The Wedding Packages for the Chicago Cultural Center includes the room rental, administration fee,
building security, custodial services, labor and equipment, two Chicago Police Officers, one bridal
room (if needed), an event coordinator, dance floor and technical services for a basic wedding
ceremony. Additional fees for two types of upgraded chairs, a union electrician, added technical
services or lighting will apply. A Security Deposit of $1,000 is also required. Listed below are the
Wedding Package Rates.
Wedding Package Fees:
Number of Space(s) Rented Saturday Friday Sunday
One Rented Space $8, 500.00 $6,000.00 $6,000.00
Two Rented Spaces $10,000.00 $7,500.00 $7,500.00
Additional Hour $1,000 per Hour, Exceeding 6 Hours of Event Time
Additional Prep Room $300 per Room, Beyond One Bridal Room, Upon Request
White Upgraded Chair $4 Per Chair, Upon Request
Green/Gold Upgraded $6 Per Chair, Upon Request
Space Name Ceremony-
Cocktail-Standing Seated Dinner
Theater Style Reception
Preston Bradley Hall 500 700 360
G.A.R. Hall 300 550 250
G.A.R. Rotunda 150 250 80
Sidney R. Yates Gallery 550 800 450
White Upgraded Chair Green/Gold Upgraded Chair
$4 Per Chair $6 Per Chair
Listed below are Catering Companies that have repeatedly, successfully worked at DCA venues and
have correct City of Chicago Catering License and proper insurance. They come highly
recommended by DCA. If a client would like to utilize a caterer not listed below, their DCA Event
Coordinator has to grant approval.
Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group (312) 408-0200 www.berghoffgroup.com
1001 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL.
Big Delicious Planet (312) 455-1019 www.bigdeliciousplanet.com
451 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL.
Blue Plate Catering (312) 421-6666 www.blueplatechicago.com
1061 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, IL.
Calihan Catering (312) 587-3553 www.calihancatering.com
833 W. Hains St., Chicago, IL.
Catering by Phil Stefani (312) 226-7611 www.stefanirestaurants.com
437 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL.
C’est Si Bon, Lt. (312) 363-4123 www.cestsiboncatering.com
5225 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL.
Entertaining Company (312) 829-2800 www.entertainingcompany.com
1640 W. Walnut, Chicago, IL.
Finesse Cuisine (312) 280-9999 www.finesse-cuisine.com
1332 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL.
Food Evolution (847) 678-3663 www.foodevolution.com
4260 N. Old River Rd., Schiller Park, IL.
Food For Thought (847) 982-2608 www.foodforthought-chicago.com
7001 Ridgeway, Lincolnwood, IL.
Fox & Obel (312) 410-7301 www.fox-obel.com
401 E. Illinois St., Chicago, IL.
Hearty Boys Catering (773) 244-9866 www.heartyboys.com
3404 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL.
Hell’s Kitchen Catering (847) 444-4060 www.hellskitchencatering.com
3027 Commercial Ave., Northbrook, IL.
Jewell Events Catering (312) 829-3663 www.georgejewellevents.com
424 N. Wood St., Chicago, IL.
J&L Catering (312) 280-7900 www.jandlcatering.com
1229 N. North Branch Ave., Chicago, IL.
Levy Events (312) 527-1417 www.levyrestaurants.com
310 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL.
Limelight Catering (773) 883-3080 www.limelightcatering.com
2000 N. Racine Ave., Chicago, IL.
Marcello’s Catering (312) 654-2560 www.marcellos.com
654 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL.
MJ Catering (847) 869-1180 www.mjcatering.com
1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL.
Simply Elegant Catering (312) 733-5665 www.simply-elegant-catering.com
328 N. Carpenter St., Chicago, IL.
Taste America Catering (312) 644-0606 www.tasteamericacatering.net
455 City Front Plaza, Chicago, IL.
All Catering Companies and Clients must initial these Requirements with their DCA Event Manager
before Event Date.
General Building Protection:
The client is ultimately responsible for any dame done to DCA venue spaces by guests,
employees, vendors & contractors.
All structures (including bars, food & catering preparation stations) must be placed on secure,
pre-approved surfaces to prevent stains & damage to the floor, carpet & building interiors.
The caterer is required to provide plastic lining for floor areas that are carpeted used both in the
event space and kitchen, with the exception of Preston Bradley Hall Kitchen.
All kitchen or staging areas must be swept and/or mopped following an event. Ice may not be
placed on the floor unless in a thermal container.
All décor must be free standing; nothing may be affixed to any walls, floors or any other DCA
No helium balloons, fog machines, confetti or glitter allowed.
Candles are allowed, as long as they are encased in hurricane glass holders, where the flame is
Liquor must be contained exclusively in the event space; guests may not travel through the
remainder of the venue with open alcohol.
Caterers & Vendors:
Clients may employ vendors for equipment and services, as long as each vendor is in good
standing with the City of Chicago and have all necessary business licenses and insurance.
Caterers must supply all food & beverages. Donated liquor is allowed, as long as an employee
of the catering company is on-site to accept the delivery of such items.
It is encouraged that the clients use catering companies on the DCA Recommended Catering
List. If the client wishes to utilize a caterer that is not on the list, a DCA event staff member must
approve that particular company.
The names and phone number of all vendors must be supplied to the DCA event staff no later
than thirty (30) days prior to the event date.
Caterers must use sterno-type portable warmers. No butane, propane, flammable fluids or
charcoal is allowed. Electric ovens up to 120 amps may be allowed, dependent upon kitchen or
staging areas, and must be approved by a DCA event staff member no later than thirty (30) days
prior to the event date.
All clients or caterers must supply DCA event staff with a final floor plan two (2) weeks prior to
the event date.
If liquor is being served, the caterer must supply DCA event staff with the correct City of Chicago
All music, food & beverage service must end fifteen (15) minutes prior to the event end-time.
Caterers and vendors much check out with the DCA event on-site coordinator at the end of the
load out period to ensure all cleaning rules & regulations have been fulfilled.
Applicable policy endorsements, executed by an authorized representative of each insurer, and
Certificates of Insurance from the client, their vendors and the vendors’ agents must be sent to DCA
event staff at least two (2) weeks prior to the event. These must show full compliance with the
insurance requirements listed below:
Caterer, client and all vendors shall maintain commercial umbrella liability insurance with a limit
of no less than $1,000,000.00. All vendors must list the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural
Affairs as additional insured.
All caterers must add the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs as an additional
insured for general liability for $2,000,000.00.
All clients and other vendors must add the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs as an
additional insured for general liability for $1,000,000.00.
Set Up & Tear Down
DCA event staff will conduct walk through of event space prior to load in, during the event, and
after the load out process to assess property conditions. Markings on the building interiors,
flooring and artwork (including smoking, stains, carpet tears, etc.) are considered damage to the
building. Clients are responsible for any damage to DCA venue s and will be charged for
additional cleaning and/or repairs.
All carts, vehicles and equipment moving within the building should be provided by the caterer
and/or vendors. DCA reserves the right to determine if carts are of proper size and condition to
enter the building. If DCA equipment needs to be borrowed, the vendor must supply the Security
office with a valid driver’s license or state ID.
Equipment, linen and other deliveries must be made on the day of the event at loading dock
areas during hours arranged with DCA event staff.
Equipment, linen and all other items must be removed from the property at the conclusion of the
Trash must be removed form the event spaces and catering areas at the conclusion of the event.
All garbage must be first placed in plastic bags and transported to the loading dock.
Ice, food, grease, and liquid must be disposed of at the conclusion of the event. To protect the
venue, nothing (including grease, hard matter, ice & ice sculptures) may be disposed of in the
drains or sinks of the venue.
All equipment listed below is made available for events, dependent upon number of events the
same day and/or time:
8ft Rectangular Tables 30” Highboy Tables Easels
6ft Rectangular Tables 36” Café Tables Black Metal Chairs
60” Round Tables Risers varying in size White Folding Chairs
66” Round Tables Dance Floor Green/Gold Chairs
72” Round Tables Coat Racks Black Pipe & Drape
All equipment is available upon request and additional fees may apply to certain items.
All tables must be broken down by caterers at the conclusion of each event.
All of the parking facilities listed below are within 2 blocks of the Chicago Cultural Center.
The facilities listed here are independent and the pricing is approximate.
Millennium Park Garage
Operated by: LAZ Parking Garages
Location: On Columbus Ave. between Monroe and Randolph
Entrance: Northbound and Southbound entrances on Columbus Ave.
between Monroe and Randolph
East Monroe Street Garage
Operated by: LAZ Parking Garages
Location: 350 E. Monroe St.
Entrance: Northbound and Southbound entrance on Columbus Ave. at Monroe
Grant Park North Garage
Operated by: LAZ Parking Garages
Location: 25 N. Michigan Ave.
Entrance: North entrance at Washington
Grant Park South Garage
Operated by: LAZ Parking Garages
Location: 325 S. Michigan Ave.
Entrance: South entrance at Monroe and Columbus
60 East Randolph Street
Operated by: CPS Parking
Location: On Randolph between Michigan and Wabash
Entrance: As above or on Wabash between Lake and Randolph
Wabash Randolph Self Park
Operated by: Interparking
Location: 30 E. Randolph
Entrance: On Randolph between Wabash and State, or on Wabash
between Lake and Randolph
The Department of Cultural Affairs is unable to accommodate vehicles or reimburse parking expenses.