A High-End Chicago Wedding Venue


September 25, 2017
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One of the most difficult decisions for a couple is deciding on the wedding venue. If an urban wedding is at the top of your list, then take a journey to The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. It’s uniquely located on floors 15 through 30 above Water Tower Place on the Magnificent Mile. It’s also perfect for having an all-inclusive, luxury event and was made for couples who want to showcase their unique personal style.

The more than 25,000 square-feet of picturesque event space includes a Grand Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling views of Chicago and a spectacular 400,000-crystal chandelier.

If you are looking for an extreme, over-the-top wedding, then check out the mind-blowing, handcrafted “Vows in Vogue” wedding package, which provides you with everything from a Vera Wang wedding dress to a reception and romantic honeymoon.

The city of Chicago has become an urban fusion where modern concrete buildings, classical architecture and nature collide to create the true essence of a metropolitan garden. If you decide to venture outside the hotel for a unique photo op, there are plenty. The rail system, lush parks, historical buildings, art galleries, the beach or even the harbor are all backdrop options.

While visiting, I was in the elevator when I happened upon a bride on her wedding day. I asked her why she selected The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Her eyes lit up when she explained that her and her fiancé were looking for the best-of-the-best with the most impeccable service. The first name that came to mind was The Ritz-Carlton. This property exemplifies The Ritz-Carlton motto, “Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen.”

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago (1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th), Choose Chicago (3rd).

This article first appeared in Destination I Do’s Spring/Summer 2017 issue. You can order a copy here.

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