The Renaissance Center
214 North Ottawa St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 280-1404



For further testimonials, please visit  Susan Stockwell, LinkedIn

What a fantastic job you and your staff did on Saturday evening!  Everything ran like clock work and was outstanding.  The appetizers served by the staff were a classy touch and they tasted great too.

 I had over a dozen comments from attendees on the staff themselves.  They thought it was the best and friendliest service they have ever received at any establishment.  They were bowled over.  That is truly a compliment and I would echo their sentiments.  Even my wife said so and she is hard to impress.  It was even better than the service we have received at all those fancy European Balls over the years.

Please pass on the compliments to your entire team.

Thank you, you made the event more memorable for everyone.

David J. Kaluzny, II
Kaluzny Bros., Inc.


I have had the pleasure to work with Sue Stockwell for many years. Sue is truly dedicated to her profession and has represented our community with the highest quality. When it comes to the quality of her work and her marketing skills, Sue has always exceeded expectations. I am proud to call her a friend and business associate.


Don Fisher, Councilman at Large
City of Joliet


Susan puts her whole heart into what she does not only for me but for every person she is helping with their event from weddings to formal business meetings. Susan is the one to go to if you want a high class event with fabulous service, food and environment.

It has been my priviledge to work with her on numberous occassions on a professional level and personal level with great success. I would recommend Suzy to anyone looking for a person who will be attentive and detailed for your event.

Terri Micetich
Morning Star Mission



Thank you for making our wedding so wonderful. I really do appreciate all of your help throughout the wedding reception and planning process. I thought everything was beautiful and exactly what I wanted.

You are a great wedding planner/event coordinator and we are glad we chose the Renaissance Center for out reception. Hope all is well!

Rachel and Rick Colant


Sue Stockwell, you did an outstanding job handling our daughters wedding! What a terrific job! Your entire staff and outside vendors were total professionals in every phase of the event.

Thanks again Sue

Chris Adler


Thanks again for the wonderful service of everyone at my wedding, We couldn't have picked a better place to have our reception at!"

Cassandra RaeMarie


I just wanted to take moment to thank you for all your help before and during our wedding. You helped make it a dream come true! You are so good at what you do! Thanks again!



This extra-special thank-you note sent to you today holds more appreciation than any words can say.  You're among the nicest people I have ever known.  You will never be forgotten fro the thoughtfulness you have shown.  Thanks for everything!  You made our day so special.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ward

Hi Susie!

I just wanted to take a few moments and thank you.  You truly are amazing at what you do and I couldn't be happier at the choice Keith and I made to book with you at the Renaissance Center.  You made everything run so smoothly and I felt so comfortable with you in charge of a night I will remember forever.  I had an absolute blast (everyone did!)  I am so grateful that I had you by my side!  You covered every detail of our night and we just couldn't have asked for a more amazing evening.  You threw in some awesome ideas (LOVED the lights out with the fire lights when we were getting announced!)  You and your team decorated everything so beautifully.  Thank you so very much for everything!  It was a day we will never ever forget!

Love, Jessie and Keith Miller


Dean and I would like to thank you for making Megan and Matt's wedding reception so wonderful.  Also, we were so pleased with the picture frames for the table numbers.  That was so extremely thoughtful of you.  The entire night was very enjoyable, and it will always be a very memorable night for our family.  Thanks again for making our event run so smoothly. Everyone had a great time.  Take care!  Love, Tina


Thanks so much for going the extra mile to make my brothers wedding shower a memorable one!  The food was great; the service was superb!  It was everything and more that we could have asked for.  My sister and I appreciate all you did for us.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  With gratitude!

Krista Rawlings


I want to let you know how perfect everything went.  Everything looked great!  The staff was so nice, and the food was great.  Everyone loved the food.  I am so glad we decided to go with the three cheese chicken.  All of my guests couldn't stop talking about how great everything looked.  The lighting in the ballroom, food, staff and most of all YOU!  Thank you for making our day everything we thought it would be!  You truly made our dreams come true.

Thank you,

Adriana and Rick Hicks

Dear Susan

We were extremely happy with our contact with Susan Stockwell. She was very cooperative and easy to work with.  We will be back next year!

Joliet Area Community Hospice

Hey Susan,
The wedding and reception came out beautifully.  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our special day.

Thank you again.

Stephanie Larson

My son was a guest at the Goolsby wedding reception and he just raved at how well everything was carried out. Your staff was great and the food etc. I wanted to pass this compliment along to you. Secondly, I know we have to confirm the menu for November. I will be back here Thursday and Friday and then 3 days next week. Are we in good time? I can't see Cathy Hennings until Thursday for her input. Just let me know.

Thanks Susie! Mary Fran

Dear Suzie,
OH, where to start? Well we would just like to thank you for all of the time and energy you put forth in making our wedding day come to pass! We appreciate all of your ideas, accommodations, the way you have the Ren Center running and your amount of positive energy! Thanks for everything!

Love, Christopher & Lindsay

You did a remarkable job decorating. All of your staff were very prepared, hard working and professional, very remarkable service! The ballroom was setup wonderfully and very elegant. Susie, again you and your staff could not have been more accommodating. They alleviated much of my stress because of their thorough preparation. Thanks again.


You made my day absolutely perfect and I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me. The bridal room was nice and cozy for relation when I needed alone time and your staff were so accommodating.



You were so easy to work with prior and during our event. You really fulfilled our expectations. The rooftop was very suitable for our party. Our guests were surprised to find such a wonderful area and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.


Dear Susan,
You really made me very happy making sure that my daughters special day was perfect! We are very thankful that my daughters day turned out the way that it did and for that I wish to thank you.


Dear Susie,
Everything turned out great. We had such a perfect day. Thank you for all of your help.


You did an excellent job. The staff were great and professional and so nice. Everything was excellent and perfect in every way.


Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you and your employees did to make Dean and Christina's night so special.

Thank you again

Tim and Joey Riley

I wanted to THANK YOU for everything you did for our wedding,  Tony and I never dreamed it could have been so perfect! Everything looked amazing!!! You have no idea how much I appreciate your attention to detail. I felt very fortunate to know that you would make everything run smoothly... I never worried once about how things were going. I was able to enjoy the night thanks to you!!! We had a wonderful evening. I keep telling all my friends they have to go to you!! Thanks again for making our day so special! You did an amazing job, I can't thank you enough!

Tony and Kirsten Frankovich

Susie, I just wanted to thank you! Everything was absolutely perfect. We had many, many compliments about how beautiful the facility was. The customers raved about the food and service. You did an outstanding job and were wonderful to work with. We genuinely greatly appreciate all that you did to make our daughter’s wedding a dream come true.

Sharon Trizna

Susan is the best at helping customers determine what they need and she sends the message that the customer is NUMBER 1. We will continue to refer the Renaissance Center out to people in the future because Susan always goes above and beyond to make everything PERFECT in everyway.

Major Stephen Brown

Thank you Suzie for all your hard work, time and extra effort you put towards making our wedding perfect. We all had a fantastic time. It was beautiful. Susan Stockwell is the best!

Thanks again,
Alicia and Greg Gonda

I cannot begin to thank you enough for taking such great care of everything. The reception was perfect, the food was excellent and the room was beautiful. You're a true professional. Thank you for taking care of the centerpieces and accommodating my mom's many requests! It was a pleasure working with you. You made our wedding everything I imaged. Always,

Amanda and Russell Verner

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for making our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner very special. We were all able to relax, enjoy ourselves and have a great meal. The room was perfect, the staff attentive and the food was some of the best that we ever had.

Brent and Julie Anderson

Dear Susie, Scott and I would like to thank you for helping us create a beautiful and exciting wedding and reception. We had such a blast that night. The food was wonderfully prepared and we received many compliments. Thank you for all of your extra assistance.

Trina and Scott Parker

Susan, Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into our reception. It was wonderful. Thanks again.

Joe and Mary Gallegos

Hi Susan, First thank you so much for all the hard work that you and your staff put into the Holiday Party. Everything was great and we have heard nothing but compliments about the event. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Thanks again, Laura Moore

Susan, Thank you so much for all you have done for us you really made our wedding reception wonderful. We’ll have to send you pictures. Again, thank you, we couldn’t ask for anything more.

Love Amy and Kurt

Dear Susie This note is long over due, but we wanted to thank you again for a wonderful job on coordinating our wedding reception. You and your staff were very accommodating and wonderful to work with. We are proud to have chosen the Renaissance Center. Thanks again.

April and Joe Sleyko

Dear Sue, Our reception was absolutely perfect! We had so many compliments from our guests on our choice of location and the service. Susie you of course were attentive, efficient and just plain wonderful in general. Thanks again.

Nicci and Dan Obert

Dear Susie, I honestly don’t know where to begin. I could write for hours and I still could not express how grateful I am for everything you did to make my daughters wedding reception a beautiful and memorable event. The Renaissance Center and its staff for surpassed all of my expectations. The facility was elegantly decorated and the service was impeccable. You mad ensure that even the smallest of details were attended to and as a result I didn’t have to worry about anything we could not have chosen a better location or a more talented wedding coordinator for the event. The food was also exceptional. Eric along with his staff! Should be commended our family and friends continue to make comments on just how good the food and service was that evening. Thank you for all of your hard work and your attention to every detail. I really appreciate all that you did.

Kathy McHugh

Susan, I am so sorry it took so long for me t finally sit down and write this. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my daughters wedding so wonderful. I can’t think of a single detail you missed. You truly are on the right profession! The place looked great – the food was awesome – everything fell into place and I was so calm (not an easy feat for me) knowing you were in total control. Thank you for everything you did for us – you made my daughters dream come true!

Beccie Ramuta

Susie, Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding so beautiful. You made everything run smooth and took a lot of stress off the both of us. It was greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Jeremy and Traci Newberry

Susan, Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. We could not have asked for anything more. It was an amazing day and we will recommend the Renaissance Center to all of our friends. Thank you so much.

Love Jeana and Brian

Thank you Susan for everything my family and I had such a wonderful time together in our extra special place. We appreciate your eye for detail and your fun and hard working staff.

They made our day!

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for everything you did for us. You made our wedding day memorable. Everything was beautiful. The food was wonderful. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me and said what a great idea to have the action stations. I’m so glad that you suggested that. Our wedding as a great hit and I want to thank you for helping us achieve that. Again thank you.

Sandi and Bob McVey


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