Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago Chicago, Illinois

The Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago was constructed in 1922 and opened in 1924 at a cost of $4 million utilizing the rare Northern Italian Renaissance Revival design created by the famous Chicago firm, Murgatroyd & Ogden Architects. It was the first 25-story skyscraper built on North Michigan Avenue and the only building with dramatic exterior setbacks, towers, upper story design elements, carved stone details and picturesque rooflines evocative of 14th and 15th century Milan and Verona Italy.
The hotel was originally a men’s only residence, owned by the Allerton House Company, a national chain of residential “club hotels” that provided young professionals with the service of a hotel and the sociability of a private club. By 1930, the Chicago Allerton House accepted women tenants and was comprised of twenty floors –with fourteen floors for men and six for women – each with separate elevators, for a total of 1,000 small apartments. An early resident was William Wrigley Jr. who later founded a chewing gum company, bought the Chicago Cubs, and built a ballpark in his namesake.
In the 1940’s through the early 1960’s, the “Tip-Top-Tap” was a legendary cocktail lounge and club that was once the hub of Chicago nightlife and celebrity sightings. Many live bands, singing groups, comedians and entertainers performed here. During the 1950’s, it served as the home of Don McNeill’s nationally broadcast “Breakfast Club” radio show, featuring celebrity guests such as Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, and Jimmy Stewart. The Tip-Top-Tap lounge closed in 1961.
From its inception in the early 1920’s, The Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago helped bolster the redevelopment of North Michigan Avenue into a chic boulevard of exclusive shops, clubs, offices, and hotels. Since then, the hotel has undergone more than $85 million in renovations, including the $12 million updates completed in Spring 2008. Today, The Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago and its 443 guest rooms serve as a reminder of Chicago’s long and colorful history. Nothing better exemplifies this as the neon ‘Allerton’ and ‘Tip-Top-Tap’ signs a top the hotel, which remain as iconic symbols on the Chicago skyline.

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701 N. Michigan Ave • Chicago, IL • 60611

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 200 / 300

Buckingham Ballroom for up to 125

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 1

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): No

Venue Type/Style: Hotel, Ballroom, Historical Building, Bar/Lounge

On-Site Cuisine Options: Catering on site

Pricing

Budget Tier: $$$$

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 13,500

Site/Rental Fee: $500

Warwick Allerton, Chicago offers Three Amazing Packages to Choose From: Magnificent Mile Package (3) Passed Hors D’oeuvres Salad with Entrée Choices from the Magnificent Mile Menu Wedding Cake or Sweets Station (4) Hour Deluxe Bar Package $135.00 PER PERSON Warwick Signature Package (4) Passed Hors D’oeuvres Salad with Entrée Choices from the Warwick Signature Menu Wedding Cake or Sweets Station (4) Hour Deluxe Bar Package $155.00 PER PERSON Tip Top Tap Package (5) Passed Hors D’oeuvres Soup, Salad or Appetizer (Choose 2) with Entrée Choices from the Tip Top Tap Menu Wedding Cake or Sweets Station (4) Hour Tip Top Tap Bar Package Champagne Upgrade Chivari Chairs $180.00 PER PERSON

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Coat Check
  • Group Rates
  • Guest Accomodations
  • Imported Beer
  • Internet Access
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Parking Lot
  • Premium Liquor
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Valet Parking
  • Wheelchair
  • Wireless Internet