Great Hall Conference room at Congress Plaza Hotel

Chicago Meetings & Events

Host Guests In Impressive Venues With Lake Michigan Views

Looking for an impressive and convenient setting for your next event in the Windy City? Located on Lake Michigan near McCormick Place Convention Center, the historic Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center provides a dazzling backdrop in the heart of downtown Chicago. Impress colleagues and clients with an unforgettable corporate gathering, awards banquet, seminar, convention or workshop.

Take advantage of breathtaking lakefront views and over 50,000 square feet of flexible event space as you prepare for your next conference, reception, reunion or meeting from 10 to 2,000 attendees.

Whether your guests have an entire afternoon to explore or just an hour between meetings, they will find our downtown location perfect for discovering Chicago.

The hotel is situated adjacent to Grant Park and Lake Michigan and a short walk or drive to Millennium Park, McCormick Place, the Museum Campus, Navy Pier, Soldier Field, Sears Tower, LaSalle Street and the bustling business district.

Wedding Reception in Florentine Room at Congress Plaza Hotel
Great Hall Conference room at Congress Plaza Hotel

Meeting Rooms

Evoking Renaissance-style elegance and panache, the Gold Room has provided a glittering backdrop for some of the most notable events in Chicago for more than a century. In addition to the Gold Room, the hotel features three additional ballrooms. The Florentine Room is an impressive venue for receptions and formal banquets, while the Great Hall is a dignified setting for graduation and award ceremonies. Boasting more than 3,000 square feet of space, the Windsor Room is the ideal choice for large conferences, seminars and trade shows.

Meetings at a Glance

  • Assistance with meeting planning
  • Full catering services with specialized menus for specific needs
  • Audiovisual equipment and support
  • Group rates for event attendees staying at the hotel (minimum of 10 rooms required)