Congress Plaza Hotel

520 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Congress Plaza Hotel

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.

Services Offered

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.

Location

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.

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7 Reviews for Congress Plaza Hotel

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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  • User4489188 · 2+ years ago

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    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
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    Ashley · Married on 08/18/2012

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    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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Congress Plaza Hotel FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Linens, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 5.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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  • 520 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL, 60605 See on map
    312-584-3110 (Phone number)

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