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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Leslie Cannon · Getting married on 07/10/2020
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.Sent on 10/23/2019
Jessica Martinez · Married on 09/20/2019
Our dream wedding come true!
I can't say enough good things about this venue, our catering manager (Kelly Smith), and the staff. Kelly was so helpful and always there to answer the millions of questions I had. The hotel is gorgeous and well worth the price; you don't need much decorations because it's beautiful by itself. The hotel rooms are so chic, clean, and can come with some amazing views. The food is sooo good and the service is impeccable. I could go on and on. We're so happy we chose to have our wedding here. It was a dream come true!Sent on 12/06/2019
Kate · Married on 07/20/2019
BEST hotel block experience
I love love love The Blackstone! And it's pretty much all thanks to their events coordinator, Kathryn Colbert.Sent on 08/15/2019
First off, the hotel itself is stunning. The decor is a perfect display of Art Deco glam that gives that wow factor the moment you step into the lobby. Yet, the guest rooms are crisp and modern. I got ready the morning of my wedding in The Blackstone's "Smoke-Filled Suite" and it was absolutely perfect. I was apprehensive about the old-world style (a stark contrast to both the Art Deco lobby and modern guest rooms), but I didn't even notice it day-of. And all anyone could say when they saw the space was, "Oh. My. God." I seriously wish I had a recording of my mom when she first stepped foot inside the suite! Sweeping views of Lake Michigan, two bathrooms, four separate spaces, and a TV in the bathroom mirror? What's not to love?
But what really made The Blackstone stand out was the service. Kathryn left a welcome note in each of our getting-ready suites as well as my parents' rooms. And leading up to the day, she went above and beyond to make sure my grandparents had a proper, handicapped-accessible adjoining room and that all the last-minute add-on reservations received the same room block welcome amenities. She worked with us on Marriott points, welcome bag details, and early check-in requests. And all the while did so with the upmost professionalism and kindness that went unrivaled throughout all my wedding planning.
I'm so so happy to have hosted my wedding hotel block here. And I'm already looking for a reason to come back!
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