Chicago Cultural Center

78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602 Map · Phone number
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About Chicago Cultural Center

Chicago Cultural Center is a majestic historical wedding venue located in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. This regal building features stunning architecture throughout its many event spaces. With its high ceilings, imported marble accents, and luxurious decor, this venue can add an aesthetic of grandeur and opulence to your special day to make it truly memorable.

Facilities and Capacity

Chicago Cultural Center offers an array of beautifully designed and decorated spaces ideal for hosting a variety of wedding events including ceremonies and receptions.

The GAR Hall and Rotunda is an impressive palatial hall which was originally dedicated to the Grand Army of the Republic to honor veterans of the Civil War. This spectacular space features a high coffered ceiling with a giant stained-glass dome at its center. Large windows throughout the room provide impressive views. The hall offers seating space for up to 220 guests or 550 for a cocktail reception.

The Sidney R Yates Gallery is the largest event room within this magnificent building, spanning nearly half a city block. This room is ornately decorated with renaissance ornamentation and floor-to-ceiling windows, capable of accommodating 420 guests for a seated reception or up to 800 guests for a cocktail reception.

The crown jewel of the Chicago Cultural Center is undoubtedly the Preston Bradley Hall which is home to the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome and is accompanied by an additional 25 Tiffany glass chandeliers throughout the hall. This room provides beautiful views of the Millenium Park which is conveniently located just across the street from this property. The Preston Bradley Hall can comfortably seat 320 guests or a cocktail reception of 700.

For a more intimate wedding event, this venue provides the Millenium Park Room with space for 80 seated guests or 100 standing. This room provides breathtaking panoramic views of many of the Millennium Park’s well-known attractions including the Cloud Gate and Pritzker Pavilion.

Services Offered

Chicago Cultural Center offers a comprehensive wedding package which includes six hours of event time, room rental, building security, two off-duty Chicago police officers, an event staff member, and more. Couples can choose to upgrade their chair choice for the venue or hire the optional AV and lighting services offered. This venue can provide an extensive list of preferred catering services to cater your event, all of which are fully licensed and insured.

History

The building of the Chicago Cultural Center was completed in 1897 and opened as Chicago’s first central public library. An array of the finest materials were used to build this expansive property including rare imported marble, various high-quality hardwoods, mother-of-pearl mosaics, and polished brass. The country’s top craftsmen and architects worked tirelessly to create this masterpiece of grandeur and architecture, which can now be used to host the wedding celebration of your dreams.

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14 Reviews for Chicago Cultural Center

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  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Emily · Married on 05/20/2017

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    You cannot ask for a more beautiful wedding venue. From the incredible Tiffany's dome to the breathtaking mosaics, it's truly a spectacular, one-of-a-kind venue. We had a large number of our guests come from out of state, and our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue was. Their wedding coordinator was very easy to work with and made sure there were no day-of surprises--she was incredibly organized and made sure all our vendors had what they needed. If you want an iconic and classic Chicago venue, the Chicago Cultural Center is the place.

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    Kathleen · Married on 04/15/2017

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    Had my April 2017 wedding here. Worked with Glennie who was a great help every step of the way. The venue speaks for itself - Never seen a more beautiful venue in my entire life! Want to relive this day all over again and can't imagine hosting my day anywhere else.

    Sent on 08/06/2017
  • User4006145 · 2+ years ago

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    The pictures speak for itself. This was the most beautiful wedding space in the city that we had seen. Believe me, it was worth every penny. Our day was so beautiful and the pictures are absolutely unbelievable. The staff was so so helpful. They answered my every question very fast, and helped guide us over the year we planned out wedding. Get married here. You will not regret it.

    Sent on 03/31/2014

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Chicago Cultural Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 8,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 8,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 8
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables

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  • 78 E. Washington St. Chicago, IL, 60602 See on map
    3127448922 (Phone number)

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