Best Hotels For Weddings In Chicago

February 15, 2014 7:00 AM


While many people think of banquet halls when it comes to hosting their wedding reception, hosting your entire wedding ceremony and reception through a hotel can help to consolidate the craziness around preparing for a wedding. Using a hotel for hosting a wedding can be a great way to leave all of the details up to the staff and well-trained wedding coordinators. This can help your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and even guest room bookings go off much more smoothly. Take advantage of some of the hotels in Chicago that offer these types of all-encompassing wedding accommodations and make sure your special day is full of having fun rather than stressing out about the little details.

(Credit: Conrad Chicago Hotel's Facebook)

(Credit: Conrad Chicago Hotel’s Facebook)

Conrad Chicago
521 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 645-1500

Conrad Chicago is able to host receptions and ceremonies with its diverse accommodations. The Terrace offers a beautiful cityscape to act as a backdrop for a rehearsal dinner, while the ballroom space can hold up to 180 people for a 3,388-square-foot venue for a reception dinner. Wedding packages are available to allow the Conrad Chicago team to assist with everything to make the wedding go smoothly from beginning to end. Guests will have a wide variety of suites to choose from, whether it’s the suites featuring a Lake Michigan view or a specialty honeymoon suite for the bride and groom.



Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 960-8500

The décor featured at Hotel Monaco Chicago offers much more personality than your standard banquet hall-style look. The same can be said for the food offered for the reception, with Chef Roger Waysok offering cuisine with a sophisticated flair and signature look. Wedding packages are offered for every price point to cater towards each couple’s unique style with a wedding expert that will strive to make your event unique. There are even some great room block options to ensure your wedding guests are taken care of, with the ability to block off six to 25 rooms for your wedding event.

Omni Chicago Hotel
676 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-6664

The location of this hotel makes for a coveted venue on the Magnificent Mile. Guests can take in the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the Chagall and Picasso ballrooms for the reception. With the ability to host up to 160 guests with ease, it’s a guarantee of a good time to be had by all. For all couples booking a wedding at Omni Hotels & Resorts, there is a free complimentary honeymoon stay at one of the sister hotels. Couples can choose from Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas, Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort, Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort or Omni Mount Washington Resort.

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The Allerton Hotel Chicago
701 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-1500

The Allerton Hotel offers a twist of traditional and modern style to make its event spaces stand out from the rest. There are spaces to host rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions and whatever else you might require to make your wedding complete. A favorite for many weddings has been the Buckingham Ballroom, which features panoramic views of the city. Because of the unique layout of the differing event spaces, The Allerton Hotel can accommodate between 50 to 200 guests.

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 W. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 372-7200

If you’re looking for a hotel that can accommodate an extra large wedding with a grand look of sophistication, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel will definitely not disappoint. The Grand Ballroom can seat up to 1,100 guests for a reception to really impress, while the Chicago Skyline Terrace can accommodate up to 450 for a reception or cocktail space to go above and beyond. The wedding package options offer custom catering, personalized services and professional wedding and party planners to make your day extra special. Booking guest rooms to coincide with your event can be done with ease through your designated wedding coordinator or even with a few simple clicks through the online booking tool.

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Sara Lugardo is a professional writer out of Chicago, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication and is currently working on her Master’s. Her work can be found on

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