The James Chicago




The James Chicago features 7,000 square feet of flexible, naturally lit, state-of-the-art event space. Whether you want to have a small and intimate affair or a large, gala wedding celebration, The James Chicago has something for you. Art lovers will find this venue particularly interesting as every space in the hotel is carefully curated with one-of-a-kind works from local and international artists. Host an intimate, romantic ceremony in one of the smaller or partition off The Great Room. After the ceremony, guests can make their way to The Library for cocktail hour. The Library is a cosmopolitan space that features over sized furniture, custom hand-stenciled bookcases, wet bar, game tables and a flat screen TV. The festivities continue with a reception in The Great Room. The expansive ballroom boasts rich carpeting, sleek lighting, 14-foot ceilings, skylights and huge windows with views to the north and east of the city. The James Chicago offers distinctive space, mouthwatering catering options, and event expertise that is sure to surpass your expectations.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Ballrooms, Modern


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 190 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 190 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The James Chicago is estimated at between $20,221 and $24,400 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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 onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet or public parking for a fee
4 hour Penthouse premium bar service is included with the Emerald Dinner package

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight