Larry and Renee Gualdoni opened 176 West Catering and Banquets in 2001, building a reputation for wonderful food at reasonable prices including their renowned roast beef and fried chicken. Today, Chef Juan Guzman and co-owner Patty Vinsel, take pride in serving delicious homemade meals using the freshest, highest quality ingredients prepared just for your event. 176 West continues to receive rave reviews.

Unlike other banquet facilities, 176 West serves only one banquet at a time. From the largest wedding to the smallest, most intimate retirement event, each banquet receives their undivided attention and friendly, personalized service.

176 West can accommodate up to 450 guests for weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, showers or funerals. Of course the banquet hall can also be configured for more intimate events of as few as 50 guests. They offer a variety of menu options from buffet packages to family style or plated dinners. 176 West is proud of the tradition of providing only the finest quality food and service.

Patty expressed how happy and grateful they were to be booked for most Fridays and Saturdays into November, and encouraged Joliet Chamber members to call and book their event with 176 West! If you would like to contact 176 West, visit their website at, call Patty Vinsel for an appointment at (815) 730-1060 or email her at For Spanish call Juan Guzman at (779) 435-9684.