As we eagerly anticipate the upcoming fall fundraisers, holiday parties, and events of 2022, we are thrilled to revisit our plans for 'Roaring 20s' themed celebrations. To assist in your planning, we have curated a list of exceptional venues in Chicago, each uniquely blending historical charm with contemporary style to ensure your event is both memorable and distinctive.
Ornamented with historic artwork and antiquities, Artifact Events is a space perfect for your next Roaring 20s celebration! With visible steel, wooden beams, and exposed brick wall, you’ll design a warm and intimate ambiance for your guests to enjoy their casino games. To top it off, create an outdoor bar in the space’s private courtyard, featuring antique stone columns. Artifact Events defines industrial elegance, and is a space sure to provide your guests an alluring and unique experience.
BRIDGEPORT ART CENTER | SKYLINE LOFT
Take your speakeasy to the sky at Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft in Chicago’s Central Manufacturing district. Built in 1911, the sustainably rehabbed building is known for the loft’s panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. Your guests will be amazed with their very own 20s soiree, elevated the exposed beams and brick walls that enhance the industrial feel of this contemporary venue.
Wow your guests with the history that is Chez, an event space tucked in the heart of Streeterville just steps away from Navy Pier. Once home to Chez Paree, a nightclub that operated from 1932 to 1960, the building is now a transformed space perfect for your next speakeasy. Chez includes a contemporary glass staircase and white brick walls perfect for ambient lighting and projections.
CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM
Create a "historic" celebration that no one will soon forget at The Chicago History Museum. Immerse your guests in prohibition era stories, while recreating your very own speakeasy in the Chicago Room. The Chicago History Museum is the perfect space for a roaming reception just steps away from Lincoln Park and the lakefront.
History lives on through the walls of City Hall, with timeless architectural features still in existence from the roaring 20s. Between the original brick, detailed truss ceiling, and 37-foot-long marble bar, all that is missing is your guests and flappers dancing the Charleston! Bring the 20s back to West Loop when you book your next event at City Hall.
EPIPHANY CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Located on the artsy edge of Chicago's West Loop, what was once a 19th century church, is now a reimagined historic venue you won't want to miss out on! Your guests will experience the heart of the 20s in this building dedicated to local artistry, and decorated with soaring ceilings and eye popping mosaics. Whether your event is a roaring party or an intimate gathering, Epiphany Center for the Arts is perfect for your needs. https://epiphanychi.com/
The need for secretive speakeasies is "no more" in today's 20s! Bring your roaring festivities outdoors at Galleria Marchetti, with their garden and pavilion spaces open year round. Fill this unique and dazzling venue with poker tables and art-deco inspired decor to host a gathering that guests of the 1920s could only dream of, and your 2020s guests will remember for decades to come.
A former paper mill renovated with the purpose of event design customization, the Geraghty is a space that will be completely transformed for your 20s celebration. With 25,000 sq ft of open space and 22 ft ceilings, your guests will walk into a sea of awaiting casino games and entertainment. The roaring 20s possibilities are endless when you book an event at the Geraghty!
Once rumored to be a warehouse for a local mobster, The Joinery is now a light-filled venue, perfect for an intimate, prohibition-inspired gathering. See the 20s come back to life with blackjack tables, community history and featured antiquities including vintage signage, a 100-year-old bandsaw and sanding belt, and a 2-ton safe. Located in the crossroads of Bucktown, Logan Square, and Humboldt Park, your guests will be encaptivated by the surprising story behind The Joinery!
Your guests will love experiencing the wonder that is Morgan Manufacturing. Located in the Fulton Market Innovation district, this renovated manufacturing warehouse is comprised of 3 unique buildings seamlessly connected indoors for an unsuspectingly gorgeous event space. Bring your guests back to the 20s era of prohibition and industrial reformation when they walk through the doors to find a modern speakeasy waiting for their arrival.
THE OLD CHICAGO POST OFFICE
Originally constructed in 1922, The Old Chicago Post Office opened for events just before the COVID-19 Pandemic. For larger groups returning to live events, this venue combines roaring 20s charm, multiple levels, and huge potential just steps from Union Station and the highway. We can't wait to help bring your 20s event to life!
What better space than a historical landmark like Chicago's Union Station to welcome your guests into the new 20s? They will travel back in time when they enter the Great Hall, filled with flappers, champagne, and a private casino. This venue is perfect to wow your guests with a 20s night of glamour and grandeur!
UNTITLED SUPPER CLUB
On the hunt for a true underground speakeasy? Look no further than Untitled Supper Club, a prohibition-era inspired venue that encapsulates the magic of the 20s right in the heart of River North. Your guests will be thrilled to walk into a time capsule embellished with luxurious jewel tones, velvet-sheathed walls, Gatsby-like cabanas, and a unique cabaret stage. Your 20s event here will undoubtedly be THE celebration of the decade!
VenueSIX10, overlooking Grant Park on South Michigan Avenue, is the perfect setting to create a contemporary casino with breathtaking views. Give your guests the ability to go home and say they played craps in a Chicago Penthouse overlooking Lake Michigan. This transformable space will guarantee your event is one that your guests will be talking about for years to come.
These Chicago venues, each with its own unique character, are ideal for bringing the spirit of the 1920s to life in your upcoming 2023 and 2024 events. Whether planning a large-scale party or a more intimate gathering, these spaces promise to make your celebration a standout event.