Book Your Wedding with Thompson Chicago
A BALLROOM IN CHICAGO, IL
Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago’s trendy Gold Coast neighborhood, the Thompson Chicago is a boutique hotel and special events venue catering to those who expect nothing but the best. To-be-weds in search of a sophisticated setting for their ceremony and/or reception will find a range of elegant private spaces ideally suited to their needs while couples and any guests staying on-site can enjoy a range of spacious, stylishly appointed rooms, suites and bi-level penthouse accommodations as well as an array of other fabulous amenities and services.
The all-inclusive wedding packages at the Thompson Chicago provide everything needed for a truly stunning affair, including mouthwatering catering from Nico Osteria, one of the Windy City’s most renowned restaurants. Thompson Chicago can accommodate both more intimate and larger functions in its private event spaces.
Chicago 7 ballroom. The venue’s third floor is dedicated entirely to private event space. Arriving by the private elevator, guests enter the spacious pre-function area, which makes an ideal spot for a receiving line or as a place for guests to mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to the reception dinner. Adjoining this space are the Davis, Dellinger and Hayden rooms, which can either be used separately or combined to create the grandiose Chicago 7 Ballroom. Measuring more than 3,900 square feet, this beautiful ballroom can accommodate up to 280 guests and has floor-to-ceiling windows that provide fabulous views of the surrounding neighborhood.
Fourth floor event spaces. The hotel’s fourth floor is home to four smaller rooms: Hoffman, Froines, Rubin and Lee Weiner. Like the third floor, this area also has a large pre-function space outside the rooms. The Lee Weiner room and elegant Froines room, with its stylish wood paneled walls and massive floor-to-ceiling window, are both slightly larger than the other two and can accommodate approximately 60 guests.
What You Should Know
While the private event spaces are undeniably beautiful, the world-class cuisine offered by Nico Osteria is just as stunning, both to the eye and to the palate. The restaurant’s two executive chefs are famous for their inventive seafood dishes and gourmet favorites while its pastry chef is equally as renowned for her innovative desserts and pastries. To-be-weds work directly with Thompson Chicago’s event specialists and the caterers to design a custom three-course menu with salad, entree and dessert.
Although each wedding package can be customized to fit your needs, the catering menu generally includes your choice of passed hors d’oeuvres, a four-hour open bar and a three-course plated meal. Also included are a complimentary champagne toast and house red and white wine service during dinner. A beautiful ceremonial wedding cake and a tray of assorted pastries and sweets created by Nico Osteria’s executive pastry chef are provided for dessert, along with coffee and tea.
Thompson Chicago strives to make every wedding a truly special occasion, offering a number of additional concessions to the couple and their wedding party. Discounted room rates and discounted parking are available for all wedding guests. As well, couples are also treated to all of the following extra perks:
- Complimentary floor-length table linens and napkins
- Romantic custom up-lighting throughout your chosen space
- Votive candles for all guest tables
- Menu tasting for up to four people
- Complimentary bi-level loft suite for the couple on their wedding night
- Upgrade from a standard room to a junior suite for the couple’s parents
From the Vendor
Modern Matrimony at Thompson Chicago
Commemorate your matrimonial milestone at Thompson Chicago, a chic residential-styled urban retreat for indulgent, yet individualized celebrations of all types. Over 12,000 sq.ft. of magnificent venue space overlooks Chicago’s historic Gold Coast neighborhood and can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Food + Catering
Such a great experience!Reviewed on 5/17/2014 Stephanie I
When the old Sutton hotel became the Thompson Hotel, the team at Thompson helped us with our booking while the hotel was still under construction! They were sure to involve us every step of the way by providing pictures and renderings of what the hotel was going to look like and even gave us a tour with hard hats included. Mimi was really the heart of our experience. She helped organized everything for our room block, vendor entry and gift bag delivery. She was available the day of as we were getting ready and made a special visit to make sure we had everything we needed. She is very on top of it and even kept us updated with guests booking rooms by sending us emails with new lists every now and then. Also, the whole staff was extremely accommodating, from reception to valet to bellhops etc. They even stored our top tier of our cake in their freezer overnight until we had a chance to take it home. The hotel itself is beautiful also. We used it as a backdrop for many great pre-wedding photos. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about it. We cannot say enough positive things about Mimi and the Thompson hotel. We would recommend them to any bride and groom for a hotel room block or now they book weddings/events also.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Thompson Chicago. The hotel is beautiful with lovely photo opportunities and the location is in the heart of the gold coast which was perfect, especially for our out of town guests staying at the hotel. The bridal suite is amazing with great views and made for an ideal place to get ready. The ceremony/reception space is sophisticated and modern with so many options to make it your own. The food was DELICIOUS as the catering is handled by the outstanding restaurant: Nico Osteria. Whitney Dang, her team and the entire Thompson Chicago staff made our wedding weekend truly incredible though. Whitney came on board with the Thompson a couple months before our wedding date so working with someone new after so much planning made me a bit nervous. However, the transition to working with her was flawless. Her attention to detail and expertise shone through every part of our wedding and was more than I could have asked for. From customizing our wedding package to suit our needs to her professionalism while coordinating with our other vendors, working with her was outstanding. She handled every detail of our wedding day and executed my vision perfectly. I can’t say enough nice things about her and the experience she provided! Our wedding day and entire weekend was absolutely wonderful thanks to the fantastic staff at the Thompson Chicago!
Mimi Lopez & her team at Thompson Chicago helped to create the most perfect wedding I ever could have imagined. They didn't skip a beat. From the moment we met, her expertise was evident. The atmosphere was lovely, the food unbelievably beautiful & delicious. The staff at the hotel from the doormen, to the valet & front desk clerks were superb. When we decided at the last minute to order a party bus, and Binny's could not deliver the liquor we wanted, Cheryl the concierge left her desk to go pick up our order. The hotel left no stone unturned for our special day. I highly recommend Mimi and her team for your perfect event.
We were so happy with our wedding at the Thompson. The staff was great. The hotel is beautiful and has a great location. A lot of our guests stayed there and really enjoyed their visit. The best part about the Thompson is Mimi! She made planning a wedding much easier. She was patient and had great advice.
My wife and I got married at the Thompson and many of our friends and family members stayed there over Labor Day weekend in 2015. It was unbelievable. The staff is exceptional and makes your stay so pleasant. They work so so hard! The location is perfect for everyone. They were easy to work with and the food is AMAZING. I can't recommend this place more!