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The Essex Inn meeting & banquet facilities

Hold your next event in the heart of Chicago

At Chicago’s Essex Inn we offer modern conference facilities and a suite of elegant meeting spaces.

Or meeting rooms can accommodate groups of up to 110 people and we also feature smaller spaces ideal for a board meeting or business presentation.

Our events team can arrange for audio visual equipment and we offer a business hub, wireless internet access can be arranged for our meeting rooms and we provide free Wi-Fi in our guest rooms, lobby and pool area.

At the Essex Inn we always aim to offer great value for money, so if you are planning a business conference or meeting in Chicago please talk to us about your next event. You may find hosting an event in the heart of Chicago more affordable than you thought.

Our meeting spaces

Chicago’s Essex Inn has a choice of six meeting spaces covering over 4,000 square foot, some of which can be joined together to accommodate more people. The table below outlines the dimensions of each room and the number of people each can accommodate. The capacity of each room varies, depending on the room layout selected.

Meeting rooms Dimensions Square Ft. Number of people each room can accommodate varies depending on room layout*Round tables seat 8-10 people
Theater Classroom Conference Banquet(Round tables*) Buffet
Essex Court 25′ x 21′ 525′ 35 18 18 40 (4) 30
Windsor Court 25′ x 21′ 525′ 35 18 18 40 (4) 30
Essex & Windsor combined 50′ x 21′ 1,050′ 80 36 36 80 (8) 70
Park East Gallery 24′ x 66′ 1,584′ 110 60 50 100 (10) 100
Board Room 13′ x 27′ 351′ 12 - - - -
Media Room 8 8 8
Paris Room 23′ X 29′ 667′ 60 30 30 40 (4) 40


Weddings and other large celebrations

Chicago’s Essex Inn has hosted many beautiful weddings, and we also often accommodate wedding parties and guests for larger celebrations held at nearby venues like the Field Museum. We can accommodate your wedding guests and we can also host your rehearsal dinner or post wedding brunch.

We can help you with every detail from florists to hair and make-up and we love working with couples and their wedding planners to create a memorable wedding day. To find out more about what the Essex Inn can offer your wedding party contact our wedding experts contact our wedding experts on or 312-542-5115.

Intimate spaces for smaller events

Our suite of meeting rooms also includes attractive spaces that are ideal for smaller meetings and presentations and our board room offers a more formal setting if required.

We frequently host smaller social events like reunions, birthday parties, and events for clubs and businesses.

Banquet & private dining options

We can arrange hospitality for your event. Whether you would like a sit down dinner or a breakfast buffet for a morning meeting, or canapes and campaign for a celebration, our events team can help you plan a delicious menu. Our french inspired restaurant, Brasserie by LM, also has a private dining area, called the Paris Room, where you and your guests can enjoy classic bistro cuisine.

Call our dedicated events team

Our team can help you plan your event. We can help you book accommodation for your guests, arrange facilities for speakers, plan and order food and drinks and take care of all the many details required for an enjoyable event.

You can request an estimate from our team by contacting

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