Congress Plaza Hotel

520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 1,200 people

About Congress Plaza Hotel

Our historic property combines the best of Chicago’s storied past with the modern amenities of the present. As a result, we offer unique reception and banquet spaces perfectly suited to create an unforgettable day for you and your guests. We offer 23 unique event spaces that can be transformed for your needs. Our location adjacent to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and short walking distance to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan provide a stunning setting for photos and extra activities for the wedding party. Let our experienced and efficient wedding professionals walk you through the details customizing your ideal wedding menu, establishing a seating chart, reserving room blocks for attendees, coordinating with outside vendors for lighting, audio, floral and decoration needs.

Event Pricing

Catering Menu
$21 - $75 /person
Pricing for all event types
Wedding Packages
$129 - $159 /person
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Gold Ballroom
Gold Ballroom
Florentine Ballroom
Florentine Ballroom
Great Hall
Great Hall


Wedding Goer - An Eventective User from Kalispell, MT

I went to a friend's wedding at this location and it was fabulous. It almost feels like you are in a grand cathedral in France. The artwork was amazing and the location was perfect. There was enough seating for the 200 plus people that were there and the food was fantastic. I'm not sure where it was from, but it was cooked exceptionally well. The staff at the hotel were so helpful and they made sure that every step of the way was taken care of. My friend was recommended to this hotel from another friend who also loved it. She was a little nervous about taking a recommendation from this girl, but when she walked in, she fell in love. The price was a little steep, but it was so well worth it. I would love to have my own wedding there!!

Great Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

Our experience with The Congress Plaza Hotel was wonderful. They really seemed to care about our wants and needs. We talked to other venues and we were treated like we were just business. At The Congress Plaza Hotel we were treated like we were friends of the company. They made us feel very special. They worked with us to create the perfect style of decorations that fit our personalities the best. They would put their input in but made it feel like it was just an idea. They did not make us feel like they were pushing their ideas onto us. They let us make the decisions without any hassle. The venue was absolutely beautiful. It was like a dream come true. They did such a wonderful job in setting up. The food that was catered in was delicious. The staff was extremely friendly, both before the reception, during the reception and after words too. They really did make things easy for us. We would recommend this venue to anyone getting married, or anyone who was having a reception from an important event in their life.

Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 23
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 50,000
  • Year Renovated: 2008