76 E Monroe St,
Chicago, IL 60603
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Average Base Cost: $25,000
Our average base cost for a University Club wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday evening ceremony and reception using a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, tents, transportation/parking, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: On average the venue rental fee is $1,000
What’s Included: All linens, tables, china and glassware are included
Food/Beverage: You must use the University Club Chicago for all catering. Average catering prices range from $150-$250/pp and up
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Space Type: Inside
Size: Up to 300 in Cathedral Hall
Bridal Suite: Yes. You receive a complimentary guest room for the night of your wedding as well as women’s and gentleman’s changing rooms.
Parking: Yes. The club offer’s on-site valet at $25.00/vehicle and $40 for overnight guests staying at the club. There are also several self-park garages nearby.
How Will Grandma Get There? Ideally she would stay at the University Club Chicago, since there are 60 guest rooms on-site. The club is located in downtown Chicago close to Millennium Park, The Magnificent Mile, Shedd Aquarium as well as several hotels including The Silversmith and The W.
Party On! 1 a.m. (Woo-hoo)
The University Club Chicago was founded in 1887 by university graduates with the hopes of creating a place to talk about literature and the arts. The building (which features a pool and squash court) was erected in 1908 and was the first gothic building in the country, with views overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Today it remains a club (there are over 3,000 members) as well as a venue for special events (like weddings!).
Woman Getting Married Says:
The University Club Chicago is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the city, with a country club/old European vibe. I love that guests can roam through the different parts of the building, including the Library which some couples use as their spot for an after-party. With most receptions taking place in their Cathedral Hall, which features stained-glass windows and wood-paneled walls, I would definitely go with simple yet bold flowers and pick clear acrylic or gold chairs to give the room a modern yet romantic edge.
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