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Newberry Library

Chicago Wedding Venue
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Contact: Director of Events
Phone: 312/255-3595
www.newberry.org
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Why We Like This Place

  • The Newberry is so much more than a famous library! With its architectural details, spacious halls and grand pianos, this historic 1893 venue is also great place to host a wedding or private celebration.
  • The fully restored Lobby is a showstopper. Featuring a romanesque entryway, Art Nouveau chandelier, 20-foot ceiling and broad marble staircase (great for photos and a grand entrance) it lends itself beautifully to cocktail receptions, dinner parties or wedding ceremonies.
  • With views of Washington Square Park and the lights of the Hancock building twinkling just beyond, Ruggles Hall hosts larger groups in a warm and inviting space. And if you’re planning a more intimate gathering, the oak-paneled Towner Fellows’ Lounge is an excellent choice with a cozy library feel.
  • Although the Newberry was founded to share 600 years’ worth of rare books, maps, music and much more, you don’t need to be a book or music lover to appreciate the building’s turn-of-the-century elegance. Complimentary parking in the on-site lot is available for after-hours events, with a discount arrangement for overflow parking at a nearby garage.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 0

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 0

Fees & Deposits

1/3 of the rental fee along with a signed contract is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 14 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $6,500–7,500 depending on the season, date rented, holidays and the duration of the event.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions

Site Views

Cityscape
Panoramic

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building
Other

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Catering

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Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Available for rentals from 6pm–midnight. Fridays & Saturdays. Sunday rental times are flexible. Please call for available dates.



Alternate Info: Newbury Library