1106 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago Illinois 60640
The Aragon was built in 1926 to resemble a Spanish palace courtyard, complete with crystal chandeliers, mosaic tile work and twinkling “stars” overhead. It featured live bands and was, for decades, the most famous ballroom in America. It has been restored to its original exotic splendor.
700 East Grand Avenue
at Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611-3428
Bring out the inner child in all your guests at the Chicago Children’s Museum. This is a great space to shake things up and host an unconventional corporate meeting or event. As the guests come in through the Great Hall, they’re free to explore the rest of the museum and be a kid again!
No matter what you’re planning, the Chicago Children’s Museum has something fun for your group and can customize your ‘play’ time to fit your needs.
301 South Columbus Drive in Grant Park
Chicago, IL 60605
A gift to the city from socialite Kate Buckingham, this is one of the largest fountains in the world. From April 1st to November 1st the fountain is transformed at night into a spectacular lighting spectacle, complete with music- truly a luxury of the lakeside.
5701 West Jackson
Chicago, IL 60644
This Prairie Style landmark overlooks a stunning lagoon complete with two waterfalls. The triple-portico pavilion holds a grand Dance Hall as well as five other event spaces, great for an intimate gathering or a large event.
344 E Balbo Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
In 2008, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awarded Parkways Foundation a $1.25 million grant for the transformation of Grant Park’s south rose garden into a formal garden and event space adjacent to Buckingham Fountain. Visitors to the garden, which was designed by Douglas Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, will process down a ceremonial promenade bordered by an abundance of colorful blooms, hanging vines, and shaped evergreens.
800 East Grand Avenue on Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611
As the cultural anchor of Navy Pier, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater has many spaces available for to create the perfect environment for your next event. Take in Chicago’s spectacular skyline during a cocktail reception in the Skyline Lobby or cozy up with an intimate party in The Pub. For larger events, the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater is the ideal space to host auctions or fundraisers.
175 North State Street
Chicago Illinois 60601
Described as the “Wonder Theatre of the World” when opened in 1921, the building boasts French Baroque design with a stunning grand lobby, majestic staircase, and glittering chandeliers. The Chicago Theatre is a spectacular venue for events of all types.
2621 W. 15th Place
Cinespace Chicago Film Studios, a subsidiary of the Toronto Corporation, specializes in the development, management and operation of studio facilities. Located in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood, about a mile west of Chicago’s Little Italy, Cinespace offers an endless amount of space for you to customize your event.
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
The Grand Lobby is an ideal setting for an elegant reception. Located on the first floor and available only after library hours for stand-up receptions, the Grand Lobby features marble floors and an intricately designed ceiling. A colorful mosaic by artist Jacob Lawrence and a view of the Houston Conwill cosmogram on the lower level round out this grand setting.
Available April through October, this permanent tent features graceful arching windows and offers stunning views of the city and Millennium Park. Truly a blank canvas, events can be as minimalistic or extravagant as desired.