Chicago is big, ever changing, and boasts more than 250 theaters and 225 music venues. Choosing a venue is never easy, but in the Windy City, the breeze has stirred up some amazing spaces. Whether you’re planning your company’s next corporate event or a private VIP dinner for your biggest customers, you can’t go wrong with these hidden gems.
Savage Smyth offers a space that “promotes growth and innovation, and encourages communities to come together, command their journey and craft their own experiences.” Did we mention the amazing view of Chicago’s skyline?
“In addition to the throwback dining room, Saint Lou’s has a backyard (with a bocce ball court!) and an enclosed patio with its own bar making it a perfect spot for weddings, birthdays, reunions, corporate gatherings, and more year round.”
A beautiful indoor, one-acre – botanical garden in Chicago. Their six-story glass atrium has a 50 foot arched ceiling, holds over 80 live palm trees, lush foliage, hanging “twinkle lights” and dancing “leapfrog” fountains.
This 1873 National Historic Landmark offers the perfect location for any event, with on-site locations including the Old Central Church, Victorian Ballroom and the Lawn & Gardens.
*Note: Located outside of Chicago
“Ascending the grand staircase of the SAIC Ballroom, your guests are transported to another era. The Ballroom boasts 26-foot ceilings, marbleized columns, and a terrazzo dance floor.” Built in 1908, this space originally housed the Illinois Men’s Athletic Club and served as their dining room!
“The interior boasts raw architectural elements such as beautiful exposed brick and warm oak timber, 20-foot ceilings, a bow truss roof and its most distinguished feature; a 65-foot long skylight that is unique in all of Chicago.”
Experience Chicago’s only tri-level rooftop bar with views of the Chicago River and Mag Mile.
This versatile venue can accommodate a wide variety of small and large events with the flexible use of a ballroom, courtyard, and lower level lounge.
Venue One offers a completely transformable venue that’s uniquely modular and with their full inventory of furniture, fabrics, and florals they can create a personalized or brand-oriented event to fit your needs.
“The Adler features unique and beautiful spaces, great food, and a view of Chicago’s skyline that will take your breath away. Whether you’re hosting a seated event for 50 people or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by the city lights, the excellent service, and the wonders of the Universe.”
The second oldest ballpark in the MLB and home to the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field is an iconic landmark. It has a capacity of over 41,268 and boasts some out-of-this-world events and concerts.
Chicago has a lot to offer but if you find that none of these spaces are big enough, check out McCormick Place. It’s the largest venue in North America and has been throwing events and conventions for 57 years. So, what are you waiting for? You should have a pretty solid idea of potential venues for your next event.