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River Roast Group & Private Parties on the Chicago River

315 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River Front
  • Description: River Roast Private Events, located on the Chicago River, offers an impressive setting for your next party or meeting. Helmed by James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Cedric Harden, River Roast is a lively social house and gathering place. Experienced event planning and service teams aim to accommodate and anticipate your needs for a flawless event. Whether you are planning a grand gala for 300 people, or an exclusive affair for eight, the delectable customized menus and exceptional views with impress. River Roast has six spaces to choose from, each featuring sophisticated decor that pays tribute to the historical landmark building the restaurant is housed in- the options for corporate and social events are endless.
  • Capacity: 1500
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Nitti’s Supper Club and Speakeasy with Interactive Roaring 20’s Musical Comedy Show wit da Gangsters & da Flappers

33 West Kinzie
Chicago, Il 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Step inside Harry Caray's landmark building, once owned by infamous Chicago mobster Frank Nitti, and join us for a dinner and show filled with laughs, gangsters, flappers, audience interaction and toe-tapping musical productions. Psst, you's guys will need a passwoid to get in past "Gloves" at the door.  Shows are selling out because it's da bees knees!  Da boss says you's better not wait too long! 
  • Capacity: 200
Harry Carays Private Dining Chicago Navy Pier

Harry Caray’s Waterfront Event Space on Navy Pier offers magnificent skyline views

700 EAST GRAND AVENUE
Chicago, Il 60611

  • Neighborhood: River East, Downtown Chicago
  • Description: Harry Caray’s is uniquely able to offer exciting and memorable party experiences! Toast to another great year among beautiful views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline from our waterfront location on Navy Pier. Several areas within the restaurant can be sectioned off for private events, including the space adjacent to the patio—providing guests with an unforgettable night with a spectacular view of Lake Michigan.
  • Capacity: 440
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Kuma’s Catering for ALL of your event needs! Social gatherings, corporate events & weddings!

852 W. Fulton Market
Chicago, Il. 60607

  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Description: Kuma’s Catering for ALL of your event needs! Social gatherings, corporate events & weddings!
  • Capacity: 145
Inflatable fun for the whole family

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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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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HT Picnics & Teambuilding

1423 N. Broadway St.
Joliet, IL 60435

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

SPIN CHICAGO – PRIVATE AND CORPORATE EVENTS & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

344 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Recently awarded Best New Venue in Crain’s Chicago, SPiN is located in the historic block of marina towers.  With over 18,000 sq. ft we specialize in teambuilding, corporate receptions, networking, launch parties and interactive happy hours. Our exclusive ground level can accommodate group events ranging from 10 – 70 guest and include an indoor/outdoor patio.  Our uniquely designed lower level featuring artistry, music & rich design accommodating groups up to 800+. Catering menus include options like plated & passed appetizers and customized stations which allow for our guest to eat, drink & play pong! PLAN YOUR NEXT SOCIAL OR CORPORATE OUTING WITH US!
  • Capacity: 800+ Guest
Harry Carays River North

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse & Private Speakeasy, 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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Chicago River & Lake Skyline Cruises


Chicago, Il 60601

  • Neighborhood: Downtown Chicago
  • Description: A private cocktail or dinner party aboard your own private yacht is sure to dazzle your clients, friends and colleagues. Choose a daytime or evening Chicago River cruise and select one of our celebrated caterers to design a custom menu perfect for your private event. Guides available for private architecture tours, if desired. River and/or lake cruises available.
Gallagher Way Park Wrigley

Gallagher Way unique event spaces in Chicago, next to Wrigley Field

3635 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60613

  • Neighborhood: Lakeview, Wrigleyville
  • Description: Whether you’re looking for a venue to host a wedding, holiday party or corporate meeting, you’ll be hard pressed to find more unique event spaces in Chicago than those at Gallagher Way. With nine distinct venues, you can choose from restaurant and outdoor, modern and industrial, corporate and party. No matter which you pick, our venues surrounding Wrigley Field all come with a view that can’t be beat. That’s just one reason Crain’s Chicago Business named us among the best event spaces in Chicago. With so many Chicago venues and unique event spaces, we can accommodate groups of various sizes. Move from our outdoor ice skating rink at Gallagher Way to a cozy after party in The Bar at Hotel Zachary, or from corporate meetings at the American Airlines Conference Center to private dinner space at Dutch and Doc’s to a holiday party at Mordecai.
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Topgolf Schaumburg Corporate Group Party & Event Space Rentals

2050 Progress Pkwy
Schaumburg, Illinois 60196

  • Neighborhood: Schaumburg
  • Description: Welcome to Topgolf – the premier entertainment destination in Schaumburg. And by entertainment destination, we’re talking about a place where you can come for birthday parties, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events, date nights, or just a night out with friends, and everyone will have a great time. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe that every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and drinks, moved by music and all made possible through community.
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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
Grand Entrance

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
Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville birthday party

Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville Group Outings, Meetings & Events Space

1027 W. Addison St. Ste. A201
Chicago, Il 60613

  • Neighborhood: Wrigleyville
  • Description: With a one-of-a-kind array of entertainment options, Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville offers a variety of event space to enjoy including two private suites. For larger gatherings, venue buyout options that accommodate up to 750 guests are available. Whether it be a company team building event, upcoming birthday party for any age, a social outing, or a spirited Chicago Cubs post-party, event packages are custom tailored to provide the perfect setting for a unique and unforgettable experience.
  • Capacity: 750 Guests

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