Sinclair Ballroom table event setup

Meetings & Events

Inspired by famous 20th-century writers and Parisian style, our centrally located event venues offer lavish furnishings with modern amenities. Take advantage of your dedicated concierge for any meeting, conference, or wedding.

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Our Venues

We offer 8,226 square feet of flexible event space designed with rich inspiration from the early 20th century. Our venues serve as a classic setting for any engagement.

Sinclair Ballroom table event setup

Sinclair Ballroom

Located on the east end of our fifth floor, Sinclair Ballroom is dedicated to meetings and events. Host a conference surrounded by Parisian-inspired art of the early 20th century, coffered ceilings, and hand-blown chandeliers.

American writer Henry Sinclair Lewis is the namesake for this stunning venue.

Alcott U Shape Table Layout Meeting Room

Alcott Salon

Hawthorne Meeting Room

Hawthorne Salon

Conference table setup in the Thoreau Meeting Room

Thoreau Salon

Hemingway Salon setup in U-shape

Hemingway Salon

Faulkner Salon

Faulkner Salon

Fitzgerald Boardroom

Fitzgerald Salon


Have the wedding of a lifetime at our Parisian-inspired hotel. Every wedding includes personalized menus, jeweled ballrooms, and access to on-site amenities like our Forbes-rated spa.

Hemingway Wedding Aisle with chairs

Private Dining

Host an exclusive dinner at one of our private dining spaces. Brass Tack offers vintage charm with stunning design. The Walton Room and Gallery Salon are ideal for intimate dinners and memorable receptions.

Saint Germain Room private dining room
  • Total Event Space 12,201 square feet
  • Largest Room Setup 2,294 square feet
  • 13 Meeting Rooms
  • 214 Guest Rooms

Capacity Chart

Event Room NameBanquetConferenceSquareReceptionSchool RoomTheatreU-Shape
Sinclair Ballroom2,294 Square Feet200465223012921046
Brass Tack1,800 Square FeetNot availableNot availableNot available200Not availableNot availableNot available
Sinclair Ballroom - South1,519 Square Feet15046521509016046
Bernard's Cocktail Lounge1,081 Square FeetNot availableNot availableNot available40Not availableNot availableNot available
Thoreau Salon1,044 Square Feet804844100428540
Hemingway Salon924 Square Feet8040421003010036
Alcott Salon920 Square Feet70363880427835
Gallery Salon880 Square Feet70333680334033
Hawthorne Salon840 Square Feet70273080307527
Sinclair Ballroom - North775 Square Feet50223060306024
Faulkner Salon770 Square Feet50223060306024
Peacock Lounge720 Square FeetNot availableNot availableNot available30Not availableNot availableNot available
Walton Room468 Square Feet5030Not available50Not availableNot availableNot available
Fitzgerald Salon460 Square Feet40162840274020
Hemingway Salon setup in U-shape

Group Offer

Waldorf Astoria Chicago is pleased to celebrate the completion of its renovation across the grand chateau-style Gold Coast hotel.

  • No Cancellation Policy for programs cancelling 60 days or more prior to arrival
  • No Performance Policy when rooms are released 30 days prior to arrival
  • One complimentary room per 30 nights booked
  • One complimentary suite upgrade per 20 group room nights
  • 10% food and beverage discount
  • Complimentary internet access in all guestrooms and event spaces
  • Triple Hilton Honors meeting planner points
  • 20% AV discount

Offer valid for new bookings received before March 31, 2024 and actualizes between January 1, 2024 through March 31, 2024. Additional terms and conditions apply.

Business Amenities

Complimentary business center with Windows and Mac computers, printer, fax, and copier

Private meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows

Complimentary WiFi

State-of-the-art audio and visual equipment

Dedicated concierge for any event

Complimentary house car for all guests

Complimentary shipping and handling for packages

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