Civic Opera House

Location: (LOOP) – 20 North Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606
Lyric Opera’s Civic Opera House is one of Chicago’s Premier Historic Landmarks and among the world’s most beautiful buildings. Built in 1929, fully restored in 1996, and located in the heart of the loop, the Civic Opera House is an eclectic mix of Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs and a majestic setting for entertaining on any scale. It is the perfect setting for gala auctions, weddings, cocktail parties, seated dinners, and corporate meetings.

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer: Create a spectacular first impression for your guests as they walk off the red carpet into the captivating Rice Grand Foyer. Experience marble pillars and floors, grand sweeping dual staircases to the balcony, a breathtaking gilded ceiling dome, hand-detailed ornamentation, and ambient lighting of the ceiling and pillars.
Capacity: 150 for seated dinners, 350 theater style, 700 for cocktail receptions, 1,100 including the mezzanine.

Ardis Krainik Theatre Stage: The Ardis Krainik Theater is a magnificent opera house from the early 20th century. Imagine your guests being on stage, with a view of the entire house, enjoying a five course gourmet dinner. You will feel like a movie star! Amaze your attendees with a performance by professional opera singers and then watch the curtain rise and reveal your reception right on the stage behind them! You can design every aspect of your event with state-of-the-art in-house lighting, sound, and even scenery.
Capacity: 350 guests for seated dinners. An orchestra pit build-out is available to seat 540, and 1,100 can be accommodated with full build-out and box seating. Cocktail receptions total 800 guests. Total theater seating capacity 3,640.

William B. and Catherine Graham Room: The Graham Room comprises five adjoining salons with richly appointed decor and is located on the second-floor mezzanine level.  It can be accessed through either the opera house or office tower entrance.  Amenities include elevator access, banquet tables, chairs, lounge furniture, piano, full kitchen, private restrooms and a coat room.
Capacity: 120 guests for a seated dinner and 230 for a cocktail reception, 100 for theater style

Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room: The beautiful Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room is a gorgeous space designed to echo the decor and architecture of the Civic Opera House.  Amenities include an elegant bar, prep kitchen, house sound system and private restrooms.
Capacity: 72 guests for a seated dinner and 100 for a cocktail reception

Florian Opera Bistro: The lively Florian Opera Bistro provides a European bistro-style atmosphere featuring a stunning collection of photographs and costume display from Lyric’s celebrated past and exciting present.
The Florian Bistro is located off the third-floor theatre lobby and includes amenities such as ample bar, prep kitchen, house sound system and elevator access.
Capacity: 136 guests for a seated dinner and 200 for a cocktail reception

Malott Room: The Malott Room offers a bright and private setting for corporate meetings, press events, or private receptions while attending the opera.  The Malott Room is located on the second-floor mezzanine level and is easily accessible from the foyer.  Amenities include elevator access, highboy tables and lounge furniture.
Capacity: 50 guests for a seated dinner and 75 for a cocktail reception

Kenmare Catering and Events can bring your event dreams to reality. Our culinary designs will overwhelm your senses, and our event staff will exceed all of your expectations. Creativity, enthusiasm, passion and enjoyment define our vision of how to plan the perfect event.

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