Venue Rental at the Copernicus Center

From modern to classic, we are home to the most special Chicago venue rentals

With a variety of room choices or room combinations, the Copernicus Center can facilitate most weddings, parties, meetings, concerts, theater performances, conferences, or seminars.

Our Chicago venue rental options offer reasonable rates, parking, and we welcome outside catering. View our recommended list of Chicago caterers.

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Theater
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Copernicus Center theater


Description:
Vintage Ambiance, formerly the Gateway Theater.  You will fall in love with the starts twinkling above you.

Venue Uses: Concerts, Plays, Cabarets, Graduations, Seminars, Dance Ensembles, Pageants, Competitions

Capacity: Main Floor 1,415, Balcony 475, Total 1,890 seats

Other: Two dressing rooms and stage restroom 

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Description:
Modern “loft” atmosphere with wood flooring and exposed ceiling.

Venue Uses: Weddings, Corporate Events, Parties, Networking Events, Cozy Theater, Smaller Concerts, Seminars, Recitals

Capacity: 282

Other: Full Bar, Coat Check, Separate Street Entrance 

King’s Hall
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Description:
Elegant and classical feel with old European charm produced by the unique curved ceiling and wood moldings.

Venue Uses: Meetings, Wedding Events, Parties, Office Parties or Corporate Events, Workshops, Seminars

Capacity: 118 (seated), 254 (standing)

Other: Full Bar in adjoining room, Kitchen adjacent through the bar area, 2nd floor with elevator access 

Lobby
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Description:
Impressive and classical feel. The winding staircase brings visions of ladies in gowns; descending in elegant style.

Venue Uses: Meetings, Wedding Events, Photo Shoots, Parties, Office Parties or Corporate Events, Workshops, Expos

Capacity: Approximately 350

Other: Spiral staircase connects to upper lobby area, Chandeliers, Two Full Bars – both with unique wood styling, Coat Check. Adjacent “wing” plan allows for segregated event purposes. 

Classrooms
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Description:
Classrooms “C” & “D” are located on the second floor with elevator access. Typical modern seminar rooms with tables, chairs, and instructional amenities.

Venue Uses: Meetings, Seminars, Classes, Small kid’s parties, Project rooms, Corporate Event break-out rooms.

Capacity: Approximately 30; Measurements – 20 x 22

Other: Dry Erase Boards, A/V cart or Screen available 

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Copernicus Foundation supports our community and other not for profits. Underwriting assistance may be requested by submitting the proper underwriting documentation for consideration by our underwriting committee.
Please Note: No booking is guaranteed until a signed contract and deposit are received.

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