Our culinary experts design menus for events ranging from extravagant five-course dinners to casual barbecues. From the latest culinary trends to more familiar favorites, we offer interactive food stations, creative plate presentations and imaginative buffets to fit any theme. For meetings or events that require something simpler, we offer a variety of boxed lunches and dinners for delivery.
We're proud to cater to some of Chicago's most beautiful locations
6300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Created by the famed designers of New York’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmted and Calvert Vaux, Jackson Park plays host to this jewel that sits on Chicago’s South Lakefront. Located directly on the sands of Lake Michigan this open-air facility features grand porticos overlooking the bluest of waters. Choose the covered Promenade with sun-drenched balconies on the second floor or either of the majestic courtyards on the ground level. This south side gem has played host to formal dining affairs, community events and family functions.
1820 North Wells Building, Chicago
A New Leaf is a uniquely warm urban venue that is attached to a floral design shop in the heart of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The venue can accommodate up to 175 guests and incorporates four indoor spaces, including the Apartment, the Mezzanine, the Store Front and the Black Table Room.
200 N Breakwater Access, Chicago
Trying to think outside the box for the setting of your upcoming event? Your answer is on the water. Anita Dee offers Chicago charters that will make any occasion an elegant and unforgettable affair. Each yacht is one of a kind in style and design, and so too, will be your experience. Choose from one of two magnificent vessels: The Anita Dee I is well suited for both intimate and well-numbered engagements and the Anita Dee II caters to groups of up to 400 people. Both are of superb class for cruises in Chicago.
6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Originally named the Downey Mansion, this historic landmark is one of the few remaining mansions that once lined Chicago’s Lakefront. This quaint mansion features hardwood floors, original woodwork and antique light fixtures among other charming details. The mansion also boasts an outdoor space with breathtaking lake views. Located just minutes from downtown, this unique space offers three rooms that can be rented individually for intimate gatherings or together for functions that can accommodate up to 100 guests.
376 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
A charming space with stunning views, the Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum is the perfect venue for an intimate reception of up to 30 guests. The Bridgehouse is a distinguished site made up of five floors, each capturing a critical moment in the history of the Chicago River.
Congress Pkwy & Columbus Drive, Chicago
As one of the largest fountains in the world, this Chicago icon is sure to dazzle your guests. You can choose between the city skyline and Lake Michigan as backdrops. After dusk this historic spot is transformed into a mystical, moonlit wonderland perfect for a formal black tie gala or a lakeside cocktail reception.
337 E Randolph, Chicago
Here’s a true hidden treasure in the heart of the city and close to the lake on East Randolph Street. The gardens are gorgeous, and the view of Lake Michigan and the Field Museum of Natural History to the south is spectacular. On the north end, two forty-foot tall granite columns flank a large open metal pavilion. Flowers spill out of pedestals that line the garden. There are smells and sights to delight the senses and a long tent capable corridor of greenery to remind us to appreciate life in full bloom. With an intimate and exclusive ambiance, you’ll cherish this site for your affair.
656 West Randolph, Chicago
The Catalyst Ranch is a fun place to hold an event day or night. Decorated with bundant color, light and vintage furniture guests can meet and congregate in one of Chicago’s most unique spaces. Catalyst Ranch has two floors and can accommodate parties of up to 200 on its main floor and 120 on the upper floor.
200 East Randolph, Suite 2200, Chicago
The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1904 and has continued to make Chicagoland the most business-friendly region in the country. Located on the 28th floor, featuring a gorgeous view of the city, are two rooms perfect for a board meeting for twelve or a seminar for 100.
78 West Washington Street, Chicago
Lend your special event the incomparable beaux-arts savoir-faire of the palatial landmark Chicago Cultural Center. The historic building’s rare marbles, shimmering mosaics and spectacular stained glass domes combine with complementary floor plans and convenient public transportation to provide a desirable downtown facility for wedding receptions, holiday parties, meetings and other special gatherings for up to 900 guests.
North Michigan Avenue & Wacker Drive, Chicago
A private cocktail or dinner party aboard your own private yacht is sure to impress your clients, friends and colleagues any summer evening. Their six classic vessels accommodate parties from 2 – 250 and are the epitome of elegance and comfort offering both open-air upper decks and fully enclosed temperature-controlled main salons. Consider a summer Wednesday or Saturday private cruise for a dazzling grand finale to your event with front-row seats to an exhilarating fireworks show! Docked at a prime Magnificent Mile location at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises offers five-star service, unbeatable views and premier beverage and catering service, culminating in memories that will last a lifetime.
5701 W Jackson, Chicago
The Columbus Park Refectory boasts three porticos that fill with sun during the summer. The grounds, created by the dean of prairie landscape architecture, contain two natural looking waterfalls, stratified stonework ledges and abundant native plant life. You and your guests will enjoy the serene country club setting with the chance to dine in a Chicago landmark. Inside, Spanish-influenced architecture, arched entryways and ornate terra cotta await. The generous-sized Dance Hall with its magnificent windows overlooks the stunning lagoon and comes complete with a grand piano. It may sound like heaven, but it’s closer than that and includes a nine-hole golf course plus convenient free parking right outside!
220 North Euclid, Oak Park
Located in the historic district of Oak Park, the Cheney Mansion offers two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, providing a gracious backdrop for outdoor weddings, corporate events and private parties. With its large, airy rooms, it is reminiscent of a gracious English country home. The Mansion and its surrounding grounds can accommodate parties of up to 80 guests for a morning function, 150 for a sit-down dinner and up to 250 for buffet service. A tent may be used on the grounds for groups up to 350.
219 N. Paulina Street, Chicago
Event Creative is creativity in its purest form – imagination without boundaries, innovation that changes the way we think. It’s building the magnificent out of the mundane, forcing you to see things from a new perspective. Event Creative is the solution – a team that was built together to create together. Resourceful and refreshing, Event Creative is the most dynamic, full-service event production company you will ever need. From breathtaking floral design to custom décor to AV and lighting, we will manage the details of your entire event so you can relax and enjoy.
1925 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
It all begins with a single vision: Yours. The Floating World Gallery will turn that vision into a flawless reality, from start to finish. Imagine your special event in the award winning space of Floating World Gallery, surrounded by masterpieces of classic and contemporary Japanese art. Picture yourself in this urban and intimate venue just steps from some of the city’s finest attractions. Click here to view a video of a beautiful wedding catered by Harry’s at the Floating World Gallery.
300 N Central Park, Chicago
The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the world’s largest gardens under glass. Dense rainforest, the desert cactus and velvety moss create the perfect backdrop for any special event. Experience the sights and fragrances of a wide variety of flowers and plants, all in their natural settings. Spacious rooms feature stone paths that wind through the breathtaking gardens. With separate space dedicated to special events, seasonal décor and a children’s garden, this destination is perfect for large sit down dinner functions or smaller, less formal occasions.
400 South State Street, Chicago
The Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center is the largest municipal library building in the world. Its Winter Garden, the architectural centerpiece of the library, is located on the 9th floor and features a marble atrium with a stunning glass sky dome. The Grand Lobby is a three-story rotunda available for receptions and the Auditorium is a 385-seat theatre ideal for meetings, dances or concerts.
10 East Randolph Street, Chicago
Joffrey Ballet Chicago rents its rehearsal studios, complete with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and barres, for weddings and other events. Rentals contribute about $200,000 a year to the ballet’s $14-million annual budget, says Christopher Clinton Conway, executive director. The seven studios have wooden floors “with a little bit of spring to them, which is fun,” Mr. Conway says; mirrors can be left exposed or covered with drapes.
20 West Kinzie Street, Chicago
Located directly across the street from Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North, Kinzie Hotel embodies the adventurous spirit of Chicago. Named after the renowned Chicago settler and silversmith, John Kinzie, the history and culture of this exciting city unfolds at our doorstep, waiting to be discovered. The hotel features three private banquet rooms that accommodate groups up to 50 guests, including an executive board room with seating for 10. In addition to a full range of AV equipment and complimentary internet access, each room offers warm, elegant decor that will enhance any meeting or social event.
4401 North Ravenswood, Chicago
The Lillstreet Art Center is the Midwest’s largest ceramic facility, housing classrooms, artists’ studios, a gallery space and café. The three story building is filled with natural light and showcases the talent of local and national artists. The main lobby area can comfortably seat 60 guests and accommodate a reception for 200 people.
2400 N Stockton Dr, Chicago
Prefer the roar of lions and tigers to the roar of the El? Nestled just west of the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Gardens create a perfectly peaceful and enchanting mix for your event’s atmosphere. Stroll along the pathways around the lush greenery during cocktail hour, and then emerge out into the expansive outdoor gardens for dinner under the stars. Many brides have walked down isles within the famed Grandmothers Garden as part of their big day. This versatile spot offers endless options for indoor, open air or tented elements at your next event.
1366 West Lake Street, Chicago
Loft on Lake is Chicago’s premier destination for any event, perfect for urbanites seeking the ultimate alternative experience. The Loft is a creative canvas, ready to transform for any special event – whether you are coordinating an intimate gathering or a cocktail reception, the space is completely transformable to meet the most demanding specifications. A quintessential Chicago Loft, the interior boasts raw architectural elements such as beautiful exposed brick and warm oak timber, 20ft ceilings and its most distinguished feature – a 65-foot long skylight that is unique in all of Chicago. During the daytime, the space is bathed in warm natural light and in the evening, the skylight reflects the inside decor.
1139 West Fulton Market, Chicago
Mars Gallery is located in the West Loop in a turn-of-the-century warehouse loft and specializes in contemporary pop art and outsider artwork. According to parapsychologists, the gallery space itself is located directly on top of one of the Earth’s “energy vortex circles.” Inside and out, the space brings together the very interesting history of its nightclubs days and cultured present.
222 North Columbus Drive, Chicago
Millennium Park is much more than just a park. Event venues are located throughout the park, from the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion to Wrigley Square and the Millennium Monument. You and your guests (anywhere from 50 to 4,000 guests) are encouraged to enjoy the park in its entirety, from the event site itself to the artistic, architectural and cultural wonders around every corner. An unprecedented celebration of architecture, sculpture and landscape design, Millennium Park is a tribute to the vitality and creativity of Chicago.
500 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Meander among the roses and delight in the smells and ambiance of these charming locations. Adjacent to the majestic Buckingham Fountain, the North Rose Garden is nestled within Chicago’s “front yard”, Grant Park. The North Rose Garden contains a romantic fountain along with award-winning rose gardens and plush greenery. Several trellises are nestled within the garden, and sculpted hedges line the garden. For years, couples have chosen this lovely locale as a stage for exchanging wedding vows.
1400 S Lynn White Dr, Chicago
A true gem located on a 91-acre peninsular piece of land surrounded by Lake Michigan to the south and east and Burnham Harbor to the west, Northerly Island is sure to amaze your guests. Just southwest of the Museum Campus and directly east of Soldier Field, this venue offers both the city skyline and Lake Michigan as backdrops that are perfect for a formal black tie gala or a lakeside cocktail reception. The Visitors Center is the former terminal building when the area was Meigs Field. The amount of space also caters to the needs of meeting planners as well as larger scale productions and conventions. This distinctive location is a very exclusive selection for your special event and one that your guests will always remember!
1314 West Randolph Street, Chicago
Prairie Production is the ultimate alternative venue. Beautiful day lit studio available for groups up to 200. Located in Chicago’s West Loop Gate.
5491 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
Come and see what the renowned designer Daniel Burnham envisioned when he created the plans for Promontory Point. In 1933-1934 this site was home to Chicago’s second World’s Fair. This quaint building provides crystal clear skyline views and is surrounded by heavenly meadows. The magnificent French doors open onto stone verandas just steps from Lake Michigan. The exposed brick interior along with the historic architecture make this cozy castle-like site a must see. The opportunity to make use of the indoor space in conjunction with the open-air verandas has lured many meetings, social gatherings and weddings to this lakeside locale.
1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview
The Redfield Estate is a superb choice for both indoor and outdoor events. With two gazebos and spacious meadow surrounding the house, the spacious lawn is well- suited for large groups while indoors accommodates sit-down meals for up to 85 people or buffets serving larger groups of up to 125.
164 North State Street, Chicago
Located in Chicago’s bustling theatre district, the Gene Siskel Film Center is the loop’s contemporary alternative for special events. With two state-of-the-art movie theatres and a sunlight-filled Cafe/Gallery overlooking the city, the Gene Siskel Film Center provides a sophisticated yet comfortable setting for corporate events, luncheons, presentations, screenings, parties and private receptions.
Private charters are a specialty at Shoreline Charters! Custom charters are available for 50 to 250 guests aboard your choice of two spacious, beautifully appointed boats. Experience a wonderful day or evening cruise on Lake Michigan or the Chicago River. One of Shoreline’s Charter boats is the perfect venue for your event … whether it’s a corporate outing, a special social event, an entire wedding or the rehearsal dinner.
7059 S Shore Dr, Chicago
The South Shore Cultural Center (formerly the South Shore Country Club) is cultural facility that has been recognized as a Chicago Landmark (2004). Those who built this fabulous facility understood that entertaining can be a fine art. The country club-like interior, grandiose ballrooms, cascading chandeliers, meeting rooms and stunning art gallery make hosting here exceptional. Most of the facility has been recently updated and renovated to restore the Cultural Center back to its original décor. Stage a small convention, honor employees or throw the party of a lifetime! Top this with a nine-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts and views of the lake, and it’s easy to see why this site is incomparable.
330 N. Wabash, Chicago (between State and Wabash)
With the entire city of Chicago as the backdrop, the “Summer of George” is a premier venue to host a party, wedding celebration or corporate side trip, whether it’s a reception for 200, an intimate party of 20, or anything in between. She was designed and built as a party cruise boat. The carpeted main salon is fully enclosed and climate controlled. Her interior is elegantly understated offering a 360 degree view from mahogany trimmed windows. There is a large walk around bar aft that is always a favorite place for friends and associates to gather. Seating is cushioned and upholstered. The open-air upper deck is expansive with bench seating along both sides. Whether you envision your event to be elegantly understated or an extravagant affair, the “Summer of George” offers the flexibility to make your celebration truly unique.
344 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago
In 2008, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awarded Parkways Foundation a $1.25 million grant for the transformation of Grant Park’s south rose garden into a formal garden and event space adjacent to Buckingham Fountain. Visitors to the garden, which was designed by Douglas Hoerr of Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, will process down a ceremonial promenade bordered by an abundance of colorful blooms, hanging vines and shaped evergreens. Visitors to the garden will be surrounded by nearly 12,000 plants, including 270 blooming trees and shrubs, 95 cascading vines, 3,000 spring bulbs and 7,600 annuals and perennials with white, soft pink, burgundy, purple and silver blossoms. The garden highlights views of the city’s most beloved treasures: Buckingham Fountain, Lake Michigan and the stunning view of Museum Campus.
5531 S Russell Drive, Chicago
The Chicago Park District’s elegant Washington Park Refectory is located at 5531 S. Russell Drive, just east of Martin Luther King Drive. The facility sits adjacent to the Aquatic Center, which houses a 36-foot waterslide plus a swimming pool with a patio and fountains. The Refectory has a rich history that is interwoven with Chicago’s architectural design legends. Daniel H. Burnham & Company designed and built the pool and Russell Drive in 1891, two years before the Columbia Exposition. The Refectory features ground level colonnades and four open-roof towers. The classically designed Refectory building and grounds offer two distinguished floors.
400 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago
With breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline as a backdrop, Wendella features vessels that will transform your outing into a special event! The vessels are perfect for any event, from a private architecture tour to a corporate outing, cocktail party or wedding reception. The Wendella is the largest of the three and hosts up to 275 guests on two decks. Like the Wendella, the Ouilmette features a granite bar and boasts meticulously maintained wood and brass. The Ouilmette’s two decks can host an event up to 160 passengers. The completely redesigned Sunliner’s single deck offers the same attention to detail, in a more intimate setting, perfect for groups of 30-60.