Celebrate the Beautiful Life with a Wedding at The Gwen

By The Gwen By The Gwen | February 29, 2024


Celebrate your special moments at The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, where glamour, history, and style converge to create unforgettable memories. Plan your wedding in the storied McGraw-Hill building, a golden-era icon ideally situated in the heart of Chicago. Amidst the vibrant lights of Michigan Avenue, create memories that will endure a lifetime against a backdrop of endless picturesque scenes, perfect for capturing those cherished moments. With an array of 460 nearby spots for shopping, dining, and exploration, immersing yourself in the city's charm becomes an effortless and delightful affair.

From awe-inspiring vistas of the city skyline to lush garden landscapes, The Gwen offers a diverse range of settings to capture the essence of your love story. Let our historic architecture and modern amenities set the stage for a celebration that reflects your personal style and vision.


Dreaming of a grand ballroom bash? Host up to 180 guests in one of our two distinctive ballrooms, providing the perfect setting for your lavish affair. Step into a world where the timeless elegance of Art Deco meets contemporary luxury, adorned with Swarovski embellishments that create an atmosphere of unparalleled charm.

Experience the enchantment of an outdoor celebration on our newly unveiled 6th-floor terrace, where the breathtaking skyline serves as your backdrop. Adjacent to our ballrooms, this open-air haven offers an idyllic setting for your Windy City nuptials. Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by Chicago’s skyline, with the gentle breeze and twinkling lights as your witnesses. As the sun sets and evening unfolds, raise a toast to new beginnings and dance beneath the starry night sky.


Whether indoors or outdoors, your wedding at our venue promises to be an unforgettable experience filled with love, joy, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

As you prepare to exchange vows in 2024, The Gwen offers a selection of exclusive perks designed to elevate your wedding experience. Indulge in luxury with a complimentary stay in our signature two-bedroom Gwen Lux Suite, a sanctuary that stands as a beacon of envy in Chicago. Featuring a 1,000-square-foot private terrace offering near panoramic city views, our Gwen Lux Suite seamlessly integrates modern comforts with timeless sophistication. Our offerings also encompass upgraded linen and chiavari chairs, late-night bites tailored exclusively for the couple, a specialty cocktail for dinner service, and additional enticing offers to enrich your special day.


At The Gwen, we recognize the significance of your wedding day, symbolizing your profound love and commitment. Let us collaborate with you to create a bespoke experience that exceeds expectations, leaving an indelible impression on you and your guests. From the first step through our doors to the final farewell, we'll ensure every moment is as magical as the love you share.

Join us in 2024, and allow us to bring your wedding dreams to life. Contact our specialists today at [email protected] to celebrate the beautiful life with a wedding at The Gwen.


Photography by: Nicole Jansma