University Club of Chicago

76 E Monroe St Chicago, IL
Max Capacity: 300 people
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A Landmark in the Heart of the City, An Eventective User from Chicago, Illinois

I recently attended a wedding at the University Club in Chicago and the first thing you notice when you walk in the building is the impressive historic designs. The weddings are set in the cathedral rooms, which is this vastly high ceilinged room, with stain glass, the most opulent settings imaginable, and above all a attention to detail that is out of this world. The most noticeable element of the venue is the service and the food. The people wait on you hand and foot, and while you may feel a little out of place, or under dressed here, it's a very special venue for a wedding. The result is flawless and luxurious, if that's the intention of the wedding. Another thing to note is the amazing location of the venue, being situated right near Michigan Avenue. On the nine floors, the wedding guests can even go up and see amazing views of Chicago. While it will be expensive and difficult to rent out the whole place, the service provided for weddings is top notch and something to experience for yourself. The Chef in service used to work at the four seasons, Chef Baker, and cooks world class dishes for guests. I particularly loved the French onion soup, which is believed to be the best in the city. All in all this is probably the best venue to have a wedding in the whole of the city. Enjoy the service, enjoy the food, enjoy the amazing historic monument that is the University Club of Chicago.


Elegant Chicago Wedding + Perfect Location, An Eventective User from Chicago, IL

We had a beautiful wedding at the University Club last August. The Club is members only but we received a sponsorship and were able to offer our out-of-town guests rooms (for a great rate). Staff assisted with handing out our welcome bags. Following a cocktail hour, our guests were directed upstairs for dinner and dancing. The reception space was large and afforded breathtaking views of Millenium Park and downtown Chicago. We worked along with our wedding planner to create our menu and the staff made sure no detail was missed. The location was ideal for our guests. Right off Michigan and across from Millenium Park and some museums, our guests were able to explore the city. The morning after our wedding, we hosted a brunch on the rooftop. Again, the staff proved to be spectacular. I'd recommend couples look at this space for an elegant evening in an historic space.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 300
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.
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.
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 120
$2,000-$3,000 per event
OFFSITE Chicago offers companies a turnkey multi purpose facility designed and wired to inspire creativity, innovation and productivity in a way never before possible. Having contributed to the culture of innovation for numerous Fortune 100 companies in New York City, OFFSITE is eager to provide an invaluable service to like-minded businesses in Chicago – one meeting at a time. The venue boasts chic modern décor, a state-of-the-art A/V system, and an extensive list of amenities to provide the ideal backdrop for your next board meeting, brainstorming session, focus group, product launch or social event.
Ingleside, IL  
Capacity: 400
$34.95-$114.95 per person
With more than 25 years experience, hosting weddings is our specialty at Parkway Banquets! We are pleased to offer our amazing venue for your wedding or special event. Located on the shores of beautiful Long Lake in Ingleside, IL, our beautiful, natural setting gives you and your guests a spectacular view! One entire wall of our beautiful facility is located right on the lakefront of Long Lake, which is part of the Chain of Lakes in Lake County, IL. We’re on the border of McHenry County. We are also right next to the forest preserve, so our location is surrounded by nature, not tall buildings and loud, noisy traffic. We are proud to offer: * Lovely outdoor tented ceremony site - rain or shine! * Large, cozy, and inviting reception area with cathedral ceilings, overlooking Long Lake and right next to the forest preserve. * We can host your wedding ceremony right on site under our outdoor tented area (rain or shine!) We will custom decorate our arch and aisle to match your wedding colors at no extra charge. * Wide menu with a vast array of mouth-watering selections to choose from including our fabulous hors d’oeuvres, sweet table, ice cream bar, & much-requested late night snack! * All wedding packages include either a sit-down dinner or a large buffet FOR THE SAME PRICE. * Big dance floor with special up-lighting all around the room! * Expert advice on the hottest DJs, the coolest photographers, crazy creative florists, & the most outstanding cake bakeries & artisans in the area! * BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR NEWEST FACILITY, 'PARKWAY BANQUETS SALON', WITH CAPACITY FOR 400 GUESTS!
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 18250
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' tornado in our Science Storms exhibit or cocktails next to a WWII German submarine in our U505 exhibit. MSI offers full service catering and event planning services from our in-house catering company.
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: http://bit.ly/1B9xSAe
Chicago, IL  
Capacity: 600
$49.90-$129.90 per person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than an event on the water; we create unforgettable memories on Lake Michigan. Our fleet can accommodate any type of casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings and anniversaries, birthdays and much more. Show guests a new side of Chicago with an event that’s sure to impress.