Situated in the heart of the city, with striking views of the Chicago River and city skyline.
River Roast Private Events offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting as a lively social house and gathering place.
Experienced event planning and service teams aim to accommodate and anticipate your needs for a flawless event. Whether you’re planning a grand gala for 300 people or an exclusive affair for eight, the delectable customized menus and exceptional views will impress.
With six event spaces to choose from – each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed in – the options for corporate and social events are endless.
2023 Summer Happy Hour
July and August Happy Hour on the Veranda
Enjoy summertime views on the veranda with Summer Cocktail enhancements such as an Aperol Spritz, Moscow Mule, Margaritas and more. Click below for more details and how you can start planning today!
All Day Events
Offered in Commerce Room or Semi Private spaces
Up to 24 guests
“River Roast was awesome! We were planning our Chicago wedding remotely from DC, and they made everything super easy on us. We only had to be there in person for the food tasting, which really who can complain about that?! We’ve gotten tons of compliments on the food (definitely do the mini grilled cheeses with tomato soup shooters for cocktail hour!). The location right on the River is unbeatable. We got so many phenomenal photos here, including being able to arrive at the venue on the Chicago Water Taxi (extra $$ but totally worth it)! Value for money was excellent. They do lots of weddings, but still make you feel special and are total pros. Everything was fun and organized and amazing and we can’t recommend them enough!”
“River Roast is phenomenal!!!! My husband and I hosted our wedding reception at River Roast last month and it was absolutely perfect. The day was one we will never forget and we thank the River Roast family for everything. The service at River Roast was impeccable. The planning was professional and attentive. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend River Roast for your special occasion too. We cannot thank them enough.”
“The RIVER ROAST wedding we hosted for our daughter was perfect!. We could not have been happier with the banquet facility and attention given to us while planning this event. Alyssa was absolutely wonderful to work with and did not miss any details. She was extremely helpful to making sure every question or request was answered and taken care of for us. We received many compliments on the food and service that was provided that evening. The view of downtown Chicago and the Chicago river provided a great setting for some very spectacular wedding pictures. Thank you again.”
“How beautiful is this venue? River Roast has been so wonderful to work with! Their team is super hands on and ready to answer any question you have about wedding planning. I personally don’t have a wedding planner and they have been so helpful because of their connections in the wedding industry! I cannot wait for our tasting and we’re even talking about a post wedding brunch! Can’t wait to see all the details come together. Thank you!!”
“Thrilled with our River Roast experience. We had our daughter’s wedding reception there in June. The veranda was the perfect place to greet guests and enjoy appetizers and cocktails, and of course the city views were incredible. Not only was the food delicious, we keep going back every chance we get! Melanie was a delight to work with and made the planning process easy. Highly recommend.”
“The ABSOLUTE BEST!! The food, drinks, venue, views were wonderful! Our guest simply cannot stop raving about our venue! Many have expressed to us it was the “best wedding” they have ever been to and we have River Roast to thank for that! We would highly recommend this location versus choosing a traditional “cookie cutter” wedding reception location.”
Contact our Private Events team for availability!