Event Venues

Find Chicago’s Planner Preferred special event venues, event spaces and event venue rentals for your upcoming corporate & special events in Chicago

Picnics In Chicago

Company Picnics and Summer Outings 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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360 CHICAGO Elevated Events

875 N Michigan Ave 94th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Elevate Your Next Event Turn your event into a landmark occasion at 360 CHICAGO. Located on the 94th floor of 875 N Michigan Avenue (former John Hancock Center), 360 CHICAGO features the best views of the city’s skyline and lakefront. Let 360 CHICAGO Elevated Events take your next event to spectacular new heights. Whether you’re planning a high-end social occasion or a business event that towers over the competition, 360 CHICAGO provides the space and flexibility to make your next occasion a high point for business guests or family and friends! We offer five flexible event spaces, all with stunning views, which can accommodate groups of 10-500 people.
  • Capacity: 500 (200 seated dinner) full buyout
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Chicago’s Gleacher Center Conferences and Events

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Designed for learning and the exchange of ideas, and built to meet the demanding requirements of the top-ranked University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Gleacher Center offers an outstanding corporate environment for your next meeting or conference.
  • Capacity: 50,000 square feet/41 individual meeting rooms
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Park West, Chicago’s Historic Theater & Event Space

322 W. Armitage
Chicago, Illinois 60614

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park
  • Description: Park West’s versatile 11,000-square-foot facility features 5 tiered levels, a balcony, 7 bars and comfortable movable/removable booth seating. Twenty-five foot ceiling height in the theater with unobstructed views of the stage. Existing concert-quality sound system and theatrical lighting and a stage that can be extended if necessary with in-house decks. We can accommodate up to 900 guests for receptions, and can comfortably seat groups of 100 to 700.
  • Capacity: 900 max - 250 banquet seating with dance floor - 300 banquet seating no dance floor
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Siegels Cottonwood Farm

17250 S Weber Rd
Lockport, Illinois 60441

  • Description: For more than 100 years, and four generations, Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport, IL has been the place where memories are created. Not just by the Siegel family, but also by families and individuals across the region. We are proud and pleased to offer The BARN at COTTONWOOD, as the newest in a long list of amenities that Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm has to offer. It’s been 25 years since a true Amish Barn was built in Will County. Our barn was built by hand, without power tools or modern conveniences by Pennsylvania Amish artisans. It’s been our vision to build a place as special as the events that will be held here, and we can’t wait to be a part of what you’re planning. Perfect for Corporate Events, Retreats, Outings and Teambuilding. Also weddings are extremely popular here. Check us out by clicking on our details link.
  • Capacity: 5,000
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Nitti’s Supper Club and Speakeasy with Interactive Roaring 20’s Musical Comedy Show wit da Gangsters & da Flappers

33 West Kinzie
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Step inside Harry Caray's landmark building, once owned by infamous Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, and join us for a dinner and show filled with laughs, gangsters, flappers, audience interaction and toe-tapping musical productions. Psst, you's guys will need a passwoid to get in past "Gloves" at the door.  Shows are selling out because it's da bees knees!  Da boss says you's better not wait too long! 
  • Capacity: 200
Whiskey Library

Chicago Speakeasy Private Event & Meeting Space

River North
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: We are available for booking private dining for large parties, corporate functions, business meetings and large semi-private group bookings.
  • Capacity: 600
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Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap for Group Outings and Private Events

41 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River North, Gold Coast
  • Description: Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is Chicago’s favorite hangout for great burgers, terrific salads, home-cooked specialties, decadent desserts and an awesome selection of beer and cocktails — all enjoyed in a comfortable and welcoming neighborhood spot. Whether you’re hosting an intimate get together for family and friends, or a corporate reception, our experienced event planner will customize a menu that is sure to satisfy the cravings of 15 to 400 guests. The crew at Jake’s will make your event a huge success by providing first-class service in a laid back setting, & enough fun to keep the good times flowing and the party goers going!
  • Capacity: 250
South Loop event space

Buddy Guy’s Legends Group & Private Events

700 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: Spring & Summer is the perfect time to party at Buddy Guy’s. Great Cajun food to keep you warm, drink packages to keep your spirits up, & live music! Perfect for groups from 20-550. With state of the art audio / video equipment, fantastic mainstage ambiance, a private upstairs party room with full bar & pool tables and the best Blues music in Chicago, Buddy Guy’s Legends has transformed into Chicago’s premier venue for private parties of all sizes! Buddy Guy's is located in Chicago's South Loop.
  • Capacity: 550
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WhirlyBall Chicago

1825 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park
  • Description: WhirlyBall is the most complete venue in Chicagoland that offers flexible meeting facilities and event space, full A/V capabilities, a creative F&B menu and a variety of other entertainment options including lasertag and bowling, too! This 50,000 square foot facility boasts a large, dedicated event space that seats hundreds and an adjoining second-level outdoor terrace with soft-seating and fire tables that provide a comfortable environment for guests to focus, be productive or simply enjoy a wonderful celebration.
  • Capacity: 1200
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Hangar at Fort Knox Studios Custom Chicago Event Space

4245 N Knox Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60641

  • Description: Fort Knox Studios new 7200 Square foot space is perfect for your TV - MUSIC - FILM project. The Hangar can also be converted to meet any of your EVENT needs this Holiday Season.
  • Capacity: 700 guests
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Chicago Sports Museum

835 N. Michigan Avenue Level 7
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: The Chicago Sports Museum offers a highly interactive experience for small & large groups, corporate and social, to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. Enjoy an inventive culinary selection offering a wide variety of creative menus, including reception stations featuring a spin on American classics to formal multi-coursed dinner menus.
  • Capacity: MUSEUM 300 seated, 700 reception / PRIVATE DINING ROOM 50 seated, 75 reception / VENUE BUYOUT 500+ seated, 1200 reception
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Cafe Bionda is a short walk from McCormick Place with Island Bar and Event Space for up to 200 Guests

1924 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: Just a short walk from McCormick Place, Cafe Bionda is the perfect venue for your next event! The space features a charming patio, a welcoming island bar, a large dining room with beautiful sliding doors made of glass from the original mercantile exchange, stunning artwork from Italian culture and the arts, and a speakeasy lounge. The space can accommodate up to 200 guests for a cocktail reception and 100 guests for a seated event. 
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Prince of Wales at Millennium Knickerbocker

163 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Prince of Wales was one of the original rooms of the hotel. It was an officer’s club at one time, and then a French Restaurant
  • Capacity: 150
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The Caroling Connection


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: The Holidays are for reconnecting with friends, family and that childlike sense of wonder that makes them so special. How can you be sure to reconnect with the magic of the holiday season? That’s where The Caroling Connection can help, with Dickensian-costumed a cappella singers that are a perfect fit in any situation, ranging from private parties to the largest corporate event. The Caroling Connection, Dickensian Carolers who make Holiday memories.
Harry Carays Private Dining Chicago Navy Pier

Harry Caray’s Waterfront Event Space on Navy Pier offers magnificent skyline views

700 EAST GRAND AVENUE
Chicago, Il 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Harry Caray’s is uniquely able to offer exciting and memorable party experiences! Toast to another great year among beautiful views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline from our waterfront location on Navy Pier. Several areas within the restaurant can be sectioned off for private events, including the space adjacent to the patio—providing guests with an unforgettable night with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan.
  • Capacity: 440
Hinoki Sushiko Private Event Space for 200 guests reception style We love hosting Corporate Events

Hinoki Sushiko Event Space

1465 W Willow street
Chicago, Illinois 60642

  • Description: Hinoki Sushiko features two floors emitting several experiences and atmospheres. Through the entrance you and your guests will uncover our first floor Izakaya ( Japanese themed bar) with 60 seats and full bar Under a huge, 5,000 pc wooden tree structure. Coming along to our second floor, Our omakase room is combined with a 2nd floor patio for a 200 person reception style event. A tree extending its branches continuously through the entire dining room. Twice Featured in the Michelin Guide Chicago selection, Chef/owner Gustavo Barahona and Beverage Director/GM Zak Sherman Boast a Dual concept Japanese restaurant, serving hand-crafted cocktails, sakes, beers and a world class selection of Whiskeys. Whether its our Izakaya or Omakase, Hinoki Sushiko aims to bring guests the highest quality in celebration and honor of Japanese cuisine.
  • Capacity: 260
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The Metropolitan

233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Located in the iconic Willis Tower, The Metropolitan boasts breathtaking views of Chicago from the 66th and 67th floor. Our meeting spaces will give you the opportunity to elevate personal and professional success. Our private dining rooms are perfectly suited to accommodate from two to 800 for your event. Your Private Event Director can handle all details for your event, providing a one-stop shop; special flowers, linens and entertainment are just a few of the services we can coordinate. The private events team at The Metropolitan is ready to assist in making your vision into a perfect event! We have 16 different Private Event Rooms for small events or meetings.
  • Capacity: 400
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Houndstooth Saloon

3369 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60657

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Description: Great food, fun atmosphere and southern hospitality!
  • Capacity: 220
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UIC Picnic Grove

800 W. Maxwell St.
Chicago, IL 60607

  • 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
Harry Carays River North

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse & Private Speakeasy, Chicago

33 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Harry Caray's in River North offers private event spaces for up to 400 guests in a setting that combines sophistication, charm and sports history with award winning food and exceptional service.
  • Capacity: 400
6th Floor  NACE Corporate Holiday Dinner Photographer LaCour Images Description This holiday event hosted by NACE included a seated dinner and a live band and dancing on the 6th floor

LM Studio Michigan Avenue Event Space located near McCormick Place Convention Center

808 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60605

  • Neighborhood: South Loop, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: LM Studio Chicago is a one of a kind event venue located in Chicago. The light filled two-level atelier overlooking historic Michigan Ave and Grant Park features an open floorplan, custom bar and a modern design; the perfect setting for any special event.
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Newberry Library Chicago Event Venue

60 W. Walton
Chicago, Illinois 60610

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Gold Coast
  • Description: The Newberry Library is a historical and world-renowned research library that offers beautiful spaces for events, from weddings and special celebrations to corporate events, galas and conferences. Opened in 1893, it is home to rare books, manuscripts, maps, music and ephemera from all over the world.  The Newberry Library features multiple indoor event spaces with various capacities.
  • Capacity: 200
Kane County Cougars Stadium

Kane County Cougars Stadium Group & Private Events

34W002 Cherry Lane
Geneva, Illinois 60134

  • Description: The Kane County Cougars are a Minor League Baseball team located in west-suburban Geneva. We are the Class-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the only Major League Baseball affiliated team in the area. From early April through Labor Day, the Cougars play 70 games at beautiful Northwestern Medicine Field. The stadium holds nearly 11,000 fans, with private and semi-private catering areas available for groups from 20 to 11,000. On game days, you can expect fun-filled baseball games, as well as many crazy antics between innings to keep everyone entertained. Special character appearances are scattered throughout the summer, and we have over 25 post-game fireworks shows each season! A KidZone area with inflatable rides and games keeps the younger fans happy, and the best food and beverages you can find at a ballpark will keep everyone content. On many Saturdays, your ticket to the game includes a free pre-game concert at our on-site Music Garden, adding to the already great value we provide.
  • Capacity: 20 -11,000 guests
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Twenty Six Indoor and Outdoor Group Space with Open-Air Rooftop Terrace

2 W. Erie St.
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Overlooking Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Twenty Six is the ideal destination for your next gathering. With a unique combination of indoor/outdoor space, the venue is complete with an open-air rooftop terrace, custom lounge furniture and two bar areas. The unique space is ideal for a day of casual meetings, brainstorm sessions and team building activities and transitions easily into an evening cocktail reception or networking event.
  • Capacity: 180
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Lacuna Event Space Near McCormick Place

2150 S Canalport
Chicago, Il 60608

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: Ideally situated in Chicagoʼs Pilsen neighborhood, Lacuna offers a truly unique setting for your next event. Built in 1897 as what once was the worldʼs largest macaroni factory, the 5 story, 250,000 sq. ft. space maintains much of the original charm as the building has been carefully restored using a variety of the original materials. Lacuna is also home to many talented Chicago artists and their one of a kind creations can be found throughout building and used as decor for private events. In the Summer months, the rooftop provides stunning views of the cityʼs skyline and is perfect for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail reception.
  • Capacity: 700
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The Cauldron Chicago

1612 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622

  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park
  • Description: The Cauldron is the perfect Wizard's hideout for planners seeking to make their events truly Magical. It goes beyond just being a venue; it's a place where imagination comes to life. Here, we get that planning an event is an art, and we've got the magical touch to turn your ideas into reality. The Cauldron is so versatile – whether you're dreaming of a mystical-themed bash or a classy cocktail affair, we've got you covered. The space is like a blank Spellbook waiting for you to cast your creativity. We're all about making planning seamless and events enchanting. Trust us to add that extra sprinkle of magic to your gatherings. Let's make moments that are as extraordinary as they are unforgettable at The Cauldron!
  • Capacity: 300
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Jim Cornelison


Chicago, Illinois 60654

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Lake Shore Sport & Fitness Indoor & Outdoor Meeting & Rooftop Event Space

211 N. Stetson ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River East
  • Capacity: 500
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Morgan Arts Complex (The Mac) Unique Corporate Events Space & Wedding Venue


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  • Neighborhood: Bridgeport
  • Description: Located in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, the Morgan Arts Complex (MAC) has over 150,000 square feet of collaborative and customizable space. This is the perfect spot to host your next event, whether that is a dinner party, corporate event, or a grand wedding with all of your loved ones. Along with our preferred vendors, the MAC can provide everything you need for that next big event. This includes a variety of catering options, florists, photographers, videographers, and more. The MAC is ready to bring your creative vision to life. Throughout the complex, guests can experience three floors of unique spaces with touches of vintage elegance and modernity. The walls throughout are decorated with artwork created by world-class artists. Whether you are planning a small get-together or a large corporate party, the MAC is ready to welcome you!
  • Capacity: 250 people for sit down/dinner and 500 for cocktail-style parties - Looking at further expansion possibilities too.
Chicago Team Building and Corporate Events

WCF Team Building & Corporate Events

2367 West Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Windy City Fieldhouse (WCF) is the Midwest's largest Team Building and Corporate Entertainment Company dedicated to assisting its clients in the creation of exceptional and memorable interactive events throughout the Chicagoland area. Whether your event is in the city, the suburbs or at WCF's 55,000 square foot raw entertainment venue,
  • Capacity: 3500 people
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The Murphy

50 East Erie Street
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Steps from the Magnificent Mile, the historic John B. Murphy Auditorium has become one of the premier event venues of Chicago. Restored to its original splendor in June 2006, the Murphy is truly one of Chicago’s finest architectural jewels.
McCormick Place Convention Center

Meeting and Event Venues located in the South Loop Near McCormick Place


Chicago, Il. 60609

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: Find Chicago's planner preferred meeting and event venues in Chicago's South Loop near McCormick Place Convention Center.
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River Roast Group & Private Parties on the Chicago River

315 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River Front
  • Description: River Roast Private Events, located on the Chicago River, offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting. Helmed by James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Cedric Harden, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place. Experienced event planning and service teams aim to accommodate and anticipate your needs for a flawless event. Whether you are planning a grand gala for 300 people, or an exclusive affair for eight, the delectable customized menus and exceptional views with impress. River Roast has six spaces to choose from, each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed in- the options for corporate and social events are endless.
  • Capacity: 1500
Gallagher Way Park Wrigley

Gallagher Way unique event spaces in Chicago, next to Wrigley Field

3635 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville, Lakeview
  • Description: Whether you’re looking for a venue to host a wedding, holiday party or corporate meeting, you’ll be hard pressed to find more unique event spaces in Chicago than those at Gallagher Way. With nine distinct venues, you can choose from restaurant and outdoor, modern and industrial, corporate and party. No matter which you pick, our venues surrounding Wrigley Field all come with a view that can’t be beat. That’s just one reason Crain’s Chicago Business named us among the best event spaces in Chicago. With so many Chicago venues and unique event spaces, we can accommodate groups of various sizes. Move from our outdoor ice skating rink at Gallagher Way to a cozy after party in The Bar at Hotel Zachary, or from corporate meetings at the American Airlines Conference Center to private dinner space at private dinner space at Swift & Sons Tavern to a holiday party at Mordecai.
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Lucky Strike Chicago Events Space & Corporate Team Building

322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Lucky Strike Chicago is a 36,000 sq ft upscale bowling and billiards lounge, restaurant, bar, and wine lounge located on the second floor in the AMC movie complex in River East. With 18 state-of-the-art lanes and our many big screens located throughout the venue, Lucky Strike Chicago is a great place to have a group outing, special event, corporate party or team building event.
  • Capacity: 1000
Fado Irish Pub Chicago

Fado Irish Pub Private Event Space in the heart of River North Chicago

100 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Our event space is truly bringing you a little piece of Ireland right to the heart of Chicago. Our pub was constructed in Ireland and features multiple rooms and levels to accommodate your next private or semi-private event. We’ve become a neighborhood favorite for hosting corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, reunions, happy hours, office holiday parties and much more.
  • Capacity: 400 Reception Style
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Topgolf Schaumburg Corporate Group Party & Event Space Rentals

2050 Progress Pkwy
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196

  • Neighborhood: Schaumburg
  • Description: Welcome to Topgolf – the premier entertainment destination in Schaumburg. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
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Game Show Gurus


Hoffman Estates, IL 60173

  • Description: Chicago Game Show Gurus provides Karaoke, DJ services, green screen and of course our favorite - Game Shows for Tradeshow Booths seeking traffic via trade show games, Chicago Game Show Production for Events, Parties, Tradeshows, Contests, Event Marketing, your upcoming Birthday Party, Corporate Event, function, festival, fair, wedding bar mitzvahs, mall, casino or any other occasion. We can bring in model sample games from TV’s most popular game shows.
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Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville Group Outings, Meetings & Events Space

1027 W. Addison St. Ste. A201
Chicago, Il 60613

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Description: With a one-of-a-kind array of entertainment options, Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville offers a variety of event space to enjoy including two private suites. For larger gatherings, venue buyout options that accommodate up to 750 guests are available. Whether it be a company team building event, upcoming birthday party for any age, a social outing, or a spirited Chicago Cubs post-party, event packages are custom tailored to provide the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • Capacity: 750 Guests
Spirit of Chicago

Chicago River & Lakefront Skyline Cruises


Chicago, Il 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: A private cocktail or dinner party aboard your own private yacht is sure to dazzle your clients, friends and colleagues. Choose a daytime or evening Chicago River cruise and select one of our celebrated caterers to design a custom menu perfect for your private event. Guides available for private architecture tours, if desired. River and/or lake cruises available.

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