See what other couples with firsthand experience of our wedding venues in downtown Chicago have to say about their experience at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. Our location features an on-site team of specialists to help plan your hotel wedding in Chicago.
Thoughts from Our Happy Couples:
Jaysie S. 7/10/2018
I will say what every Wyndham bride before me has said - BOOK WYNDHAM GRAND CHICAGO RIVERFRONT for your big day!!! They were the absolute best choice for my wedding of 70 guests in early July. When planning my wedding, I had the added challenge of finding a venue from out of town as we are from Kentucky and wanted a Chicago destination wedding. The photos of the hotel and penthouse space is what sold us on this venue but to be honest, they do no justice to the views of the city and is only something you can see for yourself so go visit and you will not be disappointed. Along with the many great features of the hotel, the number one best thing about booking my wedding at WGCR was the event coordinator Brianna Coyle. She is everything a bride wants and needs from the moment they agree on a venue until they are walking down the aisle. All weekend, I knew Brianna was close by and ready to help me with anything I needed. She gave my guests information and direction, ran a seamless rehearsal the night before, made sure my groom and I had enough time to eat at our reception, and fluffed my dress right before I walked down the aisle. Along with Brianna, I also spoke with the catering manager Erin Ruff who helped me reserve the space and start the initial planning process before Brianna took over. Both Brianna and Erin took such pride in making sure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. When they stopped by my room on the morning of my wedding, I was so happy to see their faces because it was a reminder that the day would be so smooth and as perfect as they could possible control. Along with the views and the coordinators, the food was absolutely phenomenal and is something my guests have raved about since. The Chef is incredible and made a point to speak to my groom and I at the reception to see that everything was perfect for us and of course, it was. My family is a bunch of foodies that actually come to Chicago once or twice a year just to eat their favorite foods and they were blown away by the food at our reception. The tomato bisque soup (in July, yep it’s that good) has been a hot topic of discussion among the bridal party and when we had our tasting a few months ago, we had the hardest time deciding on entrees because they were just. so. good. Any and every food item served by WGCR is top notch and great on its own. Book Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront if you want your day to be perfect and blow every expectation of yours and your guests out of the water.
Bradley S. 7/24/2018
Hosting our wedding at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel was a dream. Our wedding of about 108 guests was held in July 2018 in the penthouse of the hotel. We held our ceremony out on the penthouse patio while the reception moved indoors. From the promotional pictures and videos, you can tell that the room and its views are breathtaking—especially at dusk as the sun retreats behind the gorgeous Chicago skyline. What those images fail to convey, however, is the care and detail that the hotel’s wedding staff infuse into their wedding hosting. The event manager, Brianna Wayne, is fantastic to work with; not only is she organized and patient, but she brought a genuine empathy and care to our event that my fiancé and I found exceptionally moving. Brianna moved mountains to ensure that our day was special—from making last-minute centerpiece suggestions to facilitating an entirely dairy-free menu for our dietary restrictions. Brianna’s passion for details was mirrored at all levels of the Wyndham staff. Our menu was exceptional—try the Mushroom Risotto, it’s fantastic! —and the kitchen was patient and flexible with our dietary needs. During both the setup and dinner, the catering staff were also exceptionally adaptable—even when our photography went overlong and delayed them from setting up the room. Moreover, the hotel itself is amazing. Aside from a few issues with the elevators (which were being renovated during our wedding), our rooms were amazing. The bridal suite provided ample space for my fiancé to get ready, and we were even able to use it to host our out-of-town guests throughout the week. Finally, the hotel’s central location made it perfect for everyone to travel to and enjoy Chicago-at-large. Our wedding at the Wyndham—from planning to execution—was perfect, facilitated in no small part because of its staff of hardworking and caring individuals. Because they were so attentive, my fiancé and I were able to enjoy ourselves. Do yourself a favor, and check out the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel for all of your wedding needs!
Emily C. 9/08/2018
We absolutely loved having our wedding at the Wyndham Hotel in Chicago. Erin and Brianna made it so easy for us. They were incredibly organized and responsive. The food was incredible. I would highly highly recommend having your wedding here.
Louisa K. 11/27/2017
5 Stars for service and elegance. My husband and I were married here on 11/18/17 and it worked out wonderfully. We envisioned our wedding to be elegant, but not stuffy, and it worked out very well. I probably don't need to tell you that the views are spectacular but they really are. The penthouse is located on the 39th floor and the views are right down the Chicago river and 360 degrees in every direction. The twinkling lights at night make it feel like a jewel box. The hotel's location right off the Magnificent Mile worked out well for my out of town guests who were happy they could walk to so many places in the area. The venue space was a good size and it was easy to have the ceremony and the reception in the same place. We simply came back from cocktail hour (on the terrace) and the whole dining space had been transformed into something gorgeous. Brianna the wedding coordinator was helpful and was able to make many recommendations for all of our questions. She also paid great attention to detail so nothing was out of place. The appetizers and sit down dinner were delicious, we had a chicken and vegetarian option. My guests also appreciated the 'late night bites' served at the end of the night when everyone was hungry from dancing. The outdoor patio was fun for guests to take selfies, enjoy the views, and get some fresh air after dancing all night long. The one thing my guests mentioned to me many times was how nice and helpful the Hotel/Catering staff were. It is true, the staff was so nice and it set the tone and added a 'really good vibe' throughout entire evening. We will have so many beautiful memories for years to come, and for this we feel very lucky. We highly recommend the experience of the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront.
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