Outdoor Event Space

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

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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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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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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
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
Siegels Cottonwood Farm Corporate Group Reception  Special Event options in the Barn

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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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
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Shirley Ryan AbilityLabs Meeting & Event Spaces

355 East Erie
Chicago, Illiniois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: In March 2017, our 26 story state-of-the-art “translational” research hospital opened its doors and is changing the way we think about medicine and research. This beautiful and unique venue space includes a conference center with two large, open auditoriums that can facilitate meetings or special events for groups up to 250 just steps away from Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile.   Both auditoriums, located on the 10th and 12th floors, can be divided into 3 separate rooms by sound proof airwalls.   Adjacent garden spaces on our 10th floor are available for breaks and receptions as well. We offer on-site catering to meet your meeting refreshment needs, or if requested, the opportunity to work with a preferred caterer list.
  • Capacity: 10,000 sq ft
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
New Venues in Chicago for Planning a corporate event

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.
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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
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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HT Picnics & Teambuilding

1423 N. Broadway St.
Joliet, IL 60435

  • Description: HT Picnics can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. Attractions include: 2 Go-Kart tracks plus a Jr. Raceway, 2 award-winning Miniature Golf Courses, Amusement Rides and Batting Cages. Indoor attractions include: Phantom's Fury Laser Tag, more rides Karaoke and hundreds of sports, video and redemption games. The picnic grounds include three groves with a beer garden, volleyball, bean bag toss plus traditional picnic games like Bingo, water balloon toss, relays and more. And the best part: they'll do the work, while you take the compliments!
  • Capacity: Up to 2000 guests.
Rooftop Event Space

Lake Shore Sport & Fitness Indoor & Outdoor Meeting & Event Spaces

211 N. Stetson ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Capacity: 500
Picnics In Chicago

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
Shedd Aquarium Reception Space

Shedd Aquarium Event Spaces

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Shedd Aquarium is the “must-sea” destination in Chicago, with 32,000 animals from the rivers, lakes, oceans and wetlands of the world. From the vantage point of the expansive Abbott Oceanarium, guests can enjoy leaping dolphins or chirping beluga whales against a sweeping view of Lake Michigan. Your event can also have access to two outdoor two lakeside terraces featuring Chicago’s famed skyline for a backdrop.
  • Capacity: Shedd Aquarium has hosted events for intimate groups of 20 guests to formal dinners with 1,200 guests. In our immersive aquatic galleries and intimate exhibit spaces, guests have access to experience the aquarium to create a memorable experience.
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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Maggie Daley Park Indoor & Outdoor Event Spaces

337 E Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • 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
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 Dutch and Doc’s to a holiday party at Mordecai.

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