Unique Chicago Venues

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

Hotel Zachary Alma Room

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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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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Park West, Chicago’s Historic Theater & Event Space

322 W. Armitage
Chicago, Illinois 60614

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park, Downtown Chicago
  • 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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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
La Pergola

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
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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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
Cubby Bear Main Room

Cubby Bear Wrigleyville Group & Private Event Space

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. Across the street from Wrigley Field!
  • Capacity: 1200
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19 East Near McCormick Place Chicago Convention Center

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 — We specialize in corporate events, product launches, customer and client receptions near Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center, intimate weddings to large-scale fundraisers to high-energy fashion shows.
  • Capacity: 500 Reception/250 Seated
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
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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
Harry Carays River North

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse Group & Private Party Rooms, 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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Shirley Ryan AbilityLabs Meeting & Event Spaces

355 East Erie
Chicago, Illiniois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Michigan Avenue
  • 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
Roaring 20s 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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Jake Melnick’s Private Event Space, Receive Complimentary Boozy Milkshakes for your Holiday Party

41 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: Gold Coast, River North
  • Description: Try Jake's new interactive group activity this year. ENJOY A SAUCE MAKING CLASS AND FRIENDLY COMPETITION WITH DRINKS AND WINGS. From BBQ ribs and brisket to fresh chopped salads, we’re sure to please every pallet. Jake’s crew will do whatever it takes to make your event a huge success, so all you need to do is sit back and relax! Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap is a Chicago restaurant with group private event space located in River North, Chicago, Il. 220 seated, 400 reception style.
  • Capacity: 220 seated, 400 reception style.
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Host an Event with a Scenic with Skyline View at 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
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Peterson Garden Project Community Cooking School

5917 N. Broadway
Chicago, Il 60660

  • Neighborhood: Edgewood
  • Description: We offer different group team building cooking programs and also provide a traditional cooking class for groups. Come and learn from a local Chicago chef in action in our open kitchen.  Then everyone cooks at one of many worktables, and shares the final meal together around our farm table. We work with you to customize your event to your specification —whether you’re looking for a fun way to reward your team after a successful project or explore communication and problem-solving skills in a low-pressure environment. Our Competition Team-building Class: In our Top Chef-style cooking classes, teams work together to create a seasonal dish from a mystery box of ingredients under the guidance of our chef. We facilitate and encourage leadership and team engagement during the class, making it a unique and memorable outing for staff development.
  • Capacity: 80 (40 for a hands-on class)
Ignite Event Space

Ignite Glass Studios Group Activities & Event Space

401 N Armour St
Chicago, Illinois 60642

  • Neighborhood: West Loop, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: The unique and versatile event spaces at Ignite Glass Studios are the perfect setting for private events of all kinds, personal or professional; intimate or elaborate. Three separate areas – the Event Space, Urban Garden, and Rooftop Deck – combine to offer over almost 9,000 square feet of space. The only Event Venue in Chicago offering a garden and a rooftop.
  • Capacity: 220 Seated with DJ and Dance Floor. 300 Cocktail Style
Home base view from Murphys Rooftop

Murphy’s Rooftop Overlooking Wrigley Field – Group Outings Available

3655 N Sheffield Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60613

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • 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
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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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Cheney Mansion Oak Park Exclusive Private Events & Meetings

220 N. Euclid Ave
Oak Park, Illinois 60302

  • Neighborhood: Oak Park
  • Description: A distinctive and natural setting in close proximity to downtown Chicago and surrounding suburbs.  Owned and operated by the Park District of Oak Park, Cheney Mansion is a retreat away from the usual meeting environment with beautifully maintained grounds and a variety of meeting spaces in the 12,000 square foot home.  We welcome small training sessions, staff retreats or holiday and corporate celebrations.  Flexible floor plans and set ups are available depending on the event.  Amenities include a variety of table sizes and types, chairs, audio equipment, screen, mobile white board and WIFI throughout.  Experienced and professional staff on hand to insure your event meets all expectations.
ROW 24 EVENT AND RECEPTION SPACE NEAR CHICAGO MCCORMICK PLACE CONVENTION CENTER

ROW 24 historic loft event space steps from McCormick place

2411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois 60616

  • Neighborhood: South Loop, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: ROW 24 has Soaring 20-foot ceilings, beautiful Swarovski Crystal Chandeliers and exposed brick invite you into our historic loft space. An elegantly appointed, modern event space that is the perfect setting for your social or corporate affair. From stylish furniture for your guests to lounge on, to a sound system that will keep the party going. We've got the must haves and most desired! LOCATED STEPS FROM McCormick place Chicago Convention Center.
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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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Chicago Sports Museum

835 N. Michigan Avenue Level 7
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, 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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Lake Shore Sport & Fitness Indoor & Outdoor Meeting & Event Spaces

211 N. Stetson ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Capacity: 500
Fork Group and Private Dining

Fork Group & Private Dining

4600 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Il 60625

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
  • Description: Located in the heart of Lincoln Square, Fork offers contemporary American cuisine that supports local farms, artisinal producers, natural meats & sustainable seafood. For over a decade, Fork has hosted a wide range of special events in a rustic, casual atmosphere. Our intimate space is ideal for private parties, corporate events and bridal/baby showers.
  • Capacity: 200 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
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
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
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 had events for intimate groups of as few as 35 guests to formal dinners for 1,200. With our unique footprint, we make sure your guests have access to see all the aquarium and what we have to offer.
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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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
3609 Wrigley Rooftops

Wrigley Rooftops Corporate Group Outings

3609 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Description: If you are seeking reserved space for small or medium-sized groups, the Wrigley Rooftops also have several private suites and viewing decks available. Host your pregame meeting at one of our Wrigley Rooftop venues and then enjoy the Cubs game! Entertain clients or pitch new business, our indoor suites can accommodate your needs to make high impact presentations. Select locations offer a variety of customizable seating arrangements and state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment for your next company meeting.
  • Capacity: 200
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
In the heart of the Magnificent Mile

Chicago’s Gleacher Center Conference, Meeting & Event Spaces

450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: The Gleacher Center was designed in collaboration with the Booth School of Businesses world-class faculty to provide the best learning environment available.  Training rooms, breakouts, share holder meetings, private parties, classroom training, seminars, educational conferences, sales meetings and more.
  • Capacity: 50,000 square feet/41 individual meeting rooms
Set for a corporate dinner

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
Second Floor at Night

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
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Maggie Daley Park Indoor & Outdoor 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
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
VIPER ALLEY MEETING SETTING

Viper Alley Lincolnshire Private Meeting & Event Space

250 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

  • Description: Viper Alley in Lincolnshire is perfect for the following Private Events: Team Building, Corporate Meetings, Fundraisers, Not for Profit Events, Mitzvahs, Weddings, Quinceneras, Milestone Events, Holiday Parties, Networking Events, School Award Banquets, Gala Parties, Reunions
  • Capacity: 550 guests

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