The Metropolitan is a wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Chicago, Illinois. Couples seeking a Chicago-based wedding that has extravagance and style need search no further than this venue, which comes equipped with a professional team devoted to making luxurious weddings into stylized reality. This facility also has the vistas and unmatched views to boot, ensuring a memorable celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
The Metropolitan is spacious, breathable, and stylized. The hallway, which is all egg-shell white with dark wood accents, is an ideal setting for photo opportunities or a ceremony.
Indoor receptions can take place in one of four event spaces. The largest event space available is the Oak Room, which is located on the 66th floor of the building and has a sizable capacity for upwards of 240 guests. This room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, affords unparalleled views of Lake Michigan. The Chicago Room is also available for larger celebrations, with a maximum capacity of up to 240 guests. This versatile room is configurable to accommodate a wide variety of wedding sizes, designs, and themes.
More intimate celebrations can be held in the East Room, which has a maximum capacity of up to 110 guests. This event space has plenty of windows that afford arresting views of Grant Park, Museum Campus, Millennium Park, and Lake Michigan. All event rooms are designed to be totally private and exclusive on the 66th and 67th floors of this stylish building. They come with curtains that can be drawn for total seclusion.
In addition to the hallway, excellent photo opportunities are available in the main lobby, which features contemporary furniture and a modern, chic style. Private get-ready rooms are also available for luxury pre-ceremony preparations.
The Metropolitan hosts wedding showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more. An all-inclusive wedding package with the Metropolitan includes full catering and bar services. Staples like tables, linens, Chiavari chairs, stemware, china, glassware, flatware, and barware are all included with a standard wedding package as well.
Couples can enjoy the exclusivity of a private club setting as well as the benefits of private event directors who have a keen attention to detail. Other more general services include:
Full catering services at this venue include gourmet cuisine with immaculate presentations. House liquors and wines are part of the full bar services.
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.Sent on 10/27/2018
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++
Will Kirkgard · Married on 05/25/2019
Dreamy Wedding Venue
My wife had grown up in Chicago and when we chose to get married in her hometown, we knew we wanted to make it a weekend full of iconic Chicago spots. Immediately, the Metropolitan Club came to mind as a place that would as unforgettable as it was beautiful. From the beginning, the team at the Metropolitan, namely Sally Woodson, made the entire process as seamless as ever. We had the lovely experience of allowing all of our guests to go up to the SkyDeck before the happy hour which really wowed everyone. From there, the food and the whole evening were absolutely perfect! Our guests still tell us about how much they enjoyed the night, which truly makes us so happy. If you are looking for an iconic Chicago venue for your wedding that you will remember for the rest of your life, look no further than the Metropolitan Club!Sent on 07/01/2019
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!Sent on 11/21/2018
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.
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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!