Smith & Wollensky - Chicago

318 N. State Street, Chicago, IL
Capacity: 500 people
About Smith & Wollensky - Chicago
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.
Package Pricing
All Day Conference Package
Attendees: 10-700 | $64 /person
Pricing for meetings only
Event Spaces
Bridgeview Room
Bridgeview Room
Butcher Room
Butcher Room
Clock Room
Clock Room
Flag Room
Flag Room
Flag Room & Clock Room Combined
Flag Room & Clock Room Combined
Kitchen Table Room
Kitchen Table Room
Venetian Room
Venetian Room
Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar
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