The Newberry Library Building

60 W Walton St Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 1055 people
The Newberry is so much more than a famous library! With its architectural details, spacious halls and grand pianos, this historic 1893 venue is also great place to host a wedding or private celebration. The fully restored Lobby is a showstopper. Featuring a romanesque entryway, Art Nouveau chandelier, 20-foot ceiling and broad marble staircase (great for photos and a grand entrance) it lends itself beautifully to cocktail receptions, dinner parties or wedding ceremonies. With views of Washington Square Park and the lights of the Hancock building twinkling just beyond, Ruggles Hall hosts larger groups in a warm and inviting space. And if you're planning a more intimate gathering, the oak-paneled Towner Fellows' Lounge is an excellent choice with a cozy library feel. Although the Newberry was founded to share hundreds of years' worth of rare books, maps, music and much more, you don't need to be a book or music lover to appreciate the building's turn-of-the-century elegance. Complimentary parking in the on-site lot is available for after-hours events, with a discount arrangement for overflow parking at a nearby garage.

A Peaceful Night of Elegance, An Eventective User from New York, NY

My sister and her husband were married last fall at the Newberry in Chicago. As a research library, it has elegant architecture that is perfect for a wedding venue. My sister chose to have her reception in Ruggles Hall, which was recently renovated into a beautiful space. My father is a piano player and she had always wanted him to play at her reception. This hall had a Steinway at the corner of the room, which accommodated this dream perfectly. In the center of the room is space that is surrounded by four pillars. This space makes a perfect place for a dance floor. Above this section are beautiful chandelier-like lights that come down to dimly light the floor. We placed chairs and tables all around this area and it was an excellent setup. Her party had about 200 guests and the hall fit these comfortably, although I believe if the party was larger, she may have selected a larger hall. All of the staff at the Newberry was extremely helpful during the planning of the event. We hired our own catering company that my sister had wanted and the Newberry staff was very accommodating. I believe my sister paid between $600 and $700 per hour for the room, which she found to be very reasonable compared to other venues. It was a quaint venue that allowed for a very elegant reception. She was delighted with her reception being at the Newberry and I would highly recommend it to others.

Compact Beauty, An Eventective User from Des Plaines, IL

The Newberry Library offered a small to medium sized room for a 150 guest reception, but was a beautiful space! The cocktail hour was in close quarters, but really forced guest to mingle. The main ballroom itself was very quaint. Guests were not too far apart, but close enough to allow conversations between tables. The dance floor was easily accessible, as was the bar which was a favorite for many guests! The one negative was the bathrooms- which were downstairs and hard to get to for some older guests. Overall the venue is a hidden gem in the city of Chicago!

  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1055
Naperville, IL  
Welcome to Bowlero—DuPage County’s coolest place to bowl, dine, play, and celebrate. Hit the lanes and have a ball in a setting that’s perfect for date night, family night, birthday parties, and corporate events that rock the cubicle. When it’s time to host your next birthday, kids party, holiday party, or corporate event, look no further than Bowlero Naperville. Our talented party professionals are special event ninjas trained in the art of awesome celebrations. They’ll do all the work while you have all the fun—that way, you can enjoy all the party perks and none of the party buzzkills (like cleanup).
Joliet, IL  
Capacity: 800
$6.50-$80 per 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.
Glendale Heights, IL  
Capacity: 600
$5.75-$55 per person
The Hotel and Conference center were both built in 1999 and renovated in 2016. Ramada Hotel & Conference center has over 7000 Sq ft of meeting and Banquet space. We specialize in assortment Weddings, Quinceaneras, corporate conferences, and business meetings. Here at the Ramada Hotel & Conference center we pride ourselves in customer service to achieve and go beyond guest satisfaction. From the Front desk agent to Housekeeping and breakfast staff we are all trained to help guests enjoy their stay whether it's for vacation or business. From check in to check out, every moment at the Ramada is enjoyable!
Glen Ellyn, IL  
Capacity: 160
$21-$110 per 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.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 450
Our event space is truly bringing you a little piece of Ireland right to the heart of Chicago. Our pub was constructed in Ireland and features multiple rooms and levels to accommodate your next private or semi-private event. We’ve become a neighborhood favorite for hosting corporate events, wedding rehearsal dinners, birthday celebrations, reunions, happy hours, office holiday parties and much more. We are proud to work with Chicago’s topmost companies year round. Our full service private event planners make planning customized events easy to maximize every event. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs and can adjust for most tastes and budgets. Instagram: fado_chicago Virtual Tour:
Aurora, IL  
Capacity: 340
Experience the heart of Downtown Aurora at your next event. With seven unique spaces available, Paramount Events can accommodate any occasion, big or small. Weddings, baby and bridal showers, corporate parties, family reunions, meetings, expositions – no matter the event, we’ve got the space for you. With the beautiful Fox River and stunning cityscape as your backdrop, your event is sure to impress. And the fun doesn’t have to stop there. You and your guests can enjoy everything Downtown Aurora has to offer including a casino next door, hotel nearby and restaurants in walking distance – with convenient access to the Metra and I-88. Whether it’s your wedding on the stunning, historic Paramount Theatre stage or cocktail hour in The Atrium before attending a show in the intimate Copley Theatre, leave it to the experts. We produce shows for a living. Let’s make your event our next production.
Woodridge, IL  
Capacity: 1200
From Intimate to Exclusive, our first-rate banquet & meeting facilities, award winning cuisine and unparalleled service will transform your event to extraordinary! We have 35,000 square feet of banquet and meeting facilities. We offer an exceptional learning environment coupled with comfort and superior services, for events of 25 to 1200 guests. The dramatic 24-foot-height ceilings of the rooms with amber lighting are designed to be acoustically superior and feature soundproof walls, with on-site audiovisual amenities. Whether you are looking to plan a wedding reception, corporate function or birthday party, our expert Event Specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your day is an event to remember.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 1200
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.