The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Enjoy a modern setting and excellent amenities when you rent The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, in Chicago, Illinois, for your wedding event. This elegant venue offers flexible indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, cocktail hour and more. When the food is eaten and the music is over, you can slide into a comfortable bed in one of its luxurious guest rooms.
Grand Ballroom. This large area offers over 3,000 square feet of event space and can be divided into two smaller rooms. This space features a neutral decor that can easily accommodate any wedding theme you have and plenty of natural light, as well as modern light fixtures. As many as 350 people could fit comfortably for a standing reception or as many as 200 people sitting. Also nearby are the Grand Lounge and Foyer, which make excellent pre-function spaces for your cocktail hour or greeting space.
The Gallery. Alternatively, consider using the Gallery room. This space is a little bigger than the Grand Room and can also be divided into three smaller spaces or any combination thereof. This space can fit up to 255 people standing or 200 sitting. A pre-function space and office is also available on this floor, ideal for cocktail hours or getting ready.
The Gwen Suite. For those wanting an outdoor event, consider renting the The Gwen Suite, complete with rooftop access. This area can fit as many as 70 people comfortably and provides a stunning view of Michigan Avenue.
Upstairs at The Gwen Perfect for your Rehearsal Dinner Upstairs at The Gwen is open seasonally, perched on the fifth floor of the landmark McGraw-Hill building. Focusing on the art of craft cocktails paired with shareable small plate fare, and boasts cityscape views from among the Art Deco-infused architecture of The Gwen.
What You Should Know
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago offers a variety of catering packages for your wedding event. The Pearl package features four hours of a premium bar, four canapés, a three-course dinner that includes salad or soup and a seafood or poultry entree, as well as a wedding cake. The Emerald package features five hours of a premium bar, five canapés, a four-course dinner with soup or appetizer, salad and intermezzo, plus a duet entree. Also included is a sweets table, champagne toast and wedding cake. The Sapphire package features five hours of a luxury bar, six canapés, a five-course dinner, sweets table, champagne and wedding cake.
The reception menu includes displays of vegetable crudités, onion dip, charcuterie board, artisan cheese, fresh seasonal fruit and more. Also available is a seafood bar, sushi selection, burgers, buffalo wings and a flatbread display, as well as a salad bar and dessert display.
For those who choose The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago as their wedding venue of choice, these extra perks are available:
- Special rate for guest rooms
- China, silver and glassware
- Floor-length linen
- Complimentary suite for marrying couple for two nights
- Complimentary anniversary room
- Upgrade for parents of the marrying couple
- Menu tasting for four people
From the Vendor
Every Couple Deserves Luxury along the Mag Mile
The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago offers unparalleled wedding venues & a talented team of experienced culinary + service professionals with an eye for every detail, who are dedicated to ensuring that your wedding celebrates your individual style while making certain your day is the luxury experience you envision.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Restaurant, Rooftop
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning
No reviews yet!
Be the first to help out other couples by sharing your thoughts.