Symphony Center offers a variety of elegant spaces that can be the setting for everything from an intimate breakfast to the most grand wedding. Find out more about how the event experts at Symphony Center can create just the right mood and food for your special event.


  • Armour Stage
    Since 1904, the Armour Stage has been home to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the site of thousands of performances by musical legends ranging from Toscanini to B.B. King. In addition to concerts, the Armour Stage offers a unique setting for cocktail receptions, seated dinners and meetings.

    Banquet (sit-down): 150
    Reception (standing): 200

    Irregular Shape: 71' x 49'

  • Grainger Ballroom
    Perhaps one of the most elegant special event venues in Chicago, the Grainger Ballroom is the ideal location for wedding receptions, meetings and pre- or postconcert entertaining. High ceilings embellished with Austrian crystal chandeliers and sconces, and an extraordinary view overlooking Michigan Avenue provide an atmosphere your guests will not soon forget.

    Banquet (sit-down): 210
    Reception (standing): 400
    Theatre (rows of chairs): 300

    89' x 35'

  • The Richard & Helen Thomas Club
    Occupying the eighth and ninth floors of Symphony Center, The Club at Symphony Center offers guests a spectacular view, handsome interior and delicious food prepared by The Club's talented culinary staff. It is available for private parties and the perfect spot for luncheons, dinners and receptions for business or social occasions.

    9th Floor Banquet (sit-down): 125
    9th Floor Reception (standing): 175
    9th Floor Theatre (rows of chairs): 120 (with obstructions) 8th Floor Banquet (sit-down): 70
    8th Floor Reception (standing): 120
    8th Floor Theatre (rows of chairs): 120
    8th and 9th Floors Banquet (sit-down): 195
    8th and 9th Floors Reception (standing): 295

    9th Floor: 68' x 29'
    8th Floor: 84' x 20'

  • Buntrock Hall
    Often used for rehearsals by the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, this contemporary space is ideal for chamber performances, seated dinners, reception, lectures, trade shows and meetings.

    Banquet (sit-down): 250
    Reception (standing): 575
    Theatre (rows of chairs): 350

    65' x 54'

  • Rotunda
    Ideal for small receptions and dinners, all six levels of the Rotunda offer dynamic views of the spiral staircase and skylight.

    Banquet (sit-down): 80
    Reception (standing): 200

    Open Square: 57' x 25'

  • Green Room
    The Green Room, located in the backstage area of Orchestra Hall, is the ideal location for pre- or postconcert dinners and receptions as well as meetings.

    Banquet (sit-down): 80
    Reception (standing): 150
    Theatre (rows of chairs): 100

    47' x 25'

  • Gallery Lobby, 6th Floor
    The split-level floor plan of the Gallery Lobby and a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and the Art Institute of Chicago provide a wonderful ambience for breakfast meetings and luncheons.

    Banquet (sit-down): 50
    Reception (standing): 100

    91' x 25' (on multiple levels)