Germania Place

Location: 108 W. Germania Place, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Germania Place is a priceless heirloom designed and built in America’s Gilded Age of the 19th Century. Set in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, Germania Place endures as one of Chicago’s most famous and significant historical landmark buildings.

Designed in 1888 by the architectural firm Addison & Fielder, and listed with the National Registry of Historic Buildings Germania Place boasts two palatial ballrooms with soaring 50’ ceilings, inset gold domes, original crystal chandeliers, 20 foot arched windows, and an ornate Victorian architecture that, like a museum, must be seen to be appreciated. We also feature two built in bars, a separate sun-drenched solarium, our 110 year old antique William Knabe Grand Piano, and a private dressing suite with bathroom.

The centerpiece of the space, and adorning the entrance to the Grand Ballroom, is our priceless 15’ stained glass portrait, which was designed in Heidelberg, Germany, and first exhibited at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.

Capacity: cocktail-1,300, seated-550

Kenmare Catering at Germania Place is Chicago’s HOTTEST caterer. We feature modern world cuisine, encompassing a broad range of flavor profiles, modern and classic techniques, ethnic diversities, unique and exotic ingredients, and fresh, seasonal and organic produce. Kenmare Catering rivals the top chefs and restaurants in the country, continually creating new menu items and custom designing events.

Kenmare Catering features culinary designs by the celebrated food artist and TV personality Katie O’Reilly. Katie’s designs encompass a broad range of flavor profiles, modern and classic techniques, ethnic diversities, unique and exotic ingredients, and fresh, seasonal and organic produce. Katie is continually creating new trends and custom designing menus for our clients. For Katie, like many of the top chefs and restaurants in the country, it is all about building flavors and balance, which allows even her simplest designs to excite the palette. Kenmare is the only caterer where you can find this incredible culinary magic.

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Our Service

Kenmare Catering’s event staff legendary in the Chicago Catering Industry. Our service is exceptional, dwelling over every detail, while providing a lively and enjoyable evening for clients and guests alike. We hire and train all of our staff exclusively for Kenmare Catering and specifically for events at Germania Place. Our staff is polite, knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and accommodating. They are always dressed impeccably, whether the event is formal or casual.

As well, our Event Planners and Event Managers our superbly trained, and have over 100 years combined experience designing and managing events. They listen intently to our clients desires, and anticipate every aspect of design and service.


Germania Place hosts the most magnificent weddings in Chicago. We will far exceed your expectations, impress your guests, and make your dreams and desires come true. Our Silver, Platinum, and Diamond wedding packages offer something for everyone, and our pricing is the best value in the city. The luxury list we designed will allow you to custom design your wedding with dozens for extras and upgrades included in the package pricing. Our promise is that you and your guests experience the best wedding you have ever attended, and your guests will never stop talking about it!

Social Gatherings

From fundraisers and social galas to themed events and holiday parties, let Germania Place play host to your next unique social gathering. Our accommodating surroundings can be arranged to reflect the occasion, ambiance and size of your event. Whether an intimate, reception-style gathering or a grand, seated event, Germania Place will work with you to ensure that all of your needs are met. Germania Place is dedicated to helping you make money for your cause, stretching every dollar and watching out for your bottom line. Hosting your fundraising event at Germania Place will help to maximize your charity’s revenues. Germania Place is also a licensed not-for-profit gaming facility, allowing you to host your casino night in style.

Corporate Events

Exchange ideas and plan for challenges ahead in the perfect environment. Located on the bustling Gold Coast of Chicago, Germania Place is the venue of choice for even the most discerning meeting planners. With our comfortable and versatile venue, we can assist you with a variety of corporate gatherings, from national company-wide meetings and convention showcases to customer appreciation events and employee meetings. Our perfect acoustics, spacious accommodations and grand style will make any event memorable and your bosses smile. Germania Place adds a touch of understated sophistication and inspired elegance to corporate events and meetings of any size.

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