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Price range: $20,850 - $60,000 Price range: $20,000 - $34,000
Couples usually spend $34,000 Couples usually spend $28,000
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$75 per person
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$75 per person

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Artistically inclined. Relish in the possibilities of hosting a lavish affair in meticulously restored spaces of the original hotel that whisk you back to an era of splendor and elegance. Our historic architecture combines contemporary design that welcomes visitors to a memorable and unique experience. Your guests will love a hotel that puts them in the heart of Chicago’s intriguing Cultural Mile on famed Michigan Avenue, just steps from many of the city’s major attractions, & easily accessible to its two major airports & public transportation.

The Crystal Ballroom, outfitted with the hotel's original chandeliers, can accomodate up to 200 guests seated with a dancefloor. The Cocktail Hour would take place just one floor up in our Art Hall, a gallery adorned with rotating art by local artists.

To some, catering is simply a matter of taste, but we believe catering should touch all of the senses. A menu should be an invitation to taste, see, feel, sip, hear, and try something wonderfully new and original. Whether for business or social events, our catering menus are carefully designed by our executive chef to complement a wide range of tastes, trends, and traditions – using only the freshest ingredients and the most memorable presentations.

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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Reviews of The Blackstone, Autograph Collection

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
20 Reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Deidra M. Sent on 11/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue with the best service

This venue is UNREAL--- every single person told us how amazing the location was, how beautiful it was, and how comfy the beds were. But for us, it was so much more. Starting with the service of the best wedding coordinator Carly there ever was. She helped us with every single detail, was super professional, and patient when we had updates and made sure our day was literally perfect. The servers (food and bartenders) were also 10/10 oh and the bell HOPS! Amazing!! The venue has these old bones with modern touches. One thing we were worried about was the food because we signed the contract before we tried the food. WELP! Worried for nothing, the food was amazing. The bridal suite and suite for the groomsmen were a total dream! Super spacious!! Anyway, I would pick them in every lifetime. There were no issues, they were on the timeline, and it was a perfect day!! They genuinely care about you as a couple and even more so your guests.
Leslie C. Sent on 10/23/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Ballroom Wedding

With so many options for a downtown Chicago wedding, we were so lucky we stumbled upon the Blackstone. They do EVERYTHING for you. I had no idea where to start with caterers, linens, outside vendors, etc., so the Blackstone was the perfect one stop shop. Not to mention the ballroom is gorgeous, the food was fantastic, and the staff was so easy to work with. We worked with Kelly Smith and she is just a dream. She answered all of my questions and was there on the day of to coordinate deliveries, tell vendors where to set up and make sure everything ran smoothly overall. I can't tell you how many people complimented us on our wedding, when in reality, the Crystal Ballroom speaks for itself and the Blackstone staff handled everything effortlessly. I can't recommend the Blackstone and Kelly enough, our wedding was absolutely perfect and it's such a compliment to hear the same from our guests. I wouldn't change a thing from working with this amazing team and want to attend more weddings here.
Susan N. Sent on 03/19/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding At the Blackstone

We had our wedding at the Blackstone on 2/29/20 and it was PERFECT!

The hotel itself is so beautiful and every single guest commented on that. From day one the hotel was responsive and easy to deal with. We planned the wedding from out of town and they were very flexible and helpful.
The day of-everything was so smooth! They were very attentive to our needs and even changed some things last minute. We are forever grateful for the Blackstone and Blackstone staff. They helped us pull off our dream wedding day!
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