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Meetings & Events

Planning a meeting or event? Look no further than Aloft Chicago Downtown River North. Offering 3,653 square feet of flexible meeting space, we can accommodate corporate meetings, special events, rehearsal dinners, and group rooms blocks.

  • 5

    Event Rooms

  • 2,979 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 200

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 5

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

Exceptional Meetings & Events

We have six meeting rooms with the largest space covering 1,919 sq ft.
Private Dining

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.

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About This Venue

  • Inspire creative problem solving when you host a meeting in one of our hotel's updated event venues

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  • From conferences to small seminars, our meeting facilities will meet your needs

  • Seat 200 attendees in our redesigned River Room, which can be divided for smaller gatherings

  • Collaborate with our planning specialists to design your event, from room set-up to technology

  • Re-energize participants with delicious catering, from coffee breaks to banquets

  • All of our meeting rooms benefit from state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and Wi-Fi

Plan an Inspired Event

Attendee Booking Tools

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We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

Manage Your Event with Ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and Services

Meeting Equipment

AV equipment

LCD projector



TV production service provider

Meeting Services

AV technician

Copy service

Security guard


Business Equipment



Business Services

Copy service

Fax service

Full-service business center

Notary public

Overnight delivery/pickup



Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • tactic
  • 14x28x9
  • 392
  • 10
  • 10
  • River Room B
  • 29x18x9
  • 522
  • 40
  • 20
  • 18
  • 15
  • 30
  • River Room A
  • 29x22x9
  • 638
  • 45
  • 32
  • 16
  • 21
  • 40
  • Dearborn Room
  • 26x27x8
  • 702
  • 50
  • 27
  • 16
  • 12
  • 40
  • River Room C
  • 29x25x9
  • 725
  • 80
  • 35
  • 22
  • 28
  • 40
  • River Room AB
  • 29x40x9
  • 1,160
  • 120
  • 60
  • 28
  • 45
  • 90
  • River Room BC
  • 29x47x9
  • 1,363
  • 120
  • 60
  • 46
  • 45
  • 90
  • River Room
  • 29x65x9
  • 1,885
  • 200
  • 120
  • 46
  • 63
  • 170

Room Set-Up Examples

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example


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.

Setup Example


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.

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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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.

Setup Example

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.