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Vasso Power

Director of Catering

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.

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  • My son and his wife had their wedding reception here and the food was delicious, the staff was friendly, courteous and very helpful. They made us feel special. The rooms are beautiful, clean and quiet. I can’t say enough about this beautiful hotel and their staff.

    The Knot

  • Aside from the outstanding service, stellar views, and beautiful Art Deco venue, the Chef was also excellent. He created several custom dishes that reflected our personal tastes and vision for the day. We received many comments from guests that the food was the best they’d had at a wedding.


  • I can't say enough amazing things about The Gwen Hotel. The Gwen Lux Suite/Terrace is truly a hidden gem and quite possibly the best kept secret in Chicago. We had an intimate wedding in August and everyone raved about the views, food, atmosphere, and most importantly... VASSO! Vasso, the director of catering, is every bride's dream and will go out of her way to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.

    The Knot