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.
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago can provide the following event services:
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3 Reviews for The Gwen Hotel
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Bessie H. · Married on 10/26/2019
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 ;).Sent on 11/17/2019
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!
Qingyu · Married on 10/03/2015
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
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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Team of The Gwen Hotel
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.
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