W Chicago Lakeshore




Celebrate your dream night thirty three floors above Lake Michigan and amid the glittering Chicago skyline in our Altitude Ballroom. W Chicago Lakeshore provides a brilliant backdrop for a Chicago wedding or commitment ceremony that reflects who you are as a couple.

Experience our recently restyled luxury hotel, home of one of the most unique wedding venues in downtown Chicago with panoramic views and a contemporary design. When you take your wedding vows at W Chicago Lakeshore, you'll enjoy exclusive Whatever/Whenever® services so your Chicago wedding experience is beyond imagination. Imagine saying ‘I do’ between the bright lights of the city and the calm waters of Lake Michigan. With plenty of accommodations to host a cozy ceremony with your closest loved ones or a blissful bash with everyone you know, W Chicago Lakeshore aspires to suit your every desire.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Ocean/Waterfront View, City/Skyline View, Ballrooms, Outdoor, Modern


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Events must end by 12:00 AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $500 to $1,500 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony ranges from $500 to $1,500 with reception rental.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at W Chicago Lakeshore is estimated at between $27,981 and $43,769 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee
Private tasting and menu consultation for up to 4 guests
Wedding cake, private cake tasting, and design consultation
Special room rates for all your guests
Rehearsal Space

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
Entertainment, Photographers & Videographers certificate of insurance required