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Top Courtyard venues in Chicago, IL

Artist Visioned Casa Xicago
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Bucktown timberloft
  • $140/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Near South Townhouse Chicago McCormick Place
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Classic large greystone in historic Uptown area
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Warm and Elegant Chicago Mansion
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Mansion, Open, 5 Roof Decks, City View, Theater Rm
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Courtyard on Giggster

Chris C.
$ 1500
20 hours
35 people
9 months ago
We had a great experience shooting scenes for our feature film production at this location. Nicole, Todd, and Stephanie were terrific with communication and really went the extra mile to accommodate our needs. We would definitely work with them again on another project!
Kristin R.
$ 2000
10 hours
15 people
10 months ago
A beautiful and unique space. Wonderful hosts. Very accommodating to our needs and willing to go the extra mile. Would absolutely come back and recommend to anyone!
Courtney P.
$ 1225
7 hours
15 people
a year ago
Highly recommend for your next shoot! Robert and Rebecca were so accommodating and helpful throughout this entire production. Would definitely be using them again!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Courtyard 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 Courtyard venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 314 Courtyard 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 $210 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 Courtyard 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 $140 to $300.
Which Courtyard venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
The top 3 Courtyard venues in Chicago, IL right now are Artist Visioned Casa Xicago, Bucktown timberloft and Near South Townhouse Chicago McCormick Place.
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 is the third most populous city in the United States, located on Lake Michigan in Illinois. It has a humid continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, giving travelers diverse experiences throughout the year. With its rich culture and vibrant economy, Chicago is one of America's most important cities.

Courtyard venues are popular choices for hosting events in Chicago due to their versatility and convenience. They provide an outdoor space that can be used for various occasions such as weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, or family gatherings. These venues take advantage of indoor and outdoor spaces for comfort and entertainment. With a courtyard venue, guests can enjoy views of the city skyline while still having access to all the amenities offered indoors. Chicago is known for its modern architecture, providing many unique opportunities to incorporate creative elements into courtyard designs.

When it comes to hosting a courtyard event in Chicago, there are many benefits to consider: not only does a courtyard offer convenience, but it also allows for customization. Guests have direct access to an outdoor space that is well-maintained and equipped with necessary amenities like restrooms and seating areas. Courtyards can also be used during any season as they are designed with heated floors and fire pits, perfect for winter days!

Furthermore, courtyards offer privacy while allowing guests to stay close to the action, making them ideal locations for small-scale events like intimate weddings or private parties. Lastly, these venues provide plenty of opportunities for photo ops as they often come with lush gardens or breathtaking views of the city skyline. All these advantages create a welcoming atmosphere that makes your event feel unique and memorable!

Courtyard Options in Chicago

  • Event Planner
    An event planner is perfect for organizing a courtyard event in Chicago. They can provide invaluable assistance with all aspects of the event, from booking decorations and entertainment to managing the guests. They can also help coordinate the details, from choosing a date and time to assigning tasks to necessary personnel. Furthermore, they can guide the budgeting, helping you stay within your allocated funds while still getting the most out of your event. With their expertise and experience, they will ensure every aspect of your courtyard event runs smoothly and successfully.
  • Florists
    A florist is an essential component of any courtyard event in Chicago. With creative displays and unique arrangements, they can take an ordinary outdoor space and turn it into something extraordinary. Florists are specially trained in floral design and have access to beautiful seasonal blooms that will make your special day even more memorable. From tabletop centerpieces to cascading garlands, they are sure to bring your vision to life with their signature touches which can add a touch of elegance or whimsy as desired.
  • Catering Vendors
    Caterers are another must-have for any outdoor gathering in Chicago's courtyards. Whether you're looking for light bites or full-course meals, catering vendors have you covered with cuisine from traditional favorites to international flavors. Many caterers also offer custom menus tailored specifically for your occasion, ensuring that everyone is satisfied with the offerings at your event—no matter what dietary restrictions may be present! Highly experienced professional staff will serve delicious dishes swiftly and elegantly so that you have one less thing to worry about on the big day.

Courtyard Vendors in Chicago

  • Goddess and Grocer
    Goddess and Grocer in Chicago are known for their excellent food and commitment to using fresh, seasonal ingredients. They offer delicious soups, sandwiches, salads, cupcakes, desserts, and more. They also have a wide selection of wine and beer, cheese, charcuterie, crackers, chocolate, and other local artisanal products—everything you need to host a fantastic courtyard event for guests.
  • Fleur
    At Fleur, they understand that flowers are more than just a pretty decoration. They can touch people's hearts and create lasting memories. That's why they are dedicated to creating extraordinary floral experiences for indoor and outdoor events, whether a simple arrangement for a home or office or a lavish courtyard display. They take pride in their work and go the extra mile to ensure that each client is thrilled with the results.
  • Mini Me Jubilee
    Mini Me Jubilee has a wide range of services to suit every need. With more than two decades of experience in the industry, they know how to make your courtyard event a success. They offer complete event planning services, from catering to entertainment and decorations. They also work with you to create a custom event perfect for your budget and requirements.

Pros and Cons of Courtyard Events in Chicago

Courtyard venues are a nice way to create an intimate and unique environment for hosting a gathering. Whether it be a wedding, corporate event, birthday party, or any other special occasion, there are many advantages to holding such events in Chicago's courtyards. With the city's bustling atmosphere providing a vibrant backdrop for your event, guests can enjoy a private and cozy atmosphere that can't be found anywhere else. However, hosting a courtyard event in Chicago also comes with its own set of drawbacks. Here are some of the top advantages and disadvantages of holding courtyard events in Chicago:


  • Intimate atmosphere: The smaller size of most Chicago courtyards provides an intimate setting for any gathering. This allows guests to feel more connected to one another while enjoying the privacy away from the hustle and bustle of downtown life.

  • Unique experiences: Since courtyard venues often have distinct design elements and features, they allow guests to explore something new while attending your event.

  • Easy access: Most Chicago courtyards are easily accessible by public transportation or car. This makes it easy for guests to get around without worrying about parking or traffic delays.


  • Size restrictions: While the intimate size of courtyard venues may be great for small gatherings, larger groups may not find them ideal since space is limited.

  • Weather unpredictability: Unpredictable weather conditions can present issues when holding an outdoor event in a courtyard venue due to the lack of available indoor space during inclement weather.

  • Cost: Courtyard venues may charge steep rental fees, which can add up quickly depending on the specific venue's policies. This makes them slightly more expensive than other options available in Chicago.

Tips on How to Organize Courtyard Events in Chicago

Organizing any event, especially in a courtyard venue, can be overwhelming. Here are some tips on planning your Chicago courtyard event to ensure it goes smoothly on the day itself:

  • Budget: Before selecting your venue or vendors, clearly define your budget. You must determine how much money you have to work with so you don't overspend or find yourself unable to afford services at the end of the planning process. Estimate general costs for catering, decorating, and rentals, then compare them with what is allocated in your budget so you can adjust accordingly.

  • Research: Find out all you can about the space by visiting in person or researching online if a visit isn't possible. Confirm there's enough room for guests and understand any restrictions on noise level, time of day/night events may begin or end, and any other limitations the venue has.

  • Food Options: Depending on whether you want a more casual or formal affair will dictate what type of food option you offer guests. If it's an informal gathering, consider providing small bites or large shared platters for everyone to enjoy. For something more upscale, look into higher-end caterers who offer multicourse meals with beverage pairings and other luxuries like custom desserts and handcrafted cocktails.

  • Atmosphere: Think about the atmosphere you would like to create for attendees when selecting decor elements for your event space. Consider items like furniture rental pieces such as chairs and benches, as well as linens for tablescapes or even customized signs that reflect the theme of your event. You don't want to go overboard but make sure it looks inviting.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium
    The Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium was built in 1909 to help address the problem of tuberculosis in Chicago. The facility was designed to treat patients with the disease and educate the public about tuberculosis. The sanitarium was located on the south side of Chicago and included a hospital, an outpatient clinic, and a research laboratory. It was closed in 1974, and the facility is now used as a senior citizen's home. The building is a historic landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • North Avenue Baths Facade
    The North Avenue Baths were built in 1908. Its striking Beaux Arts facade was designed by architect Clarence H. Ward and faced a busy street corner near the northwest side neighborhood. The grandiose building housed a swimming pool, locker rooms, steam rooms, and a gymnasium. It was a popular destination for Chicagoans looking to stay fit and relaxed. However, the bathhouse closed its doors in the early 1990s due to financial difficulties. Today, the building is used as a loft apartment. Although it is no longer a functional bathhouse, the North Avenue Baths still stand as a reminder of Wicker Park's rich history.
  • Coyote Building (The Robey)
    The Coyote Building is a 12-story landmark skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, located on the northern side of the Chicago River, in the Loop business district. Originally called the North West Tower, it was designed by Chicago architects Perkins, Chatten & Hammond in a distinctive Art Deco style. The building's name comes from its resemblance with a howling coyote, or so some artists thought. The Coyote Building was home to several businesses and offices of professionals. In 2012, it was purchased by a private company and converted into a hotel called The Robey.