220 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
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Thank you for your interest in having an event at Symphony Center.  If you haven't already, I would encourage you to visit the facility rental section of our website at www.cso.org/rentals to see photos and view a virtual tour of the rooms we have available. 

Grainger Ballroom is a great choice for receptions and dinners, seating about 175 people with a dance floor.  Please note that Friday and Saturday evenings are rarely available for the Grainger Ballroom during mid-September through mid-June due to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert season.  The 9th Floor Club at Symphony Center is a lovely space having slightly more availability with the capacity to seat about 120 people (75 w/a dance floor) for dinner.  The 9th Floor Club features an outdoor terrace overlooking Lake Michigan.  Another popular room for larger dinners and receptions is Buntrock Hall; a modern facility accommodating 200 people for dinner and dancing. 

The rental fee for an event in the Ballroom is $5,250. The rental fee for the 9th floor of the Club is $1,325.  If you are interested in using both the 8th and 9th floors of the club, there will be an additional $425 charge.  Buntrock Hall is available for $3,500.  Rental fees are for four hours and do not include any technical labor or equipment rental.  Rental rates apply to events ending by 11pm.  There is a $850 per hour charges for any event that exceeds the four hour rental period and a $850 per hour charge for events that go past eleven o’clock. Please note rates are subject to change.

All catering at SymphonyCenter is done exclusively through Blue Plate Events.  Please contact Katie Morris at kmorris@blueplatechicago.comor 312-294-3620 for more information on menus and pricing or to get a free estimate.

If you have any other questions please feel free to e-mail or call Mike Lavin, Rental Events Manager, at 312.294.3260.


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Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
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Venue Type
Event Center