The Congress Plaza Hotel

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The venue will provide the space, plus a few extras.

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Starting at $40,000

Catering services pricing

$155 per person for off-peak dates, with a minimum total spend of $25,000

Guest capacity

Up to 553 seated guests

About this venue

The Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center was originally designed and built in 1893 to accommodate visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition. We have catered to our nation’s Presidents, foreign dignitaries, opera, stage and movie celebrities, and a multitude of conventions, business travelers. There are 871 guest accommodations, including 36 deluxe suites, many of which overlook the beautiful waters of Lake Michigan. Our convenient downtown location is a major attraction. The Art Institute of Chicago, Buckingham Fountain, Orchestra Hall, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, shopping, restaurants and nightlife are all within walking distance, making Chicago’s lakefront one great promenade of wonderful things to see and do. The Gold Room, one of the most grand and historic ball rooms in Chicago. The Great Hall, this colossal room is perfect for a reception of 1200 or a Banquet for 553.

Our event spaces

Available services that can be provided by The Congress Plaza Hotel

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event rentals
  • Event staff
  • On-site accommodations
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wedding cake services
  • Wifi


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