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The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street · ChicagoIllinois60654 · United States  • Phone: (312) 744-1900
Local Time: 4:58 PM • Weather: Variably cloudy, 64 °F
 

Chicago Downtown Wedding

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.

 

Highlights

Indoor/Outdoor Event Space: 30,000 sq. ft.
Largest Event Space: 8,400 sq. ft. 
Last Renovation: 2014
Max Guest Size: 1,000

 

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Contact Us

Our wedding specialist, Katya Sharma, will be happy to assist with referrals to florists, photographers, rentals, bridal consultants, and more to make sure your day is unforgettable.

Katya Sharma
Catering Sales Manager

312.321.7186

 

The Westin Chicago River North Wedding Venues

 

Astor Ballroom

Our Astor Ballroom is neo-classical in style and features stunning handmade Italian Murano crystal chandeliers, rich wood paneling in golden English maple, and a breathtaking view of the river in the ballroom. Astor Ballroom is appropriate for more intimate weddings under 150 guests.

 

Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom features 18’ ceilings, a spacious foyer, and an amazing River Terrace that can be used for the cocktail hour on the Chicago River. The Grand Ballroom is appropriate for weddings over 150 and up to 500.

 

Riverfront Room

Riverfront Room is our new space, very contemporary in style. It features a panoramic view of The Chicago River and is a good fit for up to 140 guests.

 

Weddings at a Glance

 

THE PERFECT PACKAGE FOR YOUR BIG DAY

Our Wedding Specialist will work with you to choose the ideal venue, customize your wedding plans, and ensure your magical day is exactly as you dreamed.

Learn more about our wedding packages and connect with a wedding specialist by requesting more information.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Personalized, detailed pre-planning services with the Wedding Specialist
  • One hour scheduled ceremony rehearsal prior to ceremony date
  • Custom Menu Planning with Our Catering Professionals
  • One Hour Cocktail Reception and Four Hour Dinner Dance
  • Personalized Menu Tasting
  • Private Options for a rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch
  • Complimentary Suite for the bridal couple the night of the wedding
  • Special Guest Room Rate for Wedding guests
  • And, much more!
 

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Exclusive Wedding Offers

 

Wedding Rooms = Free Night Awards for You

Earn Starpoints® when your wedding guests stay with us. Your guests can earn Starpoints on eligible nights, while you earn triple Starpoints on all group rooms consumed.

Contact our Wedding Specialist, Katya, at (312) 221-7186 or request more information online.

Terms & Conditions

 

YOUR HONEYMOON, ON US.

When you select The Westin Chicago River North as your wedding destination you’ll receive special rewards and bonus Starpoints® which can be used immediately towards honeymoon nights.

  • Earn up to 100,000 bonus Starpoints®*
  • Overnight guestroom or suite accommodations for bridal couple on wedding night
  • Sparkling toast during the wedding reception
  • Valid on weddings reserved this year and hosted by December 31, 2017

Contact our Wedding Specialist, Katya, at (312) 221-7186 or request more information online.

*Client is eligible for a Starpoint® signing bonus equal to one Starpoint for every one US dollar ($1) of contracted food and beverage and room rental fees, maximum 100,000 Starpoints.

Terms & Conditions

 

Weddings Team

 

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.

 

Katya Sharma

Catering Sales Manager/Wedding Specialist

Katya started her career with Starwood in 2004 when she joined the Food and Beverage team as Director of Outlets at a Sheraton in Philadelphia. After 3 years in operations she joined the Sales Team as Events and Meetings Manager. Katya has worked with both corporate and social clients and is still actively involved in all the planning as well as execution of the events. In 2007 – 10 years ago – she became Catering Sales Manager and Wedding Specialist at the same property.

In 2013 Katya spent a year at a Westin right outside of Philadelphia as the Wedding Specialist where she hosted classic and elegant Westin Weddings for up to 400 guests.

Recently her family relocated to the beautiful city of Chicago where she joined the wonderful team at the Westin Chicago River North as Catering Sales Manager and Wedding Specialist.

Katya loves weddings and is always here for her brides and grooms from the time of the initial inquiry to the time they cut the cake the day of the wedding. "Nothing makes me happier than seeing them walk down the aisle or enter the ballroom on their special day. I strive to provide personalized and detailed pre-planning services as well as on-site coordinator services for our guests."

More than anyone Katya understands all the planning that goes into making someone’s dream come true. She got married in 2011 and had her dream wedding in New Delhi, India.

When Katya is not working, she enjoys being a mom and spending time with her husband, daughter and son.