Vacant and well-lit ballroom

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Private Events

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop, the SAIC Ballroom is a beautifully restored historic venue whose classic 1920s elegance is sure to elevate your event.

The SAIC Ballroom, the heart of the former Illinois Athletic Club building, has won numerous awards for architectural excellence. Its 26-foot ceilings, marbleized columns, and terrazzo dance floor will dazzle your guests, while theatrical lighting, a raised performance stage, and a versatile audiovisual system bring your event to life.

The SAIC Ballroom is located at 112 South Michigan Avenue, within walking distance of many hotels, theaters, and parking garages.

    • Daytime Events
    • Non-Profit Events
    • Corporate Events
    • Dinners
    • Receptions
    • Weddings
    • Lectures
    • Symposia
    • Screenings
    • Meetings
    • Conferences
    • Readings
    • Performances

    • Original terrazzo dance floor
    • Baroque opera balconies
    • Original chandeliers
    • Original stained glass windows
    • Historic baby grand piano
    • Elevated stage
    • Extensive audiovisual system
    • Professional kitchen
    • Three permanent bars
    • Private green room
    • Private restrooms
    • Coat check room
    • Handicap accessible
    • On site security

  • For more information about the venue, services, and pricing; or to schedule a walkthrough:
    IRFM Business Operations team

  • View availability and request to book through SAIC’s space and events software, 25Live.

    For more information about internal booking:

    IRFM Business Operations team

Gene Siskel Film Center

Located in the heart of Chicago's bustling theater district, the Gene Siskel Film Center is the Loop's contemporary alternative for business meetings and special events. With two state-of-the-art movie theaters with capacities of 196 and 63 people and a sunlight-filled Gallery/Café overlooking State Street, the Gene Siskel Film Center provides a sophisticated yet comfortable setting for corporate events, luncheons, presentations, screenings, and private receptions. 

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