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$500 starting price
$1,500 starting price
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$5 per person
$500 starting price
$1,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
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W Chicago - City Center is an urban wedding venue in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Located in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the US, a wedding at this venue is sure to be an exciting affair cherished for years to come by loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

W Chicago - City Center is a historic Beaux-Arts style building between Downtown Chicago and the Theatre District. Furnished in an Art Deco style, the juxtaposition between timeless architecture and modern design creates exciting energy when guests step through the doors. W Chicago - City Center has 12 event rooms, with the largest capacity of up to 475 guests. From intimate ceremonies to huge parties, an event space in this hotel will work for your specific wedding. The stunning Great Room is the most popular place for a reception. Lit up by six vintage chandeliers, this tall-ceilinged room can host up to 300 guests for dinner and dancing on the unique terrazzo tile floor.

Services Offered

Couples who choose W Chicago - City Center as their wedding venue get to avail of the in-house wedding planner, who will take care of all the fine details and ensure that their vision comes to life. They will help you choose the perfect event spaces, coordinate with vendors, and organize setup and breakdown. The hotel also has a world-class culinary team that will work with you to create a custom menu to suit your taste and wedding style best. The talented chefs will serve excellent food and drinks at your reception, from casual buffet-style meals to sit-down dinners. The team at W Chicago - City Center aims to provide couples with everything they may need to host their dream wedding in one place so that all couples have to worry about is enjoying their special day.

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Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

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Cake Cutting
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Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

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Describe your venue:

Historic Building

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Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

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Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

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Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

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Cash Bar
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?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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Wheelchair Access

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Reviews of W Chicago - City Center

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Emily Sent on 03/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

I will truly never be able to say enough amazing things about the service we received for my wedding 3/19/22 at the W Chicago City Center!! From our first tour they clearly were the best option and showed the best service- Our tour was so much better than everywhere else that I was nervous it could just be a show that one time, but the W continued to go beyond my expectations throughout. The price point was great for what we wanted and they were so flexible. When we had last minute COVID drop outs, they came up with the idea to send those plates upstairs to our babysitters which was so sweet (made us look quite thoughtful but was actually their idea!!) I also felt I could be really transparent about money and where we wanted to spend/save which I think is really important for planning such a big and expensive day like this.

Jill Natale is an example of incredible customer service!! She kept me calm through the whole process and made so many things we asked for happen- anything we asked for she immediately tried to make happen for us. I don’t think I ever heard a no from her. She wanted the day to look like our vision and we got that and more. Her vendor suggestions were great and aligned with the price/quality we were looking for. To be honest I don’t think I even needed an outside wedding planner because Jill was so great. Close to the wedding I would just defer family members to Jill, which I don’t even think was actually her responsibility, and she would help with their reservations and other requests and they would always end up texting me telling me how amazing jill is !! My whole family literally just kept going on about how great Jill is. I currently a physician in training so it was very hard for me to balance planning, and Jill made the planning process seamless for me even with how busy I was!! I don’t think I ever had to follow up on a thing, she was always on top of everything.

Fatima at the front desk was always willing to help with anything I needed even when I didn’t ask!! I was trying to do something last minute the morning of the wedding and without even asking her, she handled it for me. Our families loved Fatima and wanted us to make sure we shouted her out for how great she treated everyone. She seemed to know not only me and zack but so many names of our friends and family which was so nice!

Juan at the restaurant/ room service kept everyone smiling and happy! Everyone remembered him and would mention him to me because he made all of our meals so nice and brought such joy to every setting. It was so fun to come down and eat with different members of my family and have him serving us, we all loved him!

The night of the wedding and morning after the wedding there we had help from another member of the team (I am soo sorry I forget her name- I don’t think I met her until the after party so I was all over the place by then- she had longer dark hair)!! She was also great and kept everything organized and smooth so I didn’t have to worry about it. If we had any questions she sorted it out right away and helped us end the wedding night on a great note.

Israel was the first point of contact at the door and provided a great first impression. Reynaldo was also wonderful! Everyone just kept commenting how overall everyone at the W was so great to them (not just the bride and groom which is so nice to know how well our guests were treated). My family all commented that the doorman were great all weekend.

The FOOD was incredible and everyone also raved about that- from the restaurant to room service to our entrees.

The hotel overall is so beautiful. I can not wait to see the pictures from getting ready in the EWOW suite. There was so much room and it was such a great background for photos the morning of. I loved our cocktail area in the plateau. One of the reasons I picked this hotel was because it still had these beautiful accents of chicago history being an old hotel, but the ballroom and hotel rooms were sleek and modern- it was hard to find that combo in chicago. I am kind of picky and i honestly never thought that the ballroom would end up looking like the idea I had in my head, but it was truly even better and walking into the ballroom for the first time is one of the best memories I have from the wedding. I still can’t believe how incredible it looked.

Overall besides the beauty, price and location, I mostly picked W city center because of the great service and I finished up the weekend the most happy with how wonderful the service was. It truly made the weekend. I was a very nervous bride and it was great to be surrounded by support and people who wanted me to be happy! There were two small instances of things that we weren’t thrilled with (one before the wedding and one after the wedding, nothing the day of), and they immediately adjusted both of them for us and were willing to work with us with those two things - they weren’t major problems but of course things wil come up that we will question and it was really lovely that instead of just telling us that’s how things were, they looked into it and ended up adjusting things for us very quickly. Even through they weren’t big issues, things will come up and so I think it’s a really positive thing that when something did come up they handled it so well and in such a way that was not stressful for us.

Especially in the time of COVID, you never would have known the likely chaos going on behind the scenes amongst the service industry- it was fantastic. When we toured venues everyone seemed to be a little shaky after COVID and short staffed. I am sure these issues were everywhere, but the W seemed organized and on top of everything. Other places seemed to be explaining why service was different than pre-pandemic, but at the W things seemed to somehow be running perfectly.

My whole family also knows all of the names of everyone because they also provided such great assistance to them. It was so important for me to share the city I love with the people I love and the W staff was a huge part of giving everyone a great chicago experience. Everyone keeps talking about how amazing the service at the hotel was- it really put the final touch on a perfect weekend for us. Sorry this is so long but like I said, I will never be able to say enough good things and could keep going…!!!

Thank you so much for a perfect wedding weekend!!
Dixie Sent on 02/22/2018
5 out of 5 rating
Even with construction, the staff and especially Derrick made the entire wedding more than we could have imagined. Everyone was so helpful and supportive! I cannot wait to see the venue when it is is going to be stunning!
User4444947 Sent on 08/13/2013
5 out of 5 rating
I must say, this is a lost gem in the center of Chicago that more brides should know about! This converted gentleman's club sports traditional Chicago architecture with the modern W flair providing us with a stunning setting for our ceremony and reception. The plateau level features a one stop shop with huge rooms available for your wedding.

I worked with Brittany Hubert, and was amazing be her enthusiasm, professionalism, and responsiveness. She met our every request and was a pleasure to work with. The food was amazing and delicious, and served exactly to our timeline.
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