The Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610 Map · Phone number
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4.9 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 30 to 208
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About The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is a historical and world-renowned research library that offer beautiful spaces for events and weddings. Opened in 1893, it is home to rare books, manuscripts, maps, music and ephemera from all over the world.

Facilities and Capacity

The Newberry Library features multiple indoor event spaces with various capacities. The main ballroom, Ruggles Hall, can accommodate up to 208 guests in a warm and cozy library atmosphere created by its mahogany paneled walls and broad windows overlooking Washington Square Park. For more intimate gatherings, the newly created Rettinger Hall and Baskes Boardroom feature beautiful marble floors and are lovely complements to the Newberry’s unique aesthetic. The fully restored Lobby is a showstopper. Featuring a Romanesque entryway, distinctive chandeliers, 20-foot ceiling and broad marble staircase (great for photos and a grand entrance) it lends itself beautifully to cocktail receptions, dinner parties or wedding ceremonies.

Services Offered
The Newberry Library can provide the following for your wedding:

  • Event rentals
  • Bridal suite
  • Wireless Internet
  • Audio equipment
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Dance floor
  • Furniture
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access
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The Newberry Library
Front Steps
Front Steps
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Park Ceremony
Park Ceremony
Newberry Card catalogue
Newberry Card catalogue
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Lobby Cocktails
Lobby Cocktails
Newberry Facade
Newberry Facade
Bridal Suite
Bridal Suite
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Lobby Ceremony
Lobby Ceremony
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Dancing
Ruggles Dancing
Hallway
Hallway
Park Ceremony
Park Ceremony
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Newberry Card Catalogue
Newberry Card Catalogue
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Ceremony
Vestibule
Vestibule
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Wedding Suite
Wedding Suite
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Lobby Ceremony
Lobby Ceremony
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Newberry Facade
Newberry Facade
Ruggles Reception
Ruggles Reception
Hallway
Hallway
Park Ceremony
Park Ceremony
Lobby Staircase
Lobby Staircase
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Ceremony
Cocktail
Cocktail
Ruggles Dinner & Dance Floor
Ruggles Dinner & Dance Floor
Lobby Ceremony
Lobby Ceremony
Lobby Staircase
Lobby Staircase
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Ceremony
Presidential Wedding Suite
Presidential Wedding Suite
Ruggles Cocktail Celebration
Ruggles Cocktail Celebration
Intro into Cocktail
Intro into Cocktail
Rettinger Ceremony
Rettinger Ceremony
Lobby Staircase
Lobby Staircase
Ruggles Ceremony
Ruggles Ceremony
Front Steps
Front Steps
Lobby Cocktails
Lobby Cocktails
Ruggles First Dance
Ruggles First Dance
Newberry Details
Newberry Details
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The Newberry Library
Front Steps
Front Steps

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22 Reviews for The Newberry Library

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Michelle · Married on 03/11/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had our wedding ceremony in Ruggles Hall. It was a beautiful venue, and Chayla and Jessica were so helpful with planning and coordination (especially making sure my groom and I didn't see each other before the ceremony). Thank you!

    Sent on 03/24/2017
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    Suzanne · Married on 11/19/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful venue! Outstanding service and proactive coordination- would absolutely recommend the Newberry to anyone and everyone!

    Sent on 11/25/2016
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    Caryn · Married on 10/04/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Newberry Library was the absolute PERFECT venue for our fall downtown Chicago wedding. Karen and her staff were an absolute breeze working with throughout the wedding planning process. She was KIND, professional, responsive, helpful, etc. etc. etc. When you work with Karen at The Newberry Library, not only do you get the FANTASTIC venue but you also get the opportunity to work with a truly great vendor. I cannot rave enough about Karen and her staff.

    The Newberry Library felt like a hidden gem amongst all other wedding venues in the city. The architecture is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The beautiful entrance, large lobby for cocktail hour, grand staircase, and warm, cozy and inviting Ruggles Hall all made our wedding a day to be talked about and remembered for years to come.

    I enjoyed that The Newberry allowed some flexibility in vendor choices- they provide a list of fantastic caterers to work with (all of which are great choices.) You will not be disappointed in your choice to have your wedding or event at The Newberry Library.

    Sent on 11/20/2014

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The Newberry Library 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?
    $ 7,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 2,100.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2,100.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    208
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    30
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    December

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  • 60 W Walton St Chicago, 60610 See on map
    3122553595 (Phone number)
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