Outdoor Event Space

Event spaces and event venues with outdoor space for large groups, parties and receptions

North lawn tented event with the historic museum facade as a backdrop.

Museum Of Science and Industry

57th St. And Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Description: Just steps away from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry continues to indulge the imagination. The Museum offers various event spaces to accommodate a meeting for 20, a seated dinner for 800 or a strolling dinner reception throughout the entire museum of 5,000+. Our interactive exhibits and dramatic spaces offer the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social event.
  • Capacity: 8500

Soldier Field

1410 S. Museum Campus Drive Gate 14
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: The 47,000 square foot United Club is a three-story area with unparalleled views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago skyline and the field. Each room provides a unique hospitality area for corporate, social and private events. Whether you are hosting a 100 person dinner or a 5,000 person corporate function, the United Club is your ideal room-with-a-view.
  • Capacity: 8,000
Topgolf Rooftop Terrace Naperville

Topgolf Naperville Meeting & Event Space

3211 Odyssey Court
Naperville, Illinois 60563

  • Description: Topgolf Naperville is our flagship location in the Chicago area and opened Sept. 4, 2015. It is a three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue with 102 hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and bars, a rooftop terrace, a gaming lounge and more. Topgolf Naperville is an event venue perfect for meetings, fundraisers, trade shows, conferences, private dining, client entertainment and team-building events/activities
  • Capacity: Events & private space for 12 – 1200
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Conference Chicago at University Center

525 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Description: Conference Chicago at University Center is a full service conference facility located in downtown Chicago, near many of the most popular attractions in the city. We offer 15,000 square feet of modern meeting space, including 10 rooms with flexible room configurations, all at competitive rates.
  • Capacity: 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space
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Brookfield Zoo

3300 Golf Rd
Brookfield, IL 60513

  • Description: Brookfield Zoo's beautifully landscaped, 216-acre campus is home to 3,000 amazing animals and offers unforgettable events. Guests can enjoy cuisines from around the world while exploring world-class exhibits such as Habitat Africa!, Seven Seas, and Tropic World. We offer corporate picnics, weddings, meetings, galas, birthday parties, and much more!
  • Capacity: 3,000 guests
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South Branch Event Space

100 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: South Branch is Chicago’s hottest weekday gathering spot, and newest and boldest riverside event space. Envision lavish outdoor parties in the warm summer sun or holiday parties where the sprawling views of snow falling on the Chicago River accentuate the occasion. Big enough to host the largest affairs, but versatile enough to accommodate many smaller gatherings at once, South Branch can handle groups from 20-500.
  • Capacity: 475
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The Field Museum

Department of Special Events 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Description: We can accommodate special events with fewer than 50 guests in our intimate galleries to large events with more than 15,000 guests in a variety of event areas. Host your next corporate meeting at The Field Museum. Whether a board meeting for 10 or a product launch for 700, we have the perfect setting.
  • Capacity: 8,000
Company Picnic Chicago

UIC Picnic Grove

800 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL

  • Description: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Picnic Grove partners with Picnics In Chicago (PIC) to organize corporate picnics and summer outings on its scenic campus.
  • Capacity: Up to 10,000 people
Navy Pier Grand Ballroom

Navy Pier Meeting & Event Spaces

600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East
  • Description: Navy Pier's historical Grand Ballroom, Lakeview Terrace and Rooftop offer a unique backdrop for events up to 3,000 people. Navy Pier's 170,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space along with 36 meeting rooms offer plenty of options for all types of events. All of this located on the lake front and minutes from downtown Chicago. Navy Pier is a Chicago Convention Center and Conference Center perfect for meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and special events.
  • Capacity: Over 200,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
Kensington Lounge

Parliament Chicago Event Space

324 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, il 60654

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River North
  • Description: Recognized as one of Chicago’s celebrity hotspots by the Chicago Tribune, the trendy venue also boasts a members-only lounge, reserved specifically for VIP guests. Parliament Chicago is complete with its signature rooftop terrace, Kensington Roof Garden & Lounge, offering the ideal rooftop destination featuring unparalleled skyline views complemented with specially crafted libations.
  • Capacity: 720
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Picnics In Chicago

2367 West Logan Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60647

  • Description: Picnics In Chicago (PIC) provides fantastic interactive, all-inclusive outdoor or indoor picnic packages at the best venues throughout the Chicagoland area. PIC also delivers you with a highly engaging and entertaining environment for employees and families of all ages.
  • Capacity: We have many picnic venues to choose from throughout Chicagoland & Chicago Suburbs
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Bar Toma

110 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Description: Bar Toma is a regional Italian restaurant from Chef Tony Mantuano. The warm, welcoming restaurant features housemade pastas, sharable antipasti, entrees and pizzas from an imported Italian wood-burning oven. Approachable and accessible, Bar Toma offers traditional Italian recipes created in a contemporary fashion by Executive Chef Erik Freeberg, paired with Italian wines, cocktails and beers.
  • Capacity: 350
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Morgan MFG

401 N Morgan St
Chicago, Il 60642

  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Description: Corporate event venue, Morgan MFG Chicago's Historic West Loop Event Space with large Indoor & outdoor rooftop event space in Chicago's trendy West Loop near downtown Chicago, Il.
  • Capacity: 1500

19 East

19 East 21st Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: 19 East is a full-service venue for events of all kinds and sizes — from intimate weddings to large-scale fundraisers to high-energy fashion shows.
  • Capacity: 500 Reception/250 Seated
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Free Spirit Yacht Cruises

Burnham Harbor Dock J, Slips 24 & 25
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Description: Have Fun this Summer! Book your yacht party for your special event in Chicago! We offer two of Chicago's finest yachts available for Corporate Entertaining, Employee Appreciation, Weddings, Showers, Graduations, Birthdays, Afternoon Lunches.
  • Capacity: up to 120 guests
Ravinia Festival events spaces

Ravinia Festival

418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

  • Neighborhood: Highland Park
  • Description: Since 1904, Ravinia has been Chicago's "sound of summer", a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. We've got stars on the stage and stars in the sky and it's all within your reach. But there's more to Ravinia than merely the world's greatest music. Levy Restaurants offers an array of dining options at the park, from our signature restaurants in the dining pavilion, to catered events on the lawn or a private reception before the show in the PNC Bank Private Dining room and our tents. Cherish the music and let your taste buds dance!
  • Capacity: more than 18,000
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Howells & Hood, Chicago Restaurant & Pour House

435 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue
  • Description: Nestled at the base of the legendary Tribune Tower, this stunning restaurant is a vibrant addition to one of Chicago’s most beloved and recognizable skyscrapers. Incorporating signature Tribune elements into our design, such as the etched travertine that came over from Italy, Howells & Hood pays homage to John Howell & Raymond Hood, architects of the Neo Gothic landmark. Tasteful modern accents add to the beauty of this Chicago gem. With a unique and refined culinary program, unparalleled drink selection, and impressive staff, Howells & Hood is sure to be a magnificent compliment to Michigan Avenue.
  • Capacity: 600 inside (more available if the patio is open)

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