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Sky Garden at Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile

511 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611

500Largest Group
15Meeting Rooms
455Overnight Guests
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Located in the hotel's open-air atrium, the award-winning Sky Garden is 750-square foot of green space that can host events ranging from semi-private receptions and lunches to private mixology parties with an "herb" focus. This sustainable setting can host up to 80 people. 

Open 365 days a year, the Sky Garden's features an extensive variety of over 1,000 pots of plants decorating the atrium and rotating on a seasonal basis. Currently, the herbs featured in the Sky Garden include mint, oregano, basil, sage and rosemary, providing a fragrant bouquet of different herbal scents sure to "cultivate the senses" of attendees visiting the space.

The fresh herbs grown in the Sky Garden are incorporated into the hotels food and beverage selections, whether it be herb-infused cocktails at the complimentary Evening Reception, vibrant herbs in the omelets at the free cooked-to-order breakfast, or the herb-inspired menu at 511 North Lounge. Herb-centric items are also offered in the hotel's banquet menus and can be redesigned in any way, allowing the hotel to connect with attendees in a "direct-to-fork" manner. 

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Chicago - Located in O'Hare - 15 miles Milwaukee - 91 miles Indianapolis - 183 miles
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O'Hare International Airport / 35
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Self Parking: $46 Valet Parking: $65
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We offer a variety of menu items that can be customized to cater to your needs. We also incorporate our Sky Garden herbs in our f&b selections.
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Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
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Family Reunion
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Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
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Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Chicago River Ballroom The elegant Chicago River Ballroom has 6,240 sq.ft of space that can easily accomodate around 500 people. Located on the ML floor of the hotel, this room can be divisable into seven different breakouts, making it perfect for corporate meetings and socal events. The spacious prefunction space surrounds the ballroom, serving as the ideal space for receptions or exhibit space. Private restrooms are also located on the ML level. 

Des Plaines River Also located on the ML level, this 648 sq.ft room is optimal for smaller meetings and breakouts. All of our breakout rooms are very conviently located on the same floor as the Chicago River Ballroom. 

Illinois River Whether for a reception for 75 or classroom seating for 30, the versatile Illinois River room is a great option for breakouts or smaller meetings.

Mississippi River I & II The Mississippi River can be split into two rooms, making it excellent space for smaller meetings. 

Rock River I & II The Rock River can be split into two rooms, making it another option for a breakout. 

Ohio River I & II The Ohio River all can also be split into two rooms.

Wabash The Wabash River room is a classic boardroom fit for 14 people. 

River North Filled with natural light from floor to ceiling windows, the River North room is 826 sq.ft of meeting space that can accommodate up to 60 people. 



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Two-Room Suites 455 Suite/Apartment Style Private yes


  • 511 North Lounge
    Here at 511 North, we prefer a direct-to-fork approach rather than farm-to-table. With dishes inspired from our herb-centric Sky Garden, we feature an array of items to satisfy your cravings. Be sure to also try one of our cocktails made from our specialty HERRADURA® tequila.
  • Bellwether Meeting House and Eatery
    Conveniently located by the entrance of the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile and adjacent to the AMC River East Movie theater, this eclectic dining option offers guests a variety of steak, seafood, and other favorites in a modern and hip environment. Open late, the Bellwether Meeting House and Eatery has a full service bar, massive wine room, vodka display, and several large TV screens for catching the latest game.


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Area Attractions

Michigan Avenue A 5 minute walk to the shops, resturants, and entertainment of the famous Michigan Avenue 

Navy Pier A 15 minute walk to the lakefront scenes of Navy Pier, perfect for a boat cruise or dinner by the water. 

Chicago Riverwalk A block away from the famous Chicago Riverwalk, where one can wine, dine, and walk alongside the picturesque river. 

Wrigley Field Only a 15 minute ride away and home to the Cubs baseball team. Come to watch a game or eat at the many restaurants in Wrigleyville. 

United Center The one stop spot to watch concerts, the Chicago Bulls basketball team, and the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. An 11 minute ride away.

Millennium Park The home of the Chicago Bean, the Crown Fountain, and much more. Specials events and concerts are held year round. 


  • Danielle is like family to us by now. The venue is probably one of the most important vendors you will work with, and I knew the Embassy Suites is the place for us since I met Danielle for the first time (was already in love then). All along she was fair, transparent and so so helpful. Our package was very reasonable which enabled us to do a downtown wedding without compromising on the number of guests. A lot of our guests were from out of town, so many stayed at the hotel and they had a great time exploring the city from there, as well as seeing each other for breakfast and for the complimentary happy hour. Day of the wedding everything worked well, Danielle was calm, attentive and on top of everything, just like she always is... Thank you for everything, we had the best time ever!
    Ronit A - The Knot

  • My husband and I got married here on 5/26/18 and it was absolutely perfect. Danielle was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and she is extremely organized. She made everything perfect and accomated our needs in every way. We saw a lot of Chicago venues and one of the things that stood out to us most was the presentation upon our arrival of the tour and how involved Danielle was from the moment we met her. It was also nice because Embassy Suites was much more willing to work with us and our budget compared to the othee venues we toured. Another plus is that the food is delicious. You always worry that venue food won’t be that good, but the meals were here exceptional and we got SO many compliments. We even got to customize our dinner menu and give suggestions. The entire process up to our wedding day was flawless and we couldn’t be more happier 
    Michelle M - The Knot

  • Laura was great to work with and quick to answer my questions. She was accommodating for all the nuances of my planned meeting and eased any concerns I had with the unknown! Would definitely work with the property again. I really liked the text communication - it made me feel welcomed and appreciated, but also gave me a chance to work out details related to my event in a timely manner that email sometimes did not allow!
    Erin Sayer - Central Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

  • Toni was fantastic to work with--very attentive, did a great job answering all my questions and offered great suggestions. The banquets/catering staff was also fantastic to work with! They were so helpful and went above and beyond to make our event fantastic. I so appreciated their friendly demeanor and always felt like they went out of their way to look for ways to be helpful. Finally, David from AV was always there and helped to make sure that things ran smoothly. Top-notch customer service from everyone. Please be sure to pass along my sincere thanks to all of them.
    Lisa Kovac - Selective Mutism Association

  • Working with such wonderful professionals (Kevin McNally and Zinete Cungic) allowed the planning process, for my groups stay, to come to fruition without a hitch. I thank you both for the great hospitality and look forward to working with you again in the future.
    Kim Goss - Humana Inc.

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