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Sky Garden at Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile

Sky Garden at Embassy Suites Magnificent Mile

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions

Unique Venue Feature

Sky Garden event space invites the outdoors in by featuring a variety of herbs cultivated by the culinary team and incorporated into dining, cocktail, and banquet menus. An all-suite hotel featuring the largest standard guest rooms in Chicago, Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile includes free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception featuring drinks and light snacks with every stay.


When searching for a unique event space in Chicago, Sky Garden at Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile welcomes the outdoors in, surrounding attendees with vibrant greenery and lush herbs in this atrium space highlighted by natural light.

Transform your next event into a sustainable experience when you reserve the Sky Garden for private events, requesting the Think Green offer. Utilizing Hilton Worldwide’s LightStay program, calculate your impact on the environment and Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile will cover the cost to offset the carbon output of your event.

Sky Garden is the ideal setting for receptions, dining experiences, ceremonies, group activities, or networking events of up to 60 people. Entertain in this indoor setting inspired by nature with a future-forward nod to sustainability. The Sky Garden features over 1,000 plants and herbs including mint, basil, oregano, rosemary, and sage cultivated by our culinary team and incorporated into many dishes and cocktails featured on the banquet, bar, and restaurant menus.

For larger events, a dedicated event floor features 20,000 square feet of space including the 6,240 square foot obstruction-free Chicago River Ballroom accommodating up to 500 guests, an expansive and multi-functional foyer space offering spectacular views of the city, 6 breakout rooms, and private office space for event planning and registration.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile, an all-suite hotel, offers the largest standard guest rooms in the city of Chicago featuring a bedroom with one king or two double beds connected to a living room with a sectional couch that features a pull-out bed, a workstation, wet bar, microwave, and mini-refrigerator. All overnight guests are invited to the complimentary evening reception and are offered free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, including Chef’s famous omelets made griddled fresh to your preference.
The Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile hotel is located within walking distance of Chicago’s top attractions including Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue shopping, and Chicago’s River Walk for scenic strolls, seasonal outdoor dining, kayak rentals, and boat excursions.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 500 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 325
  • Largest Theatre Style: 500
  • Largest Seated Reception: 500
  • Largest Standing Reception: 600
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. 
  • 6240 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 325 Classroom Style
  • 500 Theatre Style
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. 
  • 648 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 70 Theatre Style
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.
  • 646 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 70 Theatre Style
Mississippi River I & II
The Mississippi River can be split into two rooms, making it excellent space for smaller meetings. 
  • 640 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 30 Classroom Style
  • 70 Theatre Style
Rock River I & II
The Rock River can be split into two rooms, making it another option for a breakout. 
  • 826 Sq. Ft.
  • 55 Banquet Style
  • 40 Classroom Style
  • 75 Theatre Style
Ohio River I & II
The Ohio River all can also be split into two rooms.
  • 918 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 45 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
The Wabash River room is a classic boardroom fit for 14 people. 
  • 670 Sq. Ft.
  • 14 Conference Style
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. 
  • 826 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 Banquet Style
  • 45 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 36 Hollow Square Space Style

Food & Beverage Options

511 North Lounge
Gather for lunch, dinner, or cocktails & shared plates. 511 North offers an array of menu items to satisfy your cravings from Chef’s specialty butternut squash soup to a steak house burger topped with mushrooms and Swiss cheese. A creative cocktail menu includes specialty drinks blended with herbs cultivated in the Sky Garden, including a local favorite, the 511 Margarita, mixed with our private blend of HERRADURA tequila.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 455
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 455
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Call for pricing
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Business Services
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • WiFi


Two-Room Suites
All 455 rooms are spacious two-room suites with a living room, pull-out sofabed, refridgerator, and microwave. Rooms are either king or double beds. Call for inquires regarding our scenic Lake View and City View suites. 

Daily made-to-order breakfast and Evening Reception drinks and snacks are included in the room rate.  
  • 455 Rooms

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Business Center
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • Trolley

Venue Location + Transportation


511 N. Columbus Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60611


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • TrolleyTrolley
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • O'Hare International Airport - 35 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • O'Hare International Airport - 35 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Nearby Cities

Chicago – Located in
O’Hare – 15 miles
Milwaukee – 91 miles
Indianapolis – 183 miles

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes


On-site A/V available. High speed WIFI

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Fee
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


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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