Unique Chicago Venues

Unique Chicago event spaces and venues for special & unique corporate events, client events, meetings, parties and weddings.

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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.
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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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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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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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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
Chicago Elite Private Yacht Cruises

Chicago Elite Private Yacht

455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Suite 2600
Chicago, Il 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • 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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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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Rockit Burger Bar Wrigleyville Private Party Space

3700 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Description: Whether it’s a seated dinner or buffet, cocktail party, brunch event, birthday celebration or pre or post-Cubs game outing, Rockit Burger Bar has multiple options for your group size and event format. Corporate or social events, semi-private or private are customized to fit your tastes and budget, just steps away from historic Wrigley Field. Our full service event experts will handle it all, from menu creation to event production, impressing your guests at every opportunity.
  • Capacity: 250
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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
  • 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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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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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
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
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
SHAY River North Event Space

Shay

222 W. Ontario Street
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: SHAY, located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a premier event venue. An upscale lounge with a modern, sleek, chic design and an inviting atmosphere can be booked for private events of up to 500 guests, or smaller semi-private events. The venue features two bars, lounge seating, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, robust catering offerings, expansive windows and customized branding opportunities. SHAY is the preeminent destination for cocktail receptions, company outings, launch parties, convention receptions, fundraisers, holiday parties and more.
  • Capacity: 500 guests

Untitled – Chicago Speakeasy Private Event & Meeting Space

111 W. Kinzie St.
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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The Underground

56 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: The Underground features a unique subway-style entrance, a posh lounge-like interior with plush sofa seating, cocktail tables, 3 bars, 2 DJ booths and motion reactive party lighting creating two purposefully designed spaces that can be booked for large private events of up to 425 guests, or smaller semi-private events for 75 to 300 guests. Guests rave about the sleek, modern décor, 20ft illuminated wall map, and state-of-the-art tech elements including a 40-ft LED projection screen that can be used for personalized imagery and branding for your next event.
  • Capacity: 450 Total Venue. Split Venue, The Club (325), The Lounge (125)
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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
Old Town Pour House Private Dining Room

Old Town Pour House Chicago Private & Semi Private Event Spaces

1419 N Wells St.
Chicago, Illinois 60610

  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Description: At 10,000 sq.ft., the venue offers plenty of event space for social and corporate events. Guests can choose between private and semi-private options. The expansive main dining room houses the main bar comprised of 120 draft handles along with a stunning TV wall. The beautiful mezzanine has a dedicated bar with 16 draft handles, and the Private Dining Room allows guests to customize 2 of the 8 draft handles.
  • Capacity: Private Event Space: 125 guests
In the heart of the Magnificent Mile

Gleacher Center

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Capacity: 50,000 square feet/41 individual meeting rooms
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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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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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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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Galleria Marchetti sets the tone for flawless events

825 West Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois 60622

  • Description: With in-house catering and five distinct areas that can be combined into two separate event spaces or one big event space for very large groups, Galleria Marchetti offers endless flexibility to customize your next event. With an unwavering commitment to authenticity and personalized service, we instill peace of mind in our clients.
  • Capacity: 1200 Cocktail Style
Sunda

Sunda Corporate Events & Parties

110 West Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River North
  • Description: Whether it’s a cocktail party, lunch meeting, seated dinner or buffet, Sunda has multiple options for your group size and event format. Corporate or social events, semi-private or private are guaranteed to impress when you choose “River North’s preeminent pan-Asian restaurant” (Dining Chicago). Our full service event experts will handle it all, from menu creation to event production, impressing your guests at every opportunity.
  • Capacity: 300
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
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Rockit Group & Private Event Space

22 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Description: Rockit can accommodate a completely private reception for up to 250 guests in the 2nd floor lounge. Smaller groups can rent out "sections" of the lounge for groups from 20 - 100 Guests, 7 days a week. Venue includes elevator, valet parking attendants, DJ booth, 10 wall mounted TVs, microphone, DVD players, WiFi, and more.
  • Capacity: Lounge: Up to 300 Reception Venue Buyout: Up to 400 Guests
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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
Roaring 20's Chicago event space near McCormick Place

Roaring 20’s Chicago Interactive Speakeasy Dinner & Event Space

2114 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, Il 60616

  • Neighborhood: South Loop
  • Description: Rent out our space for corporate events for Chicago's most unique interactive comedy & dangerous fun! You & your group will be transported back to da 1920s complete wit da boss's 1928 Model Ford, Roaring Twenties music and memorabilia from da Twenties. Perfect for groups both corporate and social who want to have a unique experience and beat last years event. we can also give you's a show if you want. We provide semi customized shows for private events. You's need da passwoid to get in. Send us an email and we'll have da boss contact you for a meeting.
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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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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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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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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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Fremont Chicago, a Multi-Level Dining & Event Venue

15 W. Illinois St
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Fremont Chicago is Four Corners Tavern Group's newest venue that opened in mid-December 2015 in the heart of River North. Fremont is a multi-level venue that can accommodate up to 600 guests within the entire venue. Perfect for Corporate and Convention Lunch Options, Social and Corporate Dinner Parties, Happy Hour Options, Game Day Party Options, Cocktail Receptions, Birthdays and After Party Packages, Engagement Party Packages, Bachelor and Bachelorette Party Options, Fantasy Draft Packages, Non-Profit Fundraiser Options
  • Capacity: 600 total capacity; 200 on the first floor; 375 on the second floor
Home Run Inn Bar

Home Run Inn Pizza Group Event Space near Wrigley Field

3215 N Sheffield
Chicago, Il 60657

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Description: We are located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago walking distance from Wrigley Field, in the heart of the Belmont Theater District. Our space is perfect for networking before a show, dinner before a Cubs game, client event, company party or a presentation in a casual, welcoming environment.
  • Capacity: 220
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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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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
Metropolitin Club Chicago Event Space

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
Second City Chicago Corporate events

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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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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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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