Vibe Check: Casual Sophistication @ The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

By The Royal Sonesta Hotels of Chicago By The Royal Sonesta Hotels of Chicago | June 30, 2023

The Lobby at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North

Whether for the big day, laid-back rehearsal dinner, shower or day-after brunch, a unique wedding experience awaits at The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North. Situated in Chicago’s storied arts and design district, our River North property offers a sleek escape from the bustle of the city.

Allow our diverse spaces and culinary delights to craft a memorable wedding experience for you and your guests. If grandeur and tradition are on your mood board, we offer our Gallery Ballroom featuring soaring ceilings and dripping crystal chandeliers. For a more unique and eclectic vibe we invite you to consider our private and semi-private dining spaces at CBR and Canvas. At CBR, our culinary team has created a mouth-watering modern American Brasserie-style menu that pairs perfectly with a flight of whiskey or a craft cocktail.

Upper Canvas

At CBR and Canvas, there is flexibility in space to design an event to bring your vision to life. Canvas offers two spaces, upper and lower, to create different experiences to wow your guests. Lower Canvas offers unique opportunities to feature an interactive Chef experience with an open-kitchen design, then transition to a private meal or reception in Upper Canvas. The laid-back vibe continues with the option of additional outdoor space on the patio for both CBR and Canvas; enjoy a glass of wine as you take in the sights and sounds of River North as your backdrop.


The spaces can be combined to create a more casual flow and give way for more time with your loved ones. If a less formal, more relaxed experience is your vibe then CBR and Canvas are a match made in chilled-out heaven.

Before and after your celebratory events, unwind in our tastefully appointed rooms and suites featuring deep-soaking tubs. Ease into a slumber as the lights flicker in the city outside. Our warm and inviting spaces feature prominently throughout the hotel, from the crackling fireplace in the lobby to the warm and natural finishes at CBR, there is no shortage of space to take off your hosting hat and put on your plush robe.

Spacious Spa Suites

Our team of experts await to help you create a memorable wedding experience like no other.

Upper & Lower Canvas: 1150 sq. ft. | Up to 120 reception-style
Canvas & CBR: 3645 sq. ft. | Up to 225 reception-style

Contact info
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North
505 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 755-9703
Email: [email protected]

Lower Canvas

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