Chicago Botanic Garden Est. 1990

1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, United States

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The Chicago Botanic Garden is a spectacular site for a special event.
Indoors and out, you'll find a host of settings to choose from—all featuring wonderful vistas winter, spring, summer and fall. The Garden blends uncommon natural beauty with the finest amenities and service. You can trust our attention to detail.
The Lowdown
Type
Garden
Views
Garden
Lake
Landscaped Grounds
Water Feature
Style
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
Sophisticated
Zen
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The Chicago Botanic Garden, with event sites nestled amid enchanting gardens, peaceful lakes and native woodlands, is a spectacular site for a special event. Indoors and out, you'll find a host of settings to choose from—all featuring wonderful vistas winter, spring, summer and fall. The Garden blends uncommon natural beauty with the finest amenities and service. You can trust our attention to detail. The Garden's convenient location close to downtown Chicago is in the heart of the North Shore.

At the Chicago Botanic Garden, your event springs to life amidst a backdrop of pure beauty and serenity! This premier cultural destination is the perfect venue for your wedding, corporate meeting, reception, or seated dinner!
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $180 to $300

Additional Charges

125 Guest Minimum [Friday + Sunday Weddings]
150 Guest Minimum [Saturday Weddings]
10% Operations Fee // 9% Sales Tax
Food + Beverage Minimums Apply

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
400
Buffet
500
Standing
800
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1990
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Private events may be planned in conjunction with the garden's featured seasonal events: Wonderland Express (holiday/winter), Orchid Show (winter) and Summer Evening Concert Series (summer). Special promotions and discounts are available when planning events during these special seasonal events.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Chicago Botanic Garden is a 385-acre living plant museum situated on nine islands featuring 26 display gardens and surrounded by four natural areas.
Celebration Locations
McGinley Pavilion:
This dramatic canopied terrace is a breathtaking setting for a summer party, dance, meeting, or reception. Located at the water's edge across from the Garden's Theodore C. Butz Memorial Carillon, McGinley Pavilion is available for rentals from May through October (heaters and clear side walls are available).
- View: McGinley Pavilion's Waterfront Patio has spectacular views of Evening Island.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
English Walled Garden:
For old-fashioned romance, nothing rivals the secluded charm of the English Walled Garden. A variety of English gardening styles are demonstrated in this lovely space, ideal for a cocktail party before dinner in McGinley Pavilion.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Rose Terrace:
Perfect for a cocktail party, the Rose Terrace also is ideal for an intimate dinner or wedding ceremony. Enjoy cocktails here before dinner in McGinley Pavilion.
- View: This intimate outdoor courtyard—fragrant with roses in season—overlooks the Krasberg Rose Garden.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Buehler Enabling Garden:
Hanging baskets and vertical beds bursting with vibrant color, raised beds brimming with plants, and lovely fountains make the Buehler Enabling Garden a uniquely beautiful choice for a gathering.
- View: This site overlooks the Gardens of the Great Basin and Evening Island—perfect for a cocktail party and a lovely location for a dinner party.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Rose Garden:
The Krasberg Rose Garden displays the best rose varieties for use in the Upper Midwest. With more than 5,000 rosebushes to delight your senses, the Rose Garden is the perfect venue to host a wedding, gala, and more! This prime garden space requires the addition of a tent for private functions.
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Searle Courtyard:
A Japanese aesthetic infuses this grassy courtyard displaying the Garden's renowned Bonsai Collection. This open-air setting offers the option of patio seating under a sheltered roof to make it the perfect spot for dinner, cocktails, and all occasions.
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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