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Finding the perfect Chicago venue

In addition to serving you in your home or workplace, Food For Thought has access to a wide variety of Chicago’s unique and exclusive event spaces. Our Sales Consultants can help select the perfect venue.

 

Venue Type

Capacity

        

Food For Thought is proud to be the exclusive caterer for the following venues.

 

 

Riverwalk Terrace

Outdoor Space, Riverfront, Contemporary

401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 600
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:

John Wagner
773.318.0987

 

School of the Art Institute

Regal, Ornate, Extravagant

112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Standing Reception: 450
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:

Lisa Ciechanowski
(312) 345-3506
view website

 

The Adler Planetarium

Breathtaking View, Sleek, Starry

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 1,200
Seated Dinner: 375

 

Contact:

Michelle Eastham & Anna Ditton
312.542.2428
view website

 

ThunderHawk Golf Club

Rolling Terrain, Rustic, Elegant

39700 North Lewis Avenue
Beach Park, IL 60099

Standing Reception: 275
Seated Dinner: 225

 

Contact:

Ann Fisher
847.968.3450
view website

 

The following venues have selected Food For Thought as one of their preferred caterers.

"Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair" provides great event opportunities at The Field Museum.

 

190 South LaSalle

Traditional, Stately, Old World Charm

190 South LaSalle,40th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.444.1258

 

2239 S. Michigan Avenue

State-of-the-art Recording Studio, Versatile

2239 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

Standing Reception: 350
Seated Dinner: 40

 

Contact:


312.296.8806
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A New Leaf

Intimate, Eclectic, Urban

1820 North Wells
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.642.8553
view website

 

Aldo Castillo Gallery

International Art, Urban, Intimate

675 North Franklin
Chicago, IL 60654

Standing Reception: 120
Seated Dinner: 80

 

Contact:


312.337.2536
view website

 

Aragon Ballroom

Chicago Institution, Spacious

1106 West Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Standing Reception: 2,000
Seated Dinner: 1,200

 

Contact:


773.882.2469
view website

 

Atrium Events & Architectural Artifacts

Urban, Dramatic, Antique Architectural

4325 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60613

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


773.348.0622
view website

 

Auditorium Theater

Classical, Architectural Jewel, Old-World

50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 2,000
Seated Dinner: 500

 

Contact:

Jennifer Turner
312.431.2361
view website

 

Bentley Goldcoast

Sleek, Refined, Exotic Automobiles

834 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 450
Seated Dinner: 325

 

Contact:


1.888.448.1930
view website

 

Berger Park

Historic, Quaint, Antique Charm

6205 N Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Standing Reception: 100
Seated Dinner: 35

 

Contact:


773.761.0376
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Beverly Arts Center

Contemporary, State-of-the-Art, Garden

2407 W. 111th St.
Chicago, IL 60655

Standing Reception: 575
Seated Dinner: 120

 

Contact:


773.445.3838
view website

 

Bridgeport Art Center

Open, Airy, Skyline Views

1200 W 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60609

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


773.247.3000
view website

 

Buckingham Fountain

Outdoors, Spectacular Water Display, Nature

Congress Pkwy. and Columbus Dr.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 5,000
Seated Dinner: 3,500

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Bucktown Ballroom

Renaissance Style, Cthedral Architecture

1810 N. Hermitage
Chicago, IL 60622

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


1.888.448.1930
view website

 

Café Brauer

Romantic, Grand, Prairie School Tradition

2021 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.742.2400
view website

 

Cancer Survivor's Garden

Hidden Treasure, Smells and Sights to Delight the Senses

337 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 1,190
Seated Dinner: 240

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Chez Chicago

Contemporary Loft, Rich History, Elegant

247 E. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 240
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:

Christine Breakey
312.255.0288
view website

 

Chicago Children's Museum

Fun, Versatile, Vibrant

700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 800
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:


312.464.7683
view website

 

Chicago Cultural Center

Historic Landmark, Grand, Traditional

78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 350

 

Contact:

Lara Ziemba
312.744.2080
view website

 

Chicago History Museum

Classic, Lavish, Elegant

1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: 600
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.799.2254
view website

 

Chicago Illuminating Company

Modern, Sophisticated, Urban

19 E. 21st St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Standing Reception: 600
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


312.326.9500
view website

 

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Dramatic View, Contemporary, Cultural

800 E. Grand Ave. @ Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 400
Seated Dinner: 500

 

Contact:


312.595.5626
view website

 

Chicago Theatre

Ornate, Historic, Opulent

175 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Standing Reception: 2,000
Seated Dinner: 750

 

Contact:


312.462.6345
view website

 

Civic Opera House

Prestigious, Opulent, Ornate

20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 400

 

Contact:


312.827.3580
view website

 

Columbus Park Refectory

Prairie Landscape, Abundant Plant Life, Serene Setting

5701 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 280
Seated Dinner: 215

 

Contact:



view website

 

Douglas Park Cultural Center and Community Center

Historic, Intricate Design, Breathtaking Landscape

1401 S. Sacramento Ave
Chicago, IL 60623

Standing Reception: 225
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


773.762.2842
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Elmhurst Art Museum

Compelling Exhibits, Park Views

150 Cottage Hill Ave.
Chicago, IL 60126

Standing Reception: 275
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


630.834.0202
view website

 

Field Museum

Over 22 Venues in One Space

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 7,000
Seated Dinner: 1,500

 

Contact:


312.665.7600
view website

 

Floating World Gallery

Classic and Contemporary Japanese Art Masterpieces, Urban, Intimate

1925 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: 200
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.587.7772
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Gallery 37

Lofty, Exposed Brick, Colorful

66 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.744.8925
view website

 

Garfield Park Conservatory

Natural, Organic, Vibrant

300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:


312.746.5250
view website

 

Gene Siskel Film Center

Contemporary, Artistic, State-of-the-art Movie Theatres

164 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Standing Reception: 200
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:

Jean de St. Aubin
312.846.2076
view website

 

Golden Triangle

Asian-Inspired, Spacious, Zen

330 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654

Standing Reception: 200
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.755.1266
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Grant Park North Rose Garden

Outdoors, Spectacular Gardens, Nature

at Buckingham Fountain
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 1,700
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Greenhouse Loft

Relaxed, Eco-Friendly, Airy, Natural Beauty

2545 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:


312.733.5762
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Harold Washington Library

Spacious, Elegant, Versatile

400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 1,650
Seated Dinner: 400

 

Contact:

Mario Alonso
312.747.4130
view website

 

Humboldt Park Field House and Boat House

Historic, Intricate Design, Veranda & Outdoor Views

1400 N. Sacramento, Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

Standing Reception: 225
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.742.7549
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Ida Noyes Hall

Collegiate, Versatile, Stately

1212 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


773.702.3418
view website

 

Ignite Glass Studio

Urban, Intimate, Garden Rooftop

401 N Armour St
Chicago, IL 60642

Standing Reception: 450
Seated Dinner: 220

 

Contact:



view website

 

International House at University of Chicago

Historical, Updated Conference Space, Global

1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:



view website

 

International Museum of Surgical Science

Historic Mansion, Elegant, Features Medical Artifacts

1524 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60610

Standing Reception: 200
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.642.6502
view website

 

Ivy Room ~ Tree Studios

Modern, Urban Chic, Lively

12 E. Ohio
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 400
Seated Dinner: 220

 

Contact:

Donna Albertson
312.645.7760
view website

 

Jackson Park 63rd Street Beach House

Open-air, Family Friendly, Grand Porticos with Lake Views

6300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615

Standing Reception: 3,000
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Katherine Legge Lodge

Quiet, Unique, Wooded Setting

5901 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


630.789.7095
view website

 

Killerspin House

Interactive Experience, State of the Art Media

135 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


1.888.448.1930
view website

 

Lacuna Artist Loft

Artistic, Urban Loft, Rooftop Deck

2150 S. Canalprot
Chicago, IL 60608

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


773.609-5638
view website

 

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Flower-Haven, Lush, Relaxed

2400 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 3,000
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Lincoln Park Zoo

Heart of the City, Exotic, Rustic

Fullerton Parkway and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 10,000
Seated Dinner: 2,500

 

Contact:


312.742.2400
view website

 

Loft 644

Exposed Brick, Timber Beams, Loft Style Space

644 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654

Standing Reception: 315
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.832.9921
view website

 

Lydon

Contemporary Gallery, Bright, Open Design

230 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.943.1133

 

MCA Warehouse

Lofty, Urban, Raw

1747 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60622

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.397.3855
view website

 

Merchandise Mart

Iconic, Grand, City Central

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


800.677.6278
view website

 

Millennium Park - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Spectacular, Artistic, World-Renowned

205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:

Jon Scott
312.744.5943
view website

 

Millennium Park - Rooftop Terrace

Fresh Slate, Clean-Cut, Stunning Views

205 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 450

 

Contact:

Jon Scott
312.744.5943
view website

 

Moonlight Studios

Industrial Chic, Repurposed Factory, Modern Elements

1446 W. Kinzie Street
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 370

 

Contact:

Vive Bridges
312.618.5154
view website

 

Morgan Manufacturing

Modern, Rooftop Terrace, Eclectic Elements

401 N. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60642

Standing Reception: 1,400
Seated Dinner: 550

 

Contact:

Sara Barg
312.613.8891
view website

 

Murphy Auditorium

Sophisticated, Intimate, French Renaissance Architecture

50 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 210

 

Contact:


312.280.8447
view website

 

National Hellenic Museum

Chicago Tradition, Rooftop Terrace, Contemporary

333 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60661

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.655.1234
view website

 

National Museum of Mexican Art

Cultural, Vibrant Colors, Engaging

1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608

Standing Reception: 350
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


312.738.1503
view website

 

Northerly Island - Event Tent

Spectacular View of the Chicago Skyline, Versatile, Prairie Grass

1400 S. Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 1,000
Seated Dinner: 800

 

Contact:


312.745.2910
view website

 

Northerly Island - Reception Center

Art Deco Airport Terminal

1400 S. Lynn White Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


312.745.2910
view website

 

Ovation

Green, Modern, Industrial Loft

2324 W Fulton Street
Chicago, IL 60612

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:


773.278.3467
view website

 

Park West

Multimedia Facility, 1920's Historic Theatre

322 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: 600
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


773.929.5959
view website

 

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Fresh, Indoor and Outdoor Space, Interactive

2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614

Standing Reception: 700
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


773.755.5155
view website

 

Plumbers Hall

Corporate Event Space, Art Deco Architecture, Grand Hall

1340 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607

Standing Reception: 1,000
Seated Dinner: 500

 

Contact:


312.4211010x156
view website

 

Prairie Productions

Modern, Clean-cut, Urban

1314 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Standing Reception: 200
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


312.829.7499
view website

 

Primitive

International Gallery Space, One-of-a-Kind Artifacts, Global Experience

130 N Jefferson
Chicago, IL 60661

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 30

 

Contact:


312.575.9600
view website

 

Promontory Point

Prairie School Tradition, Lake and Park Views, Castle-like Setting

5491 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 150
Seated Dinner: 100

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

Ravenswood Billboard Factory

Urban, Lofty, Grand

4025 North Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Standing Reception: 1,000
Seated Dinner: 600

 

Contact:


773.388.2170

 

Resolution Digital Studios

Production Studio, Blank Pallette, Adaptable

2226 West Walnut Street
Chicago, IL 60621

Standing Reception: 600
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.846.4226
view website

 

Ronald McDonald House

State-of-the-Art Meeting Space, Rooftop Garden Terrace

211 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Standing Reception: 75
Seated Dinner: 45

 

Contact:

John Wagner
(773) 318-0987
view website

 

Room 1520 - Aérée Loft

Urban, Loft, Contemporary

1520 West Fulton
Chicago, IL 60607

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:

Haley Lertola
(312) 952-1520
view website

 

Roosevelt University: Auditorium Ballroom

Historic Landmark, Intricate Detail, Beautiful Views

430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: 400
Seated Dinner: 200

 

Contact:


1.888.448.1930
view website

 

Salvage One

Urban, Dramatic, Antique Architectural

1840 W. Hubbard 60622
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.733.0098
view website

 

Signature Loft

Intimate Setting, Exposed Brick Loft, Skyline View

1640 W. Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Standing Reception: 120
Seated Dinner: 80

 

Contact:


1.888.448.1930
view website

 

Sky Deck @ Willis Tower

Chicago Tradition, Contemporary, Panoramic Views

233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Standing Reception: 400
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


312.875.9696
view website

 

South Shore Cultural Center

Grandiose Ballrooms, Views of Lake Michigan, Country Club-like

7059 S. Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 450
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:



view website

 

Temple Sholom

Traditional, Grand, Historic

3480 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


773.525.4707
view website

 

The Big Red Barn

32 Acre Horse Farm, Indoor & Outdoor Spaces

45W015 Welter Road
Maple Park , IL 60151

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.593.4466
view website

 

The Pittsfield Building

Historic Landmark. Art Deco, City-Central

55 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

Standing Reception: 275
Seated Dinner: 220

 

Contact:


312.860.1033
view website

 

The Smart Museum

Contemporary, Sleek, Simple

The University of Chicago 5550 S. Greenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Standing Reception: 80
Seated Dinner: 300

 

Contact:


773.702.0200
view website

 

Tiffany Garden Celebration Garden

Beautiful Blooms, Shaped Evergreens, City Views

344 E. Balbo Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


312.742.4847
view website

 

UIC Forum

Spacious and Versatile, Modern, State-of-the-Art

725 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Standing Reception: 3,000
Seated Dinner: 1,200

 

Contact:


312.413.9875
view website

 

Union Station

Monumental, Classical, Grand

500 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 107
Chicago, IL 60606

Standing Reception: 2,500
Seated Dinner: 1,500

 

Contact:


312.655.2524
view website

 

Windy City Field House

Interactive, Fun, Versatile

2367 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL

Standing Reception: 3,500
Seated Dinner: 2,500

 

Contact:


773.486.7403
view website

 

The following venues have selected Food For Thought as one of their preferred caterers.

 

Accelerated Center

Utlimate Flexibility, Sports & Activity Options

1900 Old Willow Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: 450

 

Contact:


224.326.2061
view website

 

Cheney Mansion

Stately, English Country Mansion, Landscaped Grounds

220 N. Euclid
Oak Park, IL 60302

Standing Reception: 350
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


708.383.2612
view website

 

Danada House

Historical, Elegant, Nature

3 S 501 Naperville Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Standing Reception: 150
Seated Dinner: 110

 

Contact:


630.668.5392
view website

 

Kenilworth Club

Outdoor Garden, Rustic, Historic

410 Kenilworth Ave
Kenilworth, IL 60043

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 180

 

Contact:


847.251.1227
view website

 

Kenosha Public Museums

Modern, Airy, Lakefront

5400 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 175

 

Contact:


262.653.4428
view website

 

Kohl Children's Museum

Environmentally Friendly, Inviting, Interactive

2100 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026

Standing Reception: 500
Seated Dinner: 500

 

Contact:

Mary Dzwonczk
847.832.6910
view website

 

The Art Center Highland Park

Uniquie Gallery Space, Heart of the North Shore

1957 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Standing Reception: 250
Seated Dinner: 150

 

Contact:


847.432.1888
view website

 

The Community House

Charming, Comfortable, Versatile, Outdoor Patio

415 W. Eight Street
Hindsdale, IL 60521

Standing Reception: 400
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:

Sarah Sieracki
(630) 323-7500
view website

 

Wilder Mansion

Historic, Park Setting, Outdoor Garden

211 S Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Standing Reception: n/a
Seated Dinner: n/a

 

Contact:


630.993.8186
view website

 

Women's Club of Evanston

Traditional, Elegant, Sophisticated

1702 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Standing Reception: 300
Seated Dinner: 250

 

Contact:


847.475.3800
view website