If you want to host your wedding at a hotel, but are turned off by the institutionalized feel of a multipurpose ballroom, then a boutique hotel might be the perfect alternative. For a setting that evokes a romantic restaurant or your own elegant dining room, try the chic, residential feel of The James Chicago, 55 East Ontario St., 877-JAMES-55, hoteljames.com. The Great Room at James’s warm, neutral tones will work well with a variety of reception decors—no matter the color scheme. For larger parties, the hotel can open up their adjacent library and dining room, which are canvassed in light, hickory wood paneling and offer spectacular views of the city. Seated capacity 160; no outside caterers.