W Chicago - Lakeshore

3.7 (10 reviews)

644 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, 60611-3017, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (312) 943-9200   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-9034


Chicago Wedding Venues

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.

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.



Enjoy special accommodations and hotel space for your memorable day:

  • Indoor and outdoor venue options
  • Indoor capacity: 180 with a DJ, 160 with a band
  • Outdoor capacity: 180
  • 360 degree view of downtown Chicago and the only unobstructed view of Chicago’s gorgeous lakeshore and Navy Pier



Submit an online form with your details, or contact our Wedding Specialist to schedule a tour: 

Wedding Specialist: Susan White
Phone: 312.917.5663

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Leave the planning up to us as you discover our contemporary lakefront paradise in the heart of Chicago. On the big day, allow us to put your unique spin on the classic ceremony, complemented by our striking backdrops and views of sparkling Lake Michigan. Whether it’s your first walk down the aisle or you’re renewing your vows with flair, our luxury weddings are truly distinct. But it doesn’t stop there.

W features intimate venues for weddings and parties of all sizes.



Have your first kiss as a newlywed couple in our stunning space. Towering 33 floors above Lake Michigan with 360 degree views throughout, Altitude is the perfect space to celebrate. From simple and sleek décor, extraordinary sips and bites, gorgeous views and more, see what W Chicago Lakeshore can do for your big day celebration: 

  • Calm, collected, and professional Wedding Specialist
  • Plated or station-style package options inclusive of four-hour bar
  • Complimentary wedding night Suite accommodations for the couple
  • Get ready in style with guys and gals private changing areas
  • Specially priced event valet parking for your guests
  • W signature table coverings and chairs


After photographing wedding at our hotel, check out what this wedding photographer has to say, as well as what the Bride had to say on her big day.

Pictured is the W Lakeshore 360° views atop of the 33rd floor. This is what the hotel looks like inside and out as seen from and overlooking Navy Pier and Olive Park.

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