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Top Reception venues in Chicago, IL

Classic Chicago Versatile Venue
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (29)
  • 29
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Buckingham Ballroom
  • $2877/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
Historical Mansion Turned Museum in Chicago
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Urban Artistic Loft
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Former Mid-Century School Reimagined
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Chicago, IL
Elegant Event Space with Garden in Chicago
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Reception on Giggster

Edwina T.
$ 1750
5 hours
60 people
4 months ago
The service, space , and owners were awesome! Thank you to Bill and their special helper!!!
Matt G.
$ 400
1 hours
5 people
8 months ago
It was perfect! I proposed to my girlfriend and the host, Anko, was so unbelievably helpful and accommodating. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Monicque H.
$ 1800
6 hours
60 people
a year ago
Venue was beyond perfect. We were able to select any caterer of our choice. The staff was helpful. The location was extremely spacious and beautiful. I will definitely recommend and book with them again!
Tashemia M.
$ 1475
5 hours
60 people
a year ago
Everyone was so helpful & responsive with all of our questions throughout the process. The event space was beautiful and the bartenders were the best. I can’t wait to host another event!

Frequently Asked Questions about Reception 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 Reception venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 345 Reception 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 $779 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 Reception 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 $250 to $2877.
Which Reception venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
The top 3 Reception venues in Chicago, IL right now are Classic Chicago Versatile Venue, Buckingham Ballroom and Historical Mansion Turned Museum in Chicago.
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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.