Since 1893, the Congress Plaza Hotel has upheld an enduring tradition as one of downtown Chicago’s most sought-after event spaces. Located on Michigan Avenue, just steps away from Grant Park and the Magnificent Mile, the hotel seamlessly blends historic elegance with contemporary style. With 23 versatile venue options to choose from, the Congress Plaza Hotel is the perfect wedding rehearsal dinner and special event location to host up to 550 guests. The Gold Room, built in the early 1900s, emphasizes the glamor of old Chicago. As the hotel’s most popular event space, its unique French Rococo décor makes it the perfect location to host a dream wedding. For a little taste of history there’s the Florentine Room, the hotel’s original ballroom built in 1893 at the time of the World's Columbian Exposition. It features a gracefully arched ceiling with Italian Renaissance style murals, original candelabras and sconces, and exquisite inlay wood paneling. Smaller, more intimate rooms are also available that offer stunning city views. The timeless elegance of the Congress Plaza Hotel’s ballrooms will provide couples with the ideal setting for their rehearsal dinner or special event.