bride and groom at the top of glass staircase sharing a kiss

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Stunning Chicago Wedding Venue.

Unmatched Elegance. Unrivaled Location.

Chez is a stunning Chicago wedding venue that can be easily transformed for the wedding of your dreams. Original, white-painted brick walls and columns surround a contemporary glass staircase creating a unique wedding space with the perfect balance of something old and something new for your wedding day.  

Chez’s unrivaled Chicago location, steps from Michigan ave, will delight your guests. Chez is within walking distance of The Mag Mile, the Lakefront, Water Tower Place, cultural institutions, the Chicago River, for out-of-town guests looking to explore the city.

Five of the best caterers in Chicago make up the exclusive Chez catering partner list. You will work with one of our caterers to create a custom menu that will personalize your wedding day at Chez. With 10 years experience in the wedding industry, the Chez team will guide you through the wedding planning process and help you curate your wedding day vision.

Chez was once the home of the world famous Chez Paree nightclub, which hosted many of the world’s best entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.


Chez can accommodate 180 guests for a seated wedding reception, and 150 guests for a wedding ceremony and reception. For your wedding day at Chez, you can select one of the layouts we have designed, or create something completely unique to fit your wedding vision.


1 Private suite with Powder Room
Coat Room
Custom Glass Staircase
Mezzanine Level
Catering Prep Kitchen with Three-Compartment Sink
Service Entrances and Service Elevator
ADA-Compliant Washroom on Main Level
Designer Men’s and Women’s Washrooms on Mezzanine Level
10 Floor-to-Ceiling Windows with Sheer Drapery
Floor-to-Ceiling Acoustical Drapery Treatment on East Wall

Dimmable Track Lighting System
Dimmable LED Up-Lighting beneath Glass Staircase
Contemporary Glass Chandelier at Entrance

200 – Clear Mirage Ghost Chairs
12 – 8′ x 40″ Rectangular Tables
13 – 60″ Round Tables
10 – 30″ Round Pedestal Tables – Adjustable for Highboy or Cabaret

Chicago Event Space


Chez has selected the best catering companies in the city for our exclusive catering partner list. Each catering partner has significant experience producing weddings at Chez, and offers all types of cuisine and styles of dinner service.

The Chez team is connected to a broad network of industry professionals. We will introduce you to vendors that fit your style and budget to ensure that every detail of your wedding will be perfect.


Friday $3,825
Saturday/Holiday $5,000
Sunday $3,825

Friday $4,500
Saturday/Holiday $6,000
Sunday $4,500

Please call for Mon – Thurs pricing
Pricing subject to change

Saturday/Holiday prices apply Sundays of Holiday Weekends
$500 for an additional hour of event time from 12am – 2am

Insurance required

200 – Clear Mirage Chairs
13 – 60″ Round Tables
12 – 8’x40″ Rectangular Tables
10 – 30″ Round Pedestal Tables – Adjustable for Highboy or Cabaret
7 Hours of Event Time from 5pm – 12am
3 Hours of Pre-Event Vendor Set-Up from 2pm – 5pm
90 Minutes of Post-Event Vendor Load-Out from 12am  – 1:30am
1 Private Suite with Powder Room
Coat Room
On-Site Facilities Liaison
On-Site Security
All Pre-Event and Post-Event Cleaning

The Wedding Gallery is filled with luxury wedding inspiration and ideas from real Chez weddings.

Q + A

How do I schedule a tour?

Please go to the “Schedule A Tour” button at the bottom of the page, call or email. Tours take place weekdays and evenings, and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

What does the venue rental fee include?

The venue rental fee includes the 5,000 square feet of loft space and mezzanine level, 7 hours of event time from 5pm – midnight, 3 hours of vendor load-in time from 2pm – 5pm, 90 minutes of vendor load-out time from 12am – 1:30am, 200 armless clear mirage ghost chairs, 13 60 inch round tables, 12 8 foot x 40 inch rectangular tables,  on-site facilities liaison, on-site security person, wi-fi, and all pre-event and post-event cleaning. 

Can we place a hold on our wedding date?

Yes, we can place a non-committal, one week hold on your wedding date.

How do we secure our wedding date at Chez?

Your wedding date can be fully secured by signing a contract and providing a 50% non-refundable deposit.

How many hours does the rental fee include?

The venue fee includes 7 hours of event time from 5pm – midnight, 3 hours of vendor set-up time before the wedding starts, and 90 minutes of vendor load-out time after the wedding ends. If you would like to extend your wedding reception until 2 am, you may. There is a $500 fee for each additional hour of venue rental.

Are we required to work with one of the Chez exclusive catering partners?

Yes. Chez has selected the best catering companies in the city. Each catering partner has significant experience producing weddings at Chez, which ensures the best level of service and cuisine on your wedding day.  The Chez catering partners can work with all price points and styles of cuisine. The Chez team will help you to narrow down the list of caterers based on your requirements and your wedding vision.

Our parents live out-of-state. Is there any way to show them the space with a remote tour?

Yes, remote tours via Facetime and Skype are easily arranged and our team would be happy to share the space with your family.

Does Chez have a bridal suite?

Yes, the Chez private suite is located on the mezzanine level complete with powder room, large full-length mirror and make-up counter.

I see there are 60 hotels within a half mile radius of Chez. Are there any that your recommend for wedding guests?

Your guests will receive preferred pricing at our partner hotels, or they can choose from any of the 60+ hotels nearby.  You can find a comprehensive list here

Can we come back in to see the space before our wedding?

Yes, if you would like to visit with your family or wedding vendors, please feel free to schedule an appointment. We will also schedule a final walk through 2 weeks before your wedding date. This will give us a chance to go over all of the final details with you, your caterer, and other wedding industry professionals that you are working with.

What are the parking options on our wedding day?

There are two options for parking. 1: Valet. Five Star Valet is the exclusive valet service for Chez weddings. If you are considering valet, Five Star Valet will prepare a custom quote for your wedding day. Valet service is not included in your rental fee. Clients contract directly with Five Star Valet and pay Five Star Valet directly for their valet service. 2: Self-park. Chez has negotiated discounted parking rates at the Erie Ontario indoor garage located at 330 East Ontario St. More parking information is available here.

Is Chez wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Chez is wheelchair accessible. A guest requiring elevator access will be assisted by our facilities liaison as they arrive at our street entrance at 247 East Ontario. There is a wheelchair accessible washroom on the main floor of Chez.

What does a wedding day timeline look like at Chez?

Every wedding is unique. You can find a few sample timelines here.

How many washrooms are there at Chez?

There are washrooms for men and women on the mezzanine level, in addition to a unisex, wheelchair accessible washroom on the main level, and a powder room in the private suite. The women’s washroom has 4 individual toilet rooms and three sinks, the men’s washroom has 2 urinals, 1 toilet room, and 2 sinks. Our washrooms are beautifully finished with contemporary wall covering, glass mosaic tile, Carrara marble counter tops, and LED accent lighting.

Can we control the temperature of the space on our wedding day?

Yes, absolutely. Just let our facilities liaison know if  you would like to have the temperature adjusted and it will be taken care of immediately.

What kind of lighting is there at Chez?

There is a system of dimmable LED track lighting on the ceiling at Chez, in addition to LED up-lighting beneath the glass staircase and a contemporary glass chandelier at the entrance.

Are candles allowed at Chez?

Yes, candles are permitted as long as the flame is contained. Candles are not permitted on the stairs or close to drapery.

Can we hold our ceremony rehearsal at Chez?

Yes. As long as we do not have an event booked the day before your wedding, you may have a 1 hour rehearsal at Chez.