South Branch

100 S Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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9 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $10k - $22k
Guest capacity 50 to 250
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About South Branch

South Branch is a city-style marina wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. The venue provides stunning riverside views for your perfect wedding day. South Branch is made up of experienced and trusted Event Coordinators that are here to ensure your wedding is what you have always dreamed of!

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 250 wedding guests at South Branch. There are three event spaces available, ranging from indoor to outdoor settings for couples to utilize and customize throughout their wedding planning process. The outdoor ceremony setting is right by the Chicago River, creating gorgeous backdrops for your wedding ceremony. Indoors there are ballrooms that are ready to host your seated dinners and cocktail reception-style events.

Services Offered
To ensure your day is everything you want it to be, South Branch offers all-inclusive wedding packages. In addition, they have in-house bar services that couples may choose to use. Event items that South Branch can provide include the following:

  • Barware
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Linens
  • Wheelchair access
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9 Reviews for South Branch

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Dana · Married on 05/25/2019

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

    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. 

    Sent on 08/04/2019
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    Nora · Married on 08/11/2018

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

    Sent on 08/21/2018

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South Branch Pricing

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

$10,498 - $21,967
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Server(s)
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Barware

South Branch Price Rates

South Branch FAQ

  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    250
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    50
  • 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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  • 100 S Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL, 60606 See on map
    708-564-3951 (Phone number)
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