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Chicago Wedding Testimonials

Love Letters to The Blackstone

Read what others have said about their downtown Chicago wedding experience at The Blackstone. We are so privileged to have shared in their special day.

A True Dream Team

The Blackstone Hotel made our wedding more amazing than we could have ever dreamed. The staff is unmatched. From our lovely Event Manager, Ellie, to the Banquet Manager, to the bartenders, everyone who works there is a true joy. Not to mention the chef. Our guests raved that their steaks were cooked to perfection, which is a rarity for a wedding of 200 guests. They catered to our every need and request. Super accommodating, helpful, and a true dream team. They were the easiest vendor we worked with by far. I can't say enough great things about this group of individuals and this wedding venue. Highly recommend.

-Tiffany M.

One-of-a-Kind Wedding Experience

A wedding at The Blackstone is a one-of-a-kind experience. We had high expectations and the Blackstone met every one. There was an exciting vibe throughout the weekend and the Blackstone’s location, rooms, and accessibility to museums, parks, restaurants, night spots as well as Michigan Avenue cannot be understated. Our out-of-town guests loved their Chicago wedding experience. Working with Jessica was seamless. She is not only talented and hardworking but also accessible at all times to answer questions, make suggestions and take us through the entire planning process. From our first meeting touring the hotel (and magnificent ballroom!) to the wedding night, she was with us all the way. Jessica made us feel that no request was too great, and was always upfront and honest with us. The flexibility to accommodate our needs was outstanding.

-Anne and Mitch M.

Oh, What a Night!

Amazing! Unforgettable! Elegant! Gorgeous! Oh, what a night! We chose the Blackstone Hotel as the venue for our daughter’s 1920’s inspired wedding after visiting numerous vintage ballrooms in Chicago. Our guests enjoyed spending time in the vintage Lobby, the grand Art Hall, and the majestic Crystal Ballroom. We were so impressed with the professionalism of the staff at the Blackstone and the friendly, resourceful attention we received from the catering sales manager, Jessica Plundo, who assisted us with every important planning detail. Jessica was so welcoming and enthusiastic about the wedding. She was quick to answer all of our questions and went out of her way to accommodate our busy schedules and requests. The bride and groom stayed in the luxurious “Smoke-filled Room” a historic multi-roomed suite in the hotel. What a treat! If you are considering planning a downtown Chicago wedding, visit the Blackstone first! Our guests, many from out-of-town, are still talking about how beautiful the wedding was and how special it was to stay in a hotel that was so close to many places of interest in downtown Chicago. Thank you Blackstone staff and Jessica Plundo for making our wedding “Perfect in every way!”

-Debbie C.

The Perfect Backdrop for a Wedding Reception

I always knew that I wanted my wedding reception venue to be quintessential Chicago and The Blackstone is just that. The Art Hall and Crystal Ballroom are breathtakingly beautiful, full of history and make for the perfect backdrop for a wedding reception. From our initial meeting to emails throughout the entire wedding planning process and the final walk through, Ellie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She went above and beyond to make sure everything ran seamlessly on our wedding day. We are so grateful for her attentiveness to our needs and would highly recommend The Blackstone as a wedding venue!!

-Mary Kate H.

A+ Downtown Chicago Wedding Reception Venue

If you are looking for old time glam with modern updates this is the venue for you. We had 90% of our guests come in from out of state for our wedding. This property exceeded all our expectations. The staff is friendly and great. The event planners and staff were excellent! They truly made my husband and I feel so appreciated as a client and made sure every last detail was executed for our special day. On top of all this, this place by far was the best bang for your buck in downtown Chicago. Not one complaint from any of our guests. They still are talking about it! 

-Katie H

Beautiful Historic Hotel

The Blackstone immediately took my breath away when I first visited. It is so unique and the Crystal Ballroom is an amazingly elegant backdrop for a wedding. Our bridal suite was incredible, and the hotel handled every detail perfectly.

-Emily M

The Perfect Wedding Venue

The Renaissance Blackstone was the perfect wedding venue! Our coordinator at the hotel, Samantha, was absolutely amazing. I can not sing her praises enough! She was incredibly professional and answered my many, many emails in such a timely manner (usually same day!). She provided great advice and suggestions and was there on the day to make sure everything went smoothly - which it did! The venue itself is classic and gorgeous. Our guests raved about the food and the stunning ballroom details. I would 100% recommend this venue if you're looking for an elegant venue with old Chicago glam vibe in the heart of the city.

-Grace B

My Dream Wedding

The Blackstone was absolutely wonderful to work with - they really made my dream wedding come true! Samantha went above and beyond as the event manager, taking away as much stress as she could and helping me to produce a truly seamless day. From the food to the decor to the little details she made sure happened, I could not be happier with my wedding at the Blackstone. The word that circulated around the whole wedding was "perfection" and I am not sure I could have accomplished that without the staff of the Blackstone. Plus - the ballroom is absolutely beyond spectacular!

-Mallory P

Photo Credit: Erin Hoyt Photography