TRAVEL & LODGING

Travel & Lodging Overview

The wedding & ceremony will take place on a boat called Chicago's Emerald Lady. The boat will cruise up and down the Chicago River and end the night on Lake Michigan under the Chicago Firework Show. Please visit the Itinerary for a full timeline of the evening.

HOTEL INFO

The hotel parking is at a parking garage at 111 E Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 - (use this link to go to Upper Wacker. Typing 111 E Wacker into GPS might take you to Lower Wacker and you don't want that.)  This is the same garage that non-hotel guests can park at as well. This garage is about a block away from the hotel.

Quick Directions for Finding Garage:

  • If you're coming in on Lakeshore Drive, you'll want to turn left off Lakeshore to get to Michigan Ave
  • Take Michigan Ave north until you approach Wacker Dr. You'll turn right at Wacker Dr.
  • Immediately after you turn right, you'll see the parking garage entrance on your right. It's just before the Illinois Center. The parking garage entrance is hard to see so look closely right after you turn right onto Wacker.
  • You should never go to Lower Wacker.

The parking fee is $53 per day. Use this link to purchase your parking pass ahead of time.

LAZ Parking Pass for Hotel Guests

We suggest you purchase your pass ahead of time. After the purchase is complete, you can either print out the confirmation (with QR code) or use the email confirmation on your phone. Note: My confirmation email got put in my spam folder so if you don't see the email, check there. When you arrive at the garage, you'll use the code to enter. You can leave the garage and come back if needed.

Parking Garage Address - 111 E Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 - (use this link to go to Upper Wacker. Typing 111 E Wacker into GPS might take you to Lower Wacker and you don't want that.) 

Royal Sonesta Downtown Hotel Address - 71 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601

Getting to the Boat - There's a bar called The Northman which is right by where the boat (Chicago's Emerald Lady) will board. The Northman bar address is - The Northman, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601. You can use Google Maps walking to see how to get down to the bar. Basically, you want to get to the Chicago Riverwalk and walk East towards the lake. The Chicago's Emerald Lady boat will begin boarding at 6:45pm at Dock 3.

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DRIVING & NOT STAYING INFO

Even if you're not staying at the hotel, the easiest way to get to the venue is to park at the same parking garage located at 111 E Wacker Drive.

The parking fee varies based on how long you're staying at the wedding. We suggest you grab a ticket when you pull in and you can pay when you leave.

Parking Garage Address - 111 E Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 - (use this link to go to Upper Wacker. Typing 111 E Wacker into GPS might take you to Lower Wacker and you don't want that.) 

Quick Directions for Finding Garage:

  • If you're coming in on Lakeshore Drive, you'll want to turn left off Lakeshore to get to Michigan Ave
  • Take Michigan Ave north until you approach Wacker Dr. You'll turn right at Wacker Dr.
  • Immediately after you turn right, you'll see the parking garage entrance on your right. It's just before the Illinois Center. The parking garage entrance is hard to see so look closely right after you turn right onto Wacker.
  • You should never go to Lower Wacker.

Getting to the Boat - There's a bar called The Northman which is right by where the boat (Chicago's Emerald Lady) will board. The Northman bar address is - The Northman, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601 . You can use Google Maps walking to see how to get down to the bar. From the parking garage, you'll need to cross Wacker then look for the blue awning and go down all levels of stairs until you reach ground level. The green dot in the screenshot below is where you'll find the awning & stairs. Once you reach ground level, walk East towards the lake and you'll see the boats and your left and The Northman on your right. The Chicago's Emerald Lady boat will begin boarding at 6:45pm at Dock 3.

parking-garage-to-northman

Parking Garage Info/Directions

Whether you are driving up for the night, or staying in the hotel, we recommend parking at the LAZ Parking Services Garage at 111 E Wacker, Chicago, IL 60601 - (use this link to go to Upper Wacker. Typing 111 E Wacker into GPS might take you to Lower Wacker and you don't want that.) Since the hotel doesn't have valet parking at the moment, they recommend parking at this garage.

Directions to the LAZ Parking Garage:

  • If you're coming in on Lakeshore Drive, you'll want to turn left off Lakeshore to get to Michigan Ave
  • Take Michigan Ave north until you approach Wacker Dr. You'll turn right at Wacker Dr.
  • Immediately after you turn right, you'll see the parking garage entrance on your right. It's just before the Illinois Center. The parking garage entrance is hard to see so look closely right after you turn right onto Wacker.
  • You should never go to Lower Wacker.
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