Weddings

South Branch

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   9 reviews
$10k - $22k For 100 Guests

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$10k - $22k For 100 Guests

Located in Chicago, Illinois, South Branch is a city center marina wedding venue. This stunning venue provides scenic riverside views that enhance any wedding celebration. Providing a backdrop that marries the city life with natural beauty, this destination provides couples and their guests the best of both worlds. South Branch has an experienced staff that comprises trusted event coordinators and support crews. Their seasoned personnel will be there to ensure couples' weddings are what they have always dreamed of.

Facilities and Capacity

South Branch has plenty of space for memorable events to take place. In total, couples may host up to 300 guests on the premises for a cocktail reception style event and up to 160 guests for seated event. South Branch has both indoor and outdoor space. Weddings events are completely private. Couples can utilize the space provided and customize it throughout their wedding planning process. The outdoor ceremony setting is close to the Chicago River, creating gorgeous, photo-worthy backdrops for a wedding ceremony. Indoors, the space can host seated dinners and cocktail reception-style events. These spaces feature updated furnishing as well as ample natural light.

Services Offered

To ensure a couple's day is everything they want it to be, South Branch offers all-inclusive wedding packages. In addition to their curated plans, they have in-house bar services that can be added to any event. Rental items that South Branch provide includes but are not limited the following:

  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Linens
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine

At South Branch, couples and their guests can enjoy an innovative, American cuisine-inspired menu. South Branch offeres seated dinner packages which include entrees such as Pork Tenderloin, Salmon, French Chicken Breast and Prime rib. Stations dinner packages which include options such as Carving Stations and Pasta Stations and Cocktail Reception style event which include options such as pork belly, mini salmon crudo tacos, bang bang shrimp and tuna tartar. All packages include passed appetizers and South Branch has several beverage packages to choose from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3500.00

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

$3500.00

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?

$1000.00

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

$1000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35.00

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Marina
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

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
November
December
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Katie W. Married on 08/31/2019
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    Fantastic Venue

    Not even 2 weeks ago my fiancé and I had our wedding ceremony at South Branch followed by a cocktail reception with appetizers. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn't change anything. We cannot thank the team at South Branch enough. From day one, Rachel made us feel completely comfortable and that whatever it took to make use feel stress-free and at ease, they would take care of. Their level of professionalism is outstanding - from the early days of planning to the execution of the events, they never once failed to accommodate. All of our guests commented about how delicious the food was, and couldn't get enough. We can't thank the team enough for the time and effort they put into making this truly, the best day ever.
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    Dana Married on 05/25/2019
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    Great choice for a Chicago wedding!

    Our wedding reception at South Branch was amazing! We worked with Melanie, who was a delight to work with from beginning to end. The venue itself is the perfect space for a Chicago wedding. We loved having the combination of indoor and outdoor space. Guests were able to be cool and relaxed inside for dinner and eating, but go outside and take in the city lights and river for cocktail hour, drinking, and dancing! Our guests were so impressed with the location. In addition to people saying that it was an absolutely perfect venue, we had several people compliment us on the execution, the flow, and timing of the reception.

    The staff at South Branch were so easy to work with and so accommodating. They got dinner out quickly and efficiently. We even had one guest who was stuck at work and running late. The servers brought his dinner out to him on the dance floor when he got there later in the night. They set up all our decorations themselves and did a wonderful job. They played two different videos/slideshows for us that worked perfectly on the TVs inside and outside. They were so accommodating for all the things we wanted to bring and the things that just showed up (lots of glow sticks).

    The food was absolutely amazing - the steak was wonderful, it was cooked perfectly, and I think everyone loved their meals. No one ever had to wait for a drink all night. The bar staff were amazing, helpful, and quick to serve everyone.  

    We didn't have to worry about anything, it was stress-free, and we could focus on hanging out with our family and friends. I think that's all due to their team and that they are all exceptional at what they do. 
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    Nora Married on 08/11/2018
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    We had our wedding at South Branch this August, and it could not have been a more perfect night. We wanted a more relaxed, cocktail style reception but we wanted to make sure that our guests had plenty of food. We also wanted an outdoor wedding and reception with a solid indoor backup plan in case the weather was terrible. South Branch hit it out of the park on all counts. We ended up having great weather, so we were able to have the entire night out on their awesome patio. Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the fact that they never had a wait at the bar. The staff were wonderful to work with, and the venue's day-of coordinator kept the whole night running smoothly. It ended up being the absolute perfect venue for our Chicago wedding.

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100 S Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL, 60606
708-564-3951
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South Branch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at South Branch?

South Branch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At South Branch, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

South Branch includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At South Branch, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at South Branch includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of South Branch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by South Branch for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Marina
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at South Branch for wedding events?

South Branch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does South Branch offer?

South Branch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party

What services does South Branch offer for wedding events?

South Branch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does South Branch have available for wedding events?

South Branch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend South Branch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

South Branch is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value and 4.8 in flexibility.

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