River Roast is a local riverside restaurant and wedding venue in Chicago, Illinois. This Chicagoland favorite offers couples with a modern and relaxed venue for their wedding reception. Suited for both formal and casual affairs, River Roast provides exceptional service and stunning venue space for every wedding style and season. Whether you’re planning an intimate dinner of 10 or a party of hundreds, River Roast will ensure your special day is unforgettable. They provide a fine dining experience but serve authentic regional pub fare, providing both comfort and luxury to your wedding guests. There is no better place to celebrate “I do” than at River Roast.
Facilities and Capacity
River Roast offers six indoor and outdoor venue spaces for the wedding of all styles and sizes. The restaurant can seat approximately 1,000 guests in total, separating spaces to provide more intimate settings for dinner and dancing. The venue overlooks the Chicago River with views and reflections of the city’s skyline. Outside River Roast you may host your cocktail reception or intimate dinner on their private veranda and dock. All event spaces can be fully customized to suit your wedding day style, guest count, and visions.
River Roast offers the utmost professionalism and attention to detail when hosting wedding parties. The culinary and event staff will work with you one on one to plan a menu, a reception timeline, and visual elements that serve your overall plan. They offer fully custom meal options as well as premium bar service. Complimentary dance floor and beverage package upgrades are available for Sunday weddings. Services include:
River Roast serves an eclectic selection of modern American pub favorites. Entrees from both land and sea, including roasted pig and lamb leg, provide guests with a unique dining experience that adds to the fun of your big day. Hearty Midwestern flavors and homemade desserts set River Roast apart from other restaurant venues in Chicago. In addition to their custom four-course meals, you will receive a variety of draft beers, wine, and cold-brewed cocktails to serve.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Danielle · Married on 06/20/2015
The venue is beautiful. Everyone enjoyed the cocktail hour on the veranda over looking the Chicago River. The food is outstanding and the service was perfect. So happy we chose to have our wedding here it was a beautiful evening!Sent on 07/10/2015
Donna · Married on 08/18/2018
Hosted our daughter’s rehearsal dinner at the River Roast and would highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a venue that offers great views, wonderful food and amazing service from planning the event through the event itself. Would not change a thing!!Sent on 08/27/2018
Jennifer · Married on 07/27/2018
Words cannot express how happy my husband and I are with how everything turned out at River Roast for our July wedding. The venue speaks for itself being on the river with the skyline all around it, but the experience there is unlike any other. Alyssa is amazing at her job. She is so positive, organized, and made us feel comfortable during the stress of wedding planning. She quickly responded to every email and answered every question in an extremely timely manor. Alyssa truly is the best! On the day of the wedding, the event staff was remarkable. Everyone was so accommodating the entire evening. We also received many compliments from our guests on the food! The southern chicken sliders were the biggest hit! Thank you Alyssa and River Roast for everything- we cannot wait to visit for many years to come!Sent on 09/01/2018
River Roast Price Rates
Your big day doesn't have to end on Saturday! Keep the celebration going with a post-wedding brunch at River Roast.
**Expires December 31, 2019. Must be booked on a Saturday or Sunday and applicable only with River Roast's Wedding Brunch Package. Excludes previously booked events.
Book your Wedding at River Roast on a Sunday in 2019 and receive two ROUND-TRIP airline tickets! **Expires December 31, 2019. 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**
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" email@example.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.**