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 97% of couples
Monique · Married on 06/20/2014
I would recommend this venue to any one. Alison was great to work with!! Answers all of your questions. The food was amazing!! I could not have asked for a better place to celebrate my wedding!!!!
Amy · Married on 11/03/2018
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.
Dana · Married on 10/20/2018
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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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.