Copernicus Center AnnexAnnex rental, Copernicus Center

A Northwest Chicago Wedding Venue, Event and Banquet Space

The Copernicus Center Annex space hosts a wide variety of events, including:

  • Weddings and banquets
  • Vow renewal and anniversary celebrations
  • School reunions
  • Birthday parties
  • Community events
  • Classes, seminars and meetings
  • Weekly bingo
  • Small concerts
  • Fashion shows and expositions
  • Art exhibits and more.
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About the Annex

The Annex is the newest addition to the Copernicus Center, boasting a modern loft look with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and a natural wood beam ceiling spotted with skylights. It is a perfect place for banquets, wedding receptions, small concerts, entertainment events, meetings, parties, and other events.

The space is equipped with a bar, restrooms and a full catering kitchen which adjoins a with a prep area. The kitchen is accessible through a separate door, allowing catering companies to load in and out comfortably without disturbing your guests.

The Annex can be configured in a number of ways –  providing a cocktail area, dining area, and various seating arraignments which can include a dance floor.

We offer experienced bar staff and bar package options including cash bar, open bar or running a tab. We do not allow outside beverages into the building in compliance with City Liquor Ordinances.

The room is accessible via a separate entrance off Lawrence Avenue (handicap accessible). We offer reasonable rates, free parking and welcome outside catering. Please check our list of recommended caterers.

Booking the Annex with the Lobby

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The Annex may also be booked with the Lobby when available. Please note that the Lobby cannot be rented during a theater event. Friday thru Sunday bookings for the Lobby CANNOT be reserved earlier than 8 weeks before your event to avoid conflicts with Theater events.

Venue Setup Capacity



Seated Dinner130130
Dinner with Dance Floor10080
Theater/Concert Style282100

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The Annex is ideal for a variety of smaller events such as comedy shows, concerts, plays, or even fashion shows. The room is equipped with a bar, coat check and separate entrance off of Lawrence Avenue.

For a low rental cost, you can have your own ticketed event in the Annex.

Let us know how we can help transform this loft-style space for your next event! Please view our calendar availability to check if your event date is available.


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The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Revenue from venue rentals assists the work of the Foundation.