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.

Chicago Charter Bus

Aries Charter Transportation

4525 W Grenshaw St
Chicago, Il 60624

  • Description: Book a charter bus or private car for travel groups, corporations, weddings, proms, special occasions, sporting events and more. Serving the Chicagoland area for over twenty years, Aries Charter Transportation is your group transportation expert. If you are planning to travel in or around the Chicagoland area, call or email us with your transportation needs.
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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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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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AceBounce

230 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois 60601

  • Description: Planning or hosting a Chicago Celebration Party, Team Building, Networking Event, Corporate Event or Product Launch? AceBounce is perfectly positioned in downtown Chicago and provides event space for up to 550 guests. AceBounce is an immense ping pong playground with award winning chefs and mixologists, creating an unprecedented party experience.
  • Capacity: 550
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.
Kane County Cougars Stadium

Kane County Cougars Stadium Group & Private Events

34W002 Cherry Lane
Geneva, Illinois 60134

  • Description: The Kane County Cougars are a Minor League Baseball team located in west-suburban Geneva. We are the Class-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the only Major League Baseball affiliated team in the area. From early April through Labor Day, the Cougars play 70 games at beautiful Northwestern Medicine Field. The stadium holds nearly 11,000 fans, with private and semi-private catering areas available for groups from 20 to 11,000. On game days, you can expect fun-filled baseball games, as well as many crazy antics between innings to keep everyone entertained. Special character appearances are scattered throughout the summer, and we have over 25 post-game fireworks shows each season! A KidZone area with inflatable rides and games keeps the younger fans happy, and the best food and beverages you can find at a ballpark will keep everyone content. On many Saturdays, your ticket to the game includes a free pre-game concert at our on-site Music Garden, adding to the already great value we provide.
  • Capacity: 20 -11,000 guests
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary entertainer


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  • Description: As an in-demand corporate entertainer, Michael Grandinetti is renowned for combing stunning visual illusions with a company’s brand,  message, and executives to convey their product benefits in a unique, compelling, fun, and, most importantly, memorable way.  Named by Entertainment Weekly as “a great magician who can truly communicate with a TV audience” and Hidden Remote as a “fan favorite…with charisma and an easy rapport with an audience”, Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary entertainer.
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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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Lori Brittin


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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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
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: Downtown Chicago, South Loop
  • 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.
Windy City Mousetrap Race Car Challenge

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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Hard Rock Cafe Private Events & Escape Room

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. PLAN YOUR NEXT CORPORATE OUTING WITH THE ESCAPE GAME AND HARD ROCK CAFE. You’ve probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it’s your turn to do so with up to 30 of your guests! We offer an escape from ordinary life that allows you to live the stories you love. You and your team are locked in a room and have one hour to complete a mission and escape. Escaping will require teamwork, quick thinking,determination and a sense of urgency!
  • Capacity: 650 guests
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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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Celebration Authority Party & Event Rentals

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.
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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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Chicago Private Luxury Yacht Rental

Burnham Harbor, J Dock 1559 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: It's time to celebrate on the ultimate floating venue on Lake Michigan. What better way to spend your summer than out on the water, accompanied by friends and loved ones? We understand that each celebration is unique and we treat them as such. We enjoy working with together to make each event truly memorable. We specialize in hosting corporate outings, social events such as birthdays, anniversaries, high tea, bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, graduations & reunions. we love hosting romantic dinners, marriage proposals. Share your vision with us and we will work to attain all of your personal wants and needs! Inquire about topping off your evening with one of Chicago’s firework shows happening every Wednesday and Saturday Night - all summer long!
  • Capacity: Charters: 45 Guests, Sleep Aboards: 6 People
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Game Show Gurus


Hoffman Estates, IL 60173

  • Description: Chicago Game Show Gurus provides Karaoke, DJ services, green screen and of course our favorite - Game Shows for Tradeshow Booths seeking traffic via trade show games, Chicago Game Show Production for Events, Parties, Tradeshows, Contests, Event Marketing, your upcoming Birthday Party, Corporate Event, function, festival, fair, wedding bar mitzvahs, mall, casino or any other occasion. We can bring in model sample games from TV’s most popular game shows.
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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!
Chicago Dine Around Team Building

Chicago Dine Around Interactive Culinary Experiences

70 W. Madison St. Suite 5300
Chicago, Il 60602

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago, Michigan Avenue, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, West Loop, River North, Schaumburg, Wicker Park, South Loop, Wrigleyville, River West, Old Town, Lincoln Square
  • Description: Chicago Dine-Around is a full-service corporate event planning company offering unique and interactive dining experiences for corporate outings and events. Chicago Dine-Around events are suitable for team-building, networking events, meetings, incentive programs, employee and customer appreciation events, holiday and office parties.
  • Capacity: 560
Windy City Charity Programs

Windy City Charity Projects


Chicago, Il

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago, Rosemont O'hare, Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, West Loop, River North, Schaumburg, Wicker Park, South Loop, Naperville, Highland Park, Wrigleyville, River Front, Logan Square, Ravenswood, River West, Old Town, Oak Park
  • Description: Looking to give back to the community while boosting morale amongst your team? Windy City Charity Projects are the perfect way to meet your charitable needs while creating a fun and meaningful memory for the entire company. Choose from a variety of different charities and activities. Past clients have built bikes for needy children, helped collect large donations of canned food for local food banks and packed care packages for the men and women of the US Military. The Windy City team is also able to add a charitable project to any type of event including team building, summer outings, holiday parties, meetings and more! Let the Windy City team of expert planners create the perfect event providing lasting value for your team and the community.
  • Capacity: 3500
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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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IFLY Indoor Skydiving for Group Outings (3 locations: Rosemont, Chicago’s Lincoln Park, Naperville)

800 W Scott St,
Lincoln Park, Illinois 60610

  • Neighborhood: Rosemont O'hare, Lincoln Park, Naperville
  • Description: Did you know iFLY Indoor Skydiving offers unique space, food and beverage? If you are looking for an all-inclusive venue than iFLY is the place for you. We have tailored space that can accommodate group outings, special events, product launches, corporate parties or team building events. We would love to have your group experience the dream of flight!
  • Capacity: 151 - 214
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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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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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
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Firehouse Team Building – firefighter-based team development program & venue

1100 National Pkwy
Schaumburg, IL 60173

  • Description: FireZone is a 8000sqft firehouse themed party and events facility featuring a newly renovated, rustic-inspired meeting space with A/V capabilities, team building activities and catering. Fire trucks, firefighting gear, memorabilia and other related decor create a truly unique event space. 
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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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CSz Chicago – ComedySportz

929 W. Belmont
Chicago, Il 60657

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview, Lincoln Park
  • Description: The CSz Theater Chicago is a charming 137-seat theater and lobby. The theater includes a full bar, and we can accommodate catering from your choice of restaurant. Our versatile space is great for everything from meetings to holiday parties.
  • Capacity: 150
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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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 Chicago area corporate event, party 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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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
Bob Sirott and Marrianne Murciano Chicago celebrity emcee and speaker

Chicago media celebrities BOB SIROTT AND MARIANNE MURCIANO are for hire!


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: Chicago media legends, Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are no strangers to working as partners. The husband and wife duo recently moved their popular Sirott and Murciano, program from WGN Radio to Chicago’s legendary WLS AM 890, where Bob began his radio career as a top DJ in the 70s. With a longtime fan-base on the air and now on social media, they are fixtures on the Chicago media landscape. They co-anchored Fox Thing in the Morning on WFLD-TV in Chicago from 1994 to 2000. They’re true veterans of TV and radio with successful careers in broadcasting and communications.
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Chicago Helicopter Experience Group Outings & Corporate Events Indoor & Outdoor

2420 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Perfect for group outings, private parties, and corporate events, 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. Perfect for group outings, private parties, and corporate events. SEEKING A UNIQUE CHICAGO CORPORATE EVENT? Host and fly up to 500 guests in our customizable indoor and outdoor space and treat everyone to the ride of their life on a helicopter experience. Party on the tarmac and deliver the most memorable experience in Chicago to your company or client event.
  • Capacity: 250 guests
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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
Tom Dreesen Chicagos 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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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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Maggie Daley Park Indoor & Outdoor Event Spaces

337 E Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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


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  • Description: SourceOne Events is an industry-leader in brand experiences for expos, conferences, and corporate events
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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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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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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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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
Rat Pack Chicago Performers

“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.
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
La Salle Private Room

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
The Iron Kingdom

Escape Reality is Chicago’s premier escape room facility located in River North

158 W Erie St Chicago
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, River North
  • Description: Escape Reality is Chicago's premier escape room facility located in River North. We feature 6 pop culture inspired escape rooms, ideal for company outings, team building exercises and project milestone celebrations as well as problem solving / leadership training and family fun! Groups of up to 36 people are given 60 minutes to search for hidden clues and solve cryptic puzzles in order to progress and escape. Groups larger than 10 qualify for BYOB, and a discounted rate!
  • Capacity: 49 Guests
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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)
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The Caroling Connection


Chicago, Illinois

  • Description: The Holidays are for reconnecting with friends, family and that childlike sense of wonder that makes them so special. How can you be sure to reconnect with the magic of the holiday season? That’s where The Caroling Connection can help, with Dickensian-costumed a cappella singers that are a perfect fit in any situation, ranging from private parties to the largest corporate event. The Caroling Connection, Dickensian Carolers who make Holiday memories.
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Rosemont Catering by Aramark is the exclusive caterer for the Donald E Stephens Convention Center & Rosemont Theatre.

9301 W Bryn Mawr
Rosemont, Il. 60018

  • Neighborhood: Rosemont O'hare
  • Description: Rosemont Catering by Aramark is the exclusive caterer for the Donald E Stephens Convention Center & Rosemont Theatre. Aramark can accommodate events from as intimate as 15 up to 3,000 guests offering a variety of flexible floor plans and catering services.
  • Capacity: 15 - 3000 guests
SPiN Chicago Corporate Parties  Group outings

SPiN CHiCAGO – PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

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
North lawn tented event with the historic museum facade as a backdrop

Museum Of Science and Industry

5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

  • Description: Just steps away from Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry continues to indulge the imagination. The Museum offers various event spaces to accommodate a meeting for 20, a seated dinner for 800 or a strolling dinner reception throughout the entire museum of 12,000. Our interactive exhibits and dramatic spaces offer the perfect backdrop for any corporate or social event.
  • Capacity: 12000
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Park West, Chicago’s Historic Theater & Event Space

322 W. Armitage
Chicago, Illinois 60614

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago, Lincoln Park
  • 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
Chicago Team Building and Corporate Events

WCF Team Building & Corporate Events

2367 West Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Windy City Fieldhouse (WCF) is the Midwest's largest Team Building and Corporate Entertainment Company dedicated to assisting its clients in the creation of exceptional and memorable interactive events throughout the Chicagoland area. Whether your event is in the city, the suburbs or at WCF's 55,000 square foot raw entertainment venue,
  • Capacity: 3500 people
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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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Jake Melnick’s Private Event Space, Outdoor Patio and Interactive Group Sauce Making Class and Friendly Competition

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.
Topgolf Rooftop Terrace Naperville

Topgolf Naperville Meeting & Event Space

3211 Odyssey Court
Naperville, Illinois 60563

  • Description: Topgolf Naperville is our flagship location in the Chicago area and opened Sept. 4, 2015. It is a three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue with 102 hitting bays, a full-service restaurant and bars, a rooftop terrace, a gaming lounge and more. Topgolf Naperville is an event venue perfect for meetings, fundraisers, trade shows, conferences, private dining, client entertainment and team-building events/corporate activities.
  • Capacity: Events & private space for 12 – 1200
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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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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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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.
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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