Promontory Point 5491 South Lake Shore Drive • Chicago • IL 60615


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Right on the shore of Lake Michigan, this historic spot was the location of the 1933-34 World’s Fair, and boasts stunning views of both the lake and the glittering Chicago skyline.
  • With its charming turret and sweeping surround of lush meadows, the building welcomes guests with a timeless, vintage feel. Inside, you’ll find a warm, light-filled interior of stone and wood, including gorgeous exposed ceiling trusses.
  • The back terrace offers a beautiful panorama of the water and city, and makes a wonderful location for your ceremony or cocktails. Rental rates are very reasonable, and help support the Chicago Parks department, which stewards this and other significant local sites.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,200–3,440/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • Ceremony Only (2-hour event, 1-hour setup, 1-hour teardown)
    Monday–Friday: $1,200 (flexible hours)
    Saturday–Sunday: $1,240 (10am–2pm)

    Reception Only (5-hour event, 2-hour setup, 1-hour teardown)
    Monday–Friday: $2,700 (flexible hours)
    Saturday–Sunday: $2,880 (3–11pm)

    Ceremony + Reception (6-hour event, 4-hour setup, 1-hour teardown)
    Monday–Friday: $3,315 (flexible hours)
    Saturday–Sunday: $3,440 (12pm–11pm)

    Pricing includes the rental fee, maintenance & setup, and security deposit. Additional time may be available for $225/hour.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 100
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 120
Reception Seated 80 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


May–October, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Park
  • Community Center / Civic Building
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic
  • Park


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