Carnivale

702 West Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60661 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Carnivale

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:

  • Salons I, II, III (semi-private space with seating for up to 40 guests)
  • Flamenco Room (seating for up to 90 guests)
  • Tango Room & Catwalk Balcony (seating for up to 100 guests)


Services Offered
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!

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44 Reviews for Carnivale

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Amy · Married on 11/03/2018

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I honestly cannot say enough good things about Carnivale, and specifically, the event coordinator, Doug. My husband and I ended up having a change of plans and had to plan our wedding with only about 6 weeks notice. We were very stressed out about this and worried about finding a venue. Form the very beginning Doug and the Carnivale staff made the process so much. They were able to be so flexible with what we wanted to do and the budget we were working with, and basically said they could make everything we wanted happen on short notice and within budget. Doug was such a dream to work with and made what was a stressful process so much fun. He took care of literally everything. We stayed within budget, Doug thought of literally everything that we needed. The venue was amazing and beautiful and the food was unbelievable. Almost every guest said it was by far the best wedding food they had ever had. We had so much fun on our wedding night and it was honestly better than I could have ever expected even if I had a year to plan (and we only used 4 of the 6 weeks to plan this one!). I would highly recommend this venue to anyone in Chicago. I wouldn't have changed a thing and am so grateful to Doug and his staff for making our wedding the best day ever.

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    Dana · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Perfect Wedding

    We got married at Carnivale on October 20, 2018, and had the most perfect wedding. Much of this can be attributed to the fact that we selected Carnivale as our venue. The space is beautiful, fun and lively. I don't like to decorate and Carnivale is already decorated, so adding decor to the space is really not even necessary. The food was delicious and the service was top-notch. Throughout the planning process, we worked with Serena, who was wonderful, delightful and extremely competent! She promptly answered my questions and emails, helped us make important decisions and went above and beyond to take the lead on the bridal party & ceremony logistics during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. She accommodated our unique requests and was attentive to detail. Serena remembered my husband's favorite drink (Pisco Sour from Peru--not an easy cocktail to make) and handed it to him as soon as the ceremony ended. During the reception, Serena and Luis, the banquet manager, made sure everything ran smoothly. Luis and his staff were attentive to all the guests.

    Carnivale had a chuppah that someone had left behind from a previous wedding and kindly stored the big structure in their office for months so that we could use it at our wedding. Serena measured it for me and even had it assembled prior to the ceremony.

    We had guests from Chicago, all over the United States and Peru; everyone had a blast and can't stop talking about it, saying that it was the best wedding and venue (with the best food & drinks). This is a huge compliment coming from people who have been to weddings at the most high-end places. We wouldn't have changed a thing.

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Carnivale Pricing

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Carnivale FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 1000
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, March, July, August

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • Lisa Kay Creative Photography
    Lisa Kay Creative Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • Aries Charter Transportation
    Aries Charter Transportation Wedding Limos

    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!!

  • Fred Fox Studios
    Fred Fox Studios Wedding Photographers

    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.

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  • 702 West Fulton St. Chicago, IL 60661 See on map
    3128505005 (Phone number)

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