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The Nineteenth Century landmark building was designed by James L. Fyfe and built in 1928.
The 1st Ward at Chop Shop is a 6,000 square foot customizable canvas tailored to meet each event’s individual needs. Offering unrivaled, built in amenities including a state-of-the art lighting and sound system, 16ft by 20ft customizable, modular staging and on site production team. The space serves the art, film, music, fashion and culinary communities with both private and in-house programming.
Enjoy breathtaking views, stretching across Lake Michigan and four states, as far as the eye can see! Stay for the spectacular sunset, or visit us at night to see Chicago’s stunning architecture against a star-lit sky.
Created by the famed designers of New York’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Jackson Park plays host to this jewel that sits on Chicago’s South Lakefront.
A New Leaf now offers an event space to rival any contemporary space in Chicago. An alternative to the traditional party venue, A New Leaf’s location boasts an outdoor courtyard and an award-winning multi-level interior of exposed brick, suspended concrete staircases and modern metalwork throughout. Always a unique choice.
The building and venue space are the newest in a conscientious culture to embrace people and green spaces while promoting a reduced ecofootprint. Your guests will be greeted with the harmonious glass facade against the urban oasis. The 12,500 sq. feet event space boasts soaring ceilings and architecture inspired by Old St. Pat’s, the neighborhood cornerstone. The 2nd-floor mezzanine overlooks the stage and the main floor providing more event space for a cocktail reception or to increase guest capacity for a seated dinner. There is also a Green Room and option to book additional space for break out sessions or a VIP lounge.
Innovative, state-of-the-art exhibitions inspire visitors of all ages. Come discover why USA Today named us The Best Attraction in Illinois.
Anita Dee Yacht Charters has specialized in ‘Private and Exclusive’ yacht charter services for over 30 years. Our clients have the freedom and flexibility to customize all aspects of their cruise from the charter times, cruising routes, bar packages, catering, entertainment and more. Whether it’s a group of 25 or 400, your guests occupy the vessel exclusively. Anita Dee’s sales and event coordination team assist you in planning every detail of your event – from corporate outings, weddings, client appreciations, social events or fundraisers. Your guests are sure to be dazzled with a unique and amazing venue!
It was designed to replicate a Spanish palace courtyard with its crystal chandeliers, mosaic tiles, garishly painted plaster, terra-cotta ceiling and beautiful arches. The shiny bent wood floor was created for dancing and rests on a cushion of cork, felt and springs. It appears to be a palace of illusions, where artificial stars twinkle overhead and projectors beam clouds scudding across the domed roof some 60 feet above the dance floor. Even the “wooden” beams located throughout the venue are make-believe (simulated from concrete).
Housed within Architectural Artifacts’ 80,000-square-foot showroom, Atrium Events’ dramatic space affords visitors a large, comfortable (and handicap-accessible) arena in which to enjoy themselves. Guests will dine under antique lighting fixtures, amidst a display of rare fragments from historically important Chicago buildings. Surrounding this remarkable, four-story, light-filled event space are many spacious galleries filled with antique architectural treasures from around the globe.
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is available for performance and private event rental. This National Historic Landmark theater is located in the heart of Chicago’s loop, stone’s throw from Buckingham Fountain and steps from Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University has been a fixture in Chicago’s arts and culture scene since 1889.
BJBE is a vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation whose focus is on the traditional purpose of a synagogue as we continue to be a leader in Jewish education, worship and community.
As of April 2016, Baderbrau Brewing Company will be the hip new event space in Chicago! The facility will feature a taproom overlooking the brewing tanks and a state-of-the-art mash filter system, the first of its kind to Chicago.
With a protracted skylight spanning the space and the timber and beam construction, the event space will be infused with natural lighting by day and city lights by night.
Bentley Gold Coast is refined and sleek yet comfortable and inviting. Offering 11,000 square feet on two levels, Bentley Gold Coast is delighted to accommodate your vision, from a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception to an elegant sit-down dinner.
Located on Sheridan Rd in the Edgewater community, the park overlooks beautiful Lake Michigan. As an early proponent of developing street-end beaches on Chicago’s north side, Berger Park Cultural Center has now become a neighborhood icon.
Since 1871, Beth-El has fostered a spirit of togetherness, worship and celebration of Judaism. The modern and beautiful synagogue provides a welcoming environment to pray, learn and rejoice.
Block 37 is located on an entire city block in the heart of Chicago. With State, Randolph, Dearborn, and Washington streets, bordering the venue you couldn’t have a more centralized venue. Your guests will enjoy breathtaking views from the floor to ceiling windows.
To create a fun and sophisticated art party — and cool, dazzling art — you must have a beautiful, comfortable and inspiring space (and a little bit of wine!). “Our vision is for guests to walk into our studios or our partner venues and feel like they’re having a party in their living room,” says Stephanie King-Myers, President/COO and Co-Owner. No matter where you are, you’ll feel right at home! The best part is — you don’t have to clean up!
Located in the heart of West Town, Bridge 410 features three unique and distinctive spaces that blend the vintage with the modern.
Bridge 410 can provide a long-lasting and one-of-a kind impression to your next event.
Housed in the former Spiegel Catalog warehouse, Sculpture Garden Gallery defines raw urban elegance with a decor that emphasizes reconstruction and refurbished elements and finishes. The architectural elements from this historic 1911 building include timber construction, exposed brick and generous ceiling heights. The elements within the interior that give the space life, vary from reclaimed wood and steel to ever-changing art installations created from materials as basic as book pages.
The Bridgeport Art Center “Skyline Loft” defines raw urban elegance. Located in the historic 1911 building, it is the most unique space in Chicago. Its architectural elements include timber construction, exposed brick, soaring ceilings and an unparalleled view of the Chicago skyline.
Located along Broadway and Thorndale Avenues in the Edgewater community, Broadway Armory Park is the Chicago Park District’s largest indoor recreational facility. Officially purchased in 1998 after being no longer needed by the National Guard for military purposes, the massive, 87-year-old park facility today houses five gymnasia and 13 rooms. Broadway Armory’s open space makes it ideal for Chicago Park District special sporting events such as citywide 3 on 3 soccer and volleyball. Outside organizations and families use the park regularly for their own permitted events and parties.
A gift to the city from socialite Kate Buckingham, this is one of the largest fountains in the world. From April 1st to November 1st the fountain is transformed at night into a spectacular lighting spectacle, complete with music- truly a luxury of the lakeside.
The gardens are gorgeous, and the view of Lake Michigan and the Field Museum of Natural History to the south is spectacular. On the north end, two forty-foot tall granite columns flank a large open metal pavilion. Flowers spill out of pedestals that line the garden.
With 175,000 square feet of space, the possibilities for you are endless: host a movie screening in our 170-person theatre, a job fair in our gymnasium, a condo association meeting in one of our conference rooms, a computer class in our Cyber Center, a book club in our library or a bat mitzvah in our reception hall. You can even have a wedding under the stars on our rooftop terrace – with the Chicago skyline as your backdrop!
Located in the Historic District of Oak Park, the Mansion is available for your special occasions including weddings/receptions, private parties, corporate meetings and events, concerts and recitals, not-for-profit events and fundraisers, and memorial services.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers spaces for private-event rental. All spaces are located on the ground floor of the Santa Fe Building at 224 South Michigan Avenue. There are four rooms available for renting.
Chicago Cultural Center G.A.R Rotunda stands for Grand Army of the Republic. This venue is perfect for weddings, corporate events, galas, fundraisers, meetings and conferences. Detailed architecture includes two glass domed ceilings and lavish halls. It is located on the second floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.
Preston Bradley Hall holds the largest Tiffany stained-glass dome. The venue also includes marble mosaics and elegant lighting fixtures. Preston Bradley Hall is located on the third floor of the Chicago Cultural Center.
When first built the Yates Museum was the library’s main reading room. The gallery is located on the fourth floor of the Chicago Cultural Center. This venue’s interior surfaces were created by the Tiffany glass and Decorating Company, with Renaissance ornamentation..
The Chicago History Museum will provide the quintessential Chicago experience with a sophistication and elegance you won't find anywhere else.
Overlooking scenic Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast skyline, the Chicago Room, just one of the many space options, creates an ideal setting for any type of event with spectacular views and traditional Georgian-style elegance.
Chicago Illuminating Company is a venue like no other! Host your next gathering in this versatile space, newly redecorated in a sleek, white palette and adorned with beautiful, modern accents such as an expansive granite topped bar.
Whether entertaining for business or celebration, CIC’s magnificent private courtyard is a feature not to be missed. You may opt for a tent or to enjoy the fresh air, but either way, this urban oasis is the ideal place to make an impression at your next lunch, dinner or cocktail party. Conveniently, all this is located just a short stroll, or quick cab ride, from McCormick Place.
This landmark theatre is located in the Loop area of Chicago. The Chicago Theatre was built in French Baroque style, and its exterior features a miniature replica of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe. The grand lobby is also modeled after the Royal Chapel at Versailles. The Chicago Theatre is seven stories high and has 3,600 seats in its auditorium. The theatre also has a downstairs theatre which holds 250 people.
Chicago’s Civic Opera House is one of the city’s historic landmarks and is a hybrid of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The theater seats 3,563, holding the largest stage in downtown Chicago.
The park area contains two natural looking waterfalls, stonework ledges and abundant native plant life. The architecture of the park refectory is Spanish-influenced, with arched entryways.
Our authentic studio loft is approximately 3000 square feet and has 16-foot tall vintage tin ceilings, which creates a spacious yet cozy environment for guests to socialize. Our private loft space is on the top floor of a vintage 3-story building that dates back to 1886.
The Smart Museum is a unique and affordable place for your special event. Featuring large-scale art and sculptures, the Smart’s striking Ratner Reception Gallery and outdoor Elden Sculpture Garden provide crisp, contemporary spaces that are suitable for a wide variety of events—including wedding receptions, intimate dinners, University events, and music recitals.
DeskLabs is a co-working community and event space encouraging creativity, passion and collaboration among great innovative thinkers and doers. An art gallery in its former life, the building has proudly stood in Lakeview for over 100 years. Its four stories + roof-deck give a nod of respect to its rich history and provide the perfect space to spark inspiration and create unforgettable memories.
This location has both indoor and outdoor options for your next event. The park contains a “Flower Hall,” which is a formal reflecting pool, swimming pool, lily pool, and acres of breathtaking landscaping. It is almost an exact replica of Humboldt Park Field House.
Located on the 18th Floor, drumBAR is a featured amenity to the Raffaello Hotel as well as a destination for guests looking to enjoy a speakeasy style atmosphere and breathtaking city and lake views. drumBAR features 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, 5 private breakout sections, 2 bars, and 2 fireplaces with built in lounge style seating. Voted best rooftop in Chicago in 2012!
The lobby of the apartment building is the perfect location for your seated or cocktail event. Restored in 2012, the lobby now shows the original terrazzo flooring and plaster ceiling, even with the original skylight.
Elawa Farm provides a rustic elegant backdrop to your corporate event, off-site meeting or team building party.
Firehouse Chicago is a pristine-vintage event venue like no other. It was created from the remains of a Chicago Firehouse and is a good fit for intimate parties. The venue includes a custom bar, wine barrels, string lighting and a garden.
Floating World Gallery is one of Chicago’s sellers and buyers of modern and old Japanese prints and paintings. Events are held in the lofted award winning space, surrounded by masterpieces of classic and contemporary Japanese art.
The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was designed and built between 1908 and 1910 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is renowned as the greatest example of the Prairie School style, which was the first architectural style that was uniquely American.
How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don’t have to fly to get there! This one’s as close as the Garfield Park Conservatory with a multi-room greenhouse that provides a lush, warm, tropical setting as fragrant as any resort in the islands. With separate space dedicated to events, seasonal decor and a children’s garden, it’s perfect for large or small occasions and great escape mini-vacations.
A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
The Goodman Theatre is a professional theater company located in Chicago’s Loop. A major part of Chicago theatre, it is the city’s oldest currently active nonprofit theater organization.
GCBC tasting room is a German-style beer hall featuring communal seating for friends and family to come together. With 24 beers on tap, including 6 German-styles made by our German brew master. Our exposed brick, custom wood benches, and high industrial ceilings provide a modern yet historical atmosphere that pays tribute to our future visions and past inspirations.
This beautiful space is located in the heart of Chicago's River North gallery district.
With more than 50 years of event planning experience, the Chicago Public Library’s Corporate & Private Events team consistently produces high-quality events and provides unsurpassed service. The Corporate & Private Events team is highly regarded by clients, caterers and competitors alike.
The Harris Theater offers superior acoustics and excellent sightlines for music and dance performances as well as a spectacular environment for special events, corporate meetings, product launches or lectures. The setting of Millennium Park provides an exceptional backdrop to any planned event. Event planners will find a unique setting with great visual impact that can be customized to create your desired effect.
The ideal spot for work or play, this private space within Paramount Events is bright, airy and ready to transform for any hosting need. Guests can use the existing chic lounge furniture and the AV System for presentations or sporting event view parties.
The Highland Park Community House is a beautifully renovated historic landmark available for private and for non-profit rentals. Our red brick Colonial-Revival-style house features a spacious ballroom, large living room with bay windows, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, new restrooms and three outdoor garden areas. The ballroom features a vaulted ceiling with vintage light features, a hardwood floor and a performance stage. Arched French doors line the ballroom and overlook our north lawn and Heritage Garden. Guests enter the ballroom through a gracious foyer featuring a fireplace and an heirloom desk.
Hilton | Asmus Contemporary specializes in contemporary paintings, works on paper, textiles, sculpture and photography featuring Chicago-based artists, as well as internationally known artists from Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean Region. Located in the River North Art District in Chicago, the gallery is at the corner of Wells and Superior.
As you pass through the doors of The Community House you can feel the warmth and charm of your own home. It’s convenient and easily accessible location, with plenty of off-street parking, makes The Community House the perfect and unique setting for your next event. Casual or formal, small group or large, the unique design of The Community House offers an uncommon variety of spaces and an excellent experience you and your guests will not soon forget.
Humboldt Park boasts a lagoon, “prairie river,” rose garden, perennial garden, waterfalls, and monuments. The historic Field House contains many event spaces with terrazzo flooring and grand intricately designed plaster ceilings. A guest favorite is cocktails on the veranda overlooking the lagoon. Just across the street from the Field House sitting on another stretch of the lagoon is the majestic open-air Boat House with its prairie-style lanterns and semicircular arches.
Created Ida Noyes Hall was dedicated in June 1916 by La Verne Noyes in memory of his late wife Ida Noyes, for her lifetime of community work in women’s education and the arts. As a complement to the Reynolds Club and Hutchison Commons, Ida Noyes Hall served as a women’s clubhouse and social center.
Ignite Glass Studios is a state-of-the-art glass studio, gallery, and event space. We offer a wide range of hands-on glassblowing classes in our welcoming, educationally-focused space located in Chicago’s West Loop.
The International House serves as a cultural and intellectual center for Chicago.
The Museum facilities are available for special events, such as lectures, meetings, receptions and dinners. All events are held on the second floor of the Museum. The space features 14 foot-high floor-to ceiling windows with an incredible view of Lake Michigan, paintings and sculptures related to the history of surgery and medicine, Italian marble floors and three ornate fireplaces.
Local 399 is a progressive trade union representing both Public and Private sector Skilled Maintenance workers who operate and maintain building systems. It has a beautiful raw space perfect for large corporate events or weddings.
The new iO complex on Kingsbury St. offers a beautiful new event space designed to host parties up to 300 guests and beyond. With high ceilings, exposed brick and rough-hewn posts, the room is perfect for weddings, parties, award ceremonies, training seminars, you name it. And when coupled with their world class custom comedy show production, corporate training program and full-service kitchen, you’ve got everything you need for an unforgettable event.
Joffrey Studios is located in the heart of the Loop and available to rent for receptions, performances, meetings, and other special events.
Parliament Chicago & Kensington Roof Garden has garnered recognition as one of the hottest lounges and Roof Tops in the Midwest. This space is one of a kind. Spectacular Roof Garden deck with unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline. Featuring illuminating tables and sofa lounge seating. 2nd level accessed via our glass elevator or stairway. Easily accommodates 125 guests (cocktail reception style). (SEASONAL OUTDOOR HEATING AVAILABLE)
The Killerspin House, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, is guaranteed to wow your guests with a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience. Complete with world-class table tennis equipment including our notorious Revolution tables, the Killerspin House is a multi-purpose space centered on the hottest entertainment and action sport.
Klairmont Kollections’ founder, Larry Klairmont, holds a collection of over 300 unique vehicles. They range from 1903 through the 2000’s, foreign and domestic, classic, antique, concept and even a few show winners. Klairmont Kollections is the largest collection in the Mid-West and Larry has even acquired vehicles from celebrities such as Mae West, R. Kelly, and Shaquille O’Neill. In addition to the cars, there is also a miniature rail road, an electric chair that came from Sing Sing Prison, Vespa Motor Scooters, Harley Davidson Motorcycles and a few planes.
Level Office’s top floor lofted atrium with exposed wood beams features designer furniture, customized lighting, and audio controls. Combined with the state of the art kitchen, coffee station, wine bar, and kegerator, the 3,500 square foot space is the perfect venue to host your next private event!
The Lincoln Park Commission constructed the Lincoln Park Conservatory in phases between 1890 and 1895, replacing a small greenhouse that dated from the 1870s.
Located within verdant park just minutes north of Chicago, the zoo has been a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers.
Loft 21 is a 31,000 square foot urban loft styled event venue and meeting space located on 3 acres of property. It features the latest in audio, visual and lighting, as well as contemporary furniture.
Loft 644 is located in the heart of River North. Over 2,000 square feet of high lofty ceilings and cement floors provide a canvas with endless possibilities.
Harmonizing luxurious urban chic with warmth and brightness, Loft Lucia literally means "Loft of Light". Their space features oversized industrial windows, exposed brick and a dazzling rooftop terrace with incredible landscaping. Loft Lucia hosts weddings, social events such as birthdays and soirees, corporate events, meetings as well as photo shoots and productions.
Loft on Lake is Chicago’s premier destination for any event, perfect for urbanites seeking the ultimate alternative experience. The Loft is a creative canvas, ready to transform for any special event – whether you are coordinating an intimate gathering, or a cocktail reception, the space is completely transformable to meet the most demanding specifications.
Maggie Daley Park, featuring a skating ribbon, play garden, climbing wall, picnic groves and more, is the ideal location to host family or corporate outings, team building activities or brand activations. The possibilities are endless for gatherings of any size and grounds can even accommodate guest counts into the thousands.
Located in Chicago’s historic West Loop market district, the gallery is housed in a converted brick warehouse building. A traditional turn-of-the-century loft, the gallery features hardwood floors, wood beamed ceilings, and rose-colored brick walls. This beautiful, multi-level, art-filled space is the perfect setting for your event.
With a nod to the historic past of this grand facility, Mayne Stage features a restaurant (Act One Pub) and performance space that reflects the unique and diverse history of Rogers Park. Mayne Stage is happy to present a variety of terrific acts in its 230-seat multipurpose entertainment venue.
The 10,000 square feet of flexible event space at MCA Warehouse is ideal for your special event—from sophisticated black-tie dinners to out-of-the-ordinary parties; elegant weddings to corporate meetings. A flexible and truly unique space, the MCA Warehouse was once a pie factory and later a Chinese bakery. Now it can be transformed into anything you can imagine.
From the celebrated art deco lobby for large parties to exquisite showrooms for cocktail hours and expansive show floors with all of the necessary electric requirements to meeting spaces with breathtaking river views, The Mart offers unrivaled venues for corporate, civic and charity special events, presentations, meetings or exhibitions.
Designed specifically for the voice, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Choral Rehearsal Room carries sound so well because it is nearly acoustically perfect. Additionally, with its brilliant sky light and handsome wood paneling, it is visually perfect as well. Working well with any décor or color scheme, the room features an abundance of natural light and elegance.
The Harris Theater’s Rooftop Terrace provides a venue for outdoor events from April through October. Offering easy access from Randolph Street and stunning views of the city and Millennium Park, the Rooftop Terrace is one of the most distinctive venues in Millennium Park. In addition, the Rooftop Terrace is dressed in a stunning white tent with graceful, arching windows.
The Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage offers a unique experience for your guests from cocktail parties to intimate dinners.
The facility, a repurposed factory, consists of more than fifteen thousand square feet of industrial chic space. Modern neutral finishes and reclaimed accents that hint back to the building’s past provide a visually interesting yet neutral backdrop for events and photo-shoots.
The newest venue to Chicago offers an industrial-chic atmosphere perfect any event!
More than a space, a place. Industrial-chic design elements featuring weathered white plaster walls, raw brick, exposed wood beams, polished concrete and wood plank floors are the perfect backdrop to any Chicago event possibility.
Originally built in 1926, The Murphy is truly one of Chicago’s finest architectural jewels. The French Renaissance style is reminiscent of the Chapelle de-Notre-Dame de Consolation located in Paris. Today, The Murphy is a public event space available to rent for weddings, corporate events, exhibits, and more.
At the National Hellenic Museum, you can explore Greek heritage and ideals represented within our Collections, Library & Archives, and Oral Histories.
Designed by architect Henry Ives Cobb, the Newberry was completed in the autumn of 1893. The building has gone through several renovations, the last of which was completed in the late summer of 2001.
Nike Downtown is a great location to mix personal fitness and group building! You can enjoy a variety of snacks after sweating and getting healthy together!
NOAH’S is an event venue for all of life’s events including weddings, corporate events and special occasions. With locations across the country, NOAH’S is the industry leader when it comes to providing unparalleled customer service and a versatile, beautiful venue for your event
The North Rose Garden contains a romantic fountain along with award-winning rose gardens and plush greenery. Several trellises are nestled within the garden, and sculpted hedges line the garden.
A true gem located on a 91-acre peninsular piece of land surrounded by Lake Michigan to the south, southwest of the Museum Campus, and directly east of Soldier Field, this venue offers both the city skyline and Lake Michigan as backdrops that are perfect for a formal black tie gala or a lakeside cocktail reception.
Ovation is a highly versatile modern industrial loft space. This venue boasts lighting and AV capabilities, a priced-in DJ, a built-in piano, tables, chairs, a podium and custom bar.
One of Chicago’s best equipped multimedia facilities, this historic theatre has been an integral part of the entertainment scene since it opened in the 1920’s. Years later the building became the Town Theater, a neighborhood movie house, until 1977 when it was transformed into Park West.
Parliament Chicago & Kensington Roof Garden has garnered recognition as one of the hottest lounges and Roof Tops in the Midwest. The focal point of this space is an elevated oval shaped center featuring a crystal chandelier surrounding guests. Beneath the sparkling lights two projectors display framed out images above opposing bars serving as backdrop. This is an amazing way to showcase your brand and make your event come to life. Experience cutting edge technology, sound and visual effects paired with sensuous décor, rich textures, vibrant lighting and brilliant colors.
Conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln Park, with incomparable views of Chicago’s skyline and North Pond, the Museum is the perfect backdrop for your event.
The Pittsfield Building is a 38-story skyscraper located at 55 E. Washington Street in the Loop. The interior of the building features a five-story atrium, lined by balconies and shops that are detailed with glowing marbles, gleaming brass and Spanish Gothic style carvings.
Pleasant Home is a Prairie Style house museum located in the heart of Oak Park, one the nation’s most architecturally significant villages. Designed in 1897 by prominent architect George W. Maher, the home is a National Historic Landmark.
Portfolio Annex is a gallery/exhibit space located in a contemporary brick and timber loft space featuring concrete floors, and innovative lighting design.
Their mission is to offer a positive space to create and grow, leading to a whole new level of artistic output. Whether you need a gallery space or a venue for a meeting or dinner, they can help.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Power House was built in 1905 as one of Sears, Roebuck and Company’s four main buildings designed by George C. Nimmons.
Primitive Art is a place for you to be a traveler and treasure hunter, to collect and connect to people, places and times, and to adorn your life in relevant, attractive, meaningful ways. Discover, explore, experience, and share what it means to be Primitive.
Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America.
This quaint building provides crystal clear skyline views and is surrounded by heavenly meadows. The magnificent French doors open onto stone verandas just steps from Lake Michigan. The exposed brick interior along with the historic architecture make this cozy castle-like site a must see.
R29 is a striking event space 29 stories above the heart of the West Loop in The Franklin.
The Ravenswood Event Center is a premiere private event space with a modern loft and industrial feel. The event space is perfect for all events and is convenient for guests as street parking and public transportation is nearby. You can easily seat up to 600 guests using all spaces within the venue, or choose to use one of the smaller spaces for a more intimate evening.
This venue offers versatile shooting & event spaces for a variety of production options. 5,600 sq. ft. main stage, green screen stage, apartment/kitchen set, stages with attached control room, multiple creative suites for production, graphics and post.
The Ronald McDonald House Rooftop is a state-of-the-art meeting space with a unique location and the opportunity to impact young children’s lives. It’s located in the Streeterville neighborhood right off the Magnificent Mile.
Room 1520 is located in the heart of the artistic West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The venue is a spacious, restored historical gear factory loft building with high ceilings, polished cement floors, portrait windows, exposed brick, private street entrances and many amenities.
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt has a variety of historical to modern, or intimate to expansive venues for you to choose from for your next event.
Located in the historic Motor Row district of Chicago’s South Loop, Row 24 offers soaring 20-foot ceilings, midcentury chandeliers & an exposed brick backdrop. ROW 24 has captured the glitz & splendor of the Motor Row heyday which makes it a great place to host your wedding, social or corporate affair.
Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Training Centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations. The Second City has been called “A Comedy Empire” by the New York Times.
Serosun Farms is a sustainable community that blends peaceful, pastoral living with modern convenience. Centered around a working farm, it is a progressive rural oasis that provides refuge from the city without sacrifi cing its comforts. Enjoy acres of open space with restored prairie and woodlands. Perfect for a wedding of your dreams, corporate retreat, lifetime celebrations or any other event!
With a Shoreline Charter, the vessel you select is yours alone for the duration of your 2-3 hour event. Your guests will experience the perfect setting as they cruise beautiful Lake Michigan or float along the historic Chicago River. Whether you are hosting a casual brunch for 20 guests or an upscale corporate celebration for 200 guests, Shoreline has the perfect vessel for your gathering.
Stage a small convention, host a wedding ceremony & reception, honor employees, or throw the party of a lifetime at South Shore Cultural Center! The country club-like interior, grand ballrooms, cascading chandeliers, ample meeting rooms, and art gallery offer guests an exceptional experience. Much of the facility has been recently renovated back to its original and luxurious décor.
Specializing in events for 100 guests or less, Space 1858 is a creative multi-use space and the perfect, affordable alternative to a larger venue for birthday parties and intimate weddings, art galleries and fashion shows.
Stan Mansion is among the most unique venues in the City of Chicago. An early 20s Logan Square historic landmark, this magnificent manor accommodated throughout the years a long list of significant human gatherings.
Designed by William Gibbons Uffendell and built in 1923, the bank at 68th Street and Stony Island Avenue was once a vibrant community savings and loan. After being closed for 30 years and reopening in October 2015, the radically restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine and share their heritage – and a destination for artists, scholars, curators, and collectors to research and engage with South Side history.
Studio Manarchy was originally built in the 1890’s as a maple syrup factory. It is rumored that in the 20’s Al Capone used the building as a speakeasy and gin mill. During the 50’s it was a chop shop.
In 1980, the building was renovated by Dennis Manarchy, designed to respect and preserve the presence of historic Chicago industrial architecture. The clock was custom made for the building as a homage to Chicago’s great buildings with their iconic clocks.
Meet the North Shore’s biggest and brightest new venue for Sports and Events. Conveniently located on the border of Northbrook and Glenview, our 96,000 square foot facility hosts Leagues and Classes as well as Events, Meetings and Team Building.
The Geraghty boasts a gallery entrance with 25,000 sq. ft. of interior space on a single floor and is located less than two miles from McCormick Place and five miles from the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy Chicago’s most sophisticated and adaptable large format space with limitless technical, entertainment, and décor options designed for the best possible results.
A one of a kind venue that offers a stunning backdrop to any event. It's perfect for corporate events, weddings, trade shows and conferences. A standout detail is the onsite, state of the art event kitchen. Guests can expect amazing food and stellar service.
Opening its doors in 1979, the World Famous Laugh Factory has been recognized as "the #1 comedy club in the country" by such high-profile media as USA Today. Now, you can host your event within this versatile space!
The Library offers an air of refined elegance that nods to another era. The two-story-high, book-lined walls- containing over 50,000 volumes of law books- are flanked by soaring Palladian windows that frame dramatic views of Lake Michigan and the majestic statue of Ceres. A Custom mahogany bar welcomes guests for a classic cocktail while richly upholstered sofas, leather chairs and alcoves invite intimate conversation. From informal gatherings to grand celebrations, The Library is suited for Weddings, fund-raisers, Bar or Bat Mitzvahs, Cocktail Receptions, and more!
Three versatile conference room options are available, and include built-in plug-and-play projectors, wide-screen monitors, surround sound and teleconferencing. Each has ample capacity and can accommodate many different seating configurations.
The Lytle House is a unique space in the heart of Edgewater. It has 2800 square feet of intimate indoor and outdoor space. The venue features original industrial characteristics, high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and factory windows. The Lytle House is a customizable space with color, lighting, chalkboard wall and the combination of the indoor and outdoor spaces. It is an amazing space for weddings, private ceremonies, bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, baby showers and numerous other professional events.
Newly renovated, The Mitz is one of Chicago's premier studio spaces. Each unique space is ideal for photo shoots, video, film and TV production projects.
Celebrate your special occasion amidst the gallantry of The Rookery. You and your guests will be delighted by the timeless beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterful designs within the building’s Light Court. The ambiance at The Rookery cannot be matched.
Once a social club frequented by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Sandburg and William Wrigley, this space on Michigan Avenue has undergone a $60 million renovation—and received the 2017 Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence—to revive its status as a community oasis on the Mag Mile. Rotating curated contemporary artwork, full kitchen, multiple televisions, skyline and lake views, meeting rooms and lounge area, discounted nearby parking on nights and weekends.
Recently named one of Crain’s Best New Event Spaces 2018.
Visitors to the garden will be surrounded by nearly 12,000 plants. The garden highlights views of the city’s most beloved treasures: Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan, and the stunning view of Museum Campus.
Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is a high-tech film school in downtown Chicago. This unique venue includes a 50-person theater and an event space located within the student area of the building’s 5th floor. Conference rooms are also available for meeting groups of 25 or less.
UI LABS is an innovation accelerator that brings Universities, Industry, and Government together to deliver solutions to tomorrow's challenges.
The UIC Forum is one of the more unique, versatile and accessible facilities in Chicago Illinois. By hosting your event at the UIC Forum, not only are you taking advantage of their convenient location and customer oriented staff, but you are also adding a touch of class to your special occasion.
Bring your guests together for a private interactive picnic (indoor or outdoor) that is truly a unique experience. A variety of entertainment options are available including inflatable attractions, face painters, caricature artists, live bands, disk jockeys/entertainers, rock-climbing walls and a children’s program including everything from “arts & crafts” to creative water games and relays.
Chicago Union Station was designed according to the Beaux Arts style. Their main event space is decorated with terracotta walls, pink Tennessee marble floor and a five story, barrel-vaulted, atrium ceiling. Connected to the Great Hall is the Union Gallery which is a 3,500 square foot room which is the perfect space for ceremonies, meetings and VIP receptions.
Unity Temple is a Unitarian Universalist church in Oak Park, Illinois, and the home of the Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation. It was designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and built between 1905 and 1908.
Located within workVAULT, on Chicago’s world-renowned Michigan Avenue, we champion love, creativity, and innovation. We work with you to create and execute your very own inspired masterpiece.
Unique Event Space on Chicago's Michigan Avenue. USGBC Logo. Modern and sophisticated, Venue SIX10 offers panoramic views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.
The Victoria Theatre, better known as The Vic Theatre, is a musical venue located in Chicago, Illinois. The Vic Theatre can easily accommodate 1,400 people.
This venue is an Italian Style Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of Lincoln Park. Villa D’ Citta was built as a family “cottage” in 1887. Separate rooms or the entire villa can be made available for your event. The bed and breakfast can host around 20 guests overnight.
With 10 acres of lush, gorgeous gardens (including rose, woodland and Japanese-style) and a large sparkling lake, events here are surrounded by beautiful shade trees, verdant lawns, and exquisite landscaping.
Conveniently located just outside Lincoln Park, Clock Tower offers an ideal location for your next event. The facility has the charm of historic Chicago landmarks with an easily accessible location off of Lake Shore drive. The Clock Tower Cafe has two outdoor decks, and a large bar to make your guests feel welcome.
Wendella is Chicago’s Original Architecture Tour. The boat provides a full service bar and climate controlled main cabin for your event.
Wilder Mansion is the perfect location with the elegance of the 1800s and the latest in 21st century amenities and comforts. Wilder Mansion is available seven days a week, with rental packages that include use of the entire Mansion or specific rooms. Four ballrooms are available for renting.
When planning your next Chicago private event or cocktail party, choose a space that is sure to create an unforgettable experience. This unique venue is perfect for your next party, wedding reception, or event, offering the option for private VIP access to The Ledge, glass floor balconies extending four feet outside Willis Tower 1,353 feet over Chicago!
Windy City Fieldhouse is the Midwest’s largest Team Building and Entertainment Company. The venue is available for rental for your event or interactive and exceptional event help by the Windy City Fieldhouse Corporation.
Winnetka Community House combines a beautiful historic setting with modern amenities to provide everything you need for meetings and corporate events of any size and style.
The 1920’s Art Deco, two-story house is the perfect venue for small meetings, bridal parties, weddings or private events. The clubhouse has four rooms available for renting, as well as a professional kitchen for caterers.
Located in the Near South Side Community, locally known as the South Loop, Chicago Women’s Park & Gardens totals [2.51] acres and formerly housed the Vietnam Veterans Museum. The Park is perfect for any outdoor event. Whether it be a birthday party, baby shower, or social event.
Workshop is a beautifully versatile venue and shared office located in the heart of the River West neighborhood. Features include exposed brick, timber beams, hardwood floors and East and South Facing Windows, allowing you to take in ample city views.
Workspring is a highly-hosted offsite meeting venue, perfect for daytime group sessions and business events such as lunch & learns, corporate breakfasts, or late-afternoon happy hours. A brand within Steelcase, Workspring provides an experience that engages your team and fosters wildly successful sessions and celebrations!