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Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of December through March.

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The Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk 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 Riverwalk'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.

Services Offered
The Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk 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.

Accommodations
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.

Location
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.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
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 Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

43

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Hotel
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
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
Lighting
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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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Reviews of Sheraton Grand Chicago

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4.0 out of 5 rating
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4 Reviews
79% recommend it
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    4.1 out of 5 rating
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    4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    3.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.0/5 4 reviews
Google
4.3/5 6066 reviews
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Holly Sent on 05/12/2008
5 out of 5 rating
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.
Jenni
Jenni Sent on 12/01/2011
4.7 out of 5 rating
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.

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!
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Ransella Sent on 02/09/2010
3.7 out of 5 rating
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.

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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