The Gwen Hotel

521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 Map · Phone number
3 Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 2 to 180
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About The Gwen Hotel

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.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 175 wedding guests at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago. There are 13 available event spaces ranging from indoor to outdoor settings that couples may choose from when customizing their unique wedding day. This exquisite hotel has the 3,388-square-foot Gallery Ballroom that's ready to host your large event. The Grand Salon gives way to breathtaking city views, while the Grand Terrace Suite is outdoor and 1,000 square feet; sitting 16 stories above the Magnificent Mile.

Services Offered
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago can provide the following event services:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Valet parking services
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3 Reviews for The Gwen Hotel

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Bessie H. · Married on 10/26/2019

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

    You must consider The Gwen-it's a hidden gem!

    If you are considering hosting your wedding in Downtown Chicago, PLEASE add The Gwen to your list of venues to visit! Our wedding was on October 26, 2019, we selected the Sapphire Package. We hosted our Tea Ceremony, Wedding Vow Ceremony, and Reception all at The Gwen. It was an absolutely flawless and magnificent experience, not just for us as bride and groom, but also our guests. 3 weeks after the wedding, guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed the wedding! The food was amazing, for cocktail hour, we served 5 hor d'oeuvres (empanadas, shrimp cocktail, bruschetta, chicken wonton, and crabcakes), a signature his and her drink, prosecco, along with open bar....yes our guests were well fed and hydrated ;).

    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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    Qingyu · Married on 10/03/2015

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    Tracey was the manager for our event. She was very responsive even when the hotel is experiencing their brand change. She and her team was very accommodating to our needs and helped us create a great event that is within our budget. We decided the venue about 3 month away from our wedding date and all the arrangement and meetings went quickly and smoothly. Our day wouldn't been so great and wonderful without the whole team's hard work. I would definitely recommend this venue for wedding events.

    Sent on 11/09/2015
  • User4318495 · 2+ years ago

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Professionalism:
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    My husband and I knew that we would have our wedding at The Gwen - we had gone there on our very first date, so it just seemed natural that when we got to the point of planning our wedding, we would check out the function space. Not only was the space perfect for our wedding - it had everything we wanted! Separate space for our Ceremony, with colors and décor that matched my vision perfectly to the gorgeous pre-function space for Cocktails and ballroom for dinner & dancing. We were absolutely thrilled with our day - it was pure perfection and I urge everyone to go take a look. It is stunning!

    Sent on 05/18/2016

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The Gwen Hotel 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    180
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    13
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Cake
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Lighting / Sound
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    October
    November
    December

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • The Gwen Hotel 2
    Wedding Room Block Promotion
    • One (1) Complimentary Alcoholic Beverage (Hotel's Choice) on the night of arrival
    • 20% Discount Rehearsal Dinner and Morning After Brunch Packages

    10-14 Room Nights Picked-Up: Earn 10,000 Reward Point Bonus, 5% Discount on Suite In-Room Dining Packages,

    15-19 Room Nights Picked-Up: Earn 15,000 Reward Point Bonus, 10% Discount on Suite In-Room Dining Packages, Superior Suite Upgrade at the group based upon suite availability

    20+ Room Nights Picked-Up: Earn 20,000 Reward Point Bonus, 15% Discount on Suite In-Room Dining Packages, Junior Terrace Suite Upgrade $250 premium added to the lowest group rate based upon suite availability

Team of The Gwen Hotel

Vasso  Power

Vasso Power

Director of Catering

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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The Gwen Hotel frequently asked questions

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

The Gwen Hotel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The Gwen Hotel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

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

The bar service starting price at The Gwen Hotel includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar

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

The space offered by The Gwen Hotel for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Hotel

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

The Gwen Hotel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Gwen Hotel offer?

The Gwen Hotel offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Gwen Hotel offer for wedding events?

The Gwen Hotel offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound

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

The Gwen Hotel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

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

The Gwen Hotel 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.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Gwen Hotel offer?

The Gwen Hotel currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 offer promotion for wedding services.