The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Getting the traditional charm you are looking for in your wedding venue is simple when choosing the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, located in Chicago, Illinois. Since being remodeled in 2015, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel has become one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the area. This venue features the old-world craftsmanship, fused with modern additions to make it a great option for any wedding. The glamour of this building spreads throughout the three wedding spaces offered for rental.
The White City Ballroom. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous stained-glass windows, the White City Ballroom is one of the most breathtaking spaces offered by the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel. Various 19th-century fireplaces adorn the room and complement the marble flooring ideally. There are also 151 hanging lights that are each tipped with individual filament bulbs. This venue is 3,580 square feet and can hold up to 250 guests.
The Madison Ballroom. Are you looking for downtown class with a touch of Old Chicago style? Then the Madison Ballroom is just the right fit for your wedding. The walnut parquet floors accent the gold leaf adorned ceiling. There are a variety of 19th-century crystal chandeliers that will illuminate your big day ideally. This room will provide you with the warm glow and ambience needed to make your wedding a reality. The Madison Ballroom is 2,330 square feet and can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Stagg Court. If you are looking for a unique twist to your big day, then Stagg Court may be just what you want. This basketball and gym have been redesigned to offer a playful space for your wedding nuptials. With its unique floorboards and basketball hoops, this creative space is a great way to showcase your love of basketball on your wedding day. The 4,482-square-foot space can accommodate up to 500 guests with ease.
What You Should Know
This historic venue overlooks the beautiful Millennium Park. One of the best parts about the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel wedding venue is that they offer customized wedding packages, including everything you could need for your wedding.
You will also be able to pick and choose the special accommodations you need for your big day. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel features 241 guest rooms and 23 unique suites that can provide you and your guests with the overnight accommodations you need.
When selecting the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, you will be able to take advantage of amenities like:
- Five eating and drinking establishments to host your reception
- Preview menu tastings for up to 100 people
- Easy access to both O’Hare and Midway Airports
- Get help from world-renowned caterers
- Experienced event planner on staff
From the Vendor
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The event spaces feature original 19th century stained glass windows, mantels with bas-relief woodcarvings, marble staircases and millwork of stunning character and detail. This architectural landmark and its captivating views across Millennium Park is the perfect place to exchange your vows.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant
Food + Catering, Planning
I recently got married at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel a few weeks ago. We had our ceremony and reception in the Madison Ballroom. The hotel speaks for itself with it's old charm and beauty. My husband and I are foodies so average typical wedding food was not an option for us. The chef at CAA went above and beyond at our tasting and created delicious and one of a kind menu items that our guests were raving about. One thing I did not know when booking this venue was how wonderful the staff of CAA was. We worked with Mari and she was absolutely incredible and so well organized. From little touches like an open ballroom to ourselves at our tasting to sending up coffee and croissants the morning of our wedding the CAA staff made me and my wedding guests feel like we were the only people staying at the hotel that weekend.