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Cafe Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo

Chicago Wedding Venue
2021 N. Stockton Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Contact: Group Sales
Phone: 312/742-2400

Why We Like This Place

5 reasons Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo is a one-of-a-kind venue:
1. You can dine surrounded by wildlife. A variety of unique indoor and outdoor spaces enable your guests to enjoy an elegant dinner while marveling at all sorts of creatures, from gorillas, chimpanzees, giraffes and gazelles to lions, tigers, crocodiles and penguins.

2. Café Brauer is an architectural stunner. Its Prairie School design, featuring a vaulted skylit ceiling and Tiffany-inspired glass chandeliers, makes this classic Chicago building a must-see.

3. Spectacular views of the city are available, too. Café Brauer’s terraces offer breathtaking views of Chicago’s famous skyline.

4. Your event helps the animals. Proceeds from events booked here are used to keep the animals fed and the zoo open and free year-round—and your rental fee is tax deductible.

5.  Your “safari” is conveniently located. Being in Lincoln Park means you’re close to plenty of hotels, shopping and restaurants for your guests.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 160
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 0

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

The rental fee ranges $2,000–8,500, depending on the day of the week. The beverage minimum ranges $5,000–9,500 depending on day and time rented. A $550 labor fee applies for setup of tables and chairs.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties

Venue Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility

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