Chicago's Iconic Event Venues


From eloquent dinners in the garden at the Art Institute of Chicago to brainstorming sessions amongst the coral reefs in the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago has it all.  

Field Museum

  • The Field Museum: Home of SUE, the largest, most complete T.rex ever found; 24 million specimens on rotating display
  • Adler Planetarium: America's first planetarium. Host an event underneath the stars in the Grainger Sky Theater or take it outside to the terraces with views of Chicago's skyline
  • Art Institute of Chicago: One-million-square-foot museum; galleries, gardens and auditorium space; artwork spanning 5,000 years
  • Museum of Science and Industry: Largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere; interactive exhibits inspire the imagination 
  • Shedd Aquarium: Contains more than 32,500 living creatures representing 1,500 species, from tropical sharks to penguins; meeting spaces surround underwater exhibits



Plan a meeting or event in one of Chicago's iconic sites. 

Chicago Cultural Center
  • Chicago Cultural Center: One of Chicago's most visited attractions; intricate gallery-like spaces; features the world's largest Tiffany glass dome
  • Chicago Theater: Legendary auditorium that hosts a variety of entertainment, including stage events, concerts, dance, comedy and special events
  • Navy Pier: Multi-venue lakefront space with views of vast Lake Michigan; home to the city's famous Ferris wheel
  • Tribune Tower: Neo-gothic skyscraper on Michigan Avenue; an official Chicago Landmark; meeting space on the 25th floor


Go for an energy-filled event at Chicago's sports complexes.

Soldier Field
  • Soldier Field (pictured): Home of football's Chicago Bears; the NFL's first "green" stadium
  • United Center: Home of Chicago's Bulls and Blackhawks; the largest arena in the U.S.
  • U.S. Cellular Field: Home of the Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball team
  • Wrigley Field: Home of baseball's Chicago Cubs; the National League's oldest ballpark



Take the event to the water while attendees are surrounded by stunning city sights.

Chicago River



Picturesque and brimming with life, nature-inspired venues create an unbeatable backdrop.

Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Lincoln Park Conservatory: Tropical palms and ancient ferns offer an escape from the city and transport visitors to another world
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (pictured): Free admission to this immersive animal kingdom on 49 acres; one of the nation's oldest zoos; represents 200 different species
  • Millennium Park: Lush landscape along the downtown coast; home to the "Bean," Jay Pritzker Pavilion and the Lurie Garden
  • Garfield Park Conservatory: How luxurious to be able to take your guests to a tropical paradise and you don't have to fly to get there! This one's as close as the Garfield Park Conservatory with a multi-room greenhouse that provides a lush, warm, tropical setting as fragrant as any resort in the islands.