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.
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:
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:
37 Reviews for River Roast
Recommended by 95% of couples
4 User photos
Katrina Jakobsze · Getting married on 10/17/2020
Amazing service at River Roast!
Alyssa at River Roast is so easy to work with! She brought up things I hadn’t even thought about and things I should be considering. The food is amazing and the service is incredible. Excited for my wedding in 2020.Sent on 09/05/2019
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
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**
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.**
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.**