Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North

505 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North

Royal Sonesta Chicago River North is a hotel wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This contemporary hotel features stylish event spaces and guestrooms that reflect the trendy River North neighborhood. Nestled in downtown Chicago, this venue is tucked away within walking distance of local attractions like Navy Pier and Millennium Park. With spaces and packages available for intimate weddings and grand celebrations, couples and their guests are sure to have a memorable experience here.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers modern and elegant event spaces that encompass the energy of the city and provide a private and exclusive setting for weddings. Its function rooms feature sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and glimpses of the river. The venue’s largest event space, Gallery Ballroom, spans 2,400 feet and blends glamour and sophistication. This romantic ballroom boasts high ceilings that are decorated with crystal chandeliers. A gold and neutral color palette gives the space a warm vibe, and floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the surrounding city. This room can accommodate 180 guests for a seated dining experience or up to 230 for a cocktail reception. An attached terrace adds extra space for guests to mingle. The 17th Floor Fresco Terrace is an ideal backdrop for intimate outdoor events. This exclusive space transforms from day to night with gentle lighting and is suitable for up to 60 attendees. Additionally, couples can reserve the hotel restaurant for their cocktail hour or a laid-back reception.

Services Offered

Royal Sonesta Chicago River North offers wedding packages to accommodate each couple’s unique needs. Their staff provides support throughout the planning process to ensure no detail is overlooked. Soon-to-be newlyweds can personalize their experience by including catering services, a room block, and a selection of decor for their event. The hotel’s culinary team creates custom menus that include courses like hors d’oeuvres, soup or salad, an entree, and cake. Couples and their guests can enjoy a prosecco toast, signature cocktail, bar service for the reception, and wine with dinner.

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17 Reviews for Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.9
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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer · Married on 04/26/2019

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

    Fantastic Customer Service

    Lindsey at Hotel Palomar is fantastic! We booked a block through Hotel Palomar for our April wedding and she is one of the most responsive vendors we have worked with.

    She was very accommodating with the block and was great about answering all our questions (since we've never done a hotel block before). Hotel Palomar is a BEAUTIFUL hotel and the rooms are cozy and welcoming.

    Also, it is in one of the best areas of the city so it is a great place to send your friends and family. They have so many options in walking distance from their hotel.

    Thank you to Lindsey for making the process an easy and stress-free part of the wedding planning process.

    Sent on 03/07/2019
  • Andre

    Andre N. · Married on 01/05/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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    Couldn't be any happier

    We started planning for our wedding 4 months prior to the wedding date. It was very challenging and we had no idea how to organize everything in such a short time. We saw few vendors before we ended up walking into the Kimpton. The moment we entered the hotel and met Alexa we knew that this is the place we want to have our wedding at. The hotel is very nice and the ballroom was just perfect for our 120 guests. The staff was phenomenal and we had unlimited help whenever we asked for it. Alexa helped us with all the tiny details and she was very thorough. Prior to our big day she made sure to cover all the details that we didn't even knew existed. Every singly guest who was at our wedding commented on how beautiful the venue was and how awesome the staff was.
    I really can't thank these people enough and i would definitely recommend this place.

    Sent on 07/09/2019

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Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$13,915 - $17,599
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware

Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North Price Rates

Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Hotel
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

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Team of Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North

Allison Shuldhiess

Allison Shuldhiess

Director of Catering

With years of wedding event experience I am here to help create the perfect day for you and all your guests! From the moment we connect, through the planning process, and into the day of your celebration I am here to help advise, plan, and communicate all your needs within the hotel. You can rest assured that we will handle the heavy lifting so you can relax and enjoy your day!

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