521 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
+1 312-645-1500

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Meetings & Events


Beyond The Ordinary

Perfectly positioned in the heart of Chicago, The Gwen Hotel offers more than just meeting space. With enclosed access to The Shops at North Bridge and Nordstrom, The Gwen is a vibrant, central destination with newly re-imagined spaces perfect for combining work and play. Offering distinctive indoor and outdoor spaces for board meetings, VIP sales retreats, and social gatherings alike, The Gwen is the city’s most in-demand new meeting venue.

  • 13

    Event Rooms

  • 15,901 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 400

    Capacity Largest Space

Exceptional Meeting & Event Venues


Select the elegant venues of our Chicago hotel for your most productive business meetings and events.
Gwen Lux Suite - Dining Room

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About This Venue

  • Select the elegant venues of our Chicago hotel for your most productive business meetings and events

  • Host an industry conference for 250 attendees in the Grand Salon, with inspiring views of downtown

  • Celebrate a new venture with a relaxing reception around the firepits of our outdoor terrace venues

  • Add unique accents to enhance your meeting in any of our rooms, such as custom lighting or scents

  • All of our spaces include comprehensive audio-visual technology and complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Allow our expert planners to assist you with every detail, from VIP room gifts to outings in Chicago

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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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

Business Services

Copy service

Full-service business center

High-speed Internet access

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Capacity

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  • Gallery Office
  • 19x21x10.4
  • 399
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  • Impressionist Boardroom
  • 16x30x7.3
  • 480
  • 14
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  • 14
  •  
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  •  
  • Baroque
  • 20x28x7.3
  • 560
  • 46
  • 33
  • 22
  • 18
  • 40
  • 40
  • Realism
  • 33.5x19x7.3
  • 636.5
  • 52
  • 33
  • 28
  • 24
  • 40
  • 40
  • Art Nouveau
  • 21.5x31x7.1
  • 666.5
  • 52
  • 30
  • 28
  • 24
  • 40
  • 50
  • Art Deco
  • 22x32x7.1
  • 704
  • 52
  • 33
  • 28
  • 24
  • 40
  • 50
  • The Lounge
  • 22x32x8.4
  • 704
  • 55
  • 42
  • 22
  • 24
  • 50
  • 40
  • Neoclassical
  • 26x29x7.3
  • 754
  • 60
  • 45
  • 22
  • 24
  • 50
  • 50
  • Gallery Three
  • 25x44x10.4
  • 1,100
  • 114
  • 72
  • 30
  • 36
  • 100
  • 80
  • Gallery One
  • 26x44x10.4
  • 1,144
  • 130
  • 72
  • 30
  • 36
  • 100
  • 80
  • Gallery Two
  • 26x44x10.4
  • 1,144
  • 120
  • 72
  • 30
  • 36
  • 100
  • 70
  • Abstract
  • 48x27x7.3
  • 1,296
  • 110
  • 75
  • 40
  • 42
  • 100
  • 100
  • Renaissance
  • 26.5x56.5x7.3
  • 1,497.25
  • 120
  • 87
  • 46
  • 48
  • 100
  • 100
  • 6th Floor Pre-Function
  • 43x36x13
  • 1,548
  • 120
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  • 120
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  • The Grand Salon South
  • 57.5x28x8.4
  • 1,610
  • 139
  • 93
  • 46
  • 48
  • 150
  • 100
  • The Grand Salon North
  • 59.3x28x8.4
  • 1,660.4
  • 139
  • 93
  • 46
  • 48
  • 150
  • 100
  • Gallery Two & Three
  • 51x44x10.4
  • 2,244
  • 252
  • 144
  • 46
  • 51
  • 180
  • 150
  • Gallery One & Two
  • 52x44x10.4
  • 2,288
  • 252
  • 144
  • 46
  • 51
  • 180
  • 150
  • The Grand Salon
  • 116.7x28x8.4
  • 3,267.6
  • 290
  • 195
  • 100
  • 105
  • 300
  • 200
  • The Gallery Ballroom
  • 77x44x10.4
  • 3,388
  • 400
  • 210
  • 64
  • 75
  • 300
  • 260

Room Set-Up Examples

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Setup Example

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.