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Unique and Spacious Converted Storefront Loft
South Old Irving Park, Chicago, IL
...updated and converted storefront with an apartment area and tiny outdoorb> area. You will have the entire storefront, 2 restrooms, full kitchen, coat/ storage room and small outdoor area to yourself for your private event. Our space is ideal for your next: Birthday Party, Engagement...
Indoor Multipurpose Event Space in The Heart of Logan Square
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
...b>events are not allowed, Confetti is not allowed • Ideal space for: Social Parties (Adult Birthdays, Graduations, etc.), Reception Events (Engagement Party, Anniversary, etc.), Dinner Events Recently Renovated beautiful exposed brick venue right in the heart of Logan Square! Stylish and classy indoor & spacious outdoor, perfect...
Central Logan Square Secret Garden
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
...our own worm-filled composter, and would be more than happy to work with you to make your event zero or minimal waste. Access to the outdoor space is through the kitchen/living room of the apartment, which leads onto the patio garden. Guests will have...
Brand New BYOB Event Space in Irving Park | Modern | Clean | Chic
Irving Park, Chicago, IL
FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICY + SPACE DETAILS: • Guests are allowed to bring their own alcohol • Outside food is allowed • Catering or prep area • No cooking is allowed on site • Speakers, Television • Music Rules: Amplified music is allowed by connecting...
Open Air Patio Seating for 16, newly renovated kitchen & bathroom
Humboldt Park, Chicago, IL
How unique and memorable your event will be! Quaint and cozy 500 square feet open air patio, located at the back of my vintage menswear shop on North Avenue between Rockwell St. & Maplewood St. in Humboldt Park. You will find ample parking and easy...
New Orleans theme bar in Wrigley
Lake View, Chicago, IL
Our 4,000 square foot venue offers the perfect setting to host small-mid-size parties and events. Located in Wrigley, Lakeview area in Chicago with New Orleans fun and cozy vibe. The string lights, Mardi Gras decoration, and hanging beads express the theme of celebrating. In addition...
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 -...
Downtown Rooftop Terrace with Lake View
Chicago Loop, IL
...Experience Chicago like never before from our Rooftop Terrace - the ultimate destination for your next outdoor event. Our terrace offers breathtaking views of Millenium Park and Lake Michigan that will leave you and your guests in awe. Our spacious terrace is perfect for all occasions...
West Logan Restaurant with Rustic Garden and Fire Pit | Perfect for Spring/Summer!
Logan Square, Chicago, IL
Bright and open sandwich shop with recycled industrial interior, front and back patio space. Great for meetings or private events. Seating for 30-45, standing room for up to 60. Front patio on Fullerton, private yard in back (with chickens!) Catering menu available upon request. We'd...

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Discover scenic outdoor event venues in Chicago

Warm spring days, breezy summers evenings, and cool autumn afternoons invite you to bring your event outdoors in the Windy City. Is a boat rental for throwing a party along Chicago's historic canals what you have in mind? If so then check out Fun in the Sun Chicago and Chicago Party Yacht, to take your event out onto the water. Or maybe the more stable floor of a rooftop restaurant is more to your taste? Enjoy skyline views any time of the year atop a Near North Side skyscraper. Just because you're in one of America's urban capitals doesn't mean you can't enjoy fresh air outdoors during your event.

Our favorite private event hosting outdoor spaces in downtown Chicago

Even though your event is built around an outdoor space that does not mean you can't have a bit of the indoors as well. One beautiful example is The Greenhouse Loft, located in Logan Square. You'll love having 3600 square feet of customizable indoor space with massive windows that allow loads of natural light inside.
Even when the event moves indoors you still feel as if you're outside with so much sunshine. From the loft, you also have access to an outdoor skygarden and art gallery. The outdoors are never far from your mind at The Greenhouse Loft. What's more, they specialize in sustainable business management through a preferred vendor list that sources goods from local sources and using waste-reducing containers.
Another outdoor gem of an event venue is hidden deep within Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood. The Pilsen Secret Garden is a private event and wedding venue offering rustic surroundings close to the heart of downtown. A stone courtyard overgrown with ivy, wooden benches, and a historic church offer a deeply intimate experience despite the Secret Garden's urban location. The high walls keep the secret of your event and the garden itself away from prying eyes while helpful event staff assist with setup, catering, and breakdown.

Choosing an outdoor event space in Chicago

One thing to ask yourself is how large a crowd you're expecting. For a small gathering of 50 or fewer people, the patios of many restaurants and bars are available even on short notice. Local parks are an option, though you have far less control over visitors. If privacy, catering, and vibe are important then a private event space is the better option.
Outdoor event spaces vary in design, space, and decor as well. Themed event spaces like the pavilion and pergola of Galleria Marchetti are some of our favorites. Mediterranean flourishes like travertine flooring and crystal chandeliers provide the perfect companion to Italian cuisine and cocktails.

Reviews for outdoor event venues

Venus W.
Open Air Patio Seating for 16, newly renovated kitchen & bathroom
rental for an outdoor brunch and he went above and beyond what I expected. The space was decorated so nicely that I didn’t need to add much else when I arrived. He was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the event. I would definitely...
Rich R.
West Loop Loft Space with Skyline View and Roof Top Farm
Robin and her space were absolutely amazing for our event, everything was just perfect. The space itself is beautfiful - tons of natural light, exposed brick, and a fantastic outdoor area. Not to mention - it's a working rooftop farm! I mean, how cool is that? The elevator is a super...
Samantha W.
Rooftop Event Space with Prairie Garden Terrace
Loved the kitchen set up and outdoor area. Luckily we had fantastic weather and were able to utilize the outdoor space. Christian and Clifton were very easy to work with and very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun, unique event space in the center of Wicker park...
Diana A.
Rooftop Event Space with Prairie Garden Terrace
stepped in to view it for the first time. It was incredibly stunning and contemporary and its combined indoor and outdoor feature immediately drew us in! As our event drew near, I started to worry that the outdoor space, while remembering how amazing it was, would not work out very...
Brett P.
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Intimate Events
Great space for our event. Was able to use the indoor and outdoor patio and was a great day
Isabel F.
Hidden Gem Studio | Perfect for Intimate Events
Hosting a birthday party here was perfect. The space was clean, the outdoor area was super fun, and Chris was there to meet me on time and answered all of my questions. After showing me around the space and going over the rules, Chris left our party to have the...
Parker J.
Beautiful and Unique Lofted Space with Open-Air Courtyard
Tom was an amazing host. His space is absolutely beautiful and he was super accommodating when we asked to view the space before our event. Each room is so unique your constantly discover new things every which way you look. This was an amazing space for our photoshoot and...
Linda P.
Luxurious Penthouse Downtown with Private Terrace
helped take all the guesswork out of hosting such a high profile event. She checked in frequently asking what she could do on their end to make our event spectacular. I highly recommend this space - the outdoor terrace was lovely on such a beautiful Summer evening...