Event Planning Ideas

Chicagoland’s top special event planning ideas for planning special, corporate and client events in Chicago, Il. We showcase only Chicago’s top Planner Preferred event planning ideas, venues and services commission free.

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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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Howl At The Moon

26 W Hubbard St
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Howl at the Moon can cater to almost any corporate event need. We have a full service kitchen, private banquet/meeting facility and dueling pianos that rock music of all genres. We can hold up to 400 guests and we offer singing along to your own customized company song.
  • Capacity: 400
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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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M&M Special Event Rentals & Design

493 Mission Street
Carol Stream, Il 60188

  • Description: Each year M&M produces 100’s of Weddings, Corporate Events, and outstanding Theme Parties in Chicago and Dallas. With 43,000 sq. ft. of warehouse facility housing stocks of every imaginable party supply, M&M Party Rental is prepared for even the largest clients, and the most complex orders. Our fleet of radio dispatched trucks makes sure everything arrives in a timely fashion. Our talented team of event professionals have decades of experience and will work seamlessly with you to make your event a spectacular success.
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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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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse Outdoor Terrace, Group & Private Dining

58 East Oak St
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Gold Coast
  • 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
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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
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Morton’s The Steakhouse Wacker Place and Original Location on State Street

65 E. Wacker Place
Chicago, Il 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Private dining available for groups 10 - 250 guests. Morton’s The Steakhouse –Wacker Place and Original Location on State Street, have been a Chicago staple since 1977. Offering Prime Steaks from Allen Brothers, legendary service, and a meeting planners dream, with over 7 private spaces, and a private bar for receptions.
  • Capacity: 250
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Chicago Honey Bear Dancers


Chicago, Il

  • Description: Chicago Honey Bear Dancers provide customized Entertainment for corporate events, trade-shows, casinos, conventions, private parties, resorts, military bases, fairs, festivals and special events.
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Chicago Roaring 20 Theme Party Entertainers


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  • Description: Roaring 20's Chicago dancers, entertainers, songs, ideas, roaring 20's theme party ideas, planning, venues for roaring 20's.
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Chicago’s Interactive Show TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING is Great for Groups

3309 North Seminary Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Description: Interactive group outing ideas for corporate groups, bachelor/bachelorette parties, birthday parties, client events, office outings, anniversaries and more near Wrigley Field. At TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, you're not just a member of the audience - you're part of the family! Private events are available and highly encouraged.
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Scavenger Hunts in Chicago

2367 West Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Scavenger Hunts In Chicago (SHIC) is Chicago's largest provider of exciting and creative "Mission Impossible" Scavenger Hunts and Great "Amazing Races" taking place at locations throughout the city and suburbs.
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AMJ Spectacular Events

: 5109 W Lake St.
Melrose Park, Illinois 60160

  • Description: AMJ Spectacular Events is your complete party rental company designed to fit any sized party at any budget for your party, event, trade show, summer picnic, backyard party or corporate event. We take great pride in being family owned, and operated by not only our family but our dependable team as well.
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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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Tasty Catering

1900 Touhy Ave
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

  • Description: Tasty Catering has five specialties: special events, corporate catering, social events, weddings and outdoor events. Tasty Catering treats each client like an extension of its own family. Small to large, offering services ranging from solely catering to full-service event planning, Tasty Catering focuses on creating great experiences that exceed expectations.
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CEI, Chicago’s Team Building Company

400 E. Randolph
Chicago, Il 60601

  • Description: CEI - Chicago’s Team Building Company - your local partner for engaging Team Building and Charitable Team Experiences. We love Chicago and know how to highlight its rich history and new features! Building on 25+ years of service, CEI designs and produces original programs to enhance attendee’s experience.
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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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Total Event Resources

1920 Thoreau Drive Suite 105
Schaumburg, IL 60173

  • Description: Under the leadership of President Kathy Miller, Total Event Resources has worked with Fortune 500 companies and associations nationwide in the management and production of their major events, trade shows and meetings.
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David Ranalli Magician & Corporate Emcee


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: David typically provides his stage show of magic and mind reading as after dinner entertainment, or integrated into a conference program. His close up magic is great for cocktail receptions and networking events.
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Crafts & Drafts Mobile Interactive Arts & Crafts Parties


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: Crafts & Drafts invites you to tap into your crafty side! We are a completely mobile business hosting arts and crafts parties around Chicago.
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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
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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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Event Creative

219 N Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612

  • Description: Event Creative is a full-service event production agency that creates dynamic and meaningful social, digital, and branded experiences for private clients, consumers, and business audiences.
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Maggie Daley Park Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Party 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
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Chicago Theater Works Interactive Dinner Theater & Event Space

1113 W Belmont Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60657

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Description: Chicago Theater Works is Chicago’s #1 interactive-dinner theater and event venue provides a turnkey unique and affordable event space with the option to add dinner, drinks, and/or a Chicago-style interactive comedy experience.
  • Capacity: 170 guests
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WhirlyBall Chicago

1825 W. Webster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

  • Neighborhood: Wicker Park
  • Description: WhirlyBall is the most complete venue in Chicagoland that offers flexible meeting facilities and event space, full A/V capabilities, a creative F&B menu and a variety of other entertainment options including lasertag and bowling, too! This 50,000 square foot facility boasts a large, dedicated event space that seats hundreds and an adjoining second-level outdoor terrace with soft-seating and fire tables that provide a comfortable environment for guests to focus, be productive or simply enjoy a wonderful celebration.
  • Capacity: 1200
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ALA CARTE PARTY & EVENT VENUES: HOLIDAY PARTIES / SPECIAL EVENTS

2330 Hammond Drive Suite G
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park, Schaumburg
  • Description: “Home to Chicago's Northwest Suburban Popular Venues”! A.C.E. locations are perfect settings for your Holiday Parties, Corporate Events, Bachelorette Parties, Boat Charters, Weddings, Mitzvahs, Casual Catering or Offsite Coordinated Custom Events!! A.C.E. truly is your one stop resource that offers a wide variety of entertainment options to suit any type of event including full event production, master of ceremonies, disc jockeys, karaoke, dancers, dance instructors, videotaping, video projection, lighting, photo booths and much more!
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  • Description: Mention that you saw me on Here's Chicago & I will give you one hour of free cocktail music. Whether it’s an office holiday party, a corporate function, a non-for-profit gala, a wedding or an intimate reception Lori’s music can either be front and center or provide a great background effect for your event.
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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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U.S. Poker & Casino Parties

820 Eagle Drive
Bensenville, Illinois 60106

  • Description: Casino night theme parties and events, U.S. Poker & Casino Parties is the leading provider of casino night entertainment throughout the Chicago area. We pride ourselves on making your event a resounding success by providing you with the very best in elegant casino tables, fun and professional dealers, entertainment and casino theme decor. We are one of the longest standing providers of casino night parties in Chicago. We will make your party or fundraiser a night to remember!
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Fado Irish Pub

100 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Fado Irish Pub is an authentic Irish Pub Located in downtown Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood, near all major hotels. Fado Irish Pub is a unique venue to plan a corporate event, client, friends or family gathering. Our warm and welcoming pub creates an atmosphere for celebration, while staff delivers the best of food, drink, and Irish hospitality. A good choice if you're looking for an escape from standard banquet-style venues.
  • Capacity: 450
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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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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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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: 1500
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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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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North

350 W Wolf Point Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River North
  • Description: Imagination. Experience. Creativity. Impeccable service. The essential elements of any catered affair and at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, you’ll find all of them in abundance. With some of the most extensive facilities of any hotel and meeting center in Chicago and featuring 25,000 square feet of flexible function space – all in a single location – the smooth transition of delegates from one meeting to another is seamless. For social events, the Mart Plaza offers stunning ballrooms with breathtaking cityscape and Chicago River views. Whether your function calls for a light snack, an elegant luncheon or a gourmet feast, we will help you plan just the right menu and serve it with just the right touch. No matter what kind of event you are planning, the Mart Plaza can accommodate meetings and events for 10 to 1,000 attendees.
  • Capacity: 25,000 square feet/50-5000 guests
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FIG & OLIVE Private and Semi-Private Dining Rooms

104 East Oak Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast
  • 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
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Windy City Mousetrap Race Car Challenge


Chicago, Illinois

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Rosemont O'hare, Michigan Avenue, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Schaumburg, Highland Park, Logan Square
  • Description: Communication, Creativity, Thinking Outside the Box, Persistence, Overcoming Adversity, Teamwork = the Windy City Mousetrap Race Car Challenge. Challenge your team in a competitive and fun environment to improve communication, dare to think outside the box and persevere through unexpected challenges. Building a race car from a mousetrap is harder than it looks – see what your teams are capable of doing with this fun and rewarding event.
  • Capacity: 3500
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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’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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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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Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours

238 E. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60603

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Here's a great way to experience everything wonderful Chicago has to offer in a fun, guided tour. Absolutely Chicago Segway Tours gets people out of the meeting room and into the fresh air for an adventure to remember. It's perfect for groups, single travelers or teambuilding events. With over 50 years of combined experience in the hospitality industry, our on-site owners will make sure our guests are given first-class service!
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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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Improve It Chicago


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: improve it! LLC, winner of the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Awards—Art & Design category, and nominee for the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards, is on a mission to provide high-energy, laughter-filled corporate team-building workshops that feature professionally-trained improvisers. improve it!’s corporate performances will have your team roaring with laughter and their highly-interactive workshops will enhance your team’s cohesion and communication skills. improve it! offers customized corporate performances and workshops based on the client’s goals.
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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
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Hard Rock Cafe Private Dining & Events up to 650 Guests

63 W Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Hard Rock Cafe Chicago offers a rockin' memorable private dining and event experience in Chicago's trendy River North neighborhood for up 650 guests.
  • Capacity: 650 guests
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Lucky Strike Chicago

322 E. Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Lucky Strike Chicago is a 36,000 sq ft upscale bowling and billiards lounge, restaurant, bar, and wine lounge located on the second floor in the AMC movie complex in River East. With 18 state-of-the-art lanes and our many big screens located throughout the venue, Lucky Strike Chicago is a great place to have a group outing, special event, corporate party or team building event.
  • Capacity: 1000
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SPiN Chicago Group Outings & Event Spaces

344 N STATE ST.
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Events, team building, group outings & private parties CAN be fun & easy to plan! SPiN Chicago offers professional Olympic ping pong tables, VIP private lounge spaces, full-service catering and bar service, on-site event sales planners, (aka ping pong provocateurs), to handle every detail in your event planning. We also offer access to professional ping pong players to enhance any event experience, organize tournaments or simply for instructional lessons.
  • Capacity: 700 Guests
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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

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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Casino Party Planners

14737 Drexel Ave
Dolton, Illinois 60419

  • Description: Casino Party Planners doesn't just claim to be the premier casino event planning company in Illinois...our equipment, our staff, and our above and beyond commitment to servicing our clients speaks for itself! With over 30 years of event planning experience, our highly professional team specializes in bringing the thrill and excitement of Las Vegas directly to your Private Home Party, Charitable Fundraiser, or Corporate Event.
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OFFSITE Chicago Private Meetings & Event Space

560 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL 60661

  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Description: OFFSITE Chicago is a new innovative private meeting and event space located in Chicago’s West Loop. Designed and wired to inspire creativity and optimize productivity, OFFSITE was literally built from the ground up with the perfect gathering in mind. From the state-of-the-art A/V system to the comfortable yet versatile decor, our multipurpose facility offers the ideal backdrop for your next board meeting, brainstorming session, focus group, product launch or social event.
  • Capacity: 100
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Cuvee

308 West Erie Street
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Cuvée is the premiere locale for events to be hosted–5,500 square feet, two expansive bars, lounge seating, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems are all included in our venue and available for your enjoyment.
  • Capacity: 400
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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
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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
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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
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V.I.P. Valet Services


Chicago, Il. 60610

  • Description: At V.I.P. Valet Services, our family extends beyond our employees. Since the beginning of our operations, our customers have known us personally and have been with us throughout the growth of our business. We would like to develop the same relationship with you as a meeting, conference or event planner.
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Celebration Authority

220 S. Shaddle Avenue
Mundelein, IL 60060

  • Description: We supply Inflatables, Climbing Walls & Sports Inflatables, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Boxing Rings, Mechanical Bull Rental, Bounce House, Moonwalks, Slides, Giant Slide Rentals, Water Slide and Water Inflatables Rentals, Event Rentals. Tents, Tables, Chairs, Decor, Catering and Concessions. Casino and Party Games, Carnival Games, Festival & Carnival, Crafts & Photo. Entertainment and Chicago Entertainers. DJs, Shows and Bands. Artists, Magic & More for your summer picnics, special events, parties and Corporate events.
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
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WhirlyBall Vernon Hills

285 Center Drive
Vernon Hills, IL 60061

  • Description: WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and suped-up bumper cars in a game of skill and chance. If that’s not enough, add a climbing wall, state-of-the-art lasertag, great food, fully-loaded sports bar, video games, foosball, pool, and a broad range of customizable catering options from simple to elegant and you’ve got more fun than should be allowed. But we’ll let you.
  • Capacity: 450
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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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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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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: 800
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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
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CSz Chicago – ComedySportz

929 W. Belmont
Chicago, Il 60657

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview, Lincoln Park
  • Description: ComedySportz performances are always clean, fast-paced and very interactive. Private performances are customized to your audience. Corporate Training, Teambuilding Customer Service Training, Communication and Leadership Development, Sales Training Employee Engagement
  • Capacity: 150
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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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Adeline’s Sea Moose – A Chicago Private Yacht Rental

1559 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60605

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: It's time to celebrate on the ultimate floating venue on Lake Michigan. We love helping you celebrate with your clients, sales team, corporate outing, office or company party. We also specialize in hosting small social groups such as birthdays, anniversaries, bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, entertaining out-of-town guests, graduations & reunions. Our Chicago charter yacht - Adeline’s Sea Moose will create memories for your corporate or social special occasion.
  • Capacity: 45
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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
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
Tom Dreesen Chicago's top corporate emcee

Most sought after Corporate Comedian Tom Dreesen


Los Angeles, CA

  • Description: Tom Dreesen has appeared countless times in Las Vegas, Tahoe, Reno and Atlantic City with artists like Smokey Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Natalie Cole and Sammy Davis, Jr. Tom has acted in numerous television shows – from Columbo to Murder She Wrote – and appeared in motion pictures including Man on the Moon and Spaceballs. He has recorded comedy albums, starred in his own TV comedy special, Dreesen Street, and hosted a late night talk show in Chicago, Night Time Starring Tom Dreesen.
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“The Chicago Rat Pack”


Chicago, IL

  • Description: The “Chicago” Rat Pack performance can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, performed to CD tracks. The celebrity impersonators are authentic character actors, and can combine walkaround meet-and-greet before or after their show.
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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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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
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FTW Corporate Events & Team Building

River East Center 322 Illinois St.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: FTW Chicago specializes in a wide range of events from Corporate Events, Team Building or Fundraisers to Holiday Parties, Birthdays, Bachelor/ette Parties or Rehearsal Dinners & Showers.
  • Capacity: 600
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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 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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Windy City Team Challenge, Chicago, Il


Chicago, Il

  • Description: Whether you are looking for an event focused on teamwork, communication, group problem solving, strategic thinking, camaraderie & learning, the Windy City Team Challenge is the perfect program for you. The Windy City team works with you to determine the key impacts you want for the event and in turn, selects from a vast list of activities to customize an event designed to meet your unique mission and objectives. The end result is a program made specifically for you with the perfect balance of fun and creative team building.
  • Capacity: 3500
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UpBeat Music Productions | Corporate Event Band | Chicago Wedding Band

UpBeat Music Productions | Chicago Wedding Band 3615 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613-4789

  • Description: With a diverse variety of musicians, ensembles, and theme party entertainment, UpBeat Music Productions is a trusted standard for creating the perfect atmosphere for your corporate event or wedding reception. THE UPBEAT BAND, a dynamic 10 piece orchestra – UpBeat Orchestra, a 14 piece orchestra – The Michael Cascio Orchestra, a jazz group – Michael Cascio Trio or jazz quartet for reception music, a string quartet for classical ceremony music, solo piano or strolling violin, a blues group, or a custom theme for a corporate gala, we know how important your special event is – creating the perfect party atmosphere is what we do.

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