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Burnham Boardroom
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
It’s the place where 1920s Jazz Era architecture and sophisticated modern style converge on the Magnificent Mile. Ideally situated near the best attractions in the Windy City, your wedding day unfolds in elegance at the hotel. Guests are greeted by the hotel’s dignified stone facade and elegant art-deco lobby. A beautiful ceremony takes place in a luxurious space, filled with natural light. You’ll say your vows surrounded by the people you love most, against the backdrop of Chicago’s city lights. After your nuptials, a stunning reception in the iconic Tip Top Tap ballroom on the 23rd floor takes your breath away. Large picturesque windows offering panoramic views of the city for your festive celebration. Or, choose dinner and dancing in the Buckingham Ballroom. This elegant space boasts 18 ft. ceilings and expansive windows to wrap your reception in luxury. The hotel has hosted life’s memorable moments for nearly a century, and your wedding becomes part of that legacy. Note: * A Food & Beverage minimum will apply for all events in lieu of any rental fees for the space. * 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time are included. * The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $500. Additional hours can be arranged. * Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for details. * A nonrefundable deposit of $5,000 is required.
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Southside Roomy Event Space
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Southside Roomy Event Space. Bright and spacious venue for any event!
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Theater Three in Chicago
  • $435/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The theater features three houses with varying seat capacities and capabilities. One large house with 276 seats, a full stage, mic inputs and stage lights. Two smaller houses of 146 and 135 stadium-style seating. All theaters have HDMI, ethernet and WIFI capabilities. Perfect for presentations, corporate meetings, private screenings and more. Attached to the theater is a fullservice restaurant with a 220 standing capacity and 143 seated. Catering from our kitchen is much more affordable than having to use an outside catering company. Perfect for happy hours, lunches, dinners and receptions all to compliment the event you have booked in the theater. 146 seats HDMI port for presenting through our projector Ethernet port for casting or streaming Landing area suitable for food & beverage buffets
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Michigan
  • $588/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
It’s the place where 1920s Jazz Era architecture and sophisticated modern style converge on the Magnificent Mile. Ideally situated near the best attractions in the Windy City, your wedding day unfolds in elegance at the hotel. Guests are greeted by the hotel’s dignified stone facade and elegant art-deco lobby. A beautiful ceremony takes place in a luxurious space, filled with natural light. You’ll say your vows surrounded by the people you love most, against the backdrop of Chicago’s city lights. After your nuptials, a stunning reception in the iconic Tip Top Tap ballroom on the 23rd floor takes your breath away. Large picturesque windows offering panoramic views of the city for your festive celebration. Or, choose dinner and dancing in the Buckingham Ballroom. This elegant space boasts 18 ft. ceilings and expansive windows to wrap your reception in luxury. The hotel has hosted life’s memorable moments for nearly a century, and your wedding becomes part of that legacy. Note: * A Food & Beverage minimum will apply for all events in lieu of any rental fees for the space. * 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time are included. * The set up fee for a wedding ceremony is $500. Additional hours can be arranged. * Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for details. * A nonrefundable deposit of $5,000 is required.
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Social Space Luxury Tavern & Café
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The venue has been reimagined and reopened as a social space, luxury tavern and café. Under the direction of owner/operator Erin Houlehen, with 30 years of hospitality experience, the club is once again an exceptional gathering place. The venue combines modern luxuries and conveniences with plenty of nods to the club’s history. Located inside a national historic landmark, 333 North Michigan Avenue, the Club provides the perfect setting for private functions. Host a business meeting with an unprecedented view of downtown Chicago, a cocktail party with a fully-stocked high-end bar, or a family gathering in the heart of the city. With space for up to 125 attendees, flexible food and drink packages, night and weekend availability, and Erin Houlehen’s expert hospitality, events at the Club are as memorable as they were in the 1930s.
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Stunning Lincoln Park Event Space
  • $1000/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, our event space is fully customizable with a capacity for 150 seated or 200 standing guests. The price per hour is the base price weekday rate only. For 2021, 50% discount is offered for the following days: Monday to Thursday it is a $1000 dollars Friday and Sunday $1750 Saturday $2500 All price indicated includes table and chairs. For 2022, please contact the host since pricing will change. IMPORTANT FACTS Tables and Chairs We supply seventeen 8ft. by 30in. banquet tables and 150 oak folding chairs at no additional charge, as well as 6 High Boy Tables or Caberet in any combination. Uplights The space comes with 16 uplights as well as hard-wired patio lights. Parking There is limited public parking available in the lot directly next door. Contact our events manager for details. There also is free street parking on Halsted and metered spaces nearby on Halsted and Armitage. Music Music is allowed at the venue until midnight. Vendors Although we have a preferred vendor list, you may use any vendor you wish, pending event manager’s approval. Storage Limited on-site storage is available. Please confirm in advance in case of back to back bookings. DAY RATES FRIDAY OR SUNDAY: $3,500 SATURDAY: $5,000 MONDAY — THURSDAY: $2,000 (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) 20% off for Non-Profit Organizations
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World Famous Comedy Club in Chicago
  • $800/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
World Famous Laugh Factory. Chicagos Biggest comedians have performed on our stage. We have a Balcony and so much memorabilia from every comedian.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for Festival venues in Chicago, IL?

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $150 to $2877

Which Festival venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2022?

Here are a top 3 most popular locations Burnham Boardroom , Southside Roomy Event Space and Theater Three in Chicago

How do I book a location on Giggster?

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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.

Advantages

  • 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).

Disadvantages

  • 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.