The Murphy is a vintage banquet hall wedding venue situated in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Built in 1926 to serve as an everlasting tribute to Dr. John B. Murphy, this impressive auditorium features French Renaissance-style architecture and a breathtaking dome ceiling. Having hosted hundreds of fashion shows, galas, and other celebratory events, this spectacular building is eager to provide the setting for more unforgettable festivities. For those seeking a one-of-a-kind environment that oozes sophistication in the heart of The Prairie State, The Murphy is sure to deliver.
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As guests arrive at this venue, they are immediately greeted by large green doors and stone pillars either side that is reminiscent of ancient Rome itself. The main auditorium is a grand event space that boasts two floors of chic decor, wooden floors, and a truly marvelous dome ceiling. For intimate ceremonies, the area includes a stunning stage where couples can exchange vows as guests on both floors watch on in pure joy. The stage is overlooked by the property’s undeniable masterpiece, a larger than life stained-glass window which is accompanied by an arched ceiling and further pillars. For receptions, this ample space can accommodate up to 300 guests and include tables, a dance floor, and live entertainment upon the stage. Receptions can be arranged in several ways to make use of both floors in the auditorium. Additionally, there is a luxurious side lobby adjacent to the auditorium that makes for ideal cocktail hours before the reception gets underway. Here, guests can converse, congratulate the happy newlyweds, and look forward to a night of dancing and celebration.
Upon booking The Murphy for your wedding, you will receive full access to the building and its range of event services and items. This includes the help of an experienced on-site event coordinator who can help create the wedding you’ve always envisioned. From the stylish decor to ensuring that every inch of space is optimized, this coordinator makes sure that no small details are overlooked. The help staff at this site will also help in the setup and breakdown of the event. This allows you to focus on more pressing matters as you get ready to walk down the aisle. A relaxing suite is also provided on the fifth floor for you and your wedding entourage to prepare yourselves for the grand day ahead.
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