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:
We feature award-winning Latin fusion food with inspiration from South America, Spain & the Caribbean.
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!
52 Reviews for Carnivale
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lindsay Z. · Married on 09/01/2019
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.Sent on 09/28/2019
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!
Ivory C. · Married on 06/19/2020
I am in engagement with my fiance
So it will be the best wedding day everySent on 11/14/2019
Stacey H. · 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
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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.