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The Shapiro Ballroom

Chicago Wedding Venue
1612 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
Contact: Venue Director
Phone: 312/843-4798

Special Offer or Discount

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Offer applies to new bookings only.

Why We Like This Place

  • Originally opened in 1913 as Chicago's first single-screen theater, this versatile venue has been restored to highlight the charm of its 20-foot ceilings, vintage marquee sign, and open layout.
  • Your event can flow between two well-appointed spaces: the 4,000-square-foot front room, which is ideal for a large reception, and the 1,000-square-foot back room, which works well for a cocktail hour. Amenities include a professional-grade sound system, bridal dressing room, in-house floral design, and more.
  • You can opt for a dance instruction package! The Ballroom is home to I Do Dance Studio (specializing in wedding and partnered social dance instruction) and I Do Events Chicagoland, which offers full-service event coordination and design.



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

Reception/Special Events

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


  • Max. Seated: 200

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A deposit of 15% of the estimated event total is required to secure your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The venue rental fee ranges $3,000–6,000 depending on the day and time of the event. Wedding packages start at $3,000 for 200 guests seated or 250 cocktail reception. Tax is additional.

Rates for business functions, meetings, or other types of events vary. Please contact the venue for more details.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Venue Views

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building
Late Night

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