The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Caters To Brides And Grooms Seeking A Smaller Special Day

Small Is The New Black Wedding Package Offers Customized, Smaller Options for The Big Day

Nov 04, 2013, 06:00 ET from Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today many couples want to break with tradition and create a more intimate and personalized wedding or civil ceremony in a smaller setting.  The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago is providing ideal options for smaller receptions with its customizable "Small is the New Black (stone)" package – because after all, small is the new black!

"There is a growing trend in the weddings market for smaller weddings, and while the ballroom continues to be a terrific option for a larger reception, The Blackstone offers phenomenal spaces for a more intimate affair," said Kim Corrigan, general manager of The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago. "If you don't consider yourself traditional, there is no reason your wedding should be and The Blackstone can help you create a day you will remember forever – no matter the size."

The Small is the New Black wedding package includes:

  • Option of a Friday evening cocktail and/or dinner reception –or a Sunday brunch or cocktails and dinner  -- in the Art Hall
  • Be Your Own Art Gallery: couples have the opportunity to display their very own framed photos as an art exhibit dedicated to their union in The Art Hall
  • Customized menu for appetizers, dinner or brunch
  • Customized drink that is tailored to the couples wishes

Pricing is tailored based on size of the event and individual options chosen.

The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Venue Options

The Blackstone's 2,656-square-foot Art Hall celebrates the arts with semi-annual exhibits by emerging artists.

The Barbershop, which once functioned as one, is now a popular location for small ceremonies due to its beautiful architectural features. The entire room was restored, including fluted marble columns that run the perimeter of the room, the decorative plaster crown and frieze ornamentation, six monumental original plaster chandeliers, and a fountain element.

The Crystal Ballroom remains a premier choice in Chicago for couples hosting a larger affair.  The lavishly restored, 3,478-square-foot ballroom features elaborate "wedding cake" plaster ornamentation, an ornate balustrade, a richly embellished ceiling, and an eight-foot-tall, five-foot-wide bronze chandelier.

For more information about weddings at The Blackstone, call 312-447-0955; or visit

SOURCE Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel