Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

71 East Wacker Drive Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 350 people
The Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront hotel – formerly Hotel 71 – offers its welcome guests an upscale hotel with impeccable services and amenities to suit even the most discerning traveler. With a stellar location near the intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in the core of bustling, fashionable downtown Chicago, this full-service hotel is just steps from The Loop – Chicago’s theatre and cultural district – and several renowned Chicago business headquarters. Access the legendary Magnificent Mile, a mere stroll across the Chicago River nearby. Guests can energize and recharge at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel, long a revered Chicago hotel known previously as Hotel 71. The state-of-the-art fitness facility and 24-hour business center provide productive, energizing amenities for business travelers. With over 10,000 square feet of elegant and sophisticated Chicago meeting room space onsite, this downtown Chicago hotel offers 14 event rooms, including two boardroom suites, for hosting 10 to 350 people in executive or elegant style. The renowned 39th Floor Penthouse Ballroom boasts 2,100 total sq. ft., with floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree views of the breathtaking Chicago skyline and a 1,660 sq. f. terrace. This is the ideal venue for your next business or social special occasion in Chicago. Other notable services – including concierge, dry-cleaning, valet parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel – ensure your complete satisfaction. Hoyt’s Chicago restaurant serves up classic Midwestern cuisine at this hotel. Enjoy a modern, organic flair and spectacular views of the Chicago River when you select this popular fine dining establishment for your breakfast, lunch or dinner meal. Those who wish to dine in the comfort of their elegantly appointed guest room or suite can order room service from a full menu of delectable choices. All of the 334 over-sized rooms at this Chicago hotel have been designed for optimum comfort. Free Wi-Fi, large desks and ergonomic chairs make in-room work trouble- and stress-free; while plush bedding, 37-inch flat-screen plasma TV’s, and iPod docking stations create the fully connected hotel experience. Executive Suites, featuring over 900 sq. ft. of living space, complete with a separate parlor and dining area, and the Penthouse Suite with expansive bathroom, rainforest showerhead and panoramic views of downtown Chicago, are available. Make your hotel reservation online today.
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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 350
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 120
$2,000-$3,000 per event
OFFSITE Chicago offers companies a turnkey multi purpose facility designed and wired to inspire creativity, innovation and productivity in a way never before possible. Having contributed to the culture of innovation for numerous Fortune 100 companies in New York City, OFFSITE is eager to provide an invaluable service to like-minded businesses in Chicago – one meeting at a time. The venue boasts chic modern décor, a state-of-the-art A/V system, and an extensive list of amenities to provide the ideal backdrop for your next board meeting, brainstorming session, focus group, product launch or social event.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 55
$25.95-$32.95 per person
Buona Terra specializes in delicious, homemade, Italian cuisine. Open since 2002, Buona Terra has served Logan Square with amazing food, cocktails and a terrific wine selection. We look forward to making your event a singular, unforgettable event! Decor is traditional, making guests feel as if they are walking into a restaurant that has been around forever. Also features a beautiful and painted murals.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 30
$26.95 per person
Hearth & Crust is a inviting family run neighborhood restaurant. There is a beautiful wood burning oven as well as exposed brick walls. The ambiance is warm yet modern with photographs along the walls. We can book a private party for a party of 2 all the way up to 100. Follow us on instagram @Hearthandcrust
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 1100
$25-$125 per person
Alhambra Palace is a one of a kind, dynamic venue that transports all who enter into another world. Sweeping archways, marble accents, mosaic tile, crystal chandeliers and hand carved sculptures frame the multi-level, 24,000 square foot Moorish- like castle. Artifacts from Egypt, Lebanon and Morocco can be seen throughout. Upon entering, guests are welcomed by a bar and lounge with intimate alcove seating. To the east is the restaurant which seats 100 people. The Babylon room is part modern, part historic with its curvaceous metal back chairs and stone carved wall hangings depicting scenes from the 13th century. The Alhambra Room, which seats 500 people, is awe –inspiring, soaring three stories high. A full stage with a state of the art sound and lighting system allows Alhambra to host and offer live entertainment. Seating on the expansive ground level and the two tiered circular balconies provide ample room for meeting and small group gathering as well as large scale conferences. Ample space allows for a dance floor, and tables can be added or removed to accommodate a sit down occasion or standing reception. Guided by a waterfall, stairs lead through the Alhambra Hall to the Marrakech Room, a posh and romantic space for more than 200 people. The high ceiling ballroom can be divided with a luxurious floor to ceiling ruby velvet curtains. Oriental rugs framed with leather cushioned settees Oriental rugs and elaborate wood carved Moroccan chairs offer a spot to relax and enjoy. Two private VIP rooms, which accommodate up to 50 people, are also located on the upper level. These elaborately decorated rooms exemplify opulence, making any guest feel like royalty. A world of intrigue and beauty await you for the most memorable experience.
Ingleside, IL  
Capacity: 400
$34.95-$114.95 per 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. Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our beautiful, natural setting gives you and your guests a spectacular view! One entire wall of our beautiful facility is located right on the lakefront of Long Lake, which is part of the Chain of Lakes in Lake County, IL. We’re on the border of McHenry County. We are also right next to the forest preserve, so our location is surrounded by nature, not tall buildings and loud, noisy traffic. We are proud to offer: * Lovely outdoor tented ceremony site - rain or shine! * Large, cozy, and inviting reception area with cathedral ceilings, overlooking Long Lake and right next to the forest preserve. * We can host your wedding ceremony right on site under our outdoor tented area (rain or shine!) We will custom decorate our arch and aisle to match your wedding colors at no extra charge. * Wide menu with a vast array of mouth-watering selections to choose from including our fabulous hors d’oeuvres, sweet table, ice cream bar, & much-requested late night snack! * All wedding packages include either a sit-down dinner or a large buffet FOR THE SAME PRICE. * Big dance floor with special up-lighting all around the room! * Expert advice on the hottest DJs, the coolest photographers, crazy creative florists, & the most outstanding cake bakeries & artisans in the area! * BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR NEWEST FACILITY, 'PARKWAY BANQUETS SALON', WITH CAPACITY FOR 400 GUESTS!
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 450
Our event space is truly bringing you a little piece of Ireland right to the heart of Chicago. Our pub was constructed in Ireland and features multiple rooms and levels to accommodate your next private or semi-private event. We’ve become a neighborhood favorite for hosting corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, reunions, happy hours, office holiday parties and much more. We are proud to work with Chicago’s topmost companies year round. Our full service private event planners make planning customized events easy to maximize every event. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs and can adjust for most tastes and budgets. Instagram: fado_chicago Virtual Tour: http://bit.ly/1B9xSAe
Joliet, IL  
Capacity: 800
$6.50-$80 per person
BRAND NEW HOTEL Welcome to Joliet's newest Full Service Hotel featuring Rock Run Convention center offering 120 rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Ballroom offering 6,200 sq. ft. Located right off of I-80 and Houbolt Road, minutes from I-55. Onsite Restaurant - Burger Theory tempting your palette with Burgers, Apps and Craft Beers. State of the art fitness center boasting 2,000 sq. ft of spax with a Sauna and Yoga Room. Breakfast is offered from 6:00 am-10:00am, Lunch starts at 11:00. Groups receive one complimentary room per 25 rooms consumed.
Aurora, IL  
Capacity: 340
Experience the heart of Downtown Aurora at your next event. With seven unique spaces available, Paramount Events can accommodate any occasion, big or small. Weddings, baby and bridal showers, corporate parties, family reunions, meetings, expositions – no matter the event, we’ve got the space for you. With the beautiful Fox River and stunning cityscape as your backdrop, your event is sure to impress. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You and your guests can enjoy everything Downtown Aurora has to offer including a casino next door, hotel nearby and restaurants in walking distance – with convenient access to the Metra and I-88. Whether it’s your wedding on the stunning, historic Paramount Theatre stage or cocktail hour in The Atrium before attending a show in the intimate Copley Theatre, leave it to the experts. We produce shows for a living. Let’s make your event our next production.