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Provided by: The Newberry Library
The Newberry Library

Venue highlights

Rehearsal dinner and bridal shower
BYO
Upgraded rentals included

Venue details

Style:

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Ballrooms

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 208 guests

Services:

Ceremony / Reception /
Rehearsal Dinner / Bridal Shower

Indoor

Location:

60 West Walton
Chicago, IL 60610

Description:

With its inspiring architectural details, marbled halls, and spacious rooms, the Newberry is an elegant location for hosting a wedding or private celebration. The 1893 library is a venue full of Chicago history. Renovated in early 2018, the Lobby features a Romanesque entryway, Art Nouveau chandeliers, and 20-ft ceiling, lending itself beautifully to cocktail receptions, dinner parties, or wedding ceremonies. The broad marble staircase makes for a dramatic entrance into a grand party and is a stunning setting for photographs that will be treasured for years to come. Ruggles Hall is a warm, inviting space perfect for large gatherings of any kind. Its tall windows afford views of Washington Square Park and the twinkling cityscape with the Hancock Center just beyond. Several smaller rooms are available for cocktail style events, lectures, and intimate dinner parties. The remarkable and sophisticated Newberry is an excellent choice for something as special as your wedding day.

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The rental fee ranges from $6,500 to $8,500 for 6 hours of event time on weekend evenings, including set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,100 (2 hour wedding rental). Special rates available for weekday weddings. Please inquire with venue managers for details.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Podium and/or stage

- Coat check room

- Tables and chairs provided

- Piano

- Security

- Votive candles

- Day-of coordinator

- Complimentary bridal suite

- Kitchen for prep only

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- 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

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- No candles on the floor for ceremonies

- No open flames, tapered candles, butane or propane burners permitted

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Dance floor

- Podium and/or stage

- Coat check room

- Tables and chairs provided

- Piano

- Security

- Votive candles

- Day-of coordinator

- Complimentary bridal suite

- Kitchen for prep only

- Large parking lot

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- 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

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer

- Music must end by midnight

- No candles on the floor for ceremonies

- No open flames, tapered candles, butane or propane burners permitted

Links

The Newberry Library

Venue Highlights

Rehearsal dinner and bridal shower
BYO
Upgraded rentals included

STARTING AT $19,560 FOR 50 GUESTS

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