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Private Events

About our private events

Host your next event in “Urban Wine Country”, located in Chicago's West Loop. Our modular space can be tailored to accommodate each individual client; whether an intimate seated dinner, elegant wedding reception, corporate outing or wine tasting, City Winery has the perfect space suited to your individual needs. It is our aim to provide each and every guest with an unforgettable experience.

The food was spectacular from start to finish, and the wine was wonderful. It was such a pleasure working with you. - Jillian Reid
Private Dining

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Dining Room

Capacity: 140 seated / 225 standing - The Main Dining Room boasts a wood burning fireplace, exposed brick, and views of elegantly displayed oak barrels aging our house made wine. The space features a beautiful fully stocked bar along our collection of wines on tap.

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Barrel Room

Capacity: 32 seated / 35 standing - Surrounded in aging oak barrels, The Barrel Room is ideal for a receptions, seated dinners, meeting space, or wine tastings. When available, add a wine activity to your event by pairing this space with our working Winery!

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Capacity: 45 seated / 55 standing - This fully functional Winery is a great way to add a unique experience to your private event! When available, it is ideal for winery tours, wine tasting, or a reception when combined with our Barrel Room.

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Concert Venue

Capacity: 240 seated / 350 standing - Our largest space combines the rustic appeal of wine country with modern amenities; including our top of the line Meyer sound system and a full sized stage to host top musical acts or DJ’s. Your events team will design a versatile floor plan to accommodate your event. Our space can host up to 250 guests for a seated dinner with plenty of room to mix & mingle.

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Capacity: 60 seated / 80 standing - This space features expansive views of the Chicago Skyline along with a private bar and restrooms. Abundant natural light & flexible floor plan makes the Mezzanine Dining Room perfect for daytime seminars, lunches, evening receptions & dinners.

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Capacity: 150 seated / 300 standing - If you are looking for an exceptional al fresco dining experience, City Winery Chicago’s outdoor patio is the place for you! Great wines paired with delicious food are served in this gorgeous out door space surrounded beautiful landscaping and greenery.




Discover City Winery as the perfect venue for the modern-day couple, providing a truly unique nuptial experience while still including all the traditional wedding elements.  Your cocktail hour takes place in Chicago's only fully-functioning winery, complete with stainless steel tanks framed by a warm, exposed wood interior, and our very own wines on tap.  Transition seamlessly to a full dinner reception in the main space, with world-class production support for your favorite band or DJ.  Step out of the city and into wine country.

We can accommodate various size weddings, whether it be an intimate group of 50, or up to 185 guests for a seated dinner with dancing. For more of a laid back and non-traditional wedding, we can host up to 400 guests for a cocktail style reception.

As a full service event space, we include all of the catering, staffing, table setups and access to the very best vendors who we have worked closely with on past events.

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As Seen on The Knot

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We have so much admiration and gratitude for you and the work that you do! Thank you very much for being an integral part of our wedding day and contributing so much along the way. - Christy and Collin, ceremony and reception, married June 22, 2013
Aram and I had an incredible time and we thank you so much for making it all happen!! Everyone kept telling us how awesome City Winery is! You made our wedding so beautiful and special, while making it seem so effortless.- Marnie & Aram David, married February 18, 2012
Thank you thank you thank you! Everything was amazing and we got more than a few 'best wedding ever' comments. My uncle told me 'how did you find this place? This is rockstar!'. We were more than happy with everything.- Colleen and David Silk, married September 10, 2011
Corporate Events

Corporate Events

Escape the everyday hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago and step into “Urban Wine Country” for your next corporate seminar or team-building event. Located in the West Loop, just five minutes from the Inner Loop or John Hancock building, City Winery offers unique and functional spaces for corporate groups both small and large.

City Winery’s relaxed laid-back atmosphere will ensure that your corporate function is comfortable and stress-free.

We have a 35-seat private barrel room with full AV capabilities for smaller gathers, while the main venue is perfect for daytime meetings or luncheons, hosting up to 250 guests.

In addition to meetings and presentations, the fully functioning Winery, located on the main floor, is ideal for corporate team building activities such as wine tastings and blending sessions.

City Winery provides all technological conveniences needed for seminars, including 150” Elite pull-down screens, a 42” Professional Plasma display monitor, a podium, wireless microphone and receiver, and I-Pod connection capabilities.

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I will be talking about this event for a long time. I love your venue! And the wine was simply unparalleled as well.- Megan Cheever, Rochester Institute of Technology
Not for profit events

Not-For-Profit Events

Not-For-Profit Events

From the delicious food and wine to the unique wine country feel, City Winery is the perfect setting to wine and dine your guests while raising money for any organization. Whether it be a smaller group of 40 to 50 within our Winery or hosting a Silent or Live Auction for up to 500 guests within our Main Restaurant, City Winery offers flexibility to accommodate any group.

As a big supporter of our local community and young organizations, we are happy to offer special rates by waiving room rentals and offering competitive pricing.

With a stage and other production capabilities already in house, hosting live musical entertainment, presentations and live auctions make for a seamless experience.

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  • Charities we have worked with include:

  • Mario Batali Foundation
  • Dana & Christopher Reeve Foundation
  • American Jewish World Services
  • NY Air Society
  • ELEM - Youth in Distress in Israel Bang On A Can
  • National Coalition Against Censorship
  • Stuart C. Gruskin Family Foundation
  • Jewish Funds for Justice Sallie Foundation
  • Bpeace (Business Council for Peace)
  • Common Cents
  • American Jewish Committee
  • Schools we have worked with include:

  • Montessori School of Manhattan
  • Village Community School
  • Washington Market School
  • PS 116
  • Blue School (affiliated with The Blue Man Group)
  • Millennium High School
From beginning to end, everything was so perfectly arranged – you made our day seem so effortless. - Stacey Frank, The Jewish Education Project
Industry events

Industry Events

Industry Events

What better place to host your next industry-related event than Chicago’s only fully functioning winery!  City Winery is idyllic for hosting food & beverage tastings and seminars of any size.  Within our Winery, we can host up to 50 guests classroom style, and have full production capabilities for presentations and demonstrations. For a larger scale event, we can host up to 750 guests for a full facility function.  So whether you’re hosting a small production wine launch or a large-scale portfolio tasting, City Winery can accommodate your needs.

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  • Baltz & Co
  • Bon Appetit
  • BP Wines
  • Crushpad
  • Food & Wine Magazine
  • Full Circle Wine Solutions
  • In Pursuit of Balance
  • Long Island Merlot Alliance
  • Martin Scott Wines
  • Massican Wines
  • Michael Skurnik Wines
  • PJ Wine
  • Sokolin
  • Sopexa
  • VOS Selections
  • Willamette Valley Wineries Association
  • William Hill Wines
  • Wine Spectator
  • Wines of Argentina
  • Wines of Chile
  • Zachy's Wine and Liquor
Putting on a back to back trade event and a consumer tasting, in a venue on the opposite side of country, is a big challenge as we have very high expectations. City Winery more than met those expectations. Their wine director is very organized and responsive and the events were seamless. - Sue Horstmann, Exec. Director - Willammette Valley Wineries Association
Custom cakes

Custom Cakes

Need a custom cake made for your special occasion? Look no further as we have our in house Pastry Chef Angelica Rangel who will create a masterpiece for your special event. If interested, please fill out an inquiry form or email

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Custom Wine Bottles

What better favor for your guests than a custom labeled bottle of City Winery wine to commemorate your special occasion.

Work with our graphic designer to create your custom label to put on the wine of your choice (wine selections based upon availability).

Contact Todd Carr for more information at (212) 608-0555 or