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Beautiful Downtown Music Hall
From $1000/hr
Beautiful Downtown Music Hall
Chicago, IL
Located in the heart of Chicago's Marina City Complex, this lively venue offers the perfect location to host your next corporate event, private concert, social gathering, wedding, reception or private dinner. Whether reserving one of our semi-private rooms or renting out the entire restaurant, our world-class hospitality will soothe the soul and tantalize the senses of your guests. Located 5.1 miles from McCormick Place, House of Blues Chicago accommodates 25 to 1,800 guests. This phenomenal 55,000 square-foot entertainment arena is part Mississippi Delta juke joint and part 1920s opera house. The four-level space is comprised of three distinctive environments including a VIP Lounge, a rocking Restaurant & Bar featuring contemporary and traditional Southern art and cuisine and a spectacular multi-story Music Hall. MUSIC HALL Modeled after Prague’s elaborate Estavovski Opera House, this classically designed space features an elevated stage, 10 opera boxes and a large collection of folk art. The Music Hall is also highlighted by a unique dance floor and the latest in audio & visual technology. The tri-level Music Hall is a great location for receptions, seated lectures, cocktail parties, award shows, and events of all occasions. RESTAURANT & BAR This vibrant, 4,120 square-foot restaurant offers multiple seating styles, providing the flexibility to host a seated speaker series, a cocktail reception, tour and travel groups and more. The versatile space accommodates receptions up to 400 guests or seated events for 250. Its two separate dining rooms, the Chicago Room and Delta Room, are adorned with ceiling panels that feature original bas-relief portraits of blues legends. The 936 square-foot Chicago Room is dedicated to Chicago Blues greats, while the 730 square-foot Delta Room is an homage to Delta Blues icons. FOUNDATION ROOM Elevate your taste for style and sophistication as the legendary Foundation Room rises to new levels in Chicago where executives, socialites and exclusive VIP experiences are in total harmony under one posh roof. The size and aesthetic of the room make it the perfect location for intimate gatherings, wedding ceremonies, board room meetings or other special social occasions. The room contains a built-in stage with a state-of-the-art sound system, programmable ambient lighting, a large bar, VIP booth seating and flexible lounge seating. To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:
From $1000/hr
Uptown Ballroom
Chicago, IL
An iconic 1920’s Chicago landmark, the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom sets a tone of opulence with its distinct architectural design. Today the Aragon continues to be one of the most respected music venues in the country and has been called home by scores of music legends, from the Rolling Stones to Nine Inch Nails. This iconic setting is the perfect location to host your next corporate event, awards ceremony, private concert, fundraiser or product launch party. Accommodating groups of up to 4,873 guests, our talented staff handles every detail, so you don’t have to! Reimagine your live entertainment experience in this historic venue. Featuring 20,000 square feet of flexible design space, this historic setting consists of unique spaces with a design that pays homage to the original architecture of the building. From the stunning Lobby to the dynamic Ballroom, Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom has an atmosphere that celebrates extraordinary hospitality and service. To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:
From $17000/hr
Lakeside Amphitheater
Chicago, IL
Situated right on the shores of Lake Michigan and under the shadows of the Chicago Skyline, Huntington Bank at Northerly Island is the perfect location for your next conference, corporate event, fundraiser, private concert or graduation. With access to the world’s greatest musical entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, custom menus and mixology, our talented staff handles every detail, so you don’t have to. This unique venue will exceed expectations! To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:
From $70/hr
Beautiful Spacious Building for Intimate Events
Chicago, IL
This spacious facility is located in Beverly and is perfect for small intimate gatherings, family meetings, holiday parties, corporate meetings, office parties, seminars, training classes, and children's parties. Equipped with Free Wi-Fi, smart televisions, chairs, and tables. Open space for PowerPoint presentations and all-day symposiums. No smoking, no alcohol, no profanity or music with profane language is allowed in the facility. No bouncy houses allowed in the facility.
From $300/hr
Minimalist Home | Former Charcoal Factory
Chicago, IL
Unique home nestled in the Lincoln Yards/Bucktown neighborhood. Our space is filled with a diverse selection of globally sourced artifacts and one-of-a-kind artwork. WEEKDAY PRICING 6am-5pm 3hr minimum at $300/hr 5pm-12am 3hr minimum at $350/hr + $200 security fee for evenings WEEKEND PRICING 8hr minimum at $350/hr + $200 security fee for evenings SEPARATE PRICING FOR WEDDINGS & All DAY EVENTS BELOW Due to the extra time, attention to detail, and effort in the planning process, all weddings and all day events will be billed at a flat rate depending on the season. Friday and Sunday, $4,500 +$200 Security Fee (Required for evening) Saturday, $5,000 +$200 Security Fee (Required for evening) [Max 50 guests due to Covid restrictions will be enforced] **ANTIQUE CARS ARE NOT ON-SITE** Both trees have been removed in the courtyard. Space Details: - 2 level home - 2 Living areas - WIFI - 1 Bedroom - 2 Bathrooms - Full Kitchen - Garage - Outdoor patio - Antique cars - Courtyard (can fit 2 cars) - Load in thru the alley | Easy access - Ivy covered roof deck - Unique furnishing (rotating items and artwork) **Open to extended hours** Ideal location for: - Commercials - Photo shoots - Promo shoots/videos - Magazine shoots - Fashion/Product shoots
From $600/hr
Positive Vibe Room
Chicago, IL
This Room is filled with plenty of positive vibes and will immediately lift your spirits. As one of our mid-sized rooms with 1,100 sq. ft. of meeting space, the room is decked out with beautiful cherry wood floors, plenty of sunlight and happy blue and green tones. Enjoy a cup of coffee or have a small group breakout session in the sunny couch grouping nestled by the windows.
From $150/hr
Open Space Beer Garden in Illinois (Beer Garden)
Chicago, IL
This listing is for our Beer Garden. An open-air space for your celebrations and meetings. (No outside food and beverage allowed)

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $70 to $17000

Which Reception venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2020?

Here are a top 3 most popular locations Beautiful Downtown Music Hall, Uptown Ballroom and Lakeside Amphitheater

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About Chicago

As the third most populated city in the United States, Chicago abounds with things to do, and offers nonstop fun, style, and culture for anyone who stops by. Moreover, Chicago’s weather - with with moderate summers and springs - make it a pleasant spot for outdoor activities for the majority of the year. Its city, ripe with sky-high skyscrapers, museums and other attractions make it among the most sought after tourist destinations in the United States. And, finally, it’s coastal view of Lake Michigan to the east, make it an ideal retreat from the downtown crowds, as well.

With so many diverse offerings, and so many different venues - from downtown city high-rises to lakefront venues - Chicago makes for an ideal spot to host a reception. And with its many service offerings - from accommodation to transport to upscale catering and entertainment - it’s hard to resist not wanting to.

Reception Options in Chicago

One of the most overwhelming parts of planning your reception is working out the details, from food to transportation and everything in between. Fortunately, Chicago has many best in class reception and event services can help.

  • Catering:
    Chicago offers delicious food that will be the talk of any reception. You can find catering in the city that offers classic dishes like renowned Chicago deep-dish pizza. There are also many caterers that create elegant entrees and stunning appetizers. No matter how formal your event is there is a Chicago catering service that can make your food dreams come true.

  • Transportation:
    The city of Chicago has a large number of transportation services that can help get your guests to your reception on time. Whether you opt for a sleek limousine service, ride-share's, taxi's, or party bus options, you'll find that Chicago has many fast, fun and friendly transportation options available to you.

  • Equipment Rentals:
    Need dishes, tables, or chairs? Or, perhaps, some decorations? Chicago has plenty of equipment rental companies that can be of service in supplying your reception venue with everything your reception might
    need. Many will even let you match supplies to your own unique event theme or colors, and will handle everything from logistics to setup.

Reception Planners in Chicago

Enlisting the help of a professional event planner can save you countless hours of time, and make a huge difference. Fortunately, Chicago has some of the best event planners in the business, who have the expertise to help make your Chicago reception flawless.

  • Bliss Events:
    This woman-owned event planning company has been in business for over 20 years and has built a strong reputation in Chicago. They focus on creating events that “engage, excite, and delight.” Services include day-of coordination and services, decor rentals, design consulting and floral design.

  • Lola Event Productions:
    Lola Event Productions is made up of a team of veteran event planners with a combined 50+ years of experience. They can help make your Chicago reception like no other, and manage everything from logistics coordination, decor and design assistance, to event production and management.

  • Liven It Up Events:
    This full-service wedding and event planning and production company has over a decade of experience planning Chicago pop-up spaces and shops. Past clients include Facebook and Miller Lite.

Pros and Cons of Receptions in Chicago

There are going to be pros and cons to every state, city, and venue that you consider. When choosing your reception venues it is important to consider the pros and cons of the city. If you are drawn to a Chicago reception, it's helpful to weigh the good with the bad.

Advantages

  • Beautiful Venues
    There are going to be a lot of beautiful Chicago reception venues to choose from.

  • Moderate Weather
    The spring, summer, and fall temperatures in Chicago are great for outdoor receptions.

  • Many Attractions
    Chicago’s location and history always offer an exciting atmosphere for your guests to enjoy. And the bustling city offers plenty to do.

  • Excellent Food
    Chicago offers excellent food and catering options.

Disadvantages

  • Pricey Venues
    Reception venues and party services in Chicago can get pricey.
  • Harsh Winter Weather
    Chicago’s winter weather is not the best for an event, especially if you have out of town guests.

  • Crime
    Some parts of the city are not always safe, so you have to be careful about where you chose to lodge.

  • Popularity
    If you don’t book your reception venue ahead of time it will book up quick.

  • High Traffic
    The city traffic can make transportation difficult if your ceremony venue is different from your reception venue.

Famous Reception Venues in Chicago

Check out these fantastic Chicago destinations for pre-reception photos or as a post-reception gathering place. You'll be glad you did!

  • Art Institute of Chicago
    Art Institute of Chicago is a staple of Chicago culture and history. Hosting a reception near this institution will not only create a fun and elegant atmosphere but will allow your guests to explore downtown Chicago.

  • Wrigley Field
    Wrigley Field is another stunning price of Chicago history. The baseball field is home to the Chicago Cubs, and makes for a fun and nostalgic gathering place. Look for a nearby urban loft in a modern Chicago sky-rise to your reception venue, and you can't take the whole party to a post-reception ballgame.

  • South Loop Chicago
    South Loop Chicago is an emerging neighborhood situated near the coast and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Reception venues in the South Loop are energetic and offer fun for everyone.

  • Lake Michigan
    Lake Michigan is a fantastic place to get away from the bustle of the city. Having your reception nearby the lake will be a great cost-effective option, and great for photo-ops too.