Promontory Point - Chicago Park District





Positioned directly on the banks of Lake Michigan n South Lake Shore Drive, Promontory Point presents brides and grooms a historic and scenic setting to host a remarkable wedding and reception. Located south of downtown Chicago inside scenic Hyde Park, this venue lies just steps from the water and provides couples with an elegant blend of indoor and outdoor spaces to tie the knot. Equipped with several open-air verandas, every space with Promontory Point is sure to dazzle and delight your wedding day guest. Constructed in the early 1930s, this venue was once the a prominent local landmark during early settlement of the Chicago area. Renovated and restored to the original grandeur, Promontory Point features elegant French doors, tasteful decor, and touches of charm every direction you turn. Whether you prefer to share your vows along the sparkling lake waters or beneath a beautiful chandelier in a light filled room, Promontory Point is sure to leave lasting memories in your heart.

Venue Style

Event Center, Ocean/Waterfront View


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 10:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee for a 4 hour package is $1,205 for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. Please inquire with venue for the 8 hour, 10 hour, and ceremony only wedding packages. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $225/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required. Please note, an onsite manager is present from set-up to the start of the event. In addition, there is a $400 personnel fee and $35 application fee charged per event. Venue does not do guided tours, feel free to visit park during hours of operation.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Promontory Point - Chicago Park District is estimated at between $8,378 and $15,409 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Public parking
Dance area included

Special Restrictions

Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
$400 personnel fee required
$35 application fee required