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Event Venues in Chicago

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Chicago is a large city sprawling with event venues on every corner. With so many to choose from, here are some of the top featured locations that Food For Thought has partnered with.

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ART INSTITUTE
CHICAGO

Filled with grandeur and culture, the Art Institute Chicago is the ideal event space for any gala, wedding or other social event. The institute has several sizes of rooms available for rent to accommodate groups from 40 to 900 people.

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GARFIELD PARK 
CONSERVATORY

The Garfield Park Conservatory is the best backdrop for any plant or nature lover — specifically rainforest or dessert cactus aficionados. This glass event space is one of the largest gardens in the world, fit for a smaller, more intimate wedding or event.

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MAE
DISTRICT

The Mae District is Food For Thought's very own venue. Located in Chicago's motor district, Mae District is an elegant and charming venue for your next event. With lots of natural light and a fairly blank slate, this historic building can match the wedding theme or branded reception of your dreams.

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ADLER
PLANETARIUM

The Adler Planetarium is America's first planetarium of astronomy and astrophysics, but it also makes the perfect corporate event or wedding venue in Chicago. Have your party outside on the terrace for a gorgeous view of the Chicago cityscape or inside while surrounded by planets and stars.

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AMERICAN
WRITERS

MUSEUM

Every writer or literature lover should host their event at the American Writers Museum. Private events held in this space include access to all the open exhibits showcasing famous American writers and their works. The museum has several rooms to accommodate and hold guests for a plated dinner or cocktail party.

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SAIC
CHICAGO

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of the Windy City's best hidden treasures. This event venue holds a large ballroom adorned in ornate architecture for your elegant wedding or decked-out masquerade party. It also has options for a corporate event, with lecture-style theater seating for up to 300 people.

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CHICAGO
ARCHITECTURE
CENTER

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is a modern event space with over 8,000 square feet of interactive galleries spanning two floors. This space is located in the heart of downtown for a breathtaking picture backdrop or for easy access to surrounding hotels. The CAC also has smaller rooms to host corporate meetings or events.

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If you are still searching for a venue, Food For Thought can help. With decades of experience in the catering and event design industry, we have partnered with over 100 event venues around the Windy City. Our unique venue search tool can help narrow down the options based on your event type, guest list number and preferred location.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us today.

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