Carnivale encapsulates all things amazing for a truly unique venue in downtown Chicago. With a variety of vibrant spaces to choose for your Wedding Reception, we can bring your vision to life. Our venue is energetic in feel and colorful by design, ready to welcome your guests. Our menu will keep your guests talking, and your photographs will have the perfect backdrop to keep the conversation going for years. We specialize in creating lasting memories...
Facilities and Capacity
The Samba Room is our ideal Wedding Space, offering seating for a maximum of 200 guests. Floor to ceiling windows look out onto the urban landscape and large chandeliers set the ambiance for an elegant dinner and festive dancing to follow. New bold seating options and living room setting make this space versatile and distinctive for your special day.
Looking to host your ceremony as well? Inquire about our iconic Main Dining Room!
Other spaces to host your event include:
We have wedding specialists that are eager to bring your vision to life, and keep it fun in the process! Seasoned industry professionals, our team is ready to detail each segment of your event and offer best practices learned along the way!
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Dani · Married on 06/22/2019
An unforgettable venue for an unforgettable day.
Choosing Carnivale will be the best decision you make all year, next to getting engaged to the love of your life. If I sound like I’m gushing, it’s because Carnivale really pulls out all of the stops to make sure you have a fantastic day. Not only is the venue bonkers breathtaking (warning: Must Love Color), the food, drinks, and service are top-notch. Plus, considering the amazing quality of service you receive, it’s reasonably priced for downtown Chicago.Sent on 07/08/2019
After first working with Doug and then Serena, we were given over to the very experienced hands of Erica, and I could not be more grateful to have her helping us through every step of the way. She answered my many questions in an incredibly timely manner and even dressed our presentation cake with flowers on our wedding day.
Here are the details for our Saturday summer wedding, and I wouldn’t change a thing:
-Ceremony at 3:15pm in the main dining room (our friend played classical guitar)
-Cocktail hour in the main bar from 4-5pm
-Reception upstairs in the Samba room for 165 gusts from 5-9pm with music by DJ-Chicago; we did family style dinner (everything was amazing, but the stars were the corn empanadas, seafood paella, short rib, Catalan spinach, and passionfruit cheesecake bites for dessert); we chose a 4-hour bar package with beer, wine and signature cocktails (mojitos, margaritas, and sangria) and added a cava toast for the speeches
-After party at Jefferson Tap (a 5-minute walk away) from 9-midnight
Multiple people said this was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding, which is exactly what we were hoping to hear. You will not regret picking Carnivale!
Stacey Hall · Married on 09/13/2019
Carnivale for the WIN!!! Best wedding venue in Chicago!
If you are having a 200+ person wedding in Chicago, look no further. Carnivale is the best decision you will ever make. We are SO happy with our wedding. As a professional Event Manager, I can tell you that Carnivale is the best in the business. The service, the venue, the food, the joy! Don't waste your money on flowers or decor because you don't need to here!!! We did a buyout for 275 guests and every person has told us that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We agree!!! If you work with Erica (she is amazing!) please feel free to ask her for more details on our site plans, etc. The work is all done already. You and your guests will have the BEST time ever! Happy wedding day :) ENJOY!Sent on 09/17/2019
Carolina · Married on 05/24/2019
I just loved that I did not have to worry about a thing. Molly was so great and did most things. The reception was perfect. Venue is so beautiful and food oh my god the best! So delicious! Not the typical wedding food. Everyone loved it so much and it was so much food! Everyone at Carnivale took great care of us. Thank you for making our wedding the best! And stress free :) everything came out so perfect, way better than expected .Sent on 06/24/2019
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I can say nothing but good things about Carnivale and their entire team. Not only is the location spectacular to photograph, but the staff really takes the time to make sure their clients are 100% happy. I look forward to working with Carnivale again!
Worked with Carnivale to put on a special event for an association I belonged to. The staff from top to bottom where amazing. They made the night a huge success as well as easy for us to organize! Thank you Carnivale!!
We absolutely love working here. It is beautiful and the staff is always great to work with. We can't say enough good things about this place.