The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown 71 East Wacker Drive • Chicago • IL 60601


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This stylish, sophisticated hotel sits right at the heart of downtown, just minutes from all of Chicago’s favorite visitor spots, with guest rooms and event spaces that feature breathtaking views of both the riverfront and the city skyline.
  • They offer a huge array of gathering space options to suit events of all kinds—we especially love the window-wrapped Penthouse Ballroom, which is perched on the hotel’s 39th floor and boasts an attached open-air terrace that treats guests to an unforgettable Windy City panorama.
  • Your customizable package comes with the priceless help of an experienced wedding planner, and you’ll also be enrolled in Travel Pass, Sonesta’s unique membership program, which allows you to redeem points for nights in some of the world’s loveliest destinations.


Book your 2024 Royal Wedding and enhance your love with:

  • Tier One - Upgraded bar package (with $15,000 food & beverage spend)
  • Tier Two - Upgraded linen package (with $20,000 food & beverage spend)
  • Tier Three - 10% off published menu prices (with $25,000 food & beverage spend)
  • Tier Four - 1-hour welcome reception with beer & wine (with $30,000 food & beverage spend)
  • Tier Five - Farewell brunch, PLUS double Sonesta Travel Pass Points for the couple (with $35,000 food & beverage spend)

The Royal Sonesta Hotels of Chicago offer three premier locations to host your pre-and-post wedding events in the heart of the city. By reserving a block of rooms for your wedding festivities, you have special access to some of our culinary delights and unique event experiences.

Choose an event that's right for you & receive these additional perks:

Rehearsal dinner | One complimentary suite for the wedding couple, one couple-inspired cocktail per guest, and chef's selection of seasonal crudites & charcuterie. There is a $2,500 minimum spend.
Wedding shower or farewell brunch |Complimentary suite upgrade for the couple & a build-your-own mimosa or sangria bar. There is a $1,500 minimum spend.

Terms & Conditions: A limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advanced reservations are required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night, and based on availability at the time of reservation.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $199/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 100
Reception Seated 150 60
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$$ • $$$





Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Creek / River
  • Panoramic


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