FAQ Venue Rental

FAQ Venue Rental – Copernicus Center

Venue Rental Jefferson Park
Annex Details Classroom Details King’s Hall Details Lobby Details Theater Details Quote Request Form

Q:  Can I tour your facilities?

Yes, Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm for a tour with one of our venue space specialists. Evening or weekend “viewings” are ONLY available via appointment, as the office is closed.

Venue space tours>> Schedule with our venue space specialist, ~ Tel 773.796.3231.

Theater tours>> Schedule with our Events Manager, ~ Tel & Fax: 773.313.9157.

For a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Theater, Lobby, and Annex Click Here

Q:  How many people will the Annex, Lobby, or King’s Hall accommodate for a wedding banquet?

See CAPACITY information on each room’s page.  Links at the top of this page.

Q:  Can I use an outside CATERER?

YES.  Outside catering is always welcome.  We have compiled a list based on reviews and recommendations from prior clients.  Click HERE to see the list.

Q:  Can I bring my own alcohol and bartenders?

NO.  The Copernicus Center has a single user liquor license.  We must provide bar services.  NOTE: Our bar staff frequently receives rave reviews and will add excellent service to your event.  See these links for your options.  Cash Bar page +  Open Bar pricing

Q:  How many are comfortably seated at a round table & long table?

ROUND TABLE: 5 foot rounds seat 8 people comfortably. When seating a kids table, up to 10 is possible.

LONG TABLE: 6 foot rectangular table seat 6 comfortably.  However, some set-ups can include seating at table ends.

Q:  How many round tables does the King’s Hall accommodate?

WITH dance floor:  maximum of 8 round tables, plus one more as a head table.

WITHOUT dance floor:  11 round tables, plus one more as a head table.

Q:  How many tables does the Annex accommodate?

ROUND TABLES:  For an event with seated dinner service and a dance floor, a maximum of 15 round tables is recommended.

LONG TABLES:  Maximum capacity (with piano in corner & podium space) is 48 Six foot by thirty inch (6′ x 30″) tables. i.e – Our set-up for Thursday Night Bingo; no dance floor or band area.

Q:  Is the upper Lobby included with a Lobby rental?

The upper lobby (mezzanine) is not standard with a Lobby rental; exceptions can be made on a per event request.

Q:  What equipment, chairs, and tables do you have?

See the Equipment Page for our inventory.

Q:  Where do my private party guest park?

This will depend on ALL events occurring on your date.  With multiple lots at our disposal, we will be sure to designate a spot which is the best logistical solution for your guests.  Before booking you will be informed whether there will be parking restrictions on the day of your choice.

Q:  Can you recommend a Wedding Planner?

WE are not wedding planners, but hope to compile a page as we did for “Recommended Caterers.”  Once compiled, we will post a link on this site. 

Q:   Can I see pictures of my room options?

Yes.  We have picture galleries of all our rental facilities.  SEE PICTURES HERE 

Q:  What are your Venue Rental POLICIES?

Our Policies are available for reading or downloading via THIS LINK 

Q:   I’m interested in renting, what’s the process?

  • Read the details, capacity, and pricing charts listed on the individual venue pages.

Annex Classroom King’s Hall Lobby Theater

  • Check the Calendar for date availability at THIS LINK
  • Fill out the Rental Quote Request. The request will be calibrated and a customize quote will be forwarded to you along with additional helpful information and details.  Please allow 2 business days. 

Next, you have the option to place a “courtesy hold” or confirm the booking (deposit required).
RE: Courtesy Hold –  There is no price to place a courtesy hold. Often dates will have multiple holds. Should you choose to proceed with your event, the other holds prior to yours will receive a courtesy 24-48 hour warning during which they can either place the deposit to book the date or relinquish it to the next person. Please note that this is a courtesy and not binding.

→ No booking is guaranteed until a signed contract and deposit are received.

Q:    How do I get my public event listed on your website?  i.e.: Concert, Theater, Seminar, etc?

Once your Contact & Deposit are received, you may fill out the Eform [ Event Form ] for our Webmaster.

Q:   What is your address?

Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630   –  We are located in Jefferson Park just a block from the transit station and a block from the exit on 90.  See Directions Here.