Rivers Restaurant

30 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Rivers Restaurant

Rivers Restaurant is a modern wedding venue in Chicago, Illinois. The venue welcomes parties to sit down, relax and enjoy a meal together. With over 20 years of experience, its staff strives for hospitality perfection with every event they serve.

Facilities and Capacity

Rivers Restaurant can host groups of up to 250. A simply stunning location in which to exchange vows or celebrate an alfresco dinner reception, the venue’s patio welcomes sizable gatherings. Couples can say “I do” surrounded by the towering figures of Chicago’s iconic skyline as the river flows by swiftly behind them. This outdoor space is also covered, allowing parties to enjoy the fresh air no matter what the weather. Inside, the restaurant invites smaller dinner parties to break bread together in a setting that is warm and welcoming. The venue features natural materials such as exposed brickwork and textured plaster, creating an atmosphere that is cozy. Ceremonies can also be hosted indoors, in a room festooned with light drapery to create a scene straight from a fairy-tale. The venue includes furniture, such as tables and chairs, ensuring that everyone is comfortable throughout the evening. Parking is available for guests arriving from out of town. Due to the restaurant’s extremely central location, there is also a wide range of accommodation options nearby for after the celebrations have ended.

Services Offered

The staff of Rivers Restaurant welcomes parties with open arms. They can help to set everything up for couples and clean up the party after the last guest has left. This allows newlyweds to focus on enjoying their night, without worrying about its details. The event planning team will work with to-be-weds in the run-up to their event, ensuring every aspect of the night is taken care of. On the day itself, the in-house catering team includes waiters and bartenders who delight in providing quality service to guests.

Cuisine

Rivers Restaurant offers dining that will delight hungry wedding parties. Its menus include buffet dishes such as gruyere stuffed mushroom and succulent beef tenderloin medallions. After their meal has been enjoyed parties can wash it down with a premium drink from the bar.

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27 Reviews for Rivers Restaurant

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kaitlin · Married on 08/04/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We hosted our August wedding reception at Rivers and it was amazing! I cannot say enough good things about the atmosphere, food, staff, etc. We heard multiple times from our guests how great the food was. We also did a late night snack which was a huge hit! We had about ~190 guests and the outside patio hosted everyone perfectly for dinner. We migrated inside after dinner where our band was set-up. I was a bit nervous about the space fitting a band and all of our guests, but it worked out perfectly! Overall, it was a great fit for our wedding and would recommend it to other brides in Chicago!

    Sent on 10/05/2018
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    Megan · Married on 06/30/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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    After very quickly deciding the "type" of wedding we wanted, I instantly knew that Rivers was the perfect place for our wedding after seeing it. For what you get, which is the entire restaurant inside and out, top quality food and service, and various food and drink package choices, it's worth every penny. Our wedding was 3+ months ago, and our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was and how delicious the food was. If you want a wedding with a true downtown Chicago feel, Rivers will not disappoint and will wow your guests!

    Sent on 10/08/2018

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Rivers Restaurant FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4500.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 40.00
  • 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?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Restaurant
    Winery
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Set Up
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January

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    Rivers is always a pleasure to work with and their planner Taylor makes everything an easy and enjoyable process. With one of our favorite Chicago venue locations along the river, Rivers has a beautiful night view perfect for any wedding or reception. Rivers is also very vendor friendly with an extremely easy load in and flexible setup times. With their great staff, amazing planner, and beautiful location; Rivers is one of our preferred venues in Chicago and we could not recommend them enough.

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  • 30 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL, 60606 See on map
    312-883-9440 (Phone number)
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Rivers Restaurant frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Rivers Restaurant?

Rivers Restaurant includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

Rivers Restaurant includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Rivers Restaurant, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Rivers Restaurant includes:

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

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

The space offered by Rivers Restaurant for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Restaurant
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Rivers Restaurant for wedding events?

Rivers Restaurant offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Rivers Restaurant offer?

Rivers Restaurant offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Rivers Restaurant offer for wedding events?

Rivers Restaurant offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Rivers Restaurant have available for wedding events?

Rivers Restaurant offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

Rivers Restaurant is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5.0 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.