Big wedding night? Splurging on a once-in-a-lifetime suite? Here are three of the most luxurious, romantic suites in the city.

Real quick: What’s a honeymoon suite?

A honeymoon suite is a nicer, more spacious hotel suite that is often reserved by a bride and groom for use during their wedding night. You’ll pay a premium for extra amenities and luxurious finishes with prices ranging from $350 a night to the thousands of dollars.

The Peninsula Chicago's giant loft suite, the most expensive room at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago.

The Peninsula Chicago: Peninsula Suite

This is the most luxurious suite available at The Peninsula Hotel. A 3,645 square foot suite on the 18th floor, this suite overlooks the Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue intersection. You will have every amenity you can imagine, including a baby grand piano and a wrap-around terrace with a stunning view of Lake Michigan. It even has an outdoor whirlpool tub! The room can convert from a one-bedroom to a three-bedroom suite with plenty of privacy.

Expect to pay top dollar when placing your reservation: the price isn’t listed online and there is a lesser suite starting at $1,995 per night. Truly, a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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The James Hotel honeymoon suite interior photo of the living and lounge area.

The James Hotel: Penthouse Loft

The Penthouse Loft at the James Hotel is a modern luxurious suite. Tons of space and fine details like vintage Eames lounge chairs make this 1,400 square foot suite standout while keeping a timeless look. A spa-like bathroom gives the suite a livable residential feel but with incredible accents like oiled walnut and carved teak woods. This suite is often reserved by celebrities and corporate executives.

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Chicago's most expensive suite. Interior shows the king sized bed.

The Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago: Aqua Suite

From your view in the Aqua Suite, you’ll look out over Lakeshore East Park and Millennium Park. That’s a pretty stunning view for your special night. At 1,732 square feet, the suite offers plenty of room to entertain guests. Other amenities include a king size bed, espresso and tea-making areas, a modern dining and lounge area and complimentary fresh fruit and bottled water. This suite is one of the more affordable luxury suites with rates starting around $400+ per night.

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Tips for booking your romantic honeymoon suite

When you’re booking a honeymoon suite, make sure you do the following.

  • Reserve your suite as early as possible especially if your wedding is happening during the busy Spring wedding season.
  • For a romantic evening, make sure you let the hotel staff know ahead of time that this your wedding night room. Most guests say this is critical to having chocolates, rose petals and candles laid out ahead of time.
  • If you’re having your reception at a hotel in Chicago, they likely have a honeymoon suite, too.
  • Keep in  mind, a honeymoon suite is basically a nicer, roomier suite. So even if you can’t find a “honeymoon suite,” look for something nicer and spacious.