When visiting Chicago, it’s impossible not to visit Historic Navy Pier. Fun for visitors and locals alike, Navy Pier also happens to be a spectacular venue for events of all types and sizes. With two exhibit halls, 36 meeting rooms, The Crystal Gardens, many lake dinner cruises, as well as the Grand Ballroom and Rooftop, Navy Pier has the flexibility to accommodate many types of events.

Centrally located on Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, Navy Pier offers the best views of the Chicago skyline. If you’re looking for a unique venue for your special event or top-level customer service for your meeting or trade show, Navy Pier is the ideal spot.

Navy Pier SW view


  • State-of-the-art exposition and special event facilities with more than 170,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space

  • Over 48,000 sq. ft. of Festival Hall meeting space (divisible into 36 meeting rooms)

  • 18,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom offering panoramic lake views

  • Over 50,000 sq. ft. of multi-use reception areas

  • Loading dock with 10 bays and drive-in access

  • Easy accessibility by taxi and charter bus drop-off locations

  • Enclosed parking for 1,800 vehicles