Named "Best Wedding Venue in Chicago" by Brides, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel offers 17,000 square feet of iconic spaces that effortlessly blend the past with the present. With four historic and iconic wedding spaces, all artfully restored to their original 1890s glory with intricate craftsmanship and floor-to-ceiling windows. Each wedding is unique as our Banquet Chef, Juan Hernandez, customizes every wedding menu to create an unforgettable experience for each and every couple.
What three words describe you or your business best?
Iconic. Welcoming. Spirited.
What is your best advice for engaged couples?
Our Director of Catering, Budi Tanzil, has had the privilege to work with so many amazing couples throughout his time here at Chicago Athletic Association. Budi's best advice for engaged couples is to find the right planner for them and their partner to help navigate the planning process. Find an expert that you can openly communicate with and who fully understands your vision to bring it all to life.
What is an interesting fact about your business?
Located right on Michigan Ave, we have some of Chicago's best outdoor spaces, such as Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, and Art Institute, right outside our front door. Inside this 1890s monument, you will find details of rich history rooted in architecture at every turn, including a grand marble staircase perfect for picture taking.
Tell us what makes your business different from other wedding companies?
Voted the #1 Hotel in Chicago by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel, part of the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, has 240 guestrooms, including 23 storied hotel suites, and seven award-winning bars & restaurants, including year-round rooftop, Cindy's. All wedding festivities can be conveniently hosted under one roof. We're also the only hotel in the world where you can get Shake Shack through in-room dining. Perfect for those tired guests that kept the party going.