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- Amusement Tax Forms
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- General Info
FAQ Venue Rental
FAQ Venue Rental – Copernicus Center
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.
- 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.