Ballroom Rental

SAIC Ballroom in use


SAIC Ballroom—One of Chicago's Newest Treasures

Ascending the grand staircase of the SAIC Ballroom, your guests are transported to another era. Like a scene out of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, the gilded jazz age of the Roaring 20s, your special event will radiate classic elegance.

Formerly the Illinois Athletic Club, this room has been restored to reflect the look and feel of its 1927 splendor. Winner of numerous awards for architectural excellence, the Ballroom boasts 26-foot ceilings, marbleized columns, and a terrazzo dance floor. Complemented by permanent bars on the main floor and balcony, a performance stage, theatrical lighting, and customized sound system, the Ballroom is the perfect venue for any event.

The SAIC Ballroom is located at 112 South Michigan Avenue, in the heart of Chicago's Loop, within walking distance of many hotels, theaters, and parking garages.

Call our professional sales consultants to plan your next special event at 847-982-2606, or email info@fftchicago.



  • Terrazzo dance floor
  • Professional kitchen
  • Two permanent bars
  • Stage
  • Coat check room
  • Private green room
  • Private restrooms
  • Handicap accessible
  • Customized sound system
  • Baroque opera balconies
  • Baby grand piano (upon request)
  • On site security



  • Dinners
  • Receptions
  • Weddings
  • Special Events
  • Lectures and Symposia