The Gray Experience


Tailor the perfect experience

At The Gray, we take having a good time pretty seriously, so we’ve assembled a team with a wide range of expertise, and a whole lot of ideas, to help you plan your ultimate experience – The Gray Experience. Consider us your personal concierge throughout your planning process, from coordinating your company’s offsite to hosting a post-wedding brunch to simply looking for the best Negroni in Chicago.

Below is just a peek at some of the suggestions we have for making your time at The Gray, or out and about in the city, as memorable as possible. Have something else in mind? Let’s collaborate! We’d love to work with you to dream up and curate unforgettable experiences, whether entirely straightforward or totally unconventional!

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Kimpton Gray Wedding Ceremony

Engagement Shoot

Host your engagement shoot at The Gray with Gloss Photography. A one-hour session for $500. Contact Gloss Photography Studios.

Old Fashions


Spirited Mixology -  learn how to craft classic cocktails with our infamous beverage team.  This mini course and contest is a unique experience for all audiences.  Prices starting at $125 per person.

Wine Tasting - our sommelier-led wine and cheese pairing course will guide your guests through an informative tasting of four delicious rare wines paired with four gourmet cheeses.  Prices starting at $100 per person.


Music + Entertainment

Songwriting – allow our favorite artists to curate a songwriting ice breaker at your next event. Engage your group in an hour - long songwriting exercise.  Prices starting at $300 per session.

Name That Tune - the Gray’s Music and Social Programming Director will create an iconic Chicago playlist for a fun and engaging group trivia game.  Prices starting at $250 per custom game.


Curated Concierge

Meet our Chef Concierge, Bobby Gonzalez!  From teaching your group how to tie a bowtie to curating custom themed amenities, Bobby is here to elevate every experience here at The Gray.  Short a minister?  We have him ordained as well – he really is a jack of all trades.
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Pool Table


Life-Size Gaming - an activity for a group looking for a little fun.  Enjoy our larger than life old-fashioned games that will get your guests working together.  Prices starting at $75 per game.



Meditate – wellness partner, Lizzi Cutler. Allow Lizzi to lead a group breakout of meditation to increase corporate productivity or slow down with a day of relaxation and reflection to set the mood for ‘the big day’. Contact Lizzi Cutler.


Art + Design

Artistic Endeavors – creative partner, Emmy Star Brown. Available for calligraphy services, live art experiences or custom painted event favors. Contact Emmy Star Brown.



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