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

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.

  • Barrel Room

  • Concert Venue

  • Dining Room

  • Mezzanine

  • Patio

  • Winery

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.



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.

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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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Special Occassions

Celebrate with us:

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversarys
  • Reunions
  • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
  • Work Outings
  • Private Dinners
  • Receptions
  • Private Wine Tastings
  • Surprise Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Client Receptions
  • Much more!

Call to book your event today at 312.733.9463 or email


For individuals who value exceptional wine, food and service, City Winery offers experiences to appeal the wino in all of us. Reserve the Cellar Private Dining Room or Winery for an interactive wine tasting or a coursed seated dinner. We can easily incorporate tours of the Wine Cellar to educate guests of our unique, in-house winemaking processes. Whether organizing a milestone birthday, anniversary or a special night out, we are happy to customize each event to be sure and offer an unforgettable experience.


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Industry Events

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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

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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Not-For-Profit Events

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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

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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  • 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).

    For more info, contact Todd Carr at (312) 229-5989 or