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9 Unique Event Spaces in the Chicago Loop You Didn’t Know Existed

Posted  5 years ago  in  Trending, Loop List

3 MIN READ - If you’re trying to take your corporate events to the next level, ditch your list of go-to spots and try something fresh. The Chicago Loop has a myriad of unique event venues. The next time you look to book a space, be sure to check out this guide.

99th Floor at Willis Tower

The 99th Floor at Willis Tower is sure to make for an unforgettable experience. The flexible venue space can be set up theater, classroom, or reception style and can accommodate 175 seated guests or 300 non-seated guests. The space has a 360-degree view of Chicago, and you’ll also have the option for VIP access to The Ledge, glass floor balconies that extend four feet outside the building a whopping 1,353 feet in the air. This venue will make your event out of this world.

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American Writers Museum

Plan an event worth writing about at the American Writers Museum! With various rooms and seating options, they can accommodate a range of events—seated dinners in the Nation of Writers Gallery, cocktail receptions in Readers Hall, intimate corporate breakfast meetings, and more. Numerous in-house amenities and high-quality equipment are available, and they partner with vendors who have worked extensively in the space to ensure your event experience is unlike any other. Private events held in the museum have exclusive access to all exhibits, and guests can enjoy food and drink while exploring the museum. Click here to learn more.

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Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre is a National Historic Landmark located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop. The theatre has hosted former presidents, renowned opera singers, legendary rock stars, internationally-acclaimed dance companies, and more. With a total capacity of 3,875, a versatile stage, and impeccable acoustics, the Auditorium Theatre is the perfect place for concerts and performances, lectures, meetings and conferences, private receptions, parties and galas, and more. Click here for additional information.

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City Winery Riverwalk - Photo by Phil Solomonson

City Winery

Skip the traditional meeting space and indulge in an urban winery experience. Whether you prefer a cocktail-style reception, seated dinner, corporate luncheon, or a mix of these, you can find it at City Winery. With amazing music capabilities, delectable culinary creations, award-winning wine program, and unique winery experiences, City Winery Chicago offers everything you need to make your next private event an unforgettable experience. Explore the event offerings at City Winery at the Riverwalk and City Winery Chicago in the West Loop by contacting eventschicago@citywinery.com.

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Located at the heart of Chicago’s Loop, Convene at 16 W. Adams St. is the most conveniently located meeting, event, and flexible workspace. With street-level access, this multi-level space is inspired by the city grid and organic curves of the lake, and it provides an upscale work environment to maximize comfort, productivity, and collaboration. Convene at the Citadel Center can host up to 350 people with a variety of tech-enabled meeting rooms along with lounge, dining, and reception areas. Learn more here.

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Clifford Lobby at Goodman Theatre Photo by Steven Gross v2

Goodman Theatre

Host your next event at the iconic Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn) in one of their unique private spaces. Impress your guests with accommodations perfect for special occasions, corporate meetings, baby showers, lectures, pre-show receptions, and much more. Rental options include auditoriums, elegant lounges, and rehearsal rooms, as well as newly designed spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking downtown Chicago. In addition, Goodman rentals can provide audio visual equipment for presentations, catering options, and other needs your event may require. Spaces can accommodate groups of 10 to 850. View more details and/or book your space here.

Shoreline Sightseeing

A private Shoreline Sightseeing Charter offers you and your guests a memorable experience in an unparalleled setting. You’ll embark on one of our open air, double-decker boats to cruise the historic Chicago River and majestic Lake Michigan. Our charters are ideal for 75 to 175 guests with ample space for bountiful buffets and passed hors d’oeuvres as well as music and dancing. Whatever type of Shoreline private charter you choose, you’ll have Chicago’s world-famous skyline as the unforgettable backdrop for your event.

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In the heart of the Loop near the theater and State Street shopping districts, one eleven events is located within Macy’s State Street and is the perfect location to host your event. Their event specialists and celebrated chef work with clients and vendors to ensure every detail is perfect. There are three venues to choose from, all on the 7th floor: The Narcissus Room, featuring a working marble fountain and able to be divided in half for a more intimate setting; the Culinary Studio, typically used for cooking demonstrations and smaller events; and The Walnut Room, a historic restaurant that makes for a beautiful, traditional setting.

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