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Sharing a kiss in front of the main entrance.  Kevin Weinstein Photography.

Sharing a kiss in front of the main entrance. Kevin Weinstein Photography.

Entrance into Cocktails. Jessica Strickland Photography

Cocktail reception in the lobby, view from the grand staircase.

Dinner in Ruggles Hall. Wedding Story Studio

Thank you for considering the Newberry for your upcoming special event. With its grand staircase, architectural details, and spacious halls, this historic venue offers a distinctive gathering place for special occasions, hosting numerous private parties throughout the year.

At the Newberry, your priorities are our priorities. With over 20+ years of events experience, we understand the importance of details. From glittering candlelit windows, to the perfect dinner lighting, our Events and Facilities team work closely with your caterer and vendors to bring everything together for a spectacular event.

Learn more about Event Spaces and Pricing, or see Client Guidelines to find specific information for clients, caterers, and florists.

View photographs of weddings from Bella Pictures, Edward Fox Photography, Fotio and Chicago Wedding Venues.

One of our event staff, assisted by facility and security staff, will work carefully with you to ensure that your event is successful and memorable for years to come. You are welcome to contact us to schedule an appointment to visit the Newberry, learn more about our facilities, and discuss the particular needs of your event.

Contact the Office of Events (Open Tuesday - Saturday):

Telephone: (312) 255-3595

Email: rentals@newberry.org

Karen Aubrey; Director of Events, Tours, and Volunteer Programs

Chayla Ellison; Associate Director of Events, Tours, and Volunteer Programs