Member Since: 6/26/2006
If you are looking for a wedding venue that has AMAZING city views, delicious food and exceptional customer service, do yourself a favor and book at The Metropolitan Club. Ashley Godinez, Director of Private Events, is amazing to work with; she is organized, prompt and accommodating. She and her staff worked tirelessly to make our wedding vision a reality. Wedding planning can be very stressful and her guidance helped bring down the anxiety.
Our guests had a wonderful time and continue to tell us how they enjoyed the opportunity to go to the Skydeck (added bonus for our guests) and that the food was 'the best they've had at a wedding reception'. They also continue to rave about the view. Oh, that view.
There are no words to express our gratitude to The Metropolitan Club for making our wedding beautiful, special and memorable.
Member Since: 10/11/2005
I'm only giving the Met Club 4 instead of 5 stars because they have a serious problem with employment turnover. It was very inconvenient to have to constantly change Met Club contacts every few months. Due to the constant turnover, it also led to a breakdown in communication among the Met Club employees. Otherwise - everything was fabulous.
Member Since: 1/6/2010
If I was planning my wedding again I wouldn't change a thing about having it at The Metropolitan Club. They didn't miss a beat, took great care of us and our guests and really went over and above.
The food was incredibele. Everyone of our guests plates were empty and we received such compliments about the food and service.
In addition to a great room we had a fantastic view of the city which was very special considering 95% of our guest were from out of town.
I highly recommend hosting your wedding and or events at The Metropolitan Club. You will receive the royal treatement. The cost is very reasonable especially for the city and the value you get is tremendous.
Member Since: 8/7/2011
We hosted our wedding reception at The Metropolitan Club and had an amazing experience! Such great feedback from Chicago as well as out-of-town guests. Kelly Rehmer, our Event Director, managed every detail including those we had overlooked, and the turnout was amazing. Kudos to Chef Greg and the service staff for an unbelievable meal (filet and halibut-out of this world), and the drinks didn't disappoint! Seriously a great experience that couldn't have gone better. Thank you, Metropolitan Club!
Member Since: 7/18/2010
The venue itself was stunning with a near panoramic view of the Chicago cityskape. The lights of all the surrounding buildings twinkled like candlelight in the windows. The food was excellent, all of my guests agreed, and the bar service was wonderful. My only complaint was the response time from my event manager. She was a little untimely and sometimes hard to get a hold of. If you're organized like me, it shouldn't be too much of a problem because you're used to squaring everything away yourself. However if you're someone who depends on your service providers to do everything, make srure you stay on top of them. Again, that was a small factor and did not impact my actual night- just the planning stages. Overwall, it was simply perfect!
Member Since: 1/11/2009
This venue was amazing. We had so many compliments from our guests. The room is very elegant and provides great views of the city. The staff is excellent, the food was great and the service was amazing.
Member Since: 12/14/2009
Overall, the guests really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We had the East Room of the metropolitan club on a Saturday in August.
For the price, you can't really find a better value in the Loop. The price includes all linens, flatware, glassware and parking for your guests, so it really is a fantastic deal in my opinion.
My only complaints are about some of the staff. Most of the servers were really friendly and attentive. The BARTENDER on the other hand placed some cash on the bar under a glass. I was outraged- we paid for an open bar and prepaid the gratuity for the entire night. I did not want my guests thinking they had to spend a dollar to be there- that's why they are GUESTS and we are the HOSTS. I had my mother tell the event coordinator that it was inappropriate and the bartender was reprimanded. He then apologized profusely and said he "didn't have time to put it in his pocket and forgot about it". Um, how about REFUSING the tip when someone tries to hand it to you? It was really upsetting.
Be sure to stipulate from the beginning that this is unacceptable, otherwise the staff may try to get the better of you and your guests. I know I always feel awkward in situations like that- when I don't know whether and how much to tip- and I did not want my guests to feel that way. The Met Club charges a set gratuity in advance- if you want to give them extra, put it in your contract so the staff doesn't accept it from guests.
Member Since: 3/24/2009
I'm a tough critic and spent a ton of time researching venues for our wedding reception. The Metropolitan Club and the catering manager, Joe Flynn, along with the staff exceeded my expectations. What I loved most was the attention to detail, and fabulous service.
Member Since: 5/21/2007
It was on the 67th floor of the Sears Tower so it had amazing views. It was beautiful to see the city at night. Another bonus is that the fireworks were visible from Navy Pier so it felt like you had your own firewords display. The food was also really good all of our guests commented on how great the food was.
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The best of Chicago wedding venues is easily found at The Metropolitan Club. Planning your wedding is an exciting and important time in your life. Whether you desire a wedding that is intimate or extravagant, our experienced planners are ready to help you with every detail to make your day perfect.
- Price Range: $$$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Catering, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Site Fee, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site