Events

Host lectures, trainings and company retreats in our design-forward meeting space. River Room features wooden décor, contemporary wall art and theater seating for 200 people. Tactic Room offers pre-loaded business perks with a 12-person conference table, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Make your gathering stand out with catering from Beatrix, Ema, or Zombie Taco - all local River North restaurants.

5

Event Rooms

2979

Total Event Space

200

Capacity Largest Space

5

Breakout Rooms

Start Planning Your Meeting or Event Here

Tell us about your event, then we’ll contact you and plan it together.

A spacious meeting room set in a classroom arrangement, with chairs lining tables that face a TV and podium at the front.

Exceptional Meetings & Events

Inspire big, bold ideas in our five meeting rooms comprising almost 3,000 square feet of space

Rearrange River Room to your liking with retractable walls and flexible floor plans Learn More
Kickstart board meetings in Tactic Room, our pre-set venue with a 12-person table and flat-screen TV
Choose in-house catering from Beatrix, Ema or Zombie Taco - all nearby River North restaurants Learn More
Meeting equipment includes LCD projectors and copy services in a full-service business center
Capitalize on valet parking bundles, nightlife packages and group-friendly reservation tools Learn More

River Room

The 1,919 sq. ft. River Room is the largest event space in the River North Hotel Collection, accommodating up to 200 people.

Large banquet room with spacious seating arrangements for casual social mixing, under decorative square lighting fixtures.

Tactic Room

The Tactic Room is pre-set as a boardroom making it perfect for meetings for up to 12 people.

A small comfortable boardroom arranged for twelve seats and place settings with glasses of water, notepads, and pencils.

Elevated Dining

We are proud to offer catering options by some of the top restaurants in Chicago. Your dining experience in our meeting spaces will be anything but ordinary.

Let the Festivities Begin

Rehearsal Dinners

Start your wedding weekend off right with your rehearsal dinner in The River Room with catering from Ema, Beatrix, or Zombie Taco.

Several round tables in a spacious ballroom set for a banquet.

Weddings and Occasions

Organize intimate bridal showers and wedding parties in 2,979 square feet of stylish space

Share the big day in a big way at River Room, our versatile wedding venue with retractable walls Learn More
Renovated spaces with specialty lighting and enhanced AV equipment help you set the mood
Catering comes straight from the test kitchen at Chicago's Lettuce Entertain You® restaurant group Learn More
Keep loved ones comfortable with loft-inspired hotel rooms and our Camp Aloft family package Learn More
Take advantage of group-friendly perks such as breakfast credits and blocks of 10 or more rooms Learn More

Elevate Your Wedding Near Downtown Chicago, IL

Create a buzz on your big day. Aloft Chicago Downtown River North features five trendy wedding rooms with free Wi-Fi and adaptable floor plans. Plan rehearsal dinners and bridal showers in River Room, our dividable venue with banquet space for 170 guests. Deliver heartfelt (or funny) speeches with clear microphones and other cutting-edge AV equipment. Sip a post-ceremony mimosa at our Beatrix brunch as your family and friends get ready in renovated hotel rooms. Our wedding specialists see to the rest.

Every great wedding weekend ends with brunch

Day-After Brunch

A mimosa-filled day-after brunch with close friends and family is a great way to cap off your wedding weekend, and Beatrix offers one of the best brunches in the city.

Beatrix - Homemade Greek Yogurt
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
tactic 14x28x9 392 - - 10 - - -
River Room B 29x18x9 522 40 20 18 15 - 30
Dearborn Room 26x27x8 702 50 27 16 12 - 40
River Room BC 29x47x9 1363 120 60 46 45 - 90
River Room 29.8x64.4x9 1919.12 200 120 46 63 - 170
River Room AB 29x40x9 1160 120 60 28 45 - 90
River Room A 29x22x9 638 45 32 16 21 - 40
River Room C 29x25x9 725 80 35 22 28 - 40
tactic
Dimensions (LxWxH)
14x28x9
Area (sq.ft)
392
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room B
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x18x9
Area (sq.ft)
522
Theater
40
Schoolroom
20
Conference
18
U-Shape
15
Reception
-
Banquet
30
Dearborn Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26x27x8
Area (sq.ft)
702
Theater
50
Schoolroom
27
Conference
16
U-Shape
12
Reception
-
Banquet
40
River Room BC
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x47x9
Area (sq.ft)
1363
Theater
120
Schoolroom
60
Conference
46
U-Shape
45
Reception
-
Banquet
90
River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29.8x64.4x9
Area (sq.ft)
1919.12
Theater
200
Schoolroom
120
Conference
46
U-Shape
63
Reception
-
Banquet
170
River Room AB
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x40x9
Area (sq.ft)
1160
Theater
120
Schoolroom
60
Conference
28
U-Shape
45
Reception
-
Banquet
90
River Room A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x22x9
Area (sq.ft)
638
Theater
45
Schoolroom
32
Conference
16
U-Shape
21
Reception
-
Banquet
40
River Room C
Dimensions (LxWxH)
29x25x9
Area (sq.ft)
725
Theater
80
Schoolroom
35
Conference
22
U-Shape
28
Reception
-
Banquet
40
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
tactic 4.3x8.5x2.7 36.4 - - 10 - - -
River Room B 8.8x5.5x2.7 48.5 40 20 18 15 - 30
Dearborn Room 7.9x8.2x2.4 65.2 50 27 16 12 - 40
River Room BC 8.8x14.3x2.7 126.6 120 60 46 45 - 90
River Room 9.1x19.6x2.7 178.3 200 120 46 63 - 170
River Room AB 8.8x12.2x2.7 107.8 120 60 28 45 - 90
River Room A 8.8x6.7x2.7 59.3 45 32 16 21 - 40
River Room C 8.8x7.6x2.7 67.4 80 35 22 28 - 40
tactic
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.3x8.5x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
36.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room B
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x5.5x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
48.5
Theater
40
Schoolroom
20
Conference
18
U-Shape
15
Reception
-
Banquet
30
Dearborn Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.9x8.2x2.4
Area (sq.mt)
65.2
Theater
50
Schoolroom
27
Conference
16
U-Shape
12
Reception
-
Banquet
40
River Room BC
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x14.3x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
126.6
Theater
120
Schoolroom
60
Conference
46
U-Shape
45
Reception
-
Banquet
90
River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.1x19.6x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
178.3
Theater
200
Schoolroom
120
Conference
46
U-Shape
63
Reception
-
Banquet
170
River Room AB
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x12.2x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
107.8
Theater
120
Schoolroom
60
Conference
28
U-Shape
45
Reception
-
Banquet
90
River Room A
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x6.7x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
59.3
Theater
45
Schoolroom
32
Conference
16
U-Shape
21
Reception
-
Banquet
40
River Room C
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.8x7.6x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
67.4
Theater
80
Schoolroom
35
Conference
22
U-Shape
28
Reception
-
Banquet
40
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
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing
Event Services
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Full Service Business Center
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers