The bustling metropolis of Chicago is one of the most thrilling cities for local and destination weddings alike. With so much art and culture to offer couples and their guests, it’s easy to fill a multi-day itinerary with places to go and things to do. Of course, planning the perfect Windy City wedding begins with choosing the right venue; and when it comes to the ultimate luxury wedding experience, the Waldorf Astoria Chicago has everything you need to make your dream day come true.

The Venue
Even at first glance, the legendary Waldorf Astoria Chicago is an impressive venue to behold. Venture inside, however, and it’s even more spectacular – especially when it comes to the Sinclair Ballroom. Inspired by Paris in the 1920s, this beloved event space is both artful and glamorous. Silk-covered walls stretch up to coffered ceilings, and the chandeliers consist of hand-blown glass and crystal modeled after vintage jewelry.

Your luxury wedding experience is completed with full use of the entire fifth floor, allowing you and your guests to transition between the Sinclair Ballroom and the Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and Hemingway Salons. It’s a fantastic way to host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in one location, without having to break the momentum of the day’s events.

The Food
No wedding is complete without great food. Aside from the Waldorf Astoria Chicago’s in-house restaurant – Margeaux Brasserie by James Beard award-winning chef, Michael Mina – the hotel offers an extensive list of personalized menu options for your wedding day. This includes a one-on-one meeting with your chef to build a bespoke, multi-course menu, as well as passed hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine for your cocktail hour. You may also treat your guests to late-night snacks, a signature cocktail, individually wrapped party favors, and a delectable sweets table. For couples with multi-day extravaganzas in Chicago, there’s even more delicious add-ons, such as a catered bridal party breakfast, bridal party lunch, or rehearsal dinner.

The Extras
With so much going on during your wedding experience, it’s essential to have a place to relax and unwind. The Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club is a 14,000 square-foot oasis that will provide you and your bridal party with any primping or pampering needs. As all Waldorf Astoria spa experiences are personalized, you can pick and choose which treatments to enjoy – perhaps and manicure and pedicure with your bridesmaids, followed by a champagne luncheon on the terrace.