Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: 312-255-3595
Primarily a renowned research library, this turn-of-the-century building is also available for private events. Ruggles Hall, restored to its 1893 grandeur, features crystal chandeliers, stunning parquet floors and lovely park views. The lobby is an ideal spot for a ceremony or cocktail hour. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, Washington Park is directly across from Newberry Library.



A Place for Any Occasion

Built in 1893, the Newberry Library is a historic venue in the heart of Chicago. A recent renovation restored our building’s original architectural details while adding new versatile event spaces. The Newberry is now a gathering place for a variety of occasions.

Non-Profit and Academic Events

Host your non-profit or academic event at one of the leading humanities research libraries in the world.

Corporate Events

Entertain clients or treat your staff to a unique experience at the Newberry. We accommodate cocktail galas, holiday parties, and award ceremonies, as well as conferences, board meetings, and client events.

Social Events, Celebrations, and Ceremonies

We know how to throw a party. Our spaces can serve as the perfect venue for birthday parties, engagement celebrations, recitals, wedding ceremonies, and other special occasions.