The Boarding House Est. 2012

720 N Wells St, Chicago, IL, United States

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Spill into a warm, yet stylish and modern, atmosphere from the big city night to eat well and drink better with everyone you love.
This celebrated Chicago eatery has three rooms to give the right amount of space to your darling wild favorites, whether it be a dozen or a hundred-plus. Bounce and barrel with the best folks you know somewhere that's equal parts elegance and comfort.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Historic Building
Other
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Cityscape
Skyline
Street
Style
Elegant
Glamorous
Sophisticated
Urban
Worldly
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.
LGBT Weddings

Venue Setting

http://boardinghousechicago.com/dine/bh-private-events/
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $5,000

Additional Charges

Tax is 10.5% of the food and beverage minimum, Gratuity is 20% of the food and beverage minimum

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
120
Buffet
90
Standing
150
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2012
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
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 Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Boarding House is set in a historical building constructed in 1872 in Chicago's River North. There are 5 floors of unique and stunning event spaces offering multiple options for your event.
Design:
We are famed for our dramatic chandeliers. In our chandelier bar there is a chandelier composed of 10,000 inverted wine glasses and in our Main Dining Room the stage is set my a dramatic chandelier composed of 6,000 Riesling bottles.
Standout Venue Features:
The Boarding House is owned by Alpana Singh, the youngest woman to ever become a Master Sommelier. As such we have over 8 sommeliers on staff so we are the ideal venue for both the casual wine lover or the connoisseur. We offer a variety of wine tastings to initiate the novice, and advanced education and team building classes for the experts.
Awards & Notables Our Chef, Tanya Baker was a finalist nominee for a Rising Star Award from the James Beard Foundation. Owner Alpana Singh has received the following accolades: 2006 Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year by Bon Appetit magazine Best Sommelier in America by Wine and Spirits magazine Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 Food & Wine's 35 Under 35 Best Sommelier (2004) by Chicago magazine 30 Under 30 (2006) by Jane magazine The Boarding House has been used as a backdrop for a variety of television shows and movies
Celebration Locations
The Wine Cellar:
The Cellar is in our lower level sharing space with The Boarding House’s extensive wine collection. With a full service bar and ample reception and dining areas, it’s an incredibly versatile space.
- View: No view
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Ward Room:
The second floor Ward Room is a dedicated private dining room. Featuring a beautiful mix of patina, natural wood and exposed brick, patrons can access the second floor via a private entrance on Wells Street.
- View: The view is of the River North neighborhood in Chicago
- Max Capacity: 40
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Mezzanine:
The Mezzanine overlooks the bustling dining room of the Boarding House
- View: The view is an interior view of the restaurant
- Max Capacity: 30
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Main Dining Room:
The dramatic Dining Room is a bi-level space with 20 foot ceilings and a stunning chandelier composed of 6,000 bottles of Riesling
- View: The view is of the River North neighborhood in Chicago
- Max Capacity: 120
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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