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The Bristol

Chicago, IL View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
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Up to 100 guests

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Up to 100 guests

Named one of Chicago's 10 hottest restaurants by Chicago Magazine.

The Bristol has helped shape the Chicago hospitality scene since 2008 as a neighborhood staple. Chef Larry Feldmeier now evolves the vision of The Bristol’s cuisine with highly seasonal menus. The food is deliberately created, packed with flavor and unpretentious. The menu is a hybrid of classic and contemporary, and while based in French techniques, remains New American with farm-fresh produce and rooted in Midwest sensibilities.

The Bristol’s wine program is built on a foundation of producers that are the benchmarks for their regions and styles of winemaking, while also focusing on the new generation of producers who’ve taken the baton and are re-shaping their regions’ historic styles. This philosophy trickles down to every element of The Bristol’s ‘Nouveau/Classic’ beverage program. From redefined classic cocktails to classic Euro beer styles done in American palate – the goal is for the beverage program to be as “New American” as the food.

The Bristol’s second floor features a spacious private room built for any number of events, from showers, rehearsals, and wedding receptions. Great for family-style dining or a Chef's tasting menu for up to 60 guests. Your experience at The Bristol will be met with a smile, warmed with hospitality and filled with great food and drink.

• Private Bar
• Private Restrooms
• Dedicated sound system

Accommodates (pricing based upon season)

• Seated Dinner (2nd floor private space): 60 guests
• Seated Dinner buyout (1st & 2nd floor): 100 guests
• Standing Reception (2nd floor): 100 guests
• Standing Reception buyout (1st & 2nd floor): 160 guests

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$6,000

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

$4,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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?

Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$35

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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

12

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
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
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
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    Caroline H. Married on 02/09/2022
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    Maid of Honor/Wedding Planner

    My sister and her husband were married at The Bristol in September of 2020. As appointed wedding planner after a summer engagement, it was a speedy process (and amidst a pandemic, no less!). The team at The Bristol, especially Cailyn, were easy to work with and extremely helpful throughout the entire decision making process. The space itself was ideal for our group of 25, with enough room for an aisle & ceremony space, and perfect cocktail area towards the bar and fireplace in the back. The food was perfection and the wait staff were incredibly pleasant! The Bristol was up to date on the protocols (masks/spaced tables, etc), but it still felt comfortable and as normal as possible. The bride, groom, and both of their families could not have imagined a better place for their special day. Thank you!!
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    Alyssa K. Married on 09/07/2019
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    The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner!

    We had our rehearsal dinner at The Bristol, and it was an incredible experience. From the moment we started planning, the team was so helpful. The food was amazing (they roasted a full pig for us!), and our friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had. It was the perfect way to kick of the best weekend of our lives.
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    I only had my reception at the Bristol as the ceremony was at a church but Michelle Gnau & (Elliot - head captain/manager on the event day) team were exceptional. We had a small party of under 75, food was amazing, tech needs were everything we wanted and it's one of our favorite restaurants in a great neighborhood. My nephews ate all the food. Even the adult's roasted broccoli! Couldn't have found a better family-friendly venue than the Bristol. They have the best staff. Super easy to work with and I highly recommend them. I never give full stars but in this review, I absolutely must.
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The Bristol frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Bristol?

The Bristol 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 The Bristol, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Bristol includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Dessert

At The Bristol, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Bristol includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

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

The space offered by The Bristol for wedding events is known for:
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Bristol for wedding events?

The Bristol offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Bristol offer?

The Bristol offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Bristol offer for wedding events?

The Bristol offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Bristol have available for wedding events?

The Bristol offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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

The Bristol is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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