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.
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.
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.
27 Reviews for Rivers Restaurant
Recommended by 98% of couples
4 User photos
Brittany · Married on 08/11/2018
We could not have picked a better place for a Chicago city wedding. All the staff at Rivers helped make the day absolutely perfect. The view of the city was beautiful, food was amazing, and staff were well organized. We had so many compliments from guests on the venue. I would definitely recommend Rivers to anyone planning a city wedding,Sent on 10/08/2018
Kaitlin · Married on 08/04/2018
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
Megan · Married on 06/30/2018
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
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.