Weddings

River Roast

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   42 reviews
$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

About

$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 230 guests

River Roast is a waterfront restaurant wedding reception venue located in Chicago, Illinois. Nestled within the downtown area with views overlooking the glistening Chicago river, this lively social house exudes both style and comfort. Specializing in handcrafted tavern-inspired American cuisine, it is the ideal location for you and your guests to sit down for an unforgettable meal.

Facilities and Capacity

Situated within the historic Reid and Murdoch building, this spacious location has six different indoor and outdoor venues for you to choose from. From intimate gatherings with your nearest and dearest to tremendous gatherings of up to 1,000 guests, there’s room for everyone. Depending on your needs, stylistic approach, and time of year, these spaces can also be customized to create separate areas for dining and dancing. For smaller get-togethers, there is also a secluded veranda and dock available for you to host private cocktail receptions or dinners.

Services Offered

Be it formal or casual celebrations, the talented staff at River Roast is committed to helping every couple realize their own unique vision. Dedicated to exceptional service, this team has an impeccable eye for detail when it comes to planning weddings. With a wealth of event planning experience, they will help you craft a complete reception timeline to make sure your special day runs smoothly. From designing the perfect seating plan to providing audio-visual equipment, they strive to make your day as stress-free as possible. Their range of services include:

  • Event planning
  • Wedding decor
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Dance floor setup
  • Valet parking

Cuisine

With a scumptuous menu created by Executive Chef, Cedric Harden, Riverside Roast specializes in serving contemporary American dishes with a focus on elegantly delectable presentations. From the four-hour brunch option to the full three-course Royalist menu, there is a range of customizable dining packages to choose from. Popular dishes include slow-roasted pork loin, the signature chicken breast, and Jake Melnic’s famous wings. Whatever your palate, expert culinary staff will work with you one-to-one to construct a full menu that meet your needs. Whether you are looking for the wedding cake of your dreams or an array of late-night snacks, they are here to help. There is also a full bar selection and service staff are on-hand to make sure empty plates are cleared and champagne glasses are kept full. Other cuisine-related options include:

  • Tastings
  • Hors d’oeuvres packages
  • Snack and stationed options
  • Complimentary votive candles and menu cards

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?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

230

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Event Planner
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November

42 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Steve S. Getting married on 05/08/2022
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    Exceptional Experience

    Alyssa and the staff bent over to make our reception and dinner very special amid Covid 19 restrictions. Everything could not have gone better, food was exceptional and service was top notch!! Could not be more appreciative of everything they did for us as a couple and our group the night of the event.
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    Kevin K. Married on 04/08/2021
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    One of a Kind Experience

    River Roast and their entire team made our dreams come true - even during a pandemic. Alyssa R. was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy for us to plan. River Roast was incredibly flexible and accommodating while we changed dates and plans during such a challenging time, and we could not have been more thrilled with how our wedding turned out. You can't beat River Roast's location, its patio is gorgeous and the inside is stunning, too. All the staff are professional, and the food is top notch - all our guests raved about it. Don't pass up the chance to host your wedding at River Roast!
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    Tina H. Married on 10/23/2020
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    5 Star Service - Couldn't Have Asked for More!

    We booked River Roast for our COVID-forced last minute rescheduled wedding. I could not have asked for a better experience! Alyssa handled EVERYTHING! From sourcing new vendors (florals, cake, music) to rolling out the red carpet for our tasting (still drooling over the food) to fully executing our vision, she was so incredible to work with. From the views (stunning), to the service (top notch), to the food (*to DIE for), our guests raved about their experience! Everyone was so impressed with how we were able to pull off such an incredible last minute re-scheduled event, but it would not have been possible without Alyssa. I would recommend RR ten times over - 5 stars all around here!!

Awards

  • 42
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Meaghan & John
    89 photos · 06/08/2019
  • Valerie & Kenneth
    35 photos · 02/09/2019

Deals

River Roast 1
Gift

Book your Wedding at River Roast on a Sunday in 2020 and receive two ROUND-TRIP airline tickets! **Expires December 31, 2020. Must be booked on a Sunday, excludes previously booked events. Group size must be 75+. Airline tickets presented as visa gift card, value up to $1,200. Must mention this promo at time of booking**

River Roast 2
Discount

Package Includes Five-Hour reception: Three-course dinner menu featuring salad; Entree and wedding cake; Four-hour beer and wine package; Wine service with dinner and a champagne toast; and custom designed wedding cake! For more information email: rrevents@levyrestaurants.com or call 312-527-1417 **Menus are subject to 21% service charge and 11.5% sales tax. All prices are subject to change, not submit to previous bookings.**

Pricing

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Map

315 North LaSalle Street Chicago, IL, 60654
312-527-1417
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River Roast frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at River Roast?

River Roast includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At River Roast, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

River Roast includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At River Roast, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at River Roast includes:
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of River Roast in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by River Roast for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at River Roast for wedding events?

River Roast offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does River Roast offer?

River Roast offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does River Roast offer for wedding events?

River Roast offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend River Roast and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

River Roast is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does River Roast offer?

River Roast currently offers 1 gift promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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