School of the Art Institute of Chicago

112 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a wedding venue in Chicago, Illinois. This classic and historic banquet hall has a beautiful grand staircase, impressive 26-foot ceilings and amazing marble columns that radiate elegance like a scene from The Great Gatsby. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a great space for a variety of events. Your guests are sure to be impressed.

Facilities and Capacity
School of the Art Institute of Chicago can accommodate events with up to 500 guests. The banquet hall features a terrazzo dance floor, professional kitchen, stage, two permanent bars and stunning, baroque opera-style balconies.

Services Offered
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a bridal suite available. They offer event rentals, event planning services, lighting and sound, and catering services for a variety of events.

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7 Reviews for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Cheryl · Married on 11/08/2014

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    We were so fortunate to have found this space; it is truly stunning and we loved that we were able to hold the cocktail hour in the balcony while they flipped the room for dinner. The exclusive caterer for this venue is Food For Thought and we were SO happy with them. They provided more than the "standard" wedding fare and our on-site contact (Lisa) was great to work with. She was very patient with all my questions and provided the detail that every bride needs! The day of the ceremony, she coordinated all the vendors and made sure things ran smoothly. One area where Lisa/FFT went above and beyond was the day of our tasting. We arrived to a personalized countdown clock with a picture of our venue. They described every dish in detail, showed us how it would be plated the day of the wedding and were happy to take our suggestions into account. The also let us try a few specialty cocktails (including champagne with different bitters), which we were able to incorporate into our cocktail hour/dinner. Lisa knew I was really nervous about the wine selection and went out of her way to be sure I found something I was comfortable with. We could not more highly recommend SAIC/FFT!

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    Brooke · Married on 09/23/2017

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    We were ecstatic when we found the ballroom at SAIC for our wedding reception, it was the perfect setting for our classic Chicago/1920's themed wedding. The venue is located in the loop, which was ideal for out of town guests, allowing them to sight see the previous and following day. Due to our smaller wedding guest count (75), the venue and exclusive catering through Food for Thought, was surprisingly cheaper (and so much more impressive) than almost every other venue in Chicago. Dana was the coordinator for both the venue and catering which made the whole process streamlined when only have to work with 1 person for almost everything. She was amazing throughout the whole planning process with promptly responding to questions and requests. She was very organized and did an amazing job of setting up our decor, making our vision come to life and surprised us with extra little details. The exclusive caterer, Food for Thought did a fantastic job from our tasting to the end of our reception. They were very open to customization of the menu to fit our desire and all of the food was cooked fresh, in-house which tasted great. We received multiple compliments from wedding guests on how attentive and wonderful the waiters/waitresses/bartenders were. They also had a waitress specifically catering to us (the bride and groom) which made sure everything was perfect for us. The only slight downside was the price of the catering, but it is understandable since everything is more expensive in the city. Overall, we were very satisfied and our guests were very impressed!

    Sent on 01/27/2018
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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? $ 4,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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  • 112 S Michigan Ave Chicago, 60603 See on map
    312-883-9512 (Phone number)

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