Choosing a venue for your dream wedding often brings many challenges. Is it elegant enough? Does it have a garden or terrace? Will a small wedding fit in here and not feel too spacious? Luckily, there are some amazing Chicago Hotel Wedding Venues that stand out from the crowd for your luxurious day. Let me tell you about them!
Five Grand and Luxurious Chicago Hotel Wedding Venues
Waldorf Astoria Chicago
Inspired by 1920s Paris, Waldorf Astoria is located at 11 E Walton and offers many great amenities and two venues available to rent for your wedding. Waldorf Astoria’s first venue is the Sinclair Ballroom which features jeweled chandeliers, silk-covered walls, custom-draped floor-to-ceiling windows, an intimate outdoor terrace, and 2,294 square feet of space, and the ability to host 160 guests. With dazzling chandeliers and elegant decor, the Sinclair Ballroom makes for a timeless setting! The second venue, the Hemingway Salon, features dramatic chandeliers, floor-to-ceiling windows, a European-styled courtyard, and 924 square feet with the ability to accommodate up to 125 guests. This venue has a modern atmosphere, perfect for a more minimalist couple. Waldorf Astoria also provides complete custom catering services, a wedding cake, room discounts, and spa services!
The Drake Hotel Chicago
The Drake Hotel is located at 140 East Walton place and has four different venues to choose from. Offering 6,838 square feet, their Gold Coast room is the largest ballroom at this location and can fit up to 900 guests! The Grand Ballroom was originally built in the 1920s and offered 5,214 square feet with a max of 500 guests. The French Room is suited with a modern touch, with the French Room’s hand-crafted ceiling and hand-painted column molding.
Depending on the configuration, the Drake Hotel can host 350 guests. The Drake Hotel’s last venue is the Camellia Room, featuring a bright and airy atmosphere. This venue can host up to 200 guests. Additionally, it has been recently remodeled to feature crystal-beaded chandeliers, wall sconces, trellis patterned wall covering, marble tile floor, deep blues and golds, and more! The Drake Hotel is proud to completely customize your wedding details while offering complete catering services to fulfill your needs.
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
The Four Seasons Hotel offers its Grand Ballroom, Delaware, Walton, LaSalle, and State Room for events and weddings. The venues, paired with experienced wedding coordinators, promise a picture-perfect day. They also have more intimate locations in Lakeview, their Boardroom, Author Suite, Oak, and Eighth-floor lounge. Four Seasons offers several excellent wedding packages, bringing along their expert culinary team to cater your event.
Their Enchantment package includes a four-hour hosted select bar, a variety of passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a three-course chicken entree dinner, and Four Seasons red and white wine inclusions. The Bliss package includes all the same except for the ability to pick your choice of the table side entree. Lastly, the Magnificent package consists of a five-hour hosted select bar, a selection of two reception stations, a variety of passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a four-course dinner with a choice of entree, and premium red and white wine with dinner!
The Gwen Chicago
Located at 521 North Rush Street, The Gwen is set in a historic McGraw-Hill building and has all the glamor and style you need in a wedding venue! With classic and modern decor, on-site full-service catering, a 3,000-square-foot terrace, and indoor and outdoor spaces, The Gwen is a brilliant wedding venue. It offers dedicated wedding specialists to help you get your perfect wedding day! They have several venue options ranging from 400 square feet to 3,800! Their venues include the Gallery Ballroom, Galleries One, Two, and Three, with the ability to combine them, the Gallery office, 6th-floor pre-function, Renaissance, Impressionist Boardroom, Neoclassical, Baroque, Realism, Abstract, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, The Grand Salon (and North and South additions), The Lounge, and finally, the Grand Salon Foyer! Alongside the many venues, The Gwen also has a range of customizable wedding packages!
Ritz Carlton Chicago
Ritz Carlton is an elegant venue that can be found at 160 E Pearson Street. The Ritz Carlton features several wedding venues and wedding packages. Additionally, they appoint you a dedicated wedding advisor to ensure your wedding day goes smoothly. Their ceremony and reception venues include the Ritz Carlton ballroom, St. Clair, the Lakeside room, Seneca, and the rooftop at Torali. Meanwhile, the wedding packages, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and Topaz, include on-site catering of a plated dinner, custom wedding cake, passed canopies, and a beverage package. Their higher packages include even more extras!
Chicago Hotel Wedding Venues
Each of these Chicago hotel wedding venues offers something unique for every dream wedding. Above all else, they will all serve you and strive to make your day absolutely perfect! No matter if you want a large grand ballroom or an intimate terrace wedding. There is a Chicago hotel wedding venue to fit your dream!
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