Graduation Party

If you’re looking for Chicago’s best graduation ideas, locations, places and fun things to do, see below for our recommendations from Chicago’s Planner Preferred.

Hotel Zachary Alma Room

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.
Corporate Dinner inside Cheney Mansion

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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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
VIPER ALLEY MEETING SETTING

Viper Alley Lincolnshire Private Meeting & Event Space

250 Parkway Drive
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

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

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
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
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
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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.
Harry Carays River North

Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse Group & Private Party Rooms, Chicago

33 West Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL 60654

  • Neighborhood: River North
  • Description: Harry Caray's in River North offers private event spaces for up to 400 guests in a setting that combines sophistication, charm and sports history with award winning food and exceptional service.
  • Capacity: 400
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
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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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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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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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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
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
Ignite Event Space

Ignite Glass Studios Group Activities & Event Space

401 N Armour St
Chicago, Illinois 60642

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

Fremont Chicago, a Multi-Level Dining & Event Venue

15 W. Illinois St
Chicago, Illinois 60654

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