Chez Est. 2014

247 West Ontario Street, Central, Chicago, Illinois

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Chez provides a versatile space that can be transformed for any occasion.
Statuesque columns activate the seventeen-foot-tall interior. An architectural glass staircase leads to a mezzanine overlooking the main floor. Brilliant white brick walls, white drapery and polished concrete floors create an elegant loft aesthetic.
The Lowdown
Type
Art Gallery
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Other
Views
Cityscape
Style
Contemporary
Elegant
Glamorous
Minimalistic
Sophisticated
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Chez provides a versatile space that can be transformed for any occasion. Statuesque columns activate the seventeen-foot-tall interior. An architectural glass staircase leads to a mezzanine overlooking the main floor. Brilliant white brick walls, white drapery and polished concrete floors create an elegant loft aesthetic. Additional features include floor-to-ceiling windows, coat check, a private guest suite, and a catering prep space with a separate entrance. 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $120 to $180

Additional Charges

$500 per hour for extension past midnight

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
220
Buffet
220
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
The mezzanine level offers a private guest suite with rest room.
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
A contemporary loft with a rich history, Chez event space was once the home of the famous Chez Paree nightclub, which occupied the building from the 1930s through the 1950s. The club hosted many of the world’s best entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.

The Chez Paree isn’t the only cultural institution with which the building is associated. From 1939 to 1949, it also served as a home to the New Bauhaus school, founded by László Moholy-Nagy. The school remained in the building until it became part of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Today, Chez (as it’s now called) has been reimagined as a thoroughly modern event space with an elegant design aesthetic.
Standout Venue Features:
Situated two blocks from Michigan Avenue and the lakefront, Chez is the only contemporary white loft space with this unique location. 
Extra Perks:
Furniture is now included for every event taking place at Chez. Our clear mirage ghost chairs and dining tables, highboy tables, and cabaret tables will provide you with a starting point on which to build your vision.
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