Skip to main content
Let us find a venue for you, free.Complete this form and we'll send your request to the venues that match your requirements, free.
Search for Venues

Find a Venue

Home > Illinois > Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium

Availability

All Available Months are Listed Below
janfebmarapr
mayjunjulaug
sepoctnovdec
Visit WebsiteContact InfoAvailability
address

Our Neighborhood

Javascript is required to view this map.

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Get a Quote

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Maximum
Meeting:1600
Meeting
Rooms:9

About

About Shedd Aquarium

Shedd Aquarium features a variety of unique spaces that are ideal for special events. For example, Abbot Oceanarium, featuring wildlife such as Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales, and sea otters and overlooking a stunning re-creation of a Pacific Northwest coastline is perfect for a cocktail reception to start off the evening. Large receptions can be held in stunning spaces on the premises such as Soundings and Kovler Hall, with Kovler Hall boasting gorgeous bronze, marble, and terra cotta handcrafted sea life ornamentation.

Shedd Aquarium is known for thoughtfully incorporating its wildlife to provide a unique experience for visitors, with its signature Caribbean Reef exhibit creating the perfect focal point for an elegant dinner. Groups of fewer than 100 guests will enjoy Shedd’s newly renovated Bubble Net event space, which overlooks Lake Michigan’s Shore for an ideal setting for a cocktail reception or plated dinner.

Whether you are planning are planning an intimate formal dinner for just a few guests or a lively reception for a large group, Shedd Aquarium has plenty of distinct event spaces that offer the aquatic world as a backdrop for your special event. When you book a special event at Shedd, your guests are even given access to the entire aquarium!
LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION

Taxi | Bus | Metro | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes Fee
Fee: 25

CATERING
Award-winning culinary and events team. Creative cocktail packages such as the "Bourbon and Bites" package.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES

Self-Service Alcohol PermittedNO


AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

1600 Attendees


9 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 1000 | Standing Reception 1600 | Seated Reception 650 | Outdoor/Rooftop Spaces

TECHNOLOGY
Yes
FreeYES

Yes

Yes


MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES
Cannabis Industry-FriendlyNO
Cannabis ConsumptionNO

Get a Quote

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Outdoor Tent
Outdoor Tent
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Microphones
Microphones
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Food and Beverage On-Site
Food and Beverage On-Site
Sound System
Sound System


Unique Experiences
Shedd Aquarium offers the aquatic world as a backdrop to your special event. When you book an event at Shedd, your guests are offered access to the entire aquarium, from archerfish to zebra sharks! Whether you are looking to host an intimate formal dinner or lively strolling reception, your guests can get up close with nature at Shedd Aquarium.

Location

Location + Transportation

Javascript is required to view this map.
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking




Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110