The Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 3,053 people
The Art Institute is prepared to meet your needs with sophisticated service and a knowledgeable staff; whether you are planning a large conference or a small business meeting. Allow our professional planning experts to create an enchanting evening reception and elegant sit-down dinner in the Trading Room or arrange your presentation needs in the fully equipped Rubloff Auditorium.
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Artistic Elegance - An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

Designed by Renzo Piano, the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago is generally considered one of the worlds premier collections of modern art by art critics. But atop this modern marvel, my wife and I would argue, the rooftop terrace rivals even the most prized Warhol painting inside, offering the most unobstructed views of downtown and Lake Michigan that Chicago has to offer. The dramatic backdrop of the Chicago skyline and the vibrant greenery of Millenium Park, set the mood for our big day. The larger than life silhouette and hustle and bustle below offered our guests a peek into our larger than life future as a young couple settling down in the Windy City. Initially concerned by the steep price of the venue, when we kissed, my doubts were put to rest. As guests descended upon the concession area following the ceremony, it was clear we had turned more than a few heads, the general feeling amongst them was an overwhelming joy and a disbelief that such a magical setting for a wedding could exist. It continues to be the wedding by which all our friends and family members compare their own weddings.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 3252
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 1200
 
$21-$149 /person
Our historic property combines the best of Chicago’s storied past with the modern amenities of the present. As a result, we offer unique reception and banquet spaces perfectly suited to create an unforgettable day for you and your guests. We offer 23 unique event spaces that can be transformed for your needs. Our location adjacent to Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain, and short walking distance to Millennium Park and Lake Michigan provide a stunning setting for photos and extra activities for the wedding party. Let our experienced and efficient wedding professionals walk you through the details customizing your ideal wedding menu, establishing a seating chart, reserving room blocks for attendees, coordinating with outside vendors for lighting, audio, floral and decoration needs.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 500  
$18-$42 /person
The Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago is a full-service luxury hotel in East Chicago IN, boasting a variety of amenities. With 5,369 sq. feet of meeting and reception space, Ameristar East Chicago is the perfect location for your next event. Whether you're planning a corporate meeting, training session, private dinner, retreat or reception, our extensive menu selection and state-of-the-art facilities will make it an event to remember. The Ameristar Casino Hotel in East Chicago connects directly with both the casino and pavilion – a convenience that adds to the experience.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 120  
$300-$500 /event
Outings • Weddings • Bachelor Parties • Events • Leagues • You Name it! Fox Run is the perfect place to host your golf outings, weddings, business meetings, holiday parties, or other social functions. The Event Room at Fox Run is the premiere banquet facility at Fox Run that can accommodate 180 guests (120 guests with a dance floor.)
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 450  
$19.95-$112.95 /person
Arrive at our 250-acre retreat and you'll never need to leave. Whether you're here on vacation, for a lakeside wedding, or a business conference in our Expo Center, Pheasant Run Resort is a welcoming enclave that provides everything you need right onsite. Awaken with a Bourbon Street Breakfast Buffet every Sunday, then seek balance with a soothing massage treatment at Spa Vargas Wellness. Tee off with 18 holes of championship golf just outside your door, or go for a swim in our indoor/outdoor pools. With five restaurants to choose from, a lively indoor replica of New Orleans' own iconic Bourbon Street, a theater, and comedy club, there's plenty to do before the night's over. When it's time to recharge, retire to your own private bi-level suite with magnificent views of the Fox River Valley.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 12000
 
$60-$150 /person
$1,500-$15,000 /event
The Museum of Science and Industry is a historic building in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, just a few miles south of downtown. The perfect setting for events that offers so much more than your average banquet hall. Enjoy dining next to a 40 foot tornado in our Science Storms exhibit or cocktails next to a WWII German submarine in our U-505 exhibit. MSI offers full service catering and event planning services from our in-house catering company.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 250
 
$21-$110 /person
Reserve 22 provides you with a beautiful and unique setting to host events for friends, family and colleagues. The stunning landscape and scenic vistas of Glen Ellyn's prized Village Links provides the perfect backdrop to enhance your event, creating a truly memorable occasion. Our first class facilities and Above and Beyond customer service make Reserve 22 at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn a great choice to host your next event. Whether your celebration is for your company, your charity or any other special reason, we can accommodate from 8 - 160 guests. A hospitable sanctuary tucked away and preserved exclusively for your enjoyment. We encourage you to unwind and indulge with the help of our refined recipes and relaxing atmosphere. The number 22 represents the 22 lakes that complement our 240 acres of scenic landscape populated by native vegetation and diverse wildlife. As a member of the Audubon Society, our conservation efforts allow you to take in the sights and sounds of nature in class and comfort.
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 225  
$150-$3,100 /event
Plan your next off-site meeting, conference, retreat or reception at Chicago Theological Seminary. It’s a sleek, modern facility located in the Hyde Park, Woodlawn and University of Chicago neighborhoods. We offer meeting rooms, conference halls and reception areas of all sizes, each equipped with the latest technology and support. And it’s all extremely affordable. Whether you need a boardroom for a meeting or a ballroom for a wedding, CTS may be the perfect solution. Our state-of-the-art facilities are available to rent for classes, seminars, conferences, small gatherings, even weddings and receptions. Our top floor chapel and banquet area is a magical venue for a celebration with up to 225 guests. There's a green rooftop patio with stunning views of Chicago. There's even an intimate free-flowing water-encased glass chapel that seats 40. Reach out to set up a tour today!
Serving the Chicago, IL Area
Capacity: 800  
$6.50-$80 /person
BRAND NEW HOTEL Welcome to Joliet's newest Full Service Hotel featuring Rock Run Convention center offering 120 rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Ballroom offering 6,200 sq. ft. Located right off of I-80 and Houbolt Road, minutes from I-55. Onsite Restaurant - Burger Theory tempting your palette with Burgers, Apps and Craft Beers. State of the art fitness center boasting 2,000 sq. ft of spax with a Sauna and Yoga Room. Breakfast is offered from 6:00 am-10:00am, Lunch starts at 11:00. Groups receive one complimentary room per 25 rooms consumed.