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Price range: $16,350 - $19,850 Price range: $16,350 - $19,850
Couples usually spend $18,100 Couples usually spend $18,100
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$42 per person
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$42 per person

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Carnivale encapsulates all things amazing for a truly unique wedding 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

SAMBA ROOM: Our ideal Wedding Space, offering seating for a maximum of 200 guests. Floor to ceiling windows look out onto the urban landscape. 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.

MAIN DINING ROOM: A space like none other, your guests will be amazed at their surroundings while they dine. We can accommodate over 300 guests using this space - which would include 3 bars. Airy,open, and goreous, the Main Dining Room gives ample space for your guests to stretch out and enjoy the evening.

Looking to host your ceremony as well? Inquire about our grand Main Dining Room!

Other spaces to host your event include:

  • Tango Room & Catwalk Balcony (100 seated / 150 reception)
  • Flamenco Room (90 seated / 100 reception)
  • Salons I, II, III (40 seated/ 40 reception)

Cuisine

We feature award-winning Latin fusion food with inspiration from South America, Spain & the Caribbean.

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!

Frequently asked questions

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?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$42

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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 event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Furniture
Tables

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
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Lindsay Z. Sent on 09/28/2019
5 out of 5 rating

So easy and unique!

Carnivale completely exceed our expectations for our wedding venue on Labor Day 2019. From our initial outreach, Molly, our primary contact, was incredibly informative, approachable, and detailed. We were looking for a location that was a bit non-traditional, but could accommodate our 200+ attendees and streamline the planning process by handling a lot of the smaller details (i.e. linens, place setting, menu design, tables and chairs, etc.). We had multiple meetings with Molly prior to our wedding and she always had an answer for every one of our questions. Nothing was ever a “big deal” and she always had a solution. Three days before our wedding, a big hurricane prevented 15 of our guests from attending. Molly was able to adjust our menu and reallocate funds towards other components of the night. The moment we walked into the space on our wedding day, we knew it would be an incredible night. The space is the perfect venue for a fun and unique party. We had both our ceremony and reception at Carnivale. The ceremony set-up was perfect to accommodate all of our guests. We had our cocktail hour in the main bar and the outdoor space was a great addition to this part of the evening. The Carnivale staff flipped the room at record speed for the reception. We got so many compliments from our guests on the passed appetizers, and also the dinner. Everyone said how great it was to have non-traditional wedding food and such great service. We had a dedicated person to our table throughout the night, which helped whenever we had a minute to eat. We did the family style menu, which was a perfect way for everyone to try all of the amazing food at Carnivale. After dinner, it was also such a fun space to continue our dance party. We had our after-party at Jefferson Tap, which was within walking distance and an easy way to continue the party.

Overall, we would highly recommend Carnivale for a wedding venue. We can’t say enough wonderful things about Molly. She made everyone feel at ease and was always 10 steps ahead of us the entire time. If we could do it all over again, we would absolutely choose Carnivale time and time again!
Lauren
Lauren S. Sent on 11/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have been happier!!

Carnivale delivered better than I ever could have imagined! The event staff were amazing and I am beyond grateful for them! The food was AMAZING, our guests are still talking about the food!! Not only was Carnivale the coolest place to get married but they also made the planning process a breeze!!
Elizabeth
Elizabeth E. Sent on 04/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable night

I had my wedding at Carnivale this past weekend and it was incredible. Our guests had a great time and can’t stop taking about the food, decor, and the service, everything was top notch. Doug was wonderful to work with and he took care of every request I had and made it a great experience!
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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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