Chicago is a city that has taken on an additional dimension as a center for business and finance and is listed as one of the world’s top ten Global Financial Centers. The city is the United States’ third-largest convention destination. Most conventions are held at McCormick Place, just south of Soldier Field. The historic Chicago Cultural Center (1897), originally served as the Chicago Public Library, now houses the city’s Visitor Information Center, galleries and exhibit halls. The ceiling of its Preston Bradley Hall includes a 38 ft (12 m) Tiffany glass dome. The infamous Grant Park holds Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain (1927), and the Art Institute of Chicago. The park also hosts the annual Taste of Chicago festival. In Millennium Park, there is the reflective Cloud Gate sculpture. Also, an outdoor restaurant transforms into an ice rink in the winter season. Two tall glass sculptures make up the Crown Fountain. The fountain’s two towers display visual effects from LED images of Chicagoans’ faces, along with water spouting from their lips. Frank Gehry‘s detailed, stainless steel band shell, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, hosts the classical Grant Park Music Festival concert series. Behind the pavilion’s stage is the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, an indoor venue for mid-sized performing arts companies, including the Chicago Opera Theater and Music of the Baroque.
Chicago is booming with history and culture , ready to visit your or plan your next trip / event, Why not Chicago? Here are a few venues that we thought you guys might like…
This hotel fits all your needs for a venue for meetings, weddings, or social events, they have all the spaces you need.
Small meetings can lead to big ideas when you bring people together at Hyatt hotels and resorts. They make everyone feel more than welcome with impeccable facilities, including executive boardrooms and conference rooms designed especially for small groups. Our team will ensure every detail goes the way you want, so you can focus on making great happen.
Successful and inspiring large meetings, conferences, and conventions, happen with in their innovative meeting facilities, flexible exhibit space, stylish guest rooms and stunning locales.
There’s nothing more important than bringing people together in an unforgettable fashion for your wedding or commitment ceremony. Their professional staff will take care of every detail imaginable – from flowers to music to everything in between – and make your day a dream come true. Whether it’s a small, intimate gathering or a lavish affair, you’ll feel more than welcome with our stunning facilities and idyllic settings.
Dreams do come true when you celebrate your wedding at Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. They promise that no detail will be overlooked—not even the honeymoon. We make every wedding more than memorable and every guest—particularly the bridal party—more than welcome.
- Meeting Advisors
- Exceptional Catering
- Book your wedding and receive up to five complimentary nights.
At Hyatt hotels and resorts, they’ll help you bring people together for unforgettable reunions, charity balls, holiday celebrations and special occasions.Their talented staff will partner with you to design the ideal social event, ensuring your guests feel more than welcome with unique spaces, creative themes and excellent food. They’ll work tirelessly to make sure everything goes the way you want. Because when it does, great happens.
Upcoming Event: Artropolis ” Art Chicago”
The Merchandise Mart hosts Chicago’s annual celebration of art, antiques and culture this weekend. Artropolis presents three events this year: Art Chicago, an internationally renowned contemporary and modern art fairs; NEXT, an exhibition of emerging art; and the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair, featuring antiques and fine arts for all collectors.
Art Chicago 2010, the international fair of contemporary and modern art, is the largest, most important art event in the Midwest, providing collectors, curators and art enthusiasts a comprehensive survey of current and historic work, from cutting-edge to modern masters.
Art Chicago is proud to be North America’s premier fair committed to intelligent and relevant educational programming, exhibitions, and special events, while also providing a unique showcase for artists, museums and cultural institutions from key regional and other US cities.
Cupcakes on Wheels: Product Alert!!
Having successfully navigated the stupid-restrictive permitting process that’s kept Chicago from fully enjoying gustatory truck treats, the husband & wife team behind Flirty have tricked their van into a roving dynamo of sugary goodness. The cupcakes are available in full-size or as a package of four minis, cup flavors include the cream-cheese & red velvet Devil in Disguise, the Coconut…Nuts! (vanilla-coconut cake with toasted coconut frosting), and the chocolate with Nutella ganache CBFF, aka Chocolate Best Friend Forever, so don’t treat it like no Ho-Ho. There’s also the chocolate chip/cream cheese filled McDreamy, the PB&C (chocolate with peanut butter ganache), and a banana-chocolate cupcake with salted caramel buttercream called the Curious George (though be careful when telling everyone your plan to go “buy Curious“).
The Peninsula Hotel
Peninsula Hotel has exquisite dining options depending on your venue. It has the Avenues, Shanghai Terrace, The Terrace, and The Lobby.
It’s a contemporary and cutting edge cuisine. The restaurant gives you the best selection of seasonal/fresh ingredients prepped in a open kitchen. ( accommodate small parties)
Specializes in Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisine. It has an authentic Asian feel to it, maybe thinking of doing an event that has red as a them or one with an Asian flare this would be your perfect venue.
Summers in Chicago is nothing short of spectacular with it lakefronts, concerts in millennium park, architectural boat tours, why wouldn’t you want to dine alfresco? Ideal for a cocktail party and small gathering.
Want a fabulous tea party at “The Pen” …they have your traditional afternoon tea, but also here you’ll find that they have added a element of surprise if you go for their Royal- Tea. It takes the traditional on step further with champagne , caviar, extra desserts and savories.
Whenever your next event is…make sure you the venue fits your program! Chicago was this weeks “VIBE SPOT” what will next weeks be? Want your city to be represented , let us know here at the VIBE.
Until next week , feel the VIBE in your events.