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Perfect Space for a Family Gathering, First Birthday, Baby Shower or Holiday Party!
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
Our co-working space is open, friendly and inviting, with an indoor playground and outdoor seating and play area. Our space is ideal for children's birthdays and baby showers! We've hosted engagement parties and work holiday parties. Flexible options for use of the space. Includes a...
Indoor Multipurpose Event Space in The Heart of Logan Square
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
...Fitness Class, Pilates Class, Workout Class, Yoga Class, Fundraising Event, Meetup, Launch Event, Product Demo, Product Release, Product Showcase, Career Expo, Mixer, Networking, Celebration, Reception, Gathering, Engagement party, graduation party, meet and greets, craft class, TV or movie shoot /shoots, Book club, workshop, Come check...
Bright Studio Space to Gather, Design and Create!
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
This bright and open studio is the perfect space to gather, design, or create! Our 1300 square feet studio is conveniently located just off from US 90/94 with easy street parking and just a 5-minute walk from the Irving Park Blue Line stop. Our space...
Bright and Spacious Event Space in Avondale
Avondale, Chicago, IL
47 microwave) - 1 Restroom - Forced air heat controlled by you - WIFI We'd love to host your next: - Baby Shower, Bridal Shower, Mixer - Charity Event, Corporate Event, Corporate Party - Fashion Event, Fashion Show, Fundraising Event - Gala, Launch Event, Product Demo - Product Release, Product Showcase, Meetup...
Loft Urban Yoga Studio in River North w/ Exposed Brick & Rustic Feel
River North, Chicago, IL
Our beautiful studio is located in the heart of the vibrant River North neighborhood. The loft was founded to provide a place where the discipline and health benefits of yoga could be integrated with other important aspects of health and wellness including strength training and...
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Meetings
Near West Side, Chicago, IL
Our photography studio is located near the intersection of Grand and Western Avenues. Space Details: - Approxiamately 1,740 sq.ft Usable Space - 11.5' Celiings - Exposed Brick - Abundant Natural Light with Windows Facing North, East and West - Full Kitchen - Speaker System -...
Bright Sunny CYC Wall Loft Studio
Garfield Park, Chicago, IL
2 Huge windows facing South, 900sqf, 14ft ceilings Complete self-service! You will be provided with 2 access codes that will allow you to gain access to the studio. The first code will allow you to gain entry into the building. The second code will allow...
Multipurpose Program Room in Old Town
Old Town, Chicago, IL
**No Alcohol | No Parties | Creative Use Only** Events may be affected by Covid-19 guidelines for the City of Chicago. Please inquire by message before sending a booking request. Our multipurpose program room is located in Old Town right by the North/Clybourn Red Line...
Large, Upscale Wicker Park Event Space
West Town, Chicago, IL
If you are looking for a beautiful space to hold your birthday party, corporate event, or baby shower our modern and upscale event space is a perfect fit. Located in the heart of Wicker Park, the space is approximately 1,200sf and can hold up to...

Frequently Asked Questions

Industry networking events are a great way to bring bright minds and entrepreneurial talents together under one roof. Networking events have many potential benefits. They give industry professionals a place to socialize and renew relationships between team members. People who might otherwise have never met get to chat in real-time, discuss work related topics. Or simply relax and get to know each other beyond their professional duties.
Networking events also help new people meet each other, exchange ideas, and potentially contact information for future collaboration. During a networking event there may also be public speakers; authorities in the industry that give updates on the latest and most exciting developments. Some will also include catering from a local service, restaurant, or event provider.
Networking events can be held in almost any space but professional level ones will have amenities and an appropriate setting. Office buildings are a common choice, especially for professions that would operate out of one. But you can hold them in more flexible spaces like warehouses, lofts, and hotel conference rooms. These venues offer walls with space for posters, screens, and other informative media. And plenty of room for seating, panel discussion areas, company booths, and other essentials.
Now that you've got an idea of how to host a networking event, have you considered what sort of amenities the venue should provide? Technology is critical to the success of any event but even more so when giving people the chance to network. Open and fast internet access gives attendees the ability to quickly look up new information, exchange media, and share contact information. Projectors, speakers, and other audio-visual technology also helps presenters get their ideas across to the audience.
Tech-friendly networking venues include coworking spaces, libraries, and the conference rooms of libraries, universities, and hotels. These venues offer flexible rental schemes, with low rates and hourly, daily, or weekly timetables. Tech-friendly venues are often closer to downtown as well, which means easier access thanks to the Chicago CTA network. Not having to navigate the city's complex and expensive car parking regime is a sure way to boost your attendance rate. Especially if you're expecting guests from out of state. Given the number, price, and flexibility of networking venues here, Chicago is an excellent place to hold yours. Even if you're coming from overseas.

Reviews for networking event venues

Kelsey G.
Gourmet Kitchen in Wicker Park with amazing urban view
We were blown away by this space. It's immaculately clean, well stocked with everything we needed from stand mixers to wine glasses. I hosted 30 people for a dumpling making class and I cannot wait to come back. I'm telling all my colleagues about this space! It would...
Kimberly M.
Gourmet Kitchen in Wicker Park with amazing urban view
What a bright, cool spot for an afternoon party! We had plenty of space to serve food and mingle easily. Laura was very easy to communicate with and her assistant Parker was very helpful the day of our event...
Patricia C.
Unique 2-Level Space with Secret Garden in West Town
An awesome experience! Our company held a networking event and were looking for a space that fit both the purpose and our style. This West Town event space has so much character and charm and was really in line with what we were looking for. The space was well-equipped...
Sandra N.
Unique 2-Level Space with Secret Garden in West Town
numerous amenities. Tables, chairs (placement was set up for us) and the walls of lights were included. Enough room for family and friends to mingle comfortably. Working with Kahrin, our main contact, was really special. Being a novice at planning something like this, her help was invaluable. She was responsive...
Jessica B.
Open Large Studio/Meeting Room in Sherman Oaks
Our job fair was a huge success and the space worked perfectly! Alan's assistant was helpful in assisting us with supplies we needed for setting up the venue. Would book again for our next event! Thank you...
Marisa Y.
Stunning Downtown Corporate Meeting Space
we had to kick people out at the end. I definitely attribute part of this to the showroom as people could easily mix and mingle with old friends/family in the space while getting drinks from the bar or food from the buffet we set up. The space is exactly as...
Deactivated U.
Historic Beautiful Brick & Timber Industrial Loft w/ Breath-taking Skyline Views
and is even more impressive in person! We had about 140 guest cocktail style reception and there was plenty of space to dance and mingle with impressive city views, nice bathrooms, and a bridal suite. Bethany was very accommodating, responsive, and a delight to work with from our first walk...
Shyam D.
Private Event Venue Galleria
stress away from planning for a lot of people. We had close to 80 people attend and it fit them all with room to mingle. I would definitely book this place again and will be recommending this venue for future events...