Do you ever feel like there are way too many choices for party venues? You might be looking for something that’s easy, yet extraordinary. However, many venues just don’t seem right for a baby shower. Use Peerspace to save time searching for the perfect venue. There are an abundance of lovely baby shower venue ideas in Chicago.
Peerspace has hundreds of spaces that are tailored to your event and, best of all, the hosts are upfront about equipment and amenities. Many venues come with tables and chairs, as well as other A/V equipment and catering services. If you require any assistance, contact Peerspace’s Concierge and our dedicated team will work on your behalf to find the best caterers, entertainment, and more.
From a tropical-themed apartment ready for a family photoshoot to a loft with jaw-dropping views of Lake Michigan, here are some of our favorite baby shower venue ideas in Chicago.
1. A colorful space with vintage vibes in Humboldt Park
The exposed brick and bright murals in this Humboldt Park loft are sure to be a hit among friends and family. Browse the venue’s high-quality photos, and you’ll see why this spot is such a great baby shower venue idea in Chicago. Your guests will bask in the natural light among greenery while caterers prepare a delicious meal in the kitchenette — which comes with an island, plenty of counter space, a full-size fridge, warming plates, and even a microwave.
Hire a pianist to set the mood on the venue’s vintage upright piano or use the Bluetooth-enabled speaker system to play your favorite playlist. This 1,500-square-foot space can comfortably seat up to 30 guests and comes with tables, chairs, and “highboy” cocktail tables. It’s also located between two blue line stops (Damen and Western) and has free parking along side streets.
2. A lush boutique in a Ukrainian Village
If you’re looking for a more intimate baby shower venue idea in Chicago, this may be your perfect match! With its wall planters full of floral beauty and charming communal tables, we’re thinking this location is made for a lovely tea party or catered lunch.
The 1,200-square-foot venue includes a flat-screen TV, plates, and a seating area great for photos with friends. Plus, the rare one-hour booking minimum helps those trying to stick to a budget.
3. A West Town-based sunny open-air courtyard with an eccentric library
Soak up the nice weather while you can in this sunny courtyard. As you approach the space, you’ll see vine-covered walls and a bright blue door. Inside the courtyard is even more vinery, as well as access to an amenity-filled loft.
Do you say soda or pop? Well, if you’re from Chi-Town you’ll understand what we mean when we say that this venue was once an old pop factory. The converted space now has high ceilings and a modern look with its tropical wallpaper and sleek bathroom.
4. An art-filled wonderland in the heart of West Town
We’d like to tell you all about this venue, however, let’s hear from someone that’s rented this location before:
The space was just right for our family gathering — warm and cozy, cheerful and filled with an eclectic collection of paintings and sculpture. Very comfortable and convenient. Leticia, our host, was terrific and easy to work with. She made every effort to accommodate our requests and make sure everything was set up as we needed it.–Kent S.
Every Peerspace venue comes with real reviews and detailed photos of each location, meaning you’ll always know what you’re getting before investing your precious time to contact a host.
Now, for the highlights of this gorgeous 2,000-square-foot space. We know putting a personal touch on any baby shower venue idea in Chicago is important to a party planner. Well, call this venue the king of customization. You can work with the host to fully curate the furniture and decorations in the space. Plus, it comes with tables, chairs, and a kitchen for food prep.
5. A loft with views of Lake Michigan on display
Twelve floors above Uptown is this unique find in Chicago. The 20-foot floor-to-ceiling windows bring in plenty of sunshine with incredible views of Lake Michigan and the city. Or, you can use the automatic curtains to dim the natural light. You’ll also get access to a large elevator to bring up equipment and catering equipment. The 750-square-foot venue can host up to 20 guests, and it offers one private garage parking space along with street parking.
6. A bright pink tropical-themed apartment
Searching for baby shower venue ideas in Chicago that aren’t like the others? Well, say aloha to this Instagrammable apartment that fits the bill for being a fun and different place to host a party. Starting with the decor, you’ll find a neon palm tree wall in the living room accompanied by a large pink hammerhead shark. Head to the bathroom and pose in the bright blue tub — no sharks there!
Tiki parties have never gone out of style, and neither will this 2,000-square-foot adorable Wicker Park venue — which includes a full kitchen, private balcony, stereo system, and two bathrooms.
7. A 2,000-square-foot rooftop deck in Logan Square
Your baby shower will be decked out on this huge rooftop patio in bustling Logan Square. Although the streets are busy below, you’ll feel like you have your own oasis in the city while lounging the venue’s hammock. Perks include gig-speed WiFi, speakers, a gas grill, outdoor furniture, and fantastic coffee. You’ll want to book this venue soon before it fills up with other parties throughout the summer and fall.
8. A sweet ice cream and waffle house in Lake View East
We’ll end on a sweet note at a fully functioning ice cream parlor that also serves delicious homemade waffles. Hire the venue’s staff to serve treats to your guests, and bring your own board games for a fun afternoon. You can also provide your own food, and use the space’s tables and chairs to customize your own experience.
Don’t forget that the Peerspace Concierge service is always able to help find the equipment, caterer, entertainment, or photographer that you need for your baby shower.