Unique Event Venues in Chicago

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The Chicago fall convention season is upon us!  Coming to Chicago this fall and looking for a great venue to host an offsite event while in town?  Good news!  Chicago offers a profusion of venues, from boardrooms to museums; from converted warehouses to artsy lofts.  The options can be overwhelming.  Ideally, the space should combine functionality with a blank “canvas” that can be transformed into your vision to engage attendees.  Searching for those unique spaces, that can accommodate a large group for a client appreciation event, meeting or product launch, certainly can be more time consuming.  To help ease your pain of an extensive venue search, our team of expert producers has selected five from their list of favorite venues for hosting offsite events:

River East Arts Center 

With more than ten thousand  square feet of flexible event space, it is a good fit for any event.  We especially love the atrium,  with its white space, and soaring columns it allows for limitless possibilities with floor plan, decor and flow.

Harris Rooftop

An outdoor location, available from April to October, offers sweeping views of Millenium Park and the Chicago sky line.  Open space that can be designed around your vision, whether extravagant or minimalistic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Room 1520

Offers a raw urban space that provides versatility to create a highly personalized event. With its 4,000 sqaure foot open floor plan,  space can be customized to meet your needs. The flexibility of the loft allows you to simply use its existing minimalist charm or create an opulent setting.


 Union Station

The Great Hall, designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, offers 20,000 square feet of event space making it one of the largest event spaces in the city.  With towering columns, terracotta walls and a barrel vaulted atrium ceiling, presents and unforgettable experience for your guests.


Chicago Illuminating Company

Housed in a two-story former power plant/warehouse from the 1900’s, the renovated, modern architectural highlights feature hardwood floors, stylish tile mosaic detailing and original steel beams.


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