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Wedding Venue Amenities

For brides who want a Chicago wedding venue as distinctive as they are, the ballrooms at the Palmer House are more than wedding reception venues.  They are unparalleled settings for romance and breathtaking backdrops for lavish celebrations that also feature the following white glove amenities:

Changing Rooms

Two complimentary changing rooms for the bridal attendants.


Generously sized round tables that seat 10, unless otherwise noted.


Your choice of white or ivory floor-length table linens.  If desired, alternative linens are available at an additional charge.


Framed table numbers in gold or silver, personalized menu cards at each place setting, and more.

Lightscaping and Sound Design

From the majesty of the State Room to the grandeur of the Empire Room, no detail is overlooked.  For that reason, all of our ballrooms are outfitted with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, which allows for dramatic lightscaping and exceptional sound design.  Available equipment includes microphones and spotlights, which require a sound engineer and/or spotlight operator.  Upright pianos and baby grand pianos are also available. Please contact the Catering Department for specifics.

Hospitality Suites

The Palmer House Hilton offers its guests a selection of 10 luxurious Hospitality Suites ideal for the business traveler or private event.  Each well-appointed suite highlights privacy, contemporary style, and technological enhancements creating a corporate or social environment that is intimate and functional. Download information about Palmer House Hospitality Suites.



Capacity Chart

Total Sq Ft Room Size Ceiling Ht Ceremony Banquet 10 Reception
Grand Ballroom 9,248 70’x121’ 29′ 1,000 800 1,119
Grand & State Ballroom 12,865 168’x121’ 29′ 1,500 1,200 1,653
State Ballroom 3,617 73’x47’ 29′ 380 260 408
Red Lacquer Room 7,133 84’x98’ 21′ 500 450 688
Empire Room 5,467 56’x122’ 18′ 360 300 500
Hilton Honoré 3,487 118’x30’ 18′ 280 200 250


Download capacity charts and floor plans: Wedding Capacity Charts and Floor Plans