Top Holiday Party Venues: Chicago

logoHome to some of the oldest and most beautiful architecture in the Midwest, Chicago offers planners a wide variety of historic event backdrops to choose from. With much of the “Windy City” built up along the Chicago River, the city also offers event planners incredible views for entertaining guests.

River East Art Center River East Art Center

Situated on the North Bank of the Chicago River just steps away from Navy Pier, you can’t beat the location of the River East Art Center. Dating back to 1905, this building was originally built as a warehouse; today, it has been transformed into a dynamic event space that combines the rustic charm of timber columns and brick masonry with the contemporary elegance. The River East Art Center can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for a reception and 500 guests for a seated dinner. The space is known for its fantastic waterfront views. 

Atrium Events

Offering 80,000 square feet of event space, Atrium Events is located within Architectural Artifacts’ Showroom. Atrium Events has a variety of unique event spaces for party planners to choose from, including a grand atrium that can accommodate up to 300 for a seated dinner, numerous galleries - each with their own flare and flavor - and an outdoor courtyard complete with 40-foot stone columns. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of this space is that it gives guests the opportunity to celebrate amidst antique artifacts from historically recognized buildings in the Chicago area, as well as incredible treasures from around the globe.

The Mid-America Club

The Mid-America Club

The Mid-America Club is Chicago’s only club that boasts a 360-degree panoramic view of the city’s breathtaking skyline including magnificent vistas of Lake Michigan, Millennium Park and the Gold Coast. Located on the 80th floor of the Aon Center, contemporary decor and warm accents combine to create an inviting atmosphere for events of all kinds. Event planners can reserve a variety of different spaces within the Club, including an 8,300-square-foot ballroom, a casual grill, a bar that houses one of the few Cruvinet systems in Chicago or one of numerous conference rooms. 

In order to help planners find the perfect venue for their upcoming holiday parties, Cvent evaluated over 5,000 venues. We based our selections off of the number of views the venue received, as well as the venue’s group lead market share within the Cvent Supplier Network. To view Cvent’s complete list of Top U.S. Special Event Venues, please visit:

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