Outdoor Event Space

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

Company Picnic Chicago

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
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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
Cocktails on the outdoor Uilhein Plaza- Photo courtesy of Dennis Lee Photography

Chicago History Museum Meeting & Event Spaces

1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

  • Description: As the city’s oldest cultural institution, the Chicago History Museum is uniquely Chicago. A uniquely Chicago venue, that offers indoor and outdoor spaces which accommodate a variety of types of events, floor plans and guest counts. Spaces include reception, conference, and breakout rooms, as well as an auditorium and outdoor plaza. Company picnic? Formal soiree? The Chicago History Museum is an ideal location!
  • Capacity: Entire Museum: 800-1,000 guests
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Lake Shore Sport & Fitness Indoor & Outdoor Meeting & Event Spaces

211 N. Stetson ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River East
  • Capacity: 500
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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 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
Chicago First Lady Charters

Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

112 E Upper Wacker Drive
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 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.
  • Capacity: 250
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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Maggie Daley Park Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Party Event Spaces

337 E Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River East
  • Description: Located between Lake Michigan and Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park is Chicago’s newest Playground, and an excellent location to host your next meeting or event. With ample lawn space, picnic groves, indoor field-house facility, and a two acre garden, there are locations for events of 10-1,000 people. There are also seasonal activities such as ice skating, rock climbing and mini golf that could be included for Birthday Parties, Team Building, Employee or Client Entertainment, Meetings, Family Reunions and Holiday Events.
  • Capacity: 1,000 Guests
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Bar Toma Group & Private Dining & Interactive Activities

110 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Michigan Avenue
  • Description: Pizza brings people together, especially when it is truly delicious pizza from acclaimed Chef Tony Mantuano. Bar Toma, located just off the excitement of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, in the booming Gold Coast neighborhood, is bright and fun, with an energy that shimmers from the windows and spills out onto the patio and streets outside. Bar Toma is truly a neighborhood favorite, with a sense of generous, and genuine hospitality, where regulars are known by name, and tourists feel like locals. SIGNATURE PIZZA TOSSING CLASS AND BATTLE: THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT! THIS UNIQUE AND INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE IS PERFECT FOR ANY OCCASION FROM BIRTHDAYS TO YOUR NEXT CORPORATE FUNCTION. THIS TWO HOUR EVENT IS HOSTED BY ONE OF OUR EXPERT CHEFS DURING WHICH THEY WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE BASICS OF MAKING AND TOSSING OUR AWARD WINNING PIZZA DOUGH. AFTERWARDS THE GROUP WILL SPLIT OFF INTO TEAMS TO CREATE THEIR VERY OWN CUSTOM PIZZA. EACH TEAM’S PIZZA WILL BE COOKED IN OUR WOOD FIRED OVEN FOR THE GROUP TO TRY WITH AN ULTIMATE WINNER TO BE CROWNED BY THE BAR TOMA TEAM.
  • Capacity: 300
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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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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Chicago Helicopter Experience Group Outings

2420 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Chicago Helicopter Experience offers a 65 ft Yacht to take your group from downtown to the heliport. The yacht is completely stocked with F&B. Cruise the lake to the Chicago River to and from the heliport. A true "air and water" experience that you will not receive anywhere else! Experience Chicago's rich architecture from a helicopter! Conveniently launching group flights from our downtown heliport. Day tours, Twilight Tours, and Night Tours give a birds-eye view of Chicago’s famous skyline nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan. Behold the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Lincoln Park, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field, and so much more! Local pilots narrate each tour outlining details not covered in most history classes. Perfect for group outings, private parties, and corporate events.
  • Capacity: 250 guests
Del Frisco's MEZZANINE room

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Outdoor Terrace, Group & Private Dining

58 East Oak St
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Del Frisco's is located in the heart of the vibrant Gold Coast district and occupies three floors of the historic Esquire Theater. The lavish interior was designed to preserve the theater's historic architectural elements in order to create an intimate dining environment. Our main dining room features a magnificent three-story wine tower as well as spectacular private dining space. We have a variety of options to accommodate business meetings, private dinners, cocktail receptions, weddings events etc.
  • Capacity: up to 700 guests
Artifact Events Loft

Artifact Events Space

4325 N Ravenswood
Chicago, Illinois 60618

  • Neighborhood: Ravenswood
  • Description: Artifact Events newly renovated spaces beckon the modern era while our antiquities on display remind guests of a not so distant past. With two sides to the venue, many options are available for the flow of events. Secluded spaces can be created for a more intimate atmosphere, or airy open areas to suit larger groups.
  • Capacity: 1000 cocktail
Ravinia Festival events spaces

Ravinia Festival Private Dining & Group Events

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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Mrs Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro in the Heart of North Center

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 - Murphy's Irish Bistro/Bleachers 15-300
Clark Street Ale House Private Events Chicago

Clark Street Ale House: A Casual, Fun Setting for Your Next Event!

742 N Clark
Chicago, Il 60610

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Clark Street Ale House, located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a premier event venue. It is the perfect destination for cocktail receptions, company outings, launch parties, convention receptions, fundraisers, holiday parties and more. Our event coordinators will assist with all elements including branding opportunities, catering, cocktails, lighting, sound and every other detail that must be considered for your event will be outlined and carried out for you in advance so that you can spend time with your guests and enjoy the event.
  • Capacity: 150
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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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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HT Company Picnic Grounds, Events and Team building


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  • Description: Our venue can accommodate up to 2,500 guests and offers 2 Go-Kart tracks plus a Jr. Kart track, 2 award-winning Miniature Golf Courses, Laser Tag Arena, Amusement Rides, Batting Cages and hundreds of sports and redemption games. The picnic grove includes a beer garden, baseball diamond, volleyball, bean bag toss plus traditional picnic games like Bingo (with prizes), balloon toss, relays and more. (And the best part: they’ll do the work, while you take the compliments!)
  • Capacity: up to 2500 guests
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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
Fig & Olive Private & Semi Private dining

FIG & OLIVE Private and Semi-Private Dining Rooms

104 East Oak Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast, Michigan Avenue
  • Description: FIG & OLIVE Chicago is an ideal setting for many occasions. In the heart of the Gold Coast, it has already become a favorite for corporate functions, studio premieres, product launches, bridal events and anniversaries. Its lounge, dining room, semi-private dining rooms and outdoor terrace enable you to host a large variety of events.
  • Capacity: 300 Guests
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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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
Chicago Elite Private Yacht Cruises

Chicago Elite Private Yacht

455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Suite 2600
Chicago, Il 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River East
  • Description: Entertainment Cruises offers a very unique way to entertain your guests for any occasion, with all-inclusive dining cruises on Lake Michigan. From corporate outings to weddings and birthday parties, we have packages available that include the cruise, menu, bar and entertainment, all for one price per person. We also have a variety of other entertainment options such as casino, games, live bands, etc. There is no better way to enjoy the skyline views than from our beautiful vessels on the water.
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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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Free Spirit Yacht Cruises

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

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • 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
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Chicago Wolves

6920 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Il 60018

  • Neighborhood: Rosemont O'hare
  • Description: With a deep understanding of our fans’ wants and needs, we can customize packages for small, medium, and large groups or FIT. The Wolves are not only here to assist and help to expand your business, but to support you and your efforts with: Conventions, Tour groups, Special events, FIT/Voucher contract and VIP experiences
  • Capacity: 16,000

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