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West Side Enchanted Forest
  • $35/hr
  • New
  • 4.5 (9)
  • 9
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This amazing shooting location is a hidden forest on the west side of Chicago, in Garfield Park. There is a small building also available for shoots, which has electricity, a bathroom and a separate changing room. The forest area has a lot of possibilities for interesting and unique backgrounds for your videos and photos! There is a rusty metal building next door to shoot against, with the trees making a great contrast. Lots of brick backgrounds to use as well. VERY PRIVATE, Very Secure! Gated on all sides. The CTA train does run past it though so train riders can look in the outdoor yard space.
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Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe
  • $115/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Magical outdoor oasis in the middle of Lincoln Park. Visited by Julia Child when it was the legendary Edith’s Barbeque, known across Chicago for their famous smoked ribs and renowned BBQ sauce. Today space houses in this Cafe, a 100% vegan cafe serving smoothies, protein shakes, and açaí bowls. Located in the Ranch Triangle, our space is truly a hidden oasis on the bustling Clybourn Avenue, between North Avenue and Armitage. Surrounded by local boutiques, restaurants, and residential housing, our space is centrally located with easy parking options and close proximity to the Armitage and North Ave “EL” stops. Outdoor patio seating up to 40 guests. Flexible seating arrangements. Indoor seating accommodates an additional 30 guests. Indoor bathroom. Available for holiday and evening bookings and all day Tuesdays. Ability to have catered food/drinks/snacks from the Cafe or BYOB all-natural frozen boozy pitchers (Margaritas, Mojitos, Piña Coladas, Daiquiris, etc). Perfect as an outdoor meeting space during COVID-19. Great for work meetings and conferences or birthdays, reunions of family/friends, or private events! ***During business hours (11-7) only the outdoor patio will be privately reserved. The indoor cafe will be open as well but we will also be open for customers. The indoor space can be reserved for an additional fee depending on if it is during business hours or after hours.
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Charming Urban Garden
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This inner-city garden & pergola with a tranquil feel has space that's fantastic for varied intimate events and celebrations. Tastings, Weddings, Baby Showers, Yoga and Energy Classes, Readings, Networking Events, Happy Hours, Pop Up Shops, Business Meetings, Photo/Video Shoots Table and Chairs are available for rent upon request. Although there is an upstairs back porch, access to that area is off limits. We graciously ask that all guests do their best to stay inside the garden during the event. You will have access to the space for a half an hour prior to your booking time for setup and a half an hour past your end time for cleanup (no additional fee for the setup and cleanup time). Included in your space rental: Two 6ft rectangular tables Two folding chairs Two lawn chairs Two egg chairs WiFi Four electric outlets A charcoal BBQ grill Two tower heating lamps for chilly weather Port-a-potty Pergola dimesions are: 12ft x 14ft We do not have the white chairs that are in the photos. However, if you need more tables and chairs than what we offer, we have a preferred vendor that we work with. Renters' insurance is required.
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DeskLabs Rooftop Terrace
  • $1000/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
At the heart of Lakeview Chicago, DeskLabs' Rooftop Terrace is a premier entertainment and event venue, boasting spectacular 360-degree views of Chicago's beautiful city skyline. With 2 wet bars, stereo speakers, 300 mbps internet access, fully capable venue. The Rooftop Terrace has become the destination of choice for social occasions, from outdoor cocktail parties to remarkable private corporate events.
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Beer and Brewery Outdoor Patio
  • $2500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
This Beer and Brewery Outdoor Patio has a lot of space for social distancing. With super cool and magnificent wall arts perfect for selfies and even photoshoots. ***Please message the host for custom pricing- may vary depending on the day/ week/ time of the year.
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El Motel Dos
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
The second apartment in our El Motel Series welcomes you to the Wild, Wild Southwest. This festive 4 BED/ 2 BATH vacation rental is located in the heart of hip Logan Square so you can transport yourself to a land where cowboy boots rule and enjoy some of the best restaurants Chicago has to offer. Whether you opt for a meal outside your doorstep or prefer to play saloon in the spacious backyard, this is the perfect place to get a little rowdy. Longhorns included. And don’t worry, the IN-UNIT WASHER/DRYER will save your spurs should you get a little dusty.
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The Lawn Theater
  • $850/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Outdoor movie screen for Movies on the Lawn
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Elegant red brick castle house
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Chicago Heights, IL
Known as the castle house with two pine tree guards at the front door, this beautiful house welcomes you with lush greenery in the front yard. It features 4 bedrooms and two full bathrooms. This Vintage beauty sits on a double lot enclosed with half a black wrought iron and half chain link fence. She has an epic yard for garden parties, baby showers and weddings as well as being set on a nice and quiet tree lined street. The home features an unfinished basement and an amazing faux fireplace in the living room, which might I add has circular turrets on each side. The red brick and the rich green grass make an amazing scene for photos and film shoots not to mention amazing colors in the fall and stunning scenes around the holidays.
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Spacious Luxurious and Upscale Home
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
Spacious luxury and upscale furnished home in Glen Ellyn, IL. It offers 6,841 square feet of space with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. This is a massive custom home that was built to offer entertainment and relaxation at all times. The home features an open floor plan, which is ideal for entertaining, and 10-foot ceilings. It has a gourmet kitchen with top appliances, and everything needed to have a great time. NOTE: Bedrooms are no longer available due to Covid-19 restrictions. Right outside the kitchen is the living room with tons of seating, beautiful cherry hardwood floors, and a fireplace. The master suite is a large oasis of calm while the lower level boasts a suite with a second kitchen, bedroom, and a full bath. This space also includes a workout area and a Zen room. Three of the bedrooms come with an ensuite bathroom and the entire home boasts travertine and Brazilian cherry wood floors.
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Historic Outdoor Museum in Naperville
  • $610/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Naperville, IL
***Please note, building access is not included with price shown. Due to the property's 13-acre size, multiple buildings / rental spaces, and historic artifacts, pricing is determined based on our standardized rates and the Renter's needs. Please email Adison Glick (Naper Settlement Special Events Team Leader) at GlickA@naperville.il.us for more information.*** Our Mission Naper Settlement creates community by connecting visitors to Naperville’s history through engaging, unique experiences. Our Vision As a reflection of Naperville’s history, the vision of Naper Settlement is to be a vibrant site which fosters visitor, community, and business conversations and enriching, engaging educational opportunities Our Values Naper Settlement values education, preservation, quality visitor experiences, and community and public trust. Experience History at Naper Settlement Naper Settlement is a family-friendly outdoor history museum featuring 13 acres of learning and interactive opportunities for all ages. Located in downtown Naperville, Naper Settlement is just steps away from dining, shopping and the Riverwalk. Visitors are immersed in history as they learn about the past and how it relates to the present, from pioneer times to today. Highlights include special events and programs and activities year-round, both on- and off-site. History Established in 1969, Naper Settlement, through a management agreement with the City of Naperville, operates under the direction and governance of the Naperville Heritage Society, whose mission is to “document, preserve and interpret the community life of Naperville, Illinois, including, but not limited to the social, political and business history." Restorations In 2000, the Martin Mitchell Mansion underwent a three-year, $2.8 million restoration that brought back the Victorian beauty to its original splendor. When it re-opened in 2003, the transformation was spectacular and the mansion has won numerous awards.

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About Chicago

Famous for its iconic buildings and skyscrapers, Chicago is one of the largest and most populous cities in the United States. It’s known for its diverse change in climate - with hot summers and cold and snowy winters - and its many iconic attractions, including the famous sculpture, "The Bean," and other famous buildings like the Tribune Tower and the Willis Tower. Chicago is also well-known for its local food offerings. The “Chicago-style” pizza is one of the must-try dishes in the city, as are it's "Chicago-style" hotdogs. And, if that's not enough, you’ll find hundreds of bars, clubs, and other attractions to choose from, many of which offer fantastic live music.

While you may not expect a city to be the best choice for an outdoor event, you’ll be blown away by the selection of venues and space Chicago has to offer. In fact, visitors head to Chicago to enjoy the mild weather, open spaces, and active community of things to see and do, year round.

  • Fun Fact:
    A Chicago-style hot dog, or "Chicago Red Hot," as it's traditionally called, is an all-beef frankfurter on a poppy seed bun, often topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato slices, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt.

Outdoor Event Options in Chicago

Chicago offers everything you could need to host a spectacular outdoor event, with plenty of local vendors and services to help to ensure your event goes off without a hitch.

  • Transportation
    Your guests will have no issues arriving at your event location, even if it’s located outside the city center. Taxi companies and Lyft are easy to find throughout the city, so you won’t have to worry about your guests arriving late to your outdoor event venue.

  • Caterers
    Chicago has some of the best catering options for outdoor events in the country. Whether you opt for a buffet spread or an a la carte dinner, you’ll find some unique offerings to add to any menu. For a more casual affair, consider adding Chicago-style hot-dogs or Chicago Italian beef sandwiches to the menu.

  • Photographers
    If you’ve made an effort to create a unique outdoor venue space in Chicago, you’ll want to capture the event with a local photographer. Consider adding an arrival photo stop as your guests enter the venue, or just opt for candid shots as the evening progresses.

  • Equipment Hire
    When hosting an outdoor event, you’ll often need to provide chairs and tables. Equipment hire companies are abundant in Chicago, so you won’t struggle to find somewhere to accommodate your party size. If you are having live music or entertainment at your outdoor event venue, you’ll also find plenty of options for audio and video equipment rental.

  • Decorations
    Just because you are hosting an outdoor event, it doesn’t mean you should scrimp on decorations. Chicago has some fantastic party and event stores, who can decorate your event space with balloons, banners, and table settings.

Event Planning Companies in Chicago

  • On The Scene
    Based in Chicago since 1969, On The Scene offers award-winning events throughout the city. As a full-service event management company that prides itself of excellence, their team of professionals will work with you to understand and address to your company’s needs. Hire them to transform you Chicago venue into a space that will wow your guests.

  • Urban Allure Events
    This fabulous Chicago-based event planning team will take care of everything before you arrive at your outdoor event in Chicago. Whether you are planning an intimate party or a large gathering, they’ll tailor their services to fit your requirements, and offer packages with your budget in mind.
  • Star Events Chicago
    With over twenty-five years’ experience hosting events in the city, you’ll be in good hands with Star Events Chicago. If you are planning a large event with music, food, and a huge guest list, they are among your best option when it comes to planning a large Chicago event.

Pros and Cons of Having an Outdoor Event in Chicago

Advantages

  • Catering
    The catering in Chicago will elevate your outdoor event and offer something new and exciting that your guests will remember for years to come.

  • Live Music Offerings
    If you are hosting an outdoor event, consider hiring one of Chicago’s talented musicians to entertain your guests.

  • Transportation
    The city’s transportation links are excellent, and it’s easy to fly into Chicago from most major cities in the country.

  • Venue Choice
    For a big city, you’ll be impressed with the outdoor event venue options in Chicago. In comparison to other cities you may be considering, you’ll find the city offers venues for any size of event.

  • Hotels for All Budgets
    Your guests will easily find a hotel or apartment in the city to fit their needs and budget.

Disadvantages

  • Cold Winter Months
    The weather in Chicago during the winter months will make it near impossible to host an outdoor event during this time.

  • Noisy
    If you are hosting an event during a game day or when another big event is happening in the city, you may find Chicago to be noisy and crowded during this time.

  • Traffic
    The traffic can be horrendous in the city during events and rush hours, so ensure your guests leave plenty of time to arrive at the venue.

  • Expensive Vendors
    Chicago is known for its high cost of living, and this is reflected in the cost of vendors in the city.

  • Costly Venue Rental
    Outdoor event venue locations can be extremely costly in Chicago. When you add on all the additional vendors you will require, the cost of your event soon mounts up.

Famous Locations in Chicago

Check out these famous Chicago locations to take some great pre-event photos, or to mingle with your guests after the event.

  • Millennium Park
    Millennium Park is the ideal spot for your guests to base themselves near, with plenty of accommodation options in the area. During the summer months, visitors love the outdoor concerts here. Of course, no visit to the city is complete without seeing the Bean, which is better known as Cloud Gate. This huge sculpture is the ideal backdrop for family or corporate photos.

  • The Museum of Science and Industry
    This is one of the most inspiring museums in the city and is great for kids and teens. It was the first museum to use hands-on features in the US, and it offers an ever changing rotation of exciting exhibits.

  • Willis Tower Skydeck
    View this incredible city from up above by heading to the Skydeck in the Willis Tower. If you are lucky enough to visit on a clear day, you’ll enjoy seeing views that stretch over four states. The SkyDeck is located on the 103rd floor, and its best-known feature is the Ledge, with its glass floor overlooking the city down below.