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 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?
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 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 Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only 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 THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!