Our Story

When owner Daniel Michael walked into Evanston’s North Shore Hotel, it was just another run of the mill inspection - checking for electrical safety, getting a feel for the neighborhood, meeting the current owners, etcetera. That is until he opened the doors to the ballroom...

When he did, he immediately stopped and turned to his son Jeff with a sudden realization - he and his wife had celebrated their wedding in the space over four decades before! Being one of the first to be married in the ballroom back in the 1960’s, it warmed his heart and sparked the Michaels’ final decision to purchase, resurrect and expand the magnificent space.

It truly is a labor of love!