Book Your Wedding with The Westin Chicago River North


About Us

The Westin Chicago River North is situated at 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois. Overlooking the Chicago River, this premiere downtown Chicago hotel offers an all-in-one facility in the heart of the city. The Westin Chicago River North is the perfect location for wedding ceremonies and receptions with a variety of elegant, versatile and functional event spaces.

Astor Ballroom. The Astor Ballroom has a private and intimate feel with rich English maple wood paneling, luxurious carpeting and elegant handmade Italian Murano crystal chandeliers. Neo-classical in style with breathtaking views of the river, this distinguished ballroom has its own pre-function space. The Astor Ballroom space is perfect for smaller wedding receptions and can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.

Grand Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom is an elegantly spacious room of almost 9,000 square feet. Dramatically high ceilings are adorned with stylish light fittings and ambient downlights. The room is decorated in subtle hues of cream and beige with rich carpeting and a large dance floor. With its own spacious foyer and magnificent River Terrace, that is ideal for a cocktail hour on the Chicago River, this space is unmatchable. The Grand Ballroom can be divided into smaller areas and can accommodate up to 500 seated guests.

Riverfront Room. The Riverfront Room affords panoramic views of The Chicago River and is the newest addition to the event space. This fresh and contemporary space can accommodate up to 140 seated guests.


What You Should Know

The Westin Chicago River North provides couples with an experienced wedding specialist to assist in all planning and preparation. Our professional culinary team offers a wide selection of award-winning cuisine that can be tailored to suit individual tastes, budgets, and dietary restrictions. Additionally, the culinary team is happy to offer ethnic cuisine options. Set wedding packages are offered for convenience and can be customized accordingly. Standard wedding packages include:

  • One-hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal
  • One-hour cocktail reception and four-hour dinner reception
  • Complimentary suite for the bride and groom the night of the wedding
  • Tables and chairs
  • Linens, napkins, china, glassware and flatware

Extra Perks

The Westin Chicago River North has years of experience in the hospitality and wedding industry and its impeccable service and attention to detail ensures bridal couple of a stress-free wedding day. Other perks include:

  • Custom menu planning with our catering professionals
  • Personalized menu tasting
  • Private options for a rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch
  • Special guest room rate for wedding guests

From the Vendor

Westin Chicago River North - A Wedding to Remember

Overlooking the Chicago River and nestled in the heart of the city, The Westin Chicago River North is an ideal destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions in a variety of elegant and functional settings. Our team of professionals will help you bring your dreams to life on your big day, with every arrangement and detail personalized to fit your needs and desires. Your friends and family will feel renewed by our magnificent accommodations. All 429 of our luxurious guest rooms and suites feature superb views and deluxe amenities. Take the first step toward making your wedding one to remember -- call today to schedule a tour of the beautiful Westin Chicago River North!

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Hotel

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff


Contact Info

320 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL (312) 321-7186

A beautiful location right on the Chicago River

Reviewed on 10/24/2014 Meghan M

When looking for wedding venues, we wanted a one-stop shop in the heart of Chicago. We also wanted something with a view - something out of town guests would enjoy, and what better place for that then right on the Chicago River? The terrace overlooks the Chicago River at street... Read More level - at night, the sight was incredible. The Astor Ballroom was the perfect size for our wedding and has a very neoclassical feel to it. The staff there was amazing to work with - Elyse Moore and team did a wonderful job from the beginning to end of our wedding process and we were so happy with how the event turned out!

Reviewed on 8/25/2017 Leslie W

We had our reception here in June of 2017 and could not have asked for a better venue in the city. You can't beat this venue if you are looking for a mix of outdoor and indoor space. Our guests cant' stop talking about how much they loved the outdoor terrace along the Chicago... Read More river... What a beautiful view at night with the city lit up. We got some amazing pictures with our guests and the wedding party here. The grand ballroom is also just perfect. The Westin did an awesome job holding our reception here. Katya was very easy to work with and from the beginning sat down with us and listened to our needs and our budget. The only bummer was switching hotel rooms 3 times that weekend, but we got to spend a night in the Presidential Suite and wow, never stayed in a room quite like that! They made us feel like royalty the whole day. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely stay with the Westin River North.

Reviewed on 7/15/2016 Jaimie C

We booked a wedding block at the Westin River North. There were a couple frustrating communications issues but we thought the value was excellent. Love the location right on the river and even the standard rooms are quite large. Our guests from out of town loved exploring the... Read More city from that spot, and we loved getting ready in the hotel. They'll make you pay to deliver or hand a note/package to your guests at check-in, which is annoying. The lobby is large so it serves as a great meeting place throughout the weekend with a large indoor/outdoor bar. We met with around 10 hotels and liked the Westin the best, and they were one of the most affordable! Really good value for wedding blocks, with no minimum requirement or additional fees.

Meet The Manager

Katya Sharma

Having been a Catering Sales Manager and Wedding Specialist for over 10 years, Katya loves weddings and is always makes herself available to her brides and grooms from the time of the initial inquiry to the time they cut the cake on the day of the wedding. "Nothing makes me happier than seeing them walk down the aisle or enter the ballroom on their special day. I strive to provide personalized and detailed pre-planning services as well as on-site coordinator services for our guests."