Carnivale

702 West Fulton St., Chicago, IL 60661 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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52 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $14k - $20k
Guest capacity 10 to 1,000
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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
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 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)

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!

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52 Reviews for Carnivale

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Stacey Hall · Married on 09/13/2019

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

    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
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    Lindsay Zimmerman · Married on 09/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    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!

    Sent on 09/28/2019

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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Carnivale Pricing

Guests

Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$14,064 - $19,532
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • French Service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

Carnivale Price Rates

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?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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 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?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
    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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Carnivale 1
    Mini-Wedding!

    LOVE ALWAYS WINS Package (Love In The Time of Covid)

    $125++/guest for up to 50 guests

    Includes: Ceremony, Cocktail Reception, 3 Course Dinner, 2 Tier Cake, Premium Bar Service

  • Carnivale 2
    The Back Up Plan

    These are truly unprecedented times we are living in! Here at Carnivale, we are blessed to have several event spaces to hosts groups of many sizes. If you've had any issues with contracted venue due to the current health crisis, we'll do our best to help accommodate you!

    - 15% off your F&B Package

    - 50% Off Standard F&B Minimums

    - No Rental Fees

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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
    312-850-5005 (Phone number)
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