Lyric Opera of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Known as one of Chicago’s most prestigious and historic landmarks, the Lyric Opera House also provides soon-to-be-wed couples with a showstopping venue for their wedding day. Channel the drama of the opera with a ceremony or reception in the Ardis Krainik Theatre, complete with expansive stage, soaring ceilings, and ornate millwork that is sure to make a lasting impression on guests. Imagine hosting a beautiful banquet-style or cocktail affair in the stunning lobby, a grand space that showcases sky high ceilings decorative with hand-detailed ornamentation. The surrounding balconies, high-end fixtures, and ambient lighting combine to create an impressive atmosphere for your celebration. For a more traditional reception experience, look to the transitional William B. and Catherine Graham Room, or the lively European-style Florian Opera Bistro featuring an exciting collection of the Lyric’s photographs and costumes. For an intimate affair, look to the bright and opulent Malott Room or the moody and romantic Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room for your reception!

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Contact Info

20 North Wacker Dr • Chicago, IL • 60606

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Venue Details

Capacity (Seated / Cocktail): 200 / 700

Theater: 3563, Stage: 500 Foyer: 200 Graham Room: 120 Pedersen Room: 72 Florian: 136 Malott Room: 50

Max Number of Simultaneous Events: 127

Outside Catering Permitted (BYO): No

Venue Type/Style: Restaurant (Private Room), Auditorium

On-Site Cuisine Options: Use Your Own Caterer


Budget Tier: $$

Minimim price for 100 guests: $ 4,000

Ardis Krainik Theater & stage: $11500 Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer: $6500 William B. and Catherine Graham Room: $1500 Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room: $1500 Florian Opera Bistro: $1500 Malott Room: $1000

Venue Features

  • A/V Equipped
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bridal Room
  • Coat Check
  • Onsite Ceremony
  • Open Sunday
  • Premium Liquor
  • Valet Parking
  • Wheelchair