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The Joliet Union Station, located in Joliet, IL, is both a functioning station and a timeless relic from past eras, making it an amazing venue for a wedding and reception. The talented Dan & Keri were married there last spring (my first wedding with Joshua Albanese Photography) and we were totally impressed.
The outdoor balcony provided plenty of space for plenty of friends and family to surround the bride and groom during the ceremony, and they were perfectly framed for the photos by the towering 24-foot windows.
Inside, the Grand Ballroom set the scene for class and elegance, mixed with nostalgia and beauty. Crystal chandeliers reflected softly off marble floors, highlighting historic details of railway travel. Guests enjoyed a spacious area and dance floor, and there were even some nice alcoves for the extras like a bar or candy buffet.
We also discovered some great locations around the train station for bridal party photos, as well as an awesome mural located in the lower level of the station.
An extra benefit that’s not necessarily photography-related was the great acoustics of the ballroom, which we discovered during Dan & Keri’s jaw-dropping serenade during the reception.
Joliet Union Station is the perfect venue for the vintage-travel enthusiast, or any couple looking for an elegant space for their celebration.
Joliet Union Station
50 East Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432