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Palmer House Wedding Venues

At the Palmer House, we offer a full range of wedding venues so that you can find the one that fits your wedding vision perfectly. From dancing to dining, the Grand Ballroom, Empire Room, Hilton Honore, and Red Lacquer Room provide ideal settings for celebrating your wedding. Or, for more intimate gatherings, our hospitality suites or Private Dining Rooms are the perfect choice.

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 satin lamour 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 light scaping 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.

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.