Smith & Wollensky - Chicago

318 N. State Street, Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 500 people
Whether you want to impress your guests with a picturesque view of the Chicago River or envelop them in the warm ambiance of our Wine Cellar, our location at Marina City offers a distinctive setting for any meeting or special occasion. It stands adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street and offers a clear view of the river from both the Bridgeview Room and the outdoor patio. Well appointed rooms feature an impressive collection of early American art. Tours of the dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop can be arranged by special request. Partial and full buyout receptions available for capacity up to 700 guests.
Recommendations
A Special Venue without the Normal Hassle - An Eventective User from Atlantic, IA

My brother and his third fiancee were looking for a place to get married. He is an on and off Catholic and she is a devout Methodist, so a Church wedding was out on the basis of the arguments alone. They called me as I had been to Chicago countless times for presentations. Partially, for selfish reasons and partially because I did think it would be a beautiful venue I recommended Smith & Wollensky. I had seen it 3 or 4 times, but just could never justify using it myself, because the view was amazing and in presentation world distractions are a problem. They flew me up, because I had experience dealing with venues. I helped them get the booking and the layout set-up done. I then flew home to get my wife and kids. When we showed up for the wedding... it's one thing to know a location is beautiful naturally, it's quite another to have a beautiful location arranged and decorated beautifully... I was blown away. To Mary's(My brother's wife) credit, she chose, grey, blue(the baby/sky blue)and this off yellow/gold color. On top of having an evening wedding they had opened all of the windows and doors to the outside. There was a light breeze and with the gloaming outside the inside lighting was accentuated. The affect was incredible. After the wedding, about 12 employees and 24 of the guests(Midwesterners have problems not working when we someone else doing it.) began shifting the chairs from the wedding into a well hidden closet and pulling out the tables for the reception. In about 20 minutes the tables were set-up and another 20 minutes later they were set for the reception. Without the guests helping, it might have taken and extra 20 minutes, but under an hour for the whole change would have been amazing. A number of the guests were doubling as a band/orchestra at the couples request and that was the night. A beautiful view and a beautiful venue. At the end of the night, the scene couldn't have been better as the lights reflected beautifully off the Chicago River and the music slowly died down and people slowly filtered out. It's a relief to see a brother who has commitment issues finally get married, but to be able to have a venue like this as the backdrop is just an incredible memory.

Location
Neighborhood
Venue Types
Amenities
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Valet Parking
Features
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 7
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 1200
 
$21-$149 /person
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.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 12000
 
$60-$150 /person
$1,500-$15,000 /event
The Museum of Science and Industry is a historic building in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, just a few miles south of downtown. The perfect setting for events that offers so much more than your average banquet hall. Enjoy dining next to a 40 foot tornado in our Science Storms exhibit or cocktails next to a WWII German submarine in our U-505 exhibit. MSI offers full service catering and event planning services from our in-house catering company.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 500  
$10-$83 /person
Newly Renovated!!! We are a full service property offering 145 guest rooms to include Junior and Presidential suites. Complimentary WIFI along with Keurig Coffee makers, Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms. Indoor pool and Local Shuttle service is available. We offer a full service restaurant and bar along with approximately 4000 square feet of banquet space. We host a variety of events from small business meetings to black tie galas for 250 guests. Enjoy homemade favorites prepared in house from scratch!!!
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 120  
$300-$500 /event
Outings • Weddings • Bachelor Parties • Events • Leagues • You Name it! Fox Run is the perfect place to host your golf outings, weddings, business meetings, holiday parties, or other social functions. The Event Room at Fox Run is the premiere banquet facility at Fox Run that can accommodate 180 guests (120 guests with a dance floor.)
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 600  
$49.90-$129.90 /person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than an event on the water; we create unforgettable memories on Lake Michigan. Our fleet can accommodate any type of casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings and anniversaries, birthdays and much more. Show guests a new side of Chicago with an event that’s sure to impress.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 225  
$150-$3,100 /event
Plan your next off-site meeting, conference, retreat or reception at Chicago Theological Seminary. It’s a sleek, modern facility located in the Hyde Park, Woodlawn and University of Chicago neighborhoods. We offer meeting rooms, conference halls and reception areas of all sizes, each equipped with the latest technology and support. And it’s all extremely affordable. Whether you need a boardroom for a meeting or a ballroom for a wedding, CTS may be the perfect solution. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available to rent for classes, seminars, conferences, small gatherings, even weddings and receptions. Our top floor chapel and banquet area is a magical venue for a celebration with up to 225 guests. There's a green rooftop patio with stunning views of Chicago. There's even an intimate free-flowing water-encased glass chapel that seats 40. Reach out to set up a tour today!
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 80  
$100-$155 /hour
Aubergine Chicago is a 2,300 square foot, industrial chic event space located in Chicago's historic Logan Square neighborhood. Ideal for birthday celebrations (adults and kids!), showers, dinner parties, intimate weddings, meetings, classes, and corporate events, Aubergine looks forward to helping you host a memorable event.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 450  
$19.95-$112.95 /person
Arrive at our 250-acre retreat and you'll never need to leave. Whether you're here on vacation, for a lakeside wedding, or a business conference in our Expo Center, Pheasant Run Resort is a welcoming enclave that provides everything you need right onsite. Awaken with a Bourbon Street Breakfast Buffet every Sunday, then seek balance with a soothing massage treatment at Spa Vargas Wellness. Tee off with 18 holes of championship golf just outside your door, or go for a swim in our indoor/outdoor pools. With five restaurants to choose from, a lively indoor replica of New Orleans' own iconic Bourbon Street, a theater, and comedy club, there's plenty to do before the night's over. When it's time to recharge, retire to your own private bi-level suite with magnificent views of the Fox River Valley.