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Situated in Chicago, Illinois, The Old Post Office is a historic wedding venue. This elegant event space is filled with vintage charm, including sophisticated marble and gold accents. Overlooking the Chicago River, this unique setting seamlessly blends 1920s accents with a modern aesthetic, thanks to a substantial renovation. Couples can rent this distinctive space for both ceremonies and receptions, as well as pre-wedding events like engagement parties and wedding showers. It is also available for rehearsal dinners.

Facilities and Capacity

The Old Post Office has several event spaces spread out across its premises, with the Historic Lobby being positioned as the primary wedding venue. A two-story space, it features expansive windows and gold-leaf ceilings, the ideal setting for an unforgettable celebration. At more than 12,000 square feet, it can accommodate a seated banquet with 800 guests, while standing receptions can have up to 1,400 attendees. For more modern surroundings, the Telegram Lounge boasts a wrap-around bar and floor-to-ceiling windows. Here, you are invited to spend time with up to 300 guests at a cocktail reception, while 150 attendees can be accommodated at a seated banquet. A fireplace and comfortable furniture create a relaxed, intimate atmosphere for your day. The Vault, a sleek, cozy lounge area, is available for the couple and their party to use as a get-ready space. There is a full-service bar, fireplace, and plenty of natural light to illuminate the preparations.

Services Offered

To inspire your wedding planning, the team at The Old Post Office can supply details of their preferred vendors, covering everything from catering to flowers. There is also an event planner that is available to help coordinate how best to bring your vision to life. Lighting and sound are provided to enhance all celebrations, regardless of size. Audio equipment and a dance floor can also be supplied by the team at this venue. If needed, group parking can be arranged for the convenience of couples and their guests.

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Banquet Hall
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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Nancy S. Married on 07/02/2022
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Beautiful venue!

We used the OPO as our wedding venue. The space was beautiful and all of our guests were wowed. The Grand Hall is an absolute dream. The rooftop was perfect for cocktail hour. Security was friendly and helpful.

Parking was a little tough because they were going through construction, but we were able to send out detailed information to our wedding guests in advance to their arrival.

Jamie is a pleasure to work with. She is super knowledgable and flexible and helps out wherever she can.
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Leah Stortz
Leah Stortz
Event Specialist

Leah has been in the event industry for over 5 years and has a passion for weddings! She is happy to assist with the details of your big day from floor plans to on-site coordination. Leah loves the vibe of the Telegram Lounge that includes sleek lounge furniture, games, and views of the Chicago River.


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