The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel offers a wedding venue and event space in Chicago, Illinois. The ballroom space provides a location full of character and glamour. Enjoy sports memorabilia, vintage decor and luxary suites.
Facilities and Capacity
This architectural landmark provides many different event spaces that feature 19th century details. The glass stained windows line the ballroom, while marble staircases and wood carvings decorate every inch of the space. Enjoy views of Millennium Park with up to 250 guests. Couples can also choose to host their event in nontraditional spaces like a reimagined basketball court. Their spaces include:
The wedding planning team at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel are there to arrange the details for you. They will provide setup and cleanup while you enjoy your day. Your entertainment will have convenient access to lighting and sound capabilities. Couples can also take advantage of a bridal suite, accommodations and event rentals.
Rooms and suites are available for you and your guests. You’ll enjoy luxury amenities and vintage-inspired furnishings in every room.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Melissa Flanagan · Getting married on 07/25/2020
Chicago Athletic Association
We met with Budi and he was extremely friendly and gave a great tour of the venue. We had all of our questions answered and was able to put a week hold on our preferred date. The venue is BEAUTIFUL and we cannot wait to continue planning our wedding with him!Sent on 05/31/2019
Nmevans25 · Married on 07/20/2019
Beautiful, all-inclusive, incredible food and experience.
I chose the CAA because of the Windy City Ballroom (overlooking Millenium park with floor to ceiling windows that open), the beautiful deco aesthetic that required no decorations, the co-location with a hotel, and the size for my 150 guest count. I worked with Mari Gordan and Buhdi Tanzil, who were wonderful from start to finish. The hotel was very accommodating and the food was the best wedding food I've ever had. The staff was supportive and hard working, never leaving a wine glass empty, and we could see the Navy Pier fireworks from the ballroom windows. It was perfect.Sent on 09/10/2019
susan · Married on 03/24/2017
Amazing! We hosted our daughter and son in law's wedding at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel this past weekend. I can't say enough about this wonderful venue.Mari Gordon and her staff ( Katie, Mary, Betty, Liza and John) went beyond our expectations. They were organized, kind and extremely professional. Our guests raved about their stay at the CAA and could not believe the outstanding meal and service during the wedding ceremony and reception. I do not view this venue as a typical hotel wedding experience. Each member of the team made our guests feel special and appreciated in a way I have not seen before. They went above and beyond! Meal accommodations were made for the reception along with making sure older guests had comfortable seating. The entire staff was delightful and helpful throughout the twelve months planning process and on the wedding day. It's rare to find a venue or business that has every member of the team with the same outstanding qualities. Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has mastered this for sure!Sent on 03/31/2017
Mari Gordon and her staff continued to reach out before the wedding asking how they could help. They sent up director chairs to our daughter's room along with coffee and tea on the morning of the wedding day so she could relax with her bridesmaids and get her hair and make up done while overlooking a beautiful view of millennium park and the lake. It was magical! They treat each guest with kindness and respect and know how to make you feel very special during your stay and especially during the wedding planning and on the special day. You would have thought we were the only guests in the hotel for an event.
We looked at many places in the downtown area and I am grateful for the CAA's outstanding service. The wedding meal was AMAZING! If you are looking for an outstanding, experienced, sweet and professional staff with a five star meal for your wedding, you should consider The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. It's a gem!