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9

Event Rooms

12223 SQ FT

Total Event Space

300

Capacity Largest Space

8

Breakout Rooms
Inspiration Studio

Meeting and Events

Discover The Blackstone's iconic Downtown Chicago event spaces & meeting rooms with natural light

Our superior hotel team provides outstanding, customized catering and event planning
12,000 sq ft of meeting space that is ideal for unique, destination worthy events on Michigan Avenue
State-of-the-art audio visual services available for each event space in our Chicago hotel
Business travelers have access to our 24-hour full business center and upgraded fitness facilities
Meeting and event spaces that are ideal to experience our epic history with modern amenities
Salón Crystal

Weddings and Occasions

Savor the charm of Beaux-Arts design, making The Blackstone one of the top wedding venues in Chicago

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Our Crystal Ballroom is the perfect venue on Michigan Avenue for special events and receptions
Unique event spaces ideal for an intimate or extravagant celebration overlooking Grant Park
Lavish accommodations host you and your guests in luxury and style while making your own history
Experience exceptional hotel service from our outstanding catering and events team
Discover newly restored Chicago event spaces highlighting the historic beauty of our legendary hotel
Private dining room
Rewarding Travel from start to Finish
Earn up to 60,000 points per qualified event with Marriott Bonvoy Events. Elite members earn more with bonus points.

MANAGE YOUR EVENT WITH EASE

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

Please note: all room sizes are approximate.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Crystal Ballroom 74x46x21 3447 300 190 100 90 300 240
Taste 35x23x9 884 60 40 28 25 77 60
Ballroom Pre-Function 100x23x9 2346 0 0 0 0 150 0
Inspiration Studio 44x25x10 990 70 50 25 28 80 80
English Room 46x22x11 1046 70 42 26 26 70 70
Art Hall Pre-Function 105x25x10 2656 0 0 80 0 266 100
POTUS Boardroom 24x28x15 707 0 0 14 0 0 0
The Mayors Office (Boardroom) 24x21x15 528 0 0 10 0 0 0
The Barbershop 45x24x12 1117 75 40 26 24 87 60
Marshall & Fox 36x23x9 828 80 50 26 24 80 60
The Train Rooms (Dividable) 67x39x9 2676 223 90 70 67 236 170
L 19x39x9 773 64 33 22 20 72 50
Metra 23x39x9 915 84 33 22 20 85 60
Chicago Alton 24x39x9 961 75 33 22 20 79 50
L Alton 45x39x9 1787 139 67 45 43 151 100
Chicago Alton 47x39x9 1889 159 67 48 46 164 110
Crystal Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
74x46x21
Area (sq.ft)
3447
Theater
300
Schoolroom
190
Conference
100
U-Shape
90
Reception
300
Banquet
240
Taste
Dimensions (LxWxH)
35x23x9
Area (sq.ft)
884
Theater
60
Schoolroom
40
Conference
28
U-Shape
25
Reception
77
Banquet
60
Ballroom Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
100x23x9
Area (sq.ft)
2346
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
150
Banquet
0
Inspiration Studio
Dimensions (LxWxH)
44x25x10
Area (sq.ft)
990
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
25
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
80
English Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
46x22x11
Area (sq.ft)
1046
Theater
70
Schoolroom
42
Conference
26
U-Shape
26
Reception
70
Banquet
70
Art Hall Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
105x25x10
Area (sq.ft)
2656
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
80
U-Shape
0
Reception
266
Banquet
100
POTUS Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24x28x15
Area (sq.ft)
707
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
14
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
The Mayors Office (Boardroom)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24x21x15
Area (sq.ft)
528
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
10
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
The Barbershop
Dimensions (LxWxH)
45x24x12
Area (sq.ft)
1117
Theater
75
Schoolroom
40
Conference
26
U-Shape
24
Reception
87
Banquet
60
Marshall & Fox
Dimensions (LxWxH)
36x23x9
Area (sq.ft)
828
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
24
Reception
80
Banquet
60
The Train Rooms (Dividable)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
67x39x9
Area (sq.ft)
2676
Theater
223
Schoolroom
90
Conference
70
U-Shape
67
Reception
236
Banquet
170
L
Dimensions (LxWxH)
19x39x9
Area (sq.ft)
773
Theater
64
Schoolroom
33
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
72
Banquet
50
Metra
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23x39x9
Area (sq.ft)
915
Theater
84
Schoolroom
33
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
85
Banquet
60
Chicago Alton
Dimensions (LxWxH)
47x39x9
Area (sq.ft)
1889
Theater
159
Schoolroom
67
Conference
48
U-Shape
46
Reception
164
Banquet
110
L Alton
Dimensions (LxWxH)
45x39x9
Area (sq.ft)
1787
Theater
139
Schoolroom
67
Conference
45
U-Shape
43
Reception
151
Banquet
100
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Crystal Ballroom 22.6x14x6.4 320.2 300 190 100 90 300 240
Taste 10.7x7x2.7 82.1 60 40 28 25 77 60
Ballroom Pre-Function 30.5x7x2.7 217.9 0 0 0 0 150 0
Inspiration Studio 13.4x7.6x3 92 70 50 25 28 80 80
English Room 14x6.7x3.4 97.2 70 42 26 26 70 70
Art Hall Pre-Function 32x7.6x3 246.7 0 0 80 0 266 100
POTUS Boardroom 7.3x8.5x4.6 65.7 0 0 14 0 0 0
The Mayors Office (Boardroom) 7.3x6.4x4.6 49.1 0 0 10 0 0 0
The Barbershop 13.7x7.3x3.7 103.8 75 40 26 24 87 60
Marshall & Fox 11x7x2.7 76.9 80 50 26 24 80 60
The Train Rooms (Dividable) 20.4x11.9x2.7 248.6 223 90 70 67 236 170
L 5.8x11.9x2.7 71.8 64 33 22 20 72 50
Metra 7x11.9x2.7 85 84 33 22 20 85 60
Chicago Alton 7.3x11.9x2.7 89.3 75 33 22 20 79 50
L Alton 13.7x11.9x2.7 166 139 67 45 43 151 100
Chicago Alton 14.3x11.9x2.7 175.5 159 67 48 46 164 110
Crystal Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.6x14x6.4
Area (sq.mt)
320.2
Theater
300
Schoolroom
190
Conference
100
U-Shape
90
Reception
300
Banquet
240
Taste
Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.7x7x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
82.1
Theater
60
Schoolroom
40
Conference
28
U-Shape
25
Reception
77
Banquet
60
Ballroom Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
30.5x7x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
217.9
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
0
U-Shape
0
Reception
150
Banquet
0
Inspiration Studio
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4x7.6x3
Area (sq.mt)
92
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
25
U-Shape
28
Reception
80
Banquet
80
English Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
14x6.7x3.4
Area (sq.mt)
97.2
Theater
70
Schoolroom
42
Conference
26
U-Shape
26
Reception
70
Banquet
70
Art Hall Pre-Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32x7.6x3
Area (sq.mt)
246.7
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
80
U-Shape
0
Reception
266
Banquet
100
POTUS Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.3x8.5x4.6
Area (sq.mt)
65.7
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
14
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
The Mayors Office (Boardroom)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.3x6.4x4.6
Area (sq.mt)
49.1
Theater
0
Schoolroom
0
Conference
10
U-Shape
0
Reception
0
Banquet
0
The Barbershop
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.7x7.3x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
103.8
Theater
75
Schoolroom
40
Conference
26
U-Shape
24
Reception
87
Banquet
60
Marshall & Fox
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11x7x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
76.9
Theater
80
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
24
Reception
80
Banquet
60
The Train Rooms (Dividable)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
20.4x11.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
248.6
Theater
223
Schoolroom
90
Conference
70
U-Shape
67
Reception
236
Banquet
170
L
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.8x11.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
71.8
Theater
64
Schoolroom
33
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
72
Banquet
50
Metra
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7x11.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
85
Theater
84
Schoolroom
33
Conference
22
U-Shape
20
Reception
85
Banquet
60
Chicago Alton
Dimensions (LxWxH)
14.3x11.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
175.5
Theater
159
Schoolroom
67
Conference
48
U-Shape
46
Reception
164
Banquet
110
L Alton
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.7x11.9x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
166
Theater
139
Schoolroom
67
Conference
45
U-Shape
43
Reception
151
Banquet
100
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
  • F+B stations include protective sneeze guards
  • Meeting space capacities and configurations follow social distancing guidelines
  • Offers single serve F+B options