Venue Spotlight: theWit Hotel

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding my next featured venue, theWit Hotel, and after a recent site visit, I’d have to say that buzz is well deserved! Everything about this hotel is super modern, sleek, and chic!  theWit is located next to the Chicago Theater (as evidenced by the picture below) and the rest of the theater district and some fabulous State Street shopping.


theWit Chicago ballroom ceremony
Carasco Photography

theWit Chicago ballroom cityview

theWit Chicago ballroom 1 Above two images: Ashley Portraits

Ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and great views are not as easy to find as you may think!
theWit Chicago ROOF Outside
theWit is also home to new Chicago hotspot, Roof, aka a fab rooftop bar. Check out all the Yelp reviews.

theWit Chicago movie theater
A hotel with a private movie theater? Yes, please! Imagine a bride and her ladies getting ready in their suite upstairs while the groom and his entourage take over this theater and catch a game (or whatever) since we all know it takes the gents less time to get ready :)

Swanky lobby

theWitChicago common area
The lovely Library area

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to this view (in this cozy bed)?

See more hotel pictures here.

Capacity for seated dinner:  200 with full-size stage and dance floor
Capacity for cocktail reception: 400
Ceremony space: Yes, up to 300
Package starting price: $155.00**
Food & Beverage minimum: $24,000.00 for a Saturday, $20,000 for Friday or Sunday.
No Room Rental or Ceremony Fees

**Includes Cocktail Hour on ROOF

Additional options:
– AfterParty on ROOF
– Brunch in Library Space
– Party in the Theater

Venue Spotlight: Trump Int’l Hotel & Tower

My job allows me to visit some of the most fabulous venues in Chicago… and I thought I’d start sharing them with you!

Chicago recently received a shiny new skyscraper to add it its world famous skyline: Trump International Hotel & Tower. This hotel is the epitome of contemporary luxury and elegance, and the Grand Ballroom is equally spectacular.

Trump Exterior

Ballroom 2 Ballroom 1

Grand Ballroom North view0023_9940{Above images courtesy of Rosalind Wedding; Wedding Consultant: Engaging Events by Ali)

Grand Ballroom full room view  IMG_7564

Capacity for seated dinner: 269
Capacity for cocktail reception: 269
Ceremony space: Skyline Room (up to 175 capacity, theater style)
Package starting price: $220 per person (+ tax & gratuity)
Food & Beverage minimum: Yes, may vary depending on day/season, inquire with contact below

Unique attributes: Everywhere you turn, this hotel has STUNNING wrap-around city views! Everything is simply first class: the food, the service, the attention to detail, and of course, the space. Did you expect any less from The Donald?!  I especially like that the furnishings are modern, and the decor neutral – perfect to dress up any way you please!

Address: 401 N. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Aristene Aurand
Phone number: 312.588.8062
Email: aaurand {at}