Historic Venues

Chicago historic venues for special events, corporate events and weddings. Whether you’re planning a large corporate party or client events, plan with only the best featured here on Hereschicago.com

Uihlein Plaza

Chicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Description: A uniquely Chicago venue, that offers indoor and outdoor spaces which accommodate a variety of types of events, floor plans and guest counts. From intimate dinners of 30 to outrageous receptions for 1000, our spaces include reception, dinner, conference, and breakout rooms, as well as a fully renovated theater and 15,000 square foot outdoor plaza. Company picnic? Daytime conference? Formal soiree? Gala Dinner? The Chicago History Museum is an ideal location!
  • Capacity: Entire Museum: 800; Entire Museum + Plaza: 1500
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The Second City

1616 N. Wells Street
Chicago, Il 60614

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Chicago's Second City is available for private parties, corporate meetings, and special events of all kinds. We offer a number of theater spaces, food and beverage service, restaurant dining, customized entertainment and workshops – all under one roof, just minutes from the heart of downtown Chicago. With three theaters and shows 7 nights a week, we can accommodate groups of 15-500 people looking for a fun and uniquely Chicago experience.
  • Capacity: 500
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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.
Zhou B Art Center 11th Year Anniversary Third Friday Celebration. Photo: ©Mike White

The Zhou B Art Center

1029 W 35th St.
Chicago, Il. 60609

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: The Zhou B Art Center provides a one of a kind setting guaranteed to make any special event unforgettable. Your guests will be surrounded by stunning artwork from the renowned Zhou Brothers showcased in 28,000 square feet of bright modern space. Founded in 2004 by the internationally acclaimed Zhou Brothers, the Center is ideally situated in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. Since its inception the mission of The Zhou B Art Center is to promote and facilitate a cultural dialogue by organizing contemporary art exhibitions and programs of international scope.
  • Capacity: 1000
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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 Showroom on Hubbard Historic Event Space

670 W. Hubbard Suite 100
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: River West
  • Description: The Showroom on Hubbard is the ideal venue for that important meeting or special event. Located in an historic building in the River West neighborhood of Chicago, The Showroom on Hubbard is an inviting space that features the beauty of sustainability. We also serve as the showroom for Reclaimed Table, a custom, eco-friendly furniture company whose warm, reclaimed wood enhances our contemporary style. Whether celebrating with friends and family or team building to move your organization to its next level, The Showroom on Hubbard provides the perfect, welcoming environment.
  • Capacity: 125
Navy Pier Chicago Rooftop at Night

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
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Venue One Chicago

1034 West Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois 60607

  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Description: Featuring sweeping views of the Chicago skyline, the venue houses over 20,000 square feet of multi-level, open event space and state of the art technical capabilities. Whether a seated dinner, an intimate social function, or a grandeur cocktail reception, let the Event Creative team help host your next event.
  • Capacity: 800
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River Roast Private Events on the Chicago River

315 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River Front
  • Description: 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.
  • Capacity: 1500
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The Metropolitan Club

233 S Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Located in the iconic Willis Tower, The Metropolitan Club 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 Club 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
Home base view from Murphy's Rooftop

Murphy’s Rooftop Overlooking Wrigley Field – Group Outings Available

3655 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60613

  • Description: Book Murphy's rooftop for up to 80 guests and enjoy a Cubs game in style from atop Murphy’s Bleachers. Take part in a Wrigley Field tradition that goes back to the first Opening Day in 1914 by watching baseball from a rooftop overlooking Sheffield Ave.
  • Capacity: Murphy's Rooftop 80 ppl — Occupancy 100
North lawn tented event with the historic museum facade as a backdrop.

Museum Of Science and Industry

5700 South 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 12,000. Our interactive exhibits and dramatic spaces offer the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social event.
  • Capacity: 12000
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Cubby Bear Wrigleyville

1059 W Addison
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Description: Cubby Bear Wrigleyville is a 30,000 square foot venue that specializes in Cubs outings, but can accommodate birthday, corporate and social events ranging from 20-1200 guests. We offer three private party rooms, each with their own bar, washroom, sound system and numerous plasma TVs.
  • Capacity: 1200
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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
MVP Private Event Space

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse, 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
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Howells & Hood, Chicago Restaurant & Pour House

435 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

  • 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. With the largest draft beer selection in Chicago, American cuisine with brilliant twists, and unmatched hospitality, Howells & Hood is a magnificent complement to Michigan Avenue.
  • Capacity: 600 inside (more available if the patio is open)
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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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