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Top Festival venues in Chicago, IL

Modern & Futuristic VR Space in Chicago
  • $2620/hr
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Amazing Studio Space for Events and Functions
  • £150/hr
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Universal Cozy Space
  • $50/hr
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Spacious Office Lobby in Riverpoint
  • $200/hr
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  • Responds within a day
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Urban | Industrial | Exposed Brick | The Latest in Audio Visual Technology
  • $180/hr
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New Modern & Bright Industrial Loft near West Loop
  • $100/hr
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Frequently Asked Questions about Festival 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 Festival venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 332 Festival 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 $624 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 Festival 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 $50 to $2620.
Which Festival 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

The Windy City – Chicago is massive in size and in history. It played a pivotal role in America's economic, historical, and cultural development since the time of the Founding Fathers. Also known as the American Railroad Capital, Chicago has the best railroads and covers a large area with excellent connectivity.

Besides the historical and economic importance, Chicago is home to some of the best museums, theatres, schools, universities and has a thriving music and food scene. With a diverse, multicultural population, Chicago is a foodie hotspot, with cuisines from all over the world featured and perfected here. It is also home to multiple entertainment options, sporting events, cultural attractions, beautiful beaches, and countless parks.

Most people travel to Chicago from all over the world to experience the festivals, cultural delights, fabulous food, music, and arts.

Festival Venue Options in Chicago

Setting up the venue, keeping all guests, VIPs, and attendees safe, and ensuring the festival runs smoothly will be of prime importance. Contact excellent professionals to help run and manage the entire Chicago festival venue.

  • Equipment Rentals
    It is best to have sturdy ground coverings, dance floors, tents, stages, décor, and more. Festivals are bright, colorful, and have great audio-video and lighting. Professional equipment rental companies in Chicago can help source, set up, and clear everything up once the festival is complete.

  • Security
    Protecting vendors, attendees, VIPS, guests, and performers is a necessity. Ensuring law and order is maintained throughout the festival duration and that guests remain civilized is possible only with the help of expert guidance from highly skilled security services. Chicago has some of the best veterans from military and national security backgrounds to help with the festival protection detail.

  • Event Management
    Event management professionals help plan, execute, and manage the entire festival and take care of all the small details to ensure the event runs smoothly at all times. Event planners can also coordinate and control the whole follow-up, marketing, and promotion of the festival.

Festival Venue Companies in Chicago

Chicago is known for its year-round festivals and has excellent professionals and planners equipped to make the event extremely memorable.

  • Marquee Event Rentals
    Marquee Event Rentals is a premier equipment rental company that executes small, medium, and large events, festivals, weddings, and other special occasions. They provide fabulous service and are renowned for the quality of the tents, staging and groundcovers, tables, chairs, sofa seating, bars, and beverage service, charging ports, and china flatware to suit the occasion. They also have a vast collection of exquisite drapery and décor, climate control options, glassware, linen, and all necessary furniture.

  • Benford Protection Group
    Benford Protection Group (BPG) is a highly-skilled security service provider with military training from Homeland Security, law enforcement experience, and corporate security. BPG is Illinois State Police certified and is a Veteran Owned Business Enterprise (VOBE). They are skilled at event security – controlling guest privacy, VIP entries and exits, high-risk event management, and constant surveillance.

  • Star Events
    Star Events is a festival events management company from Chicago. They help design, strategize, and execute large and small events based on the cultural and economic significance of the festival. Their festival production services include logistics management, pre-event planning, sponsorship solicitation, talent booking, VIP bookings, show running, marketing and branding, location contracting, and end-to-end budget management.

Pros and Cons of Festival Venues in Chicago

It is best to consider the pros and cons of the city before finalizing a time and date for the festival venue.


  • Fabulous food
    Chicago is one of the best food destinations in America. The multicultural population, constant migration, and tourists have added to the diverse palate of the city. With Michelin-starred restaurants, food trucks, drool-worthy restaurants, and roadside cafes, the food options in Chicago are sure to entice all the senses.

  • Multicultural population
    A Chicago festival venue will be well-visited. Chicago is a melting pot of cultures with people spread out all across the city and suburbs. There are more than 70 neighborhoods with entire sections devoted to parks, theatres, gardens, zoos, and museums. Each community has a feel and vibe of its own, and most locals are friendly and good-natured.

  • Excellent public transport
    Chicago has excellent connectivity to all primary forms of transport, including the railways and buses. With over 125 bus routes and 145 train stations, it is the second-largest public transport system in America (after New York City).


  • Competitive market
    Chicago festival venues are a popular sight, especially in the warmer months. Ensure your event is a standout one by marketing it properly. Competition is high in this well-known city.

  • Traffic
    Even with the excellent public transport system, the traffic in Chicago is tough. Peak hour traffic can come to a standstill, and a few minutes drive can go above half an hour. The travel time from downtown Chicago to the residential suburbs can also take over an hour.

  • Pollution
    Chicago has the 18th worst ozone pollution in the United States but has finally started treating the sewage water before dumping it in the Chicago River. The city also sees 14 unhealthy air pollution days per year.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • 360 Chicago
    360 Chicago is a gorgeous observation deck located in the John Hancock Center Building on the 94th floor. This glass-walled observation deck provides fabulous views of the Chicago skyline and beyond. Thrill-seekers can also check out the newest feature, the 'Tilt,' as they are tipped outwards at an angle more than 1000 feet above ground level. The John Hancock Building also has a multimedia exhibit, apartments, shops, and numerous offices.

  • Field Museum of Natural History
    The Field Museum of Natural History (previously Columbian Museum of Chicago) was founded in 1893 and showcases a permanent collection of 20 million artifacts, biological and anthropological displays, and specimens from the fields of botany, zoology, and geology. It also houses 'Sue,' the largest, most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The museum also has exhibits from Central, North, and South America and permanent displays from Ancient Egypt.

  • Magnificent Mile
    The Magnificent Mile on Michigan Avenue is undoubtedly the most attractive and famous boulevard in America. Located north of the Chicago River, it has numerous boutiques, luxury stores, galleries, high-end restaurants, and shops. The most premier attractions include the Wrigley Building, the John Hancock Center, and the famous Tribune Tower. The Magnificent Mile is also popular for its theatres, plays, comedy acts, and musicals.