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Top Trade Show venues in Chicago, IL

Open Air Patio, seating for 16, renovated kitchen
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Cute, Quirky Vintage Store Front
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Storefront at the Heart of Bridgeport
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Chicago, IL
Vibrant Conference Room in the Heart of Wicker Park
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
Quiet Conference Room in Ravenswood
  • $44/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL
STUDIO 2 - Yoga | Meditation | Small Events | Photoshoot
  • $36/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (27)
  • 27
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Chicago, IL

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What people are saying about Trade Show on Giggster

Natalie F.
$ 72
2 hours
30 people
7 months ago
Great space for smaller projects. We used it for a rehearsal for my chamber group and it worked perfectly. Thank you!
Corinne W.
$ 87
3 hours
5 people
11 months ago
We've used this conference room on several occasions and have been very happy with the experience. Jeff is always friendly and quick to respond if I have questions regarding the booking. It's a secure building in a safe neighborhood, the conference room has always been clean and well-maintained, and the manager of to co-working space is very welcoming. I do wish it wasn't permit parking on the street, but there's plenty of free street parking on the side streets. I highly recommend this space, and working with Jeff is a pleasure.
Devyn D.
$ 145
5 hours
5 people
a year ago
Great experience. The host was very helpful & answered all of my questions quickly. The space was clean & exactly as pictured.
Chelsea M.
$ 72
2 hours
5 people
2 years ago
It was a great space for a small yoga class. Beautiful studio with great amenities for yoga students. The owner Adina was wonderful to work with.

Frequently Asked Questions about Trade Show 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 Trade Show venues are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 288 Trade Show 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 $402 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 Trade Show 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 $36 to $1245.
Which Trade Show venues are most popular in Chicago, IL in 2023?
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

Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States, with a population of almost three million people. ‘The Windy City', ‘The City That Works’ and ‘City of Big Shoulders’ are some of its nicknames.

Chicago is a city that has everything for everyone, from exquisite dining alternatives to distinctive architecture and building designs, open spaces, theatres, operas, and shopping experiences, as well as soccer and football games and tournaments.

Today, it serves as a commercial and industrial hub, as well as a center for telecommunications, education, and trade. McCormick Place, the Western Hemisphere's largest convention center is located in Chicago and close to the commercial district.

The city hosts some of the world's largest and most well-attended conventions, meetings, and tradeshows. Key transportation assets include the two international airports, interstate highways, and the nation's train hub. All this makes a Chicago trade show venue is an excellent idea.

Trade Show Options in Chicago

Take a look at the options for your trade show venue in Chicago before choosing anything. You can also enlist help from event planners in the city who are experienced in such things.

  • Marketing
    A tradeshow entails a significant amount of promotion both inside and outside of Chicago in order to raise awareness and attract a diverse range of vendors. Engage the services of a public relations or marketing agency to promote your business through word of mouth, social media channels, and website development.

  • Vendors
    Begin building a list of potential vendors well in advance of your trade show. They may or may not be from Chicago, but they may come from other major places as well. You will need to start spreading the news as soon as possible!

  • Event Planners
    Engage the services of an event planner to ensure that your tradeshow is a success in Chicago. If you are a novice or want advice, a professional event planner will undoubtedly assist you.

Trade Show Companies in Chicago

Setting up a successful trade show venue in Chicago is a lot of work. You do not have to do all the work on your own. Let some of the locals help you with all the details for your trade show venue in Chicago.

  • Frank Event Design
    Frank Event Design is a Chicago-based event planning firm. This company has over 26 years of experience and dozens of events under its belt. They are the go-to company for beautiful and glamorous events. Frank Andonoplas created the firm, and he has been featured in bridal magazines, radio segments, television, websites, and blogs. He has received multiple honors, including the prestigious Gala Award. Frank and his staff arrange weddings, special events, private parties, business events, and other types of gatherings.

  • 222 Digital Marketing
    222 Digital Marketing can assist in developing a long-term, meaningful connection with customers by engaging them with your business via social media. They operate in a variety of fields, including social media marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and digital marketing. They are in charge of SEO efforts, web analytics, and email promotions. They excel at content marketing strategy, local SEO, conversion rate optimization, and anything else connected to the industry.

  • Integrity Protection Services
    Integrity Protection Services offers customized security to meet various demands and needs. They provide the greatest level of customer service while maintaining public safety, controlling risk, and safeguarding property and assets. They also assist in keeping customers and staff safe and relaxed. All the officers are trained to respond to a wide range of circumstances while remaining calm, professional, and watchful. They offer armed police, unarmed officers, and foot patrol as well as traffic control, vehicle patrol, retail security, and loss prevention.

Pros and Cons of Trade Shows in Chicago

No city is perfect, and Chicago is no different. It is best to find out the pros and cons of the city before finalizing anything for your trade show in Chicago.


  • Getting around within the city is easy
    When in Chicago, it is easy to reach any part of the city because even remote locations are very well-connected with public transit.

  • Chicago is a cosmopolitan city
    Chicago is a booming metropolis that is expanding at a quick pace. Many sectors thrive in Chicago, including publishing, banking, engineering, manufacturing, and construction.

  • Relatively less expensive
    Chicago is relatively cheaper than other major cities like New York and Los Angeles and this means that setting up for your tradeshow will cost you less compared to other metro cities in the country.


  • Problem of crime
    This city is above the national average when it comes to crimes and you need to consider getting protection for your trade show.

  • Parking is tough to get
    Chicago has parking difficulties, and this might be a huge issue, especially if the majority of your vendors have large cars and want to park at your trade fair venue.

  • Traffic is heavy
    Be prepared to be stuck in traffic in Chicago as most of the roads and highways are congested.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Robie House
    Robie House, a national historic landmark on the University of Chicago campus, is open to the public. It is accessible for viewing all year round and is approximately 20 minutes away from the heart of the city. This attraction, which was created by the renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909, is a great representation of prairie-style architecture. Inside, you'll see stained-glass windows, magnificent furniture, and antiques from many eras ago.

  • Chicago Water Tower
    Chicago's water tower is a symbol of the city's prosperity. William Boyington was instrumental in the creation of the water tower. It is constructed of limestone and stands at 144 feet tall. The water tower was formerly a significant structure for distributing water around the city. It is notable now because it is a symbol of resilience, having survived a fire that engulfed the whole business area of the city in 1871.

  • The Lincoln Park Zoo
    The Lincoln Park Zoo, established in 1868, is home to more than 1000 species including hippos, rhinos, and penguins as well as polar bears, giraffes, lions, and gorillas. The zoo is located to the west of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. It is closed to downtown and offers a variety of ecosystems, exhibits, and enclosures to visit.