The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is a hotel wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This property is only steps away from some of the city’s top attractions, including the famous Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. Here, you will find spectacular views of the city skyline and the Chicago River from the Penthouse Ballroom. With refined function rooms and an expert events team, weddings held here are sure to be unforgettable.
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Each of this hotel’s event spaces can be customized to reflect the happy couple’s dreams. The Grand Ballroom spans over 4,300 square feet, providing ample space for extravagant events. It can accommodate 330 guests or be divided into four smaller function rooms that may be used as a ceremony site. Neutral color tones provide an ideal palette for a wide spectrum of wedding themes. On the 39th floor, the Penthouse Ballroom features dramatic views of Chicago’s skyscrapers from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Up to 180 guests can be entertained in this space. Cocktail hour can be held on the adjacent Penthouse Terrace, an open-air space that is both exhilarating and elegant. Couples who book the Penthouse Ballroom for their reception can choose to hold their ceremony there or in the Penthouse Terrace.
Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown has an attentive events team that can help you personalize your event space. The hotel can provide vendor recommendations to reduce the stress that comes with wedding planning. They have three packages available, each including catering, cake, and a champagne toast. Couples can choose between plated or buffet dining service and are welcome to attend a tasting showcase held by the hotel. The most comprehensive plan also includes late-night snacks. There are several bar options available, ranging from standard service to upgraded packages with signature cocktails.
Newlyweds receive an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s suites as part of their wedding package. Loved ones can stay in style and comfort with room blocks available for weddings. There are seven different types of guest rooms and suites, including pet-friendly rooms. During their stay, guests can explore the attractions near the hotel, such as the Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and Millennium and Grant Parks.
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All of our dj's at O'Dea Ent. have played at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront for years. The view of the Ciity from the 39th fl Pent House is breath taking. Ceremony dinner and dancing on the 39th fl and the Grand Ballroom on the 6th fl are very accessible . The caters are very helpful when working there. We look forward to doing weddings there and highly recommend this venue.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown?
- Clean Up
- Set Up
At Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- Open Bar
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- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Pet Friendly
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- Dance Floor
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