Unique Event Spaces for Rent in Chicago

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Top Unique Event Spaces in Chicago

Been searching the internet for a special venue and seen nothing you fancy? Well, not to brag, but here at Tagvenue we have the best offers, so you don’t need to look elsewhere. We see that you are searching for unique event spaces in Chicago that will blow your mind, and we’ve prepared a selection of places you are surely going to love.

We hope you have your best outfit ready for Chicago’s elegant rooftop bars, fancy lounges and even an actual private barrel room if that’s your jam. Wait, is that a Billie Eilish cocktail in a lounge that has actual horns on the walls? We’ll give you more details below.

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Unique Event Spaces Rental Guide

You’ve been looking high and low for a fun place to rent. But as you search, a thought comes to your mind.

“If I’m going to spend this money, then it should be on something good.” 

You want a place that will not only satisfy your taste buds but one that will shout “I’m one of a kind!” and mean it. Chicago certainly offers venues like this, and we believe we have found them for you.

Everyone has their own sense of uniqueness, though. What springs to your mind specifically? Would it be a venue underground or one with a view of the Chicago skyline? 

Grab a coffee or something stronger if you’re already in the mood and get ready to find some unique event spaces in Chicago.

Where can I find unique event spaces in Chicago?

We know it’s hard to decide. The city is absolutely roaming with options. If you thought we would only have a few locations available, you’re sure to be surprised. We have more venues available than you could possibly wish for. Now the question is – which one will you choose?

We have more cozy and private venues, as well as spacious and bright ones. Read on to see what else we have to offer, and then search on our website for those one-of-a-kind venues. The perfect one is waiting just for you. 

Indoor golf venues. if you’re up for a bit of sport, then a golf-themed venue with reserved golf bays might do the trick. The place is highly customisable in order to cater to your needs, and if you are a large group that's fine too, you can have up to 230 people! You can rent Venue at The Green on North Elston Avenue at Chicago Homes.

Museums. Hosting an event in a unique event space such as a museum offers a one-of-a-kind setting, an elegant and prestigious ambiance, an educational and informative aspect, and an opportunity to support the venue's mission. It can make the event truly memorable and unique. For example, you can host your event in the Hall of Immortals at the International Museum of Surgical Science on North Lake Shore Drive, a grandiose venue that will leave a lasting impression on your guests. This one-of-a-kind space is home to twelve large stone statues of great figures in the field of medicine and the allied sciences, making it the perfect backdrop for any event. The Hall of Immortals is located on the second floor of the museum, with elevator access, and is available for everything from wedding ceremonies to lectures and presentations.

Rooftop Bars and Gardens. If you like a place with a view of the city, then take your hunt to the area between the Motor Row District and the Near South Side. The River North also has a beautiful place to offer, but in this case, it is a private, hidden gem - the Roof Garden at Celeste, which can be found on West Hubbard Street. You can always look into the starry night sky when a retractable roof slides to uncover the beautiful nights of Chicago.

Lounges. There are private offers, as well as semi-private ones. Are you going with a couple of friends, or are you expecting a bigger party? In Chicago, you can choose either option. Live music in the River North neighborhood? Or perhaps winning hand-crafted brews with a view of the Logan Square area?

Bars. A cozy fireplace private space, with brick walls? Look no further than the Noble Square area. With speciality cocktails, tapas and traditional beers served daily. And if whiskey is more your thing, then Bub City, placed right by River North will be the venue for you.

Restaurants. Do you need a private space or a semi-private space? Well, our restaurants offer both, and they also have fantastic menus with burgers, sushi and cocktails waiting just for you. Would you like to have a friendly brunch, or are you planning a corporate dinner? We heard some news that River North may be just the place for you. The Barrel Room we mentioned before is somewhere around West Loop, make sure not to miss it!

With this list in mind, make sure to check out our FAQ for the most quirky recommendations. Don’t forget to leave a review after you visit the venue, maybe you found an interesting detail about a place yourself?

Just a couple of things to remember when choosing a place.

Set a budget and give yourself some wiggle room in case you find a place that’s just a little higher on the scale, but totally worth it. If the menu is very important to you, make sure to check what the venue has to offer, and if it offers options for all guests that are attending with you. If you’re looking for a place that will also look good on social media, you’re in for a treat because all of these venues look fabulous! 

Unique Event Spaces in Chicago FAQ

How much does it cost to rent a unique event space in Chicago?

Depending on how crazy you want to go, venues can charge around $35 up to $90 per person. Looking at the fact that these venues are pretty unique, you do have to be prepared for higher prices depending on the location and demand. A unique event space is definitely going to attract a lot of people, while hire fees can start around $200 they can reach upwards of $1,000, and in a few cases up to $10,000. And yes, it’s worth it. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What are some of your quirky venue suggestions?

Glad you asked! We’ve searched and searched and found our top venues:

  • WHIM Chicago - Stage 773. Just looking at the photos of the drinks makes our mouths water. And if the menu itself doesn’t draw your attention right away, maybe the fact that the dining space is literally immersed in art will. Chair sculptures, a hanging shark and tons of paintings on the wall. If that’s your thing, then you’re sure to be satisfied.
  • Razzmatazz. How about spending time in ways that are fun and entertaining? With so many structured activities on offer, you'll be spoiled for choice. From one or two-player immersive video games, such as Jurassic World and Aliens Armageddon, to physically interactive experiences like Down the Clown and Color Crush, there's something for everyone.
  • 1st Floor at Game of Irons. This venue is one of a kind and would be a fun activity for anyone to do! With many different types of games including darts, putting games, golf, and even pool tables; you will not be bored. The food served is delicious and satisfying to allow the players to stay longer at the facility. The venue is also very clean and surrounded by nice people. This place has something for everyone so don't miss out!
  • Entire Club at Primary Night Club. Fancing a wild and fun night? We got you covered! At Primary Night Club you get the chance to book the whole space for your event, including a fully loaded bar, a professional DJ station and an LCD-covered wall creating visuals for the music. This venue has been recently renewed, offering you a mystical and modern ambience.

Can I have a party in a theater?

Actually, yes. And theater venues are as unique as they come. The Blackstone Cabaret Theater at Chicago Magic Lounge is a fantastic venue to rent. This special place features performances by actual magicians. It’s easily accessible, and you don’t have to worry about where you’re sitting. The view is great from every seat.

Is external catering allowed in venues?

Although some Chicago venues may not allow this option, you can try speaking with the manager. It is definitely a good option to save money since the venue itself could be a bit pricey. Be aware that some venues will have their own list of preferred vendors, so your choice of external caterers may be restricted.

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