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.
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.
17 Reviews for Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North
Recommended by 97% of couples
Ashley H. · Married on 02/15/2020
Incredible service, food, and drinks!
I could not recommend a wedding venue more than the Hotel Palomar. From the minute that we met Allison and her team, my husband and I were treated like actual royalty. The team’s attention to detail was incredible and shined through even in our first meeting. Not only did we receive a detailed tour of the ballroom, hotel, and guest rooms but we left with a goodie bag of cookies with a handwritten note from the Executive Chef congratulating us on our engagement!Sent on 07/19/2020
The food is unbelievable and is sure to wow your guests. The menu choices are very expansive which meant we got to choose items that aren’t often seen at other weddings. Hot tip: the red wine braised short ribs were life-changing.
The bar was also spectacular - good quality liquor choices and well made drinks by the bartenders.
But the service, my goodness this might be the best part. I am the sort of person with endless questions and Allison was incredibly patient and responsive throughout the entire planning process. Also, during the entire wedding weekend the in-room dining and housekeeping teams took outstanding care of everyone in our room block.
There was legitimately nothing that I would change about our wedding day because of the incredible care and hard work put in by the Hotel Palomar team! Choosing to host your wedding at the Palomar should be a no-brainer.
Royal Sonesta Hotel Chicago River North's reply:Ashley, you are too sweet and were so great to work with! I will be sure to share your kind and thoughtful praise with our hotel team - from the F&B operation to our housekeeping team, we love hosting weddings and I'm grateful we got to work together to pull off such a beautiful and fun celebration for you & your friends and family!! -Allison
Jennifer · Married on 04/26/2019
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.Sent on 03/07/2019
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.
Andre N. · Married on 01/05/2019
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.Sent on 07/09/2019
I really can't thank these people enough and i would definitely recommend this place.
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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!