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Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront

Chicago , IL
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71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 US (map)

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312-346-7100

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130x130 sq 1463678918656 terracenight2small
130x130 sq 1463678874557 grand ballroom
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
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
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
135
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar

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Francesca
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Do you self a favor and don't ask questions about your wedding venue! If you are into delicious food, gorgeous views, professional service and a wedding coordinator that will make any bride feel like a princess? Look no further. Wyndham Grand River Front was amazing. My husband and I knew we wanted to get married there, we live across the street and every weekend would stare up into the beautiful space and watch weddings and events. Brianna, was amazing! Honestly, as a bride we freak about everything and she was on top of every little detail. Prior to her coming on we signed up with someone who was on their way out and as soon as that happened Grace, who is the the Director of Catering and Events, stepped in for the time being. It was seamless and Grace made us a priority every time I needed her. Brianna came on about 4 months before our wedding. And from the moment I met her, I knew my big day was going to be great! I must have emailed her 10 times a week. Sometimes just to get her opinion on a color. It never took more than a couple hours at max to get a response, even on the poor girls day off! She would meet us on Sunday nights and after her work hours during the week to look at lights and things that only I cared about while respecting that we work and needed to meet at weird hours. But absolutely most all, day of. You have two choices when you are a bride, freak about everything and miss the most important day of my life or sit back relax and enjoy the ride. I wont lie not everything went according to plan, but the minute there was a sign of anything it was like magic, all of a sudden Brianna is there and problem is solved. Mind you we got married on a day when it was 105 heat index and super storm cells raging during my cocktail hour (on the outdoor terrance!). From beginning to end she, and the entire staff at the Wyndham Grand River Front took care of us. I highly recommend their venue. It was the most perfect day!
Do you self a favor and don't ask questions about your wedding venue! If you are into delicious food, gorgeous views, Read more...
Do you self a favor and don't ask questions about your wedding venue! If you are into delicious food, gorgeous views, professional service and a wedding coordinator that will make any bride feel like a princess? Look no further. Wyndham Grand River Front was amazing. My husband and I knew we wanted to get married there, we live across the street and every weekend would stare up into the beautiful space and watch weddings and events. Brianna, was amazing! Honestly, as a bride we freak about everything and she was on top of every little detail. Prior to her coming on we signed up with someone who was on their way out and as soon as that happened Grace, who is the the Director of Catering and Events, stepped in for the time being. It was seamless and Grace made us a priority every time I needed her. Brianna came on about 4 months before our wedding. And from the moment I met her, I knew my big day was going to be great! I must have emailed her 10 times a week. Sometimes just to get her opinion on a color. It never took more than a couple hours at max to get a response, even on the poor girls day off! She would meet us on Sunday nights and after her work hours during the week to look at lights and things that only I cared about while respecting that we work and needed to meet at weird hours. But absolutely most all, day of. You have two choices when you are a bride, freak about everything and miss the most important day of my life or sit back relax and enjoy the ride. I wont lie not everything went according to plan, but the minute there was a sign of anything it was like magic, all of a sudden Brianna is there and problem is solved. Mind you we got married on a day when it was 105 heat index and super storm cells raging during my cocktail hour (on the outdoor terrance!). From beginning to end she, and the entire staff at the Wyndham Grand River Front took care of us. I highly recommend their venue. It was the most perfect day! Read less
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Lina
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband, Rob, and I recently got married in the Penthouse Ballroom & Terrace on July 3,2016. Brianna Coyle (our SUPERSTAR wedding specialist from the hotel) was without a doubt the most detail-oriented and helpful person I have worked with! She made sure every detail was ironed out and exactly as I had wanted it to be. She was always willing to meet and/or discuss more details and I never felt that she was too busy for my small wedding. Jessica, the banquets manager was excellent as well. She made sure all of the details were perfect and along with Brianna, checked in with us leading up to and throughout the event. Rob and I are so lucky to have had the PERFECT wedding team to help us on this very special day. I would 110% recommend this property and especially Brianna for your wedding! She is a hard-worker and go-getter and well make sure every aspect of your wedding day is flawless!
My husband, Rob, and I recently got married in the Penthouse Ballroom & Terrace on July 3,2016. Brianna Coyle (our Read more...
My husband, Rob, and I recently got married in the Penthouse Ballroom & Terrace on July 3,2016. Brianna Coyle (our SUPERSTAR wedding specialist from the hotel) was without a doubt the most detail-oriented and helpful person I have worked with! She made sure every detail was ironed out and exactly as I had wanted it to be. She was always willing to meet and/or discuss more details and I never felt that she was too busy for my small wedding. Jessica, the banquets manager was excellent as well. She made sure all of the details were perfect and along with Brianna, checked in with us leading up to and throughout the event. Rob and I are so lucky to have had the PERFECT wedding team to help us on this very special day. I would 110% recommend this property and especially Brianna for your wedding! She is a hard-worker and go-getter and well make sure every aspect of your wedding day is flawless! Read less
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Francisco
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was AMAZING. A huge shout-out to Kelly, Peter, Jessica, Mark, the Chef and all the hotel staff for making our stay and wedding truly memorable!!! Thanks a lot!!!
Our wedding was AMAZING. A huge shout-out to Kelly, Peter, Jessica, Mark, the Chef and all the hotel staff for making our Read more...
Our wedding was AMAZING. A huge shout-out to Kelly, Peter, Jessica, Mark, the Chef and all the hotel staff for making our stay and wedding truly memorable!!! Thanks a lot!!! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/18/2015
5.0/5.0
This venue (the terrace and ballroom on the penthouse) is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. Our guests raved about our wedding "literally on the top of Chicago," and many described it as the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever attended. The food was exceptional – we’ve received compliments from guests on all three of the food options we served. And most importantly, and a handful of truly wonderful people made sure our night went perfectly. Thank you very much!
This venue (the terrace and ballroom on the penthouse) is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. Our guests raved about our Read more...
This venue (the terrace and ballroom on the penthouse) is absolutely stunningly gorgeous. Our guests raved about our wedding "literally on the top of Chicago," and many described it as the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever attended. The food was exceptional – we’ve received compliments from guests on all three of the food options we served. And most importantly, and a handful of truly wonderful people made sure our night went perfectly. Thank you very much! Read less
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Tiffani
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I used this venue for my 9/1/2013 wedding and I couldn't be happier. The ballroom is located on the 39th floor of the hotel and is completely floor to ceiling windows, which gives you the most amazing view of the Chicago river and the city. The view is absolutely stunning. If you are a city person or are looking for an upscale venue then this definitely the place for you. The ballroom is not large and the hotel was originally built as an apartment building, so it doesn't have the traditional ballroom feel. As a side note, the ballroom was featured in the movie, The Dark Knight, as Bruce Wayne's penthouse. The room itself has a capcity of about a 130ish people. My wedding was small and we came nowhere near the max number so that was not a problem for me. The same space is used for the ecermony and reception and there is a smaller side area that is used for the cocktail hour, so the space is really convenient. The staff is super professional and freindly. Chelsey, the wedding coordinator at the hotel is amazing and extremely helpful. She is willing to assist in any way possible and is a great resource (even better than my hired wedding planner)! The food is beautifully presented and delicious! The chef is willing to work with you to accommodate your specific food tastes and requests. The hotel staff is super helpful and went out of their way to make sure that I was taken care of on my special day. This place is definitley a great value for the money and my guests we so impressed by the view and the space. I felt like a queen and I definitely have the people at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront to thank for that! I can't say enough good things about this venue and my guests can't stop raving about how lovely everything was. The only thing that I am sad about is that it had to end...
I used this venue for my 9/1/2013 wedding and I couldn't be happier. The ballroom is located on the 39th floor of the Read more...
I used this venue for my 9/1/2013 wedding and I couldn't be happier. The ballroom is located on the 39th floor of the hotel and is completely floor to ceiling windows, which gives you the most amazing view of the Chicago river and the city. The view is absolutely stunning. If you are a city person or are looking for an upscale venue then this definitely the place for you. The ballroom is not large and the hotel was originally built as an apartment building, so it doesn't have the traditional ballroom feel. As a side note, the ballroom was featured in the movie, The Dark Knight, as Bruce Wayne's penthouse. The room itself has a capcity of about a 130ish people. My wedding was small and we came nowhere near the max number so that was not a problem for me. The same space is used for the ecermony and reception and there is a smaller side area that is used for the cocktail hour, so the space is really convenient. The staff is super professional and freindly. Chelsey, the wedding coordinator at the hotel is amazing and extremely helpful. She is willing to assist in any way possible and is a great resource (even better than my hired wedding planner)! The food is beautifully presented and delicious! The chef is willing to work with you to accommodate your specific food tastes and requests. The hotel staff is super helpful and went out of their way to make sure that I was taken care of on my special day. This place is definitley a great value for the money and my guests we so impressed by the view and the space. I felt like a queen and I definitely have the people at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront to thank for that! I can't say enough good things about this venue and my guests can't stop raving about how lovely everything was. The only thing that I am sad about is that it had to end... Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront on August 10, 2013. From start to finish, the hotel accommodated our every need. We mostly worked with the the catering manager, Chesley Brunner, who was informative, responsive, and friendly. She sat with us during our food tasting, and helped us craft a wonderful cocktail hour and dinner menu. The hotel pull off an impressive room-flip during our cocktail hour -- they switched our ceremony set-up to a full-blown reception set-up (including a band) within 50 minutes. It was great to mingle with guests after the ceremony, and then see the amazing room transformation.

Our guests appreciated the convenience of having the ceremony, reception, and lodging all in the same location. Not to mention that the location of the hotel itself is stellar. Our guests could take full advantage of all downtown has offer -- shopping, dining, museums, theater, etc.

Finally, I can't rave enough about the breathtaking views for our ceremony and reception. We were looking for a unique space, and nothing in our price range compared to the 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows in the 39th floor ballroom. Between Chicago's impressive architecture and all of that natural light, we had absolutely beautiful wedding photos.

If you are even remotely considering having your wedding at the Wyndham, you must go visit the 39th floor ballroom. It will blow you away.
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront on August 10, 2013. From start to Read more...
My husband and I had our ceremony and reception at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront on August 10, 2013. From start to finish, the hotel accommodated our every need. We mostly worked with the the catering manager, Chesley Brunner, who was informative, responsive, and friendly. She sat with us during our food tasting, and helped us craft a wonderful cocktail hour and dinner menu. The hotel pull off an impressive room-flip during our cocktail hour -- they switched our ceremony set-up to a full-blown reception set-up (including a band) within 50 minutes. It was great to mingle with guests after the ceremony, and then see the amazing room transformation.

Our guests appreciated the convenience of having the ceremony, reception, and lodging all in the same location. Not to mention that the location of the hotel itself is stellar. Our guests could take full advantage of all downtown has offer -- shopping, dining, museums, theater, etc.

Finally, I can't rave enough about the breathtaking views for our ceremony and reception. We were looking for a unique space, and nothing in our price range compared to the 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows in the 39th floor ballroom. Between Chicago's impressive architecture and all of that natural light, we had absolutely beautiful wedding photos.

If you are even remotely considering having your wedding at the Wyndham, you must go visit the 39th floor ballroom. It will blow you away. Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Best venue hands down! Chelsey was a very professional event planner, the food was amazing, the service was great, we loved the location and rooms, and we were able to give our daughter the wedding of her dreams within our budget. Many thanks to everyone at Hotel 71 who contributed to the success of our wedding!!!
Best venue hands down! Chelsey was a very professional event planner, the food was amazing, the service was great, we Read more...
Best venue hands down! Chelsey was a very professional event planner, the food was amazing, the service was great, we loved the location and rooms, and we were able to give our daughter the wedding of her dreams within our budget. Many thanks to everyone at Hotel 71 who contributed to the success of our wedding!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on July 20, 2013 and we got married at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront (Hotel 71) with Chelsey as our catering manager. The moment we first viewed the ballroom we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. It has a gorgeous view and allows you to take in the city from the 39th floor. Chelsey and her staff are very well organized and made sure every detail was perfect. Chelsey and her staff went above and beyond our expectations setting up our space beautifully. Everything went perfect because of them. I highly recommend having your wedding at this venue.
Our wedding was on July 20, 2013 and we got married at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront (Hotel 71) with Chelsey as our Read more...
Our wedding was on July 20, 2013 and we got married at Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront (Hotel 71) with Chelsey as our catering manager. The moment we first viewed the ballroom we knew it was the perfect place for our wedding. It has a gorgeous view and allows you to take in the city from the 39th floor. Chelsey and her staff are very well organized and made sure every detail was perfect. Chelsey and her staff went above and beyond our expectations setting up our space beautifully. Everything went perfect because of them. I highly recommend having your wedding at this venue. Read less
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ChicagoBrettski
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
The Wyndham Chicago and its capable, easy to work with team gave us the wedding of our dreams. We had three different coordinators who helped make the day a success. Maureen, who was transferred to another Wyndham about midway through the planning process, wrote up a contract that helped us stay under budget and gave us an incredible amount of options to customize our perfect day. Then her replacement, Nell, allowed us to bring our parents to the tasting and even included special menu items from the hotel restaurant (where my husband proposed to me). Nell went on maternity leave shortly after securing a mouthwatering menu for our day, and we were left in Erin's capable hands. She got me upgraded to an enormous, glitzy suite the night before the wedding, which totally helped me relax and set my fears aside! From last minute help printing out our table numbers to providing special meals for our DJ and other event vendors to ensuring everything happened at the right time, Erin was such a help. I couldn't have asked for a better day of coordinator. She even went out of her way to get us lower rates at our honeymoon hotel! I wish every bride could have someone like Erin on their big day.
The Wyndham Chicago and its capable, easy to work with team gave us the wedding of our dreams. We had three different Read more...
The Wyndham Chicago and its capable, easy to work with team gave us the wedding of our dreams. We had three different coordinators who helped make the day a success. Maureen, who was transferred to another Wyndham about midway through the planning process, wrote up a contract that helped us stay under budget and gave us an incredible amount of options to customize our perfect day. Then her replacement, Nell, allowed us to bring our parents to the tasting and even included special menu items from the hotel restaurant (where my husband proposed to me). Nell went on maternity leave shortly after securing a mouthwatering menu for our day, and we were left in Erin's capable hands. She got me upgraded to an enormous, glitzy suite the night before the wedding, which totally helped me relax and set my fears aside! From last minute help printing out our table numbers to providing special meals for our DJ and other event vendors to ensuring everything happened at the right time, Erin was such a help. I couldn't have asked for a better day of coordinator. She even went out of her way to get us lower rates at our honeymoon hotel! I wish every bride could have someone like Erin on their big day. Read less
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ChicagoBride
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about the Wyndham Chicago or Erin, the coordinator responsible for my reception. Everything from the menu to the Presidential Suite they upgraded us to for the wedding night was perfect and filled with personal touches. Most of my guests were thrilled that the food "Didn't taste like regular wedding food!" They made my day perfect.
I can't say enough about the Wyndham Chicago or Erin, the coordinator responsible for my reception. Everything from the Read more...
I can't say enough about the Wyndham Chicago or Erin, the coordinator responsible for my reception. Everything from the menu to the Presidential Suite they upgraded us to for the wedding night was perfect and filled with personal touches. Most of my guests were thrilled that the food "Didn't taste like regular wedding food!" They made my day perfect. Read less
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