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Rivers Restaurant

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
28 reviews
$19k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$19k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

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
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

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

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

28 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Sammy Married on 05/28/2022
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    Location, food, service = perfect

    Absolutely stunning venue. Many guests commented how expensive our wedding must have been at this location... but it actually cost less than 1/3 of the price they guessed! That's how amazing everything was. Our whole experience leading up to the wedding with Dan was fantastic. Dan made sure we had everything we needed for a successful rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception. He had recommended vendors for DJ, production, and rentals which made our day of event schedule so much easier because many vendors had worked with Rivers in the past. Dan was also there day of the event and was a joy to work with. The true hero of the day was the manager Kelley who made sure everything was taken care of for the bride and groom and our wedding party. The weather was perfect for a late-May wedding and the river setting was stunning, especially at sunset. Not to mention the food, which was OUTSTANDING... including appetizers, salad, and dinner. I am still overwhelmed with how perfect everything was. The food, the service, the location, the staff. Thank you, Rivers!
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    Brittany Married on 08/11/2018
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    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,
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    Kaitlin Married on 08/04/2018
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    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!

Awards

  • 28
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Amanda & Rob
    66 photos · 09/23/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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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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Map

30 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, IL, 60606
3125591515
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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 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in average response time.

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