The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

Events in the Epicenter of Downtown Chicago


Inspire creativity on the Magnificent Mile at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Our downtown hotel encompasses 13 event rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of meeting space adaptable for any conference, social event or business meeting. People, passions and plans come alive in our Chicago meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art AV technology and high-speed Wi-Fi. Captivate your future clients on our rooftop terrace, ideal for networking and connecting, with spectacular views of Chicago. We'll help you lead business associates to success with our venues at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel.


Event Rooms

15901 SQ FT

Total Event Space


Capacity Largest Space


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Take a Virtual Tour

Our art-infused event venues are sights to behold all on their own, offering plenty of room for inspiration and celebration — not to mention an ample dose of Art Deco glamour. Immerse yourself into our event space with just one click. Walk through our ballrooms, breakout rooms and unique spaces to discover why The Gwen is the perfect canvas for painting your next wedding or meeting.

The Gwen Boardroom

Meetings & Events

Entertain product launches, VIP meetings and training seminars in our contemporary boardrooms

Explore 15,000 square feet of meeting space and 13 private rooms at our downtown Chicago hotel Learn More
Impress your meeting guests with elegant food displays from your personalized catering menus Learn More
Allow panoramic views of Chicago set the tone of a meeting from our outdoor Grand Terrace
Maximize productivity in all meetings with our high-speed Wi-Fi and fully-adaptable AV technology Learn More
Plan a team building excursion with the assistance of our professional event planners
Custom Curated Events

Expert Event Planners

From VIP room gifts to outings in Chicago, allow our expert planners to look after every little detail with an attentive, hands-on approach to create the seamless celebration or event of your dreams — and beyond.

State-of-the-Art Technology

From upgraded Wi-Fi and giant screens to onsite tech staff, we'll keep you connected and communicating at mega speeds. Inquire about specific services and technology bundles.

A Bite of Bliss

Like every detail of your event, your menu should reflect your tastes and leave a lasting impression on your guests. Work with our talented culinary teams to craft a one-of-a-kind experience that perfectly complements your celebration. Design a meaningful menu, choose from an array of packages, and explore The Gwen’s extra special offerings — from Tipsy Tea bridal showers to rehearsal dinners.

The Whole Package

Our all-inclusive wedding packages and exclusive offers go above and beyond the basics. From a rehearsal dinner to an unforgettable morning-after brunch, The Gwen is the perfect all-in-one destination to host every aspect of your dream Chicago wedding.

Timeless Weddings at The Gwen

A Milestone Event, A Landmark Location

Here, you’ll find pure glamour, history, and style — all with an artistic soul. Plan your wedding at The Gwen in the storied McGraw-Hill building, a golden era icon, ideally situated in the heart of Chicago. From the unconventional to the classic, our newly-reimagined indoor and outdoor venues are made for chic rooftop receptions, intimate elopements, and glittering celebrations.

Gallery Ballroom - Social Setting

Open Air Affairs

Upstairs at The Gwen

Celebrate your love high above the city of Chicago at The Gwen and impress guests with a unique outdoor wedding on our rooftop terrace to create an unforgettable backdrop for your ceremony.


Intimate Affairs

The Gwen Lux Suite

Magnificence awaits in our 16th-floor luxury suite. An intimate venue for up to 70 guests, this indoor and outdoor combination venue provides endless inspiration for a standout photoshoot destination, ceremony, or reception with near panoramic Michigan Avenue views as the backdrop.

Gwen Lux Suite - Terrace
The Gwen's foyer with chandelier and decor plant.

Weddings & Occasions

Our Gallery venue can host all aspects of your wedding from your cocktail hour to reception

Bask in the panoramic views of downtown Chicago from our rooftop terrace Learn More
Enjoy the natural light from oversized windows featured in our wedding venues
Personalize your wedding reception menus with help from our convenient catering services
Our professional event planners will perfect every detail of your dream wedding
Entertain up to 400 guest in one of two glamorous wedding ballrooms Learn More

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