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Sweeten Your Season With These 8 Chicago Holiday Party Venues

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Created: 04 October 2018
With so many Chicago holiday party venues to choose from, narrowing down that special place to celebrate may seem overwhelming. Luckily, our online venue finder can help you find and compare spaces that match your needs. Don’t forget, we can also assist in bringing your wintertime vision to life! Here, we’ve shared our knowledge of […]

With so many Chicago holiday party venues to choose from, narrowing down that special place to celebrate may seem overwhelming. Luckily, our online venue finder can help you find and compare spaces that match your needs. Don’t forget, we can also assist in bringing your wintertime vision to life! Here, we’ve shared our knowledge of […]

With so many Chicago holiday party venues to choose from, narrowing down that special place to celebrate may seem overwhelming. Luckily, our online venue finder can help you find and compare spaces that match your needs. Don’t forget, we can also assist in bringing your wintertime vision to life!

Here, we’ve shared our knowledge of eight of the best Chicago locations to host your holiday celebration.

 Ignite Glass Studios

Imagine spending your holiday with your team or friends and family in a place surrounded by exquisite glass-blown art, delicate strands of light and dramatic views of the Chicago skyline. Ignite Glass Studios’ three unique spaces—the Urban Garden, Rooftop Deck and Event Space—will bring out the inner artists in you and your guests and create a transformative holiday experience.

If you choose to celebrate here among the artwork, fruit trees and city lights, you will also be provided the opportunity to work with a creative Chicago catering company that will help you craft a custom holiday menu.

You and up to 450 guests can indulge in delectable menu items like:

  • Balsamic Tomato Jam Crostini — Honey balsamic tomato jam, black pepper mousse and onion crisps on savory crostini
  • Saltimbocca Bite — Thinly sliced prosciutto wrapped around tender chunks of garlic and herb marinated chicken on a skewer
  • Roasted Natural Turkey — With gravy and cornbread stuffing with dried cranberry and sage
  • Winter Salad — Romaine lettuce, feta cheese, white beans, roasted red peppers and pepperoncini topped with arugula and served with red wine vinaigrette

Ignite Glass Studio Holiday Party

 Wilder Mansion

With over 9,000 square feet of gorgeous floor space, this historical location, which is fondly remembered by its first name, “White Birch,” has seen countless holiday celebrations and other special events for well over a century.

Elevate your festive business gathering by spending it in this well-loved venue, just 18 miles outside Chicago. Treat your guests to a holiday corporate brunch featuring:

  • Scrambled eggs with chives, parmesan and sharp cheddar
  • Roasted redskin breakfast potatoes seasoned with paprika and herbs
  • Assorted muffins and cinnamon walnut breakfast loaf slices with butter and country crock

Invite up to 250 guests and enjoy amenities like high-quality audiovisual capabilities, a spacious dance floor, formal gardens and on-site parking.

Wilder Mansion Hosts Holiday Parties

Cheney Mansion

This English country home is the perfect space to gather your friends and family this holiday season. Tucked away in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park, it offers 2.2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, brick walkways, fountains and a greenhouse. It’s absolutely enchanting here during the winter, especially after a fresh snowfall.

Take a seat and enjoy a hearty Christmas feast in the dining room, solarium, greenhouse or living room. Your guests will certainly remember the location—and also the holiday spreads. Create your own feast and choose from menu items like:

  • Bacon and Asiago Mashed Potatoes topped with green onions and sweet butter
  • Roasted Root Vegetables with pistachio pesto
  • Baked North Atlantic Haddock Fillet with parsley citrus sauce

Firehouse Chicago

This “alarmingly charming” Chicago venue is a distinctive place to host your holiday gatherings. It’s a well-known city icon that has been renovated to its original beauty, featuring antique doors, lighting and plumbing fixtures. Amenities include radiant floor heating, vintage furniture and an on-site firehouse kitchen.

Your guests will be filled with warmth and delight at the sight of long, antique farm tables covered in festive floral arrangements and decorative place settings. Every plate will feature seasonal flavors like a traditional turkey dinner complete with roasted natural turkey, cornbread stuffing, classic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and other holiday favorites.

Chicago Fire House Chicago Venue for Holiday Parties

Chicago Union Station

All aboard the Polar Express! With a variety of spaces including the Burlington Room, Pennsylvania Room, Adams Terrace, and Founders Room, the Chicago Union Station is the ultimate Christmastime destination. It’s a revered Chicago landmark surrounded by well-established businesses, eateries and other phenomenal heart-of-the-city hotspots.

Your corporate guests will be honored to attend a holiday party in this premier location. The recently renovated Burlington Room, with its towering columns and high ceiling with intricate detail work, is a magnificent setting to enjoy a plated meal featuring:

  • Truffle Honey Charcuterie — Aged white cheddar cheese, prosciutto, candied fig and apricot atop toast points with truffle honey
  • Roasted Pork Loin — With roasted apple garnish and caraway-ginger snap gravy
  • Endive and Pear Salad — Belgian endive, spinach, pear, red onion and almonds served with a champagne vinaigrette

 Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club

With its 35-foot vaulted ceiling, stone double-sided fireplace, natural wood and floor-to-ceiling windows, Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club creates a charming winter wonderland. Take a drive up to this secluded clubhouse, with lovely natural views of snow-covered woods. It’s truly the ultimate home away from home.

What’s a holiday party without some delicious, beautifully presented eats and sweet stations filled with decadent desserts? Enjoy bites like:

  • Caprese Skewers — Fresh ciliegine mozzarella with grape tomato, fresh basil and olive oil on a skewer
  • Sweet Thai Chili Meatballs — With green onions
  • Mini Cheesecake English Toffee — Graham cracker crust with cheesecake filling and toffee pieces, decorated for the holidays.
Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club Holiday Event

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Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge

A stone fireplace, breathtaking views of wooded acres, ample parking and plenty of comfortable seating options make for a unique setting for a day filled with joyful memories. The Katherine Legge Memorial Lodge can accommodate up to 250 people when utilizing both floors.

Have a seat by the fire and take a sip of warm, frothy hot chocolate. Our Hot Chocolate Stations include 66 oz. airpots of hot chocolate, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate curls, candy canes, crushed Oreos, mini marshmallows and 8 oz. plastic coffee mugs and stir sticks. Talk about a cup of instant holiday cheer.

Hot Chocolate Station

The BRIX on the Fox

With well over 9,000 square feet of space to spread out, this one-of-a-kind venue will inspire your holiday imagination. Take your party to the next level with amenities like a world-class sound system, photo booth and dance floor with a backdrop of the Fox River.

This space will certainly put you in the mood for a scrumptious holiday feast. Take a seat in the banquet room and enjoy plates filled with:

  • Stuffed Shells Marinara — Baked shells stuffed with ricotta, parmesan and parsley topped with marinara
  • Holiday Potato Salad — Idaho potatoes, sweet potatoes, green onions and roasted peppers with a light honey mustard dressing
  • Reuben Flatini — Corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on lightly toasted flatbread

The BRIX on the Fox

The best Chicago catering companies know the ins and outs of a wide range of venues and can offer extensive experience coordinating full-service events. With more than 25 years of catering experience, you can trust our team of culinary experts to deliver exceptional service at an affordable rate during the holidays—and any time of the year!

For more help planning a holiday party in Chicago, contact us online or give us a call at (847) 593-2000.

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