Chicago Marriott O'Hare

Chicago , IL


8535 West Higgins Road
Chicago, IL US 60631 (map)




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Your dream wedding. May or June. Big or small. Afternoon or evening. Traditional or decidedly not. Our expert catering staff plan on making your wedding a dream come true by making... Read more
Your dream wedding. May or June. Big or small. Afternoon or evening. Traditional or decidedly not. Our expert catering staff plan on making your wedding a dream come true by making everything perfectly yours. Every flower. Everymorsel. Every song. Every moment. Because the perfect wedding means different things to different people. But they all want the same thing – JOY.

- 27,500 sq ft of space for events - Friendly to any style or culture of weddings
- Grand Ballroom (9,288 sq ft) - Uniquely designed venue hosts 1,200 for receptions, 720 for banquets
- In-house Creative Services department & specially trained Red Coat service ensure an elegant event
- Exceptional culinary team creates custom menus for Weddings

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After visiting 9 venues and comparing all they had to offer, my now husband and I decided to go with Chicago Marriott O'hare! Their platinum package was everything we were looking for and for the right price! They just had a remodel of the entire hotel and ballrooms May 2013 and was perfectly modern for us! Our communication with Kelly, who helped us view the ballroom and sign our contracts was great. Our contract clearly laid out all of the inclusions, and all of the dates we would be expected to make payments. After that she passed us to an event coordinator. Communication was great but the event coordinator changed 3 times during our entire process. Our last and most awesome event coordinator was Lindsey Beirne, who was previously at the Renaissance in Schaumburg and had worked with a few of our vendors in the past so we were elated and hoped she'd stay at least until after our wedding! Lindsey was profession, bubbly and super fun to work with. She was amazing at getting back to me with all of the emails I sent, especially the last month before the wedding. I had no doubt that we were in good hands. We used the O'hare Ballroom for our wedding. Set back away from the other ballrooms, we had our own bathrooms and an L shaped foyer that we used for cocktail hour. Capacity was 250 and we had 195 with 19 tables and 2 tier head table and a huge dance floor. We were not crammed and service was great. Food choices for appetizers during cocktail hour were amazing, everyone raved about them afterwards. Our dinner service was impeccable. Food was all amazing, i didn't see anyone with food left on their plates! Our captain for the head table was great, and server was amazing, leaving a bottle of champagne by our seats since I was drinking champagne only. Bar service was quick, and noone waiting for drinks. Top shelf liquor was stocked and beers plenty. We had such a great experience working with Lindsey, Marriott event staff, and the hotel itself!!
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We hosted our 150 guest wedding reception at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare in July 2011 in the Chicago room. We were very happy with our entire experience with the hotel. We worked with Amy for sales, and Shantel for coordination and they were both great. Shantel was sometimes a little slow to get back to us, but always helped us resolve any issues we had. Shantel was there on the day of our event and made sure that everything was set up according to specifications (my fiance drew out EVERYTHING and had a very specific idea of how things should be set up). She was our coordinator on the day of for all things reception related and she did an awesome job.

The hotel was very flexible with all of our requests - from passing out out of town guest bags, to setting up our decorations they did it all. They even gave us a staging room for the weekend to store all of the wedding decorations in so we could drop them off whenever. They worked with all of our vendors to ensure that everything was there on time and set up correctly. The room looked great and everything went really smoothly.

Included in our wedding package was passed appetizer, plated appetizer, salad course, dinner, and cake as well as a 4 hour open bar, champagne toast, and wine service with dinner. All of the food was very good and we got many compliments. Additionally we received a suite for the night of our wedding, as did both sets of our parents.

The location was very convenient for all of our out of town guests. There is a shuttle that runs to the airport and it is right next to the Blue Line for easy access to downtown. The guest rooms are currently being remodeled, but both the old and new rooms were very nice. The hotel had a heated indoor outdoor pool and a decent restaurant which all of our guests enjoyed. The only major inconvenience was the expensive parking which guests were required to pay if they stayed overnight at the hotel ($25/night), otherwise the hotel was a good value and good location.

Overall we would recommend this location to any couples looking for a good value, great service and a helpful staff who is willing to work with your needs to meet your expectations.
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