Our beautiful venue with incredible views of downtown Chicago is the perfect backdrop for engagements, rehearsal dinners and wedding after parties.

Wedding Before and After Parties

 Are you looking for an eye-catching bridal shower location in Chicago? Or are you seeking out the most beautiful wedding venue in Chicago for your wedding reception?

 Perhaps you’re looking for an elegant, modern rehearsal dinner venue.  Standing tall on South Michigan Avenue, amid Chicago’s Cultural Mile, is SX Sky Bar. This incredible bi-level restaurant and lounge offers a luxurious setting that provides a memorable backdrop suited for any wedding-related occasion.

 

Why You’ll Love SX Sky Bar

 For happy couples trying to find a wedding rehearsal venue in Chicago, SX Sky Bar provides that eclectic touch of class that makes a special event feel extraordinary.  The immaculate and vast views of Chicago’s splendid cityscape can be seen from the main room. One crucial element of the design that makes SX Sky Bar so uniquely enticing is the retractable glass wall. It acts as the perfect instrument for an open-air experience no matter the season.

 There’s no doubt that SX Sky Bar is a fantastic engagement party, bridal shower, wedding first looks, or rehearsal dinner venue. The options offered are diverse, the ambiance is one-of-a-kind, and our team of expert staff is experienced in providing guests with unforgettable wedding experiences.

 

A History of Success

 SX Sky Bar has proven success with hosting special events for the Chicago community, who crave an immersive, indulgent experience they won’t soon forget.  We’ve spent years honing our craft. When it comes time to planning your bridal shower, bridesmaid luncheon, or rehearsal dinner our team will ensure it’s a stress-free endeavor.

 As a group of experienced, savvy professionals with a keen understanding of the finer points of party planning, our team goes above and beyond to exceed your expectations.  The reason we’re so renowned for being the place to be for special events in Chicago isn’t only due to the gorgeous design and captivating city skyline view. It’s our empathetic, friendly staff who will do everything possible to alleviate you of the common anxieties and worries associated with planning wedding-related parties.  Our attentive team conscientiously takes the time to sit down with you to gain insight into your various wants and preferences. From there, we customize our services to meet those needs. Meaning, we’ll carefully select a location within our lounge based solely on what speaks to your desired experience and overall requirements.

 In short, with the help of the passionate team at SX Sky Bar, you’ll experience an engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner that couldn’t be any more perfect.

 

A One-of-a-Kind Venue

 The versatility and customizable layout options make SX Sky Bar the most premiere party venue in Chicago. Not only can the main dining room space be sectioned off for smaller events, but the North Bar gives our guests a semi-private space that can comfortably fit up to 65 guests.  The Parlor, which is an adjacent private dining room that seats 49 and boasts a 16-foot ceiling, dark-paneled walls, and other captivating design elements. Despite its seating total, this room can host events at a 60-person maximum.

 Lastly, the SX Sky Bar’s 1052-square-foot fifth-floor lounge is equipped with a dance floor and three bars. Beyond that, the floor-to-ceiling views and open space are as visually appealing as they are downright impressive. The lounge offers a projection mapping wall, hologram technology, and custom lighting and sound systems. These features make for an ideal daytime or nighttime wedding related function.

 The flexibility of the customizable, personalized options at the SX Sky Bar also extends to the available seating arrangements. While some of your guests may wish to be on full display, others may prefer discreteness when they’re seated. Whether you and your guests prefer rounded banquettes, oversized peekaboo chairs, or plush loveseats, we have ideal options.  Furthermore, there’s conveniently accessible parking for your guests and valet, who will be available at the front of the Hotel Essex. 

 

Catering to Your Every Need

 Not every special event was created the same—which is why we have a diverse range of food and beverage packages that will be customized to your tastes.

 The kitchen features an array of options, including lighter finger foods, shared plates, and expertly hand-crafted cocktails.

 Depending on if you’re planning an engagement party, wedding first looks, rehearsal dinner, or bridal shower, your needs will vary. No matter the occasion, our kitchen is optimally equipped for anything, be it a formal dinner occasion with elegant entrees, or a night of dancing with tantalizing bar menu items.

 Do you prefer finger foods? Then our menu offers exciting choices such as caviar, lobster mini tacos, spicy tuna bites, and Peking duck egg rolls. Our customized cocktails are also something to behold, notably The Flaming Spanish Fury and The Crimson Kimono.  

 These options are only scratching the surface with the customizable menu options. Take a look at our impressive menu here and see if there’s anything that speaks to your tastes.

 

Celebrate Your Wedding Parties in Style

 Weddings are one of the most significant events of your entire life, and your choice of venue when it comes to such events should reflect that level of importance.

 At SX Sky Bar, you’ll revel in sumptuous, whimsical interiors. They are influenced by a dream closet filled with Gucci, Valentino, and Dolce & Gabbana frocks and power suits. The bold florals, vibrant colors, and mix of materials from velvet to faux ostrich leather offer depth throughout the expansive space. It’s the kind of modern-day luxury and elegance that you deserve for your wedding and will keep your guests talking for years to come.

VALET AVAILABLE IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL ESSEX

IN THE EVENING, GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR UPSCALE CASUAL ATTIRE.
ENTRANCE TO THE LOUNGE IS AT DOORMAN'S DISCRETION.
AFTER 8PM, ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 YEARS OR OLDER TO ACCESS THE LOUNGE.