The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago, is a modern hotel wedding venue located in Chicago, Illinois. This wedding venue is located within the Magnificent Mile right off of Michigan Avenue. Nestled in the heart of Chicago’s shopping district, the couple and wedding guests will find entertainment and attractions throughout the weekend of celebration. The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago is here to make your wedding dreams come true.
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Couples may host up to 180 wedding guests at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago.Two stunning ballrooms and 3 outdoor rooftops.
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago can provide the following event services:
- Food and Beverage
- Wedding Cake
- Event rentals
- Two stunning ballrooms
- Three Outdoor Venues
- Event planning
- Valet parking services
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Make your dream wedding come true at The Gwen!
Vasso Power, the director of event planning, deserves special recognition for her unwavering dedication in turning my dream wedding into a reality. Her impeccable organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and infectious charisma made every interaction a pleasure. Vasso's ability to manage even the most intricate aspects of the wedding made me feel like her top priority. Her exceptional support made the process seamless, even as I was coordinating the event remotely. The culinary experience was equally remarkable, with the hotel not only accommodating our requests but also crafting dishes that left a lasting impression on our guests. The food was so exceptional that it remained a topic of conversation days after the wedding.
Our wedding took place in the Lux Suite, a captivating space boasting a generously-sized patio area perfect for enjoying Chicago's beautiful weather and the breathtaking view of Michigan Avenue.
Beyond the wedding, the hotel's commitment to excellence continued to shine. The room block experience was flawlessly executed, with an easy reservation process and a responsive team that ensured everything was taken care of.
Throughout our stay, the hotel staff went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. The front desk staff's warmth and assistance were particularly noteworthy. The rooms themselves were not only spacious but also beautifully modern. Reflecting on my experience, if I were to redo my wedding, there would be no doubt – The Gwen Hotel would be my top choice. Furthermore, for every future visit to the city, The Gwen will undoubtedly be my preferred accommodation.
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We served a 4 course dinner, lobster bisque, caeser salad, and guests selected from sea bass or NY strip steak, and two kinds of wedding cake; chocolate cake with hazelnut filling, and vanilla cake with lemon curd from Bittersweet Bakery. Finally, we served late night snacks with our hometown theme, deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's and Chicago style hotdogs prepared by the hotel! The service is absolutely 5 star! I know the couples that visit The Gwen will be impressed once they meet Senior Catering Manager, Vasso Power. She will take your wedding from great to excellent! Her attention to detail, her experience in the wedding industry, her attentiveness will ensure your wedding day is absolutely PERFECT! We literally felt as if we were her only client, and I know she is extremely busy! The Executive Chef Matt Jergens absolutely delivered the best wedding food I've ever tasted! The food we sampled at our tasting matched the day of the wedding, and guests could not stop telling us how delicious the food was! All I heard was, "this wedding is absolutely amazing!"
The Gwen is a boutique hotel, inspired by Art-Deco interior styling. They are part of the Marriott Bonvoy Chain, and their entrance is located on Rush Street, making it quiet and exclusive for guests. They recently renovated their 6th floor gallery ballroom with new carpeting and light fixtures, it's absolutely gorgeous! I highly recommend hosting your wedding at The Gwen, and I am luckily one of those brides who can say, I would not do anything differently on my big day! Thank you so much to Vasso, Matt, and the wonderful staff, it's a day Tom and I will never forget for the rest of our lives!
The guest rooms are spacious, extremely beautifully decorated, and quiet, you cannot hear the outside sounds of the city even though it is in the heart of the magnificent mile. We got ready in The Gwen Lux (presidential) suite, with a private balcony and heating lamps, overlooking Michigan Avenue. The suite had panoramic views with many windows and natural light! Everyone on site was amazing!
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Truly successful people in the business world love the work they do, and that is evident when you watch Vasso Power in action. Her entrance to the industry was purely by accident, but she was smitten in seconds and never looked back. Her experience includes opening new hotels, orchestrating 700+ weddings, galas, corporate events and high-caliber meetings. Vasso finds inspiration in life, fashion, art, ingenuity, kindness, and the magic of traveling.
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The staff here is incredible ... this hotel is what hospitality is all about if they're this nice to the vendors you can imagine what their customer service is like as a client ... I love to do weddings here and recommend them for those who are looking for a special venue. Excellent service for corporate meetings and social events
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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
- Champagne Toast
- House Wine
- Limited Bar
- Historic Building
- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Dance Floor