Weddings

W Chicago - Lakeshore

Chicago, IL View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   4 reviews
Up to 180 guests

About

Up to 180 guests

Suspended thirty three floors in the air, enjoy exclusive access to Altitude Ballroom at W. With breathtaking views of Navy Pier, Lake Michigan and Downtown Chicago, connect with your guests in an atmosphere that is Never Boring. Ignite your Spark with awe-inspiring Fireworks. Amplify your Wedding Experience with cutting edge cocktails and food. Remix and Stay Later with our late night Current Bar.

Steal the Scene. Defy Expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1000

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?

$1000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

180

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Rooftop
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Sidney Married on 08/08/2015
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    We used the W-Lakeshore as a room block for your August 8, 2015 wedding weekend, and we are very glad that we did. Erwin Paderanga was our coordinator, and he was always so prompt to help with questions or reservation changes I had. They made it all relatively easy with their room block login page to keep track of who had booked their rooms, cancelling rooms if needed, and altering reservations as needed as well. My girls and I got ready the day of our wedding and my husband and I stayed in the W-Lakeshore's Marvelous Suite on our wedding night, and it was a spectacular room. 1.5 bathrooms, a huge lounging area, a mini fridge and wet bar area, huge comfy bed, and an amazing view of Navy Pier. The staff was always ready to help when we called for various items such as a cord to plug our android phone into the sound system, or to have someone take a look at the air conditioning unit. The only downside to our stay was that our air conditioning unit somehow froze over early in the morning and stopped working, making doing hair for the bridal party in the hotel room a bit difficult due to it being a bit uncomfortably warm. However, the staff assured us that once we left the room someone would be by to replace the entire unit with a working one, and it was cool and comfortable when my husband and I got there that night. When the staff came to clean up the room after my girls and I left, they included a hand written congratulations card and a bottle of champagne to toast our marriage. Very considerate and a nice touch for sure!
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    Susana Married on 11/09/2013
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    The Staff was phenomenal! The view was great! Couldn't have asked for more.
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    Lisa Married on 09/01/2018
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Overall great, just a few day-of hiccups (be prepared!)

    We received so many compliments on the W – Lakeshore, where we held our wedding in September 2018. Our guests raved about the location, the outdoor ceremony space, and the views from the indoor reception space. The perfect view of the Navy Pier fireworks was an added bonus! One of the best things about the W is the FOOD. The head chef is incredible—she is not only highly talented, but very good about adjusting menus to fit your and your guests’ needs. Multiple people raved about the food and said that it was the best they have ever had at a wedding. The planning staff is very good—they are communicative, easy to work with, professional, and ask all the right questions (and they also give great vendor recommendations!). I had to deduct a quality of service star because the banquets team and hotel registration desk staff made some errors on our wedding day and during the wedding weekend that affected our guests’ overall experience. I highly recommend the W – Lakeshore for location, food, value, and overall experience; just be sure to be extra communicative and on top of all aspects of your contract and communications so that you can intercept any potential hiccups.

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644 N Lakeshore Dr. Chicago, IL, 60611
312-266-8933
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W Chicago - Lakeshore frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at W Chicago - Lakeshore?

W Chicago - Lakeshore includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At W Chicago - Lakeshore, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

W Chicago - Lakeshore includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At W Chicago - Lakeshore, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at W Chicago - Lakeshore includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of W Chicago - Lakeshore in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by W Chicago - Lakeshore for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Rooftop
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at W Chicago - Lakeshore for wedding events?

W Chicago - Lakeshore offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does W Chicago - Lakeshore offer?

W Chicago - Lakeshore offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does W Chicago - Lakeshore offer for wedding events?

W Chicago - Lakeshore offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does W Chicago - Lakeshore have available for wedding events?

W Chicago - Lakeshore offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend W Chicago - Lakeshore and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

W Chicago - Lakeshore is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in flexibility, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does W Chicago - Lakeshore offer?

W Chicago - Lakeshore currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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