Are guests required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the wedding festivities?

Yes. For the health and safety of our family and friends and to comply with the City of Chicago Public Health regulations, all guests are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend the wedding ceremony, reception, and all other festivities.

Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination as The Rookery staff will be checking upon arrival.  A physical CDC Vaccine Card, a photo of a CDC Vaccine Card, or a Digitally-Issued Vaccination Record will be accepted.  Guests over the age of 16 will also be expected to show a matching photo ID.

Guests under 5 are not required to be vaccinated.

Additionally, we encourage all eligible guests to receive a Booster shot in order to be the most protected against the latest variants of COVID-19.

Should I take a COVID-19 test before attending the wedding festivities?

We encourage all guests to test negative before attending the wedding festivities.  Guests are welcome to take either an at-home rapid antigen test, ideally taken within a few hours of the event; or a PCR test, ideally within 3 days of the event.

What if I am exhibiting cold-like, flu-like, or covid-like symptoms?

Please do not attend any wedding festivities if you are feeling sick on the day(s) of the wedding festivities or in the days leading up to the wedding.

Wedding Specifics

What time will the doors open?

For the Ceremony at 5pm, the doors will open at 4:30pm.

What is the RSVP Deadline?

Kindly reply by February 18, 2022.

Please RSVP via our website:

What is the suggested attire / dress code?

Cocktail Attire

Will there be a Coat Check?

Yes, there will be a Coat Check available, it will be located just inside the main entrance to The Rookery Building.

Will there be an Open Bar?

Yes, there will be an open bar!  Cheers!

Will there be a live-stream or video recording of the wedding?

No, unfortunately, there will not be a live stream or a video recording of the wedding.


Will there be any special events or additional crowds in Chicago?

Yes, the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade will be hosted on Saturday, March 12th.  The parade runs through Grant Park starting at 12:15pm.  Additionally, the Chicago River will be dyed green in the morning (a famous local tradition).

Please plan for potentially longer drive times due to additional crowds.

Does The Rookery offer parking?

Yes, The Rookery offers $16 validated parking at the 211 West Adams Street self-park garage, located one block west of The Rookery. After parking, please pick-up a rebate/validation sticker from the front security desk before departing The Rookery Building.

What are the nearby transit options?

The Rookery Building is conveniently located in the Loop, placing it quite close to numerous transit options. Here are some specific nearby stations and their distances from The Rookery:
Quincy Loop Lines 'L' station - 1 block (.1 miles)
Monroe (or Jackson) Blue Line 'L' station - 3 blocks (.3 miles)
Monroe (or Jackson) Red Line 'L' station - 4 blocks (.3 miles)
Union Station Metra/Amtrak - 5 blocks (.5 miles)
Ogilvie Station Metra - 7 blocks (.6 miles)


Are there hotel room blocks for wedding guests?

Yes, we have arranged room blocks for discounted rates at two great nearby hotels.

Find more info on the accommodations page

How close are the hotels to The Rookery?

Very close! The two arranged room blocks are at hotels located 1.5 to 2 blocks away (0.1 miles to 0.2 miles) from The Rookery Building.

How expensive is overnight parking at the hotels?

Quite expensive. Since the festivities and hotels are located in the Loop, the cost for parking overnight is $49-$51 per night.

If you're flying into town, we'd recommend using public transit (the 'L'), Uber/Lyft, or a taxi to get to/from the airport, and then sticking with public transit or walking around Downtown Chicago.

Other questions, email us!

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