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Your Guide to the Best Chicago Private Dining Spots

Chic White Wedding at River Roast Social House

A great party starts with a great venue — especially in the Windy City. Chicago private dining offers many perks for both corporate and social party hosts. In a city famous for both its cuisine and architecture, restaurants with private rooms offer the best of both worlds.

Whether you are looking for a full-restaurant buyout or a small private dining experience, Chicago offers a wealth of options. From Andersonville on the far North Side to the heart of downtown, there’s something for everyone, in every neighborhood.

PartySlate reached out to 12 top event planners in Chicago for the best Chicago private event spaces. These planners know exactly what to look for (and prioritize) in a venue. Keep reading to discover the best in Chicago private dining for birthday dinners, wedding rehearsals, corporate gatherings, baby showers, and more. You’ll find everything from the hottest restaurants to hidden gems — from planners you can trust.

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Andersonville Private Dining

Gadabout, Chicago Private Dining in Andersonville | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Gadabout

For a “fun and quirky location in Andersonville,” Connar Brown of Fierce Productions recommends Gadabout.

“They have mismatched couches, tables, and chairs, which gives guests intimate, ‘family living room’ vibes,” Brown shares. “Their meals are delicious and feature international fusion dishes. This is a perfect location for smaller rehearsal dinners or an intimate birthday.”

Gadabout can accommodate up to 23 guests in their private dining room.

Gadabout

Gadabout

Chicago, Illinois

Lakeview Private Dining

Private dining room at Boka Restaurant in Lake View Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Boka Restaurant

For a “Chicago stalwart,” Alexandra Martin of NSWE Events suggests Boka Restaurant.

“Elegant and upscale, the dramatic lighting and beautiful (and delicious) food create a polished setting for a chic affair,” she tells us.

Boka Restaurant can accommodate up to 32 guests in their private dining room.

Boka Restaurant

Boka Restaurant

Chicago, Illinois

Avondale Private Dining

Micro wedding at Eden restaurant in Avondale Chicago | PartySlate
photographer: Nicole Donnelly Photography

“For the most stylish private dining spaces,” Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events recommends Eden.

“Their food and beverage options are fantastic and so creative,” she shares. “It’s always such a unique experience.”

Eden can accommodate groups ranging from 20 – 100 guests.

Eden

Eden

Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Park Private Dining

Spanish-themed baby shower at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! in Lincoln Park in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Details Chicago

For “a cozy side room,” Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events recommends Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!.

“It’s my favorite tapas restaurant,” she adds. We also love their eclectic décor for in-house photo ops.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! can host up to 160 guests in their private and semi-private spaces as well as 250 guests for a full-restaurant buyout.

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

Chicago, Illinois
The J. Parker Rooftop private celebration | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The J. Parker

For a venue that overlooks Lincoln Park, Jodi Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events recommends The J. Parker

“It’s more casual and definitely fun,” she tells us. We also love how the fully-retractable glass roof allows for a weather-proof event.

The J. Parker can accommodate 10 – 225 guests.

The J. Parker

The J. Parker

Chicago, Illinois
Summer House Santa Monica event space in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Summer House Santa Monica

For a restaurant that “basically does all the work for you,” Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events recommends Summer House Santa Monica. “It’s perfect for rehearsal dinners or small events.”

Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings tells us how their space comes with “a retractable roof for sunny Chicago days or an indoor fire pit for the cooler days.”

Contact Summer House Santa Monica for capacity details.

Summer House Santa Monica

Summer House Santa Monica

Chicago, Illinois

Logan Square Private Dining

Buffet bar with candlelight at Lulu Cafe Chicago | PartySlate
photographer: Iron + Honey Photography

For great seasonal menus, Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events suggests Lula Cafe.

“It’s a favorite of mine for private dining and even event catering,” she shares.

Contact Lula Cafe for capacity details.

Lula Cafe

Lula Cafe

Chicago, Illinois
Private dining party at Lonesome Rose in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Lonesome Rose

“For fantastic food,” Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events recommends Lonesome Rose.

“It’s a really unique space with a rooftop deck,” Woerfel adds.

Contact Lonesome Rose for capacity details.

 

Lonesome Rose

Lonesome Rose

Oak Park, Illinois
Longman & Eagle event space | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Longman & Eagle

For a restaurant with a unique style, Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events suggests Longman & Eagle.

“The food is fantastic, she tells us. “They even include whiskey tasting packages, if couples are interested.”

Longman & Eagle can accommodate up to 20 guests for seated dinners and 35 guests for cocktail receptions.

 

Longman & Eagle

Longman & Eagle

Chicago, Illinois

Bucktown Private Dining

Etta Bucktown in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Etta Bucktown

For “consistently great food,” Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings recommends Etta Bucktown.

“This restaurant also has a large second floor space connected to an outdoor patio,” she tells us. “The second floor works well for larger gatherings such as a corporate event, welcome party, or rehearsal dinner which includes its own bar area with easy access.”

Autumn Sydney Brown of Revel Global Events confirms, “It is located in a trendy neighborhood with lots of shopping within walking distance, making it a great place to spend an afternoon. Their menu features shared plates, and they have amazing pasta options (I would recommend trying their bucatini cacio e pepe).”

Etta Bucktown can accommodate up to 100 seated guests on their outdoor patio.

 

Etta Bucktown

Etta Bucktown

Chicago, Illinois

Gold Coast Private Dining

Fig & Olive Chicago Riveria Room for private dining | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Fig & Olive Chicago

For delectable Mediterranean cuisine, Paulette Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events suggest Fig & Olive Chicago.

“We took over the entire restaurant for an engagement party,” Wolf tells us. “It was a perfect place to have a reception. We also gave each guest a fabulous gift box of their flavored olive oils.”

Fig & Olive Chicago can accommodate up to 130 seated guests.

Fig & Olive Chicago

Fig & Olive Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private Room at Le Colonial in Gold Coast Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Le Colonial

For “French Vietnamese design and incredible food and service,” Paulette Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events recommends Le Colonial.

“I just had a destination weekend wedding luncheon for 60 guests,” she tells us. “It was perfect. This place is high on my list!”

Contact Le Colonial for capacity details.

Le Colonial

Le Colonial

Chicago, Illinois

See what Marina Elyash from premier Chicago décor company Yanni Design Studio loves about Le Colonial.

Fireplace Room at LuxBar Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: LuxBar

For “a stunning space in the heart of the gold coast,” Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings recommends LUXBAR.

“I love how the floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a great deal of light and add warmth to the stained wood surrounding the space,” Kiely shares. “I see this space working well for a shower or rehearsal dinner.”

LUXBAR can host up to 80 seated guests.

LUXBAR

LUXBAR

Chicago, Illinois
Regatta Room at Somerset for private dining Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Somerset

For a country club vibe (without the country club), head to Somerset.

Noelle McInerney of Ladidadi Events & Incentives recommends this location for private dining in Chicago. We especially love how this space is conveniently-located in Viceroy Chicago. Acquire a hotel block for your guests, so they can celebrate without leaving the premises.

Somerset can accommodate up to 230 seated guests.

Somerset

Somerset

Chicago, Illinois

Streeterville Private Dining

Avli on The Park for private rooftop dining in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Avli on The Park

For “an escape from city vibes,” Connar Brown of Fierce Productions suggests Avli on The Park.

“Avli has multiple locations,” she tells us, “but Avli on The Park personally grabs our attention. This location also has a rooftop, which is perfect for rehearsal dinners, a cocktail hour, or other private gatherings.”

Contact Avli on The Park for capacity details.

Avli on The Park

Avli on The Park

Chicago, Illinois

River North Private Dining

Vibrant Wedding at Celeste in Chicago, Illinois
photographer: Anna Zajac Weddings

For a favorite among top Chicago event planners, consider Celeste.

Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings tells us, “Vine covered brick walls, upscale décor, and a retractable roof make for a stunning private event location for events such as a birthday party or engagement party.”

Connar Brown of Fierce Productions continues,” This is a lovely intimate location with such personality! Our personal favorite spot is the rooftop garden with open ceilings, brick walls, and tons of greenery. It’s a gorgeous place to host rehearsal dinners, intimate dining events, or even a fun intimate dance party.”

Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events also loves the roof garden, calling it “the best hidden gem.” She adds, “You truly feel as if you are in your own little world hidden in the middle of the bustling city.”

Celeste can accommodate 380 guests for a full four-floor buyout.

Celeste

Celeste

Chicago, Illinois
Private event with pink and purple flowers at Chicago Winery in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Chicago Winery

For a full-service winery, PartySlate recommends Chicago Winery.

We love how this unique space features an all-season rooftop terrace as well as a seasonal menu and one-of-a-kind wine pairings.

See how these intimate Chicago Winery weddings utilized the space for an unforgettable event.

Contact Chicago Winery for capacity details.

Chicago Winery

Chicago Winery

Chicago, Illinois
Intimate wedding at Gibsons Italia with skyline views | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

For “spectacular views of both the city and the river,” Alexandra Martin of NSWE Events suggests Gibsons Italia. “The rooftop space is a great option to showcase our city to out of town guests.”

Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events agrees, adding, “There are not many places in the city where you have the vibe of being outdoors, but protected from the Chicago weather.”

Christina Currie of Christina Currie Events, Inc. , who planned two weddings here over the pandemic, says, “This is probably one of the best views from a private space! I love the management and food as well.”

Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings adds, “Not only are the food and drinks excellent and the service is always on point, the view from Gibsons Italia’s private event space is one of the best in the city.”

Lastly, Jodi Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events confirms, “The private room overlooks the entire restaurant, and it’s beautiful.”

Gibsons Italia can accommodate 750 guests for a full-restaurant buyout.

Gibsons Italia

Gibsons Italia

Chicago, Illinois
The Whale Room, a Chicago private dining space at GT Fish & Oyster | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: GT Fish & Oyster

For a food-forward affair, PartySlate recommends GT Fish & Oyster. We appreciate their seasonal and locally-sourced menu items.

We especially love how The Whale Room includes a private entrance, an A/V and tech system, and access to a 2,000 bottle wine cellar.

GT Fish & Oyster can host up to 95 seated guests in their main dining room.

GT Fish & Oyster

GT Fish & Oyster

Chicago, Illinois
Hubbard Inn Private Dining Room in River North Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Hubbard Inn

For a luxe, versatile event space, consider Hubbard Inn. We love how this River North hot spot features eclectic décor and elevated cocktails.

Contact Hubbard Inn for capacity details.

Hubbard Inn

Hubbard Inn

Chicago, Illinois
Outdoor terrace at Prime & Provisions in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Prime & Provisions

For an elegant steakhouse, Alison Ross of Alison Ross Events recommends Prime and Provisions.

“They have two different private rooms,” she tells us. “Both offer city or river views, private bars, and built-in A/V (screens and microphones), which gives you ample options for a welcome toast or a photo slideshow. Extra bonus: the bathrooms are on the same level‚ so more time for you to enjoy with your guests!”

Prime & Provisions can host up to 130 guests.

Prime & Provisions

Prime & Provisions

Chicago, Illinois
Chic White Wedding at River Roast Social House
photographer: George Street Photo & Video

For unforgettable river views, PartySlate recommends River Roast Social House. We especially love how their private events team is available to help with everything from menu design to floral and event décor.

See how this chic Chicago wedding took advantage of the outdoor patio for a stylish cocktail hour.

River Roast Social House can accommodate up to 280 seated guests.

River Roast Social House

River Roast Social House

Chicago, Illinois
MODERN ROMANTIC REHEARSAL DINNER AT RPM ITALIAN IN CHICAGO | PARTYSLATE
photo courtesy of: RPM Italian

For a chef-driven menu and modern event space, consider RPM Italian.

Christina Currie of Christina Currie Events, Inc. tells us, “RPM Italian is great for an intimate milestone birthday! Love the food, service, and ambiance!”

RPM Italian

RPM Italian

Chicago, Illinois
RPM Italian
photographer: Robin Subar Photography

For “fabulous food, superior service, and sleek décor,” Tess Davis of Events By Tess recommends RPM Seafood | RPM Events. “Lettuce Entertain You makes you feel like the only party they have,” she adds.

Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events says, “They have so many options within one space and flexibility with group sizing. Along with amazing food and beverage options, you can’t beat the option of utilizing the terrace overlooking the river.”

Paulette Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events tells us, “I just did a wedding there for 60 guests, and I could not be more thrilled. They have the best team to work with, and most importantly, the food was outstanding.”

Autumn Sydney Brown of Revel Global Events gives us an insider tip, “I would recommend trying their bay scallop escargot-style appetizer.”

Lastly, Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings says, “I love how much space RPM Events can offer and see this venue working best for intimate weddings, corporate events, or rehearsal dinners.”

RPM Seafood | RPM Events can accommodate around 100 guests in each private event space.

RPM Seafood | RPM Events

RPM Seafood | RPM Events

Chicago, Illinois
RPM Steak The M Space, a semi-private dining room in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: RPM Steak

For a “great space to entertain, “Jodi Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events recommends RPM Steak.

“Their tri-level bar on the third floor has a retractable rooftop,” she tells us, making it the perfect weather-proof venue.

RPM Steak can accommodate up to 84 guests.

RPM Steak

RPM Steak

Chicago, Illinois
The Elevated Lounge at Siena Tavern in River North Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Siena Tavern

For “the perfect backdrop for any rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or bridal shower,” Alison Ross of Alison Ross Events recommends the Elevated Lounge at Siena Tavern.

“This unique room has a wall filled with ivy/succulent greenery and mirrors, as well as bold wallpaper, so no additional décor is needed,” she tells us. “There is also an elevated DJ booth and private bar that brings energy and practicality to the space.”

She also adds, “The menu, curated by Top Chef Alum Fabio Viviani, also lends itself to a wide range of people. Bonus: This space flows seamlessly with their main bar. Perfect for inviting guests for a welcome drink after dinner!”

Siena Tavern can accommodate 35 guests in their Elevated Lounge. 

Siena Tavern

Siena Tavern

Chicago, Illinois
Private party room at Sunda New Asian in River North Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Sunda New Asian

For an amazing event staff, Tess Davis of Events By Tess recommends Sunda New Asian.

“They are incredibly attentive with great attention to detail,” she tells us. “Plus, the food is fabulous and the location is great.”

See how PartySlate utilized the space for our employee holiday party.

Sunda New Asian can accommodate 10 to 50+ guests.

Sunda New Asian

Sunda New Asian

Chicago, Illinois
Chandelier Room at Tao Chicago for a private party | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Tao Chicago

For epic backdrops and one-of-a-kind décor, PartySlate suggests Tao Chicago. We especially love how The Chandelier Room features customizable LED archways and a 20-foot tall custom mural.

See how PartySlate utilized the space for our premier cocktail party for the Chicago event industry elites.

Tao Chicago can host up to 300 seated guests in their full event space.

TAO Chicago

TAO Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

The Loop Private Dining

The Jewelry Box room at Beatnick On The River | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Beatnik On The River

For “more upbeat, playful groups looking to have a great time,” Noelle McInerney of Ladidadi Events & Incentives suggests Beatnik On The River.

She tells us how The Jewelry Store room “stands out among the rest with its bold design and immersive feel.” She continues, “The room is simply stunning, and the atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory dinner.”

Beatnik On The River can accommodate 16 seated guests in The Jewelry Store and 250 guests for a cocktail-style full-restaurant buyout.

Beatnik On The River

Beatnik On The River

Chicago, Illinois
Bazaar Meat Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Bazaar Meat Chicago

For a private event space with amazing views, Alison Ross of Alison Ross Events recommends Bazaar Meat Chicago.

“They have innovative cuisine, thoughtfully-created cocktails, and gorgeous presentations.” she adds.

Contact Bazaar Meat Chicago for capacity details.

Bazaar Meat Chicago

Bazaar Meat Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Café By The River | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Café By The River

For a fun cocktail hour, Alison Ross of Alison Ross Events recommends Café By The River, located right on the Chicago River.

We love how Chef José Andrés puts a new spin on the traditional American coffee shop with a classic Spanish vibe.

Contact Café By The River for capacity details.

Café By The River

Café By The River

Chicago, Illinois
Theodore Ascher Room & Bar at The Gage in the Chicago Loop | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Gage

For an experienced team of onsite event professionals, PartySlate recommends The Gage.

We love how this elevated restaurant boasts several versatile event spaces, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your needs.

See how this Chicago rehearsal dinner utilized the space to create a cozy look.

The Gage can accommodate smaller parties as well as 220 guests for a full-restaurant buyout.

The Gage

The Gage

Chicago, Illinois
Private dining event at The Roanoke in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Roanoke

For the ultimate luxurious experience, consider The Roanoke. We love their luxe copper accents, warm atmosphere, and vibrant views.

See how this intimate wedding brought the band right onto the dance floor for an unforgettable night of entertainment.

The Roanoke can accommodate 16 – 250 guests.

The Roanoke

The Roanoke

Chicago, Illinois

West Loop Private Dining

Private dinner party at Alla Vita in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Alla Vita

For an Italian eatery with a neighborhood feel, consider Alla Vita.

We especially love the intimate, private dining room where bright accents pop against elegant neutral hues.

Alla Vita can accommodate up to 200 guests in a full-restaurant buyout.

Alla Vita

Alla Vita

Chicago, Illinois
The Foyer, a semi-private dining space at avec in West Loop Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: avec

For “a cozy, intimate space that makes you feel like you’ve gained exclusive access to a trendy, hidden gem,” Alexandra Martin of NSWE Events suggests avec.

“Their incredible food is sure to impress your guests and set the stage for a night to remember. The minimalist décor also lends itself to a wide range of event décor styles,” she tells us.

avec can host up to 40 seated guests and 60 standing guests in their entire private dining space.

avec

avec

Chicago, Illinois
Beatrix Fulton Market patio for private dining | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Beatrix Fulton Market

For “a nice private event space, and an excellent menu, Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events suggests Beatrix Fulton Market.

We also appreciate how this Lettuce Entertain You spot features delectable, yet healthy, bites.

Contact Beatrix Fulton Market for capacity details. 

 

Beatrix Fulton Market

Beatrix Fulton Market

Chicago, Illinois
CIRQUE DU FLAMBE HAVANA NIGHTS 2017 AT CARNIVALE CHICAGO | PARTYSLATE
photographer: Will Byington

For vibrant backdrops at every turn, PartySlate suggests Carnivale.

We love how this one-of-a-kind space comes with a dedicated banquet and sales manager, ensuring that your celebration is a seamless affair.

Make sure to see how this Havana-inspired event kept décor to a minimum and allowed the dynamic backdrops to wow on their own.

Contact Carnival for capacity details.

Carnivale

Carnivale

Chicago, Illinois
Foundry & Terrace room at The Dawson for private dining | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Dawson

For a “great place for seated dinners as well as cocktails,” Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events recommends The Dawson.

“They also have a private terrace that overlooks their larger patio,” she tells us.

The Dawson seats 120 guests for a second-floor buyout.

The Dawson

The Dawson

Chicago, Illinois
Underground Goat, a private dining room, at Girl & the Goat in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Girl & the Goat

For rustic elegance, PartySlate suggests Girl & the Goat.

We love how guests are led through a “staff-only” hallway to this private event space. Once there, guests will enjoy posing for pics in front of the specialty wine wall.

Contact Girl & the Goat for capacity details.

Girl & the Goat

Girl & the Goat

Chicago, Illinois
The Hidden Goat private event space | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Hidden Goat

For an “exclusive space with its own entrance,” Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events suggests The Hidden Goat.

“This has been one of my all-time favorites throughout the years,” she tells us. “It’s the perfect space for an intimate gathering without feeling overwhelming, but can also host a fun and lively cocktail party. It also checks all the boxes in terms of a great, neutral aesthetic, private kitchen, fantastic food and beverages, and an outdoor terrace!”

The Hidden Goat can accommodate up to 40 seated guests.

The Hidden Goat

The Hidden Goat

Chicago, Illinois
The Office - The Aviary | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: The Office – The Aviary

For a space that still feels like a hidden gem, Noelle McInerney of Ladidadi Events & Incentives suggests The Office – The Aviary.

“This intimate, speakeasy private space is located beneath The Aviary and feels more like a private club than a private dining room,” she tells us. “It’s the perfect spot for groups that don’t necessarily want to sit down for their dining experience. And experience it is – the cocktail creation is built-in entertainment.”

The Office – The Aviary can accommodate up to 22 people

The Office - The Aviary

The Office – The Aviary

Chicago, Illinois
Punch Bowl Social Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Punch Bowl Social Chicago

For an “awesome menu and Instagram-worthy interiors,” Blair Woerfel of BW Studio + Events recommends Punch Bowl Social Chicago.

We especially love that they offer immersive gaming like bowling and a retro arcade.

Contact Punch Bowl Social Chicago for capacity details. 

 

Punch Bowl Social Chicago

Punch Bowl Social Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Private dining room in Private Dining by Sepia Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Private Dining by Sepia

For a sleek atmosphere, we love Private Dining by Sepia.

The Michelin-starred Sepia restaurant, is also available for a full buyout on select dates.

Private Dining by Sepia can accommodate up to 60 seated guests.

Private Dining by Sepia

Private Dining by Sepia

Chicago, Illinois
Swift & Sons private dining room in Chicago | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Swift & Sons

For great cuisine, Jodi Wolf of Paulette Wolf Events recommends Swift & Sons. She also loves their “private entrance with an outdoor area.”

See how top IT companies took over this classic space for an elegant corporate event. Pay special attention to the delectable cuisine which was a highlight of the afternoon.

Contact Swift & Sons for capacity details.

Swift & Sons

Swift & Sons

Chicago, Illinois

West Town Private Dining

Big Delicious Planet Private Events | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Big Delicious Planet

For “a perfect location for a rehearsal dinner with indoor and outdoor capabilities,” Connar Brown of Fierce Productions recommends Big Delicious Planet.

“They grow their own produce right on location, giving you a fresh and earthy dining experience,” she tells us.

Big Delicious Planet can accommodate up to 26 seated guests and 50 standing guests.

Big Delicious Planet

Big Delicious Planet

Chicago, Illinois
Homestead on the Roof outdoor space | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Homestead On The Roof

For an outdoor rooftop venue with lush views, PartySlate suggests Homestead On The Roof. Guests will love being surrounded by a rooftop garden as well as two vertical hanging gardens.

See how this couple exchanged vows in front of the verdant hanging gardens and then transformed the space for a stylish sit-down dinner.

Homestead On The Roof can accommodate 85 seated guests and 120 standing guests.

Homestead On The Roof

Homestead On The Roof

Chicago, Illinois
Private dining room at Roots Pizza West Town | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Roots Pizza West Town

For a versatile event space, PartySlate suggests Roots Pizza West Town.

We love how this Chicago-raised spot boasts a sunlit space and authentic Quad Cities-style pizza. Best of all, you can also find Roots Pizza in Lincoln Square, Old Town, and South Loop.

Roots Pizza West Town can accommodate 225 to 312 guests.

Roots Pizza West Town

Roots Pizza West Town

Chicago, Illinois

People Also Ask . . .

Where can I find vendors for my private event?

After you’ve narrowed down your venue choice, it’s time to assemble your team of vendors. While restaurants omit the need for an external caterer (and many come equipped with their own in-house coordinators), you’ll want to make sure to hire a photographer, invitations & print company, design and floral team, and other essential vendors. We always recommend hiring an event planner to facilitate a seamless planning process.

Head to PartySlate’s curated vendor directory to find the best Chicago party vendors. Make sure to click into any preferred vendor’s PartySlate profile to see real events hosted onsite, important FAQs, and in-depth testimonials. You can also reach out to a vendor directly from their PartySlate profile.

Where can I find more inspiration for my private party?

PartySlate is your go-to resource for planning social events, weddings, corporate events, and fundraisers. You’ll find curated venue and vendor directories, real event albums, creative idea galleries, and more.

You can also click on the following to see more event inspiration for smaller soirées:

Our Panel of Top Chicago Event Planners

Alexandra Martin, Director of Marketing for NSWE Events of Chicago | PartySlate

Alexandra Martin
Director of Marketing
NSWE Events

Autumn Brown of Revel Global Events | PartySlate

Autumn Brown
Event Designer
Revel Global Events

Alison Ross of Alison Ross Events of Chicago | PartySlate

Alison Ross
Founder + Lead Planner
Alison Ross Events

Noelle McInerney of Ladidadi Events & Incentives | PartySlate

Noelle McInerney
Founder + Senior Producer
Ladidadi Events & Incentives

Connar Brown of Fierce Productions of Chicago | PartySlate

Connar Brown
Administrative Production
Fierce Productions

Tess Davis of Events By Tess | PartySlate

Tess Davis
Owner + Lead Planner
Events By Tess

Christina Currie of Christina Currie Events | PartySlate

Christina Currie
Owner + Lead Event Producer
Christina Currie Events, Inc.

Bridget Rogers of Shannon Gail Events | PartySlate

Bridget Rogers
Managing Coordinator
Shannon Gail Events

Chelsea Kiely of The Gilded Aisle Weddings | PartySlate

Chelsea Kiely
Senior Planner, Chicago
The Gilded Aisle Weddings


Blair Woerfel of BW Studio _ Events

Blair Woerfel
Owner + Lead Designer
BW Studio + Events