Can You Assist With Flowers and Centerpieces?
We have exclusive relationships with Chicago’s finest floral and event designers. Recommended designers specialize in creative, contemporary, and traditional arrangements and can tailor the blooms, designs, and accessories to meet your needs and preferences.
Are Table Linens Included?
We provide ivory floor-length damask linens and white linen napkins on all dining tables. Your Catering Manager can also assist you with renting custom linens. Modern glass and steel action stations are also available at no additional cost.
Do You Have Any Recommendations for Entertainment?
We have an exclusive list of the finest musicians in Chicago and are delighted to work with them in planning your wedding. The vendors are very familiar with the hotel and are thoroughly reliable and creative.
Is Parking Available?
Parking is available either through our valet-covered (weather-protected) Pearson Street concourse entrance or by self-parking in Water Tower Place at the Chestnut Street entrance. Your Catering Manager can make arrangements should you wish to host your guests’ parking fees.
How Can I Arrange Overnight Accommodations for My Guests?
We are pleased to offer special room rates for your out-of-town guests. Couples who host a wedding of more than 180 guests in The Grand Ballroom will enjoy a complimentary One-Bedroom Lakeside Suite on the evening of their wedding as well as complimentary deluxe accommodations for both sets of parents of the couple.
Do We Need to Hire a Wedding Consultant?
Couples are not required to have a wedding consultant. However, we will be pleased to recommend a wedding consultant to coordinate your special day.
What Will Be the Responsibility of the Catering Manager?
Recommends vendors such as wedding planners, music, floral, photography, invitations, and décor.
Acts as a menu consultant for all food and beverage selections.
Prepares your event detail orders for your approval and details to be communicated successfully to the operational team of the Hotel.
Creates a floor plan of your function space in order for you to plan and provide the Hotel with your seating arrangements.
Assists you with any overnight room requirements.
Reviews all invoices post-event for accuracy prior to the completion of your final bill.
Do You Recommend Any Vendors Such As Photographers, Florists, Entertainments, and Others?
We have a list of several vendors that we recommend for weddings. We will be pleased to assist you with any contacts you may need to make your event memorable.
Can We Have Our Wedding Portraits Taken at the Hotel If We Don’t Hold Our Wedding at the Ritz-Carlton?
No, the hotel’s public spaces are extended as a privilege to only the couples who are hosting their reception at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago; however, upon availability, function rooms may be rented for this purpose.
Do You Have a Spa and What Does It Offer?
The Spa can help brides and grooms relax before their big day, allow bridal parties to bond, or offer a special treat for friends and family. We invite you to explore the range of treatments available, including massages and nail services.