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.
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22 Reviews for The Newberry Library
Recommended by 98% of couples
Michelle · Married on 03/11/2017
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
Suzanne · Married on 11/19/2016
Beautiful venue! Outstanding service and proactive coordination- would absolutely recommend the Newberry to anyone and everyone!Sent on 11/25/2016
Caryn · Married on 10/04/2014
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.Sent on 11/20/2014
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.
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