Located in the heart of Chicago's Loop in the iconic Willis Tower, our Club offers unparalleled views of the lake and skyline, certain to take your guests' breath away. We work with the city's best vendors to create an overall amazing experience. Whether you desire a Chicago wedding venue that is intimate or extravagant, our experienced Private Event Directors are ready to help you with every detail to make certain that your big day is absolutely perfect. We look forward to being a part of your special day, and are here to help create memories that will last a lifetime for you and your guests.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 240 wedding guests at The Metropolitan. This indoor venue has four available event spaces for couples to customize and use throughout their wedding. The Oak Room is located on the 66th floor and the largest space that the venue has, and includes a dance floor. The East Room, on the other hand, is a unique room that has space for 110 guests for a seated dinner and views of Grant Park, Museum Campus, Millenium Park and Lake Michigan.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Brian · Married on 10/27/2018
VIP Service at Stunning Venue with Views!
When looking for a wedding venue, almost immediately, an iconic Chicago location came to mind. Located in an unforgettable space at the Sears (Willis) Tower, the team at the Metropolitan were outstanding at helping us envision our event, budget for (realistic!) costs, refer competent vendors and hotels for out of town guests, and coordinated the event without the additional need, headache, and cost of a wedding coordinator.
The team at the Metropolitan, led by General Manager Simona Blaugh, and Private Event Director Lorena Mulvaney, along with former team member Ashley Toomey, helped us every step of the way. As guest counts changed, logistics were altered, and the other unexpected things that pop up in the days leading up to the event, the team handled them professionally, quickly, and transparently.
Our experience from the phenomenal tasting and planning session (bring to go bags, as you'll leave with a full array of entrees!), to the follow up meetings to finalize the details, to the day of the event when we were focused on the remaining details, we felt supported and treated as one of the Metropolitan family right until we walked down the aisle through the end of the evening. Even as the club underwent massive (and beautiful!) renovations in the months leading up to the ceremony, we never worried that the work would get done and that we'd be well taken care of when the day finally came.
The views are stunning, the food is impeccable, the venue and operations teams work like a well-oiled machine, and the great event leaders are strong, competent communicators.
Although we only get one wedding, this may not be the last event we host with the team at the club. A++
Heather F · Married on 09/01/2018
Awesome views, great staff
We're so happy that we chose the Metropolitan as our reception venue. From our initial venue search, Sally was the ultimate professional in answering all of our questions throughout our entire wedding process. Our guests were thoroughly impressed with our venue and we definitely recommend them if you're looking for a special venue in Chicago!
Pros: View is truly spectacular at sunset and throughout the night. Sally in particular was helpful, responsive, and willing to listen to all of our ideas. We really liked the ability to have almost all of our needs taken care of through the venue (linens, chairs, catering, cake, lighting, etc.). Guests raved about the food and there is flexibility in choosing your menu - the menu tasting itself is a true event - they pull out all the stops to give you an idea of what the food experience will be like on your day. The bakery that works with the venue is also easy to work with and creative in design. The rooms we had reserved allowed for us to have a bridal suite on the same floor, which was helpful during the reception.
Cons: Willis Tower itself is difficult to get any signage around, so can be difficult to get guests where they need to be. Be aware that if you try to get to the Sky Deck Observatory, the Metropolitan has no relationship with the Sky Deck, so you may wait a while to get onto a ledge.
Jennifer · Married on 06/07/2018
Ashley and the staff at The Metropolitan were amazing to work with. Everything was top notch service and so many people complimented us on not only the food and the view, but the exceptional service. Every little question and detail that we needed help with Ashley was there and took all the stress away. Can not say enough about this venue!
We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.
The location, the views, the service. All excellent. Working with the staff is a pleasure. Thank you!