Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 West Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601 USA
+1 312-372-7200

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Weddings


Plan your wedding in downtown Chicago

Delight your guests and create lasting memories with a stunning wedding and reception in downtown Chicago. With 21 flexible rooms and banquet halls, a rooftop venue and more than 40,000 square feet of renovated space, our hotel is an ideal setting for both intimate ceremonies and grand affairs. Centrally located overlooking the scenic Chicago River, we provide extraordinary access to the city's top attractions, restaurants and shops. Our in-house audiovisual team and Certified Wedding Planners will make sure every element of your special day goes off without a hitch.

  • 22

    Event Rooms

  • 41,572 sq ft

    Total Event Space

  • 1,106

    Capacity Largest Space

  • 28

    Maximum Breakout Rooms

Looking Glass Ballroom

Host your reception in a hip, modern atmosphere with elegant chandeliers, sweeping Chicago River views and abundant windows welcoming in the natural light.

Grand Ballroom

Newly renovated with elevated ceilings, inspiring crown molding and abundant space make this ideal for large weddings and receptions in downtown Chicago. With over 10,000 square feet of versatile event space, our ballroom offers unparalleled style and elegance.

Explore

Wow every guest with a 180-degree floor-to-ceiling window panorama and a versatile, modern space with an impeccable skylight, day-and-night views.

Catering


Catering Creativity

Our culinary masters will inspire your guests with a locally-sourced, bountiful buffet or plated presentation and passed hors d'oeuvres catered to your tastes.

About This Venue

  • Host your wedding reception with us in downtown Chicago and experience a day you'll cherish forever

  • With over 40,000 square feet of venue space, our hotel offers options for weddings of all sizes

  • Banquet halls boast contemporary décor, as well as the latest audiovisual services and equipment

  • Awe guests in reception venues boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular Chicago River views

  • Plan a unique wedding on our rooftop venue, which can be reserved for al fresco receptions

  • Contact our expert wedding planners to help you host a remarkable event in downtown Chicago

Specializing in Micro and Mini Weddings

It's about being with the one you love. We can accommodate your wish for an intimate occasion, offering spectacular venues to make your special day one-of-a-kind.

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

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Keep Your Event in Hand.

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

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

Floor Plans

Capacity Chart

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  • Grand Ballroom
  • 133x80x17.6
  • 10,640
  • 1000
  • 630
  •  
  •  
  • 1106
  • 770
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Sections 1-4
  • 96x42x10
  • 4,032
  • 300
  • 150
  •  
  •  
  • 400
  • 240
  • Michigan
  • 53x15x8.2
  • 795
  • 90
  • 36
  • 30
  • 24
  • 76
  • 60
  • Wacker
  • 16x31x8.2
  • 634
  • 30
  • 24
  • 16
  • 13
  • 76
  • 40
  • Dearborn
  • 30x27x8.2
  • 795
  • 95
  • 42
  • 22
  • 18
  • 99
  • 60
  • Clark
  • 36x10.5x8.2
  • 378
  • 25
  • 15
  • 18
  • 13
  • 30
  • 20
  • La Salle
  • 54x15x8.2
  • 810
  • 100
  • 39
  • 36
  • 32
  • 75
  • 60
  • Adler
  • 18x27x9.6
  • 477
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 15
  • 50
  • 30
  • Lyric
  • 18x27x9.6
  • 477
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 15
  • 50
  • 30
  • Pre-function Cloud Gate Ballroom
  • 0x0x10.2
  • 2,100
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 270
  •  
  • Pre-function Grand Ballroom
  • 80x50x17
  • 4,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 420
  •  
  • 1/2 Grand Ballroom
  • 80x57x17.6
  • 4,560
  • 500
  • 273
  •  
  •  
  • 486
  • 350
  • 1/2 Grand Ballroom plus corridor
  • 80x75x17.6
  • 6,000
  • 677
  • 350
  •  
  •  
  • 642
  • 420
  • Corridor Grand Ballroom
  • 80x18x17.6
  • 1,440
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 1
  • 27.5x57x17.6
  • 1,567.5
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 2
  • 25x57x17.6
  • 1,425
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 3
  • 27.5x57x17.6
  • 1,567.5
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 4
  • 27.5x57x17.6
  • 1,567.5
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Adler & Lyric
  • 18x53x9.6
  • 954
  • 104
  • 48
  • 38
  • 30
  • 100
  • 70
  • Improv
  • 18x27x9.6
  • 486
  • 48
  • 24
  • 20
  • 18
  • 55
  • 30
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Section 5
  • 26x43x10
  • 1,118
  • 100
  • 60
  • 27
  • 30
  • 100
  • 70
  • Grand Ballroom 5
  • 25x57x17.6
  • 1,425
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Grand Ballroom 6
  • 27.5x57x17.6
  • 1,567.5
  • 150
  • 60
  • 32
  • 48
  • 104
  •  
  • Discover
  • 62x24x9
  • 1,400
  • 140
  • 90
  • 39
  •  
  • 150
  • 100
  • Explore
  • 0x0x12
  • 6,900
  • 128
  • 60
  •  
  • 39
  • 350
  • 200
  • Cloud Gate Ballroom Sections 1,2,3,or 4
  • 24x42x10
  • 1,008
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 100
  •  
  • Looking Glass Ballroom
  • 59x46.1x12
  • 2,790
  • 260
  • 120
  •  
  •  
  • 275
  • 190
  • Looking Glass Ballroom Foyer
  • 42.8x41.9x11
  • 1,357
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • 130
  •  
  • Urban Blue
  • 47.5x26x12
  • 1,235
  • 140
  • 96
  • 39
  •  
  • 130
  • 108
  • Cloud Gate 1-3
  • 282x126x10
  • 3,000
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Cloud gate 1-2
  • 28x84x10
  • 2,352
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Burnham Office
  • 24.7x18x12
  • 457
  •  
  •  
  • 10
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Root Office
  • 14x12x12
  • 168
  •  
  •  
  • 8
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • See
  • 0x0x0
  • 523
  • 40
  • 24
  • 18
  •  
  • 40
  • 36
  • Savor
  • 0x0x0
  • 390
  • 42
  • 24
  • 18
  • 21
  • 30
  • 30
  • Sip
  • 0x0x0
  • 310
  • 28
  • 8
  • 18
  •  
  • 20
  • 12
  • Raised An Urban Rooftop Bar
  • 0x0x0
  • 0
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

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

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

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

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

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.

Services and Facilities

Catering

Continental Breakfast Full Breakfast Coffee Break Lunch Afternoon Break Reception Dinner

Specialty Services

Specialty lighting services available
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