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River Roast Private Events (Formerly Fulton's on the River)

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

315 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL US 60654 (map)
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ABOUT US

A Chicago Seafood and Steak House, Fulton’s on the River offers restaurant quality cuisine in an unforgettable classic private setting overlooking the magnificent Chicago River... Read more
A Chicago Seafood and Steak House, Fulton’s on the River offers restaurant quality cuisine in an unforgettable classic private setting overlooking the magnificent Chicago River skyline.

The largest private dining space in the city, the Private Dining Rooms of Fulton’s on the River offer restaurant quality cuisine in a private setting for 15 to 1,500 guests. In the heart of Chicago just steps from the Chicago Loop and the Merchandise Mart, the Private Dining Rooms of Fulton’s on the River offer the classic Chicago seafood and steak fare of Fulton’s on the River with fresh-from-the-water seafood and dry-aged beef. Located on the east bank of the Chicago River, your guests enjoy an unrivaled view of the Chicago River and the sparkling Chicago skyline in the dramatic setting of this historical landmark.

One of the best features that Fulton’s’ on the River offers is our outdoor veranda. The lower level buy outs include use of the Riverfront Room, River Bar, Falling Waters room and the entire veranda. In addition, the veranda has access to a private dock where we can arrange for an architectural tour of the River along with amazing food provided by Fulton’s on the River.

Please feel free to contact us at 312-527-1417 or by email fultonsevents@levyrestaurants.com with inquiries and any questions. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1914
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Robin
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We had my daughters wedding at Fulton's. It was wonderful. Darcey was very nice to work with. On the day of the wedding the staff was great, very professional. The meal service was wonderful and the food was out of this world!! Just great. The setting on the river is so beautiful and the guests just loved the outdoor patio. We couldn't have asked for more
We had my daughters wedding at Fulton's. It was wonderful. Darcey was very nice to work with. On the day of the wedding Read more...
We had my daughters wedding at Fulton's. It was wonderful. Darcey was very nice to work with. On the day of the wedding the staff was great, very professional. The meal service was wonderful and the food was out of this world!! Just great. The setting on the river is so beautiful and the guests just loved the outdoor patio. We couldn't have asked for more Read less
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Elyse
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Fulton's, and had an absolutely perfect day! Hilary, our contact at Fulton's, worked to ensure that every detail we requested was perfect. We arrived to Fulton's via Water Taxi, and the staff at Fulton's had champagne waiting for our bridal party. The outdoor space was ideal for our cocktail hour, and having it open all night was a great way for guests to cool off and take a break from dancing to our band.

The entire staff at Fulton's was accommodating and anticipated our needs. They were friendly, helpful, and overall helped to make our day amazing!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Fulton's, and had an absolutely perfect day! Hilary, our contact at Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at Fulton's, and had an absolutely perfect day! Hilary, our contact at Fulton's, worked to ensure that every detail we requested was perfect. We arrived to Fulton's via Water Taxi, and the staff at Fulton's had champagne waiting for our bridal party. The outdoor space was ideal for our cocktail hour, and having it open all night was a great way for guests to cool off and take a break from dancing to our band.

The entire staff at Fulton's was accommodating and anticipated our needs. They were friendly, helpful, and overall helped to make our day amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
fultons on the River is the perfect spot to hold wedding ceremony and reception. They really know how to do special events. The food, service during wedding and overall service was outstanding. The view of the city from the outside patio made our wedding so chicago and chic. I literally can't say enough great things about this venue.
fultons on the River is the perfect spot to hold wedding ceremony and reception. They really know how to do special Read more...
fultons on the River is the perfect spot to hold wedding ceremony and reception. They really know how to do special events. The food, service during wedding and overall service was outstanding. The view of the city from the outside patio made our wedding so chicago and chic. I literally can't say enough great things about this venue. Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Julie at Fulton's on the River and had a wonderful experience! She was more than happy to accommodate our every request and she was there the night of our wedding to make sure everything worked out. My guests said the food was absolutely yummy! We also got great picture outside by the river! It was everything we hoped for and more. We would recommend Fulton's to any couple looking for a wedding venue.
My husband and I worked with Julie at Fulton's on the River and had a wonderful experience! She was more than happy to Read more...
My husband and I worked with Julie at Fulton's on the River and had a wonderful experience! She was more than happy to accommodate our every request and she was there the night of our wedding to make sure everything worked out. My guests said the food was absolutely yummy! We also got great picture outside by the river! It was everything we hoped for and more. We would recommend Fulton's to any couple looking for a wedding venue. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Fulton's turned out to be the perfect choice for our reception. With the weather perfect for the event, the outside veranda along the river turned out to be the most popular place for people to gather during the reception. The views were spectacular, especially at night. Devin who hosted the event for Fulton's was a joy to work with and made what was a stressful event much more easy to arrange and plan. Everyone had nothing but compliments about the food and service. We really lucked out in our choice of Fulton's.
Fulton's turned out to be the perfect choice for our reception. With the weather perfect for the event, the outside Read more...
Fulton's turned out to be the perfect choice for our reception. With the weather perfect for the event, the outside veranda along the river turned out to be the most popular place for people to gather during the reception. The views were spectacular, especially at night. Devin who hosted the event for Fulton's was a joy to work with and made what was a stressful event much more easy to arrange and plan. Everyone had nothing but compliments about the food and service. We really lucked out in our choice of Fulton's. Read less
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Ben
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We were completely thrilled with our event at Fulton's! The food was some of the best wedding food I've ever tasted - many of our guests commented on how large and delicious their meals were - especially the crab cakes! You must have the crab cakes! And the fact that the cater is on-site took a lot of stress of us in planning. Linens, tables, chairs, serve wear, bar stuff, ect was all provided by the vendor under a single per head cost. We could upgrade as we wanted, but the basic stuff was gorgeous (especially the chairs) - so we left well enough alone! The staff was super accommodating and wonderful to work with both before and during the event. Making sure our glasses were always full and we at least got a few bites of each items offered to our guests. The room itself is amazing and you can't beat the veranda that overlooks the Chicago river. I couldn't have picked a more "chicago" location and I would recommend them 100 times over!
We were completely thrilled with our event at Fulton's! The food was some of the best wedding food I've ever tasted - many Read more...
We were completely thrilled with our event at Fulton's! The food was some of the best wedding food I've ever tasted - many of our guests commented on how large and delicious their meals were - especially the crab cakes! You must have the crab cakes! And the fact that the cater is on-site took a lot of stress of us in planning. Linens, tables, chairs, serve wear, bar stuff, ect was all provided by the vendor under a single per head cost. We could upgrade as we wanted, but the basic stuff was gorgeous (especially the chairs) - so we left well enough alone! The staff was super accommodating and wonderful to work with both before and during the event. Making sure our glasses were always full and we at least got a few bites of each items offered to our guests. The room itself is amazing and you can't beat the veranda that overlooks the Chicago river. I couldn't have picked a more "chicago" location and I would recommend them 100 times over! Read less
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jjula1979
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We booked Fulton's when our original venue shut down 8 months before our wedding. From that day forward, Jamie was nothing but helpful, accomodating, and patient! Fulton's is a beautiful venue. We had 96 people with a buffet style dinner and cocktail reception and had our ceremony there as well. The setup of the rooms were so nice and with the skyline in the background we couldn't have asked for a better space. We also had the balcony right off the room so my smokers had a place to go and just to get a breath of fresh air. The FOOD was the best wedding food I've ever ate (and I'm glad it was at my wedding!). There was so much food, it was crazy.
Best of all, the price, is so reasonable for what you get especially in downtown Chicago. My parents from Kentucky paid for our wedding and they thought they received a really good price for everything we got. If you're looking for a wonderful place to have your wedding, go to Fulton's. I couldn't be happier and all of my guests were amazed at how wonderful everything was. Location, food, and ambiance...Fulton's has all of this and I couldn't imagaine having my wedding anywhere else.
We booked Fulton's when our original venue shut down 8 months before our wedding. From that day forward, Jamie was nothing Read more...
We booked Fulton's when our original venue shut down 8 months before our wedding. From that day forward, Jamie was nothing but helpful, accomodating, and patient! Fulton's is a beautiful venue. We had 96 people with a buffet style dinner and cocktail reception and had our ceremony there as well. The setup of the rooms were so nice and with the skyline in the background we couldn't have asked for a better space. We also had the balcony right off the room so my smokers had a place to go and just to get a breath of fresh air. The FOOD was the best wedding food I've ever ate (and I'm glad it was at my wedding!). There was so much food, it was crazy.
Best of all, the price, is so reasonable for what you get especially in downtown Chicago. My parents from Kentucky paid for our wedding and they thought they received a really good price for everything we got. If you're looking for a wonderful place to have your wedding, go to Fulton's. I couldn't be happier and all of my guests were amazed at how wonderful everything was. Location, food, and ambiance...Fulton's has all of this and I couldn't imagaine having my wedding anywhere else. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Fulton's October 13th 2013, I could not have been happier with our day! Darcy from Fulton's was great to work with, I would recommend this venue to anyone!!
We had our wedding reception at Fulton's October 13th 2013, I could not have been happier with our day! Darcy from Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Fulton's October 13th 2013, I could not have been happier with our day! Darcy from Fulton's was great to work with, I would recommend this venue to anyone!! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.8/5.0
We absolutely LOVED our 6/10/12 wedding reception at Fulton's on the River! So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to (even one of the 97 year old gents)! The food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent, and planning was painless.

First of all, the location is outstanding. You can't beat the outdoor veranda overlooking the river. The interior space is lovely – exposed brick walls, unfinished but painted black ceiling, gold sheen finished industrial pillars – with an urban edge.

From the very beginning of inquiring about the venue, Fulton's has been more than willing to be flexible. At first the menu prices online scared us... we could not spend what they had posted since we had a tight budget and didn't have a wedding planner to work out the kinks. I inquired anyway, hoping they could help us out. Right away, they were flexible with the menus to have the prices be within our budget. We found it to be reasonable for a Chicago wedding, while guests did not go hungry or thirsty. No one would have known we didn't pay those exorbitant prices of other places we checked out (including all the historical buildings, hotels, other restaurants, etc). While still higher than a wedding in the 'burbs, it was worth it, and the prices were pretty close. Plus, no space rental fees (most of the places were $6,000+ to rent out the space, then you had to deal with caterers and rental people... no way did I want to deal with that if I didn't have to!)

Being a restaurant, the quality of the food was above and beyond what a hotel or banquet hall could provide. They have so many options and you can tailor everything for you! The cake is even included (with a choice between 2 bakeries)!

Rentals? They have A LOT options for upgrades. However all the chairs, linens, silverware, plates, glassware, etc (and even 3 votive candles per table) were included!

We booked a Sunday because of the lower minimum. Guests didn't seem to mind it was a Sunday, especially since summer in the city is so much fun. We booked about 10 months in advance.

As far as working with the team, Devin Robnick is the head of all the events. Over the course of 10 months they had other event coordinators working with us (3 total). Although I felt a little uncomfortable every time the event changed hands, all our event details were well communicated and they responded fairly quickly (within the week of the email).

The night of our reception went FLAWLESSLY. Julie Croney ended up being our final event coordinator and did an amazing job. We can't thank her and the entire Fulton's team enough for making our wedding reception a night we will cherish forever! They even sent us a personalized gift of Mr and Mrs (with our last name) embroidered aprons... how sweet!

We truly had a unique, amazing, and in-our-budget wedding that everyone is still raving about! We couldn't be happier!
We absolutely LOVED our 6/10/12 wedding reception at Fulton's on the River! So many of our guests told us it was the best Read more...
We absolutely LOVED our 6/10/12 wedding reception at Fulton's on the River! So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding they had ever been to (even one of the 97 year old gents)! The food was absolutely delicious, service was excellent, and planning was painless.

First of all, the location is outstanding. You can't beat the outdoor veranda overlooking the river. The interior space is lovely – exposed brick walls, unfinished but painted black ceiling, gold sheen finished industrial pillars – with an urban edge.

From the very beginning of inquiring about the venue, Fulton's has been more than willing to be flexible. At first the menu prices online scared us... we could not spend what they had posted since we had a tight budget and didn't have a wedding planner to work out the kinks. I inquired anyway, hoping they could help us out. Right away, they were flexible with the menus to have the prices be within our budget. We found it to be reasonable for a Chicago wedding, while guests did not go hungry or thirsty. No one would have known we didn't pay those exorbitant prices of other places we checked out (including all the historical buildings, hotels, other restaurants, etc). While still higher than a wedding in the 'burbs, it was worth it, and the prices were pretty close. Plus, no space rental fees (most of the places were $6,000+ to rent out the space, then you had to deal with caterers and rental people... no way did I want to deal with that if I didn't have to!)

Being a restaurant, the quality of the food was above and beyond what a hotel or banquet hall could provide. They have so many options and you can tailor everything for you! The cake is even included (with a choice between 2 bakeries)!

Rentals? They have A LOT options for upgrades. However all the chairs, linens, silverware, plates, glassware, etc (and even 3 votive candles per table) were included!

We booked a Sunday because of the lower minimum. Guests didn't seem to mind it was a Sunday, especially since summer in the city is so much fun. We booked about 10 months in advance.

As far as working with the team, Devin Robnick is the head of all the events. Over the course of 10 months they had other event coordinators working with us (3 total). Although I felt a little uncomfortable every time the event changed hands, all our event details were well communicated and they responded fairly quickly (within the week of the email).

The night of our reception went FLAWLESSLY. Julie Croney ended up being our final event coordinator and did an amazing job. We can't thank her and the entire Fulton's team enough for making our wedding reception a night we will cherish forever! They even sent us a personalized gift of Mr and Mrs (with our last name) embroidered aprons... how sweet!

We truly had a unique, amazing, and in-our-budget wedding that everyone is still raving about! We couldn't be happier! Read less
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ChicagoBride7911
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
We had looked at a lot of venues downtown that charged to rent the space, and you still had to pay for catering as well. After looking at those, Fulton's was more reasonably-priced. The service was great all night, the food was great, and we enjoyed working with the staff at Fulton's throughout our planning. They were flexible and easy to get in touch with. Our guests loved the outdoor veranda area next to the river that we had for our cocktail hour and after dinner. We were really happy with Fulton's for our wedding! (If you do book with them, we were told you can get a preferred card for Fulton's, like a points-based rewards system, and that they would apply the food and beverage expense so that we could earn points for that. This could mean lots of free dinners!)
We had looked at a lot of venues downtown that charged to rent the space, and you still had to pay for catering as well. Read more...
We had looked at a lot of venues downtown that charged to rent the space, and you still had to pay for catering as well. After looking at those, Fulton's was more reasonably-priced. The service was great all night, the food was great, and we enjoyed working with the staff at Fulton's throughout our planning. They were flexible and easy to get in touch with. Our guests loved the outdoor veranda area next to the river that we had for our cocktail hour and after dinner. We were really happy with Fulton's for our wedding! (If you do book with them, we were told you can get a preferred card for Fulton's, like a points-based rewards system, and that they would apply the food and beverage expense so that we could earn points for that. This could mean lots of free dinners!) Read less
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Nadine
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.6/5.0
Fulton's on the River is an absolutely stunning venue. It is in the heart of downtown, has a fabulous outdoor veranda on the river, has a great loft feeling inside, and has great bathrooms! The service is great and the food is even better. Everyone raved about the food. There is some nickel and dime-ing on things, but I suppose that is to be expected given the location. They came through big time when we wanted to tweak the cake selection. And on the day of the wedding, the air condition at the venue was down for a couple hours, but they came through by providing extra ice water, fans, snow cones, and adding more appetizers to what we ordered. I had never thought about it before, but having a wedding reception at a restaurant is the smartest idea we had. When something happens, they can respond very quickly because they have everything there, unlike a caterer who only has what they brought with them. If we had to do the wedding all over again, we would do it again and again at Fulton's.
Fulton's on the River is an absolutely stunning venue. It is in the heart of downtown, has a fabulous outdoor veranda on Read more...
Fulton's on the River is an absolutely stunning venue. It is in the heart of downtown, has a fabulous outdoor veranda on the river, has a great loft feeling inside, and has great bathrooms! The service is great and the food is even better. Everyone raved about the food. There is some nickel and dime-ing on things, but I suppose that is to be expected given the location. They came through big time when we wanted to tweak the cake selection. And on the day of the wedding, the air condition at the venue was down for a couple hours, but they came through by providing extra ice water, fans, snow cones, and adding more appetizers to what we ordered. I had never thought about it before, but having a wedding reception at a restaurant is the smartest idea we had. When something happens, they can respond very quickly because they have everything there, unlike a caterer who only has what they brought with them. If we had to do the wedding all over again, we would do it again and again at Fulton's. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We were absolutely delighted with our wedding at Fulton's. The food was excellent, the setting was lovely, the staff was attentive, and the bar was plentiful and quick. It was also incredibly convenient- the cake is included with the package, as are the linens and the table numbers. They also do a wonderful job coordinating with your vendors. If you don't want to deal with juggling numerous vendors, this is a great set-up. We also found this to be a great value. We probably looked at 20 different venues in downtown Chicago, and we found this to be the best option as far as quality-convenience-price.

Downsides: I do not think this venue is ideal for more than 180-190 people. We had 180 and it was great, but they will tell you that the room can fit up to 230. One of our contacts was less responsive, and not very helpful in addressing my concerns about the space constraints (that person is no longer with them). Everyone else we worked with at Fultons was excellent.
We were absolutely delighted with our wedding at Fulton's. The food was excellent, the setting was lovely, the staff was Read more...
We were absolutely delighted with our wedding at Fulton's. The food was excellent, the setting was lovely, the staff was attentive, and the bar was plentiful and quick. It was also incredibly convenient- the cake is included with the package, as are the linens and the table numbers. They also do a wonderful job coordinating with your vendors. If you don't want to deal with juggling numerous vendors, this is a great set-up. We also found this to be a great value. We probably looked at 20 different venues in downtown Chicago, and we found this to be the best option as far as quality-convenience-price.

Downsides: I do not think this venue is ideal for more than 180-190 people. We had 180 and it was great, but they will tell you that the room can fit up to 230. One of our contacts was less responsive, and not very helpful in addressing my concerns about the space constraints (that person is no longer with them). Everyone else we worked with at Fultons was excellent. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.5/5.0
Fulton's was absolutely terrific! I loved the venue, right on the Chicago river, exposed ceiling, nice chairs. Everyone had a blast and thought the food and cake were delicious. I am still receiving compliments on the food! We had the options for the Filet and Chicken, both were great!
Fulton's was absolutely terrific! I loved the venue, right on the Chicago river, exposed ceiling, nice chairs. Everyone Read more...
Fulton's was absolutely terrific! I loved the venue, right on the Chicago river, exposed ceiling, nice chairs. Everyone had a blast and thought the food and cake were delicious. I am still receiving compliments on the food! We had the options for the Filet and Chicken, both were great! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.2/5.0
We had our rehearsal dinner at River Roast. The atmosphere was a bit cramped and with other events/wedding going on at the same time in the same building, but overall our experience was very good for our rehearsal dinner. The food was fantastic and our space for ~55 guests was adequate. We worked with Darcey who was super flexible, friendly, and accommodating!
We had our rehearsal dinner at River Roast. The atmosphere was a bit cramped and with other events/wedding going on at the Read more...
We had our rehearsal dinner at River Roast. The atmosphere was a bit cramped and with other events/wedding going on at the same time in the same building, but overall our experience was very good for our rehearsal dinner. The food was fantastic and our space for ~55 guests was adequate. We worked with Darcey who was super flexible, friendly, and accommodating! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.0/5.0
The venue was perfect for our wedding/reception. The staff the evening of the event was great - took care of everything! They coordinated with the celebrant and dj to ensure everything was executed timely and smoothly. Food - amazing! The staff even packed up everything for us at the end of the night! If this rating was based on the event night alone, Fulton's would definitely be deserving of a 5...really a 10 but I guess we are limited to 5 :) Unfortunately, we went through 3 event planners of Fulton's prior to the wedding which led to some confusion and slow response time. However, Darcy came on just in time for our event and was a joy to work with! Thanks for making our special night so wonderful!
The venue was perfect for our wedding/reception. The staff the evening of the event was great - took care of everything! Read more...
The venue was perfect for our wedding/reception. The staff the evening of the event was great - took care of everything! They coordinated with the celebrant and dj to ensure everything was executed timely and smoothly. Food - amazing! The staff even packed up everything for us at the end of the night! If this rating was based on the event night alone, Fulton's would definitely be deserving of a 5...really a 10 but I guess we are limited to 5 :) Unfortunately, we went through 3 event planners of Fulton's prior to the wedding which led to some confusion and slow response time. However, Darcy came on just in time for our event and was a joy to work with! Thanks for making our special night so wonderful! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/31/2010
3.0/5.0
The location and view are stunning. And the food was perfect from all accounts. Ultimately, our wedding there was lovely.

However, the building Fulton's is located in has very strict codes for everything--and all accounts from our vendors (and friends that had been married in Chicago) involved (decorators/florists, transportation, AV) were affirmative that it was a red-tape nightmare and unexpected and/or as of yet not experienced by them in the wedding industry. So if you are interested in tailoring anything to your desires or needs (or do not want to pay industry prices to go through their preferred vendors)...there's a good chance the answer will be "no"...and a curt one.

Again, this may be wedding industry standard, but up-charges were pretty high on all counts: $2/guaranteed adult* up-charge for a $7 bottle of pinot noir over their standard cab sauv. *everything, including the extra hour for the bar (which we opted out of and took our business to a local bar) is charged to the guaranteed number of adults (even though not all adults drink, not nearly all adults would be there for the extra hour, etc.)

These may all have been issues with the building, our particular staff event planner, but we know that if we had gone with a caterer we met with before Fulton's, and paid a little bit more for the customer service, personal attention and flexibility, it would have been much less stressful and more enjoyable.
The location and view are stunning. And the food was perfect from all accounts. Ultimately, our wedding there was lovely. Read more...
The location and view are stunning. And the food was perfect from all accounts. Ultimately, our wedding there was lovely.

However, the building Fulton's is located in has very strict codes for everything--and all accounts from our vendors (and friends that had been married in Chicago) involved (decorators/florists, transportation, AV) were affirmative that it was a red-tape nightmare and unexpected and/or as of yet not experienced by them in the wedding industry. So if you are interested in tailoring anything to your desires or needs (or do not want to pay industry prices to go through their preferred vendors)...there's a good chance the answer will be "no"...and a curt one.

Again, this may be wedding industry standard, but up-charges were pretty high on all counts: $2/guaranteed adult* up-charge for a $7 bottle of pinot noir over their standard cab sauv. *everything, including the extra hour for the bar (which we opted out of and took our business to a local bar) is charged to the guaranteed number of adults (even though not all adults drink, not nearly all adults would be there for the extra hour, etc.)

These may all have been issues with the building, our particular staff event planner, but we know that if we had gone with a caterer we met with before Fulton's, and paid a little bit more for the customer service, personal attention and flexibility, it would have been much less stressful and more enjoyable. Read less
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DEALS

Fulton's Sunday Incentive
Print Deal
Redeem In-Store   $1,000 Value
Book your Sunday wedding celebration at Fulton's on the River, and your dance floor fee will be waived ($550.00 value). Additionally, should you select the Reid Murdoch package, we will provide you with a complimentary upgraded Deluxe package ($10.00 value per person). Does not apply to holiday weekends. Be sure to mention WeddingWire when inquiring about this offer!
Deal #WW716cc4569c1a3080
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315 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654 See On Map
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