The Metropolitan Club

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
Recommendations
Best Chicago Metro Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

Had our September wedding reception at this venue, and everyone loved it. Having looked at a number of venues in the city (including the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago History Museum, the Rookery, the Chicago Illuminating Company, and Ravenswood), I honestly think this venue offers one of the best values out there. (Of course, this is all relative, and said in the context of the insane and disturbing wedding-industrial complex.) Although it is still pricey, it manages to be very competitive on costs because there is no separate venue rental fee. Rather, you simply have to spend a minimum on your food/alcohol package. This alone can save thousands of dollars. Having an event here is also logistically easier than at many of the other places where I looked. For example, the catering is done in-house, they have tables/chairs/linens so you don't have to rent those from an outside company, and they even provide free parking vouchers to guests who drive in (in contrast to the Adler, for example, where you have to rent out part of a parking lot and also pay for full-time attendants). I honestly don't think the inside of the venue is as pretty as a lot of the other venues that I considered -- it has a kind of upscale-corporate-hotel-chain feel. However, the views are beautiful, and many of our guests were so excited to be in the Sears Tower that it made up for the fact that it didn't mesh exactly with my personal tastes. (And I'm sure that many of our guests would prefer this venue's style to the renovated factory building look that I like.) The staff who worked at the event were wonderful. I showed up with a blister on my foot, and they gave me a band-aid within a few minutes. Waiters were very attentive and nice, and everything went very smoothly. I'm a vegan, so worked with the venue to create food stations that were all vegetarian and partly vegan. The venue was very willing to work with us on this, and we got a lot of compliments on the food (about which I had worried, given the Midwestern meat-loving contingent among our guests). I thought some of the food I tried was excellent, and the rest was decent; my parents were pleasantly surprised at how good it was (after a tasting that had not inspired high hopes). Overall, I definitely recommend this as a wedding reception venue.

Great Venue with a Hefty Price Tag - An Eventective User from Chicago, Illinois

For my wonderful winter themed wedding, my husband and I chose the Metropolitan Club for our venue. Overall, the Metropolitan Club is a lovely place to host a wedding. They are a one stop shop, with space for both a cocktail hour as well as a lovely reception. The first thing about the club that stood out to me was the excellent service. Whether it was during the meetings for planning our wedding, staying in touch throughout the process, or serving guests during the dinner and dancing reception, the staff was friendly and as helpful as possible. Secondly, the amenities were great. Although there were no spa or beauty packages for the venue, there were lovely bridal suites that were well stocked and functional. Furthermore, the catering was fantastic. The food offered a wide variety of options. The bar was stocked with hard liquors and a variety of draft beers as well as a whole wine bar. For food, there was a large variety of meats to choose from as well as the option of having a sit down dinner or a buffet. Overall, I was incredibly impressed with the lighting and effects as well. The dim lighting set a romantic mood and the elegant features of the ballroom really added to the intimacy of the gathering. The ballroom was well decorated, but beautiful on its own as well. The entrance was well taken care of and the ballroom was looking new and clean when we rented it. The only complaint I have is that all of this came for a price that was quite high. Had I planned the dinner, lighting, and decorations on my own I could have saved a ton of money at another venue. Overall, though, if I were to redo the whole thing, I would pick the Metropolitan Club for my venue again, though.

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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: 600  
$5.75-$55 /person
The Hotel and Conference center were both built in 1999 and renovated in 2016. Ramada Hotel & Conference center has over 7000 Sq ft of meeting and Banquet space. We specialize in assortment Weddings, Quinceaneras, corporate conferences, and business meetings. Here at the Ramada Hotel & Conference center we pride ourselves in customer service to achieve and go beyond guest satisfaction. From the Front desk agent to Housekeeping and breakfast staff we are all trained to help guests enjoy their stay whether it's for vacation or business. From check in to check out, every moment at the Ramada is enjoyable!
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 250
 
$21-$110 /person
Reserve 22 provides you with a beautiful and unique setting to host events for friends, family and colleagues. The stunning landscape and scenic vistas of Glen Ellyn's prized Village Links provides the perfect backdrop to enhance your event, creating a truly memorable occasion. Our first class facilities and Above and Beyond customer service make Reserve 22 at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn a great choice to host your next event. Whether your celebration is for your company, your charity or any other special reason, we can accommodate from 8 - 160 guests. A hospitable sanctuary tucked away and preserved exclusively for your enjoyment. We encourage you to unwind and indulge with the help of our refined recipes and relaxing atmosphere. The number 22 represents the 22 lakes that complement our 240 acres of scenic landscape populated by native vegetation and diverse wildlife. As a member of the Audubon Society, our conservation efforts allow you to take in the sights and sounds of nature in class and comfort.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 500  
$18-$42 /person
The Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is a full-service luxury hotel in East Chicago IN, boasting a variety of amenities. With 5,369 sq. feet of meeting and reception space, Ameristar East Chicago is the perfect location for your next event. Whether you're planning a corporate meeting, training session, private dinner, retreat or reception, our extensive menu selection and state-of-the-art facilities will make it an event to remember. The Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago connects directly with both the casino and pavilion – a convenience that adds to the experience.
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.
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: 400
 
$9-$119.95 /person
With more than 25 years experience, hosting weddings is our specialty at PARKWAY BANQUETS! We are pleased to offer our amazing venue for your wedding or special event! With over 400 5-STAR REVIEWS on social media, we ROCK WEDDINGS! WHY do couples book with us? 1)Our incredible, affordable wedding packages, 2)400+ 5-STAR REVIEWS, and 3)our spectacular setting! Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our beautiful, romantic setting, complete with SPECTACULAR SUNSETS, create a stunning view! We're in Lake County, right on the border of McHenry County (about an hour from both Chicago and Milwaukee). We snuggle right up to the forest preserve! Our MOST POPULAR WEDDING PACKAGE INCLUDES the following: Ceremony, DJ (choice of 6!), photographer (choice of 2!), FREE PHOTO BOOTH, centerpieces (your choice from a HUGE selection!), linens, glassware, & china, 5-hour open bar, champagne or wine toast, hors d'oeuvres (including jumbo shrimp), lavish buffet or delectable plated dinner, wedding cake (your choice), delectable dessert table, chocolate fountain, & a late night snack or ice cream bar! WHAT'S MORE, we do NOT charge extra for the following: * No room fee charge! * No extra bartender fee! * No cake-cutting fee! * No charge for colored up-lighting! (many DJs charge extra for this) * No set-up or clean-up fee! WE LOVE WHAT WE DO, and it shows! Visit our website at www.parkwaybanquets.com (read our reviews under our "REVIEWS" tab!), and be sure to take a look at our very active Facebook page! * ASK US ABOUT OUR NEWEST FACILITY, PARKWAY BANQUETS SALON, WITH CAPACITY FOR 400 GUESTS!
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: 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: 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.)