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Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

163 E. Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611 US (map)

PHONE

312-751-8100

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel is a boutique style hotel with a high level of personalized service. The hotel is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast just off the Magnificent... Read more
The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel is a boutique style hotel with a high level of personalized service. The hotel is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast just off the Magnificent Mile. The Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests and boasts a 28-foot high, gilded domed ceiling; a balcony that encircles the entire ballroom, crystal chandeliers, and an illuminated dance floor.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a venue with a wow factor that will have your guests talking, this is the venue. Not only is it mind blowingly gorgeous, but they are accommodating, professional, and the food is to die for. We had the best night of our lives dancing away on the light up dance floor, and got so many compliments about how gorgeous the room was. Would do it again over and over. Thank you Justin!
If you are looking for a venue with a wow factor that will have your guests talking, this is the venue. Not only is it Read more...
If you are looking for a venue with a wow factor that will have your guests talking, this is the venue. Not only is it mind blowingly gorgeous, but they are accommodating, professional, and the food is to die for. We had the best night of our lives dancing away on the light up dance floor, and got so many compliments about how gorgeous the room was. Would do it again over and over. Thank you Justin! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Suzanne
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
The Millennium Knickerbocker was everything we could have ever asked for and more. It was elegant, lively and the staff was unbelievably accommodating. When we were considering where to have our reception, we were really looking for a space that would make us and our guests feel special. At the Knickerbocker, the whole weekend is about you, your guests, and your wedding. It is not like other venues that have numerous events and weddings going on at the same time. All of the staff members know who you are and are there to make sure your entire weekend is a success. My mom and I delivered over 20 boxes with items to decorate the bathrooms, set up displays, and personalize the space. We fully expected to do the set up, but Justin, Luis and their team took care of everything.

The Knickerbocker also knows how to put on a show. As my guests entered the Crystal Ballroom, their jaws literally dropped. It is such an impressive space! Thank you (especially Justin and Luis) for making the weekend an unbelievable success. Your staff put so much care into numerous little touches - they were noticed and greatly appreciated!
The Millennium Knickerbocker was everything we could have ever asked for and more. It was elegant, lively and the staff Read more...
The Millennium Knickerbocker was everything we could have ever asked for and more. It was elegant, lively and the staff was unbelievably accommodating. When we were considering where to have our reception, we were really looking for a space that would make us and our guests feel special. At the Knickerbocker, the whole weekend is about you, your guests, and your wedding. It is not like other venues that have numerous events and weddings going on at the same time. All of the staff members know who you are and are there to make sure your entire weekend is a success. My mom and I delivered over 20 boxes with items to decorate the bathrooms, set up displays, and personalize the space. We fully expected to do the set up, but Justin, Luis and their team took care of everything.

The Knickerbocker also knows how to put on a show. As my guests entered the Crystal Ballroom, their jaws literally dropped. It is such an impressive space! Thank you (especially Justin and Luis) for making the weekend an unbelievable success. Your staff put so much care into numerous little touches - they were noticed and greatly appreciated! Read less
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Malina
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was perfection!!! John Mattola and his staff were extremely helpful and responsive!!! Our daughter telling us that her wedding day was the happiest day of her life explains it all!! John Mattola was like family!!! Her made sure that everything went as we wanted and it did!!! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU JOHN MATTOLA AND STAFF!!!
Our daughter's wedding was perfection!!! John Mattola and his staff were extremely helpful and responsive!!! Our daughter Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was perfection!!! John Mattola and his staff were extremely helpful and responsive!!! Our daughter telling us that her wedding day was the happiest day of her life explains it all!! John Mattola was like family!!! Her made sure that everything went as we wanted and it did!!! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU JOHN MATTOLA AND STAFF!!! Read less
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Madison
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good about the Millennium. The aestetics of the Crystal Ballroom when it is decorated, the lights are low the candles lit, the white curtains behind the stage hung doesn't hold a stick to any other wedding venue we've ever attended.
I cannot say enough good about the Millennium. The aestetics of the Crystal Ballroom when it is decorated, the lights are Read more...
I cannot say enough good about the Millennium. The aestetics of the Crystal Ballroom when it is decorated, the lights are low the candles lit, the white curtains behind the stage hung doesn't hold a stick to any other wedding venue we've ever attended. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
What I wanted: An architecturally interesting, historic, unique, chic & classy venue in downtown Chicago.

I got this and more at the Knickerbocker Hotel! My husband and I looked at pretty much all the other comparable venues in Chicago and this was the ONE! Not gonna lie, if we were millionaires my first pick would have been The Blackstone, but the more "affordable" Knickerbocker won. It was "love at first sight" when we entered the Crystal Ballroom for the first time - it's so beautiful that you don't have to worry about decorating the space too much. It has a great stage for live bands. Can't forget to mention the light-up dance floor - definitely a WOW factor.

I also found the "all inclusive" wedding package (includes the space, table/chairs/linens, food, drink, cake, champagne parade, etc) to be a wedding planning blessing. Since the Knickerbocker has only one ballroom, you don't have the share your big day with other weddings. I also liked the separate cocktail hour spaces. The live piano music in the lobby doubled as music for our cocktail hour! Chef Valeria Benner was absolutely amazing and we got a ton of compliments about the food; several guests even told us the "filet was cooked perfectly." It was nice for our guests to have the option to stay, but it didn't feel like a typical hotel wedding. We got the Bridal Suite comp'd for two nights (it was so amazing I didn't want to leave!).

The service team really came through on our wedding day and made me feel like a princess! Victor Zarroli, the Catering Manager, was with us from day one and made the planning both a breeze and a blast! He was sure to accommodate any requests and was just an absolute joy to work with! We were so happy when Aleen joined his team later in the year - she proved to be a huge help and was such a sweetheart! She even helped us get favors at a great price using one of her connections! Overall, I would not change a thing about my venue and reception. It was the best day of my life!
What I wanted: An architecturally interesting, historic, unique, chic & classy venue in downtown Chicago.

I got Read more...
What I wanted: An architecturally interesting, historic, unique, chic & classy venue in downtown Chicago.

I got this and more at the Knickerbocker Hotel! My husband and I looked at pretty much all the other comparable venues in Chicago and this was the ONE! Not gonna lie, if we were millionaires my first pick would have been The Blackstone, but the more "affordable" Knickerbocker won. It was "love at first sight" when we entered the Crystal Ballroom for the first time - it's so beautiful that you don't have to worry about decorating the space too much. It has a great stage for live bands. Can't forget to mention the light-up dance floor - definitely a WOW factor.

I also found the "all inclusive" wedding package (includes the space, table/chairs/linens, food, drink, cake, champagne parade, etc) to be a wedding planning blessing. Since the Knickerbocker has only one ballroom, you don't have the share your big day with other weddings. I also liked the separate cocktail hour spaces. The live piano music in the lobby doubled as music for our cocktail hour! Chef Valeria Benner was absolutely amazing and we got a ton of compliments about the food; several guests even told us the "filet was cooked perfectly." It was nice for our guests to have the option to stay, but it didn't feel like a typical hotel wedding. We got the Bridal Suite comp'd for two nights (it was so amazing I didn't want to leave!).

The service team really came through on our wedding day and made me feel like a princess! Victor Zarroli, the Catering Manager, was with us from day one and made the planning both a breeze and a blast! He was sure to accommodate any requests and was just an absolute joy to work with! We were so happy when Aleen joined his team later in the year - she proved to be a huge help and was such a sweetheart! She even helped us get favors at a great price using one of her connections! Overall, I would not change a thing about my venue and reception. It was the best day of my life! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/19/2013
4.9/5.0
Cannot say enough good about the Knickerbocker. They went above and beyond to see that every detail of our wedding was went off without a hitch. The aestetics of the Crystal Ballroom when it is decorated, the lights are low the candles lit, the white curtains behind the stage hung doesn't hold a stick to any other wedding venue we've ever attended. The food was the best wedding food anyone we spoke with had ever experienced. The steaks cooked perfectly, the soup flavored delicately and the service was second to none. We had a wedding planner. We're so sorry we did that as Victor from the hotel was all that anyone really needs. They knew our needs before we did, they knew us by name (all of the staff, that is) and they anticipated our needs with great care and graciousness. Book your event here for a memory that will make you proud you did.
Cannot say enough good about the Knickerbocker. They went above and beyond to see that every detail of our wedding was Read more...
Cannot say enough good about the Knickerbocker. They went above and beyond to see that every detail of our wedding was went off without a hitch. The aestetics of the Crystal Ballroom when it is decorated, the lights are low the candles lit, the white curtains behind the stage hung doesn't hold a stick to any other wedding venue we've ever attended. The food was the best wedding food anyone we spoke with had ever experienced. The steaks cooked perfectly, the soup flavored delicately and the service was second to none. We had a wedding planner. We're so sorry we did that as Victor from the hotel was all that anyone really needs. They knew our needs before we did, they knew us by name (all of the staff, that is) and they anticipated our needs with great care and graciousness. Book your event here for a memory that will make you proud you did. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough about how amazing the service and overall experience of our Knickerbocker wedding day was. The room was gorgeous, the food was delicious and served on time, and the entire staff was so eager to help and so friendly to all the guests, i couldn't be more grateful. Louis is my favorite person ever. He really takes pride in his role and wants to make your day perfect. Everyone worked so hard to make things go smoothly and to keep things fun and easy for our guests. I will never ever forget how amazing our reception was because of the Knickerbocker staff!
I really can't say enough about how amazing the service and overall experience of our Knickerbocker wedding day was. The Read more...
I really can't say enough about how amazing the service and overall experience of our Knickerbocker wedding day was. The room was gorgeous, the food was delicious and served on time, and the entire staff was so eager to help and so friendly to all the guests, i couldn't be more grateful. Louis is my favorite person ever. He really takes pride in his role and wants to make your day perfect. Everyone worked so hard to make things go smoothly and to keep things fun and easy for our guests. I will never ever forget how amazing our reception was because of the Knickerbocker staff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
This review was a bit difficult to complete. If I were asked to review our final product with the current wedding/event coordinator at the Knickerbocker, I would give excellent reviews and recommend this venue to everyone. Our final coordinator was Victor, and he did an excellent job. Our wedding was memorable and special. The service and timing on our final day was spectacular, and the dance floor was amazing!!!!

However, our negative experience with the Knickerbocker was that the wedding coordinators kept changing. We went through three total coordinators in 9 months and the hotel would NEVER contact us when the coordinators switched over. I have been told by other women that they experienced similar problems, but I expected much better service from an establishment like the Knickerbocker Hotel. I do have to say, on their behalf, that I think ultimately the changes they made were for the better. However, I caution everyone before they sign the contract that the hotel did this to us and may continue to do this in the future. I hope they stay with their current staff as they were excellent.

On the positive sides, our food was AMAZING!!! Everyone said how wonderful everything was. They even got our signature drink done perfectly. The room looked amazing and the timing was done perfectly. I commend Victor and the other staff members on how well our wedding was done!!
This review was a bit difficult to complete. If I were asked to review our final product with the current wedding/event Read more...
This review was a bit difficult to complete. If I were asked to review our final product with the current wedding/event coordinator at the Knickerbocker, I would give excellent reviews and recommend this venue to everyone. Our final coordinator was Victor, and he did an excellent job. Our wedding was memorable and special. The service and timing on our final day was spectacular, and the dance floor was amazing!!!!

However, our negative experience with the Knickerbocker was that the wedding coordinators kept changing. We went through three total coordinators in 9 months and the hotel would NEVER contact us when the coordinators switched over. I have been told by other women that they experienced similar problems, but I expected much better service from an establishment like the Knickerbocker Hotel. I do have to say, on their behalf, that I think ultimately the changes they made were for the better. However, I caution everyone before they sign the contract that the hotel did this to us and may continue to do this in the future. I hope they stay with their current staff as they were excellent.

On the positive sides, our food was AMAZING!!! Everyone said how wonderful everything was. They even got our signature drink done perfectly. The room looked amazing and the timing was done perfectly. I commend Victor and the other staff members on how well our wedding was done!! Read less
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ChicagoBride2012
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.9/5.0
The ballroom was gorgeous, impecable food and unbelievable bridal suite. Sometimes I had a hard time getting a hold of the manager, who was new, but she always got back to me timely.
The ballroom was gorgeous, impecable food and unbelievable bridal suite. Sometimes I had a hard time getting a hold of the Read more...
The ballroom was gorgeous, impecable food and unbelievable bridal suite. Sometimes I had a hard time getting a hold of the manager, who was new, but she always got back to me timely. Read less
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ldelor
Wedding:
1/7/2012
4.8/5.0
When we started looking for a venue for our wedding I was dead set on having it at the Chicago Cultural Center. We ended up looking at other venues to make our parents happy and the minute I walked in the Knickerbocker I knew that was it. No other venue captured the grandeur and elegance that the Knickerbocker Crystal Ballroom had. We are so glad that we changed our minds and went with the Knickerbocker for our wedding! The hall was beautiful, our guests loved the light up dance floor, the drinks were amazing, the food was very good and the staff was excellent! We had so many things included in our package that we would have never though of, like a champagne parade and signature cocktails. We would highly recommend this venue to any couples looking.
When we started looking for a venue for our wedding I was dead set on having it at the Chicago Cultural Center. We ended Read more...
When we started looking for a venue for our wedding I was dead set on having it at the Chicago Cultural Center. We ended up looking at other venues to make our parents happy and the minute I walked in the Knickerbocker I knew that was it. No other venue captured the grandeur and elegance that the Knickerbocker Crystal Ballroom had. We are so glad that we changed our minds and went with the Knickerbocker for our wedding! The hall was beautiful, our guests loved the light up dance floor, the drinks were amazing, the food was very good and the staff was excellent! We had so many things included in our package that we would have never though of, like a champagne parade and signature cocktails. We would highly recommend this venue to any couples looking. Read less
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