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Location, Location, Location

January 8, 2015

We all know location is the most important part of event planning; it has transforming effects on your gathering. Navy Pier’s event space is perfect for trade shows, conferences, business meetings, and special events—big or small! The diverse spaces will make your special event a hit. Featuring breathtaking views of Chicago’s lakefront, your event can be hosted at any one of the Pier venues, including the historical Grand Ballroom, two exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and the Lakeview and Rooftop Terrace. The exceptional food and service will be readily available and customizable for your event. Located near Michigan Avenue and surrounded by thousands of hotels for your guests’ convenience, Navy Pier is the ideal spot for any event. Can’t wait to start your planning? Our experts will help you with the process, ensuring a worry-free execution and successful event. Event amenities include Pier exhibition and audio visual services, enclosed parking, covered drop-off to the Festival Hall complex and Grand Ballroom entrances.


Complete your event with one of our beautiful venues:


Grand Ballroom

Add glamour to your event with Navy Pier’s jewel, the historical Grand Ballroom. Initiated in 1917, the 18,000 square foot ballroom delivers a sophisticated and elegant feel.

Festival Hall

This spacious venue is great for trade shows and conventions. The hall is 171,000 square feet, of which space can be used as one big hall our divided in two separate halls.

Lakeview Terrace

The Lakeview Terrace seamlessly holds receptions and small occasion parties. The interior is fashioned with brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. Theoriginal Chicago loft urban space overlooks Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

Rooftop Terrace

This premier outdoor venue showcases 27,000 square feet including a 50’ x 100’ tent that can hold up to 350 guests. Additional space includes the actual terrace, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. This spot is perfect for seeing Navy Pier’s magnificent fireworks adorn the sky.

Meeting Rooms

Navy Pier is all about fun rides and attractions, but our meeting rooms mean serious business. The Pier offers 36 meeting rooms suitable for meetings and breakout sessions. The rooms range from 750 to 8,200 square feet, which can be modified for your corporate meetings, conferences, and seminars.

See the Navy Pier facilities video and get a closer look at our space. Envision your event at Navy Pier magical views, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere. Request your event proposal today!


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