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Top Affordable Party venues in Chicago, IL

River North Chicago beauty space
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Handy Space (photo, film, and event space).
  • $45/hr
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Historical Venue in Logan Square
  • $150/hr
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The Garage
  • $850/hr
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Mainstage Cabaret Style Theatre
  • $300/hr
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  • Chicago, IL
Modern Neighborhood Event Space w/ Graffiti Garden
  • $200/hr
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What people are saying about Affordable Party on Giggster

Alysia W.
$ 424
4 hours
30 people
6 months ago
I had my daughter's Prom send off here, nice size for small gatherings. Very clean and nice looking, in the beautiful area of Bronzeville. The owner Kevin and Ms. Elaine were so wonderful and accommodating and flexible. I will definitely book with Kevin again. The pricing was very affordable. Thank you Kevin.
Falon R.
$ 532
4 hours
45 people
7 months ago
Jennifer L.
$ 530
5 hours
30 people
7 months ago
We hosted a surprise birthday for my best friend Diane! Kevin was a great host and he provided everything such as tables, chairs for us! We enjoy the space a lot. There was a kitchen with a sink, kitchen table and microwave to handle our catering food. There was a bathroom, great amenties like the tv, a mini freezer and fridge, & he provided us with a nice 10 inch speaker too! He had a very organize way to providing the key, viewing the place before the actual event & had very great communication and transparency! Everything was great, and there were lots of street parking. I would 100% recommend & rebook!
Arthsia A.
$ 352
4 hours
15 people
8 months ago
Highly recommend any event I rented this space for a baby shower and it was prefect the staff was very helpful and great would be using them again in the future thank you guys again

Frequently Asked Questions about Affordable Party venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Affordable Party venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 343 Affordable Party venues available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $282 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Affordable Party venues in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $45 to $850.
Which Affordable Party venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
How do I book a Chicago location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Chicago

Chicago, located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Midwest region of the United States, is known for its skyscrapers, architecture, museums, sports teams, and deep-dish pizza. Dubbed “The Windy City,” it experiences all four seasons marked by a humid continental climate.

“The City That Works” serves as the headquarters of several major corporations, including McDonald’s and Motorola Solutions. “Urbs in Horto” refers to Chi-Town as a city in a garden, which is a direct reference to the impressive park systems found within the metropolis. It is also a reflection of one of the lists of reasons why “The Second City” is second to none when it comes to providing a setting for various occasions.

From birthday parties to corporate events, there's a venue to suit every need. Get the planning process going by exploring some of the affordable party venues in Chicago.

Affordable Party Options in Chicago

  • Music
    Organizing an affordable party doesn’t mean skimping out on the important aspects. Music is an integral part of putting together a successful event, and Chi-Town provides selections of suitable choices. From live bands and DJs to instrumentalists and soloists, there is a professional performer ready to entertain your guests.

  • Catering
    Food and drinks often take a chunk of the event planning budget, but it doesn’t have to be the case. Chicago’s caterers provide custom services that account for a client’s tastes, preferences, and budget.

  • Balloons
    Whether yours is a graduation, engagement, or retirement party, balloons are a lovely addition to your event venue. From balloon numbers to arches and columns, the city’s event decorators can create wonderful backdrops for the occasion.

  • Party Supplies
    Chicago’s party supplies stores carry stocks of befitting event decorations and game supplies. From pennant strings and streamers to paper lanterns and party hats; these businesses have catalogs of themed items that should help you accessorize your event venue.

Affordable Party Vendors in Chicago

  • Northside Brass Music Co.
    Northside Brass Music Co. is the perfect entertainment choice for your next event. They provide various ensembles for different occasions, from solo instrumentalists to full brass bands. The live music company guarantees to get your guests up and dancing - or to provide a calming backdrop for a more relaxed event. Established in 2011, they quickly became the go-to choice for musical entertainment in the greater Chicago area.

  • Goddess and Grocer
    Goddess and Grocer is a catering company that delivers everything from soups and sandwiches to beautiful cupcakes, salad bars, desserts, local artisanal products, and an extensive selection of wine and beer. They also offer a menu option that includes cured meats, cheese, chocolate, crackers, and other treats.

  • Simply Balloons
    From simple bouquets to extravagant sculptures, the team at Simply Balloons is sure to make your next event unforgettable. They supply a range of balloon decorations, including arches, columns, sculptures, centerpieces, and bouquets. Located in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, Simply Balloons is undoubtedly your one-stop shop for all your balloon needs.

Pros and Cons of Affordable Party Venues in Chicago

If you're trying to stay within budget but still want to host a memorable occasion, then an affordable party in Chicago is the way to go. It all comes down to settling for the best party venue in Chicago, and here are a few considerations to have in mind.


  • Everyone always says the best things about the food in Chicago, and your guests will also share the same sentiments with a local caterer preparing your party menu.

  • The Chicago O’Hare International Airport offers top-notch services and opens up the city to both national and international destinations.

  • Getting around Chi-Town is a breeze, thanks to the reliable public transit system.


  • When temperatures drop below zero, you and your guests will be best served by a party venue that is winter-proofed and accessible.

  • Chicago traffic is an attraction in itself but something that is quite frustrating in terms of scheduling events and getting where you need to be on time.

  • Finding a spot to park your vehicle is yet another major challenge in The Windy City, and it is best to settle for an affordable party venue with ample parking.

Tips on How to Organize Affordable Parties in Chicago

Anyone who's ever been to a Chicago party knows they can be pretty pricey. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here are some tips on how to throw an affordable party in the Windy City:

  • Location, location, location: If you want to save money on your party, choosing a venue that won't break the bank is crucial. Options like apartments, community spaces, and even parks can be much cheaper than renting a bar or club.

  • BYOB: One of the most significant expenses at any party is alcohol. You can save a lot of money by having your guests bring their booze. Just make sure you have enough mixers and ice on hand.

  • Keep it small: The more people you invite, the more expensive your party will be. So instead of extending an invitation to everyone you know, make it a friend and family-only affair. You'll have more fun and save money in the process.

  • Potluck: Asking your guests to bring food is a great way to keep costs down while providing plenty of snacks and refreshments for everyone. Make sure you coordinate ahead of time so you don't end up with ten pans of lasagna and no salad or vice versa.

  • DIY decorations: Store-bought decorations can be expensive, but making your own is easy and fun! Get creative with streamers, balloons, and whatever else you have at hand.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Palmolive Building
    The Palmolive Building is a 37-story Art Deco structure completed in 1929 by Holabird & Root. It originally served as the headquarters for Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, and it is now notable for its pyramidal top (which is illuminated at night) and its terra cotta facade. It was one of the first buildings in Chicago to be constructed with a steel frame, and the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris inspired its design. Today, the Palmolive Building is home to luxury condominiums, and its prime location offers stunning views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

  • Polish Museum of America
    The Polish Museum of America is a lovely location to visit, for anyone interested in history. Located in the heart of the city's first Polish neighborhood, it is the perfect place to start your exploration of Polish Chicago. The museum's collection includes historical and contemporary Polish art and a wide range of artifacts from the Central European nation. The Museum hosts a variety of events and educational programs throughout the year.

  • Pui Tak Building
    Designed in 1928 by Christian S. Michaelsen, the Pui Tak Center is a historic building in Chicago's Chinatown community. The building served as office space, living quarters, and a gathering place for On Leong merchants and their loved ones. The late great painter Chang Dai-Chien resided on the top floor of this building at one point in his life. Even though the association he was a part of is no longer located here, it remains an essential staple in Chicago's Chinatown community and houses numerous businesses and organizations. Standing eighteen stories tall, the $1.5 million building was completed in 1923, making it the tallest Chinatown structure located in North America. Consequently, it has played an essential role in the community and remains a significant part of Chicago's history.