The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago

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

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Weddings and Occasions


Custom Memories in Chicago

Celebrate your love high above the city of Chicago at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago. Our luxury hotel offers over 15,000 square feet of polished event space accented with the classic style of The Windy City. Impress guests with a unique outdoor wedding on our rooftop terrace to create an unforgettable backdrop for your ceremony. Our Gallery venue includes a ballroom and pre-function space, perfect to fit all aspects of your wedding from your cocktail hour to reception.

  • 13

    Event Rooms

  • 15,901 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 400

    Capacity Largest Space

Expert Wedding Specialists


Our Wedding Specialists will work with you to choose the ideal venue, customize your wedding plans, and ensure your magical day is exactly as you dreamed.

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Exceptional Wedding Venues


Host an indelible nuptial celebration in the elegant wedding venues of our storied Chicago hotel.
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About This Venue

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

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  • Bask in the panoramic views of downtown Chicago from our rooftop terrace

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  • 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

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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.

Rooming Lists

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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Capacity

Capacity Chart

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

Room Set-Up Examples

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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