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The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street · ChicagoIllinois60654 · United States  • Phone: 312-744-1900
Local Time: 12:44 PM • Weather: Light snow, 18 °F

Chicago Wedding Venues

Overlooking the scenic Chicago River, The Westin Chicago River North is the perfect location for an exquisite Chicago wedding.

Our hotel will help you create your dream Chicago wedding, rehearsal dinner, farewell brunch and all your special wedding events. Every arrangement, every detail, is tailored to your special needs.

Your friends and family will feel renewed with our magnificent accommodations. All 429 of our luxurious guest rooms and suites feature superb views, and Westin's incomparable Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. Out-of-town guests will also enjoy deluxe amenities such as our WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, Westin Well-Being massage therapy, and a fabulous location in the heart of the city.

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Wedding Specialist: 
Nancy Self |312.321.7192


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Weddings Team

Peter Kaparos Peter Kaparos, Director of Banquets 
Director of Banquets, Peter Kaparos has been at this property since the hotel was opened in 1987 as the Hotel Nikko. Peter has over 25 years with the Westin River North, from meetings to weddings Peter has seen it all and done it all. Peter’s favorite event to host at the Westin River North is a wedding, with family, friends, amazing food and plenty of beverages weddings are a celebration not too soon forgotten by our be-loved Director of Banquets. Peter has a refined attention to detail, compared to no other; his team executes events with professionalism and unparallel service.  Peter makes every Bride & Groom know just how special they are to us while being on hand throughout the entire wedding. Peter is in the National Association of Catering Executives and a member of the Catering Executives Club of America.
When Peter is not at the Westin you can find him spending time with his eight grandchildren and enjoying a delicious dinner of Lamb. Peter is the one VIP you don’t want to forget to include in your big day!
Chris Rolewicz, Executive Chef
Spending most of his childhood in South Florida, Chef Chris Rolewicz developed an early appreciation for fresh seafood and tropical fruits.  Chris was also inspired to become a chef by his family.  Some of his earliest memories in the kitchen are helping  his grandmother roll out pie dough and homemade dumplings and picking strawberries in her garden.   Chris moved to Chicago to attend The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago Le Cordon Bleu.  While in Chicago Chris has had the opportunity to work under many talented chefs and restaurants, including Molive Restaurant, We Restaurant, as well as overseeing banquets at The Westin Michigan Avenue.  With the desire to see and learn more, Chris took an Executive Sous Chef position at The Westin Bellevue, in the Seattle area, at Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar. This was a creative vessel to do farm to table wine dinners, as well as run seasonal & sustainable menus. During this time, Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar was named “best hotel bar” by Seattle Magazine. Chris’ successes led him to be the Executive Chef at The Westin Chicago River North where he now has the pleasure of leading a very talented and passionate team.  Chris’ experiences have helped him hone his leadership skills and he takes great pride in inspiring others to elevate and in turn, they inspire him.  Chris’ culinary style is mostly rooted in the Midwest but is also reflective of his experiences across the country with some influences from the Pacific Northwest and South Florida.
Nancy Self, Wedding Manager
With over nine years of experience in hospitality, Nancy began her experience with Westin at the Westin Chicago Northshore Hotel. In 2013 Nancy moved downtown to the Westin Chicago River North and continued her work as a Meetings and Event Manager which led her to her current role as a Catering Manager. Nancy loves her interactions with clients and her favorite part of her job is building relationships with people each and every day. Nancy has the unique ability to create personal and meaningful events for clients based on her strong industry knowledge as well as her own personal experiences. Nancy has three kids, and her daughter was even married here at the Westin Chicago River North. She lives in the city and enjoys all that Chicago has to offer from all the great cultural events, first-class restaurants and sporting events. On the weekends you will most likely find Nancy either enjoying live music or taking long motorcycle rides in beautiful summer months.