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Venues in Chicago, IL,
(312) 985-0769
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 16 Reviews


    Maggie Thompson

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  • Hotel Palomar did a fantastic job hosting our wedding. My husband, family and I are so happy we decided to choose the Kimpton as our reception venue. Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect. We dealt with Alexa the entire time of planning and are so grateful that she was there to help us along the way as well as be there the night of to ensure everything went smoothly. She was so attentive and organized, which I know my mom and I really appreciated whenever we would send her a million questions/emails. We also received so many compliments on the food at the reception. We have been to 3 more weddings over the last month and we were still getting compliments on how our dinner was the best. The portions were amazing! We are so glad we booked with the Palomar

    Bethany

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  • We absolutely LOVED Hotel Palomar! We wanted a Chicago night wedding, with all the glitz and glam with modern touches and great service, food, and hospitality (plus prime photo opportunities as that's what really lasts a lifetime)...we also wanted a one stop shop where our guests could come to one location for our wedding, cocktail hour, reception, and place to stay over night, along with brunch in the morning. We wouldn't have changed one thing about our wedding weekend at Hotel Palomar...it was magnificent! They even allowed us to have our dog in the wedding :) We absolutely loved everything about Hotel Palomar, they made it easy for us to relax and enjoy our wedding weekend. People always say something will go wrong on your wedding day, but everything went to plan and I really believe it was the special attention the staff made to all of the details for our wedding. My husband and I have said a number of times to others, we wouldn't have changed one thing about our wedding weekend! ... Read more

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lindsey at Hotel Palomar is fantastic! We booked a block through Hotel Palomar for our April wedding and she is one of the most responsive vendors we have worked with. She was very accommodating with the block and was great about answering all our questions (since we've never done a hotel block before). Hotel Palomar is a BEAUTIFUL hotel and the rooms are cozy and welcoming. Also, it is in one of the best areas of the city so it is a great place to send your friends and family. They have so many options in walking distance from their hotel. Thank you to Lindsey for making the process an easy and stress-free part of the wedding planning process.

    Andre Noumi

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    5 out of 5
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  • We started planning for our wedding 4 months prior to the wedding date. It was very challenging and we had no idea how to organize everything in such a short time. We saw few vendors before we ended up walking into the Kimpton. The moment we entered the hotel and met Alexa we knew that this is the place we want to have our wedding at. The hotel is very nice and the ballroom was just perfect for our 120 guests. The staff was phenomenal and we had unlimited help whenever we asked for it. Alexa helped us with all the tiny details and she was very thorough. Prior to our big day she made sure to cover all the details that we didn't even knew existed. Every singly guest who was at our wedding commented on how beautiful the venue was and how awesome the staff was. I really can't thank these people enough and i would definitely recommend this place.

    Kimberley

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    5 out of 5
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  • We recently completed our wedding weekend at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar and everything was exceptional! Allison was very organized, handled all details of the weekend, and was terrific to work with. No request was too much for her. All of the hotel personnel were so terrific everyone felt like family by the end of the weekend (including the wedding guests.) From Emma Jane, who coordinated the actual wedding and day after brunch, to Gonzalo, who took care of everyone the entire weekend, and Sarah at the front desk, who handled a myriad of miscellaneous requests promptly, we could not be more pleased! The nightly hotel wine hour was a great opportunity for the wedding guests to mingle. All of the food and cocktails provided by Sable for various events was fantastic – big thanks to Amber and Kyle. I could go on and on but you get the idea – Hotel Palomar is a superb venue in all respects!

    David

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had a great experience at the Palomar- we held our reception there after a ceremony in a different location. Our main contact was Alexa, and she was awesome about answering our many, many questions during the planning process as well as meeting with us multiple times to plan and make sure everything was set. Our reception (a pretty small one at about 25 people total) was in the private space at Sable on the ground floor, and they did a great job setting up and incorporating all of our custom decor and providing some great food, even setting up a speaker system themselves so that we could play our own music. We also have to give a shout out to the service staff- they all did an incredible job and were one of the best parts of the night. We’re also fans of the hotel itself- we had a very big and well-appointed suite included with our reception, and they set aside a specially priced room block for our guests with no occupancy obligation. Overall we were very happy with our experie... Read more

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lindsey was our main point of contact at Palomar. She was super helpful and responsive during the whole process. The Palomar was the only hotel that we reached out to that offered a tour and they made great suggestions for our first look spot and even reserved part of the restaurant as a back-up location. The hotel was wonderful, the rooms were amazing, and the staff was all so happy and helpful! The suites were huge (and a good price!) so we had plenty of room to get ready, and Lindsey made sure we had plenty of chairs for the salon technicians. Lindsey's thoughtfulness extended beyond the wedding as we had a bottle of bubbly waiting for us in the room when we got back from the reception. Lastly, all of our family member who stayed there loved their rooms and the service too!

    Amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • I did a LOT of research for our wedding reception venue. The minute I met Alyssa, Director of Catering at Hotel Palomar, my search was over! Alyssa was a total Godsend for our wedding planning. And that was just the beginning of our flawless experience with Hotel Palomar. Every step in the planning process Alyssa and the team at Palomar were there to make things easy, fun, and memorable. They were also very accommodating to all of our requests. Many of our guests were coming from out of town so we wanted them to experience what downtown Chicago is all about. The location of Hotel Palomar couldn’t be better in the heart of River North with a plethora of restaurants, bars, and shopping within walking distance. The ballroom is also amazing. It has floor to ceiling windows on three sides of the room so you get amazing city views, which was key for us. No stuffy conference room feel. There is also a balcony off the ballroom so your guests can get a breath of fresh air or take a break fr... Read more

    Larry

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    5 out of 5
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  • I don't even know where to begin to describe how amazing the Palomar was for our wedding. We had 100 guests which was absolutely perfect (I probably wouldn't go much higher than about 120). I probably sent around 100 emails to Alyssa over the course of the year, and she always responded within a day, usually within minutes. She knows what she's doing and ensures her staff pull off a flawless event. If you're a micromanaging planner like I am you will really appreciate responsiveness. We picked the Palomar because it was an all-in-one deal which meant the planning would not be stressful. And it wasn't. I still can't believe how little effort we had to exert in putting it all together considering we didn't have a wedding planner. It was basically like picking from a menu of a few options, which were plenty varied but limited enough that you were not overwhelmed with anxiety about making the wrong choice. Having all of our guests, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception in the same s... Read more

    Brittany

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you're looking for a venue that will exceed your expectations-- Hotel Palomar is for you! Alyssa was an absolute pleasure to work with. Think wedding planner without paying for a wedding planner, am I right?! They are so accommodating and really work to make your vision fit your budget.

    User3299835

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    5 out of 5
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  • I absolutely loved having my wedding at Hotel Palomar. My wedding was last week and I cannot say I could have picked a better venue. It came down to:(1) Service! Alyssa was amazing! We didn't have a wedding day coordinator but she did almost everything for us. She was so attentive to emails and our requests and I have to say she remembered everything we had asked for! Even on the wedding day, I made a last minute request to have her bring some horderves to the wedding suite so that I wouldn't starve between dinner, she did more than that + CHAMPAGNE! She even helped to put out our favors and place cards. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her. Even our photographers commented how our wedding was on time, which is very rare. They said most weddings typically run late, but not ours! They are so prepared as well. They had so many things just in case (cake cutting, gift card box). I was impressed!(2) Location! About 1/4 of our guests were from out of town, hence ... Read more

    User2991011

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't imagine any other place but the Palomar to have our wedding. It was the most amazing day. Alyssa and her team went above and beyond our expectations. As the bride, I didn't have a care in the world on the actual day because Alyssa had everything under control. I was able to hang out with friend and family and take in every moment. The staff and the hotel were very professional and accomodating to all our guests. Guests kept commenting on how amazing the venue looked and how delicious the food was. We were planning everything from New York City so I had to trust and rely on the Palomar for all our needs (ambiance, tasting, coordinating with other vendors, etc) and they did not disappoint. I trusted Alyssa so much that the entire process was stressfree. I would recommend the Palomar a million times over. AMAZING!!

    Kristen

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    5 out of 5
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  • This beautiful, ecclectic and contemporary space was perfect for my wedding. The size was more than enough room for 75 guests. The service was impeccible! Not only did I receive a new soup when it got cold but also a second entree after I spoke with all my guests. This bride got to eat!! The staff did not miss a beat. The table linens and details are gorgeous and helped this out of town bride because no rentals were needed! The Director of Catering was extremely helpful in the planning process leading up to the day and very helpful the day of. I have no regrets and would choose this venue again!

    Lori

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    2.9 out of 5
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  • Overall, my husband and I are absolutely thrilled with how our wedding turned out. We will always look back on our day with extremely fond memories- it was magical. However, I want to give an honest review to those considering the Hotel Palomar for their wedding. Over our wedding weekend, we had planned two welcome events for those in town. One Friday night, and one Saturday night- both scheduled to take place in a private room in Sable (restaurant at the Palomar). The Friday night event was great-the reserved room was a perfect space for the gathering. Saturday night, hours before the gathering was supposed to start, the Palomar wedding coordinator informed us that we were getting kicked out of the private space, but we could "use the bar area". How were we supposed to let our guests know that the location had changed on such short notice? My relatives had to stand in the middle of a hot, cramped bar with nowhere to sit down and loud music playing. What made it worse wa... Read more

    Heather

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • This is the kind of venue for the Bride who wants affordable elegance with ease. The catering manager effectively became my day of wedding coordinator and took care of all the details for me. We had a great time, great food and tons of fun. Id do it all over again the same way.

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