The Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610 Map · Phone number
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About The Newberry Library

The Newberry Library is a historical museum wedding venue in Chicago, Illinois. This vintage 1893 wedding venue is known for its architectural details, spacious halls and grand pianos that create an incredible wedding day vibe. The Newberry Library is home to 600 years' worth of rare books, maps, music and more. They're ready to be home to your wedding day as well.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 208 wedding guests at The Newberry Library. There are two indoor event spaces available for the couple to utilize and customize throughout their wedding day. These spaces feature an Art Nouveau chandelier, 20-foot ceilings, marble staircases and so much more. These cozy and intimate spaces are perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception.

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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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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