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A Workshop Dinner Party At A Charming Chicago Boutique Hotel
Cortnie Fausner
byCortnie Fausner

Did you see the incredible multi-day Trouvaille Workshop hosted by Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events? Pinspiration galore right here. The daily events of the workshop including calligraphy classes, floral design and inspirational speakers which was all held at a historic firehouse venue called Firehouse ChicagoEach night after a day full of inspiring events, attendees rested their weary heads at super chic The Guesthouse Hotel. This also happened to be the setting for the final night and farewell dinner. Parting is normally such sweet sorrow, but when you have your final dinner in a setting like this, there is nothign sad about it. 


Location, Location, Location 

"Once we found Firehouse Chicago (the setting for the workshop events) and then discovered the proximity to The Guesthouse Hotel in Chicago, we were hooked. Both spots had an aesthetic that feels chic and unique, enough space to accommodate my group for the workshop and for accommodations, and as a bonus, we were just a 20 minute Uber ride from the airport." - Hey Gorgeous Events



"It's like all of the pieces come together into one harmonious whole! Both the staff at The Guesthouse and the team at Firehouse were so accommodating to my requests and needs which made working with them an easy and comfortable choice for this event."



"And as for The Guesthouse Hotel, the chic and modern interior there really helped make guests feel like they were staying in an upscale furnished apartment with their girlfriends. From the furniture, lighting, airy interior, decor and location in Uptown Chicago, this made designing our final dinner (hosted in the hotel lobby) really easy and seamless." 

When Rhiannon dished and raved about this boutique hotel, we had to investigate further. First we found that The Guesthouse Hotel is ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for specialty lodging in Chicago. Good reviews are our jam here at The Venue Report, so we were thrilled to find that this locale is not just another pretty face, but have also perfected their service. 

We fell hard for their cozy and charming venue spaces that are ideal for intimate gatherings. 



The Club Room, where the dinner was held, features a warm and welcoming fireplace, crystal lighting and a collection of repurposed vintage and leather seating. Art galleries throughout the room tell the story of Chicago's past and present. 

The guests of the workshop were wined and dined as they toasted to a week full of fun and learning. 

The Guesthouse Hotel really provided the perfect setting for the farewell dinner, the speeches and the new found friendships to sip, savor and socialize together in an intimate setting.  



Correspondent Credits

Venue: The Guesthouse Hotel  | Event by Rhiannon Nicole Bosse, Founder, CEO & Creative Director of Hey Gorgeous Events Celebration Planning, Editorial Styling and Floral Design | The Trouvaille Workshop: A Luxury Experience for Creative Business Women | Photography: Love the Nelsons | Linens: Nuage Designs | Paper: Smitten on Paper | Rentals: Tablescapes | Videography: 314 Productions | Notebooks: MB Styled 


Upcoming Workshops

Stay tuned as Rhiannon is in the process of planning another retreat which will be unfolding May 30th to June 2nd of 2016 in North Carolina! 


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