A milestone event deserves a landmark location. Here, you’ll find pure glamour, history, and style — all with an artistic soul. Plan your wedding at The Gwen in the storied McGraw-Hill building, a golden era icon, ideally situated in the heart of Chicago. From the unconventional to the classic, our newly-reimagined indoor and outdoor venues are made for chic rooftop receptions, intimate elopements, and glittering celebrations.
Under the bright lights of Michigan Avenue, memories are made to last a lifetime, and the picturesque backdrops — and photo ops — are endless. And with over 460 spots to shop, eat, and discover just steps away, experiencing the city can be an anytime affair.
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Our dedicated event specialists are here to help manage every detail of your occasion with ease and care and connect you with trusted vendors and partners.
Now Open! Located adjacent to our ballroom, the new 6th floor Gallery Terrace is the perfect open-air addition to your Windy City nuptials, social or corporate event. Toast to the start of a new beginning and dance the night away under the stars or meet, mix and mingle with a view. Whatever your reason for gathering at The Gwen, you’ll want to be the first to host your next event here.
Vasso’s title may be Director or Catering, but she’s so much more than that. From your first day of planning to your wedding day, Vasso looks after every little detail with an attentive, hands-on approach to create the seamless celebration of your dreams — and beyond.