Welcome To Chicago
We love Chicago and we hope you'll get the opportunity to see for yourself why it's such a great city.
We're still working on making arrangements with hotels to get discounted group rates. In the meantime, think about where you might want to stay. We're more than happy to help you find a hotel. There's a couple of options depending on your ideal travel arrangements.
Staying in Downtown Chicago
Do you want to see Chicago and some of the great things this city has to offer? Then consider staying at a hotel downtown. You'll be within walking distance or short transit trip to some of the great attractions. If you're flying in and out of Midway, this would be a convenient option as both the airport and the wedding venue are accessible via public transit.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Wit. To reserve a room in this block, use the group code KGW when making reservations to get a discounted rate. The hotel is conveniently located in the loop near the State/Lake and Clark/Lake CTA transit stops.
If you're looking for a hotel on your own, consider staying near the loop as all the train lines you'll need to access run through there (a super convenient corner is Clark and Lake). If you're traveling through O'Hare you'll need to take the Blue Line. If you're traveling through Midway, you'll need to take the Orange Line. To get to/from the wedding site you'll need to take the Brown Line to the Irving Park Rd stop (you'll want to give yourself about 45 minutes for transit time).
Staying Near O'Hare Airport
Another convenient option for hotel arrangements is near O'Hare airport. There are several hotels, usually at a lower cost, and some offer free shuttles to and from the airport. Rosemont has grown recently and there are lots of options for entertainment and shopping, should you choose to stay there.
If you stay there, you'll probably want to plan on taking a cab to the wedding site, but you could probably do public transit as well. A cab ride will probably take about 30-45 minutes depending on traffic. There's also ample street parking near the venue, so renting a car is also an option.
Staying Near Sara's Family
For our dear family members that are making the trip here, we also recommend staying in Vernon Hills near Sara's parents. A block of rooms have been reserved at the DoubleTree. To reserve a room in this block, you may use this website or using the group code KGW when making your reservations by phone (calling the hotel directly at 847-949-5100 or calling DoubleTree Central Reservations at 8000-222-TREE (8733)) or online (mundelein.doubletree.com).