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Crystal Garden at the Navy Pier

Chicago Wedding Venue
700 East Grand Avenue, Mezzanine Level
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Contact: Catering Manager
Phone: 312/595-5446

Why We Like This Place

True to its name, the Crystal Garden is a one-acre botanical garden thriving beneath the arched ceiling of a six-story glass atrium. Adorned with twinkle lights, fountains, and graceful palm trees, it provides a gorgeous outdoor experience indoors. Thanks to its location on Chicago’s famous Navy Pier, the venue also offers spectacular views of the city skyline, Lake Michigan, the Ferris wheel, and Dock Street. And there’s no rental fee to enjoy this unique setting—only a food and beverage minimum.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 600
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 600
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 2000
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 0

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 48 business hours prior to the event. The ceremony fee ranges $625–1,250. The food & beverage minimum ranges $20,000–35,000 depending on the space rented, day and time of the event, and the guest count. Meals start at $131/person. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility

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