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Porter Kitchen & Deck

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Located in the new 54-story skyscraper on the edge of the Chicago River, Porter Kitchen & Deck features classic American cuisine in an elegant and relaxed setting.

Overlooking the Chicago River and filled with freshly modern, yet warm decor, Porter Kitchen & Deck is the perfect place to host your next event. The Riverside Patio (located on Porter's main, lower level) with amazing river and city views. The indoor space includes an intimate private dining room, plus a number of additional private and semi-private spaces for groups of 15 to 400.

Punch Stand is a vibrant al fresco experience, located on the mezzanine level outdoor deck at Porter, featuring
a selection of summer punch cocktails and “picnic bites” menu. Offering breathtaking views of the city, Punch
Stand is a unique and sought-after location for your celebration!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7+

Describe your venue:

Restaurant
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
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  • Alyssa
    Alyssa Married on 06/18/2022
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    A true, laid back but classy city wedding with beautiful views and great food

    Our experience having our afternoon wedding at the Porter Kitchen and Deck was amazing!

    Here were some of the high points:
    - Food: They have a varied and delicious menu. They are also very accommodating of food sensitivities and requirements, and were happy to make substitutions at our request.
    - Organization: We planned our entire wedding from a different country, and the Porter team (particularly Laura, who organized events) made it quite easy. They were always responsive, and provided exactly the information and feedback that we needed. The day of staff was amazing and helpful throughout the day.
    - Location: The Porter is right on the Chicago river. There were boats going by all day, and our guests loved waing to them from the outdoor patio.
    - Decor: We did not spend any money on flowers or decorations, because the Porter already looks great. The restaurant is fairly new, so their sleek design feels modern and cool.
    - Price: The food and beverage minimum for Porter was significantly lower than similar venues in Chicago. This let us stay in our budget much better than any other place we looked at.

    There were only a couple minor issues that weren't really a big problem:
    - Parking: There is a parking lot at the building, but guests have to pay ahead online, which was a little tough for the older folks. We eventually had people do this through SpotHero because the parking manager was unresponsive. This is a different company from Porter, so they can't really control it. However the location is very public transit and rideshare friendly, and those people who DID book parking online had a very easy time arriving.
    - Schedule: The food did come out slightly off of our designated schedule. The food was out around 10 minutes late and the desserts were put out earlier than we had agreed. This wasn't a huge deal as the desserts were delicious and it worked fine witht he overall schedule. But if you have a very specific minute-by-minute schedule that you want to keep, I would just be very clear with the Porter about that and I am sure they can follow it.

    Overall, the Porter is a great wedding choice! They made everything as easy for us as possible, and we ended up with exactly the wedding day we wanted!
  • Sarah
    Sarah C. Married on 06/22/2019
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    Wonderful Rehearsal Dinner

    We held our rehearsal dinner at Porter Kitchen & Deck and had a great experience. The team there was very helpful with answering all of our questions and helping us fill out a menu for the evening. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the food exceeded our expectations. We had a great evening here!
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150 N Riverside Plaza Chicago, IL, 60606
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