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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel is a chic wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. Situated beside the iconic Chicago River, this renovated hotel adds a dash of contemporary elegance to the Windy City’s thriving downtown district. Featuring a variety of amenities and event spaces, the property can set the scene for engagement parties, showers, ceremonies, and receptions. Owing to its central location, some of Chicago’s most famous attractions are mere footsteps away. With a superlative staff dedicated to realizing your perfect big day, this charming hotel invites you to exchange your vows in style.

Facilities and Capacity

Capable of receiving several hundred wedding-goers, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has an array of dynamic event spaces suitable for intimate and large-scale events. Ideal for “I do” moments, the Explore room treats couples and their loved ones to panoramic views of Downtown Chicago. Boasting a skylight that allows natural light to flow in, this room has floor-to-ceiling windows and plush decor. The Grand Ballroom is a delightful banquet hall that possesses over 10,000 square feet of flexible space. Brimming with sophistication, this spacious room can provide the backdrop for your wedding meal and first dance. Alternatively, the Looking Glass Ballroom can host your after-party or smaller weddings up to 100 guests. Replete with fashionable chandeliers, modish decorations, and eye-catching furniture, this space is suitable for soon-to-be newlyweds seeking a trendy reception setting. Further facilities include a rooftop bar, an indoor pool, and a fitness center.

Services Offered

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel’s certified wedding planners love to create unforgettable events that bring their clients’ wishes to life. Whether you would like a traditional or modern celebration, these professionals strive to attend to every detail of your special day. Event set-up, cleaning, bartending, catering, and access to get-ready rooms are just a few of the many services on offer. Using locally-sourced ingredients to make mouth watering dishes, the hotel’s culinary team can complement your occasion with a buffet or plated meal. A range of event items can be provided, such as chairs, tables, aisle runners, an altar, and a dance floor.

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Bridal Shower
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Bar Services
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Cocktail Reception
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Aisle Markers
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Reviews of Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

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Sarah Sent on 03/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful Ceremony Experience!

We book the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel for our wedding ceremony and wedding block just a mere 3 months before the wedding day after needing a venue change last-minute. Christine and the team at the Renaissance could not have been more accommodating! They made us feel at ease, which was hard to do during a stressful time. We hosted welcome cocktails before the ceremony in their "urban blue" room which was a spectacular experience for guests. The Renaissance even created a custom signature cocktail for us to serve, which was delicious! We then hosted the ceremony in "looking glass" which turned out beatiful. All of our guests who stayed at the block also had very nice things to say! It was a wonderful day, thanks to the Renaissance team!
Kimberly Sent on 10/30/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Service, Beautiful Venue

The team at the Renaissance was amazing! Starting with our event coordinator, every person we interacted with went above and beyond to make sure we had the most perfect weekend.

The space is beautiful; starting with an elegant, interesting venue saved us time and energy on decorating and florals.

Can not recommend the Renaissance enough as a wedding venue!
Nicole Sent on 09/21/2018
5 out of 5 rating
My husband and I live in Chicago, so when it came time to reserve a room block for our wedding we were in uncharted territory...we'd never booked a hotel room in Chicago before! We priced shopped the rates, compared locations for convenience, and narrowed it down to the Renaissance and a few others. We went on a fun date night where we went on a little hotel-bar-pub-crawl, and we absolutely fell in LOVE with the Renaissance! The chic, modern, urban vibe was exactly what we wanted for our guests. The rooms are gorgeous w/ great views, and the location being within 2 blocks of every CTA train line can't be beat. Our Group Housing Coordinator (Gloria Pol) was fantastic to work with and their online planning portal allowed us to get a full report on all guest reservations on demand. We had a TON of guests coming in from all over the world and they were very generous about adding rooms (and days) to our block as needed. The day of the wedding, the 50 person shuttle we had booked to bring our guests to the venue showed up nearly an hour late (seriously, do NOT work with Infinity Transportation) and the team at the Renaissance went into action to help all of our guests find a taxi in a timely manner. We highly recommend the Renaissance Chicago Downtown and can't wait to come back and visit on our anniversary!
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