordinated everything perfectly, and carefully attended to every detail. She kept us organized and she maintained constant and timely communication throughout our wedding planning experience. The bridal suite, cocktail space, and ceremony/reception room were gorgeous, clean, and inviting. We highly recommend this venue! More...

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26 May 2018

Elegante Cuisine catered my team meeting for two days, with breakfast, lunch and snack. The food was amazing, and the caterers were extremely friendly and accommodating. We had a great experience and would recommend for any company catering needs. More...

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26 May 2018

Elegante cuisine catered my wedding back in 2017. I still get comments from my guests on how the food was excellent. Jamie was always there answering my calls and emails right away. Excellent service and staff!

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20 March 2018

Wedding and reception on St. Patrick's Day. Shawna was a joy to work with, loved timeline in advance. There was nothing we wanted that we couldn't have. Food and cake were fabulous. We had guests from all over the country and everyone said how good the food was. Ceremony beautiful, loved veranda for pictures and move to cocktail hour to a different room really nice.  (Appetizers great.)Staff was always right on it and kept asking if we needed anything. Perfect!Glad we made the decision to have the wedding in Arlington Heights. More...

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6 December 2017

Went to a Corporate event here. Very clean and the staff was attentive to all of the guests needs. I have been here twice for parties and both times was a great experience.

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13 November 2017

Get place for a wedding and reception all in one place.

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22 September 2017

My husband & I keep talking about how much we loved having our wedding here. We have no regrets at all! Shawna was on top of her game! She coordinated everything so perfectly and our ceremony & reception went very smoothly. When you walk in, you know that Shawna is a busy person helping others plan their event but when it's your turn to meet, she will give you her undivided attention for planning yours. Shawna was very flexible and willing to work with our budget and every time we met, she always gave us checklists and tasks to have done by the next meeting (definitely kept us on top of things!).

Aside from the amazing planning, the food was great! Ive heard from a lot of our guests how good the food was, the coffee, and the exceptional service! The veranda was a perfect cherry on top to the wedding! It was a nice spot to socialize/catch up and for those who needed some air after dancing! You also get the venue to yourself that day FYI!

I highly highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for a venue! They can host many events and offer different sized rooms depending on the size of your party!
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26 August 2017

Shawna and the entire staff at Metropolis are an outstanding team to plan a wedding with! They made the entire process easy, fun, and stress free. Shawna kept me up to speed on details, meetings, and deadlines. She had an amazing ability to work with my large family that all wanted a say in wedding planning and allow us to still have fun in the process! The day of, Shawna and her staff set up the ballroom to look like it was straight out of a bridal magazine. My jaw literally dropped when I first waked in the room! I wouldn’t trust anyone more with all the details of my big day, Shawna is a blessing and her team creates memories to last a lifetime at Metropolis! More...

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20 August 2017

We were here for a private event. The place is really nice, clean and cozy! Staff was nice.

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1 August 2017

Best event venue in the area. Great setting and best staff around.

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28 May 2017

Great wedding venue. Food was delicious

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15 May 2017

We attended Mother's Day brunch yesterday and it was wonderful!  The food exceptional as well as the staff.  We hope to return next year!!

Reviewed on Yelp

3 May 2017

We had our baby shower brunch here in April.  Courtney was very attentive while we worked together.  We did the great start buffet package and added a chicken, salad and another small item.  We also had a mimosa bar.  Normally, we like to do plated events but we are sick of chicken and potatoes if you know what I mean.  I expressed the need for the buffet to be impressive and delicious.  We were NOT disappointed.  The staff was AMAZING the day of the shower.  The ballroom is gorgeous and the terrace was a hit on the beautiful day we had.  Our guests kept talking about how they'd like to use the venue for their own events.  We care more about our guests than ourselves when we throw parties, so it was important everyone enjoyed themselves.  Of all the venues we've used, including our wedding venue, Metropolis Ballroom paid attention to detail the most.  Thank you to everyone at the Metropolis Ballroom! More...

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21 March 2017

My wife and I got married here back in December of 2013. Overall it was a great experience and we are super glad we got married here. Great place!

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19 December 2016

We had our wedding at the Metropolis on 10/1/16 and could not be happier! The venue was beautiful, food was great, and we received multiple compliments on the drinks for our guests :) Shawna and her team were very accommodating and helped us create the unique atmosphere we were looking for.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

6 November 2016

My husband I were married at the Metropolis on 6/17/16. We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Shawna and her team from start to finish. Shawna was such a helpful resource during the entire process and was extremely accommodating to my schedule since I live out of town.

The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for - a modern, airy feel but still unique with character. Shawna and her team did an amazing job in creatively setting up all of the extra details that made our wedding feel personalized.

I received tons of compliments during and after the wedding on the food and drinks. Everyone raved about the cocktail hour apps and entrees. Make sure to go hungry to the tasting.. it will not disappoint :)

Lastly, all of my vendors also complimented Shawna and her team for their organization and communication in the days leading up to the wedding and during the actual event.

I highly recommend the Metropolis!
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6 November 2016

My husband I were married at the Metropolis on 6/17/16. We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Shawna and her team from start to finish. Shawna was such a helpful resource during the entire process and was extremely accommodating to my schedule since I live out of town. The venue itself was exactly what we were looking for - a modern, airy feel but still unique with character. Shawna and her team did an amazing job in creatively setting up all of the extra details that made our wedding feel personalized. I received tons of compliments during and after the wedding on the food and drinks. Everyone raved about the cocktail hour apps and entrees. Make sure to go hungry to the tasting.. it will not disappoint :)Lastly, all of my vendors also complimented Shawna and her team for their organization and communication in the days leading up to the wedding and during the actual event. I highly recommend the Metropolis! More...

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29 October 2016

My husband and I recently got married in the Metropolis Ballroom  on September 30,2016 and I couldn't be happier. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and doesn't look like the other banquet halls.  It has lofty feel,and the room itself is very specious with the wall of windows leading to the veranda with the  view to the Downtown of the Arlington Heights.  Shawna McGarry (our event planner from the Ballroom) made sure every detail was ironed out and exactly as I had wanted it to be. We had planned our wedding only 1,5 months in advance and during this stressful time she was always willing to meet and discuss more details. I never felt that she was too busy for our small wedding of 50 people. The staff is super professional and friendly. The food is beautifully presented and delicious! The chef is willing to work with you to accommodate your specific food tastes and requests. I would definitely recommend this place and especially Shawna for your wedding! She will make sure every aspect of your wedding day is flawless! More...

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17 October 2016

I have spoken with Courtney and Jamie for the past several days and all I have to say is that they are AMAZING. They email me back with answers, they accommodated my daughter and I on Saturday when we wanted to stop by. And the owner was also SO NICE. This Venue is clean, beautiful and the top choice for my daughter's future bat mitzvah. 5 Stars of Service. Nice people. Great location in a cute area. I can't see anything bad about Metropolis Ballroom! More...

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6 October 2016

We held a corporate event at the Metropolis in Sept. 2016. The event was originally to be held at another venue that had shut down less than two weeks from the date of the event. Thankfully, the Metropolis had the date free! The staff at the Metropolis went above and beyond to help us transition ALL the details of the event smoothly in such a short amount of time. Courtney provided outstanding service which helped keep our stress level low. We received several compliments from our guests regarding the venue and the service provided. I would highly recommend using this beautiful, unique space to host your event. More...

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15 September 2016

Had my wedding reception here on 8.20.16. Shawna  was awesome to work with and helped us to plan the perfect day! I could not be happier about the entire night. Alice was also a huge help making sure the room was setup so beautiful the day of, better than I imagined! There is a minimum commit you have to reach, also taxes and service charges on top of that, so the price can get high but you are paying for quality!I fell in love with the venue itself, it has a downtown vibe located in heart of Arlington Heights. the cocktail hour room has exposed brick walls and is huge, my 160ish guests fit fine in the space. The main room has high ceilings with wood beams and outdoor patio attached. Their menu also excited me, everything listed looked so yummy, price per plate varies depending if you want chicken, fish, beef. Food was hot and fresh through the entire night. Cocktail hour started at 6 and we served shrimp spring rolls, aranchini & bacon wrapped dates, everything was delicious and tasted exactly like how we had tried during the tasting. First course was probably served around 730 after bridal party entrance and our first dance. Shawna helped coordinate the courses being served in between speeches. The food was so good, restaurant quality!! we were able to customize some dishes with different sauces to make the menu exactly how we wanted too. My only complaint would be they took the cake away too soon :( dancing was a blast and I think started around 9 or 9:30 but I wasn't really paying attention to time.The service staff was super attentive to every table and very on top of cleaning up plates and making sure glasses were full. Family and friends that attended had positive feedback with quite a few stating this was the best wedding they had been to. Once I get some pictures I'll post!! It really was my dream day. Everything came out better than I had expected. They really helped make my day perfect! Sorry for the long review but necessary!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

6 September 2016

I have used Elegante Cuisine for several events over the past two years and they are simply the best in the area!  The events I host include VIPs from all over the world and they have raved about the food every time.  Trisha U. has been an absolute treasure to work with.  You feel like you have a friend who wants the best for your event, and she works hard to cover every detail with perfection!  Their presentation is excellent.  The delivery and serving teams are professional, hard working and really care about creating a great experience.  Some of our favorite dishes from past events include: The Breakfast Fritatas, The Cheese Blintzes with Strawberry Sauce, The Four Corners Box Lunch, Beef Short Ribs, & the Bourbon Smoked Salmon.  The Dauphinnoise Potatoes is my favorite of their side dishes.  So rich and delicious. Their house Tarragon Dressing is so good, I begged for some to take home after our last event.  And the desserts!!  Heavenly! More...

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31 August 2016

I have been meaning to write about the great experience for my eldest daughter's baby shower, but  in the meantime we were graced with another grandchild and had another baby shower at the Metropolis Ballroom. Both showers were awesome, from the venue to the detailed service and scrumptious food. Jaime , Courtney are patient, helpful and detail oriented. The wait staff is also so very accommodating.  I would definitely recommend. After the shower, we brought the food home and had round 2, Still delicious, I had many banquet parties, and was utmost satisfied. I would definately recommend for any venue. More...

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15 July 2016

I attended the Mothers Day brunch and it was spectacular. The Metropolis Ballroom is a beautiful space I would call urban chic with wooden trusses in the cathedral ceiling. Our server was very attentive and was standing by to get us Champagne cocktails and clear our table. In the center of the room there were various carving and omelette stations. On the perimeter of the room were desert and fruit vignettes. Everything our group ate was visually appealing and absolutely delicious. The cuisine was absolutely restaurant quality. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the oysters on the half shell. Icy cold and the freshest I have ever eaten. I highly recommend this brunch. A real surprising gem in the suburbs. More...

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15 June 2016

Elegante Cuisine catered my daughters wedding in July of 2015. It was spectacular. I highly recommend using them for any type of event. We also catered through them for my company event. From the preplanning to the final event and post event I have never experienced such professionalism and tasted food with such authenticity. The time that the catering specialist took with me in taste testing, planning and customization was phenomenal. I suggest that you ask for Trisha Ullrich for your next event, you will be pleased from start to finish!Thank you again for making my event memorable. More...

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26 May 2016

Amazing catering company! The staff is excellent and their food is delicious. Would highly recommend them for your wedding or any event. Very fair pricing and service is outstanding! More...

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4 April 2016

Shawna McGarry, our wedding planner at Metropolis Ballroom, was truly incredible. She was so helpful and accommodating of all of our desires and values throughout the entire wedding planning process. She was extremely organized and timely each step of the way, allowing us to feel at ease knowing that we were always on track with our timeline. Shawna met with us multiple times and was easy to get ahold of when we had questions or concerns about anything at any point. I will never forget walking through the ballroom before our reception to have our "first look" of the space. It was breathtaking. Shawna had taken our vision and created the reception of our dreams, going above and beyond what we had even imagined. Shawna truly cares and it shows in every single detail that she works so hard to perfect for her brides. We couldn't be happier with our decision to have our reception at Metropolis Ballroom and we are so grateful to have had Shawna as our wedding planner. I would highly recommend to any couple :) More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

23 February 2016

My company uses Elegante Cuisine for our catering needs on quite a regular basis. We've been very pleased with them. They deliver on time, are courteous, drop off, set up then later clean up everything. It makes life easy for everyone at our company not having to worry about the post eating cleanup.Most of the food is very delicious but I have had some items that were not quite as amazing. One day our company ordered asparagus which made our whole warehouse (ie huge) office smell for the entire day. Oy vey! Overall though, we've been pleased with the food, as well. More...

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18 February 2016

My husband and I had our reception here. The food came out warm and tasted great. The tequila shot with jumbo shrimp appetizer was a hit. I wanted to do my own flower arrangements because I'm not a fan of the typical arrangements made by florists. The venue helped setup my flowers and let my family come early to drop them off. They made sure everything looked great. The venue was great to work with and I'd plan another event here in the future. Just an fyi- the price per plate is more than most venues (we paid about $100/pp) but worth it. We went with mini burgers and fries as a midnight snack and the guests enjoyed them. This place has an upscale loft feel, which is what I was looking for because massive, cookie cutter banquet halls are so outdated. A+ More...

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12 January 2016

The ballroom was absolutely a wonderful place for a winter wedding. We did spend more than $100 a person, but we had about 85 adults and 15 children. The venue is a city style loft with hardwood floors and brick walls. It is gorgeous. Shawna was great and easy to work with and she made sure everything was taken care of for the big day. The food was excellent! My Maid of Honor/Sister was allowed to make the wedding cake (she is a baker for Little Miss Pastry). Typically, they do not allow outside food but since it was important to me that my sister make my wedding cake, they made it happen. My guests commented on how organized and easy flowing the whole day went. I give the Metropolis an A+. More...

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24 November 2015

I attended an event at Metropolis, the staff were courteous, helpful, and professional. The event was spectacular and went smooth. I would recommend Metropolis to anyone who is looking for a venue. More...

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17 November 2015

Where do I begin to describe how magical our wedding was. Shawna was able to create my vision and make it such a beautiful night. The food is amazing, the staff were so responsive- my guests were extremely impressed. The flow of the evening was on point. Shawna is able to do just about anything to make sure the wedding day is perfect. from the moment we booked the venue until the day before she kept in contact with me was a great support through this stressful time. I would recommend this venue to anyone that would like a different wedding instead of a traditional banquet. The open ceilings with the drapery is what caught my eye. Beautiful place and awesome people ! More...

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16 September 2015

Shawna was a huge help from the beginning of wedding planning through every last detail of our perfect weekend. Our guests were raving about the beautiful details of the venue and the delicious food. The staff was so accommodating and put us at ease, ensuring every minute was smooth and perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Thank you to the Metropolis and our wedding coordinator, Shawna McGarry! More...

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17 August 2015

My nephew was recently (Aug 2015) married here and I was really impressed with the place.  As a professional, corporate event planner my expectations are often dashed, but not this time.  The space is really well-done and clean.  Very flexible space and the furnishings were terrific.  There is a full wall of windows and an outdoor balcony.  The evening we were there it unfortunately rained, but what an amazing lightning show seen through the windows.  The food was good.  The real crowning glory was the staff.  They did an excellent job.  I know I will likely spell this wrong, but Erena went out of her way to care about our needs and exceed our expectations.  She really left a lasting and positive impression.  I will most definitely recommend this venue!Incidentally, the ONLY reason I didn't give 5 stars was the fact that the cocktail reception area(not the ballroom itself) needs better ventilation/air conditioning. All of the guests were in there for about 45 to 60 minutes and it got quite warm. More...

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15 August 2015

I am not sure why this place doesn't have a 5 star rating because it deserves 5 stars! Jaime one of the sales representatives or the event planners (not sure of her title) but she helped us with picking out the food and pretty much helped all of my visions for the bridal shower I planned come to life! The staff is amazing! They are very professional and they provide the best service! Although Jaime could not be there the event day her coworkers Joanna and Alice were phenomenal as well and made sure we had everything we needed! Our family has had 3 events here and I think it's a great place for any special event! More...

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9 June 2014

The Metropolis is a great idea for a wedding in the suburbs for those who like the feel of city weddings. It has a feel like a loft in the city, with big open windows looking out on to buildings and trees lined with white string lights, tall open ceilings, and all wood floors. It's a great place to design a wedding exactly how you want it, and the planner guy there is so involved and so helpful. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure every detail of your wedding is covered, and is perfect. I would do it again with them in a heartbeat. There were a couple of down sides which didn't come up till the week of. I had planned to use a special song to walk down the aisle to, which I emailed the planner, Michael, about obsessively. He forgot the day of, and as I was walking on to the aisle asked me if they were going to change the song for me. It messed up the timing of the song and really upset me, but I married my husband anyways! I later also found out that they ran out of food for some guests. Thankfully no one told me that the day of. I understand things go wrong at weddings, but the thing that really upset me about it is that they didn't reach out to me afterwards and apologize and explain the mistake. For that reason, I felt they were unprofessional. However, given all the bad things that could have happened, and all the good things that did happen (weight staff was great, bartender was phenomenal, Michael works extremely hard, venue is perfect), I would still pick them to do my wedding again. More...

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6 January 2014

The Metropolis was a magical setting for my daughter's winter wedding. We were looking for a downtown feel in the suburbs, and the elegant ballroom at the Metropolis, with its balcony overlooking holiday lights in the park, fit the bill perfectly. Michael, the event manager, met with us many times to help create an elegantly decorated room with delicious food and impeccable service. Throughout our planning, he answered all of our questions and had lots of creative ideas of his own to help us. He's much more than a manager; he's more of a wedding planner who will review invitation wording, band set lists, floral decorations, and more. On the night of the wedding, he made sure everything went smoothly and that my daughter, her new husband, and all of our guests had a night they won't forget! More...

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4 November 2013

I got married here May of 2011. I have such good memories here. Everything was beautiful. Michael Raymond rocks. He gave us a dance lesson. He diffused disagreements. He put me at ease by being as anal as I wished I could be, when I didn't have the guts to be (this is 100% a compliment). He made everything great.The decor is beautiful and very unique (for the suburbs). The food was delicious (especially the tomato soup, oh my god). The cocktail room while the reception was being set up was perfect with the exposed brick and view of downtown Arlington Heights (pretty full but less jammed than I'd worried it would be).I had no dream wedding when I started looking at venues, but then I found this place!! More...

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22 October 2013

Metropolis and staff was one of the many factors that made our wedding such a fairy-tale come true! We loved it the second we walked in. Michael, Danielle, and all the staff far surpassed our expectations! We are a husband and wife that can say that not a thing went wrong at our wedding or reception! Any little detail or plan that we were worried about went better than we could have imagined! We had read in reviews about Metropolis that Michael Raymond was a "jack of all trades"...that was an understatement! Can't even begin to count all the times during and after our wedding that our parents and bridal party ranted and raved about how "Michael was such a blessing to this experience and helped it be pulled off flawlessly!" The waitstaff and bartenders were SO attentive and professional. Making food decisions was difficult because there were far too many great options that all tasted and looked great!

A few things that we weren't thrilled about but were not deal breakers: 1. You must get every consumable good from Metropolis and pay the expensive price for it. My husband wanted him, groomsmen, and fathers to drink his favorite whiskey while getting ready. We were not allowed to bring this in, we would have had to get it overpriced through Metropolis. They did give us a beer and champagne toast though for the bridal party and parents before the ceremony. 2. Very limited beer selections even on the upgraded bar package. Great top shelf alcohols but no craft beers. Very pricey if you want to get it through them. 3. Underage people not getting kids meals get charged bar package. We fought this many times but Michael wouldn't compromise.

This review cannot begin to capture how truly happy and grateful we are to have had our wedding at Metropolis! Happiest day of our lives this far. Most expensive party we'll ever throw but honestly was worth it!
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19 June 2013

Simply outstanding in all areas.

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6 May 2013

I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with the Metropolis Ballroom. Michael and his team did an exceptional job turning our dream into a reality, and our day was absolutely perfect in every way. We stumbled across the Metropolis while searching for a venue that was unique and different from the plethora of banquet halls in our area, and while the room itself was gorgeous with the wood beams, wall of windows leading to the veranda, and modern chandelier, I was blown away by this venue's attention to detail. We had a very clear vision of what we wanted our wedding reception to look like, and nothing was off limits to Michael and his staff. I would highly recommend the Metropolis Ballroom to couples looking for a unique space with delicious food and incredible service. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day of our lives. More...

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