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Sharing a kiss in front of the main entrance.  Kevin Weinstein Photography.
Sharing a kiss in front of the main entrance. Kevin Weinstein Photography.
A wedding ceremony in Ruggles Hall. Kevin Weinstein Photography.
A wedding ceremony in Ruggles Hall. Kevin Weinstein Photography.

Thank you for considering the Newberry for your upcoming special event. With its grand staircase, architectural details, and spacious halls, this historic venue offers a distinctive gathering place for special occasions, hosting numerous private parties throughout the year.

Learn more about Event Spaces and Pricing, or see Client Guidelines to find specific information for clients, caterers, and florists.

View photographs of weddings from Bella Pictures, Edward Fox Photography, and Chicago Wedding Venues.

One of our event staff, assisted by facility and security staff, will work carefully with you to ensure that your event is successful and memorable for years to come. You are welcome to contact us to schedule an appointment to visit the Newberry, learn more about our facilities, and discuss the particular needs of your event.

Contact the Office of Events:

Telephone: (312) 255-3595

Email: rentals@newberry.org

Karen Aubrey; Director of Events, Tours, and Volunteer Programs

Chayla Ellison; Associate Director of Events, Tours, and Volunteer Programs