The Sheraton Grand Chicago is a hotel wedding venue located along the Chicago River in Chicago, Illinois. The full-service hotel is a convenient location to host all your wedding events, including the ceremony and reception, while accommodating your guests all in one place. You can work closely with a wedding specialist on-site to create the wedding you’ve always imagined.
Facilities and Capacity
The Sheraton Grand Chicago's ballroom is breathtaking and can be transformed into your ideal wedding style and theme with decor. It can accommodate weddings of all types and sizes. There are also 43 other rooms on-site you can use to host your events. Many of the rooms overlook the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, providing beautiful scenic views of downtown Chicago. You can not only host your wedding ceremony and reception but also your bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. You and your wedding party also have the option of getting ready on-site in one of the beautiful rooms. Even with a downtown location, there is parking and valet available, and the entire hotel is accessible for wheelchairs.
The Sheraton Grand Chicago will work with you throughout the planning process with an experienced event planner to bring your wedding visions to life. They offer bar and catering services and provide tables, chairs, linens, barware, flatware, glassware, and lighting options. Your musical entertainment will also have the option to use their audio equipment on-site. On the day of your wedding, talented staff members will set up and clean up the event. You can work with the chef to design a menu, including dessert if desired, and taste the food before serving it in a buffet, plated, stations, hors d’oeuvres, or cocktail reception style. For bar services, you can choose to host a cash, limited, or open bar. The experienced bartenders can serve champagne; house beer, liquor, and wine; and specialty offerings. You can create your own signature drinks as well to coordinate with your special day.
There are more than 1,200 guest rooms and 50 luxurious suites where your loved ones can stay during your wedding events. The rooms include exceptional features and deluxe amenities, while the hotel offers five different restaurants and lounges.
The Sheraton is located in the heart of downtown Chicago and is only steps away from Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue shopping, and Millennium Park. For out-of-town guests, O'Hare International Airport is easy to get to and about 30 minutes away.
Recommended by 79% of couples
Holly · Married on 09/01/2007
The wedding coordinator at the Sheraton was amazing. Elisa Weeks made sure every one of my needs were met. The Sheraton in my opinion was also the most beautiful hotel to have a wedding at.Sent on 05/12/2008
Jenni · Married on 09/10/2011
Maggie Menozzi was the best coordinator! She made the planning smooth and easy for us and she accommodated our every request! We could not have asked for better service. Everything went as planned and it was perfect.Sent on 12/01/2011
As for the catering, the food was excellent as well. We had a tough time at our tasting because we liked everything! Even the finickiest eaters have told me the food was great at our wedding. The ceasar salad in the parmesean cheese bowl is a must have!
Ransella · Married on 06/27/2009
We knew we had found the venue for us when we walked into the Sheraton lobby. The hotel has an elegant atmosphere and the guest rooms are a good size although somewhat pricey in our room block at $199 a night. But then, that's what is expected downtown in a city like Chicago.Sent on 02/09/2010
We had our wedding ceremony in the Missouri room and the reception in the Mayfair room for just over 30 guests. The Mayfair overlooks the Chicago River. (They also have a bigger room available for large weddings.) We also had our cocktail hour on the River Esplanade, which is quite beautiful with a view of the city and a big reason why we chose the Sheraton.
The quality of service and responsiveness are both under 4 stars because the hotel's wedding coordinator was usually busy with other events and we didn't receive everything on paper, in writing when we were supposed to. We often waited over a week to hear back from her.
There was also some confusion after the wedding where she had written something down that we didn't agree to and it took a month of discussions until it was finally settled. I think the fact that there was a second wedding in the larger room on the same day affected the service we received. All in all, a beautiful venue, but I'm not sure that it was worth the 22% service charge.
The waitstaff, however, and the chef were wonderful. The chef even prepared a seasonal menu for us, which was absolutely delicious. The pastry chef is also amazing.
I would recommend the Sheraton as a venue. The cost is reasonable if you want an elegant event without the price tag of the Drake or the Peninsula. Just be sure to get everything in writing (and signed) to save yourself the hassle later.
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