Expertise and Excellence Meetings & Events

Planning YOUR EVENT

  • For One and For All

    Eleven unique meeting spaces range from elegant ballrooms and a spacious outdoor venue, The Terrace, to more intimate function rooms ideal for board meetings and conferences. Meeting rooms can be combined offering spacious, flexible layouts and further complemented with warm, elegant décor.  Many venues offer spectacular views of Water Tower Park and The Magnificent Mile.

  • Art of Communication

    An extensive array of state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment is available at The Peninsula Chicago. On-site partner, PSAV Presentation Services, offers technical support as well as the best equipment to ensure flawless execution of events.

     

  • Enjoyable Intermissions

    Many of The Peninsula Chicago’s venues offer stylish pre-function areas, ideal for welcoming guests and for refreshment breaks. Venues that offer a pre-function space include The Grand Ballroom, Avenues Ballroom, Water Tower Park and Grant Park.

  • Service is Everything

    The Peninsula Chicago’s dedicated conference team is at your disposal to ensure a flawless meeting or event, including a Conference Concierge dedicated to assist with on-site event needs. 

     

  • Catering

    Menus can be customised according to specific needs. The Peninsula Chicago’s international banquet chefs understand the importance of appropriate fare that complements a business function and can cater any occasion from an exquisite private event, to canapés or a formal dinner.

     

  • Grand Ballroom

    The breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views of ‘The Magnificent Mile’ from the Grand Ballroom makes the venue perfect for both private and corporate events. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 550
    Banquet: 320
    Dinner Dance: 270
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  • The Terrace

    An oasis in the heart of the city, this impressive space is ideal during warmer months, with spectacular views overlooking The Magnificent Mile and stunning, Asian-inspired furniture custom-made for The Peninsula Chicago. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 450
    Banquet: 180
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  • Avenues Ballroom

    The new Avenues Ballroom offers spectacular views of Water Tower Park and Michigan Avenue. The venue is ideal for dinner receptions, corporate events or group meetings. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 175
    Banquet: 120
    Dinner Dance: 90
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  • Water Tower Park

    Located on the 6th Floor, Water Tower Park features warm, elegant décor with floor-to-ceiling windows that make this adaptable space ideal for meetings or any occasion. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 120
    Banquet: 100
    Dinner Dance: 60
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  • Grant Park

    The versatile Grant Park can be divided into two separate spaces for more intimate events, or combined for a larger area ideal for conferences or corporate events. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 120
    Banquet: 100
    Dinner Dance: 60
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  • Lincoln Park

    Lincoln Park offers tastefully elegant décor, making this the perfect space for intimate and corporate events. Read More

    Capacity:
    Reception: 40
    Banquet: 40
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  • Butch O'Hare

    The Peninsula Chicago’s spacious Butch O'Hare Boardroom provides an intimate venue for board meetings or team building sessions. Read More

    Capacity:
    Boardroom: 12
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  • Bessie Coleman

    The neutral tones and tasteful ambience of Bessie Coleman has made this intimate space a popular choice for small meetings or as a temporary office. Read More

    Capacity:
    Banquet: 30
    Classroom: 10
    Boardroom: 10
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Venue Comparison

 

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Venue Size
Dimensions (ft) Sq ft Ceiling Height (ft) Dimensions (m) Sq m Ceiling Height (m)
Grand Ballroom Pre-function 55' 0" x 18' 0" 990 17' 0"
Grand Ballroom 4782 17' 0"
Grand Ballroom I 35' 0" x 58' 0" 1,980 17' 0"
Grand Ballroom II 39' 2" x 71' 6" 2,802 17' 0"
The Terrace 5,949 N/A N/A
The Terrace - East 40' 6" x 72' 0" 2,974 N/A N/A
The Terrace - West (Shanghai Terrace) 40' 6" x 72' 0" N/A N/A
Avenues Pre-Function 860
Avenues Ballroom 57' 6" x 29' 0" 1,770 10' 3"
Pre-Function Room (Grant Park / Water Tower Park) 2,484
Water Tower Park 1,406 11' 0"
Water Tower Park I 33' 6" x 16' 2" 542 11' 0"
Water Tower Park II 45' 0" x 19' 2" 864 11' 0"
Grant Park 1,472 11' 0"
Grant Park I 33' 0" x 19' 0" 608 11' 0"
Grant Park II 45' 0" x 19' 2" 864 11' 0"
Lincoln Park 28' 3" x 21' 7" 611 8' 0"
Butch O'Hare Board Room 22' 8" x 16' 0" 363 11' 6.9 x 4.9 34 3.4
Bessie Coleman 17' 1" x 22' 6" 386 11' 5.2 x 6.9 36 3.4
Shanghai Terrace Private Dining Room 11' 6" x 30' 0" 333 8' 0"
Venue Capacity
Reception Banquet Theatre Classroom U-shape Hollow Square Board Room Dinner Dance
Grand Ballroom Pre-function 120 - - - - - -
Grand Ballroom 550 320 330 230 65 72 - 270
Grand Ballroom I 230 120 120 90 36 42 34 80
Grand Ballroom II 300 200 210 120 45 54 46 120
The Terrace 450 180 - - - - - -
The Terrace - East 300 100 - - - - - -
The Terrace - West (Shanghai Terrace) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Avenues Pre-Function 60 30 - - - - 24
Avenues Ballroom 175 120 120 60 40 48 40 90
Pre-Function Room (Grant Park / Water Tower Park) 100 - - - - - -
Water Tower Park 120 100 140 50 35 40 28 60
Water Tower Park I 40 40 45 20 16 20 20
Water Tower Park II 80 50 90 30 25 28 24
Grant Park 120 100 140 50 35 40 28 60
Grant Park I 40 40 45 20 16 20 20
Grant Park II 80 50 90 30 25 28 24
Lincoln Park 40 40 50 20 15 16 16
Butch O'Hare Board Room - - - - - 12
Bessie Coleman 30 30 28 10 9 12 10
Shanghai Terrace Private Dining Room 30 30 20
  • The Art Of The Meeting
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    Experience the distinctive difference of The Peninsula Chicago.

    Recently voted #1 City Hotel in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure readers, The Peninsula Chicago is located in the centre of the city’s most prestigious shopping and business district. The hotel offers world-renowned, five-star service, luxurious guest rooms that are some of the largest in Chicago, three critically-acclaimed restaurants and pillar-free function spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows.

    The Peninsula Chicago is offering a special incentive of an automatic 5% master account credit for all bookings of 10 or more rooms on peak nights through March 2015.

    In addition, The Peninsula Chicago is offering “The Art of The Meeting” group package* with the choice of three enticements from the following list of attractive options for meetings booked during available dates now through March 2015:

    • US$ 50 Spa credit per attendee (not applicable on manicures, pedicures, spa products or merchandise)
    • One complimentary welcome tea/coffee with pastries upon arrival on meeting day
    • One VIP round-trip airport transfer
    • One complimentary guest room per every 20 rooms booked (maximum of two complimentary rooms per group) 
    • 10% off one group banquet dinner (once per stay during the meeting duration) 
    • One complimentary upgrade to a Grand Deluxe King guest room (per every ten rooms) 
    • 10% off audio visual rental equipment 
    • One complimentary guest room up to two nights (used at executive’s discretion within three months of meeting) 
    • One complimentary room drop

    To plan your next meeting or event:
    Please contact Pamela Miller, Director of Sales at (1-312) 573 6602, pamelamiller@peninsula.com,  or contact your Peninsula sales representative. Be sure to reference “The Art of The Meeting” Package.

    Terms and Conditions:

    • "The Art of The Meeting" package is subject to availability; blackout dates apply
    • This offer is applicable on functions utilising meeting facilities and a minimum of ten paying rooms per night
    • “The Art of The Meeting” offer is not combinable nor is it offered with other promotions or applied to existing group bookings
    • "The Art of The Meeting” offer is valid for new business only, subject to availability and valid during select dates now through March 2015.

     

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