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Top Outdoor Event venues in Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe
  • $115/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Charming Urban Garden
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
DeskLabs Rooftop Terrace
  • $1200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
Beer and Brewery Outdoor Patio
  • $2500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
Elegant red brick castle house
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago Heights, IL
Spacious Luxurious and Upscale Home
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Glen Ellyn, IL
Historic Outdoor Museum in Naperville
  • $610/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Naperville, IL
Pink Themed 1st Floor- Downstairs Main Dining Room
  • $1300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Chic Oasis in Englewood: A Filmmaker's Dream
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Banquet Event Room
  • $371/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL

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Frequently Asked Questions about Outdoor Event 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 Outdoor Event venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 332 Outdoor Event 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 $580 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 Outdoor Event 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 $1 to $2500.
Which Outdoor Event venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
The top 3 Outdoor Event venues in Chicago, IL right now are Lincoln Park Hidden Oasis Patio and Cafe, Charming Urban Garden and DeskLabs Rooftop Terrace.
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

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 is its "Chicago-style" hotdogs. And, if that's not enough, you’ll find hundreds of bars, clubs, and plenty of attractive outdoor space to choose from, many of which offer fantastic live music.

  • 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.

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 spaces the Windy City, has to offer. In fact, visitors head to Chicago to enjoy Lake Michigan and the mild weather, open spaces, and active community of things to see and do, all year-round.

There are plenty of beer gardens and rooftop bars with skyline views or conference centers big enough to hold your holiday party or wedding reception.

For something different, try holding your private party near the Navy Pier or Lincoln Park Zoo or maybe have a private dining party in Streeterville or in the Bridgeport area with its historic aesthetic making a perfect backdrop for your next event.

Outdoor Event Options in Chicago

Chicago offers everything you could need to host a spectacular outdoor event from a simple birthday party to full-blown wedding receptions, with plenty of local vendors and services to help to ensure your next event goes off without a hitch.

There are plenty of outdoor party venues and spaces for an outdoor event in downtown Chicago like Irving Park, The Bridgeport Art Center, and The Navy Pier that can accommodate groups with enough space for a seated dinner or an outdoor party. They all have stunning views and are the perfect location for your next event.


Your guests will have no issues arriving at your event location, even if it’s located away from the Chicago River. 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.


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 party, you’ll find some unique offerings to add to any menu. For a more casual affair with outdoor seating, consider adding Chicago-style hot dogs or Chicago Italian beef sandwiches to the menu.


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 arrive at your outdoor parties entrance, or just opt for candid shots as the evening progresses.

Equipment Rental

When hosting an outdoor event, you’ll often need to provide chairs and tables. Equipment rental 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 and sound system equipment rental for your next party.


Just because you are hosting an outdoor event with a spectacular view, it doesn’t mean you should scrimp on decorations. Chicago has some fantastic party and event stores, that can decorate your event space with balloons, banners, and table settings and create the perfect backdrop to your next event.

Event Planning Companies in Chicago

Once you've secured an amazing venue for your next outdoor event in Chicago, consider hiring one of the city's top event planners to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

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 create your company’s perfect space. 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 cocktail reception 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


  • 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.

  • Outdoor Venue Options
    You’ll be impressed with the outdoor event venue options in Chicago. In comparison to other cities you may be considering, you’ll find this city offers unique spaces for any size of event. Whether you want to host your next outdoor event at a rooftop beer garden with exposed brick walls and views of the Chicago skyline or at one of the luxurious Grand Ave locations with onsite catering and an event manager to take care of you, you'll find the perfect place to hold your next party.

  • Inclement Weather Venues
    Some outdoor venues in Chicago have a retractable roof that can be opened or closed to suit the weather or floor-to-ceiling windows for your baby shower or bachelorette parties making these private event spaces work no matter the weather.

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


  • Cold Winter Months
    The weather in Chicago during the winter months will make it nearly 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 can mount 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 absolutely gorgeous 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. Perfect for birthday parties and views of the city center.