Café Brauer at the Lincoln Park Zoo 2021 North Stockton Drive • Chicago • IL 60614


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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.
  • 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. And breathtaking views of Chicago's famous skyline are available from the venue's terraces.
  • Your "safari" is conveniently located. Being in Lincoln Park means you're close to plenty of hotels, shopping, and restaurants for your guests. Plus, proceeds from your event help keep the animals fed and the zoo open and free year-round.


PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,000–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $4,000–9,500/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
Additional Info
  • Bar packages start at $12/person per hour.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 250 160
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 250
Reception Seated 250 160
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Unique
  • Zoo / Aquarium
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Park


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