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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654 US (map)

PHONE

312-529-1124

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ABOUT US

It's far too important to settle for anything less than perfection and at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, that’s exactly what you’ll receive. Every detail of your wedding... Read more
It's far too important to settle for anything less than perfection and at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, that’s exactly what you’ll receive. Every detail of your wedding will display beauty and style. Spacious, elegant ballrooms with Downtown Chicago’s most spectacular views. Exquisite catering. A professional staff to help you plan your wedding down to the last detail. And if you’re inviting out-of-town guests, our comfortable, newly renovated accommodations will put everyone in the great mood for your special day. At the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, we understand how important your wedding is to you, and we’re here to help you make it the kind of day you always dreamed it would be. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
700
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our reception that we held at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Wolf Point Ballroom, last weekend. The room was absolutely stunning, the food was amazing, and the staff was so accommodating. Janet was fabulous to work with from start to finish. They went above and beyond to make sure every detail was taken care of. I cannot thank Janet and the staff enough for making out special night so great!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our reception that we held at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Wolf Point Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about our reception that we held at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Wolf Point Ballroom, last weekend. The room was absolutely stunning, the food was amazing, and the staff was so accommodating. Janet was fabulous to work with from start to finish. They went above and beyond to make sure every detail was taken care of. I cannot thank Janet and the staff enough for making out special night so great! Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Dear Kind Reviewer, We greatly appreciate your wonderful review and for allowing us the opportunity to host your special day! We'd love for you to share some of your beautiful photos with us. If you get the chance, please send them to bmetzinger@martplaza.com. Thank you and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to Janet and our staff!
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.8/5.0
Venue was beautiful and they were very helpful and gay-supportive. Our only issue was that we wanted a champagne toast and we had to use their champagne, which turned out to be a cheap screw-cap champagne that was over-priced. Other than that, it was a great experience.
Venue was beautiful and they were very helpful and gay-supportive. Our only issue was that we wanted a champagne toast and Read more...
Venue was beautiful and they were very helpful and gay-supportive. Our only issue was that we wanted a champagne toast and we had to use their champagne, which turned out to be a cheap screw-cap champagne that was over-priced. Other than that, it was a great experience. Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Dear Ryan,

It was our pleasure to share your special day with you, your family, and friends! We are so pleased to read you had a great overall experience and found our staff to be very helpful and supportive. We hope your wedding and experience at the Mart Plaza is one to be remembered for years to come!
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Donley
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Great location! We had our wedding ceremony in the Edgewater Room. Great city views!! The hotel staff was great and very helpful. We would gladly stay at this hotel again.
Great location! We had our wedding ceremony in the Edgewater Room. Great city views!! The hotel staff was great and very Read more...
Great location! We had our wedding ceremony in the Edgewater Room. Great city views!! The hotel staff was great and very helpful. We would gladly stay at this hotel again. Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Dear Donley,

We are so happy you granted us the opportunity to make your wedding a uniquely special and memorable day for you, your family, and guests. It was our pleasure!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
One of the best values in the city by far with the contract I signed, but I think that the new coordinator mentioned that many things were changing ( no more free vendor parking, meals for vendors) so ask lots of questions at every venue to be able to compare. The view was why we chose the location- and the location itself being right downtown. I was scared to say I was getting married at the holiday inn- but the ballroom with the view was so amazing. There was some construction outside which hopefully won't block view or that would be a shame bc the view of the river is amazing. I would recommend having a wedding coordinator if going with this vendor just to help coordinate with the brand new wedding coordinator they had just hired for my wedding. I had one and it's much easier than if I was making all the arrangements with the new event caterer (who was unaware of many of the preferred vendors on their wedding list). Overall wonderful experience would recommend with everything I had but it seems like they are changing too many things for me to fully recommend.
One of the best values in the city by far with the contract I signed, but I think that the new coordinator mentioned that Read more...
One of the best values in the city by far with the contract I signed, but I think that the new coordinator mentioned that many things were changing ( no more free vendor parking, meals for vendors) so ask lots of questions at every venue to be able to compare. The view was why we chose the location- and the location itself being right downtown. I was scared to say I was getting married at the holiday inn- but the ballroom with the view was so amazing. There was some construction outside which hopefully won't block view or that would be a shame bc the view of the river is amazing. I would recommend having a wedding coordinator if going with this vendor just to help coordinate with the brand new wedding coordinator they had just hired for my wedding. I had one and it's much easier than if I was making all the arrangements with the new event caterer (who was unaware of many of the preferred vendors on their wedding list). Overall wonderful experience would recommend with everything I had but it seems like they are changing too many things for me to fully recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
A reception at the Mart Plaza isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for!

The food is delicious and plentiful, the staff knows exactly what they’re doing, and the views can’t be beat. They worked well with all our vendors and were solid in getting all of our decor set up as we wanted.

Working with Barbara, their former wedding coordinator, was great. Janet took over for her about a month before our wedding, but based on our interactions with her, we have no reason to think she won’t be just as good.

Our guests had a great experience with their stays and said the hotel staff was always helpful. Be careful about the parking situation, though. Until their construction is done, their valet lot is extremely small, so most cars end up a few blocks away in a garage and take a fair amount of time to retrieve. Make sure your guests plan ahead!

Highly recommended.
A reception at the Mart Plaza isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for!

The food is delicious and plentiful, the Read more...
A reception at the Mart Plaza isn’t cheap, but you get what you pay for!

The food is delicious and plentiful, the staff knows exactly what they’re doing, and the views can’t be beat. They worked well with all our vendors and were solid in getting all of our decor set up as we wanted.

Working with Barbara, their former wedding coordinator, was great. Janet took over for her about a month before our wedding, but based on our interactions with her, we have no reason to think she won’t be just as good.

Our guests had a great experience with their stays and said the hotel staff was always helpful. Be careful about the parking situation, though. Until their construction is done, their valet lot is extremely small, so most cars end up a few blocks away in a garage and take a fair amount of time to retrieve. Make sure your guests plan ahead!

Highly recommended. Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Dear Recently Married,

It was our pleasure to share your special day with you, your family, and friends! We are so pleased you took this opportunity to share your experience and you found the food, service, and our spectacular views above your expectations. We are pleased to share that our brand new, multi-level parking facility located directly in front of the hotel is now open and can accommodate all guests arriving for their stay or event. If you have the opportunity, we would love to know who wrote this thoughtful review and would appreciate if you could share and email jdonovan@martplaza.com. We appreciate the recommendation and hope the reception and overall experience at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North is one to be remembered for years to come!
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Anne
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.7/5.0
Holiday Inn is a great venue for a true Chicago wedding vibe. The Wolf Point Ballroom has a jaw dropping view of the city. I like the fact that they have both a room for cocktails and another room for the dinner. We had over 200 people invited and it never felt crowded. Barbara Martin and her staff are outstanding. At the end of the reception, one guest lost a pricey bracelet that could have been easily pocketed. The staff found the bracelet during clean up and turned it in. My guest was so happy to hear that her bracelet was found. Food was very good (especially the chicken). The evening ran smoothly and our guests had a great time!
Holiday Inn is a great venue for a true Chicago wedding vibe. The Wolf Point Ballroom has a jaw dropping view of the city. Read more...
Holiday Inn is a great venue for a true Chicago wedding vibe. The Wolf Point Ballroom has a jaw dropping view of the city. I like the fact that they have both a room for cocktails and another room for the dinner. We had over 200 people invited and it never felt crowded. Barbara Martin and her staff are outstanding. At the end of the reception, one guest lost a pricey bracelet that could have been easily pocketed. The staff found the bracelet during clean up and turned it in. My guest was so happy to hear that her bracelet was found. Food was very good (especially the chicken). The evening ran smoothly and our guests had a great time! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Thank you Mrs. Kelly -- I appreciate your kind comments about Brenna and Marc's wedding, our hotel and our staff! We have wonderful people working here at the hotel and a great team!

We wish you all the very best!

Barbara
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Diana
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a great wedding venue in downtown Chicago, and reasonably priced. Barbara was the most amazing person to work with, and the view from our Wolf Point Ballroom is amazing. Food was better than mediocre, but not great. TO me, the view and the ease of excellent service was what mattered. We had such a blast!
This was a great wedding venue in downtown Chicago, and reasonably priced. Barbara was the most amazing person to work Read more...
This was a great wedding venue in downtown Chicago, and reasonably priced. Barbara was the most amazing person to work with, and the view from our Wolf Point Ballroom is amazing. Food was better than mediocre, but not great. TO me, the view and the ease of excellent service was what mattered. We had such a blast! Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Diana -- what a beautiful bride you were and a great wedding! All the very best to you and Fabian!!

Barbara
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza helped to make my wedding amazing. The view from the ballroom is astounding, everyone loved the food, and the service was incredible. The white glove service during dinner left nothing wanting, yet they were completely unintrusive. Plus, the value for what you get is the best anywhere I could find. Barbara Martin does the weddings, and she was an absolutely delight to work with. She made things so easy for me, and even my mother and mother in law commented that when they were bringing things to the reception room on the day of, they felt like everything was taken care of. I can't say enough about it. Plus, I know that they're consistent. We'd been to a friend's wedding there (that's how we decided on it) and loved it, so I'm not the only good experience!
The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza helped to make my wedding amazing. The view from the ballroom is astounding, everyone Read more...
The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza helped to make my wedding amazing. The view from the ballroom is astounding, everyone loved the food, and the service was incredible. The white glove service during dinner left nothing wanting, yet they were completely unintrusive. Plus, the value for what you get is the best anywhere I could find. Barbara Martin does the weddings, and she was an absolutely delight to work with. She made things so easy for me, and even my mother and mother in law commented that when they were bringing things to the reception room on the day of, they felt like everything was taken care of. I can't say enough about it. Plus, I know that they're consistent. We'd been to a friend's wedding there (that's how we decided on it) and loved it, so I'm not the only good experience! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Phenomenal event coordinator, Barbara Martin. This is being said by a professional meetings and event planner in the corporate world. Cannot say enough. The entire event went as planned without a hitch. Not one. I had no idea if I would enjoy my wedding prior to it happening. I had a blast. She and I did everything. No wedding coordinator.

Thanks Barbara!
Phenomenal event coordinator, Barbara Martin. This is being said by a professional meetings and event planner in the Read more...
Phenomenal event coordinator, Barbara Martin. This is being said by a professional meetings and event planner in the corporate world. Cannot say enough. The entire event went as planned without a hitch. Not one. I had no idea if I would enjoy my wedding prior to it happening. I had a blast. She and I did everything. No wedding coordinator.

Thanks Barbara! Read less
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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Thank you Elaine -- I enjoyed working with you as well and I wish you and Lou all the very best!

Sincerely,
Barbara
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Laura
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my room block here at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and I was soooo happy with everything! The hotel is gorgeous and in a great location. Everyone I worked with were terrific and so accommodating. I would definitely recommend this hotel for any event!
I had my room block here at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and I was soooo happy with everything! The hotel is gorgeous and in Read more...
I had my room block here at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and I was soooo happy with everything! The hotel is gorgeous and in a great location. Everyone I worked with were terrific and so accommodating. I would definitely recommend this hotel for any event! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North responded with the following comments:

Thank you Laura for selecting our hotel to host your room block -- it was a pleasure to be of service to you and your guests and we wish you all the very best!

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