Whether you have a wedding reception dinner, business conference, anniversary party
, or even a marriage proposal
in mind, rooftop venues are always worth a look. Especially in the summer, when cool evening breezes and clear sunny days help us forget winter's chill and enjoy the outdoors.
Rooftop venues include all of the amenities you would expect from a ground floor destination. That means full service bars, restaurants (or catering), live music, lounges, tables for dining -- the social, dance, or dinner experience is enhanced by unmatched views of the glittering skyline. A classy cocktail party with dancing city lights as a backdrop is a romantic visio, and a surefire success that will inspire guests to talk about your event for years to come.
One aspect to consider when choosing your rooftop venue is to look at the decoration style. Some prefer a vintage style that takes you back to Chicago's Roaring 20's or even earlier. This is most true in historic districts like the Gold Coast, where buildings are preserved to respect their national heritage designations. Any remodeling or upgrades are strictly controlled to maintain the historic character of these rooftop venues. Other spaces aim for a contemporary character, with clean lines, polished metal, clear glass, and minimalist furniture.
Some rooftop venues even have multiple stories to explore rather than just a single mingling space taking up the entire roof. One such venue is Londonhouse Chicago, the city's only three level rooftop venue. Guests get to sit at eye level with soaring skyscrapers while enjoying your company. The space offers an outdoor terrace that seats up to 75 people. Your guests can also enjoy unique culinary and beverage experiences, including a Chef's Tasting Menu for more intimate gatherings of 6 to 10 people.
If you're looking for a party venue with a view you aren't limited to holding your event on a skyscraper rooftop. Despite being close to "sea" level, Navy Pier offers one of the city's best event venues with a view. The Pier's Rooftop Terrace happens to be the largest rooftop deck in the entire country. You're invited to party, socialize, and dance within a 36,000 square foot space that offers an unmatched view of both Lake Michigan and Chicago itself. The skyline view is spectacular here, getting as close as possible to the skyscrapers while still feeling apart from the city proper. Fireworks, evening dinner parties, and other holiday events are regularly held here for this reason. Chicago rooftop venues offer all of the advantages of a ground floor destination with a view that makes your event just a bit more special!