Congress Plaza Hotel is a modern hotel wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This historic landmark is situated near Grant Park and offers stunning views of Lake Michigan. This hotel has played host to many notable individuals such as foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and select presidents of the United States. From the moment they step in, couples and their guests will be able to enjoy an opulent atmosphere. The lobby boasts marble features and chandeliers, while the carefully-curated suites invite overnight guests to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating stay. Each room is appointed with a plethora of amenities, ensuring that clients are well taken care of. For events, couples and their guests will be able to enjoy the gorgeous Gold Room, which emanates a rich, welcoming ambiance.
Facilities and Capacity
Congress Plaza Hotel is an enduring historic location that features versatile event room options for betrothed couples to choose from. There are 23 stunning areas that are available for various occasions. The famous Gold Room is able to accommodate up to 400 guests for an elegant and formal occasion. When booking this room, couples will also have the option of using the Rendezvous Space for a cocktail hour. Meanwhile, the Florentine Room is suitable for slightly smaller celebrations, allowing a capacity of up to 300 individuals for ceremonies and 180 for receptions. Smaller rooms such as the Francis, Belmont, or Plaza rooms are also offered, all of which have a beautiful view of the city skyline.
Congress Plaza Hotel offers a selection of services for couples who book their wedding in one of the aforementioned event spaces. Couples will avail of assistance with wedding planning, complimentary menu and cake tastings, full catering solutions, dietary-restriction-friendly dishes, and discounted group rates. Should prospective clients have further inquiries, they are encouraged to reach out to the wedding team at the venue.
This hotel is located just off of South Michigan Avenue, across from East Congress Plaza Drive. The Van Buren Street train stop is a few minutes away on foot, and the Harrison metro stop is a five-minute to the west of the event space. The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is nestled across the street, as is the Fine Arts Building.
8 Reviews for Congress Plaza Hotel
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Cathleen · Married on 08/18/2018
Where do we begin to try to put in to words how much we loved our Cocktail Hour and Reception in the historic and exquisite Gold Room. Ruthie Howard and her amazing team handled everything down to the last detail with precision! The hotel was the perfect location for our guests to stay, and our "downtown" wedding could not have been more beautiful. We highly recommend The Congress Plaza Hotel for your event. Our wedding was compared to a Royal Wedding time and again and we felt like royalty enjoying this spectacular location with amazing views and the ornate history and granduer of our amazing city surrounding us. Ruthie,we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our weekend spent in your beautiful hotel ( Suite 400!! Incredible!!!) and the reception in the Gold Room will never be forgotten. BRAVO!!! A JOB VERY WELL DONE!!!Sent on 08/22/2018
User4489188 · 2+ years ago
The best wedding venue in Chicago. Ashleigh, out hotel wedding coordinator was amazing, and always responsive. Little things are always going to pop up in the planning and execution of a wedding, and she took care of every detail quickly and efficiently. The wedding day went off without a hitch. The food was excellent, service amazing, and the beauty of the Gold Room is indescribable. The guest rooms were completely satisfactory, clean, roomy, and the housekeeping staff bent over backwards for our requests. We didn't want the weekend to end, it was magical.Sent on 10/20/2014
Ashley · Married on 08/18/2012
Debra Sample was our wedding coordinator who was the best! She was our go-to for everything. She answered all of our questions in a timely manner. We had our ceremony in the Florentine Room and our reception in the Gold Room. Both rooms looked amazing. The food was great. If we wanted to change something in our package, she was great. My in-laws are from out town and they emailed her with questions about the rehearsal dinner. She was extremely friendly and receptive to them as well. I cannot say enough good things about her. She reassured everyone that everything would go off without a hitch and it did. We had a sundae bar. My mom and I cannot have ice cream so she had an assistant go out and get us frozen yogurt. A guest at our wedding had a stroke and she handled it with such ease that half of our guests didn't even know that that happened during dinner. She was amazing. The rooms were amazing. It has the elegant feel of the old hotels without the gigantic price tag.Sent on 01/16/2013
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